Friday, December 30, 2011

Ringing in the New Year for 2011....In the perfect little party dress.

I cannot believe that 2011 is nearing its end so soon. I feel like this year literally just started and part of me is excited for a new year, but another part of me is scared that time is going by much too fast. I love coming into a new year. There is such a feeling of optimism that I love with the beginning of a brand new year. It feels like we can rewrite parts of our lives that weren't quite perfected in the previous year, eliminate portions or just rework the frayed ends. Like putting the last few brush strokes into a painting and taking a step back and seeing something complete. Life however I feel is never quite 'complete'. It can be perfect and seem complete for the time being but there are always additions and modifications to be made. What better time than the start of a New Year. There is something very comforting about the thought of getting to start over or make adjustments to portions of life. I don't have any major resolutions this year or anything that is needing a lot of work. However the New Year always deserves a warm welcoming, and throwing a party or going to one seems to be the most appropriate way to do so. I came across a few adorable and in my eyes very suitable dresses for the occasion. I feel like New Years Eve is the perfect night to wear something sparkly! I am very attracted to sequin dresses right now and I found so perfect little long sleeve numbers the other day that I think I may have to adopt into my wardrobe.

 These two little black numbers are at the top of my adorable list. They are so perfect for the occasion. I find them very sexy while still being classy. The sparkle of the sequins....what more needs to be said?
 Now this Sweater Dress I feel would be utterly fabulous for any occasion. Also the simplicity of it is right up my ally! I love something that I can throw on and feel great in while looking great doing so! This dress would be perfect for a more low key New Years get together. I would pair this with some cute black tights and a little pair of heels or booties with a simple hair style of long flowing curls and its perfection!
 If you are not so keen on the sparkle I also found this Red one shoulder dress. Again the simplicity of the dress really drew me to it. But again while being something so simple it still screams sexy and class! The silhouette of this dress looks comforting as well. Perfect for after eating so much over the holidays its not entirely form fitting but still would be very flattering.
For another option this cute little cocktail dress. I feel like this time of year needs a dress with sleeves, something that covers just a little bit more skin than the little summer dresses! This is another silhouette that would be very flattering on almost any figure.

I hope to each and everyone of you that you all have a fabulous New Years and a great New Year!


All dresses from

Monday, December 26, 2011

'Oh the warmth in your eyes swept me into your arms'

How in love I am with Wedge Heels is totally redic. I see a cute pair and honestly I cannot help myself. Not only are they adorable, but they are also very practical as well. I love all things shoes and don't get me wrong I love a fabulous pair of pumps. But put me in a cute wedge and I can go for hours. On days when I am working which is 5 days a week like most, my feet sometimes take a beating while wanting to look good. (don't we all). A great pair of heels can make any outfit but I am not always willing to suffer for it. That is where the Wedge comes in. They are SO comfortable, ok not like a pair of slippers but for a heel I can't get over how comfortable they really are. I can put on a pair and go for 8 - 9 hours in a day and not suffer at all. Amaze? Yes I think so.

So yesterday when I braved a couple stores for all of an hour and a half I could not pass up a pair of Suede black Ankle Booties. I saw them and instantly had to try them on, once on my foot it was love. What made it even better is that this particular store had buy one and get one 50% off. So really I had to!

These are the cute booties I bought yesterday (black ones in top picture) along with a few other pairs I found while browsing the internet that are really gorgeous as well!


Title - Lyrics from Mumford and Sons - Winter Winds,,

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Gifts for Under $30.

                                                                For the Fashion lover.
                                                                       Jewelry Dish

                                                                 For the Art enthusiast. 
                                                                        Framed Words

                                                                    The little kiddos.
                                                                   Kidsafe Eco Dough

                                                                     For the Readers.
                                                                 Award winning novel

                                                            For the new additions.
                                                                Adorable Stuffies

I will be adding to this list with some more great gift ideas as we roll closer to Christmas for all the last minute shoppers out there! I have not started yet and I am dreading going out and braving the crowds that are in the malls and stores this time of year. Usually I am more on top of this but December came up so fast this year it almost took me by surprise. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

"Racism is still alive and kicking in ignorant fools"

So this is far from what I usually post about but I felt that this story was well worth telling. A wonderful woman that I know whose name is Ruby and who is of Indian decent was in a situation the other day with a very ignorant racist at the drug store. Only this story is different from what I usually hear. Ruby stood up for herself and put the other woman in her place, taught her a little geography and hopefully made it so this woman would think twice before making a racist comment in the future. Here is word for word what Ruby shared with us on Facebook.

"Today, a woman behind me in line at Shoppers Drug Mart murmured ‘Move it along, Paki, or go back to India.’ - loud enough for me to hear it. I turned around, gave her a detailed geography lesson, a breakdown of my heritage, and asked if she would like to kiss my brown ass or if her man, who stood there stunned, would like to say something as well. When they both couldn't make eye-contact anymore (other shoppers were staring at them now, much to my delight), I told them both to move it along themselves. Unreal.

The difference between racism in 2011 vs. 1911 is that I can actually say something back. What isn’t different – racism is still alive and kicking in ignorant fools."

I am beyond embarrassed for this poor ignorant woman. While beyond impressed that Ruby had the lets say 'balls' for lack of a better term to stand up and express that this woman was a complete and utter idiot. Thank you Ruby for sharing your story I hope this lady along with many others in the world who are unfortunate excuses for human beings think for a moment about what they are really saying. While taking a deep look inside of themselves and realize racism is not only hurtful but also completely uncalled for! 

Title: Sentence from Ruby Parhar's post. 

Monday, October 31, 2011


So, I was going to wait to debut this tomorrow but I will give you a sneak peak of an exciting new link that will appear on my blog. I have been in talk with Beyond The Rack for a little while now and we we're trying to come up with a way to reward the wonderful people who follow my blog and who have a love for fab deals and shopping. So....what better way than to have a link to there site on here! Now you may ask how is that rewarding to readers? Well, by using the link on my site to go to Beyond the Rack, and signing up for the site (which is free!) you will receive a $10 credit for there site that you can use instantly! I am so excited about this I love having some way of thanking my followers! If it was not for you then there would be no point to my site! So thank you and I hope you enjoy the little discount!


Happy Hallows Eve!

I absolutely love Halloween. What other day of the year do you have an excuse to dress up and actually go out in public without the stares and odd looks from people passing by. I however did not get too creative this year as I have been so busy I hadn't any time to really put a whole lot of effort into a unique and fun costume. So I went for a classic and dressed up as a pirate. I love this costume, I would have to say my fav part of it is the paisley skirt! I love the colours and intricate pattern of the overlay which opens in the front to reveal a frilly, lacy underskirt. The top to the outfit is a shiny black corset with a classic white pirate shirt underneath. I wore the eye patch for maybe 5 minutes that evening and it was off for the rest. No one ever told me how uncomfortable that is! However even without the eye patch I love this costume. I will not however be wearing it this evening when the hubby and I hand out candy to the little 'Trick or Treaters' as the temperature is literally 1 degree outside!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Goodbye Pink....Hello Grey! Cold weather polish!

I know, I know it has been too long since my last post but I have been beyond busy the past couple of weeks. But I am back and promise to keep up with my posts!
Last night I was looking through my polish and thinking to myself "what is going to be my colour of Fall 2011?". Each season I find that I have my go to colour for nail polish. I switch it up every now and then but I tend to wear one colour more than the others. I recently purchased a new polish and looking at it knew right away that 'this was the one'. The colour is called 'Steel Grey' and I absolutely adore it. The grey has a slight undertone of purple to it which makes it much more interesting than plain grey. Needless to say I am going to be sporting this colour through fall, winter and spring quite often!

As for a few colours that I will be switching it  up with every so often here are some of my other favs in my collection that is ever growing!

I love the almost dusty rose colour above! As you can see for the cooler weather I love more muted colours and neutrals.

Everyone must have a great nude polish!

Gold.....nothing else needs to be said its fabulous and I adore my Sephora by OPI gold, 2 coats and my fingers dazzle!


Monday, October 10, 2011

He sang of a beautiful place, of a hat box for two.

Hats, love 'em or leave 'em. I for one love 'em. I think a cute little hat can add a lot of interest to an outfit. I am not talking British Royalty kind of hats here I am talking a cute little fedora, a trendy pageboy cap, a warm but adorable knit toque, or any other brimmed topper you can think of. There are endless styles of hats for all seasons of the year. Hats are one accessory among others that you can incorporate into your wardrobe for more than one season out of the year. I have a couple of darker toned fedoras that look great and do there deed in both fall and winter as well as some thinner toques that can follow you throughout the colder seasons. Hats can do what they are intended to do, keep you warm, whilst still looking fashionable! So I say why not? Here are some trends to look for this year when the colder winds start blowing. As you can see from these photos I am an avid lover of fedora styled hats among others. I love the structure of them as well as the brim is too cute. 

                                                       Malene Birger Houette Hat (

                                                   Eugenia Kim, Max Sequin Fedora (

                                                 Juicy Couture perforated fedora (

                                                                   Rag & Bone Wide Brim Fedora (


Title: Song lyrics by Andrew Sisters - Johnny Fedora and Alice Blue Bonnet

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Its Turkey time!

This post may not apply to all my readers but since I live in Canada it is Thanksgiving tomorrow and I am rather looking forward to it. Today was a celebratory at my in-laws house for the husbands birthday which was today as well as there Thanksgiving. Tomorrow we have my side of the family coming over to our house which will only make it 5 of us as others are away. I am so looking forward to it, I love getting together with family and even more when it is over a giant feast of yummy food.

So for everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend "Happy Thanksgiving". For those of you who aren't "Happy Weekend!".  This ending makes me feel as though I should finish off with "Stay fit and have fun! Courtesy of Body Break.


Photos Via:,

Friday, October 7, 2011

But the hills that we climbed were just seasons out of time

So as many of you, my lovely readers know I am all about super cute costume Jewelry. I am one of those who feel an outfit is not complete without the perfect accessories to go along with it. So I have an ever growing supply of accessories so that I will always have the perfect piece for any outfit. I always have my eyes open for new stores both at home and online for adorable jewelry that wont break my budget. I came across a website the other day StyleLivesOn. When I came across this site I was beyond excited. The jewelry is SO cute and SO atm friendly what is not to love? Here are just a select few pieces that I would LOVE for my collection.

So as you can see they have some adorable stuff and I couldn't downsize my favourites any smaller than this. Believe me when I say StyleLivesOn is not paying me to write this. I just felt it my duty to share with you fun, fabulous and budget friendly websites!


Photos from: StyleLivesOn

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ATM friendly buys that are still oh sooo cute!

Here are some adorable, totally budget friendly clothes that will be on my next shopping list. These cute little sweatshirts are perfect for chilly days. I love dressing up and dont get me wrong its fun and makes you feel fab! But I do love a relaxed day as well, and in these sweaters you will still look totally cute doing it. I found these at a store called ONLY.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Biker Boot

Today I was scrolling through one of my favourite shopping sites and came across some fab boots that would be perfect for fall. I am drawn to the Biker/Combat boot styles but am having a hard time deciding which boot is my favourite. Zappos has got to be one of the best sites when shopping online. They have every brand and style under the sun and the prices are totally reasonable as well. It is hard not to go to that website and rack up a visa bill or two! Here are some styles I came across today.

                                              Born - Milari                     Steve Madden - Cablee
                                         Timberland - Lucille                 EMU - Toowoombah

                                         Kelsi Dagger - Jutta                   Seychelles - Jungle
                                         Madden Girl - Rickki                    UGG - Broome

Photos - Zappos

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