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After the weather we’ve been having for the past couple of weeks in Toronto, I’m ready to call it a day and move down south. I may still have a few weeks to go until I can spend some time in the sunshine, but I decided to start getting ready early & give you a little warm weather inspo. I recently made a visit to Dixie Outlet Mall to pick up some Spring Break Essentials – let’s check them out!

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Of course, when it comes to spring break, spending some quality time on the beach is always key. I love a good pair of jean shorts ($12 – for real – at Boathouse) for wearing to the beach; they’re comfortable and look cute over a bathing suit! A pair of cute shades is always a must-have as well. I managed to score an amazing deal on these heart-shaped sunnies (on sale for $6 at Aldo) that give me major Riverdale vibes.

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Of course, a cute bathing suit is basically the uniform of spring break, and I fell in love with this one from Ardene (I picked up the matching set for only $9). It has this retro feel to it that I adore, and has a really great fit. Who knew you could pick up an amazing bathing suit at such a great price?

To finish off my casual daytime wear, I found these fantastic Montego Bay sandals from Payless ($15) that can be worn on the beach or out for drinks later on! The gold and white straps add a really nice feel to these.

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When it comes to spring break essentials, I also like to pack a fun nighttime look that’s perfect for dinner along the beach or dancing all night with a margarita in hand. This romantic romper from Winners ($25, compared at $40) was the perfect choice for this; I can’t wait to wear it for drinks at my favourite spot in Costa Rica next month! And of course, the perfect outfit deserves the perfect shoes, so I decided to splurge a little with this gorgeous pair from Call It Spring ($60). They’re really light and the wedge makes them super comfortable, which makes wearing them for a few hours that much more bearable.

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What do you bring along when you go on a spring break vacay?


Disclaimer: I am a Dixie Outlet Mall ambassador & this is a sponsored post, but as always, opinions are 100% my own! And yes, I practically live at the mall.

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Can you believe today is November 17th?  I woke up this morning to a blanket of snow covering everything in sight. Including my car. And wouldn’t you know it, I couldn’t find my brush.  I’m definitely starting to get into a holiday state of mind already; yesterday included a trip to Costco to pick up a beautiful (real) wreath and huge poinsettia plant to get the decorating underway.

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The holidays are one of my favourite times of the year.  Jam packed with Christmas carols, festive parties and get togethers with friends & family, it’s such a fun time of year.  It’s also the perfect time to shine a little and to inject a little bit of glamour into your look.  Since this is the case, I’ve teamed up with a group of amazing local bloggers to give one of you a chance to win a prize that is sure to help you #GetGlam throughout the holiday season.  These bloggers and I picked a few items to help give you a fantastic look, perfect for a fun holiday party.

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The lucky winner is going to be receiving a few things that we feel will be perfect to get you ready for the season:

  • Too Face La Belle Carousel (3 eye shadow palettes x 4 shadows each, 2 blush & bronzer palettes and Better Than Sex Mascara)
  • Aldo Edromora Clutch
  • Aldo Drego Necklace

Enter to win via the Rafflecopter form below.  This giveaway is open worldwide.  Good luck beauties!

 

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Ah, love is in the air, florists are working their tails off and chocolate hearts are everywhere – which must mean it’s nearly Valentine’s Day.  Since the big day of love is almost here, I thought I would share a few super-sweet gift ideas to give you some inspiration in case you’re still looking for something to get your Valentine or friend… Or hey, even yourself.  There’s nothing wrong with spoiling yourself a little on V-Day.  Take a look at the items on my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide and let me know which you love!

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1.  Kate Spade Emma Spiral Notebook ($14, Chapters): Who doesn’t want a little Kate Spade in their lives?  Throw in a little Jane Austen and you’ve got a great gift.  This spiral notebook is perfect for someone with a passion for writing or who just loves to jot down little notes!

2. Atma Clutch ($35, Aldo): Maybe not the most practical clutch ever, but this perfume bottle shaped clutch is just too adorable to pass by.  As if any girly-girl could say no to this. Honestly, I have visions of Elle Woods strolling around with this clutch by her side.

3. Victoria’s Secret Forbidden Eau de Parfum ($52/1.7 oz, Victoria’s Secret): Victoria’s Secret scents always get me – they’re sexy, they’re feminine… They basically encapsulate VS in fragrance form.  The new Forbidden EDP is no different.  Notes of exotic pear, jasmine and amber wood combine to create a scent that is sweet but enticingly exotic.  And yes, they’ve found the easiest way to get to me: throw leopard print on the bottle.

4. YSL Gloss Volupte ($32, YSL): The newest gloss from YSL promises a lightweight, non-sticky feel for intensely glossy lips.  With a selection of base colours and 3 top coats to help you create your perfect lip, I love the idea that you can customize the look of your gloss. And go on, I dare you not to get all giddy over the lip-shaped applicator.

5. Aerralian Necklace ($12 currently on sale for $5.98, Aldo): Send a love letter with this delicate arrow necklace, complete with a love note to make this gift even more appropriate: “Love is an arrow and it points at you.”

6. Love Wrap Bracelet ($48, Alex and Ani): This beautiful bracelet really says it all.  Wear your heart on your sleeve with this expandable and beautifully detailed Russian Gold bracelet.

7. Birthstone Bangles ($28 each, Alex and Ani): Show them you love them with a bangle dedicated to their birth month.  Each bracelet comes decorated with their birth stone & is available in silver or gold.

Now, the serious question… Who wants to pass this list on to my boyfriend?  What are your picks for Valentine’s Day gifts this year?

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