While I’m reluctant to admit that fall is here (even though we finally have summer weather in Toronto), today’s the first day of the new season and I can’t deny it any more. I’m a summer lover but I’ll admit that I’m a big fan of fall colours and the entertaining opportunities that come with this new season. I’ve pulled together a few of my Thanksgiving entertaining & fall decor must haves to give you a little inspiration as we head into autumn. Oh, and if you’re looking for fashion inspo I have you covered!

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Yes, of course, fall totally means pumpkin spice. If you’re a big fan, you’ll definitely need some cute pillows that show off your affinity for everything PSL-related.

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For me, one of the most fun things about fall is the candles that start rolling out. I absolutely love candles and find that they’re such an easy way to transform your home. I can’t wait to get my hand on these Old Factory candles – this set comes with three candles scented like pumpkin spice, cranberry and autumn leaves.

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I’m always one for a good photo booth and these adorable props would make for a great one at a Thanksgiving party. Throw them in a basket and add an Instax Mini camera for the perfect setup.

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When it comes to Thanksgiving entertaining, the drinks you serve are as important as the food. Moscow Mules are perfect for a fun, easy cocktail and these copper mugs are exactly what you need to serve them in.

 

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In my head, there are a few things that make a get together successful, and cheese is one of them (just ask my friends Jenelle and Sandra). Of course, if you’re going to be serving cheese up you need a great platter to do so on; this bamboo serving tray looks great and hides serving utensils in a sneaky drawer for easy use.

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Light up your party and humble abode with these pretty string lights decorated with fall leaves. They provide a really nice touch running up the banister and I think would make a pretty centrepiece down a long table!

 

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Finally, greet your guests with a taste of fall right at the front door. A pretty fall themed wreath is an easy way to decorate – sometimes keeping it simple and light with your decor is all you need.

 

What other suggestions do you have for Thanksgiving entertaining & fall decor?

 


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I’m still trying hard to cling on to the last little bit of summer; it’s definitely getting a bit chilly here, but at least the past few days have been sunny and bright! Nevertheless, fall is unavoidable and it’s very much on the way. While I’m a summer gal, even I can admit that fall fashion has its appeals. I love the warm knits, the colour palette is one of my favourites and it means a chance to change your look up for the next season. I’ve pulled together a few killer fall fashion & accessories that will help you transition into fall easily. Oh, and don’t forget to sign up for an Amazon Prime membership (you get a 30 day free trial!) for better deals, free 2 day shipping on a ton of items and access to some of their Private Label brands.

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You can never go wrong with a cute vest in the fall, can you? I love the longer length of this Paris Sunday Crepe Vest and it can be so easily incorporated into many different outfits.

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I’m such a big fan of trench coats, like this one from Lark & Ro, because they’re perfect for the cooler weather. They’re cute, protect you from the wind and chill but aren’t too heavy.

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I love denim in the fall; paired with a button down shirt, a bit of plaid or a cute vest like the one above, they become a staple for me. I love the light shade and the distressed detailing on this pair from Kut from the Kloth.

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I’m totally here for wrap dresses in the fall, especially when they have fun prints. It doesn’t hurt that this one has a bit of a tropical feel that lets you easily transition from summer to fall.

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Bring on the booties! I’m always a fan of a cute bootie for the fall and I love the little details, like a peep toe or a bit of fringe, to keep them interesting.

 

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What are your favourite pieces for fall fashion & accessories?

 


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There’s just something special about finding the perfect cocktail dress that fits just right and has a bit of character to it. I recently made an amazing discovery that led to me finding one of my new faves; not only do Amazon Prime members (pssst – get a 30 day free trial to give it a try) get some sweet perks like free express shipping and better pricing, they also get access to Amazon’s Private Label brands, a selection of fashion brands that are exclusive to the site. I spent some time browsing through these brands, like Ella Moon & Lark & Ro, and some pieces that will probably be making their way into my wardrobe soon.

My favourite find was definitely this Sheath Dress from Lark & Ro which I knew I had to have. For reference, I ended up ordering a size 6 in this dress, which fit nicely. The dress is great quality and adding a white cocktail dress to my wardrobe was a great idea!

I’ve pulled together a few of my other favourites from Lark & Ro and some of the other Private Label brands. Do you see any you like? What are some of your favourite brands?
love the embroidery detailing on this Ella Moon dress.

How gorgeous is the print on this piece from Lark & Ro?


This Ella Moon shift dress is perfect for casual days.

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I seriously need this Hampton Crossbody Bag from The Fix.


Isn’t this sheath dress from PARIS SUNDAY perfect for fall?

What do you look for in a dress?

 


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I might not be ready to admit that summer is winding down, but it is. When the CNE is only a couple of weeks away, it’s a surefire sign that September is just around the corner, which also means back to school for many of us. I’m not heading back to school (a couple of online courses don’t count) but I still get excited thinking about BTS shopping – it was always one of my favourite things to do this time of year. Anyways, if you’re heading off for the first time or going back, check out my list of back to school essentials that will definitely make this year one to remember.

I’m notorious for having several notebooks on the go, which doesn’t always end so well. I’m totally coveting the  Rocketbook reusable notebook because it’s so cool. You write on the pages and scan the code on the page to upload everything you’ve just written (or doodled) to your computer so you have everything safely stored and organized. The pages wipe clean so you can use them again and again.

Of course, you’re going to need a backpack to lug your laptop and textbooks around in. I always love shopping for backpacks and totally go for cute (and functional) styles, like this Tibes Backpack, that makes bringing everything around with me that much easier.

Comfortable, stylish kicks are a must for getting around campus, and let’s face it, at some point you’re going to end up being late for class or an exam and will need to hightail it from one side to the other. Grab a cute pair of sneakers, like these Keds Sneakers, for comfortable days spent in classes.

  While yes, school is technically about academics, it also has a major social side to it. Print all of the snaps you capture at parties and events in an instant with the HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer so you can decorate and remember it all. I so need to get one of these!

 

We all know that school can get a little stressful, especially around exam time. If you’re living off campus and have a tub you can use, take some time to dstress when things get a little hectic with a bath bomb and keep your skin in check with The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash.

When you’ve been up all night studying or finishing an essay chances are you won’t have a lot of time to get ready to go before you head out the door. Get rid of bedhead in a flash with the InfinitiPro by Conair Hot Ionic Straightening Brush which quickly straightens and smooths the hair as you run it through your locks.

Oh, by the way, students get a free 6-month trial for Amazon Prime, and after that it’s 50% off – totally worth it, IMHO. What are you shopping for for your back to school essentials this year?

 


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Ahhh! Amazon Prime Day is finally here and as you can tell I’m super excited! I have my wish list all ready to go and I’m tracking the things that I want in hopes that they’ll pop up as lightning deals. What are you on the lookout for?

If you’re ready to start shopping, make sure you sign up for an Amazon Prime Membership (new members receive a 30 day free trial and then it’s time to get shopping! Before you begin, make sure you check out my tips so you can make the most of the deals and then start saving on beauty products, fashion and a ton more!

Youll have to keep an eye out for “lightning deals” throughout the day as they’re limited time and will be randomly popping up, but you’ll be able to take advantage of many other deals that will last all day! I’ve pulled together some of the deals that I’m most looking forward to here to you can snag them:

Those are just a few of the deals that I’m going to be snagging. I’m also definitely going to be on the hunt for some fun kitchen appliances & gadgets and will be keeping an eye out for laptop deals since I’m very much in need of a new one! What are you looking for on Amazon Prime Day?

 


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