It’s officially cold here. The temperature has dropped, the dryness and harshness of the weather is killing my skin, and all I want to do is curl up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate (and maybe a little Amarula) and watch one of the 30 romantic Christmas movies I have PVRed and lined up in my Netflix queue.

If this sounds like you too, you’re going to love this post because I’m sharing my cozy winter must-haves – the items that I’m counting on to keep me snuggled up and feeling warm this season.

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This time of year, you’re likely to find me binge-watching Netflix while curled up in a blanket – this one, to be exact, as of late: Pinzon Velvet Plush Throw Blanket. Curl up, share if you’re feeling nice, and settle in for the deep chill.

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Another thing that’s been helping to keep me occupied (when I need a break from Netflix, that is) is my new Kindle Paperwhite b. I picked it up on Black Friday, and luckily for you, it’s on sale for $99 again. I’ve loaded it up with a ton of great books that will get me through my hibernation period and it fits nicely inside my purse for those rare days when I feel like venturing out in the snow.

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Of course, there’s nothing worse than getting up from the couch and stepping on the cold floor. A pair of comfy Memory Foam Slippers like these ones, which carry a fantastic price tag, is exactly what you need to keep your feet warm and cozy.

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As I mentioned before, I’m a sucker for a tasty, spiked hot chocolate when it gets cold out. This S’Mores Hot Chocolate certainly fits the bill. Bonus if you throw some mini marshmallows on top. I’ve been having a hell of a hard time finding a store that has them in stock though, so if you have a lead please let this girl know.

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Since you’ve got the hot chocolate ready to go, you need a cute, Instagram-worthy mug to pour it into. How about this Cute Cat Mug?

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And for the ultimate in comfiness, grab a sweater you can wrap yourself up in. There’s nothing worse than getting up from your couch-coma and freezing your lil butt off. This one will take care of it for you.

What else do you include in your cozy winter must-haves?

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I’m spending a little time in Costa Rica visiting my family right now and I absolutely love it here. The way of life, “Pura Vida”, is carefree, happy and full of adventure. It’s reminding me of the things in my life that really matter and how I love this lifestyle. I brought a few pieces from the new Boho by Spence Diamonds collection down with me because this line really speaks to how carefree and fun everything feels down here.

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The Boho by Spence Diamonds collection helps to capture the boho way of life; the pieces in it are all representative of the girl who loves to travel, has a passion for art and exploring her creative side and embraces her femininity, while continuing to care for the environment and society. All of these flow through the earrings, bracelets and necklaces you can find in the collection.

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The jewelry all focuses on incorporating symbols that speak to the boho gal: Elements (Earth, Fire and Water), Leaf, Lotus, Paisley, Feather and Arrow. Each symbol tells a different story that helps to represent a feeling. Personally, the lotus and feather symbols really speak to me – the lotus represents the future with endless possibilities, while the feather is all about soaring and taking yourself to new heights.

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One of the most important parts of this collection that really speaks to me is that it features Artisan Created Diamonds which are environmentally sustainable and ethical – 1% of each purchase from the collection goes towards the NGO Not For Sale which works to end human trafficking.

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I’ve already fallen in love with a few pieces from the Boho by Spence Diamonds collection and have a feeling I’ll be getting more in the future. Make sure you visit them on Facebook and Instagram as they’ll be running giveaways for this collection! Oh, and US customers get free shipping on any Boho orders – just a little bonus.

Will you be looking into anything from the Boho by Spence Diamonds collection?

 

 

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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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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a killer weekend. I definitely did since it was the first weekend in Toronto this summer that it hasn’t rained at all. Finally… Sunshine.

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Since it’s Monday, and Mondays aren’t always the most fun, I want to try to cheer everyone up with an amazing giveaway. My friend Gloria Chik from Rogue Stories spends a lot of her time traveling and recently put all of her time into creating The Flight Pack, a beautiful minimalistic tavel bag that takes the hassle out of packing and trying to find what you need when you’re on the go. It makes it easy to carry your essentials around without having to worry about clutter and losing sight of what you need.

The Flight Pack will be launching on Kickstarter on August 2nd, so be sure to check back on the site in the next few days to grab yours. In anticipation of this, we’ve partnered up to give one of you a chance to win The Flight Pack and a Carry-On Cocktail Kit so you’ll be ready for your next trip!

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Win The Flight Pack and a Carry-On Cocktail Kit. (Valued at $150)

Whether you’re a frequent traveler or an aspiring nomad, this might be for you.  The Flight Pack is a minimalistic, modular travel bag that’s carefully designed to keep your travel essentials organized your way. Made with premium vegan leather, gun metal details and microsuede lining, this water resistant bag will be your partner in crime when traveling.  We’ll announce the winner on August 2nd.

Where are you planning on traveling next?

 

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