Weekend Links

Happy weekend! Hope you're enjoying your Saturday. As I mentioned yesterday, here are some links in case you want to check them out :)

20 must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014, I'm taking notes!! :)
. Loeffler Randall is having a sale, and it's a good one. Looooving these cheetah loafers, these spotted flatsthis bag , and these oxfords. Yes, narrowing down favorites at Loeffler Randall is never easy ;)
. Why you should text with your head up.
13 Dangerous household items you should quit using immediately
7 Best Soups to make ahead for Thanksgiving
. I get tons of compliments on those pumps (super comfy) and they are on sale, just saying ;)
. Good to know: extra 30% off winter picks from J.Crew ;)

1x3 Ways: Buffalo Check Puffer Vest

Puffer vests are such a great layering piece, they add both warmth and style and they can be thrown on basically anything. Wear it over a chunky sweater, a denim jacket, or layered tops for a chic Fall look, and go pattern mixing for a cool and fun statement. I love this buffalo check version from J.Crew so here are three ways to wear it, and in case you're looking for a more affordable option, Gap has a great one that looks very similar ;)

Wishing you all a great weekend! Will be back tomorrow with some links in case you're in the mood of checking them out ;)

ONE: 1. Current/Elliott The Stiletto distressed skinny jeans / 2. Old Navy Graphic Tee / 3. J.Crew Open shawl-collar cardigan / 4. Club Monaco Emma Scarf / 5. BaubleBar Pearl 360 Studs / 6. Women's Isaac Mizrahi New York 49mm Sunglasses / 7. Chanel Mini Tassel Bag (similar for less) / 8. Ash Virgin High Top Sneakers / 9. J.Crew Excursion quilted vest in buffalo check

TWO: 1. Madewell Skinny Skinny Zip Jeans / 2. Madewell Bon Voyage Turtleneck Sweater / 3. J.Crew Vintage denim jacket / 4. Diane Von Furstenberg 440 Haircalf Micro Mini Bag / 5. J.Crew Excursion quilted vest in buffalo check / 6. Burberry 56mm Retro Sunglasses / 7. Bailey® for J.Crew felt hat / 8. Tory Burch Vanessa Flats (on sale!!)

THREE: 1. Gap 1969 Destructed Always Skinny Skimmer Jeans/ 2. J.Crew Oversize stripe turtleneck (has extra 30% off right now) / 3. J.Crew Excursion quilted vest in buffalo check / 4. Stuart Weitzman 'Lowland' Over the Knee Boot (similar and affordable here) / 5. 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Ryder Bag / 6. Club Monaco Nora Hat / 7. Tom Ford 'Saskia' 57mm Sunglasses

My life file: Spark Sessions, Jean Machine & Starving Artist

Here are the snaps I wanted to share on Monday :) Last week I was offered a pair of jeans from Jean Machine and even though I was hesitant at the beginning because I like to stick to my favorites (Gap always skinny, Current/Elliot stiletto jeans, 7FAM skinny jeans and Madewell skinny skinny jeans) I decided to give it a try since I had nothing to loose. To be honest, I wasn't expecting to find anything but to my surprise I found the perfect pair of distressed black jeans! Proof that sometimes is worth stepping out of your tried and true favorites ;)

Anyway, I had quite a busy weekend with Spark Sessions on both Saturday and Sunday, a trip to the ROM with Matthew, a lunch date with our besties, and a kids birthday party! Yes, I'm looking forward to the weekend! ;)

My friend Sarah's sweater and sparkle combo, right on point! 
(the necklace is from Banana Republic and the sweater from Joe Fresh)

Mini waffle with egg, avocado and cheese at Starving Artist. If you haven't been there I highly recommend it, so so good!

Conference essentials plus a few freebies from the first day: Notebook / Backup battery / Business cards / Hand Lotion / Lip Gloss / Pen / Blush / Nail Polish 

Saturday's outfit: Madewell Dree Sweatshirt Dress / Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Satchel / J.Crew earrings (old, similar) / Nars Blush / Nordstrom Lip gloss / Vince Camuto Booties (sold out, very similar)

Pretty treats and goodies at Spark Sessions

Sunday's outfit: Donald Robertson for J.Crew Cheetah Tee / J.Crew Factory Crystal Necklace / J.Crew Necklace (old, similar) / Madewell Duskfall Stretch Blazer / Aritzia Faux Fur Collar (similar, similar)

Great Finds File: Holiday Gift Guide - For the Desk

I had some technical difficulties yesterday, but it's all good and this week I want to kick off my Holiday Gift Guides with great finds for the girl who likes to keep nice things on her desk ;) I'll be sharing gift guides for her, him, kids, stocking stuffers, under $100/$50/$25, and for the cook, so stay tuned ;)

1. Rifle Paper Co. Botanical Weekday Desk Calendar / 2. Aurum Desk Clip / 3. Sugar Paper Black & White Pocket Notebooks / 4. Ban.do Giant Gem Speaker / 5. Gold Foil 2015 Calendar / 6. Creative Index So Many Reasons Canvas Print / 7. Brass Ruler / 8. Rifle Paper Rapido! Notepad / 9. C.Wonder Gold Trim Agate Bookend Set / 10. C.Wonder Metallic Pop Color Card Case / 11. Sugar Paper 2015 Grey Desk Calendar / 12. Kate Spade le pavillion Bluetooth® speaker / 13. Acrylic & Gold Stapler / 14. Ban.do Keep it Real Print / 15. Kate Spade New York Dots Ballpoint Pen / 16. Kosta Boda Mini Nail Polish Paperweight / 17. Kate Spade Scented Candle "Leave Something to the Imagination" / 18. Rifle Paper Co Garance Dore Collection 2015 Beaute Desk Calendar / 19. Brass Pencil Case / 20. Kate Spade Gold Striped File Folders / 21. Kosta Boda Hot Lips Paperweight / 22. Ranunculus Print / 23. Color Theory Sticky Notes / 24. Thunk & Ink Studio Geo Copula Mouse Pad / 25. Angled Heirloom Pencil Holder / 26. Kate Spade New York Written in the Stars Mini Notebook

Outfits File: A pop of Pink

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! Matthew didn't have school on Friday so it was a long and busy weekend for us :) As usual, I wanted to share some snaps from the weekend and last week but I've been having some issues with the SD card slot on my laptop so I haven't been able to download the photos from my camera (yes I'm panicking just a little!). Hope you enjoy this outfit instead ;)

Wearing: Ray-Ban Original Aviators / J.Crew V-neck Tee / Zara Coat (old, similar, similar) / Current Elliot Soho Coated Jeans (c/o, similar for less) / Marais Leopard Pumps (old, similar, similar) / Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Satchel

1x3 Ways: How to Wear Sneakers for Fall

I'm loving the sneaker trend and the amazing styles available everywhere (like these and of course these), so while the temperatures remain above zero I will make the most out of it and wear them non-stop :) I highly recommend these New Balance (I have them in black) as they are super comfy, plus, the plaid lining is such a season appropriate detail ;)

Wishing you all a great weekend!

ONE: 1. Mackage Milly navy wool blend peacoat / 2. J.Crew Demylee Simone shirt / 3. J.Crew Pardon my French sweatshirt / 4. ASOS Felt Fedora Hat With Plait Braid / 5. New Balance 420 Sneakers / 6. Ray-Ban 58mm Steel Aviator Sunglasses / 7. Look By M Wool Plaid Infinity Scarf (sold out, similar) / 8. Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans: Rip and Repair Edition

TWO: 1. Current/Elliott The Stiletto blue distressed skinny jeans / 2. J.Crew Chambray shirt / 3. Cuyana Leather Tote / 4. BCBGeneration Grunge Plaid Wrap / 5. Wilfred Free Fei Coat / 6.  New Balance 420 Sneakers / 7. Express Black Wool Felt Fedora Hat

THREE: 1. Madewell Skinny Skinny Zip Jeans in Rebel Wash / 2. New Balance 420 Sneakers / 3. J.Crew Oversize stripe turtleneck / 4. Kate Spade All The Trimmings Bow Glove / 5. Faux Shearling Collar Marled Jacket (sold out, similar) / 6. 3.1 Phillip Lim 49mm Round Sunglasses / 7. Babaton Roy Scarf / 8.  Tory Burch Pony Hair Vintage Box Bag (on sale)

Giveaways File: Win a $500 Shopping Spree at Upper Canada Mall on Black Friday

Today I'm super excited to announce that I have partnered up with Upper Canada Mall for a great contest where you can win a $500 shopping spree! Yeap, $500! Annnnd, the fun part of it is that the winner gets to spend it with my help ;) That's right, I'll be helping the winner choose an entire outfit or perhaps fill in any gaps in her/his closet on the evening of Black Friday - November 28th, fun right?

To enter is super easy, you just have to follow Upper Canada Mall on Instagram and share a photo of anything on your wish list along with the hashtag #SNAPFRIDAY. That's all :)

You have until November 26, good luck everyone!

Outfits File: The Little Black Dress

Nothing like having that little black dress that gets you out of trouble when you feel like you have nothing to wear, you throw it on, only think about accessories and you're set. No fuss, super easy, always reliable. I mean, there's a reason why it's considered to be a closet staple, and of all staples can you believe I didn't have one? Truth. So, when I partnered up with Neiman Marcus I knew exactly what I needed to add to my closet: a LBD. A simple, relaxed style with just the right amount of edginess (gotta love the leather details), that will now get me out of trouble ;)

Recreate the look: Dress / Aviators (I want these!) / Clutch (similar, similar) / Metallic Pumps (similar) / Coat (similar, similar)

My little black dresses picks, mostly (if not all) on sale ;)

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