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12 Timeless Wardrobe Essentials

I love a dash of neon or a fabulous sequin blazer just as much as the next girl but if there's one thing I've learned when it comes to your wardrobe workhorses; it's that classics are always in. A good bag or that perfectly worn in pair of riding boots can complete an outfit for years to come. Investing in quality is also a major do and we've taken the leg work out of finding just the right staples. Have a look at our round-up of twelve wardrobe classics that are a total must for your closet.

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DIY Holiday Jewels & Baubles

With the holidays coming up, its nice to have some fun accessories on hand to add a little glam to your festive wear. These are some ideas that be made from some basic supplies! For more fun DIY projects, you can head over to my blog In Honor of Design and check out the DIY Gallery. Tulle or Sheer Fabric Needle and Thread Flat headed Bobby Pins Vintage Buttons or Pearls Rhinestone appliques Old Brooches Elastic trim...

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Dressing For Thanksgiving from Damsel in Dior

My stomach is already growling with thoughts of turkey & dressing this November. Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite time of year, not only for the gathering of family and friends but also for the fun ways you can layer up your wardrobe. I tend to steer on the more casual side of dressing for Thanksgiving but even if it means just adding a piece of bling, there should always be a bit of flair incorporated into...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Mimi Ikonn

When I'm looking for a fab recipe, I turn to Joy the Baker. For a top notch cocktail? Freutcake of course. But when it comes to fashion, the sweet Mimi Ikonn is my gal. The girl is always chic, always classy, and never without a serious dose of style.

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An Easy Floral Hair Crown

For the last few years, flower crowns have risen to the tippy top of the accessory chain. But what about those of us who just don't want to go full circle? Some of the lovely ladies I work with don't feel comfortable wearing an entire crown but they still want that same romantic vibe. This past weekend I decided to try and make a half crown. It came out better than expected! It's great because you can wear all of...

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Fall Accessory Essentials

I've pulled together a few of my must-have accessories for this Fall season, a collection of things designed to put a little pep in your step as we move towards Winter and the holidays!  I've had my eye on that Clare Vivier clutch for a bit now and the Nixon watch was just added to my Christmas list.  I hope you love these lovely goodies as much as I do! For more fashion inspiration, head on over to my blog A House in the Hills.

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The Ultimate Boot Essentials

I've made it pretty clear over the past few weeks that fall and I are the very best of friends. Any excuse to hunker down with a big ol' mug of tea is aces in my book, let's be honest. And trailing high on my list of fall-appropriate behaviour? Cute boots of course! 1. Tory Burch Boot: ...

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Fall Sweater Round Up, Under $50

Without question, fall is my favourite season. Yes, summer has its obvious perks, but when it comes down to it there just isn't a thing that beats a flowy, cozy sweater on a crisp autumns day. They're one of life's simple pleasures, made infinitely sweeter when found for a total steal.   1. Linen Sweater (on sale!): ...

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What’s In Gal Meets Glam’s Makeup Bag

I'm not sure how to say this without sounding like a total creep, so I'm just going to go ahead and creep away. Julia of Gal Meets Glam has the softest looking skin I ever did see. Not only that, but she's also a mastermind with that makeup brush of hers, doning a flawless complexion regularly. Truly. Go peek, I can wait! I've always longed to inquire about her daily routine, and have thus made it my mission to unleash her...

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Behind the Scenes: Chaviano Couture

Last week we had the chance to peek behind the scenes of an adorable ceramic studio, and this week we're doing a 180 and focusing on all things lace and lovely. Miss Annette of Chaviano Couture has become somewhat of a legend when it comes to beautiful bridal gowns. And her studio is as  sweet as you would have imagined. Captured by...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Stephanie Sterjovski

Hailing from Toronto myself, it always excites me when I stumble upon a local bloggers. People like Stephanie Sterjovski, who's blog is relatively new to me, but that just makes me feel as if I've been hiding under a rock somewhere. I mean, the girl is adorable! And she was sweet enough to share some of her 5 must have wardrobe essentials.

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10 Outstanding Oxblood Pieces for Fall

Just as the leaves are starting to change to darker colors, our wardrobes should be doing the same thing. Whether you want to bust out some oxblood with a cute pair of booties or baubles, or go full force with a fun leather top or a dress, the color of the season is screaming oxblood! Here are my top 10 favorite pieces to make the transition into the chilly months with. For more fashion inspiration, be sure to check out my blog...

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Sarah Yates’ Fall Essentials

Today I'm excited to share my must-haves for Fall:  a cozy fisherman's sweater, a great pair of oxfords, a felt hat, black skinny jeans and a soft...

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11 Fall Jackets Under $50

I have this weird compulsion in which I don't like to spend a ton of money on my clothes. Some may consider this cheap, but I prefer to consider it wise (and I'm sticking to that!) I tend to change my mind regularly on what I like to wear, and always purge my closet on a seasonal basis which makes it difficult to justify big ticket items. I splurge on the occasional timeless piece, and tighten my purse strings on virtually anything else. And when I find a deal? I'm like a kid in a candy store:...

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An Elegant Updo in Seconds

If you've ever been a bridesmaid, you know you don't get to just show up looking pretty and then walk with your friends down an aisle. When you say yes to being a bridesmaid, you say yes to helping out with anything the bride may need on her big day. Often, that leaves us with little or no time to get ready. We usually have big plans for blowing our hair out, curling it and doing a final touch up. But in reality, you look down at your watch, realize you have to be photo-ready in under an hour...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Molly of A Piece of Toast

I've been lucky enough to get to know the sisters behind the fabulous blog A Piece of Toast over the course of the last few years  and, throughout that time, I've come to realize that these girls are as sweet as they are stylish. But I really didn't know just how stylish they were until they started posting some of their beautiful every day outfits. Consider me smitten and totally blown away! These two are a class act. And lucky for...

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Best Dressed Blogger: Girlcrush

Sarah and I actually attended the same high school and the same university for a brief moment in time. We both knew of each other but never really formed a friendship for whatever reason. Fast forward to eight years later, Sarah now lives on the west coast, me on the east, and we somehow stumbled upon each other via the wonderful world of blogging. With a few back and forth email exchanges, we become fast friends and the rest, as...

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Essential Fall Fashion

So I tried to chat with mother nature on everyone's behalf, but unfortunately there isn't much we can do about the weather slowly transitioning from summer to fall. And since it seems we have to accept the inevitable, we might as well dress the part, am I right? So here are a few of my personal favourite fall essentials. And after spending some time on my virtual shopping list, I'm kind of feeling better...

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How to Tie a Bow Tie (or ‘Tie Him Up’) from Annie Dean

Tying a bow tie is one of those things that might not be an every day occurrence, but I can assure you that it will likely come in handy at some point in your life. I mean, everyone should attend a gala every now and again (right?!) Luckily for the bow tie inept amongst us (ahem, myself), we have people like Annie Dean who can walk us through all of these...

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Wearing White After Labor Day

Hello loves. We hope that you're all taking some time to relax with friends, cook up something amazing and toast to a beautiful Summer. We're talking Labor Day Whites here on SMP today because as far as I'm concerned, whoever came up with the rule that wearing white after labor day is a no-no is sorely mistaken. And to prove it, I've rounded up a few Fall approved white-inspired outfits that you will love.

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