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4 Fun Holiday Dresses

It's time to not only deck the halls but deck yourself out in all things shimmering and bright! The holiday season is my absolute favorite time for playing dress up because you can really push the envelope with statement skirts, necklaces and frocks. Here are a few favorite pieces that I'm currently coveting this holiday season! For more fashion inspiration, head on over to my blog...

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DIY Floral Hair Comb

'Tis the season for dressing up for those holiday parties! However, when it comes time to tackle my hair, I tend to be rather boring. You can usually find me rocking it down and straight, but not this year. I've been inspired to liven my locks with this DIY lush floral hair comb. And if you're in the mood to do the same, I've broken down the process just for you (it's easy, I swear!) A hair comb Clippers...

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Inexpensive Holiday Party-Wear

Let's face it, the holidays can be downright EXPENSIVE!  With presents to buy, a home to fill with holiday cheer, food to stock up on, hostess gifts to purchase and parties to dress for, one can easily find herself with a smoking credit card and an empty bank account come New Year.  So today I thought I'd do some bargain hunting just for the season and I've put together a holiday party outfit that hits the...

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Fashion 101 with Bobbie Thomas + A GIVEAWAY!

As style editor and fashion guru on the TODAY Show, we obviously had a list of fashion related questions a mile long for Bobbie Thomas. Luckily for all of us, she was more than happy to oblige! But before we dig in, I urge you to...

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Best Dressed Blogger: In Honor of Design

If you've spent any length of time around our pages over the course of the last few months chances are you've already come across In Honor of Design and some of her incredible monthly projects. As our DIY contributor, she's kind of aces (and no, we're not biased!) But did you know she also has...

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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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