Sunday, November 29, 2015

Make it personal

Now that I'm done Black Friday shopping for myself, I've calmed down enough to realize that we have less than a month to gather Christmas presents. We all have that person on our list: That person who claims that they're the easiest person in the world to buy for, but you really have no idea what to get them.

Say hello to Onecklace.

Whether it's your mother, sister, aunt, or daughter, personalized jewelry is a great gift anyone will appreciate. Today, I'm featuring two items from their sterling silver collection: A monogram name bracelet and an engraved initials bar necklace.

Both items are very timeless and dainty. They're one of those pieces you could wear everyday to match everything - subtle, but since it's personal to the wearer, it makes a statement. Both the necklace and the bracelet I ordered were in the company's "child size" chain length. However, I found that there was still enough room to slide the bracelet off my hand without using the clasp.

Overall, I found the quality to be well worth the price. I really love my buys and would recommend Onecklace in a heartbeat. A big plus is that their standard shipping is free everywhere! We need more of that. I hate when shipping ends up costing more than the actual item.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Seeing green

Green scarf / Navy windbreaker / Brown tweed skirt from H&M / Faux leather backpack from Target

Let me tell you a story I like to call, "The best worst job interview ever".

I had just come back from 2 weeks in Europe. I'm terrible jetlagged. I want to cancel my job interview, but I decide to drag myself to it. My plan is to slip out of work to the interview during my lunch hour without anyone noticing. Should be easy right? It would have been, but my office decided to have an impromptu pizza party. So I had to say, "Sorry guys, I'm not going to eat free pizza" by lying that I had a chiropractor appointment. 

Pizza-less, I hopped onto the subway. But thanks to good ol' reliable Toronto subway delays, I arrived downtown already 5 minutes late for my interview. I dashed up to the 29th floor, only to find the name of a different company on the door. I called the interviewer and discovered that HR had actually given me the wrong address. The wrong address?? You have got to be kidding me.

So there I was, dashing from building to building in heels, trying to find the right "tall black building" that people were trying to direct me to. Have you seen Toronto? It's not exactly easy. Finally, now half an hour late, I breathlessly arrived at the right office. "I said I wanted to make a lasting impression, not a good one."

After such a crazy experience, at least I can say that I have a new job! Haven't started yet, but I'm pretty pumped. 

Oh, I also got a little lesson in karma. Remember how I lied and said that I had a chiropractor appointment to get out of work? Well while running in heels, I messed up my hip and really did need a chiropractor to stop the pain. And that kids, is why you shouldn't lie.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Adjusting my fashion for fall

It's starting to get just a little cold. We haven't hit super low temperatures just yet, but I'm already dreading the thought of blizzards and frostbite. Even though I prefer the weather to be a bit warmer, I do love swapping my wardrobe around. I've already started wearing some comfy boots for fall, and the rest of my outfits have begun to get a little warmer too. I like to be comfortable (not too cold), but style is still a focus too. Although I'm not too worried about looking...shall we say "casual", as long as I'm warm. Here's how I like to choose my look once the leaves start falling.

Summer Dresses for Fall

One of my favourite things about fall is getting to find new ways to wear my summer clothes. Some people put them away when they feel the first hint of a chill in the air, but not me. Why shun summer clothes to a corner of your closet once the temperature starts dropping? A chunky pair of tights or some leggings and a think sweater are perfect for making use of your summer dresses all year. You can wear an extra layer underneath them and some practical shoes, and they're good for fall and winter.


What's one of the best things about fall and winter? That's right, wearing scarves. In the past, I have been known to turn a scarf into a shirt occasionally. But in the fall, they serve their primary purpose really well. You can wear a scarf all year round, but colder weather gives you an excuse to have a large collection of them. If you own lots of scarves, it's time to start getting them out and switching them up. And if it's time for some new ones, find a reputable supplier of 100 pure silk scarves for a classic staple of quality. If you buy a silk scarf, you can wear it around your neck, on your head, or even around your wrist or waist.

Fall Boots

Fall is the perfect time to give heels a rest and get some comfortable shoes on. Comfortable doesn't have to mean ugly, and you can get some gorgeous boots. I love wearing a pair of stylish ankle boots, maybe paired with a dress, some tights and a chunky knit cardigan. They're much more practical, and not to mention safer, once it starts to get a bit frosty, then snowy and icy. I much prefer being steady on my feet!


I always carry a bag with me, but in the fall I often find I need an extra big one. Or I need one that's easier to organize. There are so many things I find myself needing to carry around, from chapstick to tissues. Plus, the weather can be all over the place. One minute I might be wearing gloves, a hat and a scarf and the next I'm too warm. I need somewhere to put those accessories when I take them off. So an oversized bag is always a good addition to my outfit.

Getting out my fall outfits has been fun so far. I just hope I don't have to start bundling up too much anytime soon.

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