Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tote-ally Chic!

I am so excited about our upcoming family trip to Jamaica!! My hubby and I were there last June and we loved it, so we are super excited to take the kids (18, 16 & 14) there with us this time... Naturally I have had to do some pre-Jamaica shopping and today I was on the hunt for the perfect beach tote. I found some great options but just couldn't decide! I would love your opinion, so here are my top 5 faves under $25... Which one should I pick!?

1.  Forever 21 Striped Straw Tote $24.80
2.  Old Navy Straw Basket Weave Tote $16
3.  H&M Straw Bag $17.95
4.  My Spring Shoes "Wild Cherries" Tote $25
5.  Old Navy Canvas Tote $15


Monday, May 14, 2012

Maxi Dress = Maximum Bargain

When I saw this maxi dress at Old Navy last month I knew I had to have it, I love the bohemian chic print and easy to wear style of it... But this frock was a new arrival when I first spotted it and obviously still at regular price so I thought I would wait it out a few weeks and cross my fingers that it would go on sale. I find that Old Navy has such great weekly sales and the inventory changes over so quickly that you can often find great bargains if you don't mind popping back in on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Another bargain trick I use is google, I will google "Old Navy Canada coupons" and there is often a weekly coupon for 15%-25% off that you can print up or simply write the code down and they accept that too. I also find that online shopping at can be even better than shopping in the store, with markdowns happening on a daily basis and free shipping on all orders over $50! I was out shopping on Saturday and was so excited to find this dress on sale!! It was regularly $39.94 and I bought it for $28 plus an additional 20% off from a coupon I found online, totalling just over $22... This is what I call a stylish bargain!! Do you wait for items to go on sale at Old Navy too?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sexton In The City ~ What I Wore

I hope you were able to catch my Sexton In The City segment with Kate Carnegie tonight! We talked about how to "dress for success" with outfit, hair and makeup tips for that first big job interview ... I also just launched my website and I hope you've been able to check it out! For tonight's segment I went for a bold colour block look, I paired my green skinny jeans ($20 Old Navy) with a sheer coral blouse ($12.80 Forever 21). I love this colour combo, it is a perfect spring  look, I have been drawn to these bright and cheerful tones lately! What colours have you been wearing this season?

Friday, May 11, 2012

Stylish Genes

With Mother's Day coming up on Sunday I thought I would share my five picks for the most stylish celebrity mother-daughter duos that I find inspiring for not only their taste in fashion but the inner beauty they exude and the bond they share! Who are your picks for the most fashionable and famous mother-daughter duos?

                                                                Lourdes & Madonna

                                                           Zoe Kravitz & Lisa Bonet

                                                        Kate Hudson & Goldie Hawn

                                                        Susan Sarandon & Eva Amurri

                                                      Blythe Danner & Gwyneth Paltrow

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dress For Success

First impressions are so important, don't you think? I thought it would be helpful to come up with a few "job interview" outfit options for my readers that will work for women of any age on and on any budget... There are some very easy rules to follow when choosing your ensemble, keep your look chic and simple, invest in some great basics like black pants or a black pencil skirt, a classic white or pinstripe blouse and taupe or black pumps. You want to keep your look conservative and avoid trendy pieces, things like bright patterns, animal prints and sky high stilettos are distracting to the interviewer. You want to feel confident and poised, your outfit should compliment your skills and personality... Remember that less is more, your hair and makeup should look polished and clean, dark smokey eye makeup and big teased hair are a major no-no for an interview. Dress for the job you want, when you feel good about how you look you will naturally exude confidence to your prospective employer.

Outfit 1 ~
Tailored black pants and a pinstripe blouse are a go-to job interview ensemble, it's a classic look that will work for any body type and any age. I kept my jewellery simple with a classic gold watch and bracelet and opted for a pair of neutral pumps. An unfussy ponytail and clean simple makeup complete the look.

Outfit 2 ~
A simple black sheath dress over a crisp white blouse looks completely polished and professional, I completed the look with dark red kitten heels and a chic black skinny belt. You can still show your personality in your outfit as long as you keep your look classy!

Key Pieces ~
Here are some great affordable pieces from H&M that are job interview appropriate and totally affordable, these are also great investment pieces to add to your professional wardrobe ~

                                                                Black Blazer $39.90
                                                           Navy Blue Pencil Skirt $29.90
                                                                 Pinstripe Blouse $19.90

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tickled Pink

Don’t you just love a maxi skirt for Spring? As a petite (5’3″) gal I wasn’t sure I could pull it off but they really work for any height and shape, I promise! There is something about a maxi skirt or dress that make you instantly feel easy breezy when you put one on… This pink maxi skirt was an Old Navy buy a few months ago, I bought it on sale for under $10! I think Rachel Bilson looks fabulous in a maxi dress or skirt so I turned to her for some inspiration on how to style mine today. Rachel’s pale pink maxi looks great with her structured blazer and black tee, I knew I could find similar pieces in my closet, this is an H&M blazer I bought last year for $25 and an Old Navy tank I just picked up for $8, then I added a turquoise necklace for a pop of colour! What do you think of the maxi trend?