Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Get Fresh With Joe

This is so exciting, I just discovered the Joe Fresh Bath and Body line! And even better the products range from $4-$8 and the scents are Marine, Grapefruit, Lime, Nectarine, Pomegranate and Lemon... I am going to pick up a couple of the Body Washes and Body Balms, they sound delicious don't they? These scents are also available in anti-bacterial hand soaps which would be a pretty addition to your loo or kitchen sink! Also available are Body Polishes and Body Mists, you can find Joe Fresh Bath at most Joe Fresh Real Canadian Superstore locations ... Treat yourself to a sweet treat bubble bath to start 2010 off right!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Boxing Day Boots

So I totally took advantage of Aldo's amazing Boxing Day online sale!! I could not resist with already marked down prices and then an additional 30% off plus free shipping, I bought 2 pairs!! The pair pictured are a leather chocolate brown over the knee style regularly $160 on for $76.99 and I also bought a beautiful pair of suede camel flat boots regularly $120 on for $44.99, they should arrive tomorrow... I can hardly wait!!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Furry Fury

Hmmmm, is this a fur overload? I am really not a fan of real fur anything and I often feel even the faux stuff can be a little over the top unless perhaps it is a great vest paired with an understated outfit... Kate Hudson was sporting a whole lot of fur in Aspen this week and as much as I love her bohemian cool style I think this outfit is a bit of a mess... What do you think, is Kate's furry getup hot or not??

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Coach-y Christmas

Ok, I was soooo spoiled this Christmas by my lovely husband Peter... Imagine my amazement when I opened not one Coach bag but four!!! We took a trip to The Coach store a month ago and I guess he was watching every bag that I touched because he bought me all of my favorites and then the topper was a note sending me to take a look in the closet only to find this beautiful Coach Tattersall wool coat, I actually shed a few tears... My Santa Clause has great taste ;) Hope everyone had a terrific Christmas as well...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winter White

Ooh lala! I am loving Rihanna in her winter white J Brand skinnies in the middle of December... I think white looks fabulous during the winter months and should be worn all year round, try this trend out with a great pair of white jeans in a heavier denim (save the light weight fabrics for warmer months) and make sure the cut is tailored as white can be very unforgiving... Pair your white denim with a cool pair of boots, a boyfriend blazer and a colorful patterned scarf to achieve Rihanna's street chic style...

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Simply Strolling

This is an adorable couple, Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman were snapped walking around the streets of New York yesterday looking amazingly street chic... I am really liking her new bob haircut and she is still rocking her red lips and cat eye makeup, she sure has come a long way from assless leather chaps and crimped hair (remember the Dirty video)... I think she does high fashion and glamour beautifully and it is nice to see her day casual style looks as fabulous as her evening style... I am totally digging her black skinnies, leather jacket and slouchy hat but most of all my favorite piece of course is her gorgeous scarf, she is one hot momma!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Boxing Week Bonanza

I have been scoping for the latest and greatest Boxing Day deals ladies and it looks like some of them have started early... the sales are amazing and if you are up for it get out bright and early to beat the crowds... I am just as excited for Boxing Day morning as I am for Christmas :) Here is a list of the sales thus far:

Shop The Gap!! with up to 50% off select styles, storewide

Old Navy has $5 graphic tees, $8 slippers, $12 lounge pants, $12 fleece for all the family

Danier is offering a one day sale on select leather coats tomorrow December 22nd you can take an additional 25% off!

All Coach outlets are offering 20% off everything in the store from now until Dec. 27th

H&M Boxing Day sale, Buy One Get One Free on Knits and 70% off sale items!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Babe In Black

I love the look of black from head to toe and Cameron Diaz does it with her usual casual cool style, this in an outfit we should all have in our closets... A great pair of black skinnies, a black cardigan or sweater and the ultimate piece is a killer pair of black riding boots to give any outfit a touch of street chic... When in doubt go monochromatic with black you will look lean and stylish with little fuss or muss... And just a tip, keep a lint roller in your purse when you are sporting this look!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Con Artist

So being a girly girl I have a zillion pair of heels, platforms, stilettos and sky high boots but I have a soft spot for my converse... I think they are the coolest shoes for hanging out with friends on a lazy Sunday or running errands on a busy Saturday afternoon, I absolutely love Christina Ricci's laid back style (her hair is adorable!) and she has been spotted sporting her converse around Hollywood for years now... I was quite excited yesterday to grab a pair of Hunter Green Converse to add to my collection (I have grey, black and cream) and they were 50% off so I paid $27 for them!! I think these are the go to shoes to give your jeans and shrunken leather jacket a cool street chic look, you can add big black sunglasses and a great scarf to snazz it up!!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Deal Day!!

Ooh Yay!! Another great sale alert gals!! Off The Wall is starting Boxing Day Early -- right now there's 50% off everything (excluding new arrivals)! There's no coupon required, just head over to the store and shop. You will find everything from BB Dakota Coats to Hurley sweaters and Steve Madden Boots all for 50% or more off the original price... I may have picked up a few Christmas gifts today for others and maybe one or two for me ;) Happy Shopping Ladies!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh No Nicole!

Oh dear, this is a makeup artist's nightmare!! I just came across this photo of Nicole Kidman at the Hollywood premiere of her movie Nine last night and it looks like her makeup artist was a little heavy handed with her finishing powder.. This is an absolute makeup disaster and it goes to show you that makeup should be done in natural light or at least checked in it.. With the proper lighting this would have never happened, poor Nicole!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Let Them Eat Cake!

I was recently a model for my sister Kathryn's final exam for her theatrical makeup class and as you can see over the course of an hour and a half she transformed me into Marie Antoinette (semi-severed head and all!) It is amazing that with a giant gash across my neck that she could still make me feel pretty and regal, great work Kat.. P.S. I LOVED that wig!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

In The Navy

I love a smokey eye and this is a fun spin on it using deep navy to create a sexy cool look.. This shade works on all eye colors and this look can be easily achieved with a navy blue kohl eyeliner and a dark navy eyeshadow.. Start of rimming your top and bottom lids with the liner and pat your shadow into the lash line than use a q-tip to smudge the color into your lash line and brush away any excess powder... Finish by curling your lashes and apply a black thickening mascara, add some pink blush to the apples of your cheeks and pretty petal gloss to your lips.. Try MAC eyeshadow in Plumage and liner in Prussian to create this gorgeous look for a night on the town..

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Back To Brunette

I think Nicole Richie is a beautiful woman and motherhood has done wonders for her style and image... Along with her eclectic style she is able to pull off any hair color and look fabulous, I think she looks great as a blonde but I totally love her recent transformation with this dark rich chestnut hair... This color looks amazing with her olive skin and big brown eyes and again I must say I love her bangs!! Now this is just getting too tempting, maybe I should start 2010 with a bang ;)

Hair Envy

I have been debating on trying a new shade of red and came across this pic of Ashlee Simpson when I googled red heads... I really love this copper color she had last year I think she looks awesome as a red head... I am on the fence on lightening up my dark red that I have had for the last year plus I absolutely love her haircut and I am a total sucker for pin straight shiny locks like hers.,. And once again the big bang question pops up everytime I see a great fringe like this... Oh the big decisions in life ;)
What do you think of her color, is it a yay or nay!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Get Cute and Cozy

Great sale alert ladies!! December 11-17: Select Jammies For the Family are $8 at Old Navy
December 11-17, select pajamas are $8 at Old Navy! This includes pajamas for men, women and kids. I think it is just for pajama pants not the sets but either way it's a pretty good deal. I just love a new pair of comfy pj pants!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Swift and Straight

Wow it is amazing how much a hairstyle can change a woman's entire look, I just came across this picture of Taylor Swift today and I had a double no make that triple take! Taylor has always sported a very girly curly style with her beautiful ringlets never out of place, her look is sweet and very young but I must say I really love her long straight locks and full fringe... She looks so sophisticated and sexy, this makes me so tempted to get bangs again when I see a great haircut like this! Taylor went from cute girl to classy woman with the flip of the flat iron, absolutely gorgeous...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lacey Legs

This is such a great winter trend and especially with all the holiday parties this month, lace tights are an easy way to update your little black dress without spending a fortune... This look can be worn to the office or for an evening out with the gals, I picked up a great black lace pair at F21 for $6.80 and I have a cute black sweater dress that I am going to pair them with... This is a fun trend to play without spending a fortune!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

SJP 1983

I love Sarah Jessica Parker, as do most fashion loving women! This is SJP at the premiere of her latest movie with Hugh Grant (some romantic comedy I will never see) last night... She is so adorable and has a killer body and I love the 80's vibe of her whole ensemble from her purple shoes to her side parted hairdo she is rocking the red carpet... Her one strapless form fitting mini is delicious in pink and looks like second skin on her... Seeing pictures of her on the red carpet makes me so excited for spring, I can't wait for SATC 2, that red carpet and movie will be a fashion feast for the eyes!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Jenny Rules The Block

I don't think I have done a Jennifer Lopez post yet and she is such a fashion icon, she does red carpet glamour to perfection and her street style is always cool and sexy and of course she is rarely ever spotted in anything other than sky high heels... I love this look she was recently sporting on an afternoon out running errands, the cozy gray sweater with the matching hat and look at those booties!! I am swooning over them, do you think I could pull this look off on a Saturday afternoon ;)

Shoe Shopper

Oooh! Great sale alert ladies and today until midnight you can take an additional 10% off your purchase from Aldo online with the code MEGAMONDAY09... Sale Buys Start at $22; Free Shipping & Free Returns
Aldo Shoes is offering free shipping on all orders through Monday. Check out not only the shoes and boots but also some great buys on purses and accessories too!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

One For You And One For Me, Yippee!!

I love the sweaters from The Gap this season and they have some really cute plaid tops in the winter '09 collection as well... With this fantastical printable coupon tomorrow only you can buy one and get one free!! Take advantage of this amazing deal ladies and gents ... Even Kate Bosworth loves her Gap sweaters!
On Friday, December 4 only, all adult tops at the Gap will be Buy One, Get One Free with this printable coupon. This includes tees, sweaters, button-downs and more (but excludes outerwear).

Jade Tips

It looks like I'm on a green kick, maybe it's the season or perhaps I'm just a fan of the hue either way I am kind of digging the seafoam and jade green polishes that keep showing up on the red carpet and in the pages of magazines... Trendsetters like Drew Barrymore and Alexa Chung have been photographed sporting these fun shamrock shade manicures... I am not sure that I could make a long term commitment to green nails but it could be fun for an evening out, don't you think? I have been perusing my local beauty supply and came across a great shade from OPI called Hey Get In Lime and for $9 this is a trend I can definitely afford to try!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Green With Envy

I have my eye on this coat from Old Navy, I love this rich green color it makes such a statement... This is a great time to buy outerwear from Old Navy considering it is all 40% off this week!! I don't have a green winter coat so really this would be an investment piece for my winter wardrobe and I will also admit I have already bought this coat in red so I know I love the fit... What do you think, should I?? It is $99.50 then take 40% off plus I have an additional 15% off coupon... Pretty tempting for me ...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Delightful Deals

"One for you and one for me" that is my Christmas shopping motto!! Just kidding (kind of!) Here are some great deals and printable coupons for this week... 'Tis The Season To Be Shopping :)

All clothing and accessories are 40% off at Urban Behavior and Costa Blanca

All outerwear is 40% off at Old Navy

All sweaters, hoodies, pj's and graphic tees are Buy One Get One Free at Bluenotes

Monday, November 30, 2009

Katies Cutoffs

Katie Holmes is a bit of a mystery to me, sometimes she looks chic and gorgeous and other times frumpy and sloppy... I came across this picture recently and although I am a fan of shorts with tights in cooler weather I absolutely do not like anything about the lower half of this outfit... The jean shorts are hideous with the stirrup leggings and heels, her figure is amazing and this does nothing for her... Maybe her stylist had the day off... Eek!!


I am loving the circle scarves out this season, I spotted a cream one at H&M a few months ago and went back the next day to buy it and low and behold they were gone! I have only seen them online and was ready to order one until to my delight F21 has the Endless Sweater Scarf in stock now and even better news is that they are only $10.90!! I must have the magenta one pictured and a black or cream one as well, cozy and stylish all in one...

Three Looks One Bag

It is no secret that I quite adore Rachel Bilson`s style, here are three adorable and chic looks all perfectly put together with simple basics and great footwear and on a side note her hair is perfection... I love her bag in all of these photos, it is the perfect size and is edgy enough to toughen up each look... Rachel`s bag is a 3.1 Philip Lim Edie Bow Studded Leather Bag and it will cost you a mere $890... I think I will check out the F21 website for something similar and a little more in my price range!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Leaving On A Jet Plane

To all my fellow fashionistas I will be away on a weeks holidays with my lovely hubby!! I will be back Monday November 30th!! Have a super duper week :))

The Face Of Burberry

When I think of Burberry words like classic and chic come to mind and their latest collection and ad campaign does not disappoint... Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame is the newest face of the fashion house and she is a delightful choice, she is so cute and has a youthful elegance about her... These ads are total eye candy and completely drool worthy as they were shot by the amazingly talented and world renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino... I think we will be seeing much more of Emma as an up and coming fashionista and I look forward to it!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Candy Striper

Halle Berry looks so cute and cozy in this Theory striped cardigan, this is a fun piece to have in your wardrobe and throw over jeans and a t-shirt or wear it with shorts and booties to step it up a notch... I found a brighter sleeveless version on the F21 website for $33.80, this would be a great layering piece to add to your fall/winter wardrobe, just keep the rest of your outfit neutral in color to avoid looking like a roll of LifeSavers!!

Lets Talk About Sales

Hey ladies just a few sale alerts this week!!
Old Navy is offering an additional 50% off all sale items on all mens, womens and childrens items
All H&M outerwear for women is 20% off until Thursday
Danier has all leather goods on for 20%-50% off

Good luck bargain shopping!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ruffle My Feathers

I know I know, another Rachel Bilson post!! But I just couldn't resist when I saw this adorable ensemble... I love mixing sweet pieces with harder accessories and she does this to perfection with her casual cool style, the ruffle cardigan sweater is the key piece in her look with great basic jeans and a simple tee then finishing it off with a killer pair of black motorcycle boots studded bag and a slouchy hat.. Rachel's street style is effortless and cool and I love it!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Plaid World

Yes I fully admit I am a major Gossip Girl fan, mostly for the fashion of course ;) I fell in love with this outfit Serena was wearing on Monday's episode, the over the knee boots are to die for and her plaid Mod DKNY tights look perfect under the gorgeous grey coat and cream cowl neck sweater dress... I really like the patterned hosiery trend but it can be hard to pull off and still look chic but this outfit is styled perfectly with just a hint of plaid showing and not overpowering the outfit or looking like a costume... Do you think this trend is wearable for all ages or is this one for the teens and twentysomethings? I have a great pair of burgundy plaid Hue tights that I haven't worn yet, I was on the fence but I think I just fell off!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Shiny Pretty Things

I was perusing the F21 website today as I am planning a trip there next week and I came across this beautiful black sequin tunic... I have to have it! And for $27.90 it is a total steal, this is the perfect go to piece for after work drinks or Saturday night dinner with the girls... I would pair it with liquid leggings and menswear inspired sky high heels, keeping it all black and maybe a pop of color with a bright clutch or bangles... Oh how I love sparkly things!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Red Shoe Diaries

I have seen Kate Bosworth sporting these scarlet buckle Chloe booties around town for the last year now, she inspired me to buy a much more affordable pair from Transit last winter... In fact until I came across these photos today of Kate I had forgotten that I had them in my closet! I think its time to dust them off and start wearing them again and with this unseasonably warm November we are having they are the perfect footwear... Thanks Kate!

Sorry For The Wait... But Lets Start Back With Cameron

It was a rough couple of days with flu season going around in my house, but I am back to the blogosphere!! This is one of my favorite looks on Cameron Diaz , she looks so good in basics like awesome skinnies and a cute little jacket with a giant scarf and of course boots to die for... Plus with legs like hers I think it would be impossible to look bad in much... This is the perfect November afternoon out with the girls for shopping and lunch, don't you think?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ah Choo

These are shoes a girl dreams of owning, or at least this girl does! And now we have the chance to own our very own coveted Jimmy Choo's (chime in the angels singing)... H&M: Jimmy Choo Designer Collection Arrives At Select Stores - November 14 ... Jimmy Choo has teamed up with H&M to do an amazing limited edition shoe collection available to the masses... You must preview the collection here, it has men's and women's bags, shoes, accessories and clothing... Considering a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes start at $1,600 this is an incredible opportunity to own a pair for $129, because of the anticipated crowds for the debut of the collection there will be a bracelet system for first come first serve and a limit of one pair per style for each customer... Good luck to all my fellow brave fashionistas, oh what pairs to Choos!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Half Price Mania

Hey ladies, I just received another awesome sale notice today for Costa Blanca... This is a great opportunity to pick up a dress for an upcoming Christmas party and they always have cute trendy clothes and jewelery... Costa Blanca: 50% off the Entire Store (Starts Friday)
November 13-16, Costa Blanca is having a Friends & Family Sale with 50% off the Entire Store.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Silky Tresses

My hairdresser has been raving about Moroccan Oil hair treatment for months and finally I decided to buy a small bottle to give it a try... And I must say it is a fabulous product it is an ultra light formula hair oil that is instantly absorbed by your hair, even though it is an oil there is no greasy factor with it... Put a few drops in your palms then run them through your damp hair and comb, it is an amazing detangler as well... Follow with your blow dryer and whatever hot tools you use and your hair will look shiny and feel very silky plus it protects your hair from heat damage... There is a whole line of shampoo conditioners and styling products that I can`t wait to try out and it is very affordable starting at $11-$48, I think it is worth it to invest in quality products for your hair especially in the harsh winter months ahead... I am hoping the Morracan Oil will also help fight the static I constantly have in my hair!! I will keep you posted :))

Monday, November 9, 2009

From A To Zebra

I think it has been established that I am a fan or shall we say collector of scarves... Sooo it is not a big surprise that when I came across this amazing zebra scarf online today that I had to snatch it up... I love animal print accessories, like a hat or scarf or a handbag but only to be worn one piece at a time of course and keep the rest of your outfit neutral to really make it pop... This is an inexpensive way to update your winter wardrobe, I found this amazing scarf on ebay for just $11.99!!

Let's Take A Deal

I just received notice of this fantastic printable coupon for The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic!! Check it out:
November 12 - 15: 30% off Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic Stores including Outlets
The Gap brands are bringing back their Give and Get 30% off everything promotion for 4 days only, November 12th through 15th. You'll save 30% off your entire purchase and Gap will donate 5% of the amount that customers spend to charity. Just print out this page with the coupon and present it to the cashier at your local Old Navy, Gap, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic, or Banana Republic Factory Store when you checkout.

Just in time for Christmas shopping!!!! For yourself or others ;)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pin Up Dolls

I have been working for the past year with an amazing photographer Marsha Z of Black Rabbit Photography on gorgeous pin up and boudoir style shoots... This is one of my favorite styles of makeup and I absolutely love the energy on a shoot like his, Marsha brings out the sexiness in all her clients and I have a great time glamming them up!! Here are some of our recent beauties...

A Deal So Nice I May Buy Thrice!

Major sale alert this week at Old Navy, all outerwear this includes all coats and vests for men, women and children are 50% off!! Woohoo!! Time to stock up for the winter or buy that bright green peacoat or fuschia down vest now that its on sale... The sale starts today and ends next Thursday November 12th, but you should head there soon for better selection in colours and sizes... Yes, I have already been there today and I must say I did quite well not only for myself but for my two boys as well!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tippy Toes

Ok I came across these torture devices on Fabsugar today and looking at these shoes/boots two things come to mind, firstly they can't really be serious and secondly "OUCH!"... These are Ballet Ankle Boots by Pleaser and for a mere $138 hey can be yours... I just had to post them, they are so ridiculous looking, aren't they??

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

This Deal Is Bananas!

Hey there my fellow bargain hunters, I just received this notice for an amazing deal offered by Banana Republic... I love the clothes and outerwear of the winter 2009 collection and with this deal incentive its a great time to invest in a classic wool peacoat or a super cozy cashmere scarf... It is a one day only offer so don't miss out... Here is the link!
November 5 (that's tomorrow!), Banana Republic will take 25% off purchases over $100 -- but only from 5-9 PM local time.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Louis Lust

If I had a spare $715 than I would definitely buy this Louis Vuitton leopard Bleu Nuit stole/scarf, I mean really it is an investment piece... You would have it for years and it could be worn with a variety of different outfits and through the seasons... Have I convinced you? Well I guess I can settle for the much cheaper version I bought on ebay for $15 :)) For now!!