Saturday, December 29, 2012

GUESS Watches: My Wrist Wish for New Years!


Friendship bracelets, enamel cuffs and chain link bracelets. Each have decorated our wrists in some shape or form this past year. With a combination of these pieces in a variety of ways, the fashion world has been able to create the look that is now called an "arm party". 

With the holidays in full swing and New Years right around the corner, no arm party would be complete without a watch. And no wrist should be left out of the fun that your feet may be having when they are dancing away once the clock strikes twelve.

Thanks to GUESS Watches you have a multitude of options to decorate your wrist for the holiday season and if there wasn’t one waiting for you under the tree, no need fret as there is still time for your wrist wishes to be fulfilled!

Check out the GUESS Watches Facebook page here and choose your favourite watches. Then, virtually try on the watches by uploading a photo of yourself (make sure to choose a photo with your wrist in it!) and position the watch that you would like on your wrist. The photos that you take create your ultimate Wrist Wish, that you can then share on Facebook!  

Below is my Wrist Wish.





What I love about GUESS Watches are that they are a functional and fashionable way to complete any outfit and keep that wrist warm during the chilly season. For my wrist wish, I chose the metallic and shiny options. I like a watch that can function as jewelry with a purpose and these watches do just that! Although these photos show me wearing these GUESS Watches in summer attire, for the holiday season I plan on pairing them with a long-sleeved black velvet sheath dress or perhaps a loose sequined blouse and pleated skirt!

So what are you waiting for?! Head over to the GUESS Watches Facebook page and start making that Wrist Wish! Then come back here and share with me what you are wishing for. How do you plan on styling your Wrist Wishes? Are you going to wear them for New Years?

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ring in the New Year Dressed in EXPRESS

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express Canada for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out EXPRESS yet, may I suggest that you do? Since opening on November 21st they have already had a pretty sweet 40% off sale and continue to offer their fun, trendy, fashion-forward pieces. Express Canada

Although the holidays are a time dress up in your most sparkly dresses and prepare yourself for a slew of fabulous parties and gatherings, sometimes it’s nice to wear something that is a little more, cozy. Not to sacrifice your style at all, but rather a way to feel super comfortable and fashion-forward at the same time. For New Year’s celebrations this year, you may be enjoying a more relaxed affair or small house party so why not choose an outfit option that keeps you comfy and fashion-y all in one? Sounds good? Read on….

The EXPRESS Holiday Catalog Express holiday catalog has lots of great options if you are looking for something to wear, that is not only easy on the eyes but easy on your body as well (in a comfortable clothes sort of way!).

Next time you hit up EXPRESS you should try the mint green t-shirt with a silver embellished lip print that can be paired with a slim fitting blazer and some skinny jeans! It is not only comfortable but also has just a little bit of sparkle to add a dose of holiday cheer. If you want another comfortable holiday party option, try out the Mesh-Stitch Dolman sweater. When paired with stretchy metallic skinny jeans and chunky bracelets you have a complete outfit that is stylish and keeps you at ease.

I haven’t decided what I am going to wear for New Years just yet, but I know I want to be comfortable without hindering my fashion sense. With how good I feel in my latest EXPRESS outfit, it seems to be a high contender. I went back and purchased the oxblood faux fur vest that I mentioned a few posts back and decided to pair it with this black soft classic v-neck long sleeved knit sweater. Knits are ideal when you want something that is comfortable and still stylin’, as the close fit keeps the look put together and the fabric keeps you comfortable. I added this sequin embellished skirt to add some sparkle to the look, as no holiday outfit is complete without some shine. Lastly, to accessorize I decided on this gold cage style clutch and neon statement necklace to add a formal touch to the look!


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So what do you think? Is this what I should I wear for New Years Eve?

Make sure to hit up EXPRESS for your New Year’s Eve outfit and come back here to share what you got! You might also find some things that you can share as gifts! gift guide
Enjoy!
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Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Soiree Dress-up Time with Express!

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It's officially holiday season. After you have survived the crazy busy malls and purchased all of the gifts that you will give to your family and friends (make sure to check out Express's gift guide just in case you have missed anything on your list! gift guide), there is only one thing left to do. What is that thing you ask? Gather with your loved ones and celebrate the seasonal cheer at a holiday part of course!
Despite the exciting feelings that we often have around the holidays, the one thing that still worries us is determining what to wear. But don't fret ladies and gentlemen that's where Express comes in.

Celebrating it's grand opening at the Toronto Eaton Centre just a few weeks ago, the on-trend and fashion forward store is filled with oodles and oodles of perfect items to wear to your holiday parties. Spring and summer's bright colour trend has carried over into holiday dressing and wearing a brightly coloured dress is a great way to add some pep to your look! Right now, Express has a fuschia strapless peplum dress that accented with gold pumps would be a great look for catching with friends at a fancy dinner party. If you heading to an office Christmas party, then you should try a black peplum blouse with black pencil skirt and add a pop colour with a neon necklace. Check our Express's Holiday Catalog as they have countless options that you should definitely try out when finding the perfect holiday look. Express holiday catalog

As for yours truly, I decided to scoop up the red v-neck lace dress and animal print coat that I mentioned in my previous outfit to wear to my family's annual Christmas party. After leaving Express the other day, I knew I had to go back and pick up these peices! Red is the perfect colour for the holidays that goes perfectly with animal print. I decided to accessorize the look with the starburst sparkly statement necklace and structured gold harlequin clutch purse that I also found at Express. Gold is a metallic shade that adds the right amount of shine to a holiday look and adding a little sparkle with the necklace was a perfect touch. To top off the look, I decided to go with sparkly tights and pumps becuase you really can't have too much when wearing a holiday look! Check out my look below and tell me what you think! Be sure to check out Express for your own holiday party looks and let me mknow what you have found for yourself.

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If you love Pinterest as much as I do, then you must enter the Express Win Your Wish List Pinterest Contest! All you have to do if pin your favourite items from the Express gift guide gift guide or Express holiday board Express Win Your Wishlist Pinterest contest and you could be one of five lucky winners who will rewarded with a $500 Express Gift Card! The contest runs through December 14, 2012 so start pinning!
WIll you be checking out Express to find your perfect holiday looks? Let me know in the comments!
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Express Yourself (with fashion!)

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Finally! Just a couple of weeks ago, the trendy and fashion-forward US export, Express has hit Toronto’s downtown core at none other than the Eaton Centre. Grand Opening event Once you enter the store you are introduced to a clean, easy to navigate, store layout that slightly resembles a runway! Want to feel like a model while browsing through the clothing adorned wall fixtures? Just walk up and down this store, and you will! The black accented walls were decorated with mannequins incased in transparent glass-like cylinders dressed in the latest style offerings from Express including metallic skinny jeans, graphic tees and black cocktail dresses.
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For those of you that may have been wondering, the hip styles that Express is known for, ranging from colourful skinny jeans in every colour under the sun (with a few printed and metallic styles in between), dresses of all fabrications, striped sweaters, skirts, and work wear (for you 9-5ers), were all available at this new locale!
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With the holidays just around the corner, the focus on most of your minds is what to wear to holiday parties! With an array of colourful and sequined styles in various cuts there are definitely some styles available at Express that would work for your end-of-year soiree style. Some of the pieces that I would like to scoop up, include a silver sequined strapless silver dress with an empire waist, which would be perfect for when the clock strikes 12, a red v-neck lace fit and flare dress adorned with a thin black belt that would be très chic for Christmastime and a long sleeved purple sequined dress that would work for just about any holiday occasion!
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One of the chicest and easiest ways to add some warmth and flare to any winter wardrobe is the addition of faux fur, and luckily Express had lots of pieces to choose from! One of my favourite pieces included a boxy cut animal print jacket that could be worn with anything from a cocktail dress accessorized with strappy heels to skinnies paired with a cozy cowl neck sweater. I also loved the shaggy burgundy faux fur vest that could add a boho vibe to your look if worn with a stylish floppy hat or add some flair to a simple black sweater dress.

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As an individual who is always on the hunt for new stylish clothing stores, the new Express location will definitely become a frequent stop on my future shopping excursions.
For more about Express check out their website at ExpressCanada.ca! Express Canada  and don't forget to check out their holiday catalog! Express holiday catalog
Will you be checking out Express? Have you already? Let me know in the comments below!

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