‘Tis the season to be sparkly…Fa la la la la, la la la la!
This time of year calls for lots of sparkles, shine, glimmer and sequins. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and be in a festive mood. Festive equals jolly, joyous, joyful, jovial and jubilant (any other ‘j’ words out there) which is exactly what keeps your spirits high. Nobody wants a Scrooge anyway…right?!
There are so many ways to incorporate glitz & glamour to your holiday season. You can add sequin pillows to your couch, glitter vases to your fireplace mantel or sparkly decorative garland throughout your home. You can also ‘up’ your sparkle game in the closet with a shimmery blazer or tank, shiny leggings or skirt or even a great pair of glam shoes. Pick and choose, your options are limitless!
Here are some ideas that will surely help inspire more sparkle in your life.
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There’s no better time than this to max out on these twinkle tendencies.
Are you ready to bring out the sparkle?
Everyone has a “Fantasy Wish List” (things that you don’t need but uber want) and I thought it would be fun to share mine (a girl can dream right?!). Plus you never know, Santa might have me on his good list this year.
My FWL consists of…
▫️Of course, shoes! I’m absolutely loving these laminated high heel court shoes in gold and silver from Zara. They are a must-have in my books and under $70.
▫️More shoes! I’ve been in love with these Pigalle red bottoms in black and nude forever now and I look forward to one day rocking a pair I can call my very own.
▫️Sephora Favorites! Sephora always has amazing gift set ideas and
1 2 3 that caught my eye are Bottled Dreams Fragrance Sampler For Her, Give Me Some Lip and Give Me Some More Lip. It’s a great way to discover new fragrances and lippies and I’m all about that.
▫️Michael Kors! MK came out with a new Sexy Rio de Janeiro Eau de Parfum and I’m in love with its soft, feminine, exotic yet everyday scent. It would be a perfect addition to my collection.
▫More MK! I am due for a new wallet and I’m loving the simplicity and sleekness of this jet set travel continental wallet.
▫️Wool Coat! I’ve been on the search for the perfect camel wool coat for a few years now but this Zara belted wool coat in mink made me lose sight of the ‘camel-colour-must’. It’s absolutely stunning!
▫️Clutches! Cortnie Elizabeth, designer of Love, Cortnie handbags has created some amazing clutches and tote bags. I’m particularly loving this Ashleigh statement clutch, the RiRi II statement clutch and the Calico calf hair statement clutch.
▫️Click Clash Flash! I know a good camera is a must-have so why not go for one that is sure to take the most beautifully vibrant photos like this Canon.
▫️Last but not least, wine! I’m a moscato lover so when I heard that Christina Milian (along with her momager & publicist) created Viva Diva Moscato Wines in different flavours, I knew I had to add that to my list…with so many options to choose from like strawberry, mango and pineapple & coconut, you just can’t go wrong.
These are the items that made it to my FWL. What’s on your list this year?
Accessories that I
never rarely leave home without are my earrings and watch (otherwise I feel ‘somewhat’ naked…you know that feeling, right?). My go-to earrings are either studs or pearls so when I first laid eyes on these “Mise en Dior” earrings, I instantly fell in love. How gorgeous are these double ended pearl earrings?! It’s the perfect statement piece that graciously frames any face. I’m loving the bold asymmetric effect. The small pearl rests on the ear while the large pearl peers out behind the lobe. You can even opt to wear it alone, which gives you 2 different sizes to choose from, or as a pair. Who doesn’t love versatility?
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“Mise en Dior” earrings can be yours for $290. Not ready to pay that price?! Here are some great alternative options here and here.
Bonus: You are not limited to these cream resin beads. There are many different sets and colours to choose from.
Will you be rocking double-ended pearl earrings this holiday season?
During the colder months, I tend to gravitate towards anything & everything that is warm & fuzzy like cozy sleepers or fuzzy socks, fleecy robes, blanket scarves and now…“Faux-Fur Clutches”! What a perfect way to keep your look “on point” *finger snap* with such a great statement piece! It’s perfect for so many reasons…It gives any look an extra edge. It’s soft, fluffy & can feet your fingers warm. You get my drift right!?
I’m loving the different shapes, sizes, colours and “types of fuzziness”. It’s fun when you have so many options to choose from.
Here are some of my favourite looks…
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Will you be rocking a faux-fur clutch this season?
Flash Tattoos is the brand responsible for launching the jewelry-inspired temporary tattoo craze. These metallic tattoos are original, innovative and perfect for all occasions (like holiday parties/festivities, weddings or sunny destination getaways). They can be applied to your feet, hands, arms, back, chest and even your nails…so practically anywhere! It’s non-toxic and safe to wear PLUS it can last up to 6 days. What a fun spin on jewelry!
This set is geometric. It brings a touch of bohemian festival-inspired style to your look.
This set is polished. It brings a touch of Parisian femininity to your look.
This set is exotic. It brings a touch of gypsy-chic to your look.
This set is eclectic. It brings a touch of boho couture to your look.
Child of Wild
This set is tribal and ancient Egyptian-inspired. It brings a touch of free-spirited inspiration to your look.
(Images via Sephora.com & Pinterest)
Who said jewelry had to break the bank? These Flash Tattoos can be yours for $22-30/set at Sephora.com. Most sets include 4 sheets of various metallic designs. It’s a perfect “gift/stocking stuffer” idea.
Will you be rocking metallic tattoos this holiday season!?
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The ALEXANDER WANG x H&M collab-collection finally hit stores yesterday and it is high fashion for women and men with modern, sport-influenced clothing and accessories. Shop the collection here.
Will you be buying?
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Lately I’ve been all over plaid anything so when I saw Beyoncé rocking this plaid Rails Hunter button-down shirt, it immediately grabbed my attention (especially in that colour combo…LOVE!). Bee paired it with a stone gray leather pencil skirt but could have easily paired it with “faux” leather pants or dark denim and looked just as great. She accessorized with a Dior purse, a gold Mr. Kate feather ring and heeled it off with buckled black Giuseppe Zanotti ankle boots.
What are your thoughts on this look? Yay or nay!?
The Chloe Dew bag is the perfect ‘IT’ bag for Fall. It’s versatile and light to carry. I love the fact that it can be worn with practically ANYTHING and it works for any event! Ahhh, the love of accessories! There are so many options to choose from in different colours, patterns and sizes (large, medium or mini versions available). Although it can be pricey (starting at $1500), nothing stops me from adding it to my “WISHLISHT”.
A girl can dream right!?
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What’s your ‘IT’ bag for Fall?
I’ve been on the search for the perfect floppy hat since posting Chrissy Teigen’s gorgeous camel version earlier this week. It is definitely a must-have item in my books. The floppy hat can be the perfect addition to any outfit especially if you’re rocking one in a neutral colour (which pretty much goes with everything). It can serve as a face protector (from the sun, the late nights and puffy eyes or maybe even from someone you’re trying to avoid). It can keep your head warm and it can also be the answer to those so-called “bad hair days” (we all have those…right!?).
I’m loving the different colours and styles…particularly those with a wide brim and contrasting band. I’m on a mission to find the right one for me but until then, I will continue to be inspired by some of my favourite looks.
(Images via Pinterest.com)
What’s your accessory must-have this fall?
Olivia Burton bracelet
, $155 / Olivia Burton watch
/ Olivia Burton gold watch
, $200 / Olivia Burton gold bracelet
, $120 / Olivia Burton butterfly jewelry
, $120 / Olivia Burton watch
, $120 / Olivia Burton leather watch
, $115 / Olivia Burton rose gold jewelry
/ Olivia Burton watch
, $135 / Olivia Burton gold bracelet
, $105 / Olivia Burton gold watch
, $105 / Olivia Burton butterfly jewelry
, $105 / Olivia Burton watch
Lesa Bennett and Jemma Fennings, the duo behind the Olivia Burton London brand, created their own style of watches inspired by vintage styles and catwalk trends. The collection is distinctive as they are all made with obsessive attention to detail. The watches come in many wearable styles such as wonderland, woodland, colour crush, animal motifs, modern vintage and my favourite, big dial (the ‘fab’ watch). They are fun, affordable (ranging from $105 to $200) and full of British style.
I’m definitely adding the big dial watch to my wishlist. Do you have a favourite OB watch style?
A Panama hat is a traditional brimmed straw hat which originates from Ecuador since the early 17th century. In today’s fashion world, “panamas” have increased in popularity as a “must-have” accessory. It’s lightweight, breathable and the cure for bad hair days (we all have those days, right!?).
This hat is surprisingly a versatile accessory that is perfect for summer months. Wear it to the beach (great instant sun blocker) or wear it street-style with a dress, skirt and top or denim and blouse…your options are limitless. See for yourself!
(Images via Pinterest)
Will you be rocking a Panama hat this month?
I previously blogged about Julie Sariñana’s screen print “Célfie” tee here. Well, the founder of Sincerely Jules designed many other fun & quirky tees emblazoned with inspiring mottos and images that I’m sure you’ll love.
Most of these tees are unisex and feature a more open neckline and a looser fitting body for extra comfort.
I also love these cute totes (conscious alternative to plastic bags) and these perfectly dainty hand made rings.
To get yours, click here.
Here are some of the “IT” bags that are currently on my wishlist.
A girl can dream right!? One day, perhaps one day…LOL. After all, it would be an excellent investment. 😉
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1. Celine Tote
2. Saint Laurent Large Sac De Jour Bag
3. Celine Natural Calfskin Small Tie Knot Tote Tan
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4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Selma
5. Cymka Celine Luggage Phantom in Crocodile Bright Blue
6. Givenchy Medium Python Antigona Bag
Which one is your fave?
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For the longest time I’ve been eyeing the Claire Vivier Foldover Clutch in leopard. The animal print look is everything and you can even wear it with absolutely anything (which is a must in my book).
Adorned with 14k gold plated medallion, this clutch is the perfect accessory to any outfit. If you are not feeling the leopard, it is also available in a large variety of colors and leathers to suit your needs.
You can purchase yours for $210 here and you can personalize it with monogramming for an additional $50.
Although this simple luxury is a great splurge, you can save some bucks with these great alternatives here and here.
How would you rock this clutch?