Window Shopping Day

What do you do when you’re feeling blah? Well, window shop, of course! I am not feeling so pretty or sexy today. It’s cold out and I’m wearing so many layers that I look like a marshmallow. I am dreaming of clothes that make me feel….feminine. With heels of course! So I hit the net…

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I Almost Had it Together This Year….Only Not Quite.

That moment when you realize that you’ve been invited to holiday parties but realize that you don’t have even one hostess gift. You have 1 day to shop, again, for those – and today is that day! So this is what I’m doing today, people. Going out to get the obligatory ‘Thank you for inviting,…

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers and Small Gifts

Hello and welcome to my final gift guide of 2018! These are just a few (more) of my favourite things! A set of ornately beaded coastersย  Socks are a great practical gift and stocking stuffer. The older I get, the more I appreciate gift like this. (Visit item by clicking on photo) A pack of…

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Sustainable Clothing Spotlight: Love Justly

I am really excited to publish a feature sustainable company spotlight on Love Justly! As you well know, if you’ve been following the blog for awhile, I am a firm believer in voting with our wallets. By that I mean, that by each of us making conscientious purchasing decisions, we do hold the power to…

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Holiday Gift Ideas Part ll.

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to write a follow-up gift ideas post, this time separated into categories by receiver. Many people have completed their holiday shopping already in June (ugh) but I know that I am not the only person who takes their time and then freaks out when I look at the calendar and…

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Product Review: Ozeri Serafino Hand Blown Glasses

  Hello there ๐Ÿ™‚ I purchased these glasses last month and I love them so much that I really wanted to write a review for them. Why? Well because I hate clutter and I know that you do too! ย I always try to make good purchasing decisions and deciding to buy these was a very…

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Great Holiday Gift Ideas!

It’s the last day of November and I can’t believe all the Christmas everywhere that’s been happening for the last month already! Christmas seems to start earlier and earlier each year, so I thought it might be acceptable to post a Holiday gift guide post on the last day of November. Just for those of…

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A-List Halloween Costumes!

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ Halloween is nearing….fast! I’m a Halloween junkie (recently created in the past 2 years) and do you know what? I realized today that I have about 1 & ยฝ weeks to find a great costume in my size and get it here in time! And of course, while I was looking, I…

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Must Have Witches!

I realized today, that halloween is next month! As most of you know, I am a new-found Halloween fan. As we don’t have so much on offer for Halloween in this country, I realized that if I order soon, they will be here well before Halloween time and just in time to really freak out…

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Introducing: Oma’s Cottage!

Hi there and thanks for stopping by today! We met so many nice people when we were visiting the States this summer. One lady who stands out, is called โ€˜Omaโ€™. This wonderful woman runs her own online store selling doll clothes made for the American Girl Doll series as well as some of their counterparts….

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Wedding Vendor Review: The Jewelry Stop, Charlotte, N.C.

I give this place an A++++++++! 120%! As you know, we flew overseas for our wedding. We had about 10 days once we arrived to actually get everything handled. As you know, this is no small task. Even with a wedding planner on hand. We spoke to some people in the States and discovered that…

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Weird Amazon Items

Affiliate links get boring. And I know that nobody really wants to read posts where somebody is just trying to sell things. So I’ve decided to flip the script and make this something fun. Introducing my new, randomly-timed, Weird Amazon Items series! I went past all the great sales and unbelievable items to find the…

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A Few Words About the ‘Haul’ Trend

Aaaahhh, the haul trend. This has been going on for too long now. Sephora Haul, Topshop Haul, H&M Haul…. We’ve all heard it, seen it, thought about it. But I have to ask. I mean…WHY? Some of these hauls are the size of my entire working wardrobe. Now, I understand only if you have found…

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Introducing Baginning!

This is the time of the year when us ladies have a tendency to find ourselves searching for the perfect gala look, and the perfect accessories to compliment that look for a special night out. For these accessories, Baginning.com is website specialising in ladies handbags and purses. They have a huge selection of handbags, shoppers,…

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My Spring Garden Wishlist

Spring has sprung and you know that with all the work we have to do here, browsing for garden options to make our yard beautiful is one of the first things I’m doing! If you are anything like me, I know that you are looking at all the beautiful ideas coming out this year and…

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Avoiding Impulse Buys: Why You Should Practice Shopping

Sound weird, right? It is. But, it WORKS! Please, just hear me out. The reason I am suggesting that you expose yourself to the environment you are trying to control is simply that of experience and numbness. Please, allow me to explain. You see, I’ve been doing a somewhat twisted version of the minimalist challenge….

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The 2 Types of Shoes Women Should Never Buy

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ Today, I’m on a mission to save your money and your ankles. I’m sure that this will most likely result in a loss of any possible affiliate connections with fashionable shoe companies for the foreseeable future. But, to be quite honest with you, having a bit of dignity and a good reputation…

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Introducing Hiperion Brand!

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ I love design. Iโ€™m also a business nerd and I have a soft spot in my heart for start-ups. This created a deadly combination for me when I stumbled upon Hiperion. This new label appeals to both hemispheres of my brain and so I kind of HAD to learn more and do…

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The Diderot Effect

Hello there ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve recently been having a bit of trouble controlling my impulses. As most of you well know, I’ve been going the minimalist route. A loose version of the colorful capsule wardrobe; AKA: I don’t have a lot of money, so I have very few quality pieces that currently fit. I received a…

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Amazon Deals & Steals

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ Apparently I suffer form post holiday sale madness. When everyone has put away their decorations and moved onto the next holiday, I’m out looking for the cool stuff I wanted that I couldn’t afford, to use next year or for a fun party. I know that ‘next year’ is never a guarantee for…

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A different type of hoard

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ As many of you know, when in need of some serious cleaning motivation, I watch hoarders (or a derivative thereof). Usually it only takes about 10 minutes for me to jump up and start frantically cleaning. Today was no exception. However, this episode was so different than usual, I actually watched the…

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Halloween: The best excuse to buy fun shoes!

Hello my fellow shoe junkies! ๐Ÿ™‚ OK, so I’m admittedly having a difficult time not wanting to hoard incredibly sexy shoes while doing my minimalist thing. But it doesn’t mean I can’t look…right? Besides, our Halloween party is coming up and I have the witches outfit but nothing to wear on my toesies. Until now,…

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Fun Halloween Must-Haves!

I love Halloween! While we’re not in a country that really goes all out on Halloween stuff, we love to browse the online stores and daydream about all the cool stuff we would love to put up around here to have some fun or really freak out the neighbors. I keep fantasizing that I will…

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Waiting for My Mall Box Package!

Hello there ๐Ÿ™‚ As the gift giving season is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to review a new service I stumbled upon. I can’t review it yet, because I have not had my package sent. But I did want to let you know about My Mall Box and walk you…

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Amazon, WTF?! #weird

Good day ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you are all well! Most of us have a habit of scrolling through the internet when we get a bit bored. My weakness is online shopping. Not just because I love to torture myself with all the beautiful things I cannot have, but because I have a true interest in…

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Desperately Seeking Sustainable Style

Originally posted on HAUTE-MIND:
ย “Looking back in History, we see that the origins of fashion portray the character of a world built by manual techniques and natural fibers. Design was carried out as a reflection of culture and society. These are the images of an extinct world we need to recover.โ€ ย  โ€“ย Adriana Marina, Founder…

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Back to Wedding Planning!

Hello! Although I’m still in recovery for another couple of weeks, my brain has awoken and I realized… ‘OMG! The wedding should be in several months and we had to take this huge break from getting anything done! OMG, OMG, OMG…..’ ย So yeah, about that. Today, there are 2 items on my agenda that MUST…

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Product Review: Ted Baker sunglasses

What is it ‘they’ say? That nice sunglasses are lost in a second and you can never get rid of that emergency cheapo pair you purchased on the beach 8 years ago. In many cases, this saying proves absolutely true. But…knock on wood…This fantastic pair of Ted Baker shades have lasted me two whole summers…

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Super Sustainable Wardrobe Clean-out!

OK, I did it. And you would not BELIEVE the size of the discard pile! Many of you know that I have made a promise to myself, and to you, that I would not purchase any items this year that are not made of 95%(difficult to find elastin-free items)-100% natural fibre. That means: Cotton (the…

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My Lust list

I’m not sure why, but I felt the need to share some of my faves for this season. I try to stick to a simple capsule wardrobe, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t spend boo-koodles of time on the net drooling over fashions I would love to see hanging in my closet. Here are…

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Best Milan Secondhand/Designer Shopping: Bivio!

Originally posted on Codename Couture:
I cannot express how fortunate I was to stumble upon this amazing little shop while on my way to the market of all places! Located but five minutes from my apartment, Bivio is a goldmine for all fashionista’s. It houses everything from vintage to lightly used Zara and extremely well…

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I FOUND MY WEDDING DRESS!

Wooohooo! I found it! I found it!!! You are now looking at the proud owner of a beautiful wedding dress…and just in time, too! For those of you reading who haven’t been following the wedding saga, I realized last week that ‘OMG! If I don’t pick a dress soon, I’m not going to have one…

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