Black Friday isn't the only day to snag good shopping deals! The sales continue — and what better way to beat the Monday Blues than with a few good deals and steals from your favourite stores.
Here are a few must-shop destinations for Cyber Monday:
Aritzia — Up to 60% off all merchandise + free shipping
Banana Republic — 40% off with the code: BRSAVE
Bloomingdales — 25% off select regular and sale price items
Express — 50% off site-wide + free shipping
Forever 21 — 20% off orders of $60 or more
Free People —Additional 25% off sale
Hudson's Bay — Discount not yet released ... but the website promises "exclusive discounts and great prices."
J.Crew — 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale
Le Chateau — Up to 70% off select items site wide
SSENSE — Up to 50% off
It's amazing how many Canadian retailers have jumped on the Black Friday bandwagon. Not that I'm complaining or anything. I love a good sale just as much as the next person — probably more, even. lol
But seriously, though. There are some incredible deals to be had during our adopted shopping holiday ... many of which can be found at Le Château.
I've been padding my wardrobe with style staples such as sweaters and made-in-Canada coats from the Montreal-based retailer in recent months, and I'm relishing the idea of picking up sweaters, suiting pieces, shoes and boots at up to 70 percent off!
Get the full details of the Le Château sale below.
Happy shopping and thank you for reading!
Sweater, pants, boots and coat: Le Château c/o
What it is: Vichy Aqualia Thermal is a line of skincare products that provide skin with a healthy dose of hydration and plumping effects from ingredients such as Vichy Thermal Spa Water, hyaluronic acid, Aquabioryl and more. The beauty brand has added a trio of new products for fall including two creams and a serum.
Beauty bonus: The face cream, which is available in a Light or Rich variety, is just thick enough to leave skin feeling smooth and saturated — without leaving behind a slick of product.
Beauty bummer: For those with sensitive sniffers, this scented product may be too smelly.
Overall: As a major fan of the Clarins Hydraquench Cream, I was excited to give this hyper-hydrating line from one of my other beauty brand faves a try. And it didn't disappoint.
The cream is by-far the MVP of the latest release, which isn't to say that the serum should be skipped — not even close.
My acne-prone combination skin, which I am known for over-drying with acne medications and potions, was left feeling hydrated and happy, without feeling at all greasy.
Would recommend: Yes!
Price: $38.50 (cream) to $42 (serum)
Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart
I shot this look a few weeks back during a rare visit to the seaside town of White Rock.
Despite driving through this area five days a week en route to work, coupled with the fact that I lived here for four years while attending high school, I never quite seem to make it down to the waterfront shops and pier.
Maybe it's because I have such polarized opinions of this place — derived from many good, and also many bad experiences — from when I called it home.
It's funny how our minds work.
In any case, it's a pretty place that proves a perfect backdrop for a flirty leather skirt and fun cardigan-flannel combo.
Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by!
Sweater and flannel: Old Navy | Skirt: Banana Republic (love this and this one!) | Heels: Ivanka Trump | Bag: Prada | Sunglasses: Le Chateau c/o
1 Rhinestone embellished ear cuff
$25 $16.99 | 2 Chloe - Attitudes coffee table book $85 $59.99 |
3 Printed pouches
$35 $19.99 | 4 Porcelain tea cup and saucer $15 $6.99 |
5 Stag head lacquer jewelry stand
$18 $8.99 | 6 Cashmere wrap $195 and up $99.99
I love the thrill of holiday shopping.
It's so much fun finding the perfect gifts for friends and family, and when I can snag said items for a good deal — and even pick up a few things for myself? Even better.
To help me get a jump on my Santa-ly duties, I took a peek at the hot holiday finds from WINNERS and selected six things that have quickly jumped to the top of my wish list.
See the details above ... and happy holiday shopping!
I've been in a serious sweater-and-pants sartorial rut lately. Not that I really mind.
But, I decided to switch it up a bit — with a sweater and skirt combination. Not too different, but just different enough.
I'm still loving the ladylike silhouette of a midi skirt. It feel dainty and dressed up, without being too formal. Perfect for work ... and play!
Happy Thursday and thank you for reading!
Top: Le Chateau c/o (on sale!) | Skirt: H&M (similar here) | Pumps: Nine West | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. | Wallet: Proenza Schouler
I have literally been wearing this outfit on repeat lately.
As soon as it's out of the washer, I'm wearing it again. I kid you not.
Whether it's the cozy, waffle-knit turtleneck, or the casual-cool pants, I just can't get enough —which make this look perfect for those roll-outta-bed kind of mornings.
Happy Tuesday and thanks for reading!
Sweater: Banana Republic | Pants: Wilfred by Aritzia | Boots: Vince Camuto | Bag: Louis Vuitton | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. and Michael Kors
What it is: A 24-shade eye shadow palette available at Sephora — just in time for the holidays! — arranged in quad stories for expert pairings, or mix and match to get a personalized combination. Enriched with vitamins A, C and E for extra eyelid hydration, the shadow is pthalate, sulfate and paraben-free.
Beauty bonus: Whether you're looking for rock star-wild or sophisticated neutral, this palette has it.
Beauty bummer: Although this is undoubtedly a big eye shadow shade offering, a little deluxe mini bonus (hello, primer maybe?) would have been a nice touch.
Overall: This product has a lot to offer with a big colour payoff.
Use of a primer is a must for many shades, but we were impressed by the no-fade staying power of the colours.
At the end of a long day, the shadow was bright and crease-free. Bonus!
Would recommend: If you're in the market for a non-neutral based palette full of wild-child colours — yes.
Where to buy: Sephora and Sephora.ca
Fall is one of my all-time favourite times of year!
And when the weather-dictating planets align to create the ultimate blue-skied, crisp days like we've been having in Vancouver for the past week — the season takes the top spot.
It's days like these when I rush to wear all my finicky fall pieces such as leather leggings and angora-blend sweaters, without worrying about winter woes such as rain puddles, salt stains and soggy jackets.
In short, it's my perfect pre-winter paradise. Now, if only this weather would last!
Happy Friday and thank you for reading!
Sweater: 424 Fifth | Pants: Aritzia (go faux here) | Coat: Aritzia | Hat: Ardene | Shoes: Celine | Bag: Salvatore Ferragamo (currently coveting this one) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban
What it is: A collection of professional-quality gel-powder eye shadows that are blendable and customizable into create-your-own-colour-story palettes.
Beauty bonus: The pressed powder eye colours, which come in an amazing array of shades, can go on as light — or as heavy — as you dare.
Beauty bummer: With a light hand, the softer shades go on, well, really light — Making multiple coats a must.
Overall: I was thoroughly impressed with these buildable shadows.
With day-to-night beauty solutions becoming an increasing makeup "must" in my work-to-weekend schedule, I like the idea of building my own palette of transitional shades that can take me from the office to cocktail hour, with just a few extra sweeps.
I was especially enamoured with the lovely off-white shade, D416 Crystalline Yellow, a long-wearing highlighter that added dimension and just a hint of sparkle to my eyes.
Would I recommend: Yes!
Price: $24 each
Where to buy: Sephora
So when I saw that one of my favourite labels, Tibi, had released a pair for fall, I just had to have them.
While they're not as glam as the brand's leather pair (which I have been coveting since I spotted them in the Resort 2015 collection), they're a great bold-yet-basic take on this dramatic cut.
It's funny, I shot these photos a few weeks back before the weather turned to one big, rainy mess.
Hence: the hint of colour. Since then, I've sort of given up on colour —Opting instead for my failsafe winter blacks, whites and greys. Some things never change.
Happy Monday and thank you for reading!
Culottes: Tibi | Sweater: Ann Taylor | Shoes: Ivanka Trump | Bag: Valentino (love this one) | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors