Category Archives: Style

Toronto’s Best Bridesmaid Dress Boutiques

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By: Tamika Auwai

Yes, it’s all about the bride but pretty maids in a row deserve to get their shine too.

Adorn them with dresses that aren’t just photo ready but also chic and wearable beyond the big day. A tall order indeed but luckily Toronto is filled with several fantastic bridesmaid boutiques sure to fit the bill. If your bridal party is on the hunt, check out these great shops:

Henkaa is a your best bet for dresses that are sure to be worn again. Their convertible frocks can be transformed in dozens of different styles to suit everyone’s personality and body type. (more…)

My New “Wear With Everything” Blundstone Boots

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By: Tamika Auwai

Steady approaching the cooler side of 35, I know one thing for sure.

No matter how much you love your wardrobe of gorgeous four inch stilettos, one day you will find yourself reaching for shoes that keep you closer to the ground.

It’s inevitable ladies. (more…)

How To Wrap The Perfect Gift

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There are some people who look forward to wrapping gifts and there are others that dread it like the plague. No matter how you feel, Christmas is on the horizon and it’s time to wrap those gifts! Unless you haven’t even started shopping and need these last-minute gift ideas.

During my final year at the University of Toronto, I scored a seasonal job wrapping gifts – oh you know, just around a couple hundred of them. I managed one of those mall gift-wrapping kiosks in the underground path and it was a sweet temporary gig that was sort of fun and crafty at the same time. (more…)

This Beautiful Day’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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I’m almost done my holiday gift shopping this year and these are some of the best things I’ve come across for everybody on your list! Can you believe Christmas is less than THREE weeks away?!?

For The World Traveler

Treat him or her to one of the gorgeous personalized leather passport holders from Portland Leather Goods for a perfect holiday gift. I chose to have my name added to the front and chose from one of the many designs they have on their site. (more…)

The BEST Black Friday + Cyber Monday Deals 2016

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Black Friday sales have already kicked off for 2016. I’m keeping tabs of all the deals because of all the things we need to buy for our airbnb beach house. Since sharing is caring  – here are the best deals I’ve come across so far that have already launched!

 

American Eagle –  40% off on NOW until November 29th with FREE Shipping

 

Anthropologie – 25% off TOPS with code LAYERS

 

Crate + Barrel – 15% off storewide starting November 25th

 

Forever 21 – 30% off ALL SALE with code EXTRA 30

 

Ikea – 15% off sofas + floor lamps plus $25 off $150 purchase with coupon on their website

 

Gap – 40% off on NOW with code GIFTTIME

 

J. Crew – 40% off on NOW with code HOLIDAY

 

LOFT – 40% off on NOW with code THANKS

 

Macy’s – 20% off sitewide on NOW with code FEAST

 

Madewell – 25% off sitewide on NOW with code THATSALE

 

Old Navy – 40% off storewide on NOW with 50% off storewide starting November 24th

 

Target – 25% off all Beauty TODAY only with daily specials happening all weekend. Target’s 2016 Black Friday Doorbusters have all been listed here.

 

Victoria’s Secret – 50% off all bras on NOW

 

West Elm – 15% off $100 or more with code SAVENOW

 

World Market – 25% off all furniture on NOW with code FURNISH

 

 

 

 

Beach House Design Ideas: The Master Bathroom

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I considered this mermaid tile for a second, but $$$

We bought a beach house last month and decided to turn it into an airbnb.

Construction is already under way in the Olivia Beach community and we are 2.5 months away from completion! Which means I have about another 2-3 weeks to finish up any design decisions, figure out paint colours, order the bathroom vanities, floor tiles, shower tiles and finish pricing out the engineered hardwood.

Here’s what the Powder Room + Kitchen will look like. My next project?

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