Holiday Party Attire

It’s that time of year where your weekends start filling up with holiday parties, whether it’s for work, with your friends or family. Asides from your personal style, the location and/or theme of the party can narrow down your outfit choices. Everyone pretty much always has an ugly sweater party to attend, right? But it’s more about the parties where you get to throw some heels on & get all done up! Unfortunately my work doesn’t have a holiday party and neither does my fiance. However, I’ve compiled some pieces that I would consider wearing if I had somewhere to go – whether you’re feeling glam (sequins!), sophisticated sexy, or romantic in lace!

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Sequin Skirt // Sequined Cardigan // Sequin Bodycon Dress

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Partyskirt // Wool Boy Trouser // Woven Top

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Lace Peplum Top // Lace Dress // Lace Skirt

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Bridesmaid Gift Bags

Over the last few months I’ve been purchasing items to put into a gift bag for my bridesmaids to give to them when we went wedding dress shopping – and I said yes to my dress!

The colours for our wedding are white & gold with mint/seafoam as the accent colour so I wanted to bring that colour scheme into the gifts and presentation. It was super easy finding gold items but finding the perfect shade of mint proved to be difficult. I had found on Etsy lots of cute bridesmaid invitations so I took a couple of the sayings and made my own cards. One thing I wanted to include in the gift was something that was “so Stephanie”; cupcakes. I found a recipe awhile ago on Pinterest that made 2 vanilla cupcakes so I filled a little mason jar with the dry ingredients & included a card with directions on how to bake them. A few extra little goodies were added, as well as a mini bottle of champagne.

The girls loved their gifts and I’m so excited to have them by my side to help me along the way. Asides from finalizing our DJ, I think the wedding planning will be put on hold until the New Year just because we’re nearing the Holiday season and it’s always such a busy time.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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Berry + Leopard

This morning I went with my mom & 3 of my girlfriends to try on wedding dresses for the first time! (insert obligatory girlie squeal here) I was so excited, and a little nervous actually. Whenever I go shopping and try clothes on I tend to always throw out an “Oh my god, I LOVE this!”, then buy it, let it sit in my closet for awhile, try it on again & decide I really don’t love it all that much. Oops! Thankfully most stores have a good return policy. Anyways, I was afraid that I would fall in love with too many dresses & end up getting overwhelmed with narrowing it down to just one but that wasn’t really the case.

I left the store without purchasing a dress today, which was my intention, but now I’m trying to decide which of my favourite two is THE ONE. I can be very indecisive and this is a big decision so I don’t want to pick the wrong one. They’re both beautiful gowns so we’ll see which one keeps appearing in my dreams…

I decided to wear the berry midi dress that I purchased yesterday & received lots of compliments on the colour – told you ladies! I paired it with a leopard print circle scarf & cognac booties. It was a nice day out today – I love that crisp feeling in the air during the Fall when the sun’s still shining & the leaves are falling. Since we weren’t allowed coffee in the salon with us we all grabbed a Pumpkin Spice Latte when we were finished – the perfect drink for this season.

Have a great weekend everyone! xx

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Dress (H&M) Scarf (H&M; Old) Booties (Payless; Old) Watch (MarcByMarcJacobs)

– Stephanie

Fall Trends: Jewel Tones

There are many trends for this upcoming Fall season but this is the last one of my Fall Trends posts! I say “upcoming” because it hasn’t quite started, even though the first official day of Fall is 2 days away. The weather has definitely started to change. When I’m getting dressed for work in the morning (which is at like 6am) it’s cold & cloudy but by mid afternoon it becomes warm & sunny. What the heck?! Oh right, this is Vancouver.

A trend that I love for Fall are pretty jewel tones like Teal & Berry/Oxblood! I actually just purchased a teal blouse & a berry long sleeve midi dress from H&M (on a side note, I’m become slightly obsessed with dresses & skirts in a midi length). It also happens that teal is one of my favourite colours – my #1 fav is purple. These colours are the perfect way to add that pop of colour to your Fall wardrobe which usually consists of neutrals like black, cognac & creme. They can also be worn all year round which is a great reason to pick up something in one of these fabulous colours!

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H&M, Aritzia, Party Skirt, CakeForBreakfast

– Stephanie