HAPPY THANKSGIVING : GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO FALL {LOVE OTTAWA BLOG LINK #1}

It has been QUITE a WINNING week and I couldn’t be happier, grateful and thankful. Which makes perfect timing as it is also this year’s Canadian Thanksgiving! I realized over the years I had to specify which Happy Thanksgiving as the US celebrates theirs after Canada. BLUSH AND MINT: GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO FALL In all…

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BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK: SIMPLE SUMMER TO FALL FASHION

By now you would have seen an endless barrage of blog posts and TV segments on summer-to-fall fashion how-tos and beauty tips and tricks. Aside from every fashion magazine’s September Issue or the Fashion Bible (as some would say), summer to fall wardrobe transition is indeed le sujet du jour. And I love me some…

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TAKE ME TO CHURCH OR NOT: PLANNING YOUR SEPTEMBER LONG WEEKEND

Nothing excites me more than long weekends! Okay, that’s not exactly 100% true as I like shopping, traveling, doing nothing… I can go on and on (which I suppose makes my first statement entirely untrue but you know what I mean!) but the point is, the September long weekend is upon us and it’s three…

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1X2 CHALLENGE: 1 DRESS, 2 LOOKS WITH HKR COLLECTIONS

There’s something absolutely magical with summertime, the sun is brightly shining, the skies are bluer than blue and everyone just feels generally fantastic every day. There are so many events, gatherings and music festivals to go to that it’s the perfect time to experiment with different looks without having to layer so many pieces of…

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HOT PINK FOR THE PHILIPPINES PRESIDENTIAL STATE VISIT TO CANADA

One of the most important and ‘big-deal’ events I had the privilege of being invited to this year is the rare opportunity of meeting the President of the Republic of the Philippines, my beloved home country away from home. President Benigno Aquino was scheduled to come to Canada for his very first state visit, meet…

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THE TROUBLE WHEN TRENDSETTERS DO NOT SET THE TREND

When you have the First Lady of the United States of America as your number one fan and ‘un-official’ brand ambassador, Anna Wintour as an outspoken ally and you have a CEO dubbed as the Man Who Dressed America, what could ever go wrong for you? Well, perhaps not much a few years ago when…

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FASHION UNIFORM: EASTER OUTFIT WITH FUR AND SKINNY JEANS

One look at my closet would immediately tell you, I have a big bias towards dresses. For a number of reasons obviously. The first being, it’s fast and easy. There is no need to figure out what top matches with which bottom or if this bold print would go with that bright colour. A dress…

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WINTER MUST: FAUX FUR TRAPPER HAT

You may remember this exact outfit in this post last year. If you look closely, everything is exactly the same except one thing. If you guessed it’s the Faux-Fur Trapper Hat, you’re exactly right Mister and Miss Smarty Pants! The trapper hat is, in fact, one accessory that I am appalled (yes, I tend to…

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GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME WITH JORD WOOD WATCHES #JORDWATCH

There is no denying the fact that I love accessories. In addition to the over packed closet after over packed shoe closet I have, there are separate shelves and boxes and hidden compartments dedicated to just accessories. From sparkly studs to drop down chandelier earrings, from tennis bracelets to massive cuffs, from dainty necklaces to…

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BEYOND THE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

If you live in Canada and have a slight interest in media, you must have seen the shocking and developing story about ex-CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) radio host Jian Gomeshi’s massive fall from grace. Don’t worry, this post is not at all about that as you can search #JIANGOMESHI #GOMESHIGATE #BDSM AND #FIFTYSHADESOFGREY, you will…

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