Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sad Day...

Hello everyone! I wanted to do a quick post to let you know that this will be the last post on my shopping blog unfortunately. When I do things I like to do them well or not at all and I feel as though I haven't had enough time to shopping blog as much as I would like. I will still be food blogging at EAT AND BE MERRY and will occasionally do some shopping and fashion posts on there. I find it so much easier to snap a photo of food before I eat it than purchase some stuff, go home and put on a fashion show. I have so much respect for fashion bloggers who blog regularly! Thank you for reading and I am excited to incorporate some more fashion and shopping posts on my food blog. Have a very Merry Christmas! :)

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How to Make the Most out of a Weekend in Calgary

Image Source: Journal of Commerce
Nestled among foothills, mountains, prairies and breathtaking landscapes, new visitors may be surprised to discover all the upscale shopping and entertainment that beautiful Calgary has to offer. If you’re coming for a long weekend, here are some favourite hot spots to check out in this great city!
Where to Stay
Whether you’re looking for serene countryside or downtown bustle, there are plenty of hotels, inns, B&Bs, ranches and suites to accommodate you. If you like getting the best of two worlds, places like roseman provide home-like living with all the luxury and comfort of an elegant hotel.  These suites come equipped with a full-size kitchen, living area, desk and more; ideal for a short weekend retreat or a weeklong vacation!

Shop till you Drop

Image source: Centre City Talk

Head to Downtown Calgary to experience some of the city's finest shopping, dining and entertainment. There are a variety of shopping districts that each offer their own unique shops, boutiques and entertainment nearby.

Head to Marda Loop, a savvy shopping district filled with over 130 trendy stores for all types of shoppers. Family-owned businesses around the district include jewelry stores, unique gift shops and vinyl record stores.
Other main shopping areas of Calgary that you may enjoy during you weekend retreat are Uptown 17th Ave, Kensington Village, Inglewood, Haskayne Mercantile Block at Heritage Park Historical Village, Olde Towne Okotoks and Victoria Park.

Chow Down

Image source: Visit Calgary

During your stay in Calgary, don't forget to stop at some of the city's most delicious eateries to give your taste buds a fantastic experience. Stop into Home Sweet Home for a tasting experience unlike any other. Dine on small portions of Canadian cuisine that you can share with friends and family. Rock crab ravioli and bison tartar are just two examples of entree items that you may find here. In addition to Canadian cuisine, taste the entrees from other areas of the world at Creative Korean. This restaurant specializes in classic Korean dishes combined with the latest trends worldwide. You can't forget to grab desert at Dream Puffs, where the gourmet cream puffs are simply to die for. From casual dining to upscale dining, Calgary has it all.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Awesome FAUX UGGS!

New UGGS in "sand"
The first pair of UGGS that I ever owned were purchased from an amazing little shop in Freemantle, Perth, Australia and I got them as slippers even before the craze hit North America. I still have these beaut's that I do wear around as boots but this purchase was in 2003 so clearly it is time to upgrade my warm go-tos. Browns has a selection of UGGS that I really like but they are ranging in price from $250-395 and I just can't justify that price. One of my co-workers found this awesome website that we ordered our boots off of and they just arrived today. Ya- they are probably knockoffs but you seriously wouldn't be able to tell (unless you compare them apples for apples like we did.. but still). Here is the site! We got these for about $90 and the price goes down with the more pairs that you buy so we combined an order. I am super impressed with the way they turned out and will most likely be ordering more! They also arrived in about 10 days which is great... They come from Beijing so I was expecting weeks. UGG boots fit about one size too big so go one size down and they will stretch- I am normally an 8 and ordered a 9. Here are some more photos of them and a few others I have my eye on:
Yayyy I'm in love with the white fur accents and buttons! These EXACT pair at Browns right now are $395. PFFT!
They look legit, right?! Super warm!
Here are some others I have my eye on.... Why do men hate UGGS by the way?!
Don't ask me why I like these.... Because they are bright and unique I think!
I like the color and tassel on these boots.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pajama Jeans.. and some COMFY dress pants

If I had my choice- I would never wear pants. No pants to work, no pants at home. No pants DANCE! I don't like the way they feel around my belly. I don't like the flexibility of them. I prefer Lululemon pants obviously or long t shirts with no pants at all. I mean- is there such thing as comfortable underwear? I have yet to find it. I did see these new beauties online today though that are apparently the new rage. Pajama Jeans?! Rachel Ray had them on her show recently and hell- they aren't have bad. Above is the official infomercial and I am pretty much Goddamn sold. They use a material called "dormisoft" even have pockets with stitching and embellishments for $39.99. What? These could probably fool most men and it might be worth it to give them a try... For around the house that is ;) Here are some photos:
I quite like the dark denim actually
Cozy! No buttons to leave impressions on your skin.
My newest co-worker has introduced me to these incredible "Premium" brand dress pants that are like wearing pajama pants. Club Monaco currently is selling them from $65-110 and we found them at RW & Co. today in a slew of different colors for $39.50 - $55. SOLD! These pants literally slip on like leggings and are SO comfortable. Colors included purple, red, indigo blue, grey, dark grey, black, khaki, etc. Here are the ones I got:
Look at these beauts! I love the suede detail on the inside of the leg and they look super nice on. And are sooo comfortable! I haven't shopped at RW & Co. in forever- I'm glad I have rediscovered them again. These guys were $55 but you can get just plain black with no insert for $49
This is the magic in these pants folks- elastic waistband. Oh yes. No buttons or snaps or hooks or the usual bullshit that dress pants have.
And in red! The fabric is quite different with these. Almost like a stretchy silk or something. AND these were only $39.50 and look like a lot more than that when they are on.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


I'm definitely guilty of emotional shopping.. you?!
AND you have something to show for it ;)
If you want it... you should probablyyy buy it
Or my other excuse: blog research of course.
Bucket List!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wedding trend- ombre

I was Googling something random and found Gwen Stefani's unique wedding dress and then discovered a trend going on with weddings- ombre! What do you think of this trend? I personally think it is beautiful but would worry it would be too, "trendy" in years to come looking back at photos.
I think this dress really suits her.
I think she looks angelic and I like how the pink fades
Infamous post ceremony photo
Ombre wedding dress? I love it!
Incredible silhouette from Versace
Peachy keen
I love this dress for a formal event that isn't a wedding too!
Seattle-based women's dress designer Wai-Ching
Julia Stiles in the Monique Lhuillier stunner and Gwyneth Paltrow in an ombre number
Match the cake?
Beautiful umbrella and pink gown
Another confection from Versace
Pretty! I wonder if you would look back on photos and regret choosing a trendy gown?
Super unique.
I never thought of matching my dress to my cake, did you ?!
Gwen Stefani was clearly just ahead of her time. I adore this dress on this bride.
What a great idea. In my bouquet I had four different flowers and each of my bridesmaids had one type of flower so when you put them all together- it was my bouquet!
How about an ombre color theme? I think the chair covers looks neat
Unique for a winter or holiday wedding
*SIGH* can we get married again for the shiny things and pinterest coming out AFTER I was married ;)
Hipster wedding
Beauty bridesmaid dress