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Favourite Fall Fashion Colours
November 15, 2010 at 9:40 am 0
This fall colour is in and a look through any fashion magazine, designer boutique or local mall will showcase the basic colours with a strong dash of statement colours. Here's what we're loving Red This fall red is everywhere - from bright red accessories, to gorgeous red jackets, to shocking red lipstick. Red is so versatile and can be fun and playful but also serious and sexy - wear just a dash or go overboard with lots of red this season!
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Purple Purple is also super hot this season and we love it! Purple is subtle and sexy and really complimentary for most skin colours. There's also a huge range of purples out there to enjoy - so everyone can find their favourite shade.
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Other colours that are in this season include camel (not so exciting), metallics (we're kind of tired of this trend) and olive greens(nice, but also safe and not exciting).
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Fall Boots From UGG: The Top 3 Picks You’ll Want
October 12, 2010 at 10:30 am 1
This fall the folks over at UGG have some amazing designs for their boots. These looks are all really versatile and can go from weekend looks, to brunch, to around town, and best off all you'll keep your feet super warm with these super stylish looks! Top Pick #1: Lynnea Clog Shearling-Lined Ankle Boots
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The thick shearling-lined cuff brings warmth to this rich leather style with stud trim. The detailing is cool, they look amazing and you can match this with jeans and a funky jacket for a great look. $190 CDN --- Pick # 2: Maxene Tall Wedge Boots
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The rich leather with exposed seams and tonal stitch details work well for a modern, city-girl appeal. The low heel means you can wear them all day - perfect for runnng errands, fall walks, and coffee dates with your best girlfriends followed by boutiqu shopping! $290 CDN --- Pick # 3: Tall Lug-Sole Suede Boots.
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The Shearling-lined suede is shaped into a durable silhouette with strap accents. We love this colour, and the wedge heel adds height with edge! $250 CDN
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3 Best Emmy Dresses
August 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm 0
The Emmy's were last night, and there's news all over the media about who was wearing what. To make it easy for you here are Cashmere Clutch's choice for 3 Best Emmy Dresses. Pick # 1 - Lea Michele (from Glee) in Oscar de La Renta The dress is gorgeous, and flattering and very classy. The detailing is amazing, and she looks like an American princess. She did not take home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, but she did get tonnes, literally tonnes, of coverage from her dress. Just goes to show what a great dress can do for your career!
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Pick # 2 - Claire Danes in Giorgio Armani Prive Oh, how we love this iridescent crystal-encrusted Giorgio Armani Prive gown. It looks unbelievably good on Claire Danes, and to top it all off she won the Primetime Emmy for Best Actress in a Mini Series or a Movie for HBO's Temple Grandin.
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Pick # 3 - Jenna Fischer in Versace Thankfully somebody was wearing some colour at the Emmy's! It was a a sea of black, white and neutrals, which made Jenna's choice look even more fantastic! We love the flowy fabric, the bold colour, and how flattering and feminine the dress looks. Hooray for doing something different!
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Photo Credit: Life
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Events, Life, Travel
Top 10 Things To Do For The August Long Weekend
July 30, 2010 at 11:44 am 0
In Ontario we have a fabulous 3 days off for the August long weekend. Not sure what to do? There are lots of fantastic things going on, not to mention the weather is going to be absolutely gorgeous!

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1.Take A Day Trip To The Toronto Islands (click here to read more) One of our favourite things to do is to go the the Toronto Islands. 2. Go To The Beach (click here to read more) The Beach is also a favourite place to be this weekend. Take a stroll on the beach, play some volleyball, watch the seagulls, or enjoy a delicious brunch along Queen Street. 3. Visit The Harboufront Area (click here to read more) There's also lots of great things happening at the Harbourfront in general. Read on to find out what to do, where to go, and where the best patio is! 4. Take Part In Caribana (click here to read more) Of course you've probably heard that this weekend is the Caribana weekend - it's a massive party that consumes a large part of our city to so here's information on how you can get involved.

Things To Do Outside Of The City
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5. Take A Day Trip To Niagara On The Lake (click here to read more) Niagara On the Lake is an absolute favourite. Here's a short post on what do while you're in Ontario's favourite wine country. 6. Go To Cottage Country (click here to read more) Cottage country is gorgeous, and there's no better weekend to enjoy it than this one! Here's a link to a last minute cottage rental site...so tempting!

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7. Host A Fabuous Dinner Party (click here to read more) It's going to be gorgeous, so host a fabulous outdoor dinner party with these amazing recipes. 8. Go On A Cheap, Fun & Active Date (click here to read more) Great suggestions for cheap, active and super fun date activities. If you're single don't fret, grab one of your girlfriends and make it a girls date! 9. Go Hiking With Your Girlfriends (click here to read more) The great outdoors, great girlfriends...well it all sounds pretty great. And it is. Do something totally different this weekend, and go hiking with your ladies. You'll love it! 10. Day Dream What Your Fantasy Life (click here to read more) In a relaxed environment, with no pressure or noise, or stress, or anything to disrupt you, let your mind wander...and create a picture of your dream life. It will be the start of great things for you!
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Looks To Love: Salma Hayeks New Hair
June 1, 2010 at 11:10 am 0
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When we saw the cover of In Style this month we were tickled pink with Salma Hayeks new hairstyle. It's gorgeous, fun, sexy, light and playful! And, she looks so smoking hot on the cover and in every shot inside. But this mid length cut is not for everyone, and is a beg step away from her normally long and luscious locks. Have Your Say- what do you think about Salma's new hair? Love It? Hate It?
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Spring Fashion Trends 2010 – Hit Or Miss?
March 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm 1
The good folks over at Saks have selected four super trends for Spring 2010. 1. Florals and Stripes 2. Button Up Shirts 3. Denim 4. Spring Shorts We love the idea of florals and stripes...but the rest is kind of meh. What do you think?

Are these Spring fashions a hit or miss?

Are these Spring fashions a hit or miss?

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Life
Doing Good Feels Good! How Helping Charities Helps You
March 26, 2010 at 7:17 am 0
This week has been a bit of a whirlwind of charitable events - it's pretty tiring but so great to get out, meet new people, and help raise money for great causes!

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make new connections at fundraising events

Last night, along with other great bloggers like Lisa and Wendy who run The Hip and Urban Girls Guide, Ali and Alex from Chickadvisor, and Sandy from Reinventing Sandy B we attended the TwestivalTO event which raised an amazing $20,000 for concern. You can check out The Hip and Urban Girls Guide coverage of the event here. On Wednesday night there was also a super cool fundraiser at O Noir restaurant - where you dine in the dark which helped raise money for Angels in the Night - a charity that raises money to help the homeless. Not only do these events help raise money for great causes, but they are also good for you! They provide an excellent networking opportunity, a chance to meet new people, and you never know - you might make a business connection, make a new best friend, or get a new date.

charitable events are a great way to meet new people

charitable events are a great way to meet new people

If you find it hard to meet new people or talk to strangers, it's almost like trying to meet guys - here are some great tips on how to talk to guys that you can also use to meet new people or network at events. To make sure you actually go up and introduce yourself to strangers set a goal for how many new people you are going to meet - say 3 for your first time. Look around at people that are alone, that look interesting, or that look like someone you would like to get to know better. It's easier than you think and could be the start of something great in your life! Photo Credit: altru world and #twestivalTO on Flikr
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Spring 2010 Shopping Essentials
March 23, 2010 at 1:21 pm 0
Spring is a time of change, renewed energy, and best of all wonderful fashion after months of drab and dark winter clothes! To help you out we’ve made a list of what you need for the new season and how much you should spend to get it. But be warned, this is not your typical list - this doesn't show a list of over priced and super trendy one season only fashions. These shopping essentials are meant to last for seasons and be reasonably priced - helping you look great, and invest in items that you can get maximum wear out of!

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Neutral Coloured Heels With Fun Details – approx $150 These are a good staple because they can go with pretty much anything, can last several seasons and are super versatile for work and for fun. These also go really well with the military inspired clothes that are popular now, in case you want to mix some trendy items in your wardrobe. Shoes pictured are Micheal Kors Spring 2009 collection – that are still very wearable this season!

Open Toe Black Heels – approx $150 Every girl needs a pair of black heels! These are also super versatile but can also easily show fading and general wear and tear. So make sure you take good care of them, or replace them regularly. BCBG always has an excellent collection of basics and super fun black heels.

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Fun Summer Sandals – approx $100 Since the other pair of shoes are basics, splash out and have some fun with your summer sandals. Buy ones that can work at the office or at the park and don’t be afraid to choose ones that are slightly trendy and will be worn out after one season. Summer shoes normally cannot endure longer than one year - so be prepared to replace these next year. Shoes pictured above are from NineWest.

White pants – approx $100 Nothing says spring like white pants. Yes, they may be hard to keep clean, but they look great coupled with bright shirts and the neutral coloured heels. Throw on some fun accessories and you have an outfit that looks amazing and can repeated almost once a week! Jacob is a great source for basics like white pants. You an usually score pants on sale from $50 up to $100.

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3 Colourful Shirts With Fun Details – approx $100 each Lighten up! Enjoy all spring has to offer with brightly coloured shirts, fun patterns and cool cuts. Not only will these fun shirts make you feel springy these three shirts can be mixed with pants, cute skirts, or shorts and are a great addition to your regular rotation of spring clothes. Femme de Carriere is always a great source for fabulous shirts with fun colours and very flattering cuts. Sometimes they can be really pricey, so watch out for when they have sales (very regularly) and you can score the same great shirt for $$$’s off.

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An Everyday Dress – approx $125 Now that you don’t need to cover up as much enjoy the ease that a spring dresses offers. You don’t have to worry about what tights to wear or if it’s warm enough outside to wear it. Just put it on! Add either of the three shoes above, pile on the accessories and enjoy! Easy peasy! Club Monaco is a good source for dresses, and Jacob also has some great and inexpensive basics.
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Fun And Sexy Spring Dresses From BCBG
February 25, 2010 at 12:44 pm 1
There are loads of new fun dresses at BCBG now that look absolutely divine! Now that Spring is here it's time to put away the dark clothes, the extra layers, and the salty boots and embrace colour and fun prints for Spring. This gorgeous dress has colours but offers enough coverage so that you can wear it to the office too! For $158 it's a decent price for a well made dress that can go from work to cocktails sooo easily.

A fun and sassy dress that's office appropriate

A fun and sassy dress that's office appropriate

This super fun printed dress definitely makes a statement, but the conservative cut tones it down perfectly! At $128 and a body hugging pattern this looks like a great choice for a party, night out with the girls, or a third date!

Colour and a conservative cut make a perfect match!

Colour and a conservative cut make a perfect match!

This tiered one shouldered dress is romantic and sexy at the same time, making it a perfect date dress! It's $296, so definitely more pricey, but with this style you can get tonnes of use out of it!

A sexy and romatinc dress all in one!

A sexy and romatinc dress all in one!

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Spring Shoes To Love
February 22, 2010 at 12:57 pm 0
With the smell of fresh grass filling the air, little flower buds bursting through the moist soil, and the last drops of ice and snow slowly getting smaller and smaller there is something amazing that happens...girls can once again dream of wearing spring shoes outside. And dream away we do! Flats, open toed, heels, peep toes, in so many colors and so many different patterns and fabrics it can almost make a girl dizzy! And this Spring over at Nine West there are some gorgeous shoes that inspire all sorts of fashion dreams.

strappy spring sandals in metallic finished leathers

strappy spring sandals in metallic finished leathers

This stappy sandal, called Jiles, has a 4" heel and comes with gorgeous woven leather. It could go with pretty much anything, and at $120 with so much versatility seems to be a great wardrobe staple this Spring/Summer.

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These lovely and office appropriate shoes look fun, but can also look conservative based on what you're wearing. The 3.5" heels can give you some nice height. This shoe, called Yessa, sells for $120.

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These wedge sandals are perfect for going from day to night - they can look more work appropriate for day, and with a fun patterned dress look like the perfect dress to hit the patio with. These shoes are also pretty comfortable, so you can spend most of the day in them, running errands, doing work, or standing at a party and feel good. These shoes retail at $78, and are called Guinevere.
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