OOTD - All Black Holiday Look

Friday, 27 November 2015

top shop shearling jacket black rebecca minkoff leo clutch glitter outfit

Now that we're just on the last tip of November, it's all about the holidays. I'm typically a little slow to get into the holiday spirit, but this year with the abundance of decorations in Toronto and holiday-themed parties I'm ready to celebrate!  Those of you who have been reading for some time may remember one of my first posts titled 'How To Dress For The Holidays, For The Conservative Girl' (which is still curiously one of my most-read posts.) Although I feel as though my style has certainly evolved past conservative, this outfit fits the bill.  Holiday dressing doesn't have to be all about sequins and glitter.  Sometimes just playing with texture can elevate a simple outfit and make it into something special.  This black shearling coat adds a dressy element to an otherwise basic black dress and boots. When your outfit is fairly subdued accessories can add some needed panache, and this glittery clutch certainly fits the bill!  Add a bold lip, and you're ready to party - while still staying in your comfort zone.

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The Hunger Games: MockingJay Part 2 with Amex Invites

Thursday, 26 November 2015

American Express Invites Canada

Let me start off by saying that I love The Hunger Games series.  I was sucked in when I first read the
books on a trip to the Dominican Republic - yes, all three books in a matter of days. Flash forward to the movies being released and I was hooked. I had anxiously been waiting for the second installment of the Hunger Games Mockingjay movie since seeing the first one in theatres, and was lucky enough to be able to attend a special advance screening courtesy of American Express Canada..

My husband Brian and I arrived to the TIFF Bell Lightbox and were both immediately impressed; not only were we able to see the final installment of the Hunger Games movie before its release date, but the theatre itself was so luxurious and impressive. After breezing through check in, we helped ourselves to a bag of complementary popcorn (or two), a couple of Pepsis and climbed the steps to be seated in the theatre's balcony (yes - balcony!) The nice thing about being able to attend a prescreening is that the movie is a complete surprise - too early for any spoilers. The energy at the theatre was electric with everyone excited to be able to see this incredible movie before it hit theatres. Brian and I haven't stopped talking about how much fun we had, and if the night was any indication of the caliber of events you can expect with Amex Invites then I'm impressed.

American Express Invites Canada

One of the coolest parts of my night was that for the first time ever American Express opened its doors to all Canadians allowing them to experience the benefits of being a Cardmember through Amex Invites. But the fun doesn’t end with the Hunger Games. Those who enter now have a chance to attend an exclusive premium dining event at one of Canada’s Best New Restaurants, as determined by Air Canada enRoute Magazine. All you have to do is visit www.AmexInvites.ca and provide your email address for the opportunity to attend a dining event in Calgary, Vancouver or Toronto.

Amex Invites offers access to the hottest tickets and events around the country. Although American
Express is known for providing its Cardmembers with early access to the best entertainment
experiences, this giveaway allows you to experience all of the benefits that Amex Invites has to offer - without being a Cardmember.

Yes, Brian makes an unprecedented cameo via Snapchat (username: lapetitenoob.) Head over to
www.AmexInvites.ca and to see for yourself how many cool events there are! To my Toronto friends: the next dinning event is Bar Raval on December 14th and you have until the 6th to enter!

xo Joëlle

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OOTD - Fall Weekend Routine

Monday, 23 November 2015

Wake up, lounge, coffee, flowers; this is what my weekend routine consists of.  Between working full time, blogging commitments and trying to find time for a social life weekends tend to be hectic. As busy as the weekends can be, as long as I stick to my tried-and-true weekend routine lineup then I feel content and refreshed. Flower runs when the weather gets colder means trading in my easy sundresses for some heavy knits and opaque stockings. This chunky sweater is so warm that I often wear it without a jacket! Paired with a simple black skirt and some dark tights and I'm ready to hit the flower market.

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