An Intro to Buying Designer on eBay, Style File Friday

Although Ebay has been around for decades, I think that a lot of us forget that it’s ever there. For me personally, I don’t like auction-style purchases- I don’t like getting my hopes up on an item and then losing it, and I also don’t like knowing the cost of an item. However, a few of the bigger lifestyle and fashion bloggers that I follow have been promoting eBay and as a Canadian, it could very well give me access to brands that I normally can’t purchase. In line with my style resolution to take more risks, I decided to take a chance and buy my next handbag on eBay! I’m sharing my tips and tricks to tackling it.

An Introduction to Buying Designer on eBay

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Christmas Prep: Craft Sales 

I know that a lot of us think of online shopping and Amazon and malls and outlet centres when we think of holiday shopping, but there are still other alternatives to getting your holiday shopping done. While I plan on making some of my gifts myself (DIY posts to come), there are somethings that I’m just not talented enough to make myself. Enter: the craft sale. I will admit to being that person who thinks that they are for moms and grandmas, but I am eating my words (and thoughts I suppose)! Today I’m sharing my craft sale experience and tips…

ChristmasCraft Sales

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Rant: Shipping North of the 49

Hello, all! Everyone seemed very on board for a rant post, so I figured that I may as well give the people what they want- rant numero uno, coming up! For those of you who are new to the blog, I am Canadian. I know that people often expect Canadians to be polite, easy going, and quiet but today I refuse to be silent any longer!

Shipping to Canada, A Rant

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Tips to Prepare for Outlet Shopping

Without a doubt, my Retail vs. Outlet- Worth It? post is my most popular, followed closely by Alternatives to Outlet Stores! Judging from the number of views of the posts, the number of people posting about outlet sales in my Facebook groups, and the popularity of outlet and off-price shopping, a lot of us are interested in outlet and off-price shopping. I find that preparing for shopping at an outlet is a different process than when I am shopping at a regular retail store. I am sure that a lot of people will see no difference, but I find that altering the way that I approach shopping for outlets has led to more enjoyable shopping, and more importantly, more successful shopping. So, what are my tips?

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Alternatives to Outlet Stores

I recently posted about the differences between buying designer labels at retail stores and at outlet stores, but those aren’t the only ways to find your dream items! Thankfully the modern world has provided us with alternatives to physical stores. Continue reading

Holes in My Wardrobe

I will fully admit- I first saw this on Franish, who is possibly one of the most organised people I’ve ever seen! I am sort of bad for seeing something on a blog or a store site, and then thinking, that would look great in my wardrobe! So, this is my attempt to take a full catalogue of my wardrobe, and really decide what items I would like long term. This is arranged by short term (2016) and long term (anywhere from 2-10 years).
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Retail vs Outlet- Worth it?

The whole topic of buying retail as opposed to buying outlet is certainly popular right now. CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) recently aired a piece on the question of quality in outlet stores. It is not so straightforward as to be, “it’s all terrible, or it’s all quality”- but that seems to be the approach that most people take. Because I have enough of it to compare, my examples will come from Kate Spade! (Also, feel free to read my related posts, Alternatives to Outlet Stores and Tips to Prepare for Outlet Shopping!) Continue reading

Holiday Vacation: Seattle, Day 1

My trip was December 26 to January 5, giving us a huge amount of time together!M, his brothers, and I headed into Seattle on the first Monday that I was there! I was able to get Delta to hold my suitcase instead of sending it out with UPS to take 2-3 days, and we went to pick it up first! Delta was helpful, and quite fast with bringing out my bag. We left the car at the airport and took the light rail into the city! We wanted to stay in the city long enough to wait out the rush hour traffic, so we had quite some time in Seattle. We wandered, shopped, and finally went up the Space Needle! 
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Style Saturday- 10 January 2016, or the KATE SPADE OUTLET!!

Hello, and welcome back!! I apologise for the extra long hiatus, the food poisoning did quite a number on me. Avoid having food poisoning on a plane at all costs, I warn you!! Anyhoo, on to Style Saturday!

I don’t have any pictures of the outlets themselves, but this trip, we were able to get to the Kate Spade outlet! And it was everything I dreamed it would be… M, M’s mom, and I headed to the Seattle Premium Outlets, confusingly in Tulalip, and I was all ready to get to Kate Spade!  Continue reading

Boxing Day! (Blogmas #15)

Today (December 26) is Boxing Day, aka St Stephen’s Day for most countries in the Commonwealth! Though our neighbours to the South in the US don’t recognise it, it has been an important part of the holidays for all of my life!  Continue reading