Gift Guide :: His, Her, and the Little Ones

Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is just one month away! Have you been planning out your gift giving ideas or wish list?! There are definitely some advantages when you start your shopping early. You’ll likely miss the crazy line ups and also the lessen chance of missing out on that much needed item. In addition – there are many great Black Friday sales going on – so I totally recommend taking advantage of some extra savings!

I was lucky to beat the rush earlier this weekend and visited Manulife Centre to pick up a selection of gifts that are perfect for the ‘his’, ‘her’, and special “little ones’ in my family.

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Outfit :: Splash of Colour

Le Chateau and Evernew Outfit

The winter colour palette can sometimes be a bit dreary. I was on the hunt for a splash of colour over the weekend and luckily stumbled upon this graffiti wall. I recently acquired a few new favourites including this Faux Fur Hooded Parka from Ever New – a Melbourne fashion brand who recently landed in Canada and these Italian-made Leather Ankle Boots which are absolutely a staple item for any outfit.

And I may have added another one (or two) Daniel Wellington watches to my existing collection. I swooned over this Classy St. Mawes 34 mm badly last year, but ended up with the Classic Sheffield 36mm instead, needless to say, I’m so happy that this watch finally made its way to my home :) Until January 15, enjoy 15% your entire purchase with promo code: MYLITTLESECRETS.

How do you incorporate a dose of colour when it’s grey out?!

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DIY Inspiration :: Things to Do with your FUJIfilm Instax Photos {and a special invite}


With just over a month until Christmas, I’ve started to fill my Pinterest board with Christmas DIY ideas.  I especially love crafting during the holidays, especially with family and friends! My friends at Fujifilm Canada invited me to host a private DIY crafting party on Tuesday, November 24 in Toronto to see just about how creative we can get with our Instax photos. Naturally, I browsed through Pinterest for some inspiration and found a few favourites!

I’d love to invite one read and a friend to come join me, Fujifilm Canada, and Chapters Indigo at our private DIY Instax party tomorrow from 7 – 9 p.m. Simply leave me a comment below and I’ll pick a winner!

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Outfit :: Poncho Style {$50 Alex and Ani Giveaway}

Alex and Ani Giveaway and Shoemeca boots

I am loving the extended Fall weather here in Toronto! Typically by this time of the year, I’ve taken out my goose down coat for a spin. Instead, this year, the prolonged Fall weather has allowed me to sport my poncho wrap and ankle booties around the city. I’ve come to really embrace “the poncho” and have been taking this one that I recently purchased from Titika Active Couture with me everywhere.  It not only acts as the perfect wrap for a slightly cooler day, but I love cozying up to it at home on the couch.

On other news, I’m excited that one of my favourite Canadian online shoes site, will be soon be opening a Pop-Up store in Toronto. They have such a huge variety of shoes and super fast delivery. I selected these Vince Camuto Hayes boots to add to my Fall wardrobe and I absolutely adore the versatility and comfort. For a limited time only, enjoy 20% off with code CHILL20 online!

Speaking of Canadian shopping, I shared with you a few posts ago that ALEX AND ANI, who are best known for their charm bracelets are now shipping to Canada! To continue celebrating their flat shipping rate of $9.95 (or free for orders over $75) – I’ve partnered with ALEX AND ANI to offer one lucky reader the chance to win $50USD to spend on

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DIY :: Wedding Terrarium Favors

DIY Wedding Terrarium Favors Place Card Holder 5

There are a lot of expenses when it comes to planning a wedding. I can tell you no matter how diligent you are with your budget, extra costs and expense will always creep up. There were some things I absolutely planned to splurge on from day one and left it to the experts, i.e. photography and florals. Meanwhile there were other items, i.e. my wedding veil and wedding favors, I knew I wanted to DIY – I guess I’d consider myself as the expert in this scenario!

I wanted our wedding favors to be simple, easy to assemble, matched our table setting, and at the end of the day, a keepsake our guests can take which blend nicely with the rest of their home. These DIY mini Wedding Terrariums were inspired by a few extra IKEA spice jars I had laying around at home. I kid you not when I say that inspiration can be found anywhere… in my case, even within the dark corners of my kitchen!

These DIY Wedding Terrariums doubles as favors and place card holders, keep reading on to see how to create them!

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Lookbook :: Shop For Jayu’s 2015 Holiday Collection

Shop For Jayu Holiday 5

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a behind the scenes and giveaway from Shop For Jayu‘s Holiday Collection that I was invited to style and model for. The Lookbook and is finally ready and I’m so happy to share them here with you!

To celebrate the launch, you’re also invited to shop the entire collection IRL on Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21 at The Ten Spot on the Danforth. Swing by to enjoy special perks such as a 10% off social media discount and 20% off Ten Spot Services with purchases over $50. Full invitation attached, I hope you can make it!

A special thank you to the entire team and wardrobe sponsors, Le Chateau (how amazing is my beaded dress?!) and Ted Baker for making this Lookbook and Holiday Collection launch a success, read further for full credits.

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Giveaway :: Holiday Shopping Saving Tips with

RetailMeNot Canada Giveaway Coupons Holiday

With Christmas holidays in under two months, I’m already prepping for my holiday shopping list. This year, we racked up a few BIG expenses, including our wedding, honeymoon, and also saving up for (hopefully) a near future kitchen renovation. With all that in mind, my goal this year is to reduce my holiday spending without compromising the quality of my shopping and entertaining plans. In Spring, I chatted about my savings journey with by utilizing some fantastic digital coupons offered by many retailers online. Since then, I’ve continued to scout many great deals and finds!

There is a misconception that couponing means saving $0.50 on frozen pizzas and and $2.00 off your next laundry detergent purchase. However, digital couponing can mean savings big dollars on your next luxury goods purchase or even your next holiday vacation.

I’m so thrilled to once again partner with to share some shopping tips and a $200 VISA gift card giveaway to help you exercise your couponing skills!

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DIY :: Attend our Workshops at Yorkdale Mall with BRIKA

BRIKA Christmas Holiday DIY Workshop

For those of you who appreciate crafting, spending time with friends, and the Christmas holidays, I’ve got great news for you! I am so excited to announce my collaboration with BRIKA and Delight Floral Design, to host two Holiday DIY Workshop at BRIKA’s new Yorkdale Mall location!

Last year, Delight Floral Design and I hosted a DIY Holiday Wreath workshop and it was a major success. We are so thrilled to work together again in bringing you two more DIY workshops this year, this time partnering with the amazing people behind BRIKA. BRIKA’s newest space will be a DIYer’s DREAM! A dedicated DIY Workshop area has been set-up, sponsored by the new “maker” channel, and supported by partners such as The Kit and Crate & Barrel. Trust me, our curated workshops will NOT disappoint.

Read further for full pricing details and how to purchase tickets to our workshops, as well as BRIKA’s entire workshop series.

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Honeymoon Travel :: Oia, Santorini

Oia, Santorini Honeymoon

I finally started to go through some of the photos we took during our honeymoon! I will be sharing more in a few more posts, but first up, is the beautiful town of Oia on the islands of Santorini. During the second week of our honeymoon, we explored the islands of Greece and spent one day touring this breathtaking town. There are four main towns along the caldera in Santorini – Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli, and Oia. These are located on the western edge of the island and are situated on the caldera cliff, which offers fantastic views of the volcano.

Keep reading to see more photos.

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DIY :: Gold Leaf Painted Pumpkins

DIY Painted Gold Leaf Pumpkin Behr Paint

Happy Halloweekend! Whether you’re frantically getting ready for Halloween or looking for fresh Fall decorating ideas, these DIY Gold Leaf Painted Pumpkins are the perfect way to add an extra flare to your doorstep or window sill. When the BEHR 2016 Color Trends were released, I fell in love with pretty much every single colour which led me to order a sample of each, literally! With miniature pumpkins in hand, I was determined to showcase a few of my most favourite from the Color Trends list.

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