Monday, November 24, 2014

Pickering Town Centre Celebrates Black Friday & Gift Card Giveaway

Attention all shoppers! In case you don’t already have it marked down on your calendar, this coming Friday November 28 is Black Friday! What was only once celebrated by the Americans, Black Friday has become increasingly popular here in Canada over  the last few years. This is when most major retailers will open early and will offer great promotions/sales to kick off the holiday shopping season.

You’ll definitely have to stop by Pickering Town Centre this Black Friday. PTC is just off the Highway 401 in the heart of Pickering, Ontario at Kingston Rd. (Highway 2) and Liverpool Rd. They will be opening early at 8am and will stay open until 9:30pm on November 28.

Pickering Town Centre has over 200 stores! Hudson’s Bay, Sears, H&M, Gap, Coach and Target, just to name a few. It’s a perfect place to do all your holiday shopping for your loved ones. Click here for the list of all the stores and restaurants. So, who’s ready for all the great sales, promotions, and special events?

Some of the special events/offers happening on Black Friday at PTC:
- The Swag Bags and Wheel of SWAG (more info on poster below)
- FREE Breakfast (for the first 500 to bring their voucher to Guest Services on Black Friday. You can get your voucher here on PTC Facebook page.

Follow Pickering Town Centre via social media to stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends, store promos and mall news.  For more info on PTC head to their website here. Click on the following to follow PTC via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Now, to get you ready for your Black Friday shopping at Pickering Town Centre, PTC has given me TWO $50 Pickering Town Centre gift cards to giveaway! For your chance to win one of them, use the rafflecopter widget below.

Giveaway closes midnight Wednesday November 26. Winners will be notified on Thursday November 27, and will have 24 hrs to reply back to my message/email. NOTE: Winners must be able to go pick up their gift card at Pickering Town Centre Guest Services within 5 business days. It will not be mailed out. Winners must present their ID when picking up their gift card. Good luck!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

RW&Co. Holiday Lookbook

So many great pieces from the RW&Co. Holiday collection. The jackets, tailored suits, sweaters and dress shirts - all perfect for the season and for those holiday parties! Also, I'm loving the blue & black colour combo - very stylish and bold. Check out some of the looks from the men's lookbook below. For more looks for both men's & women's, go over to RW&Co. website here.

Stuff I Wore - All Wang-ed Out!

I was very happy with my Alexander Wang X H&M purchases. My fav piece is probably this scuba fabric hoodie. It's perfect for the fall season. Even though I really wanted it in black - which were all gone in minutes, but I'm pretty happy with the grey. It's very comfy and quite warm. I like the zipper detail on the pockets (images below) and the placement of Wang on the hood. I layered this outfit with more Wang inside - the 'Choose Your Team' active t-shrt. And those sunglasses - I just LOVE! The Wang on the side of the frame looks cool! It was the must get item on my list from the Alexander Wang X H&M collection. For those who shopped the collection - hope you got want you wanted. Stay tuned - more Wang outfits to come.

Hoodie - Alexander Wang X H&M
T-shrit - Alexander Wang X H&M
Pants - Jogger from Bluenotes
Shoes - Palladium boots
Sunglasses - Alexander Wang X H&M
Watch - Casio  


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hi-Tec Fall/Winter Footwear 2014

Trooper Mid 200 I WP

Like it or not, Winter is just around the corner. Looks like it had already started in Toronto. This means snow & cold temperatures. If you're looking for boots this season, may I suggest to go check out Hi-Tec's Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Its footwear are aimed at the traveller, commuter and hiker who demands performance and embraces style.

One of the boots from Hi-Tec's Fall/Winter collection is the Trooper Mid 200 I WP. I recently got the opportunity to try them out. Not only a great looking pair of boots, they're light and very comfy! Check out all the great features below!

Trooper Mid 200 I WP - featuring the Vibram rubber outsole.

Trooper Mid 200 I WP - featuring the i-shield protection.

Features of the Trooper Mid 200 i WP:
- Available in 2 colours: brown and charcoal
- Canvas and leather-look upper
- i-shield repels water and oil and prevents stains
- Dri-Tec waterproof, breathable membrane
- 200g Thinsulate insulation traps heat for cold weather comfort
- OrthoLite sock liner delivers superior cushioning and has anti-odour and anti-microbial properties
- Moulded EVA midsole for cushioning
- Vibram rubber outsole provides outstanding grip, comfort and durability

Now, what more can you ask for? Form and function all in one great looking boot! And that's what Hi-Tec footwear is known for! For the rest of Hi-Tec's Fall/Winter collection, available for both men & women - go over to their website here. They're now available on line or in select retailers (Sears, Marks).

I'm definitely looking forward to wearing my Trooper Mid 200 I WP boot this season. Now, bring on the snow and freezing temperatures! My feet are ready for you : )

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Toronto Stay Alert, Stay Safe Ad Campaign

I'm liking the latest ad campaign launched by the city to remind drivers, pedestrians and cyclists to watch out for one another. Click here for more info.

One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale 2014 - Tickets Giveaway!

Wow, can you believe it? The One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year. The OOAK continues to be THE place for Canadian handmade items. What's great about the OOAK is that it brings the maker and buyer together! Show-goers have the opportunity to meet the makers and learn the stories and inspirations behind their creations.

I know for many Canadians, the Christmas Show is a long-standing, shopping tradition in search of some one-of-a-kind gifts - so you definitely would not want to miss out this year's show!

Speaking of one-of-a-kind gifts, if you haven't heard - I do have my own creations called Hello! Stuff. There're fun, cool t-shirts and accessories (magnets, ties & tote bags). Who doesn't love robots and penguins?! You can check them out at my Hello! Stuff etsy store here. I would greatly appreciate your support : )

Robots magnet set.

Penguin Tote Bag
The 40th edition of The One of a Kind Christmas Show & Sale will feature over 800 artisans and designers, including 113 NEW makers. It will take place at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto from November 27 - December 7, 2014. For more information or to purchase tickets, go visit their website here.

Giveaway time! I know that you'll all probably going to go purchase your tickets to the show but why not try your luck and WIN a pair of tickets - save some money for shopping. I have TEN pairs to giveaway! Giveaway closes November 24 and winners will be provided with electronic tickets. If you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. Winners will be randomly chosen with and they will have 24 hrs to reply back to my message/email. The show takes place in Toronto, so please make sure that you'll be able to attend and travel to the event, transportation is not included. To enter, use the rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Target and TOMS Team Up for the Holidays!

You know me and how I like designer collaborations. Being a fan of both Target and TOMS, I was super excited when I heard that they will be teaming up on a limited-edition collection for the holidays. The coolest part about this partnership is that when you purchase items from the collection, you'll be helping someone in need!

Using the same philanthropic model as TOMS, " One for One, For All", which gives away one pair of shoes for every pair sold, Target and TOMS will donate a blanket, meals or shoes for every item sold from the collection.

TOMS for Target features more than 50 items, each under $50, and will be available in stores on November 16. And beyond TOMS' beloved slip-ons, the limited collection includes home goods and apparel and accessories for women, men and kids. And once again, every purchase allows you to bring home a beautifully designed product and do good, providing nourishment, warmth and shoes to a person in need.

Check out some of items from the collection below. For the rest of the collection, you can view them on the website here. Will you be shopping the #TomsforTarget collection?

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sanuk - A Happy, Feel Good Footwear!

FYI - Sanuk is the Thai word for funk and happiness.

It's no surprise, I'm a huge fan of footwear and I would like to introduce to you guys Sanuk! I recently got the opportunity to try on a pair, and loved it! It was the Cassius, a new style from their fall collection. Once I slipped my feet into them, my feet, like the Sanuk logo have not been happier. They were light, super comfy and great looking. I love the detailing too; the custom print soft canvas lining and the happy U rubber outsole. It just puts a smile on your face!

A little background info: Sanuk was founded in 1997 and was created to provide a comfortable and unique footwear experience to a niche surfing and skating market. With design inspiration from world travels, Sanuk footwear is made up of unconventional items suck as tubes, carpets and yoga mats. Neat, eh? I love their brand identity, which is based on spreading happiness - closely tied to free-spirited surf lifestyle.

As mentioned before, Sanuk uses unique materials such as yoga mat fabric, molded footbeds and vulc-lite soles, to ensure your feet make it through whatever your day may bring. Also, Sanuk uses an antimicrobial additive so you don't have to worry about the odour and bacteria. Plus, get this - they are made using vegan and vegetarian-friendly materials! How cool?!

Sanuk offers unique and comfortable footwear for men, women and children. There are shoes, Sidewalk Surfers and Sandals. For their latest collection, you can check out their website here. You can order them online or get them at your local shoes retailers.

Give a Sanuk a try - you'll love them. Don't forget to 'Smile... Pass it On!'




Sidewalk Surfers

Sidewalk Surfers