What’s On My Christmas List This Year

With Christmas approaching faster than ever, I’m getting asked for my Christmas list. Yes, I’m a professional in my mid 30’s and I still provide a list! The truth is that I would be happy with just spending some time relaxing with loved ones. I love everything about this season and one of my favorite things is when my husband and I have our annual Christmas date night where we dress up and go to a nice restaurant. I would honestly be happy with just that! But for those who need something more tangible, this is what I’m wishing for this year:


Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Hair Mist – $65


If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that Flowerbomb is one of my favorite perfumes, so you can imagine my excitement when I saw that they make a hair mist with the same scent. I’m new to the hair mist party but I have a feeling I’m going to love it.

Barefoot Dreams Blanket – approx. $246 Canadian


The dream in the brand name is probably more likely where this blanket will be for me, but I can wish for it though right?! I wasn’t sure what the hype was with this blanket given the cost of it… until I tried it in store. It’s so incredibly soft and cozy that I keep thinking about it.

Just about anything from Lush

Bath bombs, lip scrubs, shower gels, massage bars, bubble bars, I love it all! Anything from Lush will make me deliriously happy. When all else fails when it comes to shopping for me, go with Lush.



Gift Cards – Nordstrom/Aritzia/Sephora

Gift cards are not given the credit they deserve. When you get a gift card for someone you’re not only giving them the freedom to pick out their own gift, you’re giving them the gift of a trip to their favorite store. How can you go wrong?! Answer: you can’t.


Does anyone else have a Christmas list? What are you hoping for?


2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – My Top Picks

If you are following any fashion bloggers/Influencers on Instagram right now I’m sure you have already heard all about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. And I’m here to tell you a little more about it! This is my absolute favorite sale and I look forward to it all year.


This is not your typical sale. You won’t find anything that has been on sale before, or that is out of season. Every July, Nordstrom releases a bunch of items from their Fall lineup and then marks it all down for about 3 weeks giving you ridiculous savings! It’s a great way to start stocking up for Fall (my least favorite F word). After the sale ends all of the items go back to their regular pricing, so if you see something you like you want to make sure you get it during the sale! There is nothing worse in the shopping world than missing out on a great sale price, and then having to purchase at full price. Also, these items sell out fast so don’t wait if you see something you like!


There are a few dates to be aware of with this sale:

  • July 12th: early access online and in US stores for Nordstrom credit card holders
  • July 17th: early access in Canadian stores for Nordstrom credit card holders (why is everything in Canada always so far behind?!)
  • July 20th: sale opens to the public
  • August 5th: sale ends. This is also my birthday!


I’m sharing some of my favorite items from the sale so far and noting the sale price and after sale price. All prices are in Canadian dollars, as a Canadian resident I can’t access US pricing on the website.


BP Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee (comes in 6 colors and 6 sizes)
Sale price: $26.05
After sale price: $39.97


BP Lace Trim Satin Camisole (comes in 4 colors and 7 sizes:
Sale price: $31.47
After sale price: $48.24


BP Twist Front Sweater (comes in 2 colors and 7 sizes)
Sale price: $43.97
After sale price: $67.54



Madewell Ryder Cardigan (comes in 4 colors and 6 sizes)
Sale price; $89.46
After sale price: $135.08


Vince Camuto Pevista Bootie (comes in 3 colors and available in sizes 4-13)
Sale price: $137.70
After sale price: $206.69


Halogen Ribbed Casmere Vest (comes in 4 colors and one size fits all)
Sale price: $136.62
After sale price: $205.38



BP Textured Stitch V Neck Pullover (comes in 6 colors and 6 sizes – size up to wear off the shoulder)
Sale price: $35.70
After sale price: $53.76


BP Washed Moto Leggings (comes in 2 colors and 6 sizes – I also have these in green from the Anniversary Sale a couple of years ago, I’m still wearing them)
Sale price: $35.70
After sale price: $53.76


The Rivington Ripped Straight Leg Jeans (available in 7 sizes)
Sale price: $89.46
After sale price: $135.04



Vince Alora Mule (comes in 2 colors and sizes 5-11)
Sale price: $268.65
After sale price: $406.63


MAC Little Lip Nude Lip Duo (Anniversary Sale exclusive!)
Sale price: $23.43
After sale price: N/A


Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Glowing Skin Palette (Anniversary Sale exclusive!)
Sale price: $103.38
After sale price: N/A


Barefoot Dreams In The Wild Throw (comes in 4 colors)
Sale price: $165.27
After sale price: $248.11


Slip for beauty sleep Slip Silk Pure Silk Queen Pillowcases (one color – Anniversary Sale exclusive!)
Sale price: $151.63
After sale price: N/A
We are only one day into the early access and I think I already have a ton of favorites! I will do another roundup towards the end of the sale. Has anyone else checked out the Anniversary Sale yet? I’d love to hear about it!