I can no longer deny it – it’s definitely the Christmas season. With the Christmas season comes the inevitable gift giving! I personally love shopping for presents – I put a lot of thought and detail into every single gift I give, including right down to the wrapping paper. I love giving thoughtful and useful gifts, and rely on gift cards only as a last case scenario.
But what about those ‘hard-to-buy-for’ people? We all have at least one in our life! Well, I’ve stumbled across a fabulous site called THE COLLECTIONARY that is sure to provide you with at least a few interesting and unique options for those who are hard-to-buy-for!
Christmas is just around the corner! While you’re busy shopping for everyone else, be sure to remember to get a little something extra for yourself. For less than $10.00, you can still treat yourself to a little beauty, style or literature treat, and not break the Christmas budget.
See my picks to keep your inner shopaholic satisfied until Christmas!
If you’re unfamiliar with the site, etsy is an e-commerce website where users sell their handmade and or vintage items. Users get their own storefront where they can promote their own products for sale. The best thing about etsy is that it’s a broad range site – literally anything you could think of under the sun is available for sale!
While doing my browsing on etsy, I found a shop that stopped me dead in my tracks. I was drawn in by the absolutely stunning illustrations of Jessica Durrant, etsy shop named @JessicaIllustration. Taking fashion and artistic illustrations to an unmatchable level, come see why JessicaIllustration is this week’s chic.toronto.fave.
Let’s chat about one of my favourite things ever – shoes.
A few months ago, I did a post called ‘The 10 Shoes You Need To Have In Your Wardrobe‘ that is still popular today. Shoes can play a great way in either completing your wardrobe and giving your a little bit of a morale boost during the day. Unfortunately during the winter months, all those pretty multi-coloured ballet flats and sandals that we love so much get put away. Just because you can’t rock your favourite wedges doesn’t mean that shoe style has to go out the window! I’ve got some picks for Winter Shoes that you need to have in your wardrobe without sacrificing style (and comfort)!
The store that steals the majority of my paycheques is, and always has been, CHAPTERS INDIGO
As an avid reader, I’ve spent many hours and many paycheques within the walls of my local Chapters. When CHAPTERS INDIGO expanded to include a pretty damn impressive home decor section, my paycheque bled a little bit more every month. Now a one stop shop for all your literary, home decor, and office supplies, Chapters Indigo continues to impress with a very high-fashion and darn-cute collection in collaboration with the great KATE SPADE.
The KATE SPADE for CHAPTERS INDIGO collection is a smattering of paper and home decor needs that will have you absolutely squealing over the ‘pretty’. Come see the entire covetable (and did I mention affordable?) collection behind the cut.
Another big name in the TORONTO WORLD MASTERCARD FASHION WEEK series that is familiar to Canadians is the infamous JOE FRESH. The notorious Loblaws brand has grown substantially in the past few years, to now becoming a sought out runway show during Toronto’s Fashion Week. Now, Joe Mimran and JOE FRESH have debut their Spring 2014 sellable line inspired by what else – art!