December Must-Haves

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WHAT? It’s December already? November was such a whirlwind, but now it’s time to dig our heels into the snow-covered ground (in Edmonton, at least) and prepare for Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year!!! (Yes, I’m that annoying Christmas lover).

I, for one, know how hard it is to put your blinders on and focus on your Christmas shopping list when there are so many great things in store. To this, I say: girl treat yo’self!

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette $70 CAD (Available online Dec 1)

I love this limited edition palette released by Urban Decay in collaboration with Gwen Stefani. The options are perfect for the glitz and glamour of the holidays! This palette has great options for day or night and will take you through the holidays with fabulous ease. Also, Gwen + Blake = fire. Sorry, I just had to throw that in there.

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Zara Velvet Dress $69.90 CAD

I freaking love velvet. So luxe. I definitely own a little too much velvet for my own good (think velvet pants, blazers, tanks, tops etc), but I am lusting hard over this velvet dress (and basically any other velvet dress that is in stock this holiday season). The mid-holiday move for me means I’m missing out on my office Christmas party, but if I had the opportunity to go… I’d go velvet.

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Velvety Knit Photo-Print Lounge Set $59 CAD

I typically find myself in two polar opposite moods during the holidays: 1) glamazon social butterfly, or 2) cozy hermit. When Mood #2 hits, I’ll surely be wanting nothing more than cozy PJs like these, fuzzy socks, a good book and a cup of hot chocolate as I lounge by the fireplace. Perfection.

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H&M Sequined Skirt $59.99 CAD

I spent my early 20s (EW DID I JUST SAY THAT?) reserving sequins for special occasions or trips to the club, but I’m beginning to realize that sequins are a touch more versatile than I once thought. I, of course, can dress this skirt up for a night out, or I can let it do all the talking at the office when dressed “down” with a cozy turtleneck/sweater. Ah, to be wiser and older.

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F21 Contemporary Fuzzy Turtleneck Sweater $34.90 CAD

I see myself reaching for this sweater several times throughout the winter/holiday season. I can rock it at the office with a pencil skirt or pants and a statement necklace, or when out and about on the weekends with skinny jeans and knee-high/over-the-knee boots.

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Aldo “Chayote” Clutch $55 CAD

You don’t really need an explanation for this one do you? It’s literally a gem. Must. buy. now. It looks like Christmas.

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Topshop Contrast Faux Fur Swing Coat $170 CAD $119 CAD

This piece is the perfect topper and statement piece for all of your holiday events. Think of it as the beautiful gift wrap that presents the fabulous, sartorial ensembles you have underneath. Suh fierce.

Sometimes you just need to treat yourself to take the edge off before you can start crossing people off of your Christmas shopping list! Have fun and be sure to share what you’re shopping this month!

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