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#SEHOLIDAYS: 12 Days of Giveaways, Day 3 TOMS

Summer may be far behind but the sun is still shining bright and there’s no better way to block the glare than with with these new shades by TOMS. This one for one brand makes shopping for ourselves look and feel good while giving sight to a person in need with every purchase.

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Beachmaster 301 Matte Grey Tortoise Sunglasses, $179. TOMS

 
We’ve partnered up with TOMS on Day 3 of our Holiday Giveaways with these timeless sunglasses that will leave you looking fabulous all through the year. To enter, just use the widget below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Contest is open to Canadians (excluding QC).
Winners will be contacted via email on December 8th and
have 24 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
Contest closes December 7th at 11:59 PM EST

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#SELOVES: Animal Lovers Give Back with TOMS One for One

Giving back is always a great way to show your love and appreciation to the world we live in. With so much happening in the world around us it’s hard to keep track of everyone in need of protection. TOMS always finds a way to bring awareness to so many different partnerships with their the One for One programs.

This past fall TOMS announced their partnership with the National Geographic Big Cats Collection, as a cat lover the choice to support this great program came easy as I began to read some of the recent statistics of Big Cats in the wild that are disappearing in the world around us. The National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative has worked to reverse the decline through on-the-ground conversation and educational projects in Africa, Asia, North and South America.

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Nat Geo Leopard Noah, $189, toms.ca

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Nat Geo Women’s Jaguar Classics, $70, toms.ca

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Nat Geo Men’s Lion Paseos, $75, toms.ca

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Nat Geo Big Cats Backpack, $108, toms.ca

The TOMS and National Geographic Big Cats Collection features a special edition line of footwear, sunglasses and backpacks for men, women and children ranging from $38 to $168 CAD. The collection features design elements representing big cats as well as iconic photography from the National Geographic’s image library. The TOMS One for One Animal Initiative program will drive awareness and funding for global animal protection for Big Cats and with our support and awareness we can come together to help minimize the dangers that Big Cats are facing in the wild.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#SETRAVELS: Two Week Essentials Guide

When your doing a handful of cities in just a few weeks it’s so important to pack accordingly, this means only pack the essentials. For myself, I always think of packing light so I can shop heavy because there are always a few more essentials you simply can’t leave your vacation without.

Fashion Essentials
When packing light it’s important to always ask yourself a few very important questions like “do I really need it” and “how many ways can I wear it”. Try packing clothes that are easy-to-wear and extremely versatile, sometimes less really can be more when you’re creative enough to find a few ways to style them. When it comes to your shoes make sure to pack for comfort, especially when your travels include a lot of walking and wandering across the city. Bring along shoes that you know you will wear more then once and that pair great with almost everything, comfy shoes will make for a much better trip.

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Beauty Essentials
Once your clothes and shoes are all packed up it’s time for the not so easy part of packing, picking out which beauty essentials to bring. Bringing makeup that is light, easy to apply and long lasting is always the best when going somewhere hot, especially after applying your SPF. I love wearing minimal makeup when I’m away, forget your foundation at home and pack a peachy blush that will bring out your natural glow and don’t forget your brows. I can’t leave home, or country without grooming my brows, I always find that a well groomed brow is all you need to feel polished. To keep your lock looking luck try using a frizz control shampoo and conditioner and replace your hairspray for seasalt spray for a more naturally tasseled look. Lastly, your lips, rather then worrying about applying lipstick try finding a gloss or lip stain that you love, they are easy to apply and great for traveling.

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Artdeco // The Body Shop // Consonant Skincare // Maybelline // Ombrelle // Redken // Essie

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Lifestyle Essentials
You can’t forget to pack your camera, sure, the iPhone takes great pictures but there’s something about a DSLR that makes photos seem so real, especially when you are seeing some of the most beautiful sights in the world. Invest in a great camera and take it with you everywhere you go because when you get home you will want to look at your photos over and over again. When traveling I can’t leave my hotel without a portable charger, it’s extremely useful for a quick charge on all of your devices and is small enough to toss in your purse.

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Flight Essentials
The obvious travel essential items are always your headphones, a neck pillow and of course a warm pair of socks, but what about the snacks and jet leg remedies that will make your landing that much better. Pack snacks that are great for on-the-go and will hold you off until your next inflight meal that never really fills you up. Try beating your jet leg before you land with the ultimate travel kit that helps you arrive looking and feeling fabulous with a simple mist. These inflight essentials will make for a much cozier flight.

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Saje Wellness

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NAKD // TOMS

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Packing can sometimes be the hardest part about traveling, which is why it’s important to take your time and pack what you know you will wear and use. Remember to enjoy every moment and make memories that will last forever, and don’t forget to leave yourself a little extra room in your luggage because after all we’re women and we’re on vacation, of course we’re going to spend and shop!

– Vanessa Cioffi

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#SESTYLE: Festival Fever

Summer is all about heat and why not celebrate it with a festival day? We are all about the festivals from the music to the style. If you’re trying to figure out what to wear, sometimes it’s best to keep it simple and smart.

The weather is heating up and there is nothing worse than being outdoors and extremely hot! Sometimes when you hear the word “simple” you may think dull and boring – but we are not about that. You can still have fun with your look without breaking the bank or dying of heat stroke. Wearing a loosely fitted dress is an easy way to look great and feel cool, lighter colours also help the cause. For your feet, you definitely want to try and avoid white shoes (grass stains and all), instead go for a darker tone, maybe even a pair of huaraches…

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Linen Dress, $80, Jcrew // Sunglasses, $139, TOMS // Leather Flats, $140, TOMS

Whether you’re heading for the festivals, packing for a weekend away, having lunch in the city or simply enjoying festival season remember to keep it smart and simple this season while still looking chic.

– Vanessa Cioffi

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STYLE SNAP: Bring On Spring, Bring On The Heels

Spring may be here but some days it still feels a little too chilly for open toes and sandals, which is why I’m still kicking around the city in booties.

What better way to wear a high heeled bootie than with a great pair of leggings. Yes, I know what your thinking, leggings again, well the truth is I’m obsessed with the comfort, convenience and luxury look they bring everytime I style them.

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Sunglasses, TOMS . Leather/Wool Blazer, $120, Danier Leather. Bag, Nella Bella. Leggings, $130, Dutch Blonde Leggings. Suede Booties, $80, Chinese Laundry.

Spring is a great time of year to bring out the colour, be a bit more playful and kick back after a long winter, but sometimes you just gotta go with black. I for one am a strong believer in simplicity and as much as I love bright colours and sparkles, I have always been more of a neutral kinda girl. You can never go wrong with black, especially for work, it’s easy to style and can be worn day through night. I often find myself meeting up with friends, heading to events or grabbing a bite to eat after work, so wearing something comfortable and transitional is definetly top of my list!

– Vanessa Cioffi

Photography by Chenessa Lam

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