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The BEST Black Friday Sales

11/28/2014
Let's be real: holiday shopping at the mall flat out sucks. For me, anyways! I hate battling the crowds, limited sizes, baggage, sales people... etc. BAH HUMBUG! Kidding, I'm not a total grouch, I just prefer to shop at home in peace (in my PJ's). Which is why I've wholeheartedly embraced online shopping!

This weekend brings some of the best online sales of the year. I've got you covered!

6PM - 15% off with code 6PMEU112720141585 through 11/28


One of my favourite sites for discounted labels. Favourites:



Alice + Olivia - 25% off sitewide


A favourite designer of mine, especially for dresses and shoes! Swooning over this metallic dress and these croc pumps for the holidays on a SERIOUS discount.


Aritzia - 40%-60% off select items

Been lusting over the Nike Dunks - and now they're on sale!!


ASOS - 20% off everything with code CYBERWKND20


Who doesn't love a little UK influence? ASOS has about 3000 things I want, and now they're on sale!





Choies - up to 90% off through 11/30


The prices at Choies are already ridiculously amazing, and I can't believe they're getting lower! This floral crochet dress is one of my favourites, and at under $30, a must-have!


Citizen Grace - 25% off everything through 11/30


Vancouver-based Citizen Grace carries some of my absolute favourite brands, including For Love and Lemons. This weekend only, get 25% off storewide!


Free People - 25% off sale in store only, select items up to 50% off - 11/28

Undoubtedly one of my favourite stores EVER. Though sales are only in stores tomorrow, be sure to check their website for some of their best clearance treats! Favourites:




J Crew - 30% off full-priced styles, 40% off sale with code HOLIDAY through 11/30


I love the classic staples from J Crew. Especially their jewelry! I love this statement necklace.

Joie - 25% off with code THANKS through 12/1

Everything I own by Joie is the absolute most comfortable! Plus, THIS JUMPSUIT. I love.


Kate Spade - Up to 75% off through 11/29

Okay guys, Kate Spade has one of the best sales right now! Their Surprise Sale goes up to 75% - these are my favourites on sale!:




Nasty Gal - 30% off online sale

An obvious go-to with generally reasonable prices on super chic goodies. I mean, I'll take ten of these. Meow!


Necessary Clothing - 25% off with code BLK25

Another one of my favourite low-budget online shops! Plus, shipping is SO quick, even across the border! Love this poncho.


Piperlime - 25% off with code THANKFUL25 through 11/29


Piperlime's holiday collection is so fab, and ranges from very reasonable to high prices for your budget! Here are my holiday faves:




Revolve Clothing - select styles up to 75% off


Revolve carries a good selection of pretty much ALL my favourite brands, including Free People, Nightcap, Sam Edelman, Mara Hoffman, Stone Cold Fox... the list is infinite! Current lust list includes these J Camps.




SHOPBOP - up to 25% off with code GOBIG14 through 12/1


If I'm going to splurge a little on designer goods, Shopbop is my place to do it.




Topshop - up to 50% off through 12/1


This suede moto jacket has my name ALL over it.


Urban Outfitters - 50% off in store only and 25% off online



UO is so hot right now! I literally love everything they have for the season. Here are some of my favourites on sale!




And there you have it! Seriously, I can't wait to NOT go to the malls this weekend yet reap all the Black Friday benefits. And if you are, I wish you the best of luck! Happy shopping! xo

$400 Nordstrom November Giveaway!

11/23/2014
It's time for another giveaway! I've teamed up with some of my favourite bloggers to give away $400 to Nordstrom, one of my favourite fashion destinations for, well, pretty much everything. Just in time for Christmas! Amazing right? Check out what I'm currently lusting over from Nordstrom:


From top clockwise:

1) Echo 'Touch' Zip Leather Gloves - Touch screen compatible AND liner is infused with aloe to keep hands moisturized... welcome to the future! Perfect for this horrible early winter we're having in Canada.

2) Kendra Scott 'Emmy Drop' Earrings - Love the iridescence of these, and the druzy and gold accents are perfect for the holidays!

3) Sam Edelman Toggle Coat - Firstly I'm obsessed with deep greens this season. Especially on brunettes, deep green looks incredible. Plus, only available online so take advantage while it's still there!

4) Ahava Mineral Body Lotion - Told you, Nordstrom is your one-stop shop for everything! Super rich with aloe vera. My skin is super dry in the winter so I need to moisturize several times daily, and this stuff is great!

5) Stuart Weitzman 'Highway' Boots - I know what you're thinking. Stuart Weitzman, out of my price range! BUT THESE ARE 40% OFF! NEED.

6) Brahmin 'Duxbury' Mini Crossbody - The texture and colour of this bag!!! I always prefer a crossbody over a shoulder bag as I like to be totally hands-free and not have to worry about it falling off my shoulder. Serious lust over the Duxbury!

What are your must-haves from Nordstrom this season?? Enter for your chance to win $400 below!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Now to overwhelm you with a photo collage of beautiful girls. ;) Be sure to check out these amazing ladies' blogs, they're some of my favourites and go-tos for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle tips! And don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter at the end. xo, BHNV

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New Romantics

11/18/2014
There's nothing like twirling in a beautiful dress! I love the romantic feel and crimson colour of this lace dress from Free People, especially for the late fall/winter season. Courtney (my amazing photographer) and I were lucky enough to get a beautiful, sunny fall day. I love how she captured the sun in the leaves and through the lace fabric. Check out her work HERE!






So I'm currently on a bit of a boho jewelry binge. Though I love gold, lately I find myself more attracted to vintage silver pieces. I mean, this silver hand-piece is so amazing and this Morrison belt? LOVE. 




Wearing:




Tribal Bracelet in Silver (similar HERE)







This is Paradise

11/11/2014
Black lace and black J Camps. Two of my fall favourites! Snapped with one of my favourite graffiti walls off Queen West, Toronto. 






Jeffrey Campbell "As If" Black Daisy Platforms - SO COMFY. How cute are the daisy cut-outs!? I love wearing them with frilly ankle socks. Only a few left HERE!







*Snapped by Eva of EvaImage Photography

I found this For Love and Lemons look-alike crop top online and snagged it as fast as I could! As much as I'm obsessed with For Love and Lemons designs, $150 for a top is naaaat in my current budget plan. It comes in a variety of colours and is on SALE! So naturally, I bought several. ;)

Also incredibly excited to say - I'm headed back to L.A. next weekend! ONLY for a way-too-short visit to check out the FIDM campus, but holla if you're in town or have any good recommendations. Have a great week!

Wearing:







Marc by Marc Jacobs Flipping Out Tote (sold out)

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Dead Queen of Coachella

11/04/2014
BOO!

Happy November! How was everyone's Halloween this year? As the ultimate procrastinator/lazy girl when it comes to Halloween costumes, usually by the time I get to the costume store all that's left is some form of animal ears or witch hat. This year, I decided to make the most of what I had on hand, which included A) FAR too many flower crowns (thank you Coachella), B) Make-up, including blue shadow I will likely never ever wear, like ever, and C) Some leftover Flash Tats!

I've been captivated by the Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Latino holiday and tradition, which both celebrates and honours loved ones who have departed. Rather than to react to death with sombre fear, this holiday mourns the dead with a celebration of happiness and joy. Calaveras (skulls) are decorated with bright colours and designs. Such a beautiful celebration.







You'll Need:

White Cream Make-Up for Base (try Aquarelle in White)

Opaque Black Make-Up or Shadow for Eyes and Nose (try Aquarelle in Black)

Hourglass Opaque Rouge for Smudge-Proof Stained Lips


Various Colours for Designs


Multiple Flower Crowns (try HERE or HERE)

What did you dress up as this year? Have a wonderful week!




Also if you haven't yet, don't forget to enter our FALL GIVEAWAY!

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