Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Deals

Good Morning! How was your Thanksgiving? Score any amazing Black Friday deals? Can you believe tomorrow is December already?!!! Eeeks.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christos Trunk Show - GTA

All Christos gowns will be on sale.


Saturday, December 5th by appointment

Pearl Bridal House
76 Lakeshore Rd. East
Mississauga, ON L5G 1E1

To see the latest Christos collection, visit

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am super bummed that I can't celebrate American Thanksgiving with the BF and his family today. I'm also so envious...his mom makes the best food. Wherever you are today, I hope you're surrounded by family, friends and delicious food!

Here are some Black Friday deals to ponder while you digest:

I love Real Simple ! And for $5.00 you can gift them as Christmas gifts.




Tiny Prints

Banana Republic

And this one is for us Canadians.......

Friday, November 20, 2009

Frugal Friday

Happy Friday! Unfortunately, it's a"lite" version of Fruday Fruday today . I'm off to see the BF (and half my wardrobe) this weekend. Can't wait to bask in the Cali sunshine. Have a fabulous weekend.

Priscilla of Boston Trunk Show - Toronto

Here's your chance to preview the Fall 2010 collection!

Top images from Spring 2010 Collection;
bottom (L-R) Style 4200 and Style 4118

Saturday, November 21, 2009 -Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pearl Bridal House
76 Lakeshore Rd. East
Mississauga, ON L5G 1E1

To see more of the Priscilla of Boston collection, visit

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Watters Trunk Show - Toronto

Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22

Felichia Bridal
2587 Yonge St.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M4P 2J1
647 - 350 - 5559

To see more from the Watters collection, visit

Love it or Hate it?

Lately, Hollywood has given us a glimpse into upcoming wedding attire trends. Here's Katie Holmes, playing bridesmaid on the set of The Romantics. While I love the colour, I'm leaning towards 'Hate It'.....definitely something I would never wear, let alone 'wear again'! What do you think of the dress?

Check out Anna Paquin's character's wedding gown. It ooks like a variation of the Amsale Bali gown, no?

To see more photos, click here to take you to Popsugar.

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Pre-Loved (but not Used) Dress

Hello! Hope you all had a great weekend. I, unfortunately, spent the latter part of last week and this past weekend getting over a cold/cough thingy. Yuck.

So, did anyone score big at H&M this past weekend? Do TELL! (If you happen to have an extra pair of Jimmy Choos in a size 6 1/2 or 7....please send them my way.)

NEways. I wanted to let you know that the lovely Bel of And Stanley Makes Three is selling a sample bridal gown for a steal of a price - $400!!!

Here's a little blurb by Bel about the gown:

This is a sample Venus dress in perfect condition (no rips, marks, tears, missing beads) other than a missing hook and eye clasp at the very top of the back of the dress. The dress has not been altered. I'm 5'9" tall and would have had the dress hemmed only if I were wearing flats or low heels. The bust measurement would be 35-36" approx (I'm 34" and this is the only area of the dress I would have had taken in). The waist is 28-29" and hips 36" or so. It's a bridal size 10 (dress size 6-8 I guess).

If you're interested, please email Bel at She's willing to negotiate but serious offers only please. For those of you in Canada, remember you won't have to deal with any cross-border taxes/costs with this dress!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Frugal Friday!

I'm sure everyone has their Gap/BR/Old Nave Get & Get coupon by now, but if you don't, click here for the CDN version and click here for the US/CDN one.

Anyone braving the lines at H&M tomorrow?

Some other steals and deals....

And don't forget the Paloma Blanca Trunk Show - Toronto...

Friday, November 13 to Saturday, November 21

Ritche Bridal
1662 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario
M5M 3Y1
Call to make an appointment.

To see more dresses visit

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Annual McCaffrey Sample Sale - Ottawa

Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15

10AM to 5PM


McCaffrey Haute Couture Boutique
465 Sussex Dr. Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(613) 789-4336

FYI - Justina McCaffrey is no longer affiliated with McCaffrey Haute Couture. Justina now heads up her own eponymous label at For the full 411 on this split , click here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And the Winner is...........

who said "Ashley" is her favourite style.

(the proof the draw was random)

Congratulations Chocolate Lover! I've passed along your email to Barbara and she will be contacting you shortly.

Thank you to everyone who entered contest, blogged/tweeted/facebooked about it. Both Barbara and I were overwhelmed by the number of entries (73 in total). You guys rock! A big thank you to Barbara for sponsoring the contest.

For those of you who didn't win, remember you can purchase a personalized calligraphy rubber stamp from Barbara.

Rubber Stamps (like the one pictured above) are $39.00
Self-Inking Stamps are $49.00

I myself bought the rubber stamp one as I wanted to play with different coloured ink pads but for those of you who will be using your stamp a lot (like to stamp 200 response envelopes), you might want to consider the self-inking stamp. And don't forget, Barbara is currently offering 10% discount for those who place their stamp order by or on November 30 . Just mention my blog or the Stamp Yourself Happy Giveaway when you place your order. A stamp would make a perfect gift for any occasion!

Barbara 's 10% discount offer also applies to her services. Please visit Barbara Kua Calligraphy to learn more about Barbara's calligraphy services.

Monday, November 9, 2009

2010 Wedding Gown Trends

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. I know I'm a tad late on posting this but here are my favourites from NYC Bridal Market. I've grouped them by 'trends.' Let me know what you think!

All photos are from

Colour Infusion

Black seems to be the "colour du jour." Even black ribbon sashes adorned Vera Wang's dresses (see below). I am loving the red dress below. Bold, bright and elegant - perfect for a bride paying respects to her Asian heritage.

Both gowns Romona Keveza

(l) Romona Keveza (r) Christos

Showing Off the Shoulders

Off the shoulder, one shoulder, 2010 seems to be about showing them off!

(l) Carolina Herrera (r) Maggie Sottero

(l) Oscar de la Renta (r) Christos

Fabric Mix-it-Up

I'm loving this 'woven in ribbon' (sorry, I have no idea what the proper term is!) look in both the Carlina Herrara and Anne Barge dresses below.

(l) Carolina Herrera (r) Anne Barge

Feathers and lace are still popular.

(l) Wtoo (r) Jim Hjelm

Flowing Chiffon

(l) Reva Mivasgar (r) Jenny Packham

Flattering Necklines

(l) Legends by Romona Keveza (r) Amsale

Layers, Pleats and Tulle - Oh my!

(l) Oscar de la Renta (r) Vera Wang

Reem Acra

Short is Still Sweet

Reverie by Melissa Sweet

Shrug it off


What were you favourite trends from NYC Bridal Market?

Tune in tomorrow when I announce the winner of the Stamp Yourself Happy Giveaway!!!

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