Years and years after blogs came into my life, I still read them on a daily basis. I love reading people’s perspectives on food, fashion, travel, and everything in between. That said, some things really do annoy me about some blogs. One of the things that bothers me is that some of my favourite bloggers continuously put together outfits that cost thousands (and thousands) of dollars. And when recent “holiday party outfits” posts featured dresses in the thousands, I thought I should have a look around to see what other party outfits I could find at a more affordable price point.
Here are some of the gems that I found that are under $200CAD and that are good for a variety of occasions this holiday season.
dot minidress, $140.23CAD
ruffled jumpsuit, $178CAD
fit and flare dress, $70CAD
sleeveless dress, $109CAD
sweater dress, $62CAD
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Happy Birthday to the gal with a taste for luxury!
Cataclou by Christian Louboutin
Pearls are a staple in a woman’s jewelry case. It was love at first sight with Tiffanyâ€™s â€śDaisy pearl necklaceâ€ť â€¦ It must have been because of the extra bling.
Tiffany & Co. daisy pearl necklace
My father turns 54 today and, like many people his age, he is constantly complaining about how â€śheâ€™s getting so oldâ€ť. Well, I believe that if you live your life to the fullest, acquire many interests, and just enjoy life there is no reason to complain about how old you are.
After all – your age is just a number!
To celebrate my dad’s birthday I’m sharing five things that my dad enjoys.
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Happy birthday Dad!
Mackenzie celebrated an important birthday over the weekend…and I’m sure she is still celebrating for the rest of this week so I don’t feel so bad about the delay of this happy birthday post!
Clare Owen illustration
I’m so glad you’re part of the White Cabana team Mackenzie! Happy belated birthday!
Summer is here and so is the “it” shoe of the season.
TOMS white glitter classics, $65
The comfort and looks aren’t even the best part! With every pair of TOMS sold, the company will send a pair to a child in need.
Sounds like the perfect mix to me – help support a good cause while treating yourself!
Images courtesy of TOMS.
Have you ever been to a pottery painting studio? A while ago Mackenzie and I went to Bisque it! and we had such a fun time. This is how I painted the inside of a bowl:
photo by Jordana
Does it make your eyes hurt?
Winter is shortly on its way and what better way to be prepared than to get a pair of Ugg boots, white Ugg boots! Fight the snow in style.
Adirondack Boot II, $298
Mountain quilted short, $235
Images courtesy of Ugg Australia.
On July 1st, I will be going to Kenya forÂ three weeks this summer with my best friend Amanda to volunteer our time, love, and support. We will be part of the Me to We organization. While in Kenya we will be building schools, working with children, and working with others to create a change.
Me to We
Find out more at Me to We.
It’s Mackenzie‘s birthday today! Hooray! I hope it’s full of glitter and fun!
Quartz Pinata-Silver, Confetti System
This month I will be going to Washington, DC for five days. I can’t wait to see all the sites, especially the White House.
The White House, a 19th century engraving
North lawn of the White House, 2007, photo by Scott Ableman
I’ll make sure to take a picture just like my mom did in 1984 so that one day my kids can do the same.
My mom at the White House, 1984
Update: Mackenzie is back from her trip to Washington and look – she recreated the photo of her mom. Isn’t it amazing? Like mother, like daughter.
Mackenzie at the White House, 2011
With March Break quickly approaching, I think of how I will soon be in a bathing suit enjoying the sun down south. Much like these classic beauties, I will be sure to wear a white bathing suit and I will hopefully look as graceful as Grace, as marvelous as Marilyn, or as radiant as Rita.
Rita Hayworth via Life
Family-day long weekend is coming up here in Canada and what better way to share it with your family and friends than on the mountains of Lake Placid. Here you can enjoy all your favorite Olympic winter sports such as skiing, skating, luging, and bobsledding. You can plan a weekend packed full of fun with many events such as Disney on Ice, sleigh rides and a visit to the Olympic museum. Hope to see you all on the slopes!
Lake Placid awaits
Lake Placid is perfect for family fun
Have a great and safe family weekend!
The TOYWATCH is the new big thing with all the celebs and I do have my eye on a few.
Plasteramic TOYWATCH, $225
As the end of the semester quickly approaches I think of how time is not on my side. Although, if I had a TOYWATCH on my wrist at least I would fly through time in style.
Is your special day coming up? The day you have always dreamed of? Why not have the perfect shoes for your perfect wedding day?
Three Lovely Louboutins: Miss Chacha, Fortitia, Fetilo
Images courtesy of Christian Louboutin.
Have some spare change? You, too, can have this car for only $155,318.
Maserati: Excellence Through Passion
Image courtesy of Maserati.
Please join me in welcoming Mackenzie as the newest contributor to White Cabana. I have known Mackenzie for a pile of years now and I’m thrilled that she has joined the White Cabana team.
You can read more about Mackenzie here. You can see Mackenzie’s first post here.