Emerald Green & New Years Resolutions

Dress c/o // Fleece Lined Tights // Suede Pumps // Similar Coat: (1), (2) // Earrings // Similar Clutch: (1), (2)

I love that corduroy is making a comeback, and this emerald green dress is the perfect way to show it off! The black velvet trim on the dress is the icing on the cake - making this dress perfect for day or night.

Personally, I love this dress for work -and have already worn it on two office/"in-meetings" days. Given the chilly temps, I have been wearing it with my fleece-lined tights. If you haven't purchased fleece lined tights yet, do yourself a favor and grab 2 or 3 pairs. These are the best invention, I wear them all winter long.
In other news, it's crazy to think that this is my last post of 2016. Like the rest of the known universe, I can't help but love all the "2016 has been a gong show, bring on 2017" memes. It certainly has been a rough year for the world, but I am excited for what lies ahead. I've been mulling over new years resolutions- but haven't locked them down yet. I always make a resolutions for both my personal life, my career and the blog. 

Before you make your New Years Resolution(s) for 2017, check out last year's post on Tips for setting New Years Resolutions. It's important to formulate resolutions that will benefit you, that you can stick with! I would love to hear your thoughts on resolutions; as well as what resolutions you've made, and if there is anything you'd like to see from LLB in 2017!! 

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Best of Office Wear Boxing Week Sales!

 Welcome Back! I hope you all had a great Christmas break - and got a chance to unwind with your friends and family. I am back to blogging today (clearly haha) and wanted to share with you the best sales on office wear. Get your boxing week shopping on!

Below is a list of the best deals on work wear during this sale week. I am loving how great the sales are this year! I have already ordered two new work dresses. At the end of this list you'll see a widget with my personal top picks for sale work wear!

Last thing - if you are  doing any online shopping this boxing week, be sure to SIGN UP WITH EBATES! I can't praise this site enough. You shop at all your regular stores but you get cash back. Woot!

Nordstrom - up to 50% off (plus a whopping 6% cash back with ebates!)

Banana Republic- 60% off sale, 40% everything – code BRHOLIDAY (2% cash back)

Kate Spade - 30% off sale styles – code SPRINKLES ( 3.5% cash back)  

J Crew- 50% off sale, 30% off everything else – code YOUDESERVEIT (1.5% back  

J Crew Factory - 40% off clearance - code SHOPCREW (1.5% cash back)

Theory - 60% off sale (3% cash back)

Dynamite - up to 70% off sale (3% cash back)

Club Monaco - 50% off sale - code BOXINGDAY (2.5% cash back)

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Festive Work Wear

Similar Camel Coat: (1), (2) // Dress // Handbag // Heels // Similar Necklace: (1), (2)

 I love wearing festive outfits to work throughout the holiday season, but I don't want my outfits to be cheesy or over the top. This red dress is the perfect work dress for the Christmas season. Paired with a statement necklace, it creates an outfit that is professional while still showing Christmas spirit. 

Camel is one of my favorite shades to wear with red, so to stay warm while wearing this red dress, I decided to pair it with a wool camel coat. Longer coats pair well with dresses and help keep you warm when commuting to and from work in a dress. If you want to more 'festive outfit inspiration' head on over to last year's Christmasy office look.

I'm back in Ontario for the holidays right now, and have been having a great time. On deck for today is a lot of cooking! I need to make a couple of side dishes for both Christmas eve dinner and Christmas day dinner.... Which leads me to a question for you all - What are your favorite Christmas recipes?! I would love to hear in the comments any suggestions you have for recipes I should try!!

I won't be posting on Monday as I will be taking the day off to be with friends and family. Be sure to follow along on my instagram though as I will be posting a ton of stories - including the best post-Christmas sales (yasssss!)


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Wednesday Wants

Red Peplum Sweater // Mid Rise Skinny Jeans (the perfect denim!) // Over the Knee Boots (these are on my Christmas list!) // Crossbody

I swear I didn't plan for this week's looks to feature red & green; I realized it after the fact. The season has apparently worked it's way into my subconscious haha! I just love the Christmas season, and I love when my clothing is festive without being cheesy (if that makes sense). I think both these looks are perfect for the holidays!

For this week's work outfit I LOVE the emerald green blazer. Velvet is on trend right now and I wanted to make this blazer the focal point of the outfit. Add a statement necklace on top of the turtleneck and you've got a really stylish business casual outfit!

For this week's weekend outfit I wanted to feature this red peplum sweater. I love the jewel embellishments, and until this sweater I had never seen peplum on a sweater, just shirts. I think this look is festive and flattering (love peplums for that!) 

As of today, I am officially on Christmas break! *happy dance* .... correction, *christmas music happy dance* haha. I'm flying back to my parents today and am preparing myself for all the snow. They've got over a foot of snow on the ground, yikes! Are you, my awesome readers, on Christmas break yet??? Are you heading anywhere??? 
linking up with: oh hey girl // Style me wednesday // spotlight 

Pastel Pink for the Holidays (and Coupon Codes!)

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This post was sponsored by Groupon. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, who is a paid influencer. All written content, opinions, and photos are my own.

  Similar Pink Coats: (1), (2) // Dress // Suede Pumps // Handbag // Earrings c/o // Sunglasses c/o // Nail Polish

 During the holiday season my go to color, other than red, is pastel pink. I love the contrast it makes against all the holiday decor! I styled this pink coat earlier this year (when I saw Princess Kate arrive in Vancouver!) and it is one of my favorite winter items. This dress is something I found a few weeks ago. I was instantly drawn to the cream and pink detailing. It's a classic work dress (love the fit & length) but with an added punch. That's my kind of work wear! Best part? I got the dress for cheap with a coupon!

One of my favorite ways to get deals on clothing is Groupon Coupons! Groupon Coupons is a coupon resource that allows you to find coupons from a number of verified retailers.
Some of my personal favorite places that you can get Groupon Coupons for are: Express, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, & Lord and Taylor. Click the hyperlinks to be taken to each coupon. My personal favorite is the Lord & Taylor - $20 off your order!

If you’re looking to save money on clothes for the new year (or really anything else you need to buy!) you should definitely check out Groupon Coupons before you shop. Yay for saving money!

In other news, I just booked a flight home to my parents place for the holidays. I head out on Wednesday. I am so excited to see all of my friends & family. Fair warning: this means my instagram stories will be overtaken by videos of my hilarious nieces & nephews. Over the summer I posted quite a few videos my niece Maia and I could not believe how many comments I got haha. She is HILARIOUS and had some great things to say about me taking selfies, which you guys loved! I can't wait to share more with you over the next week.

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Wrapped in a Bow

 Dress (on sale! hurry and get it before it sells out!) // Shoes // Handbag // Hair Tie Bracelet c/o // X Ring

You. guys.
I am in love with this dress. It is my obsession. If I could marry a piece of clothing, this would be it. (Too much? ha) I snagged this dress when it went on sale a couple of weeks ago, and the good news is there are still some left and the sale price is awesome. I recommend you get this dress stat!

: If you are getting this dress, be sure to go through the Ebates website (it will redirect you to Kate Spade) because right now KS has 8.5% cash back right now!

The blouse sleeves on this dress are so soft and the entire dress is so comfortable. Paired with my black suede pumps and by Tory Burch bag, it has become a staple work day outfit for me. 

Another thing I am wearing that I am excited to share with you is my Maria Shireen hair tie bracelet. I have been seeing these bracelets around for a while now, and I have to say they live up to the hype! I have the silver, gold and rose gold and I wear one of the three to work almost every day! I love knowing I have a hair elastic in case my hair starts to bug me (that happens a lot haha). Plus, it looks way more professional than having a hair tie around your wrist. I highly recommend these bracelets to any working woman!
Today marks 9 days until Christmas (ahh!) I am done my Christmas shopping but am only about halfway done my wrapping. If you still have Christmas gifts to buy be sure to check out my Guide to Surviving Last Minute Shopping!

Saving Money on Health, Beauty & Wellness

I decided to break from my usual "Wednesday Wants" post today - with all the Christmas gift guides I've been doing, I am all shopped out! Instead today I am sharing a post about beauty, health & wellness. 

This post was sponsored by Groupon. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, who is a paid influencer. All written content, opinions, and photos are my own.

 One of my vices in life is definitely getting my hair and nails done (which you probably know if you've seen my lunchtime "I have an hour break from Court, so I'm getting my nails done" instagram stories haha). Getting my nails or my hair done is something that I find relaxing and so I try to fit them into my schedule even when I'm busy (*cough* which-is-all-the-time *cough*). 

This time of year though, when not only are you extra busy, but you are spending money on gifts for others, finding the extra cash for beauty or wellness treatments such as manicures or massages can be especially tough. 

Groupon is a great way to save money so that you can still treat yourself to these important things. Health, Beauty & Wellness Groupons are probably my favorite type of groupons because the deals can be so good, and you can often find new places that end up being your 'go to'. 

Be sure to check out groupon for your health & beauty needs! I hope you find some awesome deals, and take some time for yourself this season!

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts under $20

The Best Christmas Gift Ideas Under $20

"Kiss Me" Socks // City Skyline Trinket Bowl // Marble Journal // Swivel Portable Speaker

**Before I forget - just a reminder that you can see ALL of my Christmas gift guides here.**
Sometimes you just need to grab a couple of little gifts for people without breaking the bank. I love finding gifts under twenty dollars that are still high quality, unique gifts that people will really love.

I can honestly say that I would personally love to receive every one of these items! The leopard infinity scarf is goregous and perfect for winter print mixing. The Olive & Piper jewellery is classic and well-made jewellery. Voluspa candles have been popular for a while, but I just love this two-wick shape and the beautiful color of this particular one. 

In my opinion every woman needs a beautiful phone case. This marble one is under  $10!! As far as other home accessories, the marble notebook is so chic, and the city skyline dish is perfect to display on a counter and hold your rings or earrings. 

I hope you're Christmas shopping is going well. Yesterday I spent a couple of hours by the fire wrapping Christmas presents (with a mug of hot chocolate with bailey's of course haha). It was so relaxing! I have a lot of little kids i'm buying for (...I have SEVEN nieces and nephews!) so I spent a lot of time struggling with wrapping the most oddly shaped boxes haha. WHY are kids toys always so strangely packaged?!  

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