Did I not do any Halloween related posts because I was busy? No, I'm just simply not a huge celebrator of the occasion and didn't see any purpose in dedicating a post to it simply to conform to the norms of the blogosphere. I am however a large supporter of Christmas festivities so expect a large amount of posts leading up to the holiday.
And how quickly the holiday season has crept up on us! I blame the commercial industry, at the stroke up midnight of October 31st, the Halloween costumes and decorations disappear and are replaced by anything: green, red, white and sparkly. And as the weather gets colder and the daylight hours wane, my wardrobe slowly gravitates towards more and more black.
- Silver Mini Ear Cuff - Ryan Storer | $223.00
I love anything sparkly for the holidays and this ear cuff is no different. Elegant and simple, the entire Ryan Storer collection is to die for. Unfortunately this particular item is currently out of stock, however over colors and styles are readily available on his site. If only I could get my hands on this specific one for December, I'd literally coordinate all of my outfits and hairstyles around it for the entire month and thereon after!
- Skull Bank - Urban Outfitters | $24.00
I've been on the hunt for the perfect ceramic beige/white skull and wasn't at all successful until @hellosylvia posted this on her Instagram. This little item is on the top of my shopping list once I've completed the long list of purchase presents I need to procure for the next couple of months.
- Crystal Clip On Ear Cuffs - Shay Accessories (Shopbop) | $216.58
Crystal anything is on my mind. I love the simplicity and sophisticatedness these jewels can add to any simple outfit.
- Biker Vest - H&M | $59.95
It's black, leather and edgy. Need I say more? I don't have one definitive style and enjoy being able to test-drive the latest trends and styles from stores that offer disposable fashion. Instead of committing to a shearling vest for roughly $500+, I can bring out the rocker chic in me through this cheaper alternative and not have to worry about breaking the bank - or in this case, I can buy more clothes.
- Cesarino Hat - La Notte (Aritzia) | $22.00
Every girl needs a hat in the winter. Especially here in Ottawa where the blistering winds can bring the temperature down to -40 degrees on a given winter day, a hat is essential to maintaining the health of your hair. That wind burn that you feel on your face from extended periods out in the cold waiting a bus or walking to a friend's house also happens on your hair. Although you may not feel the sensation, the friction of your hair shafts rubbing against each other really dries out your hair and leaves it tangly, frizzy and susceptible to split ends.
- Gold Pig Bookends - CB2 | $34.95
They're gold, they're pigs and I love reading books. What more is there to need to know.
- Kimono - H&M | $99.00
The intricate woven gold details on the shoulders of this kimono exudes femininity yet the black suggests an air of mystery. I enjoy lounging around in sweat pants and sweaters all day but why not kick it up a notch. Sometimes it's fun to "dress up" while you're "dressing down".
- Wick Trimmer - Diptyque (Nordstrom) | $41.47
I recently got back into the habit of burning candles and can't help but notice how frustrated I become when the candle burns low into its container and it becomes harder for me to trim the wick with a regular pair of scissors. These pair of wick trimmers, are elegant and allows me to prep my candles without worrying about spilling wax all over myself in the process of it.
- Park Slope Vest - Talula (Aritzia) | $110
My outfits usually consist of a sweater and a pair of pants to keep me warm day in and out. However I wanted to be able to still wear my lighter pieces of clothing yet remain just as warm. I love the look of a thick furry vest over top of a clean silk blouse, especially if the vest hangs a little over the waist line.
- Classic Q Natasha Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs (Shopbop) | $399.10
I don't have a simple black carry-all bag, case closed.
Labels: lustlistt, november, shopping