Plush Pastel

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I’m not normally one to gravitate towards a dress after a snowfall, but something about this lace tank dress, layered with a black turtleneck underneath and a plush pastel blue coat over top, felt very winter wonderland. Although the snow has since melted, I am definitely going to make it my mission to wear more dresses and them in unique ways this winter.

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8 What I’m Wearing: Dress; Free People via Blossom Lounge (here) // Turtleneck; Club Monaco (here) // Coat; Old Navy (here) // Mittens; Topshop (here) // Bag; 3.1 Phillip Lim (here) // Earrings; Liz Palacios (here) // Booties; Nine West (similar)

Gift Guide: Gifts For The Fashion Lover

I can’t believe I am into my third week of gift guides already! It’s a good thing I started my Christmas shopping early this year because Christmas is creeping up on me faster than I expected! If you are feeling the same way, here are some great gift ideas for the girl in your life who loves fashion. From clothes to accessories and even some stylish tech gear, the fashion lady in your life is sure to love these gifts!

Be sure to also check out my picks for gifts for the culinary lover, and gifts for the home lover, for even more great ideas!

Next Week: Gifts for your lover

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1. A sweater with cute animals and embellishments? What more could a fashion girl want? $55.90
2. Strappy red pumps that will be a staple in your fashion lovers closet for years to come. $152.55
3. A Sleek and sophisticated business card holder that will fit in even the smallest of clutches. $28
4. The cutest confetti case for every fashion girls favourite accessory. $45.50
5. Keep your fashion lovers hands toasty yet functioning with these fashionable tartan texting gloves. $79
6. This earring is as unique as the fashion lover in your life. $18
7. A statement necklace that will go with just about everything. $46
8.  A classic satchel in a cheery holiday shade. $215
9. This scent by Victor & Rolf smells amazing on everyone. $60+
10.  Because every fashion girl has a soft spot for Paris. $75
11. Slippers that are as cozy as they are chic. $45
12. Monogrammed cards in gold foil are great for the fashion girl who writes a lot of thank you cards. $26
13. The most stylish and well organized day planner ever.
14. Ear buds that are so pretty they could pass as jewellery. $30
15. This coffee cup is perfect for the girl on the go, doing what she loves. $12

White & Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Bark

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I have been seeing variations of holiday bark all over the place lately. It all looked so good that I wanted to give it a try myself this season, and I am so glad I did! For a dessert that looks so pretty and festive it is probably the easiest one to make! I decided on classic white and dark chocolate bark with candy canes because I didn’t want to get too crazy for my first time. I also love the combination of chocolate and peppermint together, especially if there is a crunch involved. I made two thickness variations (one on a baking sheet, on in a deeper pan) because I wasn’t sure how thick the bark was meant to be. I definitely recommend the baking sheet if you are going to make bark. I found the thinner pieces much easier to eat, and break up! This bark is the perfect treat to bring to a friend’s house or have around if you are hosting a holiday party this season, it’s just so good!

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What You Will Need:
1. 2 cups white chocolate
2. 2 cups dark chocolate
3.  1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract per batch
4. candy canes, I used about 25 small candy canes
5. Wax paper

How To Make:
1. In a pot bring about 2 cups of water to a boil. When the water is boiling place a mixing bowl on top of the pot making sure the water is not hitting the bowl. Pour either your dark or white chocolate in the bowl and stir constantly until the chocolate has been melted evenly.

2. When the chocolate is melted add peppermint extract and stir to combine.

3. Pour your melted chocolate on a baking pan that has been lined with wax paper and quickly use a spatula to smooth and even the chocolate out on the pan.

4. Pulverize your candy canes in either a blender, or crush them with  a hammer under a tea towel and sprinkle the candy canes on top of the melted chocolate.

5. Put the pan in the fridge for about 45 minutes. When the chocolate is completely cooled break into pieces and serve.