OOTD - Polka Dots and Tulle

Monday, December 10, 2018

Polka dots, a little tulle and a midi skirt make for a perfect combination. I love this skirt so much and that I probably wear it a little too much. I love the length and the fact its light enough for summer but I can layer it for winter. I was looking for a polka dot shirt for ever now, but couldn’t find it so I wore this dress as a top and layered the skirt over it.
I paired the outfit with a simple black boot for work – I switched into a simple black pump for dinner and drinks with a friend. 

boots: Poppy Barley
dress: H&M
skirt: Nordstoms (old)
purse: Chanel

How to: Save Money While Traveling

Friday, December 7, 2018

Traveling can be expensive, but there are a few ways to save money. So you splurged on the trip and we all know that doesn’t mean you are going to sit in your hotel room the whole time. Starting early and with bit of work ahead of time, you can see the place you are visiting without breaking the bank. Here are four ways that you can save money while traveling:

image via Google.

1.       Research – Trip Advisor and travel blogs are the place to start. There are hundreds of free things and ways to save money. Work smarter not harder, listen to people who have traveled and researched the spots you are going to. 

2.      Book your adventures ahead – not only is it easier to book and compare excursions, site visits and private tours ahead of time, but you can  get a discount for booking in advance, as well.

3.       Sign up for local deals – a couple days  before you travel to a new city, sign up for local deals in that city through Groupon, Amazon Local, and other similar sites. They’ll often have discounts on everything from zoo passes and concert tickets to skydiving and massages.

4.       Join the local points of interest mailing list – if you are looking to visit the local museum or attraction, see if they have an email mailing list you can join. This is a great way to find out about special promotions and offers that may only be available.

Saving money isn't always the easiest thing to do. This article outlines 76 different ways you can save money every month. Many of them are small, simple things you can put into practice today, with hardly any work at all!

How do you find out about deals and save money while you travel?

Top 5 Netflix Christmas Movies

Thursday, December 6, 2018

So it's December and that means Christmas, annnnddd Christmas means we break all the rules!! So here are my top 5 picks for Netflix Christmas movies. Because I love Christmas and I especially love Christmas movies.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal WeddingA year after helping Richard get to the throne, Amber is about to become his wife. But is she really made to be queen?

Trolls HolidayWhen the Queen of the Trolls, Poppy, finds out that the Bergens do not have holidays, she enlists help from her friends, Branch and the Snack Pack, to help her bring holidays to the Bergens.

The Princess SwitchA Chicago baker (V.Hudgens) is competing in a Christmas baking competition in Belgravia. There she bumps into the prince's fiancee. They look alike and switch for 2 days. "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

The Holiday CalendarA struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?

The Christmas ChroniclesThe story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

What Netflix Christmas movie is your favourite?

OOTD - Sweater Weather is Here

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Edmonton summer and fall faded fast, felt like I went from flowy dresses to cozy sweaters and coats in blink of an eye. I don’t like the cold or snow but I do love about this time of year is getting comfortable in cozy sweaters. I love a cozy pastel look, even with all the stunning fall and winter colours. Pair my favourite summer skirt with the coziest sweater.

skirt: Reitmans
Sweater: Twik by Simons
shoes: BSW
purse: Kate Spade
necklace: H&M

#Bookofthemonth : This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I don't know about you guys, but I love a good series. I picked this book up at the grocery store, without knowing anything about it but it was there and I need a book. From the cover it remined me a lot of Fifty Shades of Grey - and after reading it is the same type of read. After adding it to my goodreads I realized it turns out it is a series. 

The book reviews are mixed as the book is tad extreme and might not be for everyone but its steamy. I would give it 3.7/5 and will read the entire series.

"Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming effect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?"

Have you read it? What do you guys think?

OOTD - Elements of Holidays + a #giveaway

Monday, December 3, 2018

December in Edmonton started with fluffy snowflakes falling in slow motions which made the holiday kick off season feel just right. We put up a tree, decorated with sparkiest things we can find and drank a lot of hot chocolate. Holiday season is more than just time for gifts and spending time with people you love. Holidays are also about giving a little back. I love companies and products that combine that – great gifts for people I care about but give back. This is where Elements Watch Company comes in, they create elegant and stunning watches with a charity twist! 
Every charity watch is designed with an industrial minimalism aesthetic that looks good on everyone, no matter what they are wearing. The simple bands and clean watch face suits any wearer and any situation: casual or formal. My favourite thing is that they have a distinguishing factor that separates each watch - The colour accent each corresponding to a certain cause.Elements is a US based company that donates 10% of sales to causes we all  care about. Each one of our watches is inspired by a certain cause - Pink (Breast Cancer) Red (AIDS) Blue (Education) and Orange (Preventing Animal Cruelty). 

Since almost everyone wears a watch don’t you think those would make an amazing gift for your loved ones? A stunning watch for them, and a little something for some amazing charities! Today you can use code NOMEROVIC and get 15% Off any watch at Elements Watches.

You can also enter to win a stunning watch in grey and pink.
Good luck!

all opinions my own. The watch is c/o Elements Watches via dealsport. Thank you for supporting brands that support LetterstoLALAland.com

All I Want #Giveaway

Friday, November 30, 2018

You guys know our love for beauty products on Letters to LA LA land and our love for Glossy Box US. Getting new products delivered straight to my door in a pretty pink box is not only exciting but best way to find new favourites. 
 This Holiday season you can give the best gift of them all to the beauty lovers on your list - A Glossy Box ALL I WANT Advent Calendar.  You get a beautiful rose gold calendar that is filled with 25 of our favourite beauty products, worth over $325.  

 Today I have teamed up with Glossy box to give one limited edition All I want #GlossyBoxUS advent calendar. 25 days 25 beautiful beauty products.

Good Luck!!

All opinions myown. The box was gifted c/o Glossy Box to letters to LALAland.
Thank you for supporting brands that support LetterstoLALALand.