#AdventureWithUs

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I’m so excited to to announce the launch of the Adventure Series campaign with Bench. Canada! I love working with Bench. Canada, as they always plan super fun activities (rock climbing, city-scape shoots…they are the coolest) and now Bench. Canada is challenging YOU to an adventure!
We Dare YOU to #Adventurewithus on a #BenchAdventure photo challenge for a chance to win a Whistler getaway for two!
I totally wish I could enter this contest, I just adore Whistler and to go there on a whirlwind adventure with Bench. Canada would be pretty darn sweet.
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Simply enter by following @BenchCanada on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and re-post the below images to accept the challenge!
Participate by posting your interpretation of each challenge by using #BenchAdventure and #AdventureWithUs!
We can’t wait to see you accept the challenge!
The contest will be running until Nov.9th 2014 and be sure to follow me on Instagram as well to see my daily adventures @LEXNIKO!
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Pit Stop

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Wow guys! I can’t believe my summer of weddings is finally over. I just returned home from Palm Springs and beyond the sniffles and jet lag that come along with traveling, I am missing the sunshine, but seriously looking forward to some downtime at home and then Halloween before I am off again to NYC!

I was lucky to have a quick pit stop to World Mastercard Fashion Week before I headed west, and I did my best to showcase a relaxed fall style (cropping my top til the weather says no!) and sport my favorite new skirt, which you first saw here. I am a sucker for black, neutrals and added a pop with these funky Le Chateau booties.

I guess others enjoyed it as well because I was stopped and styled by Redken and photographed by a few mags which was such a honor!

Thank you to Le Chateau and Redken Canada for the features.

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ShopBop & East Dane Friends & Family Sale

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While I’m on the topic of Giving Thanks, I simply must share that you can now shop the Friends & Family Sale with ShopBop and East Dance all this week using the code ‘FAMILY25′. You’ll receive 25% off all purchases (some conditions apply).

I don’t know what could be more beautiful than being thankful for an amazing sale!

*ShopBop sale ends October 16th // East Dane sale ends October 18th

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Give Thanks

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I had the most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! After a gorgeous wedding, I headed north to meet my mum, sister and the pup of course, in Collingwood for a short Thanksgiving getaway. The leaves were absolutely stunning and my sis quickly snapped some photos of my casual weekend look. This outfit is a definite go-to during the fall season and I love how cozy this throw is (I own a TON of them, but this is a personal fave).

We had such a great time, I think we’re going to head back up for the Christmas holiday with my pops who was away this Thanksgiving. It was such a wonderful time away and I am so thankful for my family, friends and the great people in my life, especially all of you, my readers!

I know I’ve been on a serious hiatus lately (I am sorry for that!) but I have shot a collection of photos that I’m ready to share, as we move in to fall and continue to finish up the year. How fast has the time gone by?! This weekend definitely reminded me, how excited I am for the holidays!

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Vacation Diaries

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Just a few photos from my recent jaunt to California! We flew in to Los Angeles and then headed to Newport Beach for a gorgeous stay at the Pelican Hill Resort. It was an incredible weekend and I loved being around my west coast friends that I don’t get to see all that often and just relax by the pool, enjoy delicious meals and unwind with a bevvy or two!

What’s even better is this weekend marks the Canadian Thanksgiving holiday and so beyond being a short couple of weeks around the corner, I’m off to wedding and then to draw out the long weekend spending time with my family up north and then will be back to California in a couple weeks to see some special people get married!

I seriously feel like this has been an amazing year of weekend jaunts, love, friends and quick travel memories. I have a few more trips planned for the year and then before we know it, it’ll be the holidays! Can you believe it?!

Time flies when you’re having fun, but knowing me I’ll try to document as much as possible! Be sure to follow along for all of my travels via Instagram @LEXNIKO
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Get To Know Pixi

imageI’ve recently rediscovered my addiction to Target. Whether it’s the incredible brand collaborations or the insanely fab finds you can score, it’s really quite a treat to pop in and see what they have to offer. I think my friends over there recognized my passion and they’ve tipped me off on a great new beauty brand, available exclusively at Target!

Pixi was created by makeup artist, Petra Strand, who launched Pixi Beauty in Soho London 15 years ago and has been helping women achieve gorgeous skin ever since. With a goal of creating flaw-fixing cosmetics, Strand was set on making a line of makeup that not only enhanced a woman’s natural beauty, but that was also nourishing for her complexion.

With ingredients including vitamins A, C and E, and grape seed and cucumber, it’s no wonder the brand has had success all over the world, and been used on famous faces like Oprah Winfrey and Helena Christensen, to name a few. The Pixi range, which includes awakening and skin-loving complexion, eye, lip, and cheek products (see above!), is the perfect blend of naturally radiant daytime wear-ability and nighttime oomph! Taking time-saving and multi-purpose ideas into account for the woman on-the-go, the products often come as duos, palettes or with built-in mirrors, making life a little simpler.

I can’t wait to test this out, as on-the-go is my middle name, and share my beauty review with all of you!

 

I’m off the California for a few days and I cannot wait to share my latest travel adventures with all of you! Be sure to follow me via Instagram @LEXNIKO.

Have a blessed rest of the week and a happy weekend xo!

*This post was sponsored by AOL & Target.

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#AEOStyle Challenge

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_DSC1621Honestly I am loving that summer does not want to let up! We are only a few days away from October and while I know we’re being teased before the upcoming Polar Vortex 2.0, I am simply not complaining about this weather. Don’t get me wrong, I am looking forward to cozy sweaters and layers and the crispness that fall brings, but I’m just as satisfied sporting summery items til the cows come home!

That’s why I’m happy to partner with American Eagle to show you how to create a casual boho look that’s fit for a warm fall. It’s certainly been my go-to uniform as of late and I’m happy to continue the trend with this comfy, loose fitting top, denim shorts and my favorite booties! This triple threat creates the perfect look for the girl on-the-go, trying to squeeze in every last moment of this endless summer.

Head over to the American Eagle blog for more pics and style tips!

And be sure to follow me on Instagram @lexniko and share your endless summer looks with the hashtag #AEOStyle

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CapeSZN

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Transitioning to fall can be tough, especially when the weather can’t seem to make up it’s mind! While I’m happy to still step out safely with bare legs, I do require a little bundle action for the early morning chill. That’s why I am obsessed with my Ann Taylor cape from last season. It’s the perfect layering piece to pull together any outfit, without feeling too heavy to sport throughout the day. While this one isn’t available anymore, they have a cute option here and I will definitely do some more digging to find you a few more options.

What are your thoughts on the cape? I think it’s a classic that doesn’t get enough credit, how about you?!IMG_7623 IMG_7625 IMG_7627 IMG_7640 IMG_7635

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Intermix x Burgundy Brick

intermix-bbfHAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL!

I’m thrilled to announce a special shopping opportunity my ladies from the Burgundy Brick Foundation are hosting. Tomorrow evening from 5-7 PM head over to Intermix on Bloor Street in Toronto to kick off fall and shop the best looks of the season.

I was in the store over the weekend and I have to say, there are some AMAZING items to update your wardrobe and get you fall ready. 10% of all sales will benefit the Burgundy Brick Foundation in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto. If you haven’t been reading the blog for a while, the Burgundy Brick Foundation is a not-for-profit organization my girlfriends and I run in Toronto. We work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Toronto to assist in raising funds to support building low income housing in the city. You can read all about it on our site and if you’re interested in learning more feel free to reach out!

Would love to see your pretty little faces there!

 

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Last Fall

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I took a walk down memory lane last night, as I was curious to decide if I was ready to go back to brunette. I have really been missing my long brown locks but as I was looking back at old blog photos, I realized that I am SO EXCITED FOR FALL!

While it was a brutal winter, I actually cannot wait to layer thick sweaters, rock neutrals and warm boots and cozy up on the couch with fuzzy throws. So in an impromptu post, today I share a few of my favorite looks from last fall. I swear I am truly inspired to shoot for the new season this weekend!

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Which look is your favorite and also what are your thoughts? Is it time to get back to brunette?

Leave a comment below and be sure to follow my weekend shoot via Instagram @LEXNIKO

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