Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 with Amex Invites

image1 (2)Last week I had the opportunity to head to an advance screening of The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2 thanks to Amex Canada. Amex Canada has opened it’s doors to all Canadians by offering a chance to experience the benefits like a Cardmember with American Express Invites.

Beyond the fact that I got to check out The Hunger Games Mocking Jay Part 2 before it comes out in theatres on November 20th, the entire experience was amazing. We got to see the film at the beautiful TIFF Bell Lightbox and were given the VIP treatment from the minute we walked in. We were greeted and taken to the theatre where drinks and popcorn were waiting for us (sorry to be a fangirl but it was AWESOME)!

If you haven’t thought about Amex Express Invites before, you should definitely check them out to learn about upcoming events this fall winter.

You can access these invites by becoming an Amex Cardmember and open the door to memorable experiences. From Front of the Line Advance Access, Front of the Line Reserved
Tickets, Front of the Line eUpdates, Delights Special Offers and Experiences,
and Special Access, Amex Canada wants to treat you like a VIP for the next great dinner experience, big blockbuster or must-see productions.

If you’re in Toronto, you can experience what it’s like to be a Cardmember too and eat at one of Canada’s Best New Restaurants, as determined by Air Canada enRoute Magazine. By visiting from November 26 to December 6, you can enter for your chance to attend Bar Raval on December 14th.

Visit Amex Invites for more information on similar upcoming events and let me know what you think of The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2!

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Cyber Week Sales List

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Hi lovies! Because I LOVE YOU! so much I have linked all of my fave Black Friday and Cyber Week sales below.  I will do my best to collect those ongoing through until Monday and update the post next week.

HAPPY SHOPPING! I just adore you for stopping by xx!

50% off select styles

30%-50% off fall/winter styles in store and online
DATE: 11/24 – 11/26

25% off everything
DATE: 11/27 – 11/30

30% off everything

Half off sweaters and 40% off the rest of your purchase (restrictions apply)
DATE: 11/26 – 11/27

20% off + free shipping starts
DATE: 11/24 – 11/27

Up to 70% off select styles

50% off everything
DATE: 11/26 – 11/27

Black Friday Deal Days up to 60% off, Black Friday exclusive deals from $4.99 and in-store scratch offs for the first 100 shoppers in line valued up to $300, Free Shipping CODE: 3265
DATE: 11/27

Black Friday 50% off sitewide + Free shipping all orders
DATE: 11/26 6PM EST – 11/27

15% off everything sitewide
DATE: 11/26 (9pm) – 12/1 (7am)

Black Friday Extra 25% off clearance Designer Handbags, 50% off select Juniors clothing, 60% off select Women’s Coats, 50% off Women’s Sweaters, 70% off Memory Foam Pillow & Toppers
DATE: 11/25 – 11/28

25% off your entire purchase
DATE: Now – 11/29

30% off everything online
DATE: Now – 11/29

Take an extra 30% off sale, PLUS 30% off select black styles
DATE: 11/27 – 11/29

Take 20% off sale items for up to 50% off online
DATE: 11/25 – 11/27

Extra 25% off select sale items
DATE: 11/26 – 11/27

50% off everything
DATE: 11/26 – 11/27

25% off all orders + free shipping + up to 70% off selected styles
DATE: 11/25 – 11/29

Up to 50% off women’s dresses and men’s shirts
DATE: 11/26

30% off sitewide
DATE: 11/27

Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% (some restrictions apply)
DATE: 11/24 – 11/30

Save 40% on select clothing and accessories through 11/28
Save 40% on select women’s boots through 11/28

Up to 50% off selected lines
DATE: 11/26 – 11/30

30% off sale, 40% off sale for Urban On Members – sign up is easy!
Select Women’s + Men’s Sweaters are $39, All Women’s + Men’s Flannels are $29

Free Shipping on $50+ and more
DATE: 11/26 – 12/2

10% off when you spend $100 or more
15% off when you spend $250 or more
20% off when you spend $500 or more
25% off when you spend $1000 or more
DATE: Now thru 11/27
CODE: MOREISMORE (only for US shoppers)

20% off everything
DATE: Now thru 11/27 (Midnight EST)

30% Off Entire Store and Online

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#MyRitual Detox Program

IMG_6983Processed with VSCOcam with a7 presetIMG_7065 IMG_6914 IMG_7143 IMG_7167Last week I needed a major reset after a few weeks of traveling and a sad abandonment of my normally healthy diet. Thankfully my friends at Ritual had my back and put together an amazing 3-day detox program with their partnering restaurants around my neighbourhood. The Ritual app is amazing, all you do is set your order with your restaurant of choice and your meal is prepped for pick up by the time you arrive.

With the help of Jenn Lau from Fit Squad Toronto, they created a meal plan that I could easily follow, grab on the go and was so tasty I didn’t feel like I was on a detox even though I was getting all of the benefits.

What surprised me the most was how full I felt despite cutting out rich foods like cheeses, bread and pasta and substituting them for healthier options. I was nervous after my poor eating habits that I would feel hungry but I was so satisfied it shocked me. I was also happy to discovered some amazing restaurants around my neighbourhood that I honestly had no idea offered such healthy options. I feel confident now that even when I don’t have time to prepare meals myself I can grab great food nearby with the Ritual app.

Make sure you check out Ritual and let me know what options you discover around your neighbourhood!


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Shopbop Black Friday Sale

The big Shopbop sale started yesterday and ends next Monday at midnight PST. Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday they have some ridiculous deals and nearly all the designers merch will be part of the sale.

I’ve linked a few of my favorite items above so be sure to head to Shopbop to check out the full scoop.

Happy Shopping!


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Camel Coating

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I think this is easily one of my favorite looks for fall. There is something sophisticated and chic about this camel/black combo with a set of understated denim. This look could easily take me from workday meetings to evening cocktails but it’s also incredibly comfortable that I wouldn’t be too bothered to spend the whole day in it.

Also, can we discuss this camel coat? It is unbelievable how much I like it. I was hesitant at first as I was afraid that the oversized, androgynous look would swallow my petite frame. Using a turtleneck sweater and form fitting denim with an over-the-knee boot lets me create a shape to my body under the coat and I don’t lose my frame.

Today it’s officially calling for snow for the first time in Toronto! Lucky for me, I’m headed to LA for a little vacation but you can stay up to date y following me on Instagram @LEXNIKO.

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Cheap + Cheerful Online Shops

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I recently had a lady friend who I LOVE reach out to me via Twitter asking about my favorite cheap and cheerful online shopping sites.

Since I figured this is long overdue (Kat are you trying to tell me something?!) I am sharing my Top Ten Cheap + Cheerful Online Shops. If you’re like me and looking for ways to balance your budget or are simply a fan of mixing high and low (ahem, also me) then I think you’re going to be a big fan of this post.

So here we go, in no particular order… Know that I frequent and am fond of these sites, as they are major staples for me to maintain such a “rotational” wardrobe:

Forever 21

Seriously F21 has some amazing pieces. The site is HUGE, I mean HUGE so you could get lost on there for hours but it definitely has a better quality than other online sites I’ve visited before. I am a big fan of their Rompers and Jumpsuits section for summer and they have excellent hats (I get SO many from of my faves here), sunnies and pjs. While they don’t knock of designer style like some of the below sites potentially do they are always on trend and have an amazing selection that won’t make you avoid checking your bank statement for weeks on end. Oh plus they have Free Shipping over $30, you can return in-store too and lots of sizes usually available.


Missguided is on the higher end price wise in comparison to this list and the sizing can be a bit tricky (aka make sure you check the size guides and if you’re not 100% buy a size up, these are in UK sizes which are different than US). What I love about Missguided are the brilliant bodycon items they have. It’s an amazing selection and things usually come in a number of colors. They are my favorite dresses to pack for travel evening wear as they don’t wrinkle and surprisingly do well in the heat (haven’t had an issue with sweat stains, sorry to be blunt). They are great with returns and I tend to order with friends to take advantage of free shipping (over $80 which is never hard for me ugh) but we split the duties as well.


This site is a serious gem! They have some of the most unique sweaters and “layered” sets that I’ve seen in a long time. I put the word layered in quotes since the items do tend to be one piece but appear as a sweater/dress mix for example. Also don’t expect to order from this site and have things arrive super quickly (i.e please do not order a holiday dress from here if you’re in Canada or the US). This site takes a while and though the prices are sooo low (quality is actually above the price point IMO) I typically order a bunch of stuff since it takes so long. If anything that doesn’t fit correctly I also go into it knowing I’m going to be handing items over to my little cousins or donating them. It’s simply not worth it to ship back.


Chicwish is where I go when I’m feeling girly though I’d define my style as much more edgy. They have the most incredible selection of pretty skirts and dainty tops and the variety of prints goes on and on which is amazing. They also have a lovely selection of outerwear which is where I tend to spend most of my time (like here, here and here).


I would rate Lulus similar to Missguided. I love Lulus because they have the BEST selection of dresses that are wedding/bridesmaid appropriate at ridiculous prices. And the quality is great – these items look wonderful in photos and stand the test of time if you take care of your pieces. They also kill it in the bodycon department and are one of those designer copy cat sites that have a lot of repeat offenders from the likes of For Love and Lemons among others.


Ok, ok I said I didn’t have favorites but if I had to pick ONE site, Nastygal would be it. It is probably the highest price point compared to the rest of these sites but it is SO WORTH IT! Everything on this site is just so bloody cool and I want it all. This is where I go to sweater heaven and buy all of the knits. I’m also a huge fan of their ‘vegan’ leather which I just love in terms of branding because it’s as if they’ve invented a hip way to say fake leather but I’m into it. If you’re in Canada beware though, the duties on this stuff is annoying so definitely order with a friend or if you are lucky enough to head to LA check out their pop up shop on Melrose!

Necessary Clothing

Necessary Clothing has a flagship in NYC but their online offering is beyond. This is an excellent site to just browse and get ideas of how to style certain looks and a great stop for costume outerwear (like this) and fun shoes especially boots/booties. They also have an amazing selection of knits and a better price point than Nastygal. Necessary should especially be a spot that you take a peek at intimates and basics like white long sleeve tees and bodysuits. They got what you’re looking for 100%.

Choies Clothing

Accessories! Accessories! Accessories! This is the best site for blanket scarves and funky outwear like suede capes with fringe, or faux shaggy fur…basically all of those items that seem ridiculous to purchase and then you see the price and into your cart they go! They currently have a shearling coat I am definitely going to be bringing to the blog soon so make sure you do a browse here.

Goodnight Macaroon

Goodnight Macaroon is an Australian site so again, make sure you’re planning ahead of time to wait for your items. This site is hella cool because they not only categorize by New Arrivals, Blogger Styles/Picks but also run these amazing Flash Sales every Tuesday where you can shop some of their Best Sellers and Blogger Picks for unreal prices. This is another site where you need to be careful of sizing and know that things may not fit as well as you hope they would. I also recommend buying a size up if you’re unsure. The tailoring on these items does not equate going out and purchasing a higher end product for things that you may not wear forever. They also offer Free Deliver through FedEx on +$150 but be sure that you’re looking at pricing in your respective currency and not Australian dollar!

Windsor Store

Ahh I could get lost on Windsor Store’s site. They have a ton of selection but I am a fan of their dresses to take from day-to-night, duster jackets and they have a ton of ASOS-like copycats (think lace up bodysuits and staple pencil skirts). I took so many items from WS on my Eurotrip this past summer and they were amazing to mix and match and the jumpers and shift dresses I packed traveled so well and rolled into essentially spaceless pieces in my luggage.

Let me know if there are any go-to Cheap + Cheerful Online Shops that are on your list that I may want to check out.

Thanks so much for stopping by xo!

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Olive The Bomber Jackets

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Photos by Gloria Chik

Bomber Jacket c/o (similar) | Denim | Booties (similar) | Sunnies | Bag (similar)

I have been in love with this olive bomber jacket since the first day I put it on. It is thin enough that it doesn’t feel or look bulky but it is so warm and comfy that it’s the perfect item for this changing weather. This one from Bench Canada is on sale now (woohoo!) but I have linked another favorite that I will definitely be snagging when I head to Cali this weekend.

I am telling you this olive bomber is the item of the season and I think it’s perfect for guys and girls daytime looks.

Happy Monday! I’ll be sharing a few holiday gift guides this week and I cannot wait for you to see. Thank you SO much for popping by my loves xo!

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Holiday Wish List


Put together a few holiday wish list items!
am SO excited for the holidays and to share some of my latest looks to help you get inspired and styled. You can shop this image by hovering over each item to see my picks.
What are you looking forward to the most for the holidays?
Happy Friday! Thanks so much for stopping by, xo!
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Kerastase Canada Fusio-Dose

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Last week I was delighted when Kerastase Canada invited me to Brennen Demelo Studio to try a new Fusio-Dose in-salon hair treatment. Now I know what you’re thinking, what the heck is that? These are concentrated boosters that jam your hair with a vitamin enriched formula, leaving your hair smooth, shiny and silky.

For my hair, we went with the Strength formula and after a month of traveling this is exactly what my hair needed for new life. I swear the recycled air on the plane left my hair and skin so dry and thankfully now they are both back to where they should be.

If you have a chance head over the Brennen Demelo and try out the Fusio-Dose treatment. It’s quick, easy and painless and your hair will thank you for it! And while you’re getting your treatment, be sure to check out Jocelyn Teng’s Instagram. She provided the incredible illustration you see above and SO fast it was admirable! Take a look while you wait and enjoy!

Happy Wednesday, thank you for stopping by xx!

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Waterproof with Cougar Boots

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Jacket | Sweater | Leggings | Sunglasses | Boots c/0

This is easily my go-to fall outfit on the weekends. Nothing I love more than getting up on Saturday morning for a coffee and a stroll. Since it’s been raining a ton here, these gorgeous Cougar boots could not have come at a better time. I love them because the patent front and quilted back combo add a little style to your typical rain boots. While I love rocking black pretty much all season long, I am curious to hunt down a bright, bold jacket or faux fur to style with these bad boys.

Happy Monday, thank you for stopping by xx!

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