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Gift Giving – Galentine’s edition

Galentine’s Day is the most special day of the year.

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Finding the perfect gifts for my Girl Gang besties is one of the most fun shopping hunts to go on.

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Awesome finds from Dots & Loops. I also recommend:

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Of course Etsy is filled with the best, most personalized best friend gifts you can imagine.

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A few of my friends have a passion for bees and Fever Dream Boutique on Etsy had these beyond perfect patches. 10% of their sales go to benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, which is near and dear to my  heart.

I simply dare you to do a Galentine’s Day Etsy search. You will be amazed at the shear level of awesomeness.

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Purchased from Sleepy Mountain on Etsy

Another amazing small business owner who has exactly what your Girl Gang needs is the independent and sassy Lady No Brow.

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What are you doing to celebrate Galentine’s Day? Send me some outing recommendations, favourite stores – even photos of your crafts and besties!

Here are some shout outs to my favourite people:

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XO Fabulous

 

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Boxing Day – eShaki

You are probably wondering why I’m still talking Boxing Day. Sorry. This is the last post in which I share my Boxing Day scores, I swear.

I’ve shown a few items in wish lists from eShakti but have yet to share my actual purchases. I actually do have several winter staples in heavy rotation already. I’m partial to their cotton jersey knit pieces for warmth and comfort and chic asymmetrical cuts.

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I grabbed up this knitted cotton hoodie dress during their Boxing Day sale. Even at it’s regular $49.95 price it’s a great pick but 30% off made it an obvious steal. I plan to style it more as a tunic with my wide variety of leggings…. short hemlines feel a lot more scary at 40 than they did at 30. Who knew.

My second purchase is beyond adorable.

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Hemline is a little longer and I feel like this will become a year round piece with leggings in the winter but bare legs come summer! Check it out here.

eShakti is pro at whimsical embellishments. They also have such a varied stock and come in a full size range that I legit challenge you to try and not find something you love. They add new styles daily so…. well I’ve already found like 5 more things I need immediately.

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Why do I torment myself?

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Anyways, here I am. Feeling extra cute in the new bird dress, about to enjoy a smoothie at our favourite local cafe, The Vic Cafe.

So what’s on your eShakti wish list? Or better yet, what’s in your cart??

XO Fabulous

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Amazon, add to cart #2

What was in my Amazon cart this week! Oh just a light box kit! This was my investment into this new blog idea so I can get some actually awesome shots of non outfit types of things. Of course how do you photograph your light box… ugh.

It will likely take me a bit to get the hang of this but let’s try it out on the other item from Amazon!

(How’s that for a product shot?!)

I don’t know of any woman around my age who doesn’t just think that Carrie Fisher was the absolute bomb. As a teenager I checked Surrender the Pink and Postcards From the Edge from the library and was thrilled with the sassy characters. I’m definitely behind on getting caught up with all her books but am excited for some cozy February days off to curl up with her last work.

What was in your cart this week? Found a new site I should be checking out? Let me know!

XO Fabulous

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Dots & Loops

Dots & Loops is the type of online store that you just know must be adorable in real life.

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Based out of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia, Dots & Loops has a massive inventory of items I can almost guarantee you will love. I discovered them last year when I bought all types of fun things for Christmas Stocking Stuffers so I went back to them again this winter.

As much fun as it was to stuff stockings with adorable items from them, I of course wished I bought more.. and things for ME! Imagine my delight when I saw on Facebook that they were holding a storewide 50% off Boxing Day sale!!!!!

Cuteness ensued.

Folklore is a brand whose whimsy appeals to my artistic side. Over Christmas I gifted some close to me with their nail polish and lipgloss but this brooch was all for me.

For me, the whimsical isn’t contained to fashion elements. As seen here in our new dish towels.

Gnomes?? I mean how friggin cute can you get?! You can check out all of the housewares here.

One of the major home projects this year will be to convert the extra bedroom into a luxurious and beautiful office. Since I work from home I want the room to be as beautiful as the rest of the house and really highlight my taste. These sticky notes might seems like frivolous stationery but they are the first glimpse I’m giving at the colour palette for this dream office.

Plus, they are adorable.

I also chose a couple of really perfect and fun gifts but since they haven’t been gifted yet I’m going to hold off on those and feature them in a future post. I highly recommend, if you have anyone to buy for soon, that you check out all of the store’s gift guides.

I hope you’ll check out Dots & Loops extra adorable collection of perfect things. Tell me what you can’t resist?

XO Fabulous

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Boxing Day, add to cart #1

You would think that post Christmas my shopping addiction would be curbed but let’s be real… Boxing Day is irresistible. The lure of all the things you didn’t receive from your wish list, suddenly being on sale, is just too good.

Boxing Day sales ensnared me with their email campaigns and I found myself gleefully adding to cart.

Let’s see what arrived first (because honestly, in the whirlwind of it all I probably already forget what’s on it’s way).

I’ve long wanted my own copy of the game for horrible people. Everyone and their obnoxious siblings owns it. I decided to order my copy in time for my son’s birthday.

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It was a horribly wonderful way to celebrate his 19th birthday with him.

The other thing I finally splurged on is a milk frother!! You might thing, but Emma that sounds lame (& maybe you are right) but my frothy chai latte says otherwise. I will literally never need Starbucks again.

Lets give it a whirl shall we?

This is bringing me a stupid amount of glee. I bought the Secura milk frother linked above but scored it for only $49!

xo Fabulous

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Take Two!

2018 has arrived and I can already tell she’s a cold bitch! Feels like… -40?! I kid you not.

And she’s a tricky one too because if you woke up and looked outside you’d actually think it’s a lovely day. All the sunshine and blue skies…

But it’s not. It’s a cruel & horrible joke.

I don’t know about you but there is no way I’m leaving my house this weekend (or for possibly the next week, let’s be real). This seems like the perfect time to instead shop online and get back to blogging.

I decided over my Christmas break, after my father remarked that my next job should be personal shopper because I know exactly what to get and where to find it. When your Country farming dad notices you shopping skills, it really makes you take note. I love blogging and have been doing it on and off for years but hit the same stumbling block each time: I rarely want to take photos of myself, regardless of how fabulous the outfit is. It doesn’t suit my lifestyle most days and so the blog suffers.

This brings us to 2018 though. Time to try something new! Take two!

I will still occasionally feature my outfits but I also want to showcase all of my other shopping ventures! My various subscription services, Amazon finds, Etsy treasures as well as vintage hunts, road trip amusements and everything that falls into its own fabulous category.

Full of Fabulous is going to take you shopping.