Pottery Barn Kids Nursery Style Event

Pottery Barn Kids

One of my favourite places to shop when I was planning for my baby’s arrival was Pottery Barn Kids. I spent hours going through their website ordering blankets, towels, decor and toys. I love buying gifts for friends with babies on the way from there as well to get my fix of cute baby gear! Lucky for me their toddler lines are just as adorable, so my addiction continues with no end in sight.

Pottery Barn Kids

Pottery Barn Kids has teamed up with Jennifer Flores of Rambling Renovators to host their popular Nursery Style Event on Saturday, May 3rd, 4pm – 6pm at their Bloor Street store.

Rambling Renovators

Design Specialists will be available to provide one-on-one assistance and offer design ideas & how-to tips for nursery and registry essentials.

Guests will enjoy:
· 10% OFF purchases (excluding furniture)
· A chance to win an UPPAbaby VISTA stroller
· Samples from luxury skincare line, Noodle & Boo

You need to RSVP to this event! Call the Bloor Street store (Toronto Pottery Barn Kids, 100 Bloor Street West) at (416) 961-2276 to get your name on the list!

Join in the conversation at:
· Facebook.com/potterybarnkids
· Twitter/Instagram: @potterybarnkids, #pbknurserystyle
· Blog.buildingblocks.com

Photos courtesy of Pottery Barn Kids

Launching today! Sophia Webster for J. Crew

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Today is the day J. Crew launches their collaboration with British footwear designer Sophia Webster.

The 13 piece shoe collection is bright, cheerful, and I haven’t seen one pair that I wouldn’t love to have!

The shoe collection was designed to highlight the colour and patterns found in the J.Crew S/S ‘14 Women’s Collection.

“Sophia Webster is one of the most exciting and talented British designers. Her shoes are like miniature sets – a beautiful world for your feet to spend the day in,” says Jenna Lyons, President and Executive Creative Director of J.Crew. “Each shoe tells a unique story.”

Items in the collection range in price from $320 to $695.

Check out the collection in stores, and to see more from J.Crew check out www.jcrew.com.

Toronto Spa Week with WaySpa

Holts Salon and Spa

From April 21st – 27th WaySpa is celebrating Spa Week. It’s a bi-annual event that allows you to enjoy luxurious full-service spa treatments at spas across Canada for just $50 each.

Let me tell you why this is a big deal – some of the spa’s involved are super luxurious and usually charge much more for their services!

Holt’s Salon and Spa is offering either a Manicure and Pedicure, Facial, or their Taste of Luxury Package which includes a back massage, Booster facial, and a choice of hand or foot massage – all for $50 each!

Purebeauty Salon And Spa At The Trump International Hotel And Tower (which is an amazing spa that I have visited myself!) is offering almost identical services to what Holt’s is offering – their Taste of Luxury Package is normally worth $180.

Purebeauty Spa Trump

All you need to do is purchase your Spa Week Voucher, choose your $50 spa treatments, book your appointment, and enjoy!

Check out all of the different spa options at http://www.wayspa.com/en/spaweek

All images courtesy of WaySpa.com

Studs!

Forever 21 Fancy Floral Studs

Accessories are my jam. I think I actually have more scarves, shoes, and jewelry than clothes. It seems like buying just one necklace or a pair of earrings is insignificant and harmless as opposed to buying a jacket, but really it adds up. Especially when you do it a lot! Right now I’m really into stud earrings. Mostly because I cleaned out my circa-2006 chandelier earring collection recently, and now I have a giant hole in my jewelry box which needs to be filed. Here are a few fun ones for spring/summer!

 Michael Kors Astor Logo Stud Earrings

Michael Kors Astor Logo Stud Earrings

Michael Kors Tortoise Stud Earrings


Michael Kors Tortoise Stud Earrings

Kate Spade Mrs Studs

Kate Spade Mrs Studs

Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Studs

Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Studs

Tory Burch Melodie Stud Earring

Tory Burch Melodie Stud Earring

Tory Burch Round Pyramid Stud

Tory Burch Round Pyramid Stud

Forever 21 Lacquered Bow Studs


Forever 21 Lacquered Bow Studs

Forever 21 Set Sail Natural Stone Studs

Forever 21 Set Sail Natural Stone Studs

Forever 21 Sweet Side Bow Studs

Forever 21 Sweet Side Bow Studs

Forever 21 Fancy Floral Studs

Forever 21 Fancy Floral Studs

J. Crew Circular Petal Earrings

J. Crew Circular Petal Earrings

Tiffany ELSA PERETTI® Starfish Earrings

Tiffany ELSA PERETTI Starfish Earrings

Aldo Teskova

Aldo Teskova

Aldo Levaldigi

Aldo Levaldigi

AKID Brand

AKID Atticus Boot Zebra

I’m always on the lookout for awesome clothes and shoes for my son. I get really excited when I find something fashionable and functional for him as well. Usually the on-trend kids stuff tends to be uncomfortable or easily destroyed.

AKID is a unisex brand of shoes made specifically for children aged 2-8. The best part – they are über stylish. AKID shoes are sold through their online boutique which is easily shopable. Trust me on this because after doing some browsing on the site I’ve decided my son NEEDS a pair of the Atticus Boots in Zebra. They have many photos of each product at different angles so you know what you are buying.

AKID uses super soft leathers so their shoes may be worn sock-free, and their shoes have zippers on the side so you can easily get them on and off. Laces are my worst enemy when it comes to kids shoes! Who has time to tie or un-tie laces?!

Keep an eye out on their Facebook page here for information on new designs coming soon. I’ve added a few photos of my favourite shoes below as well. Check out www.akidbrand.com for more information!

AKID Jasper Coloured Leopard

AKID Jasper Boot Couloured Leopard

AKID Atticus Boot Zebra

AKID Atticus Boot Zebra

AKID Jasper Boot Black

AKID Jasper Boot Black

AKID Jasper Boot Gold

AKID Jasper Boot Gold

AKID Brand Anthony Sneaker Rose/Black

AKID Brand Anthony Sneaker Rose/Black

AKID Brand  Anthony Sneaker - Leopard

AKID Brand Anthony Sneaker - Leopard

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All photos courtesy of the brand.

A Coachella Inspired Summer Wardrobe

Billabong Rapid Waves Dress

I was forced to take it easy this weekend because I had LASIK surgery on Thursday. That meant I couldn’t do anything very exciting this weekend, so I spent most of it online shopping. Probably not the smartest thing to do when you are supposed to rest your eyes, but I couldn’t spend a lot of time outside so this is what I was left with.

So pretty much everyone was doing something more exciting than me over the last few days, especially those people at Coachella this weekend. Seeing all of the photos inspired some of my summer wardrobe purchases. A few of my favourite picks are below!

Forever 21 Regency Remixed Paisley Kimono

Forever 21 Regency Remixed Paisley Kimono

Day Dreamer Strappy Sandals

Forever 21 Day Dreamer Strappy Sandals

Forever 21 Chain Fringe Necklace

Forever 21 Chain Fringe Necklace

Zara Suede Dolly Bag with Fringe

Zara Suede Dolly Bag with Fringe

Roxy Perfect Days Dress

Roxy Perfect Days Dress

Roxy Mariana Sandals

Roxy Mariana Sandals

Mango Embroidered Paisley Dress

Mango Embroidered Paisley Dress

Talula Lapinski Dress

Talula Lapinski Dress

Talula Atami Vest

Talula Atami Vest

Wilfred Montrouge Shorts

Wilfred Montrouge Shorts

Billabong Rapid Waves Dress

Billabong Rapid Waves Dress

Billabong Softly Spoken Top

Billabong Softly Spoken Top

Forever 21 Wistful Wonder Peasant Dress

Forever 21 Wistful Wonder Peasant Dress

Alexander Wang x H&M Collaboration

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H&M’s latest collaboration has been announced!

At Coachella this weekend H&M announced that their next designer collaboration will be with Alexander Wang. On November 6th, 2014 the Alexander Wang x H&M Collection will be in 250 stores worldwide and online.

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The collection will feature both apparel and accessories for men and women, and it’s actually the first time am American designer teams up with H&M for a collaboration.

It feels like November 6th is very far away! A collaboration is always exciting from H&M, but I feel like its going to be a long time before it gets here!

Where to Shop – Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm!

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I am a total Etsy addict. I literally have items in my shopping cart at this very moment waiting for me to pull the trigger. Why am I waiting you may be asking? Because I have already made two purchases this week on Etsy, and it’s only Wednesday.

Lucky for someone like me, I have the chance to shop items in person at the Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm. On Saturday, April 26th from 1pm – 6pm you can shop selected designers featured on Etsy. They include:

· Avril Loreti
· Paper Parade Co.
· Bookhou at Home
· Smith Handmade
· FitzyDesign
· Pilo
· CSFootprints
· The Made & Found
· Crown Flora

The event is being curated by Emma Reddington, blogger of The Marion House Book and home editor of Chatelaine magazine.

The afternoon will include arts, crafts and other goods from local Etsy designers.

You can join in the conversation and see what’s available or show off your purchases (or check out purchases your are missing if you are on the fence about going – that will teach you!) at @westelm, @etsyCA, #weloveetsy. You can also check-out West Elm’s blog, Front & Main for more information.

West Elm is located at 109 Atlantic Avenue, Liberty Village, Toronto

Happy Shopping!

Final Day to Enter the Liana Marie Necklace Giveaway!

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Just a reminder that today is the final day to enter this contest!

Up for grabs is a Liana Marie Necklace from her Spring 2014 line. The necklace is called the Kensington Beaded Brass Necklace, and it retails for $88!

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Here’s how you can enter:

1. Like sparkleshinylove on Facebook AND share this post to your timeline

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2. Repost the contest announcement found on sparkleshinylove’s Instagram account and tag @sparkleshinylove and @lianamarieto

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3. Head over to my Pinterest here and re-pin this post from my sparkleshinylove board to one of your Pinterest boards

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4. Comment below this post or the original post on the Liana Marie line on where you would wear this awesome Liana Marie necklace if you won.

Completing one of these 4 ways to enter will gain you one entry, and if want to do more than one you can. You can earn up to 4 entries if you complete all of these 4 steps!

The contest closes on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 at midnight. A random draw will be held (there’s an app for that!) the next day, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 on the blog.

In the meantime, you can visit the Liana Marie website by clicking here, or visit her on Facebook here, or you can find her on Instagram @lianamarieto, and on Pinterest as LianamarieTO.

Good luck to everyone who enters!