Cozy Cape

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Cape: Luxe & Lace c/0 | Top: Aritzia | Distressed Denim: J.Crew (old, similar here) | Booties: Noul (love these too) | Hat: Joe Fresh (old, similar here)

As you can tell, I am all about the casual layered looks lately, I can thank the chilly weather for that! I can’t complain though because I get to bundle up in adorable capes like this Luxe & Lace one. I have been so into these skinny black distressed jeans lately – so comfortable and they work with everything. If you’re on the hunt for some, I found a couple similar ones here, and here.

Side note: Can anyone else believe it’s only 10 days until Christmas? I am in shock – and scrambling. I always feel so ahead of the game because I start Christmas shopping early, but then I end up leaving so many people/things until the last minute, the worst! So you can bet I will be at the mall this week at least a few times hustlin’ to get it done. Is anyone else in the same boat as me? I definitely need to work on time management when it comes to Christmas shopping – oopsies!

I hope you all had an awesome weekend – and did your best to avoid the shopping crowds.

xo, Amaris

Holiday Style

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Top: Zara (old, similar here) | Skirt: Forever21 (sold out, love this option) | Pumps: Aldo Shoes (old, similar here) | Clutch: Tory Burch (old, love this one) | Necklace: c/o 31 Bits | Bracelet: Forever21 | Lipstick: Nars Heat Wave

With the holidays in full swing, I am sharing some holiday-inspired looks that are easy to recreate. This is the time of year when dressing up is something you can be doing all the time without being worried that you’re too overdressed. I am in love with playing with patterns and textures for the holidays so don’t be afraid! One thing that also adds to any outfit is a bold piece of jewelry! This necklace from 31 Bits, is more than just a beautiful necklace, there is so much meaning behind it!

31 Bits is about empowering people through the fashion industry, where Ugandan woman handcraft these gorgeous pieces, and are able to provide for their families through this income. Isn’t that a beautiful thing? Fashion with a purpose. I included another one of their gorgeous pieces below in my gift guide for Her, be sure to check it out, as well as their site to see all the beautiful handmade pieces! It is the perfect gift for Christmas, one that gives back to the hands who make each product!

xo, Amaris

Winter Wonderland


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Top: Old Navy | Bottoms: J.Crew (old..similar here) | Boots: Sorel | Toque: Joe Fresh | Scarf & Ear Warmer: c/0 Emily Ley Creations

Addi’s Outfit: Jacket: Gap Kids (sold out, love this one)| Leggings H&M | Booties: Joe Fresh | Beanie: Gap Kids | Ear Warmer + Scarf: c/o Emily Ley Creations

Seeing as it is a winter wonderland here most of the year, I have decided to embrace it, instead of being a grinch about it. Cozy scarves and ear warmers are a must around here, and that especially goes for my little. This darling baby cowl and ear warmer are made with a soft, thick yarn – and they’re not even itchy! I also love my crochet infinity, it’s so warm, and can tell it will be on repeat throughout these chilly winter months.

Side note… can you tell Addi had just woken up from her nap in these photos? She was hilarious and pretty much refused to smile the entire time. Regardless, I think she looks pretty dang cute in her crochet gear.

If you are wanting to order some goodies for you or your loved ones, you can email emilyleycreations@gmail.com to place an order! Or on Monday her Etsy shop will be live, just go to her Instagram and find the link in her profile!

xo, Amaris

Gift Guides: For Him & Her

Gift Guide: Gifts for Her
Gift Guide: Gifts for Him
If you’re searching for the perfect gifts this year for Her or Him – I have compiled two gift guides that will be sure to help you out and make your life much easier! I have based many of these items off of what I personally buy the men in my life – including my hubby, dad, and father-in-law and for the lovely ladies in my life, that being my mama, mom-in-law, and even some goodies that were on my very own wishlist! I know it’s only two more weeks until Christmas – so if you’re like me and have been procrastinating pretty badly, this may be the answer to your prayers!! Happy shopping loves!
xo, Amaris

Cozy in Plaid

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 Top: J.Crew (on sale!) | Blanket Scarf: Zara (old..similar here) | Jeans: Forever21 | Booties: Noul | Sunnies: Zara | Bag: Prada | Watch: Michael Kors

I’ve been obsessed with layers lately and plaid…I purchased this blanket scarf last year – and I have seen so many similar versions of it this year, and all for a great price. I wear it a million ways, and find it’s the most perfect, cozy, and adorable piece to add to any look. I paired it with a more basic outfit – which has been my go-to lately. This J.Crew turtleneck is currently on sale – and I am tempted to buy one in every colour! It is the perfect piece for layering this winter, I have already worn it under capes, knit sweaters, and now my blanket scarf! It could also be the perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list. Is anyone else procrastinating like I am? I still have a few people to buy for, and this year my goal was to be done by December 1st, oops!! I hope you all had a beautiful, relaxing weekend!

xo, Amaris

The Blanket Coat

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Blanket Coat: Anthropologie | Sweater: Forever21 | Jeans: Gap | Boots: Nordstrom | Toque: Anthropologie (last year..similar here) | Clutch: Forever21 | Lipstick: Nars “Heat Wave” | Mascara: c/o younique

This winter I have majorly been investing in great pieces that are perfect for layering in these freezing cold months. And I’ve purchased a lot – okay a ridiculous amount of plaid. It seems like this Tartan Blanket Coat from Anthropologie was the combination of two of my obsessions and it is definitely one of my favorite purchases as of late! I love how cozy it is, and am loving the endless layering possibilities. I also can’t get enough of toques/beanies lately. This hair of mine has been ready for a change – and I have yet to decide what, but in the meantime, throwing a cute hat on to change things up (or hide my roots), either way it has been my temporary solution.

Recently I was given some Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes mascara to try – and boy do I love it!! It literally adds so much length and fullness to my lashes, and I am constantly getting asked what mascara I use. If you’re wanting some extra length and fullness, this will be right up your alley – it is a must try, or even a perfect gift for Christmas!

xo, Amaris

Cyber Monday Sales!

Happy December loves!! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend (holiday weekend for my American friends)! If you missed Black Friday shopping – don’t fret.. Cyber Monday is another day to get your Christmas shopping done and score some more deals. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite stores and their discounts/promo codes going on today so you can shop from the comfort of your own bed – easy peasy! So hurry – before everything goes! I also put together a few of my Cyber Monday Picks below. Happy shopping! And don’t forget to snag something for yourself too;) xo

Cyber Monday Picks

Anthropologie – Free shipping (no limit) + 20% all sale items w/ code “EXTRAJOLLY”

Asos – 20% off everything w/ code “CYBERWKND20′

Forever21 – Free shipping on all orders + 20% off when you spend $75 code “CYBER20″ + 30% off when you spend $150 code “CYBER30″

J.Crew – 30% off full price styles + free shipping

Urban Outfitters – $50 off $150 + $25 off $100 + $15 off $75

Gap – 40% off entire purchase using code “CYBER2″

Banana Republic – 40% off entire purchase using code “CYBER2″

Topshop – Up to 50% on select items

Cozy Night Essentials Gift Guide

Cozy Night Essentials Gift Guide
If you all follow along with my Instagram posts, you know I love some cozy slippers and pajamas! It is all a part of the Holiday season…sipping on hot chocolate, warm by the fire in some stylish jammies and warm blankets. If you have someone on your list who loves a cozy evening at home as much as I do, then this gift guide is just for you! I hope this helps – happy shopping!!
xo, Amaris

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales

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Black Friday is FINALLY here. Time to get some of those items you have had your eye on – but it’s also time to get all of your Christmas shopping done! I have rounded up some of my favourite stores and am sharing the amazing sales and discounts they are all having. I hope all of my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are full on turkey and lots of love! Happy shopping loves!

Anthropologie – 25% off all items (applied at checkout)

Forever 21 – save $20 when you spend $100+ with code “BFSAVE20″ + free shipping on orders $30+

Zara – 30% off everything ends

ASOS – 30% off everything with code “TGIBF”

Urban Outfitters – extra 25% off sale items

Aritzia – select items up to 60% off

Gap – 50% off everything with code GAPBFRIDAY

Old Navy – up to 50% off everything online

J.Crew – 30% off all full-priced styles with code HOLIDAY.

J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything with code THANKS.

Kate Spade – 25% off everything with code HOLLYJOLLY.

Nordstrom Rack – Extra 30% off all clearance items

Shopbop – up to an extra 25% off with code GOBIG14

Chicwish – 30% off when you spend $50/35% off when you spend $100/40% off when you spend $150

xo, Amaris

Winter..

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Happy Wednesday loves!! Today’s post pretty much sums up my “winter uniform”. It’s safe to say that winter is here to stay where I live. I have such a love hate relationship with the fact that there is snow on the ground for majority of the year here! It means most of the time I am bundled in a silly amount of layers and some form of boots so that my toes don’t freeze. I do have to admit that I love dressing up in plaid, cozy layers and cute toques (like this little bow one from Anthropologie). This look will be on repeat throughout the winter months – because I have a plaid collection like no other!

xo, Amaris

 

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