Chapters Too, is a Gateway to an Empty Wallet

A casual trip to Chapters, nbd…. Except when I go with the intentions of a good book + find myself perusing through their home collection section for an hour! Chapters – why do you do this to me? Just when I think, okay I’m safe – there’s nothing to buy here but books! I am sadly mistaken by beautiful prints by the oh so inspiring + talented Stephanie Sterjovski, cheerful tea cups or bright pretty stationery from my favorite Rifle Paper Co. .. geez  you can’t even escape a good statement necklace! Whoever is doing the buying over at Chapters is doing their job because by the time Christmas rolls around I’m going to have quite the list for Santa.

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1. Rifle Hello Case for iPhone 5 by Rifle Paper Co. $34.95
2. Hanging Garden Notepad by Rifle Paper Co. $9.50
3. Cara Three-Piece Statement Necklace by Cara NY $55.00 $27.50
4. Love You More Than Stars Pillow by Indigo $39.50
5. All You Need is Tea & Warm Socks by Indigo $39.50
6. La Ou Tu Es Je Suis Bien by Indigo $39.50
7. Cursive Monogram Mug by Indigo $8.00
8. Good Morning Beautiful Mug by Indigo $10.00
9. Classic Votive Candle – Suede Blanc by Voluspa
10. 2014 Polka Dot Agenda by Kate Spade $36.00
11. Flat Heart Gold Studs by Dogeared Jewels $42.00
12. Cara Leather LOVE Bracelet by Cara Accessories $24.00
13. Cara Leather Wrap Bracelet by Cara Accessories $20.00
14. Oh La La by SS Print Shop $35.00
15. Oh My Deer I Love You by SS Print Shop $15.00
16. Love by SS Print Shop $15.00

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Welcome Fall with Old Navy

With the closing of Summer comes the excitement of Fall + the endless possibilities our wardrobes have to offer. It has been years since I’ve had the urge to stop into Old Navy – however, this season is entirely different! This Fall Old Navy has released a wonderfully girlie collection of trendy meets cute womenswear; the perfect mix of working-girl + weekend layering. From printed + patterned denim, polka dots, stripes + comfy sweatshirts, Old Navy really thought about everything trending right now + delivered in a tastefully chic way. While sorting through the Fall 2013 lookbook, I quickly realize I had a real problem on my hands…. I want ALL of the pieces I’ve shared below – see for yourself!

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PARTYSKIRTS + Shopbop = Amazing!

If by some sort of twisted mishap you missed the (BIG) news … my favorite PARTYSKIRTS are now available on shopbop! I couldn’t be more proud + inspired by the two little ladies behind the brand. Local to Vancouver + obvious dreamers at heart, these girls are taking things to a new level. Talk about a success story – I want one in every color!

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Summer Bright

Summer is in full swing + in Vancouver we’ve been receiving gifts of Vitamin D on the regular. I love exploring new products that will get me that ‘healthy glow’ + experimenting with some more daring (if you will) trends that might not make the cut during the darker more dreary months. Bright nails, fresh dewy makeup + big wavy, beachy hair are just a few of my favorites for beach season. As for my current summer loves, I’ve got you covered on all your beauty essentials & trends for this season.

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Are there any products that are not on my list that I should not miss?! Feel free to comment below – beauty reco’s welcomed!

1. Clinique CC Cream $35
2. Yves Saint Laurent Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking $30
3. One Love Organics-Love Springs Eternal-Youth Preservation Serum $59
4. RGB ‘Pool’ Nail Laquer $18
5. Beach Waves (+ Fish-tail braid)
6. Yarok-FEED YOUR ENDS leave-in conditioner + heat protectant $18
7. One Love Organics-LOVE Travel Bag $18
8. Neon Blush Brush Available at Topshop

From Head-to-Toe

How much are we loving this look!? Whether for a day full of meetings or a night out to dinner, this look holds up the simple sophistication of ‘busy business-woman’ on top with a twist of casual fun down below. Simple, yet sophisticated is always the way to go when you’re faced with a hectic day – I know I’m always looking for something that will take me from morning to-night without having to pack a stash of extra options along with me. Thank you to refinedstylefashion.com for posting this look!

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Warby Parker New Collection: Ocean Avenue

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I’m a big fan of Warby Parker Eyewear, so I was tickled pink when they asked me to help introduce the launch of their newest collection: Ocean Avenue! Besides offering a range of cleverly designed vintage-inspired frames, the reason I love this brand so much is because they are a socially conscious business. For every pair of glasses purchased, another pair is given to someone in need – how amazing is that!? Let’s get ready for summer + help out someone in need by heading over to the Warby Parker website for a closer peek at all the greatness they have to offer! I’ve also shared some of my favorites from the collection, paired with some summer essentials – which ones are your favorite?!

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Shop My Favorites

1. Happy Camper Loose T $44.99
2. Jasper Newsprint Grey $120
3. Multicolored Chevron One-Piece Swimsuit
4. Zara Studded Swarovski Leather Gladiator Sandal $199
5. Jasper Orange Fizz $120
6. Kate Spade Tote $198
7. Sayles Driftwood $120
8. Wheeler Chocolate Soda $120

Jacqueline Conoir Retail Event

Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to the JC Studio for a peek at the Jacqueline Conoir + JAC spring collections. We also had the opportunity to view a behind the scenes presentation of their creative process from start to finish on their latest campaign, so cool!. We came, mingled, shopped + had a great night! Thank you to everyone at JC Studios for the wonderful evening!

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Monday Glamour

Moving forward I’ll be continuing the ‘Monday Glamour’ series – sharing glamorous photos (every Monday!) that inspire me. Inspiration is everywhere; from the movement of fabrics, colorful prints or closely captured details. We could all use a little extra inspiration to start the week, so let’s go!

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Firmoo Giveaway!

As a special treat this happy Friday – exciting news! I’ve teamed up with Firmoo, who have graciously offered a pair of fabulous sunglasses for one of my lucky readers! As if that wasn’t enough, with summer right around the corner it couldn’t be any more perfect timing! See details below on how to enter – Good luck!!

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To Enter

1. Like Must-have Maven on Facebook
2. Like Firmoo on Facebook
3. Follow Must-have Maven on Twitter
4. Leave a comment in the space provided below & let us know which pair of fabulous sunglasses you would like to win! (Your choice of any pair of sunglasses listed on their website. Can’t decide? Shop my favorite picks below!)

Winner will be drawn next Friday, May 31st!

Shop my Favorite Picks

1. #OTO3570, available in Red, Ivory & Black 
2. #OTO3574 in Tortoise
3. #OTO3574, available in Tortoise, Purple & Black
4. #OTO3570 in Red

Can’t wait? You can also visit their website + choose a pair for yourself! Firmoo offers an extremely well priced variety of glasses and sunglasses to fit the need of any preference + style. They believe in “Vision & Fashion, the Frugal Way” See for yourself! www.firmoo.com

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Other helpful Firmoo links:

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How to Make Your Eyeglasses into Sunglasses
How to Place an Order
Shipping & Tracking

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A peek at some of my bright + cheery favorites – Shop my picks below!

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1. Del Toro Slippers $300
2. YSL Rouge Pur Couture | Color #27 Peche Cerra-Cola $34
3. Pencil Set on Etsy $15
4. Kate Spade Notebook $18
5. Pamela Love Mini Arrowhead Rose Gold-Plated Necklace $170
6. Michael Kors Jet Set Sport Watch $209
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs Katie Bunny iPhone 4 Case $50
8. Bonjour iPhone 5 Case $38
9. Kate’s Paperie Party Horns 
10. Jami Rodriguez Anchor Necklace
11. Pink Shopping Tote by Alexander McQueen $230
12. Kate Spade iPad Case $50
13. No. 5 Chanel $74

*************** I’ll be sharing an exciting giveaway announcement this Friday, May 24th!!