Friday, 27 April 2012


{Shirts- Banana Republic} 
{Jeans- Hollister}
{Shoes- Aldo(old)}
{Bag- BagInc
{Sunglasses- Ardene}
{Jewelry- Necklace, Joe Fresh and bracelets, DIY}
{Watch- Guess (old)}

Last weekend was a disappointement weatherwise but I still managed to take these pics before it rained.  I've suddenly built quite the dress shirt collection so I've been looking for new ways to wear them.  Right now I'm loving this combination with the checks peaking out at the collar and cuffs.   I'm looking forward to a {hopefully} more sunny weekend :)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Loving Dress Shirts Lately,

Thursday, 26 April 2012


{Blouse & Belt- Club Monaco (old)} 
{Blazer & Bottoms-  Aritzia}
{Shoes- Spring (on sale!)}
{Bag- Thrifted
{Sunglasses- Unknown}
{Jewelry- Necklace, AE (old) and bracelets, DIY}
{Watch- Guess (old)}

Oh how I wish spring would come back!  The above photos were taken last week when I decided to take a cue from the boys and pair my favorite boyfriend blazer with those cool brogues ;)  That was before winter decided to make its return (pic via my instagram, @amy_lovinglately).  Still can't believe it snowed in April! 

Loving Menswear Lately,

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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Celebrate Earth Day

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far.  Just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow, April 22, is Earth Day and to celebrate many stores are offering some great deals that will make you and the planet smile :)

Darth Day on April 22
Starbucks is offering a free coffee or tea (brewed, hot or iced) for those who bring in a reusable mug or tumbler on Earth Day.  *Available at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada. More info here.

The Body Shop is offering the deals shown above both  online and in stores.  As far as I know this is in Canada only.  Click here for full details.

Recycle and Be Rewarded
Kiehl's has the above Recycle and be Rewarded promotion in Canada.  There is also a limited edition Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque with proceeds benefiting the Evergreen project.

In the U.S. the Recycle and be Rewarded promotion is also available however it works differently.  Each empty jar = 1 stamp and the more stamps you collect the better the reward.  Also unlike in Canada, there are several limited edition Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masques with labels designed by various celebrities.  The net proceeds of these sales will benefit Recycle Across America.   Click here to see the different lables and for more detail about the Recycle and be Rewarded promotion.

Loving Earth Day Lately,

Friday, 13 April 2012

Are you a couponer?

I have always been the type of person who won't buy things, from groceries to clothing, unless they're on sale (it's probably the Asian in me!).  I'm always on the lookout for a great deal and that includes using coupons!  Maybe it's due to Extreme Couponing on TLC, but I've noticed that I've been couponing a lot more lately.  While in Canada extreme couponing is not always possible, you can still save a lot of money with coupons if you put in the time and effort.  Deanna does a great job here of explaining the differences of extreme couponing in Canada.

Using coupons from inserts is still a common practice, but more coupons and deals are becoming available online especially with companies having Facebook pages or Twitter.  So while I'm not an expert or extreme couponer, I thought I'd share with my Canadian friends some of the sites that have helped me save (last section includes some international sites for you non Canadians ;)

Deal/Coupon Alerts
Smart Canucks
Red Flag Deals 
Extreme Couponing Canada
Bargain Moose

These sites are great for those who don't want to subscribe to e-mail offers from stores.  Those deals, including Facebook offers and online coupon codes are shared on the sites.  However if you don't want to miss a deal at your favorite store you should subscribe to its e-mail newsletter.  By the time it is posted on these sites your favorite item may be sold out :( 

think coupons
P&G Everyday Solutions

Others (must become a member, some are by invitation only)
Beyond the rack- designer flash sales, my invitation link
Ebates- cash back and coupons for select online stores

Both are also available in the U.S. 

Groupon-international, my referral link 
Swarmjam-Canada only
Wagjag-Canada only, my referral link 

All three of the above sites offer what I like to call "prepaid coupons with an expiry date".  The catch is that each deal or coupon is offered for a limited time and require a certain number of people to buy until the deal is activated.  Check out the sites for more detailed information.  

For more online shopping tips and links check out this article by Anna and Kristina.  It's especially useful for first time online shoppers. 

These are just a few of the money saving sites out there.  Some of the best coupons I've found are buy one get one free movie tickets, $5 off ground beef, half price all you can eat sushi and of course freebie coupons!   

If you have any recommendations or tips/tricks feel free to share!

Loving Coupons Lately,

*Disclosure: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned.  However, I may benefit through your registration via my invitation and referal links by recieving a discount on future purchases.*

Monday, 9 April 2012


{Blouse- SmartSet} 
{Top- Gap (old)}
{Skirt- Moon via the Bay (old)}
{Shoes- Zara (old)}
{Bag- Danier (old)
{Sunglasses- Ardene}
{Jewelry- Necklace, random and bracelets, DIY}
{Watch- Guess (old)}

(The first blossoms of the year!)

While it still doesn't feel like spring yet (with the wind it's been hovering around 0 degrees celcius), at least the sun's out!  I hope you all had a relaxing Easter weekend.  I didn't do much, spent time with my family and did a little shopping.  This is what I wore to church on Sunday.  I picked up this blouse during a quick shopping trip with my mom and while I normally I don't find anything at SmartSet the crochet detail on the shoulders of this blouse caught my eye.  The sleeves are a little long but that's nothing new to me.  SmartSet has a great promotion going on, spend $50 or more and receive a $25 giftcard towards your next purchase of $50 or more, and there's an extra 25% off a pink tag sale items, so go check it out!

Loving Easter Weekend Lately,

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Currently Craving Neutrals?

While this spring is all about color, I'm suddenly craving the lovely neutral toned items shown below.  Perhaps this craving is a result of an overload of color in the stores or maybe it's due to my love of classic pieces.  Whatever the reason I just can't help but be drawn to neutrals at the moment! Luckily as they are all neutral, every piece will go nicely with the neon and pastel trend.  

I'm especially in love with all the blazers and I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for a light colored one like those below.  If you have any suggestions feel free to share, I love reading all your comments :)
Tillary toteHolly Studs

What are you currently craving?

Have a great Easter weekend everyone!

Loving Neutrals Lately,