I Like My Jeans Ripped and My Fur Faux

Canadian fashion blogger, Jackie Goldhar, from Something About That wears a faux fur vest from Zara, v-neck sweater from Old Navy and jeans from Express

It won’t be long before I’m on my way to Florida, which is where I spend Christmas each year. I’m always excited to head down there, but I’m especially looking forward to it this year. I haven’t travelled at all since last year’s trip to Florida. I’m not sure how I let that happen. Like most people, I love to travel! I try to squeeze in a couple of trips each year, often to Punta Cana for a beach escape, and New York to visit one of my best friends from high school. This year, life got in the way. By “life,” I really mean my employment situation.

Over the last year and a half or so, I’ve undergone a number of changes in my career path. I will have to elaborate on that journey another time (I’m thinking in the New Year). Long story short, I haven’t been able to justify any elaborate trips this year.

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Holiday Cocktail Party, Featuring Bonne Maman Jam

Holiday cocktail party with some Toronto food bloggers and Bonne Maman

December is here, which means the holiday season has kicked into high gear. Yay! It’s always fun to dress up in something sparkly, while enjoying fabulous food and drinks with friends. Last weekend, I was invited to spend an evening at Angelie Sood’s new home. Angelie is the blogger behind The Lifestyle File, but you can also catch her on YouTube. She hosted a holiday cocktail party for some friends and created a beautiful and delicious spread.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin cupcakes with a chocolate ganache filling and cream cheese frosting

Recipe for pumpkin spice cupcakes with a chocolate ganache filling and cream cheese frosting

If you’re a fellow creative, I’m sure you’d agree that inspiration can come and go at any time. There’s days when I don’t feel like writing, taking photos, or stepping foot into the kitchen. On the flip side, there’s those other (fantastic) days, when motivation, ideas, and the general desire to “create” comes easy to me. Well, the other day, the inspirational juices were flowing, so I decided to play a little bit in the kitchen.

I had a package of the President’s Choice ‘The Decadent® Chocolate Ganache Pots’ in the fridge. They’re a new product from the holiday collection, so I was itching to try them. Since chocolate ganache is so rich, I wanted to use them in something. I had some leftover pumpkin puree in the fridge, so I figured something pumpkin-y would be a good choice. I did a little bit of digging on Pinterest and eventually found a recipe that I could modify into my own. Alas, that’s where the idea for Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting was born.

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Cozy in Plaid and Ecco Ukiuk Boots

Cozy holiday outfit - Plaid scarf, Aritzia faux leather leggings, Ecco Ukiuk Boots

The leaves have all fallen off the trees and we’ve had some snow stick to the ground. I guess that means that winter has unofficially arrived here in Toronto! I can’t say that I’m happy to bid farewell to fall. As you know, there are so many things I love about fall, but I’ll admit, it’s beautiful to watch the snow. Typically, I prefer to watch the snow from the warmth and comfort of home, but you can’t hibernate all season. When I do venture out into the cold and snow, I like to wear my coziest pieces of clothing. Warm cardigans, cozy blanket scarves and my newest addition, Ecco Ukiuk boots. My Ecco Ukiuk boots are warm, comfortable and look cute with so many of my outfits these days!

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Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans at Jean Machine

Toronto fashion blogger shares her shopping experience at Jean Machine

You know when the mood strikes and you just want to clean? I had that feeling the other day, so I took advantage of it and did a closet purge. Before long, I had a few bags of tops, dresses and jeans set aside to donate. After I reorganized the rest of my clothing, I realized that my denim collection looked a little bit…empty. It seemed like the perfect excuse to do a little bit of shopping, so I went to Jean Machine to find the perfect pair of jeans.

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