Spark Sessions Contest & Giveaway!

As a Canadian style blogger, for years I had noticed that there was always so much going on in the US in terms of conferences and events for bloggers, but there didn't seem to be much of anything here in Canada. Well last year all that changed when Spark Sessions broke onto the scene!

Spark Sessions is Canada's first and only Conference for Fashion and Beauty Bloggers.  Held each year in Toronto, over 200 bloggers gather to learn and develop new skills to grow their blog, interact with industry experts and PR professionals, and network with fellow bloggers.  This year's Conference will be held in Toronto, on November 15-16, and includes an exciting and educational agenda that will help you take your blog to the next level.

I so wish I could be attending but a trip to Toronto isn't in the cards for me this fall, but if one of YOU win a trip to the conference, you can tell me alllll about it!

So I have TWO separate contests/giveaways for you here so pay close attention!

First is the big one - Spark Sessions is giving away a trip to attend their 2014 Conference on November 15 -16.  One lucky blogger will win a Conference ticket, airfare to Toronto, a 2-night stay at Hotel Tonight, transportation to and from the Conference provided by Hailo, and an invitation to the VIP dinner where you'll get to network with Conference speakers and sponsors.  Be sure to enter by visiting the Spark Sessions blog

Seriously, amazing or what?

And secondly, I'm giving one lucky reader the chance to win an individual conference ticket to Spark Sessions! To enter that, please use the rafflecopter below! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Fall Floral

Joe Fresh Fall Floral Ruffle Dress
Joe Fresh Fall Floral Ruffle Dress
Joe Fresh Fall Floral Ruffle Dress
Joe Fresh Fall Floral Ruffle Dress
Sam Edelman Peeptoe Wedge Booties
Joe Fresh Fall Floral Ruffle Dress
Joe Fresh Fall Floral Ruffle Dress & Banana Republic Gold Button Tan Blazer
Dress: c/o Joe Fresh, Blazer: c/o Banana Republic, Shoes: Sam Edelman (old), Bag: Rebecca Minkoff, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban c/o SmartBuyGlasses

This ruffled floral dress from Joe Fresh is the perfect transition piece to fall. The colors are so very fall and even though I don't wear a lot of brown, the rich reds, blues & greens won me over! We have been having a really mild fall so far this year (I am usually in tights by early-mid September) and here we are at the end of September and I'm still able to sport bare legs (as pale as they may be!). I was so glad to get to wear this dress at least once without tights! 

How was your weekend? I know it's Tuesday, but I sort of missed Monday altogether because I was out of town visiting family. Let me rephrase that, not just family, but a brand new adorable squirmy little bundle of a baby girl who I am proud to say is my niece! I can't quite imagine what it must feel like to have your own children, because the love I feel as an auntie makes my heart want to explode!

It was a whirlwind weekend with the excitement of a new baby plus one of my closest gal pal's bachelorette party. Lots of fun and love all around! (You can catch glimpses of both of these on instagram if you're not already following along!)


Song of the Week!

I'm really not sure if I've posted this song before but aside from being named "Yer Fall" it's also such an super gorgeous song for this time of year. I can't articulate it, but there is just a certain type of music that makes me feel fall in my heart, and this is part of that. Cozy, nostalgic, pretty & sad.

Happy Friday & Happy Fall!