Bring It Downtown

Blazer: BB Dakota, Dress: c/o Ivy & Blu, Booties: Steve Madden (now super on sale!), Clutch: c/o Olivia + Joy, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelets: Smart Set , Joe Fresh and Stella & Dot, Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse

I was invited to be part of a local campaign called "Bring it Downtown" again this year, which is an initiative through Downtown Fredericton to encourage people to support local downtown business! 15 local bloggers/social media folks were invited to take part. You may remember that I participated last year as well, under the theme of "try something new" where I decided to head to my favorite downtown salon, Blonde Inc, and my "something new" was a new 'do! I chopped about 8 inches off my hair! 

This year, our themes were based on banners hung on lamp posts around the city, and I got "get cultured". I wasn't sure how to make this fit in with the blog, exactly, but eventually decided on an evening of theatre at the Fredericton Playhouse. The fella and I had a festive date & went to see "Miracle on 34th Street", which was such a sweet performance! And I may have used a few of my downtown dollars to pick up the nail polish I'm wearing from Made You Blush (Deborah Lippmann's "Boom Boom Pow" which I layered over a dark blackish green) even though it didn't really fit the theme! ;)

I thought it would be the perfect occasion to wear this gorgeous sparkly striped dress from Ivy & Blu! It's so perfectly holiday and feels so very me - black, white, gold, stripes & sparkle? Yes, please. I also finally got to break out my new clutch from Olivia + Joy, in all of its black & gold studded goodness.

If you are a local reader, be sure to give downtown shops & services some love this holiday season! A big thanks to Downtown Fredericton for inviting me to take part again this year!


  1. oh my gosh, i adore this dress! it's so darling
    ladies in navy

  2. Loving the clutch!
    xo Emma

  3. That's one pretty holidays dress! Love the clutch too. And OMG! Love the Miracle on 34th st. sing behind you, adorbs!

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

  4. Such a great dress for the holidays!! You make me want to visit out east so badly! I've always wanted to! If I do, I know who to call ;) xo

    1. YES! Come visit! That would be amazing!

  5. lovely dress!


  6. That dress is amazing, you look fabulous sweets! xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous dress.
    xo, Petra


  8. Love love LOVE that dress on you! Seriously gorgeous and it couldn't be more Kate! Love it! Glad you were able to spend your downtown dollars in a very festival way! ;)

  9. Such a gorgeous dress! I can't get over it :O