One Necklace, Two Ways: The Perfect Workday Accessory

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You don’t need a ton of pieces to make your wardrobe work! Just become best friends with the basics and you’re set to pull together an effortless outfit in seconds. But one thing is guaranteed to tie it all together –an eye-catching accessory. One of my favourites? The Gem Necklace from Foxy Originals. With just the right amount of sparkle, this piece is ready to rock with you from day to night. Here’s how to wear it no matter where your busy schedule takes you!

Nine to Five

“What will I wear to work?” It’s a question we ask too often, especially when Monday rolls around! To make things easier (and much faster in the morning), choose a classic white shirt, black pants, and throw on a patterned coat or poncho for added flare. But to really make the outfit pop, pair it with Foxy Orginals’ Gem Necklace –it’s the perfect piece. Though I styled mine with fall-appropriate attire, it works just as well with dresses, skirts, and blouses.

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After-Hours

Sure, the Gem Necklace does its job from nine to five, but it works just as hard overtime. The secret to changing it up when your duties for the day are done? Double-up the necklace to create a shorter piece. Wear it with a strappy black top, leather leggings, and a brightly coloured clutch –you’re ready to head out on the town!

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There you have it –one necklace, two ways!

To read more about this great Canadian brand founded by Jennifer Ger and Suzie Chemel, and to browse through their collections, click here. And don’t forget to keep up with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest looks! Stay tuned for my follow-up post on the matching earrings —see them for yourself here.

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Valentine’s Giveaway featuring Foxy Originals

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! One more week and everyone will be opening cards, receiving red roses, and savouring boxes of sugary treats. And with all the candy and chocolate involved, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish this holiday of love from Halloween.

So instead, ThePoshDish has a gift that’s even sweeter –calorie free and super stylish! Because you’re such great readers, one of you can win a pair of gold-plated heart studs from Foxy Originals. The Scarlett Earrings are part of Foxy’s latest Lovely Posts line, and are enamelled with colour to add a pop of fun to any spring or summer outfit! But what’s even greater is the story behind the brand!

Friends since University, Jennifer Ger and Suzie Chemel teamed up to establish Foxy Originals based on their belief that life should be fun, bright, and full of excitement. Though first starting out small by selling at concerts and local events, the brand has grown to be loved by fashionistas and celebrities alike! And how could it not be? Their jewelry is designed and made with care by highly skilled craftspeople right here in Toronto. This means more jobs and a smaller carbon footprint due to a reduced need for transportation –all things that can make you wear your Canadian-crafted Foxy accessories with pride! The best part? Each item is lead-free, and gold or silver plated. That means you won’t be left scratching if you’re allergic to nickel or lead based materials. For their latest designs, follow them on Twitter and Instagram: @foxyoriginals

To win your own pair of the studs pictured above, click here to like the Foxy Originals page on Facebook in order to be eligible, then see the poster below for instructions. Contest closes on February 16 at 12 p.m. Good luck!

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The winner is Joy Doucette, from New Brunswick. Congratulations!

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Welcome Summer with Sunny Frames from Warby Parker

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When we think of summer, we often associate the warmer weather it brings with shorter hemlines, long weekends, and parties by the pool. But the fun doesn’t have to end there! You can jazz up your eye-wear. That’s right, make a spectacle of yourself and sport frames in daring colors, and cool shapes to match your sunny disposition. With endless prescription frames and sunnies to choose from, Warby Parker has you (and your eyes) covered!

Known for their affordable men and women’s glasses that don’t sacrifice style for price, the American company is based online, but opened a number of showrooms,  and recently expanded to the Canadian market. How great is that, eh? And because with every pair purchased one is also donated to someone in need, why not stock up on a few –a splurge you can finally feel good about! Here are four styles from their newly launched Summer Collection 2014 that are sure to suit your taste:

For the Guys:

Green With Envy: Tinted in a green shade that promises to make others jealous, the Ormsby Whiskey Tortoise frames will look great paired with a denim shirt, khaki chinos, and slim loafers.

Timless with a Twist: The rectangular shape of the Mitchell Olivewood frames is a classic! Sure, we’ve seen this style worn by scholars, celebrities, and the cool downtown crowd, but you’ll fall for these glasses’ amber shade, reminiscent of tropical sunsets. Throw on colored shorts, and a laid-back white tee for an effortless look.

And the Gals:

Spot On!: With a rounded shape and brightly speckled texture, these playful Lyle Hanalei Tortoise frames are a statement piece on their own! So when planning your outfit, stick with neutral and patternless frocks from head to toe. But if you dare walk on the wild side (as these glasses should inspire you to), wear them with a fun denim romper!

Show Your Stripes: The Banks Striped Sassfras are sunglasses fit for a diva! To play up the glamor that they evoke, opt for a white button-up blouse tucked into a midi pleated skirt for an outfit that is oh-so-Audrey Hepburn.

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ThePoshDish Features: Seda Skin Spa & Giveaway!

sedagiveawaypromoAre you all prepped for summer? What about your nails? With warmer temperatures on their way, it’s time to sport pretty colours on hands and feet, to match those strappy sandals and brightly shaded dresses. Sure, you can paint a quick coat at home but treat yourself to a spa experience –it’s well deserved!

If you’re in the Toronto/GTA area, try Seda Skin. Located in the booming St.Clair West-Corso Italia area, it stuns with elegant marble floors and serene colours. From the moment you step in, it feels like a luxurious resort retreat! The waiting and treatment rooms are just as cozy, so great in fact that you may fall asleep while the sound of waves washing ashore plays through the speakers.  And while you wait for whatever you have scheduled, you can shop from their great selection of Guinot and Darphin products.

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The estheticians are welcoming and friendly, performing a range of services –from waxing, facials, even laser hair removal, according to highest industry standards and years of experience. For more information and pricing, visit their website at sedaskin.ca or like them on Facebook.

So try it out! ThePoshDish is giving away 1(one) $10 gift certificate to be used towards any service of $40 or more. That means you can get SHELLAC manicure for just $30 instead of $40, a spa pedicure for $30, a 1 hour Swedish massage for only $50, or the Seda Signature facial for $60. Your options are endless. To enter, email your full name to theposhdish@gmail.com with the subject line “Seda Giveaway” by June 16 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Good luck!

Stay tuned for more great prizes throughout the summer.