High-end, low prices: Marshalls Red Carpet event

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If you love high-end brands but hate to pay the price,  Marshalls Canada has a solution! Toronto’s Yonge and Gerrard St.  location is the latest to open its doors and boasts a chic collection of designer purses, shoes, clothes, and accessories at a discount. Lusting for a Balenciaga bag? They have it. Trying to find those Ferragamo flats? Check there. Keeping an eye out for Kate Spade accessories? Look no further.

Their September 3rd Red Carpet Event hosted by Hello Canada Magazine allowed me and other  guests a sneak peek at its freshest fashions, just in time for fall! Trends to try include Oxford shoes in metallic shades, cozy knits in decadent colours, and  small leather backpacks.

So stop by and check out the deals that are in store because in the end, the only things that should be sky-high are the heels you buy –not their price tags.

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Dare to Wear: Denim Overalls

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While frilly sundresses and skirts are always fun to wear when the temperatures rise, there’s something even better about sporting an unexpected piece. This season, overalls are making a comeback. So buckle up a pair and strut over to all your summer activities decked out in denim. Here’s how to style them for whatever your social agenda has in store:

Take Me Out to the Ball Game:  Hit a fashion home run the next time you’re in the stands by wearing overalls. Sure, it’s not your typical shorts-and-a-tee combo but this style curve-ball will turn heads. To make your mark, pair them with a cap,  jeweled baseball shirt a la J Crew, and your favourite Converse sneakers. It’s a combination that keeps things casual for the game, yet cool enough for celebratory drinks if your team wins!

The Backyard BBQ: Between the burgers and beverages, your outfit also needs to be on point! So whether you’re hosting or attending a summer BBQ, dress to impress. Wear the overalls with a patterned top, statement necklace, and a great pair of sandals — no heels or wedges here. Sinking in to the grass is not a good look!

Downtown Patio Dining: This is where you can take things to the next level. To fit in with the chic city-center crowd, throw on a silk collared blouse underneath, and chunky-heeled shoes on your feet. This pair from Zara is perfect — they’ll elevate the casual denim for a fancy night out!

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Perfect Your Pout with NVME Cosmetics

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There’s a new make-up line in town, and it’s oh so trendy! Toronto gals got their first look at NVME Cosmetics’ full line of lipsticks and lip glosses on Monday night at Jolie Beauty Bar, and then gathered up to make their purchase. Some even left with one in every shade! And how could they not?

This line is different than most others –sisters Melanie Fialho and Viviana Lucas are a hands-on duo who worked on this project from start to finish.They picked the chic hounds-tooth packaging,  sassy scent, and colours to covet! The result? Smooth lipsticks and glosses that nourish your pout, and won’t leave you looking chapped. Oh, and have I mentioned how stylish the tube is? Prepare to be approached by curious fashionistas when you touch-up, ’cause pattern is the new black!

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So pick up a few this holiday season for stocking stuffers that will wow, or as a treat for yourself! To order, email nvmecosmetics@hotmail.com (choose from shades like V.I.P, Wise Girl Kisses, I’m Selfish, and more!) and follow them on Instagram: nvmedolls.

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Crisp Carrot Salad

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Well, it’s been a while! But rest assured that your wait was worth it —this light carrot salad makes up for my MIA times a million. Now, I can’t take all the credit –inspiration for this came while lunching at a little French patisserie in mid-town Toronto. It was so different from all other salads and the leafy greens we limit ourselves to (arugula, kale, romaine, and baby spinach). While those keep us healthy and happy, why not opt for orange? Yup, a carrot salad can make all the difference, not to mention that stocking up on Beta-Carotene can help a tan glow brighter on your winter vacation.

Ingredients:

4 carrots

3/4 tsp horseradish Dijon mustard

3 tbsp oil

3/4 tbsp lemon juice

Putting it all together:

1. In a small bowl or cup, whisk the oil, mustard, and lemon juice together

2. Grate the carrots in a bowl, then press them in a paper towel to get the excess juice out. You don’t want to end up with a watery salad

3. Add the dressing to the carrots, and stir

4. Chill in the fridge before serving, add salt and pepper to taste

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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.