fashion,  shop local

Here come the holidays!

It is that time of year for holiday chaos! Between it being absolutely insane at work plus all the winter parties and dinners, shopping is the last thing I want to do.

Buying Christmas gifts is the like, the worst of the worst. I don’t know if it’s because I used to work at the mall and experienced the craziness from the other side, or if I just hate coming up with gift ideas. Regardless, I took a different approach to gift giving this year.

It’s one word. Local. It is a great time to support local businesses while shopping for your friends and family. Less traffic, of course, but more importantly you have the chance to find more unique gifts while giving back to the community.

I headed on down to Biblioasis, a local bookstore in Windsor to check out the many options they have for book lovers. From children’s to cook books to all the self help books, it really has you covered. I also ended up getting myself a little something too.

So instead of running to the mall, start to check out your local stores and put a positive community spin on Christmas this year. Also did I mention, you don’t have to fight people for parking spots?

Lastly, I can’t go without mentioning my new favourite skirt. The amount of times I have worn this already is a little embarrassing, but it has become my go to winter outfit. It’s warm, classy, a little edgy and goes with everything! I really love to wear this skirt with knee high boots, and a black turtle neck. Very rarely do I opt in for an all black everything outfit, but when I do, it’s with a piece like this that does not need much else because it stands out on its own.

Don’t forget to shop the look, as well as check out Bibloasis! You can visit their site here.

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