I’m thankful that I don’t have an incredibly long holiday shopping list. A few kiddos here, a grandma or two there. And for the most part, I’m after simple gifts – ones that I can likely order online without too much energy or stress. And at moments like this, I’m both happy and sad that I don’t have teens or 20-somethings to shop for, because honestly, nothing would please me more than to indulge in a little fashion shopping spree.
And then, everything changed! A few weeks ago, my friends and I opted to exchange stocking stuffers this year. It’s been too long since we’ve treated ourselves (see “kiddos and grandma” reference above), and even longer since I’ve been able to pick out some stylish gifts for girlfriends. Game on! Last weekend, I shopped like it was 1999.
My fashion destination: Lime Ridge. You may remember the epic #LimeRidgeShoeParty I held back in September. Well, since then, I’ve been looking forward to working with the stylish shopping mecca again. So when they proposed that I come check out all of their fashionable finds as part of the blogger #ArtofGifting Challenge, I was definitely on board.
Since the day it opened in August 1981, Lime Ridge has enjoyed its position as the Hamilton area’s dominant shopping centre. With over 200 shops and services, Lime Ridge offers the community the widest variety of fashion retailers carrying the latest styles and hottest brands. Ideally located on the escarpment, it’s just 45 minutes west of Toronto and perfectly situated for the fashionably discerning shoppers in Hamilton and surrounding area.
I spent a wonderfully chilly Sunday afternoon relishing in the festivities of the season: twinkling lights, towering Christmas trees, and through it all, the soft glow of retailer’s holiday displays. BCBGMAXAZRIA. Danier Leather. Forever XXI. H & M. Aritzia. Victoria’s Secret. It is a fashionista’s place of worship.
My first stop, Forever XXI, yielded a plethora of gorgeous accessories for every woman on your holiday list. From bangles to bracelets, chunky rings to statement necklaces, the colourful baubles are the perfect finish to a holiday outfit – and the perfect stocking stuffers! Below: Coordinating bangles priced at $4.50 – $7.50.
The options are perfectly endless at the fountain of accessories. With most items under $12, I picked up three gold cuffs ($8 each) and a little something for myself, too. …