November 24, 2011

Banana Republic x Vitamin Daily present ''Holiday Style in the City''

1. A fairly thick crowd on the women's floor
2. Make-up & manicures by Beauty Mark
3. Miniature cupcakes a la "Cupcakes by Heather & Lori"
4. Mannequins beautifully dressed by the bloggers of the night.
5. Holiday clothing & accessories in sequins, sparkle, & faux fur! 
6. A festive red polka dot top I've had my eye on recently
7. A beautiful cream-coloured rosette skirt that I've also been contemplating... 
8. Sequin, glitter, leopard faux fur, & velvet - 4 huge holiday trends all on one shelf! (Although difficult to discern, the black velvet top on the far right is the exact one I purchased last week!)
9. A bold centre-piece surrounded by cute shrugs & glittering clutches
10. More mannequins styled by the featured bloggers
11. Petra from Style Lounge certainly made my night when she picked me out of the crowd. She was an absolute delight to talk to, & I only wish I had had more time to do so! Thank you once again for all your positive feedback Petra :)
12. The cashmere corner
13. A gorgeous array of holiday glitz to dress up any outfit!
14. Holiday heels
15. I've been coveting one of these cute mini-cross bodies for awhile now - what do you think?
16. The event coming to a close

Although I was technically working at last night's ''Holiday Style in the City'' event, I did manage to do a little socializing & photo-documenting while on break. I also ran into some lovely ladies who follow my blog, as well as Becky from Champagne Weaknesses (who I had the pleasure of meeting last weekend at the H&M x Versace event).

Complete with cupcakes, cocktails, DJ, makeup & manicure bar, & some great shopping discounts, the event was quite a success. Bloggers Anya Georgijevic (I'm The It Girl) & Kelsey Dundon (The Anthology) were also on hand to provide style & gifting tips. From an employee point of view the women's floor was pure chaos, in terms of maintaining neatness & navigating through the crowd. That being said however, everyone was extremely friendly & patient; something that was greatly appreciated! 

Today I'm off work & really contemplating braving the rain to do a little shopping. I've got my eyes on a faux fur vest & some Betsey Johnson jewellery, so we'll see what happens. One last thing of mention before I go - I was pleasantly surprised (okay, admittedly ecstatic) to have been tweeted as 'Blog of the Day' by London online magazine ''The Upcoming''. Thank you so much for that! And a huge thank you to all of you for reading & following my blog - I can't even begin to tell you how much I appreciate & enjoy your comments & support :)  

<3 Shawna


  1. Thanks for the mention Shawna! It was a pleasure meeting you!

  2. Ooo those cup cakes!!! You've got some pretty shots here sweetie! :)

    Take care,Daniella xox

  3. yummy for those cupcakes!:)I always wish can join some activities like this, but never really have a chance!
    I like the 3D floral skirt!

  4. Your blog is awesome! ;)) I love this post! :) You follow each other? I hope your answer on MY BLOG ... And then I'll follow you BACK !!!!!!! XOXOXOXO

    A big kiss from Brazil !;):):)

  5. I see me at the back of #9, sorry i didn't get to meet you - my date - Petra - certainly is a lot more social!! It was a fun night wasn't it?!

  6. lovely blog and Im going to follow! you are very beautiful :)

    follow back?

  7. Such a great blog! :)

    Love it!

    Thanks for comment my blog!

    Kisses :D

  8. i love BR) that seems like have been fun!


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