Black Friday That Fits You!!!

Ready or not, Black Friday is four days away! And its time to prepare for this shopping insanity 😄 In previous years, I like many other fabulous Winnipeggers have gone across the border to indulge in some serious retail therapy. But in the last few years, Winnipeg has started to embrace Black Friday which makes this fashionista excited to support my city!
So where do I plan on doing my shopping? Polo Park Shopping Centre! Why? Because they’ve got us covered with their Black Friday That Fits You event. Including a chance to win a $1000 shopping spree!! I bet that got your attention??!!
From now until Wednesday (November 26th), shoppers will have the chance to win a $1000 shopping spree with a stylist on Black Friday. You can either enter here or head over to Polo Park Centre Court at the stylist activation booth or download the new CF SHOP app.
By the way – this app is pretty cool, it lets you access the store directory, create a shopping list, check out upcoming events, store promotions and even check your SHOP! CARD gift card balance! However my favourite thing about this app is that it lets you check out current trends and even shop for them. And right now until Thursday (November 27th), you can drop by Centre Court and sign up for a free 15min style consultation with a professional stylist.
cf shop app collageAnd of course Santa will joining in on the festivities too, he will be there @ 8am on Black Friday! As well, both 103.1 Virgin Radio 🎶 and 99.9 BOB FM 🎶 will be broadcasting live in Centre Court. Plus Polo Park’s in-mall fashion spotters will be giving away SHOP! CARDS to shoppers with Black Friday Fashion!  So much fun to be had!
Don’t forget to enter the $1000 shopping spree contest before Wednesday (November 26th)! Good Luck!!!
Winnipeggers forget Boxing Day, Black Friday is where it’s at 😎
Xo, Jackie💙
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Outfit Of The Day: #CoatedDenim & Over The Knee Boots

otk boots & coated denim 3Don’t let this nice weather fool you, shortly after I took these pictures it snowed 🙈 Sigh, it was bound to happen. Anyhow, moving to more fun things! Can we talk about coated denim (also know as “waxed denim”)? In my eyes, they are the next best thing to leather pants. Why? They look like leather but fit like a pair of comfy denim. And they don’t come with the hefty price tag 😉otk boots & coated denim 2otk boots & coated denim 9

Some of my favourite things about coated denim are that they can be easily dressed up or down. The subtle sheen not only highlights your curves but also adds that little something special to elevate your jeans. And not too mention that they’re versatile and edgy. Now in terms of fit, the wax coating makes these jeans not as stretchy as most denim but they keep their shape well. So buy a pair that fit you well and don’t size up or down.otk boots & coated denim 10otk boots & coated denim 13otk boots & coated denim 11

Some tips for cleaning:

Dry Cleaning: If the tag states ‘Dry Clean Only,’ proceed with caution as heat is the enemy when it comes to coated denim. Ask for environmentally friendly dry cleaning because this process does not use high heat. I would ask the cleaner if they have experience with items like this…nothing worse than paying $$$ only to have them ruined 😣

Hand Washing: wash them inside out to protect the coating. But just like any other denim, you may still get some breakdown and aging…I like to use a mild natural soap, as it tends to be more gentle on all fabrics.

Freezer Trick: I know a lot of people that swear by this method, especially when it comes to raw denim lovers. Anyhow, freezing your denim keeps bacteria (odour) at bay without any shrinkage or fading. I don’t have enough room in my freezer but since I live in a cold weather city, I simply put them in a plastic bag and stick them outside in the backyard…24 hours later, they’re ready! Simple & easy.
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Blazer: Lauren Conrad  Sweater: Club Monaco  Denim: Current/Elliott  Boots: Steve Madden (similar)  Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 

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Xo, Jackie 💙

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Behind Closed Doors Event

On Saturday November 15th, St.Vital Centre opened it’s doors to thousands of eager Winnipegers ready to take part in Behind Closed Doors, raising lots of money for local charities. And boy did we ever shop!!! 😃

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Xo, Jackie 💜

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Behind Closed Doors Event Giveaway

Hello Friday!! I’m super excited today because 1) We don’t have any SNOW on the ground yet! Sorry North Face jacket, not pulling you out of the closet anytime soon.
2) Just one more week ( + 1 day ) until St. Vital Centre’s Behind Closed Doors! Woohoo! I’m pulling out my flats and doing my happy dance right now because this is one of the most exciting shopping events of the season :)
3) I’m giving away two tickets to this amazing event!
Not familiar with it? Well, check this out. St. Vital Centre hosts an ultra exclusive after hours shopping evening which features amazing deals, in-store events, entertainment for all and so much more. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to local charities. Which means you really are shopping for a good cause. Need I say more?
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How do you enter to win tickets to this exclusive shopping event? It’s easy:
  1. Follow St. Vital Centre on Twitter here & Instagram here
  2. Follow Style My Dreams (me) on Twitter here & Instagram here
  3. Tell us what stores you’re most excited to shop at. And Don’t forget to include your Instagram & Twitter names as well.

Giveaway runs from Friday November 7th – Wednesday November 12th 2014

Open to residents of Manitoba.

Winner will be chosen at random.

You can also buy tickets at St.Vital Centre – customer service or online here.  You must buy them before the event as they won’t be sold at the door.

Behind Closed Doors takes place on Saturday, November 15th from 7pm – 10:30pm. It’s the perfect way to kick start your holiday shopping and maybe pick up a little something for yourself. Just sayin 😏

Good luck & see you there!!!




Outfit Of The Day: Red Trench Coat

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Coat: Via Spiga  Top: Kate Young (similar)  Skirt: Old  Belt: BCBG (similar)  Heels: Zara Bag: Matt and Nat (similar)  Rings: H&M, old

Have a great week!!

xo, Jackie <3

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#InspiredByInStyle: Style My Dreams Blogger (and InStyle Reader) Jackie Silla on How to Style Sporty Pants


Hi everyone! I just wanted to share with you my OOTD that was featured on Instyle today! Very excited and honoured to have been a part of this weeks #inspiredbyinstyle. It was a great way to start the week off :) Thank you so much to InStyle!! <3 You’ve made this girl’s dayI And thank you to all my readers for always stoping by and taking the time to read my posts! Love you all <3
xo, Jackie

Originally posted on InStyle:

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In this new series, we demonstrate how our most avid readers sport the trends in our magazine. Look for it on What’s Right Now every weekend, and be sure to try out a look or two yourself and tweet us a photo @InStyle using #inspiredbyinstyle. This week, we’re featuring Jackie Silla of Style My Dreams. 

If there’s one trend I’ve been hesitant in trying out it’s the sporty pants style. This new must-have seemed too casual for daytime wear, but after coming across “Clothes We Love: Sporty Pants” in the September issue, I was inspired to pick up a pair. I chose a rayon fabric to give the pants a dressier feel, and added a blazer for structure. And guess what? It turns out I love these pants because not only are they super comfy but are also completely versatile: this…

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Outfit Of The Day: Leather Leggings

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So, I don’t want to jinx myself here but lately the weather has been rather nice. And by nice, I mean no jacket required nice! Which isn’t the norm for us but hey I won’t complain because I know whats coming around the corner :PGreen top & leather ootd 3

Are you guys still loving the leather leggings trend? I know I am! In fact I’m on the hunt for a new pair. Initially when I bought these I wasn’t sure if I was really going to like them or get much use out of them. So Naturally, I opted for cheap pair…no buyers remorse here! Turns out, I love them! I find leather leggings ( faux or real ) are very versatile and surprisingly comfortable. You can pretty much wear them with anything and look great. Pair them with a chunky knit, sheer blouse, tank top, t-shirt & blazer or even under a dress. The possibilities are endless!

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Top: H&M  Leggings: Mad About Style  Heels: Fiebiger (similar)  Clutch: Inge Christopher (similar)  Bracelets: DIY  Ring: Lia Sophia (similar)

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