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Vickie Laliotis, Adventures in Fashion

Vickie Laliotis writes Adventures in Fashion, a personal style and DIY blog established in 2009. It chronicles her love of fashion through daily outfit posts, editorials, theme weeks and DIY projects, with a focus on inspiring readers to have their own fashion adventures. Featured in Teen Vogue, Flare Magazine, FASHION Magazine and many more, Adventures in Fashion is one of Edmonton's first style blogs and has been named as one of Alberta's top 10 fashion blogs by FASHION Magazine.

When she's not blogging, Vickie works as a freelance fashion writer and Social Seen columnist at the Edmonton Journal, and holds a regular spot on Fresh FM's Fashion Fridays segment.

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Adventures in Fashion's Guide to Treating Yourself this Holiday Season

Wednesday November 13 , 2013

The holidays can be a stressful time of year, but between tracking down the perfect gift or planning a festive fete for loved ones, it can feel less than merry. That's why I subscribe to the 'treat yourself' philosophy during the holidays, opting to pamper myself with small indulgences in an attempt to keep spirits high... And let me tell you, they don't call it retail therapy for nothing.

Old Strathcona has countless items to choose from in terms of spoiling yourself over the holidays, but here's a glimpse at what I'll be turning to when my morale needs a little yule-time boost:

    

1. Kate Spade goodies via Chapters (10504 82 Ave.), especially this 2014 planner ($36) and this cheeky tumbler ($18).

2. Bodycare products from Lush Cosmetics (10624 82 Ave.), including their Ro's Argan Body Conditioner ($32.95) and Rose Jam Shower Gel ($10.95-$29.95)

3. Decadent teas from Tin Box (10512 82 Ave.), like this Flora variety from Tea Forte ($15)

4. Skincare and cosmetics from Aveda (10631 82 Ave.), especially their Botanical Kinetics range ($74 for set) and this nourishing lip colour ($16)