Weekly Enabler Report + giveaway!

TGIF! It’s been a little while since I shared an enabler report with you, but that’s not for lack of product love or shopping. I’ve had a little too much of both recently but unfortunately too little time to share them! This week’s items are major favourites that I’ve been using obsessively. Yes, all of them. You know the things you love so much that you just want to enjoy them every single day? That. As a bonus, you’ll be able to win two of these items to enjoy at the end of the post!

Ash Large Hex + Kate Spade Mini Bouquet Collar Necklaces

Brika Ash Large Hex Necklace blush & goldKate Spade Mini Bouquet Necklace

We’ll just call this double enabling karma. I fell prey to Brika’s Facebook ads and just had to have this blush & gold Ash Large Hexagon Necklace and then spotted this Kate Spade Mini Bouquet Bib Necklace on Instagram and rushed out to buy it the next week. The blush & gold hexagon necklace by Ash is handpainted and so delicate – it’s the perfect little piece when you’re looking for something dainty. It makes the perfect addition to a relaxed tank and also looks adorable peeking out from a button-down shirt or chambray.

The Kate Spade Mini Bouquet Collar Necklace is the complete opposite: an utter showstopper for any and all outfits. I’ve been wearing it nonstop since it makes any outfit – even my $15 J. Crew factory jersey tank dress – look like you put major effort into it. It’s the kind of necklace that sends people – like Toronto wedding planner Crystal Adair-Benning – rushing off to buy one of their own even though it’s an investment at $298. Apologies in advance.

Kate Spade 2015 Agendas

Kate Spade 2015 Agendas Indigo

I’ve been raving about these Kate Spade 18-month agendas for a full year now. It all started with a serious frenzy to find the Gold Dots planner last fall – the team at Indigo was kind enough to track one down for me and put it on hold after they sold out literally everywhere. The planner ($36) is back this year in four styles – Bookshelf, Ikat, Black Stripe & Gold Dots.Β  – and two sizes, large & small. I’ve already picked up a large but might have to grab a small to tote from home to work. My choice this year? Bookshelf! I love the nerdy-chic motif that reminds me of my antique book-collecting fiance. What I love most about these planners – aside from the durability and gorgeousness – is the fact that they have a monthly calendar view and an amazing weekly view. You can see your month at-a-glance then flip to your week-at-a-glance for more detail. Each month is also kicked off with a fun quote for an extra dose of inspiration. WIN ONE at the end of this post!

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Cream & Serum

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum Cream Review

My hydration woes are a constant feature on the blog. I have severely dehydrated skin and I’m always looking for a new way to boost my moisture levels. I’ve found a new skin BFF in the Vichy Aqualia Thermal skincare line, especially the Aqualia Thermal Light & Rich creams, Night Spa and the Aqualia Thermal Serum ($42). Yes, I love them all. My skin absolutely drinks up this line. I’ve been using the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum religiously since receiving it and my skin has never been more supple. Even in the muggy heat we’ve been experiencing in Toronto, I don’t get that awkwardly sweaty skin that you’re left with after using some humidity-inducing serums. Pick it up exclusively at drugstores across Canada.

WIN a bottle of Vichy Aqualia Serum at the end of this post!

Casual Friday Caffeine Cupcakes Chanel tee

Casual Friday champagne caffeine cupcakes chanel tee

I found this little tee a few weeks ago while on the hunt for the perfect dress for my cousin Andrea’s wedding. After having zero luck at any of my Bloor St. shops, I reverted to some old standbys from my high school days: Want Boutique and Madeline’s Boutique, both on Avenue Rd. While I didn’t find my dress at Want (I bought two – a Tadashi & a Theia – at Madeline’s) I couldn’t leave with out this perfect tee by Casual Friday. Soft, adorable, 100% of my favourite things.

Lash Extensions by Shawna at Me & T Studio

Me & T Studio Toronto eyelash extensions review

Yes, more lash extensions. I feel like I’ve tried so many places in the city already, but I think I’ve found my forever home. As one of the perks for my freelance work with Me & T Studio, a new beauty boutique at Yonge & St. Clair, I received a full set of lashes from studio owner, Shawna Rao – lash mistress extraordinaire. It’s been a week and I’m still madly in love and lushly fringed. The difference between Shawna and other shops in the city? She applies a lash to every single adult lash on each eye for a flat fee of $175. You’re going to be lying down on her memory foam table for a few hours, but it’s worth every second. Get 20% off all new lash sets & fills on Thursdays & Fridays in July & August!


WIN a 2015 Kate Spade Agenda + Vichy Aqualia Therma Serum!

This is the first time ever you’ve been able to win items from the Weekly Enabler Report and I’m super excited about it! A Kate Spade 2015 Gold Dots Agenda can be yours courtesy of Chapters Indigo AND our friends at Vichy Canada have kindly offered to send along a bottle of my favourite new serum, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum. You must like LEOPARD is a NEUTRAL on Facebook and leave a blog post comment telling me which item you’re most tempted by this week. You can get extra entries by liking all of the pages on Facebook, following on Twitter and tweeting out a link to the contest. Please make sure to do all of these things through the Rafflecopter below! Contest will close on Wednesday and is open to Canadian residents only. Good luck πŸ™‚

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  • sassygirlcanada

    The lash extensions sound amazing! Great contest!!

  • sassygirlcanada

    The lash extensions sound amazing! Great contest! πŸ™‚

  • running_cloud

    I missed out on the Kate Spade agenda last year so i am definitely going early this time. thanks for the reminder πŸ˜‰

  • Christie_Lazo

    Great minds think alike!Β 
    I want to downsize agendas and have a Kate Spade in mind for next year!
    Would be lovely if I won it πŸ™‚

  • MichelleRoy

    The Vichy serum for sure! My face has been going wacko lately and I’ve had to switch up my entire skin care routine and I am still missing a daytime serum. This one sounds like exactly what I need!!! Also the Kate Spade Agenda, because everything Kate Spade is a temptation.

  • kaylaclaus1

    Those lash extensions are to die for! I’ve been wanting to try them for a while now but I don’t know if I can part with mascara.

  • LauraMuirhead

    I have been eyeing those Kate Spade agendas for weeks! GOLD DOTS

  • ClaireMcCorqs

    Stephanie! Clearly I’m walking to Shoppers during my late lunch to buy the Vichy night spa because I’ve been on the hunt for a new nighttime moisturizer. Thanks for continuing to enable my purchases (there will be a David’s Tea stop on the way).

    I am wow’ed by your lashes and jealous that you no longer need to wear mascara. But, that t-shirt…I need that!

  • laurenpicchetti

    I already have my Kate Spade agenda for the year (the striped one because the dotted one was all sold out earlier)! I’m so jealous of the lash extensions, they look amazing on you! I think a trip to Me & T might be in order πŸ˜‰

  • sara_cernivivo

    Amazing Contest Steph!!! XO

  • The Hex necklace – gimme gimme!

  • I’m totally tempted by the Caffeine Cupcakes and Chanel shirt. Swoon!

  • 1byspike

    I love the Kate Spade black stripe agenda!

  • spiffykerms

    I’m falling into the trends of gold – and I love that Kate Spade agenda with polka dots.

  • alisaan

    I adore the gold dots Kate Spade planner. I got one for 2013/2014 and I have filled it with everything from To Do lists, to memories, to inspirational ideas for work and play.
    Would love to have another since I found it so useful!

  • The bookshelf Kate Spade agenda. It’s colourful and cheerful. Looks like the kind of desk accessory I’d buy on vacation.

  • Jamie K.

    I love these Kate Spade planners – what a fun way to liven up your work day!

  • seabattle2

    I’m definitely tempted by the Kate Spade agendas!!

  • christinadr

    Kate Spade agendas with the gold pocka dots makes it so adorable

  • mmyheartishere

    I fell in love with the tee shirt! πŸ˜€

  • jennierinnn

    Oh my goodness, lash extensions! How I long to have SOME freaking lashes for once.. sigh. They look great on you btw!

  • shertz1981

    I’m digging those agendas big time.

  • ChelseaSM

    I would have to say the agenda’s – I tried hunting down the gold dot agenda last year and was too late.

  • KimHenrichs

    Definitely the Vichy serum! Β Heard such good tings.

  • janetbutler

    The necklace!

  • CookingQuidnunc

    The serum for sure! Looks like a great product.

  • AwesomeJennJenn

    I love all things Kate Spade! She’s as obsessed with bows and everything adorable, as I am!

  • try small things

    So much to love! I *adore* the Kate Spade mini bouquet collar necklace.

  • haileyemily

    I am most tempted by the Thermal cream because I just ran out of mine. I’ve also been thinking of picking up the serum. Oh and who doesn’t love Kate Spade? I’m a bride-to-be so the planner is a must in my life right now πŸ™‚

  • Celeste_W

    the agendas!

  • AlexandraWilkes

    Love the bib necklace!

  • 20somethinginTO

    The Kate Spade agendas. I have a weakness for agendas.

  • imheckifiknow

    the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Serum

  • hafs__

    I want to win the agenda! I bought one last year and loved it πŸ™‚

  • carollushka

    The Vichy cream

  • lisaleesaa

    I love the t-shirt! Simple yet chic and VERY appropriate for us working girly girls

  • JubleeW

    I love the Kate Spade Mini Bouquet Collar Necklace!

  • erikakomori

    Love the Kate Spade agendas!

  • nfrances

    Love theΒ ASH LARGE HEX necklace!

  • Jennee Rasavong

    Everytime I visit Indigo I visit the Kate Spade planner…the polka dots are just too lovely!

  • ameliamariaa

    Ahhhh 2015 agendas are out??? I have the glasses one currently and am so in love the the bookshelf one !

  • JenneeJade

    The Kate Spade Bib necklace is THE ultimate finisher piece – would be such a great addition to my otherwise plain and simple wardobe. Greay giveaway!

  • verycutekitties

    the agenda!

  • Leopard is a Neutral

    It was the planner style we purchased for last year – still so in love with it!

  • eastandwestgirl

    The Vichy serum.

  • jessydust

    The Kate Spade agendas! Too cute.

  • Jonnie Hartling

    I’m loving the Kate Spade Agendas, especially the gold dots one.

  • ivypluchinsky

    Kate Spade agendas are super cool

  • LMC1971

    I love the look of lash extensions….so I would say you’ve tempted me with this the most!
    Thanks, Lisa

  • I love those necklaces!

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