Guest Blog: The Hip + Urban Girl chats Holiday Style with SHOP.CA

Lisa Ng & Wendy Kam Marcy are the founders of The Hip + Urban Girl. They write daily about food, travel, lifestyle, beauty and fashion. Visit them online at or follow them on twitter @hipurbangirl. Lisa’s original post can be found on the November 3, 2013 post, Holiday Style with SHOP.CA.





The holiday party season is fast approaching and instead of being caught off guard with nothing to wear, I’ve decided to plan ahead this year and have three looks ready to rock for the Office Christmas Party, Christmas Dinner and New Year’s Eve.

First things first – I will be spending an afternoon editing down my wardrobe – which means taking stock of what I have and what I need to replace. I will throw out anything that is damaged, faded or has holes in it and donate anything that doesn’t fit or I haven’t worn in over a year. If I don’t feel incredible and confident wearing it, the item does not need a place in my closet.




For the Office Christmas Party – I try to pick something hip and chic. This isn’t an overly formal event, so a cute cocktail dress in a bright festive colour and a bit of sparkle is usually my go-to. I like to step outside the usual little black dress and be a bit bold – you’ll stand out from the crowd and look less washed out in the photo booth pics. Add a few cute accessories, a small clutch and a great pair of shoes and you are all set! Here are a few of my favourite picks from SHOP.CA:

Blue V-Neck Cocktail Dress – $60

Red Cap Sleeve Bandage Dress – $79

Kenneth Cole Leopard Clutch – $220

BCBG Duchess Heel – $41




For Christmas Dinner – I usually end up at a big family dinner and I like to pick something a bit more cozy and comfortable to spend the day in. I usually reach for an oversized slouchy sweater or a plaid shirt with a pair of leggings or skinny jeans and a great pair of boots. Since it’s a casual day with family, I don’t worry about getting too dressed up, but I like having a few choices to work with like these items from SHOP.CA:

Bamboo Leggings – $29

Plaid Button-up Shirt – $50

Wildfox Little Hearts Jumper – $150

Steve Madden Gretchen Bootie – $170




For New Year’s Eve – My motto is glam, glam and more glam! This is the night to strut your stuff and go a little bit edgier with your wardrobe. Find a memorable statement dress, high heels and a cross body purse so you can dance the night away and ring in 2015 in style. A few of my picks from SHOP.CA:

Narces Sleeveless Gold Lace Dress – $179

Narces Black Sequin Wrap Dress – $225

Jeanne Lottie Jaguar Silver Box Clutch – $33

BCBGeneration Oahu Heel – $66




Instead of endlessly trolling through crowded stores and endless racks, I like to order all my pieces online and not have to deal with going to the mall. SHOP.CA makes shopping for all my holiday outfits super easy with FREE shipping and easy and free returns within Canada. Which means if it doesn’t fit, you can ship it right back to this Canadian company. They carry a wide variety of premium brands and you even earn Aeroplan points on your purchases.

If you haven’t checked out SHOP.CA yet – do it! Not only can I order all my holiday outfits online, I can even get some Christmas shopping done as well and I don’t even have to leave my house.

Tweet With Us! We’re hosting a Twitter party with our friends @SHOPdotCA on Wednesday November 5th from 8-9 PM EST.  Follow along @hipurbangirl and with the hashtag #ReInventTheMall and you could win some fantastic prizes for participating.

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