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This Counts: Shopping with a Purpose (+Giveaway!)

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A running joke with my boyfriend is that I “fake online shop”: I sometimes browse a website, put all of my wishlist items in my cart, and then walk away because the shipping charges are outrageous. So, one of the things I instantly loved when introduced to a Canadian e-commerce retail site, This Counts, was that they offer free shipping on all items (AND all listed prices include taxes!). What I love even more than the free shipping, is what the site stands for: giving back. A portion of the sale of every single item goes to a charity supported by the retailer: with every purchase you make, you’re changing and saving lives around the world.  And, if you’re curious to see which charity the retailer supports, just click on the item to find out!

On the This Counts site, you can easily share items, and create boards to keep track of your wishlists (which you’ll want to do, as the site continues to grow everyday!).  You can shop by store, by item, or by collection.  There’s something to be found for everyone: from electronics, to men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, to home decor.  They have a wide variety of pieces ranging from classic to super unique, and their prices are extremely reasonable.  Curious to know what’s on my wishlist?  I thought you’d never ask (keep reading for a giveaway and promo code!).

Let’s be honest, sometimes navigating the inside of our purses can seem….puzzling.  How awesome is this Rubiks Cube Purse (supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada)!? 

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I’ve mentioned before that I’m in love with anything palm-trees or flamingos.  These Dessert Palm Earrings (supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada) are no exception! 

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Is there anyone who doesn’t love Ryan Gosling (who just happens to be from my hometown)? I’m picturing this “Run for Ryan Gosling Tee” (supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities) paired with a chic statement necklace (or some cozy sweats). 

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We’ve all seen the stereotypical heart-shaped ring, but how about this amazing “Lifeline Heartbeat Ring” (supporting the Breakfast Club of Canada)?! My heart races just looking at it.  

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Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPad, but sometimes I just want to read a good old-fashioned hard copy book.  This “Once Upon a Time” bookmark set ensures you won’t lose your page, and is a gorgeous conversation piece.   

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But wait, there’s more!

This Counts has generously offered to provide all WhatDidSheFind readers with 15% off sitewide! Just use promo codeSHEFOUND15″.

And if you’re feeling lucky, why not enter to win a $50.00 credit to turn your wishlist into a reality!? This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, and will close on July 5, 2015.

 Click to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!

 

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Beautiful Things for Spring: Jewellery Haul

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When it comes to jewellery, I’ve always leaned more towards colourful, affordable fashion pieces, and over the last few weeks, I’ve accumulated some new items to add to my collection.  I did some in-store shopping at J.Crew and Winners, and some online shopping at JustFab.  More info on my finds, below!

 

J.Crew Floral Stud Earrings

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Lately, I’ve been loving oversized, shiny studs, and when I saw these in-store, I knew I had to have them (unfortunately, I can’t seem to find them online).  What I love about these earrings is that you can pair them with a cocktail dress, and they’ll look classic and elegant, but you can also wear them to help dress up simple skinny jeans and a t-shirt.  Another thing I love about them, is that the earring backs are incredibly durable and sturdy.  (Regular price: $46.00 CDN, on sale for 25% off).

 

 J.Crew “Brass and crystal petal bracelet” 

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I was at the checkout paying for my new earrings, above, when I saw the sales associate wearing this gorgeous bracelet.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that they still had them in-store, and even more excited that it was on sale! Regular $90.00 CDN, on sale for $49.99, then marked down an additional 40% off, I scored this baby for only $29.99!  Made of brass with glass stones, I almost found it to be Lady Gaga-esque (am I crazy?).  I also love that the adjustable length allowed it to fit my (ridiculously) small wrists.

 

Just Fab “Gypset” Statement Ring

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Known for their stylish and affordable shoes ($39.99 a pair, learn more here), Justfab.ca also offers fun purses, jewellery, and accessories.  As a member/email subscriber, I recently received a $10.00 store credit, and decided to give their website a browse.  I came across this statement ring (which comes in both silver and gold), and after reading all the positive reviews, decided to add it to my cart.  I love that it looks like two rings, when actually, it is x-shaped at the back, which holds it together (yes, it is quite comfortable, and yes, I can still bend my finger).  Did I also mention it is extremely reasonably priced at just $6.95?!

 

Just Fab “Sharp End” Bracelet in Gold/Fuchsia

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I’m always on the lookout for layering pieces, so when I spotted this hot-pink and gold bracelet, I couldn’t help but daydream about how nice it would look paired with a gold watch (does anyone else do this too?…maybe not).  Again, the adjustable sizing allows it to fit my small wrists, and for the price (only $9.95), it is quite durable.  If the colour pink isn’t your thing, it also comes in a really cute white/gold combo.

 

Winners “Natasha” Statement Earrings

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Winners (similar to the US “T.J. Maxx”) offers brand names at lower prices on a per-store basis.  Because of this, I can’t find them online, but I can say that Winners has a ton of great statement necklaces and earrings in-store right now.  I purchased these earrings for 2 reasons: 1. because they’re shiny and beautiful and I had to have them (typical girl, right?), and 2. because royal blue is my absolute favourite colour.  At just $14.99, these earrings are a bargain that I’ll be sure to get a lot of use out of.

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art” ~Oscar Wlide