Ridge Report Writing and Photography Contest

This year, you can submit a short story, poetry piece, and/or photography connecting to one of three possible themes. Your options are "Hush", "Bang", and "Click". Be as creative as you want!

Entries will be accepted starting Monday May 1st 2017

The deadline for entering is Friday May 20th 2017

First place winners in each category (short story, photography, and poetry) will have their entry published on the Ridge Report website and will be awarded a prize.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

6 Essential Winter Style Basics To Stay Warm, Cute and Stylish For $20or Less

Here in Oakville we have already seen our fair share of snow, but as December begins it is officially time to jump into our wardrobes and pull out all of our winter gear, but don’t fret! I will be your sugar plum fairy and supply you with all the help you need to make your winter ensembles perfect (and perfectly priced!).

Jewel and earthy tones are classic winter colours, among this year's favourites: red, burgundy, navy, chocolate, charcoal, black, emerald, and creme. Be sure to apply these to all of the style tips listed below.

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Yup. I used to hate wearing these in elementary school, but this year they are a huge trend, and are actually super cute when paired right. This year, cropped turtlenecks, knit wooden turtlenecks, and a-line turtlenecks are in. They can be worn underneath a longer sweater or wraps, or as a stand-alone piece with a statement necklace.
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Aeropostale $5.99               Forever21 $17.95         Forever21 $18.80

As it gets colder, tights and socks as are a necessity. Thick opaque nylons, or cotton knit tights can not only be super warm, but super stylish and are a must in winter months. You can layer them with knee-highs and other cute socks to get a warm look.
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  H&M $12.95    H&M  $14.95 Aeropostale $8.00

Yeah it's freezing. And though most fashion bloggers take pictures from the comfort of their closets, Many of us have to walk to school, therefore layers are a Canadian girl's best friend! From tees and sweaters to scarves and button-ups. Try playing with patterns, colour, contrast, collars, and texture to create perfect layers that add interest and dimension to an outfit not to mention much-needed warmth.
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Aeropostale $13.95 Aeropostale $15.80 H&M $17.95

Patterned knits:
Scarves, sweaters, hats and mitts. Patterned knits are a classic that graces every holiday season. But whether you prefer a simple cable knit or a bright reindeer pattern this tradition is definitely in vogue this winter.
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Aeropostale $16.00  H&M $17.95 H&M $19.99

As the holidays approach parties will become regular occurrences. A perfect glam accent to any outfit this season is glitter. Glitter should be met with some contrast, weather it’s an accent or a focal point the key to sparkles is not to over-do it. Can't wait to see all you beauties sparkling at the semi formal!
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Essie $8.50 H&M $14.95 H&M $17.80

Make sure to add your own fashion-sense, and unique twists to create styles perfect for you. Now you are ready for a delightful December filled with flawless style!

For more fashion inspiration check me out on polyvore http://alessia-collia.polyvore.com

By: Alessia Collia

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