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Getting Clean With Eucalan

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

As I type, some of my most delicate knitwear sits in my sink getting a little love. Laundry is one of those inevitable things that as adults, we have to do (ugh), but since discovering Eucalan and learning how to properly care for my clothing, laundry has turned into a more therapeutic process.   After my post about how I keep my clothes looking good all the time, I mentioned Eucalan as one of m...


Braderie de Mode Quebecoise: Spring 2017

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

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Since I started this sustainable/slow fashion journey, this is the question I get asked the most: “where can I find Canadian/ethical designers all in one place?” Aside from some of the great websites that I’ve mentioned, there is another awesome spot to find local designers all in one place – the Braderie de Mode Quebecoise! I happily promoted this event last fall, and am so excited to encourage you again, this season, to check out the Braderie from April 13th – 15t...





Classics That Are Disguised as Trends

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

image via vogue.com shot by Phil Oh I was going through some of my last posts, and given the titles of each, you may think that I have a full hate-on for clothes. I swear this is not the case. I still love fashion, style, and the artistry and personal expression of it all, I just think – like Nutella – it should be consumed in moderation. So with Spring trends coming out of our eyeballs, I’ve compiled a list of “trends” that are secretly classics masquerading aroun...





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The other day I was taking a much needed Pinterest-daydream-break (does anyone else take those?!) when I pinned a look that made me feel slightly remorseful about letting go of an awesome tweed vintage blazer. The photo that jogged my memory was Isabelle Huppert coming out of the Chloe show (I believe) wearing a wide-lapelled blazer with a button up shirt and great flare jeans. Something that I would have totally put together … if I still had that blazer. It’s hard to let go of clot...





Tips to Avoid an Unnecessary Shopping Spree

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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There are times when I crave a really good shopping spree. I think when you work retail or in an environment surrounded by clothes; you either become hyper-particular about your tastes and reduce your intake, OR you get excited about the constant barrage of new product and end up buying. While I’m lucky that being around clothes and shopping for other people curbs my appetite for purchasing, I’m not immune to the charms of beautiful insta-stars or the great street style pics that ar...





My Sustainable Style: Club Monaco #cmnyfw

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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Guys! It was a short week and has now turned into a very busy one, so I leave you with some of the items I took home with me after the Club Monaco New York Fashion Week Collection party last week. If you came out, a huge thank you! If you didn’t; have a look in store – the collection is beautiful and their Spring collection keeps coming. As you know, I’m not one for “shopping hauls” I hate that term (and I try not to throw the word “hate” around a lot),...





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Thank you Dominique Baker at styledomination.com for the pic 😉 A little while back, a friend of mine asked me to post about how to make clothing last longer – commenting that a lot of my super old pieces still look like they’re in great shape. First of all, the fact that someone other than my mother reads my blog makes my heart sing; so that alone made my day – thank you friends for reading 🙂 But – back to the question at hand. My friend’s observation prompted me t...





My Sustainable Style: Club Monaco Roundup

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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In honour of the event I’m hosting tomorrow at Club Monaco Rideau Centre, I thought it would be apropos to roundup some of my favourite looks which include the brand. I’ve always loved the sophisticated yet particular details of Club Monaco clothing – it truly stands the test of time. Their Spring 2017 collection which just showed at New York Fashion Week is just as romantic and cool as you’d imagine, but in an unprecedented move, the collection is now available to shop i...





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If the thought of cleaning out your closet has ever made you want to cry into a bottle of wine, this post is for you. Or maybe you went a bit overboard on your last wardrobe purge only to be left with a few underwear and some mismatched socks. Not a great sitch, my friend. While going through a big closet purge every season is awesome and results in a streamlined wardrobe with space to shop any necessary gaps, it can be a daunting, time consuming task. But last week when I wrote about planning ...





My Sustainable Style: Leather & Fur

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

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Every time I put on my leather jacket or vintage fur vest, I get worried that I’ll be labeled a hypocrite because I’m a slow fashion blogger and that I strive to maintain a sustainable closet. There are some heavy discussions on both sides of the debate as to what is better for the environment – synthetics or real animal pelts/skins. I have yet to do a deep dive into this research but I wanted to bring it up because it’s something that I’m going to start researchin...





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jeans: AG / Sweater: Ca Va de Soi / Purse: WINNERS  If there’s one thing I’ve learned about managing a minimalist wardrobe, its that how you style your limited number of pieces matters. As much as buying quality over quantity plays a role in developing sustainable shopping habits, so does recognizing the versatility of a piece and taking advantage of it. Even if we’ve asked ourselves all the right questions, with busy mornings, and building an empire, etc. there isn’t mu...