As if we all need another excuse to shop, the transition from one season to another is solid reasoning that even your bank account can’t argue against. When it comes to shopping the shoulder season, I often wonder – how can we make it so that we’re easy on the environment, our brains, and our wallets? I’ve found a solution with a nifty little website called Shein.com. I rec...


My Tee Shirt: Romwe

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

top half look down
There used to be a francophone song that I would hear every now and then on the radio when the big frenchman and I were first dating. Translated from English, the recurring lyrics are: “Tee-Shirt, My Tee-Shirt!” I thought it was hilarious that a song could actually make it to the radio with such repetitive and inane lyrics, but then again, after listening to some of the lyrics currently out there, I shouldn’t be surprised. All that to say, when I found this striped tee on Romw...





coastal beach
I think your level of sadness after returning from vacation has a direct correlation with how good your vacation was. That being said; since my evident “low” manifested itself into a full-on summer flu, I’ve come to the conclusion that my vacation was totally-Mary-Poppins-Flying-A-Kite-WONDERFUL. So: after the Costa del Sol , our little trio drove to Lisbon. The big frenchman and I enjoy road trips on our own continent, so in Europe it seemed like a good idea. It was a relative...





To the Max: Dressing w/ Sheinside

Monday, July 25th, 2016

top half waist up
I’ve always considered vacation to be the best time to experiment with new clothing and outfits. In a different country, where the vibe is different and the people will likely never see you again, an opportunity arises to become whoever you want to be – stylistically of course.  During my summer trip to Spain, Portugal and the UK, I brought along this phenomenal maxi dress from Shein.com . I’m normally not a big dress person – I prefer separates, especially when traveling...





IMG_9674
Vacation is good when you can’t remember what day it is. This summer, as a continuation of my travels with my mom, (last year at this time we visited Greece) we have decided to explore the southern coast of Spain, Lisbon, and the island of Madeira (an autonomous state of Portugal) in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Morocco. For the first part of our adventures, the big frenchman joined us. Our first stop; the Costa Del Sol in southern Spain. Known as the “Cote d&#...





Travelling With Tobi: Romper Style

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Tobi, Shoptobi, romper, black romper, beach wear, mediterranean ocean, Fendi, sunglasses, travel blog, travel blogger
How often do you actually wear what you pack in your suitcase? A little while ago I found this sweet little romper on tobi.com  and am so happy I packed it on vacation. Last summer, when my mother and I travelled to Greece, I had an a-ha wardrobe moment: vacation wear. Seriously. I think it’s a thing. Despite my lack of space and championing of a small wardrobe (I am still a big believer in only wearing what you need and LOVE), I came to realize that having a few pieces specifically put a...





diner en blanc
I absolutely hate it when I’m in invited to an event and the dress code isn’t stipulated on the invitation. So when I heard about Diner En Blanc coming to Ottawa, I thought – PERFECT! The dress code is IN the title! Everybody will look chic and fabulous, and it’s very obvious that food will be in abundance for the evening. My two prerequisites to a great evening out; food, and fashion, are not left to ambiguous question marks in bougie unassuming event invitations. There ...





Comfortably Chic with Tobi

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

jumpsuit with jacket stairs
I’m not sure if I’ve ever mentioned it here on the blog, but since I was little I’ve loved evening wear. My current aesthetic begs to differ but here’s my story: When my mom would take me shopping, I would make a bee-line to the evening wear section of whatever store we happened to be in. Each dress that took my fancy literally came to life before my eyes. I would see some beautiful woman wearing it and create a story in my head about where she was going, what she would ...





maternity post
I don’t consider myself to be an overly sensitive person, but recently I had an experience that made me second guess this self-acclaimed fact. It started when I received a response from a retailer from one of my pull requests. As a stylist, a big part of my job is working with retailers to showcase their product through different mediums. Sometimes it’s on TV, in a fashion editorial, my blog, instagram, or a live presentation. My favourite part of working with brands is the challenge...





Eat Drink Spring – Patio Style

Friday, May 6th, 2016

ZARA, Nordstrom, OTtawa stylist, fashion stylist
There’s sun, a sweet vibe, music and a chilled glass of something delicious at your fingertips. I’m talking about Springtime – patio season, that wonderful time of year when hibernating locals come out to play and enjoy some of Ottawa’s finest food and drink. For a small city, we have an innumerable number of patios to enjoy. In case – like me – you’ve been a hermit for the past few months and need a perusal of what Ottawa has on offer to kick off the se...





full body rayban
As a big fan of androgynous dressing, I totally get the allure of incorporating pieces from the opposite sex into my wardrobe – for one, a baggy sweater makes me feel and look smaller – bonus – but a little revelation the other day made me realize that more than anything, lenses do the best job of blurring lines between masculine and feminine style. Specs and sunnies are truly (in my opinion) one of the only accessories that can’t be claimed by either gender. You see, any...