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My Sustainable Style: Club Monaco #cmnyfw

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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 “shopp...


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Thank you Dominique Baker at styledomination.com for the pic ūüėČ 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 ūüôā 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...





My Sustainable Style: How to Wear Vintage

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

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I don’t know when I discovered a love of vintage, but I remember it being a long time ago, probably around the time when I was introduced to thrifting at the end of high school.¬†Since then, trips to Value Village and Salvation Army have become frequent, and seeking out obscure thrift and vintage shops when I travel has become one of my favourite activities. Now I especially love it, not only for how it elevates my wardrobe, but because it’s less harmful to the environment and perpet...





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If you’re like me, your Instagram feed is probably blowing up with pictures of tropical destinations and friends or bloggers frolicking on white sand beaches and turquoise oceans.¬†Finding myself immersed in a summer-like trance made me think that traveling is the perfect opportunity to¬†test drive owning less. While traveling only with a carry-on is appealing, a full-size suitcase¬†still limits your wardrobe choices to¬†only what you need, so why not use¬†your traveling circumstance to live w...





My Sustainable Style: the Uniform

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

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Some mornings, I wake up and think; “today’s the day I’m going to put a whole bunch of pieces together in different ways and wear something wildly bold!” But then I d0 – I play in my closet, I belt some blazers, I put shirts on backwards (just kidding, but sometimes this is actually a good idea!), I put on a skirt (gasp!) or a dress (double gasp!). But then I realize, as I’m looking at myself in the mirror, that I’m just not quite as comfortable in thes...





Capsule Closet Basics: What are They?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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Have you recently gone¬†all “minimalism is the shit” and rid your wardrobe of everything¬†except your underwear, only to realize that clothing¬†does play a fundamental part in our daily lives and isn’t just for satisfying insatiable retail cravings? Then welcome to today’s blog post! Today, I’m talking about the basics of your closet. Like, the bare bones –¬†if Maslow had made a pyramid about fashion, this stuff would be on the bottom of it. Regardless if your st...





My Sustainable Style: Mixing High & Low Pieces

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

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I recently discovered a common element in all of my favourite style icons. It’s the unexpected. I love the first impression of confusion – a lace skirt with a rock concert tee? A pinstripe suit with a pair of old sneakers? Yes, and yes.¬†Because there is absolutely no discrimination between labels, brands, or origins of clothing, styling options are endless.¬†When creating an outfit from the clothes you already have, mixing and matching high and low pieces is a great styling hack. I t...