My last post about the lovely Canadian accessories designer studio Knots & Pipes resulted in my being generously gifted a pair of beautiful cream tassel earrings, where the beads have been repurposed from estate costume jewelry. Accessories are an easy way to make your closet more current without having to spend a fortune. After learning more about Heather’s slow-fashion and design proce...


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Tassels are so hot right now. So is sustainability. Today’s post is a double whammy because it’s a peek into the studio of ethically and sustainably made jewelry! I had the wonderful opportunity to connect with Heather (7.5 months pregnant and still working away like a boss-babe!) of Knots & Pipes, an Ontario-based company that creates and sells beautiful eco chic jewelry made from refurbished and recycled materials. With gorgeous jewelry like this, it’s easy to start build...





Travel Guide: What to See and Do in Malta

Friday, August 18th, 2017

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    An old stairway in Valletta  Have you ever been to Malta? Has the thought of visiting this small but familiar-sounding country ever crossed your mind? Maybe it hasn’t. Malta was certainly not on my list of places to visit, but I’m really glad my mom and I spent some time there this summer as part of our annual mother-daughter summer trip. We spent two weeks in Malta with a little sojourn to Sicily in between. I’ll write a separate post about Sicily (and Rome, whe...





Why Buy When You Can Boro?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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Do you remember going out with friends in high school and sharing each other’s clothes? As adults with busy lives this is a bit harder to do – but sharing clothes and shopping the closets of good friends and siblings is a great sustainable alternative to going out and spending money on something you’ll likely only wear once. This is where Boro comes in; instead of awkwardly asking your bff if you can borrow her Alexander Wang dress for a hot date, you get to click through styl...





Vegan Leather Shoes With SOULiers Studio

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

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Although I’m a self-professed minimalist, when it comes to shoes, I honestly don’t think you can have enough. As long as they’re well-made, classic, or so over the top weird that they’ll never go out of style, a solid shoe collection is the perfect compliment to a minimal wardrobe. Why? Because changing shoes can literally change an entire look, resulting in the need fewer garments in your closet. That being said, when I was introduced to SOULiers Studio via Katie Hessio...





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I’m sitting in an internet cafe watching people stroll along the Mediterranean on Malta. Beach time is getting close, I can feel it – there have been people sunbathing on the rocks since 10AM this morning but I’ve been waiting all year for my date with the sun and salt water. I’m accompanied by my mother – this is our third summer trip together – but on today’s beach date i’ve also brought along a new partner which I’ve been hanging onto for...





I never understood the mentality behind buying something new for every social occasion or every one of the 5,486 weddings you’ve been invited to in one summer. (Sadly, that time of my life has passed – we’re onto baby season now, BUT – I still hear friends lamenting the fact that they have to buy yet another dress or outfit for some random occasion). Aside from there being some amazing rental options like Rent Frock Repeat, and my new discovery Boro (more on this to come!...





It’s getting easier to find eco friendly and ethically made clothing, but what about eco and ethical swimwear? While shopping vintage and second hand for shoes, accessories, and clothing might work, I draw the line at lingerie and swimwear. So, although I don’t need any new swimwear (I bought an awesome one piece last summer and still have several bikinis with a lot of life in them) I started to wonder about what sustainable swimwear options there are available. You know, for shits ...





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I really wanted to add “so you don’t have to buy shit you don’t need” to the end of this title, but you know, SEO. So read on for an appropriate intro! Warmer weather is finally here, and with it comes a bevy of new trends and styles that are competing for our attention. But, if you’re looking to minimize your environmental footprint and be a more conscious consumer, try these styling tricks that will make what’s currently in your closet feel like new. It̵...





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Lenses: Andy Wolf – find them at Merivale Vision Care, if this lazy girl doesn’t fall asleep on them first! Spring triggers a lot of memories for me – it’s a time of year that always seems to have some sort of significance .. the smell of wet grass before soccer practice, my first marathon, and the first days of the big frenchman’s courtship (that’s right, I’m using that word). Now, I get to add another event to that roster of Spring occurrences –...





Getting Clean With Eucalan

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

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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 my prime necessities for handling clothing with care. Since I wash almost all of my garments as delic...