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 ...


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...





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...