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, ...


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...





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Apparently today is blue monday – allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Like most pseudo-science related subjects, retailers may have you believe that today is a great day to alleviate any blues with some retail therapy. And while I don’t think buying more stuff is the key to happiness, if you are thinking of shopping for some winter wardrobe updates, consider these options which are better for the planet, and have more wear power. Ultimately, these investment items also en...





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When I helped promote the Braderie de Mode Quebecoise in Gatineau this past fall, my eyes were opened to what felt like hundreds of Canadian (Quebec-based) designers. I always knew our neighbours to the east were super stylish (Montreal, I’m looking at you!), but to see so much talent gathered under one roof was pretty amazing. One of the Canadian designers who completely captured my heart is Nadya Toto – her Italian background translates to minimalistic, yet sophisticated designs, ...





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It’s the middle of winter, we’re all hibernating, and maybe you’re just feeling blah. It’s easy to scroll through your instafeed and Pinterest and get inspired by some amazing outfits and fashion and think a little retail therapy is in order to spice up your life  wardrobe. Sometimes we need to shake things up, and I believe our wardrobe has just what we need – the trick is in restyling the pieces you already have to create something new. Here are three ensembles, o...