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 eyebal...


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...





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On Monday, I wrote this post about using Instagram and social media for fashion inspiration instead of envy. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not easy, I am guilty of lamenting my lack of textured, personality-infused, and seemingly effortless pieces that invade the wardrobes of my favourites; Olivia Palermo, Blake Lively and Emmanuelle Alt. But as promised dear readers, here’s my example of pulling inspiration from a whole look and how it was put together vs. simply going bananas ove...





How to Avoid Instagram Fashion Envy

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

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Happy New Year! I hope you are reading this feeling relaxed and happy after the holidays. This time of year is often associated with Pinterest boards full of inspiration, goals of all kinds and lofty ambitions. These days however – and for the stylishly inclined – “inspiration” also comes in the form of a perfectly curated Instagram feed, or those infamous style roundups that are supposed to help us get dressed when we’re feeling “blah”. I think this ab...





Sustainable Style Choices for New Years Eve

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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In addition to shopping your closet  for a fancy event, another affordable and sustainable alternative to buying an outfit for new years, is renting one. Rent Frock Repeat, a designer rental service, has been getting a lot of love in Ottawa lately, and I’m excited I got the chance to spend some time in their showroom and check out their inventory. I love the alternative of renting a dress that a) you don’t have to keep and that b) you may not have had the opportunity to wear any oth...





Happy New Year – Make it a Slow One

Monday, December 19th, 2016

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While anything associated with ‘slow’ carries an unfavourable undertone in today’s ‘now’ world, this past year I’ve come to love slow. It happened after a Dailey Method workout when we were stretching after a session and the sun was filtering in through the trees into the studio. One of those perfect moments where everything is OK and you convince yourself that it’s going to continue being OK because of the endorphin-induced state of mind you’re i...