My Top 3 Accessorizing Tricks + a Sponsored Giveaway

No matter how minimalistic you are when it comes to your wardrobe an outfit isn’t complete until it is properly accessorized. Whether you pile on the statement baubles and carry a designer bag or keep things dainty and only wear vintage, it is all about finishing the look.

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Quilted Paisley Jacket

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I have been searching for the perfect little quilted jacket for a few years now. I always seem to hesitate on great versions and they disappear before I can commit. Larger sizes in these style of jackets tend to sell fast because the arms generally fit tight.

I missed out on last years version from Zara, countless Asos versions and the Isabel Marant for H&M one (which was gorgeous) was a bit expensive especially for a fast fashion jacket. I even like the Maison Scotch ones which don’t seem to be as prevalent as they were a few seasons ago. Continue Reading

On my radar

Real life has been fully distracting me from this space recently. We have quite a few things going on right now (which will all come out in the coming months) and I didn’t get any outfit posts taken this weekend. I find a couple of outfit posts can kick start my creative juices for posts for the entire week.

So here we are on Wednesday and this is the first post of the week.

It didn’t help that it snowed yesterday throwing of my spring dressing mojo.

So instead I thought I would do a round up of things, bands that are on my radar. Most of these items are from stores that have some sort of promotion like the Friends and Family sales at Shopbop and ELUXE, or the 30% off going global sale at Bauble Bar.

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Weekend Style Update

It has been getting warmer and warmer lately (except that the forecast has snow next week :( ) which means I have been wearing fewer layers, especially for the afternoon school run.

Since with more sunshine comes my love for all things boho, colour and generally just trying to have an outfit that reflects my mood.

I am loving the idea of all white instead of all black to really shake off the winter.

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Nourishing Apparel Giveaway

One of the hardest points in a girls life when it comes to dressing yourself is during pregnancy and postpartum. Your body goes through these wild changes. Every month you are a different size. In fact different parts of you are a different size than the rest of your body.

Even after you have had the baby, contrary to popular belief and People Magazine you do not shrink back to your pre-preganacy body immediately after giving birth.

Add nursing to the mix and it is no wonder many new moms just give up on fashion all together.

Sometimes all we need are a few key pieces that actually accommodate and work WITH us while we are are going under this body transformation.

Enter Nourishing Apparel.

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An Open Letter To JCREW

Hi my name is Jane, long time fan and customer of J.Crew. I got my first catalog sent to my house as a teen in the early 1990′s and was thrilled when you entered the Canadian market with your store at Yorkdale Mall only a 3 short years ago.

Back then there  was a pricing snafoo where not only did you raise your prices for Canadian customers but you also charged us duties when we shopped online from the Canadian website. I understand why you did it from a business perspective because unlike your local competitors with Canadian based online retail who were shipping from a local warehouse, you continued to ship from your US warehouse and goods had to pass through customs.

But it wasn’t right. Why should shopping online cost more than in store? Why should I be charged duties when shopping the Canadian website. This is WHY retailers set up separate Canadian websites; they ship locally, charge local currency and customers are not charged duty. Customers were outraged and you changed your policies to “cover” the duties for your Canadian customers. And I am hoping that you will change what you are doing right now too.jcrew canadian website prices

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Festival Style; Rain or Shine

Festival season is approaching fast with Coachella’s opening weekend April 11th. In fact South by Southwest has already come and gone. Canadian festivals really don’t get started until it warms up (so like not until at least MAY), but we can live vicariously through all of those attending the famous music festivals around the world.

Festival fashion evokes images of girls wearing in no particular order a floral crown, anything crochet, a kimono or headscarf. Maybe even all of the aforementioned items at the same time. Cliches aside dressing for a music festival has many things to consider and since they are held anywhere from the dry dessert to a muddy field you need to keep it real and dress appropriately so that you can enjoy yourself and the music.

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