July 12, 2017

Styling the Summer Jumpsuit

Summer is definitely my favorite season. I try to soak in every sun-filled moment, but it’s such a crazy busy time in our house, packed with celebrations and vacations. Thus far I have attended a family reunion in Saskatchewan and a bachelorette party in the Niagara region. We also have a few weddings and mini vacations planned. There are only a handful of weekends where we will actually be home over the summer months. I’m sure many of you can relate! 🙂

At the beginning of every summer I’m always looking to add a few dressy pieces to my wardrobe to ensure I’m ready to attend weddings and any other celebrations. Typically these pieces include dresses or skirts, but this year I’ve actually fallen in love with the jumpsuit! [Read more…]

June 22, 2017

At-Home Upper Body Workout

I quite enjoy working out in a gym. It’s my time to mentally check out from the stresses of the day and just focus on one task at hand… challenging myself with a butt kicking workout.

However, there are times when it’s next to impossible to actually get to a gym. I aim to workout 4-5 times per week and I don’t like to miss it, so when getting to the gym isn’t an option I turn to at-home workouts that are both challenging and require minimal equipment. [Read more…]

June 15, 2017

The Perfect Skirt for Every Body Type

When it comes to skirts I definitely have two favorites: 1) the pencil skirt and 2) the pleated midi skirt. Even though the pencil skirt is fitted and the midi skirt is loose and flowing, I always feel equally sexy when I wear both styles.

I’ve had many ladies share with me that they just aren’t “skirt people.” They then proceed to list off the various body parts that they dislike and feel that skirts just accentuate these areas. [Read more…]

June 7, 2017

Healthy Snacks

I’m definitely a snacker! The thought of eating only 3 square meals per day slightly horrifies me. LOL!

I tend to eat about 5 meals daily and this keeps me completely satisfied.

To prevent snacking from turning into mindless eating, I try to stick to these few guidelines:

    • Keep the fridge and pantry stocked with healthy ingredients. This ensures I can quickly throw together a healthy snack and not reach for a bag of chips (Side note: If I reach for that bag of chips I will definitely eat the entire thing. It’s happened. Many times. I’m the chip monster!)
    • Watch portion sizes. As I’ve mentioned before, I track the amount of protein, carbs and fats I eat in a day. This guarantees that I’m eating a balanced diet and helps me manage my portion sizes at each meal.
    • Each snack made up of Carbohydrates, Fats & Protein. When my snacks tick off all 3 of these macro-nutrients it keeps me feeling fuller longer. However, it’s not essential. It can be difficult to ensure your sweet snacks, in particular, have protein. As long as each snack hits two of these macros I can make up the third in another meal.

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May 31, 2017

Work Wear: Fashion Meets Function

Whether we like it or not, how we dress affects not only how we are perceived by others but also how we feel about ourselves. That’s why in business, it’s so important to project the right image through your fashion.

Personally, when I take that extra bit of time in the morning to invest in myself it sets me up for success for the rest of the day. When we feel good about the image we are projecting to the world we naturally have more confidence. And confidence is vital for the business world.

Many people think that dressing professionally equals a boring and uncomfortable wardrobe. Well, I’m here to refute this misconception! [Read more…]

May 24, 2017

Salmon, Potato & Asparagus Salad

Making a good salad is a bit of an art! Honestly, it took me years of practice to graduate from salads that are simply chunks of iceberg lettuce with a few sad pieces of cucumber and tomato drenched in dressing.

Because I’m an active person, with a large appetite, salads must be filling to be considered a meal. To achieve this I strive to use a variety of vegetables with the addition of protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats. This salad nails all of that criteria! [Read more…]

May 18, 2017

Easy Breezy Striped Dress

After taking a much needed month off to unplug and recharge, I’m excited to be back online with a fresh outlook. Stay tuned for weekly blog posts on all things style and wellness!

Now, onto the fun stuff….

Dresses are key to an effortless, put-together look! It’s one piece you can just throw on, add a few accessories and you basically have an instant outfit. [Read more…]

March 31, 2017

Top Picks for Spring Trends

Now that spring has finally arrived, I’m super excited for the weather to warm up so I can sport bare shoulders and open toes on repeat.

2017 spring trends are not only stunning, but also very wearable; including classics such as stripes, mules and shift dresses. With the addition of fashion forward pieces such as bold earrings, statement sleeves and feminine ruffles.

I scoured the internet and linked four of my favorite pieces from each of spring’s hottest trends. A lot of these items will definitely be added to my wish list and hopefully yours too. 🙂 [Read more…]

March 24, 2017

Styling the Bomber Jacket

Spring has arrived and the weather is FINALLY starting to warm up in Calgary! Even though I’m not quite ready to pack away my winter parkas, I’m slowly adding lighter jackets into my wardrobe rotation.

One of my favorite styles of light weight jackets is the bomber. Bomber jackets are on trend for spring 2017, so what better excuse than to shop for a new one! [Read more…]

March 22, 2017

3 Ways to Put Your Goals into Action

Successful goal achievement, health and fitness related or otherwise, is typically a result of mindset.

If you’re serious about reaching your goals, the trick is to break through the mental barriers.

The only person who can really stand in your way is you. So if you want it, go get it! [Read more…]