August 8, 2017

My Go-To Summer Dress

We just wrapped up our August long weekend here in Canada. My husband and I had a great weekend spent close to home. Saturday evening was homemade pizza night with my bestie and her husband. They just had a beautiful baby girl six days ago! It was so nice to get in some baby snuggles.

The rest of the weekend was very low key, filled with yard work, house work and cooking. In July I joined a local Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) group. Each week we get a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables from local farms. Last week we received fresh dill and beets, so I made a borscht soup on Saturday. We also received Saskatoon berries and I made a crisp with those. It’s been really fun trying new recipes with the freshest ingredients! ūüôā [Read more…]

August 1, 2017

My Favorite Designer Dupe

In the summer of 2012 I left the corporate world to¬†return to school full time. Going from working girl to student mode was a HUGE change! Over¬†a two year span I studied full time to complete my Master’s in Business Administration (MBA).

Upon¬†completion of my MBA, I decided to get a job in retail while I looked for a new¬†corporate job. Luckily, I was hired on at Nordstrom in Calgary. Being the fashion obsessed gal that I am, Nordstrom was the perfect fit for¬†me! [Read more…]

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! ūüôā

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 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…]

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‚Äôs 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 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. ūüôā [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 17, 2017

How To Transition Boots Into Spring

The first day of spring is ONLY three days away! Wow, where has the time gone? Actually, it seems as though winter has dragged on for months on end yet 2017 is flying by. How is that even possible? LOL!

With spring only days away, I’m starting to think about transitioning my wardrobe between seasons and mixing winter staples with new spring pieces.

The first month of spring still tends to be quite cool, especially in the morning. Therefore, this is a great opportunity to continue wearing some of your winter classics. [Read more…]

March 10, 2017

Ruffles & Cutouts

Two of the biggest trends for 2017 are Ruffles and Cutouts.

Ruffles can be seen on sleeves or necklines and along the hemlines of pants, skirts or jackets. Blouses, sweaters and dresses are popping up in stores with cutouts along the arms or shoulders and peek-a-boo slits up the sides. Even booties have cute cutouts! [Read more…]