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Zaful Sweater

Athleisure Cool for Fall

Although I do like dressing up, there is a side of me that also loves to thoughtfully piece together casual looks. I have always been drawn to slouchy pieces – over sized jackets and sweaters, wide leg pants, large scarves and flowing vests to name a few. I am also a really big fan of athleisure. I am not saying you will spot me in yoga pants running around doing errands anytime soon, but it

Lily-Jade Madeline in Brandy

Stylish Diaper Bags for Busy Mamas

When I started shopping for baby gear I had it in mind to splurge on two items – a stroller and diaper bag. I was more than willing to purchase second-hand baby clothes and save money on other items but I figured that these two essentials in particular needed to have excellent quality, functionality and style. I ended up choosing a Lily-Jade bag; their Madeline style in the Brandy colour. Today I dish on what

Joanna Pop

Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary!

This month marks one year for my blog! I cannot believe all the changes that have happened in such a short time. I have had the privilege of working with so many amazing individuals and brands. Prior to starting this blog in connection with my Fashion Illustration business, I was on the beauty panel as a regular contributor for Toronto Beauty Reviews – founded by Elaine Atkins. Writing for Elaine taught me quite a bit

Zaful front slit midi dress

Zaful Midi Dress Wish List

I have often seen Zaful posts on Instagram, and recently my sister mentioned the online shopping site to me while I was helping a friend source out some cute, reasonably priced bathing suits for her vacation in Greece. Swimming apparel aside, they also have a lot of cute clothing in a wide variety of styles – one of them being the midi dress. This length of dress has made a comeback in a big way

Tobi Midi Dress

I’m Bringing Sexy Back With a Couple of Summer Dress Favourites!

Hello beauties! I have been up to a lot lately – much of which has to do with the upcoming arrival of baby Pop. From cooking nutritious meals to vacuum seal away so we have food at a later date (without having to vouch for takeout while I am busy with the little one) to pre washing all the baby laundry with some natural, gentle detergent and finishing the baby room I have literally had

Summer Stripes

Summer Stripes and Straw Hats

Today I am partnering with Tobi to give you a fun, fresh and effortless nautical look with their Peace of Mind Striped Off the Shoulder Shift Dress. I am on the lookout for clothes that are versatile enough to wear while being mega pregnant (35 weeks) yet my perfect size when I no longer have a baby bump to accommodate. One of my favourite features of this dress is the breezy flared sleeves! I thought

top beach essentials

Top Beach Essentials

We are full tilt into summer and if you are like me, you really savor the few short months of beach weather we have in Canada. Here are a few of my favourite essential items to enrich your experience (to pack, or on my wish list!) 1. Sun Block (of course)! There are varying degrees of SPF which stands for “Sun Protection Factor.” The number refers to how many times longer it will protect you

home decor

5 Tips to Make Your Home Calm and Inviting

The house you live in should also be a home, in my opinion. Having lived in our place for just over three years we have slowly made it our own a little bit at a time. Here are a few tips I have learned along the way to create a calm and inviting atmosphere in your humble abode! Get Rid of Clutter Clutter equals chaos, which is the opposite of a peaceful vibe. You do

roots canada

My Favourite Canadian Brands

In honour of Canada Day 150 coming up this weekend, I wanted to share with you some of my absolute favourite Canadian brands!   Roots Canada Ltd Is it super cliché to mention Roots in a Canada Day post? Founded in 1973 it is still run by the founders Michael Budman and Don Green with their design centre and leather factory located in Toronto, Ontario. This year I really wanted to rock my Canuck pride

blue maxi wrap dress

Summer Hues – I Love Blues!

Most of my life I have gravitated toward blues and greens. Even when I was a little girl my go-to Crayola crayon that I would use up while leaving the others untouched was “Jungle Green.” I attribute it partly to me being a huge lover of nature! I was that girl, out in the rain collecting earth worms as pets. I remember creating an entire bucket of them, filled with mud and water because that