May 272015
 

I am on Cityline today addressing viewers fashion questions:

1. What dress would you recommend I wear when nursing?

2. Can curvy/plus size (I hate that term) women wear elevated jogger pants?

3. How can I add colour and pattern to my vacation wardrobe?

4. Help me find the perfect work travel outfit!

When I appear on Cityline I have fun with my outfit and this segment was no different. Pattern, colour and lots of drama. I like to keep drama in my wardrobe.

The skirt is from Tristan, part of their Tristan Luxe label which offers elegant products crafted in beautiful french jacquard prints, and tailored with classic and modern cuts, perfect for every occasion. All pieces in this line are made in Canada and it is the attention to detail that I appreciate the most.

Tristan Luxe Skirt

Bright Pink Tristan blazer

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Tristan Luxe full skirt

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I’d like to thank my photographer Kevin, I hope my readers don’t miss my garage door too much. To check out more of Kevin’s work click here.

Skirt, Tristan Luxe (c/o, sold out on-line) || Blazer, Tristan (here) || Shirt, Tristan (here) || Shoes, Jimmy Choo (old)

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 May 27, 2015  Posted by on May 27, 2015 Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
May 262015
 

As you all know I turned 40 two weeks ago. They say that 40 is the new 30 and I would agree except my face, I mean my skin, is looking closer to 40. I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me, it does, a lot. I have fair skin and I have started to take care of it but 37/38 years of sun exposure has given me the wonderful gift of sun damage which includes noticeable sun spots on both sides of my face, uneven increase in melanin production, which produces irregular coloring or pigmentation plus a permanent stretching (dilation) of small blood vessels and giving my skin a mottled, reddish appearance. Then there is the regular laugh lines/wrinkles that are appearing around my eyes and mouth because I am so lucky to age (and I mean that, there is no joking in that). Oh, I forgot about the fact that my skin is getting very reddish and it may be rosacea which is very common in women from Eastern Europe who are hitting 40.

I’ve decided to do something about it. I’ve researched many options and programs out there and decided to go to SpaMedica for nonsurgical procedures (a combination of IPLs, FORMAs, fractional laser and Sonopeels). SpaMedica has been around since 1998 and is located in Yorkville. It is a beautiful facility staffed by knowledge people and patients/clients are all ages, ethnicity and compromise both women and men. SpaMedica has been repeatedly cited one of Canada’s top Laser Skin Care, Medical Spas and Cosmetic Surgery Facilities by Flare and Toronto Life Magazines. Now that’s all nice but not what sold me. The facility offers so many options, it is staffed by some of the best people in the industry and is run by a board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Mulholland and his colleagues. Repeat after me board certified plastic surgeon! That is what sold it to me.

Dr. Mulholland has pioneered many of the procedures used in SpaMedica and has been a leader and innovator in the field of plastic surgery and nonsurgical procedures. Plus he is a guest expert on Cityline (appearing on numerous occasions) and after appearing on the program for a little over a year I have the upmost respect for the other experts on the show.

I wanted to let you all know what I am doing “when” (I am very hopeful and in the best of hands but it could be “if”) you notice how beautiful my skin looks. I want you to know what I’m going through and what happens during the procedures. The staff is going to let me document everything and put up with me taking pictures and having a bit of fun with all of it. I won’t lie to you and tell you that I am reverse aging or that I am just drinking lots of water or taking supplements and vitamins. I’m looking at you “Hollywood”. It really isn’t a big deal but as we age we’re made to feel “bad” for aging and we need to keep it a secret when we decide to do something about it.

I’ve already gone through one treatment, FORMA, the day before I appeared on Cityline. It has no down time and no visible signs of me undergoing (? is that the right word) and I will share more about the procedure on Thursday. I taped a segment of Cityline last Wednesday (that will air tomorrow), the day after I had my first FORMA treatment. LOVE the fact there is no down time with this procedure.

The below picture is me make-up free with only lipstick on from a few months ago. It is professionally done and the lighting is great so you don’t see all my imperfections but you get the idea. I am hoping to have the one from SpaMedica taken last week to show you me in all my glory on Thursday. This is going to be fun and scary and funny and I can’t wait to share it all with you.

Viviscal Iva

 May 26, 2015  Posted by on May 26, 2015 Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »

70s

May 192015
 

I am not a fan of the 70s revival but somehow I styled this outfit to pay homage to the decade I was born.

Style&co peasant top, 70s inspiration

Style&co peasant blouse

70s style

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Blouse, Style&co (c/o here) || Skirt, Club Monaco (here) || Shoes, Nine West (old, great shoe options here & here)

Now for a few announcements, first Style&co and Hudson’s Bay are offering an EXCLUSIVE promo code SNC03 for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more of regular, sale or clearance-priced merchandise, valid online & instore from May 11th – May 24th , 2015. Second, ready for even more fun? Save the date and join us Thursday May 21st at 8pm EST for the Style&co. Summer Wardrobe Twitter Party! There will be five Style&co. summer outfits up for grabs! Summer outfits will be of the winners’ choosing and up to a value of $200.00. That’s $1000.00 in prizing!
Happy Shopping and see you at the #StyleCoSummer Twitter Party!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and follow #StyleCoSummer for all the fun!
*Enter your Twitter Handle “@yourTwitterhandle” in the Link/Blog Title field, and your Twitter URL “www.twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle” in the Link Field.

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I have been working with Kaptured Memories Photography. These photos are copyright protected and cannot be used without permission.

 May 19, 2015  Posted by on May 19, 2015 2 Responses »
May 152015
 

Featuring one of my favourite colour combinations – yellow & blue. Plus an easy idea for pattern mixing.

Yellow & Blue 1

Yellow & Blue 2

Yellow & Blue 3

Yellow & Blue 4

Yellow & Blue 5

Coat, Zara (old) || Pants, Ann Taylor (here) || Blouse, Ann Taylor (old, like this one) || Necklace, Cocoa Jewelry (c/o here) || Bag, Mulberry (old) || Shoes, JCrew (old)

Still a lot going on the blog – 2 giveaways listed below.

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Plus Style&co and Hudson’s Bay are offering an EXCLUSIVE promo code SNC03 for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more of regular, sale or clearance-priced merchandise, valid online & instore from May 11th – May 24th , 2015. Second, ready for even more fun? Save the date and join us Thursday May 21st at 8pm EST for the Style&co. Summer Wardrobe Twitter Party! There will be five Style&co. summer outfits up for grabs! Summer outfits will be of the winners’ choosing and up to a value of $200.00. That’s $1000.00 in prizing!
Happy Shopping and see you at the #StyleCoSummer Twitter Party!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and follow #StyleCoSummer for all the fun!
*Enter your Twitter Handle “@yourTwitterhandle” in the Link/Blog Title field, and your Twitter URL “www.twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle” in the Link Field.

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 May 15, 2015  Posted by on May 15, 2015 Tagged with: , ,  3 Responses »

40

May 122015
 

Today is my birthday, I am 40. I’m excited and I’m pensive. I’ve never felt more confident in my skin, never known myself better (strengths and weaknesses), never been happier with my family and never been more excited about the possibilities of my professional life. Now nothing in my life is perfect, it is messy and disorganized, I don’t know how I’ll get to the next step in the career I want or if I will ever get the position I want, my children are getting older and their problems will only get bigger and scarier and honestly anything can happen to change everything. Today I am going to be happy and enjoy my first world Canadian problems, I’m going to take the day to count my blessings and revel in the opportunity of turning 40 because I have known too many who never got that chance.

Canadian Tuxedo

Black deconstructed trench

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Jeans, JCrew || Top, Gap (old, similar here) || Shoes, JCrew || Trench, Aritzia (similar here & here)

I have two contests going on right now and am sharing them both. Good luck!

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 May 12, 2015  Posted by on May 12, 2015 Tagged with: , ,  17 Responses »
May 112015
 

Last year I partnered with Style&co and Hudson’s Bay and featured some of their Fall/Winter pieces. I’m working with them again and this time the team has challenged me to style the Twist Front Dress and take it from day to night. This black and white floral dress is very easy to style from night to day and I was up for this challenge. Since I’m a “fancy dresser” I styled it for a night out first and added a classic pair of strappy sandals and topped it off with this white vest. This dress is a perfect vacation item because of its versatility and neutral colours.

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I’m six feet tall so for most of you ladies this dress will hit you at your knees or maybe below. A great length and easy to wear.

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Dress – Style&co (c/o here) || Vest (old, great black options here & here; white option here & here) || Shoes, Express (here)

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For my day look I paired it with a classic jean jacket done in white and sandals. This outfit is a perfect option for running around when you just don’t feel like wearing jeans or a pair of shorts. In the summer months if you’re going on vacation try wearing a dress when you’re sight seeing or relaxing at the cottage with friends.

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Dress, Style&co (c/o here) || Jean Jacket, Style&co (c/o here) || Sandals, GAP (old)

Now for a few announcements, first Style&co and Hudson’s Bay are offering an EXCLUSIVE promo code SNC03 for $25 off a purchase of $75 or more of regular, sale or clearance-priced merchandise, valid online & instore from May 11th – May 24th , 2015. Second, ready for even more fun? Save the date and join us Thursday May 21st at 8pm EST for the Style&co. Summer Wardrobe Twitter Party! There will be five Style&co. summer outfits up for grabs! Summer outfits will be of the winners’ choosing and up to a value of $200.00. That’s $1000.00 in prizing!
Happy Shopping and see you at the #StyleCoSummer Twitter Party!

RSVP below for a chance to win, and follow #StyleCoSummer for all the fun!
*Enter your Twitter Handle “@yourTwitterhandle” in the Link/Blog Title field, and your Twitter URL “www.twitter.com/yourtwitterhandle” in the Link Field.

Come and join the party here.

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 May 11, 2015  Posted by on May 11, 2015 4 Responses »
May 082015
 

My children and I all love sparkling water, we drink it by the case. When I was approached to test out the SodaStream Play (pricing starts at $99.99), a sparkling water maker, my answer was an easy yes but I couldn’t test it alone. The kids all wanted to be part of the testing.

What I noticed about this machine right away is it’s sleek minimalist design, the one I received came in black but it also comes in red, blue, yellow, grey and white. It is only 5.2 inches wide so fits in the tightest of spaces but at 16.5 inches doesn’t fit on a conventional pantry shelf. I keep mine on the island. It blends into the counter and isn’t an eyesore. It is very easy to use because the instruction manual is very clear. It’s so easy to use my two oldest have mastered the SodaStream Play, maybe better than me.

I love plain water and the kids like it for the most part but they do like juice and flavoured water. SodaStream offers sparkling water mixes and we tried out all of the samples provided plus the free fresh lemonade. Hands down favourite was the free fresh lemonade followed by the cranberry-raspberry flavour. If you’re creative you can also make some great cocktails.Soda Stream

Soda Stream 1 (1)

Soda Stream 2

Soda Stream 3

You can purchase your SodaStream onlineThe Bay and Walmart.

 May 8, 2015  Posted by on May 8, 2015 1 Response »
May 072015
 

Ann Taylor Flutter Blouse 1

Ann Taylor Flutter Blouse 2

Ann Taylor Flutter Blouse 3

Ann Taylor Flutter Blouse 4

Outfit Details – Coat, Aritzia (similar here) || Flutter Sleeve Blouse, Ann Taylor (here) || Pants, Ann Taylor (here) || Necklace, Lia Sophia (similar here) || Shoes, JCrew (old, love this pair here) || Cuff, Citrus Silver (here) || Bag, Mulberry (black version here)

Still have my giveaway going on with GERRY WEBER, good luck to all who enter!

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 May 7, 2015  Posted by on May 7, 2015 Tagged with: , , ,  8 Responses »
May 062015
 

When Henkaa approached me to review one of their items I automatically knew which item I wanted – the Monogram Multi-Way Bag. While Henkaa is known for their amazing convertible dresses (bridesmaid dream) they have many other great products. I am travelling with the kids this summer and we all have electronics, snacks, documents and other really important kid stuff that I need to carry (let’s face it I get the kids to carry stuff and I still end up with it because if I don’t the iPads will get broken and I will be angry). Plus I’m sure that my husband or I will have to do some work while on vacation (it happened last year to both of us). It has pockets to hold pens, pencils and dividers that are cushioned to protect laptops and tablets. While my LV tote is great for my things its doesn’t organize anything for the six of us plus it doesn’t protect electronics at all.

This bag is versatile – bring it to the gym, travel with it, use it as a work bag and it is also a diaper bag. Plus if you spill anything in it it is easy to clean up unlike if you spill something in your expensive tote (true story).

Another bonus is that you can use it as a shoulder bag, a cross body or a backpack and it clips on to a stroller very easily! Henkaa thought of everything!

Henka 1

Henka 3

Henka 4

 

The website states:

Store all your everyday essentials in this versatile bag that lets you go from handbag to shoulder bag to cross-body bag to backpack in a jiffy with detachable and carefully hidden straps. With 9 internal and 5 external compartments, there’s a spot for everything from ConvertiStyle™ dresses and accessories to diapers, tablets, books and beyond. All encased in our signature monogram pattern, the stylish Multi-way Bag brings fashion and function all in one!

– features henkaa signature monogram pattern
– 100% polyester
– measurements: 12.5”W x 15.5”H x 5”D

– perfect daily carry-all or travel companion
– wear as handbag, crossbody, shoulder bag or backpack
– 9 internal and 5 external pockets with velcro and zip closures

I would recommend this bag to new moms, moms with older children or really any woman. I love it. As a diaper bag this one has everything and I would have loved to have had it.

Henka5

Henka 6

Henka 7

Henka 2

 

All photos are from the Henkaa website and can be found here. I’ve had a stomach bug raging through my house and Henkaa was kind enough to give me access to their wonderful photos.

Henkaa is also gifting one of my readers one of these great bags! This bag would also make a great gift (Mother’s Day is right around the corner).

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Good luck to all who enter!!

 May 6, 2015  Posted by on May 6, 2015 49 Responses »
May 052015
 

I’m really excited about this post. As I mentioned previously GERRY WEBER opened its first Canadian stand alone boutique in Yorkdale last month. Quality clothing made for women, how could I not be excited? Last week I had the pleasure of selecting a few items and featuring them on my blog. After trying on countless pieces I had to make a difficult decision and narrow down my choices to what I would feature here. I’ve been a bit obsessed with jumpsuits so I decided to select two jumpsuits.

The first jumpsuit I selected is casual, I can wear it running around doing errands, meeting up with friends for lunch but still look put together. Plus this one was on sale! The fabric is nice and light and I can wear it now and into the summer months.

GERRY WEBER TAIFUN

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Jumpsuit, GERRY WEBER (c/o) || Necklace, Stella & Dot (old) || Shoes, JCrew (old)

The second jumpsuit is dressy and is an easy way to do a woman’s tuxedo. I’m turning 40 very soon and this is an outfit I could wear to celebrate that special milestone. Plus because it’s black and white I can add colour to this outfit with shoes, handbags or even accesories.

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Jumpsuit, GERRY WEBER (c/o) || Shoes, Express (here) || Handbag, Gucci (here)

Now for a giveaway! GERRY WEBER is giving away a $250 gift card to be used at any of their stand alone boutiques. While this giveaway is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec residents) you will only be able to use the gift card in a GERRY WEBER store and you have to be able to pick up the gift card at their Yorkdale Location.

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 May 5, 2015  Posted by on May 5, 2015 41 Responses »