Jun 102015
 

Jumpsuits are versatile and easy to wear, adding a blazer is an easy way for a totally different look. This blue jumpsuit last worn here on the blog.
GERRY WEBER Jumpsuit

White Blazer

Navy Blue with Hot Pink Heels

Outfit Details Jumpsuit, GERRY WEBER (c/o, old similar here & here) || Blazer, Ted Baker (old, like this one) || Shoes, Banana Republic (old) || Necklace, Tory Burch (here)

 June 10, 2015  Posted by on June 10, 2015 Tagged with: , , , , ,  1 Response »
Jun 082015
 

Checks & Jeans

Checkered Coat & Leopard Print Shoes

My brother-in-law from Kaptured Memories has been taking my photos and with this session we went exploring in my neighbourhood to capture this casual outfit. We went rock climbing, off roading and cooled off in the water.

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Loving this Magnolia Silver Jewelry necklace with a leaf motif. My sister Rosie tried to “borrow” it from me.

Outfit Details – Jeans, JCrew (here, distressed version here) || T-Shirt, Joe Fresh (here, I love this t-shirt and have it in 3 colours) || Coat, Zara (old) || Shoes, Nine West (old, like these, these are on sale, ) || Necklace, Magnolia Silver Jewelry (c/o here)

 June 8, 2015  Posted by on June 8, 2015 Tagged with: , , , ,  3 Responses »
Jun 052015
 

I had my first FotoFacial at SpaMedica. This treatment uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Infrared (IR), Laser and/or Radiofrequency (RF) energy combined in the same pulse. These gentle, no downtime treatments are used to improve the appearance of the face, neck or body.

Here’s the Background:

The original FotoFacial procedure was co-developed by Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr. a cosmetic dermatologist and Dr. R. Stephen Mulholland, a plastic surgeon, bringing together the best of aesthetic dermatologic skin care and cosmetic plastic surgery into one non-invasive procedure. The procedure has increased in popularity and recognition to the point where it is now one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in North America. Dr. Mulholland has trained over 5,000 physicians in the art of the FotoFacial and the procedure has been featured in Allure, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Vogue, USA today, and numerous national and regional TV shows such as the TODAY Show and Extreme Makeover.

FotoFacial treatments involve the use of Radio Frequency, Intense Pulsed Light and Infrared energy pulsed gently on the skin to target fine lines, facial spider veins, blemishes and brown spots of the face, neck, chest and hands. The FotoFacial treatment stimulates the production of your own collagen and after approximately 5 treatments the fine lines appear smoother. The pulsed light also fades spider veins, brown spots and sun-damaged skin. FotoFacials produce a smoother, youthful, vital and less-blemished looking skin.

The patient is covered with a thin layer of cooling gel and the entire face, chest, hands or arms are treated with a gentle pulse of light and Radiofrequency energy. Each treatment takes about 30 minutes and involves pulses of bright visible light and Radiofrequency energy that are passed into the skin. Because each FotoFacial RF Pro® treatment is gentle, most patients require 5 or 6 FotoFacial® treatments to see the desired results and they are performed every 3 weeks. In certain skin types, a microdermabrasion is performed between FotoFacial® treatments to enhance the penetration of the light and Radiofrequency energy.

 

My Story:

When you’ve booked your treatment they ask you to come a half hour earlier to apply the numbing cream. The numbing cream begins working after a few minutes. Don’t worry, I worked it into the skin. The cream works and the affects can be felt for a few hours later. DON’T put it on your lips, may be hard to talk or drink coffee!

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Once the half hour has passed you’ll be taken to the treatment room where the medical aesthetician will explain the procedure to you and cover your face with a thin layer of cooling gel. This is the same gel that is used when getting an ultrasound.

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The machine below is the one used for FotoFacials and Forma.

FotoFacial Machine

 

She will explain that the pulsing will feel like an elastic band hitting your face. It is uncomfortable and the reason why a numbing agent is used. The procedure takes 30 minutes at most and my face was a bit red but nothing drastic and the redness went away after a few hours. You will smell burning hair because the pulses will be burning off the fine hairs on your face. It sounds worse then what actually happens.

In a day the sun spots on my face became darker and grainier. This is what FotoFacials do, they bring “up” the sun spots and blemishes and after your required treatments they fade and become a thing of the past. Cannot wait for that to happen to me!!

I had the pleasure of attending a beauty event the day after my treatment and met a woman who is a medical aesthetician and trains others in the beauty industry. I told her I was going to SpaMedica and she told me I had picked a great facility. She noticed my sunspots getting darker and knew that I had just received a FotoFacial before I had the chance to tell her. She eased my mind about future treatments and confirmed my belief that I had picked the place and made the right decision for my skin.

While the blemishes and spots became darker I saw no change with only one procedure and you shouldn’t expect to. This is a marathon and not a sprint.

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Jun 042015
 

I LOVE culottes and I have found another pair to add to my collection, these white culottes from WHBM. They are linen so they can get wrinkled and I don’t care.

White Culottes

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Soft drape beach stripe culottes

sleeveless top

 

White Culottes, WHBM (here, for those who hate linen because it wrinkles these are a perfect alternative, black here) || Top, WHBM (this colour not available online but white option here, or other option here) || Necklace, WHBM (sold out on-line but love this one) || Shoes, Jimmy Choo (old, options here and here)

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Jun 022015
 

Toronto was hit with some cool weather and I pulled out a favourite outfit and these old pictures (before I went blonde).

Yoga Jeans, Bootcut Jeans

Cocoa Jewelry Fringe Necklace

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Coat, Sisley (old) || Shirt, JCrew (here) || Jeans, Yoga Jeans (bootcut jeans) || Shoes, Steve Madden (old) || Handbag, Mulberry (old, similar here) || Sunglasses, Express (old, similar here) || Necklace, Cocoa Jewelry (c/o here)

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May 292015
 

For today’s post I am sharing a few of my favourite things.

1. Flutter Sleeve Blouse (Ann Taylor) – great paired with jeans or dress pants.

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2. Swimsuit DirectRadio Fiji. I hate bathing suit shopping but most of us wear one. Swimsuit direct gifted me the Radio Fiji swim suit. With great prices and deals if you already know your size and the style that flatters your figure buying on line is a great way to save money and time. The also have a selection of D cup suits. I would recommend the Radio Fiji suit for those that aren’t a very full D (you would spill out a bit).

bathing suit

 

3. Vichy Ultra-Light Lotion SPF 50 – I wear sunscreen on my face every day (especially now) and I would recommend that we all do. There was some confusion on when to apply SPF, my aesthetician told me to apply moisturizer first and then apply the sunscreen. What I like about this product is that it is not greasy, fragrance is very slight and it is very light.

Vichy SPF 50

 May 29, 2015  Posted by on May 29, 2015 1 Response »
May 282015
 

We all lead busy lives with various commitments and with some of mine I have to book procedures accordingly – can’t be in full make-up and on your TV screens the day after with some of them because they leave your face sensitive and red. My first procedure was the FORMA and it has no down time and I felt the results the next day. FORMA tightens your skin with radio frequency and on average you’ll receive between 3 to 6 treatments. The picture below shows the machine that is used. It looks very “serious”.

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The FORMA, which is a radiofrequency electrical current device, provides a gentle bulk heating of the entire dermis and subcutaneous tissue, heating the tissue to the desired temperature and controlling that temperature for approximately 30 minutes. The controlled bulk heating of the soft tissue of the brow, cheek, jowl and neck realigns old collagen and stimulates new collagen, ground substances and elastin so that you achieve a lifted appearance of the face. That’s why I felt the tightening.

Before the procedure begins the technician slathers ultrasound gel on your face (I’ll have to get a photo of that next time) and then uses the wand below, places it on your face, and the wand emits the radio frequency pulses. The only time I felt any discomfort was when the wand was placed under my chin, the skin is thin under there and sensitive.

FORMA photo

The FORMA, non-ablative Radiofrequency heating system is used to provide a gentle but effective bulk heating to the skin of the brow, cheek and neck resulting in further lifting and tightening.

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The FORMA moves gently on the surface of the skin, heating the skin to 42 degrees and then sustaining this bulk heating at the therapeutic end point for optimal new collagen and elastin production.

The FORMA was a no fuss no muss procedure. One down and 2 to go.

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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)

 May 27, 2015  Posted by on May 27, 2015 Tagged with: , , ,  9 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

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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!
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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 3 Responses »