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I’ve told you before that I have good hair – it’s thick, can hold a curl or colour, easy to style and grows fast. Now I’ve been colouring it for decades and I’m not afraid to change it up (blonde to dark brown without a flutter of fear) but all that changing it up has also caused damage to my hair. There has been a lot of breakage with my hair so it was perfect timing that I started a partnership with Sassoon Toronto.

I talked to my stylist Lorraine and colourist Kamilla and told them I was open to ALMOST anything (I’m not going pink/silver/really short). Kamilla wanted to address my breakage and told me I should go back to my roots.

So ta da…

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There were several inches cut off and I had a demi-permanent colour added. This is what I learned about demi-permanent colour:

-Demi-permanent colouring is more gentle on hair, as it has no ammonia, only colour deposits.
– It adds tons of moisture and shine to hair.
– Balances out any dryness from previous colour and bleach.
– Lower maintenance – has a softer regrowth.

I am really happy with the colour. I’ll be visiting Sassoon Toronto every month and getting my hair cut/coloured/highlighted as well as the occasional blow-dry and style.

If you are looking for a new stylist check out Sassoon (I’ve linked the Toronto salon) or follow them on Instagram @SassoonToronto. We can look fabulous together.

 January 31, 2017  Posted by on January 31, 2017 Tagged with: , ,  2 Responses »
Jan 292017
 

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Outfit Details – Camel Coat, Club Monaco (old, similar here); Sweater, Banana Republic (sold out, options here); Jeans, JCrew (old, high waisted options here); Shoes, JCrew

 January 29, 2017  Posted by on January 29, 2017 Comments Off on Casual in a Camel Coat
Jan 242017
 

long camel vest

I have had this vest for a year and a half. I love it. I can wear it from the cool fall months to those early spring days and everything in-between.

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Outfit Details – Vest, WHBM ( old, similar here and here, great grey option here); Dress, Karen Millen (old, cold shoulder option here, mock neck version here, similar here); Over the knee boots, Ron White (similar here, lots of options here)

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 January 24, 2017  Posted by on January 24, 2017 Tagged with: , , , ,  Comments Off on Long Camel Vest
Jan 202017
 

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I have been wearing a lot of winter white. I LOVE winter white. What I am coming up against is what to wear it with. I’ve been playing with my wardrobe (because I really have nothing else to do) and came up with this outfit. Winter white and pink!! I have to say I’m loving it. Pat on my back, thank you.

Yeah, the hair is sort of crazy. Just like I’ve been feeling in this month of January.

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Pink Pants

Usually I dislike light pink and black together but with the winter white the combination is not too harsh.

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Outfit Details – Turtleneck, Picadilly (old, similar here); Pants, Banana Republic (old but similar here & here); Vest, WHBM (old, options here, here & here); Shoes, Manolo Blank (old, similar here & here)

 January 20, 2017  Posted by on January 20, 2017 Tagged with: , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jan 172017
 

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I am a lover of culottes. Not everyone else is but I say we should all give them a try.

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Outfit Details: Blouse, Ann Taylor (old but like this); Culottes, Ann Taylor (old but like these spring ones here & here); Shoes Manolo Blahnik (old, similar here & here)

 January 17, 2017  Posted by on January 17, 2017 Tagged with:  1 Response »
Jan 112017
 

Noize Original

Now that my kids are older I can wear a white coat and feel confident that I will be the one getting it dirty. This Noize coat keeps me warm and stylish, the best part for me is they are a Canadian company. Noize has 4 core tenants – Warmth, Faux Fur, Fashion & Value. We Canadians know how to do winter coats.

“NOIZE offers accessible and stylish outerwear for women and men. NOIZE develops unique collections season after season with a focus on high-quality faux fur and faux leather accents. Each piece makes a statement embracing an unrivalled selection of warm and fashionable outerwear.”

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Wearing – Coat, Noize (here, on sale here, love this one, and this, lastly this dressed up style here); Jeans, JCrew (here); Turtleneck, JCrew (old, similar here); Boots, Cougar  (here, more Cougar boots here).

 January 11, 2017  Posted by on January 11, 2017 Tagged with:  Comments Off on Make Some Noize
Jan 032017
 

Black & Camel

I love black and camel together, especially during the fall and winter months. It’s not as stark as black and white but just as chic. This outfit is really basic (in a good way) and easy to recreate but very chic at the same time.

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Grey is another great neutral and plays well agains the black and camel of this outfit. You don’t have to match your handbag to your outfit but when pairing two neutrals a third neutral is a great option.

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Outfit Details – Coat, Club Monaco (old, similar here, here, here & here); Jeans, JCrew (old, similar here, here & here); Picadilly (here, similar here & here); Scarf, Banana Republic (here); Shoes, Manolo Blank (similar lux here & everyday here); Handbag, Mulberry (old, like this & this); Fur Bag Charm, Barcelona Shoe Company (other options here & here)

 

Photographer Miriam Massei

 January 3, 2017  Posted by on January 3, 2017 Tagged with: , ,  Comments Off on Black and Camel
Dec 222016
 

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I love colour and trying new colour combinations. Pink, Wine and Cream are a new favourite. Wine was the colour this fall and winter and I liked experimenting with new ways to wear this (for me) classic colour.

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Pants Banana Republic (old, similar & here); Blouse Ann Taylor (old, similar here) ; Blazer Nine West (here); Shoes J Crew (here, similar here)

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 December 22, 2016  Posted by on December 22, 2016 Tagged with: , , ,  3 Responses »
Dec 142016
 

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Winter white is a favourite of mine during these cold months. The first thing about wearing winter white is getting over the fact that you can and most likely will get dirty. So what? Wear the fabulous outfit and enjoy. I am wearing a truly chic Picadilly set – coat and dress. You can find it on sale here.

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One issue I have with winter white is that it can show everything. This set is thick and textured so no worries about underthings being exposed. Just remember wearing nude or pink under pinnings.

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I love wearing black and/or gold with winter white. Winter white has a creaminess to it that warms up against those colours.

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Photos by Miriam Massei

 December 14, 2016  Posted by on December 14, 2016 Tagged with:  2 Responses »