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3 Black-Owned Vintage Businesses for Your Next Secondhand Shopping

There are so many lists of Black-owned businesses and creators since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this month. Does the internet need another list? Probably not. But (perhaps selfishly), I am sharing 3 Black-owned vintage shops for your next secondhand purchase. As someone who wants to self-educate and expand my consumption beyond white creators, I am using these bi-weekly curations for myself too. This week, I want to share three Black

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Changes I’m Making for the rest of 2020 and Beyond

Artwork by @ohhappydani – shop her prints and artwork here! If I have learned anything this week, it’s that I have so much to learn. I’m sure I’m not alone: this past week I have been reflecting, learning, absorbing, and lots of it. As I watch the Black Lives Matter movement unfold all over the globe, I have been grappling with so many emotions: sadness, frustration, humility – as well as figuring out my place

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4 Ways to Trick Your Brain to Stop Shopping

We’ve all been there. You walk into your favourite boutique intending to buy one item and walk out with some extras and an emptier wallet. Our brains are powerful, and while marketing uses our emotions to encourage impulse shopping, there are ways to trick your brain to stop shopping, once and for all. If you’re more into listening and visuals, I have a video with even more ways to stop shopping here. I think it’s

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Ethical Independent Businesses I’m Rooting For During the Global Pandemic

photo: boakviewphotography.com I’m sure I’m not the only one grappling with the conundrum of wanting to support local and independent businesses while also maintaining my low consumption values. Am I alone in this? I hope not. I also hope that no matter where you are in the world, and no matter how you are experiencing this global pandemic, that you are staying healthy and as happy as is possible during this time. photo: boakviewphotography.com I’ve

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How Social Distancing Can Benefit Your Closet and Personal Style

Am I jumping on the COVID-19 crisis and all the buzz around social distancing? Perhaps – but what else is there to do? Might as well find ways for social distancing to benefit your life – and in this case – your closet and personal style. (In my opinion) Since a big part of my life is about using what’s already in our closets and understanding personal style from a slow fashion perspective, I think

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My Spring 2020 Wishlist

I talk about shopping with a list a lot, and I am always referencing my shopping list on my Youtube Channel. Since it’s the start of a new season – Spring 2020 – i thought I would share my shopping list with you as sharing with your friends on the internet is another way to stay accountable to intentional shopping. Shopping List Principles A few things to mention about my Spring 2020 Wishlist or shopping

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How To Style Light Colours For Winter

Stretch Your Closet By Styling Light Colours For Winter One of the easiest ways to get the most out of your closet is by styling light colours in the winter and learning how to style off-season pieces throughout the year. I have always had an aversion to putting my clothes in a box (literally and figuratively) as I always felt I would be missing out on interesting outfit combinations.  Since it’s March – technically still

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Ethical Jewelry: My Conscious Necklace is Here!

Ethical Jewelry Collaboration With Ana Luisa I can’t believe the day has come: my conscious necklace is here! After months of keeping this ethical jewelry project under wraps, I’m so excited to announce this collaboration between myself and Ana Luisa, a Brooklyn-based ethical jewelry company. To be honest, I never thought I would have an opportunity to put my name on something as beautiful and thoughtful as this. I go into more detail about this

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How to Dress Like an Italian: A Guide to Italian Style

Style Secrets to Steal From Italian Women There is no question; Italian women are among the most stylish in the world. In this week’s video, I break down some key style secrets to steal from Italian women, and how to dress like an Italian woman. While a lot of their flair for style is innate, the guiding principles of Italian girl style are really rooted in slow fashion. This is very similar to French girl

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Shop Your Closet and Make Your Old Clothes Feel New Again

https://youtu.be/cCUufQx4RA8 I think it’s so fitting that my first video of 2020 is a regular series on my channel about how to shop your closet and make your old clothes feel new again. This is one of my most popular videos types and with the global shift towards sustainable fashion and conscious consumerism, there is no better way to be a conscious consumer than by shopping your closet first.  Why is it Important to Shop

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3 Black-Owned Vintage Businesses for Your Next Secondhand Shopping

There are so many lists of Black-owned businesses and creators since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement earlier this month. Does the internet need another list? Probably not. But (perhaps selfishly), I am sharing 3 Black-owned vintage shops for your next secondhand purchase. As someone who wants to self-educate and expand my consumption beyond white creators, I am using these bi-weekly curations for myself too. This week, I want to share three Black

Keep Reading

Changes I’m Making for the rest of 2020 and Beyond

Artwork by @ohhappydani – shop her prints and artwork here! If I have learned anything this week, it’s that I have so much to learn. I’m sure I’m not alone: this past week I have been reflecting, learning, absorbing, and lots of it. As I watch the Black Lives Matter movement unfold all over the globe, I have been grappling with so many emotions: sadness, frustration, humility – as well as figuring out my place

Keep Reading
how to stop shopping, how to shop less TODAY, questions to curb your shopping, how to curb a shopping habit, how to curb impulse shopping, how to curb shopping habits, how to stop impulse buying, how to stop impulse shopping, minimalism, minimalist lifestyle, slow fashion, capsule closet, canadian sustainable blogger, canadian slow fashion blogger, sustainable fashion, ethical fashion

4 Ways to Trick Your Brain to Stop Shopping

We’ve all been there. You walk into your favourite boutique intending to buy one item and walk out with some extras and an emptier wallet. Our brains are powerful, and while marketing uses our emotions to encourage impulse shopping, there are ways to trick your brain to stop shopping, once and for all. If you’re more into listening and visuals, I have a video with even more ways to stop shopping here. I think it’s

Keep Reading
slow fashion, slow fashion blogger, canadian slow fashion blog, canadian slow fashion blogger, ethical fashion, sustainable fashion, sustainable fashion blogger, canadian slow fashion blogger, canadian sustainable fashion blogger, ethical businesses i'm supporting through covid19, ethical businesses im supprting during the covid19 pandemic, independent businesses I'm supporting during covid19, independent businesses i'm supporting during covid19, covid19 pandemic, global pandemic, ana luisa jewelry, ethical jewelry, encircled, made in canada, made in canada clothing, ethical canadian brands, power of my people, ethically made in canada, Dior, merivale vision care, discount code,

Ethical Independent Businesses I’m Rooting For During the Global Pandemic

photo: boakviewphotography.com I’m sure I’m not the only one grappling with the conundrum of wanting to support local and independent businesses while also maintaining my low consumption values. Am I alone in this? I hope not. I also hope that no matter where you are in the world, and no matter how you are experiencing this global pandemic, that you are staying healthy and as happy as is possible during this time. photo: boakviewphotography.com I’ve

Keep Reading
social distancing, how social distancing can benefit your closet and style, capsule closet, ethical fashion, sustainable fashion, slow fashion,

How Social Distancing Can Benefit Your Closet and Personal Style

Am I jumping on the COVID-19 crisis and all the buzz around social distancing? Perhaps – but what else is there to do? Might as well find ways for social distancing to benefit your life – and in this case – your closet and personal style. (In my opinion) Since a big part of my life is about using what’s already in our closets and understanding personal style from a slow fashion perspective, I think

Keep Reading
spring 2020 wishlist, shopping list, spring shopping list, stella mccartney, ethical fashion, sustainable fashion, slow fashion, espadrilles, Loewe Puzzle bag, Everlane, Everlane air cami, Organic Basics, Organic Basics tee

My Spring 2020 Wishlist

I talk about shopping with a list a lot, and I am always referencing my shopping list on my Youtube Channel. Since it’s the start of a new season – Spring 2020 – i thought I would share my shopping list with you as sharing with your friends on the internet is another way to stay accountable to intentional shopping. Shopping List Principles A few things to mention about my Spring 2020 Wishlist or shopping

Keep Reading
slow fashion, slow fashion blogger, canadian slow fashion blogger, canadian sustainable style blogger, canadian sustainable fashion blogger, sustainable fashion, shope your closet, shop your wardrobe, how to wear light colours in winter, conscious fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable fashion

How To Style Light Colours For Winter

Stretch Your Closet By Styling Light Colours For Winter One of the easiest ways to get the most out of your closet is by styling light colours in the winter and learning how to style off-season pieces throughout the year. I have always had an aversion to putting my clothes in a box (literally and figuratively) as I always felt I would be missing out on interesting outfit combinations.  Since it’s March – technically still

Keep Reading
ethical jewelry, sustainable jewelry, conscious jewelry, ethical jewellery, sustainble jewellery, conscious jewellery, chain necklace, delicate chain necklace, recycled necklace, recycled silver necklace, gold chain necklace, necklace made of recylced materials, Ana Luisa, Ana Luisa New York, Ana Luisa chain necklace, slow fashion, slow fashion blog, slow fashion blogger, Canadian slow fashion expert,

Ethical Jewelry: My Conscious Necklace is Here!

Ethical Jewelry Collaboration With Ana Luisa I can’t believe the day has come: my conscious necklace is here! After months of keeping this ethical jewelry project under wraps, I’m so excited to announce this collaboration between myself and Ana Luisa, a Brooklyn-based ethical jewelry company. To be honest, I never thought I would have an opportunity to put my name on something as beautiful and thoughtful as this. I go into more detail about this

Keep Reading
italian girl style, italian style guide, italian it girl, italian woman style, style secrets to steal from italian women, how to dress like an italian, how to dress like an italian without shopping, slow fashion, sustainable fashion, shop your closet, love what you have, how to shop your closet

How to Dress Like an Italian: A Guide to Italian Style

Style Secrets to Steal From Italian Women There is no question; Italian women are among the most stylish in the world. In this week’s video, I break down some key style secrets to steal from Italian women, and how to dress like an Italian woman. While a lot of their flair for style is innate, the guiding principles of Italian girl style are really rooted in slow fashion. This is very similar to French girl

Keep Reading
how to shop your closet, shop your closet, sustainable fashion, sustainable style, conscious fashion, conscious style, sustainable fashion blog, make new outfits out of old clothes, make old clothes feel new again

Shop Your Closet and Make Your Old Clothes Feel New Again

https://youtu.be/cCUufQx4RA8 I think it’s so fitting that my first video of 2020 is a regular series on my channel about how to shop your closet and make your old clothes feel new again. This is one of my most popular videos types and with the global shift towards sustainable fashion and conscious consumerism, there is no better way to be a conscious consumer than by shopping your closet first.  Why is it Important to Shop

Keep Reading