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My Best Investment Purchases and Items for a Curated Closet

I’ve always thought that curated “closet essentials” are wily subjects. For example, a wardrobe essential for an ER nurse who works a lot of overtime and teaches college courses on the side will look entirely different from the closet essential of a diplomat who travels 300 days of the year and attends a plethora of business and formal events. Amiright? Especially if you are trying to build a capsule closet, a seasonless curated closet, or

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Why We Moved From the City to a Small Town

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. Although I’ve explained it a thousand times to people, friends, and clients who have asked “whyyyy?” in person, it’s hard to put things in writing. But here goes. Since graduating from university I’ve lived in an urban setting. And while I wouldn’t call central Ottawa the most cosmopolitan of urban centres, it had the feel of a little, big city. You know the ones? With

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A Home Away From Home: My Stay at Le Germain Ottawa

There’s no place like home, except if home is Le Germain Ottawa for the night. After recently moving from the Byward Market in the heart of the nation’s capital to a small town on the St. Lawrence, I could not wait to experience my old stomping grounds from the chic locale of the city’s newest boutique hotel; Le Germain.  I always seek out boutique hotels when I can because I enjoy the atmosphere of a personal, slow-vibe place.

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Ask Yourself These Questions When Decluttering Your Closet

In this week’s Youtube video I talk about my process when I declutter my closet. I don’t do big seasonal purges as my closet is too small for that, but I do edit on a regular basis. When I’m not sure about an item, I run through these questions, and always keep in mind these minimalist principles to help me stay on track. I hope these help the next time you are decluttering or wanting

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Conscious Leather: Is it Possible?

Wow wow wow. If you could put female empowerment, biodiversity, ethical manufacturing, animal welfare, humanitarian rights, positive economic impact, and environmental thoughtfulness all into one bag, what would it look like? It would look like the MEG bag from Central Grazing Company (CGC). Since 2015, Jacqueline has been raising lamb on her regenerative farm in Kansas, where her flocks roam free, peacefully, and live a natural life. It was only natural that the next step in her

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Poppy Barley: Why You Need to Know This Ethical Footwear Brand

If you watch my Youtube, or have ever had a general conversation with me, you’ll know that one thing I am not minimalist about is footwear. I’m sorry if i’ve deceived you, but I’m a firm believer that quality footwear is the foundation of a sustainable capsule/curated closet. Without getting Kardashian-excessive, I think it’s important to have a good selection of shoes in your wardrobe. Which is why I’m really excited that Poppy Barley is

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These 11 Closet Essentials are the Foundation of a Stylish Wardrobe

I’ve been posting a new slow fashion vlog every Sunday since October and am loving the process of creating videos and sharing sustainable style tips this way. If you haven’t had a chance, check it out here. This week I shared 11 basics that are the foundation of a versatile and effortless wardrobe. After years of going through closets and working with my own minimal wardrobe, these closet staples provide seasonless versatility that women are

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My Best Investment Purchases and Items for a Curated Closet

I’ve always thought that curated “closet essentials” are wily subjects. For example, a wardrobe essential for an ER nurse who works a lot of overtime and teaches college courses on the side will look entirely different from the closet essential of a diplomat who travels 300 days of the year and attends a plethora of business and formal events. Amiright? Especially if you are trying to build a capsule closet, a seasonless curated closet, or

Keep Reading

Why We Moved From the City to a Small Town

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. Although I’ve explained it a thousand times to people, friends, and clients who have asked “whyyyy?” in person, it’s hard to put things in writing. But here goes. Since graduating from university I’ve lived in an urban setting. And while I wouldn’t call central Ottawa the most cosmopolitan of urban centres, it had the feel of a little, big city. You know the ones? With

Keep Reading

A Home Away From Home: My Stay at Le Germain Ottawa

There’s no place like home, except if home is Le Germain Ottawa for the night. After recently moving from the Byward Market in the heart of the nation’s capital to a small town on the St. Lawrence, I could not wait to experience my old stomping grounds from the chic locale of the city’s newest boutique hotel; Le Germain.  I always seek out boutique hotels when I can because I enjoy the atmosphere of a personal, slow-vibe place.

Keep Reading

Ask Yourself These Questions When Decluttering Your Closet

In this week’s Youtube video I talk about my process when I declutter my closet. I don’t do big seasonal purges as my closet is too small for that, but I do edit on a regular basis. When I’m not sure about an item, I run through these questions, and always keep in mind these minimalist principles to help me stay on track. I hope these help the next time you are decluttering or wanting

Keep Reading

Conscious Leather: Is it Possible?

Wow wow wow. If you could put female empowerment, biodiversity, ethical manufacturing, animal welfare, humanitarian rights, positive economic impact, and environmental thoughtfulness all into one bag, what would it look like? It would look like the MEG bag from Central Grazing Company (CGC). Since 2015, Jacqueline has been raising lamb on her regenerative farm in Kansas, where her flocks roam free, peacefully, and live a natural life. It was only natural that the next step in her

Keep Reading

Poppy Barley: Why You Need to Know This Ethical Footwear Brand

If you watch my Youtube, or have ever had a general conversation with me, you’ll know that one thing I am not minimalist about is footwear. I’m sorry if i’ve deceived you, but I’m a firm believer that quality footwear is the foundation of a sustainable capsule/curated closet. Without getting Kardashian-excessive, I think it’s important to have a good selection of shoes in your wardrobe. Which is why I’m really excited that Poppy Barley is

Keep Reading

These 11 Closet Essentials are the Foundation of a Stylish Wardrobe

I’ve been posting a new slow fashion vlog every Sunday since October and am loving the process of creating videos and sharing sustainable style tips this way. If you haven’t had a chance, check it out here. This week I shared 11 basics that are the foundation of a versatile and effortless wardrobe. After years of going through closets and working with my own minimal wardrobe, these closet staples provide seasonless versatility that women are

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