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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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I Tried An At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit: Here’s How It Went!

You wouldn’t know this by looking at me, but I have a complicated relationship with my teeth. When I was in middle school, we learned that I had a tooth stuck up in the roof of my mouth, so I had to have a procedure to expose it and pull it slowly down with braces. In addition to this, we discovered that I was missing several adult teeth. Namely, the two on either side of

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What Is Slow Fashion? Basic Principles.

I talk a lot about slow fashion, but the other day got a great question – where to start learning about slow fashion? There are a lot of sustainable fashion and minimalist blogs on the internet, and these are a great place to start. But as far as I’m concerned, having a closet full of ethically made, or ultra basic clothing that you never wear is just as silly as shopping aimlessly and disposing of

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Vegan Leather Shoes with SOULiers Studio

Although I’m a self-professed minimalist, when it comes to shoes, I honestly don’t think you can have enough. As long as they’re well-made, classic, or so over the top weird that they’ll never go out of style, a solid shoe collection is the perfect compliment to a minimal wardrobe. Why? Because changing shoes can literally change an entire look, resulting in the need fewer garments in your closet. That being said, when I was introduced

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An Easy Alternative to Purging Your Closet Each Season

If the thought of cleaning out your closet has ever made you want to cry into a bottle of wine, this post is for you. Or maybe you went a bit overboard on your last wardrobe purge only to be left with a few underwear and some mismatched socks. Not a great sitch, my friend. While going through a big closet purge every season is awesome and results in a streamlined wardrobe with space to

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Tips to Avoid an Unnecessary Shopping Spree

There are times when I crave a really good shopping spree. I think when you work retail or in an environment surrounded by clothes; you either become hyper-particular about your tastes and reduce your intake, OR you get excited about the constant barrage of new product and end up buying. While I’m lucky that being around clothes and shopping for other people curbs my appetite for purchasing, I’m not immune to the charms of beautiful

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How to Avoid Instagram Fashion Envy

Happy New Year! I hope you are reading this feeling relaxed and happy after the holidays. This time of year is often associated with Pinterest boards full of inspiration, goals of all kinds and lofty ambitions. These days however – and for the stylishly inclined – “inspiration” also comes in the form of a perfectly curated Instagram feed, or those infamous style roundups that are supposed to help us get dressed when we’re feeling “blah”.

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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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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

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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
teeth whitening, teeth whitening for sensitive teeth, at home teeth whitening, smile brilliant review, at home teeth whitening giveaway

I Tried An At-Home Teeth Whitening Kit: Here’s How It Went!

You wouldn’t know this by looking at me, but I have a complicated relationship with my teeth. When I was in middle school, we learned that I had a tooth stuck up in the roof of my mouth, so I had to have a procedure to expose it and pull it slowly down with braces. In addition to this, we discovered that I was missing several adult teeth. Namely, the two on either side of

Keep Reading

What Is Slow Fashion? Basic Principles.

I talk a lot about slow fashion, but the other day got a great question – where to start learning about slow fashion? There are a lot of sustainable fashion and minimalist blogs on the internet, and these are a great place to start. But as far as I’m concerned, having a closet full of ethically made, or ultra basic clothing that you never wear is just as silly as shopping aimlessly and disposing of

Keep Reading

Vegan Leather Shoes with SOULiers Studio

Although I’m a self-professed minimalist, when it comes to shoes, I honestly don’t think you can have enough. As long as they’re well-made, classic, or so over the top weird that they’ll never go out of style, a solid shoe collection is the perfect compliment to a minimal wardrobe. Why? Because changing shoes can literally change an entire look, resulting in the need fewer garments in your closet. That being said, when I was introduced

Keep Reading

An Easy Alternative to Purging Your Closet Each Season

If the thought of cleaning out your closet has ever made you want to cry into a bottle of wine, this post is for you. Or maybe you went a bit overboard on your last wardrobe purge only to be left with a few underwear and some mismatched socks. Not a great sitch, my friend. While going through a big closet purge every season is awesome and results in a streamlined wardrobe with space to

Keep Reading

Tips to Avoid an Unnecessary Shopping Spree

There are times when I crave a really good shopping spree. I think when you work retail or in an environment surrounded by clothes; you either become hyper-particular about your tastes and reduce your intake, OR you get excited about the constant barrage of new product and end up buying. While I’m lucky that being around clothes and shopping for other people curbs my appetite for purchasing, I’m not immune to the charms of beautiful

Keep Reading

How to Avoid Instagram Fashion Envy

Happy New Year! I hope you are reading this feeling relaxed and happy after the holidays. This time of year is often associated with Pinterest boards full of inspiration, goals of all kinds and lofty ambitions. These days however – and for the stylishly inclined – “inspiration” also comes in the form of a perfectly curated Instagram feed, or those infamous style roundups that are supposed to help us get dressed when we’re feeling “blah”.

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