I was 16 when I came to the full realization that shoes are the ultimate determining factor in the success of an outfit. I was in Kingston, visiting a friend while my dad went to his Royal Military College Reunion, but at the last minute, I decided to accompany my dad to his reunion. Although I had packed a … Read more Join Me at the Poppy Barley Pop Up Shop in Ottawa!
My last post about the lovely Canadian accessories designer studio Knots & Pipes resulted in my being generously gifted a pair of beautiful cream tassel earrings, where the beads have been repurposed from estate costume jewelry. Accessories are an easy way to make your closet more current without having to spend a fortune. After learning more about Heather’s … Read more Sustainable Style: How to Mix Trendy Pieces With Classics
Tassels are so hot right now. So is sustainability. Today’s post is a double whammy because it’s a peek into the studio of ethically and sustainably made jewelry! I had the wonderful opportunity to connect with Heather (7.5 months pregnant and still working away like a boss-babe!) of Knots & Pipes, an Ontario-based company that … Read more Behind the Scenes of Sustainable Jewelry With Knots & Pipes
Do you remember going out with friends in high school and sharing each other’s clothes? As adults with busy lives this is a bit harder to do – but sharing clothes and shopping the closets of good friends and siblings is a great sustainable alternative to going out and spending money on something you’ll likely only wear … Read more Why Buy When You Can Boro?
I’m sitting in an internet cafe watching people stroll along the Mediterranean on Malta. Beach time is getting close, I can feel it – there have been people sunbathing on the rocks since 10AM this morning but I’ve been waiting all year for my date with the sun and salt water. I’m accompanied by my mother – … Read more First Steps With Natural Rubber: Olli World Flip Flops
I never understood the mentality behind buying something new for every social occasion or every one of the 5,486 weddings you’ve been invited to in one summer. (Sadly, that time of my life has passed – we’re onto baby season now, BUT – I still hear friends lamenting the fact that they have to buy yet another dress … Read more Get the Most Out of Your Summer Dress Feat. Vintage Dior
It’s getting easier to find eco friendly and ethically made clothing, but what about eco and ethical swimwear? While shopping vintage and second hand for shoes, accessories, and clothing might work, I draw the line at lingerie and swimwear. So, although I don’t need any new swimwear (I bought an awesome one piece last summer … Read more 6 Eco & Ethical Swimwear Brands For Every Body Type
I really wanted to add “so you don’t have to buy shit you don’t need” to the end of this title, but you know, SEO. So read on for an appropriate intro! Warmer weather is finally here, and with it comes a bevy of new trends and styles that are competing for our attention. But, if … Read more 5 Styling Hacks To Elevate Your Spring Wardrobe
As I type, some of my most delicate knitwear sits in my sink getting a little love. Laundry is one of those inevitable things that as adults, we have to do (ugh), but since discovering Eucalan and learning how to properly care for my clothing, laundry has turned into a more therapeutic process. After my … Read more Getting Clean With Eucalan
Since I started this sustainable/slow fashion journey, this is the question I get asked the most: “where can I find Canadian/ethical designers all in one place?” Aside from some of the great websites that I’ve mentioned, there is another awesome spot to find local designers all in one place – the Braderie de Mode Quebecoise! I … Read more Braderie de Mode Quebecoise: Spring 2017