Why I Love Cuyana’s Holistic Approach to Sustainability & My NEW Bag

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I’m not really a bag lady, I’m more of a shoe person. But I still appreciate a beautifully designed and chic handbag. I find that because I don’t get too excited about handbags, it takes me a very long time to find one I like and I am extra particular in what I add to […]

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

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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 […]

How Social Distancing Can Benefit Your Closet and Personal Style

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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 […]

Cold Weather Styling Hacks to Stay Warm and Chic

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Is it Possible to Look Chic AND Be Warm? To a certain exent, the answer is yes – it is possible to stay chic and warm at the same time, all thanks to some ingenious styling hacks. I live in a cold climate, and understand what it means to sacrifice a good outfit in order […]

Ethically Made Footwear With Poppy Barley

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It really doesn’t feel like Spring where I am. We have yet to hit double digits and there’s snow in the forecast for today. But style and fashion must go on; we can still look good even though the weather doesn’t want us to right? Enter ethical footwear maker Poppy Barley’s annual popup in collaboration […]

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 […]

Responsible Travel: Is it Possible?

A long time ago, my sister-in-law asked me what my first love was. You know, the thing you first discover as a child and slowly build an obsession around? Sometimes it’s a sport, sometimes it’s an animal (not going to lie, I totally had a Northern Getaway tee with a giant wolf on it during […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]