How to Find Your Investment Buys, Style File Friday

No matter what field you work in or are interested in, there are investment myths- “if you buy a Honda, it won’t lose value”, “if I buy this cappuccino machine, I can make one a day for 10 years,” and  “a Birkin is an investment bag- you can resell it for a higher value if you need to”. However, are these things actually true? You can get a lemon Honda Civic the same you can any other car, that coffee maker probably isn’t going to last any longer than a plain old coffee pot, and should the world’s economy go into the tank, people may no longer be interested in a $15,000 purse. This guide will help you determine what your investment buys for your wardrobe should be, and how to get the most out of them.

How to Find Your Style Investment Buys

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2,000 Follower Q&A

Hi everyone!

I’ve decided to do a Q&A post after all of these years, to celebrate 2,000 followers on WordPress! From now (Tuesday, May 22) until Sunday (May 27), you can submit whatever questions you want to ask me! You can submit them:

1) Here in the comments
2) Through my Contact Me page
3) On my Facebook page
4) Through my Instagram page
5) Emailing me at anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com
6) Anonymously through this Google form!

A huge massive thank you to everyone who is following me along on this meandering journey, for making this such a wonderful space for me and community for everyone!

2,000 Follower Q&A

Until tomorrow,
The Historian
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Are Social Media Themes Necessary?

For anyone who is any tiny bit of serious about their social media, be it for a blog, for work, for interest’s sake, you will have undoubtedly heard about having a theme for your social media. Does every single one of your Instagram pictures feature the same filter, with the same colours, with the same subject? Well, you don’t have a theme, and if you want to be any sort of successful, you need a theme. Do all of your pins have one of three to four layouts within a specific image size, with a set number of keywords in your description? You don’t have a theme, either. Good luck getting any traffic… or so that is what we are told.

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4 Cozy Series to Make You Fall in Love With Mysteries

While cozy mysteries are often underrated and written off as a genre, I think that there is a cozy mystery for everyone! At some point in their life, everyone gets busy and stressed out and anxious and worried, and you need something to take your mind off of it all and escape. I find that the mystery bit helps your mind focus on something other than what is going on in your life, and the cozy part takes the grit and grime out of everything. They also tend to be longer running series, so you get more from the authors that you love! These are my four favourite cozy mystery series to make you love mysteries!

4 Cozy Series totMake You Love Mysteries

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Kate Spade Floral 2018-19 Planner Review

I am back again with one of my favourite annual posts- my new Kate Spade planner review! While I am slowly moving away from Kate Spade style wise, I still adore their planners and think that they are some of the most all-around useful and cute planners on the market right now. This is a basic planner that doesn’t have detailed sections but that makes it a good planner for the majority of people- major areas of life that need planning are included, but nothing is overwhelming. I also think this is just a beautiful planner!

Kate Spade 2019 Floral Planner Review

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Giveaway: RWB Spotlight Tickets!

I am very excited to announce that I am hosting a giveaway for two tickets for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s next production! There is a pair of tickets valued at $60 available for Thursday, May 24th, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and it looks to be an incredible show. It is the end of the year show for the Professional Division students, and you will have the chance to see many up-and-coming dancers before they head out into the dance world. Coppélia, a fun and entertaining classical story ballet, is perfect for any age and is a wonderful introduction to ballet for a newcomer!

To enter the draw, you just have to submit your full name and email dress on the Google form below- submissions must be received by Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 at 5pm CST.  The winner will be notified via email on Wednesday evening! This is open to Winnipeg/Manitoba residents. (Please note that your personal information will be deleted after the contest, and will not be kept and/or distributed to other parties.)

For more information on Spotlight, please visit here! And also remember that in a few months, we will also have Ballet in the Park to look forward to! A huge thank you to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet for providing the tickets for the giveaway.

Please share this with anyone that you think would enjoy the show!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian
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The Art of Wearing a Hat, Style File Friday

In honour of the Royal Wedding happening tomorrow (or has already happened, depending on when you are reading this), I’m sharing my thoughts on the art of wearing a hat. Millinery is an elegant and timeless way to elevate an outfit, and add a certain level of chic that can otherwise be difficult to achieve for a daytime event- it can be a big step to get started but once you do, it is a wonderful accessory. It’s also just a lovely throwback to a mostly-gone era where you dressed to the occasion, and embraced the formal!

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