An Evening at the Ballet, Style Saturday

Style Saturday is back for one week! I wanted to share another style approach to an evening at the ballet or the theatre and show that there are quite a few ways to dress to the occasion without being over-the-top, black tie formal. Whenever I speak to people about attending the ballet (which is quite a lot…), I consistently hear that being inappropriately dressed, either too casually or too formally, is a concern. Typically a company won’t turn you away because of an outfit choice, but it’s always nice to feel comfortable amongst everyone else in your choices! This is another way to tackle business casual without feeling out of your element…

An Evening at the Ballet

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The Secret of Comfort Clothes, Style File Friday

I think that we are all very familiar with comfort food- you’ve had a terrible day and you just want something that reminds you of warmth and cosiness and everything that’s good in your life. Well, I firmly believe that that isn’t limited to food- we all have comfort clothes that are there for us when we need them most. Maybe you’ve never thought of it, so hopefully this will help you when you need- time for comfort clothes!

The Secret ofComfort Clothes

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Styling a Tulle Skirt, Style File Friday

I think that many of us dream of wearing a tulle skirt and while it may seem fun and exciting, it’s actually a little harder to style than I originally thought it would be. It’s tough to walk the line of fun but not juvenile when a tulle skirt is involved, and I wanted to make sure that I did it right. I’m going to share how I decided to style my skirt for my favourite night of the year- Barre After Hours!

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The Subtle Art of Layering, Style File Friday

Layering- the often bandied around style that isn’t as easily done as it’s popularity might imply. When incorrectly done, you will often find yourself red faced and sweaty, wondering why on earth you thought you would be cold when you will never feel the wonder of a cool breeze on your skin again. There are a few ways to ensure that you are warm but not overheated, and still have a put together and cohesive outfit.

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Sticking to a Colour Palette, Style File Friday

Choosing a colour palette for your wardrobe is beneficial for several reasons; largely because it gives your wardrobe an element of cohesion and allows for easy mixing and matching, and because it helps make decisions on what to buy and what not to buy. It may seem overwhelming to chose a palette but most of us already have a few colours common across the pieces in our wardrobe- you can usually spot your palette after spending a little bit of time actually looking at your wardrobe! Today’s post is all about how to actually stick to your palette!

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Ordering From Etsy, Style File Friday

I think that a lot of us are familiar with Etsy in that we know that it is there and have a general idea of what it is. I’ve purchased scarves and a few other pre-made things that are ready to ship as soon as you’ve paid, but I avoided buying anything custom that would have to be made. I don’t know why, but it always made me slightly uneasy. However, that changes now! This post is my advice and experience with ordering from an Etsy shop, and hopefully it can help answer some questions!

Ordering From Etsy, Style File Friday

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How to Give Your Hair Love, Style File Friday

Hair is one of the touchiest style/beauty topics out there. We all have our specific preferences about hair, and for the most part aren’t easily swayed. I believe that you should spend as much time (or more) caring for your hair as you do for your skin; your skin will regenerate in a month’s time- your hair could take two or more years to regrow to the length that you want it at. I’m a firm believer in going to the same stylist who knows your hair and can give you correct and informed options for your hair! Today I’m sharing my tips on how to give your hair some love!

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Canadian Lilly Lovers, Style File Friday

Since starting my Lilly Pulitzer journey, I’ve spent a good amount of time reading and talking with people who see Lilly on a daily basis with no questions asked! However, I’ve found an absolutely wonderful group of Canadian Lilly lovers who understand how tough it can be to find this wonderful brand, and wear it proudly in this Lilly-less country of ours. These women are so friendly and welcoming, and although it’s a smaller group, are entirely supportive. These are some of their Lilly stories!

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Planning Your Autumn Wardrobe, Style File Friday

Autumn seems a long way off in the middle of July but the retail landscape is anywhere from one to three months ahead of the rest of us! I love the colder weather of autumn and winter, and the clothing that accompanies it. However, to make the most of my wardrobe and the season, I start planning one to two months ahead what I plan on generally wearing for the season- it gives me the time I need to find or purchase anything I need, and time to clear out what I won’t be wearing! This post will help you highlight how to identify what you have for your autumn wardrobe, what you need, and what you can get rid of!

Planning Your Fall Wardrobe,Style Saturday

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Living Sustainably, Pt III: Your Wardrobe

Welcome to the third part of my sustainability series! While Part I was all about food, and Part II was all about the home, this is going to focus on how to tackle your wardrobe and make changes for a more green closet! (For anyone following along, I will be doing a fourth part next week.) We all have thoughtful and specific-to-us wardrobes that suit our tastes and needs, but that doesn’t mean that it suits the environment. Building a sustainable wardrobe is certainly a long term but worthwhile process that can be done by anyone! Today I’m sharing the four things you can focus on when looking at your wardrobe with green glasses…

Living Sustaibably, Pt III, Your Wardrobe

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