4 TED Talks on Style, Style File Friday

I think that most of us know about TED talks, and have seen at least a handful of them shared on in Facebook and Pinterest newsfeeds. However, I don’t normally go out of my way to look for TED talks on a particular topic- they are quite interesting but are shorter than I usually prefer (5-15 minutes), and tend to only be tangentially related to the topic I am actually interested in. In spite of this, I have found myself falling down TED talk holes lately, largely in the area of style. These are my favourite style related TED talks, perfect to inform you on the logic behind fashion and style, the logistics of style, and the reaches and implications of the style industry. Because they are quite short, they are the perfect way to stay informed about your wardrobe and grab a lesson from a master!

4 Ted Talks on Style and Fashion

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Tips for Buying a Blazer, Style File Friday

For those of you who read the blog, you will be familiar with my theory that if you aren’t willing to pay full price for something, you probably don’t want it that much. (Unless you are constantly striving for luxury items, that’s a different question…) Well, I had been thinking on and considering a new black blazer from Vero Moda for three months now as I love my navy blazer but end up staring at it thinking “a black one would work better right now”. My green 3/4 blazer from Vero Moda is one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe, so there is a trust with the brand, and at only $60 CAD, the Jana Blazer from Vero Moda is my new favourite piece!

Vero Moda Jana Blazer (1)

 

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My 7 Favourite Style Instagram Accounts

Now that I am finally active on Instagram with both daily posts and Instagram stories, I’ve really started to enjoy finding new accounts to follow. I think that discussions about Instagram these days are mostly griping and complaining, so I’ve decided to focus on the positives! (Disclaimer: I’m not an Instagram expert, just a person who uses it.) Some of my favourite accounts are doggos, some are travellers, some are just people sharing their life- today I’m going to focus on the style related Instagram accounts that I’ve been loving lately!

My 7 Favourite Style Instagrams

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How to Protect Yourself From Sun Damage, Style File Friday

While I think that a lot of the world waits impatiently for spring and summer to arrive and to hopefully bring warm and sunny days to cheer us up, it can be easy to forget how much damage can be done by those sunny days. I think we are all fairly aware of what the sun can do to you but that slips our mind when we are packing up for a weekend out or taking a half hour walk at lunch. These are six specific and easy ways to fight against sun damage and reduce your chances of excess sun exposure!

A Style Guide to Sun Protection

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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,” andΒ  “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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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!

The Art of Wearing a Hat (1)

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The 3 Most Interesting Style Podcasts, Style File Friday

Although podcasts have really hit their second stride in the last 2-3 years, there are a few subject areas that are really lacking in podcasts, style being one of them. I have spent hours searching for style podcasts, and there are surprisingly few of them available. However, these three are my absolute favourites right now, as they are fun, fascinating, and best of all, fashionable. All three feature two or more hosts, lending a conversational and friendly tone to the episodes, every host is well-informed but also ready to learn, and between the three of them, pretty much every fashion and style related topic imaginable is covered! So grab your phone and earbuds, and get ready to listen…

Most InterestingStyle Podcasts

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6 Smart Ways to Shop Sale Emails, Style File Friday

I think that in 2018, all of us receive more retail related emails than we could ever hope to read in the rest of our life, and they still keep coming. While I think that all of us need to work on becoming conscious purchasers- me, included!- and need to reframe our ways of thinking- cheap shouldn’t be the only factor -, these promotional emails can help you save some money on what could otherwise be quite an expensive item. However, these emails can quickly become overwhelming and enticing, and can really cloud your shopping judgement if you let them. These are 6 easy ways to shop sale emails the smart way!

6 Smart Ways to Shop Sale Emails

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Setting Style Goals- Style File Friday

I have to say, my blog has really been growing and stretching itself in different directions lately. None of the steps I’m taking would feel particularly large to anyone else, but putting myself out there in different ways is forcing me to take tiny chances that seem to be working out well. I hope to do a blog update post in the next few weeks with more blog specific news. But onto the style goals!

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Transitioning From Snow to… Spring?, Style File Friday

So, while a lot of the world is sharing Instagram images of cherry blossoms and flowers blooming and coats that aren’t parkas, there are a whole lot of us who look at the window and still see snow. I mean, I think for most of us that snow is slowly melting, but we aren’t going to truly have spring until sometime in the middle of May. I try to slowly move out of my darker and heavier winter wardrobe when we come to April, but it takes some creative planning and styling for the first month or so!

Transitioning fromSnow to Spring

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