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Why I Shop Local and from Small Businesses

I’ll admit it – I love shopping at the mall and even more if I can score a great discount. But I also love browsing independent stores and shopping from local makers. There are times when I just want a trendy bag or shirt seen in a store window so I buy it. This even goes for basic household items you have to buy at big box stores. Which I think is okay, as long […]

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My Summer Style Essentials

Although summer began relatively late this year, I’m definitely feeling it now. This heat wave has encouraged me to keep my summer style minimal and classic. These are the pieces I’ve been reaching for: Everyday Earrings I’ve mentioned these geometric earrings on my Instagram a few times so they’re definitely worth a spot on this list. I’d never bought anything from Canadian designer Vintage Acorn prior to this purchase so, I very happy to find that […]

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My First Impressions + Review of Jord Wood Watches

You guys know I’m crazy supportive of handmade products, so I thought I’d tell you about a wood watches company that I’ve fallen in love with. I stumbled upon Jord scrolling through Instagram one night and was instantly surprised by their modern aesthetic to an otherwise vintage style. I had first seen wood watches at the Trinity Bellwood’s Market but all the styles were too big and clunky for my small wrist thus I forgot all about […]

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Sustainable Fashion for a Positive Change

In a world full of fast-fashion, a local Toronto company brings sustainable eco-friendly style to the city. I visited the Blossom and Bloom show on Mother’s Day weekend and meet Sheryl Luz. She is the founder of Artisella, an e-commerce fashion retailer showcasing brands who value ethics, sustainability and style. Our conversation explored how she began her business and what sustainable fashion means. Sheryl has been working in the fashion industry for a number of […]