Inspiring Eid Outfits to go from Day to Night

As Eid approaches, we scramble to find the perfect outfits. This year I made the conscious decision to shop my closet and I encourage you to do the same. The looks I’m sharing, have basic silhouettes that I’m sure you have similar options for. If you still want to feel like you’re wearing something new – accessorize! I find accessories to be an instant look-booster. Plus, these three looks are perfect for festivities in the […]

24 Hours in Ottawa : A Weekender’s Guide

Historical and quaint, Ottawa is Canada’s capital city. Space-wise, it’s not big (most people call it a town) but it is made up of lots of small neighbourhoods. A weekend is enough time to get a taste of Ottawa. My Easter weekend trip was just that – jam-packed, full of food and experiences. So here’s a 24-hour guide to help you plan your trip to Ottawa. Where to Stay For the last three years, I’ve […]

Things to do in Leslieville

I love Toronto and everything it has to offer. Moving from Pakistan about three years ago was challenging but living downtown has allowed me to never feel alone or bored. Every day and every area feels like a new adventure. This series will focus on 5 of my favourite features of a Toronto area. Today I’ll be covering the quaint and ever colourful Leslieville. It feels like a charming little town (very Stars Hollow-esque) where […]

Creating Meaningful Connections Through Curated Experiences

A workshop, a meet-up, a class, an experience? I’m not sure what exactly to call the last four weeks at her-people but I would say it was a culmination of all four and then some. I signed up for the “course” not knowing anything about who would be conducting the workshops, where they would be held or even the people behind the idea. Which for me is pretty scary. I am not an online shopper […]

Styling “Living Coral” – Pantone’s Colour of the Year

Pantone’s colour of the year – Living Coral – was announced last month and with the New Year here, expect to see it in stores very soon. I took a jumpstart on introducing Living Coral into my closet with a mock neck. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know this is my colour, thus the colour I chose to represent this blog. Why? It literally brings a smile to my face. It’s […]

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 […]

A Jewelry Designer’s Inspiring Story of Recovery and Self-care

If you believe that things happen for a reason, then my introduction to Brittney of Aiyana Jewelry was fate. Her incredible journey of recovery from Late Stage Lyme Disease is a shout out to everyone looking for the next best thing while neglecting self-care practices. We are all striving to make our mark but only seem to stop when our bodies fail us. Picking yourself up again is a challenge you often face alone. For Brittney, […]

Leather Bags Made in Canada for Professional Women

When you buy from a small business an actual person does a happy dance. That person is Beverly Wang of ByINABE. She makes beautiful and practical leather bags and wallets by herself. Kudos to this boss babe who experimented, found what she was good at and is sticking to it. She’s creating practical bags for professional women; keep reading on why you should support her. What are you working on right now that’s going to […]

How to Make a Dazzling Beaded Bracelet

This is one beaded bracelet that everyone will be asking you about! I’ve only worn it out twice and it has been all compliments and “OMG, you made that?!” Trust me, when I say it’s so easy. I only had to start over once because I hadn’t measured my wrist properly but I’m giving you the measurements so there shouldn’t be any problems 🙂 Materials Beads (I choose 2 different kinds) Hemp cord (20 inches) […]

New Year, New Accessories: Top 2018 Trends

This weekend was blissful. The weather was amazing considering its end of January. But come today, we have major snow! It’s incredibly dark outside and it’s only 3 pm. So if you’re like me and reside in a city/country where snow and rain are inevitable, cheer up. Spring trends are hitting stores 🙂 I can’t wait to bring out brighter hues and of course some ultraviolet (which I’ll transition more into lavender). Taking inspiration from […]