Between October and May, you can almost bet that you’ll find sweaters (or jackets), boots and blankets in my car. You can also bet that I’m complaining about the cold, cursing at my pantyhose and lamenting that pants are torture. It’s no surprise that by the time the temperatures hit double digits, I’m doing my seasonal swaps!
I’m sure you’re not stranger to Colbie Caillat’s new song, Try, and the video that has been shared across my own, personal Facebook page over a dozen times. If you haven’t heard it, it’s a song about not needing to wear makeup, be thin, or do any of the other things that adhere to the (often unrealistic) beauty standards of our present society. Colbie Caillat wants you to take off your makeup and let down your hair.
Even if your favourite colour pairing is black with black (I'm with you, really I am!), you can't deny that bright colours are a refreshing addition to an otherwise neutral outfit. Summer is really the perfect opportunity to experiment with colour in your wardrobe—with bright sandals and colourful prints, you can completely change your look with one perfectly placed pop of colour.
I'm not a huge a fan of the idea that we need to dress for our size or dress for our body type outside of wearing, ahem, the right size and choosing pieces that we love and feel good in. If it fits and you feel great, that's all that matters to me. Full stop.
Have you ever been invited to a fancy event or accepted a new job, only to question what that dress code really means? Casual, smart casual, business, business casual, business formal… the list goes on. But what does all of that even mean? After being asked by a number of friends and even a few of my students what the difference between Business Casual and Smart Casual is, I decided to get to decoding all those dress codes. I hope this helps!
Think of how tough it is to get into some of the clothes in your closet — not because they’re too small, but because it’s just hard to do — like the zipper on the back of a dress.
Now imagine every article of clothing like the zipper on the back of a dress — the arching, the contorting, the oooooh-I’m-so-close-ing — and you can almost (but only almost) imagine how tough it can be for someone with a physical disability to get dressed.
Whether you want to protect your pretty peepers from the sun or you need corrective lenses to get a clear view of the day, we all wear glasses in one form or another at least some of the time.
For many of us, glasses are a daily part of life and while they are often essential to our eyesight, they are accessories nonetheless. And let's face it, being a "four-eyes" has never been so fashionable! But with hundreds of frames to choose from, it is often overwhelming to choose the right pair, or even know where to begin!
My friend recently asked me for advice on how to wear maxi dresses and followed up her question with, “Better yet, write a post about it!” And so here we are. I love maxi dresses because I don’t have to shave my legs to wear them and they’re basically an office-friendly, stylish option when all you want to do is wear sweatpants. What’s not to love?
They’re also insanely easy to wear, because—get ready for this—you simply wear them like every other dress, ever.
I think it’s safe to say that we all remember The Rachel and at least half of us rocked the hell out of it back in the 90s. There are few heads of hair more coveted and talked about than Jennifer Aniston’s, so it’s really no wonder she’s got us all abuzz with her latest ‘do.
For many of us, the LBD is our go-to for events and dressy parties—Christmas, New Years, networking events, wine tastings—but hang forgotten in our closets the rest of the time. Since I don’t have a budget for clothes that can only be worn once or twice a year, I like my LBDs to be as versatile as my skinny jeans.
If you don’t have a black dress but you’d like to get one, look for the following to make sure your dress is versatile and easy to wear:
I almost don't dare say it, but we're rapidly approaching swimsuit season. If shopping for a new bathing suit is the last thing on your list of favourite to-dos, I have good news: A British-Columbia based company is tackling everyone's least favourite pastime with a genius new line of swimwear, individualized to each woman's body.
I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that you’re no stranger to the thigh gap craziness that has taken over the minds of young women lately. As a small-thighed gal, I was actually made fun of for having toothpick legs all my life, so I don’t really understand the appeal.
The Duck Dynasty crew is making the world a more fashionable place to live, as sixteen-year-old Sadie Robertson (daughter of Willie and Korie Robertson) launches her line of Daddy-approved prom dresses. Cue the jealousy of teenage girls everywhere. Plus, she walked her own runway.
Contrary to what many people think and even expect, I actually dislike shopping for clothing and there are a few items in particular that I cannot stand the search for. They are, in no particular order, bathing suits, bras, and jeans. I’ve managed to find a few ways around this, such as going for a bra fitting and knowing precisely what size I need. This helps me avoid trying them on. With bathing suits, I try to go in flats and a dress so I don’t have sock and waist-band lines in the dressing room (not cute).
It might not be the official Colour of the Year, but I am naming blush the unofficial colour of the year (and century), and I think you’ll agree that it’s the colour you really want to add to your wardrobe moving forward. This pale pink is flattering on almost all skin tones, and is the perfect transition shade the warm weather moves in.
My great-aunt Mayme was one heck of a lady. She’s been gone for just over four years now, but I think of her often, especially when I wear one of her rings or carry the clutch she gave me or drink whiskey (like I said, quite a lady!). I was enormously pregnant at the time of her death (and that of her husband, one week later), and I can still remember the huffing and puffing up the basement stairs as I helped pack up the things in their house.
In news that will surprise exactly zero people, clothing retailer American Apparel has entered the realm of controversy once again.
And, as per usual, this controversy is stemming from a sexualized ad featuring a half-naked female model. But, why stop there? you may ask, and apparently American Apparel did too because they decided to throw in a dash of race and two scoops of religion to really make you cringe.
In case you haven't spotted the whole thing in all its glory, here ya go: