From time to time, my smarts escape me and I find myself pondering the stupid decision(s) I made. I recently considered my stupidity at great length as I stood on one leg in a public washroom eyeballing a disgusting blister on my right foot as I ran cold water over my tootsies to soothe them and reduce swelling. I felt even more intelligent when a well-dressed, sophisticated looking lady happened upon me in her building’s ladies’ room. Awesome. (Luckily for everyone, I was wearing pants.)
There are few things as uninviting as a swimwear store's changing room, and they are - in no particular order - vaginal steaming, molten hot lava being poured down your back, and being at the Oscars with John Travolta.
Like many moms juggling work, life, and household duties, I find it hard to carve out the time to make elaborate meals each night. For whatever reason, not even meal planning seems to work for my son and I, so we often end up standing in the kitchen staring into the refrigerator asking one another what we feel like eating. We follow a largely plant-based diet, but we do enjoy fish on a pretty regular basis. One of our favourite recipes? This maple and mustard glazed salmon!
Fashion retailer Lane Bryant launched its #ImNoAngel advertisements on Monday, featuring models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Candice Huffine and more. It’s not hard to see that this campaign is a big ol’ bitch slap in the face of Victoria’s Secret The Perfect Body campaign. In a short video, the models share their ideas of beauty before wrapping it up with “I’m not angel.
You may know her for Adam's Rib and Still Desire You (if I had a dollar for every time I sang that to my highschool boyfriend's photo...), but Melanie Doane is much more than a chart topper. Between carpooling in her minivan and reading bedtime stories, she's writing songs and helping hundreds of Toronto-area kids connect with music.
In case you haven’t heard, Canadian retailer Suzy Shier has seen the light and added a plus size line to their collection of stylish, trendy pieces simply dubbed Suzy Shier+. And it's awesome.
Not surprisingly, word traveled to head office that more and more women are looking for larger sizes in stores and so the company decided it was time to launch a collection this spring to see how it’s received.
Canadian clothing designer duo Dan and Dean Caten are the recipients of harsh criticism this week, after having been accused of being culturally insensitive and disrespectful to aboriginal culture. And I’ll admit, I get it.
The twin brothers are the creative geniuses behind Dsquared2, which debuted its latest women’s line at Milan’s Fashion Week. The fall-winter collection features pants, jackets, dresses and coats that combine tribal “decorations” with Victoria-era designs. Artistically, it’s a beautiful collection, but the name? Not so much.
While "researching" my Valentine's Day style post, I stumbled upon a red lipstick that I knew I had to have. I'd owned the same formula in a nude shade already, and it was my most-used, most-loved lip product ever. Naturally, I was going to get it.
After a weekend of freezing my face off in 50 Shades of Maritime Weather, I'm trying to divert the "blahs" Fifty Shades of Grey left me feeling last night by focusing on what a good sport Mr. Hockey Coach is since he sat through the movie with me and only made a couple of sarcastic remarks... and also stayed awake. In any case, we braved the absolutely horrific roads and hit up the movie I feel as though everyone has been talking about. Was it sexy? To borrow from Ms. Steele: No, sir.
The colour red is the most emotionally intense colour, even stimulating a faster heartbeat and breathing-rate. It's also the colour of luuuurve. Red is an eyegrabbing shade, and its intensity can be a little overwhelming. The most romantic colour, pink, is less stimulating but still beautiful. And contrary to my what my mother told me once in grade eight, you *can* wear pink and red together.
Scarfaholism is best defined as a dependency on or addiction to scarves, and I am definitely living with this condition. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I don’t leave the house without a scarf during the winter, but throughout the spring and fall you can almost always find me with a scarf draped around my neck. I even have “summery” scarves, for days when the weather is a little cooler (or for when I want to jazz up my outfit).
When I was in university, I first lived in an all-girl’s dormitory, and then moved in with female friends. Prior to moving out of Mom and Dad’s house, I was pretty unaware of the multitude of weird (and icky) beauty practices and blunders that women deal with. One of the "ickier" things I experienced my girlfriends dealing with was ingrown hairs.
If there are two things I can’t live without (aside from my family and coffee), they are easily style and technology. I’m lucky enough to be able to marry two of my loves – style, and (you guessed it!) technology – by writing this here blog and working for an HR tech company. I often come across neat products in my line of work, and this pretty clutch was one such find.
I’ve been asked a number of times to describe my style and it’s always left me a little stumped. I mean, Do I even have a signature style? Perhaps this is a question that you’ve been asked (or asked yourself) once or twice. If I had to describe my style, I’d define it as equal parts classic and trendy. I like to play with new shapes, textures, and styles but I never venture into things that don’t feel me.
As I desperately cling to the memory of summer and the laissez-faire styles that make me so happy, there is one thing I enjoy about the colder weather: bringing structure and clean lines back into my hairstyles. While summertime is filled with loose, messy ponytails, and flowy fabrics, fall and winter are the perfect time to polish your look and play with thick textures.