The One Thing You Need to Know When Buying Jackets or Blazers

Style Tips


Sometimes blazers and jackets are necessary. Sometimes they’re just layering pieces that add interest to an outfit. Regardless of why you’re wearing them, you’ll want them to look great on. So what is it you need to know when purchasing? Which style suits your shoulders best. Let’s start with the basics – shoulder types. I’ve found that most shoulders fall into 3 categories (although there are always variations) – Narrow, Regular and Broad. Within these categories can fall a situation where someone’s shoulders are also Sloped, meaning they slope down at the ends versus straight across. Some jackets and blazers will look better on some shoulders than others. The key lies in the cut and style at the shoulders. Narrow or Sloped Shoulders If you have Narrow or Sloped…

7 Tips to Look Stylish and Effortlessly Chic When You Travel

Travel Tips


A few weeks ago one of my Instagram followers commented on one of my posts, saying that she would love to see tips about dressing for travel – looking effortlessly chic in the airport and on the road. So Susan, this one’s for you! If you’ve ever travelled before, whether by car, plane, train or boat, you know how arduous and exhausting it can be. So how do you get from Point A to Point B (often hours later), looking effortlessly chic?Read below to find out… Tip #1 – Plan Your Outfit First and foremost, plan your outfit. Many people don’t plan their travel outfits or put any effort into them and then wonder why they feel frumpy or not put together.  If you…

My Top 10 Ways to Make the Most of Your Closet

Closet


Being a Stylist, I’ve been in quite a few closets. Some of them total disasters. Even the organized ones had wasted space, stuff all over the place and clothes getting ruined because of improper storage. (Mine included!) But over the years I’ve learned of numerous ways to maximize, organize and store. So whether your closet’s super small, you aren’t sure how to put things away or you’re just looking for ideas, here are 10 tips to to make the most of your space. Tip #1 Invest in the right hangers – they can make your life easier and be better for your clothes. Flocked hangers are great for tops that slide off easily; hangers with hooks are perfect for spaghetti straps and narrow hangers save space in…

3 Words That Will Change the Way You Shop and Keep You in Style

Shopping Tips


All you have to do is look at my Instagram page and you’ll know that something’s amiss.  Prior to Christmas day, my feed looked like this… After Christmas day, it was more like this… I’ve been wearing colour. And loving it. So what happened? Well, I’d been spending quite a bit of time in hot and sunny Palm Beach (very different to the cold, dreary winter back home in Toronto). While there, bored with the limited wardrobe I packed, I took myself shopping, and found myself inexplicably drawn to colour and pattern.  Was it the influence of my time in Palm Beach? Absolutely. Could it also be my wanting something new and different to wear? Definitely. And while it might seem…

My Simple ‘333 Approach’ to Looking Great in Photos

Photoshoot


I’ve always hated having my picture taken, which is why you rarely see my full face on Instagram. It takes the right lighting, hair, makeup, and about a million shots just to get one decent photo. Obviously I need help.   Enter Vika Vine – a talented Toronto photographer who specializes in social media and personal branding photography. Vika and I had a fabulous time working together and the photos look spectacular. What you don’t see in the photos though, is the thought and planning that went into the shoot.   Whenever you hire a photographer for brand photos, social media photos or even personal photos, you definitely need a plan. When I prep for a photo shoot for myself or my clients, I automatically go through…