When it Comes to Your Personal Style, Screw Perfection

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Is it just me or does a new year seem to bring with it a ton of pressure? Resolutions, goals, diets, exercise and (worst of all) dry January. All of a sudden perfectly happy people are holding themselves to unrealistic standards that, if not met, leave them feeling worse than before. So this January, why not resolve to skip the declarations, disregard the lofty ambitions, and when it comes to your style, screw perfection.   As a Stylist I meet many women who get so caught up with the idea of perfection that if they feel they can’t achieve it, they give up altogether. They have looks they’d like to attempt and styles they’d love to try, but the mere…

How to Downsize Your Wardrobe Without Having to Downsize Your Space

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My condo is tiny. As in itty-bitty. 636 square feet split between my two kids, my dog and myself. But as a single mom on a budget, with limited options in my kids’ school district, I make it work. The result of living in such tight quarters is that I have to be pretty ruthless. If we don’t use it, need it or love it, it’s out. The other thing that’s come out of living in a small space is that I’ve inadvertently created a capsule-ish wardrobe. And it’s one of the best things I’ve ever (inadvertently) done.   Boutique owner Susie Faux coined the term “capsule wardrobe” in the 70’s. It broadly refers to a small collection of clothes…

Thinking of Extending Those Lashes? This Girl Gives it a Go

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My 15 year old daughter has the most beautiful naturally long, dark lashes. And plenty of ‘em. Me? Not so much. So after trying countless different mascaras and still feeling less than satisfied, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and give this whole eyelash extension thing a go. Armed with only one piece of advice – make sure that each faux lash is glued directly onto your eyelash, not your eyelid – I embarked on my journey.   Eyelash extensions are all the rage now and have been for some time. Places with cute names like Flirt, Winks, MYNC and Lust for Lashes have popped up all over Toronto and salons everywhere are adding this uber popular service to…

Style Tip Sunday: Blazers

Style Tip Sunday


It’s Style Tip Sunday! Today’s tip from my App and Book Style 365, is all about…   BLAZERS: A classic blazer is a great wardrobe staple. Extremely versatile, a blazer can be worn in a number of ways and paired with a variety of pieces.   Use it to dress up a pair of shorts or jeans or throw it over a dress. Team it with a crisp white shirt or button it up with a camisole underneath.   Fold the sleeves twice for a more relaxed version and to give your outfit a visual “lift”, or wrap a belt around the waist to show off your curves.   When shopping for a blazer make sure that it sits properly at the shoulder, that you…

How to Layer Your Wardrobe Into Fall

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It’s that time of year again. September rolls around, kids are back in school, and the weather starts to cool. Regardless of the fact that Toronto is currently experiencing gorgeous, warm sunny days, the mornings and evenings are getting a little nippy and it’s time to start changing the way we dress. So what’s the best way to transition your outfits from hot Summer weather to the brisk days of Fall? Layers.   I don’t know about you, but I’m not quite ready to stop wearing my summer clothing – that time will come soon enough. So for now, while the days are still warm and we’re merely coping with minor fluctuating temperatures, the best way I know how to…