Your Style Challenges Tackled! Day 5: Dinner Dates


Not sure what to wear on dinner dates? Well you’re not the only one. Tackling Challenge 5 is a bit tough, because much of it has to do with personal style, comfort levels, where the date is taking place and with whom. (First date with a new person or date 126 with your significant other?) So there’s no one-size-fits-all-answer. That said, I’ll do my very best to help you navigate this (sometimes) tricky event. First I’ll start off with some suggestions and then provide you with a few outfit examples that’ll hopefully trigger some ideas for your next big night out. Challenge 5: Dinner Date   Suggestion 1: Look and Feel Amazing I’m going to assume that a dinner date is just that…

Your Style Challenges Tackled! Day 4: Building an Outfit


One of the most common concerns I hear from women is that they don’t know how to create or build an outfit. (Which is why it’s the topic of today’s Challenge!) What they don’t realize is that putting an outfit together is as simple as 1-2-3, or in this case, 1-2-3-4-5. So if you too struggle with building outfits, here are 5 easy steps that will help youcreate the perfect outfit for any occasion:   Challenge 4: Building an Outfit   Step 1: Gather Your Intel The very first (and most important) thing you need to do before you get started is to know what you’re going to be doing, how you want to feel or who you want to be….

Your Style Challenges Tackled! Day 2: Looking Bigger or Smaller


Today’s challenge has to do with appearances. The person who came to me with it, struggles to look bigger/heavier. In tackling this challenge, I could also tackle the struggle to look smaller/thinner. All one would have to do is the opposite.   Challenge 2: Looking Bigger or Smaller   If for some reason you want to look bigger or smaller, here are some tips…   Looking Bigger/Heavier • wear thicker, heavier, more structured fabrics that sit away from your body • if the fabrics you are wearing are thinner and less structured, ensure that the cuts are looser • when choosing skirts, choose those that are gathered at the waist or pleated • layer your clothing to create bulk • wear lighter colours as they make areas…

3 Simple Steps to a Fabulous Outfit


The other day I went to visit a client who was struggling to put outfits together. She had all the right pieces in her wardrobe and knew exactly how to combine and style her outfits, but when it came to putting it all together, the overwhelm kicked in and her confidence diminished.  So what do you do when the thought of putting outfits together becomes so overwhelming you forget everything you’ve learned? You break it down into a step by step process that’s so easy to follow, you forget you were ever stumped in the first place. Step 1: ChooseYour Base Start creating your outfit by choosing your base pieces. Not your undergarments (those you pick to suit your base), but…

My Simple ‘333 Approach’ to Looking Great in Photos


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…