Fashion & Beauty

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WEAR CHAMBRAY ALL THE WAY THIS SUMMER

HOW TO WEAR CHAMBRAY ALL THE WAY THIS SUMMER Maybe it’s the country girl in me, but I love to wear chambray in the summer. They just go together—like peanut butter and jelly. You can dress it up, dress it down, goes with everything, and is super comfortable to wear. It just gives off this effortless summertime cool factor—one that is often listed, but hard to achieve.   So what is chambray?   It’s basically what the fashion industry likes to call wearable denim. This means it’s softer and lighter denim cotton that is used for purposes other than making…

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MUST-HAVE SUMMER SANDAL STYLES 2017

THIS YEAR’S MUST-HAVE SUMMER SANDAL STYLES     Can we say it yet? Summer weather has finally arrived! Time to bring out those shorts, tanks, and of course, cute sandals. So, to get you in the summertime spirit, I’m rounding up some of my favourite summer sandal styles for you. Whether you’re looking for an investment that will last you for seasons to come or something trendy and new to try out, we’ve got you covered!         STATEMENT SLIDES   Sometime you just need to slip on a pair and go, right? So why not do that in style?…

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TROPICAL PRINTS ARE BACK IN STYLE!

TROPICAL PRINTS ARE BACK, SO LET’S GO TROPICAL! Don’t have any tropical vacations coming up?  That’s okay—this trend is going to bring the tropical to you! Yes, tropical prints are back in for another summer. But what’s the best way to wear this fun summer style without looking like a walking Hawaiian billboard? It’s all about moderation. When it comes to most prints—a little goes a long way. So as much as you might love tropical prints, keep it to one item per outfit: a great blouse, a fun summer scarf, or a high-waisted pair of shorts. Next, you need…

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CELEBRATING WHITE ROCK WITH FERAL BEACH LIFE

CELEBRATING THE WHITE ROCK COMMUNITY WITH FERAL BEACH LIFE While I’m a mortgage broker by trade, I have a side business I share with my husband. He’s a surfer who loves the ocean, yet I hate the water. What we have in common is a deep love of the White Rock community, so somehow, starting an ocean/water sports retail and rental shop was the ideal fit for us.     We opened Feral Beach Life on Marine Drive to provide a place to shop, chat, learn and rent.     Feral Beach Life is pretty unique.  There’s a focus on beach life here, but one that is inclusive. Both within the shop and in the…

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SUMMER WEDDING OUTFITS 101

YOUR PRIMER TO SUMMER WEDDING OUTFITS   Summer is almost upon us, and you know what that means—wedding season! Chances are, you have a few of these events to attend this summer (I myself am planning my own nuptials for this summer) and while they’re lots of fun, it can be stressful trying to figure out what to wear. “Dressy casual”—what does that really mean? What is appropriate for certain venues? Can I get away with wearing flats? Fret no more fashionistas—I’ve got your guide on what to wear to these special events this upcoming season. Since venues tend to set the overall…

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WEARING FLIRTY FRINGE

WEARING FLIRTY FRINGE THIS SUMMER When we think about fashion trends, we often think of silhouettes, prints, or colours.  Textures are also an important feature to pay attention to when you’re looking to spruce up or update your wardrobe, and one thing that’s been on my radar for Spring/Summer, is the look of flirty fringe.       What used to be considered a solely western look has now expanded to be a texture that is more about adding extra dimension and texture to simple or traditional silhouettes and pieces in a subtle way. It could be on a top, dress, or long cardigan—whatever…

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THE NEW DRESS IN TOWN: The Little White Dress

With the warmer months ahead of us, it’s only natural that a new neutral come into town: white. Cool, crisp—it’s the perfect shade, especially when it comes to dresses. We’ve all of course heard the wonder of the LBD (little black dress), but the LWD (little white dress) doesn’t get as much play, which really, is quite the shame! Just like an LBD, a LWD goes with everything and can be worn almost anywhere (the rule of thumb: don’t wear white to a wedding unless you’re the bride still applies). But really, anything else goes—work event, night out with the…

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MUST-HAVES FOR MOTHER’S DAY

        With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start brainstorming the perfect mother’s day gift for that special mom in your life. If she’s a woman with style, then this list of fashionable gifts for mom is for you. Check out some of my top picks:         A GREAT TOTE   You really can’t go wrong with a great tote. Mom’s always need lots of purse-room to carry all those mom-must-haves, so why not upgrade her current hand bag? This practical and stylish tote is roomy and looks great!   Try this one…

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MOTHER’S DAY OBSESSIONS: INSTYTUTUM

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve been on the hunt for unique and amazing gifts, perfect for spoiling your mom this year!     A daily luxury skin care routine is the gift that keeps on giving, making it the perfect gift for mom.  To kick off this week’s gift guide, here are our must-have picks from INSTYTUTUM, a luxury skin-care line that we are obsessed with!         ABOUT INSTYTUTUM   “INSTYTUTUM high-performance Skincare products are dedicated to creating FLAWLESS SKIN, since ultimately this is what all women around the world try to attain, regardless of…

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HOW WOMEN WEAR MODERN MENSWEAR

      The modern menswear-inspired shirt has long been a staple in the closet of the most fashionable women around and now, it’s being reinvented. With new feminine details, embellishments, and tailoring, this piece is quickly turning into the season’s new must-have item.       Although a traditional menswear-inspired shirt is a great item to have, many women feel they can’t pull it off.  It’s like the fashion universe heard these cries and gave women something we feel better working with—an item that shows off the feminine side, drapes better, and has more flattering necklines.   Wondering what this new reinvented classic shirt looks…

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