Fashion & Beauty

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FLIRTY FRINGE

      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 flirty look of 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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HOW TO WEAR MOTO LEGGINGS

        I have to admit, leggings are one of my absolute favourite clothing items. They comfortable and go with anything! Admittedly, I probably wear them too much. If this sounds familiar, then I’ve got a solution for you that doesn’t involve getting rid of all your leggings. It’s more about fooling people into thinking you’re not wearing leggings, when really, you are! Intrigued? Moto leggings and jeggings are a beautiful invention. Combine the comfort and versatility of your favourite pair of leggings and dress them up so people think you’re wearing jeans or regular pants. Genius, right? Wearing moto leggings is…

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STEP INTO SPRING!

    One thing I love about Spring is finally getting to kick off those chunky winter boots for something a more flattering and more fun. Spring is a great season for shoes before it’s not too warm to only want to wear sandals, so there’s a lot of variety of styles and looks.     So what are the shoe trends for this season? Here are some highlights:       Tie it up. The lace up trend is still really big when it comes to flat for Spring/summer. This ballerina trend is ultra feminine and works great with…

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TOP RAIN JACKET PICKS

  Spring has officially sprung in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and you know what that means—rain. And lots of it!     I’ve recently been thinking of upgrading my rain jacket.  Most likely, others might be in the same boat because let’s face it—we’re going to be soaked in for another good month or so.  And while I’m sure we’re all ready for sunshine, we might as well embrace the wet stuff the West Coast is known for and use it as an excuse to put our best fashion-step forward.   Rain jackets are great because they’re not often…

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SPRING OBSESSION: THE PAPER BAG

I’ll admit, it doesn’t have the most flattering name, but the paper bag trend sure is on point for the upcoming spring season. And while the name isn’t pretty, the style sure is—and comfortable to boot! So what does the paper bag trend entail? Basically, this refers to how the garment is tied at the waist. In this case, it could be a pair of pants, shorts, or even a skirt, that has a belted waist. This style is also baggier than others—so if you’re going to play up this trend, be sure to keep proportions in mind and keep…

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SPRING BREAK MUST-HAVES

      It’s that time of year again—Spring Break. If you’re lucky enough to have a nice vacation planned—somewhere nice and warm, without snow—you may be in need of a few pieces to spice up your outfits for the hotter temperatures or a refresh on some great vacation must haves. I’ll try not to be jealous of all you lovely ladies heading out to seek sun and beach!         Here are some of my top picks for Spring Break vacation must-haves:   A great evening dress. One thing I love to do on vacation is going…

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