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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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MOTHER’S DAY OBSESSIONS: EXPLORING PANDORA

    I recently joined the mom-club when I welcomed my little girl into the world this Spring.  One of the first things I wanted to do was give my mom a Pandora charm, celebrating her becoming a grandmother.   We love that Pandora gives us a way to commemorate important milestones and that we can enjoy these keepsakes or years to come.   If you’re looking for a beautiful gift for your mom, Pandora should definitely be at the top of your list.  We’ve picked our favourite pieces to help you spoil your mom this Mother’s Day.  She deserves it!     NECKLACES   Pandora’s necklaces are elegant…

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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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BRING THE FLUFF OUT

BRING THE FLUFF OUT AT HOME WITH FLUFFY ACCESSORIES     There are times when a Stimulista needs to bring some girly-girl into her world. It could be pink or it could be sparkly, or you could just fluff it up and go for soft, pretty fluffy things that make you smile. I love fluffy accessories. There’s something about them that brings more than softness to a space, they almost bring a sense of happiness too.       Before writing for Stimuli, one of my favourite DIY projects was creating feather lampshades for The Renovator’s and my bedroom. Despite…

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ROLLING KITCHEN ISLANDS

The indispensable rolling kitchen island… We say the kitchen is the heart of the home and if this is the case, then the island is the heart of the kitchen. Many Stimulistas have been known to plan their kitchen layout around the island and in a new-build or renovation, this makes perfect sense. But what about those of us that need to make do with what we have or simply can’t see a stationary island working for us? Don’t give up on your island dream – the rolling kitchen islands option can be just as functional and beautiful.     INSTANT BAR CART,…

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WHITE TEA BY ELIZABETH ARDEN

There is no better way to welcome spring than with a fresh new fragrance!  Lucky for us, we have White Tea by Elizabeth Arden to look forward to this May!   Use fragrance to express yourself and your energy!   One day we hit the ground running and the next we hit the snooze a few extra times.  Floral or fruity may lighten you on your feet one day and the next, you may crave a warmer scent.  Don’t just get hooked on one ‘go-to’ fragrance either.  We feel a little different every day, so give yourself options!  If you’re looking for an uncomplicated fragrance that offers…

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STATEMENT TEES

MAKE A STATEMENT WITH STATEMENT TEES     We may only just be reaching the end of the first month of 2017, but the fashion world is already dreaming of spring: pastels, florals—you name it; the world is ready for a new clothing season. And while spring weather may still be a few months away, there’s no harm in getting yourself ready for the upcoming season—especially when all the trends are still in full-stock in stores. So, over the next month or so, I’ll be highlighting some of my favourite upcoming spring trends to get you and your wardrobe ready…

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REJUVINATING ROSES

  REJUVENATE WITH THE POWER OF ROSES         Who doesn’t love the sweet scent of roses? Not only are these iconic flowers beautiful to look at and enchanting to smell, but they are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids, making them perfect for health and skin care!           Here are some of the best reasons to start incorporating rose oil into your routine: AROMATHERAPY   Aromatherapy can do amazing things for our bodies and rose oil is no exception. Rose oil has been shown to reduce stress and help manage anxiety…

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INNOVATIVE BEAUTY OBSESSIONS

BE CREATIVE WITH THESE INNOVATIVE BEAUTY OBSESSIONS If you’re like me, you probably get tired of the same old beauty routine.  A product we used to love starts to annoy us and we start to think ‘there must be something better out there!’   Don’t worry! We always have your back!   As you probably already know,  we are obsessed with finding you products that simplify your day, make you feel great and freshen up our beauty routines! Check out what we’ve found for you so far this year!     HAIR TIE BRACELET The only thing worse than that old hair tie cramping…

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SUCCESS STARTER KIT

CRUSH YOUR GOALS WITH THIS SUCCESS STARTER KIT   Wow! It’s amazing to me that Christmas is over and we are already into the second week of January!   If you’re like me, you’ve probably been feeling the pressure to set goals, create a fresh look, get healthy, and accomplish the things that you just didn’t get done in 2016.   Between preparing for the arrival of my first baby, all the exciting things we have planned for Stimuli, and managing my real estate business, some days I don’t know whether I’m coming or going!   For fun, I’ve put…

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