Spring Outfit Ideas, Black Jeans 3 Ways

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I know its spring, and it should be approaching summer where I am, but alas Canadian weather remains unpredictable. However that is not going to stop me from pulling out my spring clothing and playing around with some outfit ideas.

I have some go-to looks that I love, but I’ve paired down my wardrobe enough that I can mix and match almost everything. My favourite and probably most versatile piece in my wardrobe are my black high-waist jeans from Dynamite, far from sustainable yes, but they fit and with me that’s all that counts sometimes.

Outfit #1

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15 Question Style Tag

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More Fashion and Style posts, so here’s a 15 question Style tag.

  1. I love to shop for my clothes at (give three stores)?
  • Dynamite
  • Everlane
  • RW and Co
  1. Store you like to visit, but don’t usually buy from?

Urban Outfitters, my sister loves to shop here, and while I like the store I rarely find anything I truly like.

  1. Last accessory you bought?

It was a necklace from Ardene, but I hardly wear it. It is blue and gold and is a statement necklace with metal feathers, but I think I need jewelry that’s not so bulky.

  1. Do you own something you’ve never worn? What?

No, not since I switched to a minimal wardrobe.

  1. I put a lot of thought into what I wear, throw my clothes on quickly, or just like to be comfortable?

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A Minimal Wardrobe: 3 Reasons Why I Love it

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For the next few weeks I’m going to focus on Fashion and Style and this week I’m starting with my minimal wardrobe, specifically reasons I love my minimal wardrobe.

So here goes…

Reason #1

Actually having a defined style. I spent so many years never having anything to wear, or so it seemed. I was really just buying clothing that appealed to me, but wasn’t really my style. So I’d pick up a top and love the colour or the pattern, make sure it was my size, maybe try it on and then I’d wear it a few times only because I never really thought about what would match it. I’d buy clothing pieces, instead of thinking in terms of outfits. Now however, I have keep a neutral colour palette with a few added colours that I like and know look good on me, and I go for comfort and styles that I know work instead of just what appeals to me when I go shopping.

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Clothing Haul+Favourite Outfits

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If you don’t already know, I live in Canada and while some days it can be quite mild, it can also drop t0 -20 degrees Celsius overnight. So that means fashion may have to take one for the team and settle on comfy sweaters and leggings most days. But that’s the whole point of layering right? Today, I’d like to share some of my recent purchases and how I like to wear these items during the cold winter months.

Item #1- A good pair of Winter Boots

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Favourites: Beauty and Skin-Care

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I don’t wear makeup, and I never really have. Sure, I went through that phase in 8th grade where all I wanted to do was wear makeup; I wore blue eye shadow, and put on mascara so horribly I hardly realized it, but hey it’s part of growing up.

But I stopped wearing makeup, mostly because I didn’t understand the need for it. Going through that process every morning is way too time-consuming for me; I always thought I had better things to do than worry about my appearance. Even when it comes to clothing, I figure as long as I buy nice-looking clothes, it won’t matter what I throw on in the morning.

The thing is I do care about to a certain extent how I look, everyone does, and I have found some pretty awesome skin care products and decided to share them with you, so let’s jump into it….

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Sustainable, Stylish, + Smart Fashion: SF Part 2

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Sustainable fashion has been getting the recognition it deserves since the disaster of Rana Plaza. People have been speaking out, becoming more aware of the issues and what they can do to help. Companies have been formed on the basis of ethically made, sustainable fashion, so an incident like Rana Plaza never happens again.

Co-Founder of Zady, Maxine Bedat, was one those brands. In her TedTalk, she explains her journey started with the tags. She became curious about where her clothing was coming from and when she realized the enormity of the problems and what little had actually been done, she started something called “The New Standard.”

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Why Fashion Matters: Sustainable Fashion Part 1

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There’s all this talk about mindfulness and minimalism. It’s become a trend, a complete lifestyle switch, to try to live the most fulfilling life that focuses on family and friends and the passions that truly excite our soul.

And while most have indulged in some aspect of that lifestyle, myself included, there still seems to be one thing that gets overlooked again and again. And that is fashion. Fashion is about self-expression, showing who you are on the inside, out for the world to see. And if so many of us are trying to be more aware of what thoughts we let enter our minds, and what food we decide to put into our bodies, why are we also not caring about the clothing we wear every day?

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