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4 Tips For Sticking to Your Goals in 2017

In my last blog post, I talked about the danger of making new year’s resolutions and the difference between goals and resolutions. I explained that it’s better to have goals, because they’re directed towards results, rather than being abstract thoughts or intentions. So, once you’ve considered what some of your goals (rather than resolutions) may be for 2017, here are my 4 simple tips on how you can actually stick to them: Make sure they’re realistic. Everyone is different, so set short-term and long-term goals that are within reach for you. If your goals are too idealistic, you’re setting yourself up…

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The Danger with New Year’s Resolutions and Why You Should Avoid Them
January 9, 2017
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The Danger with New Year’s Resolutions and Why You Should Avoid Them

Without fail, the ushering in of a new year brings with it a stream of new year’s resolutions! Gyms get filled, people sober up or go on detoxes, and so it goes. But, about a month or two later, this trend of people doing what’s really, really good for them and avoiding what’s really, really bad for them starts to taper off. Why? Because resolutions don’t last and aren’t the same as setting actual goals. Goals vs. Resolutions So, what’s the difference? A “resolution” is a firm decision or determination to do/not do something. A “goal” is the result or…

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4 Tips For Sticking to Your Goals in 2017
January 16, 2017
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Well, looks like winter has reared its ugly head and we’ve been hit with a couple of major snowstorms over the last two weeks. Even though I was really hoping (actually, praying) for a NON-white Christmas (does that make me sound like a scrooge?), I think the white stuff is finally here to stay! Sometimes I swear that I was born on the wrong continent because my body really isn’t made for this weather! When it’s winter, I literally feel the chill deep down in my bones, and I avoid being outside and any type of outdoor activity like the…

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Why I’ve Given up Drinking Until the New Year

Truth be told, I have a love-hate relationship with alcohol. I’ve been known to enjoy a nice glass (or three) of wine every now and then; and although I’ve been consuming alcohol for more than a decade, I still can’t seem to strike the right balance. So, starting on November 5th, I decided to kick drinking to the curb until the new year, and here are the reasons why… Physical Health First and foremost, I promised myself that I would get back to my ideal weight before the end of the year. Food blogging has taken a toll on my…

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10 Reflections on Blogging, After My First Year as a Blogger

The launch of the Kenzo x H&M collection a couple weeks ago was a humble reminder of this time one year ago, when I was so desperate…errr, excited, to shop the Balmain x H&M collection that I did one of the craziest things of my entire life: camping out at the mall. I waited in line for more than 13 hours, including sleeping on the freezing cold Toronto Eaton Centre floor, just so I could be one of the first people to get dibs on the exclusive merchandise…or so I thought. I later learned that some lucky fashion bloggers got…

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It’s No Secret I Get Paid for Being an “Influencer”, But Here’s What I Want You to Know About it
September 28, 2017
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Transitional Dressing with Bench Canada

Oh fall, everyone’s favourite season! The leaves change colour to beautiful hues of orange and red, the pumpkin spice latte makes its return (not that I care), people indulge on generous portions of turkey and stuffing for Thanksgiving, and go overboard with the costumes for Halloween. Autumn also happens to be the season that my birthday, which I celebrated last week, falls in. But, believe it or not, fall is my least favourite time of year. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because fall is the beginning of the end. It’s a signal that winter is right around the corner. Most…

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Changes
October 19, 2016
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Changes

If you read my last blog post, you’d know that time management is my biggest problem, and the conclusion that I arrived at was that I have to start making some changes. While cutting some things out of my life is in order, blogging isn’t one of those things. In fact, I want to make the adjustments that are necessary in order to give my full-time job, blogging, wedding planning and relationship the attention they all deserve. Learning to say no and to only take on projects and engagements that are worthwhile are part of that process. Another important change…

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How to Style a Plaid Blazer in a Feminine Way
November 7, 2017
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September 8, 2017
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Same, Same, But Different
April 1, 2017
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Time Management

Time management is the number one thing that I struggle with. If you were to speak to anyone who knows me well, they’d tell you that I’m usually extremely organized and on top of things (I live by to-do lists and spreadsheets). But, since I started blogging, I always feel like I’m playing catch-up, rather than being ahead of the game like I used to be. Not that I’m blaming blogging; I think it’s just a natural by-product of introducing a very time-consuming thing into my life. Styling and shooting different looks, sorting through and editing photos, composing blog posts,…

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Style Post – Treat Yourself with Upper Canada
October 23, 2017
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Nordstrom Gala

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last little while, you’d already know that Nordstrom has made its way to Toronto. The Toronto Eaton Centre store officially opens today and the Yorkdale store opens on October 21st. With all the amazing activation events over the last few weeks, including jam vans, fitness and beauty events, and opening galas for both the Eaton Centre and Yorkdale locations, it’s pretty hard to not have noticed all of the fanfare! Nordstrom’s also been working with influencers (including yours truly 😉 ) to spread the word. I attended the social meet-up on…

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Care-Free

I shot this look with Tiffany (@littleblackpearls) on a gorgeous, sunny day earlier in July. That day, on our agenda was: visiting a new coffee shop (for the coffee and the photos, of course), shooting at Sugar Beach, and then meeting some of our other blogger friends for brunch and ice cream. Coffee, shooting, brunch, ice cream – sounds like the perfect Sunday to me! Looking at the images for this blog post of me twirling and frolicking around in the sand (even though we were technically still ‘working’) makes me appreciate even more those care-free weekends when my time belonged completely…

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