Tuesday, 28 February 2017

What I Read in February


One of my New Years' Resolutions this year was to read more. I never specified how many books or what I had to read but, I have done really well so far the past two months. I have read four books, two this month and multiple blog posts and online articles!

Online


Ten Morning Habits of Super Successful Women 
Camille Styles

"I’ve always been fascinated by the little, everyday habits that are shared by so many successful and creative people. What are the secret rituals and healthy practices that make up their lives – and why?That question formed the springboard for our Getting Dressed With series, and I’ve loved the chance to take a peek into the morning routines of our favorite stylish women and getting the inside scoop on the products and rituals that help them prepare for the day like a boss. Since we’re all trying to set some good habits at the beginning of this new year, it seemed the perfect time to dig into the archives and see what healthy habits these – and a few of our other favorite ladies – share for a little AM inspiration..."


This Ballet Brand is Making Pointe Shoes for Women of ALL Colours
Fashion Magazine 

"Pointe shoes and ballet tights traditionally come in three colours: white, nude and light pink. The idea being that tights and shoes should give the illusion of a seamless leg extension—a perfect line. Pointe shoes typically aren’t meant to stand out, they’re meant to blend in..."



Meet the Women Who Wants to Make Mornings Great Again
Flare Magazine

"Between the heaping pile of terrible news that is being dumped onto Twitter on a regular basis and Insta pics showing that yes, yet another one of your friends is engaged, scrolling through social media these days can be a landmine. Reese Evans, 27, found that each morning would start the same, not so great, way. “The first thing I would do was grab my phone and scroll through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and spend all this time taking in everyone else’s day and falling into that comparison,” she says..."

Books


 Capture Your Style
Aimee Song (Song of Style)



 Bloom
Estee LaLonde


Blogs


7 Bloggers Give us a Loom Into Their Work Spaces
Bloglovin' The Edit

"It's great to get a glimpse into the world of some of our favorite bloggers. Here are a few super cool, minimalist workspaces to be inspired by!... "

What did you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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Monday, 27 February 2017

Current Obsession | Podcasts


I have always loved watching YouTube videos but, recently I wanted to put something on my laptop and walk away to do other things like clean my apartment. YouTube videos are great but, you have to sit and watch content. Podcasts are great because it's just like the radio and all you have to do is listen! My favourite podcasts to listen to while I do the dishes, clean or do my homework are The Lively Show, Office Hours with College Fashionista, and The Market Beautifully Podcast!

I would describe The Lively Show as an uplifting podcast that challenges you to look at all aspects of your life! I love listening to Jess becasue I always learn something new!


I discovered this podcast while I was at the Teen Vogue Experience Event in New York when Amy Levin, Founder of College Fashionista mentioned it during her talk. I love how Amy interviews girls who are relatable!


This is a relatively new podcast but, I love listening to it to help learn how to market my blog and learn more about marketing. It is a subject I truly enjoy!


I'm always looking to discover more podcasts, let me know what you listen to in the comments below!

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Saturday, 25 February 2017

City Living | Bloom & Roots


I discovered the small business Bloom & Roots back in December at a local community shopping event in Toronto. I spoke to the founder, Marcelo and he explained the reasons behind creating the company; 'your skin is your largest organ and it absorbs everything,' he explained. Using a store bought moisturiser may be harmless in the moment but, using multiple personal care products over a lifetime is harmful to your body. He further explained stats about what kinds of health problems are a cause of using personal care products with chemicals. 

Marcelo's mission is to develop a range of products that can minimise exposure to chemicals. Bloom & Roots is a handcrafted and natural skincare company based out of Toronto, Canada. Their product line currently consists of:

Lip Balm $4

Cream Deodorant $10

Body Butter $15

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I purchased all three products at the local shopping event and I love all of them. First of all, everything smells amazing! My lip balm is almost out becuase I use it every day. I'm going to need to pick up a new one soon! The cream deoderant is the only natural deoderant I have found that actually works for me. It would be easier to have the deoderant in a stick form but, a cream deoderant is applied better with the warmth of your fingertips. And the body butter feels luxurious. However, you only need to apply a little. I have gone overbaord with the body butter once and becasue it is oil and butter based in does take a while to soak in. So dont apply too much, a little goes a long way. Overall, I would repurchase all of their items again!

Remember to support small businesses and shop local!

Let me know what natural skincare products you use in the comments below!

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Friday, 24 February 2017

5 Reasons to be an Entrepreneur



You should consider being an entrepreneur because...

1. You are your own boss

2. You control the level of creativity

3. You make the rules

4. Flexible work hours

5. You can make a difference

Want to learn more from successful female entrepreneurs? Check out my #Girlboss Guide interviews! I have two posted with Natalie Catania and Jessica Yamoah and there are more on the way!

Let me know if you've ever considered being an entrepreneur in the comments below!

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Friday, 17 February 2017

The Intern Files | 3 ways to excel


1. Arrive early and stay late

Being on time is a given but, to show how serious you are about the internship get there early and stay a little later. Doing this just helps to show your interest in the company and what you are doing for the company. 

2. Share your ideas

If you have an idea don't be afraid to tell someone. You don't want to be the intern who doesn't speak up or regret not contributing enough! And never let the size of a company hold you back; a company hires interns for free/less expensive help, however, you bring fresh ideas to the company being young and new to the job.

3. Take initiative 

Never wait to be told what to do! Just start working! Make a list of everything you want to do to help or what you think needs to happen. Show your mentor first or just start on your list. Whether you take the time to write down your ideas or actually start on an idea, it is showing initiative because no one had to tell you what to do!

Let me know if you currently have an internship in the comments below!

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Friday, 10 February 2017

Outfit | The Classic Leather Jacket

I recently went on the hunt for a leather jacket and picked up this moto style one from Dynamite last week! 


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Aritzia - Wilfred Free Mauve Sweater










Let me know if you own a leather jacket in the comments below!

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

#GirlBoss Guide | Jessica Yamoah


I interviewed Marketing Maven for Style ID, Jessica Yamoah! You can find her and StyleID on Twitter, Facebook, and their Website

At what age, did you start to become fascinated with fashion?

I would say 4 years old.

What was your dream job growing up?

Growing up I wanted to be a lawyer. 

All-time favourite designer?

Tom Ford.

How do you stay up to date on current trends?

I stay up to date on current trends by being online; reading blogs and fashion websites. Everyone has a dot com. Before online, I would watch fashion TV.

Did you ever consider or experience a career change?

I wouldn't call it a change but, I experienced a career evolution. I worked at Nike and got to experience it all; business, clothes, sports, entertainment and athletes. It was the best of everything for that time in my life.

What was the best advice a manager or mentor gave you?

Don't focus on being perfect and work with the right people.

When was a time you felt completely discouraged and how did you push through it?

Probably, once a week. You must remind yourself everyone's human and everyone struggles. It is part of life and you have to keep moving through the hard times to get the good. 

What is your favourite item of clothing?

Definitely Jewelry. My favourite pieces are my Tiffany Atlas Rings.

Your favourite places to shop?

Zara because they have a decent price point, Holt Renfrew, Woodbury Commons in NY, and Nordstrom.

Who is your female role model?

My Mother and Michelle Obama.

Flats or heels?

Heels!

Do you have a life motto?

"People First. Then things. Then money." - Suze Orman 

What’s the one product that’s always in your purse?

My cell phone!

What is a fact about you that would surprise others?

I have a motorcycle license and sometimes ride a scooter!

What advice would you like to give to today’s women?

Don't wait on anything or anyone. Do what you want to do right now!

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Lisa

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