Tuesday, 28 March 2017

What I Read in March


This month I have been obsessed with reading recipes and food blogs. I follow The Edit by Bloglovin' and they always have weekly or monthly food posts. An amazing blog and YouTube channel I love is Lauren Toyota's hot for food blog. Everything is vegan! I'm not vegan, I love cheese too much but, I'm a pesco pallo vegetarian (a vegetarian who only eats white meat, chicken and fish.) Her recipes suit my eating habits and this month I've been trying to eat better and incorporate different sources of protein.

All about food this month!


Vegan Spinach and Artichoke Dip
hot for food blog
"You won't even know (or care) that this warm spinach and artichoke dip is vegan and actually quite healthy, thanks to some added fibre and protein from creamy butter beans. Have it as a meal on those lazy nights or put it out as a comforting starter for your dinner guests!"


Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich
hot for food blog
"Well we know you love our recipe for cauliflower buffalo wings, but now we've kicked it up a notch. We think you'll probably keel over after trying one bite of this buffalo cauliflower sandwich with creamy ranch. It's nearly the exact same recipe as the wings so you should be good to go but just in case, here's a fun "how to" video (recipe follows as well):"


6 Spiralized Veggie Recipes
Bloglovin' The Edit
"Some industry experts call the spiralizer to be the new, must-have kitchen gadget for those who are healthy conscious. However, nowadays you are fine without owning one as most supermarkets sell already-spiralized vegetables. If you have never tried using spiralized veggies in your cooking, here are 6 super healthy yet delicious recipes to get you started:"


"One of the easiest way to eat clean is to mix a bunch of vegetables in a bowl with your favorite dressing and serve it for any meal of the day. Whether you serve yours hot, cold, sweet, or savory, clean veggie bowls are always a good way to feed your family.  Here are 9 recipes for some inspiration..."



"In need of an instant energy boost? We've rounded up seven protein-packed sweet treats for a quick and tasty pick-me-up..."

Let me know what you read this month in the comments below.

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Lisa

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Friday, 24 March 2017

Outfit | Casual Mauve

Just a simple outfit today because sometimes comfort is the most important thing!


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Aritizia Mauve Sweater





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Friday, 17 March 2017

5 reasons you'll love working for a start-up


I used to think that right when I finished university I would need to land a full-time corporate job immediately. Since starting my internship at a start-up in September, I have realised it's not about making money, it's about doing something meaningful that makes a difference. Here are five reasons why you'll love working for a start-up:

1. You have opportunity for experience

When you work for a start-up you get to experience and be a part of the process of building something from the ground up. The main benefit you receive from working for a start-up is learning.  

2. You will have more meaningful responsibilities 

Your job as marketing coordinator at a start-up is very different than that at a large corporation. As a coordinator, you will probably be doing manager level work. You will get to take on more challenging responsibilities which in the long run help advance your career.

3. Your opinions matter

All start-up's start with small teams. When there are only three people working on a project your opinion matters. Never be afraid to voice your ideas, they may help the company move forward as well as your career.

4. You get to work with very passionate people

Start-ups usually start with one or more people who have an innovative idea. They pour their heart into their work. Being around individuals like this is one of the most inspiring things ever. It may inspire you to create or innovate something or just inspire you to be better at your current job.

5. You will get to learn all areas of a business instead of one

Yes, you will have your area of expertise to focus on but, working on a small team means having great teamwork and willing to lend a helping hand. This is not just a great thing for company culture but, for allowing you to learn a different part of the business you may not have been aware of. 

Let me know if you've ever worked for a start-up in the comments below!

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Outfit Inspiration | Greenery 2017 Mood Board

AUrate New York, a jewelry company connected with me to collaborate on creating an outfit based on the 2017 Pantone Colour of The Year, Greenery! I said Yes because they make beautiful hand-crafted jewelry ethically in New York and they have always supported charities.

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My outfit was inspired by the green we will see in nature this spring and how important it is that we reconnect with it. I went for a casual spring look and created something that I would actually wear and feel comfortable in! Nothing says comfortable and casual like a white t-shirt and boyfriend jeans. To incorporate the colour green I decided to add in a cardigan. I live in cardigans and they are great in the spring when it's too cold to not wear a sweater but too warm to wear a jacket. For the accessories, everything is in a pink/nude colour so it doesn't clash with the green and helps to keep the look overall neutral. Last, the gold necklaces at AUrate tie in perfectly with the greens and balances the look. I chose to layer the gold choker and long radiance necklace. 


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| White T-Shirt | Boyfriend Jeans | Green Cardigan | Nude Mules |

| AUrate Gold Choker | AUrate Gold Necklace | Nude Tote Bag | Steve Madden Sunglasses |

Let me know how you will be styling the colour Greenery this spring in the comments below!

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Friday, 10 March 2017

Outfit | Edgy Black and White

My new favourite way to change up a look and add some edge is by wearing my leather jacket! I've never owned one before because I didn't think it would fit my personal 'style.' However, as I've gotten older my personal style has evolved and I have learned that you should wear what you feel comfortable in.


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Dynamite Black Culottes
Dynamite Black Floppy Hat












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

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Friday, 3 March 2017

#GirlBoss Guide | Inessa Radostin


I interviewed Inessa Radostin, Fashion Stylist, Blogger and Content Creator!

1. Where are originally from and where are you currently located?


I was born in Moscow, raised for a little while in Israel and am currently located in Toronto, Canada.



2. What was your dream job growing up?



When I was very young I always wanted to be a journalist. I thought the adventure would be so amazing. With print media becoming more extinct I ended up going into photography studies thinking it would be the closest to the field of journalism. I guess I do a little bit of both now!



3. What did you study in school? Did you ever see it leading to fashion?



I graduated with a degree in photography. I've always loved fashion but after years of photoshoots, I realised I liked fashion styling more than fashion shooting. It's really what led me to my life today: this completely unhinged obsession with style.



4. Who has been the most influential person in your career or in life?



I'd have to say, my dad. He's always been a fifty-fifty kind of guy; part creative but part a realist. I never do anything without getting his opinion. To be honest, when I started the blog or any other career moves associated with it I thought he'd brush off the idea but he was so supportive. He surprises me every time, it's good to have people like that around when you're an entrepreneur.



5. What inspired you to become involved with fashion blogging and social media?

I've always loved being a part of the fashion scene. I went to fashion shows any chance I got, loved finding new designers, and even spent the time learning to sew so I can make my own clothes. But social media was a real curve ball! I went from having almost no social media skills or presence to running not only all of the blog's accounts but actually running social media accounts for companies that needed help doing so. It's funny what something you once considered a hobby can get you to learn! 

6. Why did you write a book?

There was nothing to watch on Netflix so... Kidding! I found when I was starting my blog I had to figure everything out by myself. There were, of course, blogs and articles helping people out, that's nothing new but there were none geared directly at people who still had to work while blogging and may not have resources or time to direct towards a new blog. A lot of what I read made it seem like once you decide to start a blog you need to immediately quit your job, empty out your bank account and start dishing out all your savings for clothes, events, marketing and pro photographers. There was also so much information out there that was all over the place! If I followed everything I read I'd never sleep trying to catch up with every new social media tool or going to every event possible. I remember thinking "Wouldn't it have been nice if, when I was starting out, there was a book out there just for someone like me? Someone new to this that didn't want to gamble with their life but still wanted videos, and photos, and clothing, and marketing, and so forth?" There wasn't a book quite like that, so I wrote one.

7. Have you always felt like fashion was the right path for you?

God no! I was all over the place growing up. I tried everything from owning a multi-media cafe to running a restaurant. I landed in the world of fashion sales when I started managing a large department store. That led me to styling which in turn led to the blog.

8. Why did you decide to start your own blog/business? Did it seem enticing? Did something inspire you?

The blog was a quick start. I was bored with my full-time job and had a very flexible schedule so I was looking for something to do on the side just to keep busy. There was another girl I worked with that had started a blog and she quite enjoyed working on it so I thought why not? I originally started the blog to basically keep an online diary of the things I enjoyed. I had a background in writing and photography so I figured it would be a great way to entertain both. In all reality, what inspired me most was the blog itself. Once I started working on it, I could see all the possibilities of what it could become and the things I could accomplish with it. That's huge motivation if I've ever seen any! Before I knew it, I was working as a marketing consultant for other companies based on what I've done with my blog and have even recently opened an ETSY store (Mod Mode Designs) geared towards office stationary. 

9. How would you define success?

Quite simply actually. If you go to sleep at night excited about what you can do the next day and if you hit the ground running every morning, I'd say you're pretty successful.

10. What is your go-to outfit?

Lately, it's been jeans, ankle booties, and some sort of over-sized sweater. It's freezing here in Toronto and I've been working from home quite a bit marketing Mod Mode so comfort has been paving the way. When I'm out, I rely heavily on blazers, silk trousers, and a good solid pump. 

11. In one sentence describe your style.

Classic chic but tomboyish. 

12. What advice would you give to today's women?

Don't be afraid to take risks. There will always be opportunities out there to get some type of job or another but the longer you wait on chasing those dreams you had when you were a kid the more likely it is that they will never happen. Just because something seems far-fetched doesn't mean you can't use it to pave the way for future accomplishments. I'd say if you're looking to do something different with your life just go for it! But go for it smart. Be strategic in your plans and take your time. Oh and keep a planner! Trust me, you'll need one sooner or later.

13. Where can everyone find you?

Instagram - @inessaradostin
Facebook - Inessa Radostin
Pinterest - @inessaradostin


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