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Thursday
Mar032016

SPRING FASHION CLASS | How to Look On Point Right Now

via Gigi Hadid's ridulously gorge Instagram feed

Originally posted in The CLOSET

March has finally arrived and, I don't know about you but, I am rea-dy.  In just a matter of weeks, we'll be peeling off our overworked winter layers and pulling  our spring things out of storage, ready to take stock of where we stand with our wardrobes.  While parkas and boots are great fashion equalizers, pretty soon, we'll all be a little more exposed.

If your spring selection is way out-of-date and you're in desperate need of an update, don't despair. Simply scroll down for the pieces you need to look right on point right now.  From the season's most-wanted shoes and accessories to the hero pieces that will change your fashion game, get your spring shopping fix here.  Okay snow, you can melt now...

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Tuesday
Mar012016

JET SET | The Prettiest Packables

Lucky enough to have a plane ticket waiting in your in-box? I've rounded up the prettiest packables at Vaughan Mills right now to make you the belle of any white sand beach...

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Wednesday
Feb172016

FASHION TO-DO | Get a Jump On Spring With These 15 Pieces

via Atlantic-Pacific @blaireadiebee on Instagram

Originally posted in The Fashion Scoop

If you're getting tired of your winter wardrobe, we feel you. With so many stunning spring pieces flooding into stores, we say, why wait? Get a jump on the new season with these 15 pretty finds...

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Monday
Jan252016

GYM CLASS HEROES

Instagram via @basebodybabes

I just looked up lethargic in the thesaurus. Slothful. Somnolent. Spiritless. I'm trying to figure out what word would best describe me for the past 7 years. It's not that I haven't been active because I have young kids, so that's impossible. But let's just say that I used to be really active, really toned, really strong. And then suddenly, I wasn't. I worked out at least 3 days a week, quite religiously in fact, for most of my life. And then suddenly, I didn't. I used to feel like I was missing something when I didn't exercise because I craved it. But for the past 7 years, I honestly just wasn't interested at all.

Turns out my total lack of motivation coincided directly with having kids. And while having babies provided loads of convenient excuses, I realized that my reasons for not working out had morphed from valid to ridiculous. With a 5 and 7 year old, I found myself still saying things like 'I don't want to mess with their schedules,' or 'I'm just too tired.' I work from home. They're at school all day. They sleep like rockstars. Like I said: ridic.

This past fall, that all changed. I decided it was finally time to get to the bottom of things. And by bottom, I mean my own. My formerly perky, well, everything, had begun migrating south and it wasn't even winter yet. I'd been making a monthly donation to my gym for the past 7 years but only ever went a handful of times. Still, I refused to give up my membership because it felt exactly like that: giving up. But I finally did. Turns out breaking up with your gym is a lot like quitting a job or ditching a bad boyfriend - sometimes you have to leave to find something better.

In September, at the urging of a fellow mom, I reluctantly signed up for a Bums & Tums class at a local community centre. Despite the cringeworthy name, the instructor more than made up for it. Every Tuesday, I'd meet my friend for our weekly B&T and found myself, for the first time in 7 years, actually enjoying a workout. Then another mom and I decided to try bootcamp. So every Thursday, we had a date at the XTreme Fitness Torture Chamber where Pedro threw tires at us until we begged him to stop. And somehow, I found myself hate-loving it. Before I knew it, I'd done 4 straight months of consistent workouts and I hadn't once made an excuse. For the new year, I've signed up for an evening pilates class while my son does ball hockey in the gym next door (no mom guilt - yay!) and two lunchtime B&Ts. I haven't felt this good, this strong, this healthy since my pre-baby days. 

After all these years, I finally figured out the 3 things I need to stay on track with my workouts. (If you're feeling similarly derailed by your lack of motivation, maybe these will help you, too)...

Wednesday
Jan062016

PINK VS. BLUE | Meet the Top Colours of 2016

Dior S/S 2016 - via Harpers Bazaar UK

Originally posted in The CLOSET

As a fashion addict, I'm always curious to see Pantone's yearly colour reveal. Is it going to be bright? Is it going to be pretty? And will it really even matter? I mean let's face it - last year's colour announcement was a total downer.  Marsala? Hmm. I don't know about you, but I don't like watered-down wine in any context.   For 2016, Pantone took note and hit us with not one but two top picks for its shades of the year. The pretty in pink Rose Quartzand tranquil blue Serenity feel totally right right now. I mean, why pit boy vs. girl when you can have both?   

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