It’s here! The Garment travel pop-up! If you’re not familiar with Morgan from The Garment, she curates amazing online pop-up shops that feature ethical makers from around the world. It’s a great way to discover ethical brands and get a discount on any pieces you might be eyeing! One of my favourite things is that every pop-up has a photo shoot with real models (aka regular women) wearing the items, so you can get an idea of size and fit based on their measurements – and yours. To top it off, one of my beautiful friends was featured in this pop-up. Look for Britt R – she’s a babe!
As an added bonus, the coupon code for The Garment pop-up works for any items on the brand’s site – so if the featured pieces aren’t fitting your needs, you can always grab something else and save 10%. The goal here is not to shop for the sake of shopping. It’s to curate a wardrobe that works for you with ethically produced, quality items that will last. If your wardrobe doesn’t have any gaps, you’re golden! If you’re not sure, I encourage you to head over to Encircled‘s website, sign up for their mailing list, and they’ll send you the minimalist wardrobe workbook. I went through it this weekend and it helped me get really clear on my style, what I actually wear, and what’s missing from my wardrobe. Look for more about that in next weekend’s capsule wardrobe post!
While Morgan always has amazing picks, I’ve gone through the featured makers to share some of my own favourites! A few of these will definitely be heading to my wardrobe. Some are items I don’t need at the moment but are beautiful nonetheless (and hey, maybe they’re on your list!). I haven’t shared anything from Tradlands or Les Sublimes because the featured items are exactly what I would be after – so make sure to click here to see what they’ve got! If you do pick anything up, don’t forget to use code COMMUNITY10 to save 10% and share your purchases on Instagram with the hashtag #garmentcommunity.
It all started with an Instagram post. Free Label was a brand I started following after seeing them featured in one of the garment‘s online pop-up shops. In fact, I had just recently placed an order for my first piece from them (the must-have Andie bra). The post was calling for models – regular women of all shapes and sizes – for what would become the everywoman campaign. The models would share their measurements to help women visualize the clothing on different bodies that might be more like their own and to see how the sizes would actually fit.
Before I could talk myself out of it, I grabbed my measurements and submitted them. The next thing I knew I had been selected for the shoot and the date had been set.
One of my favourite things to do on the weekend, especially on Sunday nights, is a really indulgent skincare routine. You can have the most expensive, top-notch makeup products on the market, but if you’re not taking care of your skin, they’re not going to perform the way you want. My skin is always a good barometer of my overall health, especially my diet, stress level, and sleep habits. Taking care of your skin is taking care of yourself so that’s why I’ve chosen to do the ‘best of skincare’ tag for this week’s Self Care Sunday post. This tag started on YouTube, but since I’m a blogger, not a vlogger, I thought I’d adapt it. I’d love to read your answers in the comments below!
It’s the end of the year and for my paper planner nerds out there, it means it’s almost time to break out the 2018 calendar. I’ve been using Inkwell Press planners since their first launch (I believe it was the 2015 bound planner). The company has grown exponentially since then, offering a line of organizational planners and products. This year they’ve included a new bound planner, which I’ll be giving away in this post! Keep reading for a list of reasons I love this company and don’t forget to enter to win a LiveWell planner of your very own! (You’ll have to forgive the terrible lighting. It’s winter in Canada and daylight is hard to come by!)
For the past few years I’ve been focusing on downsizing the amount of ‘stuff’ I own. It started with creating a capsule wardrobe and progressed to anti-hauls and decluttering my makeup collection. We recently moved house and I’m blown away by the number of things that we were able to let go of with little effort. The shift towards a more minimalistic lifestyle has been really positive. Living with less has made me feel so much lighter. So when I saw a video in my YouTube feed about decluttering the ‘fantasy self’, I was all in (thanks Allison Anderson!).
Your fantasy self is an idealized version of you. It represents who you want to be or think you should be as opposed to your true, authentic self. The basic gist of it is, we end up holding on to all kinds of crap in order to support the lifestyle of our fantasy self without even realizing it. This idea was really intriguing to me and I thought it would be interesting to figure out who my fantasy self is and what she’s keeping in my house.
Sometimes I have a hard time believing the crap that the beauty industry tries to convince us to buy. The other day while scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across a promo shot of a product that made me roll my eyes so hard that I felt compelled to make this post. I let out an audible “c’mon son!” when I saw the price tag, promises, and list of comments from people eager to shell out their hard-earned cash for a product that was pretty well guaranteed to disappoint. Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup and skin care products and I’ve certainly given in to the hype in my time (I’m looking at you Urban Decay Naked Heat palette), but the products I’m going to list today are next-level silly. If you have oodles of money burning a hole in your pocket and these are your favourite things, that’s cool. You do you. But for the rest of you, I invite you to peruse this list and think about what you’re really getting the next time you pick up a hyped or expensive product. Drumroll please……
They say that when it rains, it pours and that’s been true for us lately (in a good way). This summer has seen new jobs for both my hubby and I and, most recently, a new house! We’ve just finished the process of selling our first home and buying our second. It’s been a whirlwind and we’ve learned a lot since buying our first place 4 years ago. We’re moving at the end of the month and I thought I’d share a bit of our experience. I’m not an expert, but if you’re thinking about moving, here are the most valuable pieces of advice I can offer you: