Easy, Breezy, Beautiful, Makeover

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I’ve always loved the month of August for one reason: the allure of a back-to-school makeover. Whether on a show like “What Not to Wear” or YouTube videos of drastic bedroom redecorating, I enjoy seeing the magic of change and the fruit of forethought brought to fruition. There’s always something so refreshing about “reinventing” yourself or your look to start a new stage in your life (school year or otherwise). While I’ve never had a transformation quite as fantastic as Mia’s in The Princess Diaries, I do give myself a little makeover near the middle of each August not only to make myself feel the most beautiful and confident, but also to have something to look forward to when school may otherwise be…a dread. So without further ado, here awaits ­­­seven easy ideas for some well-deserved self-pampering. Continue reading

Why Your Summer Wardrobe Needs Mock-Neck Tops

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Okay okay, so turtle necks get a bad rap—while there are exceptions, this style often conjures up feelings of frumpiness and old elementary school teachers that we didn’t like (or am I the only one for that second part?). But the real question is, have you ever tried mock-necks instead? This sexier cousin of the turtle neck is a much more youthful version, and here are 3 reasons you need to add one (or three) to your summer wardrobe ASAP. Continue reading

Canadian Culture Shock

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I mentioned in my Toronto Travel Guide last week that I would talk more about the fashion I saw while in Canada. As it turns out, fashion wasn’t the only thing I noticed…I was quite shocked to realize all the differences between Toronto and American cities of similar prestige and size. After all, it’s just Canada, so I wasn’t really expecting it to feel like we were in a foreign country. But it did! Continue reading