In my friend group I’m known as the Foodie because of my curiosity for food, documentaries and nutrition. Healthy eating was not always a priority of mine. When it finally became something important to me, it started to feel similar as to being in a healthy relationship.
Think about it. Healthy eating is like being in a relationship because in many ways people struggle with their relationship with food.
Do you remember the last time you were in a bad relationship? Eating foods that do harm to your body is putting yourself in that bad relationship. Leaving you stuck. Stuck in a bad relationship that will only grant you short term benefits. When you know they (food) don’t do your body justice but you can’t seem to move on from them.
Your relationship with food is a relationship with yourself. It is a choice and it does require time, effort and change. I choose to practice healthy eating to treat my body well, so that I can live well. What about you?
Leather Shorts and White stripped crop top from H&M
Duster Coat from Forever 21
Sneakers from Payless
Until next time,
I have never been a country music fan. It just so happens that I spending most of my time listening to pop hits, slow r&b songs and alternative rock, so there has never been an interest for country music- until now. My opinion has been changing, as country music has been changing too.
Country music fans, to me, seem to categorically place the genre into this tiny box. The music is either clearly COUNTRY or because it may have developed more of a pop/rock tone to the song, some fans dismiss it. But now big country music stars are creating a new mould of country music with a modern flare, I have been hooked.
And I have a somewhat the country girl complex. I would say that I am very down-to-earth, I love to be outdoors, and I own 5 pairs of boots. Those are characteristics of a country girl. This event was centred around country music so I took inspiration from what I would define as a classic country girl. You can`t go wrong with a white lace dress! This dress is by BCBG MaxAzria one of my favourite ready to wear designers who unfortunately are calling bankruptcy. But this dress fit the bill for the evening. paired with these platform heels from Winners and a vintage bag taken from my mother`s closet.
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Do you remember what you wanted to be as a kid?
When I was younger I had several ideas of what I wanted to become. The ideas started from wanting to become an author, to fashion designer, chef, to entrepreneur. My reality today is that I work as a social media strategist and radio tracker.
I read something the other day that made me think of my childhood aspirations.
“How do you want to be remembered ?”
This is a powerful statement, and I use it to develop strategies in my work as well as my personal life. Defining how you want to be remembered is the first step to moving forward, obtain goals and happiness. It can be applied to many situations; How do you want to be remembered when you die? How do you want your peers to remember you? Your friends? Yourself ?
After some thought I came to this conclusion, I want to be remember for my honesty, my independence, my strength, my work and my loyal relationships with others. Step two would be to reflect on this. For all the things I want to be remembered for, they should reflect what I am currently doing. Are you doing things in your life that reflect how you want to be remembered?
This is definitely a process but reflection helps us get back on track!
Dress (that was too short, so I wore it as a top) from Urban Planet
Jeans from H&M
Boots from Clarks Shoes
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There is something beautiful about city skylines. I love the way the Toronto skyline looks at night. The way all the city lights reflect onto the water. It just illuminates a feeling that ‘you can do anything in this moment’. Don’t you think ?
Tonight was a special night as TOM* (Toronto Men’s Fashion week) begins its 2017 season of runway shows. Saturday night was TOM*’S Opening Party at Rebel Nightclub.
Social events can make anybody nervous. Going up to strangers can seem daunting to some of us. And deciding what outfit to wear can be even more troublesome. But we sometimes need to remember that everyone feels this way sometime or another. And hey- parties are supposed to be fun. The event was full of really fun people and I am glad that I was had the opportunity to attend. I wore this black bodycon dress from Dynamite and my black booties from Clarks.
Hope all of you are doing amazing!
Until next time,
“Life is like the ocean. It can be calm. It can be still. It can be rough but in the end, it is always beautiful.”
Does anyone remember those fun field trips you used to venture on with your school friends ? Sometimes you would be on a school bus driving to the zoo. Other times they might of been a local farm or museum.
I looked back on those fun experiences with my childhood friends. I thought about the sugar shack field trip (the place where they produce maple syrup and you eat yummy pancakes) and thought- why not visit places like this again ? Going back to these places would take you out of your normal routine and maybe give you a little nostalgia.
This Monday is recognised as Family Day, a statutory holiday in Canada. We took on this idea since it was a long weekend. We went to visit the Ripley’s Aquarium and the next morning we ate maple syrup filled pancakes at the sugar shack. It was a fulfilling weekend of new and old experiences that had been forgotten.
For this weeks challenge, I challenge readers to re-try something they have not done in months, days or even years.It is fun to be a kid again and experience your community in a different way.
Coat from Value Village
Shirt and jeans from H&M
Boots from Additionelle
Choker from La Senza
Bag from Guess?
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Hello Everyone! What has been new ? I am officially a brunette now! I went from blonde to a golden brown for the fall. I am quite happy the way the colour turned out, since I dyed it at home. What do you think? For my outfit, the occasion was food (haha I am being… Continue reading In my mind
What a lovely week so far. There is a lot to do in TO! We have the CNE, a annual fair full of great eats and events. Also, there are so many great movies out. This week I have been going through my closet Nd recycling the items in my closet I no longer wear or love as much as I used to. This is the time to do this as fall is slowly approahcing. My outfit is featured on my Instagram (Jmfashionista).
Blue dress from bluenotes
Sneakers from Payless shoe source
Denim shirt from old navy
My daily purse is from Steve Madden
Until next time,