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Save Money & See The World

Traveling can be an expensive hobby so over the years I had limit my spending to enable my habit. Here are some of my tricks for saving money without compromising on style. 1. Wear neutrals. I have a lot of black basic items in my wardrobe because they’re easy to match and classic. A black shirt with a nice pair of jeans is chic and timeless. Same goes for grey and white. The fit is key. I buy items that fit and drape really well on my body. I use accessories to create different looks around my neutral staples. 2. Make it yourself. I started sewing about two years ago. I love browsing fabric stores for unique fabric. I made this top from what seemed to be fabric for window coverings. It only cost me 0.99 cents/meter and it’s one of my favorite items of clothing. I love the creative process of making clothes. This top was hand stitched and took about an hour to cut and sew. 3. Shop thrift stores. A lot of people feel icky about shopping in thrift stores …

Travel Favorites

When I first started traveling I had no idea what to pack. I packed things that were impractical and a lot of times I found myself with nothing to wear and with lots of pieces of jewellery and accessories that I didn’t need but took up a lot of space in my suitcase. I used to travel with a large suitcase but nowadays I only travel with a carry-on and a small backpack even on trips of 10 to 14 days. Over the years I fine-tuned my packing skills to match the travel experiences I want to pursue. The time I spend packing has been reduced to 30 minutes because of go to items that always make it into my bag. These are some of the items that have been tried and tested over the years to meet my needs for comfort and versatility. 1. Military Jacket. This is a lighter version of a military jacket because it’s made from a blend of linen and cotton. It packs nicely and I don’t have to worry about it getting wrinkled because …

All In A Week’s Work: Fashion Tips from Guest Stylist Rebeka

Picking a wardrobe for the office shouldn’t be a chore. Office attire has come a long way, especially for ladies, and we can have fun with fashion while still looking professional. Play with color and shape and learn to shop smarter and you’ll have a functional wardrobe in no time. Here are a few useful tips from my guest stylist Rebeka that will minimize the time and cost you invest in creating your look. Channeling your inner fashionista it’s all in a week’s work. The pictures were take around the city of Ottawa. MONDAY: Staples  Once you figure out “your style” (i.e. what colors/shapes you feel most comfortable in) go with it.* I wear this dress A LOT. I actually have multiple dresses in this shape (different colors and fabrics) because I know it works for me. I can change the dress up by wearing different blazers, cardigans and accessories. Knowing that I’ll get a lot of wear out of a piece like this dress, I like to invest in it if I can, while saving on …