The Meeting – A Film By My Cousin

The Meeting –  A Film By My Cousin

One of the most important topics for young people and parents today within our communities are mental health in our youth and the role of our educators.

We want to spark an intelligent conversation that goes beyond the horrors of the headlines with a compassionate dramatic short film.

www.seedandspark.com/studio/the-meeting

Painting

 Cheers!

The Uniform

Or shall we call it my signature style? Dress in what feels right and makes you feel good. Embrace your style and work with it. Make it yours. I’m going to call my style edgy boho. Probably not really a thing but it combines my love for flowy and black everything. A syndrome created by living in the Northeast section of the country. Black, black and more black. Extra points if it’s leather, faux or real. I’m completely obsessed with these Free People trapeze slips. I have them in a variety of different colours – not only black. Dress ‘em up. Dress ‘em down. In the summer you can wear them alone and in the winter you can throw a sweater or thermal over them and voila… instant outfit!

Free People OOTD

Free People Slip

Zipper Leggings

Free People Thermal

Thermal
Trapeze Slip
Leggings
Similar Booties
Sunglasses
Bracelets

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Not Yet

So the calendar says spring. The thermometer says otherwise. Until the two reach an agreement I’m sticking with my boots and sweaters. I’m one of the few people who actually doesn’t look forward to spring and warm weather. Boots, sweaters, faux fur coats, scarves, layers — these are a few of my favourite things. Sorry everyone but I’m holding out as long as I can. I added the smallest touch of the new season with this amazing flower necklace my mum and dad brought back from France. Otherwise, in true Northeast spirit I’m in all black. All black doesn’t have to be boring if you mix up textures and prints as I did here with knits, lace and leather. The slightly edgier over-the-knee boots with my otherwise boho outfit added a little twist. Enjoy!

Free People Trapeze Slip

MMJ OTKB

Free People Vee Vee Cardigan

Free People OOTD

Free People Outfit

Flower Necklace

Cardigan
Trapeze Slip
Leggings
Over-the-Knee Boots

Cheers!

iPops!

iPops!

Customize Your “Time” With iPops: Charms For Your Watch Wristband!

I was so excited to receive my iPops charm and can’t wait to get a few more. It’s a really fun and reasonable way to dress up your Apple Watch or FitBit! I strongly encourage you to read the family’s inspiring story on their website. Please support their Kickstarter campaign so that we can all buy more of these! Here’s how I styled mine…

iPops Coffee Charm

“Arm candy” now takes on a whole new meaning with iPops, the only charms collection dedicated to making your watch, FitBit or Apple Watch look new again. In this day and age of wearable technology, your favorite digital or even analog timepiece can now be distinguished with fun charms that reflect your hobbies, families, favorite sports and even your favorite pooch.

Perfect for men, women and teens, iPops is designed to fit perfectly into the FitBit and Apple Watch wristband for a shiny new makeover for every season, special occasion or holiday. iPops offers an expansive catalog of over 130 charms, from coffee tumblers to Americana and even stylish Bohemian-inspired sets, giving users the ability to combine all of their charms into one cohesive collection for their wristband.

Created by stay-at-home mom of three, Lucy Simones set out to invent iPops from scratch after realizing her Apple Watch needed a little sparkle. Living with diabetes, Simones relies on her Apple Watch to track her blood sugar levels, but the bulkiness of the watch has also kept her favorite charm bracelets in a jewelry box.

Recently featured in exclusive swag bags at the 88th Annual Academy Awards, iPops is now available for preorder through their Kickstarter campaign with just 15 days left. These charms are sure to be crowd-pleasers for gifts, favors, or the start of an impressive hobby collection. Preorder your own set of iPops charms today at an early bird discount starting at $4 for one iPop or $10 for a set of three iPops, just in time for Mother’s Day, graduation, thank you gifts for teachers and even Father’s Day!

Your favourite iPops:  

  • Comes in single pack, double pack or triple pack
  • Fits perfectly in adjustment holes for FitBit and Apple Watch
  • Can fit in other types of wristbands
  • Made from high quality zinc alloy

For more information, check out their website at www.myipops.com.

Cheers!

Easy Chic

Sometimes simplicity is the way to go. I have a hard time not adding that quintessential 3rd piece so a wrap or scarf just adds completion and finesse. These vegan leather leggings were on such sale that they almost paid me to take them out of the store. They’re Blank NYC and started out relatively expensive. There’s nothing like getting that amazing deal on an item of clothing you know you’ll wear over and over and over. Go me! I paired them with a simple long sleeved tee but I’m sure I’ll wear them with fancier tops as well. It’s all about versatility! Tip – when your pants and boots are the same colour it elongates your legs!

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Prada Chelsea Boots

Forever 21 Wrap

Blank NYC Leggings

Free People Top

Vegan Leather Leggings
Long Sleeved Tee
Similar Booties
Similar Wrap

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goo.ey

goo.ey – Design-led phone cases inspired by art and fashion. goo.ey cases stick to glass and mirror so you can enjoy your device hands free.

GooeyCase

I was so excited to receive this case. First of all — it’s sparkly. Second of all — it’s pink. Breast cancer survivor — must have pink. This particular case is from the Phoebe Lettice collection but they have many amazing designer collections to choose from. The coolest thing is that instead of taking a selfie with your arm swinging in the breeze or holding a stick in front of you it sticks to glass so you’re hand’s free! You can then set the timer while you position yourself properly or, if you have an Apple Watch you can control your camera with that and hit the button when you’re ready.

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I love that you can take a whole body selfie and get all sorts of different outfit angles. I do have to admit that I was terrified to hang my phone on a mirror or window, but it didn’t fall! It really sticks! Don’t let the name deceive you. You’re not actually walking around with a sticky gooey phone case. It’s perfectly smooth but the material also keeps it from slipping around too much if you rest it on your desk or a table. Love it!

Here are some shots I took playing around with my new goo.ey case. Enjoy!

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Phone Case – ℅ goo.ey
Poncho – Abercrombie & Fitch
Jeans – Free People
Shirt – Free People (Similar)
Boots – Coach (Old as the hills!)
Bracelets – Alex and Ani, Trollbeads
Watch – Apple

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What is that, velvet?

What is that, velvet?

Yup. Purple velvet. It’s so soft! We all know that I’m the queen of the sale. When I saw the blazer and the boots both reduced with an extra 40% off they simply had to become mine. No questions. I had been coveting these on the Free People site since the beginning of the season and I waited and waited until I got such an amazing deal I couldn’t possibly pass it up. Embracing the velvet trend and the fringe trend and the over-the-knee boot trend in one outfit? Decadent!

OOTD 013016 Free People Blazer Free People Slip Free People Fringe Boots

Yesterday’s Muse Velvet Jacket
Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip (Similar)
Can’t Stop Fringe Over the Knee Boot

Cheers!