Little Fashionista Style

I’ve been having so much fun with Maddie’s wardrobe this fall!  Now that she’s a bit bigger, I’ve been really thinking about creating a little collection of things that go together.  Along with being bigger and more active comes new messes. If she spills on her shirt, I don’t want to have to start the whole outfit all over again.  I’ve stuck to a lot of easy mix ‘n match pieces in fairly neutral colours.  Kids should still look like kids though, so to keep her outfits playful, I opt for mixing up prints and cute images on her tops.  Think bunnies and kittens! Her moccs are an everyday item. {We have the MiniMoc x VonBon ones.}  They keep her feet warm and give her some extra grip when she’s rippin around the house.  Layers are always perfect for our West Coast weather regardless of our age.

All these items are similar or versions of pieces I’ve bought for Maddie.  My favourite places to shop for her are….

VonBon Apparel
Osh Kosh B’Gosh
Old Navy


sweater: Loft
jeans: Winners
boots: c/o Hush Puppies
bag: c/o Chapters / Indigo
ring: Aldo Accessories
hoops: old faves

Someone’s teeny hand photobombed my pic.  I guess she should be in an upcoming post soon. 

The temperature is dropping, the leaves are turning colour, and everything is pumpkin flavoured…cue the fall uniform.  The great closet purge of 2015 continues.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve been bringing a lot less into my closet then I’ve been getting rid of.  The new pieces that are joining my wardrobe are easy, classic items.  This outfit is a good representation of what I’ve been shopping for.  Love me some black!  It’s a classic hue for a reason.  Just bought this sweater yesterday from Loft.  I grabbed three great knit tops from them and all on sale.  Having a go to uniform can save you time when getting ready in the morning and make life a little simpler.

 Tip: ALWAYS check the washing label.  It sucks when that sweater you had planned on wearing a few times a week is a hand wash or dry-clean only.

September has launched me into a very full season of work, new projects, events, family events {my husband, daughter, and my birthday are all in Oct. & Nov. + our Anniversay}, and even a family vacation in October to Palm Springs for a friends wedding.  I’m trying to cut back on the usual events I would attend this time of year, as I also have my most important role as Mom to fulfill.  We’ve been busy working on potty training the Little Miss.  We had a successful day yesterday…I will spare you the details.  We’ve also been going through a weird sleep regression with Maddie lately.  There have been a lot of interrupted sleeps over the last few weeks.  Even though it’s easier said then done, I’ve been repeating the same two pieces of advice to myself over and over….

1) Try to be organized to make life simpler.

2) When things aren’t organized, take a deep breath and let it go.

I love a clean house, a stocked fridge, empty laundry baskets, and everything in it’s place.  Lately, this has not been my reality.  Every day I just do my best and remember that I’m not the only Mom out there who struggles “get everything done”.  You just have to do your best and keep things simple so you can still enjoy the little things.  I’m always open to suggestions, so Moms, if you have tips on how you keep your household clean and organized, I’d love to hear them!


Gimme Gold

Gold mood.  Gold can be popped into so many different places in our day to day lives.  Here are just a few ideas. 

My fave pieces of dainty gold items from Michael Hill.

Gold used to be considered a fancy fete hue.  Luckily, for those of us who love a little shine in our day, gold has become a part of our everyday.  Weather you’re wearing gold,  using it to decorate your home, protect your iPhone, or listen to some tunes, a little touch here and there can make an outfit {or a room} feel a bit more special.

Since I firmly believe that every day can be special, why not add some gold to your everyday looks?  Michael Hill has some very pretty pieces perfect to wear to work, the grocery store, out for dins, or anywhere you’d like to add some shine.  I’ve picked four of my favourite pieces from their shop ranging from $99-$183.  Great prices!  If you feel guilty picking up jewelry for yourself, like I do, add it to your Christmas wish list. {Yes, I said Christmas….it will be here before we know it.}  I’m sure our loved ones will appreciate a helpful nudge in the right direction!  *wink wink * nudge nudge

This post was sponsored by Michael Hill, however, all views and picks are completely my own.  I only share items I truly love on my site.


sweater: Sandwich from The Urban Rack
dress: Sandwich from The Urban Rack
scarf: V. Fraas from The Urban Rack
hat: H&M
bag: Matt & Natt from The Urban Rack
boots: Old Navy (last year)
ring: Aldo Accessories
lip colour: Lise Watier

The Stimuli Magazine Fall issue is out today!  Pop over to read my fashion feature and how you can get this look.  One of my favourite sections is “My Latest Obsessions” section by editor Maryanne .  She always has fun things to share.  Also, check out my list of 5 items to update your wardrobe this Fall in my latest fashion blog post for Stimuli.  Find it here.

Happy reading!


glasses: c/o Firmoo
tunic: H&M
faux leather leggings: Winners
boots: Old Navy
bag: Mansur Gavriel
cuff: Brave Leather

Sometimes I feel a bit silly being a 35 year old mom who is also a fashion blogger.  It’s easy to let insecurities creep in.  I’m not as young or thin as most of the other fashion bloggers.  Competing with these girls was never my goal when I started my blog, so why does my brain let me go there?  Well, we all know that Instagram can play a big role in the whole comparison game, so why not be proactive?  As rude as it may sound, I have had to unfollow some peeps who didn’t really bring anything positive to my life.  Feeds full of designer clothes, giant perfectly clean homes, moms who only share photoshoot moments and not real life mom moments, etc.  I have, however, found some yummy accounts to follow with women who inspire me.  They are moms, entrepreneurs, workout mavens, real, beautiful amazing women leading real lives.  Real life is so much more beautiful and inspiring than picture perfect.

One of these women I follow is (plus size…hate this term but it is what it is) model and body advocate, Ashley Graham.  She is a confidence rockstar! Today she launched her lingerie collection, with Canadian label Addition Elle, at New York Fashion Week.  It was awesome to see so many full figured models strutting their stuff down the runway this morning.  A real turning point and step in the right direction.  It was a great reminder that we all should be represented in the wonderful world of fashion.  So if my contribution is to inspire, even one, 30 something woman out there with curves, to have fun with fashion then maybe being a blogger isn’t so silly.

On a fun note, how cute are these new specs of mine?  I ordered then online and the whole process was easy peasy (just needed my prescription information).  To take out some of the guess work they have a try-on system to check if the shape of the frames suits your face or not.  I was a bit nervous ordering glasses online, but I love them!  I felt like these matte tortoise frames were perfect for Fall.  Thank you Firmoo


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