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HOW TO LOOK CHIC IN SWIMWEAR WITH GIRL MERRY

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Swimwear can be just as chic as your day-to-day looks. It's all about adding the right pieces to your beach wardrobe so you look and feel fab even when you're half naked!  
I've partnered with girlmerry.com to share some of my style tips for pool season. Their website offers trendy, affordable wholesale swimwear online. Click here to shop GirlMerry swimwear. 
Scroll down to read my 5 tips for looking chic in swimwear this summer...




1]LAYER - Sheer or tassel skirts are the perfect pairing with a bikini or one piece this summer. Look for pieces that are sheer or transparent that work with a variety of bathing suits and summer tops. There are several mesh scales available to suit your style. 
This will show off your silhouette in a soft, sexy way and is great for heading to a restaurant or bar without having to change. 
Remember to avoid more opaque fabrics as they will create a harsh line, visually cutting you in half.
I love this white tassel skirt from Girl Merry. It also came i…

B2B LOOKS AT THE 7 TO

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It's finally starting to feel like spring and that means full force wedding mode for us summer brides. There are so many important events leading up to the big day that require amazing outfits.  I know brides-to-be traditionally like to wear all white, however, you guys know I like to mix things up. I put together three alternative bridal looks that are sure to make you stand out at your shower, bachelorette or any other events! 
I had a blast shooting this whimsical theme at The 7 TO [7th floor Kleinfeld @ The Hudson's Bay] in downtown Toronto with Photographer Kerry Meneses Look I The silver sequin dress from Dokotoo- This cocktail dress adds some serious bling to the woman who wears it. The sheath silhouette is classy and elegant while the sleeves and fabric add all the excitement. Minimal jewelry is required, so I paired it with this cool Eargear piece from Sculpturewear which compliments the dress and adorns the face. Clickhereto shop the dress Click hereto shop the Eargear …

100 NIGHTS ON OUR ENDY

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Having a good night sleep is SO important for productivity and health. After living in Europe, we know the importance of a good mattress [we used to put two mattress toppers on because the beds there are SO hard - and small!]. 
We had a comfortable mattress prior to our Endy, however, David had a tendency to get up in the night and the mattress would shift so much that it would wake me up. I am the type of girl who NEEDS her beauty sleep, so it didn't take long for me to start seeking alternative options. 
When I came across Endy, I knew it was worth a try. With their 100-night guarantee you have the option to return the mattress if you aren't satisfied, no questions asked... and they will actually come back and pick it up from your home.

We ordered the Endy Queen mattress, two Endy pillows and the Endy bedsheetswhich includes two pillow cases, a flat sheet and fitted sheet. 
Everything arrived in compact boxes and I was super impressed with how the mattress came packaged. It was …

DESIGN - IMAGE - ACCESSORY

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You guys know I'm all about incorporating your own style into every aspect of your life... so why not have tech accessories that go with your personal style ? I have been designing custom cases with CaseApp for a couple of years and am super happy with the quality of the print and the case itself.  I recently visited the Iris Van Herpen and Philip Beesley exhibit at The ROM in Toronto, Canada and was inspired by the two visionaries who push boundaries in design. The pieces from IVH's Aeriform collection [showcase during Paris Couture Week] were made of innovative materials creating intricate, avant gard art.   One of my highlights was the interactive installation. The construction, materials and overall concept was quite interesting. I spent a good hour taking in all of the details. I was really drawn to the textures and how the architecture in The ROM complimented the art. 

After going through my favourite images from the event, I started playing around with this image in Lightro…

Day To Dinner Vegas Looks

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I'm headed to Las Vegas, Nevada next week for one of my besties 30th birthday celebrations.  I visit Vegas annually, however, I have never experienced the city with just the girls... I'm guessing it will be a little different from my previous experiences ;). I can't wait to share my list of places to explore with you. In the meantime, I put together a couple of looks that are perfect to rock from Day to Dinner in Las Vegas. 


When I found this GirlMerry.com black mesh dress I instantly needed it in my life.  As you guys know, I love sheer fabrics and interesting textures and this piece incorporates both details. I have several sheer LBD's, but what sets this one apart is the sleeve length and black beading. There are small sphereical beads in various sizes sewn onto the front that acts as jewelry, so you don't even have to accessorize. 
We are going to be seeing a lot of similar of pearl shaped beading on clothing, denim and accessories this season. 
The great thing ab…

MICRODERMABRASION WITH INFUSED BEAUTY BAR

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I have always struggled with blemishes and acne prone skin. At age 12 I started going for treatments and tried various medications to help prevent the scarring of my sensitive skin. Microdermabrasion and glycolic peels have made a great difference with minimal discomfort.
Once I got my hormones and skin issues under control, it became all about maintenance. I have a fairly strict regime, and definitely notice if I skip one of the following; I drink 2-3 litres of water per day, minimum of 8 hours of sleep, using high quality skincare and mineral makeup and going for a facial or Microdermabrasion once per month.  I love how clean and smooth my skin looks and feels after every session of Microdermabrasion. My makeup goes on flawlessly and the tone and texture of my skin is much more balanced. 
I partnered with Lizz Pereira-Browny, a Medical Aesthetician and owner ofInfused Beauty Bar to share my latest Microdermabrasion Facial and some Q & A's about skincare... Check it out below!

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Festival Styling Tips with Ardene

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Festival season is finally here! Having cool looks that are both comfortable and stylish are an important part of enjoying the experience. Check out some of my no-fail basics for any S/S festival you attend: 
1] The Bootie- A western style boot is a key footwear style regardless of the genre of music. These boots are a 2-in-1 style and have a comfort memory foam to keep your feet dancing all day long! The removable harness changes the style from western chic to a classic Chelsea style. [Now 50% off!]



2] TheShortall - Overalls are one of the hottest trends this season. They are so easy to dress up or down and automatically give off a festival vibe. Shortall's [shorts instead of pants] are a great option for warm summer days to give your legs a little sun and cool breeze. This black stretch denim is easy to dress up or down and goes with just about any top. With all of the styling options, you could definitely get away with wearing these multiple days. 
I like to style these with one s…