Stand Out In Style With Sanuk

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I couldn’t be more thrilled to have partnered up with Sanuk, to showcase some of my favorite shoes, sandals and sidewalk surfers from their brand new Spring and Summer 2015 collection. Long before Sanuks were available in Canada, I would always come home with a new pair of Sanuks, every time I traveled to California. Because all the local surfers had a pair and because I was so in love with everything surf-related, my obsession with Sanuks began. I’ll always remember how my feet felt trying on my first pair, it felt like I was wearing slippers, hands down the most comfortable thing I’ve ever put on my feet! It’s only fitting that the brand’s slogan is “Never Uncomfortable” because I have yet to get a pair of Sanuks that didn’t feel like I had cushions under my feet.

Their sidewalk surfers have become my go-to summer footwear. Not only are they perfect for the beach but also for walking around, biking and all the outdoor activities that I get up to. I’m thrilled to see the brand has grown and introduced so many new styles over the years. They always present lot’s of great colors, prints and fabrics yet without ever compromising comfort.

I’m excited to be showing off my new MOLLIE shoes, with their super comfy footbed. What always gets me is their rad outsole, how awesome is a brand that puts smiley faces on their soles? I love the Sanuk spirit! They radiate sunshine, positive vibes and I’m all about it! You can check out other styles from the new Sanuk Spring and Summer 2015 collection here 🙂

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Sanuk MOLLIE shoe (get them here)

Anine Bing Straight Ripped Jeans In Black (get them here)

Anine Bing black silk blouse (get it here)

Anine Bing dark grey cardigan (get it here)

 

How I Kick It

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Ah Toronto! Looking fine in the sun. So happy to be able to bring the vegan leather jacket back out! The city really comes alive when the sun comes out the the temperatures warm up.

Made the best of the sunshine this past weekend with lot’s of running, walking and time spent just hanging out outdoors. This is how I kicked it this weekend, how did you kick it? #HowWeKickIt

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Stance “Magic Carpet” socks (get them here)

Anine Bing Studded Boots With Buckles (get them here)

Anine Bing Straight Ripped Jeans In Black (get them here)

M for Mendocino plaid poncho

 Three Fates leopard sunglasses 

Road to Nike Women’s 15k

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One of my goals for 2015 included signing up for my first ever race. Not only did I sign up for my first ever 10k race in May but I also recently signed for my first ever 15k race with Nike Women happening in Toronto on June 14th.

To some, running 15k might seem like a small feat, but for someone like me who’s never actually run that distance in my entire life, this race is a BIG deal. I’m one of those people that never really considered myself a runner but in the past couple of months, I’ve stopped using that as an excuse and have made running of one my main focuses in becoming a healthier, stronger and better me! Because this will be my first time ever running such a distance and also training for a big race, I thought it would be a neat idea to blog about my 10-week journey leading up to the big day. I know that a lot of the women I’ve spoken to, will also be running this distance for the very first time. I’m hoping that through chronicling this journey that we can help each other and give each other tips and motivation to not only get stronger and better leading up to the race but also motivate each other on race day to not only cross the finish line but also run our best!

Each Sunday, I’ll be writing a short recap of my training week. I want to share with you how I’m feeling, what I learned as well as the ups and downs of my journey because I think we can all learn from each other during this process. Whether you’re doing the Nike Women’s 15k race, another race or just training for yourself, I’m hoping that these blogs will help you along the way. I will also try to include some #5QuestionsWith interviews with people that can potentially help & inspire us along the way.

I’ve decided to take on this challenge as a personal challenge first and foremost. I really believe that you can push the human body and mind to do so many incredible things. It’s also taking me back to my years of competitive swimming, skipping and karate as a kid and teenager. I can still recall waking up the morning of a competition, feeling super nervous, not being able to eat and being anxious up until the event started and then feeling so relieved and happy after the event. I feel that I will feel the exact same thing on the morning on June 14th.

Please feel free to comment and share your experience along the way. Here’s to an awesome 10-week journey towards the Nike Women’s 15k. Let’s do this!

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Nike FlyKnit Lunar 3 Women’s Running Shoes (get them here)

Nike Run Epic Lux All Over Print Women’s Tight (get them here)

Nike Run Dri-Fit Knit Women’s Long Sleeve (get it here)

Nike Pro Classic Padded Bra Top Womens (get it here)

Stable 26 Running Socks (get them here)

April!

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April is a good month! There are several reasons why: Spring is here, the days are longer, it’s warmer out, I can finally put away my winter jacket and I can start riding my bike again! This month also marks the beginning of my journey towards the Nike Women’s 15k race in June. Watch for my special blog post tomorrow about what I’ll be doing leading up to my 1st ever 15k race. I’m so excited!! What are some of your favorite things about April?

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Zara structured grey coat

Anine Bing Studded Boots With Buckles (get them here)

Aldo Parella bag

Zara grey trousers with ribbed waistband

Zara blue and white striped shirt

WMCFW Fall 2015

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This week has been absolute madness for me. I just got back from NYC on Monday and headed straight into World MasterCard Fashion Week. I decided to go a little more mellow on the shows this year, having been to almost all the shows these past couple of seasons. Though Fashion Week is incredibly inspiring, fun and a great networking opportunity, it’s also incredibly tiring. So this season, I picked and chose the shows I most wanted to attend – Mackage, Hayley Elsaesser, Narces, etc. Catch my recap of some of my favorite moments of World MasterCard Fashion Week this weekend on the blog! Also coming this weekend!! Don’t miss my #5QuestionsWith Hayley Elsaesser!

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Zara striped patchwork tube dress (get it here)

Forever 21 handbag

Zara structured grey coat

Topshop white Oxford shoes

Last Day Of February

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A perfect weekend in the city is underway! Brunch at the Drake Hotel, afternoon stroll in the sun, eating the goûter at the Tempered Room and spending the evening watching a brand new season of House of Cards. Anyone else binge-watching House of Cards this weekend?

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI also discovered an amazing new place called Her Majesty’s Pleasure in Toronto last night. It’s a cafe, bar, hair and nail salon. Located on King West, this brand new “fashion house” as they call it, is the perfect place for a date with a girlfriend or just for a relaxing drink or snack. I love the concept of mixing café/drinks and a beauty salon. They also use and sell a lot of local and natural beauty product brands like one of my favorites LOVEFRESH. I had the prettiest and yummiest custom-made drink at the bar last night. I look forward to my next visit!

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Hope you have an enjoyable weekend! Can’t wait to ditch the layers and jacket next week and soak in the California sun!

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Elizabeth Stone Double Geode Cuff Ring (get it here)

Zara structured grey coat (get it here)

Zara France TRF plaid boyfriend shirt

Anine Bing boots with silver studs (get them here)

Public Butter grey beanie

COMMUNION By Joy “Rays Of Light” ring (get it here)

 Zara Biker Jacket with zips

Valley of Fire

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Though the ocean is definitely my element, I recently found a kinship with the Valley of Fire in Nevada. Maybe it’s because I found a place who’s colors matches my fiery mane… 😉 The one thing that’s for sure, is that the day I spent at Valley of Fire, was one of the best days of my life. Seeing 4000 year-old petroglyphs, 150 million-year-old petrified logs are just some of the things that make this place so amazing! If you have yet to give this place a visit, you’ll want to make the drive out there next time your in Vegas!

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Converse – Chuck Taylor Dainty (get them here)

Anine Bing Cropped Jeans with slit – charcoal (get them here)

Zara TRF green square cut t-shirt (get it here)

Stella & Dot Gold Signature Engravable Bar (get it here)

Wave necklace from Etsy

February 1st

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Can’t believe it’s February 1st already! January flew by and I have the feeling that this month will be just the same since I’ll be spending most of the month on the road. This year, each month I’m trying to set some goals for myself. My goals for February are: keep eating healthy and clean even while on the road, keep up on my running and training for my 10k and 15k races this spring and keep being positive. Do you set yourself any monthly goals? If so, what are your goals for this month?

Happy Superbowl Sunday everyone! Here’s to a great February!! 😀

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Anine Bing double zipper jeans light grey (get them here)

Anine Bing olive plaid shirt (get it here)

Fjällräven Ovik melange beanie (get it here)

The North Face olive long winter jacket 

Dr Martens metallic boots

Working Hard

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Is it just me or has January flown by? What a busy month it has been for me. I definitely started 2015 with a very strong work ethic and have been busting my butt clocking long hours and putting in all of my heart, knowledge and creativity into my work. With so much going on and so much coming up (got tons of traveling coming up in the next couple of months, so excited to share with y’all new travel blog posts following these travels), it’s hard not to work hard. As a kid, my mother would always say, “do your best and f*ck the rest“… Yes, maybe not the “f*ck” part when I was a kid but would always encourage me to work hard and do the best that I can at everything I did.

During one of my meetings today, I had a moment where I couldn’t believe that after all these years of work, I was where I am today. It was a weird out of body moment, where I was looking at myself and what I was doing in disbelief. My career holds a very important place in my life and the only reason I’ve attained the job status I have today is because I’ve worked my butt off, not counting my hours, working without getting paid for years while paying my dues and then when finally attaining my first real job, working hard to get to the next level.

I think having a hard working ethic will lead to positive results no matter what area in your life. Whether it’s your career, family, personal goals, health, etc. without putting work into it, you won’t get any results. As of late, I’ve been focusing a lot of my energy on becoming the healthiest person that I can be and with that comes work. By registering to a 10k run, comes work. By wanting to eat clean every day, comes work. If you work hard in life, it will pay off! That’s what I’ve always believed in and hopefully always will. Who’s with me?

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H&M camo jumpsuit 

The Kooples Faux Python Embossed Boots (get them here)

H&M thick camo belt

H&M black felt moto jacket

Color Psychology

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I think I have an obsession with grey. Just putting it out there. I don’t know if it’s the grey weather, me getting older or what, but lately I’ve found that I’ve been particularly drawn to grey. According to color psychology (if such a thing can be true), grey is the color of compromise, it’s detached, neutral, impartial and indecisive – the fence-sitter. It’s interesting to reflect on the meaning of this color. The one word that does stick out in this color analysis is “neutral”, I often feel in life that I’m the “neutral” person, whether that directly reflects in what colors I wear, I doubt it but it’s an interesting exercise to figure out why I’ve been drawn to this color lately.

I’ve noticed over the past couple of months, I’ve been shying away from bright colors and prints for my every day clothes but have opted for that color scheme when working out. Maybe it’s a workout motivator to wear bright and fun colors and prints? Either way, I find it fascinating to see how my own personal style is evolving. Anything you’ve noticed in your way of dressing these past couple of months?

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The Kooples Faux Python Embossed Boots (get them here)

Zara structured grey coat (get it here)

Zara grey sweater dress

Springsioux Shaman pendant (get it here)