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Summer Shorts Guide

Shorts! I never wore them until a few years ago. I have had a bad relationship with my legs for as long as I can remember. Even as a slim, size 6 Gal of only 15, I had idiot boys telling me how HUGE my legs were. I’ve have moles, stretch marks, bumpy skin, varicose veins, spider veins, cellulite, hair, dry skin, chubby knees (as an ex-boyfriend teased me about for years), and all the things we’re told to be…

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cultural appropriation
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Let’s Talk Cultural Appropriation

A couple of years ago I was very kindly called in for using an inappropriate and culturally appropriated term to define a garment of clothing I was wearing.  I shared and posted this outfit above and used the word Kimono to refer to the flowy cropped cardigan I’m wearing.  As this piece was manufactured by a huge, fast fashion business, and I, a White woman, am wearing it and referring to it as a Kimono, it is problematic all around.…

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sustainable fashion
Slow Fashion Style

Slowing Down Fashion

hat: old , shirt: Buttercream Clothing , wool blazer: thrifted , straw clutch: old, pants: Harley Jae   When it comes to the conversation around Fast Fashion, it often goes like this…Fast Fashion is bad and therefore those who consume fast fashion must be bad too, right?   Wrong. Over the past few years, I have taken the deep dive into committing to change my consumer behaviour, moving away from fast fashion, and making purchases with mindfulness and need over…

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up cycled jewelry
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The Metamorphosis Project

Everything old is new again.  Let me ask you, do you have any old silver and/or gold jewelry laying around that you don’t know what to do with?  Maybe it’s outdated, or broken, or just not your style?  Sound familiar ?  I definitely have a stash of old broken, mismatched silver I just wasn’t sure what to do with it.  It’s valuable, so I didn’t want to get rid of it, but I wasn’t using it either.  So what to…

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Black owned business
Slow Fashion Style

Chokitem

Chokitem (pronounced Ch – ok – e – tem), is an innovative, eco-friendly, Canadian, Black owned jewelry brand.  Oh, and did I mention how beautiful their pieces are?  I was introduced to this sustainable jewelry line by local, Vancouver, fashion designer, Jess of Free Label.   She initiated a community based way for influencers, models, photographers, web designers, etc to be partnered up with a Canadian BIPOC owned business.  As someone who is actively seeking out sustainable, BIPOC businesses, this call to…

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