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Sewing the Everlane silk cami

Sewing the Everlane silk cami

I really wanted this polka-dot cami from Everlane. It was the perfect boxy structure, with dainty spaghetti straps that I could see wearing through all seasons.     But of course, staying on a budget meant not going to buy more things. I remembered a […]

3 months later: wide-leg linen pants

3 months later: wide-leg linen pants

When I spontaneously invested in wide-legged linen pants at the beginning of the summer, I wasn’t too sure how much wear I’d get out of them. I felt a hole in my wardrobe and needed some light-coloured pants to break free of the black and […]

Ecuador Part 1: Packing list & arriving in the Amazon!

Ecuador Part 1: Packing list & arriving in the Amazon!

It’s been a few weeks since I was in Ecuador, but it is still tugging at me, in the sweetest, best possible way. So: it’s time to sit down, write it out, and share PART 1: prepping to go to the Amazon. I hadn’t been […]

Is a zero waste kitchen really that scary?

Is a zero waste kitchen really that scary?

I never thought I’d be the type of person to start eliminating disposable plastics from my kitchen. I cared about the earth and doing good, but I was no die-hard environmentalist. So it surprised me that when I moved into my own home for the […]

Summer 10×10: my items + brand highlight!

Summer 10×10: my items + brand highlight!

Ok, so anyone who’s been following for a while knows that I love 10×10 challenges. They’re how things really kick-started here on PetraAlexandra, and helped me become comfortable with loving what I have and needing less. What I love about the 10×10 is that you can […]

How I style the “potato sack”

How I style the “potato sack”

At least, that’s what my mom calls it. I love loose, breezy tunics. For humid Toronto summers and Volkswagen shows in farmer’s fields, they’re just the trick! I found this black tunic at the Made Inland pop-up this spring—a market of Canadian designers and luxury […]

6 ways to wear duo-tone denim

6 ways to wear duo-tone denim

If you’ve been following for a while, you’ll know I LOVE my duo-tone jeans. They’re just enough to give a simple outfit interest. I’m not as into wearing a ton of jewellery as I used to be, so subtle hems and fabric mixes in clothing […]

Choosing the right natural products for you

Choosing the right natural products for you

It’s a science, not an art. But for those of you who aren’t scientists, here are a few things I’ve learned between the stumbling blocks to finding what works for my skin and body.   Know your skin type Dry, oily, combination? Identifying exactly what […]

Current brand crush: Blondie

Current brand crush: Blondie

  I didn’t expect to have my daily routine changed by a single visit to a spa gift shop. I expected overpriced hand creams, maybe. Kitchy items you’ll forget in a day or two, maybe. I don’t often go to spas, so when I went […]

My number 1 investment for summer

My number 1 investment for summer

This is the first REAL season change since going 100% ethical. Here I thought I was doing so well, not craving the newest trends and extra clothes. I thought I was right on track. And then. Slowly, every morning at work I’d see colleagues coming […]