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How to naturally care for your boots

How to naturally care for your boots

You asked, here it is! Okay, we all know the struggle: buy beautiful boots, wear them for a season, live through the awful salt stains, put them in the closet and forget about them – until next fall when you realize they’re too far gone […]

Building the basics: Ethical staples for every day

Building the basics: Ethical staples for every day

I discovered Kotn because I was doing competitive research. We were interested on how other ethical Canadian companies were navigating the discount-heavy season of Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Everlane, TOMS, all the regulars. And then out of the woodwork came Kotn: giving 100% of profits during […]

A week of outfits with Brass Clothing

A week of outfits with Brass Clothing

I have been SO excited for this week of making outfits from 3 core pieces in Brass Clothing’s Fundamentals collection. I have a mission of brightening up my winter wardrobe. And it’s been a long time coming! Given the choice, black and grey are my […]

Why I’ll proudly wear a garment made in China.

Why I’ll proudly wear a garment made in China.

This story starts a while ago. Way back, I got a lovely note from Brass Clothing, asking me if I wanted to partner up. I hadn’t heard about them before, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure it was the right fit at first. Don’t […]

Fall 10×10 – outerwear & accessories edition

Fall 10×10 – outerwear & accessories edition

I feel like by this time around, I was comfortable nailing 10 outfits out of my more simplified garments. It’s been easier to throw things together now that I’ve embraced my natural inclination towards easy, tonal clothes.   But there are a few things I […]

How I style the Breton (+ real models, too!)

How I style the Breton (+ real models, too!)

If you’ve seen my previous posts, you’ll know the origins of the Breton Stripe, and the way the fabric is woven. Now that we’ve brushed up on our history, it’s time to get to the fun stuff: styling! My absolute favourite way to wear a […]

The fabric behind the Breton Top – and why it’s amazing.

The fabric behind the Breton Top – and why it’s amazing.

The first thing I noticed when pulling the Les Sublimes Breton Top from its package was that the fabric was unlike any other I’d worn. It was firm but not abrasive – it was warm but breathable – it felt soft on the skin but crumpled […]

ICYMI: This is the history of the Breton stripe.

ICYMI: This is the history of the Breton stripe.

Ok, we all know stripes came from the navy. (or maybe not all of us do?) but either way, it’s an iconic motif that’s become a wardrobe staple. As I was getting to know my Breton Top from Les Sublimes, I did some research to […]

The truth about the Breton Top

The truth about the Breton Top

My journey to this top was a long and weird one, but here I am. In my fast fashion days, I’d been buying and buying different striped tops to try and find the perfect one – and never did. I was left with a half […]

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 […]