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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 […]

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 […]

Being content in the middle of “fast” & “slow”

Being content in the middle of “fast” & “slow”

The middle is not a sexy place to be, really. That messy phase after you’ve made the decision you’re not shopping fast fashion anymore, and you’re only buying ethical. If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m smack-dab in the middle […]

10 tips to shop vintage (without regrets)

10 tips to shop vintage (without regrets)

This weekend while I was buried in clothing racks at the antique mall, I heard two girls talking about “Vintage Tunnel Vision.” You know it. We’ve all done it. You’re in the mood to shop, you see something really cute, and say, “I can totally […]

My ethical camping wardrobe

My ethical camping wardrobe

Layers. Layers. Layers. That’s always been the number 1 rule to camping, and it’s still true. Since making the decision to shop exclusively ethically, I wondered how it would impact summer camping. Would I not want to bring my ethical pieces, for fear they’d get […]

Making your denim last longer

Making your denim last longer

Full disclosure: I’ve never patched my jeans.   I’ve either never had to, or once they ripped I wore them as “camping” pants. When my favourite AGOLDE jeans got a rip right in the butt, I was pretty well heartbroken. $200 jeans with a hole […]

Review: Made Inland Pop-Up!

Review: Made Inland Pop-Up!

When a coworker told me about a 2-day pop-up of Canadian brands just a short streetcar ride from work, the obvious decision I made was DROP EVERYTHING AND GO. Made Inland holds this pop-up of 70 Canadian designers & brands twice a year, as a […]