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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 […]

That time we spontaneously bought 2 vintage VWs

That time we spontaneously bought 2 vintage VWs

A lot of you may not know the story of how my family ended up with two vintage Volkswagens. It all started with my dad, whose first car was a red 1971 Super Beetle.     Years later when he and my mom got married, […]

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 […]

Curbing the temptation to shop ‘fast’

Curbing the temptation to shop ‘fast’

It’s Fashion Revolution Week. On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the dialogue around who made our clothes is still going strong. And I’m so glad it is. I know that not everyone has the economic means to shop 100% ethically – […]

7 reasons why I’m downsizing.

7 reasons why I’m downsizing.

A lot of people ask me why I’ve decided to downsize, and slow down my style. I never thought I’d feel like a vegan (when they get asked why they’ve made that conscious lifestyle choice). Here’s the thing. It wasn’t something I just rolled out […]

The week of dresses – Part 1

The week of dresses – Part 1

Do you ever look at your closet and feel this weird guilt when you see dresses you never wear? You know the ones. The “I bought this for a wedding/event because I didn’t want to be seen wearing the same thing twice, and now it’s […]

Wardrobe Tour

Wardrobe Tour

There’s a really amazing article form Fashion Magazine about how the term “capsule wardrobe” has become consumerism wrapped in a minimalist disguise. I personally think a lot of people are doing it right – but there’s also a huge impression (largely because of the edited […]

Why I don’t believe in buying pyjamas

Why I don’t believe in buying pyjamas

Weird thing to say, I know. Let me ask you this: when was the last time you wore real pyjamas to bed? Like, classic plaid pants, nightgown, etc.? I have to admit that some of you probably said “last night!!” But I can’t help feeling […]

Review: Hamilton Vintage Marketplace!

Review: Hamilton Vintage Marketplace!

Hamilton is a treasure trove of vintage pieces. There’s plenty of antique and vintage stores year-round (which I admit I go to VERY often), but my friend won free tickets to the Hamilton Vintage Marketplace this weekend so naturally I jumped at the chance to […]