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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 […]

The “social” algorithm

The “social” algorithm

  I was always an unapologetically introverted cynic. Until I seriously, reliably, faithfully started to post on social media.   When I left university, my first thought wasn’t “I wonder how I’m going to make friends.” Most of us don’t realize until years later that […]

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 […]