It was a slow start to get motivated this year, I got a taste of the simple life and it felt hard to come back from it. I hadn’t posted my annual “hindsight- a year in review” in January like I normally do, I’ve neglected the blog and this cold weather has me completely uninspired. My recent trip to Tulum, however, did get my creative juices flowing again! Proof that resting the mind and body is a necessity. Now that I am feeling myself again and because I want to stick to my good habits, I am forcing myself to write this goal-setting post, as I have done for the last 5 years. It is one thing that I have consistently done, and that has contributed to the growth and success of my life and business. I don’t always achieve every goal, but it’s nice to know where I was a year from now, how much I have grown and where I am headed. So if you want to know more about the importance of setting goals in life and business and you want to know how you can stick to them, keep on reading!
For many different reasons, presenting a live TV segment is harder than it seems. Although the spot usually lasts between 4 to 7 minutes, it can take months to plan and loads of hours to coordinate the entire thing. Whether you’re presenting a fashion segment, as I typically do, or promoting a new product, or an upcoming event, the formula is pretty standard. Keeping your nerves calm, remembering your key messages, and nailing your set-up are just a few things to consider. Quite often, people seek my advice and ask me how to put together and present a tv segment. So for everyone’s benefit, I decided to share my tips on the most important things you need to do before you present a TV segment via a blog post!
Ding Dong, Party time!
I bet you’ve got loads of events to go to, and odds are you’re looking for some holiday outfit inspiration. I got together with my friend Catalina from MDRN Creative Group, who kindly snapped some pics of me in front of her gorgeous new marble backdrop.
I want to thank Pearls 4 Girls Canada, who gifted me the lovely black pearl earrings you see in the photos. I paired them with my fur pompoms from Stunning, which I love!
Pearls 4 Girls Canada is a charity based here in Ottawa that raises funds for girls’ leadership programs in southern Africa through the sale of freshwater pearl jewellery. They are entirely non-profit, which means that a minimum of 50% of the purchase price of each piece of jewellery directly supports programs that help girls who are affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and gender inequity to build their confidence, learn how to make healthy decisions, and ultimately become leaders in their families and communities. Pearls 4 Girls is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – since 2006, they have raised over ¾ of a million dollars and empowered thousands of girls to create a brighter future for themselves. I love my earrings and have not taken them off since I got them!
I was getting a little silly, and pretending to do a mannequin challenge during our photo shoot, so I apologize in advance! Enjoy the pics 🙂
- This Glittery dress is from H&M’s plus size line! I love it! It feels amazing and I find it super flattering.
- Blue booties from L’Intervalle (my obsession)
- Silver Clutch from Ela Handbags
- Pompom earrings from Stunning (Byward Market)
- Pearl earrings from Pearls4GirlsCanada
August in Ottawa is exploding with fashion forward events… it’s so exciting! Finally, I get to wear all the clothes in my closet, or have a reasonable excuse to buy more!
I bring you, Polo in the Park Ottawa, comparable to the Queen’s Plate in Toronto, this full-day fundraiser on August 27th is filled with activities for the whole family! I am not kidding, check out the itinerary below!
The Rotary Club of Ottawa South has partnered with Wesley Clover Parks and the Ottawa Polo Club to bring Ottawa the inaugural Polo in the Park fundraising event to benefit the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and TROtt (Therapeutic Riding Association of Ottawa-Carleton)
Quit horsing around and BUY YOUR TICKETS already!
Although, I still have no idea what I will be wearing, I know for sure that I will be sporting my preppiest equestrian inspired look paired with the finest headdress I can get my hands on! If you’re looking for something spectacular in Ottawa, look no further. Chapeau de Madeleine, Ottawa’s classiest milliner, is offering a 20% off promotion to guests attending the Polo Match.
Planning on getting a little fancy and wearing a hat to Polo in the Park Ottawa? The very talented local milliner Madeleine Cormier is offering a 20% discount on her designs when you present your ticket for our event! Head to her shop on North Dalhousie, @chapeauxdemadeleine 👒 #polointheparkottawa #polointhepark #ottawa #myottawa #ottawaevents #igersottawa #ottcity #fundraiser #northdal #support613 #ottawafashion #613style #yowcitystyle #yow #613 #ottawastyle #yowstyle
And if you want to leave your chance to luck, you should enter my contest on Instagram to win 2 tickets to the event!
📢 OTTAWA GIVEAWAY 🗳 🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇 Clear your schedule in August if you’re gonna be in Ottawa! More fashion forward events require your attention and attendance! On Aug 27, please join me at @polointheparkOttawa and flaunt your flamboyant style! “But what shall I wear?” You ask? 💃🏼👠👒 Look up #polointheparkOttawa or #qp16 for outfit inspirations! If you’re looking for a #fascinator, I urge you to visit Madeleine Cormier in the #BywardMarket! She makes all her hats by hand and is available for custom work. If you can’t commit to one design, inquire about rental opportunities! In this picture, I’m wearing: 👗 @roadtrip_and_trustfund 👒 @chapeauxdemadeleine 👟 @zara 📸 @yowcitystyle 🏇CONTEST TIME- WIN 2 TICKETS!!! To be entered to win, follow me (@chantsy), like this picture, and tag a friend. Enter as many times as you like by tagging a new friend in a new comment! Contest ends August 1.
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