I’m wearing this dress to work today, and I always feel so vibrant in it! Loads of colour to distract those unflattering nooks and peaks. The side panels really give a nice hourglass illusion, which will work on any body type. I love wearing white and bright colours, but in this case the navy panels really tone down the dress making it wearable and work appropriate. The fabric is also light and stretchy, which makes it curvy girl approved!
It’s no secret, today is my birthday! But if you follow me online, you already knew that. What you wouldn’t know is that my life has completely changed in 1 year, both physically and professionally.
This picture was taken on my birthday last year… When I was in a tough place in my life. I lost my job after going on maternity leave and was unemployed for a total of 6 months. That summer I stated a Marketing and Communications company to support small businesses, called “Go-to Girl”. I stared a networking group for young business women “Ottawa Networking Superwomen” and hosted countless business and social events. I started this blog and built my empire slowly.
Fast forward to 1 year…
I landed an awesome and stable job, I started seeing a personal trainer, I joined weightwatchers, lost 20lbs and I’m at the best physical shape of my life! My blog has exploded and I’m getting noticed! And you know what? It feels pretty damn good!
Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and for your encouragement throughout these tough and exciting times. You really get to know who are the people that truly care for you in these times.
I was very excited to be invited to the PR event held by Rudsak to launch their new store in Carrefour Laval in North Montreal on September 9, 2015. Rudsak is a Canadian brand of luxury leather goods, launched by creative visionary Evik Asatoorian in 1994.
I dragged my sister for the 2 hour car ride from Ottawa and spent a lovely 24 hrs in Montreal (more on that later!).
Rudsak partnered with Emily Haines of Metric. Emily customized four leather jackets that were raffled off at all new Rudsak store openings across Canada: Carrefour Laval (Montreal), St-Catherine store (Montreal), Eaton Centre (Toronto) and Market mall (Calgary). You can follow the campaign under #RockRudsak on Twitter and Instagram.
À propos de RUDSAK
RUDSAK a été créée en 1994 à Montréal, au Canada, par Evik Asatoorian, chef visionnaire et créatif. RUDSAK est une marque niche de cuir de luxe qui offre son riche héritage local, son savoir-faire et son esthétique audacieuse au client qui recherche une connexion et désire s’approprier le mode de vie du rebelle cool et authentique. Les collections exclusives de RUDSAK comprennent des sacs à main, des chaussures et des vêtements ainsi que des vêtements d’extérieur, qui sont vendus exclusivement à travers un réseau national de boutiques, RUDSAK.com et un groupe exclusif de détaillants en Amérique du Nord.
I went to New Orleans (NOLA) in June for exactly 36 hours with a good friend.
We spent 3 whirl-winding days of walking, shopping, boozing on the street, eating and sweating of the excess pounds from the heat and humidity. I was pooped, let me tell you. I barely had any energy left over for Jazz club hopping on Frenchmen street. It’s hard to travel fast. You want to see everything, go everywhere and do it all!
But can I say something, NOLA is Street Style heaven! The streets are beautiful and the architecture has so much history, it’s almost palpable. That was my favourite part, well that and eating of course.
Here are some pics of the trip.
As far as street style was concerned, it was quite disappointing. The retailers in the boutiques had a cute boho look to them, because they must dress for the heat! But overall, it was not an exceptionally fashion driven community. If only they realized the opportunities! Here are some fun shots we took.
Travelabulous helped me build a map of all the sites I visited. If you are thinking of a quick trip to New Orleans, do check it out.