Monthly Archives: May 2017

Lifestyle Month: Wardrobe Audit


Declarations of a Girl

I `m always trying to cut my spending, but I also really like my clothes. It used to be a ritual every new season to set a (large) budget, go to town and shop to my heart`s content.

As I entered what is probably my third wave of a more solid interest in sustainable living, I started going to second hand shops more, but I still rarely find things I end up buying.

It was inheriting a large part of my friends` wardrobe that made me sit down and list every single item I own. I never thought I had a lot, and most importantly, I was kidding myself that I was wearing every thing I own at least once a year.

What I however found shocked me:

Shoes Boots – Black 1 smart, 1 biker
Shoes Boots – Grey sheepswool
Shoes Boots – Brown tan, chocolate
Shoes Boots – Blue

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Small steps add up to big changes


Barbells 'n Bites

“The big numbers aren’t reached unless the small numbers are realized.” – Joyce Meyer

When I think back to several years ago, I never would have been able to imagine the place that I am at now in my life.  My old self could never have imagined that by the time 2017 rolled around I would have my personal training certification, I would be preparing to compete at Canadian Nationals in Masters Bikini, and I would be starting my own business!  I was depressed and discouraged, and only now do I see that it had been going on for several years.  I had a good life in terms of my health, my family and my finances, but there was an underlying discontent that I just couldn’t seem to shake.  I wasn’t working, but I couldn’t seem to enjoy that fact.  I lacked self-confidence and was overly concerned with what others…

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Triangl Swim


Life is better in a bikini! Especially in New Jersey in the summer months. I have been lucky enough to grow up by the beach and look forward to spending as much time as I can there in the summer! I always like to get a new bathing suit each summer(or four). I bought this bikini from Triangl for my trip to Puerto Rico a few months ago and it is one of my favorites this summer!

I had never ordered a Triangl bathing suit before, and I had to say I was nervous about it fitting properly because it was coming all the way from Australia. The good news though, was that you are able to live chat with someone from Triangl to figure out what size is best for you! For size refrence, I ordered a small plus top and a medium bottom. The “small plus” size is…

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Sartorially OC



Shirt: Scotch & Soda

Shorts: H&M

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Sunnies: No Rest for Bridget (old)

Bag: Vintage Chanel Backpack

Although fall may be here in the fashion world, summer is definitely still here in the real world. Dressing for the heat can be tough when you want to stay cool and comfortable but also look somewhat put-together. Luckily, I found a way to do both.

This linen button-down from Scotch & Soda is one of my favorites, because it’s extremely lightweight yet keeps your look polished and classic. I tied it at the waist to go with my high-rise shorts, but it can be styled so many different ways. Wear it open over your swimsuit to the beach, or buttoned and tucked loose with destroyed jeans for a boyfriend look. You can even dress it up with some trousers and heels for the office. Really, there’s no wrong way to wear…

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