Goodbye Bra-blems | Third Love

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We hear it time and time again how important it is to find a good fitting bra. After all, a bra can really do wonders. Bras act as a foundation to your clothes and can transform the way you look and feel. If you have a bra that fits you incorrectly, it could lead discomfort or even back and neck pain.

When the time comes to go bra shopping, there can be all kinds of problems that can occur throughout the process. Sure, bra shopping can be fun, there are so many cute bras and barrettes, but it can also be more of a challenge to find the perfect bra.

Next time you are on the hunt for a new bra, it’s important you take the time. Don’t just go to one place based on popularity and buy the first bra you like. Follow my tips to make the experience a little more enjoyable.

  1. Wear the proper clothing
    When searching for a new bra, wear a white t-shirt or a tight fitting shirt. Once you have the bra on, don’t be afraid to try your t-shirt on overtop. If the bra looks good under the t-shirt, it will look flawless under almost any garment.
  2. Ask, ask, ask!
    Don’t be afraid to ask the bra specialist or sales associate to see if the fit is right. They will be able to help identify any problems and find you the right one. There is nothing worse than thinking everything is good, then getting home to have the bra fit incorrectly.
  3. Take your time
    Like I said earlier, don’t rush the process. This can ultimately lead to incorrect purchases. I’ve been in this situation before. Sometimes you’re tired, frustrated, or just purchase a bra because it’s pretty. The bra can work for a while, but there will come a time you won’t be happy with it and the support it’s providing.

Along with these tips, it’s also important to identify your current problems so you don’t make the same mistake again.

ThirdLove is here to help solve all your bra-blems. I’m sure as you are reading this post, you’ve already identified your biggest bra-blem. Use the image below to help say goodbye to all your bra-blems.

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ThirdLove allows you to shop at home, while still making sure you get the perfect fit. They’ve created an app that uses the technology to get the right bra in the comfort of your home. They also provided me with a promo code to share with you all. Use “BRABLEMS” to take 15% off your next purchase!

*This post was inspired by ThirdLove and all words and opinions are 100% my own. All images belong to ThirdLove.

The Past Two Years

As I sit down to write my very last blog post while in the Creative Communications program at Red River College, I can only think about what I’ve been able to accomplish in the last two years. When I started this program on September 2, 2014, I never would have thought I’d be where I am today. This program has made me push myself more then I ever thought I could and I am beyond grateful to have had this experience.

It is crazy to think that I only have a few days left of school. I finally can count the number of assignments I have left on one hand, and a MacBook Pro that has run out of space from all the work I’ve done.

 

I am walking out of this program with amazing memories and a whole lot of amazing friends. The bond I’ve created with my classmates is something I never thought would happen and they truly have become my family. After all, you do see them more than your family and friends from outside the program.

I think it’s difficult to summarize two years of your life into one blog post. I had a difficult time finding the words, which is why I included photos. These photos are from the past two years which were the hardest and most rewarding two years of my life.

Thank you to my CreComm family for being amazing people. Oh, and #S2FL.

Now to finish my IPP.

 

 

The Future of Fashion – British Vogue

I recently stumbled upon the British Vogue’s YouTube channel and I am so happy I did. While all of their videos are incredible, I am obsessed with one series in particular– The Future of Fashion. Alexa Chung is part of an on-going documentary that shows you the ins and outs of the fashion industry. She explores social media, uncovers secrets of the fashion industry, and even takes you into the wardrobe of Camille Rowe. Each video varies in length from 12 minutes to just over an hour and are packed with content that is ideal for any fashion-obsessed individual.

The videos are beautifully shot and inspiring, ultimataly making you want to take the world by storm and probably try to do everything all at once. Each video I watch, I take away something that I can use on my journey into fashion.

I advise anyone interested in fashion to watch these videos. It will open your eyes to everything that is out there and give you the inspiration to keep on dreaming.

I’ll leave you with one of my favourite videos in the series. Visit British Vogue’s YouTube channel to watch all the videos from The Future of Fashion series.

2016 Spring Trends

As seasons change, so does our wardrobe. In Winnipeg, it is taking some time for spring to stay, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start working towards our spring style.

Going from winer to spring is always a drastic change. We can finally ditch the winter jackets and heavy knit sweaters and switch to leather jackets and breezy button-up shirts. There are some exciting trends that I am ready to wear and I decided to share what I’ll be on the hunt for when I go shopping next.

  1. Off the shoulder
    I couldn’t be more excited for this trend. It is the perfect look to show some skin without being too revealing. This trend will definitely carry though to the summer.

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  2. Peasant Dresses
    After layering like crazy through the winter, it is easy to throw on a flowing peasant dress and walk out the door.
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  3. Bomber Jackets
    Although I love leather jackets, this is the prefect alternative. I picked up one at Forever 21 and love it. It will turn any outfit sporty chic.
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  4. Lace Up Shoes
    This was a trend that was popular late last year and it’s back and better than ever. They cadd a little extra to your outfit. Try them in a flat, sandal or heel!

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Makeup I’ve Repurchased

I haven’t been experimenting a lot with makeup recently. I don’t have a lot of in the morning to do my makeup so I’ve just  been keeping my routine to a minimum. Because I have been sticking to a few products, I have been hitting pan or using up the product, which means one thing– I love the products

There is nothing more exciting than getting the pan on a blush or powder. So Here are the products I’ve hit pan or completely used up.

1. Benefit Brow Gel
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When you don’t have time to define your browns with a brow pencil, gel is the next best thing. It is even better when it’s tinted. The Benefit brow gel gives you great colour for a little extra on your brows

2. Marc Jacobs Bronzer
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I love bronzer, but I am picky when choosing it. I’m not a fan of a bronzer that has sparkle in it or a shimmer. This one does not and gives you the perfect colour. It is on the expensive side, but It has lasted me almost a year.

3. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer_MG_2568
The main reason I bought this product was because of the sponge appliqué. It’s so easy to use and removes the hassle of a brush. I keep repurchasing this because it doesn’t feel too heavy on under the eyes, but gives great coverage where I need it the most right now!

4. Benefit Hello Flawless SPF 15 Powder Cover Up
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Over the years, I’ve been turning to powders instead of liquid makeup. This powder is perfect for giving you light coverage that is natural. I wouldn’t suggest this makeup if you are looking to cover every spot or pimple.

 

My Role Models in Fashion

School is quickly wrapping up and I’m currently working towards crossing everything off my very last school to-do list. It’s exciting to think I will be on the hunt for my dream job and experiencing a new chapter.

In honour of International Women’s Day yesterday (cue in Independent Women by Destiny’s Child), I thought I would share the four women I look up to as strong, independent, successful business women. Their dedication, work ethic and motivation to succeed in the fashion industry has inspired me to work hard. These women are my role models.

1. Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr

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No, it is not because one of them has the same name as me and spells it the same way . This fashionable duo are the co-founders of the popular digital fashion empire WhoWhatWear. Power, the creative director, and Kerr, are both former ELLE editors and decided to turn the adored fashion magazine digital. They have since accomplished everything you could imagine, such as becoming co-authors of two books, launching the WhoWhatWear line at Target, and creating Clique Media, a media and commerce company, which owns popular websites Byrdie and MyDomaine.

Their passion and work ethic is something I admire. I follow both of them on some social media platforms and it’s evident they love what they do. Even though their days are extremely busy, and I’m sure exhausting, they keep going because they are obsessed with their jobs. I remember seeing Power on an episode of Nicole Richie’s Candidly Nicole and you could tell she takes her job seriously because she was having none of Nicole’s crazy personality as she visited the WhoWhatWear office.

There is nothing more motivating to me, as I start my career, than following this powerful pair dominate the fashion industry.

2. Lauren Conrad

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Ever since her days on The Hills, when she started working for Teen Vogue, I instantly thought Lauren Conrad was the coolest person ever. Conrad launched her first clothing line in 2007 and from there designed a dress for the Trophy model at the 2008 Emmy Awards. She designed the LC Lauren Conrad line for Khol’s, which I shopped at every time I went to the states, and now has her another clothing line, Paper Crown. She also developed and is currently running her website, LaurenConrad.com, which provides content that is an extension of her lifestyle brand.

Watching her career grow from a Teen Vogue intern and now to a designer because of her determination is really inspiring. I think I could say that watching her and Whitney Port in the Teen Vogue office sparked my interest in fashion and has given me the drive to fulfill my passion.

3. Leandra Medine

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If you’ve ever read any of Leandra Medine’s material, you know she is crazy, talented, and down right hilarious. She founded the blog Man Repeller, a website dedicated to fashion, beauty, humour, a dick-shun-ary (you have to read this), trivia, and a podcast. She wrote Man Repeller: Seeking Love, Finding Overalls.

Her content is everything you want to read and it’s so entertaining because of her humour and wit. I can sit down for a whole morning reading post after post. I really love the approach she has taken when creating her content. She really knew how to set herself apart from existing fashion-based blogs and fully embraced her personality. She pulls off the humour and still provides high quality content.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88th Academy Awards

Every year I post about who I think were the best dressed at the Oscars, and this year is no exception. I will continue to express my love of the a-list stars wearing stunning gowns that I can only dream about wearing.

Last year was filled with major fashion moments like Jennifer Lopez in Elie Saab and Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford.

This year on the carpet, I spotted a selection of bold colours, white, and embellished gowns. Here are my favourites!

Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein 
This custom Calvin Klein gown is everything. Satires Ronan wins me over as the best dressed of the night. She chose to wear a beautiful emerald green to represented her Irish roots. The earring choice was unexpected as each were a different colour.

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(Photo: Jason Merritt, Getty Images)

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa
She always knows how to work the red carpet and she looks flawless, even while pregnant. The detail on this dress is incredible.

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Margot Robbie in Tom Ford
I think I have a thing for deep v necklines this year. I can’t get enough of this gown and that clutch with the extra long tassel, oh my goodness!

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Eddie Redmayne
Year after year Eddie Redmayne seems to steal the Red Carpet. This velour tux jacket with with silk lapels is a dapper combination. His wife and date, Hannah Bagshawe made a great pair.

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The most questionable looks of the night for me is…

Kerri Washington in Atelier Versace
I adore Kerri Washington, but cannot get behind her choice for the evening. It looks like the seams are a little off and the fit looks awkward.

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