Monday, January 16, 2017

My 5-Day Juice Cleanse With Pulp & Press.




Okay, so as you guys know, I've been on a 5-day juice cleanse with Pulp & Press. A company from London, ON. that has raw, organic, cold press juices.

Before I get into the post, let me tell you a bit more about their juices:

Each of their raw, organic juices are created using an industrial grade, hydraulic cold press juicer. A cold press juicer does not introduce heat or oxygen, producing the purest, most nutrient dense juice. Their juices have 3-4 pounds of fresh, organic produce in every bottle.

They also have a variety of programs depending on what kind of cleanse you want to do. I, of course chose 'The Chew,' a 5-day juice cleanse WITH food. This means, I was allowed to eat along with my cleanse. I really can't do without food. I'm a foodie.




Overall, I would say I'm a pretty healthy eater. I make healthy choices whenever possible, but balance is KEY for me. This week I kept an extra eye on what I was eating. I also cut out coffee and chocolate this week. I also didn't have anything deep fried. I cooked A LOT. Everything was either baked or grilled. Lots of chicken, fish, green veggies like broccoli, and brussel sprouts. My salads had a mix of arugula and spinach, avocado, sesame seeds, apple, and feta cheese. I ALWAYS make my own dressing. There is so much crap in store bought dressing, I just CAN'T. Always try making your own. There are so many awesome recipes online. Here are my faves

I also just purchased a zucchini spiralizer, and made zucchini pasta! Which is a game changer. We'll need a full post for that one. But seriously, if you love pastas as much as I do, you'll want to get one of these, asap. I would basically eat pasta everyday of my life...if I could. Unfortunately, pasta has a TON of carbs in it, and isn't the healthiest for you. I found that zucchini pasta was a GREAT substitute.



Okay, totally going off track here.

Let's talk about the juice cleanse in more detail:

DAY 1: Everyday I was required to drink four juices. Day one was a couple green juices, and a couple beet juices. If you were following along on Instastories ( @thechicconfidential ) then you know that the beet ones weren't my favourite. I'm not a HUGE beets fan. It's definitely an acquired taste! However, it being day one, I pushed through ALL the juices. I started right at 8:30am. Skipped my coffee, which I usually have every morning, and had a juice instead. Along with the juices, you're supposed to also drink your regular 8 glasses of water. Now that's A LOT of liquids. Consuming this many juices, also made me slightly forget about water. So, once I got home around 5:00pm, I had drank about 3 juices, and had one more left.

At this time, I also had a minor headache. I couldn't figure out whether it was the lack of water, or the fact that I hadn't drank a coffee in the morning and was craving my....caffeine fix? It could have been both, I guess? Aside from the slight headache, I was actually feeling great. Dinner was a small piece of fish, a big salad, and my last juice of the day.


DAY 2: Day two was very similar to day one. Skipped my coffee and drank a juice. Most of the morning juices was a variation of green juice. They had a lot of kale, cucumber, celery, apple, etc. I wasn't having any breakfast, as the juice for me, was more than enough. I also found that by swapping my coffee in for a juice, I had way more energy. You'd think it would be the opposite, but having a juice first thing in the morning was doing me good! I wasn't even craving a coffee....


DAY 3: By day three, having consumed eight juices in the last 48 hours, I was feeling great. Eating healthy, no coffee, no alcohol, and exercising a couple times a week. However, when day three rolled around, I knocked off a beet juice from my plan. The beet juices weren't the yummiest for me, and I was kind of struggling through them. LOL. Don't worry, they didn't go to waste! My co workers helped me drink the rest of the beet juices. :)



DAY 4: By day four, to be VERY honest, the cleanse was getting hard. I understand one or two juices a day, but, four juices a day is a lot. However, this is what a cleanse is all about. Before you start a cleanse, make sure you're mindfully set for what you're getting into. This was a complete trial for me. I knew that the month of December I had a lot to eat and drink, so I really wanted January to be a clean eating, drink-free month. Day four was hard. Not going to lie. I was struggling to finish some of the juices. I was having about 3 juices and giving away my beet juices. Really wasn't for me.


DAY 5: By day five, I was ready to throw in the towel and call it quits. I didn't. But, I wanted to. It was a matter of another four more juices, and then I would feel GREAT. Like I'd finished something really, really hard. And, we all know that can be a good feeling. So, slowly but surely, I powered through the juices. Not quite finishing them all, but most of them. And the end result was amazing.



It honestly was not as easy as I thought it would be. If you go into a juice cleanse, thinking it's going to be easy, think again. You really have to be mentally prepared for something like this. I urge you ALL to try this out, because at the end of the week, you feel energized, healthy, and overall great. I feel like I've taken care of my body. You guys know how particular I am about my health, skin, etc. I'd never do anything to harm that. I live a very balanced lifestyle, and this juice cleanse is something I hope to do once or even twice a year. Your body needs a break from all the crap we consume every once in a while. January was a good time for me to start.

Okay, so who else has done a juice cleanse? Hard? Easy? Weigh in!

And if you guys have any specific questions on the cleanse, feel free to leave them in the comments or email me. I'd love to answer anything!

Happy juicing.

Xx, kim




Photography by Victoria Jmourko.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Grey Days With SØSKEN Studios.




Okay, let's just get straight to talking about this coat, because SHIT, it's a winner. Tailored. Functional. Oversized. Chic. 

I could actually keep going because this coat is nothing short of AMAZING. Amiright?!

SØSKEN Studios produces some of the most gorgeous pieces I have ever seen. If you haven't been acquainted with this Canadian brand yet, you've been living under a rock. Really. 

Marisa Minicucci, the designer behind the brand, is a brilliant woman. She understands women's fashion and what women look for when searching for the perfect outfit. I was lucky enough to see her FW 16 collection at Toronto Fashion Week, and was obsessed with every single coat that came down that runway. I needed to have them ALL.






We don't give enough credit to our Canadian designers these days. Who are incredible, by the way. I was in shock and a bit heartbroken when the news of Toronto Fashion Week being canceled, came out. I have been attending fashion week for many, many years, and it was sad to hear that there was a lack of financial support.

Do we not believe in Canadian fashion anymore?

Certainly, with designers such as Marisa Minicucci, David Dixon, Lucian Matis, Joe Mimran (just to name a few of my favourites) we MUST still believe in Canadian fashion. No? Their brilliant work needs to be seen, showcased, published, photographed, blogged about.

It's important to support our local artists as much as we can. We need to realize the economic importance of reviving and rebuilding our local fashion industry. The last thing we want is for our designers to leave us for perhaps another country because we're not supporting them enough.

I was THRILLED to hear that Toronto Fashion Week is coming back! Peter Freed of Freed Developments, has bought Fashion Week, and is coming back with something bigger and better. This actually makes me very happy. Not only does this show that we still DO care about Canadian fashion, but also that we're a trendy city, and can't do without a fashion week.




Okay, that's my mini rant on Canadian fashion. 

On another note, I'm halfway through my juice cleanse, and it's been REAL. 

Real hard. ( follow on insta @thechicconfidential )

It's not easy pounding back 4-5 juices a day. I mean, I didn't think it was going to be easy, but I also didn't think it was going to be this tough.

I do feel amazing though, and can't wait to share the entire experience with you guys, in a post. Pulp and Press, which is who I'm doing the cleanse with, has some really amazing juices. Spicy Lemon is one of my faves, because it's got apples, a shit ton of lemon, ginger, and turmeric in it. I basically make this at home, whenever I can. Except I also add cayenne pepper to make it extra spicy. Mmm. 

Okay, I'm off to binge some Grey's Anatomy. I've only JUST start watching it and cannot believe that I was missing this show all my life...where have I beeeeen??

SO GOOD. 

Okay, ciao!





Photography by Victoria Jmourko.






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Monday, January 9, 2017

Chic, Winter Workout Gear.



So, as we begin a new year, and start thinking about our resolutions, we ALL love throwing 'going to the gym' in our list. Right?

I mean, I'm one of those people. 

Yes, I added 'go to the gym' in my list of resolutions. But aside from actually writing that down, I kind of made a plan for myself of how I'm going to achieve that. Someone once told me it needs to be a habit. You can't start going to the gym 5 or 6 times a week, if you've NEVER gone before. 

Start small. Be realistic. 

For me, I do get some exercise. I've always done my own workouts at home. Nothing crazy, just some core workouts, stretching, walks, etc. Light stuff. 

This year, I want to slowly introduce the gym into my routine. So, I'm thinking twice a week for 30-40 mins. NOTHING LONGER. Why? Because I'll actually get bored. 

Walking/running on a treadmill is the most boring exercise of life. No amount of good music helps me. I need to actually be doing something. My solution for this: I check my emails, respond to emails, check social media questions/comments, respond to Snapchats, etc. This way when I'm walking on a treadmill, my mind is taken off the walking and time is actually going by faster! 

Is anyone else like this? I just CAN'T walk mindlessly on a treadmill. You know? Weigh in if you guys are like this. 

Okay, and on another note, I also can't work out in boring gear. LOL. It's just not chic. 

Titika Activewear is one of my FAVE brands. Let's be clear, this post is NOT sponsored. I legit, love the brand. Their stuff is SUPER comfy and cute!

I've picked out a few of my favourite pieces below for you guys. 

Check out their new collection, it's amazing. They have a ton of really cute and affordable stuff. 

Here are my top picks:




One: Essex Flex Jacket: I really love this one. I've got something similar to this, but not this exact one. This one comes with a hide-away hood! I mean, how practical, right? I love the pattern on it. Very chic. I'm generally always cold, so I tend to workout in long sleeve pieces, and sweatshirts. This one is perfect! And if you get too hot, you can always wear a tank under this. 


Two: Imane Performance Tank: Like this one. How cute is this tank? I love the plunging, lace-up, neckline. It's also got a built-in bra, so it holds the girls up, well. I love the pattern and the vibrant colours, too!


Three: Crossline Reflective Running Top: This top has a fabric that helps with circulation, oxygen levels, cell vitality, and body temperature. If that's not enough, it's got a sexy mesh insert for breath-ability. Kinda perfect, no?


Four: Mod Jogger: I LOVE these. These are probably my favourite joggers, ever. They are super comfy, and the best part is, that you can go out and run errands in them without looking like a total mess. These are totally my weekend pants, when I have nothing planned, except running around doing errands. I HIGHLY recommend getting a pair.


Five: Aggie Pant: Another jogger. I don't have these, but I had to include them. Because, how cute? They are a bit slouchier than the Mod Jogger. Pairing this with a bra or open cardigan for a workout would be ideal. 


Six: Prana Boot Pant: For something on the tighter side, these look amazing! Again, perfect for working out and then heading out to run errands in. They aren't super skinny at the bottom, which I love. You can even throw on a chunky heel with this pant, and head out for the night. No one will ever know you're in a pair of the comfiest pants ever. 

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Okay, so who else has got 'go to the gym' on their new year's resolutions list? Is it a realistic goal? Share. 

One of the other things I've started today was my juice cleanse! Follow along on insta if you aren't already. 
( un: @thechicconfidential ) I'm bringing you guys along with me. I really can't do this alone. The cleanse is with Pulp and Press. I've done four juices today plus food. I'm feeling AMAZING so far. Don't worry, a full blog post is to follow as soon as I'm done the cleanse. It's a full 5 days! 

Okay, I'm off to make some ginger tea and head to bed. 

Xx, kim




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Thursday, January 5, 2017

My Resolutions. Yes, I'm Sharing Them.



Here, on The Chic Confidential, we're about sharing. EVERYTHING.

Okay, maybe not everything...

But, The Chic Confidential is a platform where we can be real and open. Real about life. No bullshit. 

I love being able to shoot the shit with you guys, give you the inside scoop of what's happening in my life, and talking it out. If something is working for me, I WANT to share that with you. And if something isn't working for me, you should know that too. Why would I hide it? 

SO, resolutions. I have a love/hate relationship for them. 

I LOVE jotting them down. Even making a plan of how I'm going to go about achieving them. And of course, mid-way through the year, I slowly start falling behind...

And by the end of the year, when it's time to look back at the list I made, not everything was accomplished. Which is the 'hate' part of this. 

What we all need to learn is that, if you do fall behind on a resolution, it's okay to start over! MID-YEAR. Not everything needs to start in January and end in December. Don't be too hard on yourself. Especially if it's a major change. 

Here's what I'm thinking about for the New Year:

Drinking More Water. YES. Anyone else not drinking enough water? We get so consumed with our busy lives that we forget to drink water. Or at least I forget to drink water. How is it that we can drink an entire bottle of wine in one sitting, but can't do eight glasses of water in a day? BEATS ME. I'm going to make a solid effort to drink more water. If you have suggestions on this, SHARE! 

Sleep Earlier. Another big one. Eight hours of sleep. No negotiation. 

Read. There's nothing I love more than to dive into a new book. The smell of new pages, the excitement of a new story, it's fun! And I'm about to pull the most cliché excuse of all time, 'I wish I had more time to read..' Well, no excuses this year, I'm going to make time. This will go hand in hand with sleeping early. I want to make time to get in at least 20 minutes of reading a night. Doable? Weigh in!

No (Alcoholic) Drinks For The Month of January. Yes, you heard correctly. This isn't a year long resolution. It's a month long one. December had me drinking bottles on bottles of wine. LOL, don't judge! And now it's time to give my body a much needed break. This doesn't mean on Feb 1st I'll dive into a bottle of red. It's not how this works...(although, I'm sure I'll be temped) 😂  If anyone wants to join in the no-alcohol-for-a-month resolution, please do! We can kinda do this together?

Juice Cleanse. Kind of going hand in hand with the no drinking resolution, I've teamed up with Pulp and Press to start a juice cleanse for 5 days! Like I said, December was a month of A LOT of eating and drinking. I've always been one to take care of my body, and this juice cleanse will be amazing for that. Follow along on Snapchat and Insta, as I'll be involving you guys in all the juicing I'm doing! It's going to be an intense 5 days! I can't wait to share the results and my thoughts on this, with you. And if you're thinking of joining me on this, check out Pulp and Press. They have an AWESOME program!

Exercising. This will probably be the hardest resolution to stick to. Because let's face it, I HATE the gym. However, as I get older, I need to start introducing a little more exercise into my life. In the summer, it's super easy, because I just walk everywhere. The winter can be a bit harder to walk everywhere, because we live in -20 degree weather, and who the f*** wants to walk in that? So, I'm slowly going to drag my butt to the gym, and push myself a little more this year. Again, this one is going to be tough, and I'd LOVE your help on this. Let me know if you guys struggle with this one. Did you overcome it? Tell me how.

What are your 2017 resolutions? Does anyone even make resolutions anymore? Tell tell!

Xx, kim.



Photography by Victoria Jmourko




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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

It's A New Year: Hello 2017.





First post of Twenty-Seventeen!

Well, this is exciting. I hope everyone had a fabulous New Years, and spent it with people they love. 

If you guys don't already know, I'm an events coordinator, so my celebration on NYE was really all about the people attending the event that my team and I put on. For me, it's the best way to spend NYE. None of this pressure of what to do, what to wear, what to drink, who's coming, etc..

It's very casual for me, and if you were following on Snapchat, then you know just how casual it was. No sequins dresses. No champagne. Just a bunch of event planners doing what we do best. I wouldn't have it any other way. Really.

How did you guys celebrate? Any juicy stories? Do tell. 




Christmas was also very low key. Lot's of family get together's, and LOTS of wine. I spent some time in Niagara in a small and quiet town. It was lovely to get away from the city for a bit. Ate and drank wayyy too much. But, that's what the holidays are for, right? On that note, has anyone ever gone on a juice cleanse? If so, let me know! I'd love to try one of those out. I also plan on giving my body a break from drinking for the month of January. Kinda goes hand-in-hand with the juice cleanse, no? Thoughts?



I've taken the last few days to relax, recoup, and reflect. Especially on how 2016 went. It was SUCH a great year for The Chic Confidential. 

I really want to thank YOU GUYS. The Chic Confidential would really be nothing if it wasn't for you. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with so many amazing people/companies this year, and I'm so grateful for that! This has been a year full of great content, and I intend on bringing you even more content this year. 

Many of you have actually reached out to let me know what you'd like to see more of on the blog. THANK YOU. Thank you for engaging. Let me know what you guys like! More fashion? More beauty? More wellness?? Recipes? Let me know.

My biggest highlight this year would have to be my condo purchase! It was a huge accomplishment and it's been wonderful! I know I shared every step of the way with you guys, so thank you again for being a part of this with me. Your tips, advice, & comments have been AMAZING. Also, Snapchat was an added thing this year which kinda brought me closer to you guys. I know, that sounds really weird, right? But in a totally weird way, it did. It's almost like reality TV. But better? LOL. I got to interact one on one with you guys about everything. Beauty tips, recipes, healthy habits, product reviews, fashion tips, home decor, etc. I LOVE interacting with you guys. It's so much more personal. If we aren't already snapchat or insta friends, let's connect asap! Trust me when I say, it's much more fun over there.




Anyway, on a totally different note, let's talk about this gorggg camel coat. It's not the warmest coat in my closet, but honestly, I love it. It's not something I'm going to go snowshoeing in...(not that I snowshoe or anything) but I'll definitely throw it over a dress for an (indoor) event. It's super fall-ish, I know. But with the right layers, this can be done in the winter. The colour and cut are my absolute fave! I love to stick to neutrals in the winter. I'm not so much of a colour gal. Little pops of colours are great, but give me an all-black moment, and I'm golden. Always.

The best part about this coat? It's on SALE!

Okay, I'm off to think about some New Year's resolutions. I like to make a list and actually write them down. I'll share once I've thought about them.

Xx, kim

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

What's In Store For Twenty-Seventeen?



T W E N T Y - S E V E N T E E N. (Well, almost.)

Holy Sh*t, right?

I feel like it was a year ago, that I was writing down my 2016 resolutions...

Is it just me, or does time really fly by when your old..er?

Anyway! I'm very excited for the new year. Lot's of amazing things in store, and not just for the blog. In general. 

How was everyone's Christmas? I really, really enjoyed my break. I made it a real point to shut off & relax. To be honest, it's very hard for me to actually shut off. When I'm just sitting on my couch, literally sipping on tea, or maybe wine, and indulging in mindless TV, I sometimes feel a bit unproductive. Like I could just grab my laptop, and start a new post, or edit some photos, or do something! But I think in order to get creative again, one must shut off. Right? What are your thoughts on this?



Okay, let's talk 2017...

But before we do so, let's be clear that I'm not at all about the whole 'new year, new me' bullsh*t...

I think that you can change at ANYTIME. It doesn't have to be January 1st to make changes in your life. If you feel like Jan 11th, or 12th or whatever date is a good time, you go for it.

I think that a new year, is a good place to start. Because it's easy to pick the first date of the year. But, it doesn't mean other dates don't matter.

The new year is a fresh start. A clean slate. You want to change something? Break a shitty habit? Take on something new? Start a new project? Set some goals. Don't just say you'll do it. Actually DO IT.

Here's a few things that have been on my mind for Twenty-Seventeen:


SMILE MORE

YES. Smile when you walk passed a stranger. You can actually make a difference. That stranger may be going through a tough day, and your little smile can make it somewhat better for them. Smile when you answer the phone. Trust me, the person on the other end can hear it. Smiles cost you NOTHING. So, why not do it more? I mean, in the mornings, before coffee, 7:30am, when that coworker won't shut up, I get it. You want to put a bag over them and tell them to shove it. TRY and smile instead. I'm working on this one too, don't worry. 



UNFOLLOW NEGATIVE PEOPLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You know those people that only post negative status' on Facebook? They need to be gone. OFF your social media. I don't have time for negative people. Negative people find a problem for every solution. In 2017, we're smiling a lot more. So, those negative people have got to go. Cause really, they're killing my buzz. The more you see that, the more it will sink into you. And we don't want that. Get rid of it. 




MAKE SOME CHANGES

It's always nice to make changes in the new year. Think about what worked and what didn't. It could be business related or life related. I like to think back on the year, and really reflect on my life, work, the blog, the people I associate with. It seems the older I get, the more I only want to see people who I truly value and love. Life is short, and I don't intend on spending it with people who aren't real. It may seem that the older I get, the smaller my group of friends get. And I'm totally okay with that. 

LIFE IS FUCKING SHORT. Don't spent a moment with someone you don't want to. Time is precious. Don't, don't waste it. 

Anyway. Change. If there's something that you didn't like in 2016, change it. Remember, January 1st, 2017 doesn't have to be the day it ALL changes. Go at your own pace. Write it down. Trust me, it helps. Call me old-fashioned, but I write everything down. 



SHOW MORE GRATITUDE.

Be thankful. 

For everything. Even the smallest things. My faith is important to me, and I make it a point to say 'thank you' out loud. We go through life not even realizing sometimes, how lucky we are. No, not lucky. Blessed. If there's a roof over your head, food on your table, and air in your lungs, you're pretty damn blessed, if you ask me. Anything else is a bonus in life. No? Where I come from, many people don't have any of those things. 

Also, if there are special people in your life, don't forget to show them gratitude as well. Again, we may take even the smallest gestures for granted. Take a moment to appreciate the little things. Life will instantly seem brighter. 



CHALLENGE YOURSELF

Get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself. This is something I need to do more of. 2017 will be all about challenging myself (I hope). Don't worry, I'm not starting this on January 1st, 2017. LOL. I'll take my time on this. Your growth is determined by how much time you spend outside your comfort zone. What are your thoughts on this? It's hard being outside of it, I get it. But you will never know how good you are at something, if you don't give it a chance? Shit, I may even hit up the slopes this winter. (Probably not, but who knows?) I'll keep you guys posted. 


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Okay, so that's my thoughts on 2016/17. What advice do you guys have? 

Does anyone make New Year's resolutions anymore? Weigh in. I'd love to know. 

I hope you guys have a FABULOUS New Year's!! See you in 2017!

Side note: Can we talk about how cute my phone & custom laptop skins are?! Obviously I'm a TOTAL sucker for marble anything, so naturally when I saw these, I had to have them. And had to have them match. Duh. Get them here & here. And for a limited time, get 20% off as well! Just use my code: CONFIDENTIAL20. 

Xx, kim



Photography by Victoria Jmourko

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Life Lately + Chillin' For The Holidays.


I don't know about you guys, but Christmas is my ALL TIME favourite time of the year.

Like really, nothing beats it. 

There's just something about all the Christmas music, the colourful decor, fir balsam candles, obviously the red coffee cups, cozy sweaters, yummy food, and of course family time. It's all so lovely and cozy.

I like to take this time during Christmas to relax and enjoy doing absolutely nothing. I catch up on sleep, Christmas movies, reading, while I sip on tea, etc. I love looking back at old photos from the holidays as well. (Mainly to see how well I'm aging. Ha!)

Console decor blogpost here.


My family is very big on Christmas traditions. Our faith is also very important to us, so on Christmas morning we all go to mass together at a small church near by. It's really nice getting dressed up (see last year's look) and having an hour together in silence. Once we're done at church, we'll all meet at someone house for lunch. It's usually a very intimate gathering with close family and friends. Nothing too big. We like to spend moments like this with our closest family. My grandma is usually the life of the party. At 91, she's got more energy than all of us put together! She's usually on a real high when all her children and grandchildren are together. I don't have any nieces or nephews, so Santa never makes an appearance. We usually have a spread of at least 7-8 dishes on the table. A mix of everything from pastas, to all kinds of meats, veggies, Indian dishes, and another table of just desserts. And of course, the bar is never closed. Overall, the afternoon is full of laughter. It's one of my favourite days ever. 

This time last year, I was actually celebrating Christmas in Sydney, Australia with my family. Which was MAGICAL, because it's summer in Aussie at this time. It was weird having no snow. We went for my first cousin's wedding. 

What are your Christmas traditions? Share!

Lots of new posts on the blog. Just wanted to catch you guys up on what's been happening before I take an actual break from blogging.



This being the FIRST Christmas in my very own place, I'll be doing quite a bit of hosting! I can probably do a whole post on quick and easy holiday hosting, but for now I'll leave you guys with the most important part of hosting. The bar. Obviously it needs to be stocked up with all kinds of amazng goodies. Fruit bowls for garnishing, cute coasters, a pineapple martini shaker, gold rimmed glasses, unlimited lemons, and of course my favourite, Pure Leaf teas. These are so great for mixing. They come in all different flavours, and are literally perfect for every kind of drink. Try them out!




This vest. If you haven't seen my post on this yet, check it out. I'm totally living in this vest. It seems to just go with everything. It's the perfect grab-and-go piece. No effort needed. Also perfect for the holidays. I'm thinking a semi-tight black dress, this vest on top, and black suede booties? Yes, please. Don't forget to accessorize. 




The Pink Box! Or let's just say, my favourite box ever. If you guys don't know what this is all about, check out www.thisboxispink.com. Every box has a theme and is worth over $96 of goodies. You get such cute, unique things, and the best part is, that $1 from each Pink Box sold is donated to the charity, Because I Am A Girl, to help empower girls in developing countries. There's no commitment, and you can opt out at any time. Its an amazing cause and I'm ALL for it!



And speaking of amazing causes, if you haven't swung by the Vaughan Mills mall yet, please do so and lock in your love! Read my blog post on how you can make a difference by donating to SickKids Foundation. 


Okay you guys, I'm really going to try and take a full on break during the holidays. It's actually pretty hard for me not to blog. You can expect LOTS more posts to come in the new year! 

The best way to keep up with me will be on Snapchat/Insta! Come along, say hi, tell me about your holiday traditions!

I hope you guys have an AMAZING Christmas and New Year! Lots of hugs and kisses to you!

Xx, kim




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Monday, December 19, 2016

Crushing On Faux Fur.




Well, when winter comes, it FUCKING comes in full force.

Hello -22 degrees--you're NOT welcome. 

Good thing for cozy, faux fur jackets. (And snow tires, too?)

Anyway, HAPPY MONDAY, guys. 

How was everyone's weekend? Mine was very relaxing. If you we're following on Snap/Insta, you already know we were celebrating my best friend, Victoria's birthday. 

We usually always do a spa-type thing for her birthday. It's something about December and spas. I don't know what it is, but maybe it's the rush of the holiday's that makes us want to go? Everyone's always rushing around, and super busy during the month of December, so it's nice to take a weekend, and escape to the spa. It's a great way to slow down. 

We literally just sat in each other presence, sipped on herbal teas, chatted about everything, and caught up on real life. No social media (okay, not too much social media). I wanted to bring you guys along, because the spa was beautiful! We also had massages and pedicures done.



If you're looking for a good gift for someone, or even just a weekend getaway, The Double Tree Fallsview Resort, is stunning. (Btw, this is NOT sponsored.) Just sharing what I loved. It's a very cozy atmosphere. You can even grab a glass of wine at the bar, and bring it to the lobby, where there are couches by the fireplace. SO CUTE, and very much my kinda vibes. 

Okay, let's switch over and talk about this faux fur moment I'm having.




By now, you guys should know that I'm a sucker for sequins, fringe, leather, or faux fur. I'll wear it anywhere and anytime. I mean, they never seem to go out of season. Even if it does, somehow I'll bring them back. They're major staples in my wardrobe. 

So, naturally I'm obsessed with this coat...

The green colour makes this kinda...festive? I would normally opt for a black one, but for some reason, I was drawn to the green. 

It's the perfect coat for the holidays, and to dress up/down an outfit. I've literally got on a super casual outfit--grey jeans, and a grey blouse, but throw on the coat, and instantly you look slight more put together.

Also, it's great for not ruining a nice outfit with a bulky jacket. There's nothing I hate more, than bulky winter jackets over nice dresses. I know, sometimes the weather is a bit unbearable, and those bulky jackets are needed. But, for milder (fall-ish) weather, you can still get away with wearing this coat. 

Side-story: I wore this coat during fashion week in New York a couple winters ago, and nearly died. It was like -30 in the middle of February. Never again. Sometimes, sometimes you have to say f*ck it, and keep warm in ugly, bulky, winter jackets. (For the sake of our health...) Right?



What are some staples you guys love wearing? Like I said in my previous post, I pick a few good pieces, and wear them all winter. No fuss. 

Also, is anyone else freaking out that Christmas is THIS weekend?? 

Howww does the year go by so quickly? Check out the holiday gift guide, if you're still looking for gifts! This year, I'm being slightly lazy, and gifting a lot of wine. I mean, who doesn't love getting a good bottle of wine? So practical. 

And on that note, I'm going to pour myself some ginger tea, and settle in for the night. 

Check out Snapchat--Just made tilapia in an avocado-lime sauce! SO GOOD. Pairs well with a glass of Riesling. ;)

Okay--chat soon. 

Xx, kim

// SHOP THE LOOK //

Faux Fur Coat (sold out, similar here.)








Photography by Victoria Jmourko.




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