Creative Kids Fundraiser

October 12, 2017

So my 1920’s inspired outfit, with a bit of a Sare City twist, is by no means a Halloween costume but rather for a great cause, Creative Kids.  Creative Kids is an amazing organization that helps to provide funding for children throughout Saskatchewan participate in creative activities.  When Creative Kids reached out to me to spread the word about their event, I was super excited!  I grew up thriving through creative activities and that’s what built my career.  I couldn’t think of a great organization to support!

On Saturday, October 21 at 8PM, Creative Kids is hosting a fundraising event called Vintage: A Speakeasy.  Like Speakeasy’s of the past, the event will be held at a secret location with a theme that is a blast from the past, the 1920’s.  The evening will be full of  dancing, music, entertainment, prohibition cocktails and best of all, it all goes towards an amazing cause.  Tickets are $40 (which you can purchase here).  And a big thank you to SaskCulture as 100% of donations will go directly to supporting children and youth.

I will also be doing a GIVEAWAY for a lucky reader who will receive two tickets to the event!  For entry details, please visit my Instagram post here. Good luck!


Embroidered Bomber Jacket

October 5, 2017

The embroidery trend was hot all summer and it doesn’t look like it is going away anytime soon.  This playful print comes in all types of patterns and colours making it a unique addition to any garment. I love the vintage feel embroidery brings to a piece but it’s always fun to incorporate it onto a modern garment.  This bomber jacket incorporates just that, a feeling of old with the pattern but a modern feel with the shape and fabric of the garment.  I especially love the light fabric and how it makes the more masculine shape of the garment feel quite feminine.  And for all those layering lovers out there like myself, it works great causally but is easy to dress up with dresses and skirts.  Would you wear the embroidery trend?





Jacket c/o She In, all opinions are my own.

Tie the Knot Tuesday: How I Asked my Bridesmaids

October 3, 2017

Even before Kyle and I got engaged, I dreamed about how one day I would ask my 5 best friends to stand next to me on my wedding day.  I always knew I wanted to gift my girls something sweet and personal.  When the time came to get these bridesmaid gifts ready, it was a bit of a struggle.  I purchased multiple things (and returned multiple things) just to find the perfect gifts.  Because my girlfriends also live all across Canada, and I was not certain on when I would see them next, I knew these gifts would have to be mail friendly (don’t ask how a glass and champagne fit into the ‘mail friendly’ category).

For the gifts, I chose to include a tiny bottle of bubbly, a pretty gold foil glass to enjoy with, a personalized handwritten card and a day planner with our wedding date written in each.  The champagne and glass were purely for fun…I mean who doesn’t want to pop bubbly after an exciting announcement like that?  I’m a huge keener on handwritten cards so this had to be included in this special gift.  And for the personal element, what better way to share my love of planning than with a day planner?!  I enjoyed how it all came together so perfectly and loved sharing these gifts with each of my bridesmaids.

By pure luck, in a couple months span, many without planning more than 24 hours in advance, I was able to travel to (or for some, they travelled to me) to each one of my girls to present their gifts.  It was such a special moment watching each of them open the box and read the personalized card.  And holy smokes was I nervous to find the perfect time to share their gifts with them!  Now I can only imagine how Kyle felt when he proposed!  However, tears were shed, hugs were given and so much joy was shared!  I’m so excited to have each of my girls next to me as I say I do to the man of my dreams.

Kyle and I also decided to do something a little less conventional, we chose to have a wedding party and not have specific roles for people.  This meaning, we do not have a best man or maid of honour. Kyle and I both share such close relationships with each of our friends.  We love them all the same.