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  • Survive the heat wave in style Survive the heat wave in style

    0 comments / Posted on by Dom Girard

    I don't know about you, but we are more than happy that summer has finally arrived. The heat has taken its time coming, but is now in full force! Unless you spend the day in the freshness of an air conditioned, you have no choice but to adapt to the heat wave. There are plenty of important things like (obviously) getting hydrated and sunscreen several times a day, but a good choice of clothes can also help you have a more pleasant summer. Here are some tips and suggestions for surviving the heat wave within the means of your wardrobe!

    SLAK > left: Jello top , center: Sorbet dress , right: Macaron top

    My first suggestion is to opt for natural materials. It's hot, we want our clothes to breathe. If you opt for synthetic materials, the heat that your body releases will stay locked in your clothes and will cause you to sweat. Opt for natural materials that will let through the heat, for example, bamboo fiber. It is an ultra breathable material, which dries quickly and even better ... it's super soft! The brand SLAK as a few very cute styles in this material, like the 3 shown above.

     

    Frank Lyman > left: 191170 , center: 191188 , right: 191430 

    Another interesting suggestion is to opt for larger clothes. You can take a larger size (the oversized look is still very trendy!) Or go for a fluid item, like these Frank Lyman jumpsuits. They are great options for the office: elegant, long legs (but ample!) And can be worn easily with a neutral bolero or a blazer (for air-conditioned offices!).

    1: Schwiing dress Peny , 2: California Moonrise top clk4956 , 3: Pink Martini dress dr-12334 , 4: Mode Gitane dress V-39

    My next recommendation may seem like common sense in the summer, but I wanted to mention it just in case ... avoid dark colors. As I said, it's quite easy to achieve since the vast majority of summer collections tend to be in lighter shades. No need to attract any extra heat!

    SOIA&KYO >> 1: Dolce cap , 2: Cedine scraf , 3: Amani scarf , 4: Toula hat

    And finally, my last but not least suggestion ... accessorize! Because even if you dress in large, pale and natural materials, you are still not immune to the fierceness of the sun's rays. I strongly recommend that you always wear a hat, a cap or a light scarf. The cap and the hat are common sense: it is important to protect your head and your facial skin which is very delicate, a scarf can come in handy, rather than dragging an umbrella or sunshade, simply covering your shoulders with a very light fabric will protect you efficiently. In addition, you can match the scarf with your outfit to complete your look. Kill two birds with one stone!

     

    I don't know about you, but we are more than happy that summer has finally arrived. The heat has taken its time coming, but is now in full force! Unless you spend the day in the freshness of an air conditioned, you have no choice but to adapt to the heat wave. There are plenty of important things like (obviously) getting hydrated and sunscreen several times a day, but a good choice of clothes can also help you have a more pleasant summer. Here are some tips and suggestions for surviving the heat wave within the means of your wardrobe!

    SLAK > left: Jello top , center: Sorbet dress , right: Macaron top

    My first suggestion is to opt for natural materials. It's hot, we want our clothes to breathe. If you opt for synthetic materials, the heat that your body releases will stay locked in your clothes and will cause you to sweat. Opt for natural materials that will let through the heat, for example, bamboo fiber. It is an ultra breathable material, which dries quickly and even better ... it's super soft! The brand SLAK as a few very cute styles in this material, like the 3 shown above.

     

    Frank Lyman > left: 191170 , center: 191188 , right: 191430 

    Another interesting suggestion is to opt for larger clothes. You can take a larger size (the oversized look is still very trendy!) Or go for a fluid item, like these Frank Lyman jumpsuits. They are great options for the office: elegant, long legs (but ample!) And can be worn easily with a neutral bolero or a blazer (for air-conditioned offices!).

    1: Schwiing dress Peny , 2: California Moonrise top clk4956 , 3: Pink Martini dress dr-12334 , 4: Mode Gitane dress V-39

    My next recommendation may seem like common sense in the summer, but I wanted to mention it just in case ... avoid dark colors. As I said, it's quite easy to achieve since the vast majority of summer collections tend to be in lighter shades. No need to attract any extra heat!

    SOIA&KYO >> 1: Dolce cap , 2: Cedine scraf , 3: Amani scarf , 4: Toula hat

    And finally, my last but not least suggestion ... accessorize! Because even if you dress in large, pale and natural materials, you are still not immune to the fierceness of the sun's rays. I strongly recommend that you always wear a hat, a cap or a light scarf. The cap and the hat are common sense: it is important to protect your head and your facial skin which is very delicate, a scarf can come in handy, rather than dragging an umbrella or sunshade, simply covering your shoulders with a very light fabric will protect you efficiently. In addition, you can match the scarf with your outfit to complete your look. Kill two birds with one stone!

     

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  • Vegan looks with Point Zero and Matt&Nat Vegan looks with Point Zero and Matt&Nat

    0 comments / Posted on by Dom Girard

    More and more, clothing and accessories brands are offering more eco-responsible product ranges ... much to everyone's delight. Although it may not be your # 1 criteria, you can do your part by buying a bag made from bottles or a vegan coat. Today I've decided to show you 100% vegan looks, with some useful tips on colors :)

    If you're are a fan of vegan looks, I invite you to read Yes to local designers and Vegan!

     

    Recently mentioned on our Facebook and Instagram pages, the bag DEELY from the latest MATT & NAT collection,  is sure to have you excited! I'm in love with its original shape, color selection and its not-too-small-not-too-big format. For this look, I chose it in the frappé color, a brown-beige that goes with everything and is easy to match with all your jackets and even all your summer clothes. For those who want the whole look, I matched it here with the LESLIEVILLE jacket of POINT ZERO in scarlet. It's a lightweight, comfortable and compressible jacket (it comes with a small travel pouch that can be used as a travel pillow). Oh and also vegan ;) I love the result of these two colors together!

     

    If you're a fan of MATT & NAT, you've surely come across the BRAVE, the most popular backpack of the brand. It comes in several colors and textures and offers plenty of space! I chose it in the stone color from the loom collection with a lustrous finish. The details and zippers are in a delicate rose-gold, which contrasts well with the color of the bag. I matched it again with the LESLIEVILLE jacket, but this time in the ginger color, which harmonizes well with the pink details of the bag.

    The final vegan look that I have to offer is more for those who like to follow trends and are not afraid to stand-out! This jacket from POINT ZERO in the Silver-Metallic is one of my favorites! I didn't expect to like the aluminum look, but it's really out of the ordinary and it's ultra bright! And being extra daring, I matched it with the BRAVE bag from the dwell collection in the new spring dusk color - a pale blue that makes us dream of the summer sun! The mix of both is exciting and beautiful!

    There you go,  my 3 looks inspired by vegan and eco-friendly product lines. It's great to have more and more  quality choices!

    What is your favorite look? ;)

    More and more, clothing and accessories brands are offering more eco-responsible product ranges ... much to everyone's delight. Although it may not be your # 1 criteria, you can do your part by buying a bag made from bottles or a vegan coat. Today I've decided to show you 100% vegan looks, with some useful tips on colors :)

    If you're are a fan of vegan looks, I invite you to read Yes to local designers and Vegan!

     

    Recently mentioned on our Facebook and Instagram pages, the bag DEELY from the latest MATT & NAT collection,  is sure to have you excited! I'm in love with its original shape, color selection and its not-too-small-not-too-big format. For this look, I chose it in the frappé color, a brown-beige that goes with everything and is easy to match with all your jackets and even all your summer clothes. For those who want the whole look, I matched it here with the LESLIEVILLE jacket of POINT ZERO in scarlet. It's a lightweight, comfortable and compressible jacket (it comes with a small travel pouch that can be used as a travel pillow). Oh and also vegan ;) I love the result of these two colors together!

     

    If you're a fan of MATT & NAT, you've surely come across the BRAVE, the most popular backpack of the brand. It comes in several colors and textures and offers plenty of space! I chose it in the stone color from the loom collection with a lustrous finish. The details and zippers are in a delicate rose-gold, which contrasts well with the color of the bag. I matched it again with the LESLIEVILLE jacket, but this time in the ginger color, which harmonizes well with the pink details of the bag.

    The final vegan look that I have to offer is more for those who like to follow trends and are not afraid to stand-out! This jacket from POINT ZERO in the Silver-Metallic is one of my favorites! I didn't expect to like the aluminum look, but it's really out of the ordinary and it's ultra bright! And being extra daring, I matched it with the BRAVE bag from the dwell collection in the new spring dusk color - a pale blue that makes us dream of the summer sun! The mix of both is exciting and beautiful!

    There you go,  my 3 looks inspired by vegan and eco-friendly product lines. It's great to have more and more  quality choices!

    What is your favorite look? ;)

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  • This week's essential : EMELINE by Lolë This week's essential : EMELINE by Lolë

    0 comments / Posted on by Dom Girard

    If there's one brand that, year after year, that I look forward to receiving the new collection, it's LOLË! They offer a large variety of products, all beautiful and trendy, but ESPECIALLY extremely practical and well thought out.


      Of course, we can't talk about the LOLË spring collection without mentioning the EMELINE jacket. This is a classic that returns every season and is undoubtedly our best seller. Every year it is revised and updated but the foundation remains the same ...


    A short ,quilted, packable jacket with a hood.
    It sounds simple ... but don't be fooled!

     

    The EMELINE jacket is the ideal companion for the lover of outdoor activities. It's light and packable (in a small pouch that comes with it), so that you can easily put it away if the temperature warms up, or bring it with you "just in case"! EMELINE jackets are insulated with responsibly sourced down from certified farms in partnership with ALLIED. Each jacket comes with a serial number and by visiting trackmydown.com, you have access to the source of your down and the exact down powerfill.

     

     

    What I like a lot about the EMELINE is its versatility. Yes, it's originally a jacket designed for outdoor physical activities since it's lightweight and breathable, but its uses do not stop there! I love to wear it under something else, to give me extra warmth. Like for example, under a softshell jacket that is designed for temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees. With the two jackets combined, you can easily go down to -10 degrees while staying super comfortable. And while you're there... why not play with some colors!

     

    The EMELINE jacket from Lolë is an excellent investment. Whether it's for traveling, for sports or just to have fun ... it's a purchase you won't regret!

    Lolë also carry winter jackets and accessories! Discover our top 3 looks in our blog LOLË - for active women

     

     **BONUS**

    Use the code EMELINE10 at checkout to get a 10$ off ALL the EMELINE styles!! The code is valid until Wednesday March 10th 11:59pm and can only be applied on online orders.

     

     

    If there's one brand that, year after year, that I look forward to receiving the new collection, it's LOLË! They offer a large variety of products, all beautiful and trendy, but ESPECIALLY extremely practical and well thought out.


      Of course, we can't talk about the LOLË spring collection without mentioning the EMELINE jacket. This is a classic that returns every season and is undoubtedly our best seller. Every year it is revised and updated but the foundation remains the same ...


    A short ,quilted, packable jacket with a hood.
    It sounds simple ... but don't be fooled!

     

    The EMELINE jacket is the ideal companion for the lover of outdoor activities. It's light and packable (in a small pouch that comes with it), so that you can easily put it away if the temperature warms up, or bring it with you "just in case"! EMELINE jackets are insulated with responsibly sourced down from certified farms in partnership with ALLIED. Each jacket comes with a serial number and by visiting trackmydown.com, you have access to the source of your down and the exact down powerfill.

     

     

    What I like a lot about the EMELINE is its versatility. Yes, it's originally a jacket designed for outdoor physical activities since it's lightweight and breathable, but its uses do not stop there! I love to wear it under something else, to give me extra warmth. Like for example, under a softshell jacket that is designed for temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees. With the two jackets combined, you can easily go down to -10 degrees while staying super comfortable. And while you're there... why not play with some colors!

     

    The EMELINE jacket from Lolë is an excellent investment. Whether it's for traveling, for sports or just to have fun ... it's a purchase you won't regret!

    Lolë also carry winter jackets and accessories! Discover our top 3 looks in our blog LOLË - for active women

     

     **BONUS**

    Use the code EMELINE10 at checkout to get a 10$ off ALL the EMELINE styles!! The code is valid until Wednesday March 10th 11:59pm and can only be applied on online orders.

     

     

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  • 4 winter jackets under $500 4 winter jackets under $500

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    Soïa & Kyo - Felycia

    It's simple ... this coat is one of my all-time favorites! The price / quality ratio is incomparable! Felycia by Soïa & Kyo is a winter jacket filled with 90% duck down and 10% feather with a fill capacity of 700+. Despite what its appearance suggests, the Felycia is water repellent in addition to providing protection against wind and humidity. All this plus two zipper layers to ensure better insulation and an oversized hood (also insulated with down / feather). What more could you ask for? A beautiful and timeless jacket ... all for less than $ 500!

    Lolë - Gisele luw0462

     

    For the sporty girl in you, Lolë is always the best choice! I particularly like Gisele, a cute winter jacket insulated with the Downglow ™ technology, well known and appreciated by Lolë. The Gisele is a great length, offering two layers of zippers and a two-way exterior zipper. A water repellent protection in addition to a very advantageous cut!

    
    

    Sicily - Kay

    Sicily is really a brand that deserves recognition. With their coats insulated with Fiberfil Westco technology, they are all tested to -37 degrees ... colder than that, we stay in! The Kay jacket is no exception and is all the more attractive because of its slim fit accentuated by a removable belt. It has a practical length and has plenty of pockets to protect your essentials from the cold. The hood has a gorgeous natural fur trim that closes around your neck to protect you from the cold winds of Canadian winter.

     
    Point Zero - 8918561

    In the past years, Point Zero has carved out a place in winter fashion with trendy styles and good value for money. This jacket with a dramatic removable faux fur collar is no exception. 100% vegan, it offers protection up to -20 degrees! It is embellished with two zipper layers, the outer one being asymmetrical to favor your silhouette and give it a modern look. All this at less than $ 200? Oh yeah!

     
    Ookpik - Alpine

    The last but not least comes from a brand that I like a lot, Ookpik. A coat all in simplicity, without fur, without decorations, but believe me not without style! A quilted parka with 90% down and 10% feather filling with a filling capacity of 600. In addition, the hood is lined with a premium sheep imitation to provide maximum warmth. Pair it with an oversized scarf like Lolë's law0549 to complete the look!

    Soïa & Kyo - Felycia

    It's simple ... this coat is one of my all-time favorites! The price / quality ratio is incomparable! Felycia by Soïa & Kyo is a winter jacket filled with 90% duck down and 10% feather with a fill capacity of 700+. Despite what its appearance suggests, the Felycia is water repellent in addition to providing protection against wind and humidity. All this plus two zipper layers to ensure better insulation and an oversized hood (also insulated with down / feather). What more could you ask for? A beautiful and timeless jacket ... all for less than $ 500!

    Lolë - Gisele luw0462

     

    For the sporty girl in you, Lolë is always the best choice! I particularly like Gisele, a cute winter jacket insulated with the Downglow ™ technology, well known and appreciated by Lolë. The Gisele is a great length, offering two layers of zippers and a two-way exterior zipper. A water repellent protection in addition to a very advantageous cut!

    
    

    Sicily - Kay

    Sicily is really a brand that deserves recognition. With their coats insulated with Fiberfil Westco technology, they are all tested to -37 degrees ... colder than that, we stay in! The Kay jacket is no exception and is all the more attractive because of its slim fit accentuated by a removable belt. It has a practical length and has plenty of pockets to protect your essentials from the cold. The hood has a gorgeous natural fur trim that closes around your neck to protect you from the cold winds of Canadian winter.

     
    Point Zero - 8918561

    In the past years, Point Zero has carved out a place in winter fashion with trendy styles and good value for money. This jacket with a dramatic removable faux fur collar is no exception. 100% vegan, it offers protection up to -20 degrees! It is embellished with two zipper layers, the outer one being asymmetrical to favor your silhouette and give it a modern look. All this at less than $ 200? Oh yeah!

     
    Ookpik - Alpine

    The last but not least comes from a brand that I like a lot, Ookpik. A coat all in simplicity, without fur, without decorations, but believe me not without style! A quilted parka with 90% down and 10% feather filling with a filling capacity of 600. In addition, the hood is lined with a premium sheep imitation to provide maximum warmth. Pair it with an oversized scarf like Lolë's law0549 to complete the look!

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  • How to make the most out of your new Spring jacket How to make the most out of your new Spring jacket

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    The arrival of Spring is often a euphoric moment; the mercury rises, the sun shines as never before and the sidewalks are finally clean! We want to make the most of every moment, but finding the right jacket to wear can be a nightmare! Because yes it's exciting when things warm up... but there is a long "in between" moment where it's too hot for your winter jacket, but too cold for your favorite jean vest. So I thought I'd make a spring version of my blog One dress, two ways and present you two jackets with two ways to wear them  :)

    For the first coat I chose the Arabella from Soïa & Kyo. It's a nylon coat with a large hood and a (removable) belt. It's not lined, but with a good fleece vest underneath, it's possible to wear it when it's cooler (and by cooler, I still mean above zero!) Also, the belt helps to prevent the wind entering from underneath.

    Beanie : Caddie by Soïa&Kyo - Scarf : Miri by Soïa&Kyo - Bag : Palmview by Rudsak

    The first outfit is for colder weather. I chose accessories of lighter color cause, yay, it's spring! we want light!! If it's not yet warm enough, you could even opt for a fur jacket to put on top, like the Rudsak Malverne. It's fashionable and oh so cosy!


    Scarf : Daisie by Soïa&Kyo - Bag : Minka by Matt&Nat

    The second look with the Arabella is much lighter. The coat can easily be worn open, either without the belt or tied in the back. It really is an everyday look, super easy to wear for work, school or heading to the grocery store! I love the touch of color that the Matt & Nat handbag adds! I could've opted for the powder blue bag or the mint one... all fun choices that add a little punch to your look!

     

    The second coat I chose is a Point Zero reversible jacket (yes, loving the reversible !!). That's what attracted me to it. To have a springy floral jacket, but to also have a more classic option in the same jacket ... I love it!

     

    Jacket : 8818505 by Point Zero - Scarf : luw0448 by LOLË Bag : Baxter by Matt&Nat

    Again, the first outfit is more cosy and warm, with the massive Lolë infinity scarf; truly the most comfortable scarf! (I could also have completed the look with assorted mittens and beanie). I opted for a big tote bag, perfect for slipping your mittens into when the day gets warmer ;)

     

     

    Same coat, but as if by magic, we change it up. We end up with a super summer jacket with pretty flowers (not too flashy). I have arranged it with one of my favorites this season, Matt & Nat's small Koala Mumbai backpack, and some light and sparkly jewels to put a spring into your step :)

     

    I'm totally a fan of multifunctional /multiseason items. Not only will you get a lot of value out of an item, but you've got less chance of getting bored of it!

    And over to you, what is your favorite spring basic?

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    The arrival of Spring is often a euphoric moment; the mercury rises, the sun shines as never before and the sidewalks are finally clean! We want to make the most of every moment, but finding the right jacket to wear can be a nightmare! Because yes it's exciting when things warm up... but there is a long "in between" moment where it's too hot for your winter jacket, but too cold for your favorite jean vest. So I thought I'd make a spring version of my blog One dress, two ways and present you two jackets with two ways to wear them  :)

    For the first coat I chose the Arabella from Soïa & Kyo. It's a nylon coat with a large hood and a (removable) belt. It's not lined, but with a good fleece vest underneath, it's possible to wear it when it's cooler (and by cooler, I still mean above zero!) Also, the belt helps to prevent the wind entering from underneath.

    Beanie : Caddie by Soïa&Kyo - Scarf : Miri by Soïa&Kyo - Bag : Palmview by Rudsak

    The first outfit is for colder weather. I chose accessories of lighter color cause, yay, it's spring! we want light!! If it's not yet warm enough, you could even opt for a fur jacket to put on top, like the Rudsak Malverne. It's fashionable and oh so cosy!


    Scarf : Daisie by Soïa&Kyo - Bag : Minka by Matt&Nat

    The second look with the Arabella is much lighter. The coat can easily be worn open, either without the belt or tied in the back. It really is an everyday look, super easy to wear for work, school or heading to the grocery store! I love the touch of color that the Matt & Nat handbag adds! I could've opted for the powder blue bag or the mint one... all fun choices that add a little punch to your look!

     

    The second coat I chose is a Point Zero reversible jacket (yes, loving the reversible !!). That's what attracted me to it. To have a springy floral jacket, but to also have a more classic option in the same jacket ... I love it!

     

    Jacket : 8818505 by Point Zero - Scarf : luw0448 by LOLË Bag : Baxter by Matt&Nat

    Again, the first outfit is more cosy and warm, with the massive Lolë infinity scarf; truly the most comfortable scarf! (I could also have completed the look with assorted mittens and beanie). I opted for a big tote bag, perfect for slipping your mittens into when the day gets warmer ;)

     

     

    Same coat, but as if by magic, we change it up. We end up with a super summer jacket with pretty flowers (not too flashy). I have arranged it with one of my favorites this season, Matt & Nat's small Koala Mumbai backpack, and some light and sparkly jewels to put a spring into your step :)

     

    I'm totally a fan of multifunctional /multiseason items. Not only will you get a lot of value out of an item, but you've got less chance of getting bored of it!

    And over to you, what is your favorite spring basic?

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