Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Healthier Living With Oasis Infusion


It's no secret amongst my friends and family that I've been trying to lead a healthier lifestyle lately. While I've been trying to make healthier choices when eating out or cooking at home more often, one area that I've really been struggling with is drinking more water.  The thing is, I actually don't mind the taste of regular water (I know that some people, like my mom, don't love the taste.)  My problem is that I just don't find drinking plain water interesting enough to keep it top-of-mind. Funny, right?

Enter Oasis Infusion.  I was turned on to this infused water when I was looking for alternatives for staying hydrated. The Oasis infusion is cold-infused with different herbs, flowers, and spices and mixed with 35% real fruit juice. My favourite flavour is the cucumber, lime, mint - so good! I personally love the addition of the herbs; it keeps the infused water tasting fresh and balances out the taste. The result is a really light, refreshing beverage that has me reaching for it all day long and has really helped to keep me hydrated.

I know that a lot of us really struggle with getting enough water into our daily routines, so I'm so happy that Oasis Infusion offers a tasty solution.







What do you guys think?  Do you struggle to get enough water on the daily?  What are your tips for upping your water intake?

xo Joëlle

This post was created in collaboration with Oasis Canada. All opinions are 100% my own.
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

OOTD - The Perfect Pink Skirt


My closet is literally an explosion of pink, with the bulk of the mess being pink skirts. I am an absolute sucker for a pink skirt, especially one that is a little longer in length. The result of this love is a closet full of midi skirts in all shades of pink, and while I've promised myself to tone it down on the skirt purchases, I couldn't resist adding one more to the collection. This dusty rose wrap skirt from Ever New is the perfect summer skirt, and I'm happy to report that the material is very low-maintenance and wrinkle free so you can bet that it's coming with me on upcoming trips.  Paired with a simple black camisole and some pink wrap shoes, and I've found my spring-to-summer transition outfit.

All of these items are from Ever New, which has always been one of my go-to stores since it first opened in the Toronto Eaton Centre. Some great news is that Ever New has launched their online shopping platform across Canada! I'm so excited that my favourite store is now available to browse from the comfort of my own home, in sweatpants, with a gin in-hand.

Skirt - c/o Evernew, Top - c/o Evernew, Shoes - c/o Evernew






What do you guys think?  What one item dominated your closet?  Are you as into this skirt as I am?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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Friday, 19 May 2017

OOTD - How I'm Pulling Out Of My Rut

guess white lace dress

Lately, I've been in a creative rut. While the weather is getting better, and the sun is shining, I'm finding it really hard to actually motivate myself to create content - which is strange, because that's the only thing that I ever want to do!

Maybe it's a slow burnout of posting two to three times a week to my blog, or twice daily to my Instagram for over three years.  Maybe it's that I started my Youtube channel and am finding it hard to think of ideas of videos to film. Whatever the reason, it's been harder lately to create and post content and, because this is now my full-time job, it's a problem.  I'm determined to pull out of this rut as quickly as possible, so I've set myself up with a few steps that I truly think will help.

1. Changing My Look


I still remember when I first went blonde. Although it was a huge shock to the system, I felt re-inspired from the change to get out there and start creating.  I'm looking to do something equally shocking in the near future, and I can't wait to share the outcome with you.

2. Traveling


For me, there's nothing more invigorating that traveling. While I totally felt re-inspired while in Los Cabos, I've since lost the inspiration and have been craving more travel.  Brian is heading to Vancouver on business so I decided last minute to tag along.  That and the fact that we'll be heading to Portugal and Spain in mid-June I hope will help to re-inspire me. Nothing like a change of scenery to get the creative juices flowing!

3. Call In The Professionals


While changing my look and traveling is good, I need something to shake my out of this rut now. That's why I booked in for photos with my favourite photographer Bettina Bogar next week. I love being around and working with creative, talented people; their motivation and drive always serve as a source of inspiration for me.

guess white lace midi dress 2017
Dress - c/o Guess, Shoes - c/o Le Chateau, Bag - Chloe Drew


guess white lace midi dress spring summer 2017 outfit


I hope you guys found this helpful; I'm feeling a little better just writing everything down!  Have you ever been stuck in a rut?  How do you pull yourself out?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

My Hair Experience At Toni & Guy Queen West


I'm a hair girl.  While I can think of no greater torture than spending hours on my nails, facials, etc., for me, a hair salon is my happy place. I was invited to the grand opening of Toni & Guy Queen West a few weeks ago and it was such a fun morning - I'm talking blow drys, hair braiding, sushi, and cocktails.  I loved the over vibe of the whole place, and the space is absolutely beautiful; there is so much natural light, which doesn't sound like a big deal but can make all the difference when you're spending hours in one place.  That particular day, while everyone was getting beautiful curls and braids I chose to go with a pin-straight style.  I always wear my hair curly and find it difficult to straighten with a middle part because I have so many cowlicks. The girls at Toni & Guy Queen Street nailed it.

I was so impressed with my time at the grand opening, that I enthusiastically agreed to become one of Toni & Guy Queen Street's Blogger Ambassadors! I've since gone to the salon and got a colour refresh from Kimberly and really loved my experience.  I came in wanting to do something drastic with my colour and Kim gently suggested we achieve my goal in stages to help my hair healthy. The whole process was amazing and included a surprise mimosa (these girls know the way to my heart) and I was able to get so much work done on my laptop because of the light. You guys may think I'm crazy, but I'm so affected by natural light and need it to stay focused and motivated so this salon is perfect for me. Between the atmosphere, the amazing staff and my hair results, I'm so excited to share my hair journey with Toni & Guy Queen Street with you.



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Monday, 15 May 2017

OOTD - Take Me To The Beach


The sun has graced us with her lovely presence in Toronto and, as typical Canadians, the city has responded by shedding all of our layers and getting outside. This weekend was absolutely beautiful, and it's so incredible to see the city come alive.  Myself, I chose to hang out at the beach.

This whole outfit from Dynamite just screams summer to me. I love the 'Hamptons' vibe that it gives off, and I'm pleasantly surprised by how flattering the whole ensemble is; I usually hate shorts, but these ones have a conservative cut and really help to elongate the leg. I'm also so into this blue-and-white striped top and have big plans to wear it all summer long wth midi skirts, culottes and high-waisted jeans at night.

Top - c/o Dynamite, Shorts - c/o Dynamite, Hat - Dynamite (last year)
shoes-  c/o Le Chateau






What do you guys think?  Are you as anxious as I am to dress for the summer at the first sight of warm weather?  What are your thoughts on shorts?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

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