A $30,000 Lesson in Self-Worth

I always had an innate sense that I was enough.  My parents raised me on a diet heavy with positive reinforcement, constant reminders that I was so smart, so beautiful and able to do whatever I set my mind to. My dad would constantly admonish, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts!” and my mom […]

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Recreate This Look For Under $75

First of all, let me tell you about one thing I can confidently say I have a solid grasp of: a budget. Despite the fact that my personality seems slightly… out-of-sorts, I am a planner and order-freak, by nature. I love a good day planner, Excel and I are in a committed relationship (the only […]

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Not Your Mama’s Leather Jacket

How crazy is it that we’re halfway through summer? I’m already getting itchy palms just thinking about the fall fashion. One staple all year round in Calgary is a leather bomber jacket, SO it obviously makes perfect sense to acquire 10 of them, from all different walks-of-fashion-life. The thing is, you certainly don’t need to […]

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So You Want To…

Following a frustrating bout of writers block over the last few weeks, I decided I needed to go outside my normal creative process and ask those around me for help. What did they want to hear from me? What topics did they find interesting? The number of wonderful, inspiring responses I received was overwhelming, and […]

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Transitional Trends

“I have NOTHING to wear!” Girllll, I hear that. How many times a week do you bemoan this thought to yourself? I get it 100%, and as the Calgary Stampede approached this year, I found my “new clothes” budget was meager, to say the least. I wasn’t about to steal some of that precious fund for […]

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JORD Watch Contest

CONTEST LINK: https://www.woodwatches.com/g/lifestylebutter Does anyone else feel that adding a watch to your look is extremely easy during the winter months, but much more challenging during the summer season? I always have a harder time incorporating the metals and leather into my summer looks, so when I discovered wood watches, I was thrilled, and even happier […]

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The Princess and the Plaid – Stampede Staples

Ahhh the Calgary Stampede. The ten days a year where it is (somewhat) socially acceptable to show up to work plagued by the lingering scent of Fireball, hair un-brushed, wearing the same cut-off, much-too-short jean shorts and plaid shirt you wore out the night before. The ten days a year where you happily two-step your […]

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