Hello Loves!

After 12 years of living in Canada, I finally added a pair of winter boots to my closet. How have you lived through those freezing cold Canadian winters for the past 12 years with no boots?! You may ask, I’m not really sure lol.

I do know that we have a habit in Canada, of complaining and crying through the entire winter and then as soon as it’s done we totally forget the way we felt. I am guessing this is why I have gone bootless for so many years.

I may be exaggerating a little,  I haven’t exactly gone bootless… I have a pair of Hunters… they leak, I also have a pair of Uggs… they leak… what I really needed was a pair of none leaky warm things to cover my feet. However, I am so darn picky and embarrassingly tend to only like things that are popular, hence the Ugg scenario.

But after years of searching for the IT winter boot I am happy to announce I have found the one! The snow proof Winter Carnival boot, from Sorel. Oh boy do these babies keep my toesies warm, as well as keeping me oh so fashionable… and most importantly, DRY! They are also the perfect shade of grey, making them easy to style with pretty much anything in my closet. Apart from dresses… please don’t wear these with dresses!

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Coat: Dorothy Perkins Pants: Free People Shoes: Sorel

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Hello Loves,

One of my 2017 resolutions was to decrease my carbon footprint, mainly due to my support of sustainable fashion and the fight against fast fashion. However, I must admit I still find myself a victim of the high street calling. Although I have made leaps and bounds in the accessory portion of my closet, investing in higher end labels that will hopefully be passed down through generations, I still struggle to convert the clothing section.

Maybe it’s because I am still a two year old that spills everything I eat and drink on myself, or maybe it’s that things on the high street are accessible and so gosh darn cute… I just can’t bring myself to put my hand DEEP inside my pocket to buy a tank top for $90.

It’s a difficult topic, but there are ways to remain sustainable without selling your liver for a vest.

  • Buy Vintage

I am a sucker for a good vintage find. Fashion always goes in circles, what was stylish will most definitely be stylish again… apart from Ed Hardy, let’s not relive that travesty.

  • Shop Eco

Shop at local Eco and ethically friendly retailers, such as People Tree and Eileen Fisher.

  • Don’t Follow Trends

Trends are the worst, and boy have I been victim of them. You end up buying items to wear for a quick second before they are ‘oh so last week’. If you must join try recycling and DIY.

  • Know Your Fabrics

Polyester and other synthetic fabrics can take thousands of years to decompose, clogging our landfills. Opt for natural materials such as cotton, wool, and silk.

  • If You Must, Be Picky

Now if you must shop the H&M and Zara’s of the world… be picky. Buy pieces that are timeless and will remain part of your outfit rotations for years to come (such as my pink coat below from Forever 21)

Becoming sustainable can be hard, but doable. Just by shopping less often and spending a little more than you would, the few times you do will not only save you big bucks, but also our planet from some disastrous consequences.

@filipajackson

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Hello Loves!

I looove food. Mmmm food. In fact, I spend most of my life looking at Instagram pictures of foodie flatlays, and writing lists of places I must try. Planta Toronto was one of those over Instagrammed and delicious looking places I HAD TO TRY.

So I did.

If you hadn’t guessed by the name, Planta is an all plant restaurant (duh… come on it doesn’t take a scientist to figure that one out). Being a vegetarian (6 days a week), I am always on the desperate look out for veg friendly places. I mean I don’t want to have to keep forking out $18 for a bloody salad… come on! Planta offers a WIDE variety of options suitable for any kind of dietary preference…, even meat eaters love this place.

Not only does Planta serve the BEST truffle macaroni I have ever tried, they have a great selection of pizzas, burgers, and salads… you name it, they got it. Even juices and delicious alcohol creations, all in this gorgeously designed space. The perfect place for blogger hangouts or lunch with your bestie that has no idea how to work a camera *cough Sonya. It’s the best… everyone will LOVE it.

I’ll see you there soon (I am always there).

Learn more about Planta and make a reservation HERE

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Hello Loves,

I hope you all had a fabulous holiday…. and HAPPY 2017!!!

I am happy to say I’m back from a rather spontaneous and much needed 3 weeks off. I really didn’t plan to stop blogging or Instagramming, but I needed/wanted to get back to reality. Christmas seemed like the most perfect time to do so, with La Familia in town, I was able to focus on what was important.

I got lost along the way, but with a new year brings change…I plan to change the way I handle this whole ‘blogging’ career. I need to try and make this more of a 9-5 than a 24/7 situation. It is important to remember the whole point of this thing, it’s called life… and to have one!

So no matter what your job is stay focused on what is important to you.

@filipajackson

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Sweater: Missguided Pants: Missguided Shoes: Guess Coat: H&M Bag: Prada

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Hello Loves!

I woke up today to SHOCK HORROR! Christmas is only 9 days away and I am yet to get the hubby a gift!! ¡Ay no!

There is a reason to why I am dragging my feet with his gift. HE IS SO GOSH DARN ANNOYING TO SHOP FOR! Every year I ask him, “hey baby, what would you like for Christmas?” to which he replies “Uh nothing babe, don’t worry”. UGH! WHY?! He always asks for nothing… but gosh forbid I get him nothing. That won’t go down well! #UghMen

But then I got ta thinking, I am probably not the ONLY one in this boat. Everyone has one annoying man folk in their life, so I thought I would help you out while I shop and give you some manly gift giving ideas.

Socks

  • My man loves his socks. Socks are actually a great accessory, the bolder the better.

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Cocktail Kit

  • Most men love a good drink after a long day. But why not create your own special cocktail at home!

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Coat

  • It’s getting cold, so why not buy your fashionista male a lovely classic coat.

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Book

  • Books are always a perfect gift. But if you don’t know what they like to read… a gift card to his fav bookstore is also a great idea.

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Wallet/Card Holder

  • Looking for something on the luxury end? A wallet or a card holder is the perfect way to do this without breaking the bank too much. Don’t forget to put money in it, otherwise it’s bad luck.

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Cologne

  • I think ‘smelly’s’ are the classic gift, so why not keep the tradition going.

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GoPro

  • For your camera loving man, get him a GoPro. It’s a win win as you will get some amazing videos and images while he is happy to take them.

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Slippers

  • Baby it’s cold outside. So snuggle up with this gorgeous pair of slippers I just got you!

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FitBit

  • For that active man in your life, why not get him a FitBit. It also doubles as a pretty rad arm candy accessory.

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Flask

  • My man likes everything engraved. Engraved flasks are a lovely gift… a personal keepsake.

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I hope some of these gift ideas come in use. MERRY CHRISTMAS SUGARS.

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xoxo Fil

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