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Am I the only one whose frustrated with this years Vogue September issue? In case you didn’t know Kendall Jenner is this years cover girl. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the Jenner/Kardashian clan… I’m just over it. They are everywhere!!

I have been avid Vogue September Issue collector since 2010, they are my bibles. I am proud of my collection, even excited to pass it along to my future children (whether they like it or not! Hah!). However I have seen the decline in the quality of this highly anticipated publication. Gone are the times where classic models and actresses such as Kate Moss (2011) and Halle Berry (2010) graced the cover, icons that spent years of hard work to be given the privilege to be featured on the glossy cover of Vogue.

I just don’t understand why Vogue is jumping on this hype or the what’s trending bandwagon. There was a time that Vogue started the trends, if you were seen in Vogue you would then become famous… not the other way round. I just feel that it’s a little too premature for Kendall to be on the cover, I don’t feel that she has earned it yet.

Oh gosh… and don’t even get me started on their new size?! What the heck, why is it bigger?? It has completely ruined the way my collection looks on the shelf!

What do you think about the new September Issue??

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Top: Forever 21 (similar) Dress: H&M (similar) Shoes: Adidas Handbag: Chanel (similar) Watch: Cluse Watches

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Hello Loves,

Let me start this posting off by saying, I am not a fit person… never have been, probably will never be. It’s just not in my genetic code. So when I was asked by the lovely people over at Sport Chek, to be apart of their ‘Chase The Gear’ event at High Park, I’m not going to lie I kinda cringed. UGH. I am so inactive… apart from when it comes to shopping, I will walk every inch of a mall in search of the latest bag.

However with my Bali body pushing its way to the forefront of my mind, I decided to join in with the festivities. I also have to mention that two days prior to this past Fridays event, I did something to my legs… f’d them up shall we say. I was in a lot of pain, but with the motivation of my BFF Sonya, I trundled my way there.

Oh boy am I glad I did. It was so much fun! In celebration of the Olympics, Sport Chek had basically organized a MASSIVE game of tag! Who didn’t love tag growing up? Well me actually, I always hated being ‘it’… but still every childhood memory has a recap of playing tag!! Anyway, so the purpose of this game/event was to chase and snag a ‘tag’ that was hanging off of the backbacks of NHL legend Gary Roberts, and Olympians Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson, in order to grab some free high performance Olympic collection Adidas gear! This stuff was super cool btw. Couldn’t make it? You were still able to be apart of all the fun with their Facebook live stream! Haha some of the comments on that thing were hilarious!

Although Sonya and I sadly didn’t win anything, we had a blast nevertheless. We were active, we made new friends in the community. We were even able to get those fitbit steps up in the process. Triple score!

I kinda hate to say it but I think that this event could have been a turning point for me, I want to be more active. I am excited to do more interactive fitness activities.

Want to know when the next ‘Chase The Gear’ event is: CLICK HERE

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Hello Loves!

Can you believe it will be September next month?! The summer period has flown past, leaving me in its dust. Although I don’t have to head back to school, I do still feel the sadness of this ending season. Yes, I technically could still do the essential summer activities e.g beach, but is it acceptable to lounge around bobbing along in an inflatable donut while everyone else is jailed to the classroom?

There is so much I haven’t done, so much I haven’t seen. My list of top 10 summer musts, has only two things ticked off. 1. Get the trending ‘pink drink’ from Starbucks (total fail, if you follow me on Snapchat you would have seen the pale pink mess), and 2. spend the day lounging on my balcony. UGH! I didn’t even get to go for a bloody picnic.

With my list still missing a bunch of lovely check marks, it gets me wondering… what have I done with my summer? Binged watched too much Netflix that’s what! Such a waste.

So again, I wipe my tears… pick my chin up off the floor and attempt to carry on with the remaining limited days of sunshine. Next year, I WILL complete my list.

What was on your summer list? Did you achieve what you set out for?

@filipajackson

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Romper: Akira Shoes: Sole Society Sunglasses: eBay

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Hello Loves!

A lot of people have asked me, “why do you blog?” This got me wondering… why do I blog?

I started Playing With Apparel as a way to advertise my fashion styling career; highlighting my previous works, fashion news, and must have items. I’m not going to lie, unfortunately I didn’t get the viewing that I thought I would doing this. So I had to switch it up, turning my ‘articles’ into stories, and my googled images into pictures of my latest outfits. This worked! People actually liked what I was doing!

Now, not only do I get to express the way I feel, or think and have people actually listen and sometimes understand…  I am apart of a fabulous little (big) family, of internet buddies and blogger pals. We are all there for each other, to take the time to listen to our opinions or feelings… to meet up for a coffee or several plates of food. It’s amazing! I have genuinely made some lifelong friendships.

So you ask me “why do you blog?”. Well, for the community… this quirky, opinionated, fantastically fashionable group of individuals. That’s why I blog.

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Top: American Eagle Jacket: Zara (similar) Pants: Free People Shoes: Adidas Necktie: Forever 21

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Hello Loves,

I know this blog post is rather delayed, not only has my wedding happened, but it’s been OVER a month since I got married…but hey at least it’s here now. My bachelorette hotel review!

I wanted to have my bachelorette somewhere with great food, culture, but also affordable. Due to the fact I had a destination wedding, I didn’t want to drag my ladies too far away, I decided on good old MONTREAL! Montreal is a perfect little vacay for us Torontonians, it’s about a 7 hour drive yet you feel like you’ve been transported to France! PERFECT!

When looking for a hotel I wanted a room big enough that we could all stay together and would be perfect for any blogger. I actually had a hard time with this… AS EVERYWHERE WAS AMAZING! I finally decided on St. Paul Hotel due to it’s quirky cool vibe, and FABULOUS location. St. Paul Hotel is a luxury hotel located in Old Montreal, walking distance from… everywhere! When it comes to the interiors of this beautiful accommodation, they are the complete opposite to it’s location. St. Paul hotel is modern, funky and cool. It boasts fabulous lighting and space… many a dance parties happened in our room.

If you are interested about booking your stay at Hotel St. Paul or want to learn more about it’s accommodations

PLEASE CLICK HERE

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