Humidity Ready Hairstyles

humidity-ready-hairstyles Or just straight up ‘summer ready hair’, because even if you live in a really dry climate, hair can get crazy (and crazy annoying) in the summer heat. I know I am always search for the closest ponytail holder, to just get the hair off my neck/face/head. It’s the worst when you actually spent time doing your hair in the morning, only to catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror mid day and you get scared at the humid results that stare before you. Since no hair styles or tricks are fool-proof I rounded up a bunch of styles that would both look really great and help keep a handle on humidity/heat (a lot of them are great for short hair) — so you can test them out yourself.
The top one, is what I call: Just Go With It Hair, use a beach spray (DIY your own even) air dry your hair in a tousled way and just go with it — effortless humidity. [image via glam radar]

humidity-hair2 dutch braid with bun [with a tutorial from waiting on martha]  –  criss-cross nape of the neck braids [with a tutorial from twist me pretty]  –  band braid [from @hellofashionblog]

humidity-hair4 knotted hawk (or just go with 3 knots — Gwen Stefani style) [with a tutorial from R29]  –  half up french braid [with a tutorial from the small things]  –  headband hair pile [with a tutorial from R29]

humidity-hair3 milkmaid braid [with a tutorial from treasures and travels]  – ponytail (can’t go wrong) [from madewell]  –  easy crown braids [with a tutorial from R29]

humidity-hair5 double french braids (pigtails) [with a tutorial from R29]  –  twisted bun [from le fashion image]  – low half top knot (or half high top knot, of course!) [with a tutorial from treasures and travels]

Do you have a go-to summer hairstyle? Are your hair and humidity friends?

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Back From Visi-cation

Actually we got back last week, but it pretty much took me till now to soak it all in and get back into our normal everyday (and just in time for school to come to an end). Our vacation away, was more like a visi-cation since it was solely focused on visits and seeing all the people we miss on a daily basis. First Saskatoon, which was totally gorgeous (it doesn’t get enough press), relaxing and man did we ever have the best company/hosts. Then we drove (well my sister drove us) us to Edmonton, where we back-to-back visited family (on top of family) and the best of friends we had been missing for too long. It was a jam-packed trip, focused on people – which now that we are home has us so people sick this big city actually feels a little empty.
saskatoon1 Our Toronto family that moved to Saskatoon (still our family), 5 kids later and we are truly one giant family. Many more photos to folllow…


An Ode To Backpacks

Ode To Backpacks [ one: red canvas BDG ]  –  [ two: navy nylon Hershel ]  –  [ three: cream canvas State ]  –  [ four: vegan leather Bad Kids]  –  [five: black and olive Hershel]  –  [six: black gold zipper Marc]  –  [seven: pink leather BDG]  –  [eight: navy square vegan Mat and Nat]  –  [nine: brown vegan rucksack UO]  –  [ten: brown satchel Cambridge]  –  [eleven: olive canvas State]  –  [twelve: black pebbled Silence and Noise]  –  [thirteen: striped canvas Baggu]

So I’m back home, back from our visi-cation and I literally feel like I could sleep for a week. Probably just a few good nights in my own bed will do, but a week sounds way better. Our trip was awesome, thank you for asking (wink). Now that I’m back in the busy city, I’m back to my trusty backpack — which probably needs to be sent to retirement, it’s just so well-loved/old. I’ve been on the hunt for a new backpack and can’t decide, basically this whole list is made up of knapsacks I want and can’t decide which one to actually get.

I mean what’s not to love about a backpack, hands free and you can pack things in it as you go along your day. They deserved a full post, an ode to stylish, hands free back bags.

Which one is your favorite? Are you a backpack fan?

I Made You A Mixtape / 03

i made you a mixtape / 03 Tis the season when music is the icing on the days cake, actually what am I talking about music is always the icing on the cake. But summer days spent outside having fun, maybe sometimes sitting on a patio? And then you add a playlist to those awesome summer days, perfection.
Do you have a summer soundtrack? Mine is usually mostly oldies, my favorite summer tunes are the ones I already know all the words too — usually. Probably a bunch of the early 2000’s songs would be on that summer list, songs that would remind me of past summer days are the best to listen to on current ones. I can’t say this will be my next summer playlist, but it will for sure be a good hit list for June — already on rotation. Here you go, I made you a mixtape for June.


High, Low And Medium / The Best Skinny Jeans

The Best (high, low and medium priced) Skinny Jeans If I could live in jeans, I would. If there is one thing I feel no remorse about when I go shopping for it, it’s jeans. Instead of being a shoe, bag or beauty lover it’s all denim all the time for me. But since I actually don’t like to shop and when I do I like to get the most for every last cent, I shop around to find the best (only buy what you need and love, my shopping rules). Denim shopping is tricky for many reasons; for one the fit of a pair of jeans is either hit or totally miss and of course this very much changes from body to body. But since I am so picky, and maybe slightly obsessed with jeans (I think I called myself with this post) when I find a pair of jeans that fits like a glove and fits all my super picky stipulations, I tell everyone I know about them. And so, now I’m telling you guys.

My personal requirements for THE BEST JEANS title; the jeans need to be mostly jeans, minimal on the stretch (2% and under preferably, if I’m going to reveal my true denim OCD). The durability of a pair of jeans should be high, jeans should last a long time, they are expensive and honestly tax a lot from the environment when being made so the longer one pair lasts the better. The fit, is of course key, if you don’t feel like a million bucks in them you shouldn’t wear them. I also prefer jeans with little to no stitching on the back pockets, simple really is always better.


The Lazy Girls Guide To Pairing Type

While me and my three kids (har har har, 3rd child=husband), are relaxing/visiting family in the beautiful prairies I asked my lovely and very talented friend Lesley to help me out a little. Lesley is the clever and creative lady behind the statement paper goods Swell Made Co, with over 10 years of design experience working with various clients she knows a thing or 10 about making things look really really great. Since she is the person I go to for help and feedback when I design things, so I figured she would be the best person to share a few tips on how to easily pair type together. Simple tips for something that should be so simple but usually ends up getting overcomplicated (there are just so many options!!). If you have ever wondered what was the best way to pair fonts/type together, Lesley is your girl with the lazy girls (simple) guide.


to pairing type beautifully