{Fashion Fridays} Mixing Prints

Get yo print on.

I’m loving this season’s trend of mixing prints, but it can be tricky to pull off without looking like you went a wacky print version of colour-blind. Here are a few basics to help you rock prints on the top, bottom or in accessories all summer long.

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love, love, love the bold stripes on top

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oh so feminine

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i need a printed blazer, stat.

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leopard (when done tastefully) is like sparkle (again, tastefully). always acceptable.

Happy print-pairing!

Jacklyn Denise

xo

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Earth-Friendly Favourites

Good day, Sunshine!

Today, I share a few of my favourite earth-friendly brands or products. Enjoy!

Good day, Sunshine!

Good day, Sunshine!

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Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics Nail Polish: If you know me, you know I’m a nail polish addict and let me tell you… you’ll want to check these guys out. I warn you, they are far from conventional. They have fun (and like to be a little bold – okay maybe a lot bold) with their colour names. Fun aside, Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics means business when taking care of the environment. Cheeky Monkey nail polish is 3-Free. What does that mean, exactly? (direct from their site)

  •  No TFF and no DBP
  • Sourced from around globe–creates best
  • Colours leading trends-not following fads
Nail Me

Nail Me

Now go rock some seriously hot mani/pedis.

Retails at: $15.00 (CAN)

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Arbonne Awaken Sea Salt Scrub: I’m obsessed with this product. Citrus-y (one of my fave scents – fresh just like summer!), and leaves my skin feeling oh so silky smooth. It’s especially awesome after shaving your legs. Ou-la-la! When it comes to caring for the environment, Arbonne is all about being green friendly (for real). From ingredients to packaging, they are all about being “pure, safe and beneficial”.

Awaken my senses!

Awaken my senses!

Now go yourself some sexy smooth skin!

Retails at: $35.00 (CAN)

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Forever New Laundry Detergent: Another product I am obsessed with. Before trying Forever New, I refused to buy powder laundry detergent. Forever New, forever changed that. My bras have never been happier! I love my clothes and this incredible fresh scent makes it smell like Spring year-round. Pretty, clean scents and a beautiful wash aside, Forever New cares about the environment and you! All detergents and washes are hypo-allergenic, biodegradable, phthalate- and paraben-free. Plus, the 3kg bag comes with the most adorable white tin for your laundry room.

Love my clothes

Love my clothes

What’s not to love?

Retails at: $10 – $40 (CAN)

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Encircled’s Chrysalis Cardi: Met the lovely owner of this brand a few weeks ago. She’s got it going on. From yoga, to the airport, to a afternoon brunch with your beau, there is a way to way this uber-soft closet essential. Not only is it cute, comfy and practical, the maker of this product has some mad love for taking care of this planet. The fabric is eco-conscious, everything is made right here in Canada (love local), and she cares about how you receive your present – right down to the type of packaging and wrapping paper she uses.

1 of 8 ways to wear

1 of 8 ways to wear

Okay, I’ve just sold myself on one of these.

Retails at: $138 (CAN)

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What are you doing to take care of our beautiful planet? Would love to hear about some of your favourite eco-friendly fashion finds in the comments below.

Happy Earth Day!

Jacklyn Denise

xo

{Fashion Fridays} Umbrella…ella…ella…

April showers, bring May flowers!

Today’s post is all about the umbrella. Have fun with this accessory – why not go for bright colours and bold patterns? Enjoy this little tidbit of rainy day fashion inspiration.

Would love to hear about your favourite rainy day accessory in the comments below.

Oh so Vogue

Oh so Vogue

"La Vie En Rose"

“La Vie En Rose”

Show me your polka-dots!

Show me your polka-dots!

Ouu la la

Ouu la la

So chic

So chic

Sources:

http://eatsleepdraw.com/page/3

http://cashmeregyrl.tumblr.com

http://prettystuff.tumblr.com/page/35

http://hellolovelydecor.blogspot.ca/2012/06/pretty-polka-dots.html

http://apositivelybeautifulblog.tumblr.com/post/31637804649

Am I Beautiful?

Give me three words that describe how beautiful you are. Ready, set, go!

It sounds easy. Sadly, the majority of women on this planet feel otherwise. Dove recently conducted a social experiment whereby they individually invited  women to (unknowingly) describe how they look to a forensic sketch artist. Next, they invited other individuals to come in and describe the same woman to the sketch artist.

Once all drawings were complete, each of the women were presented how they viewed themselves, beside the sketch as they were described by total strangers. The differences in features, shocking.

An eye-opener, isn’t it? For more info on the campaign, visit the Dove Facebook page.

I’ll leave you with this…

Wise words

Wise words

Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Have a lovely day, beautiful!

Jacklyn Denise

xo

{Fashion Fridays} Coral Lips

Today we’re looking at one of my favourite trends this Spring: The coral lip.

Too much for everyday? Never! LOVE the coral lips. In fact, to be honest, I’d rock it year-round. Looks fresh during the day, and an easy beauty touch-up to bring you from day to evening.

Here are a few faves:

Gorgeous Cara Delevingne

Gorgeous Cara Delevingne

Source: Lextravagance blog

Missoni Spring 13 Runway

Missoni Spring 13 Runway

Source: Style.com

J.Crew Spring 2013 Runway

J.Crew Spring 2013 Runway

Source: The Cut

Get the look with the must-have lipstick in my purse by Smashbox. Stays forever. Tip: Put a lip balm or moisturizer on first. At least for me, it can dry out the lips.

Be Legendary

Be Legendary

Source: smashboxcanada

Who’s with me on this one?

Kiss, kiss.

Jacklyn Denise

Leap of faith

“She turned her can’ts into cans and dreams into plans.”

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If you’ve been following me, you may recognize this photo.

I first posted this photo the day before resigning from my last job. The day before I took every ounce of “no guts, no glory” attitude (I thought) I could muster up, and every bit of faith (at the time) I felt I had, to start my own PR business. I am halfway through my first “official” year in business and I am grateful everyday. To everyone who sent support and best wishes on the day I posted this photo, and occasionally ever since, you are gems.

Though it might sound cliche, I’ll never look back. I’m now in B-SCHOOL by Marie Forleo – something you will be learning much, much more about in the coming posts. B-SCHOOL and the incredible people in it, have changed my life. They’ve changed my outlook on how I run my business, how I want to run my business, and how I am inspired, daily.

This post is for every beautiful soul out there who has an entrepreneur in them. It is possible to live your passion. Trust your gut. Maybe even take 5 minutes to listen to my dear friend, soul sister and fellow entrepreneur, Gloria Roheim McRae of Wedge15, bring you back to the basics, right here (love you, Glo). Sometimes all we need is that little step back to come to the ultimate realization. Take the leap of faith. I urge you.

And… in the comments below, let me know what inspired you to do it.

With gratitude,

Jacklyn Denise

xo