{Fashion Fridays} Neutralize it

Happy Fashion Friday!

Today is all about adding and layering neutrals to an outfit. I’m a super fan of this. Wednesday’s outfit below is the proof in the pudding. Soft neutrals on top with fun, bold prints (J Crew) on the bottom. Get into mixing prints here by adding a leopard peep-toe pump!

For more on mixing prints, check out a recent {Fashion Fridays} post on it here.

White on white - layer it up!

White on white – layer it up!

You can also do neutral all around and pump up the colour in your accessories (below: Fischer Street). Rooftop for a glass of vino anyone?

Obsessed with white denim.

Obsessed with white denim.

Some of my favourite neutral looks…

For those breezy Spring/Summer evenings when a  little cozy is necessary.

For those breezy Spring/Summer evenings when a little cozy is necessary.

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Rocker chic. Love this look.

Rocker chic. Love this look.

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Pop, pop, poppy!

Pop, pop, poppy!

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No but seriously, could I? Adorable office outfit (depending where you work, of course) that is perfect for day to evening!

With love, go rock neutrals and whites this weekend.

Jacklyn Denise

xo

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

Staying Cool (and Chic)

Wherever you might be sipping cocktails this summer (a girl can dream this is what the season is all about, no?)… keep your beautiful self protected from the UV rays.

Here are just a few of my favourite items:

The Floppy Chapeau

Relax on a park bench with your juiciest book or look fabulously stylish strolling the beach with one of these…

Effortlessly chic.

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So cute. Loving the sorbet orange shorts too!

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Tour de France, anyone?

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Sunnies

Protect your bright blue-eyed beauties (or whatever shade they might be). They don’t just protect your eyes, but also the delicate skin around them.

Little Marc Jacobs number from shopbop.com

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Join the TOMS One for One movement – with great sunglasses!

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Love some Joe Fresh…

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Sunscreen

You laugh if you know me… because one would swear I have never seen the light of day. I like to think of it as beautifully fair. Fair or not, you’ll want to keep your skin looking vibrant and healthy for as long as possible. So try some of these:

Aveeno Hydrosport – plus, a non-greasy spray – my favourite kind!

To each their own, but I like this Neutrogena one for my face.

Don’t forget these precious babies. Protect your lips! This ‘Kiss My Face’ sport lip balm is great. Comes in lots of yummy flavours too.

Staying Hydrated

Last but not least, if there are one too many cocktails on the menu… remember to stay hydrated!

Simply adding some lemon or even berries and fresh mint leaves to ice water is lovely.  I like to add pomegranate seeds and mint to a little Pellegrino. You could even try strawberries and basil.

If you want more ideas for fresh flavoured water, visit one of my go-to guys, Jamie Oliver for more.

One of my other lovers.

Need tips on how to easily clean a pomegranate? This can be a project in and of itself. Visit IowaGirlEats  here.

Here’s to more healthy and sun-shiny days…

xo