Spring Update

April 20, 2016 , In: Trend , With: No Comments

I know the world is all about minimalism these days.  Buying less, consuming less, working with what we have.  I embrace this philosophy whole heartedly, but at one point I really think you just have to refresh.  I went out and bought a few basic tops, some new bras and some very basic make up and really… I feel like a million bucks.  I threw out all those old ratty bras that were just cluttering up my drawer that didn’t fit anyways, those t-shirts that had holes in them (yes – I wore them to holes) and I have some fresh makeup that I know isn’t expired, doesn’t make my eyes feel crusty, and I know works with my skin tone.

It helps that it’s finally (finally!) sunny out and I also saw a personal trainer (the amazing Maxine) who put together a very simple and doable at home workout plan so I can finally start feeling strong again.

Nothing is a major change, but I was starting to feel a bit depressed that I was looking like a goat herder who had just come from mucking out the barns everyday.  Now that I have a few pieces, it’s about working with what I got in my closet but there are a few more pieces I have my eyes on.  The trouble is finding the fine line behind that working goat farmer look (which is great on a goat farm – don’t get me wrong – but perhaps not so great for every. single. day. in the city) and too dressed up.

I need clothes that are nice but washable, that I can sit down with in the park and not worry about riding up and showing my bum, that I can sit in the sand with and not worry about a dry cleaning bill or ripping holes.  These are surprisingly difficult to find.

Here are a few of my picks:

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Bon Matin soft linen tank from Finish the Outfit

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 9.47.02 AMCommunity Ion Pant from Aritzia

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 9.55.54 AMRound Necked Sweater from Zara

(although I just know this would be too short on my 5’7″ frame… sigh)

http://aritzia.com/en/product/malta-pant/58978.html?dwvar_58978_color=4096TNA Malta Pant from Aritzia

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Romper from Boutique Unicorn 

(although I don’t know what the fabric is….)

http://aritzia.com/en/product/summit-pant/57259.html?dwvar_57259_color=2819TNA Summit Pant from Aritzia

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 10.01.22 AMDenim Dress from Zara

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Butterfly Print Trousers from Oasis

ps If you are an in-home stylist based in Montreal who’d like to do a collaboration, or a Montreal-based store who’d be interested in a collaboration on workable clothes for active moms…. CONTACT ME.

And, I know the featured image has nothing to do with the post – but it’s a cute photo no?! lol

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Michelle Little

Writer & Photographer

Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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