Now that we are trying to adjust back to our normal schedules, shedding those holiday pounds and reorganizing our lives for 2015 to meet and exceed our resolutions. Coming home from the holiday was harder than I expected due to the quick switch in weather. I went from 9 degrees Celsius to -30 degrees Celsius in a matter of a day, leaving me wanting to stay in bed all day.
However, life does have to go on and I am in the process on equipping myself to survive the rest of this polar vortex and come out on top. Lauren Manoogian gets me and I seriously would trade everything in my wardrobe for Manoogian. Based out of New York, the designer focuses on jewelry and knitwear. Effortless, cozy and casual, the collection is ready to wear. These three are staple pieces in my wardrobe are helping me get through this crazy weather. Manoogian knows how to do cozy and do it well. #TeamCozy for the win.
2014 changed shape and form in my life many times over.
Most friends despised the year, but I really appreciated what it brought in my life. I really lived life this year, not in the live-everyday-like-it-is-your-last kind of way, but in the way I wanted to. Although the first half of the year I felt like I hit a wall, and then the wall crumbled down on me, I learned to pick up the pieces. In other words, had a major quarter life crises and hit an ultimate low. I'm so glad that it did happen, because I couldn't be more at peace and happy with life than I am now. I don't think anyone can understand the feeling until you have truly gotten to this point, but I wish it upon all of you going into 2015. Like last year, here are a few tidbits of 2014.
This year I've officially...
1) Dyed my hair gray then chopped it off - part of my quarter life crisis but I undeniably enjoyed it. 2) Kept myself in good company.
3) Never felt more lost in life.
4) Got a new job that I absolutely love.
5) Am finally enjoying Toronto for what it is.
Needless to say, it's crazy how much you can do and change as a person in 365 days. Surround yourself with the things you love and discard the rest.
I hope your 2015 flows with your desires more than your champagne glass at midnight.
Falling in love with yourself is as beautiful as any experience of love is. It's learning to laugh at your awkward tendencies and smile at all your quirky habits. It's learning to be grateful for the many sides you have - confident, crazy, shy, sexy, nerdy, angry, weird, and all the rest of them. It is realizing that you're one of a kind and that you deserve to give the world the best person you can be. Falling in love with yourself is being happy in your life and knowing that in this one moment in time, you're beautiful simply because you are you.
Studio Nicholson - the fairly new contemporary line from London started by Nick Wakeman, a definite one to watch. There is no doubt that the designer has a background in menswear. The silhouette for the modern woman is clean, minimal and borrowed from the boys. The collection is based on a combination of Japanese and Italian culture. Each piece has an effortless edge which I could live in daily. My closet needs a make over with these looks from AW14.
I was shocked when I saw the Hermès SS15 Collection - specifically the white section which kicked off the show. Crisp, clean and contemporary from what is usually sent down the runway. I appreciate Hermès' simplistic approach to the collection which dabbles into the cool girl vibe with a girl boss mentality.