The Himalayan Salt Room

Imagine walking into a dimly lit space where everything is tinted pink, the walls glow and you’re cuddled up by a fire with a soft blanket. The floor is covered by three inches of loose salt minerals and for 30 minutes, you just sit there catching up with a friend,...

Body Positive Tips When You Gain Weight

We can all agree that losing weight is the most common New Year’s Resolution and can we also all agree that we are SICK of hearing about it everywhere?? Why has our world become so obsessed with losing weight? My first guess is because the diet culture has been SO...

Winter Boots for Every Occasion

If you live in a place where the air hurts your face, then you will also need something to warm your feet for all the occasions in your life. Maybe you only have one pair that isn't cutting it for work AND the hockey rink or maybe the ones you have a falling a part...

10 Piece Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

This Fall I decided to live with less and decided to hold off buying any new clothes for the month of October. So, to kick this off, I did 10x10 Challenge and invited others to join me. That means I chose 10 items in my wardrobe and I wore them 10 different ways over...

Why we should give our comfort zone the finger.

Have you put limitations on yourself because of fear of judgement over who you are or any part of yourself that you deem “imperfect”? We have developed a fear of being different from those we have compared ourselves to and have labeled as "perfect".  This fear forces...

Outfit Tips for Headshots & Videos:

Tips on how to dress for Headshots/Videos:   1. Be Comfortable. Wear what you are comfortable in and that represents your own style and profession. You don’t want to be wearing something you feel uncomfortable in or doesn’t represent who you are. Getting a...

7 Tips for Thrift Shopping

Thrift shopping can be fun and successful or it could be time consuming and unfruitful. Depending on your local thrift store or boutique, some are more discerning when it comes to their stock and others not as much. Now that doesn’t mean that you can’t shop in the less discerning stores, as you still may find some hidden gems, but personally, I focus more on the shops that a little more particular in what they stock.

You Can Have Fun Shopping No Matter Your Size!

Shopping. I HATE it. I wouldn’t be over exaggerating to say that.

I avoid clothing shopping at all costs because for way too long I measured my value by my pant size. Although I have done a lot of work in that area, the ball of shame that lingers in the bottom of my stomach when I absolutely need to buy something new (for an event, or because my size has changed and I am down to only owning 1 pair of pants) just never seems to go away. That changed, in a big way, when I went shopping with Amanda from simplySTYLISH at Boutique Zekara in Rothesay.

YSJ Love, Styled 3 Ways

Our city the BEST city in our Province for numerous reasons. One of those reasons is our amazing entrepreneurs and small businesses. We have those who were born and raised in Saint John and those who are CHOOSING our city to set up shop and follow their passion. As a Personal Stylist, I love to support my local boutique shops when I take my clients shopping and especially when I shop for myself. 

How Shame Marketing is Influencing Your Body Image.

I was driving in my car to a friend’s last night and an advertisement for a local fitness business came on. Instead of motivating me to use their business, it did the opposite of what I think it was intending to do. It ENRAGED me. Yes, I know, enrage is a strong word....