Holiday outfit ideas

We have been asked to do a post on holiday outfit ideas. So, we selected a variety of amazing looks that will have you looking festive and fashionable.




Le Chateau



Banana Republic


Banana Republic


Club Monaco






Forever 21



The Hudson’s Bay





5 looks you need to try this season

Sometimes we just feel tired of the same old looks and feel like revamping the wardrobe for the next or even future winter seasons…so, based on all the outfits we have searched and selected on Instagram, here are 5 looks that I am sure will bring that new allure you are looking for!

Knee High Boots and Suede


Photo credit:

Plaid & Animal Print Mix


The Cape & Leggings


Photo: @indrastyles (Instagram)

The Long Vest and Skirt


Photo: @thestylishfoodie (Instagram)

The Knit Sweater & Skirt


Photo: @mariepiermorin

Saje Natural Wellness

I heard so much about Saje in the past few months that I had to run to the store to check it out. I am big fan of 100% natural products and aromatherapy. The store has a wide range of teas, oils, sprays, ointments, creams, so it was like heaven…the company is Canadian-owned and operated, so most of the products are manufactured locally, which allows freshness of ingredients.

What I decided to try, and fell in love, was the At your Desk Remedy Bar.

Three roll-ons in a wooden bar for different purposes:

Stress Release: helps alleviate symptoms of mild anxiety and promotes relaxation.

Medicinal ingredients: essential oils of lavender, orange, roman chamomile, clary sage, geranium, myrtle & vetiver. Non-medicinal ingredients: grapeseed oil

Eater’s Digest Remedy: is perfect for those times when our eyes are bigger than our stomach, helping to soothe stomach upset and ease digestion.

Medicinal ingredients: essential oils of fennel, peppermint, black pepper, roman chamomile, myrth. non-medicinal ingredients: grapeseed oil.

Quick Study:  helps enhance energy, increase alertness, and sharpen mental clarity. A perfect study companion for adults and children alike.

Medicinal ingredients: refreshing myrtle, stimulating lemon, uplifting orange, balancing geranium, and grounding cedarwood.



This bar worked so well for me, I have the impression I cannot live without it anymore 😀





An afternoon at Gatineau Park

 Nothing more inspiring than a beautiful fall day to showcase some looks 

Dress: F21 | Sunglasses: Illesteva | Boots: Steve Madden | Bag: Michael Kors | Jacket: Aritzia (2nd photo) | Photos: Natalie Ast





Jacket: Vincent Ottawa | Top: Vero Moda | Scarf: Forever 21| Pants: Zara | Sunglasses: Illesteva | Bag: Michael Kors







Smoked Salmon Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing

Makes 2 servings
Prep. time: 15 minutes

For the salad
150g thinly sliced smoked salmon
1 small avocado
2 eggs, cooked
2 small beetroots, cooked and diced
1 small shallot, thinly sliced
3 cups baby spinach
18 cherry tomatoes, red and yellow

Poppy seeds to finish

For the dressing
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon honey
Fleur de sel
Freshly ground pepper

Combine ​olive oil and lemon juice in a jar with a lid. Add salt, mustard, honey and lemon zests. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously. If needed, adjust the salt or the proportion of oil and lemon juice to taste. Set aside.
Place the spinach in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat lightly. Divide greens among 4 plates. Arrange smoked salmon, avocado slices, beetroot and the shallots over greens on each plate, dividing equally. Drizzle more dressing over salmon. Garnish salads with the shallots and red and yellow tomatoes.
Sprinkle salad with poppy seeds and serve immediately.