The holiday season is officially in full swing which means the countdown to picking up something special for your loved ones is on. For me, I take shopping for presents very seriously. I always try to find ways to not only give my friends gifts that they want but that also puts a huge smile on their faces. This year I’ve teamed up with Best Buy Canada to find the best gift for one of my best friends, Shayna.
Shayna and I have been friends for as long as I can remember and have shared many memories together. This year I wanted to get her a gift that she’d not only love but something that also highlighted significant moments in our friendship. After spending some time in Best Buy, I came across this cool portable photo printer called the HP Sprocket, that I knew she’d love!
The HP Sprocket is a portable photo printer that’s super easy to use, prints images and stickers instantly and has a clean minimal design. It’s also super light in weight and allows you to print via bluetooth directly from your iPhone.
One of the things that Shayna and I love to do together is travel. I decided to print a bunch of our favourite photos from our past trips (New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Paris) and create a photo album for her to have with the Sprocket.
The thing that I love about Best Buy , especially when it comes to holiday shopping is that you can go in looking to find a gift for one person and end up leaving with something for everyone on your list (like the new Fitbit Ionic Watch for your athletic friend)! Best Buy makes it super easy by having knowledgeable staff in each department and carrying a wide variety of electronics and premium tech gadgets!
If you’ve still got a few people to check off your list, I’d suggest making a stop at your local Best Buy store or even better you can shop online here.
Good luck guys and happy holidays!
PS. look out for a little contest on my Instagram account for chance to win a $100 gift card to Best Buy launching this weekend!
The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year, for most people. Whether it’s filled with end of the year client meetings, holiday parties or family get togethers, there’s always an occasion that you have to attend. For myself, I can find these added social obligations to be a little stressful, especially when it comes to deciding on what to wear.
As most of you know, my everyday style tends to lean more on the edgy and athleisure side. So when it comes to dressing up for multiple holiday events, I’ll admit that I get a little self-conscious about putting a bunch of looks together.
That being said, my friends over at Perry Ellis in collaboration with Amazon have a new tool that’ll help you never skip out on an event because you ” don’t have anything to wear”.
If you Ask Alexa to Ask Perry Ellis, what to wear to a specific event, Alexa now acts as your personal stylist. Ask Alexa will send outfit suggestions straight to your app and email with direct purchasing links. She takes into consideration weather, venue and dress code when it comes to attire recommendations. The best part about this whole experience is that you can do it all in the comfort of your own home or in my case, hotel suite!
I think that this skill is a great way to add valuable pieces over time that may be missing in your wardrobe and to ensure that you’re on the right track when you’re putting your outfit together. You always want to leave a lasting impression on your guests so why not get a head start by ensuring you look your best!
To find out more information on how to get the Ask Perry Ellis skill for Amazon Alexa visit here.
What I’m Wearing
Slim Fit Machine Washable Suit Jacket – Perry Ellis | Slim Fit Machine Washable Suit Pant – Perry Ellis | Slim Solid Dress Shirt – Perry Ellis |
Can you guys believe that it’s almost December 1st? Like where has the time gone! Over the last two months or so, I’d say that I’ve been busier than usual, which is definitely a good thing. With traveling, work and my personal life, I was definitely starting to feel a bit drained. Knowing that the upcoming month isn’t going to slow down I decided to have a short staycation at one of my favourite hotels in the city, The Four Seasons.
I stayed in one of the hotels luxury suites and brought my younger cousin along to join in on the r&r. We went to the gym, ordered room service, visited a local lounge and called it a night quite early (I had a shoot the next day with Perry Ellis).
This staycation was exactly what I needed. There’s nothing more relaxing than forgetting about your responsibilities for a day and just listening to what your body and mind needs every now and then.
As always, I took a few snaps for you guys to scroll through!
Grooming essentials: Using the Panasonic ER-GD50k Trimmer + Skincare from LAB Series
What I’m Wearing
Cashmere-blend Coat – H&M | Basic Tank – H&M | Wide-Leg Pants with Belt – H&M | Classic High Top Sneakers – SAINT LAURENT |
What I’m Wearing
Padded Jacket – H&M | Oversized Hoodie – Vintage | Men’s Adidas Originals by AW Track Pants – Adidas | High-Top Sneakers ℅ - OFF WHITE |
So, a little over a month ago I got the chance to work with one of my favourite brands at the moment, Off-White. If you’re into luxury street style, you’re definitely familiar with this brand. It’s spearheaded by Virgil Abloh, who I’ve had the chance of meeting on a few occasions and has developed a cult following by celebrities and consumers alike. With the success of the brand, Off-White has opened their Canadian flagship store in Yorkville, right here in Toronto! That being said, I had the opportunity to style + model a few of my favourite pieces from the fw17 collection for Off-White Toronto. Over the season, be sure to check out the brands Instagram page (@OFF__WHITE__TORONTO) for some style inspiration from yours truly! I hope that you guys like the looks as I had a blast putting them together!
Outfit Provided by Off-White ℅ Virgil Abloh
Lately, I’ve been really into matching sets, especially when it comes to hoodies and joggers. Some people might say that this is lazy dressing but I totally fucks with it! This is something that I would wear to run errands, head to and from the gym, and to the airport for a long flight. I got my hands on this Champion reverse weave set earlier in the summer and I’ve been repeating it ever since (see my birthday recap post)! I’m in love with the colour way, the fit (oversized, of course!) and it’s versatility. Plus, with hibernating season right around the corner (aka winter), I’m sure i’ll be living in these for a couple more months!
What I’m Wearing
Champion Reverse Weave Fleece Crew Neck Sweatshirt – Urban Outfitters | Champion Reverse Weave Fleece Jogger Pants (similar) – Urban Outfitters | Air max 97 Premium – Nike Sportswear |
So, I don’t want to jinx it but I think that I’m finally getting back into my creative swing again! This last year, I’ve gone through so many ups and downs in various aspects of my life that in all honesty left me unmotivated to do almost anything. Hence, why I haven’t been as consistent in creating content as I have in the past. I’m learning more and more that the answer to getting out of my feelings for me is to not put too much pressure on myself and to just fight through it. A little advice that a friend gave me that I’d like to share with you guys is; to not let what’s happening in your life right now distract you from the bigger picture.. – If you keep that in mind, it’ll make the tough times a lot easier! I felt like I needed to share a little about this with you guys just because I would never want you guys to think that I don’t take this platform seriously. Some of you guys have been on this journey with me from the jump and I appreciate it so much!
Anyways, that’s enough with all the feelings for today and now onto this look! It’s cool, it’s cozy, it’s me… on the weekend. You can catch me in something like this on a Saturday, heading to a casual brunch, going shopping or hanging out with friends. I love the athletic and minimal aesthetic to it. It’s doing something for me but not too much! I’m into it, I hope y’all are too!
Ps. I’m going to give you a warning to expect these Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals collaboration sneakers to show up a lot, I’m still obsessed with them and they just continue to stay in heavy rotation!
What I’m Wearing
Oversized Hooded Sweatshirt Black XO - THEWEEKENDxHM | Three Stripe Track Pants (old) – Adidas Originals | AW BBALL Hi-Top Sneakers - Adidas Originals by Alexander Wang |
It’s been a whirlwind of a time, both good and bad over the last few weeks for me. I, honestly haven’t had this bad of ‘growing pains’ in a very long time. Things that used to fulfill me don’t seem to cut it anymore and finding the answer as to what I need to do differently to correct those feelings haven’t been the easiest. Sometimes I wish that life could just be as easy as getting dressed comes to me but unfortunately it’s not. Long story short, my apologies again for not being as active as I usually am on the blog but thank you guys for riding with me.
Here’s a look that I styled over the weekend that I hope that you guys like. I’m mixing some old items with a few new ones with this look. A pair of loose denim, an old light weight bomber, a basic long sleeve tee and my new Alexander Wang for Adidas Originals sneakers.
First off, are you guys as into this parka as much as I am?!?! Right before heading to New York for Men’s Fashion Week, I stopped by the COS showroom for some inspiration and I noticed this jacket – I knew that I had to have it! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but I knew that it was such an iconic piece that I would make it work. I wanted to keep this look super casual and athletic, so I paired this oversized parka with a classic tank, some white joggers and my new Cortez sneakers (you’ll see me wearing these a lot).
This look won’t be for everyone but if you’re confident and have some height on ya (I’m 6’0 feet), I’d definitely recommend trying to rock something like this. It’s so bad ass and functional at the same time!
What I’m Wearing
Oversized Transparent Parka – COS | Classic Tank – FOREVER21 | Z.N.E Joggers (old) – ADIDAS | Classic Cortez Leather – NIKE SPORTSWEAR |