Don’t forget eyeglasses and sunglasses when you are creating a look

Some people can put an outfit together like nobody's business. It comes naturally. They have a sense of style that exudes their personality. Fashion for them is like a painter who knows precisely which strokes go where, and the final result is a masterpiece.

 If you are going to spend the time to do your hair, your makeup and invest in new clothes, don’t ignore your most important accessory, the glasses!

 Today I want to explore how to create a look and why the right eyeglasses and sunglasses are essential to making the most out of any ensemble. Here is my outfit of the day and how I got this style.

For this #OOTD, I chose a feminine, summery yet professional look to begin the week. My colour palette is blush and black with an accent of white. 


The makeup is Smashbox eyeshadow and lipstick. Usually, I only wear mascara and lip gloss, but I feel that at forty-nine years old, I am much more sensitive to feeling washed out. When I choose to wear lighter tones closer to my face, I add some depth of colour with eyeshadow and lipstick.

My top is a Calvin Klein one that I picked up at The Bay (I also got the black one). I find it versatile and lightweight and easy to pair with a jacket when I need to.  The pants are from Garbo’s Boutique.

I've kept my jewelry simple. I'm old school, so I love my Thomas Sabo white analog watch, and I'm wearing earrings shaped like a fly. The accent colour is a little bit of plum in the beading which ties into my lip colour. 

Shoes have a black and white theme, so the pearl in the earring, the watch, and shoes tie the colour palette together.

 The final accessory – fabulous glasses!
One of the top eyeglass frame trends right now are sheer, crystal, translucent frames. I'm wearing the Rosanna by Glossi. It’s been a top seller plus a personal favourite. The frame is so lightweight. I forget I'm wearing glasses. I get compliments from strangers because the rose gold accent is so eye-catching. Even though the champagne frame colour is neutral, the rose gold gives a depth of tone and adds an architectural point of interest and makes this frame more like jewelry.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day: Message from a Customer


Mary Watson Bear Clan, Thessalon First Nation, residing in Whitby, Ontario

National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day of celebration recognizing the First Nations, Inuit and Metis people of Canada and reminds all Canadians that this day is where we can pause and learn something about what it means to be Indigenous. Why not pause and recognize the traditional land that you are on. Recognizing the traditional territories was included in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Report. 

In August of 2016, Gord Downie asked all Canadians to look at the state of Indigenous-settler relations in this country and to "Do something" to change them for the better.
Section 45 to 48 of the TRC Calls to Action supports the land acknowledgement that every Canadian today may hear during daily life. Public schools, universities, sports teams, and different levels of government are using this during the openings of events to fulfill the TRC Calls to Action.

Land acknowledgements are important because when you recognize the treaty land that you are on you are acknowledging the Indigenous People who lived on the land before treaties were created, and it acknowledges the descendants of Indigenous People, who continue to live in the area. At the basic level, it should include a recognition of territory and what Indigenous Nation that territory belongs to. Until recently, the history and current affairs of Indigenous People were not taught in schools, and as a result, most people do not have an understanding of who we are, or what our beliefs are. I believe that land acknowledgements are an important part of the reconciliation process, and can open the door for more profound conversations that need to happen between Indigenous People and the rest of society.  

In the Durham Region, we reside on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, which is covered under the Williams Treaties. We are situated on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

For more information, click here about events offered to join in celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Effortless Spring Fashion

“Spring is a wonderful time to refresh your wardrobe and update your look by trying something new, but comfort is key! It’s so important to remain true to yourself and your core style. I firmly believe that less is more. With the right key pieces that fit well and feel good, getting dressed becomes effortless.

This season, the sky’s the limit! We’re seeing so many great prints, with python really standing out. Cotton sweaters with lace embellishment and engineered striped jeans are very on trend. Garbo’s also has new exclusive collections designed and made in Barcelona that feature spring’s hottest colours, coral and yellow, as well as beautiful neutrals. It’s an exciting time for fashion!”

- Melissa, Garbo’s Boutique, Ajax