man-repelling: the fashion trends husbands just don’t understand

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We’re all guilty of it… wearing clothes and accessories that are fashion forward to our fellow female friends but repulse the men in our lives.  Case in point: the boyfriend blazer… belted… and cherry red tights. What was I thinking?

Perhaps that’s what makes Leandra Medine’s blog The Man Repeller so popular. Her willingness to wear whatever her heart desires with the flare and style that resembles Carrie Bradshaw is truly intoxicating. I actually got the chance to meet her in Vancouver not to long ago at The Secret Location’s grand opening event. It was so nice to meet her in person and realize she’s normal! Well, wildly successful and somewhat famous, but all in all a normal human being. Her sense of humour and genuine sincerity is what blogging is all about. That’s why I was happy to see she has a book out September 10th called Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls

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It made me reflect on all the items of clothing I have worn (and still wear) that other women think are super cute but repel Andrew– and I am sure leave most other men scratching their heads. Continue reading

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Feeling Fierce: Poncho it up

Poncho: Anthropologie, Jeans: Bootlegger, Ankle Boots: Urban Outfitters, Satchel: Plenty

I have struggled with what to make of my desire to still post some of my daily outfits now that my 30 for 30 challenge is over. Not to mention I get such a great and fantastic response from all of you readers who seem to enjoy what I choose to wear everyday. I struggle because here’s the thing- I enjoy clothes… I love style… and I like to shop. But I have no desire to be a fashion or style blogger. So I was left questioning, can I still create outfit posts without dedicating my blog to style?

Short Answer: Yes

Long Answer: I guess that’s the great thing about personal blogs. You can make your blog your own. It’s yours! There’s no need to try and fit yourself into a specific category of blogger. I call this blog a lifestyle blog for sake of introductions, but I can assure you it will be a rare sight to see me tackle any DIY projects or arts and crafts common on other lifestyle blogs, as its not really my thing. And that’s ok.

I admire the blogs that make blogging their own like A Beautiful Mess and The Haps (aka Harpers Happenings). They seem to draw readers in because they write from a genuine perspective and with purpose. So I decided to begin a weekly or at least possibly bi-monthly feature called Feeling Fierce.  Taking a cue from Beyonce’s alter ego for when she performs on stage: Sasha Fierce (LOVE HER!), it’s for those days when my alter fashionista ego comes out and I dress up and I look good. And thats when I want to show my awesome outfit off to the world! If I sound a little full of myself… its because when I feel like I am in a great outfit, I kind of am. This is how every woman should feel when they put on clothes they love. Fierce.

My new favorite trend everyone already has in their closet: cuffed jeans. Roll them up, wear them with ankle boots and its instant chic. Instant Fierce…. with a capital F.

By the way I should mention here that I LOVE Beyonce. I adore her.  Have you checked out her blog on tumblr? Simply amazing and artfully inspiring. Click here to see it. Fierce! Ok that was the last one…