All posts filed under: Women-Led Fashion

A modern mom’s solution for tackling “accidents” (I’m not talking about the baby’s)

For the month of February I’ll be addressing women’s health and raising awareness for an issue that is not openly talked about: urinary incontinence conditions in women following child birth. I think this is an important issue because 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 experiences episodes of leaking urine involuntarily (Source: National Association for Continence). Thats a high-number and yet, “On average, women wait 6.5 years from the first time they experience symptoms until they obtain a diagnosis for their bladder control problem(s)”. I suspect one of the reasons this happens is because we don’t openly talk about it –  it’s taboo! So i’m going to open the floodgates (pun intended) and begin a dialogue about it, so if any of you are going through this, you don’t have to endure it in the dark (or day) anymore. Or if you’re thinking about getting pregnant, here’s a quick heads up! There are many kinds of urinary incontinence conditions in women but I won’t go through all of them. Instead, I’m going to focus on Stress Urinary …

Buy Her Bag, Not Her Body

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored or paid post. I won’t make any money from this, and no, you don’t have to buy anything. The opinions expressed are solely my own. I’m sharing purely out of interest and convictions. If you’re not interested, please move along. But I hope you stay!  Empowerment. That’s my word of the year. That word could mean many different things for different people. For me, I’m taking what I’ve learned from previous years of being a new mother, blogger, digital marketer, now a ‘brand explorer’ and using it to open doors to new posts, projects and collaborations (Yes, I just coined the term ‘brand explorer’ because I love discovering ventures with fascinating people and stories behind them.) For some women, ’empowerment’ is what drives their very survival. Without further ado, I’d like to kick-off the year of empowerment with sharing about the Nomi Network. What is the Nomi Network? The Nomi Network is a 501(C)(3) organization whose mission is “to create economic opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking by equipping them with leadership, entrepreneurship, and production skills to become …

Creating a capsule wardrobe? Try starting with the 5-piece French wardrobe

Have you heard of a capsule wardrobe? Have you heard of a 5-piece French wardrobe? Truth be told, until about a week ago, I hadn’t heard about either of them. Here’s what I learned: Definition of a capsule wardrobe “It’s a mini wardrobe made up of really versatile pieces that you completely LOVE to wear. For Unfancy purposes, it’s a 37-piece wardrobe (rotated every three months) that includes tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, and shoes.” – Caroline, blogger of “Unfancy“. If you’re interested, I really recommend reading Caroline Rector’s blog and why she decided to create a minimal 37 piece wardrobe. Here’s an excerpt: “To me, a capsule wardrobe represents more time and energy for what really matters (less time spent deciding what to wear / less time spent shopping / less time doing laundry or caring for clothes) more money for our dreams + helping others (less money spent on clothes that never get worn) and more contentment and happiness.” What is the 5-piece French Wardrobe? The capsule wardrobe and the 5-piece French wardrobe have very similar philosophies. You start with quality basics across all …

San Francisco, Are You Ready For Some Parisian Sophistication?

Disclaimer: This was not a sponsored post, and all the thoughts and opinions I’ve expressed are solely my own. Above photo: Caroline de Maigret, Vogue.com Last Saturday night, my husband and I got dressed to the nines (in our world anyways), had my mother-in-law watch O, and drove to San Francisco to attend his work holiday party. We got to our destination a little early. It was in a part of town I don’t remember visiting before, and I was immediately struck by the beautiful white, gold and fur (yes I said fur) window displays. For those who don’t live in San Francisco, like myself, I had to have a friendly introduction from my husband, who made himself seem like the expert that night. “This is Pacific Heights, where each house costs over $4 million dollars,” he said as he proceeded to pull out his Zillow app and flash it in front of me. But I wasn’t listening.  I was too distracted by the beautiful shop windows that awaited me. I could soon tell that I …