Everlane Shirred Silk Shirt – A Review

Welcome to another Everlane review! In the past I’ve stayed away from delicate fabrics such as silk and cashmere. I was worried that I would not be able to properly wash them (we do not have access to reliable dry cleaning where I live) and end up ruining the garment. Recently, I’ve decided that life is short and if I want to wear silk and cashmere then I am going to wear silk and cashmere. Lack of dry cleaning facilities be darned, I’ll hand wash! I’d been eyeing up Everlane’s silk shirts for several months so I was delighted when the chance to try out their Shirred Silk Shirt came up. I ordered it in black because I did not want to tempt the fates with a lighter colour.

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Image from Everlane’s website

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5 summer makeup tips to help you beat the heat.

You may have heard me mention that fact that I have oily skin the odd time, or three. It’s true. It’s a constant battle to keep my makeup from disappearing and it gets worse in the warm months. Over the years I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks to make my look last longer in the heat and today I’m sharing my top five summer makeup tips for summer 2019!

5 summer makeup tips for 2019 Poutine and Prada

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Anxiety tips: some tricks that might help you manage anxiety a bit better

Anxiety Tips and Tricks Poutine and Prada

If you suffer from anxiety you know how debilitating it can be. Shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, racing thoughts, dissociation, and insomnia, while not life threatening, are scary and have long term consequences on your health. I’ve dealt with anxiety my entire life and, while I haven’t managed to cure myself of it, I have learned some ways that help me manage it so I can get on with things. I hope that this list of tips for dealing with anxiety I have found to be helpful are useful for you.

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Why I’m making the change to a sustainable wardrobe

Sustainable Wardrobe – Why I’m Making the Switch

I usually try to stay away from controversial topics on my blog. I prefer to keep it light and fun. However, our current environmental situation is desperate and I feel strongly about it. I’m making the change to a sustainable wardrobe and I want to tell you why. This post may get a little preachy and I apologize for that. It’s important though, so I encourage you to read on!

The Current Situation

Our current situation is pretty dire. With climate change, overpopulation, deforestation, and pollution we have nearly succeeded in making our home planet inhospitable to human life, as well as to most of our fellow animals. We’ve got a very short time left to make some drastic changes if we want to change our current circumstances. There are lots of things we can all do to help that go beyond recycling.

Sustainable Wardrobe - Poutine and Prada

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Four ways to style a black skirt for the office

In my work wardrobe basics post I mentioned that fact that I think a black skirt is a must-have. Mine gets worn three to four times per week. I would argue that it’s one of the hardest working pieces in my closet.

I’ve pulled together four different looks to give you some inspiration for styling a black skirt for the office. If skirts aren’t your thing I think black pants could easily be subbed in.

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