Confession time: In the last year I’ve become a little obsessed with minimalism and the KonMari Method. It all started with decluttering videos which were the “gateway” that got me hooked on minimalism and lead me to binge watch countless decorating and wardrobe culling videos on YouTube (Muchelle B’s 30 Days To Simplify Your Life Challenge series was my fave).
As most minimalism journeys go, all roads lead to the book, The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and consequently her signature “KonMari Method”. I had heard of the book previously but never realized the need to read it until now. Although I won’t be giving you a full fledged book review, I will say that despite some of the book being a little too “out there” for my tastes, the core concept of The KonMari Method is brilliant.
But unlike other articles you may have read about the KonMari Method of decluttering, this post will show you how to apply it within the context of a cruelty-free lifestyle so that your home decor will not only align with your ethics, but the life you aspire to.
Banana Republic Lace Top, French Connection Faux Leather Pencil Skirt, Zara Trench Coat (similar here), Lulus Vegan Leather Ankle Strap Heels (similar here), NARS Lipstick in ‘Roman Holiday’
Have you ever found a clothing item that you can instantly envision pairing with several pieces in your wardrobe and that as soon as you buy it, it is immediately in constant rotation? That is exactly what happened with this gorgeous top from Banana Republic (which I scored for only $15 off Carousell!) As soon as I saw it I pictured pairing the delicate white lace with both my French Connection leather look pencil skirt and my favourite Cupcakes and Cashmere faux leather leggings to add an edgy appeal to each ensemble.
Although we have officially passed the first day of spring here in Ontario, we’ve been having mixed weather ranging from super sunny to rainy and wet (sometimes with a chance of snow, ick). This means layering is key.
You may have noticed that I’ve been MIA for the last year and in that in that time See, Love, Covet High Heels and High Morals has been given a brand new identity and site revamp. But much more than that has gone on behind the scenes…
A lot has changed in the last year in both my professional and my personal life, which has lead to this unplanned “hiatus”. There were both positive changes like my boyfriend, S officially moving in, and negative changes like experiencing creative burnout from juggling my full-time design job and my freelance business on top of running this blog. Then last May I was let go from my full-time gig due to budget cuts. It was this bittersweet change that lead me to re-evaluate my work/life balance, and finally be honest with myself about where I want my career to be long-term.
Needless to say, these (and a few other) life events also forced me to do some much-needed self care in the last year. Since this professional shift I have been focusing almost all of my energy on rebuilding and fine-tuning High Heels and High Morals, and beginning to take the necessary steps to turn this blog into a full-time business until I can as they say, quit my day job!
Sorry for the delayed post! I have been sick for the past 2 weeks but still working and going about my days with a pretty packed schedule between freelancing, my full-time design job, and various home projects with my (very patient) boyfriend. But now that I have time, I am beyond excited to introduce you to your new favourite textile designer, Lee Coren. And guess what? Her designs are vegan!
Happy holidays from See, Love, Covet! My gift to you this holiday season is free printable holiday gift tags AND free printable wrapping paper. What I love about DIY wrapping is that it’s not only prettier than typical store-bought wrapping paper, but unlike traditional wrapping paper which is made with chemical dyes, this wrapping paper can be recycled. Best of all, when you DIY your gift wrapping, you can wrap all of your gifts on the cheap — all you need is an ink jet printer, and kraft paper and twine from your local dollar store.
I’m super excited to announce that I was featured on one of my favourite blogs, Chapter Friday this past week in this post on Moroccan inspired rugs! My bedroom decor was featured along with interior inspo from Glamour, Rue Mag, and designlovefest. It’s no surprise that Yara Michels of Chapter Friday would dedicate a entire post to the elegance of the black and white Moroccan shag rug. After all, my Moroccan rug (from Rugs USA) is one of my favourite pieces in my apartment. I love how it’s simple yet chic, and the ivory colour is warm and inviting in my space. To quote Yara Michels of Chapter Friday, “There’s something perfectly simplistic about this ivory rug, with its thick, shag style. It’s so neutral and warm that it blends into almost any room. Combine it with pink accents or a lush, leafy plant; it all works.”
One of my favourite parts of the holiday season is getting together with friends and loved ones for holiday festivities — whether I’m going out for dinner and drinks with my best girlfriends, or getting together with co-workers for a company holiday party — nothing gets me more in the spirit of the holidays than dressing up and spending quality time with all of my favourite people. And when you’re searching for the perfect look for this time of year, the more sparkle the better! I used to shy away from sequins and flashy styles, but when done right, adding a little sparkle to your wardrobe for the holidays can be tasteful not tacky, as long as you select the right cuts, silhouettes, and colours.
So in the spirit of the season, I’ve rounded up my top picks for pretty metallic holiday party dresses that will surely get you in the spirit of the season…