Natalia's Hooks & Looks

The Power of Consistency

'Without commitment, you'll never start, but more importantly, without consistency, you'll never finish" - Denzel Washington.

I will be taking some of you back (at least for me anyways) to University in this Statistics 101 crash course where we will…

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"Batting" Up a Storm

                                      Photo Cred: @future.nostalgia

Also known as the dolman sleeve top - what exactly does that mean? It is apparently a Turkish term that refers to a top with wide sleeves with a deep arm hole from the shoulders that…

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What's Your Legacy?

If you really think about it this is a very important question because it touches on immortality - how do we live on when our physical being departs this world? This may seem a bit morbid but really got me…

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Running Through Winter

                                      Photo Credits: Alexia Rowe (@alexxia_rowe)

Every girl's dream is to have a double door closet full of diverse footwear to choose from for all occasions! Although I love shoes I don't personally need to go that far but…

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Is it Ever Too Late to Learn Something New?

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks". Take this old adage as you will! I am a curator of lifelong learning for personal growth and societal contribution. Even though it may seem that we've learned all that we can…

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The Turtleneck: A Winter Sophistication

Canadian winters can be piercingly brutal which makes getting out of our cozy beds an extremely difficult task to conquer. Our options for fashion appears to be sartorially limited to our "go-to" comfy and warm sweaters paired with an…

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Where Do Opportunities Come From?

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I really hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday and welcomed in 2019  with determination, conviction, and drive to go after your goals and dreams in all aspects of your life with compassion and gratitude…

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Be the Tortoise, Not the Hare

"The Tortoise and the Hare" is one of the most memorable fables by Aesop from my childhood that sparked this week's blog idea about the overlooked importance of slow growth. No matter what it is you are trying to achieve…

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You Are a Realist AND a Dreamer

Are you a realist or a dreamer? This question dichomotizes the types of people that exists in our world. I dare to challenge by asking "Are you a realist AND a dreamer?" It might sound super cheesy and cliche but…

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Does Social Media Hinder Creativity?

Social media is a part of our daily lives and we have never been more connected with our "neighbours" across the world with a click of a button at our fingertips. The social affects of social media is an ongoing…

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Where is YOUR Destination?

I've been getting an out pour of messages and well wishes in response to my latest life's change and I have never felt so supported! In addition, I've been receiving a lot of questions about what are my next steps…

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In The Hood

                                      Shout-out to my soul sister, Michelle (@millierougemusic) for taking these awesome winter pictures for me!

                                       Wore it for my CONNECTED LP Photoshoot back in February with Darren Gee Photography

I was never really…

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Building Walls or Building Windmills?

Security. Engrained from a very young age my parents taught my sisters and I to establish security in life. Security in the form of education, relationships, career and finance. Like most immigrants, my parents had to work extremely hard…

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Wishing Upon a Star

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars!" - Anonymous. Doesn't this sweater remind you of our night sky when darkness falls? Especially away from our city lights, that's when you can…

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Apples vs Oranges: An Unhealthy Predicament

We've all heard it. The idiom "It's like comparing apples to oranges" is often used when two things are so different and should not (and cannot) be compared. And yet we do it all the time. Whether we are aware…

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Gobble Up This Sheer Delight!

Although winter wonderland is upon us, the sheer trend is still a hit - whether you want to reveal or conceal! Sheer fabric usually entails a low density knit which results in a semi-transparent fabric. For those of you…

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What determines if you like or dislike a song?

Perhaps I'm reading/listening too much into this, but I was actually driving to work one day and Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" came on the radio. I haven't heard this play for quite some time but this was one example of a…

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Fall into This Dress Code

Ladies, who says that we can't wear and rock dresses in fall? The perfect combination between comfort and style; cozy and hard-edged! Sweater and knit dresses offers just that perfect balance! A fall essential, this sweater dress from Urban Outfitter…

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