Recently bought a second hand prim lens (yes, another one! I’m completely obsessed) from a local wedding photographer. I am totally head over heels in love with it, you guys!

OOTD

February 6, 2014 · 2 comments

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So, are you all bundled up in cozy sweaters in celebration of National Sweater Day?? I’ve never actually done an #OOTD post (that’s outfit of the day for those of you have been living under a rock) before and what better timing than this, right?

Lately, I’ve been on a huge J.Crew binge lately and it seems like most of my sweaters have some kitschy motif on it, whether it be a French Bulldog, a pear, elbow patches, or a HUGE lopsided heart. I just cannot get enough of ‘em!

Outfit: Faux Leather leggings by {Wilfred Free}, Beanie {American Apparel}, Sweater {J.Crew}, Polka dot button up {J.Crew}, old and beaten up watch {Timex}.

#SweaterDay

February 3, 2014 · 0 comments

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Good news, you guys! I’m still alive!! I have been away for far too long and have been itching to write a new blog post for some time now and what better topic than Climate Change initiatives, right??

I’m sort of known as the recycling and energy conservation nazi in my family and group of friends. I hate the thought of using more than what is needed and try to conserve energy as much as possible whether by leaving all the windows open in the summer, bringing my own takeout containers when I order lunch, or using my tumbler when I get my (nearly) daily cuppa. Climate change is something I deeply care about and believe that we are teetering on the edge of this crisis; we must all act NOW. So, on February 6th, don’t turn up the thermostat — make it a #SweaterDay!

Turn Down the Heat and Put on a Sweater on February 6th
WWF’s 4th annual National Sweater Day asks Canadians to support energy saving solutions

TORONTO, ONTARIO, January 28, 2014 – More than one million Canadians have united to participate in National Sweater Day, WWF’s campaign for energy conservation, since the campaign began. On Thursday, February 6, 2014, WWF is challenging Canadians from coast to coast to lower their thermostats and wear a sweater in support of action on climate change.

Canadians to create a virtual sweater of support
This year, National Sweater Day kicks off by unveiling a virtual sweater, knit in real-time, as Canadians engage in the climate change conversation through their social media channels. Canadians will be encouraged to upload #selfies showcasing themselves wearing sweaters to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus with the hashtag #SweaterDay. To see the virtual sweater come to life, visit www.sweaterday.ca.

Calling on decision-makers to take action
By participating in National Sweater Day, individuals, businesses and communities are coming together to show their commitment to reducing energy use and call on decision-makers to take action.

“Scientists around the world have confirmed that climate change will have serious negative impacts on nature, the economy and society,” says David Miller, WWF President and CEO. “As Canadians, we need to improve our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy conservation is the quickest, easiest and most cost-effective way to do it.”

Energy conservation is key to cutting carbon emissions
According to a report put out by Environment Canada in 2013, Canada is set to reach only half of its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions targets. Getting serious about tackling climate change includes, among other things, getting serious about energy conservation. And, the good news is that there are practical and actionable solutions that individuals can help drive—through their everyday choices and their voices as engaged citizens.

Three key strategies that Canadians and Canada can put into action to make huge strides in saving energy include:

Retrofit it: Making it easier and more affordable for people to invest in older homes and buildings to make them more energy efficient.
Build it smarter: Setting higher efficiency standards for new homes and offices along with consumer appliances (like refrigerators, dryers, and TVs) that we use every day.
Sustainable transportation: Making more efficient transportation options accessible for all commuters, from public transit to cycling to electric vehicles.

WWF’s National Sweater Day is made possible through partial proceeds from the sale of plastic shopping bags in Loblaw banner stores across Canada. Since 2009, Loblaw Companies Limited has donated $1 million annually to WWF, for a total of $6 million, to support activities that engage Canadians on climate change and other conservation issues.

“Loblaw is proud to be the presenting sponsor of National Sweater Day,” says Bob Chant, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communication, Loblaw Companies Limited. “We are excited to be participating through our banner stores across Canada including Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, Provigo, Atlantic Superstore, and Extra Foods. Our stores will be lowering the temperature a few degrees in support of this initiative, plus this is a fun and easy way to remind our colleagues and all Canadians how simple changes in behaviour can have a direct positive impact on climate change.”

For more information about National Sweater Day and how to get involved, please visit www.sweaterday.ca or www.facebook.com/wwfcanada.

So, will you join me on February to celebrate #sweaterday?! I will be making a (very rare) #OOTD post and hope you can, too!