Dress Up

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Happy Pride weekend everyone!

I know I’m a little bit late to the game with this one but trust me, it’s been a tough week in RAOP land ok? That said, it’s also been a really BIG week in the world! Gay marriage is now legal all across America, and it’s been truly incredible to watch my social feeds fill up with endless rainbows and messages of support.

To celebrate this magical time, I’ve teamed up with Charziie to host a giveaway! You can win yourself a hand-painted, one of a kind rainbow glitter tee (cropped or full length), and all you have to do is tag two friends in my Instagram post, and follow both Char and I! Bonus points will be awarded if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and you have until tomorrow evening to enter. Sorry, Canadian and U.S. shipping addresses only please!

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Starfish created by Victoire, T-shirt by Charziie, Skirt by Party Skirts, backpack and sandals by Golden Ponies.

Photos by Paige of Bicyclette

*Note: Some or all of the items featured in this post were given to me as a gift from the maker, but I only write about products I genuinely adore, I promise!*

Dear DiaryDress Up

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Paige and I have been totally obsessing over the weekend to-do’s in the new Ban.do planners, and we’re doing our best to stay on top of the directions every week. When we read “Clean your house in roller skates” a few Saturdays back, we got a little bit too excited. We’d been on the lookout for a reason to borrow some of Char Ziie’s incredible painted roller skates, and Ban.do had just handed us the perfect excuse.

Paige and I love cleaning of all sorts (personally I’m a big fan of dishes), but our favourite department to keep clean and tidy is most definitely our wardrobes. There’s something so satisfying about a perfectly organized closet where clothing is kept protected, clean, and ideally nicely scented. For us, there’s nothing more fun than sifting through clothing to reorganize, re-merchandise, and reinvent, and since we truly love it that much, we wanted to share some of our favourite tips with you!

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1 // Colour code! There’s nothing more fun than a perfectly colour coded wardrobe, especially when you own a ton of different colours!

2 // Showcase your favourite seasonal pieces in creative ways around your apartment, like on a special rolling rack, on sequin hangers on a curtain rod, or even just hanging on a wall hook like art!

3 // Do a monthly closet clean out, and if you haven’t worn something in the last month, put it in a special section. If another month goes by and you still haven’t worn it, take it down to your local thrift shop and say goodbye. Clutter is the enemy of clean closets.

4 // If you buy something and don’t wear it within the week, exchange it. New clothing is like a new relationship: if you aren’t excited about it in the beginning, you won’t be excited about it later.

5 // Scent your clothing with your favourite signature perfume to keep everything fresh and ready to grab on the go. Plus, every time you look for something to wear you’ll be overwhelmed with a burst of fragrance!

*Bonus points if you’re able to wear rollerskates!

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