3 WAYS TO LOOK STYLISH IN WINTER

ORA COAT | TURTLENECK | RIPPED DENIM | ANKLE BOOTS | CHLOE BAG

Some of the best outfits are the ones you can throw on the go without having to put too much thought behind it. These looks can have simple colour schemes, clean silhouettes and are elevated when added with that unexpected accessory. With winter though, that can get a little tough. Some of us struggle with the cold (including myself), but you can still look warm and put together when following these 3 easy tips:

THE IMPORTANCE OF LAYERING 

Over the years, I’ve come to figure out what outfits keep me warm and what keeps me looking my very best and found a happy medium. The answer my friends is layering. Add a sweater over a long sleeve shirt, then your coat and voila, the formula for looking stylish and warm.

WEAR THE RIGHT MATERIAL

If you have to invest in anything, cashmere, wool and leather are your best friends especially when the temperature drops! 

ACCESSORIZE

Never underestimate what a toque, beanie, paperboy hat or any hat for that matter can do. It’s all science; your head is the most sensitive to changes in temperature so covering it up prevents heat loss. Also wearing a hat can look stylish while serving it’s purpose; SO great for those in between days when you don’t want to do your hair (always a plus).

What are ways that you stay stylish and warm? Anything I missed? Leave me a comment below. xoxo
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GO TRANSIT ETIQUETTE BOOK + GIVEAWAY

Running from one location to another is but one of the many hats that comes with working in this industry. Truthfully, as chaotic as it can be I love it and it all comes as second nature to me, more now, especially with living outside of the city. I rely on GO Transit to skip traffic to experience faster, seamless commutes to get to all of my points of interest.
You may remember, I wrote a post spreading awareness on transit etiquette and shared the benefits of joining the conversation to help curb #etiquettefail(s). In this post, I want to expand on what helps make riding a better experience for everyone and this includes reviewing GO Transit‘s newly released book, ‘Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down.’ So keep reading!
EASY TO FOLLOW ETIQUETTE:
What I like most about this book is the tongue in cheek humour relating to everyday transit etiquette, while putting forth the kind of etiquette expected from riders. No matter if you ride the GO once in a blue moon or on the daily, everyone can take something from each chapter. Whether that’s a simple reminder to not put your things on seats (butts only) or how noise can spoil a ride (i.e. waking up your fellow neighbour with music), you’ll find these tips are very implementable. I can’t say I’ve personally seen all of these examples happen on my commutes (thank goodness), but other riders have not be as lucky! I’m one of those people who are very mindful of my surroundings and am watchful of others, almost treating the space as my second home in a sense. If the suggestions in this book were all accounted for, we can treat GO Transit just as that; a second home and commuting would become comfortable and stress free for all.
NOT JUST ABOUT ETIQUETTE:
It’s really interesting to see some of the top remarks made by a collective amount of concerned GO riders, which is how this book came together. Other than informing and educating the public transit masses on proper transit etiquette, ‘Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down’ is more than just a book covering that. It’s a daily reminder to think outside of yourself. It’s not just about you making the commute from point A to point B on the GO. You’ve joined others on this short journey as well. This is about keeping that moment or ride enjoyable while respecting others and the space you’re sitting in. The carefully curated lessons and quizzes like the decision-making flowchart for where you should appropriately sit, will be beneficial for those who may not know what to do in certain scenarios. Without giving away too much, this book is very informative, light and right to the point; an enjoyable read that will surely help keep #etiquettefail(s) to a minimum.
GIVEAWAY:
With the launch of their newly released book, three lucky readers will have a chance to win a copy of their own, plus a $100 PRESTO Card from GO Transit. To enter, leave me a comment below sharing what #etiquettefail(s) you would be happy to see fade into the background. Contest ends January 26th, 2018.
This giveaway is open to Canadian GTA residents only (winners must reside in the GTA). As of January 24, you can find the downloadable PDF for ‘Unwritten Rules of Public Transit Etiquette Written Down’ here.
Best of luck and thank you for reading! xoxo
This post was done in partnership with GO Transit. All opinions are my own.
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NEW YEAR, NEW JOURNEYS

EXPRESS TANK | AEO JEANS (similar) | CHLOE BAG | SCHUTZ HEELS

Getting back to the swing of things here on Sweet as Fiction. First off, I wanted to say thank you for all of your love and support throughout 2017. I wouldn’t be here without you! Over the last couple of weeks, I took a step back to reflect on the things I’ve learned throughout the past year. I think this is so necessary in order to move forward into a new year. I can say 2017 was one big learning curve in all aspects of my life. I bought a house, switched cities, changed jobs and detoxed my life of relationships that no longer served me, all while focusing on growing my blog. It had a lot of ups and downs, but I learned about myself, life and business and feel it was all a step forward in the right direction. In a way, I think it was to prep me for what’s to come. 

Now with 2018 in full swing, I am looking forward to the new year ahead and have a long list of goals that I cannot wait to achieve! Don’t be afraid to dream big. I believe when you strive for greatness, the universe answers. I’d love to hear what some of your goals are for the year ahead. Do share below. xoxo
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