Category: Fashion

#ShowUsYourBrows Twitter Party


#ShowUsYourBrows Twitter Party

#ShowUsYourBROWS Twitter Party


Topic: Eyebrows: The different ways to get great eyebrows
Date: Tuesday May 30, 2017
Time: 8:00pm ET
Host: @ShesInfluential
Hashtag: ShowUsYourBROWS
Prizing: $500 in Gift Cards
Prep: Please have images of ready to share of your eyebrows that show the changing shape of your brows over the years!

Sponsored by: HF Laser Clinics






Roma Boots is Giving Poverty The Boot

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Roma Boots is Giving Poverty The Boot

I love my new Roma Boots, perfect for this wet season and best of all, Roma Boots is a socially conscious  company, merging fashion with philanthropy by donating a new pair to impoverished children living in cold and wet climates for every pair sold. How great is that?

Their mission is to bring impoverished children throughout the world hope, love, and lasting change through aid and education. For every pair of boots sold, a new pair is donated to a child in need. Additionally, ten percent of all proceeds funds educational initiatives around the world. Roma was founded in 2010 by Samuel Bistrian, who wanted to combine his love of fashion and philanthropy to help children in his home country of Romania.


Roma’s ultimate goal is not only to provide aid, but to educate. By doing so we will empower them to contribute their gifts & talents to society, eradicate poverty as a condition and a state of mind to make this world a better place.

Roma was founded by Romanian Samuel Bistrian in 2010 and is amor spelled backwards, which means love. It is also the proper term for the gypsy people, who are generally a poor, marginalized population that Roma initially provided most of their donations to.

Over the last five years, thousands of Roma Boots have been donated to children in need in 25 countries on 5 continents. Let’s help spread the word in Canada.

Roma Boots Canada has TWO collections

The Classic  Collection featuring 7 styles from a Chelsea Kale Lace to a whimiscal Short Turquoise Floral boot.

The Fashion Collection featuring 15 styles, with just the right boot for everyone from an Opinca Kale lace-up to a Classic Black Croc

My favourite is the Opinca Kale lace-up Roma Boot from their Fashion Collection, which go perfect with my (you got it) favourite jeans . I was thinking about purchasing another brand of boots, however when I read about how with every pair of Roma Boots sold, a brand new pair of Roma Boots is donated to street children and orphans around the world – Asia, Americas, Europe and Africa, I knew which boot brand I had to get. It’s important to me to support companies who are socially conscious and are making a difference in the world.


I’ve had my boots for close to a week now, loving every minute of comfort and style they provide. And as I mentioned before, the best thing about my new boots is I can help to change the world, one pair of boots at a time. Thanks Roma Boots!

Roma Boots Canada Digital Footprint


Twitter Party

Celebrate Spring. We are #GivingPovertyTheBoot Twitter Party.

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 8:00pm ET
Hosts: @ShesConnected (asking questions) @RomaBootsCanada
Guests: @SamuelBistrian, @WorldVisionCan
Hashtag: #GivingPovertyTheBoot
Moderators: @SimplyLindaBlog, @InfluentialMama, @ShesInfluential@BloggerWomen, @SherrieMae23, @HomewithAneta, @OlderMommyStill
Prizes: 5 pairs of Roma Boots
Canada Only excluding the Province of Quebec

Anyone can participate in the Twitter Party but only Canadians excluding those in the province of Quebec can win prizes.

Twitter Party Newbies

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DISCLAIMER: I was compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.

Cover Me Urban: Food, Fashion, Drink, Music, Fun

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Cover Me Urban: Food, Fashion, Drink, Music, Fun


On Wednesday April 5th, I had the opportunity of attending Cover Me Urban a fundraising event for Youth Without Shelter as a guest of Tangerine Bank.

The event was held to raise money and awareness about Ending homelessness…one youth at a time, one step at a time.

About Youth Without Shelter

Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth who are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16­-24 and provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client ­focused services, in a safe, non­judgmental supportive environment. Their programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society.

Frustrated with the lack of safe, emergency housing and support programs for their students, in 1986 a group of teachers and guidance counsellors created Youth without Shelter. Since that time YWS has helped more than 15,000 homeless youth to build their confidence and life-skills and to find long-term stable housing and jobs. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, they are dedicated to providing getting youth off the streets permanently by providing shelter and support programs in a safe environment.

About Cover Me Urban Event

The event was held at the Maison Mercer. It was fun filled night with great food, fashion, drink and conversation – all in support of Youth Without Shelter.

Check out the event pictures and partcipant links below


Aura by Cashew & Clive
Big House Pizza
CHASKA Indian Street Food Obsession 
Coastline Catering

Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Award Winning Culinary Team
Fonda Lola Mexican Bistro
Medium Rare
The Cheese Boutique
Sweet treats from Cocomira and More Than Pies
Thistletown CI Culinary Program with Chef Keith Hoare, 2015 Chopped Canada winner and student competitors 2015 Chopped Canada
Team YWS 
Yorkshire Pudding Inc. 

AROMA Espresso Bar
Mill Street Brewery
Brickworks Ciderhouse
Oyster Bay Wines

Cover Me Urban fashion show, featuring spring urban wear from Saks Fifth Avenue (CF Sherway Gardens).

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Stylish clothes designed to be as durable and fun as kids, and moms, need!


Stylish clothes designed to be as durable and fun as kids, and moms, need!

Giant Tiger Stores Limited has introduced 3 new children’s lines. Just in time for back to school, these three fun and fashionable clothing lines are sure to be a hit with kids and moms alike: Monkey Bars for girls and boys sizes 2-6X; Bella & Birdie for girls sizes 7–14; and Survival Gear for boys sizes 8-16.

These fashionable collections are designed to be versatile and stand up to the wear that naturally occurs with kids clothing. From their $4 mix and match separate program to their $8 durable denim program, they have worked to create on-trend items at price points that are in keeping with Giant Tiger’s low price philosophy.”

The three brands have unique personalities, each reflected in the styling and assortment. Monkey Bar is energetic and fun, perfect for playdates to preschool; Bella & Birdie is all about confident and cool girls who are ready to explore their inner fashionista; and the Survival Gear boy is fun, fearless and always up for adventure. The quality fabrication, stylish designs and outstanding prices make these new lines the perfect additions to the growing Giant Tiger family of private brands.

Bella & Birdie. (CNW Group/Giant Tiger Stores Limited)
Bella & Birdie.


As part of the launch of the kids’ lines, Giant Tiger is pleased to introduce the Happiness Guarantee. “At Giant Tiger, our priority is our customers and creating a shopping experience to make even the busiest mom’s life a little easier,” explains Karen Sterling, Vice President of Marketing. “We listened to our moms and created our ‘Happiness Guarantee’ which is designed to create an entirely risk-free shopping experience for parents. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it along with the receipt for a full refund, no time limit. It’s that easy. Our goal this back to school season is not just to help moms survive back to school but to succeed at it!”

Monkey Bars, Bella & Birdie and Survival Gear clothing are available exclusively at all Giant Tiger stores.

Just in time for Back to School! (CNW Group/Giant Tiger Stores Limited)
Just in time for Back to School!


Join the conversation and keep up to date on all Giant Tiger news:
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My Favorite Finds from H&M Festival


My Favorite Finds from H&M Festival

Did you hear that H&M is launching a new e-commerce site in Canada? It’s about time – even though there are H&M’s all over the city, I can’t shop from the comfort of my own home! That’s about to change! There’s no concrete date yet for the launch, but H&M is encouraging all

In honor of this soon-to-be shopping expedition I’m going to embark on, I picked out some of my favorite pieces from H&M to help me ring in the summer!

Even though I didn’t make it to Coachella this year (a girl can dream right?), I love scrolling through the sets of trends from the festival.

One of my favorite trends from the festival – the off-the-shoulder look! From crop tops to long dresses, this look is the perfect way to show a little skin without wearing anything too revealing. I like how Micah pairs it with cropped denim for a weekend casual look.

This little H&M dress is great – it’s a wonderful alternative to a simple sundress.Shop for it here


I’ve been looking for a great pair of gladiator sandals for months, but the problem is – what do I do with them when the trend fades? Since they’re not a very wear-em-forever item, I’ve been looking for a pair of gladiator sandals that still has that effortless, laid-back Grecian feel but aren’t too trendy.

What about these sandals?
For a little alternative to a going-out shoe, this crisp black sandals have a sexy little detail with the gladiator lace-up detail! Shop for them here or in stores.

Did you hear that H&M opened up a home section? Now you can get trendy home furnishings at typcial cheap cheap H&M prices. To spruce up my room for summer – how about this tropical bedspread? Even though I’m not headed anywhere warmer than Ontario, at least my dreams can!

Shop for it here


And last but not least – a cheeky phone case! What better way to snap a selfie? Shop for it here

What are you craving this summer season? Anything in particular you want to add to you wardrobe? Let me know in the comments below!


#GirlsNightShopping with #CFFairview

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#GirlsNightShopping with #CFFairview


Shopping is always a blast – who doesn’t love scooping up a great deal? Or heading to the mall with your girlfriends for a day of dress-up and gossip? That’s why I was so excited to hear about CF Fairview’s great new event! Every Thursday night in April, CF Fairview will be throwing a Girls Night Shopping Event! They’re combining fashion, beauty, cuisine, and of course great company to bring you a night full of laughter, fun, and of course – pampering! This night is a great excuse to bring your friends and family together for an exclusive shopping event. Kelly Vieira, the General Manager of the CF Fairview Mall says “We’ve created an exclusive Lounge to thank our customers for their patronage while giving shoppers a place to relax and be pampered.”

They’ve set up an exclusive lounge on the top floor of the shopping centre, adjacent to Sears, which will be full of exclusive promotions and services courtesy participating fashion and beauty retailers, as well as libations. Customers who spend a minimum of $100 at select CF Fairview mall stores every Thursday evening in April from 5 to 9 will receive a custom reusable shopping bag granting exclusive access to the private lounge. There will be delicious food and beverages available, as well as fabulous beauty services. On display will be the latest in fashion and beauty trends. Over thirty different stores from the CF family will be participating, so there’s a little something for everyone! To pick up your bag, stop by one of the 36 participating retailers and spend a minimum of $100 on any items of your choice.

The bonus? There’s a charitable aspect to the night as well. If you fill and return the shopping bag with gently used clothing, you will receive a $10 CF SHOP! Card. All clothing  donations go to the incredible One More Wear Foundation. Make your way to the Girls Night Lounge or the Guest Services desk by Entrance 4 to donate your gently used clothing. Every time you return a bag you are eligible for a $10 CF SHOP! Gift card redeemable at any retailer in the complex.

One More Wear foundation is a great Toronto-based non-profit organization looks to improve the lives of GTA young and women. The foundation is youth-run, and provides young men and women across the GTA with clothing so they can look the sharpest for job interviews or when they’re out with their friends. They will be collecting donations all throughout Thursdays April in partnership with CF Fairview. They will be accepting men and women’s clothing including pants, dresses, shirts, sweaters, shoes, bags, and belts. By providing quality clothing to youth in need, The One More Wear Foundation is enhancing the opportunities available to them, delivering the confidence to pursue their life’s goals – academic, social, career-driven, and otherwise.

Weekly Girls Night shopping event and Lounge hosted every Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. rewards shoppers while giving back to the community


For more information about Girls Night including a full list for retailers and promotion details, please visit





Canadian fashion giant Joe Fresh and Canada’s favorite fashion publication FLARE have teamed up yet again for another capsule collection of trendy, seasonal pieces. A cargo anorak, distressed denim, and a perfect pair of mules all borrowed inspiration from the runway, but at ultra-affordable prices.

FLARE and Joe Fresh also tapped some of Canada’s top bloggers to announce the collection, including Ania Boniecka and Sonya Esman of Class is Internal, on the May cover of the Magazine. The five multi-hyphenates who are on the cover are all Canadian bred superstars of Youtube, Instagram, and the blogging world.

The Cover Stars

Ania Boniecka – the Calgary based model and fashion blogger, known for her minimalistic style and sunny personality. Check out her Instagram here

Dajana Rads – the Toronto-born model turned LA-native who has gained a meteoric instagram following thanks to her modelling pics. Check out her Instagram here

Alanna Durkovitch – the Vancouver-based blogger and mom has the best vintage-inspired Instagram! Check out her Instagram here

Kayla Seah – Kayla is a New York lifestyle blogger who’s fashion and food filled Instagram gives you a peak into her jetsetting life. Check out her Instagram here

Sonya Esman – Victoria’s Secret just named Sonya the Sexiest Instagram Star out there – and they’re right! The Russian born fashion blogger has one of the biggest followings out there – coming in at 1.4 Million! Check out her Instagram here.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from the collection:

I love this simple alternative on a white dress shirt – the mixed layers is such a cute and quirky touch!

Shop for the Mix Media shirt Here


How fantastic are these mules? And such a steal at $39

Shop for them here

Print Tunic DressPrint Tunic Dress

Distressed Ultra Slim Jean

Distressed Ultra Slim Denim

Stripe ShirtSilk Stripe Shirt

Faux Leather Pant

Faux Leather Pants

Denim Jacket

My Favorite Holiday Shoes


My Favorite Holiday Shoes

Holidays mean holiday parties – from family Christmas parties to New Years bashes I’m getting excited to get decked out to the nines! Instead of buying a bevvy of sparkly dresses, I’m opting for making the piece de resistance my shoes! Here are some of my favorite sparkle steppers to buy for this holiday season!

Jimmy Choo Abel Mirrored Pump


Le Chateau Glitter Ombre Pumps


Double Strap Glitter Mule

#MirrorBallAfterDark – The Glammest Night of the Year


#MirrorBallAfterDark – The Glammest Night of the Year

Mirror Ball

Mirror Ball is this Saturday and I’ve been dreaming up what I’m going to wear for weeks!
This year’s Mirror Ball is set to be the event of the year – the big names of the fashion and beauty industry will all be in attendance at the glamorous gala, and the after party is stacked with big name sponsors (Swarovski and BirchBox to name a few) to guarantee the funnest after party around.

At the infamous Mirror Ball After Dark, musical guests The Collective with Miles Raine will have you dancing as you enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, premium bar and gifting suites. Find out more about the event here:

Not only is this event one of the glammest events around, but it’s supporting a wonderful cause. Mirror Ball is in support of Look Good Feel Better and – two wonderful foundations that help women facing the Cancer Blues to feel the best they can.

After Dark_Giveaway

Don’t have tickets? Lucky for you I’m giving away TWO TICKETS to this exclusive after party! Swing by my instagram page to enter – all you have to do is follow @Shes_Influential and @BeautyGivesBackCDA and let us know who you’d love to bring!

We acknowledge that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by or associated with Instagram. By entering, you are confirming that you are indeed 18+ years of age, release Instagram from any and all responsibility, and you are adhering to Instagram’s terms of use. Winner will be randomly chosen and announced 48 hours after giveaway ends. Contest open to Toronto-area residents only. Transportation and accommodation are not provided. Void where prohibited by law.

Cool Halloween Infographic

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Cool Halloween Infographic

Fall is finally at its peak! People can’t get enough of pumpkin-spiced everything, grocery stores are stocked up on candy and holiday food and we can’t wait to go out and fun tomorrow night on Halloween!

The team of PopSugar were able to create an awesome and super cool infographic on popular Halloween costumes over the years. Its fun to see how many of these are coming back this year and we hope you can get last minute inspiration from them in case you still haven’t picked what you’re going as tomorrow!

via PopSugar
via PopSugar


Note: We HIGHLY recommend going as Princess Lela or Olaf from Frozen!