deskercise.

Life has a funny way of sneaking up on you. One minute you are working away at your post-graduate degree, the next you are two months deep into an internship. It’s an interesting time – finishing school for good, looking for a career, and beginning ‘real life’. Though being in this limbo has definitely been tough.

Since my last post I have started a full-time internship which I am loving – I am super happy that I chose to go into PR because it is definitely the industry for me. However, between my internship and part-time jobs I am finding it hard to get exercise. Siting at a desk all day is actually very taxing on ones body – it isn’t programmed to sit still for eight hours a day. But have no fear, deskercising is here!

Here are some things you can do at your desk to stay active.

1) Take the stairs:
It seems so simple, but taking the stairs is actually such a good work out – especially if you can take them two at a time.
2) Wall sits:
They work your quads, don’t need a lot of space, and can be done relatively quickly – holding the sit for 30-60 seconds is best!

wall sit.


3) Calf raises:
Waiting by the printer? Do a few sets of calf raise – for a challenge do them one leg at a time.
4) Bicep curls:
Use a full water bottle in place of a weight. Do sets of 12-15 whenever you need a break from work.
5) Seated leg lifts:
While sitting at your desk, do reps of leg lifts or hold your legs out straight for 60 seconds.

leg lifts.

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spring fever is here.

Spring is officially in season, and although the weather isn’t quite co-operating yet, spring activities are in full swing. I like to make lists of things each season that I want to do – things a little more fun than just going to dinner with friends, or heading to a pub after work. Toronto is a great city, filled with tons of things you can do both indoors and out. Here are a few of the things I want to do this season.

go to a Blue Jays game – the Skydom (..sorry, Rogers Centre) is one of my favourite venues for concerts, games, and other events – especially in the spring/summer when they open the roof!

grow a succulent terrarium – I currently have a little cactus that my boyfriend bought me in the fall, but I don’t know how well the little guy is doing in this cold weather. I want to research more, buy a few more succulents and have a little garden.

spring clean – especially my closet! It is definitely time to switch out the big wool sweaters for shorts and fun spring skirts.

go to a concert – I love going to concerts, both indoors and out. With summer festivals right around the corner, now is the time to start booking tickets!

go to an amusement park – I find spring is the best time to do this because you don’t get sunburnt!

fun florals.

School clearly got the best of me these past few weeks and blogging fell off my radar. In that time, spring has sprung (kind of!). The temperatures are fluctuating daily and things are starting to finally warm up. With spring comes flowers – both in gardens and our clothes! I am a big fan of floral print as it can look great on everyone. Below are a few ways to wear floral – without looking like a grandma.

friday favourites.

Last weekend was a long weekend and I was lucky enough to go up to my cottage. There was plenty of snow, and lots of friends, which meant I had a great time. This weekend I am going to see the final tour of Swedish House Mafia and I am super excited about that. They are an amazing group and I’m sure their live show won’t disappoint! Here are some of my favourites from this week.

favourite decor: white with coloured pops

favourite fun hair colour: deep plum

favourite food: hot chocolate sundaes

favourite words:

sheer noir.

Sheer black was all over the New York Fashion Week runways. I’ve been a fan of sheet shirts for awhile now, and was happy to see the different ways a sheer material can be used. Obviously some of the looks on the runways can not directly correspond to real life – you definitely can’t cruise into work in the dress above! But the runway shows always give some great ideas for how to incorporate a more muted sheer into your wardrobe. Below are some ideas!