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How to Be A Girl Boss: 8 Ways to Build Your Empire

Since starting my own business, Shop Basic Babe, I’ve felt more encouraged and inspired to motivate other women. Maybe it’s because of all the encouragement I received after announcing my launch on my Instagram. I had so many lovely ladies reach out to me and tell me how proud they were of me and how I was such a girl boss. Firstly, I was shocked by how many people reached out to me to congratulate me and encourage me. Most…

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What’s Inspiring Me Lately

Heart Pillow / Jade Roller / Rosehip Oil / Himalayan Salt Lamp (on sale!) / Rug / Print / Bubbly Bears / Diffuser / Throw / Tassel Pillow   The January blues has definitely set in for me! I always struggle in January to stay motivated. Here in Toronto, we’re snow-covered, it’s freezing and grey almost every day. It’s definitely hard on the body and mind, so I try to find ways to give me a little cheer. In the Wintertime…

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Top 5 Camel Coats for Under $200

Coat | Dress (under $50) | Boots (sold out – similar)| Purse The blazer coat is the ultimate sophisticated Winter essential, in my opinion. I love how you can wear it with your best dress or with a pair of your fave yoga leggings and kicks. It’s seriously versatile. Seriously chic. And looks good on everyone! I’ve been dying to get my hands on a nice blazer coat since last Winter. But, I always have a budget in mind and really…

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My Must Have Winter Dress (under $50)

Dress (under $50!) | Jacket (similar here and here) | Boots | Purse So I found it! My must have Winter dress that is appropriate for the cold and the warm. For work, play and everything in-between! I literally found the perfect Winter dress. The fit is so good. The colour is flattering on so many skin tones. And the length isn’t too long or too short! Yes, I am totally obsessed! And you’re probably thinking “she is probably biased…

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New Arrivals from Shop Basic Babe + Under $30!

Happy Friday! This week’s new arrivals at Shop Basic Babe were SO good! And I just added a bunch of styles to sale that is now under $30 that I’ve linked below. 🙂 Thanks so much for all your support guys and have a great weekend! Olivia Ruffle Dress – $49 Elizabeth Lace-Up Sweater – $49 Farrah Midi Dress – $39 Paris Knit Top – $39 Emma Lace-Up Pullover – $39 Natalia Pocket Dress Ava Sweater Dress – $49 Now…

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Top 5 Cozy Cardigans

Cardigan (on sale!) | Jeans | Bodysuit | Purse I’m officially in hibernation season! January, in Toronto, typically is super snowy and extremely cold. Which means it’s time for me to get the house all cozy and my wardrobe cozy too! And if you live in a cold climate, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about, lol! It just takes so much energy to go outside when it’s freezing! After Qais and I finish shooting for the blog in the cold…

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10 Blogging Mistakes I Made My First Year + How To Avoid Them!

  I’ve been blogging for just over a year now and I’ve learned SO much in these past 12 months. When I first started blogging I honestly thought it’d be easy. That I could write blog posts on the fly, create content effortlessly and just get through the blogging world without breaking a sweat! Looking back in retrospect I can see how naive I was. But you live and you learn, and you just keep blogging! So here we go!…

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Currently Crushing On: Florals and Faux Fur

Jacket | Dress | Boots | Purse As you guys probably already know, I love faux fur and I love florals! It’s just one of my go-to pieces that I swear by. So I recently decided to combine my two faves with a pretty cute Winter outfit, if I do say so myself! And not only is this the faux fur jacket of my dreams because of the size and colour. But it is really SO warm! Perfect for bitter…

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Lady in Red

Dress | Top (similar) | Boots | Purse I don’t know if it’s because of the Holiday season that just passed, but, I’m really feeling red! I’m usually all about my neutrals but when I saw this dungaree in red I had to have it! It also comes in black too. But, I mean, the red is just so good for this time of year! I’ve been dying to get my hands on a dungaree dress for a while now….

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How I Gained 20,000 REAL Instagram Followers in 6 Months – Part 2

It’s been over a month since I started this blogging series! Thanks for your patience, I know so many people have been waiting for part 2 to be published. I’ve had so many other projects on the go, including Shop Basic Babe, that it took me longer than anticipated to sit down and write this post. But, alas, here it is! Part 2. Part 2 – How to Edit: When I first started on Instagram I had no idea how to…

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