What Sonia Wore: Florals and Pastels

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Last week really kicked my butt.As had the week before.And the week before that.I guess that's what you get when you start a new job and begin blogging again.Truth be told, it was all a little much and as the saying goes - when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping! It was … [Read more...]

Loving Lately

Loving Lately: fashion, hair, beauty

You guys know me.I love to shop. And share. And shop some more.Plus as a blogger, I also get sent stuff to try.And it got me thinking... how can I share with you the things I've bought or been sent, tried and loved? Duh, Sonia. Here on the blog, of course!So I came up with the … [Read more...]

Summer Stripes Under $80

Summer Stripes

I was browsing Pinterest recently when I came across this quote by fashion designer Tory Burch... "Wear stripes of every stripe." ...and I let out a little whoop because, as am a card carrying member of the I Love Stripes Club, I happen to think they're a wardrobe classic that never goes out of … [Read more...]

Rules for Gift Giving

Rules for gift giving

I'm a sales assistant's dream.When I walk into a store to buy a gift for someone, it usually goes something like this:Sales Assistant: "Can I help you with anything?"Me: "Yes please. I'm buying a gift for {insert occasion here} and I'm looking at spending around $20-$30."Sales … [Read more...]

5 Fabulous Life Lessons from the French

5 fabulous life lessons from the French

When I finished up at my workplace of 9 years recently, my former boss gave me a gift.“For some reason, when I saw it, I knew I had to get it for you,” she said.The gift in question? How To Be Parisian (Wherever You Are) – a fun and spirited book about what it really means to be a Parisienne … [Read more...]

What Sonia Wore: Skirt for Work and Weekend

What Sonia Wore: 1 Skirt for Work and Weekend

When it comes to my wardrobe, I have many items that perform double duty.By this I mean that I wear certain pieces for both work and weekend.This mostly comes down to finances. After the mortgage, bills and groceries, there's only a certain amount left for me to spend on clothes, shoes and … [Read more...]

How Do You Plant The Perfect Veggie Patch?

How do you plant the perfect veggie patch?

Attention: Green Thumbs.I need your help!In the seemingly never-ending project that is our home renovation, we are finally turning our attention to a "dead" space located just outside our kitchen door.We've decided to turn this spot into a veggie patch.The husband has constructed 3 … [Read more...]

Easy Chia Pudding Recipe

Easy chia pudding recipe

We live by the 80/20 rule when it comes to food in our house.We eat healthy food as close to its natural source as possible 80% of the time and relax the eating arrangements 20% of the time.This works for us because it means we have a balanced outlook on food. We know we eat well most of the … [Read more...]

It’s Started…

Sonia Styling

The other day, I was scraping my hair back into a ponytail as I usually do during the week {because I’m too lazy for a mid-week wash} when I spotted it.A rogue hair sticking out of the side of my head.But this was no ordinary hair.It was wild, wiry and weird looking.It was also … [Read more...]

Summer Homewares Update on a Budget

Summer Homewares Update

If you've done a spring clean this summer (like me), chances are you'll be feeling like a homewares update is in order.According to interior design expert, Jason Grant, the biggest trend this season is "soft brights". Think dreamy, gelati inspired colour palettes with a gentle nod to retro … [Read more...]

What Sonia Wore: The Summer LBD

What Sonia Wore: The Summer LBD

I love a Little Black Dress (LBD) no matter the season.There's something effortlessly stylish about it: throw it on and you're ready for any occasion.Case in point: the Fiesta dress from Feather and Noise.A sleeveless style, with round crochet detail neckline, button closure at the back … [Read more...]

7 Quick and Healthy Snacks

7 quick and healthy snack options

Sometimes I swear I’m ruled by my stomach.Particularly during the week.It’s all about what I’m going to eat next.And for goodness sake, don’t get in the way of me and my food because Hangry Sonia is not very nice to be around...!Now that I’m no longer working in the CBD (I’m on the … [Read more...]