Today Matters

Apr 26, 2017

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I love to read. I mean, cuddled up with a good hardcover book on a quiet day with absolutely no distractions what-so-ever kind of reading. With my hectic schedule, I don’t often get time to sit and read the way I used to. Don’t get me wrong I read other blogs, watch videos, podcasts and read an e-book or two. But gone are the days, where I have an entire weekend to finish a book from start to finish.

I remember as a child refusing to go to bed because I just had to finish “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” Okay, maybe I’m dating myself with the Judy Blume series but my point is, I have always enjoyed a good book, whether it be for personal development, educational purposes or for pure pleasure.

Today’s recommendation: Today Matters, by John C. Maxwell

Topic: Motivational, Personal Development

Why read it: Because today really does matter (insert corny joke). Honestly, it’s a realistic approach to understanding what matters today to allow for success tomorrow and gives you 12 simple practices to guarantee that success.  My son was gifted with this book after he participated in a Toastmasters public speaking workshop. I asked (okay forced) him to read at least 10 pages each day. His personal review, “It showed me how to be more positive.”

Enjoy!

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A Few of My Favourite Things

Apr 5, 2017

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I know the official day of chocolate, flowers and gift-giving is over. But there’s alway’s a reason to say I love you, right? If you’re every stumped on what to get for that special someone, here’s a few of my favourite personal gifts that would make the ideal present for the one you love.

HOME: my compact size Sunbeam humidifier (top photo) works great to minimize the dry air in any small to medium size room. Honestly, it was the funky red colour that caught my attention. It may be small but the cool mist will last for several hours.

PERFUME: most women love perfume and I’m one for sweet smelling fragrances. You can’t go wrong with Clinique ~ Happy and Yves Saint Laurent ~ Paris. You only need just a touch (according to my grandmother) and the fragrance will stay with you throughout the evening or that special night out.

Another favourite of mine from the Clinique Happy collection is their Sugared Petal and Berry Blush Gelato body cremes another soft but sweet smelling fragrance great for those casual dates.

ACCESSORIES: I often get complimented on my red Adidas sports watch. It goes well with any casual outfit when I’m out with friends or just out and about running my errands. The best part is, it’s waterproof!

And last but definitely not least, what woman wouldn’t love anything from Tiffany & Co.? I’m a little protective of this piece, so I don’t wear it everyday but I’m sure you could find a reason to.

What’s your favourite gift?

Happy shopping!

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IAWH x Friends

Dec 15, 2016

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I couldn’t have been more pleased! I had the pleasure of officially launching the IAWH blog and online store and celebrating with a few of my entrepreneurial friends. It was such a lovely afternoon for a personal video and photoshoot, with nothing but sun to add to an already perfect day.

The day was filled with great food, wine, and even better conversation. We settled in quite nicely at the Designers Authentic Warehouse Loft; a creative, intimate space that made the day even more fun.

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Thanks to our makeup artist Rahnell Branton the women arrived and were treated to a mini makeup session followed by tasty hors d’oeuvres and a Coconut Crusted Chicken Thai lunch prepared by our caterer, Maiya Griffith. It was an amazing day chatting with the ladies about family, business and our personal goals for 2017.

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Thanks to everyone that helped me make the launch so memorable: my videographer Shawn Pinnock (aka Pplus), my makeup artist Rahnell Branton (Rahsthetics) and our personal chef for the day Maiya Griffith. 

And a very special thank you to the lovely ladies that helped me make the day possible, Shiva Burnett (Founder, Avazera), Sofia Stefou (Founder, On Brand Video) and Tia Thomas (Founder, Love & Light Jewels).

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Thank you all, I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings your way!

 

 

 

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From Summer To Fall

Sep 19, 2016

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Jumpsuit (Asos) // Shoes (BCBG Generation)

Fall is right around the corner and soon enough we will see a slew of sweaters, coats, boots and all the things that tell us old man winter is on his way. But we still have a few days until summer is officially over, so I plan to enjoy it!

I love fashion. I regret not pursuing fashion professionally. I actually thought I would be a fashion designer or a singer when I was little. But according to my friends and family, I shouldn’t quit my day job…apparently singing is not quite my forte.  So, I’m grateful I can play dress up and have fun with style, colour and clothing right here on the blog.

I’m pretty simple with my style. I’m often told I’m conservative. I’m not quite sure to be honest. I just like what I like. One thing is for sure, simplicity and comfort are two key ingredients in anything I wear.

I picked up this ASOS jumper for an evening out with some friends. And I couldn’t help but notice the deep burgundy colour screams fall but the sexy side cutouts still say summer fun. Who doesn’t like an outfit you can wear from one season to the next?

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A Brand New Look & A T-shirt To Go With It

Sep 5, 2016

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Welcome back, welcome back, welcome backkkk! I couldn’t find any other words to say “hello and welcome back” to the new and improved iamwhatshot brand. I’ve been hard at work with a number of mini projects but my IAWH digital home is and will always be my first love.

What’s new? Nothing much, other than a simple new website and endless lifestyle tidbits I can’t wait to share with you. But I’m most excited about our new merchandise. The IAWH online store is now open for business with classic t-shirts available in gray and black. I’m truly ecstatic! I know, you can’t really tell from the photo’s. But trust me I’m excited.

Of course, I couldn’t wait to flaunt the classic women’s t-shirt in the recent mini photo shoot.

Who says you can’t be comfy and casual with a little sass?

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T-shirt // IAWH Women’s Classic Logo Tee (Medium)

Pencil Skirt // H&M (similar)

Black Wool Hat (when your hair isn’t cooperating) // H&M (similar)

Vintage Frames // Black Market

Chain Belt // Garage Sale

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So read, comment, share and shop a little. And don’t forget to share your IAWH style with us.

Twitter // @iamwhatshot

Instagram // @iamwhatshot

Facebook // @iamwhatshot

Style Hashtag // #iamwhatshotSTYLE

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