Want Comfy with compromising the Chic? Don’t Sweat it!

This winter hasn’t been the best. With record-breaking temperatures of the lowest kind, tons of snow and ice and not to mention that brutal wind chill, the last thing many of us want to do is dress to impress.

Recently, I met my fashion match when it comes to combining my homebody pieces of sweatpants with actual style – Lou & Grey by LOFT!

Brand new to Ann Taylor’s sister label, LOFT brings forward a collection that is easy-to-wear, fashionable, shaded in neutrals and is unique with its use of textures, not busy prints or bright colours. Some of the items are for pure lounging, while others are versatile in a work to play situation or to be dressed up with killer accessories.

Here are some of my faves from Lou & Grey’s debut:

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Since this line hit the racks at LOFT, I snagged this comfy and flattering sweatshirt dress, completed with zipper pockets and a drawstring belt. It comes in a nice neutral of grey-blue – a perfect colour to match up with vibrant accessories and shoes!

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Friday Flick – In Her Shoes

onesheetWhat: In Her Shoes

When: 2005

Who: Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine

What’s the story: Having nothing in common except for their shoe size, the Feller sisters Maggie and Rose have always been close. However, they have a huge falling out over a man, breaking them apart for a few months. The silence is finally broken when a woman they never knew existed enters their lives – their grandmother Ella.

Where: Philadelphia and Florida.

Why it’s amazing: It is a heartwarming story about two sisters and how no matter what, they are always there for each other and support one another, especially with family hardships, revolving careers and romantic relationships and major life changes. As well, despite their differences, they always are able to put their relationship above everything else.

What is bad about it: Maggie’s life is left undefined in the end of the movie, while Rose’s future life is laid out well for the viewer.

Wonderful scene in the movie: When Maggie delivers a speech at Rose’s wedding – you have to watch the movie to understand why this moment is so special. 🙂

Fun Fact: Although Cameron Diaz plays Toni Collette’s younger sister in the movie, Diaz is 2 months older than Collette in real life.

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To see the previous Friday Flick feature on Life as a House, CLICK HERE

Perfect Picture Pick – Let’s go Mexican

Last week, I went to my first Spark Sessions committee meet up of 2014. To ring in the new year with this wonderful group of blogger babes, we decided to accompany our brainstorm session with delicious Mexican cuisine…

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and it was even more delicious than it looked! Delicious food; great brainstorming session!

A New Year, A New Chapter

After a short hiatus due to work craziness and the holidays, The Domestic Peach is back in action and is ready for the new year!

As the clock struck midnight on January 1st, like many of you, I began to reflect on the past year and decided to take the valuable lessons of 2013 into the new year with me, along with all of the amazing things that had happened last year.

The last four months of 2013 alone were certainly amazing and hectic. I shifted towards independence in my PR career, I entered a new relationship with a wonderful guy, and I took more responsible steps to plan my future.

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Even with these great things, I came up with a few practices to follow this year (which I think some of you could use in the new year):

1) Have a plan… but be prepared to bend, change or shift how your plan is laid out. Nothing can go completely as planned.

2) Start everything with a fresh and new attitude… even if it is difficult. Try to approach each and every task or situation with a new outlook.

3) Try something new… which can be something small to something extremely adventurous. For example, I am going to try rock climbing this year.

4) If last year was not your year… take away the valuable lessons and view 2014 as a new start. 2012 was not my year, so I used 2013 as the 12-month period to turn everything around. Even if one or two things turn around, it is still showing that you are growing, improving and that your happiness is becoming a stronger influence in your life.

Either way, I raise my glass and cheer to each and every one of you. Have a very happy, healthy and successful new year!

xoxo

Melissa