The Stylish Girl’s Guide To A Caribbean Cruise

Travel, Trend, Fashion, Style, Caribbean Cruise, The Bahamas, Summer, Vacation, Tips

When it comes to out-of-town vacationing, one should use that period of carefree relaxation as an opportunity to shine like a fashion star. During my recent trip over the Caribbean seas to the Bahamas, I made sure that I brought a wide assortment of my cutest tropical vacation gear as I wasn’t about to let a little sand and sun get in the way of my style game.

So, what exactly would a fashion-conscious gal bring on a four-night cruise through crystal blue waters?

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Smart Set – The Summer Collection

SMART SET - Gloria Feature

SMART SET - Gloria Feature

SMART SET - Gloria Feature

Sponsored by Smart Set, shot by Stephanie Ho, Yours Truly Photography

Summer’s more than here, and it’s time to equip yourself with all kinds of goodies to go into your wardrobe. From printed rompers to eyelet lace tops…you’re bound to find something while perusing through your local Smart Set.

This lucky little lady (points at self) was featured as a Blogger’s Pick on the site recently. Tropical prints, tanks, waist packs, oh my! With a broad selection of casual comfort wear, there’s a large variety to choose and curate from. My faves? The spaghetti strap romper, sleeveless light denim shirt, and the lightweight drawstring pant is probably the easiest piece to pair with a patterned top to go to work in.

Pop on over to build out your own summer Smart Set collection – many of my picks are now on sale. HAPPY SUMMER (or what’s left of it)!


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June InstagramEver wonder how Gloria got her Polaroid cam snap? Here’s her trick! Now practice those ninja moves. 

June InstagramOur jetsetting lady, Christine, headed to Puerto Rico for a vacation before moving her life to NYC! Have a blast with Gloria, we’ll see you on the flip side!

June InstagramDiana had a blast at Disneyland and soaked up the rays on the west coast in California. Travel when you have the chance because there’s no better time to wake up and smell the flowers than the summer.

June InstagramJune InstagramIf you were at Digital Dreams this year, you might have saw KJ beside this monster robot! The insane amount of fist-pumping resulted in some well needed downtime at High Park. 

June InstagramOn the other side of the world in China, I was trapped in a hamster ball because my friend thought it was a great idea. Fast forward to the next day and I’m in Korea having a rainbow breakfast to forget that traumatizing experience.

June InstagramTiffany was all smiles at an event for Austin, Texas. The busy girl still had time to catch up with old friends.

June InstagramWe love nights out…especially when cocktails are in hand! @amandamichalik at the N9NE14 Gala and @madhushika with a pitcher of sangria to root for Spain during the World Cup.

June was a crazy month for the UB ladies. Whether it’s a life changing move to the Big Apple, chowing down on street-food in Asia, or relaxing in Toronto, we wanted to share our experiences. We’re always on the go! Follow our hashtag, #ubgirlsonthego, for more pics and here’s to an even more fun and exciting July ahead.



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InspiredBy – Amex and Toronto

Toronto is a tremendous city. There’s no doubt about it. It’s a budding metropolis with loads of great eats, places to perch, and inspiring nooks. American Express Canada has teamed up with a handful of bloggers to show you all things inspirational about the city. As one of their influencers, I’ll be chatting about my biggest passion points –  Reading Spots, Music, Fashion, Food & Cooking, and Wellness & Fitness.

With five of my favourites in mind, here are a few tidbits about the #InspiredBy Program:

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10 Ways to Spend Your Spare Time

How to use your Spare Time

You’ve just gotten home after a long day and all you want to do is curl up in bed, order greasy delivery and binge watch the latest season of Orange is the New Black. You stay up late, wake up tired, head out for your day only to return home and end your night in the same fashion.

It’s time to put an end to the time-suck cycle.

This post is your official “get off your butt and do something productive with your spare time” motivation wake up call. Need some suggestions? Read on to find out 10 different ways to make the most of your leisure time.

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