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STYLING THE BUMP

WHOA MAMA. Two new babies are joining the OCM squad!

Kelsi & I are so excited to share that two new baby BOYS are on their way into the world! One arriving in June, and another in September. As current moms of very girlie - girls, Kelsi and I are looking forward to the new adventure, changes, and challenges of momming with little boys.

Read on to see some of our personal pregnancy styles were currently rocking. We had so much fun dressing up and playing fashion blogger for a day with fellow OCM babe, momma to two, and photographer, Desiree Martin behind the camera!

Back to School with Banjo

As the mom of three boys, I am always shopping to find back to school clothing and accessories that are both stylish, as well as local to Saskatoon. It has often been a bit of a challenge to find a one stop shop where we can get everything we need, rather than running around for hours searching! This year we went to Banjo Outpost downtown and found everything we needed (and more)!

Broadway Summer Style Challenge

Our Collective Muse recently teamed up with DeeAnn Mercier of Broadway (BBID) for a summer style challenge.  We enlisted style-queen, Kelsi Kendel to hand-pick three looks to suit DeeAnn perfectly.  They’re high on comfort, super stylish and full of local love.  Each item Kelsi chose came from Broadway merchants that we all know and adore.  We had the most enjoyable afternoon getting to know DeeAnn, shopping summer styles and shooting at some instagram-worthy Broadway locations.  It was the ideal girl's afternoon in the sun.     

Take a look at DeeAnn’s three summer ready styles. 

I think any mom would agree it feels like the only thing that's faster-growing than the industry of kid products is our kids themselves. As I navigate the market trying to avoid items bound to end up in a charity pile, I often draw on the advice of review sites and other savvy mamas and today, I'm passing along some of that sage shopping guidance. Taking you morning 'til night, this list of products will delight your kiddo and leave you feeling satisfied with your parental purchases.

SFDF Runway Rundown: The Conferences, The Workshops, and (of course) The Shows

It's year five for the Saskatoon Fashion and Design Festival and this weekend's Runway event seems the perfect toast to the anniversary. Taking place at the historic Bessborough Hotel, Runway will preview collections from fifteen local designers and shops in a fashion feast that will have you holding your head up high for being even peripherally involved in the dynamic Saskatoon scene. Add to that the talents of digital artist Carrie Gates, music by The Gaff, and the ambiance of Pro Plus Productions, and you've got a spectacle. But there's more to this weekend than the big 7pm shows-- you'll also have an opportunity to shop the designers' wares via a pop-up shop called Marketplace. And perhaps most exciting for all you do-ers out there are the amazing talks and workshops running that feature some top names in the biz with topics like branding, communications and marketing, merchandising, styling, photography, modeling, and design. This is a truly immersive festival that can either simply entertain you (which is great, bring on the fun!) or offer education in the exciting and vast career field of style (also great, bring on the opportunities!). So without further ado, here is the complete rundown of the upcoming SFDF weekend, all taking place at the beautiful Delta Bessborough Hotel.