Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Who’s ready to celebrate Canada’s big 1 -5- 0?  I sure am; and I’m wearing pink to the party – haha!

Not only does 2017 mark Canada’s 150th birthday, it’s also a significant year for me because I’m celebrating my 20th year in the beauty and fashion business!  It was July of 1997 when I officially became a certified makeup and hair artist and booked my first significant wedding gig!  That year, I also landed a job at the Club Monaco Cosmetics makeup counter on Robson Street, which then lead to a store manager and trainer role for 6 years.  That experienced launched my career as a fashion consultant.  I eventually completed my hairdressing diploma and joined the team at a high-end hair salon, in Holt Renfrew, where I worked and became friends with so many inspiring and talented people.  I dabbled in reality TV (W Network), opened my own studio and became a makeover columnist in The Province/ Vancouver Sun Newspaper!  And now, 20 years later, I’m still running a successful Makeup, Hair and Lifestyle business (Style Inc turns 6 this year!), I’ve surrounded myself with an incredible team of artists and industry professionals nation wide.  I’ve created a lifestyle brand/label, NadittudeTM, that I am extremely proud of.  And as a bonus, I’ve been blessed with so many wonderful on-air and media opportunities!  All of this was achieved with steady hard work, respect and dedication, and a passion that runs deeper than you can imagine.  Most importantly, I was supported by the love and loyalty of my friends, clients and colleges, like you; who fuel me with encouragement during the highs and the lows.  There have been lessons learned over the last 2 decades and so many more exciting “aha” moments to come, and for that I humbled and grateful.  Here’s to another incredible 20 years!

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Outfit Details:

As much as I like the color red, I have very little of it in my wardrobe and I much prefer wearing various shades of pink.  And this coral pink, linen tunic dress is going to be on repeat this summer!  It’s a gorgeous statement piece with loads of personality.  The intricate floral appliqué on the front really gives this piece a high-end and expensive feel, while the built-in pockets add an element of comfort and convenient.  Plus, who doesn’t love dresses with pockets?!  I really like that this dress offers versatility and can work for a multitude of summer events and occasions.  It’s lightweight and perfect for traveling, AND it’s a thrift store find (only $12) !  I mean, what more could a girl ask for, right?  I’ve styled here with my favorite Sophia Webster “Flamigo Frill” leather stilettos (last season), which are so fun and quirky!

To switch it up!

For a more casual weekend vibe, I’d opt for either my classic white Converse sneakers or my white Madrid Essentials Birkenstocks.  For a classic “Sunday Best” feel, I’d slip on a pair medium height espadrille.

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Canada Day, Value Village, Pink Dress, Sophia Webster, Flamigo Shoes

Happy Canada Day Weekend, Everyone!  I’m so proud to be Canadian-Italian and am forever thankful to my Dad for deciding to immigrate to this great, strong and diverse country!  I am truly blessed to be living my Canadian dream with a little NadittudeTM!

xo,