Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

Dress: Value Village | Shoes: Sophia Webster , Hudson’s Bay | Pearl Earrings and Custom Hashtag Necklace: Jeweliette Jewellery | Clutch Purse: Croatia

It’s been a very eventful month!  To start, we successfully launched our Lougheed Town Centre “Lougheed Look” Campaign.  Hundreds of you submitted your nominations (thank you!) and we’ve selected our three deserving winners!  Lesley, Cherene and Jinnell, we can’t wait to meet you and get started on your Spring style refresh!

Next up was Eco Fashion Week.  I attended the Value Village 81lbs challenge preview at the Museum of Vancouver.  I was so impressed and thrilled to meet and chat with so many innovative designers and artists.  I feel so lucky and proud to be part of this incredible community and hope you can take some time to read about the event and support this fashion movement.

Last week I traveled to Regina to present at the KMS “Welcome Session” Hair Show.  KMS has launched it’s new Style Matters campaign and I’m loving everything about the new look and feel of the line.  It’s incredibly fun and exciting to be part of the National Art Team with so many other talented arts (internationally and globally) and I look forward to traveling to a City near you to share more of this gorgeous campaign with you; because style DOES matters!

Up next for me is the TED Talks “Future You” Conference.  The event runs from April 23 -April 28 in Vancouver, and I am so excited to be working with and meet so many incredible speakers, innovators and artist.  I’ve been a part the TED Family for four years now, in the makeup and hair department, and it’s one of my absolute favorite events of the year!  I’m eager to learn, grow and be inspired.

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Value Village, Plaid Dress

I honestly feel like I’m floating on air lately.  Of course, all these wonderful and sweet opportunities and accomplishments are sometimes faced with challenging moments and negative critics.  But rather than letting them bring me down, I choose to rise up.  Reality Check!!: we are ALL destined to do great things, whether big or small, and we can’t let negativity block our path.  As I’ve stated many times before, success means different things to different people and it’s all in the way we choose to navigate our passions and interests.  Perception is reality; if you believe it (positively or negatively), you will become it!  My personal secret to success is:  work hard and be gratful, support, respect and be kind to others, have fun, and be ethical.  Most importantly, let go and let God!  Timing is everything, and I want to (at least try to) make every moment count!  We may not get what we want when we want, but eventually everything falls into place.

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Value Village, Plaid Dress

Outfit Details:

Eco Fashion week reminds us that great fashion doesn’t have to come at a high price.  KMS Hair reminds us that Style Matter.  And this pretty little gingham plaid dress reminds me of the classic silouettes from the 1950’s.  I can picture Sophia Lauren and Audrey Hepburn wearing something like this!  This delicate plaid print was all over the Spring/Summer 2017 runways, and I’m seeing it in so many of my favorite stores like Zara , H&M, Hudson’s Bay and local Vancouver boutique Rebecca Bree . I was so excited when I found this piece during one of my thrifting hauls, and it was only $15.99.  This dress is going to be an absolute wardrobe staple this season for upcoming weddings, vacations and just because.  It’s classic fit and flair shape, which defines the waist line.  The top half is billowy and the longer sleeves are great if you don’t want to expose the arms.  The skirt is pleated and floats away from the body and is cut right above the knee to expose the legs.  Plus, this print is timeless and works in pretty much all of our Vancouver seasons!   It styles well with tennis sneakers (for a casual look), flat sandals (for the summer) and/or heels, like these fabulous Sophia Webster pumps (which are no longer available).

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

Details:

Pearls offer a classic feel to an outfit.  These twin pearl earrings from Jeweliette Jewellery are off the hook and major must-have!  Pop into the shop to try a pair on for yourself!

Dress, Sophia Webster Shoes, Jeweliette Jewellery, NadittudeTM

As the saying goes, “check yourself before you wreck yourself!”, haha!  Thank you all for your support, for reading my blog and for letting me share my life and personal style with you.  Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter weekend.

PS. Stay tuned for a very exciting announcement pertaining to my NadittudeTM label, coming up in a few weeks!!

xo,