Posts tagged #New Year

Looking Back to Step Forward into a New Year

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2018 was a big year for Canvas Styling! We experienced a lot professionally and personally that brought amazing growth and change.

Last Summer one of our co-founders, Megan, made the decision to leave Canvas, so as of the first of the year she will no longer be part of the business.

We are thankful for the past four years and all the support from friends, family, and our wonderful clients. I know I have learned a lot through the adventure and am looking forward to discovering where the business will grow in 2019.

There will likely be a few changes around our blog and newsletters to ensure that we continue to create value and have time to focus on client work. However, we will continue in our commitment to share what is inspiring us on and off the runway and hopefully spark a little more joy in your style.

Cheers to a Bright New Year!

Kimberly,

Canvas Styling

Posted on January 4, 2019 and filed under Stylish Living.
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2018 Resolutions And Giving You More Content That YOU Want!

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Happy New Year! We had a tricky time deciding what we wanted our first post to be for 2018. We wanted it to be fun, but also meaningful as well.

0ur 2018 Resolutions

Every year we like to share our resolutions (check out our 2016 resolutions and 2017 resolutions). It's not only become a tradition at Canvas, but it also keeps us accountable if we don't follow them!

A theme at Canvas in 2018 is FUN! We are so passionate about helping our clients look and feel their best, and sharing style and fashion content with you all on the blog, that it can be easy to put pressure on ourselves. So as we venture into a new year, we are embracing each moment, each post and each task with a joyful mentality. 

Megan:
"Style-wise, in 2018 I am actually pushing myself to add more to my wardrobe. I tend to be very minimalistic and selective with what I add, and I want to enjoy the freedom of a few impulse purchases that are just fun! Personally, I want to practice being more present in each moment and embracing more spontaneous adventure. First up, a yoga retreat later this month!"
Kimberly:  "I'm embracing FUN in 2018! As I reflected back on 2017 I realized how heavy I made it. When I get focused on something I can quickly become all business (aka I'm a perfectionist). I want to step back, focus on what is working and let things go instead of trying to make everything work. This translates to my wardrobe too--after a serious purge I have all my basics set but could use some unplanned pieces that reflect more of my personality." 

What Do You Want From Canvas in 2018?

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We are going to be honest, we faced some serious burnout at the end of 2017. As we mentioned previously, we took the week between Christmas and New Year's off from social media and worked to recharge, refocus and spend time with our loved ones. We love blogging and creating new content for you all, but some days it can feel hard to put on a pretty outfit and smile for the camera.

We also want this to be a fun place for you to come and enjoy new content. So, we want to know what YOU want to read more about on our blog in 2018? Do you want more style recommendations with links to our favorite picks or more personal content with photos of what we are wearing and loving? Let us know and we will make it happen!

Happy new year, and as always, stay stylish!
M&K

 

 

Posted on January 5, 2018 and filed under Stylish Living.
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Spring Trends and DIY Vision Boards

Despite the cold temperatures, we already have spring on our mind at the Canvas office. To prep for the upcoming change in season, Spring trends, and a new year Kimberly and I took a rainy morning this week to get crafty.

What is a Vision Board? 

Similar to the Trend Boards Kimberly and I created in Fashion school--a vision board is a collection of images that are linked to a bigger concept. For this project we used one side of the board for business goals and exciting trends and the other side for images relating to personal goals in 2017. 

Why Vision Boarding Works

Not only are vision boards a creative way to spark inspiration, they're also a good way to visually organize your thoughts and reinforce your goals for a new season. 

How To Create Your Own Vision Board

1. Set aside at least an hour or two to work on your board in a creative environment. Whether its a solo project or gathering a group of friends for a party make it FUN!

2. Use magazines, cards, photos or anything to represent the experience, emotions or item you love (i.e. that great handbag you've been saving for). Include anything that inspires and motivates you to adopt something new this year.

3. Keep your final board posted somewhere in your home for a daily reminder of what you want and where you are going!

Stay Stylish,
M&K

 

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