Happy New Year!

2013 proved to be the year of ‘Progress’. A lot has happened in my world in the last year –  And every accomplishment has been (&felt) amazing.

For me, the past few years have been a struggle. A slow & steady fight, for dreams to be realized, ripen & slowly start to come true. Little by little. Slowly but surely.

And the lessons I’ve learned along the way, not just in this year, have only solidified who I am as a person & who I want to become with time.

It’s easy to be swayed into thinking that BIG things happen quickly for those who work hard & dream big, but for me that has not always been the case. It took me much longer than most of my peers to complete my Degree in Business, but I (proudly) finished. And after a lot of networking, wishing & praying, only 2 short months later I was hired by a top Ad Agencies in town.

Right around this time last year, (Feb to be exact) I started this very blog as a requirement for my degree. Through my little blog, I’ve met some of the kindest most sincere & inspiring spirits in the city, many of whom have become close friends & business partners.  But most of all, this blog has been a creative sanctuary where I can harness my dreams & build them tactfully into a reality that I’m still hoping will shine in the future.

I’ve been hopelessly dreaming & finally put steps in place to officially launch my re-branded blog & website ‘TheWorkingGirl.ca’ later this month. As an extension to The Working Girl Inc. I will also be writing for The Huffington Post, sharing some fun how-to’s & styling tips for the modern-day ‘Working Girl’. And there is so much more that will be rolling out throughout the year – I hope you will join me along the way!

While many of my dreams have yet to manifest, I am confident that if I keep pushing & make moves each day, little by little that they too will come true. Here’s to a new year of dreaming!

Ohh! And the best part of 2014 so far?! If you follow me on Instagram (@sydneyeroberts), then you may have already heard that I am newly engaged to the light of my life. Nothing in this life is worth anything if you haven’t got LOVE to see you through it.

Dream BIG, love hard + make moves.

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She’s On The Nice-List

For the girl who has everything, I’ve pulled my must-haves for the girl who’s always got your back. Office stationary, notebooks, statement jewelry & cosmetics or a fun, cozy polka-dot sweater… there’s ALWAYS something sweet to put in her stocking for Christmas morning! Click around to find something fitting for your besty(ies) – Santa’s only a few sleeps away!!

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1. Bodum 8-cup French Press $59.95
2. Madewell Eyewear $169
3. iPhone 5S in Gold
4. Work-it Honey Pillow Cover $28
5. ‘I’m allergic to mornings’ Coffee Mug $24
6. Gem Drop Earings $8.00
7. Kate Spade Journal Set $38
8. Polka-dot Sweater $30.98
9. Dior Holiday Lacquer $53.28
10. JCrew Statement Necklace
11. Limited Edition Lavish Luxe Gold Brush Set $26.99
12. Gold Acrylic Stapler $24
13. Kate Spade Box Card Set $25 available at ShopbyMonika
14. NARS Eye Paint $25
15. YSL  Mascara Volume Effect $30

Keep Moving

It’s as if a plague took over my otherwise consistently healthy + immune strong body + told me to hit snooze. After an entire week solid of feeling sick + run-down, i’m finding it difficult to continue my regular workout routine of 5x week boxing + kickboxing training. Because I have been feeling so weak, I made the un-wanted decision to take the week to let my body heal with rest.

What’s most frustrating is feeling like my week off of training has lost with it all the work I’d been putting in to help tone my muscles. So, in much need of motivation to get back into my routine, I decided to put together some workout inspiration to help get me motivated + excited about making the trek into the boxing studio after putting in a full-days work (+ commute). Maybe it just might spark something in you to keep moving too!

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What You’ll Need to KEEP MOVING.

1. Bright + happy Lululemon Yoga mat.
2. Nike FuelBand to set goals, track your progress + repeat.
3. Cheerful + supportive Nike sportsbra
4. Stay hydrated with PINK water bottle
5. Shiny-new Nuovella Urbanista bike in my favourite shade – mint green!
6. Light + airy Nike Free running shoes.

Monday Glamour

Moving forward I’ll be continuing the ‘Monday Glamour’ series – sharing glamorous photos (every Monday!) that inspire me. Inspiration is everywhere; from the movement of fabrics, colorful prints or closely captured details. We could all use a little extra inspiration to start the week, so let’s go!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

This Mother’s Day shower your mummy with nothing but the best! I’ve put together this gift guide to help make your last minute shopping a breeze. Enjoy!mothers day1mothers day

1. Caitlin & Wilson Chevron Pillow
2. Eclectic Candle by Tom Dixon $72
3. Clare Vivier Catch-All Tray $74
4. Calypso Piggy Bank 
5. Tory Burch Iphone 5 Case $45
6. Regina Pillow $15
7. Gold Polka Dot Highball $30
8. Sloan Crew Neck Sweater $365
9. Coach Legacy Leather Tanner Crossbody $258
10. Bodum French Press $60
11. Stapler Acrylic Gold Tone
12. Captioned Pencil Set