Urban Chic Inspiration

Browsing through photos of well designed bedrooms has been what most of my time is spent doing. Why? I'm moving! And I'm so excited to finally bring together my dream bedroom. 

The best way to describe my dream bedroom in the least amount of words possible is urban chic. I'm feeling city girl vibes that crosses over with paris chic, or a hipster boutique hotel you'll find in London that doesn't really have a colour scheme and somehow everything works well together.

Above are a series of photos of bedrooms I adore. They all have bits and bobs that I am inspired by for my new (upcoming) dream bedroom.

This will be a long process since my new home is currently undergoing renovations and I won't be moving in till later on in the year. However, I do want to start early on this post because I want to make it a series tracking down the whole process from beginning to end. This series isn't only going to involve designing the bedroom, but also two other spaces I have in mind to redesign.

I hope you're just as excited as I am!

*Disclaimer: Photos above are from Pinterest. I do not own any of them.*


Janine Maral

Posted on August 29, 2015 .

All About Triangl Swimwear - Review

Hmm... what could be inside the box.....

The reveal! 

Earlier this summer, Triangl Swimwear sent me an email saying they wanted to send me a set of my choice! 

When they got in contact with me, I was over the moon. I am kind of an indecisive person and choosing one of their swimsuits was too difficult. After lots of back and forth, I finally settled on the Poppy swimsuit in Blue Crush. After trying the swimsuit, I thought I would take this opportunity to go over all aspects before you purchase one for yourself!

Triangl Swimwear is an Australian swimwear line that offers sporty, simple and cute swimsuits! Each swimsuit is made out of neoprene fabric (the fabric used for surf suits) making it a little different compared to a "traditional" swimsuit.


A lot of people have been talking about Triangl Swimwear but I've never thought of buying one myself only because I didn't know if I could trust buying a swimsuit online and it not fitting. Then of course there's the hassle with shipping back and getting new sizes, etc. Luckily, Triangl has a chart to help you find the perfect fit for your body. You can find that chart here. They also have a 24/7 live chat with one of their associates on their website to answer all your questions and help you with sizing! I found this very helpful because they recommended the perfect sizing for me after I gave them my bra size ranges and bottom sizing.

Both the top and the bottom pieces come in XXS, XS, S, M, L, and XL sizes but the tops also come with in between sizes S+ and S++. First off, the range of sizes are pretty broad to suit all body sizes which is great! The relevance of the S+ and S++ are for girls who are a bit smaller in the underbust but have a larger cup size. 

To give you a comparison, I am a 34C/36B and the S+ top in the Poppy style fit perfectly. However, if I were to purchase one of their tops without underwire, I would go bigger because those fit smaller. You can find all that info and more on their website (click here).


As I mentioned before, the material used to make this swimwear is neoprene which is used to make surf suits. I was surprised with how comfortable it was to wear and it didn't feel like I was being suffocated in it.

The downside to this material is that it takes a while to dry and can crease easily. I'll go more in detail on how to take care of the swimsuit later on in the post!


One of the most concerning point for me was the fit, especially for the bottoms. With swim bottoms, I like to wear the most covering bottom and when you first look at their website, their bottoms look like they don't cover anything at all. After receiving the swimsuit, they actually cover more than you would expect. To compare, it covers way more than Victoria's Secret swimsuits ever will.

The Poppy top has adjustable straps and a clip at the bag. It fit securely and didn't feel like it would fall off at any time, even after a hug ocean wave hits. 


Since the bikini is made out of neoprene, it can and will crease easily. When you receive your Triangl Swimwear set, they will give you a care card to tell you how to take of it. An important fact: Neoprene creases easily so lay flat to dry. You can iron the swimsuit inside out but not directly on the neoprene.


Pricing per bikini set (bikini top and bottom) runs between 79 and 99 USD.

Hopefully this post helped give perspective to Triangl Swimwear and that you are convinced to buy one before the summer ends! I know I definitely want to!


Janine Maral.

Posted on August 2, 2015 and filed under Fashion.

Life Lately

( In my #selfies i'm wearing my new and most loved watch from Christian Paul (link here). They just launched many new watches in their collection and I am seriously so in love! )

(I've also been wearing my new Triangirl tee from Toronto base fashion label Tro & Co.! They create awesome tees that are also so incredibly soft! You can find them here!)

Above are some photos I took earlier this week that I wanted to share! It didn't feel right to be a complete post itself so I think this is the perfect opportunity to talk about updates in my life! Let's start here: 

This week and this month, is going to be a crazy one.

What I Wore:

I've been working on so many projects at once since I came back from my trip to Florida that it's become overwhelming for me. On top of that, I have what seems to be like endless articles to write and publish. So I'm taking a step back to examine my priorities and get everything organized.

On another note, in a few days, I'll be on a 10 hour flight to somewhere between Asia and Europe (you'll find out soon). I'll have no laptop, barely any wifi, but capturing all my adventures with my camera. If you know me, you know I can't live without my laptop or wifi, and just the idea of not being attached to those two for two weeks scares me a lottle. 

Since i'll be away and without internet, I'll be posting less frequently, and probably not at all on my blog. But once I come back, I'm going to set a goal of how many blog posts to publish each week, and get to work! I really want to boost my blog game and I'm determined to make that happen.

Talk to you soon!


Janine Maral.

Posted on July 30, 2015 .