April 27, 2016

UCM x Shoebox Project & Little Luxuries

This past weekend I had the privilege of being invited to Upper Canada's Mall's Shoebox Project Event hosted by the lovely and insanely gorgeous Jessica Mulroney. The Shoebox Project for Shelters was founded in 2011 by Jessica Mulroney and her three sisters-in-law. What started as delivering 400 shoeboxes to homeless, or at-risk of homelessness women-in-need, has now turned into 25,000! It's truly an inspiring project and I immediately jumped at the opportunity to help the project in their goal of empowering women and offering women a little reminder of their worth and value in society, just in time for Mother's Day.

{Posing with Jessica Mulroney, Amara and Jackie}

Upper Canada Mall invited Jackie, Amara and myself to bring our mommas to the event and make a fun day out of it. We spent the morning decorating a -you guessed it- shoebox and filled it with items generously donated from Upper Canada Mall retailers. My mom and I loved having the chance to customize and decorate our box. It really does create more of a personal connection for the woman receiving the box, don't you think? We filled the inside with inspiring quotes that I know the woman receiving our box will smile at! The generosity of the retailers was amazing to see, not to mention all the ladies who came out to support the project and give back to the community.

{Little luxuries generously donated by Upper Canada Mall retailers}
 Afterwards we had a chance to talk to Jessica and learn more about the project. I love how the Shoebox Project for Shelters makes an effort to provide these women with, not only essential items like toothbrushes and toothpaste, but "little luxuries", that really have the power to make women feel special. They are the items that you necessarily wouldn't splurge on yourself but have the ability to brighten your mood and lift your spirits on the worst of days. This got me thinking... what are the ultimate "little luxuries" to you? I've rounded up 5 little luxuries that made their way into our shoebox. I can't wait for it to be opened and make some lovely lady's day!

What do you think of our shoebox?! Also, let me know if you agree with the list of five great little luxuries below!

1. Bath Bomb- Lush: To create the ultimate spa experience without going to the spa!
2. Handcrafted Chocolates- Purdys: A fine chocolate it such a simple pleasure, and always has the power to put a smile on my face.
3. Nailpolish- Shoppers Drug Mart: Nothing like a fresh mani to make yourself feel fabulous!
4. Lipstick- Sephora: Lipstick has the power to transform with just on swipe. A bright lip really does have mood lifting capabilities!
5. Perfume- Shoppers Drug Mart: Getting a whiff of an intoxicating new scent always makes me feel luxurious.

{Jackie from Something About That and I- match matchy much?! lol}
{my momma and our shoebox!}

Thanks to Upper Canada Mall and Jessica Mulroney for such an inspiring morning! Be sure to check out the Shoebox Project for Shelters!



  1. 1. Your mama is beautiful. I can see where you get your beauty from!
    2. Looks like such a great event! Such an important cause.
    3. Love your outfit! The pink trench is perfection!

    La Petite Noob

    1. Aww you're so sweet, Joëlle!
      It was such a great day!

  2. How fun that you got to meet Jackie! Your outfits are perfect together. :) This sounds like so much fun. Love that you got to bring your mom.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Yes-- having our mommas participate and meet was too fun!

  3. So fun to have you and your mama there! Great outfit too, we love the pastel coordination between you, Jackie and Amara <3

    Thanks for supporting us always, xo!

    1. Almost like it was planned! haha! Can't thank the whole UCM team enough for putting on such a great event!

  4. Such a worthwhile cause and so special I was invited! You are my most favourite person to spend time with. xo

    1. Love you! Thanks for coming along with me!xx


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