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Here’s to another Friday (and the best part about Friday’s – the weekend!) 

What I’m reading: Business Lunches gets Dining Etiquette rules

We have all gone on business lunches, and I’m sure at some point you had to stop yourself from doing something, as you know moments later you would regret it! To make sure you don’t lose a deal or miss out on a great opportunity, Business Insider has put together a list of rules so you can impress the team with your dining etiquette.

  1. 918f7471d8bc0c6f88439f8073df91f0Before taking a seat, make sure to shake hands with everyone at the table.
  2. Remain standing until the host sits, after which you can take your seat with the rest of the guests.
  3. Once everyone is seated, take your napkin and place it on your lap.
  4. When it comes time to order, don’t ask the waiter for a full run down of the menu, and follow the hosts’ flow of ordering. If they order an appetizer, follow suit, if not, skip.
  5. When choosing your meal, opt for easy to eat foods, and don’t get experimental with your order.
  6. This one you would think is obvious, but don’t not eat! This will leave an impression on the host. 

Life changer hack: Bringing the Yoga Deskside at Work

Most of us spend our days sitting at a desk, with the odd short trip around the office to finish a task. After hours and hours on end of sitting in the same chair, shifting around to find a comfortable position we long for movement and stretches, but want to without drawing a mass of attention to ourselves. 

Thankfully deskside yoga has become a thing, with simple stretches and moves you can do in your chair while others will think you are just sitting in your chair like normal. 



  1. Cobra Head: Neck and Spine Circles – leaning from side to side while slowly rotating your neck.
  2. Seated Cat-Cow: While seated in your chair, slowly push your chest out, arching your back and exhale then inhale and round your back, dropping your head.
  3. Desk Twist: Sitting up straight, hold on to the back of your chair and twist to the side with your upper body, holding the stretch for a count of 10. Repeat on the opposite side.
  4. Seated Pigeon: While seated, rest your ankle on the opposite knee. Inhale and exhale, as you exhale, lean your body forward onto your legs. Hold for a count of 5.

What’s getting all the attention: Nudy Patooty starts Pinning

Nudy Patooty has joined the world of inspiration, creative brainstorming and business planning. Come join us on Pinterest for inspiration on just about everything – fashion, cooking, motivation, health and do it yourself projects! 


We have been working on a creative project for our fans on Pinterest, with exclusive giveaways and fashion tips on how to wear everyone’s favourite fashion item! Can you guess what it is?

People doing good: Trudeau Expresses his Case for Gender Equality

HeforShe recently had their second-anniversary event, with speakers from all over showing their support and sharing their actions towards making gender equality a global reality. 

When Justin Trudeau showed up as a surprise speaker, he shared his reasons and expressed his dedication to the gender equality, and “gave a powerful speech about feminism and explained why men are integral in the fight for gender equality.” Huffington PostAs we continue to make slow progress in society with gender equality, Trudeau shared his concern on the fact that Men do not see their distinct role in the matter, and that both Men and Women need to take action together, to get gender equality to happen. 

As we continue to hear about inspirational speeches and movements taking place around the world for gender equality, we have to remember that with gender equality, we are making a better community for everyone. We are creating a more inspiring community for younger generations to grow up in, and we are showing support for both men and women of all ages. The more we continue to do and say about gender equality, the better the world and society is becoming.

On that note! Happy Friday 

Nudy Patooty xxx


How to wear layers for work


We all know how much the temperature in the office fluctuates in a day, it can be freezing cold one moment and then boiling hot the next. The same goes for the weather in September and October time, the mornings are always cool while by the time the evening rolls around you are leaving all the layers at work. 

How do you solve this problem? You strategically pick your layers to ensure that you can make it through any point in the day.


Shop this look:

Nudy Patooty – Lace Cap Sleeve Undershirt
Theory – Stretch- wool Flared Pant
Jil Sander – Wool-blend Gilet
Land Send – Cashmere Sweater
Anthony Vaccarello – Classic Button Down

You may be looking at the outfit above, and be thinking “I don’t know, that looks like a lot of different things!” and you’re right, it is. However, the beauty of this means that depending on the weather and time of season you can eliminate some layers, or add on. 

When choosing a base layer – the Nudy Patooty undershirt is an excellent place to start. It will help regulate your body temperature, feel soft and comfortable on the skin as you go about the day and eliminate stains from showing on your other clothes.

2nd layer – the button up blouse. When you are layering clothes, you may also want to consider playing with the lengths and textures of the pieces to add some depth to your outfit. Easiest way to do this is to choose a button-up in a longer style, this way you can wear it untucked, eliminating the constriction and discomfort that usually comes from dress shirts.

3rd layer – a lightweight sweater. This is a great third layer, as you can take this off and be seen in the button up shirt, or if you really need to cool down the Nudy with a lace trim is perfect with dress pants or a skirt. When choosing the colour of the sweater you want to keep a monochromatic colour combo, this will make it easier in the morning when choosing your layers, as well as make your outfit still look great for when you mix and match different components of your outfit. 

4th layer – the sleeveless vest. This is a great way to complete an outfit, without adding too many sleeves (which would happen if you had a coat). A sleeveless vest in a neutral colour is perfect worn open, closed or belted for a more shaped silhouette. As well as adding an additional length layer to your outfit, it gives the option to work with all the under layers as there is no interference with sleeves and necklines.

We would love to see your favourite outfit layering technique – Tag us on Instagram @nudypatooty, or use the #anythingbutbasic. 

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What I’m reading: Fall’s favourite silhouettes 

As NYFW is wrapped up, and fall showing signs that it is just around the corner, we are all busy wondering what should we invest in for the season. Choosing the silhouettes that will look great on you, fit seamlessly into your current wardrobe and are quality and budget friendly can be difficult. These top 3 silhouettes of the season that can be worn with just about anything, will have your fall fashion shopping over in no time!


The Sized-up sleeves look great in just about every fabric. Keep it casual with an oversized knit paired with jeans, or take it to the office with a fitted trouser or skirt.


The cropped flare trouser is a favourite from the summer, and lucky for us we can keep on wearing it. This time trade in your sandals for a chunky heel boot, and layer your chunky knits and longer layers.


The midi skirt is back by popular demand. With the different styles, we can shop these days, you can find one for each day of the week. Accordion pleats in a leather or metallic fabric can take you from day to night, while a heavier wool is great for the office.

Life Hack: How to take the perfect Foodie Snapshot


Are you a foodie? Or just love to snap pictures of all your dishes and best looking drinks? To make sure you are getting the best pictures for your camera roll that you can, here are a few tips and tricks from the experts.

  1. Natural light works best. When you can use the light from a window or outside, stay away from direct sunlight and harsh indoor lighting and flashes.
  2. Play with your angles. If you find you are always shooting your food from the top, mix things up and go to the side, adding in a nice background of a wall, window or room setting.
  3. Edit lightly. A fan of editing the pictures? That is fine, but make sure you don’t over do it.


What’s getting all the attention: Nudy Patooty takes on the 2016 Emmy’s

This past week Nudy Patooty was asked to be featured in the 2016 Emmy’s Giftbag – and of course, we had to say yes! We hopped on the plane, headed to LA and spent the week exploring the city, checking out some great boutiques and spending some time with the celebs in the Red Carpet Style Lounge.


People Doing Good: One woman’s business goal; to go out of business

The Simply Co.  founder Lauren Singer started her business with one end goal in mind – to eliminate the need for her product. Sounds crazy right? Who starts a business, with a goal already set to go out of business! As a sustainable and green living advocate, she started her journey as eliminating trash from her lifestyle (Lauren’s past 3 years of trash fit into a mason jar).

With her handmade laundry detergent, Laurent has made a product that is easy to replicate and produce right at home. With this concept in mind, she encourages her customers; both loyal and new, to have a go and try making the product themselves and place in the reusable containers she distributes in.

Lauren also encourages her community to try making other household products at home, using natural and safe products that are not harmful to the environment and produce little to no waste during the creation process.

How to Wear Sleeveless Tops in Fall


As soon as summer leaves and the days get cooler we immediately pack away our sleeveless tops and dresses, knowing very well that the sun won’t come out again for a couple of months. But what’s the rush, there are so many ways you can wear your sleeveless tops in fall and winter without having to brave the cold.


Shop this Look

Sans Souci – Sleeveless Sweater Knit-top
Nudy Patooty – 3/4 Sleeve Undershirt
Ted Baker – Delihat Straight Leg Tailored Trouser
Nine West – Black Heels

Become BFF’s with Layering

If you are just wanting a few extra inches attached to your sleeveless tops then choose a cap sleeve top or a simple tee. This Lace Cap Sleeve undershirt will pair perfectly with chunky knits or feminine dresses.

If you are looking for something with a bit more coverage, look for 3/4 length sleeves or a full-length sleeve for when the cold really hits. When choosing a top to layer underneath you want to be aware of the neckline, as you do not want to have 2 tops with high necks competing for attention or a V-neck layered under a scoop neck. Instead, a neutral scoop will sit well under a variety of tops and dresses. This 3/4 Sleeve Undershirt is perfect for sleeveless dresses and tops, the lace detailing on the neckline will have you wanting it to peek out! With the added underarm protection keeping you dry and comfortable all day long, so when the office starts blasting their heating system you won’t be caught with embarrassing stains as an accessory with your sleeveless tops. 

With a sleeveless dress consider layering a button up shirt underneath. For a plain dress choose a bold and colourful print, while choosing a more basic shirt for textured or printed dresses. Another way to mix it up is with your necklines. When you have a scoop fashion piece, consider a mock turtle neck or high neck for added dimension in the outfit. 

Check out some great outfit inspo below…

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Sandra Hagestam

All in all don’t pack up your favourite sleeveless tops in a hurry. Instead experiment with layering and adding sleeves underneath your favourite tops. 

Happy Sunday!

Nudy Patooty xxx


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What I’m reading: NYFW 2016 moves all eyes to the consumer

It is that time of year again – some of us love it and some of us hate it, but secretly we all cannot wait for the next season to come so we can have a go at some of the trends that hit runways.


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With NYFW just beginning, designers are going all out with the show productions this year. Shifting the focus from the runway extravagance to ensuring their collections are seen from by everyone. Designers are focusing on the buy now aspect of the shows, allowing consumers and influencers to immediately purchase the styles from the Spring 2017 runway, instead of leaving them waiting for months on end. This idea has been considered before by brands like Banana Republic and J. Crew, however, this year more designers are having a go at buy now allowing people from all over to have a piece of NYFW, without having to trek to NYC. 

Life Hack: De-Puff Tired Eyes Instantly

Some weeks are tougher than others, and nothing screams “I am running on caffeine today” quite like puffy eyes. Unfortunately, this is also not so easy to cover up with makeup as we would hope. So to help de-puff the eyes here is 5 at-home solutions to get you looking well-rested and flawless in no time!


  1. Give yourself a massage: Gently press and massage around your eyes for a few minutes. This helps drain the liquid buildup that is causing the puffiness, while also feeling great in the am. 
  2. Freeze a spoon: If this is a frequent worry of yours, toss a few spoons in the freezer to keep them cool and handy when you need them. Pull them out the freezer and place them curve side down on your eyelids as you get a few more minutes of rest. 
  3. Brew some tea (bags): Grab some caffeinated green tea bags and brew them, toss them in the fridge to cool down (for about 20 minutes) then place them on your eyelids for 10 minutes – as you catch a few more zzz’s.
  4. Crack some eggs: Fancy eggs for breakfast? Take a bit of the egg whites and spread it under your eye (careful to avoid the lashline). Once it is dry, gently wipe it off.
  5. Grab the ice: Dunk your face in ice cold water, and keep it in there as long as you can. Repeat for a few times, until you are feeling awake and ready to take on the day!

If you still can’t seem to look like Katy Perry’s Wide Awake, then grab a Venti coffee before heading to the office and roll with the “I am on limited sleep” look. 

People doing good: When ‘Donuts with Dad’ takes a turn


Being a single parent is a challenge in itself, and sometimes when events come up specifically focusing on the relationship between your child and the other parent – you can’t help but want to do something so they aren’t missing out. That is exactly what Yevette did when her son’s school hosted a ‘Donuts with Dad’ day.

Yevette Vasquez becomes “dad” for a day

Instead of letting her son sit the event out, and miss out on some delicious donuts, she did what any mom would have done in the situation and pulled out her best “dad” look to sit down with the others. Bringing a smile to her son’s face and the other parents, Yevette was happy to see her son having a great time. 

Have a great weekend! Nudy Patooty xx


Bringing your summer wardrobe into Fall


Summer is coming to an end and for a lot of us that means the start of back to school or back to work after our summer break, but that doesn’t mean we need to give up on our favourite summer pieces just yet. While September nights be cooling down the days are still warm and running around the city all day we can still feel the heat. Layering outfits are the key to seamlessly transitioning from hot summer days to cooler autumn temperatures.

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Nudy Patooty – Lace Cap Sleeve 
TopShop – Pink Jacket
Vince Camuto – Lace Skirt
Matt & Nat – Leather Satchel
The Bay – Printed Scarf
Nine West – Heel

You don’t need to give up bare legs just yet when you layer it with a longer jacket, and scarf. The Nudy is your best friend when it comes to layering as it will not only protect your jacket from potentially embarrassing sweat stains and save you on dry cleaning expenses it can also be worn on its own with a tailored skirt.

Are you looking forward to fall or wishing summer would stick around a few weeks longer?

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What I’m reading: The troubles of a resting bitch face

Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 7.37.12 AMThe resting bitch face is a problem many have to suffer through. The countless amount of times others ask you if everything is okay and you have to ask back really puzzled on why they think everything wouldn’t when you remember you suffer from rbf!

It makes everyday things challenging. Photo day at school is never fun! While hanging out with others, you may feel the constant pressure to smile and express you are having a good time, in fear that they will feel you hate their guts!

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When it comes to movie times, you can look like an unemotional person. You can pass off as being the only person in the theatre that was not emotionally moved by the movie. Plus side of that is you don’t have to worry about running mascara or embarrassing snorting in a laughing fit!

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On the plus side, you can dominate any game night with the perfect poker face! Go all in and scare the opponents without cracking a smile.Screen Shot 2016-09-02 at 7.37.09 AM

Life Hack: The best apps to keep you organized

The Goop understands that back to school/ work often means chaos and disorganization for the first few weeks. Both of which are never fun to deal with. Instead, they have a great list of apps for your phone and iPad to keep you and the family on track and organized.

  1. Evernote: makes note taking and organization take top priority. Making it easy to switch between devices while taking notes during class, work or at home phone calls.
  2. Wunderlist: Are you a lover of the to-do list, but want to limit the amount of paper scraps? Wunderlist takes all that and turns it digital. Allowing you to write your list of things to get done, while also making it easy to cross out a task when you’ve done it!
  3. LastPass:LastPass: If you are anything like us, this app will be so helpful! It safely stores your passwords for your accounts and apps, while constantly checking that they are not too easy to crack. It also suggests new password ideas when you are setting up new accounts.
  4. Salt: Expecting company in the near future? Or love to hear about new places in your neighborhood? Salt is a glorified map app that allows you to see what others in your community has pinned as a great place to grab a bite or a cocktail. It also is super easy to pin yourself and share with friends and out of town visitors.
  5. Voice Dream: Take any written document and instantly make it an audio file to listen to while on the go or while doing another task. With various language and voice options, you can customize the audio file to your own likings.
  6. Polymail: The email box dream! It can combine multiple accounts onto one account, usable on both desktop and mobile for easy switching between devices. The app lets you delay email sending, easily sort by read later and ignore emails as well as offering you an easy way to search through all your emails for the topic or number you were looking for!

Check out Goops complete list for more great apps and choices to make your fall productive!

People doing good: Have an idea worth a million euros?


International fashion company H&M wants to hear your solution for sustainable fashion. This years focus is “creating clothes for a growing population while improving its impact on the environment” Huffington Post

The Global Change Award, which is funded by the founders and owners of H&M – The Stefan Persson Family. Is granting a lucky winner 1 million Euros for an idea that can change the fashion industry as we know it. Influencing the production, consumption and disposal stages of fashion and positively impacting both the environment and the consumer. 

If you feel like you have the answer the industry is looking for, the award is open for applications in 3 categories:

  • Circular business models covering ideas on how to reuse, repair, share, digitalise or extend the life of products.
  • Circular materials looking for ideas on new fibres, recycling techniques, and leather substitutes, etc.
  • Circular processes aiming to find new methods around chemicals, water and dyeing, as well as 3D printing, demand-driven manufacturing, etc.  

Read more on last years winners and how to enter!

Have a great long weekend!

Nudy Patooty xxx

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Run your Weekend Errands in Style



Weekends can be spent running all over the place, catching up on those tasks you never actually got to during the week. But just because you are out and about, doesn’t mean you can’t look great doing it!


Shop this look:

Nudy Patooty – Lace Cap Sleeve
Frame – Medium Wash Denim

Aritzia – Lenglen Jacket
Akris – Little Ai Convertible Leather Tote

You want to keep your outfit casual and comfortable because you don’t really know how much running around these errands will consist of. Choose light layers on top that you can easily throw on or take off without slowing you down. 

Ditch the plain white tee and switch things up with the perfect black tee. This black Nudy undershirt will keep you sweat-free and dry throughout the day so you don’t have to worry about slowing down to avoid those embarrassing stains.

Have a great week!

Nudy Patooty xx

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What I’m Reading: The Burkini Ban

We all choose to wear different beach attire, just like some of us prefer to wear long layers in summer instead of opting for shorts and mini skirts. With different health issues or skin irritation’s some even have to stay covered up while at the beach, as some sport their bikini’s and full pieces taking in the sun.

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On Tuesday, four officers in France forced a woman on the beach to remove layers of her clothing. She was on a beach in Southern France, wearing a Burkini when the officers approached her as France continues to ban certain Islamic clothing. 

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Women are coming together to stand up against the Burkini Ban in France as well as the never ending issues regarding a women’s choice of clothing. In London a group of ladies created a beach outside the French Embassy, wearing a diverse range of beach attire.

They focused their protest on the idea that women should be free and able to wear what they want, using the hashtag #LetThemWearWhatTheyWant 

Life Changer Hack: Get rid of your shower grime in seconds

As soon as we read “refresh your shower in seconds” via popsugar we had to give it a try, and let me tell you it did not disappoint. 

  1. Head to your local dollar store and pick up one of those sponges with the refillable handles.
  2. Get: 1 tbsp. dish soap, 1/4 C vinegar and your favourite essential oil (we went with lavender)
  3. Add all of these to the handle (with a few drops of your oil) and fill the rest with water
  4. Hang the sponge in the shower and give it a little scrub next time before you hop in. While the shower is warming up it will rinse away the soap and grime!

Just like that you will have a sparkling new shower that not only looks great, but smells amazing too!

What’s Getting all the Attention: Nudy Patooty on the Today Show!

Jill Martin wore here Nudy Patooty on the Today Show! She layered her Nudy under a navy blazer with light wash denim, for a casual clean look. You can shop her outfit below.

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People Doing Good: CNE says “We don’t care”

This year at the CNE ( an outdoor exhibition) the outdoor bathrooms got an update, because when you have to go, you have to go! While there always seems to be lines at the women’s bathrooms but never at the men’s this is a practical solution for the CNE in more ways than one. 

photo via blogTO

However, the ungendered bathrooms isn’t what is turning heads. Instead the signage they have marking the stalls is having people second glance. Using the bold statement “We don’t care” written below the gender image of a half man half woman.  

The signs allow the user to clearly see that the bathrooms are ungendered and that anyone can go in. Could the bold statement also be pointing some fingers to some of the bathroom controversial that we have had this year? 

Happy Friday

Nudy Patooty xx

How to wear colour to the office without standing out


When looking for workwear we usually stray towards neutrals and dark colours. These allow us to blend in with the work crowd and feel like we are amongst our co-workers. This leaves the office fashion looking blah and gloomy! 

Try changing things up by bringing some colour back into your workweek wardrobe, whether it is with one statement piece or a full colour ensemble.


Shop this Look

Nudy Patooty – Signature Seamless Undershirt
House of Fraser – Pink Cigarette Trouser
Jimmy Choo – Reflective Heel
Mango – Poplin Shirt

The colour pop in this outfit is obvious, the bright pink pants. To keep things looking professional and clean look for a pant with a tailored leg fit, something in a trouser form. These will fall nicely with heels and will look great with a shirt tucked in or layered over. 

If you are new to adding colour to your wardrobe (which let’s be honest we all are!) then you probably aren’t feeling brave enough to wear a contrasting colour on top. That is totally okay. To compliment the brightness of the cigarette pants, we pulled a white poplin top – a cropped short sleeve button up with a boxy cut. This will add some volume to the top, which will help balance out the bright hue and slim fit of the pink trouser. To prevent sweat stains from ruining your colourful look be sure to layer you Nudy underneath. Remember if you are wearing a white shirt you want to choose a nude undershirt as this will become unnoticeable when layered under. 

The finishing touches of the outfit will make all the difference. To keep your trouser the statement piece in the look you want to choose shoes and bags that are simple. This grey heel is the perfect shade to balance out the white and pink, without overshadowing the attention of the trouser. 

Check out some of Nudy Patooty’s colour inspiration

Brittany of Lawyer Lookbook

We are loving this bold fashion look from @lawyerlookbook. She went full out in her colourful pieces, choosing contrasting colours that compliment each other perfectly.

How to wear at home:
If you are feeling super brave and want to have a go at mismatching colours, make sure that you are choosing pieces in a solid – we don’t want any prints added into this combination. Keep the outfit to a 3 colour maximum and be sure to tie in at least 1 neutral item – like Brittany’s Nude heels.

Megan of TF Diaries

@meganzietz dress is grabbing our attention. The colourful lines and playful print have us wanting to wear it everyday of the week.

How to wear at home:
If you have a colourful piece that is a loud bold print, be ready to catch some eyes! You want to keep everything else simple are carefree. If it is a top or bottom pair it with a neutral and simple structured top or bottom. When doing your makeup, don’t go overboard, with a statement piece like this less is more.

Grace of Color and Grace

@colorandgrace goes monochromatic with her yellow accessories, balancing it out with a lace textured burgundy dress.

how to wear at home:
If you have multiple accessories in the same colour, go ahead and have a go with this look. This is a great way to slowly ease yourself into wearing more colour. You can wear you neutral and basic items and play them up with a colourful shoe, bag, belt, necklace, scarf, lipstick or nail colour

Alison of Wardrobe Oxygen

This colourful print dress that @wardrobe_oxygen has styled is the perfect transition piece that can take you from work to weekend with a change of accessories. 

how to wear at home:
With everything going on with this dress – the long maxi, the multiple colours and the various prints you want to keep everything else at a bare minimum. The nice thing about a maxi dress is you don’t have to worry about matching another colour or finding a top to go with a bright pant,  instead it is all done for you. If you can match a pair of your shoes to a colour in the dress then go ahead and make that work, but sometimes they just aren’t right. Instead choose something in a simple colour like nude, tan and black depending on the darkness of the colours.

We dare you to give the colourful looks a try!

Nudy Patooty xx