My name is Dolly Peel. I’m from a very small town called Bobcaygeon, located two hours north of Toronto. Therefore, I grew up in a place where everyone knew everyone, and the most exciting thing to do was to get an ice cream cone and sit on the cow at the local Kawartha Diary.
I’m a country girl at heart, however I have always had a very strong appreciation for fashion and home decor. I started working in the family business of retail stores (shoes, clothing, swimwear etc.) at a young age, which definitely contributed to the discovery of my love for fashion. I ended up attending The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, for Fashion Merchandising, and graduated with a Bachelors degree in June 2013.
While completing my degree, I had the opportunity to do an internship in New York City at the Escada head quarters.
I went from styling photoshoots on South Beach, to creating Christmas window displays on Madison Avenue in NYC, to going back to a very “exciting” weekend of eating ice cream cones on the cow at a local dairy. Bobcaygeon will always be “home sweet home”, but I knew that Toronto was the next city on my checklist.
Landing a job with TJX Canada was one of the best experiences of my life. Everyday I was inspired. Whether it was from the amazing new merchandise that arrived, or from the empowerment the team provided, to take risks and provide excitement in our daily routine.
However, throughout my time with TJX Canada, my passion towards chasing my dreams and following my hobby as a blogger, grew stronger and stronger. I decided to move back to Bobcaygeon, to really hone in on what it was that I truly desired in life. Through techniques such as meditating, yoga, and working with a life coach I was able to really discover my true self, and what I truly wanted to achieve. I’ve set short term and long term goals, and over the course of the next few months I plan on getting started with chasing these goals. I’m extremely excited to see where they take me. I hope throughout my journey I will inspire you, not only through fashion and beauty, but on creating a lifestyle that is exactly what you want.
Thanks for reading!