Welcoming Endy Into Our New Home

2019 has been full of positive changes so far, most notably being that Elliot and I left the downtown life behind and moved into a beautiful house in midtown. With this move, we were both forced to take stock on our furniture and belongings. You’re looking at someone who has had the same mattress for ESSENTIALLY her entire life. I had no idea what I was missing out on in terms of comfort and quality sleep! Needless to say, my old mattress didn’t make the cut to come with us to the new place. The opportunity to work together with Endy came at the perfect time and I was so excited to see what all the hype was about.


Made in Canada for all Canadians

Endy is one of the leading mattress companies in Canada and their mattresses are made locally as well. They offer a fantastic 100 Night Trial and will issue a full refund in the trial period if you decide to return it. They will even come to pick up the mattress, and donate it to a family in need if it doesn’t meet your expectations! Endy works with 124 local charity partners across the country and so far, they have donated over 4,000 mattresses to families in need. The fact that it’s risk-free to try is a major plus in my books.

Endy as a company is also environmentally conscious. As many of you are probably aware, Endy delivers mattresses via bike courier within downtown Toronto and Montreal. The boxes are about the size of a hockey bag and take up less than half the storage space of a regular mattress when packaged. If you’re not located in either of the two downtown areas, the mattresses take up less space in a truck so that more can be delivered in one load, using less fuel overall. We love a socially and environmentally responsible company!

My Better Night’s Sleep with Endy

The day we moved into the new house was also the day we got our new bed set up, and the setup process was an absolute breeze. Endy assures that the mattress takes a few days to firm up fully once removed from the vacuum-sealed packaging, but we noticed ours start to firm up within a couple of hours. One of the best things about Endy’s mattress foam is that it will not change firmness due to room temperature. So if it’s hot in the summer, the foam will not get softer, nor will it firm up when it’s cold in the winter. This is a downfall of many typical memory foam mattresses, especially living in Canada and having tons of seasonal temperature extremes! As I mentioned before, they are also made in Canada, which provides jobs to Canadians, and their mattress materials are free of any harmful chemicals (CertiPUR-US® certified). Having all of this knowledge is great, but let’s get down to the real question at hand: Is the Endy really superior to other mattresses?

The Mattress of my Dreams

After sleeping on our Endy for five months now, I can confidently say, yes! Within those months, I have slept on a few other mattresses at hotels as well as back on my old mattress for a few nights (I left it in my old apartment and stayed there for a few more times before fully moving out in April). Cue kinked neck, backaches, and stiffness. Sleeping on other mattresses AFTER experiencing sleeping on the Endy was really the deciding factor for me.

Endy’s mattresses are the absolute perfect balance of firmness and squishiness. No other mattress strikes that comfort balance in my opinion. But don’t just take it from me… Elliot sleeps on it too and is as infatuated as I am. He has gone away for the weekend a few times and I alwayssss get a text from him saying that he misses the Endy. When we were in Banff at the beginning of May, we both couldn’t wait to get home and sleep on our Endy again. Not only is the mattress heavenly, but the pillows and sheets are top notch as well, providing an entire sleep EXPERIENCE! The Endy Sheets are amazing quality, and the pillows again strike that perfect balance between firm and squishy. The Endy Pillow is also customizable depending on whether you are a back, side, or stomach sleeper, and the inner foam can be removed to fit your own personalized needs for a thicker or thinner pillow.  

If I haven’t made it clear enough yet, the full Endy product line is a DREAM! Endy truly provides the most comfortable, cozy sleeps for a better quality night’s rest and I can’t recommend it enough. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to another mattress!

I encourage everyone to hop on the Endy train, and if you use my code KENDRA50 you’ll get $50 off any size Endy Mattress. Happy snoozing!

Meeting my Match with TōN Cosmetics

What's your skin tone? Warm, cool? Fair, medium, dark? I shamefully had no clue about mine, and have gone through life buying lipsticks entirely randomly without giving my skin tone much thought. Outrageous, I know. Luckily, two Canadian sisters have stepped in to help us all find our perfect matches. TōN Cosmetics was launched a few months ago with the intent to help simplify finding shades that work for your skin tone. Their website guides you through a short quiz where you answer fun questions about your complexion and colouring. At the end, they show you your perfect red and nude lipstick matches. As it turns out, I am a Medium Warm skin tone and the nude and red lipsticks I received really do suit me perfectly. The lipsticks are made in Canada, are super high-quality, and are 100% cruelty-free. Right now you can find your perfect nude and red shades on toncosmetics.com, and later this year they are introducing pink lipsticks too. Can't wait to see what's next for this brand!

Clover & Sloane

So happy to be a part of today’s launch of Clover & Sloane - a brand new brand offering the sweetest dresses and jumpsuits. All of their pieces are so ideal for dressing up or down! I paired the Soho black jumpsuit with sneakers and a leather moto for daytime (above), and dressed the same jumpsuit up the day before with tan block-heeled booties and an oversized peacoat to go to the art gallery. The Carroll dress features my fav print of the season, cherries!!! I wore it out for a coffee date with a cozy cardigan, tights, and sock booties, though I really need it to be summer ASAP so I can wear it bare-legged with a straw hat… Clover & Sloane’s pieces feature sweet feminine details like ruffles, bows, and girly prints, done super tastefully in the most wearable styles and silhouettes. Shop now at cloverandsloane.com

Fall Style with Zaful

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Teamed up with Zaful on a style post to make my fall looks shoppable. I have recreated all of my looks with items available on Zaful, plus you can use code brandrewardZF for 12% your entire purchase (including sale), in case you weren't tempted enough by their prices already! As you can see I have been pretty enamoured with my beret and newsboy cap so far this season. As sad as I am to say goodbye to summer, fall has been pretty fantastic so far and I have definitely felt a shift in my style towards layering and texture. Read on to see the looks and click the links below each collage to get shoppin'!

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In Bloom

Back from a short hiatus! As Drake would say, “I might take a breather but I won’t ever leave you”… in this case meaning posting on Good as Gold. No matter how much time passes between blog posts, rest assured I will always come back! I hope to be 90 and taking OOTDs at the bingo hall… or whatever activity seniors are doing in the year 2080. Jet pack water aerobics? Knitting with laser light beams? Sign me up. 

Anyway, back to the topic at hand! What could be better fresh content to return with than CHERRY BLOSSOMS?! Dayle and I had an annual tradition of taking blog pictures amongst the cherry blossoms at High Park every spring. When she moved to Australia for a year, I took it upon myself that year to keep the tradition alive! My boyfriend and I headed there early on a Saturday morning… and then basically turned the car right around. People everywhere. Families. Dogs. Mass chaos. Stampedes. Things being set on fire. OK maybe not the last part, but it was total mayhem and we are not fans of crowds. After that experience, I decided to avoid High Park during cherry blossom season… very sad as it is so beautiful. So, imagine my delight this year when Allie told me she came across a little cluster of cherry blossom trees in bloom near her dog park! And, BONUS, unobstructed #views of the CN tower. Naturally we headed straight over. 

It was a beautiful spring day and I had been dying to wear this new pink floral ruffle set by Toby Heart Ginger (via Princess Polly). I half wore an old denim jacket cause like… cold forearms… obviously… not just an aesthetic thing… kfineitwas. I also added some dainty gold necklaces, big gold hoops, a vintage straw clutch, anddddd to keep things cool, plain white sneaks. I’ll never tire of pairing girly things with more casual items like sneakers and oversized denim jackets. Spring is totally in the air as referenced in these pictures! We are so excited to bring you more sunny content through the summer! 

Shiny Boots of Leather

Kendra wearing: Zara olive utility duster jacket, Forever 21 grey ribbed tank, Forever 21 white skinny jeans with rips, Forever 21 suede tie choker, Forever 21 crescent moon necklace, Geox leather buckle boots

Living in Canada means (for me at least) that every fall I have to start thinking about a new winter boot. The past few years I have basically given up on trying to find anything remotely stylish because I KNOW they'll be completely destroyed due to salt and snow come winter's end. Normally I'll buy an ugly cheap pair I don't mind ruining and wear them to death while traipsing through the snow banks and slush puddles. Well, that ends this winter! Thanks to Geox I have a new pair of beautiful riding boots that will help me look like someone who actually takes pride in their appearance in the winter (hehe, is there anyone out there who doesn't let themselves go even a little bit in the frigid months?). The perfectly pointed toe, full-zipped calf, and buckle detail are all components of my ideal winter boot. Of course, this is Toronto we're talking about, so on particularly nasty days I will definitely be pulling out some old boots to battle the elements... but on days with a little less snow and ice, you'll be sure to find me in this stunning pair!

Thanks to Geox for partnering with us on this post :)

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Endless Summer

Summer is almost officially over, but the heatwave has lingered long enough to feel like these photos could have been shot in this past week. In reality, these are from a few weeks ago, but who's keeping track?! Dayle and I spent an evening in Kensington market shooting summery looks and ended up at El Rey Mezcal Bar, seated on their palm tree adorned, tropical-feeling patio where we finished our night with the most refreshing beverages. 

I wore a faux suede cut-out crop top which I had been putting off wearing until I had the perfect bottom for it: high-waisted white culottes. I had to cycle through several pairs (buy, scrutinize, return, repeat) until I finally ordered these flawless babies from ASOS. I can always count on ASOS! They hit at just the right place on the calf, are the ideal high-waisted-ness, and are the purest white (absolute must). They're sold out now and admittedly out of season given it will be October in a few weeks, but I linked a similar pair below anyway, as I'm sure to be wearing mine for many spring/summers to come.

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As Seen On Me

Kendra wearing : ASOS playsuit, Forever 21 sunglasses, Zara studded flat sandals, vintage Chanel bucket bag

So I am finally coming to terms with my ASOS addiction. Despite the fact that I am inundated with duties and taxes upon receipt of every package, I just can't stop ordering! I mean, where else can you find a lacy high neck playsuit for $35 (now on sale for $20?!)? Don't answer that because I don't want to know. I am too devoted to ASOS and don't want to halt my addiction just yet. I am so happy with this playsuit purchase and loved how it paired with some studded flats and my old vintage Chanel bag that I dug out of the archives. 

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How The West Was Fun

I have to say that I am totally thrilled with the major trend focus on the Wild West this season... I have always loved incorporating southwestern-inspired pieces into my wardrobe, dating all the way back to my 14-year-old self scouring thrift stores for cowboy boots. I'm so on board with huge belt buckles, cowboy hats, suede, fringe, you name it!! So when I bought this cacti print skirt from &Other Stories back in the fall, my styling wheels were already beginning to turn... I had to team it with a very western inspired ensemble. The vintage silver concho belt was a thrift find from many years ago that I still love dearly. I love how it looks next to the tiny white cacti! I also have been itching to wear these Zara cowboy boot/heels in a post since I bought them on sale a few months ago. With these pieces paired together, all I need now is a desolate desert landscape to roam around! *cue tumbleweed blowing past me*

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Nothin But Blue Skies

Since we've been a little light on posts lately, I figured I would toss up this forgotten-about outfit from a chilly day last October. With the current weather as horrid as it is, it seems pretty plausible that this outfit could have been from a blustery day this past week... YOO HOO, spring?! Do join us here in Toronto. I will say that I do love this look just as much as I did 6 months ago. White-on-white will forever be my jam, and this bomber jacket paired so spectacularly with these flowing trousers I picked up at Pull & Bear in France a few years ago. Don't even get me started on these unbelievable Forever 21 d'orsay stilettos. So sleek, but SO high. I topped everything off with a black hat and let some wisps of hair escape my ponytail to create a look that my boyfriend deemed absolutely ridiculous, and then stated, "If I saw someone dressed like you on the street I would be like WTF." LOL! Good thing we all dress for ourselves and not men, huh?? He then proceeded to take some pretty great photos so all was forgiven!