Sydney Socias was born & raised on the West Coast in Vancouver, British Columbia where she now lives with her husband (Roberto) and puppy (Xavi).

Sydney began blogging as a university project requirement and it sort of evolved from there. After coming to the realization that her “dream job” wasn’t exactly what she thought, she took a leap, re-branded and launched as a working journal to document her journey.

Today, her blog is dedicated to sharing lifestyle hacks, home décor solutions and styling tips, budget-friendly shopping guides, outfit inspiration and advice — Basically a modern guide to living your best life!


Despite what Instagram may look like, life isn’t perfect – Life is a work in progress. So the promise I made to myself was to work every day to become the very best version of myself, creating my own lane and career doing what makes my heart feel most full.

Here you can expect to find my personal and realistic approach to my life, outfits I wear, products I love, shopping guides [to the best sales all year], recipes and home decor solutions. I believe whole-heartedly in providing my readers with real-life, relatable experiences sharing my take on how I pull in more of the ‘good stuff’ without going overboard or over budget.

Sydney XO


What camera do you use?
Most of my photos on Instagram (that I am not in), I have taken using my iPhone but (if I’m in the photo) my photographer uses a Canon 5D Mark II.

Who takes your photos?
Melissa Skoda is my Lead of photography for any partnerships or sponsored campaigns. Otherwise I’ll have my hubby, strangers … basically anyone ready, willing and standing by to take my photo. No shame. 

Who does your hair?
Asia from Brush Salon is in charge of my hair.

How can we collaborate?
The best way to get in touch is by email! For gifting or partnership inquiries, or if you just have a random question for me, email me at: