Category Archives: Outfits
424 Fifth Mesh Top (c/o) // 424 Fifth Yellow Midi Skirt (c/o) // Chanel Jumbo Handbag // Jimmy Choo Heels // Bauble Bar Crystal Mason Ring // Bauble Bar Cirque Ring // Michael Kors Watch // EllandEmm Crystal Cuff // BCBG Link Bracelets // Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet // Gucci Sunglasses
Some of you may remember that a few months ago, I was an ambassador for the launch of the 424 Fifth Spring collection. This Mesh Top and Yellow Midi Skirt were two of my favorite pieces from the Spring line up. I recently got a sneak peek of the Fall collection, and trust me, you’re going to love what you see.
Since we thankfully have many more weeks of Summer weather before Fall hits, I’ve teamed up with 424 Fifth to giveaway 3 of their hottest accessories for Summer. All of my lovely Canadian ladies can win the accessories show below: a gorgeous palm print clutch, a stunning crystal statement necklace and a beautiful wide cuff. Simply enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions as stated. Contest closes August 3 and is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec).
Sunshine and warmth are a rarity in Toronto, so we try to soak up every little bit of it while we can during the Summer. Each weekend over the last month, Justin and I have tried to hit either the beach or a park, and spend some much needed time outside. Last Friday, Gaby and I decided to take the day off and head to the beach for some girl talk and relaxation.
Since we’ve been spending so much time outdoors lately, my “Summer” bag is pretty much always packed and ready to go. A fun towel or blanket is definitely a necessity, and I absolutely love this round aztec towel from The Beach People. A great tote bag is also a must, and I’m loving this beautiful perforated bag I purchased from Stella & Dot. But above all, I always have a fun Summer book packed in my bag. I just started reading Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, but I’m always looking for more great reads for the beach. Any suggestions?
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Club Monaco Striped Jacket (similar from 424 Fifth) // 424 Fifth Polka Dot Mesh Top // Zara Pink Pants (similar from B/R) // Nine West White Martina Pumps (similar) // Chanel Caviar Jumbo Handbag (beautiful vintage version at Farfetch) // Chanel Sunglasses (similar from Madewell) // Stella & Dot Odette Ring
Stripes, stripes and more stripes. Stripes are such a classic and easy print to pair with almost every pattern and color. I used to be scared of horizontal stripes because “they” say that horizontal stripes make you look wider. Well, whoever “they” are, “they” are wrong. I’ve since learned that it’s actually about the fit and cut of the clothing rather than the direction of the stripes. I know that vertical stripes are supposed to elongate your body, however I actually find horizontal stripes to be much more flattering most of the time.
To add a little bit of fun to this post, I’ve partnered with two extra fabulous Canadian ladies to showcase how we each wear stripes for three different occasions. The super stylish Kira from Northern Style Exposure is highlighting casual stripes, the always gorgeous Eleni from Convey the Moment is wearing stripes for date night, and I’m wearing stripes for the office. Definitely check out these two wonderful women over on their blogs.
This striped Club Monaco jacket is one of my favorite items in my wardrobe. Sadly it’s old, but 424 Fifth currently has a very similar version on sale available at Hudson’s Bay or Lord & Taylor. It seems to look good with everything, and adds that perfect finishing touch to an outfit. I’ve also worn it with sneakers for a casual look, with a chartreuse dress for work, and a white dress for a date night.
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