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Toronto Fashion Week: Winter White and Pink Tartan

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Sweater: Club Monaco. Skirt: H&M. Shoes: Nine West (U.S. link) (Canadian link). Clutch: Marc Jacobs. Belt, Necklace and Bracelets: BCBG. Rings: Coach. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

Toronto’s fashion elite were out in full force last week for the World Mastercard Fashion Week.  This was my first time attending Fashion Week, and what a week it was.  I will admit that it was not as glamorous as I had imagined, however, I felt like I was in fashion heaven the entire time.  It was so thrilling to be around so many stylish people who share my same love for fashion.  The most exciting part was getting to meet and spend time with many other Toronto bloggers…women I now feel like I can call my friends.

 

This winter white ensemble was what I wore to the first day of Fashion Week.  Oh, it was freezing outside, but I was determined to not wear tights with any of my outfits.  If there is a time to suffer for fashion, I would say that Fashion Week is definitely that time.

 

Over the next week, I will share with you what I wore each day for the shows, and also some of my favourite pieces from the most impressive collections on the runways.  My favourite show in terms of wear-ability was definitely Pink Tartan.  Created by Kimberly Newport-Mimran, (wife to Joe Mimran, founder of Club Monaco and Joe Fresh), this collection was full of retro lady-like luxury.  I can honestly say that I would wear almost every piece that came down the runway.  My favourite look was the first piece that kicked off the show. . .the gorgeous floral print swing coat shown below.  I could see myself wearing this coat year round and feeling uber-glamorous no matter what I was wearing it with.

 

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{Pink Tartan photos via George Pimentel}

 

P.S. I have some fabulous news about the GlamGrand Giveaway running right now.  The entry process has now been opened up so the only mandatory entry is simply leaving a comment letting us know how you would spend the $1,000 Visa Gift Card!  How great is that?!  Once you leave a comment, all of the other entry options open up so you have a huge selection to choose how you want to enter.  Just a reminder that this contest is open world-wide!  Click here to enter! 

 

 

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Skirt: Zara. Top: J.Crew. Tights: Hue. Booties: Nine West (U.S. here) (Canadian here). Ring: Stella & Dot. Handbag: Chanel. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

The super sweet Amy (from Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins) and I partnered today to showcase one of Spring 2013′s hottest trends: bold stripes.  When I heard this was a “trend” for Spring, my first thought was that stripes are always in style, sort of like animal prints and denim.  Maybe I’m a little slow on the uptake, but I finally realized that “trendy” just means that designers and retailers have decided to focus on it this particular season and that it will be readily available in stores.  Zara has definitely committed to both bold stripes and black & white this Spring.  They have so much of it currently in store, including this great skirt I picked up a few weeks ago.  I thought it would be fun to pair this bold print with a matching top for a look that almost appears like a dress.

 

Coincidentally, Amy and I went for similar looks but she paired her fabulous striped shorts with a bright pop of one of my favourite colours, cobalt blue.  Please visit Amy’s blog, Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins, to check out more photos and details of her pretty look.

 

 

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Coat: Zara. Skirt: H&M. Turtleneck: Club Monaco. Faux Fur Stole: H&M. Boots: Nine West. Rings: Stella & Dot, BCBG, H&M. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

Today I’m wearing 2 new pieces in my wardrobe that I’m madly in love with…this Zara coat and H&M skirt.  This white coat with faux leather sleeves has been hanging in my closet for a few weeks just begging to be worn.  It’s fairly lightweight however the turtleneck and fur scarf added enough layers to keep me warm.

 

H&M came out with this skirt in yellow last season, and I stalked my local H&M every week waiting for it to hit stores.  I don’t think we ever got the yellow version here in Toronto (although I could be wrong), but as soon as I saw the fabulous Nancy from Adore to Adorn wearing the new version in eggshell, I rushed to H&M that night after work to pick it up.  Thankfully, it was in stock.  I just love the texture and fullness of this skirt.

 

Those of you reading along on Instagram or Facebook may have already seen that I posted the exciting news that one of my outfits was featured in the “reader looks” section of the March issue of InStyle Magazine.  I sincerely thank you for all of the sweet compliments and congratulations.  It’s pretty fun to see my photo in print.  I must say that this would have never happend without the sweet encouragement of two amazing woman.  Several months back, the super sweet Whitley from The Queen City Style had her look featured in InStyle, and I thought it was just the coolest thing.  Then, after I wore the outfit that was featured, the always chic Sheree from It’s Not That Deep told me that I should submit my photo to InStyle, so I thought, “hey, why not?”.  One of Sheree’s gorgeous looks was also featured last month in InStyle!  Thank you ladies!

 

 

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