Floral Empress

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Mirrored Floral Mini Dress

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Fairmont Empress

Choies Floral Dress

Choies floral dress  //  Nine West pumps (similar from Topshop)  //  Gucci sunglasses  //  Coach handbag (old)


Never one to say no to a pretty floral dress, at only $14, I hit “buy me” as soon as I saw this beauty. And it was the perfect dress to bring on our trip to Victoria, British Columbia a few weeks ago. These photos were taken at our beautiful hotel, the Fairmont Empress, the perfect setting, in the most perfect town, on the most perfect vacation. <3





Forever Floral

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Ever New Floral Dress

Ever New in Canada

Ever New Floral Dress

Forever New Floral Dress

Forever New Dress

Jimmy Choo silver strappy shoes


Ever New dress (c/o)  //  Ever New clutch (c/o)  //  Jimmy Choo sandals (similar)  //  Ever New earrings (c/o)  //  Chanel sunglasses (similar) //  Olive + Piper bracelet (similar)


Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Justin and I just got back from celebrating a mini-honeymoon in Washington, DC. I’ll share more pics and details about our trip (and the wedding!) in the next few weeks, but first I’d like to share photos of this gorgeous Ever New dress I wore to a very special dinner. I love the sheer details with beading on the top, and the full midi skirt length.


For those of you not familiar with Ever New, it’s a fabulous brand out of Australia (called Forever New overseas), and has stores on the West Coast of Canada. They just opened their first Ontario store at the Toronto Eaton Centre last week. A friendly tip if you’re ordering online, their sizing runs small, so just be sure to check the size charts before ordering. They have a ton of pretty dresses, and really great costume jewellery!





36 Hours in Victoria, British Columbia

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The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia


Happy August, my friends! Wow, this year is flying by! Last weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia for a photoshoot with a brand that I’ve partnered with to be their newest Ambassador (but I’ll share more fun details about that in the upcoming weeks!). Justin tagged along, and we decided to spend 36 hours in the picturesque town of Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, 3 hours from downtown Vancouver.


When we were doing our hotel research, we came across stunning photos of the Fairmont Empress hotel located on the gorgeous inner harbour of Victoria, and immediately knew that was where we had to stay. With its turn of the century architecture and majestic beauty, we couldn’t help but feel like royalty while staying at this beautiful resort. In addition to the architecture and view, the hotel grounds were beautifully landscaped, with breathtaking florals around every corner (stay tuned for more pics in an outfit post this week!).


The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia


The interior of the hotel is absolutely beautiful, and has this girly floral carpet running throughout the entire space and long hallways.


The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia


Definitely one of our highlights of not only this vacation, but our entire year, was partaking in Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress. Everyone we talked to before we left for the trip said we just had to go for Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont! So, of course, we did!


A time honoured tradition in their world renowned tea lobby, the Fairmont Empress serves hand-made signature Empress scones, delectable pastries and tea sweets. Our waiter taught us that in England, the traditional way to enjoy tea service is to actually start with the sweets, then move on to the scones, and lastly enjoy the tea sandwiches; the reverse of what North American’s are accustomed to. The experience was so wonderful, relaxing and delicious! I highly recommend enjoying their Afternoon Tea if you have the pleasure of visiting Victoria.


Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress

Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress


After our Afternoon Tea, Justin and I walked around the Victoria downtown and inner harbour, stopping for fresh lemonade to cool us down on the most gorgeous warm Summer day.


Lemonade in Victoria British Columbia


As the sun began to set, we were both mesmerized by the awe-inspiring pink and purple sky. It felt almost too beautiful to be real.


Victoria British Columbia Sunset


We took in the breathtaking sunset from our dinner table located at The Veranda restaurant at the Fairmont Empress. The Veranda serves a farm-to-table menu, featuring the most deliciously fresh seafood. We indulged on a seafood platter, full of the freshest crab legs, oysters, tuna, salmon and shrimp….so yummy!


The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia

The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia


The lights and views of the harbour are just as stunning after the sun sets. Below is the illuminated British Columbia Legislature Building, and the stunning Fairmont Empress after dark.

British Columbia Legislature Building

The Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia


Even though our trip to Victoria was brief, we left more relaxed than we’ve been in a really long time. I wasn’t able to take photos, but Justin and I also spent an hour at the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Empress. Justin opted for a relaxing massage, and I indulged in a luxurious facial. The experience was so amazing, and my skin was thanking me for days. 😉


I hope you enjoyed this little travel diary. Some of you may have seen on Instagram that Justin and I are getting married this weekend. We’ll be heading to Washington, DC for a little mini-moon getaway, and I’ll definitely be sharing some pics from that trip too. I hope you all have a wonderful day!