Sunday Stripes

Monday, July 22, 2013 70 0

Pink J.Crew Blouse, Striped Shorts, Coach Mint Penny

Pink J.Crew Blouse, Striped Shorts, Coach Mint Penny

Pink J.Crew Blouse, Striped Shorts, Coach Mint Penny

 

Top: J.Crew Factory. Shorts: Old Navy (similar). Bag: Coach. Watch: Daniel Wellington (c/o). Shoes: Zara (similar). Sunglasses: Gucci.

 

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  On Saturday, Justin and I decided to go to the Beaches Jazz Fest on the east end of Toronto.  The anticipated highlight for us was the Gourmet Food Truck Extravaganza, featuring the best food trucks the City has to offer.  We did our research and even pre-decided on which food trucks we wanted to eat at.  Mexican for me, Cuban for Justin, followed by some freshly squeezed lemonade for the both of us.  Sounded like a great plan . . . that is until we got there and realized that we had the wrong dates!  The Jazz Fest is running all week but the Food Trucks are only there this upcoming Tuesday and Wednesday!  Oh the disappointment!

 

We then remembered reading that a large stretch of the main road was to be closed off to vehicles, allowing for festival-goers to party in the streets, while listening to a different jazz band on every street corner.  We decided to walk the 2 km to the street party area.  Yet again to our surprise, upon arrival the road was wide open and there was not a jazz band in sight.  We checked our phones and quickly realized that we once again made a mistake on the dates!  The Street Fest is next weekend!  Two for two!

 

We felt as dumb as could be, but couldn’t help but laugh at ourselves.  We turned it into a positive and said we were on our “city adventure” since we were exploring many new-to-us neighborhoods of Toronto.   In total we walked over 11 km on Saturday (that’s 7 miles for my American friends).  Even with our silly mistakes, it was a fabulous day. How was your weekend?  Did you do anything exciting?

 

P.S. I’m linking up with Jane for her #thewaywewear series, featuring shorts this month.

 

 

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Double Feature

Saturday, February 2, 2013 74 0

Clutch: Coach. Dress: BCBG (similar here). Jacket: Zara (similar here). Faux Fur Stole: H&M. Tights: Hue. Shoes: Nine West. Rings: Stella & Dot, H&M. Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

I’m so excited to be guest posting today over at Kira’s blog, Northern Style Exposure.  If you’re already a fan of Kira’s, then I know you’ll agree with me when I say that she is the queen of layering and print mixing.  If you haven’t checked her out yet, definitely head over and you too will fall in love with her amazing accessories and her really cool photography effects.  Oh, and she has one of the best Instagram accounts in town!

 

I’m also really honoured to mention that the lovely Kelly from Olive Lane selected one of my outfits to feature on her Fashion Friday series.  An Interior Designer and Blogger, Kelly created a beautiful mood board from one of my outfits.  Thank you Kelly!

 

I hope you all have a great weekend!

 

Rule Breaker

Monday, June 11, 2012 68 0

TOP: H&M. SKIRT: H&M. CLUTCH: Jimmy Choo. SHOES: Jimmy Choo. SUNGLASSES: Chanel. NECKLACE: Forever 21. RINGS: Kate Spade Love Notes Bow Ring, Ardene Thin Ring.

 

Over the years I have learned what particular styles, colours and fabrications look good on my body type, and which ones rarely flatter my shape.  This H&M mint eyelet skirt and peplum top break 2 of my “avoid at all costs” rules: 1. Stay away from satin, especially across my thighs, and 2. No skirt lengths below the bottom of my knee. I was so obsessed with the other trends in these pieces (mint, peplum and eyelet) that I had to try them on, even though I knew it was going to end in utter disappointment.  Shockingly, they didn’t look half bad.  What are some of your “do not buy” rules?