Summer Dress

fullsizeoutput_32d6Now that we’re in the final stretch of summer (where did the time go?!), I’m really taking advantage of this warm weather and getting lots of use out of my summer dresses. Not only are they so easy because you literally throw them on and go, but they are great for anything you may get up to on a summers day. Perhaps it’s the combo of the blue and white stripes with the embroidered flowers, or the cute puffy sleeves, but whenever I put this dress on I feel a need to drink rosé on a beach while watching the sunset (ahhhh, the dream). Until then, I’ll be running my daily errands in this adorable dress on this August day in the city, dreaming about that beach…fullsizeoutput_32dffullsizeoutput_32dafullsizeoutput_32e7fullsizeoutput_32e6fullsizeoutput_32dbfullsizeoutput_32ec

Dress  /  Zara

Shoes  /  Adidas

Basket  /  MUR Lifestyle

Sunglasses  /  Forever 21

Earrings  /  Forever 21

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August Long Weekend

fullsizeoutput_32a3I can’t believe it’s already the August long weekend. I don’t know about you but the summer has flown by for me. I’m soaking up every minute of this warm weather while it lasts and I think this is the perfect look for it. This two piece outfit combines some of my favourite summer trends – yellow and gingham. A two piece outfit can be so versatile. I’m excited to wear this top with a pair of high waisted denim shorts and this skirt with a plain white tee and crisp white sneakers for a more casual look.

I’m off to NYC for the long weekend! I’m really looking forward to a weekend getaway in the big apple. I’d love to know what you guys are up to this weekend. Let me know in the comment section below!
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Top & Skirt  /  Zara

Shoes  /  Soludos (similar here)

Basket  /  MUR Lifestyle

Sunglasses  /  The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear

 

xox,

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Mellow Yellow

fullsizeoutput_31faIt’s no secret I am denim obsessed. Even in the midst of summer, I find it so easy to get into the rut of wearing blue jeans and a tee day after day. Though easy, it’s nice to put a spin on a go-to look..

Instead of my usual white-tee, I went for a buttoned up, linen blouse and tied it around my waist to keep it day-time chic. I’m absolutely loving these pointed-toe, frilled, yellow mules. Yellow seems to be the colour of the summer so I’m so happy I found the perfect accessory to ease it into my wardrobe. I didn’t want to add too much to this outfit so the colour really pops. I would wear this outfit during the day or at night – it’s a perfect in-between look for summer!fullsizeoutput_31feDSC_0029fullsizeoutput_31fcDSC_0034fullsizeoutput_3220

Blouse  /  Aritzia

Jeans  /  Levi’s

Mules /  Zara

Bag  /  Florence, Italy – Leather Market

Earrings  /  Forever21

Sunglasses  /  TBD Eyewear

 

xox,

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The Summer Romper

fullsizeoutput_3214I’m not going to lie, I have never been a big romper person. I  found them to be unflattering on me; either they were too short and showed a little too much, or didn’t sit quite right on my torso. After getting my hands on this romper, my mind has officially changed. Don’t get me wrong, I still love summer dresses but I’m so into the sophisticated and effortless look of the romper lately. I love the subtle stripes of the soft beige and cream colours, making it an easy piece to dress up or down. It’s made of rayon and linen so it’s perfect for a hot summer day when you don’t want to compromise looking cute for staying cool.

I’m also a big fan of the jumpsuit. I feel so comfortable moving around with the pant/short style. They are such easy pieces to style as they don’t require a lot of accessories to jazz the look up. I truly believe that one of the most important aspects to looking great is feeling comfortable and therefore confident!  fullsizeoutput_321efullsizeoutput_321cfullsizeoutput_3216fullsizeoutput_3224fullsizeoutput_3218

Romper  /  Urban Outfitters

Hat  /  H&M

Shoes  /  Soludos

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Linen & Lace

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One of my favourite things about summer is how late we have that warm sunshine. I love spending June evenings on a patio, dock, backyard…anywhere I can be outside (and with a cocktail in hand). This outfit is perfect for those warm summer evenings. It takes me from day to night with the cutesy, white top paired with the ripped jeans – two pieces I am OBSESSED with lately. I’m absolutely in love with the detail on this top from the high lace neck to the tie around the waist. It’s so flattering and easy to wear.

And on that note, my new favourite summer combo has officially been decided upon – linen and lace!

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Hat  /  Nine West (similar here)

Top  /  Zara

Jeans  /  Levi’s (similar here)

Shoes  /  Soludos

Basket  /  Vintage

Earrings  /  Forever 21 (similar here)

Nail Polish  /  Nails Inc.

 

xox,

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Vacation Vibes

fullsizeoutput_3102.jpegA linen button-up is a summer staple for me. Over the years, I have always had a classic white one ready for the summer heat but this year I’ve slowly been adding coloured ones to my wardrobe and I’m so happy I did! I love the effortless look of it. It’s such a key item to have because it’s great for so many looks whether it’s more sophisticated (buttoned up and tucked in), a chic beach cover-up for vacation or even a cute day-time look like this with it tied up.

Speaking of vacation, I’m headed off to Italy and Spain in a little over a week! I could not be more excited which I think is showing through my outfits. Lately all my shopping has been based on the sole qualification of whether or not the item is “so Italy” or “so Spain”. Although I’m still in Toronto and this look might be too hot for Italy and Spain this time of year, I love dressing the part and planning out my outfits well in advance! Call me crazy, but packing and planning outfits for a trip is SO much fun for me. fullsizeoutput_30f5fullsizeoutput_30f8fullsizeoutput_30e3fullsizeoutput_30fa

Hat  /  H&M

Shirt  /  Aritzia

Pants  /  Aritzia

Basket  /  MUR Lifestyle

Shoes  /  Soludos

xox,

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Summer Days at the Market

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   One of my favourite things to do on a summer day is head to the market. I live about 5 minutes away from the St. Lawrence Market so I’m always dropping by to pick a few things up whether it’s flowers, a few groceries, a sandwich, or a coffee. Although I have my set spots for specific items, I still do a tour of the market every time I go because it has such a cute, homey vibe to it that I just love!

For a great selection of flowers and succulents, I love the Greenery Patch. It’s affordable, good quality and has the best variety!

For groceries, my go-to is Family Food Market. They have a large selection of gourmet produce. It’s a little more expensive than say, Loblaws or Metro, but the quality of the fruits and vegetables are so worth it. On top of that, the sweetest people work there providing great customer service.

I don’t get this often because it isn’t the healthiest option at the market, but it is DELICIOUS – the peameal bacon sandwich at Carousel Bakery. I promise you, it’ll be worth it. (Side note: it’s apparently “world famous”…pretty cool).

And of course, coffee. I normally grab a coffee or latte from Balzac’s which is just outside of the market and has a cozy atmosphere for a coffee date!

Now that I’ve listed my St. Lawrence Market go-to spots, naturally, I must move on to my new french market basket which is PERFECT for a trip to the St. Lawrence Market. It’s from MUR Lifestyle, a brand I was introduced to a few weeks ago and I’m already so obsessed! Their goods are carefully sourced from small scale manufacturers, artisans and designers so you can always count on a unique offering of beautiful, high quality products at a reasonable price. I also love the idea of supporting a Canadian husband and wife duo!

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Dress  /  H&M

Shoes  /  Zara (similar here)

Hat  /  H&M

Sunglasses  /  Ray Ban

xox,

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