Summertime Feeling

June 27, 2016

One of my favourite places to hang out in Toronto in the summertime is in The Beaches neighbourhood. It’s still in the middle of Toronto yet has its own small town vibe that I am forever craving. I never feel like I have to dress to impress there because this laid-back surf inspired town is all about comfort and relaxation. Of course, just because I like to dress comfier in this area doesn’t mean I’m sacrificing style. I’ve been carrying the off the shoulder trend into the summer months and think the look of a flowy, boho top pairs so well with denim cut offs, especially for the casual-cool vibe I was going for. Of course, the accessories are what makes the outfit really come together and in the summer I love a good Panama hat and fringe sandals. I’ve also recently added a new pair of sunnies into my rotation thanks to Smartbuy glasses who sent over these beautiful Celine Audrey shades in the prettiest pink colour. I’ve never been a big sunglasses girl unless I find a pair I can’t stop thinking about, as was the case with these. Seriously, I’ve been wearing them non-stop.
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What I’m Wearing: Top; Heartloom via Blossom Lounge (here) // Shorts; Free People via Blossom Lounge (here) // Heels; c/o Le Chateau (here) // Sunglasses; c/o Smartbuy Glasses (here) // Hat; J Crew (here) // Bag; (similar)

Take Note: Links and Reads

June 24, 2016

1. DIY Sling Beach Chair Makeovers (Studio DIY)
2. I recently picked up this dress in the daisy print but I’m loving the striped version! (Revolve)
3. Spicy Mango Margarita Poptails (Lauren Conrad)
4. 5 Ways To Develop Confidence In The Work Place (The Every Girl)
5. An Easy, Chemical Free Way To Keep Your Clothes Smelling Fresh (Darling)
6. 5 Smart Habits Of People Who Make Things Happen (Entrepeneur)
7. 10 Super Useful Tech Accessories (Inspired By This)
8. 4 Reasons You Should Take Your Dog To Work Today, And Every Day (Success)
9. Stop putting off learning to use your DSLR Camera with these tips (Brit + Co.)
10. Make Your Own Grapefruit Lemonade Scrub (A Beautiful Mess)
11. The Hawaii Guide (Goop)
12. Mouth Watering Rhubarb Crisp (Garnish and Glaze)

Highs And Lows

June 24, 2016

{An outdoor wedding inspired set up for wine tasting at Taste of Toronto.}

This week was one for the books. Looking back on it I am feeling so lucky to be able to share in some truly amazing experiences with even more amazing people. On Wednesday I attended the Nordstrom pre-gala, which was one of the most beautiful parties I have ever had the pleasure of being at. There were synchronized swimmers, cascading flowers, a dessert table one could only dream of, and The Tenors showed up for a surprise concert. Their rendition of Hallelujah left not a dry eye in the house, including myself. If the pre-gala was an indication of what the Nordstrom opening is going to look like then let me tell you, Toronto will not be disappointed. My week was pretty jam-packed so the weekend will be spent catching up on very exciting housework and, weather permitting, a few trips outside. Have a great weekend everyone, see you Monday!
{A bicycle with a basket is pretty cute, a bicycle with a basket full of flowers? To die for.}
{Love the bright pop of green and purple against this white fence.}
{Fluffy matcha green tea pancakes at Maman.}
{Nordstrom sure knows how to throw a party…and for a good cause.}

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