Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Embroidered Blouse and Shorts Combo for Under $40.00

Shorts: H&M | Shirt: H&M | Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Bag: H&M, (similar style here) |
Sunglasses: Ray ban | Bracelets: Honey, (similar style here) & Hermes

Holiday season is finally here and guess what I am officially vacationing in Spain! I know pinch me is this even real life?! I can't wait to enjoy tapas and sip sangria while I explore the streets of Barcelona. I've been trying to plan a euro trip like this with my friends for years so you can imagine how excited I am to be here. I can't wait to share more of my European adventure with you when I return, but in the meantime, you can get day-to-day highlights via my Instagram.

Barcelona is only one of the destinations on the list of countries I'm visiting while I'm in Europe, and to some degree, I feel like Spain was the inspiration behind this gorgeous embroidered outfit that was a complete steal for under $40 at H&M. In hindsight, I would recommend going up a size considering both pieces fit a little snug but well worth it since you can wear this outfit to the beach, shopping or even on a hot summer date. These shorts were recently restocked online so make sure you get a pair before they are completely sold out again.

Shop this look and other embroidered shorts from my wishlist below:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Little White Dress

Dress: Club MonacoON SALE | Shoes: Adidas Stan Smith | Bag: Celine, (similar style here) | Earrings: BP (similar style here) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Necklace: Urban Outfitters, (similar style here) | Lipstick: MAC Peach Stock   

Summer is the perfect excuse to wear a LWD - little white dress, and add a new staple to your wardrobe. During the summer months, I'm pretty predictable which means you will likely find me in a breezy dress like this LWD from Club Monaco versus a fitted one. This Club Monaco shirtdress is so comfortable to wear, and you can easily style it with almost anything, that's right anything. Stay chic while running errands in the city by styling this dress with a great pair of runners. If you're on a lovely vacation getaway add a stylish pair of strappy sandals, a straw hat, fabulous accessories and voila you have just doubled your wardrobe and have a new look. Trust me you can't go wrong with adding a little white dress to your wardrobe, and if you're still unsure perhaps these three reasons will change your mind.

#1: Versatile - you can dress your LWD up or down, add a pop of color, wear all white or add prints. The possibilities are endless when you're working with a blank canvas!

#2: Spring/ Summer Staple- most people have a go-to piece that they were consistently every spring or summer and for me, it's usually a little white dress! 

#3: Classic- some people associate the LBD- little black dress with being classic, however, the LWD is equally as classic yet in my opinion better to wear during the warm summer months. 

To keep my look minimal and chic, I paired my shirtdress with sneakers and a Celine crossbody bag, but as I mentioned above this dress can be paired with virtually anything depending on the occasion. There are tons of LWD's and shirtdresses like mine to choose from so to make it easy for you I've linked some of my favorites below including this one from Club Monaco. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Flirty Tie Back Midi Jumpsuit

Jumper: Club Monaco | Shoes: Aquazzura, (similar style here) | Bag: Gucci, (similar style here) | Necklace: Bebe, old (similar style here) | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban 

If I told you that a culotte jumper could be one of the most effortless looks that you could wear this summer would you believe me? Sure this look may seem impossible to pull off, but just imagine the ease of throwing on a jumper instead of wasting time picking out an entire outfit. I find that there is never enough time in a day and some days require a no-fuss outfit like this culotte jumpsuit combo. 

If you have been following my blog, then I guess it's no secret that I love both stripes and nautical inspired pieces. This jumper is no different, and the stripes made me fall in love with it even more especially after I saw the cute little tie back detailing. 

Shop some of my favorite summer jumpsuits below:

I intentionally kept a neutral color scheme when I styled this look and paired it with these fierce Aquazzura heels that tie around the ankle and my new gorgeous Gucci Dionysus bag. This jumper would also look great with a nude ankle strap heel like these Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong heels, or a comfy wedge to elongate your leg like these Loeffler Randal wedges.

If you want to push the nautical theme further then you can add a pop of color with these Public Desire heels, this Club Monaco moto blazer or this adorable Rebecca Minkoff crossbody bag- just in time for 4th of July!

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Gingham in High Park

Most people are surprised to learn that I love the great outdoors and that I appreciate all that mother nature has to offer each season. One of my favorite activities to do in the summer is go to High Park  and have a picnic underneath the beautiful cherry blossom trees. 

Shirt: Club Monaco | Shorts: Club Monaco, ON SALE | Flats: Chanel, (similar here & here) | Sunglasses: Celine | Bag: H&M, ordering this one too | Bracelets: Tory Burch &  J. Crew 
| Earrings: J. Crew, old (similar style here)

I don't know if you've noticed but gingham is a huge trend this season, and I love having this pattern in my arsenal of summer favorites. Each time I see this classic print it reminds me of my youth.  I remember wearing the cutest pair of pink and white gingham capri pants from my favorite store, The Limited Too, on multiple occasions so you can probably imagine how nostalgic this pattern is to me and how happy it makes me feel when I wear it as an adult. These adorable scalloped gingham shorts are my favourite summer piece, and by no means was there any hesitation when I purchased them. These shorts come in black,  white, navy, chambray, stripes and several other colours. 

I chose to pair my Club Monaco bottoms with this cute lightweight sleeveless sweater, but a classic white tee or chambray shirt would look great as well. Most of my tees are from Splendid. If you're unfamiliar with the brand just note that Splendid initially set out to create the ultimate t-shirt. Most of Splendid's shirts are unbelievably soft and super comfortable. This Splendid scoop neck shirt would compliment these shorts as well. My top choice for a comfortable yet stylish chambray shirt is J. Crew's Always chambray shirt. I've had this J. Crew chambray shirt for many years, and the fabric has held up nicely considering its been washed plenty of times.

What would you wear to a picnic in the park? Please share in the comments section below! 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Missguided Midi Dress

Dress: Missguided, SOLD OUT (similar style here) | Shoes: Giambattista Valli, (similar style here) | Jacket: Blank NYC | Earrings: Henri Bendel, old (similar style here) | Bag: Gucci, (similar style here) | Sunglasses: Ray ban

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! 

There's no denying that summer is officially here thanks to the warm weather we've been experiencing here in Toronto. If you're contemplating what to wear on a warm summer night out, try a cute midi dress.

I bought  Missguided's jaw-dropping version in Los Angeles a while back and could not wait for the perfect summer day to wear it in Toronto. Though this dress typically works best as an evening look, don't be afraid to push the envelope and rock this style during the day. If you'd like a tiny bit more coverage, you can easily switch the bodysuit underneath for a bodycon slip dress. Flaunt your legs and shape this summer with this sheer midi dress and I guarantee all eyes will be on you when you walk into a room. 

Shop this look and few other midi dresses on my wish list here:

Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day Sales...

Happy Friday everyone! Who's ready for Memorial Day weekend?! Whether you're road tripping, enjoying a staycation or laying low it's always nice to have a few extra days off to relax by the pool or perhaps check out an amazing sale! The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is on now and believe me you won't want to miss these amazing deals! The sale ends June 5th, and you can save up to 40% off on some of your favourite brands! So if you're looking for the perfect bikini to take with you on your next summer adventure or a cute pair of wedges to complete that adorable outfit with the off-the-shoulder top you had to purchase after reading my post about how to get summer ready (if you missed this post check it out here) you can purchase them on sale now.

This matching floral high neck top and shorts ^^ are both on sale! This would be the perfect summer outfit. (wearing an XS in both) Check out the full blog post here

My striped wide leg pants are on sale for $65.40 in the navy color! I always get so many compliments on these when I wear them, and they're super comfortable! See full post here.  

Also, these Kendall + Kylie gladiator heels are on sale in nude. You will definitely make a statement wearing these shoes. See full post here

1. Kendall + Kylie Mules | 2. Nixon Watch | 3. Phillip Lim Bag | 4. Thread and Supply Shirt |
5. iPhone Case | 6. Halogen Espadrille 

Also, some of my other top picks are linked below: I really want to order, these shoes, this shirt and these earrings.

What are you all planning to buy? Comment below and let me know! I never could resist a good sale :)

Some other great sales to note are: 

ASOS: Up to 20% off your purchase, use the code: HISUMMER

J. Crew: Up to 25% off your purchase and an extra 40% off sale items, use the code: SHOPNOW

Nasty Gal: Extra 40% off markdowns

Diane Von Furstenberg: Up to 30% off select styles, use the code: SUMMER30

I hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! xo


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