Can you believe I’ve never stepped foot onto this location before? For those of you who live in Toronto, Sugar Beach has become a local favourite due to the cute pink umbrellas that stand tall against the city waterfront. Perhaps it was my (almost) all pink outfit that inspired me to visit Sugar Beach on this particular afternoon for an impromptu photo shoot.
Woohoo it’s finally denim jacket season and that makes me so happy! Denim jackets are perfect for the warmer season and they pair so well with just about anything (well besides more denim that is). I like the fact that they add an instant casual vibe to any summer dress.
This season, I went with a slightly unique option. I opted for a longer length style and also decided to add a few personal touches by customizing it! I promise, this DIY patchwork denim jacket couldn’t get any more dummy proof.
Keep reading to see where to shop the best patches and appliques!
Not sure about you, but I’ve already started to stock up the closet with new Spring finds!! I’m most excited about all the great bomber jackets this season and am especially drawn to floral prints and embroidery lately! The one I’m sporting in this post is from Dynamite’s Spring 2017 collection and I absolutely adore it.
To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I shopped at Dynamite, but I have to say I’m deeply impressed.
As the snow continues to come down today, it’s pretty clear that I was a bit premature celebrating what I thought was the arrival of Spring! Rest assure, soon enough the warmer weather will make its way, and that’s why it’s never too early to start adding new Springtime pieces to the closet!
A few warmer weekends ago, I took a stroll through Yorkville in my fancy lace dress (which I scored for under $20 during ZARA’s end of season sale!). When I was in University, I wandered around the upscale, “Mink Mile” neighborhood quite a bit. The Toronto campus was so close by which made it super convenient to take a a break in between classes during the afternoon.
It was always a window shopping exercise, gawking at the designer clothes and bags perfectly displayed. I honestly don’t recall being able to afford luxury fashion until much later in life, a few years into my full time career. To be honest, even now, I only splurge from time to time, on the most beloved items.
Many of you wonder how I can manage a full time gig and my side hustle as a blogger. Well, the secret is … I start my workdays early (I’m at my desk by 7 am!) and I am always looking for ways to cut down any unnecessary time spent on getting ready or preparing meals.
However, it also means that on extremely lazy or dreary days, I’m not always looking my finest during the wee hours of the morning, and admittedly, I also find myself reaching for unhealthy lunch and snack options just for the sake of saving time.
I love Valentine’s Day because it always gives me the excuse to dress in pink! And honestly, I also LOVE seeing all the cute heart shaped products that get released, they are all so adorable! We celebrated Valentine’s Day early this year by visiting FIGO for an amazingly delicious prix fixe brunch. If you’ve not yet visited FIGO, I highly recommend it. Not only are the cocktails and food fantastic, but the interior decor inside is on-point and so romantic.
I sported some pre-Spring items for our brunch date, including this floral dress from Joe Fresh (I linked more options below) and a crepe pastel pink blazer. I also picked up this pair of grey suede boots, I’ve been eyeing them for a while and so glad to see that they’re currently 50% off!
I was super stoked when I found these pink velvet boots at ZARA. I had been contemplating for awhile but was a little gun shy on making the move because let’s face it, pink and velvet is anything but typically when it comes to choice in footwear. I was afraid that they would be a challenge to pair an outfit with and also unsure about how the material would hold up. I mean we’re in the midst of winter after all!
I’m so glad that I finally managed to meet up with my photographer friend, Aminaz of Love Over Lenses over the past weekend to shoot these fun photos! I spent so much time in December working on holiday DIY posts that I really missed putting together outfits and sharing them with you guys!
As much as I prefer to be behind the scenes, many of you really enjoy it when I post photos of me via Instagram (who knew?!). So as part of my 2017 content strategy, I’ll be integrating more fashion and outfit posts, I hope you guys will like it! And as always, I really really appreciate all your support!
A family weekend baking and cookie decorating session is just what you need to kick off the festive season.
Personally, baking has always been reserved for the holidays. I love gifting baked treats for family and friends during Christmas time. There is something so wonderful and special about sending homemade goods to loved ones, it’s my expression of thanks and gratitude.
My nephews, Tyler and Connor LOVE cookies and they are such great little helpers in the kitchen. I wanted to make my annual bake fest extra special this year, and invited my sister’s family for an afternoon of baking, decorating and of course munching on cookies and milk!