How to Wear Black in the Summer

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


O U T F I T  D E T A I L S  :  F21 BLACK DRESS (SIMILAR)  |  SKIRT (WORN BACKWARDS)  |  PEEP-TOE BOOTIES (BUDGET FRIENDLY)  |  H&M CHOKER (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS)

I'm a sucker for neutrals, and black is one colour I'm not willing to give up despite the temperatures rising.  I love Summer-izing my black pieces and it's the perfect time to show a little skin and also keep things edgy.

I've had this flowy shift dress for a year and while the tail is long, the front is a little on the short side for me, so I always pair it with a body-con style skirt underneath for a bit more coverage.  Depending on where I'm going, I can pull the skirt down to offer more coverage, or up like here for a night out. 

The key to making your black pieces work for Summer is to keep the fabrics lighter--think crochet, linen, chiffon & lace--and looser and show a little leg or bare the shoulders, etc.  Work with the warm weather, not against it.


A Look Back at April

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


April was a busy month for travel and work and so better than late than never, here's what went down...

At the beginning of the month, I did a morning segment on CTV Live for the first time--I was so nervous, but it went well, and I presented some Spring trends and shared an upcoming event that I was hosting at the mall I work with.  A couple weeks later, I styled and hosted the shoe fashion show that took place.

I shared a crochet crop top with high-waisted denim (did you see the super similar option I posted on the A.Co FB page last week?  Such a great price and comes in black too), a 70's inspired look with flared denim and a DIY off-the-shoulder top (love that post).

I picked up some new heels, which I've been wearing a ton, shared my must-have shoe for Summer and Marco and I took a weekend trip to Toronto where we took in a Raptors game and Jays game.


Finally, Marco and I were able to take a trip to Cancun for a week doing literally nothing, which was totally needed.  You can see a full recap of our trip + all the outfits I wore and details.

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps | Toronto Edition + more

Monday, May 23, 2016


KIMONO  |  CAMI  |  SKINNY JEANS -- OLD (SIMILAR)  |  LACE UP HEELS

Happy Monday ladies!  I'm still in weekend mode, with it being a holiday in Canada, but I know a lot of you don't have a long weekend until this one coming up, so wanted to get the Weekend Snaps up today.

I shared this photo on the A.Co Facebook page on Friday with the details to the kimono.  I just scooped it up and wanted to share the link while it is still available.  I often share that sort of thing there, and always share different things on each social media channel, so follow along if you'd like.

Friday Finds

Friday, May 20, 2016


Happy Friday!  We made it!

What are your plans for the weekend?  We are heading to Toronto to watch the Raptors tomorrow and when we get back on Sunday, we are hosting my family for my Mom's birthday dinner.  Hope you have a great and relaxing long weekend!



I played model on CTV Live yesterday morning.

Loving this remix.

Made me LOL (introverts unite).


Looking for a wedding venue in Ottawa this Summer? 

Ellen pranks Drake -- amazing.

There are a ton of sales happening right now:


    * Neiman Marcus has 40% off (debating these again)




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Palm Print Romper & White Denim Jacket

Thursday, May 19, 2016


O U T F I T  D E E T S  :  H&M PALM PRINT ROMPER -- LAST YEAR (SIMILAR, LOVE THIS BLACK ONE)  |  THRIFTED WHITE DENIM JACKET -- OLD (LOVE THIS ONE)  |  FRINGE HEELS  |  BAG (LESS EXPENSIVE OPTION)  |  H&M CHOKER (SIMILAR)  |  SUNGLASSES

I am totally late to the party with this romper, but there is a mini success story behind it...

I was coveting this little one-piece all Summer last year (remember that weekend?) but never pulled the trigger... until happening upon it, super discounted in the Fall!  It was a total fluke, there was one left, in my size... with a broken zipper.  I finally took it to my Tailor the week before we went to Mexico (hello, perfect vacation piece, right?) and completely forgot to pick it up before we left  #ugh

Needless to say, it's going to get a ton of play this Summer and just goes to show that sometimes holding out for a good deal is worth it... when it pans out!



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