Takeback Dress

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I spent lot’s of time in Vancouver during the last two weeks and those who know Vancouver know that in the fall, it’s bound to rain. I’m not usually a fan of rain but the rain in Vancouver is quite magical. I’m not sure if it’s the mountains around the city, the low clouds or the ocean that makes the rain more romantic for me but it definitely makes me feel different than in Toronto.

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The one feeling that I do get whenever it rains, is that I want to cuddle up, be warm, read a book, drink tea and snuggle by a fireplace (if only I had access to one more often!). Feeling cozy in what I’m wearing is also super important. I couldn’t think of a better dress to wear on a rainy day in Vancouver than Bench‘s Takeback Dress.

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It was the perfect thing to wear on my stroll across the city to explore the Davie Street Village, which was right by where we were staying last weekend. I also got to see the Bute and Davie St. rainbow-coloured crosswalk that was unveiled for Vancouver’s Pride Week celebrations two years ago. What a great idea to have a permanent rainbow crosswalk, the first in Canada and one with so much meaning. Props to Vancouver for being the first ones to do that.

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Photos by @Offner

What I’m wearing: Bench Takeback Dress (get it here)

Active Summer

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I love summer for many reasons and one of the things I love most is being outdoors and being active. There’s so much to do around in Toronto in the summertime. Whether it’d be going for a bike ride, playing basketball, swimming, running, doing yoga, SUP, kayaking, etc., there’s so many ways you can be active.

I recently had to chance to go on a little Bench shopping spree to get some new activewear pieces for the summer. I found the lightest and comfiest waterproof jacket as well as super light leggings and a rad colorful bra. All three items are perfect for this summer’s outdoor activities!

What are some of your favorite things to do outdoors in the summer? #24HourLife #LoveMyHood

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Photos by @Offner

Bench BADDAH G LEGGING (get them here)

Bench SURIAH CROP RACER VEST (get it here)

Bench RETROCAG II B JACKET (get it here)

Nike Air Zoome Pegasus 32 (get them here)

Team Bench

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The more I workout, the more I get excited about having fun and unique active wear. I was particularly stoked when I received this rad new #TeamBench personalized monogrammed hoodie with my initials on it. The perfect thing to throw on before or after a workout. It’s super comfy, just the right length and also in a color that you can rock with any outfit at the gym, while I run, bike, etc.

Bench Canada has a great line of active wear for women that comprises in tees, shorts, capris, leggings and pants. The hoodie is a great addition to some of my other favorite things I bring with me when I work out – water bottle, tote bag, customized training shoes, healthy snacks, etc. What are some of your go-to items when you work out?

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Photos by @Offner

Bench Canada Trifun Overhead (get it here)

Nike Free TR 5 iD Women’s Training Shoe (get it here)

Nike Toronto water bottle 

Nike gym tote bag

Anine Bing Skinny Jeans Double Zipper Black (get them here)