I have a thing for flowers… I’ve always had. Maybe it’s a girl thing, maybe it’s the fact that I don’t live somewhere where flowers grow outside all year round. I like their delicateness, I like their colors, I like their smell and all of their different shapes and sizes. Each flower represents something different to me, a different time or event in my life. As a kid, I would receive flowers after dance shows, figure skating shows, birthdays, school graduations, etc. My mother would always adorn our house with fresh bouquets of flowers every week. It was just something that made our house not only smell nice but also feel a lot more alive. My favorite flowers are definitely peonies (hence the tattoo), but I really love them all! My dream is to live somewhere where I can have flowers around me all throughout the year. In the meantime, I try to decorate my apartment with flowers here and there, those than can survive with little sunlight or throughout the winter. Happy to have brought this new addition home!
I’ve been waiting for tonight since Valentine’s Day! Tonight is Katy Perry‘s World Prismatic Tour debut in Toronto! I was so stoked when I received tickets as a gift from @offner in Miami back in February. I’ve always loved Katy Perry’s magical and colorful universe. I can’t wait to see all the costumes and set tonight! Ready to get my dancing on!!
Stoked on my funky new Uranium necklace. Since I can’t afford a pair of real leather pants (like these dreamy ones for example – WANT) at the moment, I’m sticking with the faux leather slacks. I got these last year at H&M for $40 and they’re one of my best purchases ever!
Pink is a hot color this season! Though I don’t have a pale pink jacket to strut around in, I definitely have a few pink garments and accessories that I like to wear once in a while. Like most girls, I loved pink as a child but haven’t been wearing much pink in the last few years. I like that the clothes I’m wearing today are a variation of pink! Are you someone that wears a lot of pink?
Finally, after probably one of the busiests weeks of my life, I’m back home!! It was really lovely to some my family while I was in Montreal as well as some old friends but as I’ve said before, there’s nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed!! I did however make good use of my hotel’s gym and lot’s of room service while I was away… It made the week go by faster!
Only 3 weeks before our departure for France, so thrilled! I’m really looking forward to being home for those three weeks before I leave again for a month. I’m going to take that time to make lot’s of homemade meals, write Christmas cards, enjoy our newly decorated apartment, lakefront runs and catching up with friends! What is it you love doing most after coming home from a trip?
Kept it pretty basic for today’s outfit. Stripes, super comfy & soft TOPSHOP skinnies and some spiked boots.
Happy Monday everyone! The countdown to my France trip has begun! 29 days and counting! Can’t wait to be back in this beautiful country!
How was your weekend? I had a fabulous time in the city with my childhood best friend! We had a tasty dinner at one of my favorite spots – Terroni. Also went for a beautiful run on the waterfront, enjoyed some pampering at The Ten Spot and did a bit of shopping on Queen West. Finished our night with the Keanu Reeves directorial debut film – Man of Tai Chi (already available on iTunes), which was unfortunately riddled with clichés and lot’s of cheese. That said, there were some well choreographed fight sequences.
In my ears this morning, the new The Balconies record Fast Motions! Keeping my pumped for this upcoming week! If you’ve pledged to their new record, you can now download it for free via the Pledge Music site 🙂
Today’s daily outfit apparently makes me look like Serena Ryder. I take that as a compliment, the woman’s got mad rock n’ roll style! Wearing my big black floppy hat with my super comfy burnt orange stretchy scoop neck tee and some Anine Bing pants and boots.
Forever 21 burnt orange zip pocket tee
Lionette Gilmore bracelet (to order please go here)
Another Monday, another fresh start! Weeks are flying by! Can’t believe it’s already November. I’d say that November and January are my least favorite months of the year just because they’re usually really cold and dark months. Got so many things to do for work this month, so I’m certain it’ll go by fast and before I know it, I’ll be on my way to France! What do you like or dislike about November?
I watched a really great documentary this weekend called SOMM – a film that follows a few American candidates who are preparing to pass the Master Sommelier exam, the highest recognized level of sommeliers in the world. In 93 minutes you learn a whole lot not only about what it takes to because a Master Sommelier but also a lot about the culture, the history and the lives of the sommeliers not only in America but across the world as well. As someone who’s getting to know wine better and better, it was a really interesting flick to watch.
I picked the rhombus on my skirt as the theme for today’s daily outfit. Lot’s of dark colors mixed with a pop of white! I do fear that I will be dressing in a lot of dark colors again this winter but I will make a conscious effort to add more color to the mix this season.
The wait is finally over!! My handmade Modern Vice boots finally arrived in the mail yesterday straight from the factory in NYC. I’ve never owned a pair of boots in my life where I had seen exactly where they’ve been made, who made them, etc. so this is a very special pair to me. They came in a beautiful purple box, all polished and had that dreamy new leather smell. What I love about these boots is that they were not only handmade just for me but no two pairs are alike. Though it was hard to pick just one pair, I opted for the Camo Jetts because I think they will go with just about everything and seemed warm enough to get me through the fall, winter and upcoming spring.
Modern Vice has been really busy as of late shipping orders left right and centre to stores such as Anthropologie and also because of their many amazing collaborations. Really exciting for a brand that hasn’t been around for too long. Major props to JordanAdoni, his brother Jensen Adoni and Natalie Suarez for knowing how to not only offer a great product at a good price but also knowing exactly how to market these amazing boots.
I’m really happy to officially be a part of the Modern Vice Family now!
It was a rainy weekend in Toronto but I still got to walk around a bit (with my new Hugo Boss bag that I won thanks to the lovely Natalie Suarez & The 88 in NYC. Yay! I love it!!), play some good old monopoly and check out some rad bands at Indie Week. My favorite band of the weekend: Diamond Bones from Montreal. They’ve got a new record in the works, stoked for y’all to hear it.
Today’s the day World MasterCard Fashion Week officially starts in Toronto. Really looking forward to seeing all the SS14 collections. I had such a blast last season! Also looking forward to seeing a lot of fellow bloggers and fabulous fashion peeps from the city.
For today’s outfit, I’m wearing a brand new dress from Zara, some Biko Jewellery swag and my Hugo Boss handbag 🙂
Today was one heck of an early wake up call for work but it was for a good cause. We had the pleasure of filming a performance and interview with Shad. Have you heard his new record Flying Colours? It’s honestly one of the best things I’ve heard all year. His rhymes are so clever, his music is powerful and so well crafted. I wouldn’t be surprised if his talent not only brings him across the border down south but also around the world. So nice to listen to hip hop artists that have a positive message, that have meaning in their songs and that make you reflect on life. It was a real pleasure to speak with him today! If you haven’t already, go listen to Flying Colours. In the meantime, here’s his first single “Stylin“:
I had the opportunity to stop by Biko Jewellery‘s sample sale this afternoon on the way home from work. So many sparkly goodies were being sold! There was already almost nothing left by the time I got there. I couldn’t be more thrilled for Corrine and couldn’t help but add to my collection while I was there 😉
Today’s half awake daily outfit has lot’s of red. Gravitating more and more towards that color as of late. Love this new shirt that I got from Zara earlier this week, it’s so soft and comfy! TGIF!! Happy weekend! xo
Zara TRF Basic Short Sleeve T-Shirt Terracotta (get it here)