I’m sending rainy vibes to my friends and all the people living in the Carlsbad area in Southern California tonight, who have had to evacuate due to fires. Tons of rain has been pouring down on Toronto for the past couple of weeks and I would do anything to trade all this rain for sunshine and send it to where people need it the most. Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos and all of the surrounding cities are some of my favorite places on earth. My thoughts are with you all at the moment!
Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend! Getting excited for the next couple of weeks. Not only is Canadian Music Week (have you made your schedule yet? Who are you excited to see?) two weeks away, but there are also a lot of travel plans in the works for the next couple of months! Traveling has become such an important part of my life. The more I travel, the more I feel energized, inspired and grounded. I also learn so much from all of my trips. I can’t wait to tell you what my next big destination will be!
In the meantime, I’m excited for spending more and more time outdoors (so excited about the new little patio that Offner has created for us, yay!!) and finally being able to wear my ripped jeans a lot more. Ripped jeans are everywhere this season. You can get them pretty much everywhere. The ones I’m wearing today are from Anine Bing. I like that they only have one small hole at the knee, so it’s still pretty discreet. You can also make your own ripped jeans. I like this Free People tutorial that you can check out here. I have yet to try it out myself but may do so with one of my older pairs of jeans.
Two of my favorite things in life are California (yup no surprise here!) and wine! I therefore couldn’t be more excited about having been invited to the California Wine Fair taking place at the Fairmont Royal York this evening. So I figured I’d dress up for the evening with some green and shimmery black. I’ll have a recap post about the event on the blog tomorrow, stay tuned!
I had the pleasure of seeing Biko Jewellery creator and all-around amazing lady Corrine Anestopoulos this week. I stopped by her studio to check out items from her upcoming SS14 collection (the pieces are stunning! See Biko’s instagram photo below) and also get a few pieces from her most recent collection FW13 Dark Star. Over the last couple of months, things have really kicked off for Corrine’s designs in the US. Her jewellery was in Seventeen Magazine, InStyle, Glamour Mag, etc. The dreamy fashion boutique Free People is also now carrying her creations and she has been traveling to the US constantly. It’s always so nice to see local designers achieve national, international and worldwide success. I couldn’t be more excited for her! Next week, she’ll be holding a sample sale at her studio. Follow her on twitter – @BikoJewellery to get all the deets. Can’t wait!
It’s only fitting that I’m wearing pieces from her new collection for today’s outfit. Love the Mira Necklace and these new dainty rings. Thanks Corrine!!
Forever 21 High-Low Lace-Sleeve Dress w/ Belt (get it here)
Forever 21 southwestern trim denim jacket (get it here)
Biko Jewellery Mira Necklace – Triangle Ring (get it here)