Nouveau Grunge #DailyOutfit

Bonjour!

Hope you had a fabulous day!

I’m stoked to finally be seeing a movie at TIFF tonight! I will be seeing Wasted Youth, an international film from Greece. It will unfortunately be the only movie I’ll get to see at this year’s festival due to my hectic schedule but this year’s line-up was absolutely stellar! Have you seen anything cool at the TIFF this year?

Yesterday, the season 2 premier of BRBR aired. This year, we’ve got a brand new studio, series and website! In case you missed it or like Canadian music and want to discover new talent, have a look below 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKJTXZEKw-Q

I’m really honored to be featured on Lisa Ng’ rad new lifestyle blog for women called This Beautiful Day. Lisa is such an inspiring lady! She recently moved from Toronto to LA to continue her career there. You can check out the article here!

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Keeping the “nouveau” grunge look going today, with a plaid skirt and my new Zara graphic tee! I attended a private school for a year and remember dreading wearing my plaid skirt uniform but a few years later, I kinda love it! This grunge trend is definitely growing on me a lot… I guess it’s only normal being a 90s kid 😉

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Zara Nouveau Grunge tee (get it here)

Lionette HARLEM necklace (get it here)

Zara checked mini skirt (similar one here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Lionette Joplin bracelet (similar one here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Anine Bing boots with silver studs (get them here)

Season Premier #DailyOutfit

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone’s week has been off to a good start! It definitely felt like a Monday today, was hard to get up today after a late night flight back to Toronto last night. I’m back in the city for 3 days before heading to Montreal for the Gemini Awards Gala on Friday! 

Had the best time in Miami this weekend! Ate some amazing food, swam tons in the ocean and got some sweet new threads! Keep an eye out for my new travel blog on Miami later this weekend. In the meantime, you can check out pics from my trip on my instagram feed – @melsays

It was only appropriate that I wore some of my new items for today’s season premier. Two of the hottest items for fall are – track sole boots & plaid!! 

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Zara checked/floral combination shirt (similar one here)

Zara blue thread skull necklace 

Urban Outfitters jean shorts (similar ones here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Zara laced ankle boots with block heel (get them here)

I’m going to Miami! #DailyOutfit

So excited because today I’m heading back to Miami! It’s almost been a year since I last visited this exciting city so I can’t wait to see what’s new, discover new parts of South Beach and enjoy the beach!

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I’m sad to be missing all of the NYFW action and livestreams this weekend but it’s for a good cause 😉

Stay tuned for a new travel blog on Miami to come next week!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
xo

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

Anine Bing boots with silver studs (get them here)

Zara charcoal grey and black faux-leather tee 

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Wave necklace from Etsy (get it here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Lionette Joplin bracelet (similar one here)

 

Dressing Down #DailyOutfit

Happy Wednesday!

Hope your week has been off to a good start. What did you get up to during the long weekend?! I was up in northern Quebec covering the last music festival of the summer for work.

I’m back in Toronto until tomorrow and then it’s off to Miami! Can’t wait to be back on the beach and to swim in the ocean!! It’s supposed to be hot & humid so I’m packing as light as possible! I’ll be posting a blog following my trip with my favorite places to eat, hang and shop 🙂 Stay tuned!

I woke up to fantastic news! My friends The Balconies released a brand new video today for their hot new single “The Slo”. Check it out below:

Today, I’m dressing down one of my fancier dresses by adding a custom-made acid wash sleeveless jean shirt that I got in Vancouver last summer.

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Forever 21 Dotted Lace Maxi Dress (get it here)

Acid wash sleeveless jean shirt

Aldo Accessories antique silver with stone knuckle ring (similar one here)

Forever 21 antique silver feather necklace 

Springsioux lady muerte ring (get it here)

Steve Madden leather booties (similar ones here)

 

 

Hello North Bay!

Today was the first of many travel days to come in next month. My first stop was North Bay, Ontario. Though I’ve traveled to most of Ontario, I’m a newbie here in North Bay. It was a quick pit stop on the way to the FME festival located in Rouyn-Noranda.

North Bay definitely has a small town vibe but it’s located conveniently beside the Nipissing Lake, one of Ontario’s gorgeous lakes. I had the chance to walk around a bit during the afternoon and the water looked so calm and inviting. If I had more time, I would have totally rented a kayak and explored the area a little more or hung out at the beautiful beach below.

North Bay has several quaint restaurants located on the waterfront. It also has a beautiful bike path right by the lake. I wish we could have stayed here longer just to explore the beautiful surroundings. Maybe next time… 🙂

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Next stop: Rouyn-Noranda. Then back to Toronto for 3 days, followed by Miami, Montreal and NYC! September, I’m ready for ya!

 

Prrriinnntsss! #DailyOutfit

Happy Friday everyone! I’m sure you all have some exciting plans in the works for the long weekend! Contrary to most of you, I’ve got nothing planned and am stoked about it! This weekend will be one of the rare weekends I get to spend at home in Toronto until probably the end of September. So having nothing on the agenda, is thrilling!

Last night, my ginger sister from another mother, the lovely @latejuly asked me to do an impromptu photo shoot with her in downtown Toronto. After some birthday churros (me gusta mucho los churros con dulce de leche!! Yup… I need to practice my rusty Spanish!), we headed to the Queen and Portland area to explore some of the local graffiti and take photos. I haven’t seen the finish photo set yet but here’s a little sneak peek she sent me last night. What a blast!!

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If you haven’t already, you gotta hear the rad remix she recently released of her projectt Dreamgirl Whatever‘s track “Say Your Name”, it’s pure delight!

https://soundcloud.com/dreamgirlwhatever/say-your-name-roka-r-remix/s-w5EhR

For today’s outfit, I felt pretty bold and decided to combine a few different prints that were all in similar shades of brown/beige/black. I love the zebra-hair wedges I got in Miami last fall, they’re comfy yet also stylish!

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend!
xo

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Zara silk leopard tank 

H&M gold spike necklace (similar one here)

TOPSHOP Aztec Jacquard Bodycon Skirt (get it here)

Zara TRF Combination Biker Jacket (get it here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Lionette Gilmore bracelet (to order please go here)

Bing Bang Wanderlust cuff (get it here)

Forever 21 spiked and rhinestoned bracelet (get it here)

Steve Madden Zebra hair wedges

Doll #DailyOutfit

Happy Wednesday!

Today started off with exciting news from my favorite Canadian airline Porter Airlines. Those who know me, know just how much I rave about this airline. I’ve been flying with Porter ever since they started in 2006. I would come to Toronto from Montreal for work when I was at Indica Records and would always travel with Porter. I love its convenience, great customer service, attention to detail, sandwich boxes, etc.  Today they’ve made a huge annoucement regarding new destinations and a new fleet of planes. They’ll now be flying to Los Angeles, Vancouver, Calgary, Miami and Orlando. They’ll also be receiving 30 new CS100 Bombardier planes, thus becoming the first Canadian airline to use these aircrafts. If all goes according to plan, the first planes will be taking flight in 2016! For more information on their future plans, go here. I couldn’t be more exciting for Porter Airlines! Stoked to be flying Porter all the way to my second home, Los Angeles 🙂

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Last night, I finally received my rad 10th Tribe limited edition Doll beanie that I had ordered during their 10 hour sale. I first heard of 10th Tribe through instagram, the lovely Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What always wears her Doll beanie.  The 10th Tribe was created by a group of friends in Manhattan who designed effortless and clean-cut clothing that they wanted to wear. The 10th Tribe design beanies, tees, tanks & more! I recommend checking out their website to see what they’re all about and to find out when their next 10 hour sale of exclusive products for their followers will take place.

For today’s outfit, I’m proudly repping the 10th Tribe with my new limited edition Doll beanie, leather pants, leopard shirt, denim jacket and dreamy armcandy from Lionette & Biko 🙂

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10th Tribe limited edition Doll beanie

H&M leopard print top (similar one here)

H&M denim jacket (get it here)

Lionette the JOPLIN bracelet (check the site for more info)

Forever 21 spiked and rhinestoned bracelet (get it here)

Biko black chainmaille bracelet (get it here)

Rebel & Fuss black and gold skull wrap bracelet (similar one here)

Asos gold band rings (get them here)

Steve Madden brown suede boots

 

Date night #DailyOutfit

Today I’m heading to Mont Tremblant for a relaxing long weekend. Stoked to be flying with Porter Airlines (those who know me, know that I always talk about them) and spending time at the Scandinave Spa in between skiing sessions.

Because today is a travel day, I’ve decided to post my outfit from my Valentine’s Day dinner last night. I recently won a lovely contest organized by the Pomp & Pageantry shop located in Yorkville. I was the lucky winner of an amazing dress from Australian designer Wish. I decided to wear it last night for the first time. I paired that with my studded Zara boots and a few gold accessories. I had a lovely dinner at George last night. They made a special vegetarian menu just for me. I’m truly felt like a princess yesterday!

Wishing you a lovely Friday & Happy long weekend! xo

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Wish black leather dress

Zara gold stud high heel boots

VERAMEAT gold brass Heart with Arrow Ring

H&M Gold cuff