Palling Around


A few weeks ago I went to spend the day with my friend Dani at Vocado, where she is a buyer. You may recognize her from posts back in the day (here and here, for example). I loved looking at their new pieces for fall and may have left with a few things myself (this and this, specifically).
On Dani (All Available at Vocado Boutique)

On Me:
Free People Hidden Snowflake Cardi - Available at Vocado Boutique
Free People Wildfire Tee - Available at Vocado Boutique
Prada Suede Boots

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Gift Guide: The Francophile


Gift Guide: The Francophile

So often while online shopping, I think, "Oh, this would make a great gift." All year, I've used secret Pinterest boards to keep track of these items, but I decided with the upcoming Christmas season to make them public - because if you're anything like me, come gift-giving season, you need all the inspiration you can get.
To make it easier, I decided to break the boards down by persona. If you head over to my Pinterest page, you'll find inspiration boards for all kinds of personalities. Today I've chosen to post a few of my favourite items from my favourite board:
The Francophile, and I'll periodically post items from the Gift Guides leading up to Christmas. I hope you'll find them helpful, and I hope you'll leave your Pinterest handle in the comments section, as well - I love finding new accounts to follow!



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Monday, November 10, 2014

Rainy Day Sweater


Rainy Day Sweater

The simplest of outfits, best worn on rainy early afternoons, curled up indoors, drinking takeout coffee and listening to Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits on vinyl next to a napping puppy. It's hard to hate Mondays when they're spent this pleasantly.


Wearing:
Wilfred Leather Leggings
Jimmy Choo Loafers (pairs still for sale here and here)
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Monday, November 3, 2014

Cozy Sweater Dress


Cozy Sweater Dress

I picked this sweater/dress hybrid up during a shopping trip with my best friend devoted entirely to finding "Good Quality Sweaters". It feels like every sweater in my closet either itches, has stretched, or feels dingy from being overworn last winter, and both of us felt it was time for some upgrades. Hey, we're Canadian.... needing winter basics is always a viable excuse to shop!

Community Sweater Dress (sold out, but similar sweaters here and here)
Dooney & Bourke Purse
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Leather Dress | Lace-Up Heels


Leather Dress | Lace-Up Heels

There's something I love so much about the juxtaposition of a feminine cut dress done in a tough fabric like leather. The weather has been all over the place lately, making getting dressed in the morning a bit of a guessing game. Occasionally I'll walk outside in a scarf and coat, only to have to remove all my layers, and other times I'll venture out in a dress and have to run back in for a sweater. Of course, I could check the weather forecast ahead of time, but where's the fun in that?
On another note, as I'm sure all my fellow Canadians feel, this has been a tough week. What happened in Ottawa on Wednesday morning was shocking and saddening. I still can't quite believe that a violent attack like that took place in such a peaceful nation. Out of a day of chaos, though, comes a feeling of being even more patriotic than I knew I was, and even more bonded to my fellow nationals. I am reminded, especially at a time when there is an important mayoral election in Toronto, and political posturing happening between parties on a Federal level, that despite our differences - politically, religiously, or otherwise - fundamentally, we have more that binds us together than not. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.


Wearing:
Zara Dress (similar here and here)
Zara Heels (similar here and here)
Hermes Bracelet
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