Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." -Hans Christian Anderson

As I type this post, the grey, rainy day has me wishing for the warm sun in these photos. The past few weeks have been full of nightmares and to-do lists, with intermittent rays of sunshine. With the G20 conference in Toronto this weekend, I'll be staying far, far away from my apartment downtown and (fingers crossed) sitting in the sunshine drinking lemonade in the riot-free suburbs.

As soon as I laid eyes on this Topshop romper, I knew it was mean to be mine, and since recently Topshop started shipping to Canada, I had it sitting in my closet a week later. Now, the wait time is even shorter, as Topshop has officially arrived at Toronto's Jonathan and Olivia boutique (49 Ossington Ave.). I haven't visited since the expansion, but I'd love to hear from any of you who have.

** A note on nail Minxing: I've gotten a lot of questions via email and formspring about my silver nails. Minxing is actually a sticker that is cut to fit your nail shape and then heated on to your nails, it's not a nail polish. Altogether, it cost about $50ish at Toronto's Heartbreaker Salon (889 Dundas St. W), which is, as far as I know, the only place that does Minxing (though Sephora now carries a kind of DIY Minx here.) It lasted about a week before the ends started to look worn. It looks great and was a ton of fun to have, but just as a warning, the ends are pretty rough and catch on fabrics, which is aggravating and, also, when I eventually did peel them off, my nails were pretty dead and unhappy looking, and it's taken me 2 weeks to get them back in shape. I'd get it done again, but not for a while. **
xo E

79 comments:

  1. It looks awesome!
    The Outfit is wonderful! :D

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  2. Love the romper, and that minxing sounds interesting :P

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  3. I love this post!
    amazing!
    also the outfit!
    visit my blog:)
    kisses

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  4. I love that braid in your chair!!! You look gorgeous :)

    -The Trendy Fashionista
    http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

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  5. In my day young girls used to paint their nails with Tippex and Liquid Paper ~ now you have chemically bonded silver stuff! Very posh.

    I'm sweating like a swine here in London and everyone, everywhere else says they have rain. Central Europe is undergoing monsoon-like conditions. You say it's drizzling in Toronto. My Australian friends say it is "cold" down under, though the Australian definition of "cold" means any weather under 20C...

    ...what's happening to this crazy world??!?

    Be careful with that silver nail stuff on your beautiful "garms"

    ;-)...

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  6. I love your romper and the lighting in these photos. You look very pretty!

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  7. I have the exact same playsuit and always get compliments whenever i wear it. Def one of my best buys

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  8. Yay for Topshop!!! Double-Yay for the romper!!! Big-Fat-super-double-Yay for your shoes!!! :D Oh my gosh, I want them!!! Give them to me, please!!!

    Lovely shots, hunnie!!!

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  9. babe i alwats look forward to your posts! beautifulll as always!

    helen x

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  10. Love the open back and the beige lace on the hem!

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  11. cute hair & i wanna try minx

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  12. That romper suits you like a dream. And the open bag is simply too gorgeous for words. I've missed your posts

    x

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  13. you look perfect! love the pants!


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  14. you look so stunning! i love this outfit.
    amazing

    xxxx

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  15. o dear i always love your undone hair-look !!!

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  16. This romper is SO nice, so adoreable!
    You look like a cute doll!
    And I love the backside of it.

    (:

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  17. Love the nail polish!<3

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    xx

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  18. Ohhh the playsuit is darling! I love the lace detailing, so wonderfully victorian. I remember, seeing it on Topshop a few months ago and falling in love with it. Looking at how gorgeous it is on you, I wish I'd gotten it!

    Your nails are beautiful..but minxing does sounds painful!

    xxxx

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  19. What a beautiful romper! I absolutely love the lace on trim. And your nails are STUNNING!!

    Amber
    ambersmouthwash

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  20. great outfit. love the nails!! but hate when things tear my clothing up!!

    xoxo,
    F

    lekisskiss.blogspot.com <-- Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

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  21. Wow! Classic romper! loves it. I too am excited about Topshop finally making its way here!

    C
    www.carchangirlsfashiongoodness.blogspot.com

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  22. Understand why you wanted that romper so much, it's gorgeous.

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  23. I went to Jonathan + Olivia today and bought this jacket. It's an amazing idea, if you've even been to the Topshop in SoHo you know how frenzied it can get. This capsule collection makes it so much better. They had adorable stuff, I was talking to the owner and she said that the stock rotates every two weeks.

    http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=196025&parent_category_rn=42347&productId=1768907&langId=-1

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  24. hey, I just found your blog - love it so far!
    I'm from Toronto too..at first I was gonna head back to suburbia to get away from G20 as well (I live right in the security zone lol) but it's kind of interesting observing everything going on.

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  25. Its just so cute!

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    xxx

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  26. That is probably the cutest romper I've ever seen. Love it!

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  27. Gorgeous! Love your hair!

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  28. the romper was made for you! so is topshop within another store? is it a topshop, or is the store just carrying topshop pieces? kinda confused lol
    love the light in these shots....and i've been thinking of you guys in TO a lot for this w/e...good call on getting the hell out of dodge...totally up my alley lol!

    xx

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  29. cute! and I love the nail polish

    xx

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  30. you're adorable with this look! and those pics are wonderful! <3

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  31. i love everything. the romper, your hair, your manicure...
    the photos are amazing!

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  32. i love your outfit very much..

    is that a jumpsuit??

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  33. This romper is awesome!
    And your nails are too.

    ♥ Maja
    http://verveforsplay.blogspot.com

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  34. oh that romper is just perfect on you. you are such a natural beauty. <3

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  35. I have been stalking TopShop's online boutique since they started shipping to the USA! Thank you for this amazing news. I will be in debt before Canada Day. :)

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  36. love this look, esp your hair! so pretty

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  37. You look incredible in this, and I love the nail polish as well.

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  38. i love your outfit, hair and face. *-*

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  39. these pictures are so BEAUTIFUL <3

    love,
    sarah from www.madame-lala.blogspot.com

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  40. Love this romper - and Topshop ships to canada now?? SO excited.

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  41. I'd rather just paint them chrome, but that's unemployed little me.
    The romper is so cute. Look at those hip bones?!?!?!

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  42. funny i was thinking the same thing ( that it should be mine ) when i saw this post

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  43. That is the second most wonderful romper I've ever seen....my sailor-esque one is the nicest :P

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  44. the last photo is so adorable I just want to print it out and look after it. x

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  45. WoW I really love your dress and your nail polish...you look amazing as always!!Take a look at my new outfit "The lace collar"if you want!!xoxo


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  46. love the romper!

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  47. such pretty sun beams, and thanks for the info about your nails, i was wondering myself!

    jess s//

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  48. I love the romper! It's so chic!

    Check out my blog at allthingsvogue.blogspot.com

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  49. Love the romper! The nails are fantastic! I did see the Sephora Minx DIY but didn't really care for any of the "designs" a little to punk rock for me. I would love the silvery Gaga nails!

    xoxo
    J

    www.talkprettytome.blogspot.com

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  50. ohmygod! i love what you are wearing in those photos! moreover, you look so gorgeous!

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  51. amazing blog, amazing style! im following!

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  52. Heyyy,
    you look nice as always ;]]
    and your hair, I want to ask what shampoo or mask do you use for your hair? they look sooo healthy :)
    I have some more questions for you, could I write u an email? :))
    Or maybe you have a facebook?

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  53. adorable jumpsuit. I just found your blog and am LOVING it.
    xx
    alice

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  54. oooh i love this outfit you're beautiful :)

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  55. i love your hair like that, and i also LOVE that romper. open backs are the best thing.

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  56. i love your hair up. happy belated!

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  57. Your hair looks so pretty! Plus that romper is gorgeous on you. I really love the open back detail on it.

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  58. Great Topshop romper, love the back detail.:)SarahD

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  59. Beatiful, beautiful! Also love your hair!
    x

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  60. The cut out detail on the back of this outfit is stunning, feminine and summery :)

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  61. I looove your romper!
    The little detaisl are great. <3

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  62. You have a new fan..I absolutely love your blog, and I need this romper. So excited about the topshop shipping to Canada, even though I live in Australia right now - it gives me something to look forward to! Happy canada day! :)

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  63. that outfit is awesome!
    and your nails are lovely :D

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