a trip to toronto (that results in a trip to finland next month)

Jul 27, 2015

This past weekend Jay and I went to Toronto for the National Air Guitar Canada Championship because he won the Ottawa competition a few weeks ago and was chosen to represent our city. 

Yes air guitar competitions are a real thing and yes, they are just as ridiculous as they sound! No one involved takes themselves too seriously so it's a really fun atmosphere and incredibly hilarious to watch. All the proceeds raised from the competition go to charity, which is awesome. The national competition was Saturday night at The Mod Club and Jay ended up winning... and is competing in the world championships in Oulu Finland next month!!! AHHHHH! Finland! Neither one of us have been there so we're both excited!

We are going to Finland next month! I still can't believe it.

Anyways, this is what I wore to dinner and drinks the first night we arrived in Toronto. I acknowledge I have a slight problem when it comes to rompers but I really wanted to share this one because I'm obsessed with it's frilly, face-framing collar-sleeves. It's way too short to wear any other time than a night out and I was counting the days until I had the opportunity to wear it! It did not disappoint. I think I can safely say this is one of the best pieces to come out of the Zara summer collection.

If you're curious about where we went in Toronto I started using the Zomato app to keep track of all the places I've tried out and to find new ones. This weekend was my first time posting reviews, I need to stop using the notes function on my phone and switch over to the app!

Pretty Little Underpinnings

Jul 25, 2015

It's no secret I love pretty lacey things, even when they go under your clothes and no one else can see them! This lilac combo is no exception. It's delicate and sheer, yet slightly demure despite the fact there is very little to it. The lace is soft (which unfortunately isn't always the case when it comes to undergarments) yet quite substantial.

Basically, the Ella Lace bralette set is as functional as it is beautiful. Win!


Jul 22, 2015

Finally summer in Canada! It feels like it's been cloudy and cool forever but over the past couple weeks the heat has arrived. I love it, even if the humidity means completely giving up trying to tame my hair. Spending the afternoon at the beach or pool doesn't really help the frizz (ahem volume) situation either. I can't complain, we only have 3 short months of summer so it's worth it.

We moved recently and I'm still trying to sort out my closet situation. Our house is really old and has tiny closets (but at least it has closets), the downside to living in a house full of character. The doors open outwards and the closet extends into the wall making it difficult to see what's in there. I put rompers and dresses at the front and that seems to be what I end up wearing... probably because I can't remember what's hanging at the back!

Spell Design rompers are still my favourite, the prints are always eye-catching plus I love how they're cut loose- perfect for those of us with athletic legs. The buttons can be quite tricky to master after a drink or two, something I always keep in mind when getting dressed to go out!

quiet time

Jun 16, 2015

t-shirt Joe Fresh
star sweater Forever 21 (sold out online
but same one here
in black here & original version here)

This is quite possibly the prettiest skirt I've ever owned! The print reminds me of something you'd see in a show me your mumu collection and the crochet trim adds a little something extra. Plus it was clearly designed with taller people in mind!! It's high-waisted yet still touches the ground, something that doesn't happen often for me when it comes to maxi skirts. Ever since my pregnancies I haven't been feeling maxi skirts or dresses, I got SO sick of wearing them, but the leg slits in this skirt made me reconsider how I felt. 

I love everything about this pretty floral maxi skirt, all the little details make it my favorite piece for summer. love love love!

wattlebird kimono, a thing of perfection

Jun 4, 2015

dress (similar) Nasty Gal, lace cami H&M, decibel gladiator sandals,
 arrowhead necklace Forever 21, kimono (similar) Arnhem Clothing

The only word that comes to mind when trying to describe this kimono is perfection. Perfect fit, perfect pattern, perfect colours. It begs to be worn as more than just a bathing suit cover-up, which is not something that happens often. Questioning my decision not to get it in the longer version as well. It's the perfect layering piece to wear on hot days when you want to cover up a bit and not overheat. Plus it drapes nicely.

Also, the gladiator sandals. Love them but not going to lie, they are just as complicated to put on as they look. 

Worth the hassle? 


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