Thursday, May 28, 2015

the outdoors

{Wilfred Beaudry Blouse; FRAME Le Colour Ripped (love the white version); jacket: Free People;
hat: Urban Outfitters; sneakers: Converse (similar here); sunglasses: Prada}

I love living close to the lake.  Even though it's not a lake most would swim in, it's still a beautiful view and it always calms me.  I can only imagine what it'll be like living in Myrtle Beach.  I'm not the 'outdoorsy' type per se (I prefer fancy hotels over campsites), but working in an office for 15 years, I truly have been appreciating every day that I've been home (and outdoors), especially since the weather's been getting nicer in Ontario (even though it's unpredictable).  These pieces have been on repeat since I packed almost everything away.  One more week and I'll be living in shorts and bathing suits!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015


top (love this and this one), ring, kimono: Free People; jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar);
bracelet: J.Crew; shoes: Valentino (other colours); sunglasses: Prada}

I went out to dinner Friday night to say good-bye to one of my closest friends.  (Of course it'll be that much more fun when we get together next - in Myrtle Beach!)  It was a bit cool, but not cool enough to wear a jacket, and this Free People kimono is perfect for nights like that.  I knew I wanted to wear it (along with my Valentinos), so I went with a simple pair of jeans and white top.  I have a feeling I'll be living in this kimono in South Carolina since I can't imagine it gets too cold at night (at least not anytime soon).  Or I'll be picking up another one - it comes in 6 other colours and I love the new 'navy paisley' one!

Thursday, May 21, 2015


top: Anthropologie; jeans, ring: Free People; bracelet: J.Crew; hat: Talula via Aritzia;
bag: Silence + Noise; shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors (last year, love these); sunglasses: Prada}

In my last post I mentioned that I packed up most of my clothing for our big move so I've been repeating a few pairs of jeans lately.  (It's funny how little clothing you actually need.  It made me realize how important it is to buy pieces you really love - rather than quantity - because when you wear those pieces you love you always feel good wearing them.)  I am obsessed with these Free People jeans.  I'm so over dark jeans (except my new pair of black Frame Denim jeans) - for now.  I wore this beautiful Anthropologie top for Mother's Day but I never ended up getting a chance to take pictures.  I paired it with black dress pants since I took my MIL to a fancy restaurant for brunch.  I actually picked up this blouse when I was in Myrtle Beach a couple of months ago.  I can't believe we'll be living there in a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


{shirt: J.Crew; jeans: Marciano (old); sneakers: Vans;
hat: Urban Outfitters; bracelet: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old); sunglasses: Prada}

It was a gorgeous long weekend.  I wore this outfit running errands on Saturday.  (It ended up becoming so hot I had to change into shorts.)  I love gingham so I had to pick this pretty blouse up when I saw it at J.Crew, even though I am no longer working and I usually only wear shirts like this at work.  But it's so easy breezy and great for spring.  I paired it simply here with jeans, but I'm excited to mix it up and pair it with some floral shorts, or a floral skirt (btw, how pretty is this tree?), but I've pretty much packed up all my clothes for my big move to Myrtle Beach in less than a few weeks!

Monday, May 11, 2015

fit and flare

hat: Urban Outfitters; Stuart Weitzman The Lowland Boot; sunglasses: Prada}

Hope all the mothers out there had a lovely Mother's Day!  We had a birthday party for both of my kids the day before so it was nice to relax at brunch on Mother's Day with my mother-in-law, while my hubby and father-in-law watched the kiddies.  I wore this dress Friday night and almost wore it again on Mother's Day because I love it so much (but I had a beautiful Anthropologie blouse set aside that I had yet to wear).  I saw this dress on Instagram and instantly fell in love.  I immediately checked The Bay and they had accidentally received one in stock with another shipment but it was not my size, so I basically stalked the Free People section daily to see if they would get more sizes in and, thankfully, on my last day of work there it was - my size!  This dress is so beautiful.  I am obsessed with the sleeves.  I was going to pair it with little black booties but it was a bit cool so I paired it with my favourite over-the-knee boots.  But I'm actually glad I got the chance because it started getting hot again the next day and I'm sure the next time I wear this dress it'll be with sandals.

Friday, May 8, 2015

nowhere everywhere

{Wilfred Beaudry Blouse; shorts: One Teaspoon; hat: Talula; sunglasses: Prada;
sneakers: Converse (similar here}

Happy Friday!  I was so excited that I was able to wear shorts this week.  Of course it cooled down today.  Spring weather is unpredictable and it drives me crazy sometimes because you never know what to wear, but I appreciate the warm days and it only means summer is around the corner!  I'm obsessed with these One Teaspoon shorts, from the wash to the distressing.  I also like that they're longer at the back so your cheeks aren't hanging out.

Monday, May 4, 2015

spring things

{tee: Sundry via Anthropologie}

Perfect weekend tee.

{top: Wilfred via Aritzia; jeans: Free People; bag: Urban Outfitters;
bracelet: Coach; shoes (not really seen): Steve Madden}

My favourite spring blouse.  I might buy it in every colour.

{shoes: ZARA}

The perfect gladiator sandal.

{top: ZARA (love this floral one); jeans: 7 For All Mankind (similar); bag: Urban Outfitters;
jacket: Anthropologie (old, love this and this one); shoes: Valentino (love these pink ones)}

Spring layering and colours.  (My last day of work outfit.)

{shorts: One Teaspoon via Aritzia; shirt: Madewell (similar)}

Denim on denim perfection.

I bought the Sundry 'Saturdays and Sundays' tee, above, because who doesn't love a Saturday or Sunday.  I actually bought it when I was in Myrtle Beach and visited the Anthropologie store, which is in such an adorable area called the Market Common - a must-see!  Today is officially my first day as a stay-at-home mom.  So everyday will feel like Saturday and Sunday and I feel so blessed.  (She even asked to take a nap early!)

All images via Instragram.