hot weather essential: romper

Monday, 29 June 2015 | 1 comments

romper: c/o: joe fresh // sandals: zara (old but similar below) // sunglasses: ray-ban // watch: marc by marc jacobs 

It's been insanely hot here in the wild west... and by hot I mean +30 everyday! 
Naturally, I've been absolutely loving it but I will say it's been pretty hard to hang out in my apartment sans air conditioning, I've been sitting in front of my fan all weekend. I've been living in this Joe Fresh romper as it's so easy to put on and can go from day to night with just a change in footwear. 
I'm definitely wearing it on my road trip this Tuesday to Vancouver! I seriously cannot wait as I'll be meeting my mom there who is flying in from Toronto. The road trip? not so much. I don't do well in cars! Any tips on how to handle a long drive? I'm the most impatient person in the world, plus I get super carsick.  It'll be hard for sure! Fingers crossed I get there without feeling queazy. 

Happy Monday everyone!

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discovering sears canada

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 | 1 comments

Look 1: Dress: Jessica // Look 2: Nike both looks c/o: Sears Canada 

A few weeks ago I was approached by Sears Canada and was invited to see what the store had to offer in terms of fashion, housewares, beauty etc. At first, I wasn't sure since admittedly I hadn't been in Sears in quite some time but I thought it would be a fun challenge. 

I decided to go with two fashion looks, the first being more of a day to night look and the second being a workout outfit. Upon going through the store, one thing was clear, the prices were SO good. Everything was so affordable or on sale and it made this shopaholic quite happy. The dress was such a cute find, I love that it can easily go from day to night with just a change in accessories and a red lip! The best part? It was under $40! 
When it came to the workout attire, the collection was huge! I usually have a hard time finding sizes in Nike for me in other stores but Sears is literally a hidden gem! 

Overall, it was an eyeopening experience and I'm glad I got to rediscover what Sears has to offer! It was great that I could go in store and find two diverse looks at such a great price. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone! 

A big thank you to Sears Canada! All opinions shared are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog. 

hello new sunnies

Monday, 22 June 2015 | 0 comments

sweater: banana republic // shorts: club monaco // necklace: banana republic // sunglasses: aldo // watch: timex // shoes: hudsons bay (old) 

A few weeks ago, I broke my favourite Minkpink sunglasses and I was SO sad about it. They were the perfect black pair and they were much cheaper than most of my sunglasses so I wasn't as careful but STILL we had a good year together :(

In come these beauties from Aldo! I saw them and literally went AHH! They are perfect and actually feel and look much more expensive than they are ($12 my friends!). I absolutely love them and although they can't really replace my Minkpink ones they are a good substitute!

It's the little things ;) Happy Monday!