Dress Up

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I’m usually the first to get excited for the holidays, but I’ve been moving a bit slower this year and suddenly the season is here! Time for peppermint hot cocoa, baking, gift shopping and my personal favourite, holiday parties with sparkling dress codes!

I’ll take any chance I can get to wear a dress, especially in winter, so the holiday party season really bodes well in my books. This look all started with the perfect copper ruffle wrap dress from TOBI, which inspires me to start mixing metallic tones. My hair is currently a subtle shade of rose gold, and I’ve been piling on jewels in shades of pink and pearl thanks to Mai Lin’s beautiful reminder bracelet collection, so accessorizing from there was easy. Velvet and sequin patterned flats from ALDO were a shoe-in, especially when they pair perfectly with their matching purse counterpart, and my favourite black wool coat from Evernew topped the whole thing off.

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AmazonCopperDress

Absurda Bellville Sunglasses – Pink & Gold
Double-sided Clear Lingerie Tape
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighter
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick Duo Sour Cherry / Gold
R+Co Travel Size Dry Shampoo
Black Tights
Fleur Musc By Narciso Rodriguez
Makeup Remover Travel Wipes
Benefit Roller Lash Mascara – Mini Travel Size

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The past couple weeks have been a rare glimpse of transitional weather here in Toronto – a time when one can wear light jackets and bare legs with thick socks. Though I fear that time has now officially passed, we were able to get out and shoot one of my favourite transitional outfits while the weather allowed.

Suede shoes are one of those temperamental items that must be worn with care, so I’ve been wearing these new baby blue beauties as much as I can before the rain and snow start to fall. My pink Haerfest backpack has also been a mainstay in the accessories department this Autumn – it fits a laptop AND looks super cute with just about everything.

Clothing-wise I love the contradiction of business pieces with casual fun items, so this blush Club Monaco blazer and ruffle top were a perfect match with my new vegan leather skirt by Dynamite (now on super sale for only $20!)

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We love any excuse to get outside and get dressed up, so when Lancôme invited us to a rose-filled luncheon to celebrate their newest beauty releases, we couldn’t resist RSVP’ing “Yes please!”

I’d just recieved a perfectly peach dress from Revolve in the mail (the Gigi Wrap Dress to be exact) so my outfit was a no-brainer. Paired with my new Cara Mules by Raye in a deeper shade of peach and my go-to Mansur bucket bag in ballet slipper pink, my main goal was to look like a rose in bloom.

What do you guys think? Too much pink, or yes-way-rosé?

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It’s hard to believe my trip to Cuba was less than a month ago – With all of the devastation in that area of the world right now it feels like a universe away. My heart is with the pastel island I fell so in love with a few weeks ago, and everyone else being affected by seemingly endless natural disasters this season. Please join me in sending good vibes and donations if you’re able (there’s a helpful list of where to donate here.)

Though we had a minor tropical storm during our stay at Memories Resort Jibocoa, we were lucky to spend most of the time baking in the hot sun and humidity with no rain or wind in sight. It’s been awhile and I’ve already shared a lot about my trip here and here, but I wanted to publish this one last photo set featuring my dreamy white dress from Privacy Please. Shot amongst palms and pink resort buildings with kelly green doors, I paired this piece with mules, with a cute converitble bag by Poppies and Peonies + the cutest glittery tropical nail art from Her Majesty’s Pleasure – it was the perfect vacation look for the perfect vacation.

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So much changes every year in Toronto that it can be hard to form lasting traditions: restaurants close, parks turn into condos and vice-versa. The one thing we Torontonians can count on however, is The Ex.

The CNE, aka The Ex, has become a mainstay in our summer schedule every year. The perfect way to spend the day and by far the cutest date spot in town after the sun goes down, this classic carnival is a massive patch of magic that takes over part of downtown year in and year out. It’s become a bit of an annual tradition for Team RAOP to get dressed up in cute colourful outfits and spend a day shooting, spinning and snacking at The Ex, and despite my busy schedule with Cuba and birthday adventures, this year was no exception.

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