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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Though it may seem like I’m always dressing up in bright colours and novelty pieces, I’m actually a big sucker for good, clean basics. A former retail employee at one of Canada’s best stores for simple dressing and well made essentials, I have a massive collection of carefully cut denim, simple comfortable black heels and above everything else, WAY too many plain white t-shirts.

My team frequently pokes fun at me for my addiction to soft, white t-shirts. I’m always on the lookout for the MOST perfect one and when I find a good one, I have a hard time choosing to wear anything else. The problem is, this love affair has always been a tumultuous one, because I’m also very clumsy, which means wearing white is basically a promise I’ll be doing laundry at the end of the day. I’ve had to turn so many of my beloved white tee-shirts into cleaning rags, losing them to stains, stretching and pilling thanks to too many washes.

Luckily, there’s a solution to all of my t-shirt heartbreak.

As someone with very dry, damaged colour-treated hair, I’m all too familiar with the importance of conditioning every time I shampoo my hair. It turns out, the same rules apply when it comes to your beloved basics too! Downy Fabric Conditioner takes care of your clothing much like hair products condition your hair – by lubricating fabric fibres, Downy protects the material from break down, which prevents pilling plus loss of shape and colour.

Now that my love affair with my newest perfect white tee can last a lifetime (or at least a long time) I don’t have to be afraid to wear it too much! Scroll down to see three ways I styled my tee for the Summer (and beyond!)

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The time has finally come – day or night, it’s safe to sport bare skin once again. I have a personal vendetta against tights, and all year round I wait for the magical time when I can slip into a dress and leave the house without packing four different layers in my purse.

Canadians are built to be ready for any weather, anytime, which means we’re experts in the field of layering, but there are some things that just can’t be layered, those that can only truly be enjoyed when the weather gets warm enough. I love the SS17 statement sleeve trend, but anyone who has tried to wear a big bell sleeve under a jacket or sweater will agree that all that statement sleeves need to be a stand alone in an outfit.

I’ve been waiting for the chance to take this dusty rose no-shoulder dress from Ever New for a spin (pssst, it’s on SALE right now!) and now that I don’t have to worry about stuffing all that fabric into a trench or jean jacket I’ve been pulling it out of my closet more than anything else. Paired with heavily embellished blush mules and matching tassel earrings, this ensemble has me set to show up at Summer parties with bells on.

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When I was in my early teens I wanted glasses more than anything- I’m not sure where the idea came from, but I thought they were the coolest accessory to add to my look. In the end, I faked an eye test and ended up with reading glasses that only worsened my daily headaches, but did I look cool? Yup!

Now that I’m an adult I have a bit more logic when it comes to my accessories, and I haven’t worn glasses for quite some time. Recently I realized it might be a good idea to have my eyes checked for real after all these years, and so I headed across the street to Spectacle for an appointment with their in-house Optometrist.

It turns out my eyes are still relatively fine, but I did need a very low prescription to help make things a bit clearer. You know what that means- I finally got my paws on glasses! Bonus: I added Transitions Lenses to both pairs I picked up, so I ended up with two new pairs of sunnies as well!

Stay tuned for my new insta-series with Transitions Lenses, #MyPastelEye

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Top and skirt from CONVEY, Boots from EverNew, Jacket via. Mackage, glasses via Spectacle