Dress Up

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I’ve had a fascination with Blair Waldorf and her legendary style long before she came to life on the TV screen. I was all about the books as a pre-teen, soaking up every designer-laced word, and though the TV show version came out a bit too late for my obsession I still re-watch for style inspiration! You seriously can’t go wrong with pastel berets and little bows right?

When I saw this baby blue dress at the Ted Baker SS18 preview months ago I my mind automatically sprung to Blair. I knew she’d approve of the jewelled statement collar, delicately glittering patterned fabric and skater style cut. It was a little bit NYC Upper East Side, and a little bit whimsical Cinderella – these are a few of my favourite things! The best news? This fairytale prep dress is now on sale here! You can also find my black suede mules with gold details on super sale at Hudsons Bay here if you’re one of the lucky sizes left!

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Dress Up

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Holy moly it’s been a hot Summer! Most of my outfit choices as of late have involved being as naked as possible without literally looking like a naked person. Though I can’t say I’ve totally mastered the balance (there have definitely been some nudish days) my secret weapon has definitely been wrap dresses.

Wrap dresses are seriously the perfect summer staple: they come in all shapes, sizes, and cuts, feel loose and airy on your body while still showing off your shape and they’re easy to loosen on the go if the heat is turning you into a sweaty marshmallow puff (it happens to the best of us!) I have lots of different versions of wraps in my closet, but I love this Needle and Thread Rainbow Rose Wrap Dress from Hudson’s Bay for a number of reasons. First off, how beautiful is the fabric? There are so many magical rainbow flowers and delicate ribbons of colour woven into the pattern. Plus… it’s pink, and in my world that’s an easy sell! Add some ruffles and a a bit of lace trim and I’m totally in! Bonus? It’s now on super sale too!

Paired with dressy high heels and a clutch this piece is perfect for a wedding or evening affair, but I prefer to wear it in the daytime with a simple bucket bag and mules or even sneakers. Insider tip – it also came with a really cute slip dress layer that’s detachable and can be worn on its own too!

What’s your hot summer weather staple?

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Dress Up

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It’s taken a LOT longer than expected here in Toronto, but there is no possible way Spring isn’t finally at least *close* to around the corner. Since the rest of the world is out shooting their SS18 looks, up North in Canada we head out this time of year rain or shine to get our Spring style on. Rest assured there is a parka and a scarf out of frame in every Toronto fashion photo you see this time of year!

Anyway, enough about my cold struggles (but holy, why is it so COLD?) and on to the outfit.

I have always been a big supporter of dresses, but co-ord sets are a welcome update – not only do you get the cute one-pattern look, but you can also break apart the top and bottom for multiple outfit options! I fell for this gingham set at Hudson’s Bay a couple weeks ago, and though it’s not exactly balmy out I’ve been dying to wear it right away. The best part? It came in at just over $100 after tax – basically three “outfit” options for the very reasonable price of one.

Scroll down to shop (and for cute dog photos!)

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Pants here, top here, yellow shoes here, sunnies here. Mylk is wearing HOUND collection!