Dress Up

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Though the weather has suggested otherwise this past week, I’m calling it – Winter is dead! I’m always the first to jump the gun on sunny weather, stripping down to show as much skin as possible even when it’s far too early to reasonably do so. What can I say, I LOVE the feeling of warmth on my skin! I need to be free! Winter jackets and long johns have been stifling me for far too long (says the girl who spent most of the winter in California…)

This season I’m trying to be extra selective when adding to my wardrobe. Now that i find myself living in a pocket-size apartment, so I’m only accepting really special pieces and elegant staples, and I try to shed something worn out every time I bring in something new. This rose satin wrap dress from LULU by Rana falls somewhere in-between – the cut is both modern and classic, and the longer sleeve length makes it an ideal transitional Spring item. Paired with a trench (because Spring layering is crucial), ballet-inspired pumps from ALDO, the perfect ’70s inspired mani from Chillhouse and hints of tortoise shell & gold, this look is simple but still fun.

Because really, what’s the point in getting dressed if it’s not fun, right?

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And just like that, TFW is upon us all over again. It honestly feels like we were *just* running around from the tents to parties and dinners and back again at SS16, but right as actual Spring hits we’re hitting the tents again for FW16.

Are we organized and on top of the crazy schedule to come? Nope. Do we have any idea what we’re wearing each day? Not even close. Does that make us any less excited? NO WAY!

Fashion week may seem a bit silly to some, but it really is the only time of year when you can get as dressed up as you want and no one batts an eyelash. We spent our weekend rifling through our favourite local boutiques (like CONVEY) for treasures, and we can’t wait to see what our favourite Canadian designers (like Hayley Elsaesser) have in store. We’ll be posting outfits and updates here, but to keep on top of real-time pastel reporting be sure to follow us on Twitter too!

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Dress via CONVEY, Shell purse via Skinnydip, Shoes from ASOS, Vintage Coat, Hair by Blyss Salon

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I’m always up for any excuse to get dressed up, especially when a theme is involved, so when we found ourselves staying in The Standard Hotel just around the corner from one of the most famous hot pinks walls in the world, I knew a Valentine’s outfit post was necessary.

Very. Valentines.

I put together my “look of love” with vintage pink sunnies, a two piece coordinate set from Hottiewood, gold pumps from H+M, and some lovely props from my gal pals at Ban.do. With the help of the amazing pink wall and a dash of California sunshine, I ended up with the perfect Vday date night ensemble (even though in reality I’ll likely be at home eating cake with my roommate in sweatpants tomorrow.)

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