Dress Up

I don’t know about you, but I’d be oh so happy to live in a place that doesn’t even bother to sell tights. Though some ladies happily live in them, I find them itchy, annoying, and not ideal aesthetically. Perhaps that’s why I always switch over to bare legs the very first chance I get, even if it’s not really that time quite yet.

This look was actually part of a video I just finished shooting with Transitions Lenses (stay tuned for updates!) and while we were on-site we decided to snap a few quick behind the scenes photos at one of my favourite Toronto walls. I have to admit I was a bit chilly, but I just couldn’t wait to get some sun on my skin!

So excited to share the finished video clip with you!








Tee and skirt from Topshop, Vest from Evernew, Boots from Golden Ponies, Clutch by Rebecca Minkoff via hr2 Holt Renfrew, Glasses from Spectacle/Transitions Lenses

Dress Up

Now that Spring has finally Sprung, it’s time to start thinking about updating my wardrobe for the fresh season. Goodbye grey and cream, hello pastel colours and crisp whites! Goodbye thick wool tights, hello bare legs! Goodbye… ok, you get the idea. Sorry! I’m just so excited!

I carry over a lot of my closet from season to season, but there are a few things I always want to replace for a clean palette. To name a few, I always invest in a fresh white t-shirt, flat black booties, and seasonal denim.

Despite all the photos you have seen of me frolicking around in skirts and dresses, I own a massive collection of jeans, and it’s growing all the time. For me, denim is almost a separate wardrobe of its own: I need my staple jeans, my outdoorsy jeans, and my novelty jeans, plus denim jackets and shorts etc. My first high school job growing up was at the most popular jean store in the mall, so I know more about denim fit, care, and fabrics than most, and I guess that’s where my collection started.

For me (and I daresay for most people), Spring is all about the light colours, and that definitely carries over into my pant selection. This season I was really craving a great bright sky blue denim, and a new pair of white jeans with a bit of edge, and amazingly enough I managed to find both in one place: Topshop.




Topshop has just released a new denim collection, and, as a former jean expert, I must say I’m super impressed. The fit options and washes are seemingly endless, and I love that some of the styles come in petite and tall lengths so I don’t have to get them hemmed shorter.

After much deliberation, I scooped up two different versions of the “Joni” fit. The fabric is super stretchy, but still thick enough to make sense on chilly Toronto days, and the super high rise is exactly what I hope for in a pair of pants. Both the bright blue and white ripped washes I chose are perfectly suited for the Easter-egg colours I’ll be sporting throughout the season.

Hello Spring, hello new jeans!




Trench, tank top, sandals and jeans all from Topshop Canada

Iconic, cool and understatedly stylish – TOPSHOP at Hudson’s Bay is the fashion destination for denim. From classic skinnies to ‘90s-inspired Mom jeans, our signature fits tick every box when it comes to beautifully cut, on-trend women’s jeans. Available in various fits, styles and washes – visit TOPSHOP at Hudson’s Bay to find your favourite pair today!

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Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Topshop Canada via Mode Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Topshop Canada.

Dress Up

Toronto is a city filled with magical pockets of wonder, but few are quite as lovely as Toronto Island. A short ferry ride away, this peaceful stretch of land has strict limits on the number of houses and residents living there, and contains almost no vehicles save for a small school bus. So what does the Island have to offer? Clean beaches, a tiny theme park (complete with petting zoo and swan boats), endless fields of green grass perfect for picnicking, and lovely bits of mint paint. My best friend Sarah (linenandhoney) and I visited the Island a few weeks back to cycle around and visit the dreamy sights. Our visit may not have been quite as romantic as the island date in Bicyclette’s recent video, but it was the perfect way to escape the rumble of the overheated city, if only for a day. Here’s what we saw; won’t you come along with us?



Alyssa- Top and skirt by Topshop, necktie ribbon from Mokuba, rose gold swan earrings by Rabbit’s Fantasy World on Etsy, sunglasses by Karen Walker, vintage braided flats from Philistine
Sarah- Vintage dress from 69 Vintage, tote bag by Fieldguided, sunglasses by Karen Walker, sneakers by Keds