Category Archives: Fashion

Summer Essentials | Espadrilles

The heat wave is upon us in Toronto, and what better way to celebrate than by hitting up a beach, hanging out with loved ones, or by walking around in some beautiful espadrilles?!!

Did you know that the most primitive form of espadrilles date as far back as 4000 years ago?! The existence of espadrilles in Europe is documented since at least 1322, when it was described for the first time with its current Catalan name, and they were mainly made in France and Spain.

So, when my parents recently traveled to Spain my one request was for a pair of these babies! My mom found these for me, and also gave me this lovely purse to wear with my new shoes. Thanks, mom and dad!!!!!

My summer essentials are complete for 2018!

Summer Garden

“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds.” – Ritu Ghatourey

Wearing: H&M dress | Carter’s leggings | Crocs | Children’s Place sunglasses

Botanicals, love, & fashion

This past weekend my family and I took a trip to one of Toronto’s oldest parks: Allan Gardens. This beautiful spot is over 100 years old and features a 16,000 square foot conservatory containing 6 different interconnected greenhouses. If I had to pick my favourite houses in this luscious paradise, I’d have to say the Cactus House and the Palm House have my heart. And since I’ve been trying my green thumb in growing succulents and cacti within our home it was pretty inspiring to me. If you haven’t had the chance to check out this TO landmark, I’d highly recommend it. Not only was it educational, but it was also quite rejuvenating!

PS. If you’re looking for a great summer piece to do city exploration type staycation things in, I love my Wilfred Free Yasmin Dress. It’s the most carefree summer staple. Artizia’s sale is decent, but this sale item was really too good to pass up, marked down from $60 to $35.

Wearing: Wilfred Free Yasmin Dress (Heather White) | D&G sunglass | Kate Spade purse
Summer’s wearing: Carter’s top & bottoms
Shauns’ wearing: H&M tee | Ray Ban sunnies

Power Suit | Moores

On Monday we wear power suits! Or at least my version of a power suit. Friends, if you’ve been cleaning out your SO’s closet and they have a suit kicking around that they haven’t worn in a while, well then, you’re in luck. The 8th annual Moores Clothing for Men Canadian Suit Drive is in full effect until July 31st. You can donate a suit to this amazing cause to help disadvantaged men and women suit up, gain confidence, and get back into the workforce. Plus, if you donate your gently worn professional attire you will receive 50% off your next purchase of regularly priced retail items. It’s a win-win situation! #SuitDrive.

Wearing: H&M blazer | TNA leggings | Wilfred Free tank | Sam Edelman shoes

Nordstrom | Warehouse Sale

Style Democracy is hosting a Nordstrom warehouse sale at Markham Fairgrounds, and currently there’s a wide selection of designer items at up to 80% off.

I was mainly looking for summer shoes, and I found these Sam Edelman beauties. Their regular price was $219, so I was more than happy to pay $30 for them. If you’re looking for discounted designer footwear the main sale has all shoes at $29.99, boots at $39.99, and flip flops/slippers at $9.99!!!

Apart from shoes, you can find accessories, shirts, dresses, pants, blazers, bombers, and more. So get over there ASAP before it all goes! It’s on until this Sunday.