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.

Spring Tings

Its been a while since I had a chance to post on here. But, I’ve been stocking up on spring and summer work wardrobe essentials. A few basic dress shirts from Calvin Klein will help me to mix and match other items in my closet when pulling together an outfit. To be honest, I’ve needed some work shirts for spring and summer since my closet currently has a lot of street wear items for the hotter days that are not really work appropriate.

One of my favourite things I recently got on a shopping trip is my lash bag from The Hudson’s Bay, it was free with purchase in the cosmetic section. Also pretty essential for work and for hot days when you need a little touch up.

I’ll tell you more about building a work appropriate wardrobe and where to find great deals. Stay tuned!