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Shopping: The Outnet End of Season Extra 40% Off Sale!

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I’m pretty bummed that summer is almost over, but I’m definitely not sad about all the summer sales that are happening all around me. The latest, courtesy of The Outnet is pretty major – extra 40% off already heavily discounted designer merchandise. Even without the extra discount, The Outnet prices are usually pretty incredible, but with an additional 40% off – there’s no doubt about it – it’s time to get our shop on!

And while the sale is technically on mostly summery wares, I combed through the offerings to select my fave pieces that would be perfect for the upcoming fall – from the classic LBDs to the statement outerwear, there’s something on The Outnet for everyone. But don’t delay, the sale will be over in 24 hours…Ready, set, shop!

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What I Wore: Oversized

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I have no idea why it’s taken me this long to discover Oak + Fort, but now that I have, I feel like a woman obsessed! Seriously…what’s not to love? The brand is Canadian, with affordable price points, and a hella-stylish selection. The fact that most offerings are perfectly monochromatic is definitely part of the attraction – you can mix and match their pieces seamlessly with your existing wardrobe items, or just re-build from scratch with errythang Oak + Fort…you will certainly want to wear their pieces over and over again.

Take this oversized black shirt dress for example – ever since I picked it up last week, I’ve been drawn to it every morning – it’s so easy to throw on, and looks just as good with sneakers as it does with heels…I think I may just need one in every colour!

They also have a friend referral program, so if you want 15% off your first online purchase, leave a comment below and I’ll send you an invite link! I’ll also get $25 credit for every first purchase, so it’s a win-win.

Have you ever shopped at Oak + Fort? What do you think of this Canadian brand? Share in the comments.

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Shopping: H&M Studio Fall 2015 Collection Lookbook

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I wrote about H&M Studio Fall 2015 collection back in March, and now that the September 10th launch of the collection is mere days away, we have campaign images, as well as photos of the entire collection! And while you may not want to think about fall just yet, some of the pieces are bound to sell out, so planning ahead is a must.

For me, standouts from the collection include outerwear, leather and printed pieces; I also love the strappy camis that would be a great addition to anyone’s wardrobe. I will be previewing the collection later this week, so watch my Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the up-close-and-personal pics!

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What I Wore: Flower Child

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It’s a crappy rainy day, so I thought I’d share photos from my amazing day trip to Bogle Seeds sunflower field near Toronto. After finding out that the sunflowers were in full bloom, le bf and I set off on an adventure of sorts, determined to find this magical place and take as many photos as my camera could hold.

To be honest with you, even though I had high expectations, I was still floored by the sight in front of us – an endless sea of yellow and green, framed by blue skies with an occasional pop of white clouds – it was beautiful. We roamed around a bit stunned, took photos, then took some more. Other visitors were more prepared, bringing step stools and mini ladders – anything to capture the “money” shot. In lieu of a ladder, I ended up jumping up and down wherever the sunflowers were a bit too tall to the amusement of some Chinese tourists. Whatever, not embarrassed.

I’ve seen so many beautiful flower fields photos on Instagram and online, and I’m so happy that I was finally able to find something just as wonderful so close to home. Sunflower and lavender fields in France may look like an unattainable dream, but a quick drive outside of Toronto, there are local gems just waiting to be discovered. One down, many more to go!

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Shopping: Andrew Coimbra Fall 2015 Collection Ad Campaign

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I don’t often write about menswear on the site, but Andrew Coimbra’s designs don’t just work for men – a lot of the pieces from his collections can actually be worn by both sexes. Andrew, who’s worked with such renowned Canadian brands like Pink Tartan and Philip Sparks, and interned with Proenza Schouler in New York City, is a talented young, who certainly should have a bright future ahead of him. His modern cuts, stellar prints, and tongue-in-cheek details should earn him all the accolades he deserves, but as is often the case in Canada, we don’t start supporting our homegrown talent until they have already made it abroad. Here’s hoping Andrew Coimbra can achieve that here on home turf.

What do you think of Andrew Coimbra’s Fall 2015 collection? Share in the comments!

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What I Wore: Bluffin

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It’s been a crazy few weeks…first, a clay pipe burst at our house, flooding our basement, then work got super stressful, and finally I got a killer cold. After working all last weekend, I have to say I am ready for a break…perhaps another trip to Scarborough Bluffs is in order.

A couple of weekends ago, le bf and I set out to find the infamous cliffs, and after a couple of hours of hiking and a couple of misses, we finally stumbled upon the spot. With breathtaking views of turquoise water below us, I couldn’t believe we were actually in Toronto. After spending some time at the top, we tried hiking down one of the steep cliff sides to get to the beach, but my sandals weren’t exactly proper climbing gear, so we decided to call it a day. Next time, we will start at the bottom.

So tell me, have you ever visited this Toronto gem? Share you experiences in the comments.

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Travel: CHANEL Saint-Tropez Ephemeral Boutique

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If you needed another reason to visit the South of France, CHANEL may have just given you one. This summer, CHANEL set up its ephemeral bouique at the private mansion La Mistralée in Saint-Tropez, showcasing Ready-to-Wear, accessories, watches, and fine jewellery collections, as well as fragrances, skincare, and beauty.

Taking inspiration from the iconic CHANEL handbag interiors, the floors of the mansion are painted burgundy red, while the tiles around the pool remind visitors of the signature CHANEL quilting. A huge white and gold camellia can be found adorning the sunroom’s ceiling, while floral wallpaper adds a splash of colour to various rooms of the mansion.

The nearby pool house, stocked with beauty, fragrances, and beachwear, overlooks the the luxurious pool with an oversized floating camellia. It looks so tempting, but I’d imagine that taking a dip would be frowned upon.

So if you find yourself in sunny Saint-Tropez this summer, make sure to do some shopping at the ephemeral boutique, snap a photo of the floating camellia, and relax poolside surrounded by everything CHANEL…The boutique will be open until October 2015, so there’s still time!

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Mary Katrantzou x Adidas Originals 2015 Collection

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If you’re a fan of Mary Katrantzou’s masterfully printed frocks, but can’t justify the hefty price tag, then Mary Katrantzou x adidas Originals collection is going to be right up your alley! This is the second ‘fashion meets athleisure’ collaboration between the two brands, and it’s amazing!

The first collection, while pretty cute, was too heavy-handed for my taste – giant shoe lace prints all over the place are not my idea of casual chic. But this collection is different – the athletic theme is still clearly present (tennis racquets, badminton shuttlecocks, baseballs, darts) but this time, executed in a more subtle way. There are dresses that look like they could easily belong in Katrantzou’s regular line-up, as well as more casual pieces perfect for those sporty fashion-lovers.

In Canada, select pieces from the collection can be found exclusively at Hudson’s Bay online or at The Room in Toronto and Vancouver. If you’re in another part of the world, Shopbop carries some styles, while most of the collection can be found on MaryKatrantzou.com.

I already ordered my fave pieces, and if you’re into any of the styles, I recommend snagging them ASAP…lots of sizes are already gone online. Good luck and happy shopping!

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What I Wore: Express Yourself

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Toronto summers are so fleeting. All of June, I’ve been waiting for proper summer weather, and now that it’s getting “hot in here” and we are already halfway through July, I am scrambling to take advantage of every single sunny day. Weekends pass by in a blink of an eye, and by the time Mondays roll around, I can’t even remember what I did on my days off, like I suffer from some kind of weekend amnesia. Thank goodness for outfit photos, or I would never remember anything.

Speaking of…le bf and I have a few trusty backdrops for my photos, but it was a nice surprise to discover this wall of flowers on one of our walks. Of course, a wall of flowers calls for a photo op…and here we are. I’ve been wearing this EXPRESS dress a lot this summer…it’s so breezy, colourful, and simply perfect for those sticky hot days. The hat is another staple – straw boaters are having their fashion moment right now, and I really don’t mind, since this one helps shield my face and hair from the sun.

So tell me, what do you reach for in the summer? Do you have a few trusty summer staples that you can’t live without? Share in the comments!

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Lily-Rose Depp in CHANEL Pearl Eyewear Collection Campaign

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Lily-Rose Depp has just landed her first CHANEL Campaign, so it’s safe to say that if you didn’t know who she was before, you will now. With parents like the forever-chic Vanessa Paradis and once-upon-a-time heartthrob Johnny Depp, this is certainly not the last we’ll see of the beautiful young actress, but what a campaign to debut with!

Karl Lagerfeld had this to say about choosing the newest CHANEL ambassador for the Pearl eyewear collection campaign: “Lily-Rose is stunning, she’s a young girl from a new generation with all the qualities of a star”. She certainly is. Some actors just have that je ne sais quoi, and Lily-Rose has it in spades – the looks, the charisma, and now, that coveted CHANEL campaign!

Speaking of CHANEL…the Pearl eyewear pieces are just stunning! Round frames embellished with pearls and finished with rose-coloured tint – I’m already obsessed!

So what do you think of Lily-Rose as the face of CHANEL Pearl eyewear collection? Are you loving the sunnies? Share in the comments.

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