I swear it was a minute ago when I was sitting on the patio enjoying a mojito, but now I’m rifling through my closet looking for a trench coat. Summer has come and gone a little too fast for my liking I’d say. None the less, I had a lovely summer and enjoyed every moment of it!
This summer was all about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary, filled with lots of doggy walks, picnics, delicious food, and wine filled nights with good company. All the sweet simple things in life that I might have overlooked in the past, I found new joy in. I’m a firm believer there really is magic in the little things in life. Which is what made this summer so special!
So to round up the end of the season, here are some of my favourite outfits from the end of summer. Some are everyday looks I loved, others were the outfits wore to events, and a few are from photo shoots and campaigns I got to work on this past season.
I actually wore a dressed up version of this outfit (same skirt and tank, but different shoes and accessories) earlier this summer for the Viviscal Women’s Empowerment Dinner, but I decided it might be fun to restyle it for a casual day by wearing some sneakers and adding a little edge my fave leather jacket.
This silk midi skirt has been one of my favourite summer pieces, being so feminine as well light and breathable. I love the versatility of it, perfect for dressing up or down and looking good either way.
Here I’ve worn it with a pink tie-up cami, and kept my accessories pretty simple with minimalist necklace and my fave staple cross-body bag.
Top: Pink Tie-Up Cami from Mendocino (similar here)
Bottom: Silk Midi Skirt from Mendocino (similar here)
Outerwear: Leather Jacket from Mackage
Jewelry: Crystal Necklace from Swarovski
Accessories: Miss Vara Bag from Ferragamo
Shoes: Cali Sneaker c/o Puma
A super fun campaign I got to work on this summer was with Toronto Premium Outlets, where I got to shop around the outlet mall and put together 3 head to toe outfits for the fall season.
For my shopping day I just wanted to be comfortable (since shopping = walking), as well as being able to easily change in and out of clothes easily I would be trying clothes on. So I wore this fun polka dot dress from with a pair of comfy Ked x Rifle Paper Co sneakers. I shopped almost the full day, and went home with 7 items which I styled into the 3 outfits below.
For my first outfit, I found this adorable mustard wrap dress also from Aritzia and paired it with some cute pearl and crystal stud earrings from Kate Spade. The color of this dress is such a good one for the summer to fall transition, being bright enough to summer, but being a little muted as well for the cooler weather.
For my second outfit (above left), I put together a casual look these coveted Levi’s Skinny Wedgie jeans and paired it with this ultra-soft slouchy sweater from Aritzia. A perfect every day look for the fall season.
And for final outfit. I put together a workwear look where I styled this cute pink buttoned midi skirt and turtle neck crop top from Aritzia, along with this Kate Spade Tote which I got for 75% off!
Also check out my Instagram post here, where I round up all the savings I got from shopping at Toronto Premium outlets!
This look above is look from the 3rd Floor Studio photoshoot I did back July for their summer dress collection. 3rd Floor Studio Canadian made women’s clothing line which specializes in dresses that are amazingly flattering for all body types. They also pay special attention to fabrics and materials uses so their dresses are breathable and comfortable to wear, don’t wrinkle easily and hold their shape.
As you might already know I’m a sucker for floral dresses, I particularly love 3rd Floor Studio because they find unique floral prints to as well. Their dresses are truly timeless and are staples that you’ll have in your closet for years to come! Visit their website here to shop their collection!
I had a lovely time with the girls behind the brand and it was one of the most fun shoots I’ve done! We got to shoot a few different locations including a cute cake shop called Bobbette and Belle which is where I am here, a Fire Hall and around the most darling neighbourhood in North York.
This was a look I styled for a Saks OFF 5th for a back-to-school shopping campaign. Back-to-school used to be one of my favorite times of year because of back to school shopping of course! And though I ‘m not personally going back to school, I love to take advantage of this time to stock up on basics like these great black Citizen of humanity jeans.
As you know, I love my coord sets! And this one here is the latest addition to my wardrobe. It comes with a cropped turtleneck tee and a mini pencil skirt that’s both fun enough to wear out and professional enough to wear to the office.
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Here’s another look from the 3rd Floor Studio shoot. As you might recall, I’ve been loving midi length dresses this season, and this pink floral print one is the perfect little dress for all summer occasions!
This is a look I styled for PUMA to promote their PUMA Cali shoe. It’s a laid-back sneaker that combines vintage PUMA style with a modern vibe. The Cali is a modern reinterpretation of the classic PUMA California from the 1980s. Here I’ve styled it it with some liquid leggings and tank sweater to match the laid back bold vibe of the shoes.
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Last month, I also had the pleasure of attending the Briogeo brunch at Coffee Champagne Oysters. It was a lovely brunch and I even had a chance to meet CEO Nancy Twine! (above right)
Briogeo is a clean beauty brand that specializes in haircare. I’ve been using their haircare for awhile, and my current fave is the color safe shampoo and conditioner, and also love their Cold Pressed Castor Oil for hair which help get me through last winter.
Here I’m wearing another 3rd Floor Studio dress which is one of my fave dresses of all time! It’e the Irene Rose dress and also known as the magic dress since it makes all it’s wearers look good in all the right places! Shop for it here.
Here’s another 3rd Floor Studio Dress that I wore to the TruNiagen event in July. (As you can see I really love their dresses!) TruNiagen is a nutrient that works to support a healthy cellular metabolism, and at the event, I have a mindful morning with a meditation led by Eva Redpath and I learned more about cellular health and benefits of adding a NAD supplement to your diet.
I got this gorgeous glowy headshot taken of me by Briony at the Dermalogica event for the launch their Prisma Protect Sunscreen. I’m a big fan of Dermalogica and love how they’re constantly innovating with their skincare, and the Prisma Protect Sunscreen their latest launch. It feels nothing like tradition sunscreen and does so much more for your skin too, from boosting luminosity, hydrating your skin, and defending it from free radical damage and pollution, all while protecting your skin from the sun. Check it out here.
And if you’re curious to know how the photo was shot, Briony created this dreamy look. It was ingeniously simple by placing a piece of cellophane as a filter in front of the camera.
And I know this isn’t an outfit post, but it’s pretty rare I get my nails done with such fun nail art so I just had to share! I attended the NeoCell event at Tips Nail Bar where I got this pretty negative space mani and got to learn more about benefits of a collagen supplement, which help support skin, nail and hair health. I’ve been loving their Beauty Bursts, which are tasty collagen supplement chews that are like chewy candy like Starbusts.
And I honestly I love this dress so much, I just had to post one more pic of it! This is the Irene dress from 3rd Floor Studio and like I mentioned earlier, one of my all time favourite dresses. I’m worn it on numerous occasions, from work to events to date nights and it’s always a hit. Shop it here.