Elevated Basic

Jeans and a tee. Basic right? But there are so many different iterations! Jeans — blue, white, black? Tee — the possibilities are endless. I always find myself trying to be that graphic tee person and I never think it looks right. I do love a good v-neck though. Finding a good t-shirt doesn’t mean spending a lot of money. Latest plain tee obsession? Target! Mossimo v-neck at 3 for $20 is a total no brainer. They wash well and they’re super soft. Can’t beat it. For evening it’s so easy to take something as easy as this, throw on a kimono, change from sneakers to shoes (or not) and off you go. Elevate basic! Oh… Lubi found a friend on our pre-supper walk. How cute are they?

T-shirtJeansKimono — Sunglasses
Hair by Sparks Hair Design
Lubi the Chihuahua with his new Labradoodle friend Pasha

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Boudoir

Pyjama dressing has become a thing of late and I’m kinda loving it. What could be better than being able to wear pjs out of the house? Styling something silky or fancy with ripped jeans has always appealed and it’s much more interesting than going all one way or the other. It was hot so I used the pyjama shirt as my jacket for the evening in case it got chilly. In the restaurant, however, it was cami all the way! Camisoles are so versatile. Wear them with a shrunken tee under if you want to be less revealing, on their own for a night out, or with a cardigan, blazer or shirt over for warmth or style. You can dress them up or down for day or night. Everyone should own one! Oh… I can’t stop wearing these shoes! I swear I own more than one pair!

Shirt (Other Colour)
Camisole (Similar)
Jeans
Shoes
Sunglasses (Locals get them from me!)
Necklace & Bracelet

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Free People Event at Bloomingdale’s

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I received an invite to the “Fall For Free People” event at Bloomingdale’s in Bridgewater this past weekend. Free People and Bloomingdale’s — these are a few of my favourite things! It was also a Fashionable Fundraiser which was in support of amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research. Shopping for a good cause is always a good thing and Bloomingdale’s pledges to make a donation of $75,000 to amfAR as part of the event. There was so much going on from refreshments, to a sketch artist who was drawing amazing fashion sketches of the shoppers and of course I was assisted by my favourite Bloomingdale’s stylist ever. He’s amazing and is always there as my partner in shopping crime! It was so much fun to meet all the great people from Bloomingdale’s and have the opportunity to blog the event. Coincidentally this past Sunday was three years from when I had my mastectomy (hence the pink outfit) so being able to be there and have fun was awesome. Even Lubi got in on the action! Thanks Bloomies!

My Dress
My Purse
My Sunglasses
My Bracelets
Lubi the Chihuahua

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Balthazar

Balthazar

I’ve been dying to go to Balthazar Restaurant in SOHO for sooooo long. Finally the hubby and I went for our anniversary. It’s so quintessentially French. If I hadn’t driven there I would have thought I was actually in Paris. It reminded us so much of places we’ve eaten in there. Loved it! If you’re in New York it’s a must!

Anyhoo… NYC outfits are so much fun to come up with. Sophisticated, trendy, edgy. Anything goes. While you can go to almost any restaurant in jeans I like to get a little more creative when I venture in. You would think that living such a short distance from the City we would go more often but it doesn’t happen so much. You can never go wrong with black leather anything. I had kind of envisioned a slip dress over the pants, but I just couldn’t find the perfect one. This tunic, however, jumped out and said “Buy me!”. I adore the blush colour and it added some lightness and femininity to the outfit. Have I ever told you how much I’m obsessed with scarves? They’re taking over the coat cupboard but I can’t help it. It’s that 3rd piece you add to your outfit for ladylike completion and there’s just so much variety and so many ways to wear them! Not sure how many more times this year I’ll get to wear my favourite Prada ankle boots. So sad!

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Wrap – Tunic – Pants – Boots (Similar)
Sunglasses (Locals message me!) – Bracelet (Right) & Necklace – Bracelet (Left) – Watch

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Just Jeans and a Tank

Just Jeans and a Tank

That “blogworthy” word came up when we were going out to take pictures today. My favourite stylist at the Free People store liked it and told me to definitely blog this one so here it is! The tank is, of course, Free People and the jeans are old distressed boyfriend jeans that seemed to stand the test of time. So simple yet put together. Pairings can turn jeans and a tank into an outfit. The fancy racerback bralette that shows in the back, a belt, animal print Betula sandals and jewellery which is always key to adding interest to simplicity.

Casual OOTD

Distressed Boyfriend Jeans

Tank and Boyfriend Jeans

Free People Racerback Bralette

Animal Print Betula

Tank Top – Free People
Jeans – Edyson (Old, Love These)
Sandals – Betula (Browns Canada Exclusive, Try These)
Sunglasses – Ray Ban
Necklace – Arthur and Livingston
Bracelets – Alex and Ani
Watch – Michele Watches
Lubi the Chihuahua

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Extreme Wide Leg!

Extreme Wide Leg!

If you’re gonna do it, do it. These pants are definitely extreme and I adore them. It’s like wearing pyjamas and they’re perfect for a hot day because they don’t cling and have plenty of room for air circulation! I’m not usually a “red” girl but that very well may change based on my love for these pants. Since the bottom half of my outfit was such a statement I paired it with a very simple top and did the famous half tuck so that I didn’t look like a balloon. I also chose jewellery and sunglasses that complemented the boho vibe. Even my hair was in the mood. Hope you love these pants as much as I do!

Zara Crop Top

High Waist Patterned Pants

Boho Chic

 

Extreme Wide Leg

OOTD Back

Pants – Free People – Major Sale!
Top – Zara – Love This One
Sunglasses – Eyeye
Jewellery – Gifts, Trollbeads, Michele, Alex and Ani

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Party Time!

Party Time!

This weekend we somehow managed to pull off a 50th Anniversary party for my parents. Phew! Little stressful. Not gonna lie. All went off without a hitch except for ridiculously high temperatures and an air conditioning system that simply couldn’t keep up. The food was great, the drinks were fabulous, the cake was beautiful. The staff kept everything flowing flawlessly. Family and friends came from near and far. Smiles and laughter all around. Who could ask for more? Special appearances by my family, Lubi and my hubby (despite his complaining). The outfit? A light flowing maxi dress. I don’t think I could have dealt with anything heavier and flats, flats, flats. I ran around all night!

Party Dress

Anniversary Outfit

Anniversary Party

Free People dress

Back of Dress

Kate Spade Sandals
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Family

Hubby

Janice and Jay 50th Anniversary Party 071115 (1)

The Food

Decorations

Kitchen

Glasses

Wine

The Cake

Dress – Free People
Sandals – Kate Spade
Sunglasses – Miu Miu (Other Colour)

Cheers!