Three Looks, Two Days

Three Looks, Two Days

This past weekend I celebrated my twenty-sixth birthday, and every single year I wait till the last minute to find the perfect birthday dress. But as everyone knows, it is almost impossible to find a perfect dress in the middle of January. Stores have their winter sales going on, and have very limited amounts of dresses, and the new ones that are coming in are for the Spring Season, and didn’t really fit into my vision, or the weather forecast!

On the first night, I went to dinner at Cibo Wine Bar in Toronto with one of my girlfriends and then we went out to a lounge afterwards. The next night me and a couple of girls went to a different lounge. When I had found out the plans, the first thing that went into my head was, “I need three different outfits” – at this point I was sort of panicking. Every girl wants to look beautiful on her birthday, and coming from a Fashion background, myself, along with my friends, always expects me to look the part.

Here were my outfits, let me know what you guys think.

The first one was a dress that I had gotten from H&M at a great price of $29.99, that I paired with a pair of leather black Steve Madden pumps that I got for $75.00. The second outfit is a dress from Aritzia that was on sale for $39.00 and I paired it with the stunning statement necklace from Aldo Accessories that was $35.00. My last outfit, the one that had me stressing the most — The skirt, a fabulous find if I do say so myself — Aritzia, $39.99, and the shirt, a glamorous black crop top from Marciano for $70.00.

Note to self: Next year go shopping in December!

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It’s Festival Season!

In Toronto this weekend is the first house summer festival of the year, Digital Dreams, with that festival follows VELD. Toronto got its first experience of festivals last year and it was an instant hit. Toronto house music fans got to experience what the United States and Europe has been experiencing for a while.

There are not only festivals in Toronto, there is Electric Zoo in New York City Labor Day Long Weekend, Electric Daisy in London in July and Tomorrowland in Belgium in July as well, just to name a few. The question with each festival is, “What do I wear”. You don’t want to be overdressed and you definitely want to feel comfortable, but not look comfortable. These outdoor festivals are normally running for 8 hours a day and run over the course of a weekend. You have to be able to endure any weather, heat, rain or cold.

Here are your inspirations for today:

– Chic Festival Girl- With a crop top and a pair of shorts, you are ready for any festival. The chic girl has a simple head band and killer shoes. These sandals will be comfortable and they are sturdy enough for the entire day.

Crop Top- $13.00 Jane Norman
Shorts- $47 Etsy
Sandals- $115 Aldo
Purse- $135 Loris Shoes

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Flower Child- A lot of flower childs at festivals go all out in tu-tu’s and bandeau’s, however, if that is not your style, show your flower child side with a killer daisy headband. These are very easy to find now and a lot of sellers on Etsy make them per your request. Wear a pair of wrap around sandals and your outfit is set.

Fringe Shirt- $40 Lord and Taylor
Shorts- $41 Monki
Sandals- $175 Avenue 32
Purse- $24 Target

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– Mr. GQ – when it comes to the guys, they can pretty much throw on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. Here he is wearing a NY Yankees hat, a classic white tshirt and a pair of white shorts.

Shoes- $97 Converse Chuck Taylor
Hat- $40 New Era Men’s MLB
Shorts- $39 Topman
Sunglasses- $255 Prada

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– The Hipster- Still the same idea with the first outfit, just changing it up a bit, this has more of a hipster or street vibe to it.
Top- $21 Hot Topic
Shoes- $52 Converse Chuck Taylor
Sunglasses- $125 Gibson Sun
Vest- $87 Standard Jean Co.

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I hope these outfits will give both ladies and gentlemen outfit ideas for your summer festivals!

What to Wear on a Rainy Day

Rain is something that Toronto has seen throughout the Spring Season and now it is coming into the Summer Season as well. For the remaining of the week it is supposed to be raining off and on in the city of Toronto and the surrounding areas. Other major cities like Chicago and New York are also seeing rain this week. Chicago is seeing rain at the beginning of the week, whereas New York is supposed to see rain towards the middle of the week.

Just because there is a little rain or a little thunder, doesn’t mean that we still can’t dress fashionable or chic.

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This outfit is an outfit that you could wear on a humid rainy day, like today.

With rain typically comes heat, so sometimes wearing a rain coat on these types of days is just too much. So instead throw on a romper with a cute pair of rain boots and keep a jean jacket with you just in case the day cools down. Always have an umbrella with you if you plan on going outside at all, or even if you are walking from your car to your office. Try and get an umbrella with a subtle or statement pattern!

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You can still do heels in the rain, just be careful and make sure they do not have a slippery bottom underneath, because the last thing you want to do is slip. Make sure your shoes have ridges at the bottom of them and if they don’t you can purchase “Grips” which are stick on adhesives and are sold at many shoe stores, including ALDO Shoes. You can either wear it with a dress and a blazer or you can wear it with your black dress pants and a shirt. The only thing I recommend is NOT to wear wide leg trousers that end at the back of your heel, only because you do not want them to get wet as your walking. So stick to more of a skinny leg pant that will not get wet when walking outside in the rain. See outfit below.

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Enjoy your rainy days!