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May 23, 2016

Saks Fifth Canada

Please tell me if you are in the Toronto area that you've popped into one of the newly opened Saks? Back in March, around my birthday, I decided to check out the Queen & Yonge location for the chance of coming across an outfit for the occasion. Instead I left with something better, a beautiful present for myself... this Céline purse. I was beyond excited to see a Céline store within Saks, since this isn't something that exists here and when I saw this beauty in black I knew I had to scoop it up right away before it flew off the shelf. I have been wanting this to be a part of my purse collection for SO LONG NOW. I actually gave up hope... silly me. A month later I was invited to check out the Sherway location which I've heard so many amazing things about. Keep scrolling down to see the beauty that exists inside.
 Sweater: Club Monaco / Pants: All Saints / Boots: Rag & Bone / Sunnies: Spectacle / Purse: Céline
Photographer / Tania Martinez

The morning I visited Saks at Sherway we got to hear from Cleo Davis-Urman, Fashion Director of Contemporary and Modern Collections, and what some of the latest Spring/Summer trends are. Styled in everything Saks we got a glimpse of trends like the modern romantic, boho (shoulder-baring silhouettes my fave), athleticism and utility (think urban safari). Other things you'll be seeing a lot of this season are stripes, ruffles, denim, the shoulder bag, high heel platforms and metal elements. The presentation was fantastic and the tour that followed made me feel like I was in a dream. You'll see what I mean by a few snap shots I took as I walked the store. It's definitely visiting for its beauty.
 

April 30, 2016

Jess Glynne x Bench

Grammy Award winner Jess Glynne teamed up with Bench to collab on a capsule collection for y'all. I went to see what all the fuss was about and ended up leaving with this 'Hold My Hand' bomber. You can expect to see pieces that are a little out there for Bench yet still totally in line with who they are. Find details like sheer inserts, psychedelic and marble prints mixed with simple, loungy basics. This bomber also comes in a gold metallic... if you're into that. I prefer to stick with more wearable pieces that I can get more wear out of but to each there own. I mean, sometimes I have those 'go flashy or go home' moments. Todays look is pretty simple for everyday but I always like to add a little detail that will make my outfits a tad more memorable. I also just really have fun with the challenge of creating new looks by switching out pieces and adding in different accessories. For this it's obvious, I threw a bandana on it. But not just any bandana, a super sick embellished bandana. It's fun to see the accessory modernized in a way that almost would classify it as jewelry and not just an accessory.
Jacket: c/o Bench // Jeans: Zara // Bandana: Free People // Shoes: c/o Geox 

Photographer / Tania Martinez
 

April 28, 2016

Le Chateau nails it again

K, can it be open-toe season already? We are days away from May this is actually getting ridiculous. I have a plethora of killer sandals that want to come out and play yet this drawn out winter is eating away at potential opportunities to do so! As you can tell I did sneak them into todays look but I was hoping that because I'm so covered up everywhere up top that you wouldn't really have the thought of 'omg this girl needs to chill, it's too cold to be showing off her super cute feet'. I actually refuse to be that girl. By the time the weekend hits I'm constantly shaking my head as I'm looking down at girls feet who are heading out for a night on the town. Like, I know you're regretting your shoe decision, ADMIT IT! Back on track, so the Spring weather hasn't really sprung yet but inside Le Chateau it most certainly has. The collection has sooooo many goodies to choose from. So much that I've plotted out my next three months of shoe picks! These Italian-made suede sandals with a rad (stable) block heel are BEAUTS. Not to mention when is the last time you've seen me style something other than black shoes in the past 6 months? It was time to switch things up, I'm aware. These guys have a 70's vibe to them which is perfect for summer and all those music festivals we love to get in theme for. Can I also point out the braided detail on the waistband of these jeans? Seriously in love. K, that is all. I'll chat with you guys soon xx
Shoes: c/o Le Chateau / Sweater: One Teaspoon / Jeans: Free People / Purse: Chanel

Photographer / Tania Martinez