The beginning of Summer in Toronto is mother nature on menopause as i’ve said many times over. The weather has been 30 plus and humid for the last few days, but on this day it was 20 with no humidity, and currently today as I’m writing this it’s 18/chill and yet another thunderstorm threat on the horizon. The weather and level of comfort truly determine what I’m going to wear day-to-day. I am a jeans and t-shirt girl till death do us part so I like to amp up my basics. That said, enter “the duster”. These long, robe-like coats are so effortlessly chic and I am obsessed with the look. I am a tinier girl so it’s hard not to get lost and swallowed into the length and fabric. Finding the right fit, cut and length is key to this piece. This one from Forever 21 is a great base to finding what worked for me and the price point is perfect; roughly $49.00 CAD. The navy and white stripe combo is a dead given so when I saw it hanging lifeless on the hanger I wanted to give it a home on my back-I was praying it would work. The reason I think this works for me is somehow it cuts me at the mid-shin (I’m about 5’2 one good day), and the horizontal stripes give me a longer looking sillouhette; flattering for ANY woman. The waist tie I tied at the back which cinched the wasit a little; thus not as much fabric flowing all around me.
My other half and I are big thrfiter/vintage shoppers. On my days off we like to hit up VV boutqiue and our fave vintage spots across the city. On this particular day we went to the East side in Leslieville where we stopped at the Lesliville Pumps for lunch. UM HELLO! if you’ve ever been to the southern states and had bbq on the side of the road at a gas station then you know this place in a given. It was unreal. We shared a smoked turkey BLT (Arugala, turkey and turkey bacon, sundried tomatoes with a pesto sauce spread on the bun) and a brisket sandwich with crispy onion and a delicious grainy mustard and a side of wicked coleslaw. We were full until 10pm and it caused me to cheat on my no more carbs diet. I suggest grabbing a bite there if you’re in the area.