Toronto Fashion

Sunday Brunch

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Forever 21 jacket, H&M shirt, vintage denim via Public Butter, thrifted bag and shoes, my boyfriends hat, H&M earrings

This is probably one of my favourite Spring outfits I’ve ever styled. It’s the perfect amount of layering for when it cools off in the evenings and is warm in the day. Looks I lean towards are basics paired with a pop, in this case the jacket and shoes. It’s nice to finally add some colour and texture to my outfits. The Winter just drags on and makes my personal style suffer because I can’t be bothered to change things up. I wish sometimes I was in a warmer climate like L.A. or something; I’m sure all of us Canadians do. This outfit pulls together some of my favourite pieces I own and trends. This bag for example is my obsession for the Summer and it was only $3.00 at Value Village. Some of my most treasured pieces are generally thrifted or vintage finds because they’re absolutely priceless. This Summer I can’t wait to wear more straw bags. I have a bunch I’ve thrifted that need to see the light! What are the trends that you can’t wait to wear this Summer?

 

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It’s Cold

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Vintage Coat, Joe Fresh Sweater, Forever 21 Leggings and Scarf, Mackage Purse (Similar), Top Shop at The Bay Booties, American Apparel Hat

Clocks have gone back and temps have dropped, the only thing I’m impressed with is the extra hour of sleep. We’ve reached temperatures where we now have to wear legit coats. It’s tough living in a cold city and trying to be trendy and look warm and cute, because that I never am. Rudolph was made fun of for his red nose; I’m still waiting for my acceptance.

I really hope that one day I can either afford to move where it’s always above 25 degrees, or just jet-set for most of the winter months; a girl can dream! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m Canadian I love snow and winter activities, but after christmas I’m way over it (snow has probably not even fallen by then). I’m being a tad sour and negative I apologize, but sorry not sorry, Winter is not my fave season. A warm to cool Fall and then right to Spring/Summer is where my head is at.

So since it always snaps to an ice kingdom, I decided this would be the year I put some $$ into a couple of “in-between” coats. The in-between period isn’t very long so I didn’t think spending on designer duds is a good financial decision. I went ahead and bought this vintage number while out in Kensington Market when the fall was still thankfully too warm to wear it. I’m really glad my friend convinced me to buy because it’s been getting a lot more love than I thought it would. WIN! I then went and purchased an over-sized red menswear inspired coat while on a thrift haul (coming soon to a blog post near you), and then grabbing a slightly oversized but more put together black coat from Forever 21 that I really like because it has texture, and we all know I’m into textured pieces lately. I’m hoping these will stay with me for the next few years as my essentials. Fingers crossed!

Oh, and mustard is the new black.

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