Living in the city can be challenging financially. With rent, transit and entertainment, costs can add up quick. I was excited to take on the Meridian Spending Challenge to see how to live on $100 for one week.

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If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I can be frugal. While I love luxury pieces, I love a good deal or steal. This dress is adorable… and wait for it – it was $16 from Wal-Mart. While picking up groceries I snagged it up, because I loved the print and mock neck style (similar dress online here). I paired it with a pair of cheap and chic Just Fab velvet shoes (similar pink velvet heels), and amped up the look with my luxe new Gucci Marmont Shoulder Bag.

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Since I started working, I’ve discovered more pieces that fit my lifestyle. The La Canadienne Renny pump can be dubbed my favourite pair of shoes. With luxurious suede, a perfect high heel and comfortable pitch, these shoes were made for walking. And it seems I’m in good company, as Canada’s first lady, Sophie Trudeau has been seen wearing the La Canadienne Renny style dozens of times.

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I paired the La Canadienne Renny pump with a floral embroidered dress from SheIn. I’ve linked to similar embroidered pieces below to get the look:

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On our first full day in Barcelona, we visited Casa Battlo. Casa Battlo is located on Passeig de Gracia, in the heart of Barcelona. One of Gaudi’s apartments, this museum is open to tourists, but also houses some offices and some people still live there! We walked from our hotel in El Born to the apartment, and it was a nice 15-20 minute walk with lots of sights along the way.

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For my visit to Casa Battlo, I wore a striped maxi dress from Winners (similar striped maxi dress here), a pair of espadrilles from Nine West,  sunglasses by Dolce & Gabbana, and a blue leather bag from London (similar blue bag here).

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Last week, I celebrated my 26th Birthday, which was also my Champagne birthday. My family and I went to Colette Grand Cafe to celebrate with Parisian Flair! This little French bistro, located in the bottom of the Thompson Hotel has been on my restaurant wish list. Finally, I got to visit and celebrate my birthday there.

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To match the surroundings, I wore this adorable pastel striped dress from ASOS. I love how it’s off-the-shoulders and has a high-low hem. I accessorized with a pearl choker from Forever 21, and my heels are the Stella style from Katy Perry Collections. These shoes are incredible and sure to turn heads. They’re also super comfy with all the straps!


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