The New LBD: The Little Blue Dress

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I’m still coming off the excitement of appearing on my first lifestyle TV segment. ICYMI, you can check out my previous blog post to see my appearance on The Marilyn Denis Show. While of course, the main focus was on Emily’s makeover, I wanted to share this quick post of my look on the show!

I’m wearing a Ted Baker mesh skater dress, jewelry from Thomas Sabo and nude leather ankle strap pumps from Calvin Klein.

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Battle of the Bloggers: my appearance on The Marilyn Denis Show

On Friday, one of my dreams came true! I’ve been watching Marilyn Denis for years with my mom, and I couldn’t believe that several years later, I appeared on Fashion Fridays! You can watch my full segment here.

Emily is a busy theatre student, and was hoping to take her look up a notch. The style we went for was “ecclectic chic.” At first, I wanted to get to know her a little better and find out what she felt comfortable with. As I mentioned in the segment, I didn’t want her to feel like she was wearing a costume, so I really focused on dressing her body type and bringing out her sparkling personality through her clothes.

At first, Emily was a little reluctant to try new pieces. A cute grey tee with tassles even made her say that it reminded her of her mother’s rug! It was all in good fun though, and I really enjoyed sharing some of my styling tips.

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For her final look, I chose a $15 dress from H&M with a great funky pattern. Emily wasn’t totally keen on all the orange and brown in the dress, but I layered a gorgeous purple waterfall trench jacket on top to add an elegant layering piece. This jacket is actually from H&M’s Conscious Collection, and is made of recycled fibres! The solid coloured jacket over a printed dress whittles her shape and makes this 5’10” lady look even taller! The dress is also the perfect shape for Emily, as it flares out in a subtle A-line skimming over her hips while showing off her waist – which was one of the features Emily wanted to highlight.

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DSW Canada Style & Deliver

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Sandal season is around the corner, and I’m obsessed with the latest trend, denim heels! Denim has moved from clothes to accessories, and I love how this pair by Diba incorporates a trendy block heel as well! I styled these denim heels with a blush pleated chiffon dress from Zara and other accessories from Kate Spade.
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May MacBook Air Giveaway

A group of bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you another amazing MacBook Air giveaway. Not one but TWO lucky winners this time! The grand prize winner will receive a brand new 13.3″ Macbook Air and the second prize will receive a Canon Camera kit which includes camera body, 2 lenses, camera bag, strap, tutorial DVD, and many more! I participated in this giveaway because it is OPEN to international contestants, but you must be 18+. Please review the full Terms & Conditions prior to entering. The more accounts you follow, the more chances you have of winning! We will pick the winners randomly via the widget who are following all accounts. Good luck. Macbook Air + Canon Rebel Kit

An afternoon in Wellington West

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I’ve lived in the Capital for a couple years for law school, and only recently visited the trendy Wellington West Ottawa neighbourhood for an afternoon of exploring… and dessert-hopping! The cute strip in Hintonburg is dotted with amazing bakeries, tea shops, coffee joints and designer furniture stores.

I shot these photos behind an art gallery just off Wellington street. I’m wearing a silk blouse c/o Joe Fresh, flare jeans from Abercrombie (similar flare jeans here), MAB tote by Rebecca Minkoff from Nordstrom, lavender mirrored Ray-Ban aviators and Sam Edelman booties.

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It’s remarkable how a few years ago, this neighbourhood was synonymous with crime and being pretty run down -maybe my neighbour, Vanier is next! It’s also remarkable how the area is not exactly gentrified either… all the storefronts are independents, giving you a truly authentic experience. Here are some highlights from my date in Wellington West, Ottawa.

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Of course, a trip to Hintonburg wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Suzy Q donuts! Daniel indulged in the infamous bacon donut, while his favourite were the salted caramels. I cheated my gluten-free diet on a tiny piece of tea-infused London Fog donut, which was super moist.

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