TIFF Essentials Gifting Lounge

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A few weeks ago, I visited the Essentials TIFF Gifting Lounge… which felt like a dream! To the event, I wore a floral wrap dress from Primark for an easy summer look.

The Essentials 7 gifting lounge was open to celebs and media to preview new releases from brands like Smashbox Cosmetics, Vitamin Water, Saucony Canada and KMS California hair care.

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I had the chance to get my hair done by KMS California stylist and loved the chic braid combined with easy-going waves. He started by adding some Hair Play texturizing spray, and curled my hair with a curling iron. To get the side braid, he did a simple mini french braid. To set the style, he used Hair Stay maximum hold hair spray. This kept it flawless even in the humidity!

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Guests had the opportunity to get makeup touchups from Smashbox, and I loved trying their new Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick. I tried shade “Let’s Dance” which was a really flattering deep fuschia that stayed all day.

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I also tried on a new pair of sneaks from Saucony Canada, which I look forward to sharing soon! Lastly, I tried on a Colmar Jacket which offers lightweight insulation. I love how this grey coat is stylish but still has an athleisure influence! I’m sure you will be seeing more of this one soon as well.

Floral Wrap Dress

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This floral wrap dress is so simple to wear. It is very forgiving, and the ruffles add a pretty detail. I paired the floral wrap dress with a pair of BCBG studded pumps from DSW Canada.

The studded pumps are perfect Valentino Rockstud dupes. I love their glossy patent design, and they are incredibly comfortable! I have them in leopard as well.

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I accessorized with a chic faux suede chocker and a mint Kate Spade handbag. I love how this pastel handbag brings out the colours in the print of the wrap dress.

I would wear this floral wrap dress with a leather jacket to bring it into the fall season.

Event images by Ryan Emberley.