Amour

A couple weeks ago felt a lot more like spring than today. There was no snow on the ground and it felt like spring blossoms were around the corner. I feel that around this time of year, my outfits are in limbo. I haven’t packed up all my boots yet, and even though I’m aching to wear a cute printed trench or leather jacket, I retreat back to a wool option. This outfit kind of captures that. Fresh, spring colours and details, yet still practical enough for the weather. I’m wearing a ruffle coat from Target (similar here), a light pink dress c/o Nowistyle, Forever 21 belt and shoes, a Coach purse and Salvatore Ferragamo silk scarf. I love adding a splash of colour with a bright bag against a black coat. This coral stunner from Coach is a new favourite. The satchel is functional and perfect for me… so… View Full Post

Firenze Forever

Florence has a unique charm. With the cartoonish Ponte Vecchio smiling at the city, the small delicious trattorias, and the smell of leather wafting from the San Lorenzo market… the city is full of character and culture. On my last day in Florence, I wore a leopard dress, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara Bow flats and a new lavender bag picked up in Florence. One of my little dreams came true that day… I visited the Salvatore Ferragamo headquarters, their flagship store in the Palazzo Spini Feroni. I visited the boutique, and sadly, they didn’t have the colour of Vara bow flats I was looking for. But my favourite part of my visit was the Ferragamo museum. Newly renovated, the museum is up to date and filled with historical shoes from Ferragamo’s illustrious career as a shoemaker to the stars. I literally died over seeing wooden shoe lasts from stars like Marilyn… View Full Post

Florence Duomo

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, and the Duomo, designed by Brunelleschi is one of the most spectacular cathedrals I’ve visited. The dome itself sparked the Renaissance, and ¬†marks the depart from Gothic architecture. I climbed to the top of the duomo, and since it’s the highest building in Florence, the panoramic view was spectacular. Of course, my boyfriend couldn’t stop freaking out over all the rooftops he remembered climbing in Assassin’s Creed II. To match the colours of Tuscan red wine, bell peppers and pomodori, I wore this floral dress from Forever XXI. My shoes are Salvatore Ferragamo of course, which were made and purchased in Florence many years ago by my aunt. Not only is there a spectacular city view (where you can see merchants selling leather in the San Lorenzo market), but you also get a beautiful peak at the mountains and hills surrounding the city.… View Full Post

Holt Renfrew Spring Sale Alert!

It’s that time of year again… Spring merch is going on sale at Holt Renfrew.¬†The Bloor Street location in Toronto always has a great selection of footwear (even in my popular size 39), bags and clothing during sale time. Remember when I did this? Yes… those are Louboutins and Ferragamos, all for about 40 per cent off! I snagged the Marc by Marc Jacobs navy flats at the last sale for a steal! Designer duds can be affordable too, it’s all about knowing when to shop. Sometimes sale items won’t be at full reduction, but keep stalking the item and you might take home a winning deal. Happy shopping!

First Day in Paris

Yesterday, I arrived in Paris and couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t believe a place this beautiful exists… and every expectation I had was met. I can’t understand why Parisians don’t like the Eiffel Tower. It’s a beautiful landmark, and I can’t wait to see the view from the observation deck… if only I could brave it to the very top! I couldn’t get over how beautiful the tower was. All these years, a decal of the famous Parisian landmark sat serenely on the wall near my bed, so it was incredible to finally see it in real life. My sister and I had some fun taking tourist photos. This pose was inspired by some very creative and dynamic Japanese tourists. Coco Rocha has nothing on them! I’ve always been inspired by the Art Nouveau movement and the I came across one of the old Metro entrances while walking towards… View Full Post