The weather in Toronto has been absolutely beautiful lately. My tree-lined street is as green as green gets, and the aromatic scent of lilacs and freshly cut grass fills the air. I love springtime in the city. Yesterday, I was able to get away to High Park for about an hour to wander the grounds. If you’ve never been to the park in the city’s west end, put it on your to-do list. It is a sprawling green oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle, filled with an abundance of flowers and wildlife; there is even a zoo! (Although maybe not for much longer.)
What I wore: Filippo Catarzi Sun Hat / Leakey Collection Necklaces / Covet Tank / Fidelity Denim / H&M Bangle / MacLeod of Cape Breton Rings / Joe Fresh Patent Leather Sandles / Straw Bag from TJ MAXX
Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, but rather than post a gift guide (because really, who knows what your mother likes better than you do?) I thought I would compile some of the most stylish maternity wear for all you moms-to-be*.
It seems like every time I log into Facebook or Twitter, another one of my friends announces their pregnancy, and following all of their baby bump photo albums has become my guilty pleasure. But, I’m often told how frustrating it is to get dressed when your body changes every week, so I went on a mission to find fashionable pieces that will last the duration of your pregnancy, and even some that will last long after you’re holding your little bundle of joy.
*Dearest Family, I am not in this category, so no need to call me about it.
Hatch is all about versatility, and creating wardrobe essentials that can be worn before, during, and after your pregnancy.
Despite being mostly MIA from this blog last month, I did manage to leave my house for a few fun events. Unfortunately, I failed to get a single full outfit shot. I think it’s time to school P on the finer points of being a blogger’s boyfriend, (see: photographer). One of the biggest highlights was going to Ottawa for Juno weekend. It was a jam-packed weekend of parties with old, and new friends, and a great excuse to get dolled up.
I have also been working on some new weekly column ideas for the blog, which require me to brush up on my photoshop skills. I’m hoping to get a refresher this weekend and to get back into regular programming next week. Are there any specific topics you would like to see me cover? Celebrity Fashion? Dressing for different body types? Dressing for different events? Beauty secrets? I would love to hear your thoughts!
In the meantime, here are some tidbits of the last few weeks as seen through the lens of my iPhone. Have a great weekend!
In Toronto? Go to Arepa Cafe (but watch out for the hot sauce...ouch!)
Hotel Indigo in Ottawa makes finding your room a real adventure
Loving my new 'do, courtesy of Frank at Moda Salon in Ottawa. He is the hair KING
Sleeping in a wheat field
Post-Juno's. I wish you could see all the wonder lace details on this dress. An excuse to wear it again soon.
My other date to The Juno's
My new "office".
I'm getting a lot of mileage out of this Zara jacket.
Easter Weekend dinner with lots of family, and fine wine.
Great conversation with some of my favourite people.