Walk In The Park

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

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This and That

Happy Friday!

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

Pre-Juno party-goers

Loving my new 'do, courtesy of Frank at Moda Salon in Ottawa. He is the hair KING

Sleeping in a wheat field

Lights!

Pipers!

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".

Cruising

I'm getting a lot of mileage out of this Zara jacket.

Easter Nails

Easter Weekend dinner with lots of family, and fine wine.

Great conversation with some of my favourite people.

Transit City

Painting Parquet

As I’ve mentioned before, my boyfriend and I have been house hunting for a while now, and although we have yet to find our dream house, I think we are getting closer. If you are familiar with the Toronto real estate market you know how hard it is to buy a house right now. There are so few quality listings at the moment, and those that are worth seeing tend to sell for 15% or more over asking price. Today we are going to have a second look at a house that I really like, but my boyfriend has some issues with. Some aspects of the house are dated, but nothing that isn’t fixable, or liveable for the time being. The main level of the house has parquet flooring throughout the living and dining room, which, while it isn’t my first choice for flooring, I don’t mind. The rest of the house has so much character and charm that I can easily see past any design flaws that I can fix later. My boyfriend however couldn’t disagree more. The word “hate” was thrown around. In an attempt to sway him, I wanted to find him a quick and stylish solution to updating the floors without ripping them up right away, and what’s easier than a coat of paint? These photos are my jumping off point for boyfriend bargaining:

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