Sunday, July 13, 2014

Starts with draped pants...

Happy weekend! And may I add, "long time no see!". This summer has been surprisingly busy. While the upside is that there has been a great balance of work and play to keep things interesting, the downside is that time quickly passed by before I realized how long ago my last post was.

Tonight, some dear friends joined my hubby and me for dinner in Toronto's Distillery District. If you've never been, this is definitely one of my favourite places to visit in the summer. And if you're searching for a new restaurant to try, I highly recommend Cluny (their veal meatball and salmon tartar are heavenly). 

For a casual day-to-night outfit that suited both the heat of the afternoon and the breeziness of the evening, I opted for a pair of comfortable draped pants in crepe material. The thicker fabric give these pants more structure, and less of a pyjama look in my opinion.

Because the pants are voluminous, I opted to keep the pairing simple and streamlined. A long necklace and racer-back silk tank helped ensure the look didn't overwhelm my petite frame. To complement the overall softness of the ensemble, I carried a structured handbag.

The tank and subtle silver accessories were complemented by a metallic pop from the sandals. 

Hope you're having a great summer so far!

Top: Ann Taylor (old)
Bottom: J. Crew (other colours available here)
Jewellery: Gucci watch, Tiffany & Co bracelet and necklace
Shoes: J.Crew

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Starts with a blue dress shirt...

 Happy Wednesday! It's amazing how time flies when there's so much to do - between travelling for work and training for a 10k run, the long weekend couldn't have come sooner!

This long weekend was all about staying local and relaxing. My hubby and I enjoyed our first barbecue of the season, I celebrated a friend's bachelorette party, and we capped things off with a lovely patio brunch. 

I paired this season's blue dress shirt with a tweed-like jacket also in similar shades of blue. To add a bit of weekend edginess to this otherwise ladylike ensemble, I added slim black pants with leather tuxedo-stripe detailing and a croc-embossed clutch. 

Gold jewelry completed the look along with classic pointed single-soled pumps.

Hope you're having a great week!

Top: J.Crew dress shirt, J.Crew jacket
Bottom: J.Crew
Shoes: Prada
Jewelry: Vita Fede "Mini Titan" bracelet, Marc Jacobs watch
Clutch: Danier (amazing price for such a timeless leather piece!)