August 29, 2014

Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Sweats really don't have to be sloppy.

The first Toronto Men's Fashion Week -TOM*FW was held last week at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto from August 12th to August 14th. One of the sponsors of this event was Redwood Classic Apparel, the maker behind Roots' iconic sweats -- among many other internationally celebrated brands. ​Throughout Toronto Men's Fashion Week, Redwood's Hector Cardigan (which is the men's version of Lawren - The cardigan i am wearing today) was available for purchase for $75 at TOM*. Proceeds will benefit Men's Fashion 4 Hope in support of the Kol Hope Foundation at SickKids Hospital. ​
Each Redwood Classics piece is handmade right here in the company's Toronto factory by highly skilled textile professionals and i would love to visit one day.

I know when you first hear sweats you immediately think excessively casual, lax or slack, but this Lawren Cardigan sure proves otherwise. With the chilly days in mind I challenged myself to style it in ways that will bring out the beauty of the cardigan, make it stylish, and to show that sweats can definitely be worn in so many stylish ways while still keeping a very relaxed look rather than the lazy look associated with it.

LOOK #1: Styled it with a pair bell bottom denim pants for that relaxed yet upbeat kind of look. 
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel

Apart from the fact that this Lawren Cardigan is thick, warm, comfy, soft and smooth to touch, my favorite part of the cardigan is the shawl-neck. It adds some swag to your look, and i like that a lot.
Lawren Cardigan -French Terry Shawl-Neck Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan -French Terry Shawl-Neck Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel

 <Tweet>: Shawl-neck makes turtle neck look so yesterday.
Lawren Cardigan -French Terry Shawl-Neck Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel

LOOK #2: Since i find denim/jeans to be my go to pieces because they are very relaxing and usually comfy, i went with denim again. Here, i styled the cardigan with a pair of my favorite studded denim shorts for some spunk at the bottom and a printed buttoned up long sleeved collared shirt for even a more polished look on top.
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel
Lawren Cardigan By Redwood Classics Apparel

Some fun facts about Redwood Classics:
- Keeping Canada on the global fashion stage, the company is currently shipping to the US, Europe and Japan.
- They recently produced Todd Snyder's collection of athletic wear with Champion.
- In 2014, Redwood's factory was named a Top Innovator by Apparel Magazine alongside industry stalwarts like Adidas, JCPenney, and Halston.
- In 2013, Redwood's powerhouse president Kathy Cheng was inaugurated into WXN’s list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
                                                                        Look #1 and Look #2
2 STYLISH WAYS: WEARING SWEATS LIKE A PRO WITH REDWOOD CLASSICS APPAREL
Wearing: LAWREN CARDIGAN BY REDWOOD CLASSICS APPAREL







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2014 Toronto CNE Exhibit

It is a long holiday weekend here in Toronto, last weekend in August and maybe you are wondering what to do, go to The Ex already. It's another year which means another Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto which of course is also called The Ex. This is one of the biggest and most anticipated fairs/events during summer time here. Sadly, it ends in a couple of days after  two weeks of fun, food and excitement. It is held at the Exhibition Place in Toronto, and  after attending it two years in a row, i decided to do things differently this year. To really appreciate the beauty of the rides and the events, i decided to go late afternoon right into the evening time. Although, we paid the regular price ($18) for our tickets, but when you go after 5pm it costs $6. Are you still there?

Few tips: Take some cash with you because you will need it. Lots of food trucks with "in your face" deliciousness you won't be able to resist. We love using our debit cards and credit cards in Canada, but not this time. If you forget to take some cash, there is a very beautiful long line right there for those who REALLY need to go the ATM. Just be patient, it will get to your turn...eventually.
She is representing :)

I don't even like doubles, but the doubles they were serving on this Randy Food Truck below changed my life forever.

Tweet it: "Forget trying to take selfies and such because your photos start to look like this"
"He loves me not" kinda photo.  I promise you, i don't even know this guy or the girl whose outfit looks better than mine behind me. Do you also notice my awkward poses above and below? So weird...

Seriously? Can i just have a moment alone, please? Trying here.
Oh em gee! Tons of rides, it makes me wonder how long it took them to build this things just for a couple of weeks. So worth it though.
BEST IN 2014 TORONTO CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION

BEST IN 2014 TORONTO CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION
BEST IN 2014 TORONTO CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION

 Long story short, see what all the excitement is about below:


Happy Labor Day Weekend All!! I am off to a family wedding this long weekend and i will be bringing you all the deets and excitement all weekend long!! Be safe everyone!












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August 27, 2014

Perfect Animal Print Maxi Dress
As i slowly transition the outfits in my closet to Fall friendly pieces in these last days of summer, i often find myself hanging onto those timeless pieces that could be worn for many days to come. Even if the layers come on, a statement piece like this animal print maxi dress will take me right through Fall while still looking stylish. It shows a lot of character, style and some glam. I styled it with a light sweater to keep the chills away, especially in the evenings but i can't deny the sweater appears to be very slimming and chic.

Tweet This: "Why sacrifice style for a weather when i am in control"

Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
A Perfect Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
Animal Print Maxi Dress
         ANIMAL PRINT MAXI DRESS: H&M (Available Only In stores) // SWEATER: Stitches




















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August 24, 2014

Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Talk about rocker chic meets boho chic.

If you have a metallic gold skirt or pair of metallic gold pants, stop whatever it is you are doing right now and pair it with the simplest top in your closet then see the magic happen. For the love of me, i searched for a perfect shade of caramel maxi skirt to pair with this light and simple gypsy top for a bohemian look but couldn't find one. Then i spotted this metallic gold pants in H&M and everything changed. I knew the top needed to be styled with a bottom that will bring the top to life and this pair of metallic gold pants couldn't have been a better choice. The shine, the fit, the cut, the texture- Perfection! It immediately lightens up the top that could have otherwise been a bit too simple. May i just apologize in advance because you will be seeing this pair of  pants very soon again. The pants are just so rocker chic i can't wait to show you a couple of other ways  i get to style it, especially as we approach Fall.

Hope you all had a great weekend.
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Gypsy Top
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants and Gypsy Top

 The cool thing about a gypsy top is the fact that you can wear it as an off shoulder top too!

Perfect Metallic Gold Pants

 Hahaha, no, i wasn't twerking... I promise.
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
Perfect Metallic Gold Pants
   TOP: Whisper, Similar // METALLIC GOLD PANTS (Available only in stores): H&M // HEELS: Express
















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