Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

On the Go with Nike


I recently got my hands on a pair of Nike Roshe Two's and haven't taken them off since. They're incredibly comfortable and perfect for those days when you're constantly up and on the go, especially during holiday season! 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Pointed Toe Perfection


Love at first sight. I've never owned anything like them. They're pointed-toe perfection. 

My obsession over these leather gems began the moment they caught my eye at Winners. I didn't recognize the designer, nor had I ever seen anything like them. They're made by Italian designer, Capezzani, and judging by the price ($$$), I assumed they were either (1) made by a well renowned designer that I apparently have never heard of, or (2) made with some damn good leather. It was the latter. 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Uniform


The all black uniform featuring the most comfortable pair of Jeffrey Campbell over-the-knee boots I picked up from at the Nordstrom Yorkdale opening event last month!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Fall Florals


Loving Fall florals. 
Do you ever have one of those days where you can just open your closet, scan your wardrobe, mentally produce an outfit, and it happens to fit just as you imagined? Today was one of those days. Don't get me wrong, it's a rare occurrence, an anomaly if you will; but it's a satisfying feeling not having to deconstruct my wardrobe and then spend hours organizing every time I get dressed. 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Grey Scale


I've been warming up to the idea of working with sunlight in my style shoots. For the larger portion of my blogging career, I firmly opposed direct sunlight and shadows. I'd have to strategically schedule shoots according to time of day and location. While these are still major factors to consider for a successful shoot, I've learned to work with natural lighting, as it's not exactly something that you can control. The results have been largely positive, and I've found the shots to be more natural and vibrant! What do you think? 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Red Trousers


Wearing a fair amount of colour today to prove to you all that my wardrobe consists of more than just black bottoms.  On another note, loose pants are perfect for hiding an inevitable food baby resulting from all-you-can-eat sushi dates, pictured below, but not seen, hehe.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Leather Weather


Excited to finally wear leather and not be looked at like I'm out of my mind. To be fair, I pulled out the leather jacket far before it was probably socially acceptable and weather approperiate. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Something Brown


Surprisingly enough, this is the first piece of brown clothing that I've owned since I've started shopping for myself, I believe (circa 2006). Ever since exploring the world of fashion and style, I've always been led to believe that mixing black and brown was a huge faux pas. I remember reading magazines that would criticize "worst dressed celebrities" for mixing black and brown. The outfits were of course much more extravagant than a simple sweater and denim combo, but the color palette was a topic of discussion nevertheless. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Green with Envy


Green with envy...envious of everyone with tickets to see Tor Miller in Toronto next week. I just realized I'll be out of the country and can no longer attend. On the bright side, I'm headed to NYC for the first time! 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Nordstrom Preview


Nordstrom is coming to Toronto! If you've been by the Eaton Centre, or anywhere in Toronto for that matter, you're probably well aware of the Nordstrom opening this month. I got the chance to preview the store last night and it is quite possibly the closest thing imaginable to heaven. Just kidding. But it was a dream. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Dessert Daze


We patiently waited outside of the restaurant for it to open so I could get these shots before customers arrived. I have no shame in admitting that, haha. Oh the things we do for Instagram... 
P.s. We intended to have dinner but only ended up getting dessert. Was it the responsible choice? Nope. Do I regret it? Not one bit! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

On the Bright Side


So today I had a vision in mind for a photoshoot against a white wall and imagined how the photos would turn out based on what I remembered about the location. Arriving to this spot in Yorkville, everything looked great, there was little pedestrian traffic but something I forgot to consider was the lighting. One of the most important factors in best capturing your outfit is lighting, and lighting was defiantly not in my favour today. So here are some poorly lit photos of a casual outfit I wore, out and about in the city. On the bright side (pun intended), sweater weather is upon us so I celebrated with this new addition from H&M. Oh so cozy!! 
'Till next time! 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Aritzia x Adidas


Three stripes and you're out! 
Good morning guys, I'm loving the classic Adidas Superstars that I picked up from Aritzia. They're so easy to slip on with any outfit, and can be styled with practically anything.
 P.s. How cute are these dainty bracelets from COS? The marble one is to die for!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Neutral Tones


Wearing Aritzia from head to toe to celebrate the grand opening of their new boutique in Yorkdale Mall. If there's one store that gets minimalism, quality, and a budget, it's Aritzia. I managed to get this entire look for under $320. I must admit, it's not a total steal, but when you consider the quality and tailored feel of the clothing, spending a little extra $$ goes a long way. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Guide to Perfecting the Top-Knot


The half-up top-knot has been my go-to this summer, especially since we're caught in a heatwave with high levels of humidity and zero chance of preventing frizz. Achieving this top-knot bun involves a lot of trial and error, especially depending on the state of your hair (curls, frizz, etc). Here are a few tips that will help you tame the mane and sport the hairstyle everyone's rocking this Summer.


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Black from Head to Toe


Out and about in black from head to toe despite better judgement to stay in door during this heatwave. 


Monday, August 8, 2016

Out & About


Out and about in a Bench bomber (jacket) as I scout out condos in the city. Finding a new place to live is both exciting and nerve wracking because not only do I have to commit to a location and neighborhood for the next twelve months, but it'll be the place I'll soon call 'home.' 

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Old Montreal


Exploring the street of Old Montreal in Zara from head-to-toe (minus the sneakers). P.s. I just got a pair of Nike Roshe and currently wondering why I didn't own a pair sooner. It was probably because my sister is constantly expressing her hatred for the "socks" on my feet but they're honestly the most comfortable shoes I own, sorry sis!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Les Rues de Montréal


The streets of Montreal are so picturesque, it made shooting outfits almost effortless. I still however, had to endure the awkwardness of passersby shooting judgemental looks and staring for a few too many seconds for comfort, I guess it comes with the job. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Beach Days

Top + shorts from Forever 21

Beach days and a little vitamin D are necessary to cure the blues caused by exhaustions and overworking yourself, especially if you don't often get the chance to enjoy the warm weather. Make time for yourself and soak up the sun while you can...and just incase you haven't been taking advantage of this heat wave we've been experiencing in Toronto, I have one word for you...w i n t e r. 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

In the Vines


Discovering gorgeous spots on campus that I never noticed during the chaotic years as a university student rushing across campus from one lecture to another in under ten minutes, whilst trying not to break a sweat. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Spa Day at Elmwood Spa


Good afternoon everyone :)

Yesterday I was treated to a much needed spa day courtesy of Elmwood Spa. We were pampered with mani and pedis and I can honestly say that it was the best spa experience I've had to this day. Everyone was professional and sweet and the service was completely up to standard....and you know your girl doesn't settle for anything less than perfection. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Asymmetrical Bardot Top


Adding a l̶i̶t̶t̶l̶e a lot of frill to my wardrobe this summer. Zara has been my go to for bardot and off-the-shoulder tops. They're simple yet chic and can so easily be dressed up or down with a trouser and heel combo, or alternatively, jeans and sneakers. How would you wear bardot tops? 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Digital Dreams: Festival Photo Diary

(Outfit for Day 1)

This past weekend I attended my first festival ever, thanks to @BreezerCanada!! Thanks for sending me to Digital Dreams and for an unforgettable experience. Prior to the festival I had absolutely no clue what to expect. I have friends who have gone and while I was familiar with some of the artists, I clearly did not get the memo that this was a rave when I was frantically putting together cute outfits that were comfortable yet picturesque. For anyone who hasn't been to the this festival, Digital Dreams is much more of a rave scene than a festival (i.e. Coachella). Here are my looks for Day 1 and 2 and some random snaps from the festival. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy 1st of July!!


Happy Canada Day to all of my lovely Canadian readers! 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nordstrom's Pre-Opening Gala


I had the most wonderful time at the Nordstrom pre-opening gala yesterday evening. It was THE garden party of all garden parties. From live music to a pool full of mermaids, Nordstrom sure knows how to throw a party!! Oh, and not to forget the most extravagant dessert table, which I basically spent my entire night no further than two metres away. It's going to be tough to top my summer after that experience.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Black, White and Red all Over


Living in sneakers this Summer as I run away from my problems and in to every dessert shop I pass along the way. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

GRADUATION DAY!!


Happy Friday everyone, 
 Today I graduated from the University of Toronto!! I am truly grateful to be able to experience everything I did during my undergrad years and take none of this for granted. While times can be tough at UofT and we may not get the grades we hoped for, let's not forget that attending one of the top universities in the country is a privilege and a huge accomplishment to begin with. Thank you to my family and friends whom supported me throughout my education, and congratulations to everyone that graduated along side myself, we made it!! 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Ice-cream Breaks on Main Street


The best ice-ceam comes from little mom and pop shops, I promise. I used to be a huge ice-cream person, until I discovered fro-yo, but this cookies-and-cream got me feelin' all types of ways. 

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Satin Bomber


I didn't know what love at first sight was until I came across these white Nike Thea's. They're my casual go-to's...which also means they're no longer white, haha. 


WHAT I'M WEARING
Topshop bomber jacket
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Nike Air Max Thea

Xo,
Sarah

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Earth Tones


It's starting to look a lot like Summer....starting. Baby steps people. 

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Electric Orange


Summer was meant for vibrant colours and intricate prints so I decided to combine the two to create a elaborate look and left the black on black uniform behind.  I also tried out a new hair style and let's just say it was notttt as effortless as it was meant to look...

Friday, May 27, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Victoria Day - Long Weekend


If you're from Toronto you probably recognize this location. Yup, you guessed it, it's none other than the Club Monaco on Bloor. This infamous spot has been photographed by Torontonians countless number of times and I finally managed to get a few shots of my own. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Twenty-Three Years Young


Ah the infamous birthday post! Though I didn't actually wear this out for my birthday celebrations, I thought I'd be fun to create a glamorous look for my 23rd. I'm usually one for simple and chic gowns but I decided to switch it up for the occasion. 

Monday, May 16, 2016

Khaki and White


It started unexpectedly pouring 30 seconds into shooting this look. We decided to have lunch and resume once the rain cleared up, hence the damp bridge in some of the shots #bloggerproblems


Friday, May 6, 2016

Baby Blue


My Spring look for a cute coffee date in the city. We visited Colette's (in the Thompson Hotel) for the first time and it was absolutely delicious. I've been meaning to try their brunch (I hear it's the bomb[dot]com) but the timings didn't work out so we settled for dessert and coffee. I've been on a matcha latte bing for the past few weeks and Colette's did not disappoint!! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My Stay at the Trump Toronto: Hotel Review


A few weeks ago,  I had the pleasure of staying at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto and I can confidently say it was one of my top hotel experiences. If you follow me on Instagram you would have already seen much of my trip, but I thought I'd talk a little more about my stay on the blog. Prior to posting about my stay, I knew that my affiliation with Trump Hotels would spark controversy and backlash. Within minutes of my first post, I was proven right. "Really, Trump??" she writes and hastily unfollows. This was the response of many, who were apparently offended by my stay and decided to unfollow and block (bye, it was nice knowing you). Trump Hotels are in fact not affiliated with the political campaign, and not once was there any mention of politics during my stay. Anyways, if it wasn't already clear through the multiple insta captions, I'll say it again.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Touch of Blush


Good afternoon loves :) 
This outfit is from Day 1 of my trip to the Trump Toronto. Sorry for the random collection of backdrops but I was given the honour of touring the hotel and photographing areas that are not normally accessible to the guests and residents, and could obviously not pass on the opportunity to capture the perfect 'outfit of the day.' 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Retro Spring Vibes


Took a break from the whole "I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker colour" mantra to see how the other half lives. I'm not going to lie, I'm feelin' the whole pastel/Spring palette and could possibly be [dare I say it] changing things up this season. Prepare yourselves for more colour and less black.

P.s. Follow my Instagram for daily outfits, projects and other random snaps of pretty things I encounter throughout my day :) 


Monday, April 18, 2016

Donut Tasting with AirMiles


Good afternoon, the weather is absolutely beautiful today! I'm hoping that Spring is officially here to stay this time around!
I spent my Sunday afternoon devouring these delicious treats at a donut and wine tasting event hosted by Airmiles. The Rolling Pin Bakery collaborated with Karlos Estates Winery to create various donut and wine pairings. Though I did not have the wine, the donuts were delicious to say the least, and I would definitely recommend giving them a try! 

#AIRMILESEvents

Monday, April 11, 2016

Noir et Or

 

Black and gold for a quick dinner date.