Sunday, September 30, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Summer

Summer 2018 was amazing - I spent it doing the two things I enjoy most: travelling and spending time with my family. There didn't seem to be a quiet moment - from visiting Muskoka, a multi-generational trip to Montreal, my birthday in the Bahamas, a week with my sister in London, Ontario followed by a week in England visiting hubby's family (and a day trip to Paris on the Eurostar!)

H&M Grey Tweed pants Pink Beret hat Pink circle Poppy Peonies Blogger Outfit
Beret: H&M (similar on Amazon) / Pants: c/o H&M / Bag: c/o Poppy & Peonies / Earrings: c/o Poppy & Peonies
Before (reluctantly) making the transition over into Fall content, I wanted to share one last summer post. I worked with some of my favourite clothing brands on outfit posts for Instagram - click through to see my outfits from H&M, Ann Taylor, Rachel Sin, Chicwish and EverNew



H&M


I'd been wanting to try the high-waisted, wide-legged striped trouser trend for a while, but this type of trousers are often paired with a cropped top or camisole. After some experimentation - I found a bodysuit was a great alternative. It provided a similar silhouette but gave me the coverage I preferred!

H&M Wide-legged striped pants white ruffled bodysuit Blogger Outfit
Bodysuit: Shein / Pants: c/o H&M / Bag: c/o H&M (similar on Amazon)
This dress had so many things I love: pink florals, midi length AND sleeves! I wore this on our day trip to Paris - and it was SO easy to wear. I usually stick to jeans when travelling - and was pleasantly surprised that this more photogenic option was comfortable too! I'm going to try wear a lot more dresses this Fall. I usually switch to pants because I get cold easily - but I think with some strategic leggings that I can hide under midi dresses - maybe I can get away with it.

H&M Pink Floral Midi Dress Blogger Outfit Paris Photoshoot
Dress: c/o H&M / Bag: c/o Amazon




ANN TAYLOR


Ann Taylor has the cutest workwear - and I was so excited to work with them on some travel outfit posts. Yellow was THE colour of the summer - so I was thrilled to find this buttercup yellow tweed jacket. Tweed jackets are so timeless, and I love the ruffled details on this pretty one.

Ann Taylor Tweed Ruffle Yellow Jacket Jeans Straw Circle Bag Blogger Outfit
Jacket: c/o Ann Taylor / Bag: c/o Amazon / Shoes: c/o Ann Taylor
And I couldn't stop at just one tweed jacket! Of course I needed two - this one has pretty colours for Fall! I tend to stock up on tweed jackets because they're an instant way to dress up a plain tank + jeans outfit.

Ann Taylor Tweed Ruffle Jacket Embellished Gucci Dupe Belt Distressed Jeans Blogger Outfit
Jacket: c/o Ann Taylor / Jeans: Silver / Bag: Old Navy / Belt: ASOS (similar on Amazon)  / Shoesc/o Ann Taylor

RACHEL SIN


I've worn Rachel Sin dresses to two fashion week events in the past (here and here), so I was thrilled when Rachel emailed me and asked me to be part of a #DeskToDrinks photoshoot that she was arranging with Chris Smart (@csmartfx) - a famous Canadian streetstyle photographer. I'd never shot streetstyle before, so this was a fun experience - it was fast-paced and completely different from the way we usually photograph outfit for the blog!

Tangerine Ruffle Caroline Dress Rachel Sin Blogger Outfit
Rachel Sin CAROLINE dress Photo Credit: Chris Smart Photography

Pink Midi Obi Belt Dress Rachel Sin Blogger Outfit
Rachel Sin OBI BELT Dress Photo Credit: Chris Smart Photography

CHICWISH

As always, Chicwish clothing plays a huge part in my vacation outfits! Here are some ultra-feminine pieces I picked out recently. I have so much love for this ruffle skirt. While I love a pink tulle skirt - it is definitely stands out a lot (maybe too much for some occasions!) This option is more subtle and versatile.The tulle fabric and pearl embellishments are balanced out by the subdued grey colour - making it easy to style for many events.

Chicwish Pearl Grey Tulle Skirt Pink Velvet Quilted bag blogger outfit
Skirt: c/o Chicwish / Bag: c/o Amazon

Okay, this sweater is more Fall than Summer - but I've been eyeing it since last year, so I snapped it up a bit prematurely this year! Chunky, over-sized knits are going strong this Fall - so I'm glad I have this pink option to wear. I've paired it with my XXL Monogram Onecklace. This is my second Onecklace - I actually own the exact necklace in gold! I love how it feels so light, but fills in your neckline and makes a statement.

Chicwish Pink Chunky Knit Bobble sweater distressed jeans pink longchamp large le pliage bag blogger outfit
Sweater: c/o Chicwish / Jeans: AEO / Bag: Longchamp / Necklace: c/o Onecklace

I'm such a fan of tea dresses - floral print midi length dresses with fluttery sleeves. I own several pink ones, including this one - so when I spotted this blue and red version on the Chicwish website, I thought it would be a fun change from my usual colour palette.

Chicwish blue red floral midi tea dress blogger outfit
Dress: c/o ChicwishEarrings: c/o AmazonBag: c/o AmazonShoes: H&M


EVER NEW


I worked with Ever New in June to put together an outfit to wear to the Queens Plate races. I chose this pretty peach high-low dress, gold strappy heels and embellished clutch. I found the matching fascinator at Necessities Fashion - and now I wish I was invited to more events where fascinators are required - because they're so pretty! Aside from the races, I think this would also be a cute outfit to wear to a wedding or a garden party.

What to wear to a wedding outfit ideas, races or garden party Peach dress fascinator gold heels embellished clutch blogger outfit

I hope you liked this wrap up of my summer outfits - which one was your favourite?

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