OOTD - Blue And White Romper

Friday, 22 July 2016

Rompers are the quintessential summer outfit for me.  Not only are they a no-brainer outfit, they are also so comfortable - a huge plus!  I typically find myself sporting playsuits when headed to the cottage, but this blue and white long sleeved romper from Mendocino just screamed beach to me. The blue and white pattern is perfect for summer, and the fact that there are long sleeves makes this one-piece more city appropriate.  Throw on your favourite straw hat and you've got the perfect summer outfit.  See you at the beach!
Romper - Mendocino, Hat - Dynamite, Shoes  - Le Chateau

What do you guys think?  Are you into the rompers, or are you more of a dress person? Ever have a near-bathroom emergency while wearing a romper? *raises hand.*  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

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OOTD - Blush Pink + Olive Green

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

After frantically stuffing my wardrobe with any and all white pieces I could get my paws on all summer, I wondered if I would ever wear colour again. It all changed when I laid eyes on this beautiful blush duster vest and olive green dress from Mendocino.  I've always loved the combination of blush and olive from afar, but never thought to wear it myself; let me tell you, I've been missing out.  The colour combination is very flattering and warms up your skin - plus its a great way to transition your summer pinks into the fall (I know, I know - but fall is coming!) Add a brown-toned bag, and you're good to go!

Duster Vest + Dress - Mendocino, Shoes - c/o Stuart Weitzman
Bag - Louis Vuitton

What do you guys think?  Are you feeling the deeper tones and colours of this outfit, or do you prefer a lighter palette? Too soon to be thinking of Fall?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

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OOTD - Aritzia White Culottes

Thursday, 14 July 2016

If there was one trend that made me hesitate this spring and summer, it had got to be culottes.  I loved the way they looked on others but basically wrote them off for myself, thinking that they were not meant for petites.  My thoughts changed when I rocked my pink culotted jumpsuit for Toronto Fashion Week, and since I've been on the hunt for the perfect pair of white culottes. My hunt started and finished at Aritzia when I found the perfect pair.  I just love the shape of these culottes, and may just need to go back to get another (they come in both grey and black.)  Throw on a pair of your favourite heels, and us petite ladies can definitely get behind the culotte trend.

Culottes + Shirt - Aritzia, Heels - c/o Stuart Weitzman (Nouveau Pump)
Choker - Mendocino, Bag - Chloe

What do you guys think about the culottes?  Are you into them, or is this one trend that you would rather pass on?  Let me know!

xo Joëlle

Photos by Gabriella of Pastels and Pastries

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