I was approached by Krowd Magazine for another Street Style feature a few months ago. This time it was for their Maple Issue, released just in time for Canada Day! I am so excited to finally share these pics with you!
My first official press tour has sadly come to an end. And what a whirlwind it was. My friend and fellow Ottawa influencer, Katie Hession from Yow City Style, joined me for a road trip to Toronto for the weekend. I drove us in a brand new 2017 Ford Escape, courtesy of Ford Canada. We had a hectic agenda and truly made the best of our time there, sans our family! It’s quite refreshing to travel with someone that has the same interests and goals: do, eat and see all the things in Toronto! No need to deal with kiddies or hangry husbands who want to eat before we have had a chance to photograph our food. I know most of you were following our Instagram stories, and I have to say it was nice staying in touch with Ottawa while we were in Toronto. Hopefully we made you proud, and you were able to enjoy it as much as we did!
Paris Fashion Week just wrapped up and has left me reminiscing on my one-and-only Euro trip. Almost 8 years ago, my husband and I spent one week in Paris over New Years and had a wonderful time freezing our buns off touring the streets and indulging to our hearts content! He even proposed to me on New Years eve in a dingy bar with a mock ring, where I immediately told him to get off the dirty floor and was revolted by the ring he picked out… hahaha. One thing I will never forget is accidentally going to noted fashion photographer, Patrick Demarchelier’s photography exhibit in the Petit Palais. Oh yes, I also remember being super flattered when folks assumed I was a local (nailed it! all black everything is always a safe look in Paris!)
This post is not so much about visiting Paris or how to be Parisian, but mostly about how to nail your Paris Fashion Week street style look, while supporting local businesses in Ottawa!
Is anyone else super confused about this warm fall weather we’ve been having? I bought this Flippa K dress at Viens Avec Moi this summer and ironically it hasn’t been cool enough for me to wear it! My purse is a consignment treasure from AMH Style. My necklace is from Canadian designer Biko, purchased at Vincent. My Dior glasses are borrowed from Merivale Optometric. My bracelet is from Ottawa designer Jenny Bird from Magpie Jewellery, and new symphony booties were gifted from Geox Rideau Centre! If you do the math, that’s 5 out of 6 local item ratio, or 83% local.