I have always been keen on scarves, but since my recent visit to Paris I have been frequenting the scarf look more than usual. I bought a bunch before my trip and love the way they add character and that extra something to my look. I would also like to point out these amazing high waisted wide leg pants. They have both the makings of my little fashion heart; stripes & a high waist. I tucked a black cami to match my shoes, and paired a blue and white scarf to match the pants. One of my favourite looks of the summer so far!



It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Toronto! World MasterCard Fashion Week is here & so far I have been loving everything that is to come for the Spring/Summer 2016 season. This season is especially significant because there are a lot of new Canadian designers being featured, along with our long-time Canadian favourites.

I will be posting a runway recap at the end of the week so stay tuned for all things runway, street style, what’s trending & more!

Here is my look from DAY 1 @ #WMCFW


Red Suede Skirt: Vintage

Trench: Tobi

Sandals: Zara

Click here to view my #CFFASHIONCAM 360 Experience!


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