Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday, July 6, 2015

Life File: The Queen's Plate

Happy Monday, hope you all had a great weekend! It was beautiful and I managed to have a very productive Saturday fitting in lots of errands and activities. And on Sunday I had an amazing time at The Queen's Plate with Victoria. I got all dressed up and I sported a fascinator and everything (just a little something I made on Friday) for the Hats and Horseshoes Party.

It was a fantastic day: the weather was beautiful and once we got there (around noon) we walked around and admired all the different hats and fascinators people were wearing, we watched a couple of races, had a lovely lunch on the lawn, took lots of pictures, we even placed a bet on two horses (we lost though), and we left late in the afternoon with tired feet (we were on heels all day) but so so happy to have spent the day doing something completely different and fun. I'm really looking forward to going back again in September for the Ricoh Woodbine Mile :)

Here are some snaps from the day, hope you enjoy them! Oh, and you may have noticed the new blog design, I'm still fine tuning it so bare with me!

Was super happy about finding the perfect dress after such a long hunt! And it was on sale, so it couldn't have been better! (more outfits details later this week)

These were fake, but so pretty ;)

Food trucking on the lawn, nothing like eating some italian food while wearing white lace right? ;)

 Victoria and her fascinator, which she also made ;)

With Victoria (can you believe she made her dress?!)

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Mohawk Racetrack. however, all opinions expressed are 100% my own :)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Best of Summer Sales and Good Reads

Happy Friday and happy long weekend for those of you celebrating 4th of July! Here's the link list for today :)

If you feel like reading some interesting finds:

. 6 Secret Tricks For Photographing Fireworks With Your Phone
. The Things THOSE People With Always-Uncluttered Cabinets Do
How To Get Better Skin As You Sleep
Six Healthy Foods You Should Never Add to Your Smoothie
13 Clothing Items That Are Secretly Ruining Your Health

And if you feel like shopping, the Summer sales are insane! So much savings!

Banana Republic: Extra 50% off sale items! Use code BRGOBIG. I like this shirt, this top is just $12 and this sweatshirt is the softest (highly recommend it!)
Dolce Vita: Extra 20% off sale items. My picks: these booties, these sandals, these and these.
Furbish Studio: 15% off site wide. Love this necklace, this gorgeous throw, and this set!
Gap: Summer Sale with up to 50% off. These pants look super comfy, this is such a pretty top and these are the cutest! Oh and yesterday my friend Cait was wearing these and they are awesome, love them in denim too!
J.Crew: Extra 40-60% off sale items, use code LONGWEEKEND. Great cover-up, cute sandals (same as these), and these are a classic simple style that you'd wear everyday :) These are similar to ones I have from Madewell and I get tons of compliments, and I love this set.
Loft: 50% off everything! Use code GOFOURTH. I really like these pants, and this skirt.
Rebecca Minkoff: Up to 60% off! So many great deals on the handbags! Love this bag (great color!), this onethis top, and these, oh yes.
Kate Spade: Extra 25% off sale items with code SETSALE. These sandals are a steal, these sneakers are the perfect weekend shoes, and these shorts are on point!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fashion File: What to Wear to the Queen's Plate

This year I'm super excited to go to the Queen's Plate (Canada's oldest thoroughbred horse race) along with my friend Victoria. The race is this Sunday and we will be attending the super stylish Hats and Horseshoes Party :) You may have noticed that I included lots of dresses on last Friday's links, and that's because all I've been thinking about is dresses and what am I going to wear!! Victoria and I are headed to the shops to look for some supplies to make ourselves some fascinators (so fancy huh?!) tomorrow, so I'll keep you posted on what I decide to wear this Sunday :)

Today I'm headed to the Ranking event, and being this my very first time at a horse race, I'm excited to see what it is all about! In the meantime, here's some inspiration I've pulled together, and below are the main racing events dates at the Woodbine Racetrack in case you want to tag along ;) Ohhh, and if you want to participate in a fun contest, snap a selfie while you are there this season, tag @WoodbineRacing on Twitter using #OffToTheRaces and you’ll be entered to win a $1000 gift card!

Sunday September 13: Ricoh Woodbine Mile
Sunday October 18: Pattison Canadian International Gr. 1
Saturday October 24: Breeder’s Crown

Topshop Fitted Striped Dress || Alexander McQueen quilted peplum dress || Edit Printed Sleeveless Dress || Alice + Olivia Leila printed cotton-poplin midi dress || Rachel Comey Novak Oxfords || Isa Tapia Adore Bow Sandals || Edie Parker Fiona Clutch || Loeffler Randall Leora d'orsay pump || J.Crew Collection Eyelet Flounce Dress (sold out, similar) ||  Elliatt Dawn Tunic Dress || Dolce & Gabbana printed dress || M2MALLETIER Amor Fati Bag || Rachel Comey Acker Oxfords (how cool are they?!)

Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with Mohawk Racetrack. however, all opinions expressed are 100% my own :)