Christmas goodies

Mama’s always taught me to wear my new things to church first. This (very late) Christmas was no exception. Celebrating with the orthodox calendar, the night leading to January 7th entails a midnight mass. img 043bStepping out of vintage fashion and into designer goods this holiday, see what I wore inside. Continue reading

One Year!

Apparently, my blog was started a year ago! Sadly, I’ve been to caught up to even realise, let alone stay up to date.

The pictures in this post are from a Sorority dinner we hold at the beginning of each semester. The food wasn’t anything special but the company made up for it. Many sisters came out as did our new pledges for the semester, accepting their bid.

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This is only about one third of the table but you get the point.

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St. Lawrence Market

Work has been kind to me lately, and I’ve been having Sunday’s off more often. I love when this happens! I get to go downtown to a church I truly enjoy going to, with a great community and service. Then I get to explore a thing or two, or have lunch with friends afterwards.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis particular week, I ventured over to St Lawrence Market where on Sundays the food market is shut down and vintage vendors take over.

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Bloggers Unite!

Many many weeks ago (cuz dear ol’ Ritzz has been quite backed up with posts), I was invited to a Toronto Blogger get-together and seminar by the lovely Brenda from SkinnyBish. A pot luck event, Brenda took the time to set an schedule to teach and motivate new and upcoming bloggers in the blogosphere. I definitely learned a few new tricks to use!

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Some of the incredibly talented and well dressed ladies I met.

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Summer Chevron

One of my closest friends lives so far away! Right across the border in Buffalo, I am blessed to have a friend who travels into Toronto often to hang out. This one random Saturday, said friend Tom managed to get me out during my busy schedule for “a dinner with a bunch of church friends”. Turns out it was a fundraiser event held at one of our churches! I was a little surprised, but had a great time with a great friend.

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Tom and I ❤

 

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Easter Eggs and Floral Spreads

Alithos Anesti! Christ is Risen! Being Orthodox, we celebrate Easter later than the typical calendar (and blog about it even later – Apologies as always!). It can’t be that late…I’m eating a giant Kinder Surprise as I write this post – how appropriate! Anyways, Easter is my favourite time of year, I just love the spirit. And being able to dress up without thick tights for once! I went all out in summery clothes as the weather just happened to be lovely on Easter weekend.

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Peek inside to see more about my Easter attire.
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From Day to Night

Have you ever been out on the road  busy all day, with no time to change from one event to the other? This happened to me a few weeks ago.

Solution: A dress worn all day with a different jacket and accessories!

An early company orientation required business casual attire.

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A beautiful day, I brought out some spring colours. This 60’s inspired a-line dress is the focus for both outfits this day. Take a look inside to see how I transformed this from day to night. Continue reading

hr2 Grand Opening!

Bright and early, I made my way back to the new hr2 store at Vaughan Mills this morning. An exclusive breakfast and meet and greet before the mall opened allowed top guests to enjoy the quiet before the storm.

At 10am, the gates opened and we walked OUT of the store! Strange, don’t you think? Not quite, we were all to watch the ribbon cutting.

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There was actually quite a bit of people there for the open! Holt Renfew reps and staff, as well as photographers and a long line of guests waiting to be one of the lucky 100 to get a gift card upon entry.

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Holt Renfrew team and special guests

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The president Mark Derbyshire said some motivational words and was ready to get the festivities started!

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Mark along with some of the managers of hr2, Heather and Eduarda and the BIG SCISSORS! They’re real guys, people do this!

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I don’t have picture of the actual ribbon cutting, the smart-phonearazzi was too big for me to attempt it.

The day following was too hectic to take any pictures. I was lucky to catch parts of the flash mob performances though.

The show choir of students in grades 10-12 from the Etobicoke school of the Arts did some great performances for us! They were all so sweet as well as I got a chance to speak to a few of them (all named Adam oddly enough). They are recent winners of the National Show Choir award as well! What an accomplishment for such a young group of artists. I love music and went to an arts school myself.. To have such a large group of performers do the “Glee” thing and be proud of it makes me so happy! The arts are so important for the youth – our world would become so grey otherwise.

Me on the otherhand…I never do grey. I got many comments on my colourfulness today, especially on such a gloomy day.

IMAG0354After an incredibly long day, I was exhausted! My hair shows it haha. I’m dress in Betsey Johnson. I’m actually wearing a dress that I fell in love with cuz of the spring colours. It seemed everyone else did too today. I layered it with a puff sleeve top that has bow-buttons all the way down. Its so cute and I got it at such a good price. Its a shame you can’t see the full dress, or the buttons for that matter. The necklace is a very recent thrift purchase my mom found at Value Village for $3. A purple DIY hair flower and some retro dangle earrings from mommy’s collection to add more colour. I don’t know where my tights are from but I wish I did as they ripped today! Of course, after such an eventful day it was expected. These ruffle back shoes are so cute, and I got them from Rainbow for about $15.

With so much action today, I can’t wait to see what else hr2 has to offer.

Keep shopping on shopaholics xx

P.S. Check out my friend Derek Sabado’s From the blog Stylesab. He’s also posted his views on last night’s media event!

 

Hot off the press! hr2 media event

With the grand opening for Vaughan Mills’ new store hr2 tomorrow, a preview for media and press was held tonight. hr2, named after it’s parent store Holt Renfrew, is a premium off-price store that offers luxury fashions at an affordable price.The store is the second of its kind, following the lead of Montreal – the birth place of the Canadian luxury retail brand.

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Aimed to attract a younger crowd, hr2 has a colourful and fun style, take a look inside to see what the new location has to offer!

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