If you’re not from Toronto, I’ll DO A LITTLE EXPLAININ’ ABOUT THIS SHIRT FOR YA. I got the shirt, which my boyfriend has since stolen and claimed as his own, from Toronto for Everyone, the group that put together the amazing Honest Ed’s farewell party. Honest Ed’s was a discount bargain store built in the 40’s (my grandparents used to go there with my infant mom ALL the time when they were my age). It was huge- it took up several city blocks- and since I was a kid it’s been known for it’s tacky weird kitschy shit. You could go there and buy everything from tampons to to underwear to cutlery to lawn flamingos to food to furniture. It was never renovated and the upkeep was NOT the best, which added to it’s charm. It became super trendy and fun to just wander around and get lost inside and post photos on instagram (I def encourage you to browse the photos in the geotag). Anyway, they’re of course tearing it down to build condos, so there was a huge art show/farewell party inside the building in the spring, where I bought this shirt (416 is Toronto’s area code, written in the classic Honest Ed’s price tag font.)
The pants are from Eloquii which I’ve taken QUITE a liking to lately. I ordered from them for the first time last month and was super pleased with the prices (everything was on sale) and quality.
Shoes- asos (wide fit and on sale!)
Sunglasses- Ray Ban
FYI: I’m currently sitting on my balcony with my pup in a lounge chair putting up blog posts and editing photos and it’s sunny and hot and beautiful and I’m melting in a good way. Sometimes you just gotta do a run-on sentence. It’s been nonstop rainy and cold (like it was in these photos) for a solid week so I’m sucking up all the vitamin D I can because this bitch is DEPRIVED. I’m genuinely considering getting a sun tattoo or something. Is that dumb? I fucking love the sun.
At least the chilly June weather gave me a chance to wear this wrap top from Eloquii. I was going to a Thomas Sabo AW17 press event and me and my pal Erica decided to grab lunch beforehand at this super cute restaurant called Wish. It’s a two second walk from my place and it’s got THE CUTEST decor- and this heart wall on the outside. I think I’m going to do a Toronto city guide series, separated by neighbourhood, of all my fave (aka, most instagrammable) spots.
Pants- also from Eloquii (side note: you can use the code sarahanne on all items purchased from Eloquii! it’s my lovely friend Sarah’s code- if you’ve never checked out her blog you definitely should because she’s an OG Canadian plus blogger and she’s beautiful and perfect)
Shoes- Cape Robbin (they have the brand at Nordstrom Rack but I just searched ‘Cape Robbin’ on Amazon.) (Also they fit my wide feet just fine.)
There’s a dog park near my apartment (more like a huge fenced-in beach where dogs run wild) where I love to take Petrie called Cherry Beach. I discovered it last summer and didn’t realize why it had that name until this week. This gorgeous little cluster of cherry blossom trees at the end of the street are adorable. Usually come cherry blossom season, I venture to High Park, a place in Toronto where there are hundreds of cherry blossom trees- and THOUSANDS of tourists. Half the time it’s not even worth it to go because the experience is ruined by children and couples pushing and shoving and taking a jillion photos. So when I was driving to the dog park last week and I saw these, I knew I had to bring my pal Kendra and take some photos. She hates people as much as I do and I knew she wouldn’t be venturing to High Park any time soon.
Shoes- Forever 21 (similar)
Sunglasses- Prescription Ray Ban’s
WELP, I’m heading off to Mexico in mere hours so the next time you see me I’ll be on a beach. Probably very drunk. WISH ME SAFE TRAVELS