Monday, July 28, 2014

Starts with a white dress shirt...

Happy Monday!

This weekend was one filled with pleasant surprises. One was the rain holding out until Sunday evening despite forecasts of rain all weekend. The second was an impromptu dinner in the Distillery District with dear friends who were back in the city after moving overseas last Fall. There truly is nothing better than mild summer nights on a patio enjoying delicious food and even better company.

For this weekend's casual outing, I opted for a classic boyfriend-fit dress shirt . The relaxed fit is versatile, looking great tucked into skinny jeans or paired with dressy shorts for evening, like this silk cargo-inspired pair (last seen in Vegas)

The wider proportions of the shorts allow this outfit to be paired with flats (as I did here) or dressed up further with a neutral heel.

Gold details completed the look that was wonderfully comfortable for the seafood feast we enjoyed and  subsequent stroll to walk off our dinner. 

Hope you have a great week!

Top: J.Crew
Bottom: Club Monaco (old, similar here)
Shoes: Tory Burch
Jewelry: Vita Fede bangle, Hermes cuff, Marc Jacobs watch, J.Crew necklace
Accessories: Salvatore Ferragamo belt, D&G sunglasses

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Starts with draped pants...

Happy weekend! And may I add, "long time no see!". This summer has been surprisingly busy. While the upside is that there has been a great balance of work and play to keep things interesting, the downside is that time quickly passed by before I realized how long ago my last post was.

Tonight, some dear friends joined my hubby and me for dinner in Toronto's Distillery District. If you've never been, this is definitely one of my favourite places to visit in the summer. And if you're searching for a new restaurant to try, I highly recommend Cluny (their veal meatball and salmon tartar are heavenly). 

For a casual day-to-night outfit that suited both the heat of the afternoon and the breeziness of the evening, I opted for a pair of comfortable draped pants in crepe material. The thicker fabric give these pants more structure, and less of a pyjama look in my opinion.

Because the pants are voluminous, I opted to keep the pairing simple and streamlined. A long necklace and racer-back silk tank helped ensure the look didn't overwhelm my petite frame. To complement the overall softness of the ensemble, I carried a structured handbag.

The tank and subtle silver accessories were complemented by a metallic pop from the sandals. 

Hope you're having a great summer so far!

Top: Ann Taylor (old)
Bottom: J. Crew (other colours available here)
Jewellery: Gucci watch, Tiffany & Co bracelet and necklace
Shoes: J.Crew