It’s all in the details

fireplace{A fireplace! Even out of commission it makes our living room so cozy }

We recently moved from our high rise on Roncesvalles and while we really miss the incredible view and the waterfront, I must admit I am completely infatuated with our current place. Not only is the neighbourhood fantastic, our neighbours lovely and my commute half what it used to be, but our new little home has an incredible amount of character, something I thought we’d only get after we became home owners.That being said, not everything is perfect and there are a few things I would love to change {the subways runs right below us so we can hear & feel a slow rumble every 5 minutes or so} but I really have been making an effort to focus and be thankful for the good {or great in this case} . We aren’t fully settled in yet but I wanted to share a few of those details that make our new space feel like home.

Office{Our new office aka a bedroom for all my books…yay!}

Bedside Table{The softest light comes in our bedroom windows and makes my bedside table a beautiful sight every morning}

Bathroom tile{Pretty sure this tile is the reason we chose this apartment and it’s by far, my favourite detail}

It’s all in the details

The Best Icebreaker Ever.

“If Nancy Meyers made a movie about you, what song would play during the opening credits?”

Now you probably are thinking that I have officially lost it but think about it. The answer to that question would reveal so much about that person -their taste in music, in movies, what type of “genre” they see their lives as – and will immediately help you figure out if it is worth to continue chatting with them or if you should move on. For me, for example, if you don’t know or don’t like Nancy Meyers (is that even possible), we probably won’t get along. Just kidding, I love you even if you don’t know who the best chick-flick director in the world is.

If you were to ask me that question the answer would be easy – September by Earth, Wind and Fire. That’s right. If there was ever a movie made about me, the opening credits would have September playing in the background. Imagine a setting like the photo below and add to it a twenty-something girl/woman walking out of downtown office, wearing red lipstick and carrying too much stuff in her purse….and now start humming the song…. perfect right?! Opening Credits

I’d love to know, what song would play during the opening credits of a movie starring you?

P.S – The best opening credits in a movie, ever.

The Best Icebreaker Ever.

Saturday in Pastel

{Zara pants (similar), Mango blouse (similar) , Zara jean jacket, H&M hat, Michael Kors bag, Sam Edelman flats (similar)}

Although summer officially started a few days ago, the weather remains a little on the cool side in Toronto …  this is not a complaint… our apartment does not have AC {yet!!} so the cool lake breeze has kept us all very happy!

The cool air has also forced me to reconsider my typical summer uniform. In past years, as soon as the temperature and the humidity started inevitably climbing, I’d reach for one of my many billowy sun dresses without much thought. However, since those dresses aren’t quite weather appropriate yet, I have found  myself digging deep into my closet and getting more creative.

Not only have I had an amazing time finding outfit inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest, I’ve also made time to “shop in my closet” and rediscover some great items that I had completely forgotten about -the last time I wore those pastel pants, I was still a university student…!!!  After some digging, I put together the outfit above for a busy errand-running Saturday and is now one of my go-to’s.

This weekend I encourage you to invite a friend over, dig deep in your closet, find an item that you have not worn in a while and together style an outfit around it. I promise that the outcome will be lovely and you both will have a surprising amount of fun!

Saturday in Pastel