Swedish Summer

DSC_3128Sometimes it’s necessary for me to get out of the city. I do love Toronto (like really really do) but my mind and body often crave the slowness, fresh air, and silence that north of the city has to offer. Luckily for me, Ryan’s family lives in Barrie, in a beautiful home with ample outdoor space and a very short walk to the waterfront and forest. Ryan and I made the most of our weekend by doing pretty well nothing, which felt perfect. And I was excited to get this Family Affairs, Swedish Summer dress in the mail from Nina about a week or two before. It was the perfect dress for this particular day – lightweight, summery and fun. It’s one of those dresses that doesn’t really need styling – the print is so awesome and the cut is so cute, it’s a piece that can stand on it’s own, in my opinion. I like over the top and complicated sometimes, but I also really like simplicity, as long as I stay true to my silly, quirky nature.

I hope you all had a very lovely weekend. Mine isn’t over just yet, but I’ll keep this short and sweet because I have many new items to photograph for the shop (!!!), cleaning (ugh!) and  grocery shopping to do. So, bye for now!

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DSC_3179Dress: Family Affairs
Shoes: G.H. Bass & Co

Family Affairs Fall 2014

IMG_3064-EditwebThis could be the first time I have shared a collection from Family Affairs, which is truly surprising because I have admired Nina’s work for a long time now. Anything that feels other-wordly, mystical and wholly it’s own is something I can stand by, and that’s exactly what we get from Family Affairs, collection after collection. As usual, Nina created her own prints, this time featuring her very own alchemy symbols with references from italian futurism and irish fairytales. Neat right?! I would love to get my hands on the maxi dress pictured above, and although I have never really been known to wear or have any interest in blazers, the candy crush-esque pinstripe number pictured last is really catching my eye.

Photography: Amanda Jasnowski
Model: Bryson

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