Happy Monday everyone! If there’s one outfit combo I love and wear ALL the time (I’m sure you have noticed!) is denim on denim, and a simple way to give it a fresh spin for Summer is to pair it with a crisp white blazer, a panama hat, and espadrille wedges. If the weather gets warmer and calls (or begs!) for bare legs, just swap the jeans for cut-offs and you’re all set for a day out relaxing, dining, or shopping.
I took my favourite outfit combo for a stroll and shopping date around the Yonge and Lawrence area with my friend Victoria and Amex, and discovered some really great places. It’s always inspiring to discover local businesses doing great things so I wanted to share a few of my favourites with you.
If you’re ever in the area (or looking for an excuse to go exploring) you’ll want to check out Want Boutique (on 1788 Avenue Road) for some one of a kind clothing pieces. I personally loved some gorgeous eyelet tops and white and blue summer dresses, perfect for warm weather dressing!
Those of you who like organic treats, nuts and seeds, will love Pestacio (located at at 3322 Yonge
Street). This is where I found about nomz energy bites, and now I can’t get enough! Have you tried
them? They’re so good!
We’re always on the lookout for unique gifts for family and friends, and we stumbled upon this cute
shop called Papergrafix, located at 1708 Avenue Road. The owners were so lovely, and I couldn’t resist all of the beautiful stationary, luxurious soaps, fragrances and candles!
Our shopping date ended with some sweet treats and hot tea at Butter Avenue. I still can’t believe it was my first time there, have any of you been there?
The best part of the day was knowing that by supporting local businesses we were entering for a chance to win a dream trip worth $10,000, not bad right? If you like exploring new neighbourhoods in Toronto, and shopping at local businesses in the Yonge & Lawrence area, or in the Annex, Yorkville or Rosedale areas, you have a chance to WIN a dream trip worth $10,000 just by using your Amex! All you have to do is enroll online for one or both of your favourite neighbourhoods. You can enroll here for Yonge and Lawrence, and here for the Annex, Yorkville or Rosedale, and then start shopping!
Moral of the story, it’s nice to step out of your local area and explore new neighbourhoods as you never know what you may find (and hopefully win! wink wink)
PS: The contest ends on July 17th, so you still have time to enter 😉
WEARING: Joe Fresh Panama Hat (old, identical) | Miu Miu Cat Eye Sunglasses | J.Crew Factory Shirt (it’s old but this one with a lace-up is very similar, and this one too, both by J.Crew too) | Blaque Label Ivory Blazer | Madewell Button Front Jeans | Loeffler Randall Harper Espadrilles | Zac Zac Posen Eartha Shopper
This post was sponsored by American Express Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely my own.