High Park

zara grey turtleneck black shorts turtleneck zara cropped long sleeve grey fall leaves outfit grey black fashion quilted black high waisted shorts zipper leather jacket zara shorts turtleneck fall forest leather jacket quilted black shorts zara exposed zipper black quilted zara shorts topshop buckle cut out boots leather black kenneth cole lace blazer white white moto leather topshop vest white leather lace topshop kenneth cole topshop boutique oversized lightwash jeans ripped knee baggy jeans by boutique topshop boutique baggy jeans zara wedge heels topshop jeans zara heels boyfriend white wedgeboyfriend lightwash jeans leather vest lace jacket white pumps High Park in the fall is a magical place to be. The abundance of trees turned yellow, red and green makes us giddy with excitement. Not only is autumn the most beautiful of seasons  but it also accommodates fashion week. In this post we're wearing some of our current favourites. Kendra's deceivingly wide, light wash ripped jeans from Topshop and Dayles grey, long sleeve turtleneck.

Side note: Maybe some of you have been wondering where we wondered off too. We know - our content has been slow lately! For that, we apologize. We have been spending a significant amount of time switching our platform and creating a new, more appealing blog for our readers! We are QUITE excited now that it has finally launched!

Dayle :  Zara Cropped Turtleneck (similar here) |  Zara Quilted Shorts (similar ) |  Topshop Cut Out Leather Boots | Forever 21 Necklace 

Kendra Wearing:   Topshop Ripped Knee Jeans |  Topshop Leather Vest (similar here) ... amazing sale price FYI | Kenneth Cole Lace Blazer (similar here) | Forever 21 sunglasses (similar here

London - Photo Installment 2

Here's what I wore on my last day in London while strolling around the area of St James Park, Buckingham Palace, et al. Felt proper British in this hat which has been getting an excessive amount of use lately. Paired it with a textured oversized jacket from River Island, a fantasticly easy tshirt dress by Wilfred Free (FR on the front, EE on the back), and these perfect studded d'orsay flats that I still can't comprehend how they came from Forever 21. On this portion of the trip I shopped around Regent and spent many pound cakes (does anyone get this reference/please say yes), aimlessly wandered the charming streets and yearned to live on them, visited my fair share of pubs as well as the most glamorous rooftop garden bar aptly named Kensington Roof Gardens, spent qt in plenty of parks, and went to lots of notable restaurants. London you are my everything!

 

Kendra Wearing:  Wilfred Free dress (similar here) |  River Island jacket (similar here or here) |  Forever 21 shoes (similar here or here) | H&M hat (similar here)

London - Photo Installment 1


For now I just want to say that London is magical and may be my favourite city ever. I think loved it even more this time than I did the first time around (6 years ago). I'm so infatuated by its juxtaposition of new and old and so drawn in by the history. And don't even get me started on how faultless it is as a fashion capital as well. Many more pictures to come!

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Kendra Wearing:  top (similar ) |  dress (similar ) |  shoes  (similar ) | sunglasses (similar ) | hbghat (similar ) | jewelery (similar )

A Tartan Affair

So we coordinated for once and decided we would get into our favourite plaid prints and welcome the fall! Tartan seems to be a trend for this season and we aren't protesting it. Most of the items we've seen in stores are adorable (not to mention totally wearable). Dayle's tartan print tights pair well with ANY chunky knit sweater, white or black.  Kendra's plaid skirt with an exposed slip is perfected by dainty heels and inspired by Cher Horowitz herself. She would be so proud.
Dayle Wearing:  Vintage Knit Sweater (similar here or here) |  Forever 21 Leggings  Zara Sandal Heels  (similar here) | Aldo sunglasses (similar here) | Brandy Melville necklace (similar here) 
Kendra Wearing:  Brandy Melville Crop Top (similar here) |  Zara Plaid Skirt (similar here or here) |  Zara Sandal Heel   (similar here) | Alexander Wang Satchel 

Balmy Beach Club




Okay. So far, this has been our favourite Toronto location. As much as we feel we this blog is centered around our fashion addiction, it is also partly about the city we live in. There are tiny, unfamiliar spots like this all over the city and we are tickled pink when we find them. This particular spot is well-known to those living in the area and their secret has been well-kept. It's easy to envision the sculpted lifeguards wearing 50's bathing suits running down this pier and diving into the lake. It has most definitely seen better days. However, its "forgotten" feeling is actually so peaceful to hang out around. This would be the perfect spot for an afternoon picnic, or if you are like us, an afternoon cider and/or bottle of wine!  


Dayle Wearing:  Brandy Melville top (similar here) |  Forever 21 pants |  Zara boots  (similar here) | Forever 21 necklace (similar here) 

Kendra Wearing:  Corduroy skirt (similar here) |  Topshop sleeveless tee (similar here) |  Zara heels (similar here) | sunglasses (similar here) 

Laurie Fleming Jewellery Lookbook - Pyrite Necklace


Here we have the final lookbook shot with Laurie Fleming Jewellery! This one features the beautiful & diverse pyrite necklace, available in big or small stones. Head over to www.laurieflemingjewellery.com to take a look at these, as well as all the other lovely charms Laurie has to offer! 

jewelry, hand made, gem, stone, laurie fleming


If you haven't entered to win Laurie Fleming's Pendulum Necklace, the contest is still open for entries! Leave a comment on the post with your address and e-mail and we'll announce the winner on October 5th.

Good Luck :) x

Life's a Beach...

dress, floral, straps, crossback dress, bralet, lace, suede, boots, zara

mini, skirt, zara, dress, floral

sixties, sunglasses, retro, topshop, floral dress, forever 21

overall dress, floral, forever 21, zara boots, suede boots

retro sunglasses, floral dress, arrow necklace, zara, topshop, forever 21

lace bralet, aritzia, forever 21, topshop, zara

floral, overall dress, cross back detail, round sunglasses, zara
floral, overall dress, exposed side dress, suede boots, zara, topshop
forever 21 crop tee, bomber, jacket, topshop, sunglasses, lightwash skirt, zara

red beanie, bomber, jacket, zara skort, nyc crop tee, sweater, topshop boots

forever 21, midi ring, jewelry, nails, manicure

topshop, beanie, skort, zara, bomber

nyc crop sweater, forever 21, bomber, jacket, topshop, jewelry

zara, light denim, bomber, jacket, nyc crop tee, topshop sunglasses

topshop, zara, crop sweater, forever 21, red beanie, beanie, topshop boots

The Toronto Beaches are definitely nothing to brag about, but on a nice day in September when the entire area is completely desolate - it's a great hang out spot. We've been blessed with some good weather the past couple of weeks so we were squeezing out what is left of our summer wardrobes. We're pleased we finally made it out here too! This summer has been nonstop for the both of us so taking some time to relax by the waterfront this fall was much needed. We could do without the crowdedness. Dayle wore a floral overall dress with cross-back detail (for the last time this year, sad face). Threw on some comfortable suede boots and called it a day. Kendra is wearing a cropped tee reppin NYC with a bomber jacket and beanie thrown on to combat that chilly, early fall breeze.
Maybe next summer we'll rep a slightly more attractive beachfront (we can only hope).


Dayle Wearing:  Forever 21 dress | Zara boots (similar here) | sunglasses (similar here) |  jewelery (similar here) 
Kendra Wearing:  Forever 21 crop top |  Zara skort (similar here or here) |  Topshop boots (similar here) | Red beanie (similar here) | Topshop bomber jacket (similar here) | Forever 21 midi ring

GIVEAWAY - Laurie Fleming Jewellery - Pendulum Necklace

GIVEAWAY TIME! WE'RE JUST GIVING STUFF AWAY! But to be serious for a moment, we couldn't imagine a more perfect item to be up for grabs in our first-ever giveaway than Laurie Fleming Jewellery's Pendulum necklace. The Pendulum available to be won is the striking lapis lazuli gemstone (large) which hangs on a long sterling silver chain. This necklace can be worn on it's own as a standout piece, or layered with other necklaces to create a unique look. It can also be dressed up or down, and would look equally fantastic with a silk blouse as it would with a plain white tee! This giveaway is held in collaboration with Laurie Fleming Jewellery to celebrate the launch of her online store www.laurieflemingjewellery.com. 

If you want to enter, it's super simple!

1. Comment below with your name and email address

2. Follow us on Instagram: goodasgoldblog

DAT'S IT! Good luck to all our lovely readers who enter :). Winner will be chosen at random on October 5, 2013. 

Above photos shot in the Palm House at Allan Gardens Conservatory. Wearing a dress by 10 Crosby by Derek Lam and boots by Aldo.

Laurie Fleming Jewellery Lookbook - Solitaire Bracelet

Recently, we had the pleasure of working with the immensely talented Laurie Fleming of Laurie Fleming Jewellery to collaborate on a lookbook for her Solitaire bracelet collection. Laurie's jewellery is absolutely beautiful; she makes everything by hand and each piece has so much thought, detail, and hard work behind it. Laurie has been a friend of ours for a few years now, and it has been so exciting watching her progress and grow as a designer over that time. Her designs and expertise are both truly amazing, and we were so happy to finally be able to join forces to create something that represents her jewellery line as well as Good as Gold. This lookbook was shot in the ethereal and lush Allan Gardens Conservatory, which may just be one of the most underrated (or possibly unheard of?) spots in the city to spend an afternoon. Filled with botanical delights, the greenhouse is FREE to explore and virtually empty most days. Do yourself a favour and check it out! The Solitaire bracelet lookbook above was shot in the cactus greenhouse (the lookbook's working title: Girls with Hands in Cactuses), but there are several other magical-looking greenhouses to wander through as well, including the Orchid Room and glass-domed Palm House. We shot a lookbook for another one of Laurie's collections at Allan Gardens too, so keep an eye out as we will be posting it shortly!

We are also thrilled to share that Laurie has just launched her own website, www.laurieflemingjewellery.com, where you can shop all of her collections.

Oh, and finally... you all PROBABLY will want to check back here tomorrow, as we are doing our very first giveaway on Good as Gold! It's definitely a prize that anyone would be over the moon to win, so stay tuned. 

Kendra Wearing:  T by Alexander Wang top |  Topshop shorts |  Aldo shoes | Laurie Fleming Jewellery Solitaire bracelets

Dundas West

toronto ossington summer street

chain strap shoulder snake

ossington dufferin

sandal suede heel

grey tee tucked black miniskirt

bag h&m black

miniskirt grey tshirt outfit
mural art fashion blog blogger colour
fresh shoes

dundas west colour flowers

aritzia tna tank top white

colorful colourful
dundas west shop store toronto
miniskirt sneakers tee tshirt

zippers leather trim white exposed

serengetti glasses tortoiseshell

Welcome to Dayle's hood. As of September 1st she became a resident of the trendy Little Portugal neighbourhood. Last week after we finished work we took a walk around checking out all of the little cafe's, vintage stores, and breweries (actually just one, Bellwoods! suggest you go) that the area had to offer. This was probably the last day for us Canadians to walk around outside with bare legs (so excited to be able to outfit them in this colourful jacquard skirt by Maje!), so we took advantage! The absence of that isolated heat wave has left us shivering and our sweaters, jeans and winter coats will be in full effect. We have so much amazing content coming up for this season that we can't wait to share with you! Stay tuned :)
Dayle Wearing:  Zara tee (similar here) |  vintage skirt (similar here) |  Zara sandals  (similar here) | H&M snakeskin bag (similar here) | vintage sunglasses (similar here) | H&M jewelery (similar here) 
Kendra Wearing:  TNA top (similar here or here) |  Maje skirt (similar here or here) |  Vans shoes | vintage Serengeti sunglasses (similar here or here) | Forever 21 necklace jewelery (similar here)

Ward's Island

Kendra: I celebrated one of my best friend Allie's birthdays with her on Ward's Island on a recent weekend, and how sad it is to think all these summer activities will come to an end so soon with fall quickly approaching! Nevertheless, we ate a ton of fruit and drank sneaky wine and had a little birthday cake too, and it was the greatest afternoon. We also ended up wearing the same glittery jelly sandals, TOTALLY UNPLANNED! WE ARE NOT THAT ANNOYING (ok really we are but we actually did not plan this). We even got to take outfit pictures before our ferocious sunburns set in! What more could one ask for?

Kendra Wearing:  Vintage top (similar here or here) |  Zara shorts (similar here or here) |  Windsor Smith shoes (similar here) | H&M sunglasses (similar here)

Pricefield Park


crop
blazer silk
jacket oversize
urban outfitters h&m
gold decoration beading bead
combo high waisted jacket
black tattoo
lens flare golden hour

jumper romper pink
fucsia overalls

shoes zara sunglasses aritzia book

toronto ontario sun

zara pink v deep

pink overalls bright

tee zara aritzia tna

white cream windsor smith chunk black

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Toronto may be known to some as a polluted city, but for those of us who can appreciate, it also has a significant amount of beauty. Pricefield Park is amongst the best that Ontario's capitol has to offer. Found at the end of a cul-de-sac through a small, over-grown garden path is an entrance to a playground, wide open soccer field, trees, green grass and a pretty unique view. We had some spectacular weather tonight also which made for perfect lighting in our photos!

Dayle Wearing:  ASOS halter top |  H&M shorts (similar here) | RayBan sunglasses | Zara jacket (similar here) | 

Kendra Wearing:  Zara romper (similar here or here) | Windsor Smith shoes  (similar here) | H&M sunglasses (similar here) | H&M headband (similar here)

Chinatown

bikes girls style

toronto girls

button up blouse

white black checkered

sunglasses outfits blog

style girls

shorts neoprene wilfred royal
black h&m cat eye sunnies

ankle strap patent suede leather

toronto style outfit

faux denim shorts

bikes style toronto downtown spadina

blue royal shorts wilfred aritzia

We were so pleased last week to collaborate with the friend/photographer Olga Kozitska (see more of her amazing photography here). She took some great photos of the two of us hanging out in Chinatown and Kensington. It was pleasantly warm on this Thursday evening and getting out to snap some shots during twilight hour ended up being nothing short of spectacular. We can't wait to work with her again! In this post Dayle wore a fall inspired outfit (feat. a sheer, plaid blouse with leather shorts). Kendra wore some neoprene wetsuit/scuba material hotshorts from Wilfred at Aritzia paired with a sloppy black tank (never fails) and sky-high black patent wedges from Zara (also never fail). Oh, and threw a snapback on top for a couple of pics! Thoughts anyone? Hahah. In any case, we're so excited we had the opportunity to do a real shoot that has both of us in it and hopefully there will be many more to come!

Dayle Wearing:  H&M top (similar here) | Forever 21 shorts  Zara shoes  (similar here) | H&M sunglasses (similar here) | H&M necklace (similar here) 
Kendra Wearing:  H&M men's top (similar here) | Wilfred shorts (similar here or here) |  Zara shoes (similar here or here) | Topshop sunglasses (similar here or here) | Forever 21 necklace (similar here)

On the Terrace

light green pale washed blouse
white mint green pink pale light

toronto style shopping

miniskirt zippers

nordstrom aviators sunnies

blouse mini skirt flatform shoes
So it's been a cool week in Canada. Unfortunately, we're starting to loose our grasp on summer and it's slipping through our fingertips quicker than sand in a sieve. How sad! We took some pictures after a day at work and refused to accept the cold by baring our legs to 5 degree wind. Austin Terrace is a street near and dear to us, right around the corner from both of us in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. It's a quiet, quaint road with beautiful old homes and lots of lush tree branches reaching over the lane. There are only a couple of weeks of summer left and we have lots planned! However we are getting excited for the array of knits, denim, jackets, coats and beanies in our near future. Anytime now Autumn!


Dayle Wearing:  ASOS dress here |  Zara boots  (similar here) | vintage sunglasses (similar here) |  H&M leather vest (similar here


Kendra Wearing:  Zara top (similar here or here) |  Forever 21 skirt (similar here or here) |  Dorothy Perkins shoes | Nordstrom sunglasses 

Balcony Blogging

navy white dye
sunglasses mirrored reflective summer

navy white tie dye

casa montreal cute

dip dye dipdye fringe topshop blue
flowery sidewalk leafy green
montreal balcony st ambroise beer summer

overall summer montreal

Dayle Wearing:  Topshop pinafore (similar here) | Brandy Melville tank (similar here) | Asos eye bangle (similar here)  
Kendra Wearing:  Topshop romper |  vintage Serengeti sunglasses (similar) | Forever 21 bracelet (similar) | Forever 21 necklace (similar)

These are some photos from our day drinking session on the Saturday of Osheaga! Our Airbnb had two small balconies that appeared to be on a downward slope off the building. Naturally, we sardined 6 girls on chairs and stools, drank St. Ambroise and added a questionable amount of weight to the deteriorating veranda. Fun! But actually, we miss it heaps. We are both wearing uncomplicated Topshop pieces that were comfortable and hassle-free so that we could focus on the music and, of course, gettin down to it! Fringe and dip dye came together for a quintessential festival romper, and a denim pinafore paired with a twisted open back felt cool and easy. If only getting dressed was this simple every day!

Rue Saint-Denis

sitting flowers steps

flare topshop fit

girl montreal street
leaf green print
topshop mini skirt

girl glass patio city
topshop black sunglasses summer

black tassel chunky
flower leaf green summer sun
h&m bag shape chain

mini fit flare zipper

american apparel h&m outfit
girl sunglasses black

glass heart purse cup

clear sunnies girl coffee iced
street style canada black denim

american apparel h&m skirt top windsor smith sandals

black leather
denim black girl style street

vintage h&m white green plants
tshirt tee cropped outfit
Dayle Wearing:  Supre top (similar here ) |  Topshop skirt |  Topshop sandals | Aldo sunglasses (similar here ) | H&M bag (similar here or here ) 
Kendra Wearing:  American Apparel top (similar  here) |  H&M skirt (similar here or here) |  Windsor Smith shoes  (similar here) | Topshop sunglasses (similar here or here) | vintage purse | Forever 21 necklace (similar here or here)

If there were one weekend this year that we would voluntarily relive over and over again, it would most likely be Osheaga. Honestly, the combination of weather, music, fashion and partying was top notch. We rented an Airbnb 20 minutes from the venue which boasted two balconies, a full kitchen... and a wonderful shower head that needed to be held with one hand above your head. It was magical. But actually, we loved the experience! Sharing it with some of our best friends made it absolutely perfect. These photos were taken on Saturday morning right before we headed to Parc Jean-Drapeau for day two. Unfortunately, SLR's weren't allowed at the festival. So you won't be able to witness how sweaty/muddy/dirty we got while dancing for 8 hours straight. Sorry! Check out our Instagram for those, and we may just make a post with our favourite iPhone snaps :)

West Queen West

tank dress flare navy white

brandy melville knit blue

oversize cardi cream

brandy melville white sweater cardigan

boots cowboy stirrup heeled
brown shoes woven white tshirt jersey cotton

high low sack dress

sunnies aviators blue green

white square high low hi lo

leather flats thrift

allsaints cotton high low

A couple Sunday's ago we went for an evening summer stroll and wound up in Trinity Bellwoods Park. The vibe there on a nice day is so chill and relaxed! A perfect place to lay out a blanket, lay with a book (or with a boyfriend) and enjoy some time outdoors. Our outfits were complete casual/daytime attire. See our links for where to buy:

Dayle Wearing:  Talula sweater (similar here) |  Brandy Melville dress (similar here) |  Zara boots (similar here) | H&M sunglasses (similar here) 
Kendra Wearing:  All Saints dress (similar here or here ) |  shoes  (similar  here or here) | sunglasses (here ) | necklace (similar here or here)

Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

sunglasses aviator

toronto market weekend

cute puppy dogs friends little big

shirtdress blouse navy floral

pomeranian great dane
stores shops vintage thrift kensington toronto

girl platform boyfriend jeans black tank skipping

kensington market local

toronto kensington art mural colours colourful

maurie and eve collar shirtdress

board game toronto words

cool tshirt shorts printed black sandals girl
navy australian designer shirt shirtdress
printed thrift store

lasso whip rope toronto market

brick art kensington toronto
tshirt trf top flower mad

sandals sandal chunky heel

music musicians rooftop

toronto stores music shop

folded fold mini skort

jump rope toronto pedestrian sunday kensington market

blue kensington market

wanette sedgwick origami

toronto kensington thrift store market

toronto weekend vintage lemon
Pedestrian Sundays. Who knew? Apparently not us but we'll blame that on living uptown and not often wandering downtown streets on weekends. We both love Kensington (what Torontonian doesn't), for it's unique charm, stylish but sometimes questionable characters, vintage stores, vendors, food and so much more. Every last Sunday of the month during summer is pedestrian day. No cars are allowed, the storefronts pour out onto the road, and people join together to enjoy everything the market has to offer. We took some pictures of things that caught our eye, hope you enjoy them! This Sunday Funday was one well spent.

Dayle Wearing:  Zara top (similar here ) |  shorts (similar here ) |  Zara boots  (similar here ) | Topman sunglasses (similar here ) | Michael Kors bag (similar here )
Kendra Wearing:  Maurie & Eve Sedwick dress as top (similar here or here) |  Zara skirt (similar here) |  Aldo shoes  (here) | Topshop sunglasses (here)