Pedestrian Sundays at Kensington Market

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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)

Cherry Blossom Girls

If anyone was wondering where half the population of Toronto went today, the answer is High Park. Although we had in mind a beautiful photo shoot with ourselves against an endless backdrop of cherry blossom trees, that was an unrealistic expectation we quickly realized once we got there! It was hard to find a patch of grass to photograph let alone an entire tree. None the less, WHAT a beautiful weekend! May 5th and we were already outside enjoying the scorching heat. Luckily we could cool off by this ravine and later quench our thirst on a rooftop patio with a pitcher of strawberry and peach sangria. Sunday never tasted so sweet!

Dayle: Top: vintage, shorts: levi's, necklace: Zara, sandals and sunglasses: Aldo
Kendra: Top: H&M, shorts: Nastygal, necklace: Forever21, sandals: Zara, sunglasses: Topshop

Thompson Hotel

It's official. Torontonians have emerged from hibernation and are now polluting the streets. Showing off pale skin in short/tee combos (possibly a little prematurely) is now a thing. We rushed down to King St W after work today to enjoy the warm breeze and a summer-ish atmosphere that was flooding the streets. Neither of us had ever been to the Thompson Hotel rooftop (how?) so we decided we'd pop in for a visit and maybe a Pinot Grigio or two. The overall layout was spectacular for an evening, post-work beverage. Although the outdoor pool portion was closed, we could envision a fantastic photo shoot occurring there in the foreseeable future. For a list of top ten rooftop patios in Toronto, this one makes the cut! 

As far as outfit details go, let us just say that this Zara skort has had an elongated waiting time in both of our closets. Naturally, the first day it was above -20 degrees outside it made it's first appearance. Kendra's matching ensemble is a favourite and also has a unique story of it's own. The Topshop jacket was a purchase from the UK store a while back and coincidentally Wilfred made shorts out of the exact same material. Okay, not that unique but still, magic! We love this combination. 
DAYLE: Top: h&m, skort: Zara, necklace: Freedom Jewelry, sandals: Zara, watch: Michael Kors, sunglasses: Aldo
KENDRA: Jacket: Topshop, sweater: Ben Sherman, shorts: Wilfred, shoes: Zara, sunglasses: Cheap Monday

Summerhill

We attempted to patio (yes, it's a verb here) this afternoon, perhaps a little prematurely... It all started out with a walk down to Summerhill. We came upon Terroni's location on Price street, which is a favourite restaurant of ours, and couldn't help but notice how enticing the rooftop patio was. Or could be, a month from now on a hot summer night. Nevertheless, in our wild manhunt for the last remaining glisten of sunlight, we were able to find some well-lit patches of sidewalk to capture our outfits for today. BANG! Now that we have your undivided attention, here are some details on what we wore. 
DAYLE: shirt: Topshop, pants: H&M, shoes: H&M, necklace: vintage

KENDRA: shirt: Topshop, pants: Wilfred at Aritzia, shoes: Zara, sunglasses: H&M, necklace: Brandy Melville
G'DAY!

Shoo Bloggers!

This evening the forecast was predicted to be a little warmer and sunnier than it actually turned out to be, so we kept it close to home yet again! We went on a little jaunt around the Spadina and St. Clair area, and wound up in quite an affluent neighbourhood nearby. We did a little house hunting (we wish), marvelled at the neighbourhood's perfect view of both the CN Tower and the castle, and took a couple of outfit pictures. The houses were all so spectacular and impressive that, naturally, we thought they would make the best backdrops! The fear of the homeowners discovering us getting up close and personal with their properties was the only thing standing in our way. "SHOO BLOGGERS, SHOO!" they would cry as we cowered away. We could envision it all too well, so we kept our distance!
We were both favouring looks based around trousers today, although we styled them in more laid-back ways than usual. Just add a beanie or a slouchy sweater and suddenly some standard slacks take on a whole new feeling. Mesh, crop tops, and studded/fringed booties allowed for further informality!
Dayle- Sweater: Brandy Melville, top: Topshop, pants: H&M, belt: vintage, boots: vintage
Kendra - Beanie: H&M, top: vintage, pants: Topshop, boots, Zara

Skywalk

Have you ever wondered how to spice up a rather dreary, industrialized back drop (probably not)? Well, these pants are the answer! Our love relationship with them came into play on a sunny afternoon shopping in Queen West. Brandy Melville is a great store for anything laid-back and californian. It's also where we discovered these heart-eyed, smiley-face emojicon worthy pantaloons. Honestly, nothing is more enjoyable to wear on a significantly "gale force wind" kind of day. 

Some sort of blog angel (if such a thing exists), sent us aimlessly wandering through the Toronto skywalk that brought to light this beautiful outdoor walkway. Dimly lit, yet coincidentally appropriate for our attire, it just seemed to work. 
We snapped some shots of Kendra at the tunnel on lower simcoe and front. Oddly desolate due to a Union subway closure, it was a peaceful place for an evening shoot. 
Overall, our unexpected Sunday evening turned out to be quite marvelous and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. 
Happy Sunday Fun-day friends, thanks for checking in!
DAYLE: top: Topshop, pants & necklace: Brandy Melville, shoes: Zara
KENDRA: sweater: Topshop, skirt: Margiela, boots: Aldo, hat & purse: H&M

Holy Oak

Wednesday's can be so bittersweet. The dreariness of Monday and Tuesday still linger, but off in the distance there is a light called the weekend. 

We met in Bloordale after two extremely boring days of work for an evening bevvy and some vintage shopping. When we came out of the subway we were looking for the nearest establishment to sell us a drink and luckily it was the Holy Oak Cafe (1241 Bloor St W). Don't you just love when you stumble upon a hidden gem in a totally random neighbourhood? This place was decked out with wooden tables, mismatching chairs, beautiful local artwork, an old oak piano, chalkboards and a great bar
stocked with all local beers. So after one, two, or maybe three (who's counting?) we went to Vintage Depot two doors down. This is one of our favourite thrift shops in Toronto. Dayle left with a pair of pale grey suede fringed boots and Kendra found a cognac coloured leather patchwork bucket bag with whip-stitching and braiding (yes, that whole description was necessary).
On the street side we snapped some shots. The sun was going down just at the right moment and they turned out to be something spectacular. A little light at the end of the weekday tunnel. 
Kendra: Top: Zara, jeans: Current/Elliott, boots: Topshop, rings: Forever 21 and H&M, necklace: Maison Scotch

Tomorrow Should Be Ours

So we've ventured out to Toronto's most central station (Bay) for a day in the sun. Yorkville is always a refreshing afternoon adventure in the early Spring months. The cobblestone streets, parks and buildings just supply us with endless possibilities for adorable backdrops. Sunflower mailboxes? Come on... Be more perfect. Underneath it all, we found a wonderful mural that read "Tomorrow should be ours." It was all too perfect. So we put on our favourite items for the upcoming season and sported them in this new post. Enjoy, we did!
DAYLE: Blazer: H&M, top: vintage, jeans: Zara, shoes: Zara, necklace: Forever 21, sunglasses: Ray Ban
KENDRA: Vest: Topshop, tank: H&M, pants: Forever 21, shoes: Topshop, sunglasses: Topshop, bag: Alexander Wang

Austin Terrace

We're back at the castle (and surrounding area) yet again! We can't resist... it's too perfect of a backdrop and unthinkably convenient. Today was an absolutely perfect Good Friday, especially in terms of weather. We were completely comfy in our light spring outerwear. We took a wander around the neighbourhood and found ourselves at the stables, which also belong to the castle but are located around the corner from it. It's great that you can live so close to some places and still be pleasantly surprised once you start exploring them. We discovered little gardens, a pathway, and our lovely floral mural backdrop. Clearly bright colours have found their way back into our ensembles! We're seriously feeling bright blue and neon orange paired with black & white right now. This preview of spring was so blissful.. can't wait to share more!
DAYLE: Blazer: vintage, top: Topshop, shoes: Zara, sunglasses: Ray Ban, neckalce: H&M
KENDRA: Jacket: sample sale, sweater: vintage, skirt: Zara, boots: Forever 21, sunglasses: Cheap Monday, necklace: Forever 21