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!
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.
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!
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
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!