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Crazy for Culottes

I have a little confession to make… workwear is the part of my wardrobe that I basically neglect. I would go to the office in pyjamas, if I could. I like to be super comfy when I’m working (I even sit cross-legged on my chair); and although it’s attractive to see a woman in a power suit, let’s face it, business attire is uncomfortable. If someone can find me a blazer that doesn’t feel restrictive when I type, please let me know! I am normally very minimalist in my dressing, but I am even more so when dressing for the office. Generally, little thought goes into what I wear…

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Toronto Fashion Week

So, it’s been a little while since my last blog post, but for good reason. Last week, in addition to what’s normally on my plate, I was juggling going to work full-time and attending Toronto Fashion Week (TFW)! Thankfully, I was able to keep up with my posts on Instagram, if you’ve been following along. But I wanted to ensure to devote an entire blog post to my TFW adventures when I had the opportunity! This one is going to be a long one, so get cozy before you start reading this 🙂 Although it was only my second time attending fashion week, this time around,…

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Chasing Light

This blog post will be short – kind of like the amount of time Alex (my fiancé, photographer, and Instagram husband) and I had to shoot this look! I CONE-not begin to tell you how excited I am that it’s nearly Spring (pardon the bad ice cream pun)!!! (Birthday cake ice cream with whipped cream, strawberries, pineapple and waffle cone wedge from Dutch Dreams) Spring means that it’s finally ice cream weather. It also means no more snow, warmer days, and LONGER days! The clocks go ahead one hour this weekend, which does mean that we lose one hour of sleep on Saturday night, but we will actually…

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Love for Lace-Ups

I’m selective about the trends I get on board with. When it comes to my shopping philosophy, I will more often splurge on the timeless pieces (as I view it as a much better investment of my money) and look for the cheaper options for trendy styles. Style is enduring, but fashion is ever-changing; and there is so much turn-around with inventory in stores that it is truly difficult (and expensive) to keep up with every trend. There are 2 current trends that I have to say I’m really NOT feeling, and I can’t wait till they’re on the decline: handbag pom poms (or “puffs”) and…

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Effortless Layering

Before I get into the details of today’s outfit, I want to take a minute to sincerely THANK each and every one of you who has taken the time to check out my blog! We are constantly being bombarded with information and there is so much to filter through from various channels, so the few minutes it can take to read (or scroll through) a blog post alone can be a lot. Admittedly, I never really paid attention to anyone’s blog until I started my own. Now, I find myself actively seeking blogs out, since I can really appreciate all…

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Leather & Layers

Continuing on the theme of our temperamental winter (see my last blog post here), we were all of a sudden hit with a flash of spring last weekend! But what a total tease, because as I sat here writing this blog post, we were being blasted with a terrible winter storm again! Even though the warm spell was brief, with temperatures rising to over 12 degrees, I jumped at the opportunity to swap out my combat boots for cage heels! I also decided to start playing around a bit more with layers to build contrast and texture into my outfits, since…

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Canadian Winter Wear

We’ve been totally spoiled all winter with much warmer than average temperatures in Toronto. I really thought I’d be able to get away with not wearing my parka or even a pair of mittens at all this year! But when the weather suddenly takes a horrible turn for the worse, and Mother Nature decides to surprise you with -27 degrees Celsius weather and a snowstorm, you know it’s time to bring out the big winter wear guns! But we’re Canadian; we were made ready for this, right?! I’m a big proponent of supporting local. For today’s outfit, I’m being an…

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Black Leather Ankle Boots

One of my biggest weaknesses is that I cannot resist a good sale! It’s especially hard when I’m subscribed to the mailing list for my favourite retailers and I get daily notifications delivered right to my inbox. Even if I am not in the market for a particular item, I will still take the time to look. Also, living so close to The Bay’s flagship store at the Eaton Centre and passing by every day on my way home from work makes shopping there a little too convenient. I am actually a very big fan of Hudson’s Bay (where I…

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Featured by BlogTO!!!

I feel like I just began this journey not too long ago, so it was especially a surprise to me when I learned that I had been featured by blogTO as one of the “15 Toronto food photographers to follow on Instagram” (a link to the full article can be found here)! While I’ve been Instagramming since 2013, I only really decided to “re-brand” myself to focus on food, fashion, and lifestyle about 3 months ago. Prior to changing my username from @just__krys to @dineandfash (like ‘dine and dash’) and beginning this focus, I had been posting pictures of my…

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Look Before You Leap (My Inaugural Blog Post)

So, I’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and jump, feet first, into the blogging world! I say “jump” half-jokingly, because, as the old adage says, “look before you leap”. And, being the true risk-averse person that I am, before I ultimately decided to begin this journey, I needed to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages of starting my own blog. Blogging is something I’ve always wanted to do, and people have told me to do, for years. And in a way, I’ve already been blogging for a while now – I’ve been insta-blogging! I’ve been sharing my photos and…

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