MY STYLE: SPRING FAVOURITES

Happy first week of spring, everyone! With last week’s dumping of snow, I thought we would never get here. But alas, the sun is staying out a few hours longer, the birds are chirping, and Easter is just around the corner. To get in the mood for the season, I thought I would share a few of my favourite spring fashion pieces.

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Flats: Flats are my fashion best friend. And although I wear them year round, I’m always excited when spring rolls around because I can finally wear them without hearing people ask “Aren’t your feet cold?” It’s a beautiful thing! Spring is also when I typically refresh my collection with a few new pairs. To me, spring cleaning is all about making room for pretty new things in your closest, am I right?

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Cheerful Colours: With the amount of black I own, you might think this is an odd choice. But I do love a brightly coloured piece, and the warm spring weather always seems like the perfect time to add some cheer to your wardrobe. My go-to spring colours are usually pinks, peaches and oranges, with the odd splash of teal in the mix. What are yours?

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The Shades: With the days getting longer and the sun getting brighter, you can’t forget to protect your pretty peepers. I tend to gravitate towards cat-eye or vintage inspired frames, as they add a little fun and whimsy to your look. And when you’ve been brunching too hard on a sunny Sunday morning with your gal pals, throw on a pair and nobody will be the wiser. Insta-style!

Do you add the same pieces to your spring wardrobe? Let me know in the comments below!

 

MINT & MOJITOS

Despite the recent and unwelcome snow storms, the forecast is finally calling for sunny weather, putting me in full on Spring mode! Aside from planning my warm weather wardrobe, it’s time grab some gloves and a trowel and start thinking about prepping my little garden.

I will be the first to admit that my green thumb is closer to a shade of brown resembling dead grass. Most of the plants in my home are that of the plastic variety, as I’ve never had the best of luck keeping them alive. So I decided to seek the advice of experts and headed out to Kate’s Garden – a haven for gardening pros and newbies (see: me) alike, located just north of Toronto. The goal: Learn how to create a beautiful, potted garden and leave with a tasty new plant for my porch.

Walking in to Kate’s store is like walking into the Secret Garden and you’ll be instantly inspired to create something beautiful. Not only did I learn some great gardening tips (did you know you could eat tulips?!!), but I left with the most darling spearmint plant that I proudly potted myself. I’ve already made a refreshing mojito since bringing my new plant home (see the recipe below) and can’t wait to watch it grow.

Are you a gardening pro? Be sure to leave me your tips in the comments below!

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The Perfect Mojito

  • 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp fine sugar
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 2 oz white rum
  • club soda
  • ice

1. Muddle sugar and limes together in your glass / 2. Add ice cubes / 3. Pour rum over ice / 4. Throw in the lime slice that you squeezed earlier for the juice / 5. Add club soda / 6. ENJOY!