Spring Shopping with NEON Toronto

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Hey there – it’s been a while!

A few weeks ago I got invited to NEON Toronto on Queen Street in preparation for Spring! I had a wonderful shopping experience with really great customer service from the store staff. They were all so helpful and allowed me to run around pulling outfits and really maximizing the store space and decor for my photos.

NEON has been around for over 20 years in Quebec. They had a store in Toronto before relocating to a bigger space on Queen Street. I had such a fun time exploring all corners of the store and didn’t realize they carried so many brands like Levi’s, Billabong, Element, OBEY Clothing, Fjallraven and RayBan just to name a few.

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Spring is always a great time to freshen up your wardrobe with a few new pieces. I went through the store and pulled out 4 spring looks to share with you before I chose my favourite one.

Layering is key when it comes to spring fashion. I kept the jean jacket as a staple piece with all 4 looks as spring is usually still quite chilly in Toronto and it’s necessary to keep a jacket around.

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My Obsession Monday: Polka Dot Dress

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Spring is finally here! I’m so excited for the warm weather, it’s been tough transitioning back into the cold weather ever since my Bali trip. You’re probably wondering why I haven’t shared any photos on my blog yet but I promise you they’re coming! This year has been hectic with work, weddings (I’m in 3!) and bachelorette trips – it’s making this year fun but leaving me with no time to blog.

Anyways, back to this polka dot dress. I absolutely love the look, it’s such a perfect transition piece. The viscose fabric is light and airy so you can layer it or wear the dress by itself. Since the weather is still chilly in Toronto, I’ve been pairing this with tights and boots while accessorizing it with a scarf for extra warmth. For when the weather warms up, I would wear this dress with a pair of light-coloured sandals and summer hat to break up the black. I’m going to be honest, I was skeptical at first about the polka dots as it’s not a print that I own but the cutting and flow of the dress sold me! I loved it even more when I tried the dress on.

ZARA Polka Dot Dress ($49.90)

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Tights: Rachel’s Box – I got a chance to try a few pairs of tights from Rachel’s Box and I love the quality and fit. I wear these Black Sheer Tight the most, they’re sexy and comfortable. What’s also great about these tights is that you can get a subscription, first complete the style questionnaire as the tights are pre-selected based on your style and then choose the frequency of the delivery.

Shoes: Aldo – I bought these boots last year but these Aldo Jeffres Boots are very similar!

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Forever 21 Mini Shoe Haul

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Hi Lovelies!

I’ll be traveling soon and have a few trips planned for this year! Ekkk… I’m so excited! Next month I’m going to somewhere hot (stay tuned for the reveal!) so I’ve been on the hunt for some cute shoes that I can bring along with me on the trip. Forever 21 has really been stepping up their shoe game and I’ve noticed that in recent years, they started carrying shoes with better quality and some of the styles are super cute!

Faux Leather Toe Ring Sandals in Nude ($12.90) – This one will be easy for slipping on and off by the pool or at the beach. The nude colour will match any bikini!

Faux Leather Platform Sandals in Tan ($21.99 – ON SALE) – I wanted these for the nights where we’ll be dressing up for a night out or a fancy dinner. The whole shoe is made of 100% polyurethane so humidity and water shouldn’t be an issue.

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Tribal Print Toe Ring Sandals: $29.90

Lace-Up Espadrilles: $26.90

Genuine Suede Lace-Up Sandals: $39.90

How cute are these?! I wouldn’t mind having all 3 for my trip…or just to have in generally. I love them!

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Faux Suede Platform Heels: $39.90

Faux Suede Mules: $29.90

Faux Suede Slides: $22.90

These shoes are a knockoff of the Mansur Gavriel ones and I love that they’re so simple and easy – all 3 heights are great for different occasions. Forever 21 just started carrying these and they’re already selling out! I wanted the light grey and the baby blue ones but they ran out of my size. Maybe they’ll bring them back when it’s ACTUALLY summer. I got the Faux Suede Mules and will probably start wearing them in the office so that I can break them in before wearing them out in the summer!

I love how the below ladies styled these shoes. Check out my Pinterest account @MyBlancCanvas for more style inspo.

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Zara Medium Heel Pointed Shoes

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I found the perfect work shoes that will give my feet a break from all the 4″ heels that I’m used to wearing. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE wearing heels but there’s always a little voice in the back of my head that keeps nagging at me to switch into lower heels once in a while so that I don’t damage my feet (permanently). Also, bunions run in my family so that in itself should be enough of a warning for me to take it easy on the heels.

I’ve had my eyes on these babies for some time now. You guys know how I am with Zara, they ALWAYS get me…every. single.season. I believe these were already available during Fall but they kept running out of my size until they restocked around the holidays and I was lucky enough to snag a pair during their holiday sale. Believe it or not, they were on sale for $25.99 (SCORE!). Unfortunately, they’re sold out now but hopefully they’ll bring them back!

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The nude colour is so versatile, even more versatile than black or grey. The colour along with the pointed toe really elongates your legs and they’re not too flashy, making it easy for the office. The chunky, block heel in the plastic material adds a bit of edge so they’re more than just a basic pair of nude heels. Finally, it’s a medium-low heel, which is perfect for me to swap out the heels when I need to give my feet a break. I’ve already gotten a few compliments on them, hope they bring them back!

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My first watch, Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas + Contest!

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Happy New Year!

This is my very first watch…and first 2017 blog post! The New Year has been pretty great so far and I hope you all have an amazing year. The plan for me is to blog more this year so keep following to be part of all the fun!

I’ve been looking for a watch for some time now – I wanted something light, sleek and minimalistic. When I was given the opportunity to pick out my own JORD Wood Watch, I chose the Frankie 35 in Dark Sandalwood and Slate. I love the look of this watch, the rose gold works so well with the slate colour. Keep scrolling for more details and pictures of this watch along with some Valentine’s Day gift ideas. Also, make sure to enter the JORD Wood Watch contest below!

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CMA Gala – Award Night

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Hi Lovelies!

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the CMA Gala with my Tangerine work family. Although we didn’t win an award this time around, it was great to be surrounded by industry professionals who were recognized for their creativity and hard work. I felt inspired and had a ton of fun bonding with the team (they’re quite amazing). Keep scrolling for outfit details and more pictures from that night.

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The Little Black Dress:

I found this dress at M for Mendocino the day before the CMA Gala. It was pure luck since I don’t always shop at that store but I thought I’d pop by. After trying on a few dresses, the one that was on sale with an additional 30% off fit the best. It ended up being less than $30! I’m not sure if they’re still available at the store but since it was only a week ago, maybe it’s still there!

You can never go wrong with another LBD. The thick criss-cross straps are what makes this dress and I love the open back too. With the back of this dress, I had to wear a stick-on bra but I couldn’t find the one I have the morning of the gala so I had to purchase a new one. I’ve been told that the La Senza Lightly Lined Feather-Lite Backless Bra one is pretty good so out of desperation, I decided to take the plunge and drop $70 for them. I know I know, it’s double the cost of my dress but don’t judge me. I wore it throughout the whole night and didn’t feel uncomfortable at all and it stuck on pretty well. Now I know why it cost that much! I do recommend it if you often wear backless tops or dresses, this one is way better than the one that I misplaced.

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