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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bareMinerals Preview

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Hi lovelies!

Happy Weekend! I’m winding down from a busy week and just recuperating from a wedding on Friday. I wish I could stay up late and still feel the same way as I did back in my early 20’s but that’s just not the case anymore. Who am I kidding!? Anyways – let’s not get carried away! But as I age, I do hope that I age gracefully (and slowly haha) and that means taking care of myself and putting my health first above everything else.

A few weeks ago I got invited to the bareMinerals preview and had the opportunity to try out some of their newest cosmetics and skincare products that will be coming to the Canadian market. Before arriving at the preview presentation, I stopped by ODIN HUS (check out more photos here!) to grab some caffeine and a bite to eat. Ever since I discovered that cafe, I like to hang out there once in a while when I’m in the area. The architecture of the interior is beautifully designed and the openness of the space makes it comfortable to stay there and relax.

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Above Photo credit: ODIN HUS

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To give you a slight background on my skin, it’s really hypersensitive and quite dry for the most part. I’ve struggled with eczema ever since I was a child and developed sensitivity to different things as I got older so I’m always very careful about putting new products on my face, whether it is skincare or makeup. I did a little swatch test of this bareMinerals Skinlongevity Vital Power Infusion ($60 – available at Sephora in stores and online) on my face before applying it all over. It’s already half the battle if I don’t get a reaction so when I got the green light, I applied it thoroughly all over my face and have been using it day and night over the past couple weeks. What I like about it is the smell – usually anything with fragrance or a strong smell will give me a rash but this one didn’t! It smells very citrusy and the formula is very light-weight which makes it great for summer. The 3 key ingredients are Life Long Herb, California Poppy and Lampuyang Ginger – to help awaken the skin and maintain a healthy complexion. After using this for a while, I noticed my skin looking brighter and more awake. My skin has been really taking a hard hit from the lack of sleep and stress from adult-life but this has definitely helped! Let me know in the comments below if you’ve been using this and what your thoughts are.

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3 ways to style

I’m loving this Forever 21 Crinkled Surplice Romper! You got a sneak peek of this cute little number when I shared it on last week’s My Obsession Monday post so I wanted to show you how versatile it is and what I would pair it with!

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My Obsession Monday: Forever 21 Romper

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Happy Monday lovelies!

The sun’s out and it’s getting me excited about Spring! There may still be another month or so of winter jackets and Sorels, but it’s never too early to start looking at spring outfit inspiration! Am I right?

I love pieces that are great on their own and also versatile enough to transition from season to season. That is why I am obsessed with this Forever 21 Crinkled Surplice Romper in Olive for only $19.90! It comes in 3 colours – all neutrals! The peach colour may be a little too light for my complexion but I would definitely pick up the black one as well (if they restock)! The lightweight material makes it easy to layer pieces over and under the romper without making it feel too frumpy. I sported this piece with tights and tall boots at the Ever New Spring Preview (post will go up next week!) since it’s still a bit chilly but when it warms up, I’ll rock it with strappy sandals and open toe shoes!

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My Birthday Lookbook: 3 outfits

Hey everyone!

This past month was so hectic with a bunch of exciting freelancing gigs and WMCFW (stay tuned for WMCFW blog post!) but the best of it all were the birthday celebrations I had with friends and family. Can’t believe another year has gone by – so much happened within this year and I truly feel blessed (+ another year wiser)! Birthdays are usually a reason for me to dress up, spend time with loved ones while giving me the excuse to feast out (and I mean FEAST OUT)! I went to a few restaurants around Toronto that I’ve been meaning to try and they were all SO delicious (I eat out so often that I’m starting to think that I should making videos of all the restaurants I go to). I’ll most likely highlight my experience at all these restaurants I tried for my birthday in a separate blog post…stay tuned! These 3 looks were my favourite outfits that I wore throughout my birthday month celebration and I want to share them with you!

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