Sweat-proofing: Linen Loves

Good Morning!

Happy Friday all. It’s HAAAAAWT and humid in Toronto at the moment. I don’t like to complain because soon we’ll be under 10 feet of snow, but this humidity is a killer for me. Why? Because I sweat….a lot. If I go outside and simply MOVE in this weather, I sweat.  And we are not talking a pretty dewy glow on my face and skin that some lucky people get. It’s a dripping down my neck, face, back and legs situation. And this makes getting dressed challenging. I have read all about which fabrics that are best for hot weather (i.e. natural fibres like cottons) and there is one heat friendly fabric that I don’t really have in my wardrobe and that is linen. This morning I’m sharing a few lovely linen pieces that I could definitely see in my closet, which would also (hopefully) keep me dry(ish).


All these pieces look so light and airy. You will also note that, other than the blazer, all these items have little to no sleeves which is also a prerequisite for my summer closet. Circulation is key! Even if you don’t suffer the extent of my perspiration issue, in this weather anything that helps keep you cool is a good thing. To see the details of the pieces, click on the link below the image to go to my Polyvore. Have a great weekend!

Fashion Friday: Summer Weekend

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I’m pretty sure I have mentioned this before,  but I find casual outfits difficult.  Let me re-phase that. I find NICE casual outfits difficult. I work in an office and have lots of dresses that are dressier and more corporate, and then I have LOTS of SUPER-casual clothes such as sweatpants (love) and workout clothes. I’m just not great at dressing in the middle.  I’m a dress person, so the summer is a bit easier as the weather allows for casual dresses. Now the the outfit I’ve put together today isn’t totally causal (baby steps people, baby steps) but it could work for a summer party, or dinner with friends on a patio.

Summer Weekend

I love the fun pattern in the skirt paired with the bright tank.  And then the sandals and bag really add the casual feel to it.  If you want to see the details of this outfit (or any others) you can find them here on my Polyvore.

What are your go to summer casual pieces?


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Summer Jumpsuit Round-Up

 Good Morning!

So, let’s talk jumpsuits.  Or rompers, onesies,  playsuits (which I personally think sounds creepy), whatever you want to call them.  My first experience with a jumpsuit was 4 years ago. I bought a black one from H&M.  It was ok, but the cut was strange.  The crotch hung too low.  Now, this was around the time when the “harem” pant or more commonly known as the “MC Hammer” pant, made a brief (thank goodness) comeback, so maybe that is why these hung too low.  But regardless,  it wasn’t quite right.

My other, slightly more personal and neurotic issue with the jumpsuit is having to pee topless. Yes, I’m behind closed doors when I’m doing my biz, but it still feels odd to be topless while doing it. However, recently I’ve been noticing some great jumpsuits on the market.  Ones that are have a slimmer leg, with crotch lengths that are reasonable, and that definitely are not too billow-y.  Here are a few good ones I found that just might just get me over my fear of being topless in a bathroom stall…..maybe.


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 Clockwise from top left: ASOS Jumpsuit with Cami Straps, Rory Beca Ludo Jumpsuit, Rebecca Minkoff Suarez Jumpsuit,

AQUA Jumpsuit , ASOS Plunge Neck Jumpsuit, ASOS Jumpsuit in Check

 I love the patterned plunge neck line one, which sadly I could NEVER wear without looking indecent. Also, that bright blue one is great. The ruched bit on the cropped pant is a lovely detail.

How do you feel about the jumpsuit?


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Furnishings to Fashion

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I was was so drawn to this space when I came across it. I’m pretty sure it was the fabulous sofa that did it. Great lines and a pretty colour.

(Designed by Eric Hilton, Photography by Oberto Gili, from Veranda Magazine)

So I thought I would use it as inspiration to create a fun summer outfit on this Friday.

peach and brown

So cute. I wish I could shop for myself as well as I can create outfits on Polyvore. (You can check out other outfits I’ve created here).  Sigh.  Shopping effectively is not a gift I have not blessed with.

Have a great weekend!