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I’ve always loved a good bohemian inspired look for the warmer months. The pieces are breathable and forgiving, saving you time and energy stressing about sweat stains, muffin tops and all the fun stuff summer brings upon us.┬áThe weather here has been quite a tease these past couple of weeks, with little pockets of sunshine followed by larger pockets of ice and snow. It’s still so mind boggling how one day you can rock the bare legs and the following day you’re buried underneath layers and a parka. Oh Canada.

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I decided to start my quest for a white eyelet blouse in November. Am I just the smartest human being ever, or what? Stores filled with heavy cardigans, thick socks and thermal leggings… not a peasant blouse in sight. But I was determined. Come boxing week, I scored this (one size too big) blouse for a whopping $10 at H&M. I knew there was one out there in the midst of winter.

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Since it’s not quite shorts weather, I paired the blouse with slim boyfriend jeans and a floppy hat. Come summertime, you’ll be sure to see me rocking it with cut off jean shorts and brown gladiator sandals. The hat will stay, regardless of the season, because who wants to style their hair everyday anyways?

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top: H&M | bottoms: Blue Notes | hat: Winners | shoes: Ivanka Trump

Photos by Rita Roque

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Spring is just a few weeks away, and I am beyond excited for the warmer weather to come rolling in. I love being outdoors during the warmer months, and I try to get out as much as I can when I’m not working. Since we’re surrounded by so much greenery, the trails and hiking opportunities are endless in and around the Toronto area.

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In making sure the environment doesn’t degenerate anymore than it should, comes thinking responsibly and making conscious and ethical decisions. I know, I know, it may seem too overbearing at times, but it really doesn’t have to be. Simple things like buying clothing that is locally and ethically produced can help so much. The Balance Project’s clothing line makes it possible to be able to help the planet while wearing chic, and most importantly, affordable clothes.

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I’m wearing the roman numerals tank from Balance. It’s a no- brainer top that you can wear anywhere (and you all know how much I love pieces like that). I’ve paired it with grey skinnys from Zara and a jean jacket from Bluenotes. I’m a little bit of a maniac for this jacket, so I apologize for the amounts of times you’ve seen it in my posts already. #nonewclothes

jacket: Bluenotes | top: The Balance Project (similar) | bottoms: Zara | shoes: Converse

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Photos by Rita Roque

Special thanks to The Balance Project for partnering with me on this post