This past week and a half my social media game has been anything but strong. Being a blogger, it’s kind of expected to be posting about everything you’re doing/eating/wearing at any given moment, but it’s also good to de- stress. After all, we’re only human. It’s so refreshing to be able to put your phone down, not worry about social media and just LIVE in the moment.
I love me some vintage clothing, but finding quality vintage clothing comes with a price. A price in terms of your time (and sometimes your money). Vintage clothes shopping cannot be compared to a store in the mall, and you can’t just pop in and find what you’re looking for in a mere seconds. It takes time to find pieces that are appealing to you, that look good on and etc. And they’re more than likely one of a kind.
I’m wearing this vintage inspired top from Etsy boutique Lacen80s, and although it’s not technically vintage, I love the fact that their new clothing looks the part. The selection of clothes they have to offer boasts some major cool girl vibes, and they update their boutique on the reg. Whether you’re a vintage fanatic, or like to find unique and trendy pieces, Lacen80s is most definitely a website you want to keep bookmarked. I posted a few of my favourite pieces down below (to further prove my point) 😉
top: Lacen80s | shorts: Levis (from Artizia) | shoes: Le Chateau | sunnies: Amazon
Faux leather crop top: $39.57 CAD
Linen Chambray Romper: $39.57
Vintage Jacket & Dress Combo: $171.48
Vintage Denim Jacket: $92.34
High Waisted Pleather Pants: $31.66
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Ever since being introduced to Ritual, ordering food as never been the same. With the fast- paced and stressful lives us Torontonians live, we’re always looking for easy solutions in finding “short cuts” and potentially cutting our time in half. With the Ritual app, I’m able to pre- order (and pre- pay) for food from 400+ locations around Toronto, for pick up or dine in. So, not only is it super convenient (no need to go looking for my somehow always misplaced wallet), but I’m saving time and money too. Saving money you may ask? Let me tell you more…
As of May 24th, as a reward for being a loyal Ritual user, you can collect points to redeem towards free food and drinks. So basically, you receive 10 points for every $1.00 spent, and if you use the app eight times a month, you gain Ritual Elite status. With this status you receive 1.5x the points, plus cool bonuses and everyday benefits.
Is it too good to be true? Nope, it’s all true. No fees or hidden strings attached, so don’t have to worry about any additional charges. All you have to do is download the free Ritual app from the App Store or Google Play and start ordering away. You’re welcome for feeding your hunger that much faster. 😉
jacket: Zara | top: Zara | bottoms: H&M | shoes: Nike | sunnies: Forever 21
A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit the OREJEN Pop Up Shop in Toronto. The OREJEN Fashion Lab is like a marketplace for designers across the world, showing and selling designs, along with launching emerging and developing designers in the fashion industry.
The Pop Up Shop was located at 12 Ossington Avenue, and we decided to grab lattes down the street at Union before starting off the day. Shortly after, we headed over to the showroom. Various designers were displayed on mannequins across the room, and the clothing was hung on clean and organized racks, making it very easy to navigate through the different collections.
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I instantly fell for two designers, Studio One Eighty Nine, designed by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah and Aniimiism. Their unique prints were very catchy, and the fabric used was like heaven. I could have worn these pieces to sleep. The blue printed outfit is from Studio One Eighty Nine, and the silk top and linen pant combo is by Aniimiism. Tonya and company were all so helpful and gave me some great insight on ethical clothing and the various designers they carry. If OREJEN ever pops up in an area near you, I highly recommend you check them out. It’s like going to an art gallery… but better… you can try on the art. 😉
Photos by Rita Roque