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Toronto’s Best Bridesmaid Dress Boutiques

henkaa bridesmaids dresses toronto

By: Tamika Auwai

Yes, it’s all about the bride but pretty maids in a row deserve to get their shine too.

Adorn them with dresses that aren’t just photo ready but also chic and wearable beyond the big day. A tall order indeed but luckily Toronto is filled with several fantastic bridesmaid boutiques sure to fit the bill. If your bridal party is on the hunt, check out these great shops:

Henkaa is a your best bet for dresses that are sure to be worn again. Their convertible frocks can be transformed in dozens of different styles to suit everyone’s personality and body type. (more…)

A Day Trip to Orange County California


If I had to be stranded on any island in the world, Fashion Island – a mall in Newport Beach would be a top contender. If you’re headed to Orange County and want to do some serious damage this is THE place.

Fashion Island Mall has a few of my favourite stores including Jonathan Adler, Restoration Hardware, Bloomingdale’s and American Rag. It’s an easy drive if you happen to be visiting Disneyland or any of the other surrounding theme parks in Orange County. (more…)

Sailing Away: Nautical Style


I’ve been looking for any excuse to rock a bit of nautical style and when Anaheim & Orange County Tourism invited me for a Sunset Organic Wine Cruise at Dana Wharf, I grabbed my blue and white stripes and was off in a jiffy. Nautical Style Dress from Gap. I did stop short from letting myself buy a captain’s hat…there’s always next time…. (more…)

Oklahoma? Okay!


Hello from Oklahoma!

The days have been long, lazy and humid. It’s also been the perfect excuse to wear every sundress that I own. I dug out this strapless lace dress from my closet, purchased from Urban Outfitters last summer during my recent stop in Oklahoma City.

My flats from Aldo have been a staple on this vacation, just for all the random walking that we’ve been doing. My Marc Jacobs Fran Bag goes with me everywhere. I stash this camera, my laptop, two cellphones and my passport in there when I travel. That way, when we make a gas station or food stop, all my valuables come with me in one swoop. I also use this bag as my carry-on when I fly for the same reason. (more…)

Mini Dress Madness

Zara Mini Dress

I recently picked out this cute knit mini dress from Zara. They recently started shipping to Canada via their online store and invited me to test-drive the website.

The whole thing was pretty simple to use and my order was at my door within the week. It’s great if you hate going to the mall or don’t feel like roaming the racks – everything is refundable or exchangeable. You can even take it back to the store if you’d like. (more…)