Hello from Toronto!
It's been a very long, tedious past couple of days, but I am finally all moved and settled in to my new apartment in Toronto. I miss Chicago and my friends there very much but here's to another year of learning, I've had all summer long to empty up my brain and I'm pretty excited to fill it with some more stuff this year! It's so surreal being back..almost as if I never left. Each time I return I forget how gorgeous the campus is in summer (as most of my time here is cold and wet). There's ivy and vines everywhere, flowers, gorgeous architecture...swoon.
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As for the new place, I'm absolutely in love. It's not much, but with the best friends a girl could ask for, a few of my favorite things, and a pretty bouquet of white flowers, it already feels like home. My roommate Shanu and I have already found our new love, grocery shopping. I can't even explain to you how lovely we feel walking down aisles of fresh produce, neatly piled and brightly colored. I have a very strong feeling I'll be doing a lot less clothes shopping as most of my money will be spent on over-priced Whole Foods walnuts and purple peppers (did you know those were a thing?)
Shanu and I went on a little walk around campus today to enjoy the stunning weather. It was literally perfect. Super warm, but with a very wonderful, light breeze. The perfect opportunity to debut a few new favorite pieces of mine.. I got this mint crop top from Urban Outfitters back in Chicago just a few weeks ago. I've never owned a crop top, as I'm not sure I can pull off that look, but this one was extremely hard to say no to. It's soft color and floral design was screaming my name. Also, sales rack!!! Big plus. It was just perfect with this high-wasted pink skirt (I was wearing it when I bought it). I didn't even have to go through the trouble of tucking it in! Yoopie! I also got a new pair of oxford flats from Aldo, as my mum refused to let me take my other ones. Apparently they were too "disgusting" to be socially acceptable. But hey...cut me some slack, a few rips and scuffs never hurt anyone! Few may be an understatement, they were pretty destroyed...but I had trouble letting go of those shoes. They've been with me for five years. Goodness me.. These were pretty similar though, so I handed over my other pair (also from Aldo) and strutted home with a new pretty pair of shiny shoes. I will walk in caution with these though, as I refuse to throw away another pair of shoes for a very long time...
I hope you enjoy the pictures of these pretty flowers growing around the city~ Thanks for your sweet comments, they bring me so much joy! xx

Currently listening to: Roll Away Your Stone - Mumford and Sons
{Captured by Shanu - wearing; Urban Outfitters top, gifted skirt, ALDO shoes, XXI shades and ring}

50 comments

  1. Ohhhh, such a sweet, pastel outfit! Love the mix of sorbet mint and lilac. Plus, that last photo is just lovely :)

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  2. wow these photos are stunning!! and i love love love your outfit, the pastel colours are so cute! you did an amazing job styling the whole look, gorgeous from head to toe!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
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  3. Such a stylish look! Love your pastel pink skirt

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for your kind words on my last post!
    What a cute look today, I love the skirt and top so much! And your hair is super pretty...

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  5. Gorgeous photos! I'm glad to hear you're getting settled into your new place!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  6. Beautiful photos! I love your outfit and those shoes are so cute! I'm glad you're all settled in and ready to enjoy a new semester. Have fun and thanks for telling me about purple peppers. I want to check those out:)

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  7. Lovely photos, those shoes are adorable. Good luck in your new digs!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  8. Nice outfit, love the soft color combination c:
    I wish you a happy stay and learning in
    Toronto as well! Xx

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  9. The new place looks nice.
    Your sunglasses are so funky!!
    Kisses

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  10. Such a beautiful outfit! I love the calm color scheme you choise! & those shots with flowers are awesome! :)

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  11. This is such a pretty summer look, I love your oxfords! I hope you enjoy your new apartment :)

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  12. Really cute pastel outfit, I adore the top! :)

    Wish you all the best in the new apartment and new city!

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  13. I love these soft colors. Your look is so lovely!

    xx.
    fashion and tea

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  14. Lovely look! The mix of soft colours is really pretty and you found the perfect place to shoot your outfit! Loving your style and I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog! Following you via bloglovin. let's keep in touch!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  15. congrats on the move and good luck with your new life there. I wish I could do a new adventure and move out of this place that I currently live in just like you. i think it's exciting. anyway, i love your top! it's super cute and i like the color.

    xo, Carla
    www.CarlaViolet.com

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  16. such a girly and romantic look, I love it!

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  17. Adoro tuoi scarpe, queste foto sono favolose!

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  18. you look lovely and darling in pastels!! :D

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  19. i love your outfit- especially your brogues :O
    followed your blog, follow mine?
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    xx

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  20. love your look and the pastel colours!

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  21. Oh wow, what a perfect little set of outfit pictures! I especially love the flower shots. You match your surroundings just perfectly, my dear, and your sunnies are perfect!

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  22. Such lovely photos, and a really nice pastel outfit! :)


    Away From Blue

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  23. I love this outfit! The colours are so cute :) And your sunglasses are awesome!
    Yay Toronto! What school do you go to? I go to York :)

    heyniki.wordpress.com

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  24. I love this outfit ! The shoes are so cute

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  25. I love the photo of the lavender. It's such a beautiful plant. And I love your circle sunglasses! Those are so cute. Such a pretty look! <3

    toni

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  26. Aww toronto looks amazing:) So green and summery)
    Love the mint top x

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  27. gorgeous photos! pretty flowers and outfit in one. love your sunglasses and the color of your skirt as well, so lovely.

    x
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  28. Congratulations on the move! Great outfit too! I really like the color of your skirt! :D

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    cassandra xx
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  29. Lovely, lovely pictures! I love how 60s mod your outfit is, you look amazing! x

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  30. Hello, it's me again!

    I'd like to invite you to my Firmoo giveaway, you can win lovely glasses/sunglasses:

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    Have a good day! :)

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  31. Your outfit is so pretty, I love the pastel colors! And your shoes are really cute. Toronto is such a great city! I went there once and I really liked it. Or actually I don't know, I went there a long time ago so I don't really remember much, haha. But i'm sure it's great! :)

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  32. wow love that oxford shoes! <3

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  33. lovely place and outfit :D

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  34. aww i miss new school years! your campus sounds lovely, and it must be SO fun living with best friends. what are you studying in school? and i love cruising through grocery aisles too, wishing i had enough dough to buy all the yummy yummy things. oh poverty, i shake my fist at you =P

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  35. You look so gorgeous, LOVE this outfit! x

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  36. Your campus sounds almost as lovely as you! I love this outfit - especially the shades, too whimsical and pretty for words. Also adoring your photography and FYI I love grocery shopping too, just wish there was a whole food in Australia but then again I would definitely not have enough money for clothes and food LOL

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  37. you look like a chic mod gal who stepped right out from the 60s. obsessed!

    xxx
    Lady à la Mode

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  38. Amazing pics and places. You look so pretty!

    www.thebeautifulessence.com

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  39. I love everything about this outfit, the colour mix is gorgeous. Really wonderful pictures

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  40. Love this pretty pastel outfit! Love the gorgeous flowers too.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  41. Such a pretty look! Love the pastel skirt

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  42. love your shoes! <3
    anyway, how about following each other on blog? I am following you now, let me know when you follow me back!


    sweet and sugars,
    Dias

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  43. Lovely outfit sweetie, your top is beautiful :)

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  44. Lovely outfit sweetie, your top is beautiful :)

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