Curated by Amy

art, design, lifestyle

7.26.2016

black & white






Shoes: Geox

Its safe to say that my style has evolved throughout the years. I just did a major purge of my wardrobe and donated several (and by several I mean north of 10) garbage bags full of clothes that I simply don't wear anymore. In the past, I had never been one to give practicality much thought. I was guilty of impulse buys that would quickly end up in the back of my wardrobe never to be worn (or seen) again. I was constantly having that "I have nothing to wear" moment when really, I had tons of clothes, just wasn't strategic and practical with my purchases.

My sister and I always ask the same question when it comes to shopping "Do you love it?" Well now I have introduced a second question that will make or break the purchase "Is it versatile and practical?" When I was given the opportunity to select a pair of shoes from the Geox collection, I thought to myself, wow! This opportunity perfectly aligns with my new direction of shopping behaviour. I knew I wanted something practical, yet still on trend, and instantly fell in love with these babies that I'm wearing above. They also just so happen to pass my "Purchase Test." Do I love them? Yes! Are they versatile and practical? Well yes to that too! #nailedit

 Needless to say, these shoes have quickly become a wardrobe staple of mine. I'm no spring chicken anymore (as much as I would like to believe it) and am starting to see the importance of selecting practical and comfortable footwear. They're also super breathable with their cutting edge technology, allowing natural temperature regulation as well as creating a micro-climate inside the shoe (aka heatwave friendly :)

This post was created in partnership with Geox. All opinions are my own. 

xo A 
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6.29.2016

flower crawl


 




Bag: Prada // Sunnies: H&M // Sandals: Forever 21 (old, love these!) // Shorts: H&M  (old, similar here)// Top: Zara // Watch: Christian Paul

I know it's a blogger cliche, but one of my favourite things to do is buy fresh flowers. There is something about them that instantly brightens my day. I usually stick with a lighter palette, but decided to step outside the box with brighter, more saturated tones. 

I am totally head over heels for this top - it's loose fit is perfect for those hot summer days and the blue embroidery adds the perfect touch of detail. A go-to outside for those "flower crawls."

Hope you're all having a lovely week! 

xx A
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6.27.2016

floral obsession






Shoes: c/o Ever New // Bag: c/o Ever New // Sunnies: c/o smartbuyglasses.com // Dress: Red Valentino (old, love this one) // Jacket: Zara 

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! It was a scorcher in Toronto, but managed to beat the heat (thanks to a permanent glass of chilled wine in my hand.) It was a jam-packed weekend hanging out with friends, and Michael and I ended the weekend with date night at Colette Grande Cafe. Despite the atmosphere being absolutely stunning (I felt like I was instantly transported to Paris) the service was so on point and the food was exceptional. (Check out my snapchat for more behind the scenes -- username: curatedbyamy)

With this summer heat, all I want to do it wear shorts, dresses and skirts. When I'm not sure whether the weather is going to turn cooler, I always bring along a sweater or light summer jacket  with me. 
I love how easy it is to throw on a floral dress and instantly feel pulled together. As I don't really consider myself a "girly girl," I added the pink moto jacket to break up the feminine nature of the dress and make the outfit "my own." I decided to add white shoes and a white bag to pull the look together.

xx A 
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