Tour de Toronto

May 14, 2012
TORONTO!!! I am absolutely loving this city – I love how distinct every neighbourhood is here, the contagious energy, the warm weather, the amazing restaurants…so far, everything. I’m sure some homesickness will set in soon (I can’t be away from the ocean, my dog, my friends and my family without feeling a little pang of sadness after all), but I am really taking to this town.
We’ve been doing so much exploring (think minimum six-hour walks every day) that I’ve had to keep my outfits on the casual side. My tactic so far has been loose tops or dresses in pretty colours paired with comfortable sandals.
Ellery dress from Barefoot Contessa, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Gap sandals, Forever 21 cuff, ring c/o Social Experiment
Caitlin, one of my bestests (and Matt, who was taking this picture) came to Toronto as well – can not express enough how happy I am to have two of my favourite people here with me! This was us on our first day on the way to Chinatown, where we have officially found our new favourite Chinese bakery.
On the way to and at Kensington Market – absolutely love it there. Along with Old Cabbagetown, this is one of my favourite neighbourhoods so far.
Wilfred blouse, H&M sandals, Rebecca Minkoff bag, ring c/o Social Experiment
A typical outfit these days: casual and easy. We were on the hunt running a gazillion errands and trying to find parks so I had to be as comfortable as possible.
Sooo in other news, I start my internship at FASHION Magazine today! Really excited and just a tad nervous – hope it all goes well. With that, I should probably get headed down there! I am back to regular posting now too by the way, I’m surprisingly happy to be falling back into a more consistent routine.
Hope you all had an amazing weekend!
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  • Reply Naghmeh May 14, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    you look amazing in your casual outfits, I wish I could say the same about me! lol
    So exciting that you've moved to Toronto, I hope we have a good summer here so that you don't end up hating it! hehe.
    and CONGRATS on your amazing internship!

  • Reply Selene May 14, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    lovely <3


  • Reply Lotus Blossom Design May 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    great looks love that dress! have a great first day!! xo

  • Reply Well... May 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Wow, looks amazing! Glad you're having fun touring your new city πŸ™‚
    Gorgeous dress in the first set of photos, but I'm really loving the simple yet casual vibe in the second. Those sandals are so pretty!

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply pink horrorshow May 14, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Holy tan, you look gorgeous. It's so exciting moving to a new city and I can't wait to see future posts on all your favorite new spots πŸ™‚ Good luck with your internship!!

  • Reply A Fine Balance May 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    You look lovely and you may get homesick but Toronto is great ( I may be biased because it is my hometown!) Good luck with your internship and before you know it you time will have flown by! xoxo

  • Reply Anonymous May 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    you look amazing i LOVE your sweet sun kissed tan. Beautiful pics, welcome back we missed you!

  • Reply Courtney Erin May 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I hope your first day goes fantastically well – I'm sure it will!

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her May 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I'm going to spend the entire summer living vicariously through you! You tan and rested from your trip and ready to take on the world πŸ™‚

    Kick ass today! Can't wait to read all about it!

  • Reply Faith May 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    you look gorgeous! love all your looks and your pictures! looks like you've been having some amazing days πŸ™‚

    have a great first day and week!

  • Reply JennaStevie May 14, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    You look absolutely stunning, you can definitely tell how much fun you're having exploring the city. Makes it even better to have your two favorite people there with you!! I love the maxi dress in the first picture, a perfect summer piece. Good luck at your internship, I'm sure you'll have a great time πŸ™‚

  • Reply Erin May 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Both of these looks are adorable! I especially love that neutral blouse with the bright sandals! You look so tan and beautiful. Glad to see you're enjoying your new city.


  • Reply AsH May 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Alex your pics are gorgeous, its so good to see you settling in so well in T.O!! You are going to have an amazing time there cant wait to see your updates girly!!!!:) Love, Ash B.P

  • Reply alison*elle May 14, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Good luck on your first day, Alex! So glad that you're enjoying my hometown so far πŸ™‚ I miss it!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Leah May 14, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Yay, I'm so glad to hear you are loving Toronto! Good luck with the internship!

  • Reply Small Town Gal May 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Welcome to Ontario! Glad you're having a fab time in Toronto. Love your casual outfits and your TAN!!!! So jealous!

    Good luck on your first day of internship!

  • Reply Megan May 14, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    You look like you got some sun in Hawaii! Loving these casual outfits, those H&M sandals are soooo cute πŸ™‚

    So glad you're settling in and enjoying Toronto. It sounds like an amazing city. Your BF Caitlin is gorgeous! I bet you two get a lot of free drinks when you go out together πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Fashionable in Montreal May 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Alexandra,

    I am a fellow fashion blogger from Montreal and I just discovered you via The Volts. Read the bit about you and felt a sense of kinship (I also chose blogging over a good-paying albeit unsatisfactory job). I will be following you because I really like your blog (I am a bit reticent about the "follow for follow" business so this is from the heart). Happy to have found you. xoxoDanina

  • Reply Cee May 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I have to say, I've been eagerly awaiting this post, pally. It looks like you've already discovered some real gems in Toronto (hello, Bullydog latte – adorable and delicious!) and I hope you're having as wonderful a time as these photos seem to show πŸ™‚ Also, can I just say that I am incredible envious of your tan and also that amazing Wilfred blouse. Seriously. I will be hunting it down ASAP πŸ™‚ Good luck with your first day at FASHION, I know it's going to be amazing and I can't wait to hear all about it!

  • Reply Lynzy May 14, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    We just got back from Austin TX and absolutely loved it- Would love to hear about all the places you visited and which ones were your favorite- we will be hopefully visiting Toronto in the future!
    xx Lynzy

  • Reply Jamie K May 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I love your maxi dress – they are the perfect day out outfit, especially when you're going to be outside and walking a lot. I live in mine all summer! This one is such a cute print.

    The Blue Hour

  • Reply Mrs C β™₯ May 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Love that maxi dress! The pattern is amazing! Great casual outfit with the shorts too. Can't wait to see more of your new city!

  • Reply becks May 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    i love both outfits! totally something I would wear πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ramona May 14, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Alexandra, You look amazing!!!absolutely beautiful! I'm so envy to see you in your gorgeous tan, because in Ireland we have sooo terrible weather that it's impossible to wear something from spring/summer wardrobe.
    I'm happy to hear that you have wonderful time in Toronto. Gosh, and how fantastic is that you have internship in Fashion Magazine!!!!Goood luck darling!
    xoxo Ra

  • Reply Petite Adventures May 14, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    You look fantastic!
    Hope the first day was fabulous!

  • Reply Shes Dressing Up May 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Amazing photos! It looks amazing. And I love your H&M sandals, lovely :)!

  • Reply dana @ wonder forest May 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Ohh you are getting closer! Kensington market is a great area!
    xo dana

  • Reply Kaitlin May 14, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    wow yay that so exciting and fun.
    i love the salmon color sandals

    xo kaitlin

  • Reply Cathy May 15, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  • Reply Lindsey A. Turner May 15, 2012 at 1:20 am

    I love this casual look! That color looks so pretty on you!

    Lindsey Turner

  • Reply Heather May 15, 2012 at 1:42 am

    AH your so tan and I'm so jealous!! I love your casual looks esp the nude top.

  • Reply Marisa May 15, 2012 at 2:06 am

    Yay, so happy that you're loving Toronto and that you have your bestie and your man with you! Sounds like you're going to have a fantastic summer there. Hope your first day was amazing!


  • Reply Ali Hval May 15, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Oh my! If you're walking that much, I can understand why you wouldn't want to be trotting around in heels and such! You still look super cute here, anyway, though. That dress looks so breezy and easy to wear. πŸ˜€

  • Reply Z May 15, 2012 at 3:36 am

    I love Kensington Market! Great places to eat and awesome little vintage shops! Also I love basically everything about your second outfit…blouse,purse,cuff,ring,nails…yea basically it all!

  • Reply Karyn Wisselink May 15, 2012 at 3:49 am

    I hope your first day went swimmingly. What an exciting opportunity. I know you'll rock it.


  • Reply gillybeancandyjar May 15, 2012 at 3:54 am

    love the summer clothing! And it's so fun exploring a new city. I'm so so so excited for you and your internship. Good luck!!
    PS- thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I never realized that I have found happiness with my body till you mentioned it πŸ™‚

  • Reply Girl and Closet May 15, 2012 at 3:56 am

    You look beautiful in both of these casual outfits!! And Toronto looks & sounds like such an amazing city, you're going to have a blast and (yay!) hope your first day is smashing & fun at your new internship! xo

  • Reply Allison May 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

    Both of your looks are so great! Love that pinkish top on you! Have a great first day- what an amazing opportunity!

    Would love for you to visit my blog sometime!


  • Reply Emily (TheStylist LA) May 15, 2012 at 4:51 am

    You look gorgeous. Love the long dress, the casual tan top and your nail polish color.

    Great blog!

    TheStylist LA

  • Reply xoxoCat May 15, 2012 at 5:32 am

    You and I have the same MBMJ bag πŸ˜€

    I love your maxi dress, I can't seem to pull one off without being too formal…

  • Reply Jules M May 15, 2012 at 5:41 am

    That must be such an exciting feeling to explore your new home!! Your outfits are perfect for it too..comfy yet always it!

  • Reply Leonie May 15, 2012 at 5:53 am

    You look great, Alex! So happy and, well, TANNED! I swear it looks like summer in your pictures. Love that maxi dress on you, that print is gorgeous and looks lovely on you.

    So happy to hear that you're enjoying yourself in Toronto so far. Wish it wouldn't be so expensive to fly there otherwise I'd love to come visit! Read that your first day went well too.. YAY! Who knows, you might be the editor-in-chief some day :p

    xoxo Leonie

    The Observers

  • Reply Anca May 15, 2012 at 5:56 am

    You look so stunning!! I cannot believe you got a tan in Toronto!! I live in Toronto and we're always complaining about the weather!! I am currently in Europe though and I didn't see this miracle you are experiencing ahahaha :D:D

  • Reply Flair byBrandi May 15, 2012 at 6:02 am

    Great pictures! Love your blog!

  • Reply MizzJ May 15, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Wow it looks extremely sunny out in TO! Welcome back from Hawaii too btw πŸ™‚ I really love your casual 2nd outfit, particularly when paired with such natural makeup (that is, if you're even wearing any! *jealous*). Good luck on your first days at your internship!!

  • Reply Nicole May 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

    You are too pretty! Looks like you're having a blast πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sasha May 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Your eyes are so beautiful! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Life etc... May 15, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I was in Toronto two years ago and LOVED it too! Although it was sooo hot, 6 hours of walking would have killed me πŸ˜‰

    Life Etc

  • Reply Annie May 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

    AH you look so tan & gorgeous! Love that maxi, and those awesome orange & pink sandals…perfect outfits for exploring a new city. Good luck with the internship πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Heather May 15, 2012 at 10:49 am

    You look so tan and gorgeous! I'm loving that maxi dress – so pretty! Welcome back πŸ™‚


  • Reply Sam May 15, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Hi dear, you're so lucky to be living in such a fantastic city, only been there once but absolutely loved it. I am sure you're going to have so many exciting adventures there. Your holiday tan looks amazing!

  • Reply Suzi Maynard May 15, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    You look refreshed & fabulous, not to mention tanned! Makes me miss Summer so much.
    Good luck with your internship.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply Tere Ávila May 15, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    great look honey, i think it's so fresh and combinable, you look stunning!

    have a good day! πŸ˜›


  • Reply Sydney May 16, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    So glad that you are loving Toronto! yay!

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