Saturday, we went into Big Smoke - aka Toronto - for some shopping on Bloor Street. We had lunch at The Windsor Arms hotel, which is a favourite of mine. It's much less busy than a lot of the hotels in the area and is great for a quiet lunch. Since we were in the fancypants city, I decided to pull out one of the big guns in my arsenal - my Dior new lock bag. It's an oldie but goody.
We are generally in a climate of abstemiousness because of moving houses and life, but The Mr. wanted to get me a wedding present. I'd had my eye on a necklace for the wedding day and nudged him toward the Van Cleef & Arpels counter at Birks.
We had success!
After trying on a number of pieces, I decided on the vintage Alhambra necklace in mother of pearl. It will make a great everyday piece too.
I have not shopped on Bloor in years. I used to be able to walk there from my house but that was a long time ago - so long ago that I made a strategic error and wore my fancypants Stuart Weitzman boots with the jacked up heels. They are fabulously comfy for wearing to a restaurant. Less fabulously comfy for wearing to run up and down Bloor.
Saturday night, we had a few friends over for the Mr.'s birthday. We partied like it was 1999.
The foxes had a little too much champagne.
I wore my crushed velvet dress from Anthropologie. So comfy and it got lots of compliments. Plus, pockets. Love it. Needless to say, I wore flat shoes.
It was so fun to dress up. Most of the time, I run around in jeans and sweaters and a ponytail. It's so nice to gussy up, put on a coat of slap, and have a fancy day once in a while!
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