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Stripes on a shift dress? SOLD! As I accidentally laid my eyes on this, my hand moved on its own and it quickly disappeared from the rack. Oh times like this, I don't have complete control over my emotions. It's a must have in my closet and also at a very good price! Wearing a silhouette like this sometimes gets a little bit tricky. Since the dress has a minimal print, I wore a denim shirt around to accentuate my waist line. By doing this, it also gives off a casual vibe to the outfit. Perfect to go out for lunch or to a mid-afternoon stroll. I added a subtle yet eye-catching necklace for some flair. I kept the shoes and purse simple.


A Hidden Courtyard

There are many hidden gems around the city; one of them is the University of Toronto campus. It has such great history and for all Harry Potter fans out there, this is the perfect place for you. Its walls and chambers has a Hogwarts feel. Dating from the 19th century, the architecture is described by a combination of Romanesque and Gothic Revival building spread across the campus. I haven't completely explored the university's grounds. With its green spaces and many interlocking courtyards, the university forms a distinct region of urban parkland in the heart of downtown Toronto.


ONE DIRECTION Makeup Giveaway

Hello DIRECTIONERS, I was once a part of this huge community. And luckily, I've been given the chance to host this giveaway for those still loyal One Direction fans. Or those that just love makeup and would love to get items for free... here's your chance!

"The Looks Collection" comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction's globe-conquering albums, "Up All Night", "Take Me Home" and the latest chart topper, "Midnight Memorites." Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n' roll girl, a funparty girl, or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!

Head will turn in the crowd when you wear Liquilights Glow Gloss, which sparkles brilliantly though the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Gloss can be worn alone for a sheer, glittery pop of colour, or paired with One Direction creme lipstick for a bold look.

Four velvety, pigment-rich eyeshadows and a golf glitter creme shadow- housed in a travel-ready compact - deliver maximum colour payoff, stay put and don't crease, so you'll look flawless from day to night. Chubby pencils will glide on smoothly, and can be worn as liner, shadow, or body crayon. Little Black Dress mascara, a carbon black volumizing formula, adds definition to any look.

Nail varnishes in fashion-forward shades, including molten metallics and golden glitter flakes, are formulated for a quick drying and long wear.

Bonus One Direction stencils let you adorn your body, your stuff and your friends with doodles, while the line's ultra-cool brick motif makes a statement of its own.

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A range of makeup and cosmetic products celebrating youth, style, and the uninhibited lifestyle of a new generation. Celebrating life with bold shades, unique formulae and infused with limited edition collectable packaging, Makeup from One Direction is fun, bold, often irreverent, with a touch of cheeky mischievousness. Offered at prices that every girl and woman can afford. For more information, feel free to visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MakeupbyOneDirection and make sure to use these hashtags: #makeupby1D, #thelookscollection, #markwins.

Sponsored by BrandBacker. This contest is for US and Canadian residents only.

Fun with Colour & Prints

I've been really into colourful patterns and prints this summer. A bright sunny day mixed with bright prints really makes my day. This outfit encompasses it all. For this look, I opted for a vibrant floral/tropical print flutter shorts. The whole day I felt like I was wearing a skirt. But no. It's a pair of shorts. For real. To be honest, I wasn't completely sure if pairing stripes and tropical prints was a good idea. I guess by focusing on a certain colour and working around it is the key.

As it turned out "coral" will be the focal point of this ensemble. You'd think this shade of orange isn't the best to wear on a hot summer day. On the contrary, it gives off a very cool vibe and pleasing to the eyes.