Bright Eyes, Blue Denim

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The snow has subsided (for now) in Toronto. It’s time to toss the winter coats and knit toques, because spring is finally here.

Spring can be an awkward time for Canadians. The weather fluctuates so much that you’re scrounging for sweaters one day and the next your sunbathing in the snow. Jean jackets are the ultimate outer layer because they are heavy enough to protect from the wind, but light enough to keep you comfortable in the warmer weather.

Designed in Vancouver and made in LA, Fidelity Denim is always my go-to because it’s durable and only gets better with age. Every pair of jeans is touched by 26 pairs of hands and approved by founder, Jason Trotzuk, himself to ensure authenticity and consistency.

For this shoot I’m sporting the brand new Ryder Jacket in Crystal Blue. I’m in love the light colour and the embroidery above the left pocket. Shop the Fidelity Denim SS17 collection online at fidelitydenim.com.

What I’m wearing:

Jean Jacket: Fidelity Denim, t-shirt: Lululemon Love Tee IV, earrings: Hillberg & Berk Sparkle Ball Studs, sunglasses: Ray Ban Clubmaster

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NYC Essentials

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This past weekend Brandon and I took off to New York City to take in the Jim Jefferies show and the Raptors vs Nets game. I promise I will tell you all about the experience, but first things first… How do you pack for 48 hours in the city that never sleeps?

Knowing that I would likely have to carry my bag around with me on Sunday, I had to narrow it down to the bare essentials (and I am happy to report that I was able to pack everything into a single Taaluma Tote!). So what exactly did I bring…

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  1. Charlotte Tilbury‘s Quick ‘N’ Easy Natural Glowing Look ($95)
    • This kit is great for a 5 minute face and the size is perfect for traveling.
  2. Hillberg & Berk Sparkle Balls ($80)
    • From day to night, add a touch of sparkle to any look.
  3. Canon EOS 6D
  4. Wilfred Free Libre T-Shirt ($20)
  5. Lennox and Lucy custom distressed denim jacket ($60)
  6. Mophie powerstation ($49.95)
    • I had to drop by an Apple store to pick this up on the first day of the trip. This is a true lifesaver when you are relying on your phone for directions.
  7.  belif True Cream Aqua Bomb ($47)
    • Clinically proven to boost hydration levels by 18%, this is a must-have when traveling.
  8. AEO Band T-Shirt ($35)
  9. Two by Vince Camuto Star Sequin Tank ($20)
  10. Fidelity Denim Gwen in Jett ($188)
    • These are literally so comfy they replaced my leggings for the trip.
  11. Paige Hoxton Ankle – Black Shadow Destructed ($271.67)
  12. Roots Hamilton Toque ($20)
  13. AEO Leather Belt ($32)
  14. Marc Fisher Yale Pointy Toe Chelsea Bootie ($140)
  15. Olivia Burton The Dandy Dusty Pink, Silver & Rose Gold Mix  (£75)
  16. Taaluma Totes Indonesia ($65)
  17. Dooney & Bourke Pebble Grain Hallie ($200)

xo Lau

Summer Sixteen

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With every season comes new trends and fads that you just have to try. Most of these trends become passé in a blink of an eye, but a select few can actually turn into go-to staples in our wardrobe. 

Here are my trend predictions for summer sixteen:

  1. French Braids: Cute and practical for summer and fall months, but will disappear once the winter rolls around. This intricate hairstyle hasn’t been created to be hidden under toques. It’s like getting a tattoo and covering it up with makeup – what’s the point? After spending decent chunk of time out of your day splitting your hair into the perfect part, braiding, undoing the braid, then braiding again to perfectly match the other side until you A. give up or B. your arms go numb, you better show it off. French braids are basically pieces of art.
  2. Leather Backpack: Here to stay. Invest in a quality leather handbag or backpack, it is always helps to upgrade your look and will last a lifetime.
  3. Shirtdress: A neutral coloured shirtdress is something that will never go out of style and can be worn all year round. This sleek shift silhouette is super flattering and is chic enough to get away with around the office. I can definitely see myself swapping out the nude wedges for tights and ankle boots once the weather cools down in the fall.
  4. Choker Necklace: Fad. The choker popped up in 2014 as a nostalgic trend from the 90’s and was finally adopted by the masses this year. As a ’94 I couldn’t resist buying into it and I secretly hope this trend becomes a staple. It definitely has the potential with the launch of Pokémon Go and rumours of a Spice Girls reunion, however I really can’t see it lasting until next summer. But for right now, while there are more people trying to catch Pikachu on the street than swiping right on Tinder – long live the 90’s.

What I’m wearing: Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Shirtdress: Abercrombie & Fitch (It’s on sale right now!), Leather Backpack: VereVerto, Wedges: Winners, Bracelet: Alex & Ani, Watch: Daniel Wellington, Choker: Forever 21

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xo Lau