May 29, 2024

Early Birthday Brunch

This past weekend I had an early birthday celebration with my friends!  We went to brunch at Daphne, which shouldn't be a surprise if you've been keeping up with my blog and instagram recently. This is my third time going in the past month.... and they just opened their patio and it looks DIVINE! So.... looks like I'll be going back again soon haha (I promise I'll try new places soon). Anyway, so we went to brunch at Daphne, I had the Eggs Benedict and it was delicious (although I wish it came with a side of home fries or roasted potatoes). I also got a cocktail, Right on Thyme and wow this might be my new favourite drink for summer !  One, its a beautiful pink colour, two, it was incredible! For dessert Daphne is always doing the most (the staff is so kind!) and they surprised me with a dessert! We had a great time chatting and eating, I feel like we sat there for a couple of hours. 

For my outfit I wore this 1940s peplum beige dress with black sequin details at the front. I kept the accessories pretty minimal, I wore my 1930s black hat that I've been wearing non stop lately. And black T-strap shoes, and a 1930s handbag. It was raining (ugh) so I draped a black cardigan over my shoulders since it was a bit cooler than I expected. Also if you are wondering as part of my birthday gift my friend Mikayla gifted me these beautiful flowers! So in true Fashion Blogger fashion I had to take photos with them ! 

May 25, 2024

Surrounded By Purple Flowers + Victoria Day Tea

Every year these purple flowers take my breath away! They only stay in bloom for a couple of weeks which is such a shame, I wish they stayed all summer long. For this outfit I am wearing a purple knit dress that I thrifted. I paired it with some black accessories, like this black late 1940s hat, gloves and a clutch. I also wore a black skinny belt to cinch in the waist and black shoes. It's my first time wearing these shoes and I love them !  I got them when I was in Seville last year.... ok mind you I got the same shoes in 4 different colours lol. But its my first time wearing the black ones!  I think they paired perfectly with the outfit.


This day was also Victoria Day, a holiday here in Canada to Celebrate the life of Queen Victoria. As a family tradition My family had A tea party with finger sandwiches and homemade treats. Ok maybe there was also Champagne and store bought chocolates involved haha but the rest was homemade! We had Triples, A Peruvian sandwich that has 3 layers; Eggds, Avocado and Tomato. This is made on a thin, soft crustless bread. There are a few different ways to season the ingredients based on personal preference, some people add mayonnaise to the bread and just layer the ingredients dry. My family always chopped up the eggs and mixed them with mayonnaise and salt and pepper (almost like egg salad). The Avocado is mashed and mixed with lime, salt, pepper and a tiny bit of mayonnaise (like a simplified guacamole). 
The second sandwich we had were hot mini croissants with ham and cheese. As treats we had homemade Palmier cookies, which are super easy to make with puff pastry, butter and sugar! 
We also had little vanilla balls which is also a Peruvian treat. Its basically vanilla cookies that have been powdered (put through a blender and a strainer so its a fine powder), Then mixed with condensed milk and vanilla !  Then they are rolled into small balls with powdered sugar (mainly to keep its shape and so they aren't sticky). Some people also add some finely cut pecans or other nuts in the mix but I prefer them plain. I know its not a traditional tea party but it was delicious and fun ! 

May 21, 2024

Pink Suit in The Sun

I spend the day in Niagara on the lake on Saturday! One of my favourite places to take a day trip.  I'll probably be back again this summer because its still pretty early on in the season. It was a beautiful sunny day and I got to wear one of my new (to me) 1940s suit sets, from Ian Drummond Vintage. This particular one doesn't have a collar, which is a really interesting detail, I don't own any other suit set that doesn't have a collar. I wore it with a cream button up blouse and I added a cream leather flower brooch from the 1940s. I recently got this brooch and I love how flat it is!  Its a subtle way to wear a flower brooch..... without looking like Carrie Bradshaw.  For accessories I wanted to tie in some brown because the flower brooch has some brown details on it, and brown also complimented the pink shade of the suit set. I wore a cream 1940s hat with brown details from Mama Loves You Vintage. I also got a chance to wear one of my newest handbags, this gorgeous 1930s crochet brown handbag with a carved celluloid bar at the top, it has such beautiful flower details ! Even when you open the bag there is a row of small pink flowers all around the opening (sorry I didn't get a photo of the inside). For shoes I just wore some plain brown heeled loafers. It's a fairly casual outfit but perfect for a daytime stroll in the Spring. 

May 07, 2024

Caught in the rain

It was another rainy evening in the city.  It's funny, my friend Mikayla and I had plans to go to dinner a couple of weeks ago and the weather was horrible (tons of rain and windy). So we ended up rescheduling, and as luck has it it rained again!  We decided to make the best of it and walk to dinner in the rain. I am wear this this 1940s dark grey wool set that I got from Etsy. I've worn this suit set a few times this season and it always transforms based on the accessories you pair with it. This time around I added this red art deco brooch from Vintage Soul geek and a red hat from Clappison Corners Antiques.  I kept the shoes and handbag simple so that the red accents could really pop. Mikayla and I went to dinner at Daphne.... yes I went back!  I had the Bolognese and it was delicious !