my weekend in toronto

I was in TO last weekend with my dad. We took in a Leafs game and did some shopping! We headed down last Friday. Here’s some pics from the weekend.

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Yorkdale Shopping Centre – the ceiling decorations were so pretty! Thanks to my aunt for taking us.

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Aunt made me try on a bajillion different coats (some crazy ones too), but I liked this one a lot from Zara.

We spent quite a while in Yorkdale since I was looking for a  dress for a winter formal dance coming up at school. After lunch my aunt and I left my dad and uncle to shop. I was excited to go to Brandy Melville which I don’t have anywhere near me. I found a cute suede-feel burgundy skirt for $30. I like a lot of Brandy’s clothes, but it depends what store you go into. I also think some of the stuff is overpriced, so I try to hold back.

I ended up finding a pretty dress at Dynamite which you will see soon! It’s not too formal that I can’t wear it again, which I like.

Later in the day my dad and I settled into our hotel and then headed to the Real Sports store before dinner. It was super busy in there since it was game night. There were so many Leafs merch I wanted, but it was SO overpriced. A t-shirt for $45? I don’t think so. I finally decided on a warm Leafs toque with a cute pompom on it :)

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At the ACC!

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A guy proposed to his girlfriend in the row in front of us – look at Carlton the bear…so cute.

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It was impossible to walk around during the intermissions, but we managed to make to another corner of the arena and I managed to take this pic :)

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Leafs won 4-2 :) It was awesome to see the players in the flesh.

We stayed until mid-Sunday and then endured a rainy 4-ish hour ride home. I do not enjoy driving to TO!

*Check back soon for a collective haul if you want to see what I got in Toronto*

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august (back to school) collective haul

I’ve already done quite a bit of shopping in Toronto and Ottawa, but I decided to pick up a few more things for back to school when I went away to Montreal. My mom also just came back from NYC a couple days ago and bought some clothing for me there as well! Thanks mom.

Here they are!

ImageCropped hooded denim vest from LiME (brand: Last Kiss) – $25

Osheaga tee – $35

Polka dot button up – $12.99

Stay Weird muscle tee – $18

I was especially happy when I found the Stay Weird top at Brandy Melville. I think it’s really cool and the store at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto didn’t have it. The Brandy store on St. Catherines had much more selection than Yorkdale – I was impressed. I debated on buying a skirt from there, but I couldn’t justify $30 for OK quality material. ImageImage

I love this shirt. I tend to have a preppy side to my style and I’ve been looking for some classic button ups (which I don’t have to spend a ton of money on, aka Abercrombie) I love wearing navy, which I have a habit of buying all my clothes in.

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And here is my beloved hooded denim vest I mentioned in a past post! I’ve been looking for one for the past couple months and finally found one I liked for the right price and quality.

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Probably my favourite shirt from this haul. :) It was $35 which was quite expensive, but it’s a festival. Things are going to be overpriced. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the tshirt was American Apparel. At least the quality is there!

Now on to the stuff my mother picked up in New York. I only asked her to pick up a I Heart NY shirt (no pic…but it looks like all the others) and Celia Birtwell Shorts from UniqloThey are patterned, high waisted flowy shorts that look like a skirt when they are on. I bought a pair back in NYC during March Break and loved them. I had originally wanted them in the black and white floral pattern, but there were none left. I was happy with the one she did get me though.

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NHL Goalie mask tee – ?

Aritzia TNA leggings – around $20

Uniqlo Celia Birtwell shorts in Gray floral – $19.90

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I was only expecting the shorts and NY shirt, but she surprised me with a cool NHL tshirt and TNA leggings. Now I can say I own something from Aritzia…haha. Some of their stuff is really cute, but the prices, not so much.

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I think this shirt is an exclusive to the New York City NHL Store since the tag inside read “Reebok New York City” The tshirt is awesome. I’ll definitely be wearing it during the season. Anyone who knows me knows I am a Leafs fan. No shame!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this haul of my new clothing. I will definitely be taking a break on the shopping for a while! Look out for lots of OOTDs (or even OOTWs) with these pieces once school starts!

*New post tomorrow*