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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my last weekend before school

My last weekend before school was spent with my younger cousins and other family. Too bad my grandma’s house had no Internet! (Sorry for being MIA) I only get to see my younger cousins once a year since they live in Bermuda! They surprised my sister and I with some gifts when we arrived (a shirt and jewelry set from Rome and an iTunes card!) I loved everything. From Friday through Sunday we went to the park, watched a Scooby Doo marathon, went rock climbing, and went to the bookstore. It was nice to see them again, but it made me realize how difficult/tiring it is to take care of children (they are 7 and 4 and adorable) My sister and I were exhausted by the end of each day. We ended the weekend with dinner at a Chinese restaurant with my cousins, aunt, parents, etc. I will miss them!

ImageThe rock climbing place was so cool. Thanks to my aunt for inviting us.

ImageMy sis and cousin climbing.

The rock climbing place looked awesome, but I wasn’t able to participate because of my sprained ankle (A girl kicked it during a soccer tourney) I was disappointed, but it was fun to watch.

ImageAt the Chinese restaurant.

Overall, it was a good weekend seeing my family. It made the weekend go by quickly and helped me to think less of the approaching first day back to school. Now it’s Labour Day and I will be at school in less than 24 hours. Dreading! I have been waking up around 8:30-9 most of this month (or trying to). Don’t know how I will stand waking up at 6:30 tomorrow. Help!

This week will definitely be busy. I will try to post about my first day, but if not, expect an OOTW post on Friday. For those starting school tomorrow too, good luck!