This weekend I had the pleasure of participating in the 4th annual Immigrant Women’s Small Business Expo. The event is hosted by Canadian Small Business Women. I’ve had the privilege of being a part of the Ottawa event since it’s inception in 2013. This year I was part of the panel, as I have been in the past but I also got the chance to promote my blog.
For this event I wanted to achieve a business chic look. I decided to pair this cream pencil skirt with a ruffle from Dynamite , with a great sheer bodysuit from Guess by Marciano. The skirt is fitted and not very forgiving so I opted for a body suit to achieve a more clean, sleek look. I topped it off with these super comfy, lace up block heels by Christian Siriano for Payless Shoes.
Brunch is one of my favourite things to do on the weekend 🙂 Beats + Brunch is the trendiest brunch event in Ottawa at the moment. Held at the Rooftbar Bar – Copper Spirits and Sights atop the Andaz Hotel, the event takes places on the last Sunday of every month. Seats are hard to come by as the event is always sold out but I was fortunate to make in for the August and September editions. Beats + Brunch is a buffet style brunch with appetizers brought to your table. $40 plus taxes gets you access to the buffet, appetizers, tea/coffee and a glass of bubbly. You can take in views of the Byward Market and Parliament while you eat as this brunch offers indoor and outdoor seating on the 16th floor of the hotel. I highly recommend making a reservation far in advance to avoid disappointment. It’s also a good idea to check in with the staff at Andaz and confirm your reservation.
I love slogan tees! They’re a great way to show off your personality and spread a message at the same time. I’m currently loving this positive piece from Suzy Shier with a great call to action. It’s a double layer print screen tee with a sheer pink on top and a shiny silver on the bottom. I paired it with black shorts and slip on flats for a casual look, but you can dress this tee up with black pants and a blazer. Get it while it lasts! Don’t just stand there, make it happen 😉
It’s that time of year when nights get colder and the leaves start to change. The transition from Summer to Fall is always a tough period to dress for. Luckily retailers have stepped up this year incorporating Summer colours with Fall fabrics! Check out this outfit I put together from Suzy Shier
The mesh skirt comes in 2 colours pink and black, I opted for the pink. The pullover sweater comes in 4 different colours and is a versatile piece for Fall and Winter. The slippers are Circus by Sam Edelman which can be found at Sears or on the Circus website. They also come in a leopard print which is trending this Fall. You can also dress this outfit up by changing the shoes from flats to black pumps.
Don’t you just love weekends? I don’t know about you but I certainly do! I’ve recently started experimenting with my style and like to try out new looks and pieces on the weekends 🙂 I just love these tassel earrings from H&M. They come in a variety of different colours and add a hint of drama and a pop of colour to any outfit! I’ve got my red ones on to add some colour to this laid back grey and black outfit. The top is from Garage and the soft shorts are from Dynamite.