Hello Heat! Swimsuits from Seafolly

It’s been pretty toasty hot in Montreal lately.  The worst part is the intense humidity – sometimes I feel like I am in a jungle!  The kind of humidity where your legs and scalp start sweating.  Yucks.  My son and I have been keeping cool with lots of water time – kiddie pools, swimming lessons, lakes and backyard pools.  I purchased a few swimsuits at the start of the season for him and I but I’ve been admiring a few suits I’ve seen on my fellow pool goers and often when I ask they are from the Australian brand Seafolly.  They are classic, but well built with adjustable straps.  Unfortunately, they also come with a price… agh…

Here are some of my faves:

TribeNeo Tribe Padded Swimsuit

Art Deco

Deco Empire Bikini


Bounty Playsuit (OK not a swimsuit but perfect for a hot day none the less!)


Ballerina Bikini


The Fantastical World of Thomas Paul

I love everything about Thomas Paul – the brightly hued or lightly saturated colours, the use of stark contrasts and the surprising and playful graphics.  These are some of my favourite picks!

Thomas Paul Octopus Duvet

Queen Octopus Duvet Cover

Thomas Paul Tea Towel

Amalfi Lobster Tea Towel

Thomas Paul Place Mat

Baleen Placemat

Thomas Paul Side Plates

9″ Amalfi Melamine Side Plates

Thomas Paul Wool Scarf

Deer Wool Scarf

Thomas Paul Scarf

Ostrich Extra Long Wool Scarf

Alice & Olivia on The Outnet

Have you heard of The Outnet?  It’s the more affordable version of Net-A-Porter so that the rest of us can have a chance to buy some of our favourite coveted looks.  I love Alice & Olivia’s playful shapes and colours, and selected a few of my faves.

Graphic Dress


We love the stark colours in this graphic lightweight dress.  Made from stretch silk, it features internal adjustable straps for a perfect fit, and we like the detailing such as the keyhole enclosure in the back.  Dress it up with strappy sandals and get a cocktail in your hand girl!


The saturated hues of these floral print shorts make a bold statement and are perfect for those wanting to accentuate their bottom half.  With just a hint of spandex for a perfect fit, dress it up with a plain black or white t-shirt and wear them as much as you can while the sun is still hot.

low rise skinny jeansYou can’t go wrong with these low rise skinny jeans available in a range of hues from black to azure and white.  When it’s too cool for shorts, these will go with anything.  We especially like the price – only $99!


J. Crew – Statement Necklaces

My style is a mix of bold and subtle.  A bold printed dress with dainty jewelry, or a minimal dress with a statement piece.  Lately, I’m feeling a little more statement piece and this affordably priced necklace from J. Crew is just the trick.  The large stones and chunky chain work with a subtle jewel toned palette for a necklace that is a statement but not in your face.  I’d wear this to brighten up anything from a plain white t-shirt to a simple sun dress.

J crew