Time for the weekend!

af35bdce654e665a55b132bcf84f3fd3There  is no better way to kick start a weekend than breakfast in bed. I truly believe that beds have this enchanting power to make all foods taste at least ten times better and all books at least ten times more interesting. Go ahead,  this weekend treat yourself to a morning in bed, breakfast included!

As the summer air hits the city this week so do the incredible events that come along with it so here are a few events that are happening in Toronto this weekend that you don’t want to miss out on.

1. For you music lovers The Stranglers are having a show tonight that is a must see! Also, the Blues Waterfront Festival is running the entire weekend and its promising to be a fantastic {and free} event

2.Celebrate Burger Day on Sunday with All-You-Can-Eat Sliders!!!!!

3.Looking for a quaint family-friendly town experience? Check out Unionville Festival this Saturday

4. and if at any point during the weekend you are craving tacos or tequila drop by one of my favourite cantinas in the city

Time for the weekend!

But really, what is business casual?

business casual outfitTo be business casual or not to be? Now THAT is the question. The majority of workplaces use that generic term as a way to describe their dress code but we all know that everyone has a different understanding of exactly what that term entails.  The day before my first day at a real out-of-university job, I spent countless hours trying to figure out what is considered business casual only to find myself more confused than when I started. After being in the business world for almost a year and on certain occasions appearing too over-dressed or  too under-dressed I have found what I believe to be the essentials for a perfectly balanced business casual wardrobe. The key is combining polished classic pieces {keeps things business} with modern pops of colour {prevents from looking serious and stuffy}. Over the next few weeks I will feature these essentials in different outfits that will showcase how business casual is the perfect balance between professional and fun.

One of my go-to outfits is composed of the following essentials:

1. A fitted blouse in a basic colour
2. A bright pencil skirt – don’t be afraid to branch out of the classic black one
3. Statement jewelry – It adds a touch of creativity and is a perfect way of showcasing your personality {this one from J.Crew is currently on sale}
4. A work appropriate heel with a modern twist – currently obsessed with this leather strap one from Zara
5. Cute as a Button by Essie is a great shade of coral that is business friendly. {remember keep your nails short & fresh – no chips!}

But really, what is business casual?