Style Post: Navy + Florals

club-monaco-rebecca-minkoff-michael-kors-zara Floral-Dress-Club-Monaco-Fashion-Style-Blogger floral-dress-blue-blazer-bullet-ring Navy-Blue-Outfit-Fashion-Style-Blogger Floral-Dress-Navy-Blue-Heels-Handbag-Blazer Toronto-Blogger-Victoria-Simpson-Canadian Rebecca-Minkoff-Mini-Mac-Michael-Kors-HeelsFlorals are great all year round (and I especially love the print on my Club Monaco dress), but the warmer the weather the more intense my urge is to wear them. What about you?

The minute the warmer weather starts making an appearance, do you start pulling the florals out of your closet, and/or find yourself drawn to them when shopping? Let me know in the comment section below!

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Dress: Club Monaco (similar here, here & here)| Blazer: Zara (similar) | Shoes: Michael Kors (similar here & here) | Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff (midnight c/o eLUXE), Navy Mini MAC via Nordstrom, Bloomingdales & Piperlime) | Ring: Niki and Lola
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Buy Sunglasses – Give Sight To Someone In Need {TOMS one for one}

TOMS-Sunglasses-shopping-for-a-cause-03Yes it’s true, sunglasses are worn all year round – but let’s face it, once spring hits we covet them in a big way. We take them with us everywhere we go; we purchase the coolest new styles; we match them with our outfit of the day.

There are so many amazing pairs of sunglasses out there right now, but since I’m a sucker for shopping for a cause I love TOMS sunglasses. With every pair of TOMS sunglasses purchased, TOMS helps give vision to someone in need. Do we need a better reason to shop? I think not!

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With the rise of the warm weather, not only do sunglasses become a wardrobe essential, but they’re a way to add extra fun and trendiness to our style without having to fully commit to a look.

For example, you love ombre but you’re not too sure if you want to wear a full on ombre dress (…though I totally would and I’m now wondering why I don’t already own one…), but you want to incorporate it somehow because it’s so in vogue. What can you do?

You can wear an outfit you’re comfortable with and accessorize with a pair of ombre sunglasses (like The Kilgore pair above). BAM – you’re feeling trendy and oh-so-cool, but you’re able to take them off any time you please with little effort.

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Did you know: with every pair of shoes purchased, TOMS gives one pair of shoes to a person in need?

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Style Post: Throw On A Scarf

Blogger-Victoria-Simpson-Street-Style-Toronto-Canada L-designed-by-Linda-Lundstrom-Ring Brown-Coach-Handbag-Le-Chateau-Heels Toronto-Canada-Fashion-Style-Blogger-Victoria-Simpson Green-Tan-Laura-Siegel-Scarf Laura-Siegel-Scarf-Large-Green-Tanlong-cashmere-shirt-large-green-scarfVictoria-Simpson-Toronto-Blogger-CanadaLarge-Brown-Coach-Handbag-Le-Chateau-Gold-Heels Lord-and-Taylor-Long-Cashmere-Cardigan Coach-Handbag-Le-Chateau-Heels-Stylish-AccessoriesJust when we were starting to think spring had finally arrived here in Toronto, mother nature decides to mock us and call for snow.

That being said, I wasn’t surprised to hear the forecast. I find that we start seeing signs of spring, get excited, and then all excitement gets interrupted by one last snow fall.

On the bright side, this should be the end of snow until next season. (…i hope) But for today, let’s pull out our favourite scarves to keep warm while remaining stylish!

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Scarf:
Laura Siegel | Long Cardigan: Lord and Taylor (other cashmere pieces) | Handbag: Coach (similar here, here and here) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson, via Le Chateau (c/o) | Ring: L designed by Linda Lundström | Pants: Express (c/o) | Tank Top: Forever 21 | Bracelet: Kara Ross
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9 Things To Do With Ferrero Rocher Chocolates {Easter Edition}

White-Gold-Easter-Dinner-Party-Ferrero-Rocher-Bunny{set a Ferrero Rocher Rabbit on every place setting for dinner}
Martini-At-Home-Decor-Interior-Design{relax with a Ferrero Rocher Martini, sneaking Ferrero eggs in between sips}
Ferrero-Rocher-Name-Holder-Dinner-Party{cut a slit in a Ferrero Rocher and use it as a name tag holder for dinner parties}
hydrangeas-blue-white-Ferrero-Rocher-Chocolate-Eggs{have an Easter Egg Hunt! … no, you’re not too old}
Ferrero-Rocher-Chocolate-Easter-Eggs{place them in a bowl for friends to snack on when they come visit}
Ferrero-Rocher-in-Bunnykins-bowl{the best kind of cereal: wake up to a bowl full of Ferrero eggs & a bunny}
{for both the little and big kids}
Ferrero-Rocher-Chocolate-Easter-Bunny-{live life on the edge and have Ferrero Rocher’s instead of lunch or dinner}
{it is Easter after all}
White-Gold-Easter-Dinner-Ferrero-Rocher{the best kind of Easter Dessert: A large egg full of Ferrero Rocher chocolates}
coffee-table-decor-gold-kiss-tea-cup{sip on tea, nibble on a few Ferrero Rocher chocolates, and read a magazine}

What do you think? Are you in for all of the above ways to celebrate Easter Victoria x Ferrero Rocher style?

They are hands down one of my favourite chocolates ever!! So, you can imagine my excitement when a box full of Ferrero Rocher chocolates landed on my doorstep. Can you say heaven?

With Easter coming up, I’ll be sharing these oh-so-decadent chocolates with my friends and family; and we’ll all be enjoying my 9 favourite ways to eat Ferrero Rochers. I hope you jump on the chocolate train and indulge with me (send me a tweet or instagram when you do!)

{all images are taken by me and original to hautecanada.com}

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Style Post: Tweed and Denim

Fashion-Style-Blogger-Toronto-Canada-Victoria-SimpsonAs you can tell by how much snow and slush there is in this picture, it was taken a little while ago; however, I really enjoyed wearing this outfit so I wanted to share it with you for inspiration. It can definitely be worn during spring as well!
denim-skirt-tweed-jacket-black-crossbody-handbag Toronto-Canadian-Fashion-Style-Blogger-Victoria-Simpson Michael-Kors-Tweed-Blazer-TOMS-Sunglasses Marc-My-Marc-Jacobs-Black-Crossbody-Handbag Kain-Label-Tshirt-Tweed-Jacket-Silver-Jewellery Denim-Tweed-Fashion-Blogger-Victoria-Simpson-Toronto Nude-Ankle-Strap-Heels-Denim-skirt Nude-Ankle-Stap-Pointed-Toe-HeelsI came across this denim skirt hiding in the back on my closet, along with all my old jean mini skirts (10 of them in fact). While I ended up saying adios to all the mini skirts, this knee length denim skirt is here to stay.

By throwing my Michael Kors tweed blazer into the mix, I was able to make my casual denim skirt and plain white tee more dressy / “night out” appropriate.

This outfit was a great reminder that you don’t always need something brand new (although the jacket and shoes are only a few months old) to create a great look.

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Jacket: Michael Kors (also love these by Milly & Tory Burch) | T-Shirt: Kain | Skirt: old (similar Sister by Sibling, Gap & Blank NYC) | Shoes: Le Chateau | Sunglasses: TOMS | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (here and here) Rings: vintage (brown and blue) & Etsy, old (angle wings, similar) | Necklace: BizouLines-01{keep up with haute on: Bloglovin’ | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter} Haute's Banner - Blog Posts You May Also Enjoy!-01

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Unwind & Relax During Spa Week!

Spa-Day-with-girlfriends-Quotes-03I don’t know about you, but going to the spa is one of my favourite things to do! I love the tranquility of going on my own, and the relaxing, bonding moments with my mom, sisters and girlfriends!

Spa-Day-Relax-Quotes-01From April 21st to April 27th Way Spa, once again, brings Spa Week to Canada! Experience luxurious spa packages from over 100 spas participating across the country, for only $50.

Spa-Day-with-girlfriends-Quotes-02How to Participate:
1. Explore WaySpa.com/Spaweek and find your perfect $50 treatment
2. Purchase your $50 Spa Week Treatment Voucher
3. Book your $50 Spa Week treatment voucher
4. Enjoy a relaxing day at the spa

Spa-Day-with-girlfriends-Quotes-04I’ve already booked one spa appointment for a 60min Swedish massage with my mom, and am in the middle of booking another package with one of my girlfriends. A spa day is always a good idea!

I’d love to hear from you! What are your favourite treatments at the spa? Do you like going solo or with friends? Let me know in the comment section below!

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Music Festival Style: 4 Outfits To Wear To Coachella

What-to-wear-music-festival-Coachella-style-05Music Festival season is all about freedom, hanging with friends, wearing cool outfits, listening to awesome music, and partying all weekend long. What could be better? This Thursday kicks off the first weekend of Coachella.

Are you going? If so, I’m majorly jealous; and I want to hear all about your fabulous adventures (so come back and leave me a comment or tweet me).

If you’re not heading to California for a fun, music filled weekend, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Grab a bunch of friends, throw on your hippest outfit, and watch Coachella live on YouTube – with a few drinks in hand, of course!

The first weekend of Coachella is four days, so I’ve created four outfit inspirations that are oh-so-cool. If you’re in need/want of a new outfit for the occasion, shop the links below.

eLUXE has offered 20% off with the code HAUTECAN20 – so Coachella or no Coachella, have fun shopping ;) The discount applies to anything on their on their site and lasts all week long.
What-to-wear-music-festival-Coachella-style-04eLUXE: Denim Vest | Maxi Dress | Handbag | Cuff Bracelet (left) | Cuff Bracelet (right)
Shopbop: Hat | Sandals | Sunglasses
Anthropologie: Necklace
What-to-wear-music-festival-Coachella-style-02eLUXE: Tank Top | Shorts | Handbag | Earrings | Cuff Ring
Shopbop: Boots | Sunglasses | Hat
Anthropologie: Bracelet | Necklace
What-to-wear-music-festival-Coachella-style-03eLUXE: Jumpsuit | Handbag | Necklace | Cuff Bracelet (left) | Cuff Bracelet (Right)
Shopbop: Boots | Hat | Sunglasses
What-to-wear-music-festival-Coachella-style-01eLUXE: Crop Top | Shorts | Handbag | Bracelet (top) | Brazilet Bracelets (bottom – make a wish and wear it for good fortune)
Shopbop: Hat | Sandals | Sunglasses
Anthropologie: Necklace

Do you have festival style envy right now? Because I seriously do!!

I’d love to hear from you! What would you wear to a music festival? Let me know in the comment section below!

*don’t forget to enter HAUTECAN20 to get 20% off shopping at eLUXE (the code is valid for one week)

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Style Post: A Touch Of Spring

Fashion-Style-Blogger-Toronto-Canada-Victoria-Simpson fashion-style-inspiration-florals-blush-pink-stament-necklace Floral-Shirt-Pink-Clutch-Gold-Bangles-Emerald-Ring Style-Transition-from-Winter-To-Spring-Fashion Floral-Shirt-Spring-Soft-Pale-PinkVictoria-Simpson-Toronto-Fashion-Style-Blogger-Canada Blush-Pale-Pink-Vintage-Clutch-Black-Express-Jeans Chain-Like-Pumps-Gold-Heel-Le-Chateau-Shoes Club-Monaco-Floral-Top-Kara-Ross-Kate-Spade-Jewellery How-To-Transition-Wardrobe-Winter-To-Spring-FashionIt’s a hard time of year because most of us want to fully embrace spring, except the weather isn’t 100% cooperating (at least not here in Toronto). Never the less, the weather is getting warmer (yay!) and the urge to shed layers of clothing is growing stronger.

Are you wondering how you can dress for spring, while keeping warm at the same time? It’s easy!

Take my look above as inspiration and adapt it to your personal style. I opted to wear a floral top and soft pastels; matching them with darker pants and a jacket.

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T-shirt: Club Monaco, (similar) | Jeans: Express (c/o) | Ring: MoonRox | Knot Bracelet: Kate Spade, also love this and thisDiamond Bracelet: Kara Ross, also love (this) and (this) | Shoes: Jessica Simpson, via Le Chateau (c/o) | Clutch: Vintage, similar here and here | Jacket: Zara (old), (similar) | Necklace: Kara Ross | Nails: Kiss Nail Products, similarLines-01{keep up with haute on: Bloglovin’ | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter} Haute's Banner - Blog Posts You May Also Enjoy!-01

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Style Post: Hey Jude

Hey-Jude-Shirt-Compsure-Vintage-Toronto-Blogger Michael-Kors-Crossbody-Handbag-Shoes Fashion-Style-Blogger-Victoria-Simpson-Toronto-Canada- Psalms-Rose-Statement-Ring-Hey-Jude-Shirt Psalms-Jewellery-Front-and-Back-Chain-Necklace Hey-Jude-Shirt-chain-Necklace-Casual-Style Blue-Patent-Michael-Kors-Pumps-High-HeelFor an easy weekend casual look that still has a hint of dressiness, opt for black jeans, a blazer and a fun printed t-shirt!

Depending on your activities of the day, you’ll be able to determine if sky high heels can be worn or if some kind of stylish flat shoes are needed.

Your day, or night, activity will also give way to which size of handbag you’ll need. No matter the size, having a great crossbody bag gives you the freedom to use both hands without your purse awkwardly getting in the way.

Throw in some statement accessories and you’re good to go!

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T-shirt: Composure Vintage (c/o) | Blazer: Zara, similar | Jeans: Express (c/o) | Ring: Psalms | Necklace: Psalms, similar| Shoes: Michael Kors, similar here & here | Handbag: Michael Kors, similar | Bracelet: Joseph Nogucci (c/o)
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Fun and Fabulous Michael Kors Watches!

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Michael Kors is carrying a huge selection of amazing watches right now, and it’s kind of making my head spin!

Hot pink, a million shades of pretty blue, other bright colours, leather straps, gold chain-links, rose gold chain-links, studs, leopard…oh my!!

I’m left in a daze, trying to figure out how many watches I can fit onto each arm without looking too ridiculous. ;)

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{ All | Silver | Golden | Rose Golden | Tortoise & Horn | Glitz | Leather Straps | Coloured Dials | Mini & Petite | Men’s | Watch Hunger Stop }

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