TIFF may be best known for flashing lights and celebrities, but this year I spent the first half of the film festival holed up at my cottage – sans phone, internet, TV, nada – for an entire week, completely cut off from the world. It was refreshing to end my nights at 10pm rather than begin them, and I felt like a million bucks by the time I returned to Toronto.

But, of course, as soon as I got back there were parties to attend and what else was I to do now that I was back in the city? I had been saving this Ann Taylor striped blazer for some time, waiting for just the right outfit, and determining the right way to wear it. Blazers are such essential pieces in a wardrobe, but I try to be careful that I don’t look too conservative when I slip them on.


Funnily enough this outfit came together at the last minute, while scrounging through the bits and pieces I had left around my boyfriend’s house. Did I settle on it because it’s print on print? Probably, but who knew statement stripes and florals could work so well together!


With a couple pops of red, I was all set to head out to Momofuku (where I saw Susan Sarandon!) and the Bad Words after party at James Perse in Yorkville (and rubbed shoulders with Jason Bateman while reaching for a mini burger and glass of Veuve).

What I Wore - Florals, Ann Taylor

What I Wore: Sunglasses by Celine, striped jacket by Ann Taylor, silk blouse by Elizabeth & James, skirt by Club Monaco, bag by Ann Taylor, shoes by Guess. (All images by Rebecca Ramsdale)


hat I Wore: Acetate new wayfarer sunglasses by Ray-Ban, striped ponte blazer by Topshop, silk blouse by Theory,  black floral skirt by Romwe, red fold over satchel bag by Oasap, shoes by Shoe Republic.

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