Ava Grace's Closet

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sheltered in Suburbia : Exploring the City

Yesterday was a GOOD day.
I learned a lot about myself. I took a ride down memory lane.
And my sheltered, suburban, we get driven everywhere girls took a real live subway.
And they LOVED it.
As I sat enjoying a traffic-free ride to one of my favourite shopping spots in the city, I realized something. 
Our city is amazing. Our public transportation system is stellar.
So clean you could eat off the floor stellar.
And we don't take advantage of it nowhere near enough.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

What Ava Wore : Garnet Hill Kids

For as long as I can remember, my mother has told me that there is nothing sweeter on children than white.
It is crisp + fresh and conveys a sense of innocence.
When I saw this Mexico-inspired embroidered beauty, I just knew it would be adorable on Ava. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What I Wore : Simple

I find no matter how hard you try to put together an outfit that's different, it's often the simplest of looks that have the most impact. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My Melasma + A Giveaway

After having babies, my skin became extra sensitive. (as if it hadn't been sensitive enough before!)
I had to be super careful what type of products I used, never anything with essential oils or lots of fragrance, and the sun was my worse enemy.
We travelled to Florida when my Julian was just under a year and I, like always, used sunscreen and lay out. As much as one can "lay out" while looking after a little one.
In the evenings, I noticed my forehead was darker in some spots than it was in others. As the days progressed, I started to wear a hat outside but still noticed the spots were getting worse.
When we returned to Toronto, it looked almost as though I had a birthmark on my forehead - and no amount of make up would cover it.
this fave photo of Ava and I shows the discolouration (looks almost like bronzer that went on too heavily in spots!)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

What Ava Wore : Vacation Wears

There comes a time in every mama's life, fashionista or not, that they lose their luggage space to their little girl.
I take such pleasure in dressing Ava, my own outfit is always secondary, most especially when we're travelling.
Our luggage was overflowing with dresses in every colour (one for each evening's dinner - sick I know it) and of course, a different swimsuit for each day. 
After all, her clothing is smaller and thus takes far less room. how's that for enabling?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What I Wore : Baby Blues

I have the blues today.
And not just the post-vacation wish I was still on the beach kind.

Monday, April 13, 2015


When Isabella was born, I never thought I could ever again experience a love like that.
And then, three and a half years later, Julian came to us.
Words could never do the feelings justice.
I was enthralled, consumed, amazed and utterly, hopelessly in love with him.
Everyone noticed.
Especially my mother in law.
I was crazy about the boy.
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