Holding onto Summer

Holding onto Summer

I’m holding onto every last drop of Summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love Fall… I love everything pumpkin spice, being wrapped up in the softest knits and blanket scarves… I love the fashions, the deep and rich autumn colors, the layering, the boots.. But what I don’t love is knowing that Winter is just around the corner. So, I’m going to hold onto every last drop of Summer I can hold onto. When the weather hits over 20 degrees I’m going to prance around outside in the brightest of colors, the ruffliest of skirts (is that even a word?), and keep using my favourite tropical bag. I’m going to keep wearing my tassel earrings, accessorize with pineapples instead of pumpkins, and wear a sun hat just because. After all, Summer just wasn’t long enough this year in Toronto. So when the temperature drops down to 15 and the sun hides behind the clouds, I’ll get out my leather coat and fall florals and indulge in everything Pumpkin Spice.. But on days like today you can expect to find me frolicking around in my own little tropical paradise, in complete denial that it’s October.

Speaking of frolicking around, how ADORABLE is this skirt? Whenever I put it on I feel like I can’t even just walk, it was made to frolick and twirl in. I love the tiered ruffles that gives it a sort of girly & whimsical vibe. I paired the skirt with a simple classic t-shirt that I knotted at the front to in order to make it more of a cropped length. Keeping it simple on top really dresses the skirt down for a daytime look… but you can totally pair it with a silk cami or an off the shoulder bodysuit for more of a nighttime look!

I had so much fun shooting this look with Eryn Shea of Eryn Shea Photograpy. She reached out to me a little while ago saying she was going to be in Toronto and wanted to see if I wanted to shoot together. I’m so glad we were able to schedule a shoot even though it was right smack dab in the middle of TIFF.. the photos all turned out so gorgeous and I was completely blown away by Eryn’s work! Although I usually just have my friends & family take my photos, it was truly such a special experience to get to work with a professional photographer. Here’s hoping I’ll be working more with Eryn in the future!









Wishing you all a happy Tuesday & hope you can get out to enjoy some of that Toronto sun today!


What I Wore:

Skirt – c/o Chicwish // T-shirt – H&M // Bag – Aldo (On sale for $30!!) // Earrings – H&M // Shoes – Day Vine Shoes (Similar) // Sunglasses – Aldo (Sold out – but also love these!)








  1. Simonetta Lein
    October 3, 2017 / 10:03 am

    The skirt is really adorable like you said. I am in real love of your purse though. So cool. Fall is here, thank you for this Summer vibes, I am going to miss it ❤️

  2. Coco
    October 3, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I know what you mean dear Kirsten! Autumn is fine, but the thought of freezing winter round the corner is quite scary! You must definitely indulge in frolicking around on any given sunny day, especially with that adorable ruffled skirt. Your bag is simply delightful. And congrats on the quality of photography too. Love, Valeria

  3. October 4, 2017 / 7:55 am

    Hey darling..let me start by saying I love the whole look and the colors. Very very beautifully put together. The skirt… the top… but my faves… the bag and the shades… so chic

  4. Donna
    October 4, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I love the skirt. It shows off your playful personality. I went to the website to see if I could order one, but do not see it. Thanks for sharing your great fashion sense, and your flare for life. You are an inspiration!

  5. October 4, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Such a beautiful and delightful post! I absolutely love this gorgeous ruffle skirt. It looks so adorable and also sophisticated at the same time because you styled it so elegantly. This bag is amazing!!

  6. Meg
    October 5, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    This is such a fun and flirty skirt and I love that you paired it with such a fun purse! These are such great, bold colors.


  7. October 5, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    You’re not the only one holding onto summer. It’s too hot to do anything other than that haha. I agree with you, it is quite a gorgeous skirt. The asymmetrical, ruffled hemline is to die for!


  8. Rachael Sia
    October 6, 2017 / 9:57 am

    So much love for the vibrant bag colour and that skirt! Cling on to any warmth you have left babe before the cold hits ya!

  9. October 8, 2017 / 2:55 am

    This skirt is soo pretty! I love the ruffles and it’s flirtiness! Love how you styled it with this cute bag!

  10. Sweet as Fiction
    October 12, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Your style is the cutest. I could not pull off this outfit at all and you look amazing in it. Colour and ruffles really suit you and love that bag. You basically had me at birds when I saw it hehe <3 Great post and photos as always.

    Sweet as Fiction xo

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