Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap

One of the hardest parts of moving to Toronto has been living so far away from my family. For 27 years of my life I not only lived in the same city, but was fortunate enough to also live at home with my family. Although at the time I probably would have given anything for some space and independence, moving away really made me realize just how much I liked having my family around. I guess it’s really true what they say, you really don’t realize what you have until it’s gone…

Luckily for me, I’ve never had to go more than a 4 months since I moved here without seeing at least one of my family members. Whether it’s been me heading home to Edmonton, one of them coming to see me in Toronto, or meeting my parents in Kelowna or New York.. I’ve been so unbelievably blessed to have had the opportunity to still get to spend lots of time with my family even though I live so far away.

This past weekend my mom came to Toronto for a visit, and I was lucky enough to get the whole time off work to spend with her. We had an amazing visit together and spent our mornings brunching, running by the water, and enjoying coffee at numerous cafes… We spent our days shopping until we literally dropped, exploring the city, and visiting the market… we spent our evenings giggling and catching up over martinis and wine, watching movies, and just relaxing and enjoying each other’s company. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend and catch up time with her.







Isn’t my mom just the cutest? Unfortunately she had to fly back home to Edmonton yesterday and I was sooo sad to say bye to her.  Luckily I don’t have too long to wait till our next visit… I’ll be seeing her again in only 2 short months in Europe… Can’t wait!


What I Wore:

Shirt – JCrew // Trench – Banana Republic (Old – Similar & On Sale Here) // Jeans – Topshop // Flats – Chase & Chloe (Old – Also love these) // Necklace – JCrew // Sunglasses – LOFT // Bag – Aldo


Wishing you all a happy Wednesday <3





  1. Aimara
    April 5, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    These photos are amazing! So lucky you get to see them relatively often, I know how hard it is to have them far away!
    Love your look and your mom’s as well! She is super stylish and cute!!

  2. April 6, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    You Mom looks so cute. It sounds like you had a great time together. I am so happy for you. Love the trench coat on both you and your mom. Have a great week!

  3. April 8, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    Hello my dear. This post really touched my heart. I love that you get to see your family so often. I hope that will be me when I move back to LA and away from mine. I would feel weird not seeing them for a long period. I’m glad you and your mom had a great weekend! Thank you for sharing your new precious memories with us. Also, I love your outfit! That purse is so cute!
    Love, Dom

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      April 12, 2017 / 12:23 am

      Dom thank you for your sweet comment. I have no doubt that will be you and your family when you move away, it seems like you are really close. One of the positives about the distance is that you learn to appreciate family that much more and your time together becomes that much more special 🙂

  4. April 8, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    You look absolutely amazing! I love the trench and the plaid so much ! You are blessed to have a wonderful family and this was a pleasure to read !!

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      April 12, 2017 / 12:23 am

      Thanks so much Jennifer!

  5. April 8, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    Just like you said, family is everything to me and no matter how far they are, I am so happy I get to spend time with them ever so often, whether it’s me visiting them or them visiting me. I’ve been moving around a lot in my life and it’s really true. You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone… I’m glad you appreciate what you have though!


    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      April 12, 2017 / 12:25 am

      Definitely! I hope you had a safe move!

  6. Filipa Jackson
    April 9, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Aw your mum is so cute! So lovely that she was able to come down and spend sometime with you, that’s so special

    Filipa xxx
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    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      April 12, 2017 / 12:21 am

      It is sooo special when family can come visit. Wish it could happen more often!

  7. April 11, 2017 / 2:09 pm

    OMG that is such a stunning necklace! Love the way you paired the shirt with such a statement piece. Glad you had such a fun time with your mom 🙂

    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      April 12, 2017 / 12:20 am

      Thank you for the sweet comment xox

  8. April 11, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Firts of all, let me tell you that I loved all of your images, they are very well taken and they totally enhance your beautiful outfit! Trench coats are the most versatile pieces because you can wear them all year long. They look sophisticated and super stylish. Your mom is so gorgeous, she has a great style too!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!



    • kirsten.wendlandt@gmail.com
      April 12, 2017 / 12:20 am

      Thank you so much Vanessa you’re so sweet! I will pass that on to my mom.. I know it will make her day 🙂

  9. Steven Lai
    April 13, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I hope we get to see you in more TV shows and movies soon. Wishing you the best of luck!

  10. April 14, 2017 / 11:20 am

    You and your mom are so cute-so glad you had a fabulous weekend with her! Also, totally loving your trench. I’m looking for something classic like that this season.

    White Silk, Black Leather

  11. May 20, 2017 / 1:37 am

    I am glad your mom came and visit you ❤️ I love this classic outfit especially the trend coat.

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