As someone who has worked from home for the past three years, it’s been a while since I’ve worn a suit or a blazer + skirt/slacks combo. When I worked in the financial services industry, I wore this “uniform” 4-5 days per week for nearly 6 years! As much as I love the comfortable and casual style that my current job affords me, sometimes I miss the opportunity to get dressed up like this. When my friend and fabulous Toronto-based designer Rachel Sin asked me to show off my “Desk to Drinks” style with her SS’16 collection, I jumped at the opportunity to play professional dress up once again!

Nicole-(7)Blazer, Skirt & Tank: Rachel Sin, Shoes: Aldo, Necklace: Jennybird, Handbag: Uppdoo, Sunglasses: Givenchy

I’ve never been a big fan of dress pants, mostly because I can never find the right fit for my narrow waist and wider hips. For that reason, I often wore pencil skirts with blouses and blazers or dresses at the office. The Sky High Skirt and matching blazer from Rachel Sin is the perfect office outfit for the spring/summer season.

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Surprise, surprise… I bought another over-the-shoulder dress! I can’t get enough of them this summer! They’re so comfortable and effortlessly chic with the added bonus of no strappy tan lines. I picked up this pale blue linen number at one of my new favourite online shops – Reformation. Be careful ladies, the dresses on this site are seriously addictive!

1338Dress: Reformation, Shoes: DSW, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban c/o Shopbop

The relaxed fitting Tennessee Dress takes the over-the-shoulder trend to a new level with an oversized ruffle bodice and mini-pockets. It’s the perfect length to wear with sneakers or flat sandals for a casual day time look. I styled it with my new Feiyue white sneakers from DSW for a cute athleisure look.

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Every spring/summer wardrobe needs an easy breezy shirtdress. You can wear it to work and straight to the patio for happy hour afterwards! I found this floral version at Aritzia and I love the lightweight yet fully lined silk georgette fabric, the flattering curved hemline and the adjustable cinched waist.

8692Dress: Aritzia, Shoes: Geox, Bag: Sneha Varma, Sunglasses: Clearly.ca, Leather Jacket (shown below): Mango in Paris

I styled my new shirtdress with a simple cross-body bag, sunnies and a pair of Amalthia slip-on shoes from Geox. Since the dress is relatively short, I think it looks best with flat shoes or sandals.

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I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with eBay Canada on more than one occasion and I can recall the launch of eBay Deals a few years back. This week, eBay Deals turns 3 years old and they’re celebrating with some major…you guessed it…DEALS!

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Even though eBay has been serving up great deals in Canada for 16 years, their eBay Deals program takes the savings to the next level, including daily deals and many with free shipping across the country! To celebrate their third birthday, eBay Deals is offering up to 70% off popular items between June 15-22 on eBay.ca/deals. Whether you’re shopping for home decor, electronics, fashion items and more – there’s a deal to be found!

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If you’ve been out and about in the city on a sunny day this season, you’ve no doubt noticed the latest trend to hit the fashion scene. Off-the-shoulder, over-the-shouder, cold shoulder – whatever you’re calling it – it’s all about exposing those shoulders! I love how instantly romantic and dreamy this style looks – it’s effortlessly sexy too! I found this off-the-shoulder maxi dress on one of my favourite online shops and I can’t wait to wear it to my next summer event!

4698Dress: Auguste, Shoes: Le Chateau, Choker: LiliClaspe, Watch: Cluse

This gorgeous off-the-shoulder maxi dress is the perfect piece for music festivals or special nights out in the moonlight. The fabric is super soft and lightweight, featuring a shirred bodice ending in a skirt with a front slit to show off a little leg or your favourite summer shoes.

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