Monday, October 15, 2012

Outfit of the Day & Haul: Toronto Edition

Happy Monday everyone! Yesterday, I went to Toronto for the day because I went to see Ellie Goulding in concert. If you don't know who Ellie Goulding is, she is a synth-pop singer from the UK who recently released her sophomore album, Halycon last week. She recently has become "big" in North America with her song, "Lights". I definitely recommend giving her a listen. 

Anyway, the concert was amazing. Nightbox (one of my favourite bands) opened for her and they definitely amped up the crowd before Ellie came on. Ellie, herself, knows how to perform and give a great show. She was fabulous and I'm really happy I went. Unfortunately, I have only crappy pictures of the show that I took on my Blackberry because I was not allowed to bring in my camera since it was considered "professional".

But before the concert happened, I spent the day with my three friends in Toronto. My goal was to hit up Queen Street since I never get a chance to check it out whenever I go because I usually just go to the Eaton Center, but this time I got to go! I didn't really find anything that I was willing to buy (mostly because I had spent enough already) but I was happy I went to check it out because I fell in love with the area, itself. 

My outfit for the day

Jacket: Forever 21, Skull Back Top: Brandy Melville, Disco Pants: American Apparel

Combat Boots: Globo Shoes

Bowler Hat: Urban Outfitters

Now let's get on with the haul! I had made a trip to Toronto in the summer with my parents and I saw that Topshop and Topman were being sold at The Bay. Then, I heard that they were expanding the brands into whole sections of the store and as luck would have, the expansion was done a week before my day-trip and I got to check out the new Topshop and Topman areas. The design of the store gives off this really hip and cool vibe and the clothes definitely match. Also, the employees are very helpful and friendly. I spoke with two employees, one said I had the "Topshop look" which basically made my entire day and the other just talked to my friend and I and asked how our experience was. Overall, a very good experience that ended in myself purchasing two items (how could I not?). 
Jersey dress $46
Jersey high low top $26
My next purchases were from MAC. I've been on a search for a darker, almost black, red lipstick because I'm really into the vampy look for fall/winter and I knew MAC would be able to help me. The girl who helped me was amazing. She knew exactly what I was looking for and even showed me a few tips and tricks to perfect the vampy lip look. 

Satin Lipstick in Media

Prep+Prime for Lips

Lip Pencil in Nightmoth

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Rachel xo


  1. omg rachel you looked amazing babe <3 love the dress from topshop :) and THE LIPSTICK FROM MAC OMG THE COLOOOORRRR !!

    love you <3

    1. Thank you babe :$ And I am obsessed with the lipstick! I want to wear it everyday. And we're going to Topshop when we see each other in July!