A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Cloakroom

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“Love what you do and love what you wear” is a quote from my favourite fashion girls and owners of my favourite place to shop in Toronto. Cloakroom, in the Summerhill/Rosedale area, is a beautiful boutique store owned by two beautiful sisters, Meira and Tamara. They have been running the store for 5 years now bringing the latest fashions home from LA, Australia, and the UK. They are probably two of the nicest, warmest, and fashion forward people I have ever met, I know I can trust them to completely style me from head to toe.

Meira and Tamara believe in building a relationship with their customers creating an experience while they shop, which is something we at Spread absolutely LOVE. If you are in the GTA, you absolutely need to stop by this beautiful store and check out their clothes. If not, check them out online and do some fall/winter shopping. I just did and can’t wait to show you my new pieces from Cloakroom!

What’s next? We can’t wait to share with you Meira and Tamara’s Favourite Fall pieces that they styled me in. Brands to look out for: MINKPINK, Glamorous, DEX, and GoodHYouMan. Can’t wait to share them all with you ☺ xoxo

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Hats: Lovely Bird

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Scarves: Luxe

Sexy Saturday: Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I’m not one to go overboard on this manufactured holiday, but I must admit, a little romance is always nice to look forward to!

Whether you’re going out with a couple friends, taking your partner out for dinner, or meeting someone for the first time (I don’t recommend blind dating on Valentine’s Day…), dressing up a little will give you the confidence needed to power through a night of romance.

This model is wearing red and black – perfect for the Valentine’s Day theme. Her three quarter length flare dress and faux fur coat from SheInside are perfect for a cold winter night.

So bundle up and have a wonderful night everyone!

Shop the look on Spread:

Model: Rochia Rosie / Dress: SheInside / Fur Coat: SheInside

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Merry Christmas To Our Friends And Followers!

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We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays from all of us here at Spread! Take some quality time and spend it with family and loved ones. If you need any fashion inspiration for family parties, get togethers or even just to get into the festive mood, check out Spread for the latest and greatest from your favourite brands.

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Featuring Our Followers: Maria Wilson

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At Spread, we thrive on connecting fashion lovers with their favourite brands. At the same time, we’re a social community that offers creative people a platform to meet, collaborate and inspire one another through the pursuit of new and innovating products and ideas.

It’s our goal to build on this camaraderie and inspire one another to support fellow fashion lovers! In order to achieve this, we’ve decided to collaborate with some of our followers. We want to learn more about you; what inspires you; what you love and where you see yourself in the fashion world.

Our second collaboration is with Maria Wilson, an accountant from sunny Florida. I was lucky enough to interview this bright young woman and gain some insight into her passion for fashion!

Spread: Who/What inspires you in your writing?

Maria: I gather inspiration from everywhere when I write, everything from nature to magazines to simply how I’m feeling. If I’m truly excited, I try to convey that not just through words, but by the colour choices I make in my fashion ensembles. When I’m feeling sad or discouraged, I try to write about something uplifting. I’ve started to post inspirational quotes on a regular basis. Sometimes all we need is to read a few kind words to get motivated!

Spread: What do you do for a living? Is it something fashion related?

Maria: I am an accountant for a marketing agency. Because accounting and finance isn’t all too creative, I started The Classified Chic as an outlet. It’s a place for me to document all the things I love, like food, design, and fashion.

Spread: Where do you see yourself in the future? Is it somewhere fashion related?

Maria: I feel very fortunate to have had so many wonderful opportunities in my profession. My current job allows and encourages me to continue with my blogging. While I do enjoy what I do now, business analysis and accounting, I see myself delving more into marketing. I enjoy the things that I’m surrounded by working at a marketing firm. Everything from branding to social media strategies to photography catches my attention.

If you want to get in touch with Maria or learn more about her you can follow along her journey in fashion at http://theclassifiedchic.com.

Featuring Our Followers: Caroline Renae Olson

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Caroline Renae Olson, Fashion/Lifestyle blogger from NYC.

At Spread, we thrive on connecting fashion lovers with their favourite brands. At the same time, we’re a social community that offers creative people a platform to meet, collaborate and inspire one another through the pursuit of new and innovating products and ideas.

It’s our goal to build on this camaraderie and inspire one another to support fellow fashion lovers! In order to achieve this, we’ve decided to collaborate with some of our followers. We want to learn more about you; what inspires you; what you love and where you see yourself in the fashion world.

Our first collaboration is with Caroline Renae Olson, a fashion/lifestyle blogger from New York City. I was lucky enough to interview this bright young woman and gain some insight into her passion for fashion!

Spread: What/who inspires you in your writing?

Caroline: I’m fortunate to live in New York City, which is my main source of inspiration. Wall murals, fashion shows, vintage shops, even just the people on the street inspire me. I can spend hours in Barney’s or Bergdorf Goodman just admiring the garments and particularly the handbags. I also love looking at other blogs and apps like Spread for inspiration.

Spread: What do you do for a living? Is it something fashion related?

Caroline: In the past, I’ve managed a children’s salon/spa/boutique and had an online boutique of my own. However, I’m currently studying Fashion Merchandising Management at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Spread: Where do you see yourself in the future? Is it somewhere fashion related?

Caroline: Yes, I do intend for my future pursuits to involve fashion. It’s truly what I love to do, and I have a few business plans in the making, which I plan to pursue after I graduate from FIT.

If you want to get in touch with Caroline or learn more about her you can follow along her journey in fashion at http://carolinerenae.com.

Model Monday: A Fancy Wardrobe And A Kind Heart

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I love coming across inspiring stories like this one. A favourite fashion blogger of mine, Courtney Kerr, adopted a beautiful bully breed dog that was struggling for its life at The Humane Society of Dallas. She describes how the dog leaves fluffy white fur all over her designer clothes and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Kudos to you Courtney, you’re our favourite person of the day and an ideal candidate for #ModelMonday. You can read her story by clicking on the image below:

Sexy Saturday: The Power Of Red

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Red is associated with energy, strength and power, which makes it a very emotionally charged colour. It also encompasses passion, love and desire. By using the emotional energy of red and by taking charge of its boldness, you’ll be able to make a strong and sexy statement, while staying true to formality and style.

This fire truck red tailored suit from Express is versatile enough to wear day-to-day and strong enough to close any deal. So suit up, rev the engine and sound the alarm – your wardrobe is about to get extremely hot.

View the blazer (here) and the pants (here).