A Day Of Beauty With Kaitlyn: Fall Ava Dress

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Check out this beautiful dress I picked up from Cloakroom during summer. I wanted to write about it before the snow hits and this dress has to wait until next year to make another appearance. I fell in love with this dress as soon as I laid eyes on it. The colour, style, fabric and pattern were something I just couldn’t resist. This dress is definitely something you can wear in Summer AND Fall.

Here I paired it with some cute flip flops from ALDO but will be rocking this dress to my brothers rehearsal dinner this week with either some nude heels or some booties (depending on our weather of course.) I totally think this dress is a showstopper! Easy to dress up or down.

What do you guys think?

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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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Linda’s Ramblings

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Hi Everyone!

Thank you so much for following and loving our blog. You guys make us feel ever so special! :)

My name is Linda Arhin and I am the cofounder of Spread and this blog. My partner and I were inspired to create a safe place where authentic and transparent connections with brands we love were nurtured. I grew (and still am) tired of insincere ads with people claiming to love brands only to find out they were paid to say so. Whatever happened to experiencing the brand first before recommending it? With Spread, our vision is to be the place for real authentic experiences, discussions, and relationships to develop with the brands we love. I’m excited to be part of the regular “cast” here on the blog. I’ve titled my segment “Linda’s Ramblings” because as in real life, I ramble on and on and on about everything fashion! And can’t wait to hear about your ramblings too! Let’s have fun about our passion for fashion and style.

P.S If you are wondering who that adorable puppy is, she’s Charlie. Isn’t she a doll?

Chat soon (in two weeks!)

Love,

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Work It Wednesday: Bright Statement

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Sometimes all you need is a little pop of colour to brighten your entire day. Whether you’re heading to the office, the beach or just parking your bum on a patio, these floral shorts by She Inside will help you make the perfect statement.

Since the shorts are so colourful, it’s important to pair them with something neutral (white goes with everything).

So throw on some elastic waist shorts and your fav crop top, because summer’s still shining bright – and so should YOU!

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Model: Alyssa Griffiths / Top: She Inside / Shorts: She Inside

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Model Monday: Work + Play

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope your weekend was filled with sunshine and good company. Today’s post is catered towards a combination of work + play. It’s hard to find those transition pieces that you feel comfortable wearing to both the office and out for drinks afterwards.

Here, we have something that’s stylish, professional and perfect for spring. This West & Lou romper features a high neck silhouette to give it that elevated look. Pair it with a classy jacket or blazer and some killer heels and voila!

Would you guys feel comfortable wearing something like this to both the office and out on a date? Let us know by leaving a comment below :)

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Model: Kendi Everyday / Jacket: Chelsea 28 / Romper: West & Lou / Clutch: Lauren Merkin / Heels: Ivanka Trump

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Model Monday: Brighten Up Your Office

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Trying to coordinate outfits for the week can be difficult. The weather is often crazy this time of the year, and you never know what you’re going to be doing! An easy way to choose something thats both professional and stylish, is to go for colours that are in season!

Orange, yellow, green and blue! You really can’t go wrong come spring time. Mix and match similar tones with contrasting colours. And of course, go for the tailored look if you’re trying to stay work-appropriate.

I love the look and colour of these mango pants!

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Model: Lara Caspari / Top: ASOS / Pants: Mango / Tote: Prada / Pumps: Buffalo

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Sexy Saturday: A Beautiful Christmas Party Outfit

With Christmas just 5 days away, this weekend tends to be jammed packed with visiting family, relatives, friends, colleagues and other people in your life you either plan to see or plan NOT to see over the winter holidays.

For the office, you’ll probably have some sort of Christmas party to “let loose” before you all break for a week or two.

For family and friends, you’re racing home from work in order to prepare for a weekend full of mulled wine, warm food and holiday festivities!

Luckily enough, I’ve found the perfect outfit to accompany BOTH occasions! This all gold sequin pencil skirt will pair nicely with a christmas coloured shirt and glittery accessories. This model is rocking a beige lambskin handbag from Chanel and a beautiful triple-layered necklace from Baublebar.

You can shop the look by clicking on any of the links below. So dress up, put a smile on and have yourself a Sexy Saturday!

Model: Stiletto Meets Espresso / Skirt: Miss Selfridge / Blouse: Raquel Allegra / Handbag: Chanel / Necklace: Baublebar