Memory Lane

August 15, 2016

Embroidery Trend
Years before Vogue named Toronto’s Queen Street West one of the Coolest neighbourhoods in the world, Yorkville was one of the best places to be in the city. An area with luxury boutiques, celebrity sightings and cool new restaurants.  Over the years, the Toronto International Film Festival moved to King West, and Queen East & West developed into the hippest new areas to hang out, with tons of boutiques, new clubs, farm to table restaurants with local ingredients, and so much more.

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As a child, I tagged along with my sister as she perused the boutiques, and years ago we returned to Yorkville after a lunch date where I bought my first pair of designer shoes. When I lived in Toronto, we occasionally gathered in the area with friends for lunch and shared a pitcher of Sangria.  After a meal in Yorkville, I was never quite satisfied until I had a scoop of homemade ice cream from Summers. Yorkville is also special to me because it’s where I met Tom and had our first date, and you know the rest is history.

So, as I started off the day venturing around the area that has changed so much over the years, yet felt so old and familiar, I wore this sweet little embroidered number. I stumbled through the feeling of disbelief having returned to this city, as though I’d lost touch with a very dear old friend I hadn’t seen in ages.  As I passed by all the little spots that held a special place in my heart, I was overcome with emotion, replaying and reliving every moment.

I paired the dress with embroidered shoes, which first showed up on the blog here, and finished off the look with a vintage Valentino Garavani leather bag. This bag was purchased on a trip to Italy years ago and the leather is so incredibly soft and buttery.  Pulling out old favourites is like reliving some of your sweetest memories; they often feel like they are brand new all over again. Ironically, perfect for this walk through memory lane.

I hope you all have a wonderful week.  If you have an old favourite in your closet that you keep, I’d love to know!  If you enjoyed this post, please comment below.  I always love hearing from you.

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Xo,

Miki

Photo credit to my amazing sister.

Outfit: Dress available here. Vintage Valentino bag.  Lace Up Heels in stock in the UK so you can get shipped from here. Also, more of a luxury spend on these Aquazzara ones available here.

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105 Comments

  • Reply Violette August 15, 2016 at 1:17 am

    Pretty photos! Love this dress!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks Violette!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply The Fashion Folks August 15, 2016 at 3:06 am

    Love the dress paired with the floral shoes, so elegant! I always return to my grey maxi dress, it’s so simple and so basic but it works for anything! So easy to style up and so easy to go casual with! Will hopefully never get tired of it! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Sounds amazing. I love things that can be worn over and over again! Those are so classic. 🙂 Thanks a bunch!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Carmen August 15, 2016 at 3:25 am

    You look so gorgeous from hat to toe darling! I love this floral print and how you styled this dress with those shoes!
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Aw, thanks Carmen! Love this dress. So much fun!
      Xo,
      Miki

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jenn August 15, 2016 at 3:53 am

    Wow! Your photos look so dreamy! And your shoes are to die for! I love it! 🙂

    Jenn
    The Pink Lemonade Girl
    YouTube
    Bloglovin

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:18 pm

      Thanks Jenn! These shoes are one of my favourites!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Lauren August 15, 2016 at 4:10 am

    You look just gorgeous. I am in love with your heels!

    Fizz and Frosting

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks! Haha, I am too. Don’t tell my hubby. lol
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Amy Arnold August 15, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Fun to hear about the area. Sounds and looks neat. Your dress and shoes are amazing! I need those shoes!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:21 pm

      Thanks Amy! I love these two together. I COULD wear them with other pieces… but I love them together. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Gitta August 15, 2016 at 5:31 am

    Such a gorgeous Look ! Really like that dress 🙂

    x Gitta // http://www.gittawitzel.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      Thanks Gitta!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply amely rose August 15, 2016 at 6:08 am

    what a lovely post my dear
    your style is so amazing and inspiring
    simply love it!
    lovely 🙂
    with love your AMELY ROSE

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:24 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks Amely!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sister Tales August 15, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Ok lovely lady, I must say the background and city here is gorgeous but what nailed this post was those SHOES!!!
    xoxo, simona and indre

    http://www.sistertalessite.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks so much! I think these shoes keep stealing the show. 😉
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Emma August 15, 2016 at 6:50 am

    I’m in love with your dress,
    Emma
    http://www.emmalovesfashion.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks Emma!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Susanne - Bag at you August 15, 2016 at 7:05 am

    What a beautiful look!! Love you dress, your shoes and your vintage bag!! I now follow you on Bloglovin and Instagram as you have great style!! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      Wow, that’s such a huge compliment Susanne. Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply emily August 15, 2016 at 7:40 am

    This outfit is so beautiful! The shoes and dress were made for each other!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:30 pm

      Thanks Emily. They go together so well, don’t they? I thought it would be overkill to wear embroidery on both, but I really loved it. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Keri August 15, 2016 at 7:56 am

    So in love with that dress and how it pairs with those heels so perfectly! <3

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Thanks Keri! That was totally coincidence, but I love them together! 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Aiko Cunanan August 15, 2016 at 8:09 am

    So so stunning! I love the matching print on the dress and shoes! Such a perfect look to transition into fall <3

    xo,

    aikocunanan.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Aw, thanks Aiko! I’m so not ready for Fall though. Nooo. lol
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Nada August 15, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Beautiful!
    NEW POST : THE COLORFUL THOUGHTS

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:36 pm

      Thanks Nada!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Tamara August 15, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Toronto is one of my favorite cities!

    Your outfit is just embroidery perfection! Your heels in particular are so fab, you look amazing!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Aw, is it really? That’s awesome – I love Toronto. It’s always refreshing to visit. Thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Deasy Noel August 15, 2016 at 10:18 am

    In love with your dress and shoes! Toronto seems like such a nice city to be in, especially judging from your description of it.

    http://www.deasynoel.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:38 pm

      Thanks Deasy! Always love visiting, but maybe I’ll have to drop in during the winter just to get some snow. lol
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Maryam August 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Great dress, you look beautiful.

    xo, Maryam
    http://www.glamandposh.com

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Maryam!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Dolce Nina August 15, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Pretty outfit! The dress is so gorgeous and looks so cute on you! xoxo

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 11:19 am

      Thanks so much, Ayaan!!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Emily August 15, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Lovely look! Those shoes are to die for. I don’t have too many old favorites in my closet. I have a knack for cleaning it out too much and giving stuff away haha. I think my style just changes so much! Or many I am just super indecisive. 😉

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      That’s so good! It can be so hard to get rid of clothes somethings, especially if you are attached to them. I tend to hold onto items for awhile before I empty out the closet. lol Thanks Emily!
      xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Fowzia Madar August 15, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Wow this outfit is beautiful, those heels are to die for!

    Fowzia|Crazy4ties

    xoxo

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks Fowzia!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Olivia Williams August 15, 2016 at 11:59 am

    That dress is BEAUTIFUL!! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Olivia!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Jessi Malay August 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    These photos are stunning and I want those heels!

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhiteT.com

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 3:54 pm

      These heels are so versatile. Highly recommended them! Thanks Jessi!!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Christine Kong August 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    This is such a beautiful dress. I love the embroidered flowers and the design of the dress itself. Those heel are so perfect too and not too matchy. Great look! xoxo, Christine
    http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks so much Christine!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Nicole August 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Love the embroidered dress and shoe combo! Looks amazing!!

    xx

    Nicole | http://toogoldstreet.com

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks Nicole!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Amanda August 15, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I need some boldness in my life and this dress and you are perfection. I adore this! It’s so chic and interesting! Beautiful post!

    Amanda | ASparklingStickyStyle.com

    Instagram | Manda Lee Smith

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      That’s so sweet and such a huge compliment. Thanks Amanda! ?
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Erin August 15, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Love all the florals! xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      Me too ? Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply diana August 15, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    love how you styled every single piece!Specially shoes!

    http://www.queenhorsfall.com/

    • Reply miki August 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Thanks so much Diana!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Anya Dryagina August 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Charming dress! And such wonderful photos!
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks so much Anya!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Neha August 16, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Wow…you look absolutely gorgeous Luv…xoxo, Neha
    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks so much Neha!
      xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Beauty Follower August 16, 2016 at 12:35 am

    Great sandals!

    http://beautyfollower.blogspot.gr/

    • Reply miki August 19, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Carla Gregory August 16, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Amazing dress, your handbag looks so cool!
    xo

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:38 pm

      Thanks Carla!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Rai August 16, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Love this outfit! I love the post too, I find that even small details change to my childhood location can make me mourn for my childhood, but it is also nice to see it grow and change as you do. Nostalgia is very bitter sweet isn’t it haha! If I get to Toronto I’ll check out this area! 🙂 x

    Rai | utterardour.blogspot.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:42 pm

      Thanks Rai! Aww, yeah… what I would give to be a kid again. lol
      Xo,
      Miki

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      So true. Growing is a part of life, and more exciting things to look forward to, right? Thanks Rai!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Nora Gouma August 16, 2016 at 4:04 am

    Amazing outfit, all perfectly match, I love it, thanks for sharing, you look gorgeous!!!

    xxx

    http://www.noragouma.com

    • Reply miki August 17, 2016 at 11:43 pm

      Thanks Nora!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply DEMELER August 16, 2016 at 11:13 am

    just stunning you!!
    xx
    http://thedemeler.com

    • Reply miki August 19, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Aw, thanks so much!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Luci's Morsels August 16, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I loved your walk down memory lane…especially places that hold wonderful memories! You feel like you never left! Love your gorgeous embroidered dress, Miki! And your heels, perfect! Thanks for sharing, sweetie!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

    • Reply miki August 19, 2016 at 10:35 pm

      Aw, thanks so much Luci!! So hard reliving so many good memories sometimes, but it’s really special when you relive those moments, isn’t it? 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply yuka August 16, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I hope to visit one day! you look so cute here! I love the double florals!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • Reply miki August 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      That would be awesome. Hope you visit! Thanks!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Camila August 16, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    What a lovely dress! I saw it at the store and knew it had to be mine but they were all ripped so I have to wait to get it online. You look stunning on it and those shoes are to die for!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • Reply miki August 19, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      I love this dress too! So, I went to the store today and they told me that it’s been sold out nationwide online in Canada, and I was kind of baffled, but should be no surprise. It’s a gorgeous piece. Can’t wait to see how you wore it on your blog!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Rochelle Fox August 17, 2016 at 1:05 am

    I’m in love your outfit. You look stunning!
    Good vibes, FOX
    check out my blog http://www.rochellefox.com.au and my latest VLOG

  • Reply Vanessa August 17, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Miki, you look stunning! Those embroidered shoes are amazing! Seriously dying! Love how you paired them with your dress too — such a chic look!

    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Aw, thanks so much for your sweet comments, Vanessa! I hope you have a great week and that your site is up and running soon! I can’t wait to read your next post!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Missy May August 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Sounds like that place holds a lot of good memories for you. 🙂 I’m dying over your dress. My kind of dress for sure!! You look wonderful, dear. Love it! 🙂

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      I adore this dress too. I had to have it as soon as I saw it on the rack. Thanks Missy!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Face to Curls August 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

    You look amazing Miki! Thanks for the fun fact about the area; I didn’t know that! Love the photos and your sister did an amazing job! xo

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      She did didn’t she? 🙂 I didn’t get out too much with this family visit, but I stopped by twice. It’s actually busy with employees in the area, but I kind of miss that more night-out vibe. 🙂 Thanks Ann-Marie!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Kavya August 17, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    You look stunning babe! Love all the pictures. Gorgeous dress and shoes!! <3 <3

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      Thanks so much Kavya! I’m obsessed with embroidered things, especially these two items. 🙂
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Erin August 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    Love the floral on floral. So cute xx, Erin – http://www.stylebythepeople.com

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks Erin! ?
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Sophia August 17, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Wow, amazing photos, I love your dress! so, Sophia from http://www.sistersandglitters.com

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Sophia!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Christina Braccia August 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I seriously love all the floral!

    xo, Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Me too. Addicted! Thanks Christina!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Christina August 18, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Love this look! 🙂

    Love,
    Christina ♥
    cinapeh.blogspot.de

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Thanks Christina!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Trends Gallery August 18, 2016 at 2:25 am

    You´re gorgeous dear!
    Kisses from Spain,
    Sonia – Trends Gallery Blog
    http://www.trendsgalleryblog.blogspot.com

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks so much Sonia!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Katrina Fernandez August 18, 2016 at 2:51 am

    Wow! I love this post. You are so gorgeous and you’re stunning with this nice outfit.

    Check out my blog post about Summer Never Ends

    xoxo,
    Katrina

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Aww, thanks so much Katrina!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply Lora August 18, 2016 at 3:43 am

    Your dress is to die for! You look absolutely stunning here!

    xo, Lora | http://www.cherrycolastyle.com

    • Reply Miki August 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks so much Lora! I’m loving this dress!
      Xo,
      Miki

  • Reply mahi August 24, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    hey very nice post
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  • Reply Itzy September 27, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Dress is so perfectly paired w/ those heels! Adorable.

    Xo,
    Itzy
    http://www.lebellagypsy.com/

  • Reply Cindy Elena November 14, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Miki, I just found your blog and i’m amazed!! Your style is on point, love all your outfits. Returning to see more for sure!

    xo | cindy
    http://www.boringclothes.com

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