Fashion- High Rise Paperbag Shorts

Hi love!

How’s your Tuesday treating you? I find that Tuesday’s aren’t as dreadful as Monday’s, I guess because we’re already going through the motion (and by that I mean, the work week), but I still count down the days until the weekend!

Today’s post features the weekend outfit which I wore to the Ancaster Ribfest– mmm, love me some good pork and beef ribs! What about you? Have you ever been to ribfest? What’s your favourite food at the festival? I love the corn on the cob and blooming onions! 🥰

Alexei and I decided to try the Kentucky Smokehouse vendor and boy was the sauce darn good! (That’s about as country as I can speak! haha).

Let’s get into the outfit, shall we? I’m wearing this super comfortable high rise paperbag shorts with adjustable drawstrings (xs), and the style is so flattering for any body type! This item gives for a relaxed fit with a wide leg and is 90% Rayon material. The best feature about these shorts- they come with functional pockets on each side which add for such an easy casual look!

I’ve also linked a very similar item called the Riley Belted Short– it’s also a paperbag style and includes a removable belt and pockets (see, super similar!) so you can check out this item as well!

Both items can be styled with a crop top or even tucked into the shorts for a more fitted, yet relaxed feel. I find that usually with these wide leg or loose fitting pants, a fitted top pairs best otherwise it can look as though you’re drowning in your outfit! :p

I hope you enjoy this post and as always, feel free to leave a comment below! I’m curious to know what unique food festivals there are in your area and which is your favourite! 🙂

Enjoy your day and we’ll speak soon babe! xoxo

~ Lissy

Fashion- 4th of July styles with Lulus 🇺🇸

Happy 4th of July my loves!!! I’m sure all my American girls are celebrating in style today, so today, I wanted to share some of my favorite 4th of July looks from Lulus!

The first look features this beautiful My Philosophy Red Wrap Dress.The short flowing dress has a wrapping bodice with ties at both the waist and sleeves, making this dress super flirty for day or night out! Paired with this Hot to Dot Navy Blue and White Polka Dot Satin Scarf– this festive looks screams Happy 4th of July! To complete the look, pair these dainty gold earrings Arriba Red Tassel Earrings which add a fun bold statement to this outfit!

Another dress to pair with this Hot to Dot Navy Blue and White Polka Dot Satin Scarf is this gorgeous Shift and Shout Red Shift Dress, which features a rounded neckline with an exposed gold zipper at the back. This is another short sleeve flowy dress which can be dressed up with heels or dressed down with flats.  You can also pair the Arriba Red Tassel Earrings to this look, as these bright red earrings are so versatile!

The third look that I’m sharing is this adorable Cape Cod Red, White, and Blue Striped Off-the-Shoulder Dress dress which is so perfect to wear on any summer day!

If you’re looking for more coverage, this Tapas Red, White, and Blue Striped Wide-Leg Pants is so adorable for this itme of year- the wide leg pant is cool and breezy and can be paired with this All Your Love White Lace Crop Top– another outfit which embraces the 4th of July spirit!

If you prefer to wear jeans and are simply looking for a festive top to celebrate the holiday- then this Sunset Island Red Orange Embroidered Pompom Crop Top is perfect for you! The crochet detail on the square neckline, and festive pom poms trim both add a unique element to this cotton top!

Hope you all enjoy the holiday and chat soon! xoxo

~ Lissy

Disclosure: As a Lulus Affiliate, I receive a commission from purchases made through links in this post.

Fashion- The Square Neck Dress in Glen Check

Hello blog friends! Happy Friday to you all!

Today, I’m sharing with you this little number that I wore to work for casual Friday. We all know that dressing smartly at work is so much fun, but having the option to be casual is even better, because you can dress down while keeping it work appropriate!

Although it’s casual Friday in the office, I still like to keep it classy, and today’s post features this beautiful casual yet trendy Square Neck Dress from one of my favorite designers- Ann Taylor. I’m wearing a size 0 Petite, and it does fit true to size. I absolutely love the fact that Ann Taylor’s clothes consider those who may be smaller in stature, so the Petite option is favorable to many people who struggle for the best fit of clothing. What’s your opinion on Ann Taylor designs? I’ve always been under the impression that it’s for a more mature audience, but then I found myself shopping in the store twice a week!

I paired this piece with my most worn pair of black flats from Call It Spring.While this particular item is no longer in stock, I’ve linked a similar pair here. The best news about this store is that they’re now vegan! 🙂

The best feature about this dress is that you can play with it in so many different ways- it can be dressed up with block heels or dressed down with a pair of ballerina flats or sandals.

I wish you all the best weekend, and for all you Canadians, I wish you a very special Canada Day long weekend!

Talk soon! xoxo

~ Lissy

Fashion- Summer is here in this Tropical Chic wear!




Hello beautiful! Hope you’re having the best weekend! Today, I’m sharing a quick post of a dress which I wore to our friends’ wedding. The theme for this beach wedding was ‘Tropical Chic’ and I couldn’t think of a better dress to wear for the event!

The Canary Yellow Colored Gown is my absolute favorite dress for this summer season! I strutted around the venue with such confidence as this bold and fun color turned the heads of many guests. I’m wearing a size Small, and it fit like a glove, yet the chiffon material allowed my to glide elegantly and comfortably. In my opinion, the three best features of this dress include the vibrant color, the halter neck strap design and of course, the leg slit which added a special element to an already gorgeous dress! I can’t wait to wear this gown again because I received so many compliments at the wedding- I even won an unofficial contest (unbeknownst to me) as the BEST DRESSED GIRL! This gown is a show stopper and head turner, so if you’re thinking of impressing the party goers with a dress which has that ‘WOW’ factor- this is it! Shop now while it’s still in stock and currently on sale for 47% off- trust me, you won’t regret it!

For the heels, I kept it simple with this Tayvia Nude Block Heel- and it was so unbelievably comfortable, that I danced all night wearing them and had no blisters the next morning! Super happy with this purchase, and it’s so adorable at only CA$49.99.

When pairing the accessories, I decided to wear this Carrie Clutch Bag to match the nude heels, and it complemented the overall outfit quite nicely. This clutch fit all my essentials such as my cellphone, lipstick to touch up (of course) and keys, so again, another purchase with which I was satisfied!

Last but certainly not least, I completed the overall look with a color contrast to the yellow dress- this pair of Chic Beaded Turquoise Earrings! The earrings are very lightweight and I think that the turquoise color adds a fun accent and pop of color to this vibrant yellow gown creating the perfect combination for a tropical chic wedding- after all, I was awarded the title of ‘Best Dressed’ wasn’t I? 😉

I hope you enjoy this post and if you do buy any of these items, do let me know what you think (I don’t receive a commission from these products, I would really just love your feedback!) If you do buy any of the products mentioned above, do share your post and tag me on Instagram @livinglissy 🙂

Enjoy your weekend friend, finally summertime is here!! xoxo

~ Lissy

Life- 🐘 Lion King musical! 🐒 ♬



Hi loves!

Last night I went to the highly anticipated Lion King Musical and it was absolutely FANTASTIC! I am completely amazed and beyond impressed with the costumes, talented performers, special effects and overall production of the show! If you have the opportunity to see this play, I strongly recommend it- and while the cost may seem pricey (I paid CAD $200 per ticket), the first 5 minutes alone were well worth it! The organizers create an immersive experience as performers made their way through the crowd which really increased the audiences’ engagement. I truly admire the performers’ talent, skills and abilities, with the singing, dancing and acting all at the highest quality of theatre. I am already searching for dates for my second show! 🙂

My outfit choice was based on the nude tones of African inspiration. While I did consider wearing my leopard romper, I tend to get cold so easily that I thought to layer up with this beautiful nude mid sleeve top which is usually my staple piece during the fall season, but I usually wear it if going to the movies or theatre (anywhere with AC really!). The top which I’m wearing is no longer in stock, so I’m linking two similar items: Jaymes Top-Nude and this Blush Rib V-neck t-shirt.

I decided to pair this top with a pair of ripped black jeans to give for a casual look and feel, so I wore my favorite pair from Bluenotes (have you shopped at this store?) called the High Rise Emma Jegging. In the past few years have I become an avid mid to low rise pant wearing girl, but since I discovered the feel of my tummy being covered and no love handles with high rise pants, I’m hooked on this style! :p

For the footwear, I kept it simple with my go-to pair of black gum sole Vans, which are so comfortable and give me the best fit for walking around the city!

Of course, I finished the look with my favorite Kate Spade jewelry- this initial pendant gold necklace. The look was casual yet fitting for this play, and I saw several people wearing animal print or African inspired clothing for the event! Truly a spectacular evening!

Have you seen the Lion King musical? What did you think of it? Comment below- I’d love to know your opinion! Bye for now xoxo

~ Lissy


Fashion- We The Champs! Toronto Raptors inspired look 🏆🏀

We The Champs!!!

Happy Friday loves! I am beyond elated for the Toronto Raptors first NBA Championship win! 🏆

The city is buzzing and the people are jubilant! The atmosphere is electrifying and I truly couldn’t be more proud for our team- they deserve this win!

Today’s post is inspired by the Raptors colours and I had so much fun with this look! 




The Hollister low rise shorts have so much stretch and the fit is super comfortable! I’ve added a similar pair of Hollister shorts as my own are no longer in stock- it’s only CAD$23.00, so get it while it lasts!

This Garage red tank is the perfect basic tank- it’s casual with a comfort element yet stylish all at once! It’s only CAD$16.95 and definitely worth the buy! ♥️

I’ve decided to pair this kit with these trendy Treanna white flats which are only CAD$49.99! The white pair is no longer in stock but I’ve linked the item which is also available in both nude and black colours.

I decided to accessorize this look with this beautiful handwoven round bag! It’ complements these colours perfectly and is in for the 2019 season! It’s 42% off now so get this steal of a deal while you can!

Finally, I completed this overall look with my favourite Pandora Rose jewelry- this rose gold bracelet fits perfectly, but be mindful to buy a slightly larger size as the charms takes up space which tightens the band. I especially love the locket feature for this popular band- almost bears a symbol of love with the locket element. And lastly, if you’re representing Pandora Rose, it’s best to sport the collection- the Pandora Rose stud earrings are my most worn pair of earrings as it’s so versatile, it can be worn as a casual outfit with hair down, or really shines through with an updo hairstyle! And the final piece to compete the collection- the Pandora Rose ring is so timeless as it features the signature Pandora logo on the beautiful rose coloured metal!  

That’s it for now folks- I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did creating this Raptors inspired outfit! Take care and have a wonderful, enjoyable and safe weekend! xoxo

~ Lissy 

Fashion- When Life Gives You Lemons: Azure Swimwear





Hey girls!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

As you can tell, I’m clearly ready for summer with my recent posts featuring so much swimwear, but this season’s swimsuits are just too beautiful not to share! J

One day, I was browsing through IG, and stumbled upon this gorgeous lemon print bikini from Azure Swimwear. I had read reviews and even noticed that one of my favorite fashion bloggers, @mumuandmacaroons (check out her feed on both IG and LTK, she has such great style!) wearing it! I decided to purchase it, and my only regret is that I didn’t have it sooner, because I am in LOVE with this bikini! The Jassmine Top (I’m wearing size Medium) features an off the shoulder style and beaded jewelry detail which adds such a fun and unique element! The back also has such a sexy lace up style, that you have to show it off while wearing it!The Exuma Bottom (I’m wearing size Small) piece provides coverage but also allows for a cheeky fit, which I really look for in a bikini (not a fan of the diaper butt look :p).

If you get this swimsuit, do leave a comment below and let me know what you think- I promise you won’t be disappointed! J

Have a great day girls, and chat soon! xoxo

~ Lissy