The September issues may be out, but if this glorious hot weather in Vancouver is any indication, summer isn’t over YET. And while I may be pinning up my fall fashion wish list, I’m still going to soak up every last bit of summer by wearing my summer attire until it’s too damn cold to do so. My favourite piece of choice? A romantic summer dress of course! This Self Portrait lace dress just begs for those hot summer nights and twirling at sunset. This dress is from SIMONS Park Royal, which has a great selection of both affordable fashion (including their in-house lines I adore like twik and Icone), as well as designer labels like Self Portrait amongst Moschino, Carven, Elizabeth and James, and Mary Katrantzou, just to name a few.
With this dress having such a bold floral lace pattern, I wanted to keep the accessories I paired with it quite muted so that the dress was the focal point. A simple suede tie choker from ALDO and a thrifted black satin clutch does the trick. Taking inspiration from the black, white and soft baby blue colour palette of the dress, I also paired it with these black and white pumps from Town Shoes, which were the perfect pop on my feet while cohesively bringing the whole look together. Pssst…both the choker and shoes are also from Park Royal Shopping Centre!
I love the fact that a dress in this timeless feminine style, with its curve-hugging silhouette and a-line frill bottom, is something I can wear for seasons to come. And when the colder months do arrive, I can easily transition it to Fall with a simple white t-shirt or turtleneck layered underneath (hello 90’s!!!), finished with a black blazer or moto jacket worn on top.
Speaking of Fall, if you want to see more fabulous looks from SIMONS and Park Royal, then be sure to tune into CTV Morning Live next week as I bring you two Back to School Fashion segments, all from fabulous Park Royal retailers! On Wednesday, August 31 I showcase great looks for those cuties aged 6-12, and on Thursday, September 1, it’s all about the hottest looks for teens and college students! Plus, I am excited to announce that I have partnered up with SIMONS to giveaway a $100 GC through my Instagram, perfect for snagging a back to school outfit for your little one or perhaps a perfect fall piece for yourself!
SIMONS $100 GIVEAWAY Contest details:
- Follow me on Instagram (@ManaMansour).
- Comment on ANY photo posted from this SIMONS romantic outfit on my Instagram + Tag a friend.
- Comment on this blog post for an additional entry.
- Contest closes on Thursday, September 1 at midnight!
Good luck and don’t forget to tune into CTV Morning Live next week! xx
~ All photography by the talented Randa Salloum. ~