Lately, my biggest obsession has been exploring more and more of my own city and province. Before the weather gets too cold or rainy for outdoor shenanigans, I've been trying to get out and about as much as possible. As we were lucky enough this weekend to have the most beautiful weather, I was able to check out more potential wedding venues, meet with friends, try out new brunch spots, and enjoy meals out on the patio. Sadly, on Saturday I was feeling drained of energy as I was battling the beginnings of a cold (all those sick people on transit and work finally took their toll on my health). Luckily, I slept enough that night to feel almost completely better the next morning. As a happy result, I was able to get in some serious workout time today, starting with an intense spin class at 8:30 am followed by a gym session in the late afternoon.
I also was able to wear this lovely backpack from the brand ESPE for the first time. While I don't usually wear backpacks, I'm not immune to their practicality and the many cute designs available out there. In fact, I started wearing backpacks while in Asia this past summer as I couldn't survive without a bag that could carry a large water bottle and other necessities. Sometimes your usual handbag just doesn't cut it. This Canadian brand, based in Toronto, sells self-designed handbags and accessories; as well, they pride themselves on retailing animal-friendly products. When I was given the choice to select from ESPE's 2014 Fall/Winter collection, this cute number appealed to me with its simple, yet chic, red-and-black lines, tassels, and small size. What do you guys think?
Backpack // ESPE (c/o)
Hat // Ever New
Blazer // H&M
Pants // Nordstrom Rack
Shoes // Arturo Chiang
Necklace // Aldo
What did the rest of you get up to this weekend? I hope you enjoyed the sunshine and heat as I'm sadly certain that it won't be lasting for much longer. It's finally fall, after all (I'm a poet and I didn't even know it)!