What to Wear to a Garden Party + $500 Shopping Spree Giveaway!

Summer is the season for outdoor parties – and what could be more fun than a Garden Party? I recently collaborated with Mapleview Centre and four of my favourite bloggers on a Garden Party themed photoshoot.

(Items c/o Mapleview Centre) Dress: Free People / Clutch: Aldo / Floral Crown (+DIY): Forever21 (similar)

The first part of our project was figuring out what to wear to a Garden Party. We wanted our outfits to coordinate, so we focused on a blush pink/cream/lace colour palette. Luckily there were many pretty options to choose from at Mapleview Centre. I started with my usual favourites (ZARA, H&M and Forever 21) but also visited stores that I don’t usually shop at. This turned out to be SUCH a good idea, because I found this Free People lace dress on clearance at The Bay. Its regular price is CAD$232 – but I paid $92!!! My ALDO bag is a bejeweled minaudiere from their bridal party selection. ALDO came out with a similar clutch a couple of years ago, but it sold out quickly, so I was very happy to have snapped it up this time around. For my floral crown, I used a base from Forever21 and modified it by adding in some extra flowers.

I love how all our outfits were similar but not identical – with each reflecting our individual styles. To see where my fellow Garden Party
Bloggers found their outfits – click through to their blog posts ( The Minted Mama / Renee M. LeBlanc / Sparkle Shiny Love / Nelle Creations ).

Our photoshoot took place at a park in Burlington – we had so much fun working together! Candace brought along her grandmother’s vintage tea cups to use as props – and now I’m inspired to start my own tea cup collection!

One of the best parts of this Garden Party collaboration is the amazing prize we’ll be giving away! One lucky reader will win a $500 Mapleview giftcard AND a stylist session with the Garden Party blogger of their choice. To enter this giveaway, click through below. Good Luck!

Click here for the chance to win a $500 Mapleview giftcard.


  1. Alexandra Drążek
    July 5, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    You are so cute girls. And that little guide was so inspiring!LoveAldrazekhttps://aldrazek.blogspot.com

  2. shotsmoky
    July 6, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    would love to win

  3. Abigail Castro
    July 7, 2016 / 1:15 am

    This dress is absolutely so pretty! I love how you remedied that low neckline of the dress!Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  4. Beautygirl 24
    July 7, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    Wow, I love this! It reminds me of a mid summer night's dream. All of you ladies look gorgeous! Like a fairy tale 🙂

  5. Betty S
    July 8, 2016 / 12:05 am

    very pretty dresses, would love to win

  6. Izzy
    July 25, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    What a beautiful photo set <3 The Quirky Queer

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