Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

A-Tisket, A-Tasket

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This week, hit the road (or tree-lined trail as the case may be) for an outdoor date. But is one to settle for boring PB&J squished in plastic wrap? Never! Instead, pack a basket full of fresh fruit, French lemonade and other delights and serve your meal on melamine dishes pretty enough to substitute for fine china. For the practicalโ€“ bring along a pair of flats in your basket and switch to heels upon arrival.

Pearl Cluster Elastic $16.50 (U.S.) J Crew; jcrew.com Lemonade $5.99 Lorina; lorina.com Flourish Melamine Serving Tray $18 for 4 Thomas Paul; thomaspaul.com Ruffle Cardigan $49.50; visit gap.com for similar styles Victoria Classic Bicycle $700 (approx) Velorbis; visit bikesonwheels.ca for similar styles Fruit basket $40 Baskits; baskits.com Bruna $400 Chie Mihara; brownsshoes.com Cherry Quartz ring $39 (U.S.) Banana Republic; bananarepublic.com Capris $68 (approx); visit jacob.ca for similar styles Heather Silk Shirt $79 Club Monaco; clubmonaco.com

Photography, Keith Levit

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