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. 

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Lindsay Bell's Winning Entry!

Lindsay Bell's Winning Entry!

Thanks for all of the super stylish entries! You made it difficult to choose a winner, but ultimately, Lindsay Bell took the honour with her chic ensemble that is at once modern & timeless. Pastel/distressed denim/single sole classic pumps all nod to current fashion but her choice of classic cuts ensures that this is a look that will have the same appeal years from now. Well done!

In fact, I loved Lindsay's look so much that her easy elegance inspired the theme for this post – timely pieces that are also timeless. Out & about with my HTC One, I snapped items that are on trend – embellishment, quirky sunglasses, tea (I say tea shops the new gourmet burger joint – everywhere) –  but also have lasting appeal.

The Queen of enduring style. This book is written by Audrey Hepburn's son about her love affair with Rome. Can't wait to add it to my bookshelf!

The Queen of enduring style. This book is written by Audrey Hepburn's son about her love affair with Rome. Can't wait to add it to my bookshelf!

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Flowers everywhere! Market stands, table settings & gardens, with my HTC One, I can't resist snapping pictures of beautiful blooms. I think that I'll hoard them and print them up come winter to remind myself of the beauty of spring.

Don't you love these little clutches! I recently visited Shining Image, a boutique on Eglinton Ave West, and met with Minling Pan owner & colour consultant who has recently added designer to her title with these precious bags. The one on the left has the vintage allure of a beautiful perfume bottle in a modern shape.

These luxe sandals are from a preview that I attended to introduce a new concept mall, called That's Italy!, that showcases curated product exclusively from, yep, Italy.  

These are actually legitimate vintage shades brought out from the archives to a press preview at the Windsor Arms held for Oliver Goldsmith. 

You'll have to stay tuned to get your hands on these scarves – they hit Indigo in August. 

Sloan Tea is one of my absolute favourite brands and the boutique in Commerce Court looks like a fairy tale shop. The tea is the best you'll taste and the beautiful tin is a lovely bonus, makes a perfect gift.  

 

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