The 2nd (hopefully annual) Big Deal Toronto Pop Up Shop took place yesterday and boy, what a day it was! Some of you may remember my post about this event last year but for those who don’t, let me fill you in! BDT is an event organized by fellow Canadian blogger Karen Ward in which a bunch of local bloggers come out to sell their gently used clothing. I came back to sell my clothing with bloggers like Sadia of RawrManifesto, Sasha from Flaws of Couture, Amarina from Ursa Major Fashion and Alison from Round Raglan Road. This year Karen opted for an even larger, air condition venue which conveniently served alcohol and food. The turnout was so large and impressive that it left most of us feeling like we had been there for hours when barely any time had passed at all. I managed to snatch up some really, really lovely pieces myself prior to the doors opening. Anxiety aside, I had a really lovely, amazing time. Karen really put herself into this event (as she does with all them) and her effort really showed. I’m quite impressed with how quickly she pulled this together and how most every detail was thought out and carefully planned. I cannot wait for next year’s event and really hope to be selling there again!
Now as for what I wore: I went for this gorgeous green checkered eShakti dress. I spent so long contemplating whether or not I actually wanted to keep this piece but after throwing it on and looking at it a little more, I realized just how beautiful it is. I felt pretty dang cute in this piece and I really loved dressed it up too. I don’t even think you can really see my adorable apple earrings! My only complaint is that the colouring is a little off from what was pictured on the website. In fact most of my recent eShakti purchases haven’t really matched up to what the website shows. What gives, eShakti? Has anyone else had this problem or did I just get a bad batch? Either way, I’m still a loyal customer and highly suggest checking out their store. I’m pretty darn sure this dress is still available and it comes in black & white too!
Dress – eShakti
Earrings – Aldo
Shoes – Walmart