With Glowing Hearts

Does it get more Canadian than Degrassi? Sarah Fisher of Degrassi gets her pom pom on for the Roots Summer '13 Lookbook. Photo courtesy Roots.

Sometimes, you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone. I've travelled quite a bit, even lived in Europe for a year, but as much as I love to explore other countries, I always really miss Canada when I'm not here. I'm not sure if it's the super friendly people or the beautiful change of seasons or the Timbits (probably the Timbits), but you've gotta admit, being a Canadian rocks. We are gloriously free to think, to do, to be whatever we want. And since this is a fashion blog, let's not forget how lucky we are to be able to dress however we want, too. 

This July 1st, why not show Canada some sartorial love? If you're a loud and proud patriot, wear your flag emblazoned boldly on your sleeve with the chic Canadiana at Roots or hop on over to Hudson's Bay for the country's oldest, most iconic print - the HBC stripe. You'll break out these pieces year after year so you can totally justify. Consider yourself a more low-key Canadienne? Get in the spirit by wearing Canada's colours, of course. Oh and to get you properly prepped for the long weekend, don't miss "Canadians On The Rise", a FREE compilation of summer tunes from our friends at Roots featuring Canadian bands like Walk Off The Earth, Dylan Murray, Wake Owl, Justin Rutledge, and more.  Head to the Roots store at White Oaks Mall, or visit Roots.com to score your free iTunes redemption code right now.

Happy Canada Day to you! xx

P.S - Scroll down for the amazing new Molson Canadian Beer Fridge ad.  SO good.


TRUE PATRIOT LOVE: Hand-Embroidered Canada Pillow, $245, Roots; Love Your Beaver Undies, $18.50, Roots; HBC Collection Striped Bikini, $75, Hudson's Bay; Canada Crew Sweatshirt, $78, Roots; HBC Collection Flip-Flops, $25, Hudson's Bay; Canada Icon Gem Tee, $44, Roots; HBC Collection Cotton Sweater, $77, Hudson's Bay; Canada Baseball Cap, $24, Roots 

TRUE NORTH STRONG: Softest V-Neck Tee, $19.99, American Eagle; Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $12, ALDO; Buffalo Check Bag, $14.98, ALDO; Cap-Toe Loafers, $129.99, Sam Edelman for Town Shoes; Sandals, $80, ALDO; Ruffled One-Shoulder Dress, $169.50, Club Monaco; Ombré Floppy Hat, $29.95, Gap