I’m a sucker for a little sundress. In my dreams, my ideal wardrobe is a mix of simple, streamlined, inter-mixable pieces; with subtle details and excellent construction…but throw me a little sundress and I’ll fall for it every time. Especially those of the uber-feminine-print variety. It really is those little sundresses in my closet that make summer dressing fun, sometimes you need to mix it up a bit.
I like throwing a new sundress into the mix the same way I like trying a new wine, or a new restaurant; frequently and without inhibition. Case in point; last Saturday. I finally carved out time for a date night out with my guy, TDF. Picking this little red sundress to wear was easy, but schedules in my house are unpredictable at best, so actually taking the time to pick a place, is something of a miracle. Making reservations is key, designating a set time to be somewhere is crucial. Leave it to late, and we run the risk of hitting hangry mode…which usually results in takeout on the couch (a slightly less glamorous date night…).
When I’m looking for a new restaurant to try, I love starting my search on OpenTable.com. It’s a huge database of local restaurants (in many cities!). It’s so easy to search through different types of cuisine, menu’s and my favourite; reviews! And as expected, there’s an APP for that. TDF is super picky at the best of times, so being able to show him what he’s in for ahead of time, makes picking a place we’ll both enjoy incredibly easy. I also love that when you book your reservation, OpenTable sends you a confirmation email, outlining time, place, address, nearest intersection, and most importantly; the parking situation (only important to TDF…and other motorists I suppose, but still…)
So last Saturday, my search led me to il Ponte, a fabulous little Italian restaurant in the Riverdale/Leslieville neighbourhood. It was such a beautiful evening, so we enjoyed their sunny patio. Italian food is without question my absolute favourite, and this place did not disappoint. We dined on succulent calamari, a perfect antipasto board of cheeses and savoury meats, with these little juicy peppers and olives. And a crispy thin crust pepperoni pizza, with the melty-est mozzarella…which is making me salivate as I write this….paired with a perfectly chilled glass of sauvignon blanc…okay three perfectly chilled glasses…
We shot these pic’s just before dinner, I love the colour and print on this sweet little sundress. I feel like the dress speaks for itself, no need for additional embellishment. Simple, sweet and perfect for date night.
This article is published in collaboration with OpenTable Toronto.
Dress // Forever21
Jacket // Zara
Shoes // ASOS
Back & Jewellery // Vintage
Sunglasses // Forever21