Aesthetic Afternoon Coffee in Toronto

I was just recently in Toronto (my hometown) for the holidays and one afternoon my lovely dad and I (hi dad ily) went shopping around Yorkville. They had such beautiful Christmas decorations up in the area and I couldn’t resist a good holiday photo opp! Right around the corner from all the lights was a coffee shop called “Sorry” and I absolutely had to check it out.  I thought for I’d share my winter outfit for those of you that live in a more “winter” climate!

I lived in Toronto until I was 19 and for some reason NEVER visited any kind of “aesthetic” coffee shop. I mean, how?! The bright marble and wood vibes were calling me inside (also the heater…).

You’d THINK my outfit would keep me warm but apparently NOTHING keeps you warm in -14 degrees. I gotta tell you, I most definitely do not miss winters in Toronto.

Shirt – Urban Outfitters

Jacket – Club Monaco (similar)

Jeans – Urban Outfitters

Boots – Steve Madden

Hat – H&M (similar)

The jacket is actually my moms (thanks mom!!!) because I obviously don’t have any heavy winter jackets anymore and it’s so cute! I had a warm long sleeve underneath so it wasn’t terrible but nothing can prepare you for the cold winds!

I probably could’ve done with a bigger coat but WOW is it a struggle to still look cute in the winter! You have to choose between a frost bite or bundling up to the point where only your eyes are showing.

After taking pictures we desperately needed to defrost so we ran towards the cute coffee shop (as one does!)!! Marble just really draws me in, ya know?!

After looking at the list of drink options, I chose the ‘Canadiana’. It was flavored with MAPLE SYRUP. How freaking Canada can it get?! I had to. It was delicious and warmed my body right up!

And that was my afternoon in Toronto! As cold as it was, I really enjoyed spending the day with my dad and complaining too much about the cold! I loved stumbling across that cute little coffee shop with the super Canadian latte I got.

Where do YOU live?! In a colder (true winter) state/city or a warm (fake winter) state/city?!? I’ve done both and can honestly say that I prefer my fake winters hahah!

Hope you guys enjoyed this little blog post! Let me know if you like posts like this (just little afternoon OOTD’s) or prefer longer posts, I’d love to hear your thoughts!!

Until next time!! xo



  1. Michaela
    December 30, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Love these aesthetic photos! Also, go Mitch for the cute photos!

    • Michaela
      December 30, 2017 / 12:09 pm

      Also, I live in California so I’m kind of over the heat haha!

  2. Julie
    December 30, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    I totally have a fake winter here in Florida lol… I love your outfits and that coffee shop is the asthetic🙌🏼 Love you Tara!!💞💞

    • Tara
      December 30, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Hahaha fake winter is the best winter!!! Love ya girl!!!

  3. Mirte Koning
    December 30, 2017 / 12:13 pm

    I remember this from your vlog! Love your mom’s coat haha. I freaking hate the cold weather too. I live in the Netherlands where it is always rainy windy and about 2 degrees. Difficult when picking a cute outfit indeed haha. Keep up with your blog post, really enjoy reading them. Feels like we connect on a different level or something haha. Lots of love

    • Tara
      December 30, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      So cool, I’d love to visit the Netherlands! 🙂 Thanks for reading!!! Happy New Year!!

      • Mirte Koning
        December 30, 2017 / 12:22 pm

        Happy New Year to you too!

  4. December 30, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I love these blog posts! The whole website has such a cute aesthetic. I started watching your vlogs and main YouTube channel. Once I hear about your blog, I subscribed to it right away! I love the tone you use in your writing. It’s very true to the same personality your portray on all of your other platforms. I can’t wait for the next bog post to pop up in my inbox! Keep writing, you have a reader right here.
    P.S. I live in a true winter state. New York is brutal rn!

    • Tara
      December 30, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      So glad you enjoy reading the blog, I have so much fun with it!! Thanks so much 🙂 Happy New Year!!!

  5. December 30, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I love those photos!! And your mom’s coat is adorable

    • Tara
      December 30, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you!!! And right?! Ugh so cute!

  6. Alexis Chua-Dee
    December 30, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Love you Tara and the blog as usual!! Love it when you always add the outfit details because your style is great!!❤️ Have a great New Year and can’t wait for my main channel vids and, of course, VLOGS!!!

    • Tara
      December 30, 2017 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks for reading love!!! Happy new year 🙂

  7. Talia
    December 30, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Who knew there were such cute cafes in Toronto!? I’m also from Toronto. Love you Tara 💕

    • Talia
      December 30, 2017 / 12:28 pm

      It’s actually so crazy we have so many connections. I went to middle school with Lauren who was (is?) dating Matt and I went to camp with Kayli a few years ago! She probably doesn’t know who I am but we have mutual friends haha

      • Tara
        December 30, 2017 / 12:31 pm

        Oh that is so so funny hahah! Yeah they’re not dating anymore, but that’s funny!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  8. Ewa
    December 30, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    I completely understand you. In my country the winter is horrible. It’s so cold and windy. We don’t even have snow. I wish I could look so cute in winter like you. I love that outfit.
    I wish you the best for the upcoming year and I can’t wait (literally, not kidding) for all of the videos and vlogs because I simply love you.

    • Tara
      December 30, 2017 / 12:34 pm

      This means so much to me!! Thank you for reading here and supporting me on all my different platforms!!! It’s so appreciated ♥ Happy new year love!! 🙂

      • Ewa
        December 30, 2017 / 12:38 pm

        This mean so much to me, thank you!
        Well I don’t know why but I can’t be subscribed to your blog. Maybe it’s because of my email or something. But I’m still checking it every day.

  9. Vittoria
    December 30, 2017 / 12:51 pm

    hey Tara!! I’ve been waiting for a post about your time in Toronto, I can definitely relate to it as I live in Toronto, and it’s been so cold! I’ve been watching and loving your videos and vlogs for so freaking long now and I just wanted to say thank you for being such a positive and beautiful person. Love you, and good luck with everything in 2018 🙂

  10. Lily Williams
    December 30, 2017 / 12:55 pm

    Wow!! This is so cute. I love reading your blog posts so much!!! 💗💗

  11. Chachou
    December 30, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    Tara I Absolutly adore this outfit and how cute is this coffee shop
    Love you lots,
    From France

  12. Rae-Ann
    December 30, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    awww this is so cute!!! i live in Vancouver BC and travel to Vernon / Kelowna for christmas 🙂

  13. Katherine
    December 30, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Love the outfit and the coffee shop looks adorable! I do experience real cold winters but it works out because I also get warm summers😊 can’t wait to see more blog posts!💖

  14. Bri
    December 30, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Loved this post Tara – I’m from Texas (hi Taylor) – we usually have fake winter but this winter has been surprisingly cold so far?? I’m like did we move states or something lmao..

  15. arianna
    December 30, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I also live in Toronto and have been to “Sorry” ITS SO COOL INSIDE. love you so much Tara❤️❤️

  16. Noemi
    December 30, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I live in a colder climate (Romania – the city is Cluj-Napoca), but it’s not that cold this winter (thank God hahah), only about 0 C.
    ohhh and how I relate with the stuggle of looking cute in the winter time – it’s just not possible.

    I never write comments like this one, but I just wanted to tell you to keep up the good work, I love your YouTube channels and also your blog 😀❤️

  17. December 30, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I’m loving your mom’s coat Tara, I looks super cozy!!
    Another lovely read. Your blogs really do brighten up my day.
    Have a happy new year girl. xx

  18. Sarah
    December 30, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    I live in New Jersey, a very much real winter state. Today was so cold and snowy I didn’t leave the house but I cant complain because I love my winter compared to the fake winters.

  19. Madhvi Sharma
    December 30, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    YIPEEE another Blog post!!!!! ❤️ Have a great New Year LOVE YOU TARA❤️❤️❤️!!!

  20. Lauren Pro
    December 30, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    I do enjoy the little ootd blog posts at times instead of always being really long ones haha. I live in New York and i definitely hear ya on the cold, it’s CRAZY! I visited Toronto last summer and I love it there, I wish i stopped in a cute coffee shop like you did lol! Keep up the work tara! Have a happy new year love ya 🙂

  21. Chantelle
    December 31, 2017 / 12:59 am

    I am from Edmonton Cananda Ab! Its really cold here now. Yay. I Love How Postive you are Tara! Thank you. Love yur vlogs!

  22. December 31, 2017 / 6:57 am

    That place looks hella cute!
    I live in Portugal, where winters are mostly between 10-20º, but sometimes go down to 0-10º (and that’s freezing cold for us) 😉

  23. December 31, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I live in Winnipeg and its been -40 a few days this winter already. I would love a fake winter, but I’d definitely miss the snow! I have some family in Toronto so I loved reading this as inspiration for future visits!

  24. Sarah
    January 2, 2018 / 7:51 am

    I love your blog posts! Every day at work, I go onto your blog and see if you have posted anything. Anytime I go on and see you have posted on your blog, it instantly changes my mood and makes my day so different. I enjoy your long and short posts! You take some amazing pictures and you are so photogenic too. Keep doing you! I love you. You are gorgeous and sweet. By the way, I live in Washington with the really cold winters. It has only snowed once for me here but it has been super super cold which I am not super fond of lol.

  25. January 4, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Amazing post as per usual! Your pictures are always so crisp and really capture the vibe of wherever you are. Keep up the amazing blog posts, I’m in LOVE!

  26. January 9, 2018 / 8:40 pm

    It’s just as cold here in alberta! i would rather be on vacation in a warm place But I love a white winter! 🙂

  27. Nadia
    March 12, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    What’s the name of that cafe? Would love to visit it! Toronto needs to up its artsy cafe game 😂

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