Les Best.

Everything that I deem Les Best.

**  LABOUR DAY WEEKEND  **

A weekend in review; or as I like to call it, a weekend of a 5 year old. Ice cream, football, bike rides, more ice cream, BBQ’ing, camping on my patio (but actually - only allowed 2 things from inside my house), Pedestrian Sunday’s in Kensington, CNE Airshow, patio hopping and arts and crafts just to name a few. So I thought I’d share with you my photo diary and a glimpse of some of the outfits!

1.) Football in Trinity Bellwoods - wearing my new fav sunnies and my bike of 4 years!

Sunglasses: Dior So Reals

Blouse: Equipment

Bra peek-a-booing out: Isabel Marant

Shorts: Zara

Sneakers: Nike

Bicycle: Abici Italia

Bag: Saint Laurent

2.) Napping in High Park post bike ride and Ice Cream treat!

3.) Twinning nails in Chanel’s latest campaign ! I changed my stiletto shape to more of an oval look for fall! Spoon ring purchased this weekend during Pedestrian Sunday’s in Kensington Market.

4.) & 5.) Rocking my favourite floral jumper for a day BBQ.

Jumper: Forever 21

Earrings: Dior

Sunglasses: Dior

Bar Necklace: Anice

6.) A nifty little bag chair for my Celine Phantom at ONE.

7.) Hanging out in my fav monokini worn as a tank from American Apparel, paired with Zara culottes.

8.) Taking a #selfie at Anice in Kensington, the place I customize A LOT of my accessories! What a beautiful mirror of positivity!

9.) 10.) Hanging in Kensington having a little freshly squeezed pineapple juice!

Crop: Garage Clothing 

Skirt: H&M

Sneakers: Celine

Bag: Chanel

Wrist bands: Partially because I don’t want summer to end - Robyn Concert and the TRES La Carnita block party.

So that was it for me folks! How was your’s?!

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  REXDALE  **

I can proudly say that I was born, raised and grew up in Rexdale. The truth is, where you grow up leaves a lasting impression on you and the person you grow up to become. I love that I have refined hood qualities about myself; I am truly proud of it. I am able to be a strong, vocal and cultured woman who has both book and street smarts. To people that run away from where they grew up because it may not seem “cool” to your colleagues and peers, you must remember that it shaped you as a person and your views of a lot of how you see and approach your life. Take my acceptance when asked by Jeanne Beker where I grew up in my Toronto Star article !! Be proud!

When I saw REXDALE branded on this bin, I knew it was a perfect photo op for my look.

Onesie: Zara

Black Stappy Bra: Gucci 

Hat: Rag & Bone

Shoes: Nine West

Bag: Lady Dior

Bracelets: Hermes enamel bangles X YSL cuff

Rings: YSL Arty X Alexander McQueen

Bar Necklace: Anice

Bisous!

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  HELLLLLOOOO CANADA  **
Thank you Hello Canada for adding us to your images - we heart it!
xoxo,
Les Best.

**  HELLLLLOOOO CANADA  **

Thank you Hello Canada for adding us to your images - we heart it!

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  Favourites  **
I wear them ALL the time, yet I have never written a post about just them, in all their glory and comfort.
These heels by Nine West are:
1.) Comfortable.
2.) Classic in design - and purchased in black look way more expensive than they are.
3.) Come in half sizes for those who have foot issues (like me!), and can never find your size in specific brands - this one works for me!
4.) Suede, so they will stretch to your foot.
5.) Come in mid to high heel based on your preference.
All in all, they are my classic go-to’s. I love them when I have an A line skirt, a pencil skirt, skinny jeans, midi dresses, leather sweatpants and my list can go on and on, but those are just to name a few in what you have seen with me. 
Sometimes classics are best invested with a greater amount of money attached to them, and sometimes, you just need a person like me who has already done the research for you to be able to tell you that these are classic, great quality and the price point is perfectly on POINT!
xoxo,
Les Best.

**  Favourites  **

I wear them ALL the time, yet I have never written a post about just them, in all their glory and comfort.

These heels by Nine West are:

1.) Comfortable.

2.) Classic in design - and purchased in black look way more expensive than they are.

3.) Come in half sizes for those who have foot issues (like me!), and can never find your size in specific brands - this one works for me!

4.) Suede, so they will stretch to your foot.

5.) Come in mid to high heel based on your preference.

All in all, they are my classic go-to’s. I love them when I have an A line skirt, a pencil skirt, skinny jeans, midi dresses, leather sweatpants and my list can go on and on, but those are just to name a few in what you have seen with me. 

Sometimes classics are best invested with a greater amount of money attached to them, and sometimes, you just need a person like me who has already done the research for you to be able to tell you that these are classic, great quality and the price point is perfectly on POINT!

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  #SWEATSTYLE  **

Remember this

Well my newest inspiration for my #sweatstyle is CHURCH in the WILD aka keeping classy in the concrete jungle!

Tips on a few things:

1.) An A line skirt (aka the style I am wearing), is perfect for tucking in fitted sweatshirts.

2.) The size I bought of this Roots sweater is XS, for your personal fit purposes.

3.) Buying toques / beenies in August is the perfect time believe it or not! There are still sizes, styles and newer selections of them. Not everyone is thinking about fall and winter right now, so you can get what you want and save it for the coming months without frantically looking for the perfect one when everyone else is!

Show me your #sweatstyle on instagram! Tag @lesbest and hasgtag #sweatstyle for me to see what your inspiration is, don’t be shy, I’ll comment! And don’t forget to tag rootscanada - they have a special contest - to learn about it, click here

Sweater: Roots Canada

Toque: Lord & Taylor

Skirt: H&M

Bracelets: Doughnut = KSNY X Darcel // Neon Wrap = Rebecca Minkoff

Heels: Nine West

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  I do it for the doughnut  **
What is it that you workout for? Many people have different things they workout, boys, bikini body selfies, food and maybe all around general health. Mine consist of a few of those, the obvious being my general health, but my number two after that would definitely be the fact that I can have the sweet satisfaction of sugar.
My cravings don’t necessarily arrive in the form of a doughnut (spelled Canadian, yes), but sweets in general, and of the dark chocolate and peanut butter kind; that is probably the one true way to my heart! [HINT]!
Recently I have been making these no bake energy balls from Gimme Some Oven ! You should try them out! They are healthy, delicious and a perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth without much guilt!
Les Best Tips:
1.) I used gluten free oats.
2.) I used an organic peanut butter.
3.) I used these “chocolate chips” - free of gluten, dairy, shellfish and casein just to name a few.
4.) I used a natural vanilla extract.
5.) I didn’t have flax seeds around so I added a bit more chia seeds to help hold the balls.
Let me know what you think!
Bracelet: KSNY X Darcel
Toque: Lord & Taylor
Sweatshirt: Roots
Skirt: H&M
xoxo,
Les Best.

**  I do it for the doughnut  **

What is it that you workout for? Many people have different things they workout, boys, bikini body selfies, food and maybe all around general health. Mine consist of a few of those, the obvious being my general health, but my number two after that would definitely be the fact that I can have the sweet satisfaction of sugar.

My cravings don’t necessarily arrive in the form of a doughnut (spelled Canadian, yes), but sweets in general, and of the dark chocolate and peanut butter kind; that is probably the one true way to my heart! [HINT]!

Recently I have been making these no bake energy balls from Gimme Some Oven ! You should try them out! They are healthy, delicious and a perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth without much guilt!

Les Best Tips:

1.) I used gluten free oats.

2.) I used an organic peanut butter.

3.) I used these “chocolate chips” - free of gluten, dairy, shellfish and casein just to name a few.

4.) I used a natural vanilla extract.

5.) I didn’t have flax seeds around so I added a bit more chia seeds to help hold the balls.

Let me know what you think!

Bracelet: KSNY X Darcel

Toque: Lord & Taylor

Sweatshirt: Roots

Skirt: H&M

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  ImPRESSed  **

Thank you Fashion Magazine for including the Les Best team in your photo’s from the Holt Renfrew presents 10X10 for Smythe Les Vestes!

I love the capture! 

Merci! xoxoxo

ME:

Blazer: Smythe Les Vestes

T Shirt: American Apparel

Denim Underwear: Levis

Hat: Rag&Bone

Brooch: Chanel

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Shoes: Zara

HE:

Blazer: Thom Brown

Tie: Hermes

Shirt: Tom Ford

Flower Pin: Edward Armah

Trousers: Paul Smith

Shoes: John Lobb

We heart it.

xoxo,

Les Best.

**  10 X 10  **

If you don’t know Smythe Les Vests, you have been living under a rock for the past 10 years of your life. But actually. Yesterday, Holt Renfrew hosted an event celebrating their glorious 10 years of making women look amazing (all ages, shapes and sizes) of purely perfected clothing.

I remember the first time I met them (Andrea Lenczner and Christie Smythe) - I had long hair, it was 7 years ago and I purchased their army green surplus jacket, which I still wear, get compliments on and is an ode to just how timeless and perfect their aesthetic is.

10X10 is a capsule collection of their favourite cuts and styles revisited. 

They styled it in what I’d like to call “California cool”, and one of the models was styled in the same Rag & Bone hat I am, but in cognac! I was over the moon to see that their vision and mine fell in line. The pieces can be transitioned from the office, to cocktails to play, it is all contingent on how you style it.

My blazer is about 4-5 years old and still looks relevant for today’s style profile. That is the key, especially when it comes to suiting - classic and properly tailored will always make you look your Les Best. 

Pictured with me: Andrea Lenczner :) - Fan girl moment 100%! And they also follow Les Best on instagram eeeee!

Wearing:

Blazer: Smythe Les Vestes

T Shirt: American Apparel

Denim Underwear (haha): Levis

Hat: Rag&Bone

Brooch: Chanel

Bag: Louis Vuitton

Shoes: Zara

xoxo,

Les Best.

** ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  **

The power of social media is incredible. Due to my brother, sister in law and family friends nominating me for the #ALSicebucket challenge I spent a lot of my office day learning about the disease and talking to co-workers about it.

To donate and find out more visit http://www.als.ca/  

Friends and family I accept your challenge and I have made a monetary contribution. In return I nominate my good friends at 313 -  xo

Wearing: 

Rash Guard: Peter Pilotto for Target

Bottoms: Victoria Secret

Sunglasses: Necessary Clothing.

I have one more thing to add. To the critics that say that this is a “waste of water” and that people need water in the world, we all understand that there are a waste of resources on a daily basis in everyone’s day-to-day life. You shouldn’t be a hypocrite and say that as a stance when water is “wasted” in all of our lives on a daily basis. Furthermore, the fact that the diseases has been put into the forefront of our social media lives and the fact that we are taking about it is proof enough. If you don’t want to “waste water”, then donate, or support a cause that you yourself are affected by or passionate about.

xoxo,

Les Best.