Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Look of the Week: Provençal Style

One day I hope to have a lovely little home in the South of France, among the fields of lavender, but until then, I`ll take to doing little road trips out to Tuscan Farm Gardens in Abbotsford! The place is beyond adorable, with a cute little shop featuring lavender-infused goods, including yummy scones, ice cream, and even lavender lemonade (I'm a little obsessed with lavender)! It was a perfect afternoon in the country that made for some great photos among their fabulous gardens.

We all know the midi skirt and midi dress are hot items this year, so (finally) I've been able to bring this gorgeous dress out of storage and give it the love it deserves. My nana brought it back from a trip to Mexico years ago, and I had to do a few crude alterations to make the waist more fitted, but I really love the style. Midi-length dresses look fabulous with a good pair of platform heels (I get my inspiration from designer Ulyana Sergeenko). Give it a try!

Dress-from Mexico, Shoes-Vince Camuto, Purse-Forever 21 (similar)

Happy Styling! xo


Friday, August 22, 2014

Summer Work Outfit

What to wear, what to wear...styling a summer outfit for work can be tricky! You have to look put together even in sweltering heat: not an easy feat. My go-to look? A simple but bright dress, a statement necklace and low heels. A good pair of specs and a fashionable laptop/iPad case don't hurt either!

This time of year I almost want to cut off my hair just out of frustration: the heat makes you want to get it up and off of your face! I've been using an actual cut up sock for my sock buns up until now, so I was excited to find a proper foam bun in my bag of goodies from the London Drugs beauty event! It makes a world of difference: a super easy addition to my hair routine.

Dress-Zara (thrifted), Necklace-Stella & Dot, Glasses-Fendi, Earrings-Forever 21, Shoes-Aldo (thrifted), iPad case-Winners

Happy Styling! xo


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Seaside: Comfy Casual

I'm always looking for new ways of working my boyfriend jeans into my wardrobe: they're just so comfy! Of course, no seaside look would be complete without an item of linen and a pair of boat shoes. Perfect for wandering along the beach and pier in White Rock.

I am absolutely loving loose knit sweaters this summer, and they make a great piece for transitioning into the cooler evening weather. I found the one I'm wearing in the last photos at Betty Be Good Boutique; it's perfect for a casual summer look. During the daytime though, a light and airy linen blouse does the trick. I feel like it would make a good 'beach in the Hamptons' type of preppy outfit! 

Outfit: Shirt- Old Navy (similar), Sweater- Betty Be Good, Necklace- Nobis and Grey, Jeans- Joe's (thrifted), Shoes- Roxy (via Winners) (similar), Bag- Lily Pulitzer for Estée Lauder (via The Bay), Aviators-Ross Dress For Less
Make-up: Nails- Essie in Strut Your Stuff (via London Drugs)

Happy Styling! xo


Monday, August 4, 2014

Olive + Piper Summer Stylin' Preview

I have a confession to make: statement jewellery is my weakness! How can a girl possibly say no to all those big, bright, sparkly baubles?

On a hot, summer day last week, Olive + Piper invited us their Summer Stylin' preview party on a rooftop patio, complete with gorgeous view of Vancouver. Sipping drinks and snacking on cute treats, we perused the 4 collections: summer tropics, pretty pearls, wedding glam, and minimalism. I may not be going to a wedding anytime soon, but the wedding glam collection definitely ended up being my favourite. All the stunning, bejewelled pieces were so sweet and pretty, they made my heart skip a beat! Making a decision as to which ones would come home with me was not easy...but now I'm super excited to style my new Pink Pomponia and Mahala Tassel statement necklaces! The tassel necklace will especially good with simple black dresses and shirts in the fall and winter, while the Pink Pomponia necklace will make an amazing statement with an evening dress.

If you check out their stylish website and see something you love, I have a special treat for you:

15% off Olive + Piper with code SUMMERSPECIAL
until August 15

Outfit: Dress-Petites by Demaro (thrifted), Belt-Urban Behaviour, Purse-Forever 21, Heels-Vince Camuto
Make-up: NYX Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp

Happy Styling! xo


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Blogger Lunch: Urban Tea Merchant

If there's one not-so-guilty pleasure I have, it's high tea. I'm always on the lookout for a new place to try, so naturally I was all in when these lovely ladies wanted to try out the Flamingo Tea Service at Urban Tea Merchant! Bloggers Jayne of Cosmetic Proof, Whitney of Macarons and Mischief, and Bailey of AKA Bailey were fabulous company for an afternoon of signature cocktails, divine tea, and delectable treats à la Urban Tea Merchant. I absolutely loved that their cosmopolitan cocktail and sweets were infused with their pink flamingo tea! If you're looking for a real gourmet high tea selection, I highly recommend checking it out.

So what does one wear for such a fashionable occasion? Why, lots of colour of course, and a big statement necklace to match! I came across the bejewelled piece you see below while at the Richmond Night Market a few weeks ago: I was literally jumping up and down with delight trying to decide which necklace to pick! If you haven't checked out Nobis and Grey's jewelry booth at the night market, make sure it's on your must-see list the next time you're there. I'm already eyeing this gorgeous piece...

Outfit: Dress-Monteau (via Winners), Necklace-Nobis & Grey, Shoes-Jessica Simpson (via Vince Camuto)
Make-up: Setting Spray-NYX, Liner-NYX The Curve, Lips-NYX soft matte lip cream in Antwerp (via London Drugs), Nails-Essie in Roarrrange

Happy Styling! xo