Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#STBC: Shop the Blogger Closet Sale

This Sunday, March 29th from 11am - 3pm I'll be selling off my clothes with 9 other Vancouver style bloggers at the Shop the Blogger Closet Sale, hosted by Stephanie Trembath of MINIMAL-ST.ME. Now believe me, it's usually pretty hard for me to part with my clothes, but the closet just won't allow for more space, so I've bundled together 9 bags of clothing and shoes that will be up for sale at the event.

And because fashion events are always also social affairs, there will also be a bake sale, photobooth, and pop-up shop featuring Vancouver Candle Company and I See Noise Prints. Happy Water has kindly offered to keep us hydrated during the sale, and Daily Secret is also sponsoring the event! Plus, of course, you have a chance to meet all 10 of us bloggers in person, chat about personal style, and shop our closets!

Thanks so much to Frontier Luxury Flooring, who are sponsoring our event by offering their amazing space to showcase our clothes!





Partial proceeds will be donated to



Don't forget to bring cash along with you, as the event is cash only!


See you all there, and happy styling! xo

~Britta

Beauty Haul Video: e.l.f. Cosmetics

Many of you know that I've become quite a beauty buff over the last year (don't worry though, my outfit posts aren't going away!). So I was insanely excited when I found out that London Drugs would be carrying e.l.f. Cosmetics products in their stores now!

This is a big cult favourite in the beauty community for 2 obvious reasons:

         1) most of their products retail for an awesomely low $3.99
         2) they have these random cool products like lip exfoliators and eyeliner sealers that you can't help but want to try out!

I had the chance to do a beauty haul video with London Drugs Cosmetics to take some of the e.l.f. Cosmetics products for a spin, so check out the video below and find out what my first impressions were!





e.l.f.Studio Lip Exfoliator

e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer in Tone Adjusting Green

e.l.f. Studio Eye Refresh

e.l.f. Studio Makeup Mist & Set

e.l.f. Studio Matte Lip Color in Rich Red

e.l.f. Studio Eye Primer & Sealer




Happy Styling! xo

~Britta

Monday, March 23, 2015

Vancouver Fashion Week FW2015: Day 2


The first day of shows for the Fall/Winter 2015 season of Vancouver Fashion Week featured some of my favourite designers, so needless to say, I was pretty excited! All having walked the Vancouver runway before, Grandi's Atelier, Alex S. Yu, and Theresa Chen showcased truly fantastic collections.

I was in a wonderland of plaid when Grandi's collection hit the runway: a myriad of Scottish-inspired designs that were fitted to perfection (as Grandi's pieces always are). If you haven't read my Style Blindspot Series on Style By Fire yet, you'll understand why I am so enamoured by plaid once you do. Plaid, leather, and faux fur all complement each other so well, and for me personally, really embody fall/winter fashion.

I actually had the opportunity to meet Theresa Chen during the week, and I had such a fan girl moment! I've been watching Theresa's runway shows for years now, loving every single one of them, so it was such a delight to find out she's actually followed Vancouver Vogue since I first reviewed one of her collections! Wow. And of course, this collection did not disappoint. Her signature Parisian flair was ever so clear in each and every design. You'll see in the runway photo below one of her gorgeous capes in (of course) my favourite colour combination of red and black. Get in my closet now, please, pretty cape! <3

And finally, Alex S. Yu's collection was definitely one I was looking forward to on Day 1: at the end of every day of runway shows, it's always great to end of with something really fun! Alex Yu's collection was just that. Fun, flirty colours, prints, textures, and accessories (right down to the shoes!) make this collection a must-see. And while it might seem like the pieces are overwhelming at first, by picking out a shirt here or a skirt there, you could definitely weave these designs into your outfits and add some real flair to your style!

You watch the video below to get a recap of my week at VFW:





As for my outfit? I thought it'd be fun to go full-out retro. I've been wanting to add more pastels to my spring wardrobe, so I picked up a few pieces from Forever 21 that I think will be great to mix and match during the season.











Vest - Forever 21 | Shirt - Forever 21 (similar) | Pants - Forever 21 | Headband - Forever 21 | Bracelets - Aldo (thrifted from Value Village) & Nobis & Grey | Purse - JustFab | Shoes - Justfab


With Kassinka in the VIP lounge





Thanks to Kuna Photography for the runway photos!


Happy Styling! xo

~Britta

Friday, March 20, 2015

Vancouver Fashion Week FW 2015: Opening Gala


The most highly anticipated fashion event in Vancouver is back again for a 25th season! The opening gala of Vancouver Fashion Week is an opportunity to get a sneak peek at 1 look from each designer's collection: the energy under the tent is always the most intense on this first night, and you can't help but get wrapped up in it!

I was even more excited for the rest of the week after seeing the amazing designs from Kate's CoutureGrandi's AtelierNoe BernacelliNadia + Zehra hit the runway.

Such an event called for an extra special outfit, and this dress from Asos I just had to order. I really love how popular scuba material has become; it creates such awesome volume, and in this case it just makes the peplum even more dramatic!

This week during fashion week, I'm working on a video that will cover my experiences runway-side and backstage, rather than just shooting my usual blog images. I can't wait to share it with you!






The Style By Fire power duo, Aurora Chan (left) and Miranda Sam (right). Both are wearing Blanche Macdonald fashion grad Shin Yi Chi's neoprene designs.



With designer & blogger, Kassinka. She designed the dress she's wearing here!
Thanks to Aziz Dhamani for the photo



Dress designed by 15 year old Kate Miles of Kate Couture!



Design by twins Nadia + Zehra


Outfit: Dress - Asos | Purse - Aldo (thrifted at Value Village) | Ear cuff - Nobis & Grey
Makeup: Lipstick - NYX Matte Lipstick in Whipped Caviar


Happy Styling! xo

~Britta


Monday, March 16, 2015

ThirdLove Lingerie: Everyday Parisian-Style Luxury


I've always admired Parisian style: the way the women dress simple and elegant. Effortlessly chic is their middle name. Even on a casual Sunday afternoon, they are perfectly put together. Sexy but understated, like a lace bra peeking from a minimalist blouse.

I wanted to re-create this style, and thanks to ThirdLove, I'm very happy with the results! I strolled the streets of Granville Island in what is definitely one of my more casual outfits, but all the while felt extra chic thanks to a little something lacy underneath....


ThirdLove is a lingerie brand that is not only considered luxurious and afforable, but it prides itself on a 100% fit guarantee- and for good reason. Their revolutionary iPhone app will pinpoint your perfect bra size with just two quick, private snapshots. Too good to be true? I gave it a test run, and let me tell you, I was very impressed! I've been sized professionally before, and the app managed to match my size exactly. Oh, and ever heard of half sizes for bras? Yes, they have those too. Seriously this is the holy grail of bra sizing. And when it arrived in the mail? It fit absolutely perfectly (not to mention it looked fabulous)!

I decided to style my Sunday-chic outfit with a casual linen blouse from Old Navy, and infused some of that Parisian style inspiration by wearing my brand new ThirdLove Lace Balconette 2.0 bra underneath. Just a teeny bit of lace detailing and the small bow peeked out. 

















[ photography by Christian Nambayan ]


Outfit: Lingerie: c/o ThirdLove Bra in Violet Berry | Coat - Joe Fresh (thrifted from Value Village) | Shirt - Old Navy | Bracelet - Nobis & Grey | Earrings - Nobis & Grey | Sunglasses - Target | Jeans - Winners | Purse - JustFab Fairmont | Shoes - Call It Spring (thrifted from Value Village)

Makeup: Lipstick - NYX Extra Creamy Round in Fig (via London Drugs) mixed with NYX Butter in Hubba Bubba (via London Drugs) | Nailpolish - Sally Hansen Salon Manicure in Pink Pong (via London Drugs)


Happy Styling! xo

~Britta

Friday, March 13, 2015

Soft Spring Colours: A Kassinka Design



Sometimes you just want to wear a pretty skirt and twirl around in it!

Kassandra Poleshuk of Kassinka designed the beautiful pastel maxi skirt I'm wearing in the video and photos below, and I must say, I was completely taken by it! If you can fall in love with an item of clothing, I just did.

We shot the video and snapped some photos in Fort Langley, the perfect spot for a sweet spring photoshoot. The skirt flows so beautifully in the wind, and I positively loved the cute bow on the back that tied it all together. 














Outfit: Top - H&M Divided | Skirt - Kassinka | Earrings - Nobis & Grey | Necklace - Nobis & Grey | Purse - Vintage

Beauty: Nails - Revlon Top Speed in Jaded | Lipstick - NYX Extra Creamy Round | Lise Watier - Feline Eyeliner HD




Happy Styling! xo

~Britta
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