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


Monday, July 21, 2014

NYX Face Awards: Vote for Your Favourite!

NYX is one of those cosmetics brands I grew up with; walking home from school with my girlfriends, we'd stop by the local drugstore and oogle at all the pretty palettes, and - far too often - find a colour we just had to have! Once upon a time, I was all about the amazing array of colours (and really, still am), but now I'm even more amazed by the variety of products. From setting sprays to face primers, NYX has it all. I was even more amazed at the recent London Drugs Beauty event, where I got to try out their newest lipsticks, glosses, liners and eye palettes.

                                    NYX Angel Veil primer                     NYX lip primer                                       NYX Two Timer Eye Liner                    NYX BB Cream

Some of my favourite NYX products from the London Drugs Beauty Event

Showcasing some of the coolest stuff that can be done with NYX products, beauty vloggers are competing for the title of Beauty Vlogger of the Year  as part of the 3rd Annual NYX FACE Awards. Inspired by the booming community of beauty vloggers on Youtube, NYX launched the FACE Awards to support and give recognition to these very talented beauty stars, acknowleding and rewarding them for their passion and creativity.

If you're looking for some really cool beauty inspiration, and want to help support these talented digital influencers, you should definitely check out the NYX FACE Awards contest page. You can help decide which entrants will make it to the final round by voting for your favourite between July 21st and July 27th!

 The finalists will be flown to Los Angeles, CA to put together a professional look that will be judged by a panel of judges at the NYX FACE Awards Event on August 22nd. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $25,000 prize, consultations with pro make-up artists, (gasp) a year's supply of NYX Cosmetics and the opportunity to build a promising career in the make-up industry!

This post was sponsored by NYX cosmetics

Happy Styling! xo


Thursday, July 3, 2014

London Drugs Beauty Event

Who doesn't dream of being whisked away by helicopter to a hangar filled to the brim with all the latest beauty products and the experts to help you get the most out of them (oh and the cocktails don't hurt either!)?

This is the first year I've attended the annual London Drugs Beauty Event, and I couldn't have been more blown away! Not only did I walk away in my leopard high heels with a bag full of products to try out, but the beauty experts of each brand shared the most helpful tips and advice on how to get the most out of each product. My biggest takeaways from the night? Revlon Gel Envy nail polish is my new best friend (that stuff really lasts!), Prestige cosmetics have the most amazingly pigmented Total Intensity eye shadows I've ever seen, and Chella is now my go-to brand for brows. London Drugs is now officially my hot spot for everything beauty!

You'll find out more about the individual beauty products as I try them out with my weekly outfit posts, so stay tuned!

Dress - thrifted, Necklace - Stella and Dot, Ring - Forever 21, Purse - Forever 21, Shoes - Shoecult by Nastygal (similar here)

Cocktails, anyone?

Amazing & trendy nail art from Revlon

Look, it's London Drugs colours! Wearing the season's hottest nail colour: blue

Mini makeover from Revlon (Revlon Colorstay eye liner in Jade & Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Shanghai Sizzle)

These hot hues from NYX can be used as eyeshadow, blush, whatever you like! And apply their awesome NYX white pencil underneath, and the pigment become even more vibrant!

Vancouver Vogue's photographer Chantale gets a hair makeover from got2b!

Chantale wins a brand new Silk'n Flash & Go hair removal system! We gave it a try- doesn't hurt a bit, just a small dose of heat

Red Carpet Manicure has the most amazing assortment of gel nail colours! I'm starting with their polish Star Power: hot hot pink

Not only the most glamorous presentation, but also the most glamorous accessories. c.A.K.e jewellery is exclusive to London Drugs in Canada!

This pale pale gal may finally try a faux glow! I've been promised by the lovely people at St. Tropez that their tanning mousse will do the trick flawlessly (I'll tell you when I have the results!)

Prestige cosmetics is a new brand to me, and I couldn't possibly be more in love! Never have I seen such pigmented eyeshadows before! Highly highly recommend picking some up from London Drugs!

Happy Styling! xo