Diner en Blanc Vancouver 2014

posted on: September 16, 2014

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Flower Crowns and Centre Piece from The Flower Factory

Diner en Blanc is hands down one of my favourite events of the summer.  A themed picnic that's both fun and extremely visually appealing?  I mean...come on!  Our second DeB experience meant that we were extra prepared with minimal items and only bite sized appetizers.  Gloria at The Flower Factory made us the pretties floral crowns and I made sure not to consume all of the wine at our table this time around.  Remo even custom made us a table.  We're practically Diner en Blanc experts.  And I may or may not have already purchased an LWD that I plan to wear to next year's event (justified by the wedding, of course).  Thanks to Jen and Remo for once again bringing us!

AS SEEN IN: The Vancouver Sun, BC Living, Style Nine To Five, and this video.

Fashion Week

posted on: September 14, 2014

The Details //
Black Tank Top, Joe Fresh
Yellow Flower Lace Skirt with Scallop Hem, Joe Fresh
Navy Blazer with Black Trim, Phillip Lim for Target
Mesh Mary Jane Pumps, Joe Fresh
Cat Eye Sunglasses, Le Chateau
Bag, Phillip Lim for Target
Nail Polish, lacc 1997

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I didn't make it to NYFW this year.  I was soooo close to booking, but just decided it wasn't meant to be this time around.  Next September though, I promise you that I will be in New York for fashion week!  It's something that just needs to be crossed off the bucket list.  Despite my lack of attendance, I obviously kept up with the shows via Instagram and style.com, and it's actually this J.Crew look from their S/S 2015 collection that inspired this outfit.  Don't you love when you find a photo of outfit inspiration and you already have the pieces to complete the look?  It's like having all the necessary ingredients for a new recipe!  Just might have to recycle this one for all the VFW related events this week.

Also, I'll be at the Digital Darlings Photoshop Course this weekend and I'm thinking that you should too!  There's only a few spots left, as Bria (you might recognize her as the editor of Framework Magazine) is amazingly talented and I just know this weekend's tutorial will be completely game changing.  Today is the final day to register, so don't miss out.  All the details and how to sign up can be found here!


posted on: September 10, 2014


Photos are not mine.  Sourced from here, here, here, here, here, and here.

We're heading into that fall madness and I just needed to take a moment to stop and breathe.  This collage so perfect captures the serenity that I wish I was experiencing right now.  Holding onto these last days of summer and smiling.  This is also one of my favourite quotes from Pride and Prejudice, which also happens to be one of my fav movies of all time. I especially love the latest remake with Keira Knightley and have watched it about 100 times.  Anyway, back to the craziness that is today.  Hope you're having a good one xo

Into The Wild

posted on: September 9, 2014


The Details //
Leopard Dress (worn as top), ASOS
Black Skirt, H&M / similar
Booties, Dolce Vita / similar
Sunglasses, Forever 21 / similar
Hat, Forever 21 / similar
Coral Lip Colour, REVLON Colorstay
Butler Please Nail Polish, Essie

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I really like purple accents for fall.  In the right shade, I think it adds something really great, especially to an all black look.  With this in mind, I recently ordered this leopard dress online, but when it arrived, it was too tight in the hips to wear as a dress.  I was slightly disappointed at first, but quickly looked at my resources and decided to make it into a top instead.  Glad that I didn't have to give it away, I really adore the print!

Hope you're all having a great week :)

Vancouver Roots

posted on: September 5, 2014

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The Details // Photos by Jeremy
Dress, Forever 21
Sunglasses, Le Chateau
Vest, Front and Company
Booties, Miz Mooz
Bag, The Gap

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As seen on StreetScout.Me today!

This spot is so quintessentially Vancouver to me.  For many reasons, but mostly because it is a symbol of my family's heritage in this beautiful city.  My grandpa paid the head tax to come over to Canada from China.  He raised a family here in East Vancouver and spent a lot of time in Chinatown. And now as things do, everything has come full circle.  I've moved back to East Van from the suburbs and have an office space right down the street from this very landmark.

I was so excited when Sabrina and Jeremy wanted to shoot here.  It only took us 5 minutes (and one angry honk from a bus) to get these shots, and they are some of my favourites of all time.  I love what that view behind me represents and feel proud to be standing in a spot that my grandparents worked hard to make sure I got to be.  Anyway, be sure to hop over to StreetScout.Me to see more of this look and some awesome Vancouver street style!

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