Simple Summer

July 26, 2016

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Back in the spring, all I wanted was a summer dress that mimicked the grown up boho/beachy look that I am so crazy about in home decor.  I just wanted to match our apartment a little bit?  I don’t have a dog or a kid, so this oddly makes the most sense.  I stumbled upon this h&m beauty via Instagram and just HAD to have it.  Yes, it’s really pretty, but turns out, it’s not quite what I’d wanted.  Now that I’m not in the moment of impulse purchase, I have browsed similar styles online that have the tassel tie detail and some who also have embroidery and I slightly regret things.  I think my biggest problem with this one I ended up with is how tight it is in the top on me and the fact that they opted for a puffy sleeve.  It makes me feel more like I’m on my way to yodel than to enjoy a summer’s day at the beach.  You live and you learn though, and this one is still cute, I just don’t think I’ll be wearing it as much as I’d hoped.  Lucky for you, I found improved versions of this dress online, which I’ve linked here below.  Sometimes, I need a reminder that just because a dress seemed to look great on IG, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to work for me!


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Everyday Vancouver

Everything You Need To Know About Diner en Blanc

July 25, 2016

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You should have seen us the first time we went to Diner en Blanc.  We had absolutely NO idea what to expect and I made all sorts of avoidable mistakes.  We overpacked (as in I brought charger plates AND a glass cake stand – eek) and I spent WAY too much money on new items.  We made enough food for at least 10 people and then had to drag it back home.  We didn’t think of an efficient system for transporting our items, and, I may or may not have consumed an entire bottle of Sauv Blanc to myself, got high school drunk, and was off white wine for 6 months afterwards.  But, that’s neither here nor there.

I recently had a few people request that I put together my tips for DeB, so that’s exactly what I’ve done!  If you’re wondering what the heck happens when you arrive, what you should wear, how you should pack, and what I’d recommend for food, then please, read on!  Hope this helps, and as always, if you have any questions, leave them in the comments below:

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Little White Dress

July 21, 2016


I was just browsing ASOS for white dresses for Diner en Blanc and was incredibly impressed with their selection!  Couldn’t believe how many options there were for under $125 CAD.  Below are just a few of my favourites, hover over the image and click the black square icon to link to each dress.  These fresh white frocks are perfect for brides to be, an all-white attire themed event, or hey, just because!  Which one is your favourite?  I’m honestly minutes away from just going for it and ordering the one in the bottom right!  Happy Shopping xo

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The Cobalt Blues

July 20, 2016

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This outfit screams fall (and a slight attitude, but I blame that on the sunglasses).  Which, might seem strange in the middle of summertime, it’s not quite so here in Vancouver.  We’ve had non stop chilly, overcast days that feel much more like October than July.  I haven’t minded though, I quite like autumn and a bit of rain.  The heat and uninterrupted sunshine always comes back again (in fact, it’s already here).  I’m sure we can all use our imagination with this look, because if you ditch the leather jacket and swap out the booties for sandals, it’s still a functional summer ensemble.  Actually, this might be the perfect seasonal transition outfit.  Is it too early to be posting this? Andddd now I’m questioning everything!  Oh well, enough small talk about the weather.

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