for a rainy day

posted on: May 30, 2012



printed dress from barefoot contessa // h&m trench and assorted bracelets // MONIKALOVE bracelet by bfrend c/o // marc by marc jacobs watch // leopard seychelles pumps // j.crew umbrella 



{photos by melissa}

clutching a warm cup of coffee and staring out my bedroom window, enjoying the bright grey hues from the sky.  it's a ryan adams kind of day, though i'm also slightly wishing we were in the middle of a downpour, so I could close my eyes and listen to the sound of raindrops hitting out patio.  i made the bed this morning and decided to break all the rules and remain in my pjs.  there's something magical about the lighting in this room right now, and quite frankly i was desperate for a relaxing morning.  as business is taking off, i am becoming more and more serious about getting an intern.  stay tuned this week for details if you, or anyone you know would be interested!

i loved playing with pattern and a splash of colour yesterday with this outfit.  our warmer rainy days often turn into moments of sunshine later on.  and in order to avoid wearing rubber boots and sunglasses, i usually opt for bare legs and closed toe footwear.  just as long as there's no suede shoes involved, it's all good!  what do you love to wear in transitional spring weather?

{insta} monday smiles

posted on: May 28, 2012

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1. trying to decide on what new glasses to get | 2. a hibiscus infused vodka leonade at bandidas taqueria
3. my new summer dress from barefoot contessa | 4. the weeknd xo at commodore
5. always laughing | 6. my friend's sweet dog
7. a gorgeous love and mark’d card for my mom | 8. my nana and grandpa
9. trying on some delicious colours at joe fresh | 10. posing with the bride to be at her stagette
11. the decor at a different bridal shower  | 12. a pinterestable cake by dene at the same shower

floral + lace

posted on: May 25, 2012



floral blouse + khaki green jacket from plum // white lace scallop hem skirt from jacob // vintage pink pumps // assorted bangles + weekend fedora from h&m // kate spade windsor square angeline in grey // marc by marc jacobs watch //gold pyrite necklace c/o wolf circus  



{photos by jen}

i've been digging white lace skirts lately (let's just go ahead and blame pinterest for that) and was so happy to find this lil gem at jacob!  thinking it's the scalloped hem that really sold me, such a feminine and flirty detail.  let's also add this straw fedora to the summer wishlist because for $14.99 at h&m, it's a steal.  was moments away from buying almost the same hat from a different store (that i love but will not name) for quadruple the price and am so thankful my friend talked me out of it.  look at that, shopping saves you money!  

anyway, i'm off to enjoy the sunshine.  happy weekending ya'll!

five spring things

posted on: May 23, 2012


watching the world go by, enjoying a coffee and croissant at matchstick coffee roasters


soaking up some rays on commercial drive


a fresh stack of fashion and travel reads for the bedroom


added gym motivation with a brand new pair of kicks


sharing sangria and laughs with some amazing girls

boardwalk empire

posted on: May 21, 2012


white tee and red flats from h&m // black silk aritzia shorts // vintage levi's denim vest // assorted bangles // sunglasses and necklace from forever21 // left on houston tote bag c/o violet hill boutique in steveston







my sincerest apologies for the lack of posts lately.  did my best to get outside and take advantage of the sudden warm weather over the last few weeks, which included this super fun day walking around rocky point, port moody. made some time for myself and some exercise.  along with work deadlines and fulfilling my bridesmaids duties, i just haven't had much free time!  not to mention that i've barely had time to check out anyone else's recent blog posts.  and don't even get me started on the unanswered emails just haunting me from my inbox!  seriously, anyone want to be my summer intern?!

adam had a last minute opportunity to jet off to germany for the weekend.  he was lucky enough to get tickets to see the championships league game live in munich, and i've been lucky enough to find a bit of time to partake in some super secret (not so secret any more) single girl behaviour while he's away.  this included watching the vow, a mani/pedi, some shopping, blasting music while dancing around/putting outfits together, an all day bridal shower/stagette combo, as well as more pieces of apple pie than i'd like to admit to!  feeling rested and so excited to pick him up from the airport tonight!

hope you've had a wonderful weekend and i promise, back to a regular blogging schedule this week :)

just wanted to say...

posted on: May 18, 2012

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TGIF for serious!

business in the front, party in the back!

posted on: May 16, 2012


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floral dress from the archetype // wilfred chevalier blazer from aritzia // neon pink envelope clutch from zara // belt and cobalt blue shoes from h&m // sunnies from barefoot contessa // glass bead chocker necklace c/o jacob


as soon as i saw this mullet dress (is there another name for it?  sounds so offensive...and 80's) i knew i had to have it!  the perfect shade of blue and pretty spring florals.  thinking this frock will come in handy his upcoming wedding season, seeing as i have at least five nuptials to attend this year!  which by the way, are the perfect excuse to keep buying new outfits.

this look might have been slightly over doing it last week though, when i put this on to go do work at a coffee shop.  was definitely the fanciest person in kitsilano on a friday afternoon!  oh well, better to be overdressed than too casual, right?

just your friendly neighbourhood chevron

posted on: May 12, 2012


chevron print dress from san fransisco boutique (back in 2010...such an innovator :P lol) // olive 3/4 sleeve trench from plum // joe fresh wedge sandals (old) // kate spade windsor square angeline in grey // glass bead chocker necklace c/o jacob // barefoot contessa sunnies // ring from h&m



if you follow me on instagram, you saw what a struggle my very first attempt at a sock bun was. not so easy when you have abnormally thick, layered mufasa hair!  after almost seven tries, a couple bobby pins, and some very tired arms, i finally achieved a decent looking bun.  and it's kind of fun to tell people that there's an actual sock in your bun.  great conversation starter!

i am loooving the week of sunshine we experienced this week!  had the chance to take some of my favourite summer dresses out for a spin and switch my closet over. (so if we get a freak snow storm next week, you can blame it on me for packing away my winter coats and sweaters).  kind of forgot how much i adore this chevron print dress i picked up in san fran!  i have trouble styling it with tights, so i always have to wait for warm weather to wear it. 

well, tgif my friends.  i'm going to make the most these next couple sunny days with a bbq, beach picnic, and the weeknd this weekend (can't even tell you how long i've been waiting to say that).  bring on the rays, vancouver!  wishing you all the happiest of weekends :)

city slicker

posted on: May 10, 2012


"something else" nautical knot printed blouse from dakota group sample sale // american eagle denim // left on houston tote bag c/o violet hill boutique // white oxfords from top shop // olivia solie necklaces {want to win the SAME ones?  enter here}  // adam's nixon watch // sephora lipstick




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setting my own schedule as a freelancer has proved to be quite interesting.  as do many things in life, it has its ups and downs.  sometimes i work too much, never taking breaks or eating meals.  i find myself jealous every once in a while when i see people who work 9-5 and can just "turn work off" as soon as they're home.  home is where i work, so it's kind of like i don't have an off switch!  there are, of course, many perks to working as i please.  i can meet a friend, client, or network at pretty much any hour of the day.  i can go shopping, to events, i can complete fun side projects.  i can even blog more ;)

sometimes if i pop into a shop in the middle of the day, the sales person will ask if i have the day off.  since i apparently feel it necessary to tell them my life story, i explain that i work from home.  most people's reaction seems to be that if they worked from home, they'd never get out of their pj's.  i have a rule, you see (albeit a flexible rule, since i'm the one to make them and the only one to record whether or not i stick to them) that i MUST be out of my pajamas by 11 am latest.  i absolutely could not survive if i stayed in my sleepwear all day.  one woman the other day looked at me in disbelief and exclaimed, "i certainly wouldn't look as nice as you do if i worked form home".  that, my friends, is a big compliment.

whether it's catching up with a pal over coffee, yoga class, a dinner date, client meeting, or to simply sit at my coffee table desk to work, i still get dressed.  because if i didn't change out of my pajamas, i couldn't work from home either!  i'd fall into a chocolate coma and sleep forever.  which according to my calculations, wouldn't be very good for business.

this particular outfit has been my staple errand running attire as of late.  nothing cuter than some bright lips and comfy footwear while running (sometimes literally) around the city getting things done!

{giveaway} olivia solie jewelry

posted on: May 8, 2012

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Locally designed and made Olivia Solie jewelry is generously offering you not one, but TWO necklaces!!!  The Bolts Chain Necklace and the Antique Coins Chain Necklace, a total value of $175 CDN!  I have both of these made for layering necklaces (pictured above) and cannot stop wearing them.  They are incredibly versatile and perfect for everyday wear.  Want to be fashion twins and wear them as well?

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posted on: May 7, 2012



short sleeve cream jacket and navy and white bow print shell blouse from forever21 // coral bb dakota "maddox" coloured denim // assorted silver bangles were a christmas gift from mom // silver belt from plum (old) // silver disco inspired pumps from guess (old) // american apparel nail polishes



{photos by jen

hope you're not sick of these pants, because apparently i went from being scared of coloured denim to fighting the urge to wear them!  that's the reality of my closet though.  no matter what, i always end up with a few favourites that get remixed more than others.

having a bit of a stretchy pants vs. real clothes battle right now thanks to my lack of gym visits lately.  the yoga pants are winning and i know that i just need to find the motivation to get back into a healthy fitness regime.  i've sorted out some goals for the next few months and fingers crossed that I can stick to it and start feeling good in my clothes again.

what do you do for exercise?  how do you stick to your routine?

the classics

posted on: May 3, 2012



striped plum zip cardigan (worn backwards) // black chiffon skirt and assorted bracelets from h&m // the most amazing value village shoes find ($7.99 ya'll) // necklaces c/o olivia solie // my new kate spade bag // flora gold MONIKALOVE bfrend bracelet c/o // hue tights


look at me!  out at night, wearing a cardigan backwards and dancing around in someone else's old shoes.  this is about as crazy as life gets lately.  please contain your jealousy!

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