I clearly have ‘a look’ when it comes to recreating these 90’s trends. Usually involves a lot of black and a touch of blush pink, because pastels and that decade just go hand in hand! Unlike the last time I styled a similar ensemble, I actually “invested” in a choker necklace and am still trying to figure out how to navigate the style as an adult.
Thinking about it, I really should have worn this the other night! Adam and I went to The Commodore to see Matthew Good perform his iconic album ‘Beautiful Midnight’ from start to finish. It was SO much fun. We partied like it was 1999 (and by partied, I mean we were completely sober but rocked out until midnight on a weeknight lol) and honestly had the best time. There’s something really special about an artist performing an album, as is, that you’ve listened to and been obsessed with for such a long period of time. It’s like when my brother and I went down to Seattle to see The Pixie’s perform Doolittle front to back. You adore every single song and every person in the crowd knows all the words. It’s like a giant nostalgic singalong with thousands of friends – how could you not love that? If you’re in Vancouver and able to score tickets for tonight’s performance, you absolutely should!
On this day last year, I did a Galentine’s in London with Alex and am feeling a bit sad that we’re not across the pond having tea and scones at Sketch or something equally as fabulous. Life has changed a bit since, but my heart is even fuller this February 14th with little Reggie in our lives. I also might have worked out the perfect Valentine’s Day plan in town. Adam surprised me with coffee and a muffin this morning along with a cute little note. Going for lunch with my cousin Melissa and having an afternoon adventure with her and baby Thomas, which hopefully includes treating myself to a bouquet of beautiful flowers. Then, Adam’s plan for tonight is to go old school and cook me dinner. And if I know him well, it’ll be Olivieri Tortellini in tomato sauce.
Originally, I’d planned to wear this remixed Park and Fifth dress tonight, but since we’re now staying in, I’ll have to rock this ensemble another time. Love when I have outfits ready in my arsenal, makes future events so much easier.
Happy Valentine’s Day, darlings! Hope your day is full of love and lots of chocolate xo
Online clothing shopping is this tricky business of getting the best price but also not waiting too long and having the item sell out. I browse ASOS every few days because I’m obsessive like that, and had this black and gold skirt in my favourites folder for a couple months. I finally went for it and am so happy I did, but of course, it’s now on SALE! Isn’t that just always the way?! Anyway, such a steal for under $50, it has an elastic waist and I love that it has sparkle but remains neutral. It’s definitely been my go-to piece when I’ve wanted to elevate my everyday casual style!
This week has been kind of a weird one, since I decided that instead of quickly editing the VLOG footage from the last few weeks, I purchased and have been doing my best to navigate an entirely new video editing software. Classic me. It has been really fun to challenge myself to learn a new program though, and I know that in the long run it’s going to be beneficial. The quality is leaps and bounds better, can’t wait to show you guys! Thank you as well for all your support with last week’s video! Looking forward to our regular blog and video posting schedule next week. Xo
I’ve just never really been big into turtlenecks. Figured that a chunky high neck wasn’t the most flattering silhouette on me and just never really questioned it. That was, until Joe Fresh sent over this simple, off white turtleneck before the holidays. The looser fit and longer length made it comfortable enough to give it a try and hey, I was kind of wrong about them. Turns out, styles have changed since I last wore a turtleneck in 2002! I found some Pinspo and tried layering a fall jacket over top. The fitted moto style of this suede jacket cuts into that one note turtleneck fit that normally feels like a blah tubular shape. Loved staying in this sweet pastel colour scheme too. Could definitely repurpose this for Valentine’s Day. Or Aspen. I feel like this would go over well aprés ski, in a place where the beer flows like wine.