Monday, August 18, 2014

Street style meets street art

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I had scouted this location at the beginning of the summer and was excited to finally get the chance to shoot here last week.

Located down a back alley in downtown Vancouver, it's almost completely covered by mind-boggling amounts of graffiti. And not just any graffiti — it's good graffiti. 

And I'm so, so pleased with how these photos turned out. 

When I bribed my sister with a Starbucks coffee in exchange for snapping a few photos, I never dreamed they would turn out like this. 

I always knew she had a great eye for art ... she is a part-time jewelry designer, after all (if you haven't checked out her creations at Dear You, Pretty Things, I suggest you do it now!) ... but the way she composed these shots sort of blew my mind. 

It's usually my friends and family members who shoot my blog photos — and seeing these shots reminded me that I'm so unbelievably lucky to have such a supportive group who are willing to do my blog photos, offer opinions on outfits, test beauty products and, of course, wait around while I edit "just one more photo. I promise."

So, thank you to "my crew" :P ... and thank you for reading.

On another note, I would be eternally thankful too if you'd show up to my event at Le Chateau in downtown Vancouver at 813 Burrard St. this Saturday, Aug. 23 from 1-4 p.m. 

In addition to talking new trends that you can shop now and wear ... now and later — I will be giving away a $200 gift card to Le Chateau at the event

I hope to see you there! 
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Weekend shops: Culotte craze

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5. Celine sunglasses 

New York Fashion Week may not be for another few weeks, but I can't stop thinking about what I'm going to wear , which makes me start to think about what I want to buy ... in order to wear, of course.

And these thoughts all lead me back to culottes. These loose, lovely and oh-so flattering trousers have been my go-to this summer — and I don't see that changing as we head into fall. 

Now I just need to choose which ones I want. Unless of course I get both. No, I can't ... or can I? :P

Happy Saturday shopping and thank you for reading! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Matrix Biolage ScalpSync collection: A quick review

Matrix Biolage ScalpSync collection: A quick review

What is it: A new collection of hair products including a Cooling Mint shampoo, Anti-Dandruff shampoo, Scalp conditioner and Soothing Serum specifically formulated with naturally fungus-fight mint to remove excess scalp debris.

Beauty bonus: The scent of this line is ah-mazing! I especially loved the tingly shampoo, which left my hair feeling clean — but not stripped bare.

Beauty bummer: For those of us battling heftier scalp issues than just a few flakes, this collection might not be strong enough.

Overall: The long, sun-soaked days of summer sometimes call for more frequent hair washing what with extra sweat, sand, ocean water and ... well, you get the picture. 

While I found this collection left my hair feeling clean and fresh, it didn't work wonders on my pesky dandruff problem. Sadly, I think my troubled tresses need a stronger dose of anti-fungal protection. 


I loved the Soothing Serum, which is supposed to enrich the scalp with vitamin B5 and says it's suitable for all hair types. I found it was super easy to apply — you only need a few pumps in damp hair — and left my hair feeling sleek, happy and sans a heavy, slick feeling often found with serums.  
Would I recommend: Yes — if you're dealing with mild to moderate scalp woes.
Available: $17.95-$19.95
Price: $26

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Flying high

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There's just something about air shows that get my engine running.

I've always loved these outdoor, eyes-to-the-sky events. Maybe it's the fair food, the budget-friendly admission prices, or the fact that I would never — ever(!) be able to do what those pilots can do because I'm such a scared-y cat about flying ... but I always leave feeling entertained — and awe struck!    

While I was baking in the 80+-degree heat (what was I thinking wearing all black!?) at the Abbotsford International Airshow last weekend, I couldn't help but stop for a few blog photos. 

I mean, it's not every day you get the chance to strike a pose on a runway. 

Happy Tuesday and thanks for reading! 

Dress: Forever 21 | Hat: H&M | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Sandals: Aldo | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things 

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday funday at Krause Berry Farm

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One of my all-time favourite summer activities is visiting Krause Berry Farm in Langley.

Not only are the berries and sweet treats ridiculously delicious (get a look at those drool-worthy donuts and fudge!), but I love the atmosphere, as well. 

It totally reminds me of the place Josh Lucas (a.k.a Jake) had in the movie Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon— which is one of my guilty pleasure films. 

If you're ever out in the area, be sure to stop by — because, though it gets a tad crowded (people literally arrive by the tour bus load!), a visit always proves to be a fun-in-the-sun adventure filled with shopping — and eating — local. It doesn't get much better than that. 

Happy Sunday and thank you for reading! 

Vest and dress: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Bag: Celine | Sandals: Bass | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things, KV Bijou c/o, Tiffany & Co.

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