Friday, September 19, 2014

GAP Legging Jeans

GAP 1969 black legging jeans

It's no secret that I love GAP denim (see examples of my adoration for the all-American company's baby blues herehere and here!), so I was super excited when the GAP Canada team offered me the chance to test drive a pair of the new 1969 black jeans.

While they didn't have any new noirs in my go-to Sexy Boyfriend style (yet!), they did have an amazing selection of skinnies in various denim weights, grey-to-black washes — and several stages of distress.

After much deliberation (choices, choices ... :P), I opted for these super-stretchy Legging Jeans. They fit like a glove, flatter my boot-ay and they seem to go with everything. Something tells me I'm going to be wearing these bad boys a ton in the near future.

Jeans: Gap c/o | Top: Merona | Scarf: c/o Brunette Showroom | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Flats: Topshop | Jewelry: Dear you, Pretty things, Tiffany and Co. and  KV Bijou c/o

GAP 1969 black legging jeans

GAP 1969 black legging jeans

GAP 1969 black legging jeans

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New York City stripes

Zara striped culotte trousers and slouchy tank Vancouver fashion blogger

Stripes? Culotte shape? Black and white? — These pants are legit my new faves. 

I'm so not afraid of the shift toward a wider leg trouser. In fact, I'm fully embracing it. 

I think the pinstripe pattern adds interest and height, while total #normcore add-ons such as faux-Birkenstocks (firkenstocks, anyone?) and a bucket bag anchor these larger-than-life pants firmly in the everyday.

Are you embracing the new wider shapes?

Happy Monday and thanks for reading!

Top and pants: Zara | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Shoes: Aldo (get the real thang here) | Sunglasses: Le Chateau c/o | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. and Dear You, Pretty Things

Zara striped culotte trousers and slouchy tank Vancouver fashion blogger

Zara striped culotte trousers and slouchy tank Vancouver fashion blogger

Zara striped culotte trousers and slouchy tank Vancouver fashion blogger

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bench Canada #LoveMyHood

Bench Canada LoveMyHood Vancouver Covet and Acquire

I'm so happy (and lucky!) to call beautiful Vancouver my 'hood. 

From the food and fashion, to the outdoor fun and first-rate beauty, Vancouver is an amazing place that I'm proud to call home.

So when the Bench Canada team asked me to be a part of their new #LoveMyHood campaign, there was no way I  could say no. 

So, what's the big idea behind the #LoveMyHood campaign? Bench Canada is asking fans to snap a photo in their cities wearing their favourite Bench hoodies and share them to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #LoveMyHood. 

In addition to being a super cool way to share your sartorial stories, the company is also planning to give away a $500 gift card AND two round-trip tickets to a fave Canadian city — to one lucky winner with a stellar snapshot. 

What are you waiting for! Get out there and show how much you love your hood!

Hoody and tee c/o Bench Canada

Bench Canada LoveMyHood Vancouver Covet and Acquire

Bench Canada LoveMyHood Vancouver Covet and Acquire Bench Canada LoveMyHood Vancouver Covet and Acquire

Friday, September 12, 2014

Black & white

Zara oversized peplum, Plenty Big Blue jeans, Michael Kors sandals and Le Chateau sunglasses
Top: Zara | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Pants: Big Blue c/o Plenty | Sunglasses: c/o Le Chateau | Sandals: Michael Kors | Necklace: Topshop | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. Atlas and Michael Kors

If you follow me on Instagram (which I hope you do!), you probably know that I've just come back from a few weeks away — first in Toronto and then in New York. 

This time away for work is the reason I haven't been very good about posting lately. (I'm sorry!)

Anyway, NYC is one of my favourite cities. I love the energy, the excitement, the fashion, the pizza, the shopping, the sights and sounds — the list goes on and on. 

If I'm lucky, I visit once a year just to soak up a bit of the city's infectious energy. If you haven't already been, I highly recommend a trip.

Happy Friday, lovelies and have a wonderful weekend! 

Oversized peplum top and Plenty Big Blue pants

Monday, September 1, 2014

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush: A quick review

Benefit Majorette Booster Blush review

What it is: A cream-to-powder "booster" blush that amps up your natural flush.

Beauty bonus: The innovative cream-to-powder formula leaves cheeks feeling soft, but skips the tacky, greasy feeling some cream blushes leave behind. Score one for the team, Benefit!

Beauty bummer: This is a touch down! There are no glaring beauty bummers with this blush.

Overall: This blusher can be applied to bare cheeks for an all-day stay or as a last-minute refresh. 

The packaging is something from our youths (Polly Pocket anyone?!), which we love. 

And the color itself is subtle, smooth and surprisingly matte — which makes it great for the fall transition ahead and a more understated, less shiny summer feel.

Would I recommend: Yes

Price: Approximately $36

Available: Sephora, Shoppers Drugmart