October 24, 2012

Lookbook Love: Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff has quickly become my favourite designer. Not only do I find her handbags stunning, but I also admire how she markets her brand. SHOPBOP recently created a LOOKBOOK for her Fall Collection, along with this video, which I've admittedly watched several times. So quirky and well styled, not to mention the beautiful collection itself. I look forward to seeing what's next from this inspiring designer!


October 22, 2012

His Birthday Weekend

The wonderful man in my life celebrated his 30th birthday this past Saturday, which of course meant a full weekend of festivities. Delicious brunches, cocktails with friends, and of course some much needed take-out food and movie marathons on Sunday. It was such a great weekend, and our amazing friends and family made it extra special!


October 19, 2012

Trend Crush: Camel Coats

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How beautiful is a camel coloured coat? Paired down with neutrals or brightened up with a bold colour, this simple shade is the perfect staple piece in a fall wardrobe.


October 18, 2012

Floral & Fringe

Dress: Free People | Tights: Hue | Bag: c|o Ora Bags | Booties: Modern Vintage | Bracelet: c|o Lauren Elan 

Well I finally broke down and wore tights for the first time this season. Don't get me wrong, I love how tights look, and they are such a fun way to change up an outfit. However, knowing I will be wearing them out of necessity for months, has caused me to avoid them as long as possible! But with the dip in temperature they are definitely a must.


October 17, 2012

Ora Bags

A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending the Ora Bags Fall 2012 preview. Designed and handmade by Randi Obenauer in Vancouver, the collection took my breath away. The brand truly represents Randi's personal style, which I realized as soon as I met her. "For the Fall collection I was pretty self indulgent in designing pieces that I want and need," said Randi Obenauer. "I always strive to come up with styles that are functional and beautiful, it's important to me that my designs are durable and useful in practical ways." As a young, stylish designer, she knows exactly what her clients are looking for with this new collection.

Ora bags are available here and here.


October 16, 2012

Fall Uniform

Sweater: Club Monaco (on sale)  (similar) | Top: Aritzia | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Scarf: Aritzia (similar) | Watch: Michael Kors

My simple and cozy fall uniform.

October 12, 2012

Trend Crush: Fall Hats

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There's nothing more chic than a great hat. It makes an outfit feel so styled and pulled together. Not to mention it covers up a bad hair day! I love all of these looks because they have a tomboy feel to them, yet with some curls or a bright lip, still look feminine!


October 11, 2012

At Home

pillows here and here | lamp shade here | owl here | BC print here

Decorating my condo has been a much longer process than I expected, especially when the weather gets nice and the last thing I want to do is be inside! But now that the sun seems to be fading and the air cooling I've started focusing on my home again. I'm working on a gallery wall over my couch, as well as collecting vintage pieces to add some special touches. Maybe in another year I will actually feel like I've completed the decor. Then again, maybe not!


October 05, 2012

Trend Crush: Graphic Pants

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Happy Friday and long weekend to my fellow Canadians! I'm off to Whistler for the weekend, looking forward to some relaxing and of course lots of turkey dinner for Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a very happy Canadian Thanksgiving with the ones you love :) 

I've shared patterned bottoms in my Trend Crush series before (here) with floral pants for spring, and I'm still loving the trend for fall. Only with a darker, more graphic print. Are you still loving these printed bottoms?


October 04, 2012


Tomatoes have been my favourite food since I was a child. I was never fond of cake or hot dogs or any other normal kid food, nope I loved tomatoes. I'm sure you've noticed this based on the recipes I share, like this zucchini and tomato salad or this three bean salad, both including tomatoes. 

You can imagine then that I love this time of year when heirloom tomatoes are in season. The different colours and flavours are so lovely and perfect for a tomato and bocconcini salad!

Tomato and Bocconcini Salad

Toss together tomatoes (as many colours, shapes and sizes as possible) with a pinch of salt. This will absorb access moisture in the tomatoes, making them more flavourful. Whisk together olive oil, salt and pepper and balsamic vinegar (a few tablespoons of each). Plate tomatoes with sliced bocconcini and basil, drizzle dressing over the salad. Done!


October 03, 2012

Lookbook Love: Tory Burch

Tory Burch | Jewelry: Resin Bangle, Logo Bangle, Rings Necklace | Shoulder Bags: Daria Satchel in French Navy | Booties: Amarina in Sienna 

SHOPBOP has been creating some stunning lookbooks this season, my current favourite being this one with Tory Burch. The styling has a certain sophisticated school girl look to it (channeling Gossip Girl perhaps?) that is perfect for fall. I adore that plaid jacket, as well as this handful of accessories highlighted above. How amazing are those boots?


See the Fall 2012 Tory Burch lookbook. Shop Fall: Apparel, Footwear, Handbags, & Accessories

October 02, 2012

Zig Zag

Top: Aritzia | Skirt: Oak and Fort | Belt: Vintage | Purse: Friis Company (similar) | Bracelet: c/o Lauren Elan | Booties: Dolce Vita

As I had mentioned in this Trend Crush post, I'm loving maxi skirts for fall. I found this one a few months ago and I'm so in love with it! Just the right length and such a fun print.


October 01, 2012

September Photobook

The long weekend in Tofino
A beautiful wedding in Kelowna
The farmers market (my favourite Sunday activity)
A newly discovered antique store

I had started my monthly photobook series as a way to illustrate the past month, as well as to encourage myself to use my camera more. Now that I'm back to blogging on a regular basis, I've decided to bring this monthly series back. I hope you enjoy these little peeks into what my life has looked like lately!