Saturday, 19 July 2014

Welcome to Paradise

Just wanted to say a quick hello from our home for the next week. We Arrived in Mexico this afternoon and were met with a wall of heat that, honestly, couldn't be more welcome by the both of us. Everyone has been warning us against it, but we couldn't be any happier. Might change our tune in a couple of days, but for now we will revel in the warmth and enjoy the beautiful ocean and our pool that we can literally walk into from our balcony. Can't wait to show you more photos! But for now, I think it will have to be super quick posts because the wi-fi is already making me want to pull my hair out. I'll keep you as updated as possible, but don't be too surprised if there's a little radio silence. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! xoxo

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Life Lately

 A couple of weeks ago, Ollie and I spent a weekend in beautiful Pemberton for our friends' wedding and we couldn't get over how beautiful is was. The first two photos are taken in the setting of the wedding -- a gorgeous open field surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and the third was taken at a beautiful lake setting that we found while driving around the small town. 
 Vancouver has been so incredibly gorgeous lately and we've been taking advantage by riding our bikes around the seawall at every opportunity. The first photo was from a date night with my bestie, where we were treated to a gorgeous sunset, the next is Second Beach pool where Ollie and I made a pit stop last weekend to cool down after a couple hours of riding, and the third is from beautiful Granville Island (which is always so photogenic).
 On Saturday, our neighborhood had the annual Khatsahlano Festival and it's the first time I've checked it out in a couple of years. I usually prefer to avoid the 100,000 people that come to Kits on this day, but now I remember what the draw was. It was really worth braving the heat and the crowds for the amazing music, good food and crazy good deals -- I got two anklets for $5!
Two Sundays ago, I had tried to start the day off healthy with a green juice (third photo), but I just scrapped that once I met up with some of my fav Vancouver bloggers for brunch at Local (second photo). I just can't say no to pancakes! So, figured that Japa Dog for dinner (first photo) would be the perfect dinner before catching the new X-Men movie. I think there may have been some frozen yogurt once inside as well... Oops! 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Double Peplum

I thought I would continue with the "double" theme and go for some double peplum this time. It felt a little strange putting on an all black look today because it is absolutely gorgeous out, but it is what I was drawn to and that's how I like to get dressed. Plus, it's super short, so I figure that's gotta scream summer.

I don't know about you, but isn't it so hard to concentrate on work when it's so gorgeous outside? This weekend was absolutely amazing. We spent pretty much the entire thing outside in the sunshine and it felt so great to be active and healthy and soak in as much vitamin D as possible. It's making our upcoming trip that much more anticipated and I can't wait to have a week and a half to relax and lay on the beach and drink plenty of Margaritas. Still have to get through this week, but the anticipation is half the fun!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Double Denim

Ahhh, the Canadian Tuxedo. I love representing my beautiful country and what better way that with double denim? I love it that this was once the way to describe Canadians' terrible fashion sense and is now totally in style. I guess that means we're suddenly amazing stylists! I've actually been a little obsessed with double (or triple) denim lately, so I figured it was about time to show it on the blog again. I've especially been obsessed with these shorts and I think they're my current favorite item. They're called the Hangover Shorts from UNIF and I swear that's what sold me. Seriously, how could it not? 

Monday, 7 July 2014

Crochet

Happy Monday! We had a bit of a bummer weekend weather-wise, but today the sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Figures, right? I have to admit I was a little angry when I saw that this morning. But even though I had to work, I took a nice long lunch outside in the park and soaked in as much sun as possible. It really works to raise the spirit. A little sun is all it takes :)

We took these photos after the downpour yesterday and it actually turned out to be quite warm. We decided to skip the work that we usually end up doing on a Sunday night to go see the new X-Men movie instead. I wore this look for it (which I also wore on Friday night -- oops!) and love that I've rediscovered this skirt. I had bought it in the fall from Zara thinking it would be my go-to, but for some reason I never seemed to pull it out and it got lost at the bottom of a drawer. It's quite high-waisted and I love the flattering fit & flare style. Maybe it just suits being a summer skirt more!

I've always heard that wedges are supposed to be super comfortable but for some reason, every time I buy a pair they cut into my feet like razors. I really don't know what it is, but this time I am determined to break them in because I really love them and I just know they have potential. And don't they look so comfortable? Well, it's a trick because they're not. I have managed to doctor up worse pairs in the past, so I'm confident these ones will soon be fixed as well. I personally like the socks and hair-dryer trick, and I think these ones will need a little filing as well. Do you have any good tricks for making shoes more comfortable? It's mainly the straps digging in on the sides but I'd love to hear your tricks!

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Watercolour Florals

I hope you're having an amazing start to your weekend! And I hope my American friends and readers are having a great 4th of July weekend. I always wish our Canada day celebrations were just as elaborate as your Independence day, but we did have some fireworks and I did have a nice picnic, so I suppose it was pretty amazing as well :)

These are the last set of photos that Ollie and I took last weekend in Pemberton. Like I said before, everywhere we turned was a new stunning backdrop that was just meant for a photo-op. We found this lake on our way out of town, so we decided to stop for a couple snaps and then watch some dogs playing in the water (maybe one of my very favorite things to watch). It started raining like 10 minutes later so we hopped back in the car and continued on our way home. Luckily, it was still super warm, so I wasn't freezing as we were taking these pics. 

This dress is truly so beautiful in person and is a really affordable price as well. It's so light and slightly sheer, which you can't really tell from these photos, so if you're modest you could wear a nude slip and no one would be the wiser. Every time I put it on I feel like spinning and dancing around barefoot -- pretty much like what I'm doing here. I love a dress that brings out the playful side and makes you feel comfortable in your skin. I hope you like it as much as I do! xoxo

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Green Garden

While we were in Pemberton over the weekend, Ollie and I decided to go exploring along the outskirts of the town. Every corner had a new gorgeous view with beautiful green fields that were surrounded by snow-capped mountains. I've never seen anything quite so naturally beautiful and we wanted to capture it all. Most of the fields were blocked off by fences since they were private property, but we did find one that we were able to access to get a few shots. I just love the way that Ollie was able to capture this scene and these have turned out to be some of my favorite photos of ours to date. That boy is getting more and more talented and I'm so lucky he wants to capture this beauty as much as I do. I hope you like the photos!