Like I mentioned before -- last weekend was AMAZING. This taste for summer has me cooking up about a million ideas for things to do over the next few months. I swear that summer is never long enough. How am I supposed to fit a year's worth of activities into two short months? Well, it's going to be quite the task but I think I'm up for it. And I'm sure that I've mentioned it before, but Ollie and I are on quite the strict saving budget at the moment, so we are going to have to get creative and do a lot more of exploring our own backyard this year. I can't say I mind it -- there's so much to see so close to home. We're just going to have to get creative!
This weekend was so gorgeous! I can't believe how beautiful it was. I had to be quite careful and not spend too much time in the sun because I have my Halo laser treatment this Friday, but I still couldn't resist getting outside and going for walks along the seawall with Ollie. On Saturday I was super careful and wore a hat, but yesterday I wasn't so good about it. I did wear an SPF 30+ and big sunglasses, so hopefully that did the trick. Once this treatment is over, I can't wait to soak up all that vitamin D! Ugh, I love summer so much.
Once the shorts are out for the first time, I always realize how pale my skin has gotten over the summer. I know this happens every year, but I'm always so shocked at it! Especially looking at the photos. I look like I've never seen the sun in my life! I'm always so in awe of the people that have a beautiful tan on the very first beach day of the year. Maybe I should venture into the world of fake tanner this year. It would be much better for the skin that a real tan, I just want to avoid looking orange if possible. That seems to be a lot to ask from a fake tan, but maybe there's a magical one out there. If you have any suggestions -- I would love to hear them!
Happy Friday! I really wish I could be transported back to this spot from last weekend and take a million more photos here. This train museum in Squamish had so many amazing photo ops, I think we could have spent all day here. Unfortunately, it was freeezing cold, so we only had a limited amount of time that I could handle in minimal clothing, but I definitely want to go back this summer and spend the day exploring all the beautiful locations in this stunning town.
This was the second look I wore in the Wild & Heart fashion show last weekend and I pretty much want to steal it and live in it all summer. I think my favorite part might be the necklace -- it's so unusual and the perfect accessory to complete a boho look. And aren't the braids so much fun? This was the way that my hair was done for the fashion show and I honestly can't tell you the last time my hair was braided like this. I definitely felt like a little girl again and even more than the braids, I really loved the effect once I took them out. You can see the wild mane that left me with in my last set of photos here.
These pants are totally crazy and I don't think I could possibly love them any more. Last weekend, Ollie and I went up to Squamish to see our friends at Wild & Heart and take part in their runway show at the Refresh Market. This is the third time I've been a part of the show and I always have so much fun doing it. I think that one of the best parts for me is that they always dress me in something that I would usually think was a bit too out there for me to try, but I end up falling in love with it so much. These pants are the perfect example of this and I just want to run away to live the life of a free spirit like they demand. Maybe one day soon I will ;)
You can check out some of my looks from their other shows here and here. I'll have another one for you soon as well! xoxo
Happy Friday! It has been so gorgeous here lately that it's been hard to want to do anything other than go outside and be near the water. Ollie and I have been trying out new cameras and it's the perfect excuse to get out of the house and explore to find new things to shoot. I'm really wanting to get into more video type stuff and so a camera that takes beautiful photos as well as amazing video is what we're hunting for. It's really not as easy as you might think and I'm having quite a hard time finding one that has everything on our list. I'm hoping that I make my decision soon so that I can bring my ideas to life! So far we've tried the Sony a6300, which has nothing but rave reviews but we were actually quite underwhelmed with. For the price tag of a Canon 70D, it just didn't seem worth it to us. Especially once you start thinking about all the add-ons we would need to make it usable (stabilizer, adapter to mount canon lenses, or other Sony lenses that are better quality than the kit one). Right now I'm testing out the Canon EOS M3 and although it's lacking in some departments compared to the Sony (mainly focus speed), it's literally half the price and can be used with our other Canon lenses. I'm leaning towards this one, but I'm still going to test it out a little more. Hopefully I'll have some new videos for you very soon!
In the meantime, here are some shots of one of my very favorite looks I've worn lately. This skirt is everything to me right now and I basically want to live in it. Once the sun comes out I find myself wanting to become a bohemian free spirit. Can't say I don't like it!
Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend. Ollie and I have bought a new camera and spent some time testing it out to see if it's worth the investment or not. We want to start doing a lot more video content and so we're looking for something suitable for that, which is hopefully a bit more transportable than our big DSLR. It's actually quite a frustrating process trying to find a camera that has everything you are looking for and when you're spending so much money on it, you really want it to be perfect. I kinda just want to buy one of each and test them all out, then keep the one we like the best. This might not be such a terrible idea now that I think of it...
This is a bit of an autumn look in the spring, but I wore it for an evening event in my neighborhood and I thought it felt right. I actually really love this look because it is one of the easiest things to wear, it's super comfortable and forgiving in the stomach area, and you look like you put in a real effort. I love the combo of an easy dress and a leather jacket. There's only a short time in Vancouver that you can get away with this look and so I usually try to take as much advantage of it as I can. Once it warms up too much, leather is the last thing you want to out on.
I'm not usually one to wear a crop top, but I feel like I can get away with it when I wear something super flattering -- like this high waist skirt -- with it. If you haven't noticed by now, let me tell you about my love for these high waist button down skirts. They look good on everyone, they hide all the problem areas, they go with everything and they are adorable as hell. I wore this on Saturday to meet up with a girlfriend for dinner and I can't even tell you how happy I was to have bare legs at night. That is the true sign of summer coming! It was actually quite funny because I went past the beach on the way into town and it was so busy with people suntanning and playing frisby that you would have sworn it was the middle of summer. Keep in mind it was only 12 degrees celsius... Only in Vancouver!