Friday, 27 May 2016

Travel Grunge

My travel attire always seems to be a variation of this look and it hasn't failed me yet. A comfy pair of skinny jeans, a casual tee and extra layers for warmth when needed. I also wore a military style jacket over this because the ferry is always freezing cold and I am the hugest wimp when it comes to being chilly.

These shots were taken on our last day in Victoria, when Ollie and I went for a walk to the Government House before leaving the city. We had meant to just take a quick little walk around the grounds, but ended up staying for about an hour wandering around all the different gardens. I hadn't been to this site during the summer in years and didn't remember how beautiful it is. I also don't know if I've just lucked out, but it always seems to be quite quiet here as well. Must be off of the regular tourist path and I'm totally fine with this. I love feeling like I have the place to myself.

If you want to see some shots from the day, check out my insta! I've posted a few there and I've always got some updates on my snapchat (@stylingmylife) as well :)

I was wearing:

Urban Outfitters Tee
7 For All Mankind Jeans
Aritzia Flannel
Birkenstock Sandals
Jack French London Bag
Triwa Watch

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Long Weekend Views

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, from Styling My Life
 I hope you guys had an amazing long weekend! I was so exhausted going back to work today -- I was really having a hard time dealing with the public after this one. Sometimes a long weekend makes it extra hard to get back into work mode. Ollie and I decided to make our weekend extra long by taking the Friday off so that we could have plenty of time on the island with my family. Even with that extra day, it still flew by so quick. It never feels like enough time.

Ever since I could remember, May long weekend has been all about the outdoors and getting excited for the warmer days to come. It's usually terrible weather on this weekend but this year we really lucked out. We had some super gorgeous days and it has seriously given us a taste for the summer. On this day in Victoria, we had spent the afternoon with friends and their families at the beach before heading out for pizza and wine at our fave spot. It was such an amazing day of catching up over a beer while their kids ran around and played in the sand. It's days like this that make me miss Victoria so much. I'm definitely an island girl at heart.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, from Styling My Life
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, from Styling My Life
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, from Styling My Life

I was wearing:

Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Jacket
Aritzia Overalls
MinkPink Bodysuit
Birkenstock Sandals
Jack French London Bag
Saint Laurent Sunglasses

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Blue Jean Baby

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson in a Canadian Tuxedo
 I hadn't meant to wear a Canadian Tuxedo today, but it just sort of happened. I think it must be because I'm wearing denim jackets at every possible opportunity and so if I'm wearing denim on the bottom -- it inevitably becomes a Canadian Tuxedo. I was once told that denim jackets should be tight an super fitted otherwise they make you look fat, but I think that's just stupid. My favorite way to wear them is oversized and boxy. There's something about a big denim jacket that makes me happy. I think I love the way it looks like you've thrown on your boyfriend's jacket to keep you warm on a chilly summer night. Just roll up the sleeves and you're good to go!
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson in a Canadian Tuxedo
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson in a Canadian Tuxedo
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson in a Canadian Tuxedo
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson in a Canadian Tuxedo
Kits Beach, Vancouver, Kitsilano, sunset, view, beautiful
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson in a Canadian Tuxedo

Topshop Jacket
Minkpink Bodysuit
Stradivarius Skirt
Triwa Watch
Birkenstock Sandals

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

PetitePuf x Joyride Photoshoot

 If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that I did a fun photoshoot with PetitePuf Cotton Candy and Joyride Nail Salon back in February. I'm not always given the photos from a shoot, but this time I'm so excited to be able to share them with you! And I'm even more excited because it is in a theme that I would never have cooked up on my own -- with all the pastels, sweets and girly excess that one could imagine! It may not be my usual style, but it really couldn't have been more fun to live in this world for a day. My incredibly talented friend, Randa Salloum, was the stylist and set designer on this day and I really don't think she could have done a more perfect job. I mean seriously, don't you want to join in on the fun?

The shoot was held at Joyride in Kitsilano and might just be the prettiest nail salon I've ever been to. I would happily live here. And the cotton candy... let's just say I left with quite the sugar high on that day. We kept having to make new batches once they lost their puffy volume and of course we didn't want to let it go to waste. Seriously -- one of the best photoshoots ever!

Nails: Joyride Vancouver
Cotton Candy: PetitePuf
Photos: Studio 86 Design
Hair: Hair by Camia
Makeup Jasmine Hoffman
Co-Model: Nicole Fofonoff
Styling: Randa Salloum

The shoot was originally posted on Best Friends For Frosting and you can find it here.

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Behind The Scenes Video | Fashion Show & Photoshoot with Wild & Heart

Hi guys! I've put together a little vlog style video of some behind-the-scenes footage that Ollie and I shot while at the fashion show with Wild & Heart a couple of weeks ago. I hope you enjoy it! xoxo

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xoxox

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Summer Planning

 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!

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Monday, 2 May 2016

The Shorts Are Out

 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!

I was wearing:

Jackson Rowe Sweater
Aritzia Top
One Teaspoon Shorts
Sam Edelman Boots
KVBijou Necklace

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox