Monday, 29 September 2014

Menswear Inspired Trousers

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing Front Row Shop white linen trousers, Zara black blazer, Aritzia black silk camisole, Vince slide-ons, Botkier silver bag
 I hope you had an amazing weekend! Like I mentioned in the last post, I spent all of Saturday at the Brilliant Fashion Show and Fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness. It was a super long day, but it was so much fun to get crazy hair and makeup, do a bunch of rehearsals and do a lot of waiting around for the shows to start. I walked in the show for designer Nina Tan and Is Salon and it was great to see everyone showcase their talents to bring this show together.

So after Saturday's crazy long day, all I wanted to do on Sunday was relax and chill out with Ollie. I spent the morning watching Netflix until we finally decided to get out of the house to go for a walk, snap some shots and get some sushi. It was definitely a lazy one, but it was exactly what I needed.

I received these trousers about a week ago and they have become my new favourite pants. I know they won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I just love the high waist, baggy fit and menswear cut so much. I've already worn them so many times and I think I might just have to get them in a different color as well.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing Front Row Shop white linen trousers, Zara black blazer, Aritzia black silk camisole, Vince slide-ons, Botkier silver bag
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing Front Row Shop white linen trousers, Zara black blazer, Aritzia black silk camisole, Vince slide-ons, Botkier silver bag
I think one of the best things about menswear inspired pants is the super deep pockets. They always are so much roomier than fitted pants.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing Front Row Shop white linen trousers, Zara black blazer, Aritzia black silk camisole, Vince slide-ons, Botkier silver bag

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Versatility of a White Coat with Dawson & Deveraux

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, has styled a White Dawson & Deveraux Coat, gold bejeweled zara ballet flats, a One Fated Knight Tote and a Michael Kors Watch
Happy Weekend! I hope you're having a nice relaxing Saturday morning. I am on my way to start the process of getting ready for a runway show that I am going to be walking in tonight. I know I said that I would never do this again, but the super sweet designer from Nina Tan asked me ever so nicely and it's for charity, so I just couldn't refuse. Now that the day is here, I pretty much want to crawl into a hole and never come out, but what's the fun of a life in which we never take chances? Ok, so wish me luck -- I think I'm going to need it!

So now onto these looks! This is the second look from my collaboration with Dawson & Deveraux and this time I have styled this absolutely gorgeous and lust-worthy white coat (that I never ever wanted to take off). This is one of those items that you put on and instantly feel like a movie star or some British heiress, or you know, Kate Middleton... Really though -- couldn't you absolutely see her in this coat? I think it just screams her name.


DAYTIME FLOWER MARKET

I love in magazines when you see famous people in the most beautiful of clothing and they are doing regular people things. Like going to the park, or ice skating, or picking out flowers... I always wish that I looked like that when I do these things, but I always seem to go for the basic jeans, tee and leather jacket. So, when I put this coat on, I immediately knew I needed to buy some flowers to go with it. And bonus -- now these flowers are in my house and still looking quite beautiful!

I decided to style the coat with the bare minimum so it could be the center of attention. I pulled out my pretty little studded and rhinestoned ballet flats and my trusty tote to carry everything I need for the day. I hope Kate would approve!

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, has styled a White Dawson & Deveraux Coat, gold bejeweled zara ballet flats, a One Fated Knight Tote and a Michael Kors Watch
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, has styled a White Dawson & Deveraux Coat, gold bejeweled zara ballet flats, a One Fated Knight Tote and a Michael Kors Watch
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, has styled a White Dawson & Deveraux Coat, gold bejeweled zara ballet flats, a One Fated Knight Tote and a Michael Kors Watch

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Day to Night with Dawson & Deveraux

 Happy Thursday Lovelies! I am so happy to share a fun collaboration that I did with up-and-coming designer Dawson & Deveraux this past weekend. I first discovered their gorgeous designs during the Fall/Winter 2014 season of Vancouver Fashion Week and had the pleasure of interviewing designer Sophie Karen for the live streaming of the event. Her designs immediately stood out to me and I wanted pretty much every single item from the collection. And so, this season I have reconnected with them to team up and show off four items from the fall collection that has just launched online.

The items are all so sophisticated and timeless, which is obvious at first glance, but we really wanted to show you how versatile each piece can really be -- taking them from day to night and styled in ways that I would personally wear them.

DAYTIME COFFEE DATE

The first item that I styled is this beautiful cropped jacket that I would honestly wear everyday. I have shown it here with some shredded jeans and a white tank, but it would be just as perfect with a skirt or black trousers for work. I personally like to mix beautiful items like the jacket with ultra casual pieces like the jeans and boots just to mix it up a bit and give it my own personal touch.

Check out below for the nighttime look!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Wednesday Wishlist: Lariat Necklaces

Shopbop Lariat Necklaces
1. Vanessa Mooney // 2. Gorjana // 3. Jennifer Zeuner // 4. Gorjana // 5. Chan Luu // 6. Arial Gordon // 7. Jennifer Zeuner // 8. EF Collection

I've never had a very large collection of jewelry and have always stuck to my one or two basic pieces that I pretty much never take off until they either break or I just can't stand them anymore. Since starting my blog, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing jewelry designers that have helped me grow my appreciation for a beautiful piece so much more. Now I feel like my outfit isn't complete without the finishing touches of adding a couple of rings, maybe a bracelet or two and almost always a dainty necklace. Statement pieces definitely have a place in my heart as well, but I really love those timeless pieces that you can wear with absolutely anything. One piece of jewelry that I absolutely adore to death is the lariat necklace. I have yet to invest in one, but I am constantly adding them to my Shopbop cart with the intention of purchasing. I just have the hardest time deciding! I'm leaning towards the Jennifer Zeuner (#7) because I love the length of the chain. What do you think? Which one is your favorite?  

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Stripes and Plaid

Happy Tuesday!! I'm feeling newly inspired after a great seminar I attended last night and wish I was able to stay home and work on the blog all day. I love attending seminars like this for tips that would never otherwise learn. I am constantly on Google, trying to figure out how to do this or do that with my blog, and it is a lot of trial and error. Unfortunately, there isn't really anyone to sit you down and teach you how to make a successful fashion blog, so it is a lot of self-teaching. But when something clicks, there's no better feeling!

These photos were taken from last Friday at my 4th day of Vancouver Fashion Week. We had a Marc Jacobs event earlier in the night, so I decided to wear something that would be appropriate for both locations. I haven't worn these super high booties in a long time and they are still some of my favorites. They are from Zara and I'm surprised at how well they've held up. One of my best purchases from there!

So now the best part -- I'm so excited to announce the winner of the One Fated Knight Marquess Tote Giveaway!! The winner is Kaleigh Harington from New York. Thank you so much to everyone that entered. We had such a great response and I'm so proud to be able to give away one of these gorgeous bags. I hope you enjoy it Kaleigh! I'll be contacting you shortly :) 

Monday, 22 September 2014

Almost Ladylike

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a Club Monaco Midi skirt, Zara black top and blazer, and Sam Edelman Boots
 What a difference a good friend can make. Seriously, this was such a dreary day. It was raining non-stop (hence the ultra messy hair) and I felt like an absolute pile of crap. And so, I decided to wear a comfortable midi skirt and flat boots to my third day of Vancouver Fashion Week -- a look that I like to describe as "almost ladylike". I was so happy to once again have my amazing friend/photographer, Jessica, along with me to brighten my spirits and bring a smile to my face.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a Club Monaco Midi skirt, Zara black top and blazer, and Sam Edelman Boots
You see, this outfit is almost ladylike until you look at the boots. Also, the necklace and oversized blazer help ruin this image as well, but it's not until you get to the shoes that you get the whole effect. These are always my favorite looks. 
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a Club Monaco Midi skirt, Zara black top and blazer, and Sam Edelman Boots
These boots have easily been my most-loved this past year and you can really see the evidence of this on the scuffs on the toes. I'm not ready to give them up just yet, but hopefully I'll find a good replacement pair soon.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a Club Monaco Midi skirt, Zara black top and blazer, and Sam Edelman Boots
Photos by Jessica Smith Photography and Streetscout.me

I was wearing:

Zara Top and Blazer

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Friday, 19 September 2014

How to Transition from Work to a Fashion Event

On my second day of Vancouver Fashion Week, I actually had to go straight from a shift of work I had picked up. I find it next to impossible to dress for both a corporate environment and a fashion event, but when it must be done, it must be done. I decided on these cropped and flared pants that I love so much and a simple striped button-up. The tote was an absolute necessity for packing a change of shoes and my camera.

And don't forget that I'm actually giving away one of these gorgeous bags! The contest ends at midnight Pacific time on Sunday, so make sure to enter asap. Find all the details here.
When trying to dress for both work and fashion, I try to have some detail that is a little different to your ordinary slacks and blouse. The ultra high waist and cropped wide legs are a just quirky enough, but not too over the top for a conservative work environment.
For such a simple look, I decided to wear my favorite classic jewelry from KVBijou and my Daniel Wellington Watch. Also, you can still get 15% off your Daniel Wellington order until September 30th with the code "stylingmylife".
I can't even tell you how much stuff I packed into this bag for the day. I even went shopping (oops!) and that was shoved in there on top of the change of shoes, camera, notebook, wallet and makeup. It was such a life-saver!
I was wearing:

Zara Top
One Fated Knight Bag

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox