Thursday, 30 October 2014

Travel in Comfort

Even though it's not a long distance to travel to the island, I still like to dress in ultra comfortable clothes whenever I make the trip. This means jeans, a t-shirt, flats and a long coat and scarf to keep me warm (for some reason that ferry is always freeeezing cold). Last weekend I was particularly tired after my cousin's wedding, so I truly wasn't too worried about what I looked like. A classic trench will always help to make you look pulled together and these new loafers are the perfect disguise for being comfortable without having to pull out the sneakers. 

The very best part about this look is my new Claire Vivier bag, which I am totally obsessed with. This tote has the perfect slouch and you can fit all the essentials in it without it getting too bulky or bent out of shape. 
I'm so into navy blue right now -- I feel like all the items on my wishlist are in this color!
You can never go wrong with a classic trench. This one was a steal from H&M and it does the job perfectly. No need to splurge all the time!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

VIDEO TUTORIAL: Long Lasting Red Lipstick

What better way to brighten up your humpday than with some gorgeous red lips?! I mean seriously, look at that before and after. Doesn't the red lipstick brighten up the face so much? I love how something so simple can have such a dramatic effect.

I've put together a quick tutorial on how to apply the perfect red lip that will last absolutely all day. It is super easy and it really does work. After this tutorial, Ollie and I took a few photos, chilled at home and then went out for dinner and drinks. When I came home (about 8 hours after filming this tutorial), my lipstick looked as though I had just applied it. These same principles can be used for any lipstick color, but to me -- red is the true test. A fading red lip is not a pretty thing.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and learn something helpful! Also, please let me know if there any other videos that you would like to see. I'm having too much fun doing them :)

Products Used:

Covergirl Lipstick in Flame
Covergirl Lipliner in Passion

Thanks so much for visiting!


Monday, 27 October 2014

Grey & Black -- A Love Story

I hope you had an amazing weekend! As I had mentioned on Friday, Ollie and I went over to the island to celebrate my cousin's wedding in Victoria. It was such a blast and it was so great to see them married after 16 years together. I just love their story and I suppose I am a bit of a romantic at heart. I like to pretend like I'm not sometimes, but I just love a happy ending and seeing two people so meant for each other really warms my heart. 
For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you might remember me mentioning that I modeled some looks for an event at Nicole Bridger (here). All of the items were so incredibly gorgeous and there wasn't a single thing that I didn't want to run away with.  
This dress was actually worn by a different model at the same event, but I just loved it so much that I knew it was the one that was coming home with me.
I love that it can be dressed up or down and it so comfortable that it feels like I'm cheating at life. 
And what do we think about this necklace? I've been coveting every single Jennifer Zeuner piece for quite some time and finally got this beautiful one from Shopbop. You might remember that I have wanted a lariat necklace (from this post) and finally decided on this one. 

Friday, 24 October 2014

White Midi Skirt for Fall

 TGIF! My Friday is quickly getting away from me and I have so many things to do! We're heading over to the island for my cousin's wedding and I'm so excited. I get to do her makeup for the big day, so right after this, I've got to take inventory and then run out to pick up the extra odds and ends that I don't have. I kind of miss doing wedding makeup (especially since I've had my own makeup done so much lately and am always so critical of it) and I'm so excited to make her look stunning on her wedding day. I've been practicing different looks on myself as well and it's making me want to be a bit more adventurous with my own makeup. I've been doing the same ultra natural look with a cat eye for the last year or so and I think it's time to switch it up a bit. I'll do some more videos on them as well so that you can see how I do it.

We took these photos on a super windy day down by the water. We've been having some crazy windstorms lately and I sort of love it. The sound of the wind and the leaves blowing everywhere make it really feel like fall. The thing that ruins it is when the rain starts up. I don't like that part too much. My hat did almost blow off a few times, but we were lucky to catch enough in-between moments where I don't look like I'm about to be swept away. And yes, like I said earlier this week -- I've have become particularly obsessed with turtlenecks at the moment. Don't know how long this will last, but they sure are keeping me warm! It's the perfect way to get away with bare legs for a little while longer. And it also turns out to be the perfect way to transition a white midi skirt for fall! I'm so happy to get a bit more wear out of this skirt. I wasn't at all ready to put it away just yet.

I hope you have an amazing weekend! xoxo

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fall Basics

 Having your go-to basics is so important and is such a time saver whenever you feel like you have nothing to wear. I used to feel as though I wasn't putting in enough effort if my outfits weren't "interesting" enough, but sometimes the basics are all you need to look your best. On Sunday, Ollie and I were going to visit some friends and see there new little baby girl and I knew I wanted to be comfortable in something that was fuss-free. I threw on my black turtleneck, skinny jeans and a tan leather jacket. I felt that the leopard boots add that little something extra to the look and these particular ones are surprisingly so comfortable. The great thing is that this look could easily be dressed up by switching out the boots for some fun heels -- making the look perfect for a dinner date or drinks with the girls!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Cozy Fall Wishlist

1. Jerome Dreyfuss Bag // 2. Tibi Leona Mules // 3. Opening Ceremony Striped Fur Sweater // 4. Ash Sneakers // 5. Whistles Coat // 6. 3.1 Phillip Lim Bag // 7. Tibi Sweater // 8. Deadly Ponies Bag // 9. Belle by Sigerson Morrison Shearling Boots

Now that the fall weather has taken full effect with its non-stop rain and blasting wind, all I want to wear are cozy fuzzy items that I can snuggle up in. I love that the fur trend has spread into accessories this year, with tons of options for bags and boots in addition to the already amazing selection of sweaters and coats. Above are some of my favorites from Shopbop -- I'm especially obsessed with the Jerome Dreyfuss bag and Tibi Mules. You can also see their entire list of "Fall's Coziest" here. If you're anything like me, you'll want it all!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Just Add Leather

Vancouver Style Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a plaid Zara Skirt, Topshop black leather jacket, Sam Edelman buckle boots, and a Kate Spade Black Bag
 This Monday didn't turn out too bad at all! I'm usually not a fan of this particular day, but sometimes life will surprise you. This week looks like it will be a busy one, but hopefully that means lots of good things will come from it.

These photos were taken on Saturday, which was one of the coldest days this fall so far. It almost was too cold for bare legs and it scared the crap out of me. Luckily, the next day warmed right up and it's been great ever since! Just a little scare is all. So I can happily wear miniskirts and booties for a little longer.
Vancouver Style Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a plaid Zara Skirt, Topshop black leather jacket, Sam Edelman buckle boots, and a Kate Spade Black Bag
Vancouver Style Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a plaid Zara Skirt, Topshop black leather jacket, Sam Edelman buckle boots, and a Kate Spade Black Bag
Since it was so cold, I decided to bundle up on top to keep myself warm. I have pulled out the turtlenecks and as you will see in my next few posts, I've become a little obsessed. 
Vancouver Style Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a plaid Zara Skirt, Topshop black leather jacket, Sam Edelman buckle boots, and a Kate Spade Black Bag
Vancouver Style Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a plaid Zara Skirt, Topshop black leather jacket, Sam Edelman buckle boots, and a Kate Spade Black Bag
I have to admit, I find turtlenecks a little uncomfortable and am constantly pulling them away from my neck because I feel as though I'm choking, but I just love how warm they keep me so I continue to wear them. Plus, I seem to get used to it after a month or so.