Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Stop and Enjoy the View

 Isn't it funny how many times you can drive past a place and never stop to check it out? Ollie and I always say that we would like to one day stop at this gorgeous lookout but always just keep on driving right past. Well, after an amazing weekend at the Squamish Music Fest a couple of weeks ago, we were still riding the high from an amazing weekend and took advantage of the empty highway at 6:30 in the morning to actually stop and take it in. I love moments like this, where you take the time to appreciate the beauty in the world without being in a hurry to get to the next place. Don't get me wrong -- we were actually in quite a big hurry, but we wanted to avoid the stress of the coming week for just a little bit longer. And I think it worked :)

After that amazing weekend with Denim & Supply and Hudson's Bay at Squamish Fest, I have been asked to co-host a really exciting event to celebrated the launch of Avicii's new single! I will be co-hosting alongside Justin from Walking, Talking Style and DJ Flipout and it really is going to be so much fun! I would really love if you would come and check it out this Saturday, August 23rd from 2-4 pm at the Bay downtown. Check the invite below for the address. There are going to be a ton of fun prizes and even the chance to be a part of Avicii's album teaser! How cool is that? I hope to see you there! 
Thanks so much for visiting!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Hot Hot Nights

These photos are transporting me right back to the hot hot nights and gorgeous sunsets of Mexico. These are some of my favorite photos from the trip and I was dying to share them with you. It has only been 3 weeks since we were there but it feels like months already. We have been so busy ever since we got back that we haven't had time to soak it in and reflect. I really can't complain though, lots of amazing and exciting things are happening right now and I'm really looking forward to the future of Styling My Life. I've actually decided to focus a little more of my time to this blog (by cutting back on my other work) and I'm so happy that I'm finally able to do this. Thank you so much for all of your support and for following along on my journeys! I truly couldn't be doing this if you didn't check in on what we've been up to.

One thing that I'm super excited for is an event this weekend with Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren/Avicii that I will be hosting alongside DJ Flipout on August 23rd from 2-4pm. It will be held at Hudson's Bay in Downtown Vancouver and I really hope that you can all make it! There will be a lot of prizes and giveaways and, of course, amazing clothes from Denim & Supply. I will have more details on it tomorrow, but I hope you will mark your calendars with the date for this weekend! xoxo

Monday, 18 August 2014

Fall Wishlist

1. Toga Bootie // 2. Ash Wedge Bootie // 3. Zimmermann Chelsea Bootie // 4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Backpack // 5. A.L.C. Paloma Shoulder Bag // 6. Mackage Rubie Mini Bag // 7. Samantha Wills Turquoise Ring // 8. Holst & Lee Chica Chica Boom Necklace // 9. Pamela Love Eye Link Bracelet // 10. Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses // 11. Sunday Somewhere Yetti Sunglasses // 12. Wonderland Riverside Sunglasses

Fall is coming up so quick and although I would like to avoid it as much as the next person, I am getting more than a teeny bit excited about fall fashion. I'm not quite comfortable shopping for the actual clothes just yet, but I'm always excited about accessories. These are the easiest things to transition into fall and I love combining booties with summer dresses during this in-between time where almost anything goes. This window is so small in Vancouver that we have to jump on it the second it arrives -- and I'm pretty sure it's already here! Above are some of my fav items from Shopbop that I wouldn't mind getting my hands on. Doesn't it make you a bit excited for fall as well? Time to get shopping. xoxo

Saturday, 16 August 2014

SVMF Day 3

Day 3 of Squamish Valley Music Festival was by far the best of the weekend (hell ya Eminem!!). It was also the busiest and the hottest, so it made for an interesting day style-wise. There didn't seem to be a breath of wind on this day, so the 34°C seemed even hotter, if that's possible, and this is why we spent the first hour hiding in a tiny patch of shade with like 20 other people, listening to Shad. Once we acclimatized, we went on the hunt for my new fav -- strawberry lemonade (I seriously need to find a place in Vancouver that does this) --  and checked out the local vendors and artists that were set up. The festival was so huge that you could spend hours just walking around and checking everything out. Since this was our last day and we were saving our energy for Arctic Monkeys and Eminem (who was unbelievable), we pulled out the blanket and had an awesome time chilling and listening to Phantogram (who I didn't know, but were amazing) and people watching the 60,000 festival-goers for all the fun festival style. To be fair, the majority of people were wearing some form of swimsuit as their outfit and I can't say I blame them. Luckily, I had saved my light and airy mini dress for this day and I couldn't be happier that I did. Especially since you wouldn't catch me dead in a bikini at a festival. Once the sun goes down it's a different story and I was so glad that I brought this light denim jacket with me to throw on. One thing that I did learn was that boots are a much better idea at a festival than sandals. I thought I would prefer the open design because of the heat, but the festival was so dusty and had so much gravel that got into the sandals the entire time, making it quite uncomfortable (and really dirty). Next time, I will definitely bring boots instead and I recommend that you do too!

A huge Thank You to Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren and Hudson's Bay for bringing me to the festival and allowing me to wear their beautiful boho festival babe clothing. I couldn't have been more comfortable (and cute!) if I had tried. I have another fun event coming up with them soon, so make sure to stay tuned! I'll have all the details soon :)

Thursday, 14 August 2014

SVMF Day 2

 As I mentioned in the last post, Ollie and I were lucky enough to go to the Squamish Valley Music Festival with Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren and Hudson's Bay over the weekend. On our second day there, we had a much needed sleep-in at the gorgeous Chateau Whistler (comfiest beds ever!!) and checked out the local area of Blackcomb and Whistler. I don't think I've ever been to Whistler in the middle of summer and I am quite surprised at how warm it gets! I would love to come again soon to check out the local lakes and the bike trails. I had no idea that Blackcomb has its own little village and it really is such a pretty area. The mountain was literally right behind our hotel and I could just imagine how perfect this would be for skiing in the winter. You could just keep on skiing right into the hotel!

And so, after we had a late breakfast and checked out the Crankworx festival, we headed to our second day of SVMF. On this day, I wore my very favorite Denim & Supply look of the three. I felt like a true boho babe and I can't even tell you the number of compliments I received in it. Ollie and I were actually both photographed for BC Living on this day as well! (Check it out here.) I think that the contrast of my loose and flowy materials to everyone else's crop tops and high-waist shorts really stood out and I love the free feeling it gave me. I could have danced all night in this look! And I suppose that I did. I mean, who could resist dancing to Sam Roberts, the Roots and Arcade Fire?

On this particular night, we were treated to the most incredible super moon ever. It rose right over the mountain as we were dancing to Skream and it couldn't have been more gorgeous. Check out the photos that Ollie snapped of it below!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Squamish Music Fest Day 1

I hope you had an amazing weekend! Wasn't it so gorgeous? It couldn't have been more perfect for the Squamish Music Festival and I'm still counting my lucky stars for attending with Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren and Hudson's Bay. I've been wanting to attend for the last couple of years and I couldn't imagine a better brand to collaborate with on festival style than D&S. They make the absolute perfect boho-chic pieces that are just calling to be worn to this event. On the first day, I chose this adorable floral dress that swung so perfectly for dancing to Lykke Li and Bruno Mars. I hope you like the photos and check out my Instagram and Facebook for more pics from the event! xoxo

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Packing for Squamish Music Festival

 This weekend, Ollie and I are heading up to Squamish Music Festival with Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren and I seriously can't wait. I've been wanting to check out this festival for a couple of years now, so I was super excited when the amazing people at Hudson's Bay and Denim & Supply reached out to me. Their clothes couldn't be more appropriate for festivals -- with the perfect amount of boho-chic, earthy florals and a touch of denim and plaid. I hope you follow along on my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for the next three days -- I've already got my list of artists we want to see and I can't wait to share it with you!