Friday, 27 March 2015

Life Lately

TGIF! Can you believe it's already the last Friday of the month? There are so many things I need to do before the month is over and I feel like I'm running out of time. This month has been pretty amazing so far. I've been kept super busy with so many different collaborations and fun projects that I never would have imagined I could ever be a part of. It has given me such a renewed love for this blog and I'm really loving the feeling of being busy. That's something I never would have said in the past -- that I enjoy being busy. I've always been a person that likes my free time and have never been shy of a lazy day, but I feel like that has changed so much lately. I think it truly comes from loving what I do so that I am energized to spend my spare moments working on this little baby. And when I do have free time, I've been loving the little adventures that Ollie and I have been going on. It is so insane how many beautiful spots there are right in our city. Even last night, we went down to the beach just as the sun was setting and caught the most magical moment. It was so incredibly beautiful after so much oppressive rain (especially since I know it's going to start back up today). Taking the moment to really take in and appreciate every single moment is something that I have been trying to work on lately and I feel like it is now starting to take hold. Sometimes, practice makes perfect and I think even something like being in the moment takes practice as well. As we were down at the beach taking photos of the sunset, Ollie stopped and reminded me to pause and take it in before it was gone. Sometimes, when you are seeing everything as a photo, you forget to really see what is happening around you, which makes it so much more important to take a moment and pause. Luckily I have someone to remind me of this, and that is something that I appreciate even more. And this, I don't need a reminder of :)

I hope you have an amazing Friday and your weekend is full of adventures. xoxo

(Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see our adventures! And let me know what your username is -- I always love finding new amazing accounts to follow.)

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Bare Legs

Vancouver fashion blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a white Zara dress, black Vince boots, a black leather Madewell bucket bag, and YSL sunglasses from Smart Buy Glasses
 Bare leg season is finally upon us and I couldn't be any happier. As you may know, this is my very favorite time of the year (sartorially speaking) because I can wear skirt with boots and no tights. There's always such a short window that we can get away with this and I am a huge fan so I take advantage as much as I can. Don't get me wrong -- I love sandals even more than I do boots, but I just love this combo so much.

I've had this dress in my wardrobe for a few years now and even though I hardly wear it, I always choose to hang onto it when I do my semi-annual wardrobe clean-out. I think it's one of those pieces that you may not reach for all the time, but are happy to have when the mood strikes. And since I've been obsessed with light neutrals and whites, I was really happy to pull it out the other day. Plus, an LWD is always a classic piece.
Vancouver fashion blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a white Zara dress, black Vince boots, a black leather Madewell bucket bag, and YSL sunglasses from Smart Buy Glasses
Vancouver fashion blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a white Zara dress, black Vince boots, a black leather Madewell bucket bag, and YSL sunglasses from Smart Buy Glasses
Vancouver fashion blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a white Zara dress, black Vince boots, a black leather Madewell bucket bag, and YSL sunglasses from Smart Buy Glasses

Monday, 23 March 2015

VIDEO: Get Ready With Me

 Good Morning! I hope you had an amazing weekend! I'm so happy to have another video to show you guys. I actually filmed this one back in January (you might remember the look from this post here) and I had completely forgotten about it until a couple of days ago. Luckily the look is still relevant for today since we are back to winter weather, but if you want to update it for spring all you have to do is remove the tights and voila! You're good to go.

I hope you enjoy the video and please let me know if there are any other ideas that you would like to see. Have an amazing day! xoxo

Products Used:

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer
Smashbox Bronzer in Sunkissed Glow (similar)
MAC Eyeshadow in Mulch
Eyeko That's Where I Draw the Line Eyeliner
MAC Lipstick in Peach Blossom

What I Was Wearing:

Zara Coat
Mexx Sweater
Aritzia Skirt
Sam Edelman Necklace

Thanks so much for visiting!! 

Friday, 20 March 2015

Light Neutrals

Happy Friday!! I'm so excited for the weekend. I have absolutely no plans, which means endless possibilities. Hopefully it will be nice out so that Ollie and I can do a little adventure on one of the days, but other than that I look forward to a lot of relaxation and the luxury of having nowhere to be and no schedule to follow. If its crap out, I have a feeling it might turn into a Netflix marathon weekend :)

For this look, I dipped into a couple of items that I had gotten for our upcoming trip to Italy. I am the worst at waiting! Especially when it comes to shoes and bags -- how could I let them just sit there? The bag I thought would be perfect for walking around during the day when you really don't want to carry much other than your phone and some money. I hate carrying around a big bag on a long day of walking because my shoulders get so sore, so I though a nice light bag like this one would be perfect. I also love the light neutral color that will go with everything. The sandals are definitely going to be my go-tos for the summer. They are quite similar to the Valentino ones (that I can't justify paying so much for) at a fraction of the price, but still super great quality. They are the first pair of Rebecca Minkoff shoes that I have owned and I'm really impressed! They are just like her bags in that they are a great price for such amazing design and quality. She is fast becoming one of my favs!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Time to Transition

 Hello lovelies! I hope your week is going well. Mine has been pretty productive, so I'm feeling pretty good so far. I got a bunch of filming done so hopefully I will have some new videos up for you soon. If you didn't know that I had started a YouTube channel, make sure to check it out here! It's still a bit of a baby channel, but I'm really loving it so I hope you like it too.

So now that we're half way through March, I feel like I am officially allowed to transition into spring. Some days are colder than others, but I am getting too impatient to keep from pulling out my denim jackets and spring footwear. I still have to do the official spring clean and switch out my wardrobe for my warmer weather stuff and stow away the winter clothes, but I think that time is coming up soon!

One of my favorite things about the brighter days is that I get to bring out my sunnies. Oh how I love a good pair of sunglasses. They truly make life so much better. I received these ones from Smart Buy Glasses and I couldn't believe the price! I was just looking at them in Holt Renfrew the other week and they were at least $100 more. If you are in the market for new sunnies (and who isn't?) -- seriously check them out. They've got all the good ones and at a lower price than I've seen anywhere else. Totally wish I'd known about them earlier!

I hope you have an amazing Wednesday! xoxo

Monday, 16 March 2015

Exploring Lynn Valley

 Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend. Mine was a mix of work and relaxation, so I think it ended up being a pretty good balance. Yesterday was my relaxing day and I think I might have actually overdone it. I went to an intense Barre class in the morning and then spent pretty much the rest of the day watching Netflix and Amazon Prime from the couch. And I've discovered a new show that I am obsessed with -- it's called the White Queen and it's by the same people that did the Tudors. These types of series are definitely my guilty pleasure.

So, after such a lazy day, I thought I would post some photos from last weekend when I wasn't lazy at all! My good friend Celina (from Fabulous Furnishings Upholstery) suggested we go for a light hike at the Lynn Valley Loop in North Vancouver. Seriously -- such a gorgeous place! And not exactly what I had imagined from the description of "light hike", but it was definitely doable and worth the effort. We took these photos at the end of the hike when Celina had to run ahead to make an appointment and sat to enjoy the beautiful scenery. It was so warm on this day that I was able to actually get away with wearing just a t-shirt! So then, at the very end of taking these photos, I was jumping across the rocks and fell right into the freezing cold glacier water. Not so warm after that, but luckily Ollie (my hero of the day) was nice enough to give me his socks so that I could make it back to the car without any brutal blisters or discomfort.

And now, today has turned into such a gorgeous day that I might just have to change my plans and get outside for a bit! I think a lunch with my man is just what the doctor ordered. xoxo

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Happy Days

 Hi guys! I've been feeling extra happy these last few days and I hope that the feeling is mutual. I think there must be something in the air, but I can feel good energy all around me lately. It must be all that amazing outdoor living we've had with the extra sunshine in Vancouver for the past month. Of course, it was back to pouring today, but I've got some good inspiration brewing and I had an amazing workout at Dailey Method, so the dreary weather never stood a chance in dampening these spirits!

We took these photos on Monday, which was such a gorgeous day, while we were walking to grab some lunch in Coal Harbour. The blossoms were out, the sun was shining, and I had the best company ever. Days don't get much better than that. xoxo