Friday, 27 February 2015

Styling My Life X StreetScout.Me

 Happy Friday! I'm so excited to share these photos from a shoot I did last weekend with Sabrina and Jeremy from StreetScout.Me. I've shot a few photos with them at fashion week in the past, but this time we actually met up to do a real shoot and I was left in awe after like 10 minutes of shooting with these guys. They have some serious talent! It was over in a blink and I am so in love with the shots they got in such a short amount of time.

The inspiration behind the shoot is streetstyle at Vancouver Fashion Week. They asked me to dress in something that I would wear to the event and this is definitely something that I would go for. I love playing around with proportions and mixing sexy with masculine -- especially in a color scheme of red, black and white.

I hope you have an amazing weekend and make to check out StreetScout.Me for more Fashion Week Inspiration! They'll have plenty more with the lead-up to fashion week.
xoxo

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Pink Day

 Happy Pink Shirt Day! If you didn't see my post from Monday, you may not realize that today is Pink Shirt Day! And this is a very important day because it is anti-bullying day. I just can't stand bullies and I really hope that you will all join in and wear pink to show your support to stand up against them. I had thought that I would have escaped bullies once I reached adulthood, but it turns out that child bullies sometimes become adult bullies and then they turn your workplace into what feels like a school-ground. Also, the new fun that is online bullying -- I'm sure we all understand that one! Well, even though we are all meant to take the higher ground and ignore these people, today we can show our support for one another and wear pink to make these people think twice. And hopefully they do :)

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Carry-On Essentials

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs // 2. Flight 001 // 3. Kate Spade // 4. See by Chloe  // 5. KARA // 6. Elizabeth and James // 7. Herschel // 8. Deux Lux // 9. Graf & Lantz // 10. Tumi // 11. Lipault Paris // 12. MCM

Now that my Italian holiday is a month away, I'm beginning to think about all the essentials that I will need to bring with me. I always find that the hardest thing to decided on is what to bring as my carry on luggage. This is always the most important thing for me because I have had my checked luggage delayed way too many times to risk not having the essentials on board with me. This means makeup, toiletries, camera & electronics, and enough clothes to last me a couple of days. I also really like the idea as a backpack for my everyday bag during the trip as it would be nice to be hands-free the entire time. What about you? Do you have any good tips for what to bring as carry-on luggage? I would love to hear them if you do!

Monday, 23 February 2015

Stop Bullying In Style: Pink Shirt Day

Bullying is something that I have never been able to understand. Why would anyone ever want to make another person feel terrible about themselves? Why would you ever want to bring anything other than light and happiness into another person's day? I know it is used as a way for insecure people to make themselves feel better, but surely it couldn't be working? 

I personally count myself as being lucky to not have grown up during the digital age, where bullying has moved online. I don't know how a teenager can handle all the negativity that is spewed on social media for the world to see. It was bad enough having nothing but rumors floating around by word of mouth, but to have it posted online -- I can't even imagine. I have definitely had my fair share of online haters, but I count myself fortunate to be confident enough to understand that this bullying really has nothing to do with me. It is just a reflection of how they feel about themselves and their own unhappiness. But what about all those young girls and boys that don't understand this? At the time I'm sure it can feel like the end of the world and that is a very scary thing.

I could honestly go on about this for hours, but instead I will tell you about the amazing initiative that is Pink Shirt Day. It was started by 2 teenage boys in Nova Scotia who sympathized with a grade 9 boy who was being bullied for wearing pink. They protested at their school by having their fellow students wear pink in support. The initiative is now supported by schools and people of all ages across the country. 

Pink Shirt Day is February 25th and I really hope you will all show your support for this important cause! You can pick up you own pink shirt (like mine) at London Drugs, from which the net proceeds go towards the CKNW Orphan's Fund in support of boy's and girl's clubs anti-bullying programs. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Styling My Life for #IAmDaysenWinter (Second Look)

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a rocker casual look styled using pieces from Daysen Winter: MinkPink sweater, Chaser Tee, Aritzia leather leggings, Isabel Marant Sneakers, Rag & Bone Bag, Sahsa Eillenna Necklace
Happy Saturday! I hope your weekend is off to a great start. Ollie and I went to a comedy show last night and I always love going to these things. Nothing feels better than a good laugh! I just had a neck and shoulder massage yesterday and the masseuse said that I am way too tense and need to figure out ways to de-stress. I don't particularly feel like a stressed out person, but I've heard this quite a few times from different holistic health practitioners, so I guess it might be true. Well, if I'm in need of de-stressing, I guess an evening of laughing is a good start!
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a rocker casual look styled using pieces from Daysen Winter: MinkPink sweater, Chaser Tee, Aritzia leather leggings, Isabel Marant Sneakers, Rag & Bone Bag, Sahsa Eillenna Necklace
This is my final look from my collaboration with Daysen Winter and it is also what I wore to the Meghan Trainor concert with HP! I absolutely love this look and I think it's the perfect combo of casual and edgy. 
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a rocker casual look styled using pieces from Daysen Winter: MinkPink sweater, Chaser Tee, Aritzia leather leggings, Isabel Marant Sneakers, Rag & Bone Bag, Sahsa Eillenna Necklace
As you may be able to tell from my last look from this collaboration -- I was really inspired to by a more rocker look. I don't know if it was just my mood on this day -- but I could happily dress in this style all the time.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a rocker casual look styled using pieces from Daysen Winter: MinkPink sweater, Chaser Tee, Aritzia leather leggings, Isabel Marant Sneakers, Rag & Bone Bag, Sahsa Eillenna Necklace
The look was perfect to wear to a concert because the top is nice and loose, the leather leggings are super hot and the sneakers kept my feet from being sore during all the dancing. 
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a rocker casual look styled using pieces from Daysen Winter: MinkPink sweater, Chaser Tee, Aritzia leather leggings, Isabel Marant Sneakers, Rag & Bone Bag, Sahsa Eillenna Necklace
This is the second time I have collaborated with Daysen Winter and I have worn Chaser tees from their site in 3 of the looks I styled with them. I also wore this top in the video (which you can see here), so you know I love it. Actually -- I think I'm a little obsessed with it.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing a rocker casual look styled using pieces from Daysen Winter: MinkPink sweater, Chaser Tee, Aritzia leather leggings, Isabel Marant Sneakers, Rag & Bone Bag, Sahsa Eillenna Necklace
Leather leggings might just be my new favorite thing. They go with way more looks than I had expected and you really feel quite sexy and strong in them.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

I'm Blue

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing an H&M oversized light blue botton-up, Rich & Skinny boyfriend jeans and Zara black pumps
 It's not very often that you will see me in photos with my hair up but in truth, this is how you will find me half of the time. If my hair needs to be washed or I've got bad bead head -- this is usually the way that I will go. I wish I knew how to do all of those amazing braided styles that I see everyone with lately, but hair is definitely not my forte.

I've also found this top to be a great item to throw on when I don't want to put too much thought into my outfit. My favorite way to wear it is with black skinny jeans and heels, but on this day I was feeling particularly lazy and in the mood for something relaxed. I switched between my heels and converse, so I decided to show you both options.

I hope you have an amazing rest of your day! xoxo
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing an H&M oversized light blue botton-up, Rich & Skinny boyfriend jeans and Zara black pumps
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing an H&M oversized light blue botton-up, Rich & Skinny boyfriend jeans and Zara black pumps
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing an H&M oversized light blue botton-up, Rich & Skinny boyfriend jeans and Zara black pumps
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing an H&M oversized light blue botton-up, Rich & Skinny boyfriend jeans and Zara black pumps
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, is wearing an H&M oversized light blue botton-up, Rich & Skinny boyfriend jeans and Zara black pumps

I was Wearing:

H&M Shirt
Zara Heels

Thanks so much for visiting!
xoxox

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Styling My Life for #IAmDaysenWinter

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson is wearing a MinkPink dress, Topshop Leather jacket, Rag & Bone Bag and Nine West Over the Knee boots
I always feel really empowered when I wear a strong look like this one. Just a sliver of skin is all you need to look sexy and this is the type of look that makes me feel the most confident. That is the amazing thing about clothes -- they paint the picture of who we are, or who we would like to be on that particular day. No need to pigeonhole ourselves into one category when we can be whoever we want! 

Make sure to check out my last post to find out about the #iamdaysenwinter campaign and find out how to win a $75 gift card to Daysen Winter

Also, check out the posts from the other amazing ladies that were involved. Such a great group of women! 
Randa Salloum: The Unprecedented
Meagan Faye: Living Boldly
Kiara Schwartz: Tobruck Ave
Carlle Chatten: A Leather Bound Journal
Sarah Boland (Videographer): Sarah Boland Photography
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson is wearing a MinkPink dress, Topshop Leather jacket, Rag & Bone Bag and Nine West Over the Knee boots
For the first look from my collaboration with Daysen Winter, I chose this awesome black shift dress with silver detailing down the front and back.
Rag & Bone Enfield Bag
 I love the loose flowy fit and the dipped back detailing. 
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson is wearing a MinkPink dress, Topshop Leather jacket, Rag & Bone Bag and Nine West Over the Knee boots
The dress has a total rocker vibe to it when it's paired with a leather jacket and over the knee boots, but it is surprisingly loose and easy going when worn alone with some flat boots or sandals. I can't wait to bring it on my trip to London and Italy as an easy item to throw on and go sightseeing for the day.
Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson is wearing a MinkPink dress, Topshop Leather jacket, Rag & Bone Bag and Nine West Over the Knee boots