Saturday, 30 June 2012

Vintage with a View


I hope that everyone is having an amazing start to their weekend! I'm in Kelowna for a friend's wedding and we finally just got internet after a couple of days without it. We've been taking some photos around the resort and these ones are from last night. I wore this vintage dress to a bbq that the brides hosted at their cabin. The place has such gorgeous views and is surrounded by forest, so it's an absolute paradise!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Sorbet


I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Mine is almost over and I'm so excited for our super long weekend. A girlfriend that I grew up with is getting married in Kelowna and all of my old friends are going to be there. It will be like a mini reunion. So fun! We're heading up there tomorrow, so Ollie's been super busy trying to get all of his projects done. Luckily, he was sweet enough to fit in some photos this evening so I have something to post :)

I'm really loving all of these sweet colors right now and mint and peach are my two absolute favorites at the moment. I love that they go well together so that I can wear my two faves at the same time! Makes for a bright and happy outfit that is perfect for a sunny day.

I hope you have a good evening! xoxo

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Striped Maxi


Today was such a perfect day. It is my only day off this week, but that is ok with me because it was really the best day we've had in a while. Ollie and I went shopping downtown, then ate some sushi and watched the new Men in Black in 3D. It was actually really good! After the movie, we went down to the water to catch the last bit of sun and take some photos. I love that days are lasting so much longer now. You can really fit so much more into one day!

This outfit is my absolute best shopping outfit. The only way it would be better is if it was warm enough to not have a jacket and I was wearing flip flops. The dress is so easy to pull on and off in the change room and you don't need to worry about belts or button or zippers, or anything else that gets in the way and takes positioning. The dress is so comfy too -- it was pretty cold in the theater, but it was like I was wearing a blanket over my legs, so it kept me just warm enough :)

I hope you have an amazing end to your weekend and a really great start to your week! xoxo

Friday, 22 June 2012

Black and Blue


Happy Friday! Just a quick post before I head off to work today :)
I'm so glad that I was able to post so often this week! This is my new goal -- to post more often from now on.

It became quite overcast yesterday, so I'm still finding that I need to wear a blazer with my dresses. Hopefully this will change soon, but it's definitely warm enough for the bare legs and this makes me very happy! I bought this dress a few years ago from Artizia and it's one of those staples in my closet that I always turn to in the summer. I love wearing it over top of a bikini at the beach, hanging loose without a belt. And I love that I can then wear it out to lunch or dinner by simply adding some heels! These are always the best items to own :)

I hope everyone has an amazing Friday and a really great weekend!! xoxo

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Instagram Love


Every week, I fall more and more in love with Instagram. It's my absolute favorite thing to look at first thing in the morning. While Ollie's in the shower, I'll go through my Instagram feed as I lie in bed. It's my new morning ritual and I love it! Tons of great inspiration first thing in the morning. And the best part is that most of the feeds that I follow are in either Europe, Australia, or back East, so they have all been updating as I sleep! The perfect way to wake up :)

These photos are some of my favorites from the last couple of weeks. I also post an image or two of my current blog post as well, so you can get the updates on Instagram if you like! My account name is @StylingMyLife. I would love if you followed me there! And please leave me your Instagram user name as well because I always love finding new people to follow :)

I hope you have an amazing Thursday! xoxo

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Cozy Stripes


It feels like a while since I've done two posts in a row, but I think this is the first time in quite a while that it hasn't been raining for two days in a row. Hopefully this is a new trend for me!

This outfit is pretty much my way of sneaking shorts in at any temperature. Once spring hits, all I want to wear are shorts and skirts, but unfortunately Vancouver weather is very unpredictable. It may feel like summer one day and then fall the next, so in order to keep my legs bare I just layer up on top! I've owned this sweater for about 5 years and I always go back to it. The thing is that it's actually super itchy, so it's not quite as cozy as it looks, but I do love my stripes so it wins out on this merit. I'm still wearing it as I type this and to be perfectly honest, I want to scratch my arms off right now. Lesson learned -- no more itchy sweaters :)

I hope you have a wonderful evening and an even better day tomorrow! xoxo

Monday, 18 June 2012

Casual Florals


I hope everyone had a really great weekend! Ollie and I went out for another friends' going-away on Saturday and then had a super lazy Sunday. I don't think I was quite recovered enough to have a big night out, but it was definitely worth it. And that's what Sundays are for. Right?

Today, I was in a very casual mood, but didn't want to be too blah, so I went for a casual floral look. This blazer is super thin and is actually made out of a jersey-like material, so it is really very comfy. I wore it with a loose mint top and my trusty Zara skinny jeans. You've probably noticed that this is my go-to outfit -- jeans, tee and blazer. Can't go wrong with that! I love that I can easily be casual, but bright and cheerful at the same time :)

I hope you have all survived this Monday and enjoy the rest of your week! Thank so much for visiting. xoxo

Saturday, 16 June 2012

White and Denim


Happy Weekend! I'm so happy to finally be feeling better today -- just in time to work on a Saturday! I don't even mind, I've been pretty bored out of my mind, so work will be a pleasant change. Yesterday, I thought I would tan and read a book at the beach because it was supposed to be gorgeous out and this takes minimal effort, but it ended up being overcast and really quite cold. I lasted a couple of hours, but had to be bundled up the whole time. It was nice to be outside anyway :)

We had a pretty relaxed night -- ate some sushi and caught up on the rest of the Game of Thrones that we hadn't yet seen. It was a nice chilled Friday, and now tonight, we are going to some friends' going away and it is a hat and/or wig theme. I can't lie -- I don't like the sound of this very much, but I'm sure I can pull off a tomboy look with one of Ollie's hats :)

This spring, I can pretty much live in white denim. I love it with absolutely everything. I really love the white on white look, but yesterday I was going for super casual, so I just threw these jeans on with a denim jacket after the beach. In hindsight, not the best idea for lounging around the house -- Ollie kept putting his dirty feet all over them and really, dirt just has to be in the same room and it somehow gets all over them, so next time I'll wear regular jeans for being lazy... or maybe yoga pants :)

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Sprinkles on my Skirt


I hope you're having a fantastic week so far! I woke up yesterday with an awful stomach flu, so I'm feeling a little less than awesome today. It's getting better -- at least I can sit up long enough to post some pictures today!

I've had this skirt for a few years and still really love the pattern of it. It reminds me of sprinkles, and obviously you can't go wrong with sprinkles! Because it's a bodycon fit, I prefer to wear it with a loose top and this one from Zara is great because it's longer in the back so it covers the bum :)

I hope you enjoy the rest of your Wednesday! I'm going to go back to watching Netflix and eating ice cream. Bye for now! xoxo 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Ollie's Birthday!


I hope you've had a good weekend! Ours was really great because yesterday was Ollie's Birthday!! We spent the day shopping on Robson and then went out for dinner with a few friends and then some drinks afterwards. It turned into a really gorgeous day so it was nice to spend it walking around and buying more birthday presents :)

For our dinner and drinks, I wore this dress from XO Bella that I really love. The cut-outs are so cute without being overly sexy. I love this sort of dress because I can eat all I want and not have to worry about it! It's nice and loose around the waist without looking like a sack, so it's the best of both worlds :)

I added some neon accents for some fun details. I love this clutch from Zara. Every person that saw it had to make a comment on how bright it was. I don't know if it was always meant as a good thing, but for me -- the brighter the better!!

I hope you have a good evening and an amazing start to your week!!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

A Break From the Rain


Today was a very rainy day in Vancouver. I thought there was no way that I would get any pictures in, but just as the sun was going down, the sky cleared up! I love that! Because of the rain, I was wearing a very boring black suit for work and changed into yoga pants once I got home. But, once the sky cleared, I thought I would change into what I would have worn if it was nice out!

I love this top with a pencil skirt for work. The flower cutouts are so cute and I really love peach pieces -- especially this light peach, which is so flattering to everyone. Even pale me! I also like to wear this shirt untucked with pants for more of a masculine look (like I did here). They are such different looks and that's what is so great about a shirt of this style -- it can be worn in so many different ways.

I hope you have a wonderful evening and enjoy your Friday! I can't wait for the weekend because it's Ollie's Birthday!!!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Cute Kitty


I love this Tiger top!  I've been waiting to take pictures of it because I wanted to wear it with shorts at the beach, but the weather is taking far too long to warm up enough for that, so I wore it with my coated denim jeans instead. I think this way works as well, but I still look forward to wearing it with some cut-offs -- which is what I think it is meant for :)

I wore this outfit to go shopping and run errands during the day, and then went to meet up with some girlfriends that were in town for the night. We had a nice hot tub session and then had some late night snacks at Browns. An amazing night -- I wish they would move here!! Miss you girls already! xoxox

And now, I'm off to shop for Ollie's birthday present!! I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday:)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Vintage Stripes


I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I can't believe that it's already June. May was definitely a very crazy month for me. It was filled with changes -- for both me and my close friends. I'm not sure what it was about this month, but 4 of my girlfriends have moved away and I made a career change. It's a lot for one month to handle! I definitely don't love the fact that my close friends are moving, but they are all beginning new adventures and I feel like there will be a lot of amazing new beginnings from this (myself included). Is it just me or was there something strange about this May for you as well? Must be something in the stars ;) I'm so much looking forward to the summer now and it feels so close now that June is here!!

This weekend has gone super fast for me.  I worked yesterday, so that eats into the weekend a bit, but we went out for an amazing meal at a local Italian restaurant. Lots of food and tasty wine! It was warm enough to sit out on the patio - my favorite part of summer! I love eating dinner outside :)

I decided to wear a vintage dress that I recently purchased. When I bought it, it had these really strange puffy long sleeves, which I cut off into short sleeves. I really love the way that it has turned out. It's very sheer and looks amazing if you are daring enough to wear it with a bandeau top and shorts. I didn't think it would be appropriate for the place we were eating at, but I would love to do this sometime!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend! Thank you so much for all of your supportive comments :)