Thursday, 31 January 2013

Layering Textures

I have never been a pro at layering, but the weather in Vancouver lately has made it a necessity so I thought I would give myself the challenge.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A Day at the Aquarium

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing Topshop Coat and boots, Urban Outfitters beenie and chambray top, Botkier Metallic Valentina Bag, H&M burgundy jeans, J Crew, Stella & Dot, and True Worth Design Bracelets
Wow, that weekend just flew by! Much too quickly in my opinion, but I suppose time flies when you're having fun ;) If you follow me on Instagram, you know that Ollie and I went to the Vancouver Aquarium as one of our anniversary day activities. It was so much fun to feel like a kid again and I'm always so amazed at how entertaining fish can be!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

2 Years Together

Today, Ollie and I are celebrating our 2 year anniversary! I really can't believe it's already been 2 years, but at the same time I feel like we've known each other for so much longer. I suppose that's how the good ones always are :)

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Weekend Maxi

 I can tell that I'm very impatient for spring because everything I gravitate towards right now is much more spring appropriate. This look is the perfect example.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Stripes for Work

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing Aritzia Blazer, H&M cropped striped sweater, Zara silk cream button-up blouse, 7 for all Mankind black jeans, Zara burgundy ankle-strap shoes, Stella&Dot, J Crew and True Worth Design Bracelets

I've been in such a funk with my work wear lately, I feel like I need a total revamp of that side of my wardrobe. Of course, this isn't going to happen but I have decided to start finding ways to incorporate my casual wear into my business looks.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Red Lips and Leopard

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing Urban Outfitters leopard print coat, American Apparel Tee Shirt, Zara coated black skinny jeans, Zara high heel western boots, Tiffany heart necklace, Pyrrha shamrock necklace, and La Dama Necklace

Red lips can really do wonders for an outfit. I wore this look out for drinks on Saturday (sans red lips) and it was just a lazy look that I could throw on before running out the door.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Weekend Comfort

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing Forever 21 faux leather jacket, Zara army green plaid button-up top, Zara ripped boyfriend jeans, Zara leopard print loafers, Botkier silver Valentina Bag, Urban Outfitters black beenie, Olivia Solie triangle and cross necklace, True Worth Design brass bead bracelet
Like I said in my last post, I really couldn't wait to get into my comfy clothes this weekend -- and this is the first thing I did.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

White at the Beach

It's been so long since I've worn white denim and I have no idea why! I love when people wear white in the winter, but for some reason I seem to stay away from it.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Banana Taipei

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing Banana Taipei Balenciaga Bag, Urban Outfitters tan leather jacket, Sugarlips Embedded Jewels top, Zara wax coated denim, Browns red suede heels
I've seen these bags quite a few times in the "Hermes" version and thought they were so much fun! So when I saw this new "Balenciaga" version, I fell in love. I've actually wanted the true Balenciaga for quite some time now, so this is such a funny way to wear it without paying the thousands of dollars for it. The bag is from a company called Banana Taipei and I don't think they've officially launched this specific bag quite yet, but I'll make sure to let you know once they have.

Ollie was out of town this weekend, so my wonderful friend Tarryl took these photos for me. Didn't she do an amazing job? She's also a very talented writer, so make sure to check out her blog; True Worth Design.


Friday, 11 January 2013

Instagram Love

I haven't done an Instagram Recap in quite a while, so I thought I would show you what I've been up to lately. I'm still completely addicted to Instagram -- if anything, the addiction is just becoming stronger -- and I always love finding new profiles to follow. If you leave your username in the comments I'll definitely check you out! And if you aren't yet following me, my user name is @StylingMyLife. I always post my new looks and little snapshots of my days, so make sure to follow me there as well :)

I hope you have an amazing Friday! xoxox

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Snow Day

How is everyone's week going? I'm glad it's already hump day. The days are definitely dragging, but at the same time, the week is already half over! Looking at these photos is making me want the weekend back so bad. It's a bit of torture, really... It's not much of a fashion post, but this is the super fashionable look that I threw together as someone that does not own proper snow gear (except the snow pants -- I actually had those in my closet!)

On Sunday, Ollie and I went snowshoeing with a couple of our friends and their teeny adorable baby. I had never been before and I can't believe that I hadn't! I'm not a skier or a snowboarder, so I'm really happy to have discovered a way that I can actually enjoy the snow -- especially since I live in Canada and it surrounds us. The best part was all of the beautiful scenery. I could have spent all day wandering around and taking photos :)

Monday, 7 January 2013

Over the Knee Boots

I hope you had an amazing weekend! I'm writing this on Sunday, so it is still the weekend for me and I have to admit -- I'm really dreading the next week of work. It just seems like it's going to be so long! But I'm trying not to focus on this and just enjoy the rest of the weekend that we have. Sushi is on it's way and I think a movie is on order :)

I was having one of those moments this weekend where I feel like I have nothing to wear and then suddenly I remembered these boots! I've had these boots in my closet for a couple of years and they just always reminded me of when I used to dress a little more revealing than I'm comfortable with now. But this weekend I dug them out to see what I could do with them and now I have a new-found love! I love when this happens because people in my life are always telling me to go through my closet and throw out items that I haven't worn in the last 3 months (or something equally crazy) but if I had done that, then I would be wishing that I still had them and most likely would have started the hunt for a new pair. It's like I've saved money!


Saturday, 5 January 2013

Polka Dots and Leather

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing Forever 21 black faux leather jacket, zara sheer black polka dot blouse, urban outfitters black bodycon skirt, topshop black leather western boots, H&M burgundy hat, Botkier silver bag
We downloaded a new program for adding filters to our images and it's so much fun! Ollie was afraid that I might look a little sickly in these -- and he does have a valid point -- but I thought it was nice to do something a little different. Plus, this look could use a touch of something extra, and the city in the background looks so cool -- like it's painted  into the photo:)

I hope you're having an amazing weekend! I honestly don't know how I'm going to deal with a full work week next week! xoxox


Thursday, 3 January 2013

NYE Sparkles

Vancouver Fashion Blogger, Alison Hutchinson, wearing a Zara black sequin dress, BCBG patent leather heels, Topshop spike and rhinestone necklace, Kenneth Cole watch and Joe Fresh rhinestone bracelet

I hope everyone's year has gotten off to a good start! I was feeling pretty guilty on the 1st, as I was looking through my instagram feed and seeing everyone doing super active things like running and hiking and swimming in the freezing cold ocean. Luckily, I haven't set any new years resolutions yet, so I don't have to worry about breaking them! I know this sounds very unproductive, but they really are the same thing every year and I just like to think that I'm always trying to be healthy, save money (not very good at this one), and live positively. I guess the new year is just a reminder to not lose your way.

These photos were taken on NYE and I really wanted to show you my sparkly dress! My arms were feeling a little shredded up from the sequins by the end of the night, but I think it was worth it. We spent the night with a few close friends at a restaurant in kits and had an amazing meal and delicious champagne cocktails. Exactly what I was hoping for on NYE :)


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Farewell 2012, Hello 2013!

Happy New Year!! I feel like so much has happened in this last year and it has ended on such a good note. There were some bumps along the way -- a career change, some bad news and plenty of stress -- but when all is said and done, it was a near perfect year!

I began this blog in March of 2012 and I feel like it has brought so much happiness and fulfillment into my life. I love that it is something that Ollie and I can work on together and documenting our memories is one of the best things to come out of it.

These photos are some of my favourite memories and looks from 2012. I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!
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