Friday, December 18, 2009

Ice Skating under Robson St

One of the main things I wanted to do this holiday season was to go ice skating at the renewed Robson Rink. I got to go this week with my friend's Jen and Serg.

This place is amazing. I am telling you, you have to go! It was so much fun! I brought us a thermos full of hot chocolate and I think this really adds to the whole winter wonderland vibe.

It was full of skaters, and it was beautiful. I think it would be a great date place, if you like to skate. Skating around, holding hands, drinking some coco, ahhh. But it is also a great place to go with good friends.

One of the cutest parts was the mini Zamboni that looks like a killer whale! I think they should make the one at GM Place look like one too!

Jen and Serg

Here is what I wore:

Where: Robson Rink

What: Jacket: Hong Kong $20
Sweater: Aritzia $80
Jean: Lushuz $40
Toque: Mintage $20
Skate: Mine

Why: It can be hard what to wear to something where you have to be warm but you still want to be stylish. The solution, I am wearing long johns under my skinny jeans and a long john top under my sweater! I used to work in film and would have to spend hours standing outside in the rain and cold while filming. I quickly learned that long johns and wool sock are your best friend and will keep you warm!

Making Christmas

This year I am making almost all the gifts that I am giving. I had a bit of a financial struggle in the second half of 2009 and I just can't afford to do a big blow out of gifts. Also I find that people really love getting things that you have made just for them!

My friend Jen, is what I would call the Blair to my Serena. She loves the hairband and rocks them better than most people I know. I, on the other hand, can barely wear a hairband long enough to wash my face! So for Christmas, I made her this:

I got a plain white hairband from the Dollar Store and then covered it in tons of white feathers I got a Dressew. I just glue gunned them on. Then I added the black feather, and on top a button I found on the floor of a change room one time. It was so much fun and I love it!

I gave it to her a few days ago and I am pretty sure she love it too!! Christmas Success!

Fancy Nancy Wine and Cheese

Every year just before Christmas I throw a Fancy Nancy Wine and Cheese Party at my place. Its really an excuse for my friend's and I to dress up and be festive. This year it was a little last minute so not a lot of people were able to make it but it was as fun as always.

If you have not heard of the Fancy Nancy books you should really check them out. They are all about a little girl who wants everything to be fancy, I love her!
Here is just a few of the fancy people who showed up this year.

Jen and Serg
Aren't they cute? Jen was working the who 40's film star look!

Jenn and Matt( New Engaged!)
I love that they are wearing matching red! I asked and no they didn't do it on purpose.
Here is what I wore:
Where: My apartment for Fancy Nancy and then Library Square

What: Crown: Christmas Stocking last year
Shrug: Estate Sale $50
Silk Dress: Estate Sale $30
Shoes: H&M $40

Why: I insisted that everyone be a bit fancy for this party so I have to show them how its done. I didn't actually wear the shrug for long, it was too hot in my apartment. And when we went out dancing I was afraid it would get dirty. I did however wear the crown out dancing, and it was AWESOME!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Daily Flickr Pic

Jump on over to Vancouver IS Awesome and check out the flickr pic of the day! I am very excited to be chosen! I'll post more when I get home from work. Have a great day,


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Modest Goddess

Just wanted to let you guys know about an event at Scoop on Thursday Dec 10th. One of the girls I work with at Lushuz has her own jewellery company and she will be holding a shopping event that night! I think its a really fun way to get some of your Christmas shopping done!

See you there!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Yaletown Brewpub

I was getting ready for work at Lushuz yesterday and realized I was sick of wearing jeans. Don't get me wrong I love jeans but sometimes you need a day off. So I took this summery dress and made it winter ready. I love this outfit.

Where: Working at Lushuz

Why: I am shopping my closet a lot these days and this was a way to wear a summer dress in a different season. Layers are amazing. I was also wearing a long grey grandpa cardigan over top and with my warm coat I was nice and toasty!

What:Dress: H&M $30
Henley(under): Bootlegger $20
Tights: The Bay $10
Boots: Aldo Outlet $50
Cuff: Value Village $2
Watch: Yardsale $1

After work it was off to Yaletown for my friend, Alex's birthday. Happy 26th Dude! Alex never made it past the brewpub but I ended up at Ceili's with another friend. I do love to dance!

Where: Yaletown Brewpub and Ceili's.

Why: Even though it is winter and cold out I wanted to sparkle and this mini skirt totally reminds me of Christmas tinsel!

What: Tank Top: Dynamite $10
Miniskirt: H&M $30
Shoes: Aldo $20
Earrings: Le Chateau $19
Cuff: Value Village $2

Stay tuned for The Bay staff party......

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Photobooth Photos!

I told you about the Flickn Awesome Photo Party I was at last night and I wanted to share our free photobooth pictures with you! Amazing right!

Flickn Awesome Photo Event

Yesterday I worked at my clothing store job in the afternoon after a morning of paper writing. One more week till I am done school till April and I am very excited! For now I am extremely busy but I am trying to find sometime every day to update as this is fun for me and lets me be creative. Basically its not school work!

Where: Off to work on 4th.

Why: I have had this shirt since grade 9 and have never known how to wear it. I have to say I must not have know sizing back in the day as it finally fits and I have figure it out.

What: Sweater: unknown $19
Skirt: Le Chateau price unknown
Tights: The Bay $10
Shoes: Joe Fresh $20
Necklace: Thrifted $2
Cuff: Value Village $2
Watch: Yardsale $1

After a hard afternoon off work it was off to the Flickn Awesome Photo Party at the Fortune Sound Club in Chinatown, presented by VancouverIsAwesome. They asked 99 photographers around town to submit some photos for an exhibit/fundraiser for the non profit blog. I was one of the 99 photographers they asked. It was really exciting to see two of my photos up on the wall along side so many other awesome shots.

My friend's Ali, Jen, and Sergio all came with and I have to say we make a stylist bunch. Check out these sparkle tights my friend Ali is wearing. First thing we get there and Jen asks "Are those the American Apparel tights?" Ali replies with pride "Nope, Joe Fresh". You know that means they cost about $10 bucks. Amazing!

Tights: Joe Fresh!!

Where: Fortune Sound Club in Chinatown with Ali, Jen and Sergio

Why: Because what do you wear out when it is freezing but you want to look good?

What: 1960's Velvet Tiger minidress: True Value Vintage $50
Tights: The Bay $10
Shoes: Aldo Outlet $19
Earrings: Aldo $20
Cuff: Value Village $2
Watch: Yardsale $1

Street Style: Zootz Hair Studio

I saw this lovely girl standing outside the back door of Zootz Hair Studio at 4th and Arbutus yesterday and two thoughts went through my head instantly. First: I want that dress and Secondly: I hope it cost her a pretty penny. No my friends, that dress was $3.99 at Value Village! I want it so bad! It is adorable, and Italian.

The dress is thrifted at Value Village and I am sure that purse sitting at the top of the steps is thrifted too. Please note the amazing hair dye job she is rocking! I sometimes wish I was that fearless with my hair but I have come to the conclusion that I am not.

After approaching her to see if I could get her picture, and asking where did she find this dress, we got into a little chat about thrifting. I had to agree with her on it being mostly about luck, you can go into a place on Monday and find nothing and then Tuesday find 10 things you love and are on sale. It is crazy! Also I think one of my favourite things is to check small town thrift shops when I am anywhere. I have found the best items at the cheapest prices in small towns, its like no one knows what gems they have!

So keep a look out people, you never know when thrift shop gold will fall in your lap.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I must start this post with who still uses a pay phone? I realize in the case of an emergency (aka your cell phone is dead) they can be very handy but on the 8th floor of my school? I can't think of one single person in my class that doesn't have one. In fact I can only think of one person I know who doesn't have a cell phone and trust me when she needs to make a call she doesn't use a pay phone, she borrows someone's cell! Still it is kinda cool in a retro I used to use this to say I'd be late for curfew kinda way.

Where: To class after a day of homework hell!

Why: Because I was looking in the mirror brushing my teeth and this outfit popped into my head. Sometimes you just go with it.

What: Vest, Salvaged from my parent's dress up box
T-shirt: American Apparel $15
Jeans: Lushuz $70
Boots: Aldo Outlet $50
Brooch: H&M $5
Watch: Yardsale $1
Cuff: Value Village $2

Now I'm off to bed!

PS Wish me luck, finals start tomorrow!