Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I heart NY

Last night before heading off to bed I did a check of all the blogs I love. I always find it fun to look for inspiration for ways to wear clothes I already have. I came across this picture on The Sartorialist, and instant thought "I can do that".  I looked through my closet and came up with my version of it. I just love how laid back it is even though she is put together and wearing heels. Not so impressed with his smoking, but to each their own. Where do you look for inspiration?

Skirt: American Apparel $40
T-shirt: Gift from NYC
Shoes: Deluxe Junk $30 (these shoes are the best purchase I have ever been talked into, Thanks JP)
Belt: H&M $20
Cuff: Value Village $2
Bag: Gift from Sarah for Christmas
Watch: Yard Sale $1

Now I'm off to Trivia Night at Relish GastroPub! Wish me luck!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Lady in Red

Lately I have been complaining that I do not have enough "day" dresses. I have a lot of dresses but I feel like most of them are for night, out dancing or dinner, anything a little more fancy. Well I had totally forgotten about this dress I bought last summer. I wore it once and the zipper broke. I took it to my dry cleaner and he fixed the zipper, and voila!, day dress. Plus its red, my favourite colour!

Dress: Spank $30
Shoes: Aldo $60
Belt: H&M $20
Cuff: Value Village $2
Necklace: Gift for my sweet sixteen from my grandmother

PS Please ignore the bit of mess on my bed. I was away all weekend and haven't put everything back in its place yet.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sunshine and McQueen

Yesterday it was hot out and yet I still want to look stylish! I may have found a great new combo. Threw this on and was out the door for coffee(iced) with a friend before the heat got to be too much.

Skirt: H&M $17
Tank: Sears $12
Shoes: Deluxe Junk $30
Scarf: Alexander McQueen, gift from my man
Bag: Gift from my friend, Sarah
Sunglasses: H&M $6 (I break sunglasses so much that I buy cheap ones)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Wind

The summer wind was blowing mighty strong today. I did not realize this as I left my place in this floaty dress. Lucky I didn't have a Marilyn moment. I have worn a dress every day since last Monday. I trying to see how many days straight I can wear a dress. Some of them I never got a picture of, I have to try more to get an outfit shot everyday. Look for tomorrow's dress, I'm thinking red!

Dress: H&M $30
Shoes: Winners $30
Cardigan: Zara $19

After work I rode around the seawall again. The waves were huge and crashing up onto the seawall. It was pretty cool to see. Man, summer is fun!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

I'm melting...and I love it!

It was another hot day in the VanCity today. My apartment was warm and bright at 7:30am, making it impossible to sleep in, so I did the next best thing. I went to the beach! I was on the sand at 9:30 this morning. The only person in a bikini as far as the eye could see. I have to say it was great! Not so noisy, not crowd, but still hot enough to lay there. It was a great way to start off my day, especially since I had to work at noon. I was in a great, relaxed mood for the rest of my day and nothing could ruin it. Here is what I wore when not on the sand.

Dress: Vintage, used to be my mom's
Sandals: Old Navy outlet, $5
Bikini (Underdress): Quick Nickel, $30

Now its off to bed, I have a busy day ahead of me tomorrow!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Hot Child in The City

It is still very hot in the city of Vancouver and I love it! Everyday is a dress day and everyday is a beach day! I got a bunch of compliments o this dress yesterday, which is always nice.

Dress: Vera Moda, from the Bay $50
Shoes: Deluxe Junk $30
Necklace: Rock Vintage $9

After work it was off to the beach with a couple of the girls. We lay around in our bikinis till 7:30pm, only leaving to go for a bike ride around Stanley Park. It was still hot enough to be out on the beach. The breeze from riding the seawall was quite nice and we even got to see some of the sunset.

After our ride Alex, Justine and I headed over to Joseph Richards for a little bit of dancing. I hadn't been there since it was Stone Temple. It has totally changed inside, more fancy. To be honest I kinda missed the old Stone Temple, I have some great memories of dancing till I dropped there! After some spins on the dance floor it was off to bed. All in all a great summer night!

Think I'll do it all again tonight. Man, I love summer!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Two Chefs and a table for 8

Yesterday I got called into work and I knew right away that the second I was finished it was off to the beach. I brought all my beach gear with me to work, hopped on my bike and whipped over to English Bay the minute I was done. See I had fancy dinner to attend at 8 and wanted to fit in bit of beach time before. In Vancouver the second there is enough heat the beaches are packed. We never know how long the hot weather will last and try to make the most of every minute of it. I'll be back there after work today too. Here is what I wore to ride to the beach.

Romper: Urban Outfitters $19 on the sale rack
Sandals: Old Navy outlet $5
Earrings: Hong Kong Street Market $2 
Cuff: Value Village $2

After the beach I raced home to shower and get ready for the World Cup inspired dinner I was going to at Two Chefs and a Table. If you have not heard of this place or been there you have to look them up. The food is fantastic and the people are great. I hear they do an amazing brunch too, but I haven't tried it myself yet. So 8 of us went last night and decided a little dressing up was in order. Correction, I decided I wanted to dress over the top, so I could wear on of my wicked dresses, and Ali was super excited to join. So we decided a little "over the top" was in order. 

Here is my over the top dress.

I really like to give my dresses names so I can keep track. This is the Ladybug dress. I love it! The over the topness of it only makes it so much better! I got it at a great vintage shop on main st at last summer's Car Free Day. Need to go there again soon. I always find something I love in there.

Dress: Vintage at Bohemia Gallery on Main $30
Shoes: Aldo $60
Belt: H&M $16
Purse: Birthday gift from my Ali, also from Bohemia Gallery
Cuff: Value Village $2
Fake Ray Bans: Urban Planet, Two for $5

Hope the summer heat is treating you well,

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hawaii Dreams

So yesterday it was hot! Finally! All I wanted to do was grab my beach bag, which I keep pack, by the door, ready to go all summer but I had to head off to fittings first. I threw on this vintage Hawaii themed dress, grab my bike and was off. I love this dress but I rarely wore it cause the length was a bit long, and made it feel more dressy to me. I mentioned this at the fittings and one of the VCC students, Karen, quickly hemmed it for me. Thank you so much Karen! I love it a million times more at this length and will wear it so much more. Let that be a lesson for everyone, small changes or alterations can make a huge difference to your clothes. Not everything is perfect right off the rack.

Dress: Mintage $30
Shoes: Spring $30
Bag: Vintage $10
Bike: Cheapskates on Dunbar $250

After fittings I hit up the beach for a bit then headed off to trivia night at Relish with my friends, where my team (Team Awesome) won 1st place! That's twice now. Not a bad summer fun day. Hope everyone is getting a chance to enjoy the great weather!

Now I'm off to work,


White Hot Mini

This is not the best picture but I really liked this outfit, by the time I remembered I wanted my friend to get a picture of it for me, she was gone! So this is the best I could do in a pinch. It has finally been warming up in Vancouver. So on Monday I wore this to ride my bike to work and then to have sushi dinner with Jen. If you haven't been to Kaide Sushi on Richards you need to go there. I think it has the best sushi in the city, but more importantly the owner/sushi chef, Tom is by far one of the nicest people I have ever met! I suggest sitting at the bar and getting to know him.

Shirt: Joe Fresh $10
Skirt: H&M $20
Sandals: Aldo $30 (three summer ago)
Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Birthday Gift from my amazing man