Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I got a gift certificate for a mani/pedi at Pure Nail Bar from my man's parents for Christmas which I decided to use today. I am well known for waiting to use gift certificates until they are about to expire. I figured with New Year's Eve this weekend I would just go for it. Why wait? Plus I needed it. I manage a restaurant and that will wreak your feet no matter who you are.


Now that I have been pampered and polish look how much better my toes look:

And my fingers are so sparkly, which is of course awesome. Who doesn't want sparkly fingers for texting and typing!

One of the best things about Pure Nail Bar is how fast it is. One thing I hate sitting still!

Here's to pretty fingers and toes with speed!


I had an amazing Christmas. Mostly just hanging out and chilling with my man at home, and dinner with his family. It was so relaxing and I got spoiled! My man got my an iPhone and a new watch which I haven't stopped wearing since I opened it.

Hope everyone got just as spoiled! Now I'm off to get a mani/pedi using the gift certificate that my man's parents got for me!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Most Stylish Family Ever.

I found this picture while I was looking though my emails this morning. Seriously they might have the most stylish kids ever!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I need your help!

I got this skirt at a thrift store for $5 bucks and I think it is adorable but I have no idea what to wear it with. So I'm bringing to you, how would you wear it?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Disco Shoes and Closet Renos

My man and I have moved! It is amazing being in a place of your own. It is so much bigger and brighter than our last place. We are in the middle of decorating and rearranging it to fit us. I am in love! Also it means I'm back.
Here is a few outfits from this week:

Yesterday I wore this:

Jacket: Jacob
Sweater: Zara
Top: H&M
Jeans: Plum
Boots: Model Express
Scarf: Sears

I wore this outfit to work on Tuesday, it was inspired by this outfit I found on Fash-n-Chips. It was perfect for yesterday which was one of those cold but beautiful days that are rare in Vancouver. Cold but with sun, not rain. I love those days.

And today:

Sweater: Jacob
Pants: H&M
Shoes: Aldo

I am in love with these shoes! They are like disco balls for my feet. I wore this outfit at work with black pumps but after an 8 hour shift the last thing I want to do is walk home in my heels. I slip this babies on and I feel great!

Now I am off to sign off on our closet reno! See you soon!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Less than a week....

I am getting so excited! My man and I are moving into our new place next Monday and I can not wait!! After my man drew up a to scale floor plan, we figured out where our stuff is going and what else we need. Well this weekend we got a few of the new pieces and I am like a kid on Christmas Eve I just want to put everything together and use it!

On top of that I am getting so excited for the Christmas Season! Ice skating on Robson Rink, Hot Chocolate, Christmas lights and finally, this is the year I ride the Stanley Park Christmas Train! I can not believe it has taken me TEN years to make it happen. This year I am buy tickets in advance and getting there early. Not taking any chances!

What are you getting excited about?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A couple pics...

This weekend my man and I headed out of town for a little r&r. It was fabulous. I basically ate my way through the weekend and loved every minute of it! I didn't take any pictures but my man's cousin got this shot of me. What do you think?

We had a great time! My man made a fabulous pasta for dinner Friday night, and Saturday night he made AMAZING steaks! Saturday day the boys did what they find relaxing:

While I did what I find relaxing, I sat in a cafe drinking coffee and reading the newest Vogue. It was a totally fair trade. We then headed into Pemberton and had lunch at The Pony. Seriously if you are in Pemberton go there! I had such good food I want to go there for lunch today! Sunday we went for two very long walks with the puggle and then had nachos on a patio in the village. It was such a good way to relax after the crazy that is the month of October. Weirdly November is shaping up to be just as busy. Oh well.

Monday, October 31, 2011


I love Halloween. In fact "I love" doesn't even sound strong enough to explain how much I love it! Some people think its strange since I do not like scary things, not scary movies, not the dark, nothing scary. But I love Halloween. I love dressing up. I love decorating. I love handing out candy. I love everything about it. In fact tonight I might even watch a scary(ish) movie.

So seeing as I love it, this weekend was busy! Friday night my man and I headed over to Granville Island for a Boat Cruise Masquerade! It was hosted by Cody and Tiffany Hind for their birthday. Halloween twins, so cute. It was a lot of fun and I got to wear one of my favourite dresses for it.

Yes, I matched my drink to my outfit!

Dress: Vintage
Mask: Dressew

Saturday night was costume night! I made a bunch of treats and goblin punch and some of our friend's came over for a pre going out get together. I had so much fun making the treats and decorating that I could wait to show everything off to our peeps.

Making fresh salsa

Our ghoulish treats

Garbage bag ghosts!

My Halloween vignette

I really show clean up in here...

One of the things I really miss from working in the film industry is the over the top make-up and effects I got to do on a daily basis. Hello, Halloween and a friend who needs to be a zombie for work.

Yeah I did that!

My man and I went as Baywatch! It was a lot of fun and I think the easiest costume I have ever done. A spray tan and some bronzer were all the make-up I needed. A couple props and bam, costume!

Even Rusty got in on the Halloween fun!

And finally today for work I wore some very sparkly eye make-up. At my job I wear an all black outfit; black pencil skirt and today, a black tank top.

Which was inspired by this picture in Kevyn Aucoin's make-up book: Face Forward. I have worn it before and I love the sparkles! So did my friends and customers.

Now I'm of to have a Mexican feast of fish tacos, homemade salsa and guacamole and watch a scary for me movie. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Patterns and Puppies

Not the Yaletown dog park but the kind of day we were having.


Today was beautiful! A perfect sun filled brisk fall day. The kind that make you want to go for a walk with a friend and drink warm drinks. So that is exactly what I did after work. A girl friend of mine lives close by in Yaletown so after the two of us got off work we went and grab our puppies and headed over to the Yaletown dog park with stream hot coffees in hand. It was great. Blue sky, green grass, tons of orange leaves on the ground and a ton of puppies running their fool heads off (ps to me all dogs are puppies...) And here is what I wore today:

Jacket: H&M
Sweater: Zara
Dress: Thrifted, Community Thrift Shop
Tights: Hue
Boots: Model Express
Scarf: Sears
Earrings: Gift
Cuff: Bought on the beach in Mexico
Sunglasses: Lushuz

Don't you love these boots? I got them this weekend at this crazy one off shop on Hastings St beside Army and Navy called Model Express. From the outside it looks a bit....shady but it was great! The boots were only $70 bucks and I love them. I can't wait to wear them with everything I own. I already wore them out dancing on Saturday and they are perfect. Comfortable and sexy, not a bad combo if I don't say so myself.

Where do you get crazy deals on things you love?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Flare at The Bay

On Friday FLARE came to The Bay. It was perfect. Editor-in-Chief Lisa Tant and Suzanne Timmins, The Bay's fashion director gave a fall fashion trend report complete with fashion show. We all received FLARE's fall fashion trends runway guide and the newest issue of FLARE.

Food and wine was supplied by Handsworth, a restaurant located in the Georgia Hotel. The mini hor d'oeuvres that I had were fantastic. It combined my favourite things food and fashion together.

While watching the fashion show I notice this lady who was directing the models, and who I soon realized was Suzanne's assistant, off to the side and I love her outfit. It is a total "me" outfit. After the show I had to approach her and ask where she had gotten the hot pink blazer, expecting to hear a fashion line I could not afford. Her answer, "Zara". I can't wait to get one for myself.

I also got the pleasure of meeting both Lisa and Suzanne. Lisa made my night! As I approched her to say thank you, said "Your outfit is fabulous". Thank you Lisa! The only problem was I totally forgot to get a picture of myself. I was wearing my favourite vintage yellow silk t-shirt, with a pair of high waisted black trouser and my grey mini layered vintage necklace. I really must remember to get shoots of myself.
Going to these events just makes me realize how much I love fashion and having personal style. Can't wait for the next one!