Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer time in the City!

First off sorry I've been MIA. I've been working and since its summer I've been busy living. Let's get caught up shall we?
So I wore this to work one day. That night after work we went out for drinks for a friend's birthday on Main St and I switch out the black pants for dark skinny jeans. I also switched out the booties for a higher more edgy heel.
Jacket: H&M
Shirt: French Connection
Pants: Sears
Booties: Aldo
Earrings: Mexico
Cuff: Mexico

The night before I wore this I went to see "Bad Teacher" with my friend, Brittany. I can be quote on saying "I'm totally going to wear my make-up like that tomorrow." So here I go off to work. I will point that these booties are one of my favourite items.....EVER! I love them, they go with everything and they are comfortable. Thank you Aldo.

Dress: Joe Fresh
Tight: American Apparel
Booties: Aldo
Earrings: Gift from my grandmother
Ring: Le Chateau


Eyeliner: Smolder by MAC
Lipstick: Russian Red by MAC
Blush: Classic Pink by Covergirl
Mascara: Lashblast (Black) by Covergirl

One thing not everyone knows about me is that I am a make-up artist. I graduated from Blanche Macdonald here in Vancouver in 2001, in fact it is the reason I moved to Vancouver. I then worked on movies in Vancouver's busy film industry for 4 years before I decided to make a career change. Therefore playing with make-up is one of my true love. From now one I will be including make-up shots too. If you have any questions or want to see a look let me know!

So the above look was inspired/taken from Cameron Daiz's look in "Bad Teacher". I love a good red lip and in the movie she looks a bit like she slept in her make-up. So I "dirtyed" it up a bit. Smudged a bit of black khol liner around the eyes and a ton of black mascara. The hair however was all me. I love a braided bang!

Thursday of last week I attended the grand opening of a new vintage shop, Community, in Gastown. Ok so what you need to know about Community is 3 things:

1) All profits go to downtown eastside programs to benefit woman in the dtes. Good reason to shop if you ask me.
2) The goods are amazing and the prices are not expensive.
3) They let me bring our dog into the store and change room.

To learn more about Community check out this interview by my friend, Val, for VancouverIsAwesome.

So I picked up this silk shirt at the grand opening and wore it to dinner at Zefferelli's with my man and some friends. If you haven't been to Zefferelli's go there. The pasta was amazing and the fun atmosphere was great to have a meal with my loud talkative friends. Its like having dinner with an Italian family, lots of pasta and wine.
Shirt: Vintage, Community
Jeans: Just USA
Shoes: Aldo
Necklace: Vintage, Retro Rock Vintage
Clutch: Vintage, Community

Nail polish: Essie Chincilly

Toe nail polish: OPI Lincoln Park in the Dark

Lips: Hue from MAC with clear gloss over top.
Brown Eye Shadow: Mocha by Revlon
Black Eye Shadow: Carbon by MAC
Blush: Classic Pink by Covergirl
I love a good smokey and with the bright yellow top I went for a nude lip. I really like this look, for me it is fast and fun. Which is great on a Friday evening when I have almost no time to get ready and head out the door to meet up with some friends. What is your go to make-up look for a night out?

Well now that we are all caught up I am off to get ready for my weekend away trip. The man and I are off to Kelowna for a weekend of fun and sun. A wine tour, some dark & stormy's on the Eldorado's patio, Centre of Gravity, brunch and SUN! I might even try to slip away to check out the vintage store I on of my favourite vintage dresses at. I am very excited and I promise a post with tons of pictures when I get home.

Have a great long weekend!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

One of those days...

Last week I had one of those days, you know one of those days where nothing seems to go right. Well here is what I wore well I was feeling...blah.

Fedora: Aldo
Scarf: Chapters
Sweater: From a movie
Jeans: Zara
T-shirt: American Apparel
Flip-flops: Joe Fresh
Bag: Winners

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Inspiration: Glamour Magazine

All the magazines are starting to show fall fashion and I love it!  Looking forward to all the fall clothes is making it hard to dress for summer. Recently while reading Glamour I fell hard for a jean editorial spread. It had a different jean based outfit for everyday of the week. I love jeans, I would wear them everyday if I didn't also love dresses. I took one of the outfits and modified it for summer weather.

Top: H&M
Jean: Zara
Bow Belt: H&M
Shoes: H&M
Bag: Winners
Earring: Hong Kong street market

I loved the girlie look in the magazine, the sparkly shoes, the bow belt, the pink sweater. I loved using pieces I own to make a similar, more summer appropriate look.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hot Hot Heat

It has finally been getting hot in Vancouver and on Monday the only thing I could stand to wear was a thin cotton dress. I got this dress for my trip to Mexico in the spring knowing that I could always wear it in Vancouver once the weather got warm. I hope I get a lot of use of out it.

Dress: H&M
Belt: Found
Bag: Gift from my friend Sarah
Sandals: Roxy
Earrings: Gift from my friend Dylan

How are you beating the heat?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Oh Canada!

I love my country as much as I love my city! I also love any reason to dress up so here are my two Canada Outfits!
Outfit 1:
Dress: Vintage. Was long but I shortened it.
Shoes: Aldo
Ring: Grad Ring from High School

I wore this outfit during the day to take myself out to breakfast at this great place near our house, Save-on Meats. It used to be a butcher shop and now one side is an old school diner with home-style food and the other side is a great butcher shop. You should really check it out.

Tank: H&M
Skirt: Vintage, one of my friend's found it at Value Village but didn't her so I inherited it.
Shoes: Winners
Clutch: Salvation Army, thrifted

I wore this at night out to dinner at Rodney's Oyster House. with a group of our friends. I love this skirt so so much and I really should try to wear it more often. I quickly snapped these pictures before rushing out the doors so the shots are not great. I just wanted to you see the amazing red leather skirt!

Hope everyone had a great Canada Day!!