Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Nine West

I recently bought a pair of Nine West shoes at a pop up shop on Main St and have been obsessed with the brand ever since. I had always thought that they only sold "old lady" shoes, wow was I wrong. I saw this pair from across the room and knew I had to have them. Good thing they were my size.

Now the reason I have become obsessed with the brand is not only is this pair beautiful, they are insanely comfortable! I couldn't believe it. So much built in padding, the heels isn't crazy high and even if the heel was high the ratios are all right making it comfortable to walk!

This weekend I went on a hunt to find the perfect pair of going out dancing shoes, that I would also be comfortable in. Well I found them and of course, NINE WEST! They are a beautiful pair of black wedge booties that would work with minis, dresses and skinny jeans. There was only one problem....the price: $195. I currently can not afford them but I found them at the Bay, all I have to do is wait for the right sale and those babies will be mine. Too bad because I could totally wear them out this weekend...hum

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Now the only question is silver...

or gold?

Definitely starting to fell the fall fashion wants!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Putting it on....

Every morning you have to get dress, right? Well yesterday morning I got dressed in this. No real reason behind it. Just felt like wearing a dress and looking polished.
Dress: Thrifted, Community
Shoes: Thrifted, Queenie Consignment
Necklace: Can't remember, I've had it forever
Ring: Made it myself in high school metal work class
Earring: Gift from my Grandmother

I wore this to runs some errands, stop by my man's office, head into work and such. It is simple but pretty and most importantly I felt great in it. You should always feel great in what you are wearing, if you don't maybe its not the look for you and that is something that took me years to figure out. Now I listen to my gut. Trust me you'll feel great listening to your gut.

Almost forgot to mention that last night I did a photo shoot for one of the design students from Vancouver Community College. I can't wait to share the photos with you guys so stay tuned for those!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I may not be southern but I sure love big hair!

Yesterday morning while sitting around emailing, eating and all those other things I do before work I tossed on my man's tshirt that was sitting on the top of the pile of clean clothes on our kitchen table (don't judge...everyone hates folding and putting away clothes). When it came time to actually get dressed to leave the house I like how the shirt looked so I went with it.

Shirt: Borrow from my man
Shorts: DIY cut offs from a pair of thrifted jeans
Sandals: Old Navy Outlet
Hat: Aldo
Necklace: Aldo
Hoop Earrings: Claire's
and in case you are wondering that is a hair elastic around my wrist, always there.

And I do love big hair, seriously, if I could get it to big and curly everyday I would. BUT sometimes my hair has a mind of its own and wants to be straighter. I don't argue with it, I just let it be.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bling and things.

Today I spent the day with my friend, Jen, on her bachelorette party. We got pedicures at Bling and then headed over to The Secret Garden Tea house in Kerrisdale for some afternoon tea. It was a great girls day out. Most importantly Jen was happy and that was all I could ask for. That and the fact that while in Kerrisdale, Jen and I stopped off at Queenie's consignment store. They were having a massive sale! Look what I got.

Now here is the best part: They were $8 bucks!! $8!! How awesome is that! I can't wait to wear them. I am picturing them now with shorts and a blouse for a summer night out and them in the fall with tights and many of my dresses. Man, I love a great deal!

In case you're wondering I got my toes painted in OPI "Lincoln Park in the Dark". Cute, right?

If you are looking for a new place to get your nails done at I seriously recommend Bling. They were great. The massage chairs were super comfortable and they let us have champagne while we were getting our toes done. They even host parties. How cool?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Two Fridays

I totally forgot to post the pictures of my outfit from last Friday so you are getting a double dose of Friday outfits.

Outfit one: Last Friday night my man and I had a bunch of our friends over to have margaritas. It was so much fun! After margaritas we headed over to Celebrities for a bit of dancing and then home to bed. This is what I wore during the day. Unfortunately I didn't get picture of my going dancing outfit....sad face.

Cool side note: This entire outfit is thrifted! I didn't even do that on purpose. I only figured it out when I got to work and a co-worker asked me where I got it!

Jacket: Vintage 1960's, got at a vintage market
Dress: Thrifted, Community
Shoes: Thrifted, Deluxe Junk
Earrings: Hong Kong Night Market

Outfit Two: Today's outfit was thrown together so fast! I was running out of time to get to work and I basically was going to throw anything on. I stopped and though no! It takes just as long to throw on jeans and a tee as it does this. So here is today's running to work outfit.

Tank: Thrifted, Community
Jeans: Joe Fresh
Shoes: Thrifted, Deluxe Junk
Earrings: Le Chateau

Not sure what the man and I are up to tonight but if I change I'll try to remember to get a picture this time.

Simple can be better!

Am I the only person out there that would be ok with Lady Gaga dressing like this more often?

She looks beautiful. Sometimes simple really is better!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Inspiration: Monica Bird

I am always saying that inspiration can come from anywhere and it did. At Center of Gravity this weekend on of the girls we were with, Monica, was wearing what is the base of my outfit. I loved how the men's shirt went with the cut off jean shorts. As I was falling asleep last night I was trying to think how I could up it just a bit more for the city and for my style.

I piled on a couple necklaces, added a fedora, my pink wedges, and Hello Love!

Fedora: Aldo
Shirt: H&M menswear
Short: Thrifted and then cut.
Shoes: H&M
Clutch: Old Navy

This is definitely an outfit I will wear again. I felt good in it and is that really what its all about!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Light Bright

Last night I decided that if it was bright and sunny today it would be time to wear this outfit. When Jen and I went though my closet and got rid of a lot of stuff she also helped plan a few outfits I would never have thought of. This is one of them. I would not have thought to wear this much bright together. I love color but I am a huge fan of grey, white and black. I would have paired this skirt with a white tank or black sweater, still will, but I love this look. How fun is this?

Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: Winner
Clutch: Old Navy

I love the pleating and those are pockets!

I got this at the end of summer one year for $3! Love it!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Sunshine City

This weekend my man and I headed up to Kelowna for the long weekend. It was hot and sunny! FINALLY! We had tickets for Center of Gravity, which is a music festival and sporting event. Volleyball, Basketball, Motorcross, Wakeboarding, Mountain Biking, and more.

First up we hit up a couple wineries on the day we arrived, Quail's Gate, Mt. Boucherie, and Little Straw Vineyards. It was a lot of fun to do a few tastings and find some new wines that we hadn't tried before. We even had a nice lunch at Little Straw Vineyard over looking the vineyards and the lake.

First Stop: Quail's Gate Winery

Our home away from home.
We stay in this little tent in our friend's uncle's yard. It was quite nice, they even have a pool and boats. SO much fun. We played a few games of bean bag with the family and it was a hit. Of course everyone was challenging everyone else.

Beach dancing.

LA Riots.
 At COG we danced a lot! On the beach, on grass, pretty much anywhere we could. It was a lot of fun!
Just a couple of goof balls!

Happy Times!

Boating on Okanagan Lake.



Post Wakeboarding.

My Man, the wake surfer.

Mission Hill Winery.

It is pretty fancy.


Last Stop: Mission Hill Winery.
On our way home we hit up one last winery, Mission Hill. They are a fancy, fort-like winery that make a lot of wines that restaurants serve, and the tasting was good! We then headed back on the road home to VanCity. It was a great weekend away, both fun and relaxing. Exactly what one wants from a mini vacation. Hope everyone had a great long weekend.