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!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Meeting Jeanne...again

I love Jeanne Beker so when I received an email that she would be at the Bay again I jump at the chance to go see her. She is wonderful. So grounded and down to earth. Listening to her talk about the fashion industry is fun and inspiring. She also showed off the new pieces of her line, Edit, which is really a well edited collection of pieces for the busy working women who needs comfort and style all in one.

I love this look. Simple yet dramatic.

One thing that Jeanne said that really stuck out to me was how fashion is what we are given, style is what we choose. Sometimes writing this blog, reading all the other blogs, trying to keep up with the magazines and show I forget that I don't have to wear it all. I can pick and choose and skip things that I don't really love or that don't suit me. I love my legs and I tried to buy a pair of wide leg trouser jeans just to return them two days later knowing that I would never wear them. When I asked Jeanne about personal style she said she loves her legs so always wears a legging, skinny jeans or tights and dresses. I want to be like THANK YOU for reminding me.

When I finally got to the front and got my chance to meet Jeanne(again) I was stunned when she said "You know, you ask great question."! Coming from the interviewer herself I was over joyed! It only made my confidence soar and inspire me to want to ask more people more questions.

All in all meeting Jeanne was a great experience and I can't wait for her to come back again. You know I'll be there front row with a tons of new questions.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday Stroll

I love walking our puggle, Rusty, especially in the sun. Yesterday morning my man headed over to North Vancouver to run a 5km charity race so it was just Rusty and I on the sunny seawall. We had a nice walk in the brisk Autumn air that was just warm enough for me to wear this.

Vest: True Value Vintage
Shirt: H&M
Jeans: Just Jeans
Boots: Joe Fresh
Belt: H&M
Earrings: Coombs Country Market

This hair is courtesy of the hair tutorial I showed you yesterday.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Its the small things...

I find that it is the small things that make us the happiest or at least keep us happy on the day to day. This week has been crazy with working all day, a couple events at night and now I can't believe the weekend is over already. Where does the time go?

New nude accessorises from Aldo.

Sparkle glove for $2!

Finally having my necklaces organized.

A coffee machine programmed to be brewed when I wake up! Finally!

Happy puppy in the fall leaves.