Do you ever try and just totally over complicate getting dressed?  Do you try putting bazaar combos together and start trying on items that don’t even fit anymore?  Ya, I do it sometimes too.  Every once and a while I have a total weird moment where I forget how to get dressed.  I must say, this does help me clean out my closet.  I always have a bag at the ready to fill with pieces that must go.

Once my moment of wardrobe insanity passes, I am able to see all the gems in my closet.  This fab little number is a new addition to the closet.  Plenty has been one of those shops I can always find some amazing staples.  As soon as I slipped this dress on last night, I felt amazing.  It’s simple but lovely and pairing it with some old favourites (this necklace and bag have been in my life for quite a while now) makes it perfectly me.

So the moral of the fashion story is stick with what works and ditch the rest.

 

dress: c/o Plenty
bag: Christopher Kon
shoes: Miz Mooz from Shoes on Fourth
necklace: Karen Telio

{details}  top: Old Navy, shorts: JBF Vancouver, denim shirt: Carter’s , sandals: Salt Water Sandals, glasses: H&M

I thought I’d kick off the weekend thinking of warmer weather.  We have been up and down so drastically here on the West Coast.  Everyday is a surprise.  I am soooooo happy it’s the long weekend!  I’m going to try and unplug a bit this weekend and spend some time with this cutie and Remo.  I have some new posts coming soon.  I have been a bit MIA lately.  Been busy working on some fun new things for West + Wind and, of course, Mommying.  Hopefully my trusty photographer will be up for some picture taking this weekend so I can share some new additions to my closet.

I still can’t believe how fast this little bean is growing up!  I couldn’t resist posting a separate post with her in this adorable little summer outfit.  I love her last pic.  She has mastered the blogger casual walk while taking pics.

Also, I would love your votes!  I have been nominated as one of the Top Vancouver Mom Bloggers.  You can vote here.

Happy Long Weekend All!

 

Outfit ~ jeans c/o Yoga Jeans by Second Clothing, top & necklace c/o Scotch & Soda, shoes Miz Mooz from Shoes on Fourth, bag Erin Templeton, sunnies c/o Camilla D’errico x Clearly.ca

Have I mentioned before how much I value comfort? I refuse to be uncomfortable.  This doesn’t mean I wear sweatpants everyday…just most days.  For the days I’m out in public, I love me a comfortable pair of jeans.  These new boyfriend jeans from Yoga Jeans are all I have been wearing the last couple of weeks.  I wore this look out for an early Mother’s Day brunch over the weekend.  This trapeze top was the perfect pairing to get my weekend brunch on.

Weekends have become a sacred time to spend with my family.  To keep that whole balance thing going, I’ve been trying to keep to a Monday – Friday schedule as best I can.  Yes, there are some weekend work commitments that come up, but time with my hubby and sweet girl are my favourite way to spend any day.  With that time is precious idea, I have become a pretty low maintenance lady.  Not that I was ever really that high maintenance, but getting ready is not what it used to be.  A day with a shower and eyeliner is me being fancy.  So, these jeans are my version LBD.  They are a go to classic that I’ll be wearing all  Spring and Summer.  Want a pair of your own?  Check out my giveaway below.

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One lucky Prairie Girl Reader will be winning a pair of Yoga Jeans!

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I get asked two questions a lot, one,  am i in fact a prairie girl and two, where abouts am I from.  Yes, I am a Prairie Girl and I am from Saskatchewan.  The last city I lived in before moving out to BC (and the one I lived in the longest) was Regina.   Compared to the Greater Vancouver Area’s approximate 2.3 million people, Regina’s 200,000 population seems quite small.  However, when I moved from a population 900 town to Regina, I felt like I was moving to New York City.  (Also, I was ten.)

There were so many amazing things about growing up in a smaller community, and yes, some challenges too.  Getting to see your favourite singer / band play, was definitely one of them.  I remember my parents driving my sister and I and our friends to Saskatoon ( a 2 and a half hour drive from Regina) to see The Tragically Hip in concert.  They braved a blizzard, highway driving, and a car full of annoying pre-teen girls, just so we could go to this concert we HAD to see.  Thanks Mom and Dad!

When I heard about a very cool music program called AIR MILES Detour + saw the town name Moose Jaw pop up, I got excited. (Moose Jaw is just 45 minutes away from Regina.)  AIR MILES Reward Program in partnership with Live Nation will be rewarding a one Canadian town with an epic music experience.  A concert with an A-List musician will play in a small town, to I’m sure, a big crowd.

If you are an AIR MILES collector, you can help a small town rock out with Meghan Trainor.   Collectors can hop onto the Detour website to vote for one of the five towns that have been chosen as finalists, which are:

Nelson, BC

Morin Heights, QC

Port Hawkesbury, NS

Mulmur, ON

and my pick, Moose Jaw, SK

Once you have voted, each time you use your AIR MILES Card will count as one vote for the town you have chosen!  For those of us who live in a major city, concerts happen every week.  Help spread that musical love with fellow Canadian music lovers.  If you yourself live near one of the selected cities or have friends and family who live near by, get those votes in.  Plus,  you could  WIN 1 of 5 VIP concert experiences, including a round trip to the winning DETOUR location, accommodation, prime seats and back stage passes, for you and 3 friends to see Meghan Trainor.  Click here to see how you can enter to win.

Ends May 31, 2016

John Dale | Moose Jaw, SK Vocalist

 

This look is definitely a departure from my usual denim look I rock on most days.  I forgot how nice it is to slip on a dress.  I used to wear dresses almost everyday when I was working outside of the home.  I loved that I always felt comfortable but polished.  A dress is one thing to put on.  It is a quick and easy way to get dressed.  There is definitely still a chill in the air and layers are required.  On the days that have been a bit warmer, I have been swapping out my cardis for kimonos.  I got this beautiful one a couple years ago from Farminista.com.  I obviously love that they are based out of my home province of Saskatchewan.  This silk dress was an amazing find at the Nicole Bridger warehouse sale last month.  Even though this shade of green is typically a more Fall colour, the floral kimono freshens it up with a Spring vibe.  I really do need to dress up more.  With that said, I’m going to go through on a pair of jeans now.

Details:  Kimono from Farminista.com, dress by Nicole Bridger, clutch by Mansur Gavriel, shoes from Nine West

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