Vintage sequin top from Electric Lady Vintage

Valentines Day is on Sunday.  Our plans are a kids birthday party so no date night for us.  Truthfully, we don’t really do the Valentine Date night out thing.  We usually spend the night in, order food and just relax.  I’m sure this will be our Saturday night plans.  However, I always love a good date night.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a night out with just the two of us, so we’ve set that as a goal for this month.  My date night wardrobe has dwindled down over the years.  Sexy dresses and heels are impractical for me and honestly, not how I feel my most beautiful.  I’m not opposed to a bit of sparkle so this vintage top {with a Woodwards label} is a great piece to keep on hand.  Flats and jeans can absolutely be sexy.  When I’m comfortable and confident in what I’m wearing, that is when I feel sexy. I would complete this outfit with my leather jacket and a scarf.

Happy Valentine’s Day! xo

 

Valentines Day is right around the corner so I figured I needed some adorable pics of my Little Love.  She was so excited to put on her tutu.  A play day in her tutu is always a good day! She wasn’t so into standing for these pics for too long, so we made it quick.  Funny enough, my favourite picture I took of her was this last one where she was just doing her own thing.  {I’m calling it “Off Duty Ballerina”}  So here’s to life’s unscripted moments.  They make the best pictures.

{Details}
tee: West + Wind
tutu and ballet slippers: JBF Vancouver
crown: birthday party DIY
bunting: Mitani Designs

January was a quiet month, which was not a bad thing at all.  It has allowed me some time to get organized and refocus.  Now that we are into February, I feel like the year is in full swing.  Normally, when it rains it pours, it’s all bad stuff, but luckily, my current downpour has a big old rainbow over it.  West + Wind will be popping up a couple of times this month, the first of which starts today!  If you live in Vancouver or area, check out the Little Mountain Shop February 8-14th.  Stay tuned for our next event.  I’m also working on some fun new blog posts and collabs and reconnecting with some lovely peeps I haven’t had the chance to see this year yet.

Today, I am out of the office and enjoying time with the family.  It’s  Family Day here in BC today.  This long weekend has been a welcome little break and chance for us to get outside, go for walks, have dance parties in the living room, go out for brunch, and watch movies by the fire.  Wishing you all a very happy Family Day!

{details}
cardi: c/o Du North Designs
tee: West + Wind
pants: Old Navy
boots: Plenty
bag: Mansur Gavriel
hat: c/o Hunnis
necklace: Kiele (available at Nordstrom Vancouver)
photos by: Alicia

 

I’m not sure if I dress Madelyn like me or if I dress her in things I wish I could wear.  This black and white outfit is an absolute new fave of mine!  When I spotted these VonBon Apparel black and white harem pants ON SALE, I had to snatch a pair up.  They are, of course, the perfect pants to pair with her West + Wind tees.  I think because of our W+W kids collection I’ve been really drawn to black and white for her.  I do infuse colour into her outfits too…she’s a kid after all.  The matching headband and her cute kitty shoes keep her outfit playful and not too grown up looking.  She’s only two, and I want her to stay little as long as possible.

I’m a big fan of reusable decorations.  This adorable bunting was from Maddie’s birthday party in November.  Why buy disposable decor when something like this can be used over and over again? Mitani is another local Vancouver, BC label.  Loads of local love in this post!

{Details}
tee: West + Wind
pants & headband: VonBon Apparel
shoes: Old Navy
pink mouse: The Cross Design
bunting: Mitani Designs

 

I’m not really sure on where I stand on Valentine’s Day.  Is it ok to love and loathe a holiday all at the same time?

Loathe:
That V-Day usually only celebrates romantic love when all love should be celebrated.
So much pink. I like a pop here and there but there but I don’t want to decorate my whole house in it or wear it head to toe.
The pressure to have an uber romantic and over complicated date.  I love a good date night, but simple means more to me.
I’m really not good at the mushy love stuff. My husband and I see eye to eye on this.

Love:
Planning little things to celebrate my loves. My sweet girl included, of course!
Any excuse to have fresh pretty flowers in the house…I do this anyway though.
Candy and chocolate!!!!!!
Drinking bubbly in sweat pants!

If you do have a date night planned and want to create a pretty outfit without being overly girly, take a style cue from Paris Street Style.  Word on the fashion street is that berets on making a come back.  {So glad I kept mine and didn’t get rid of them in my great closet purge.}  This classic camel coloured beret with a real classic outfit….I’m thinking jeans and a white button up shirt…along with a fab scarf makes a perfect, effortless look.  An outfit like this can take you from a dinner out, to coffee, to a fabulous Galentine’s Day celebration.  Simply match your shoe, jewelry, and makeup style to coordinate with your plans.

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