September Mood Board

 


Happy September first everyone!!!!  Even though we still have a few weeks of Summer left, September is typically a bit of a transition month fashion wise.  My mood to kick off the month (and drastic change in weather) is feeling easy basics like cute tees and pencil skirts.  There is no need to cover up completely yet, so I plan on keeping my legs bare as long as possible.  Ankle boots are a perfect shoe to transition into cooler weather and a large tote works weather you’re heading to a meeting or a play date.
I don’t know what it is about September that makes me want to buy fresh office supplies {cute ones, of course} and sip on tea.
Today my feet were chilly for the first time, so my moccasins were an obvious choice for working in my home office and playing with the
Little Miss.  I also realize that I need to come up with some ideas for indoor activities with a toddler.  We’ve been so used to being
outside everyday that I need to get creative to make fun in a whole new way.  Any suggestions Momma’s?
Fresh flowers are a good idea any time of year, but especially when the skies get grey.  A simple bouquet can brighten up a room, especially if it’s your
office space.  I’ve also been adding plants here and there around the house.  Admittedly, I am no green thumb, so I keep my plant picks
cheap and cheerful as they usually only last me a few months.
I still don’t want to rush the end of Summer.  Vancouver is supposed to have a warm and sunny long weekend coming up.  In fact,
they are predicting a sunny first half of the month, except these first few days.  I’m ready to embrace it fully and in the meantime, start
my strategic fall shopping plan.

 

shoes: c/o Native Shoes, dress: Pink Martini, tank: Banana Republic

I have always been a Fall lover….BUT, we are not there yet.  As excited as I am for cool evenings wrapped in sweaters and blanket scarves, I am really embracing every moment of Summer.  We are all always in a rush to move onto the next rather just enjoying whatever is happening now.   I don’t want pumpkin spice lattes when I can still be sipping lemonade.  If the sun is shining {and it’s been shining A LOT} I say, get out there and play!   Fall will be here soon enough, so let’s embrace the now and relish in the moment.

Maddie and I have been loving playing in our new Native Shoes!  We can run in the dirt, splash in the puddles of the water park, and not worry about our shoes.  Weather your a Mini Lady or all the way grown, a girl wants cute shoes, even when they’re comfortable.  These will definitely be getting packed for our family trip to Palm Springs in October.  Thank you Native Shoes!!!

 

 

End of Summer Holiday packing

Items sourced from Polyvore

I am desperately hanging on to every last second of Summer.  It’s not over yet!  I haven’t even unpacked from being away last weekend, and I’m getting ready to pack up again for another weekend away.  This time Maddie will be joining us as we head over to Victoria to celebrate my Dad’s 60th Birthday.  This has been a very hectic week, so I’m looking forward to a bit of time away, where I can unplug a bit, or at the very least ignore my dirty house.

I’ve streamlined my weekender bag to have just a few faves I can live in for a few days.  Since I pack a lot usually for Maddie, I try to keep my bag compact.  A little grey dress is an awesome piece to wear for shopping, a dinner out, or even just kicking around the house.  Just pack a few different accessory stories to mix it up.  A pair of denim shorts and some breezy tops are another go to.  A hat is a must for days out exploring or cocktails on the patio. (These are usually backyard patio cocktails when we’re with Maddie.)  I was so completely satisfied last weekend when I realized I wore everything I brought except my bathing suit.  Not too bad!

So soak up the Summer and pack light.  Here’s to another fabulous weekend away!

 

{Details}
top: Topshop

skirt: Sixth Street Pop Up
earrings: old
bracelet: Aldo Accessories
shoes: Army and Navy shoe sale
lips: colour Desirous c/o Estee Lauder

It’s hard to start thinking about Fall when it’s so incredibly hot outside still…and well, it’s still summer.  However, I have been to a few Fall previews lately, so it’s starting to creep in.  Slowly.  One of the Fall collections I previewed recently was  Estee Lauder.  Ladies, the bold lip is back and the hues are richer than ever.  There is something so sexy about a bold lip.  Speaking of bold…these earrings are anything but subtle.  I have been on such a no earring or stud kick lately, I forgot how fun an oversized earring can be.

Tomorrow my out of office reply is set to go.  My husband and I are heading up to Pemberton and Whistler until Sunday.  It is our first trip away with just the two of us since we had Maddie. I’m really looking forward to it and at the same time I’m missing Madelyn already.  Here’s to a long weekend and enjoying every minute of summer!  xo

 

{Details}
skirt: Aritzia (old)
top: H&M
shoes: Miz Mooz from Shoes on Fourth
bag: c/o Old Navy
bracelets: tassel bracelet by Olive & Piper, cream one is an old fave
flowers: Flower Factory
photos by: Alicia

 

About every five years I do a major wardrobe overhaul.  I find that in that five year time frame, my body and lifestyle change enough that it warrants a closet refresh. {Not to mention that I’m also five years older.  What was cute at 25, not so much at 30.  And now that I’m 35, it’s a whole new thing again.}  This past few months I have been slowly purging unwanted items out of my closet, and carefully selecting items I will wear and wear and wear to replace the no longer appropriate pieces.  Sometimes this can be a bit of a back an fourth process.  This skirt was one I had listed to sell.  I had bought it pre-pregnancy, had worn it a few times, but post baby it’s just been sitting in my closet.  However, an occasion came up and this skirt was the perfect thing to wear so it moved back into my closet from my sell pile.  I scored this adorable little lace crop top for only $7 !  It gave this skirt a fresh new updated look.  I still have a ton of clothes to get rid of.  Having less in my closet has proven to be a real stress reliever.  Getting dressed in the morning is now a lot simpler.  I can’t wait to purge even more!

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