Off To The Races

The 6th Annual Deighton Cup is this weekend.  On Saturday, Vancouver’s fashion crowd will head to Hastings Racecourse for a day of cocktails, music, and betting on the ponies.

In North America we are deprived of having the same type of millinery wearing occasions like our British friends.  Whether you’re into an over the top facinator or a lady like chapeau, this is one of those rare times we can proudly wear a spectacular topper without people thinking…”What’s up with her?”   If you’re still looking for some last minute style inspiration, I say start with the hat and work your way down.   You really can’t go wrong with a perfectly lady like frock, heels, and some fabulous accessories.

Follow me on Instagram (here)  to see my live coverage this Saturday.

 

Beat The Heat

These images are likenesses of items in my closet sourced on Polyvore.
Our West Coast heat wave has been a big dose of Summer all at once…and I’m not complaining!   I’ve created a new uniform for myself, as I do, for these amazing hot days.   Flowy tanks, a black skort, and a striped skirt have been my breezy go-to’s.  I’ve been wearing a lot of  neutral coloured items that I can mix and match.  Simple jewelry and and a straw hat have been all I need to accessorize.  I feel like a fun, quirky bag would be a great way to add a little personality to these looks.  I’m in love with this ASOS pineapple bag.  Adorable and it may have t o be mine!   Most importantly, my fridge is stocked with bottles of sparkling water and some flavored water too.  Hydration is key so it might as well sparkle.

 

 

 

DETAILS: Kimono: Suzy Shier c/o Capilano Mall;  Tee and pants: Old Navy;  Shoes: Marshalls;  Bag: Erin Templeton {purchased at Plenty};  Sunnies: RayBan;  Lip Colour: Lise Watier c/o London Drugs

So, yes…here I am doing an outfit post for the first time since having Maddie.  Kinda funny that just last week I was telling someone I was definitely done posting outfit pics {other than the odd snap on Insta}.   I guess never say never.  This outfit just seemed worthy of sharing with y’all.

Lately I’ve been crushing on kimono inspired pieces.  They are flowy and easy to wear, plus they can conceal bits of my body I’m still trying to get used to.  This one was a steal but still has luxe look to it.  I’m loving it paired with this casual boyfriend style chinos and also over dresses.  It’s a Summer trend that I actually find wearable.

For Fall {don’t kill me for saying the F word right at the beginning of Summer}, matte lips are what we will be seeing loads of.  It’s a bit of a throwback to the 90′s.  I still vividly remember lathering my lips with the darkest colour of crimson I could find and then caking on pressed powder to achieve the “perfect” matte lip.  Well thankfully we’ve moved past that and now have beautiful matte options.  One of my top picks is the Lise Watier Feline Velvet Lip Lacquer.  I like that it looks and feels smooth on the lips.  It will be available in London Drugs starting in August.

 

Beach Party
These warm Summer days have me planning for days at the beach.  It is possible that some of these “days at the beach” will in fact be my backyard around a turtle kiddie pool with a fruity umbrella drink, but hey, that’s fun too.  For the days I find myself going to the actual beach, I imagine it to look a bit like this.
I’ve never been a shorts girl.  I love them, but we’ve never really got along.  Sooo, instead I gravitate toward easy, casual skirts.  Light weight tees and tanks {with bathing suit hiding underneath}, fun sunnies, a giant bag, flip flops, and a few fun accessories are all I need.  That’s the joy of Summer fashion, it’s meant to be easy.  Beauty Note: If I haven’t already mentioned it like a million times, dry shampoo is a must.  I love the Batiste Exotic Tropical for the Summer or warm weather vacays.  Throw it in your bag and freshen up your look wherever you go.  And Ladies, sunscreen please.  Now, get your cute but to the beach!
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