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!

 

Camping Stove $20; Skewers $10 for set of 2; Serving Bowls $5 for set of 2; Dessert Cups $3 for package of 10

Just in time for Summer, Target has teamed up with Vancouver based tastemaker, Jan Halvarson {co-founder of Poppytalk} for an ultra pretty glamping/picnic inspired collection.  You can expect feminine prints and pretty pinks in everything from a thermos to plastic flatware to the cutest little camping stove I’ve ever seen.  The line launches tomorrow!  Now who’s up for smores in the backyard?

Serving Bowls $5 for set of 2; Thermos $18

Candelabra $20;  Cake Stands $7 for set of 3; Plastic Flatware $4 (30-ct);  Collapsible Caddy $5; Straws $3 (20-ct); Pink Cups $3 (10-ct);  Dinner Plates $3 (10-ct);  Snack Plates $3 (10-ct)

Other adorable items from this line include Beverage Napkins ($3 for 20), Picnic Basket ($25), Throw ($20), Checkers Game ($12), Lantern ($15), Votive Holders ($4 each), and String Lights ($13).   These products can be found exclusively at Target Stores throughout Canada.  {All prices are subject to change.}

 

I have neglected my eyes for a really really long time.  I wore glasses when I was younger, wore the same pair for way too long, lost them, and then never replaced them.  Somehow I figured squinting was a much better solution than making an eye appointment.  Well, thanks to the lovely people at Iris Eyewear, I am happy to say, I can see!

I now have not only a pair of glasses, but also a pair of SPY prescription sunnies!  My SPY sunnies are their new Happy Lens glasses.  These glasses let in the good rays and , have an uplifting effect on mood, and also block out the bad rays.  I absolutely love them!  I mean, who doesn’t want to add a bit more happy to their day?  Check out this video {here} to see how they work.

I was so impressed with all the information I received in how to better take care of not only my eyes, but my daughter’s too.  Diet obviously plays a huge roll, but so does our eyewear.  My biggest “Ah-Ha” moment came from this tip….

Cheap sunnies usually offer no UV protection.  When you wear sunglasses with no UV protection you are doing more harm to your eyes than if you were to wear no sunglasses at all.  When you put the glasses on, your eyes will adjust to the darker tint.  This means your pupils dilate and let in even more {harmful} light.  So really you are destroying your eyes with those cheap and cheerful specs.  Yikes, right?

C lick here to find an Iris Optical near you!

 

 

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