Weekend Uniform Checklist

1. Jeans: I just bought a great pair of comfortable skinny faded black jeans, similar to these J Brand ones.  I found mine at Winners for only $30!

2. Aviators: My mirrored Ray Ban sunnies my sister gave me are a year round favourite.  They make me feel like the cool mom at the playground;)

3. T-shirts…everyone needs like a million. This one is from Uniqlo.  A cool shop one of my besties told me to shop at when I went to San Fransisco in June.  I stocked up!

4. Cozy Socks: These Stance socks are uber cozy.  I recently got to preview the new collection at the Dela Cruz PR Holiday Preview.  I scored a cute new striped pair!

5. Hats are a great go to for those days when washing your hair seems like an enormous task.  I have a grey TopShop cap just like this Club Monaco one.  Fave go to for a few years now.

6. Weekender Bag: How cool are these duffel bags by FJALLRAVEN?  This was another cool line I got to check out at the holiday preview event. Great colour!!!

7.  Large bag: I have a little collection of Co-Lab by Christopher Kon bags.  They are cheap and cheerful and perfect to throw your whole life in before you head out the door.

8. Water bottle: When my husband and I were up in Whistler, we picked up a Swell water bottle.  This thing is awesome!  It keeps liquids hot for up to 12 hours and cold for 24 hours.  Awesome gift for Momma’s.  You can keep water at the temp you need if you use powder formula; but also good for coffee, water, tea, or anything else you want to take on the go.

9. Utility jacket: LOVE the Maison Scotch label.  This jacket is similar to my old Inwear standby that I have had for a gagillion years.  It might be time for an upgrade this year.

10.  Scarf season is just around the corner.  I try to limit myself with how many I buy each season, but I may have already picked up a new Artitzia blanket scarf.  Forever 21 has some awesome cheep and cheerful options though.

11. Watch: Another cute Forever 21 find…might have to pick this one up so I’m not wearing my Michael Kors one during outside play sessions with the Little Miss.

12.  Casual boots: These boots soooooo remind me of high school!   I love that the classic Dr. Marten boot, I rocked in the 90′s, is completely current all over again.  I’m on the hunt for a new comfortable, flat ankle boot.  These might do the trick!




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!


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

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