The It Bag

This week my husband came home and surprised me with a coveted It-Bag by Mansur Gavriel.   Yes, I am totally name dropping;)   I haven’t taken it out for a spin yet, but I have started to think about all the outfits I can create around this fabulous, classic, bag.  Obviously the options are endless.  I’ve been really into red, so the punch of colour on the interior of the bag is perfection.  You will be seeing a lot of this bag in upcoming style posts.  I am also working on some new vlog posts too.  It’s been a while.

A little treat for you…. One of my fave local shops, Plenty is offering all of you 25% off the entire store including the sale section until the end of November when you drop my name…well, my code that is.  The code is JEN25 .  You can only use the code once, so make sure you load up with all the treasures you need.  Early Christmas shopping anyone???  I will have a new style post coming soon with another fab look from Plenty.


Dress: c/o Nicole Bridger
Vest: Mystree (old)
Necklace: c/o Katami Designs
Belt: Brave Leather
Boots: Nine West
Clutch: c/o Nella Bella

Today is my three year wedding anniversary.  This past weekend, my husband and I celebrated a bit early and took a much needed break.  There was one side of me that felt like we needed to plan something big.   Jet off to some romantic tropical location, book a fabulous hotel, couples massages,….you get the picture.  We kept throwing around ideas but nothing really spoke to us.  Then finally we realized all we really wanted was just some quality time together.  We took Baby Girl over to Grandma’s house for a sleep over, took ourselves out for an early dins since we skipped lunch, and then we went for a walk down by the Quay.  We took advantage of the time and snapped some pics (these ones) and then grabbed a coffee at a fave little Italian place.  We went home and relaxed for a bit (I may have had a little nap) and then we went to a movie.  The next morning we SLEPT IN until 10:30!!!  The best!  Then took our cute, rested selves out for brunch before heading to the Home + Design Show and then off to reunite with our sweet girl.  All in all it was a perfect weekend.  It may not have been ritzy and glitzy, but we loved it.

Speaking of love….this ultra cozy knit dress by local Vancouver designer, Nicole Bridger, has become a go-to dress for me.  It’s like throwing on a warm hug.  I’ve been able to style it lots of different ways and I adore the longer length.  If you don’t yet have any NB hanging in your closet, check her out here.  The collection is available online or at her flagship boutique on West 4th Ave.  #LocalLove


Backyard BBQ’s and picnics in the park are becoming  faded memories of a wonderful summer spent with our family and friends.  Now with earlier sunsets and cooler nights, the fun is heading indoors.

We are so lucky to have some of our good friends just live blocks away from us.  Now with a little one in tow, “nights out” become a family outing not too far from home.  Recently we had one of our usual casual get togethers planned.  The kids get a chance to play before putting them to bed, then the adults visit, drink wine, and catch up on life.   This time we decided to bring some games along.  Our night turned into a lot of laughs and will be a new cold weather go-to for socializing.  Game On!

Thank you to Mattel for sending me these awesome games!  #GameTimeCAN


Cardi: c/o Farminista (here)
Dress: Metalicus (similar)
Scarf: Inwear (old fave)
Leggings: c/o Plenty (here)
Belt: Brave Leather
Boots: Old Navy

It took a while but Vancouver has now finally received Fall.  We had quite the extended hot weather this year, which was amazing, but I am LOVING the change of season.  Our furnace got switch on yesterday, I’m going through my piles of scarves to see what treasures I’ve forgotten about, and cardigans are being layered on.

I’ve been on a real basics kick lately, so this super cozy floral print cardi was a real departure from my everyday look.  It was kind of fun to play with some print and colour.  It has most of my fave hues, so it has been an easy piece to mix n’ match with existing items in my closet.  I’m sure this Farminista knit will become a fast favorite!


Knit Tunic: c/o Plenty (here)
Cardi: c/o Plenty (here)
Hat: Plenty
Leggings: c/o Plenty (here)
Clutch: c/o Nella Bella
Scarf: c/o Plenty
Ring: BCBG
Boots: Old Navy

I often describe my personal style as dressed up casual.  Plenty is the perfect place for me to find the right mix of comfort with an elevated twist. Plenty has been a Vancouver staple for shopping since it came on to the scene in 1989.  They offer up many fabulous international brands mixed with very coveted in house labels.  I am actually rocking all in house labels in this look.  Why do I love Plenty?  Let me count the ways….affordable, stylish, comfortable, laid back, friendly, versatile, fits my West Coast lifestyle, and LOCAL!

I had so much fun shopping their Fall collection.  Expect cozy knits, printed silks, touches of lace, fur embellishment, and endless options for layering.  Need help putting your look together?  No worries, not all of us love to shop as much as I do.  The staff is incredibly helpful and know how to help you style the perfect look FOR YOU.

Leggings and sweaters are West Coast staples.  I know leggings get a bad rap {Ladies, they aren’t pants, you have to cover your bum when you wear them.}  I demand comfort from my wardrobe, so leggings are admittedly a staple in my closet for the Fall/Winter season.   As someone who loathes hosiery, leggings are a great way to cover my legs comfortably.  And really…who says I can’t make my leggings look adorable?  I just did;)

For another fabulous look with Plenty pieces, head over to the lovely blog of AliciaFashionista .




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