Holy heatwave batman!  I have been living in little summer dresses and shorts and our fans and air conditioning units have been working overtime.  If you don’t live in BC, we have been experiencing tons of smoke too due to wildfires in the interior.  It has meant a lot of indoor play time which means I’m going a bit nuts dealing with a 3 year old who has major cabin fever.  I do my best to incorporate some outings even if it’s just a trip to the library.  It’s just a lot of work to pack up the whole crew and time it right in between naps and feeding times.

For any outing I’m lugging around a well packed diaper bag full of everything I could possibly need when out.  Snacks, diapers, changes of clothes, water bottles, Baby Mum Mums, soothers, blankets, and anything else I can fit in there.  This means that my purses have not been in high demand.  My wallet gets shoved in the diaper bag and I cram in the few essentials I need wherever I can find a bit of space.  The problem is when I actually need something of mine, I can never find it.  Lately I’ve been using this adorable new clutch to put all my essentials in.  It fits the few things I need…my phone, lip gloss, hair ties, etc. and slides right in without taking up too much room.  This clutch is part of a new curated capsule collection by Canadian companies Matt & Nat and Indigo.   As always, with Matt & Nat, the bags are vegan, eco-friendly, and sustainable.  The collection features best selling styles from the Matt & Nat archives as well as some exclusive colours.  You can see more of the collection here.

clutch: c/o Indigo
dress: Old Navy
shoes: Target (old and I love em)
headwrap: I Wear the Headdress
sunnies: Barefoot Contessa

 

Summer Transition

Transitioning into Summer Mood Board

So far, Vancouver’s Spring/Summer season has been a constant yo-yo between amazing hot weather and freezing rainy days.  So, what does one wear?  Getting dressed has been a struggle lately so I have created a mini capsule wardrobe within my closet for this weird ever changing weather.  I feel like I would pack a version of this when we finally get it together to book a mini family vacay.  The keys things to keep in mind when creating a little capsule collection for transitioning into a new season or for travel are:
1) Pick a neutral pallet with at these 3 colours.  Here I’ve gone with black, blue, and caramel.
2) Make sure you can mix and match the items.  The black tank + black shorts would be perfect for a dinner out, while the black tank + distressed jeans + cardi are great together for running errands on a cooler day.
3) Have fun with all the different combinations you can make.  Challenge yourself to create a capsule with things you already own and see how many looks you can get out of those items in a week.  This is also a great starting point to declutter your closet.  See what you gravitate towards and want to wear.  Take note of what you shove to the back of your closet.
Happy Friday All!

 

When it comes to my Summer wardrobe, I try to add a bit of colour and life to my warm weather style.  There are certain pieces in my closet that make my wardrobe a bit more fabulous.  Here are 5 of my musts to get me through our upcoming sun-shiny season.

1.  Silk Kimono top by Winter Kate

 

2. Silk printed maxi dress by BCBG.

3. Mint flowy hi-low skirt by Wilfred.

4. Floral print dress by Prabal  Gurung for Target

5. Sheer white blouse by Staple.

 Happy Friday! xoxo

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