Congratulations to….

Amber G. and Kait D.

( I will email you for your mailing addresses)

I am giving away two pairs of tickets to the upcoming Vancouver Home + Design Show.

The VH+DS is where it all comes together for any of your home improvement projects!  You can expect big names like Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life TV’s Colin & Justin’s Cabin PressureBryan Baeumler, host of HGTV’s Leave it to Bryan, and culinary master Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, plus local design and foodie favourites, more than 325 exhibitors and a slew of amazing new features in store.

Thursday, October 16th  4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, October 17th  12-noon – 9:00pm
Saturday, October 18th  10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, October 19th  10:00am – 6:00pm
Wanna go?  Enter here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway


With us being in the day and age of Photoshop and retouched images, its hard for any of us to really relate to what is being shown as beautiful.  (Read this great post by Niki of A Haute Mess).    It’s no secret, and I’ve mentioned it before, that I am not a size 2, 20 something blogger with legs for days.  I’m a chick in my 30′s with curves and less desired lumps, that make styling myself a bit more challenging.  Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be some self deprecating shpeel about how I’m not skinny like a super model so poor me.  I’m way over that stage of my life.  (A perk of being a 30 something).

Me, working the runway at the Vancouver Home + Design Show’s Style Friday event.

I believe there is a bit of a lost market in the fashion world.  The skinny gals are well represented and the full figured goddesses are finally being given the spotlight in commercials and fashion spreads.  But what about the rest of us?  I’m not “skinny”, but I’m not plus size either.  I’m right in between.  I represent the size 6-14 category of women, and there are a lot of us out there.  I always love when magazines come out with their age issues.  They show beautiful (usually rich) women in their 20′s, 30′s, 40′s, 50′s, and 60+ styled in a manner that is “age appropriate”.  This is fantastic but what if you haven’t had work done on every square inch of your body and, again, are bigger then a size 6?  Is that hounds-tooth wool mini skirt still the best option for a professional 50 something mother of three?

Outfit  from Park Royal shopping center

While I am an admitted magazine junkie, I choose to see the fashion and leave the rest.  If I’m wanting to feel inspired about my shape and how to dress it, I go to fellow bloggers, street style pics, and often turn to my fabulous friends.  I feel so privileged to be in the position of  being able to share my own personal style and fashion thoughts with my amazing readers.  I hope to inspire those who feel the same lack of representation of real women.   I know this is not a new conversation but I do believe it’s an important one.



As some of you may know, I was recently involved in strutting my stuff on the runway at the Vancouver Home + Design Show for their Style Friday showcase.  Before I hit the runway, a short video was shown giving the audience a sneak peek into my closet and personal style.  It shows what I love and what I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I own.   There were 5 different segments of the fashion show and each video introduced a new segment.  I had the pleasure of kicking off the cocktail portion of the show.  Enjoy the video!

Isn’t is unfortunate when videos are paused at the most unflattering facial expression?  Love that this is my frozen face.



And the winner is…..

Congratulations Candice!  You have won a pair of tickets to the Vancouver Home + Design Show.  I will be contacting you to get your mailing information.

Thank you to all who entered.  There will be more giveaways coming soon!



Vancouver Home & Design Show



Myself along with four other Vancouver bloggers… Her Waise Choice, To Vogue or Bust, Little Fashionisto, and Style Struck … are going to be participating in the Style Friday fashion show at 7pm.  You can expect some great looks from Park Royal Shopping Center as well as a short video of each of us showcasing our personal style in fashion and our home decor.

Want to come?  I’m giving away a set of tickets for the Home + Design Show which can be used on any of the dates of the show (although I totally recommend checking out the Friday!)

Here’s how you enter to win: (You can enter each way for more chances to win)

1) Comment on this post and tell me your favorite room in your house/apartment and why.

2) Like my Facebook Page and tell me your fave piece of decor in your home.

Contest closes Sat, Oct 6th at noon.  This contest is only open to residents of the Lower Mainland.

Good Luck!

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