Saturday brought with it my first pumpkin spice latte of the season! Mmmm. Decadent! My boyfriend and I walked down Robson St. to Chapters for a lazy Saturday morning (spotted the first issue of CR Fashion Book there! I didn’t buy, I’m not quite sold yet but I suspect you fashion lovers will be interested in flipping through!), before spending the afternoon at Stanley Park’s Brockton Oval for a rugby game!
I’ve recently had my hair cut quite a bit shorter (by Mark McLeod at Kore Salon in Sinclair Centre), and am now reconsidering the colour, hence the roots! I’m leaning towards a more natural, honey blonde. I figure it’s short, I may as well play around with it before I begin growing it out again!
What else is new? Earlier on Saturday morning just before our meander down Robson St., I hosted a small film crew at our apartment on behalf of Park Royal who were filming a short video for the Vancouver Home and Design Show! This Friday the video will be aired along with those featuring a few other Vancouver style bloggers! I haven’t seen even a clip of the tape we shot, so I’m a little nervous!
See you at the Home and Design Show!
Friday seemed like a lovely day to do brunch at The Wolseley in Piccadilly. The Wolseley is a fabulously, gorgeously chic restaurant next door to The Ritz that does a very “it” brunch. (Walked through The Ritz by the way, and it really took me back to my stay at The Plaza. *Swooon.* What we’ve learned here is that all impossibly cool places start with “the.”) As you can imagine, people watching there was fantastic. A lot of chic flats and cigarette trousers with designer bags. I started off with a vanilla latte – the only place I could find in London that had vanilla for their hot drinks. Pay big = get your vanilla. Brunch was french toast with bacon and lots of icing sugar… divine!
After our deliciously expensive (and well worth it!), brunch, it was over to Buckingham Palace! Naturally, as we were in the neighborhood.
And now I must run, off to dinner! (En Paris!)
This is how I like to experience this city – outside, in the sun. In the very blustery sun, most of the out-takes from today are me with my hair all in my face, or rather, my lip gloss. Standing just near the lighthouse in Stanley Park, we took in the view this morning with fresh Delaney’s coffees (mine a vanilla latte). There’s no better coffee break (11:30 am), on a Monday morning.
Wearing: Zara cape, black Zara cardigan, gifted Banana Republic silk dress (S/S 2011 collection – in stores now!), H&M tights, Express knee-high socks and Michael Kors “Olivia” suede slouch boots. (I bought these boots at the wise old age of 19, partly because I love a good slouchy suede boot, but mostly because of their name. Instead of waiting for the delivery of an online purchase, I impatiently purchased them from Holts, at a mark up, of course. Four years later and I still love them – I’m quite certain my taste has been very much the same since I could pick my own clothes.) Vintage Ray Ban sunnies, rose gold bangle from Blue Ruby and leather bracelet from an NYC SoHo street vendor.
Afterwards I set up shop at the Giovane Cafe (Fairmont Pacific Rim’s cafe), and clickity clicked away on my computer in their sunny window. Posted today is my first post as a contributing blogger to the Bellisima blog. Please have a look!
I love this JNBY (Just Naturally Be Yourself) shirt dress. It feels professional and preppy, but totally man-friendly at the same time (think: thrown-on boyfriend’s over-sized shirt). I recently wore this outfit (sans clutch, but with my pink Kate Spade bag), to meet and talk with my high school fashion teacher’s grade 11/12 sewing class. (Which was fantastic! And they have an upcoming fashion show that I’m excited to attend! Ohhh memories!).
I mentioned a little while back that I recently wore this dress out for dinner to my favorite Greek spot here in the West End. That time though I paired it with cobalt blue suede strappy heels, a darker blue version of this Marc by Marc Jacobs purse, no belt and messy hair (it was man-approved!). As with all JNBY pieces, this dress is incredibly versatile and can be worn in more than one way!
Wearing: Gifted JNBY shirt dress, vintage pony hair leopard printed belt (from Darling in NYC’s West Village), Marc by Marc Jacobs purse, Michael Kors watch, rose gold bangle from Blue Ruby, suede Rockport boots (I’m really having a moment with these boots right now), vintage Ray Bans, Cargo lipgloss (thanks to the fabulous people who put the Guess party swag bags together!).
This dress was a wonderful gift from JNBY, many thanks! Their wonderful head visual merchandiser Raffaele recently took me through a look of the Spring 2011 collection and it is fantastic. Lots of amazing casual shirts and jackets just waiting to be dressed up with a belt and a great little skirt or printed leggings. I think I’m going to have to go back for one of their very original origami-inspired skirts too!
Find JNBY on South Granville, West 4th, or in Metrotown!
I snapped these pictures quickly yesterday afternoon just before I left my apartment for Suki’s downtown salon. A major blow out was in my future, and it was fabulous. My stylist gave me what I like to call “Texas hair.” Though, I took a bus home after the appointment and by the time I got to the Guess store on Robson St. for last night’s party, my hair had lost a little of the Texas-size volume, but kept all the bounce. Thank you Suki’s for making me feel GLAMOROUS!
Just before leaving, I threw on a beige trench coat and cinched it at the waist, I thought the overall effect of my outfit was rather Audrey, particularly the vintage Ray Bans.
Wearing: Tulle blouse (from Darling in NYC’s West Village), Fidelity denim, Zara flats, Kate Spade bag. Vintage Ray Bans. Sparkly Chanel lip gloss.
Watch for a post coming SOON, SOON, SOON about last night’s GUESS party! Lots of pictures! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED! You were all fabulous. It was such a fun evening, and so great to meet everyone!
Left busy city life for a few days over the Auguest long weekend for sun and sand on Thormanby Island, one of BC’s beautiful Gulf Islands! Days were spent reading, cooking, swimming and tanning, while evenings were spent watching sunsets, sipping red wine and cozying up to the wood burning fire place. Here is a small collection of photos from the trip! Thanks to Tommy for taking me along on a lovely little summer getaway!
I’m also very serious about my golf game, I try to play at least a few times a year. I also brought my own caddy, (Charlie, behind me). Wearing: H&M oversized tee, Sirens white denim, Flojos sandals, (remember those!?) and vintage sunnies.
Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend!
For the Marie fans out there, she stayed with my Mum while I was away. : )