Rain, Rain, Go Away

Waking up to pouring rain + grey skies can make it hard to climb out of bed on this slow-moving Monday morning! So grab your cutest pair of Hunter rain boots + smear on some bright lipstick to tackle to rainy week ahead! We’re expecting a rain-filled week…depressing? slightly, but the rain is what makes Vancouver look so lush + green come Summer. It’s not all bad! Have a great start to your week!! XO


The Spring Shopping Event

Last night the Hudson Bay Company downtown hosted The Spring Shopping Event! We had a fantastic evening of shopping, sipping champagne, indulging in the sweetest candy bar + getting spring fashion tips from our gorgeous panel of fashion experts! Our panel consisted of a few farmiliar faces + very important people including fellow fashion bloggers, Monika Hibbs of The Doctor’s Closet, Brittany Law of Style Republic, and Jen T of Her Waise Choice! The panel also included, very special guest, the founder of Canada’s Fashion Career Website; Style Nine To Five, Christie Lohr.

The Spring Shopping Event will air on Shaw TV’s ‘West Coast Style’ on May 10th – Check your local listings!

Our panel talking spring trends!

The fabulous Christie Lohr, Founder of Style Nine to Five

Yummy Candy Bar!

The always sweet, Monika Hibbs of The Doctor’s Closet + Creator of the Bfrend Bracelets that I love so dearly!

The scene at the Bay Downtown

Vancouver’s own army of bloggers – this group of ladies are so sweet, supportive + beyond talented!

See Must-have Maven FB page for more event photo’s + VIP’s

The Conscious Collection

I’m always happy to support a good cause – mix that with impeccable fashion…then you’ve got a winner! I absolutely love love love H&M’s new Conscious Collection campaign! How major is this?! Their ad campaign is fresh, green, trendy + full of girlie, high-fashion fun! I admire brands that can take great pieces, that are affordably priced without compromising that feeling of glamour + luxury.

Browse the rest of the collection here! XO

Stella + Dot

Last night we hosted a Stella + Dot Trunk show chez moi! It turned out to be an amazing night of great friends, cocktails, yummy appetizers + sweets and lots of gorgeous jewels!! Stella + Dot has quickly become one of my go-to brands for easy, affordable accessories that are right on trend. I left the party with a few new additions to say the least..

Fresh strawberry cheesecake cupcakes were enjoyed by all!

So excited about my new addition: The Serpent Bangle! I also left with the “On The Mark” (Arrow pictured below) Necklace, the “Ever After” Necklace & the Coral “Lindsay Bangle” (photos to come)

Visit Stella & Dot online for purchase + information on how to host your own trunk show!

{Style Lab} Tie Dye Denim

I’d like to start this morning off with a fresh new denim essential for Spring + Summer! J Brand just launched their Tie Dye Denim at Aritzia! Available colors come in; Twisted Plum, Twisted Tiger + Twisted Coral. Seriously, how fun are these?! The ultimate in statement denim, the Tie Dye is the perfect way to complete a stylish summer look that’s great for dressing up or down!

The Launch of Celebratori!

If you are like me; a sucker for throwing lavish, fun, chic parties without breaking the bank, then you are in for a treat! I’ve been a fan of Tori Spelling ever since she broke the mold on 90210, but have a new-found love for her + her ever-growing empire of carefully crafted businesses rooting from her signature ‘Tori-inspired” brand. Tori launched her latest book (of 5!) – Celebratori this month, where she dishes on favorite menus, party ideas + advice for anyone looking to throw a perfect party on a budget! So fun!! From extravagant dinner parties to kids’ birthdays to a chic New Year’s Eve party, the book goes through each step of the planning process from start to finish! I’ve already grabbed my copy – now go get yours!

Weekend Visitor

Over the weekend I was thrilled to welcome home one of my oldest + dearest friends, Kate!! She’s been (against my will) living in New York City the past couple of years + is getting hitched in Vancouver this summer. I could not be more happy or excited for her + her hubby (who is equally as amazing as she is). This weekend we caught up to do some planning; choosing flower arrangements, bridesmaid dresses (I am beyond honored!!) + attended  her gorgeous bridal shower.

While I waited for her at the flower market, to much surprise…there just happened to be a Superstore across the street! And if you know me, then you also know that I love a good find at Joe Fresh – what’s not to love?! Paying next to nothing for the hottest trends under one roof. I walked out of there with a pair of Cobalt Blue Skinnies for $39! (See Below for photo)

What I’m Wearing: Structured blazer from Zara, Silk Wilfred Blouse, Cobalt Blue Skinnies by Joe Fresh, Bfrend Cobra Bracelets, Juicy Couture Bangles + Watch

Bridal shower complete with Candy Bar! The lemon drops were a delight!!

{Style Lab} The Trench

They say April showers bring May flowers…if that’s the case then I can’t complain! Gives me reason to wear a perfectly classy trench coat! With the weather at a stand-still – the ice has thawed but the rain is still drizzling – a great trench is the perfect complement to your favorite denim + colorful pump!

I dug out my beloved white + black Zara trenches from last season – who says you have to spend a bundle! Fashion is recyclable after all!! 

Daily Health

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend off + were able to enjoy some of that sunshine we had!! When it comes to daily health, I like to make sure that I am filling my body with vitamins, minerals + nutrients it needs to get me through the day! It’s hard to figure out what we should be taking, what we should steer clear of, and what might benefit us in the long run. To help with the chaos that is the vitamin isle, i’ve included a Vitamin chart – labelling all the vitamins + their functions!

My Daily Ritual

1 x Materna Daily Vitamin
3 x Omega 3 Fish Oils
1 x B12 Viamin {for energy}
1 x Skinnygirl Daily Cleanse + Restore Drink