Sweet Summer Getaway

This afternoon, I will be escaping to the Gulf Islands for 10 days of rest + relaxation. It’s truly one of my favorite places – there’s something to be said about completely unplugging, taking a step back + enjoying the beauty around us. It’s rare that I get this opportunity, to unwind + regroup. I’m looking forward to getting lots of rest + coming home completely refreshed. To get back to business.

Although I won’t be publishing anything new until I get back, I will still be updating my instagram + twitter (hmm..I guess I’m not completely unplugged – all in moderation!)

Daydreaming…

Have a great weekend!! XO

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Happenings

Yesterday should have been just like any ordinary Thursday. Instead, it was pretty spectacular!

{Bracelets from Forever21}

Got to watch my brother accept his diploma for Level, Game Design from Vancouver Film School I’m very proud of him

Finally stopped by The Juice Truck for a delicious + nutritious Blueberry Matcha Smoothie! They are parked on Water St. in Gastown – if you haven’t popped by to say hi + grab a drink, you really must! Follow them on Twitter for daily hours + updates

Style Watch: Dip Dye Trend

What’s fun, feminine, edgy + trendy? Well, dip dye of course! I’ve noticed this trend everywhere, quickly becoming a summer staple in wardrobes all over. If you’ve seen some of the look boards I’ve put together on my blog, you will notice that I love love love Topshop. They are the perfect collaboration of catwalk meets street style, fit for even a princess {Kate Middleton is regularly photographed wearing their garments) I adore their high neckline dresses, fresh vibe + trendy, seasonally affordable pieces. If you live in Vancouver…we are getting our very own flagship store in October!! Until then…

1. Dip Dye Ruffle Prom Dress By Dress Up TopShop $75
2. Dip Dye Cover Up by Topshop $24
3. Knitted Spray Ladder Jumper $38
4. Knitted Dip Dye Slubby Jumper $38
5. Dip Dye Open Shoulder Sweater $28
6. Stud Dip Dye Oversized Sweater $45
7. Bleach Dipped Skinny Trouser $38 $18
8. Bleached Hem Joggers $ 25 $15
9. Pink Ombre Skater Skirt $18
10. Dip Dye Maxi Skirt $36
11. White Embellished Cover Up $35

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This weekend was spent with family, enjoying traditions + taking the time to relax! It was so nice to be in the company of so many people I love over weekend brunches + BBQ’s.

1. Congratulating my baby sister after her year-end dance recital (it was beyond cute)
2. Finally made some time to get my hair done (Ta-da!)
3. Sunday Brunch chez moi
4. My family celebrated my Dad over a big European brunch
5. I was able to enjoy the sunroof after quite a hiatus, since the sun finally decided to come out!
6. Friday Details

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Bloglovin’ Morning Ritual

Each and every morning, before I start my day, I follow (usually) the same routine.  I sit down to my computer with a cup of coffee + catch up on my daily fix from my favorite bloggers. Having that precious time to escape the stresses of day-to-day responsibilities + get lost in the perfectly pretty worlds of style, food + fashion blogs are how I love to start my day.

If you’re not familiar with Bloglovin’, then I will get you up to speed! Bloglovin’ let’s you keep up with your favorite blogs all in one place – simple, easy + efficient. Instead of having to search individually, the hassle of forgetting URL’s or having a million windows open on your browser, simply create an account (I promise, this takes 2 seconds), add all of your favorite blogs + enjoy! as all of your favorites show up on your feed as they are published!

A Few of My Favorites

The Beauty Department: created by Lauren Conrad, The Beauty Department is full of fun facts + tips relating to hair, makeup + beauty

Glitter Guide: For everything girlie + pretty, Taylor Sterling of ‘Sterling Style’ is the founder + creator of the Glitter Guide, an online magazine focused on celebrating the little things that make life special

Kenton Magazine: for all things fashion forward, Editor in Chief Alexander Liang keeps Kenton super trendy + completely current

Made By Girl: Blogger + talented artist Jen Ramos creates her signature masterpieces adored by the masses (which are rarely not sold out after they hit the internet) from her Cocoa & Hearts Collection. I love her paintings & artwork!

Young Married Chic: Blogger + Author of the soon to be released ‘A Taste of Virginia Tech’ dishes her latest creations from the kitchen. I always feel inspired to get in the kitchen after reading her latest + greatest obsessions.

The Doctor’s Closet: Creator of the popular ‘Bfrend’ & newly released ‘Monika Love’ bracelet collections, Monika has quickly become a Vancouver favorite! And yes, she is even more lovely in person  if that’s possible!

The Blonde Salad: Follow founder,  blogger + designer Chiara Ferragni as she shares her daily looks + journey as a brand ambassador for many of our favorite labels including; Louis Vuitton, Rolls Royce, Mango, Tory Burch + many more.

You can also follow my blog on bloglovin’ here! I’d be honored to be on your list of favorites!

All In The Details {Home Edition}

My philosophy is that life should be lived artfully – with great attention to detail. Just as I mentioned here and here, when it comes to style, the importance of daily details make up who we are and how the world see us. The same philosophy (for me) should shine through your everyday living in your home and the spaces in which we spend our time.

Whether it be adding bright pops of color to a contemporary room, filling book shelves full of antiques found on a sunny Saturday or a vintage coffee table book accompanied by gorgeous peonies (my favorite!). These seemingly insignificant details speak volumes about our style + personality, the light in which we chose to live our life and how we + others feel when walking through our front door.

Like I’ve mentioned before, Pinterest has been a great inspiration for me to explore my specific taste and style. Leave your URL in the comments section below so I can follow you back! XO

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Just for the weekend, the clouds parted + the sun peeked out. After countless days of rain, it was a nice change of pace..after all, isn’t it suppose to be summer?! However, I have to say that the rain has helped me focus on studying for my exams, which I will write this afternoon (wish me luck!).

1. Saturday Casuals
2. Another gift the rain has given me; a lush, green garden!
3. Making Pom Popsicles
4. The finished product (Rocket Molds!)
5. Sunday Lounging
6. Morning Tea, Sunday Stripes

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