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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Tribal Print Dress

This dress caught my eye 2 years ago in a boutique in LA on Melrose Avenue. Thankfully this classy hi-low cut and fun tribal print have proven to be transcendent of the ever-changing trends. Taking a look at this yearès trends and also flash-forward to fall and winter 2013, it is refreshing to see lots of new and unique patterns out on the runway. Not only are we thinking tribal print and baroque, but letès think bigger - hologram and colourful geometrics! Maybe I do have a reason to look forward to fall afterall.


 2 day countdown to the weekend!
Cecilia

Sunday, 28 July 2013

All That Jazz

What a great summer day at the Jazz Festival! There were lots of bikes and people on site at Yaletown Roundhouse. Nothing like a hot and breezy day by the waters with some smooth jazzy tunes. What you doing this weekend?

//Cecilia

Friday, 26 July 2013

What to do this Weekend

The positive weekend weather forecast and the anticipation of Friday 5pm to roll around have got all of us looking forward to the weekend. If you've got a weekend getaway, good for you for planning ahead. For us folks staying in the big city, we begin to mull over the big question: what should I do this weekend? To save some time and energy for everyone, I have put together a list of cool things to do this weekend. Trust me - there is something for everyone.

The summer will not last long, so let's not allow these precious weekends to go to waste! (and of course if you rather sit on the beach or on your patio, kudos to you too)

-EVENTS-



Honda Celebration of Light
Sat. July 26th
United Kingdom – Pyro 2000. 


-EAT-


"QE POD" – the new food truck pod in Vancouver!
Opens July 26th
11am-3pm daily
Next to Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Features 6 new food trucks: Aussie Pie Guy, ChouChou Crepes, Culver City Salads, Dougie Dog Diner, Fat Duck Mobile Eatery, Reel Mac and Cheese



Vancouver’s Food Cart Fest
Every Sunday
215 W. 1st (between the Cambie Street Bridge and Olympic Village)
Every Sunday from 12pm-5pm ($2 admission)


-SHOP-



Light Activewear Warehouse Sale

July 27 & 28
10am-6am
#111 - 5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Up to 75% off everything. ALL sizes and all styles available.



Gravitypope Outlet Sale
July 26, 27, 28
11am-6pm
24 West 7th Avenue
50% to 90% off everything - shoes and clothing.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sheer Content

Happy Monday! How was everyone's weekend? The weather this weekend called for but the flowy and the barely-there. (Could definitely lose the jacket though. That was redundant!)

The skirt I'm wearing is actually a hi-low skirt. The hi-low cut is super hot this year with skirts and dresses. To create a more unique and personalized look, try tucking the long end of the hi-low skirt into the waistband to create an asymmetrical, drapey, midi skirt look. Especially for ladies like myself who do not have long Giselle legs, the unevenness avoids cutting off your lovely legs and allow for them to appear elongated simply with a pair of heels. Plus, if we've learned anything from life, it's that imperfections (ie. asymmetry) can be beautiful and exciting.

How do you style your hi-low skirts to make it your own?

 

//black jacket. DKNY// White lace top. Banana Republic//
//white purse. Michael Kors//Long flowy skirt. Brandy Melville//
//black strappy heels. Nine West

Monday, 15 July 2013

Happy Camper [Khaki & White Denim]

If Vancouver could stay like this for half the year, I'd be a happy camper. Here is my ideal weekend ensemble - casual and comfortable.  I have arrived the conclusion once again after this weekend that there is absolutely nothing more relaxing than taking a walk to breath in the fresh air and catching up with friends over good food (and a nice hammock!). My DIY white cut-off denim shorts are my go-to's this month, with the two-tone blouse as a light jacket.



//black peep-toe wedges. Jeffrey Campbell//
//White shorts.DIY//Necklace.Flea Market//


Happy Tuesday - Only 4 more days to go!
Cecilia

Monday, 8 July 2013

Blazer. Blizzard. Enuf Said.

This is going to be a short and sweet one. I recently started a new job, so I kicked off a new beginning with a new wardrobe (well, only a few blazers anyway!). Here are a few tips for putting together some A+ summer work wear.

Chic Points:
  • STRIPES | Get stripe crazy in different colours and widths.
  • COBALT BLUE | This electrifying hue is making a comeback this summer.
  • STRAP SANDALS | Lots of options this season. I took the easy road with comfortable kitten heels and classic criss-cross style, but this summer's style line-up isn't short of colour blocking and contrast of thin strap with sky-high wedges.
  • SKORT | Fashion-meets-function.
Style Tip:
  • Go for the monochromatic look but with a twist - the stripes!

//Blue Blazer. Jacob// Black camisole. Banana Republic// Skort. Thrifty Store//
//Strap heels. Nine West//
//Blizzard. DQ//

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Made in Canada

How was everyone's Oh Canada Day long weekend?! If you answer with any negativity, I am going to call you a liar. No matter what you were doing - at the Salmon Parade in Steveston, near Canada Place, at the Jazz Festival like me or just chilling out in your backyard - the weather was a natural mood-lifter. Last year, I celebrated with the big crowd down at Canada Place while watching the fireworks explode in the sky. This year, I celebrated in the traditional way - wearing red and white, proud and loud. (and I secretly yearned for a Molson Canadian Beer :p )

Even though I was not born in Canadian, but I am happy that the stars aligned some 15+ years ago and that I somehow found myself in this wonderful place that I would call home for many years and counting. Therefore, I am proud to say that I was made in Canada!

And to top off the love and patriotism, I am sporting a top from Jacob who is celebrating their "35 years of chic" and also a necklace with a pendant with Aboriginal art. (Furthermore, I watched Man of Steel last night and *SPOILER ALERT* Superman ends up in Canada somehow.)

//Red sleeveless top. Jacob//
//White denim cut-off. DIY//
//Black peep-toe wedges. Jeffrey Campbell//
[Image via Etsy]


Stand proud y'all!
CC
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