Looking for Myself and dressing casual

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

high street brands - spring style - outfit

high street brands - spring style - outfit details

high street brands - spring style - outfit

high street brands - spring style - outfit
Zara cardigan (similar), H&M sweater (similar), Forever 21 knit pants and American Apparel sneakers (similar)

I have not been doing a lot of dressing up lately because I have to be honest, I have been feeling like myself lately. I just have not had the energy to do much of anything lately. So that is why the blog has been kind of on a stand still which I apologize for. I feel like I need a big change to happen to get my life back. So with that being said that is why I am wearing this super casual outfit. Also I probably won't be blogging as much for now especially seeing as I am going on a month long vacation to Europe, which I am super pumped about also that means I won't be on the computer as much. But I will be back and once I get back on my feet and feel like myself again everything will go back to normal. I thank you for your patience and support!!!

xoxo

How to: Pack for a Month long Summer Vacation

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Denim Jeans - J Brand - Zara - Noul
 J Brand, Zara and Noul jeans

Casual pants - Forever 21 - Zara
 Forever 21 and Zara pants

Sneakers - American Apparel - Zara - Summer vacation packing
 American Apparel and Zara sneakers

Shorts - Forever 21 - One Teaspoon - Aritzia - American Apparel
 Forever 21, One Teaspoon, Aritzia and American Apparel shorts

Stripe tops - Forever 21 - BCBG - Comme des Garcons Play
 Forever 21, BCBG and Comme des Garcons Play stripe tops

Basic tees and tanks - What to pack for a summer vacation
 Basic tees and tanks

Bikinis - Volcom - Forever 21 - American Apparel  - Brazilian
Brazilian, Volcom, American Apparel and Forever 21 bikinis

Packing for a week vacation can be hard enough but being away for a longer period of time is tough. You can still only bring the same amount of luggage with you but you will need more outfits to wear. So packing smart is key. Here are some of my tips for packing for a long trip.

1. Basics - Most important is the Basics. These are the key pieces that you can mix and match and wear everyday. So these items would be your classic solid black, white, gray, etc tanks and tees, as well as denim jeans, stripe tops.

2. Prepare outfits - I use to pack by just picking favourite pieces and by wanting to bring as much as possible with me. This is not good, you must think about what your wearing and really be sure that you will wear it. If you can't think of an outfit to wear with that crazy printed top, then don't bring it just cause. And if you are having trouble deciding what to bring then try on different outfits and plan what you will wear. Maybe you will realize that there are a few pieces that help make tons of outfits.

3. Proper footwear - Depending on where you are heading these shoes can change but for the most part it usually doesn't include a suitcase full of heels. Most likely you will be doing a lot of walking so I suggest bringing one to two pairs of sneakers. Super comfy and trendy, great to wear with almost any outfit, as well as a couple pair of sandals to switch up with.

4. A few special pieces - Obviously there are going to be times when you need or want to dress up. So allowing yourself those few special pieces are to pack is perfectly okay. And if they are an item that can be worn with your day to day pieces, then even better. These pieces would be that fancy dress for a nice meal out and a pair of heels to match.

5. Essentials - Meaning, underwear, bras, socks, make-up, these are obvious things that you need to have with you. But again you don't need to stuff to many in, there are laundry mats everywhere and most likely you will need to do laundry at some point anyways. But also these are small items so it is easy to pack quite a bit.

6. Easy accessories - Most people don't want to wear a lot in summer anyways, but having those few everyday accessories can add that extra something to your wardrobe. Pick your favourite, everyday, simple pieces that can take you from day to night, like a dainty necklace, that bag that fits everything but still looks great at night. Don't go over board and bring it all, most likely you will end up sticking to only a few pieces anyways.

7. Keep it light - Also when packing for a summer holiday, pick light and airy pieces that will be comfy for traveling in and walking around in hot cities and around the beach. Linen is a great summer material and loose clothing is great so you don't feel sticky from the heat.

I think that is most of my advice and I mean if you have packed and your suitcase is too full then you need to go back and take out anything that you really don't need cause I promise you about half of what you bring probably isn't essential and you won't use.

I hope these picks are useful, I know they are for me. I think about all of these things when packing.

Only 5 days till we leave for Europe!!!

xoxo

All Black and suede outfit

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Rag & Bone boots, J Brand jeans, Forever 21 vest, American Apparel sweater

Even though the weather has mostly been amazing here in Vancouver, there has been a few cooler days. When it gets cooler in the Spring time I love throwing on a sweater, still light yet keeps you warm. I wore this outfit to go to the movies with my boyfriend and I paired this black sweater with my new vest, which is amazing and my favourite black jeans. You can never go wrong with an all black outfit. Pairing the camel suede boots gives in a little something extra.

Count down is on, only 6 days till we leave.

xoxo

High Street outfit

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

In My Dreams - Spring Style - Outfit

In My Dreams - Spring Style - Outfit

In My Dreams - Spring Style - Outfit
Zara cardigan and jeans, H&M sweater and Forever 21 bag

Here is a short and sweet outfit post during a evening stroll with the boyfriend. We are both getting really excited for our trip as it is only a week and a half away. I don't think it has actually hit me yet, I am just SO EXCITED!!!!

xoxo

How do you stay in shape: Hiking

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Black Mountain Hike - Vancouver - Travel Blogger

Black Mountain Hike - Vancouver - Travel Blogger

Black Mountain Hike - Vancouver - Travel Blogger

Black Mountain Hike - Vancouver - Travel Blogger

Black Mountain Hike - Vancouver - Travel Blogger


As you know if you have followed me for some time now, my boyfriend and I go on lots of hikes. A couple of weeks ago we hiked up Black Mountain to this amazing view. We had done this same hike last year and from what I had remembered, it was the hardest steepest hike I had ever done. So when we decided to do this one I was a little nervous about it. But I am proud to say that when we did this hike again it felt and seemed much easier then the first time. We had remembered it taking way longer last time. This just shows me how far I have come, health, strength and fitness wise since last year. Don't get me wrong, it was still hard but I could see my improvements and that made me feel good. Now I just got to keep up the good work with fitness and eating healthy which is a hard one for me.

So I would love to hear what you do to stay in shape and how you try to eat healthy?

xoxo

Home details

Thursday, 14 May 2015

our home - details - Canadian Fashion Blogger

our home - details - Canadian Fashion Blogger

our home - details - Canadian Fashion Blogger

our home - details - Canadian Fashion Blogger


I thought I would share a few photos from our home. Since moving in back in December I haven't show you a lot but we also still have a lot to buy to make it better and more like home. But I love the place and what we have so far. The two pictures are from a series that my boyfriend photographed called Temptations, you can see more here. Also we always have bananas and fruit in the bowl ready to go and lots of light coming in. So excited for Summer days and nights in this place.

xoxo

Wednesdays Wishlist - What to bring on a Summer Vacation

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wednesdays Wishlist - What to bring on a summer vacation
Organic coconut oil, Triangl bikinis, Anine Bing necklaces and ring, H&M towel, Eres kaftan, Nails Inc gel polish, Bop Basics beach bag, Bumble and Bumble sea salt spray, Hurraw lip balm, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Melissa Joy Manning bracelet, Manebi espadrilles, Balenicaga B perfume, Theory shirt and J Crew jeans

I know there is a lot on here but there is a lot of little things that are great to have on a Summer vacation. So these are just some items that I would either love to bring with me (need to find that money tree) and things I will for sure be bringing with me.

What I will be bringing or would love to bring with me on my holiday:

1. Organic coconut oil. I use this as a moisturizer on my body and face and I love it. I use it every day in the summer. Also its great if you get a sunburn to help keep your skin moisturizer so you don't peel.

2. Sunglasses so that I am not squinting all day in the sun, cause that's no fun. Sunglasses are a necessity for Summer.

3. Bikinis so that I can lay on the beach and get a suntan. Which I need your help choosing one of these bikinis, I love them but I can't decide which color.

4. Towel, obviously so that I have something to lay on on the beach in my bikini.

5. Denim/Chambray shirt, can you believe that I don't own one. Actually that's a lie but I one I own will not work, its a heavy denim.

6. Again I don't own a Kaftan either but I would love to wear that while strolling along a beach.

7. Dainty jewelry so that even if your in a bikini at the beach you still feel put together. I have some I will bring, but not enough, I need more.

8. How fun and comfy do these wide leg jeans look, I mean they would be the perfect travel pants.

9. Same as with the coconut oil for your face and body you need to keep your lips hydrated so I always make sure I have lip balm with me.

10. Even though I love that smell of ocean water, you definitely need an actual nice perfume to wear and this Balenciaga B one is the perfume one for Summer.

xoxo