Tofino Trip - February 2015 - Travel Diary

Sunday, 14 February 2016
























Last year during Valentine's we had a friend visiting from Denmark so the 3 of us took a trip to Tofino. I always meant to show you the pictures but never got the chance and well I think it is fitting to show you them today.

I really can't explain how much I love it there. It is such a relaxing, inspiring, beautiful place, a little piece of paradise. We had so much fun on that trip with our friend and showing him around. We took him to all of our favourite spots and let him see for himself why we love it so much. I will do a bigger post about Tofino later but for now here are some quick points as to why I love it there.

1. SURFING - Obvisously. I never knew you could surf in Canada until I heard of Tofino.
2. The drive there - Beautiful scenery and stops along the way.
3. Food - There are some of my favourite restaurants tucked away in this cute town.
4. Whale watching - Around there you can take tours out and see all kinds of wildlife.
5. Good Vibes - It is just a relaxing, peaceful and invigorating place to be.

When we went on this trip, we had a beautiful ferry ride, stopped to feed seals in Victoria, saw wild life and stunning landscapes through the mountains and then ended the journey in Tofino, one of the most stunning place's BC and Canada has to offer.

Vancouver Island has lots of hidden gems and this being one of them, so glad that it is so close. So not only is the surf amazing but the restaurants, trails, whale watching, this place has tons to offer, as you can tell, these pictures don't lie. So please all you travellers, adventurers, explores and locals, do make this one of your stops if you are in the area.

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!!!

What to wear for Valentine's Day

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger

Outfit ideas for Valentine's Day look Date - Fashion Blogger
Forever 21 blouse, Aritzia linen jacket, Frame Denim Le High skinny jeans, Won Hundred mules, Louis Vuitton bag and leather choker

I used to be the type that liked to dress up in the colours of the holidays but my style has evolved since then. Even though I still like to take the time to dress up for certain holidays and events, I like to do so in a more classic way and not cliche. So for Valentine's day I will not getting dressed in red or pink, no instead I will do it so more subtly. So I thought I would share what I would wear and some ideas for you as well.

1. Off the Shoulder - Off the shoulder tops are so in right now, you will see top bloggers like Harper & Harley and The Petti Coat baring their shoulders. They are so many style's out there and its a a way to bring a little sexy into your outfit.

2. Spanish flare - Another big spring trend is ruffles. So it's another sexy and feminine touch you can add. It doesn't have to be over the top either. This top I am wearing as a tiny ruffles at the top, which is a minimal and perfect way to add the trend to the outfit. 

3. Choker - Chokers are also a big deal at the moment and I am totally a fan. I don't know what it is but it is appealing and your man is going to go crazy for you and adding a choker with an off the shoulder top is just a win win. BONUS.

4. Heels - Whether you are wearing pants, a skirt or a dress adding a heel for your date is just another sexy detail. Making those legs look longer and leaner and lifting that tush. Why not spoil your date.

These ideas work for all and any style out there, if your a minimalist or maximalist, colourful or not. Using these tips will definitely add sex appeal to your look.




New wardrobe staples and most worn items

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Wardrobe Staples - Aritzia scarf - Zara culottes - H&M sweater

Wardrobe Staples - Aritzia scarf - Zara culottes - H&M sweater

Wardrobe Staples - Aritzia scarf - Zara culottes - H&M sweater

Wardrobe Staples - Aritzia scarf - Zara culottes - H&M sweater

Wardrobe Staples - Aritzia scarf - Zara culottes - H&M sweater

Wardrobe Staples - Aritzia scarf - Zara culottes - H&M sweater

Wardrobe Staples - Aritzia scarf - Zara culottes - H&M sweater
Forever 21 bomber jacket, Aritzia scarf, H&M sweater, Zara culottes, Monki bag, TNA beanie and Urban Outfitters sneakers

Let's talk about what I am mostly wearing lately and why. I have needed to dress comfortable because of my surgery and everything, so I have worn pretty basic items items and outfits but they have turned out to be great. I have enjoyed not having to take too much time to worry about what I am wearing and just be cozy. So in this outfit and I am wearing some of my most worn items and let me tell you why I love them and why you should have pieces like this too.

1. Quilted faux leather bomber - I have had this bomber for a long time now but I am still not sick of it. It is something I can wear all year round and works great with layering. It gives me that laid-back look I love.

2. Loose light grey knit - This H&M knit has been a life saver since I got it. It goes with everything and its one of those perfect items to put on when I have no idea what to wear.


3. Silky black culottes - When I first bought them I honestly didn’t quite know how to wear them and thought I could only wear them in Summer. But since my surgery and needing to wear loose pants I have realizing that they are best worn  in these cool temperatures. So they have quickly become my favourite everyday pants.


4. Low white sneakers - Before I went on my summer travels last summer, I ordered these sneakers because I wanted a cheap easy shoe to wear with all outfits. Unfortunately they never came in time for that but I was right about then. They are so easy and great to wear with everything and since I need to wear comfy shoes these days, they have been exactly what I needed.


5. Beige triangle scarf - This is been my favourite layering piece since I got it in the fall. The colour is exactly what I have been missing in my wardrobe and it matching everything in my wardrobe. So many ways and outfits to wear this with which has made it a staple for me.


6. Large fold over bag - You have seen this bag plenty on the blog but for good reason. It is big enough to fit everything I need and more, like if I want to take my laptop with me yet not too big that it is bulky and in the way. The minimal style of it suits my style and almost all of my outfits.




Wednesdays Wishlist - Valentine's day gift ideas

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Wednesdays Wishlist - Valentine's Day

So I already posted ideas you can do for Valentine's day but the day is not complete with out a gift, whether its from your boyfriend, to yourself or a gift for your best friend. 

Not everyone is huge about Valentine’s day and I get it. We should appreciate our loves everyday but that doesn’t usually happen. Life gets in the way and unfortunately we tend to put the ones closest to us on the slide lines so personally I see nothing wrong with having a special day that is meant for us to focus on who we love. So why not give gifts for those special people, here are ideas approved by me and my boyfriend.

  1. Breakfast in bed - I don’t know about you but most morning are spent with that nagging alarm going off and having something to do. Go to work, go to the gym, go, go go. So why not depending on who wakes up first or make something special together and get back in bed and relax. Tip - You must have mimosas.
  1. Cat ski or Heli ski - My boyfriend is a skier and I snowboard and a lot of people do. So if you are one of those people then booking a trip for a cat ski, which is cheeper and you get more runs in or a heli ski trip which has amazing views and fresh powder but more expensive. Both would be amazing gifts to give. 
  1. This one is more geared towards women. Book an entire spa day for her to fully relax and recharge. Massage, nails, facial, body scrub, give her all of it. She deserves it and will thank you in the end.
  1. Now one for your men. Why not book yourself a boudoir photoshoot and surprise him with some sexy photos of you. You could make a booklet out of them or have something sexy (but appropriate) framed and put up in your bedroom so he can always see your beauty. There is no guy that wouldn’t love and be totally surprised and excited to see that.
  1. Keeping it simple but meaningful is also great and probably more affordable. Put in little things that have meaning and remind you both of fond times together. Gifts like these can sometimes be the best. Like maybe its a box of chocolates that you had on your first date and/or re creating that first date you two ever had (if it was a good one). Or maybe its a special heirloom that needs fixing, things like these can mean the world to someone.
Or maybe all you need and want is just quality time together whatever way that might be. But I hope these ideas help and that you can make it a special day because we all deserve to have days that we feel loved, special and wanted. And if you don't like any of these ideas, then you could just buy something (make sure it's good though) like shown above.

If you have any great ideas or have something special planned, I would love to hear it. Comment below or tweet me @jenalyenns.



Copper Triangle Scarf Hanger

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Scarf hanger - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger

Scarf hanger - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger
Urban Barn copper triangle scarf hanger

I had been looking for something for my scarves for a long time. I had them in a box, used tons of hangers, whatever seemed best but then I found this one. I had seen lots of scarf hangers before but honestly there is a lot of ugly ones out there, so when I found this one I couldn't get it out of my head. I had to buy it. It works perfectly for my scarves. I keep my least used ones at the bottom and my most used at the top so I can easily pull them out. It's been the perfect solution.

Starting from the top, here are the scarves.

1. Aritzia Wilfred triangle scarf (similar)
2. H&M blanket scarf
3. Superdry knit scarf
4. Le Chateau black rectangle scarf
5. Le Chateau triangle houndstooth scarf (similar)
6. Louis Vuitton brown cashmere scarf (similar)
7. Le Chateau camel rectangle scarf






Double the scarf, double the fun

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Winter fashion - Vancouver Style Blog - Outfit - Aritzia

Winter fashion - Vancouver Style Blog - Outfit - Aritzia

Winter fashion - Vancouver Style Blog - Outfit - Aritzia

Winter fashion - Vancouver Style Blog - Outfit - Aritzia

Winter fashion - Vancouver Style Blog - Outfit - Aritzia
Aritzia jacket, Noul top and super distressed jeans, Zara sneakers, Superdry scarf and old scarf

I did a little something different in this outfit by wearing not one but 2 scarves (yup, that's right). Now this wouldn't work with all outfits but here it did. It worked because it was a simple outfit and instead of layering with a sweater under my jacket, I just added more layers on top, why not!!! It is still minimal, just a bit of texture and layers which is perfect for an almost all black outfit and this time of year.