August 25, 2016

Magical Mystery Tour

Tunic c/o Free People. Bralette, Nasty Gal. Belt, Shoes, Lulus. Jewelry, Child of Wild. Sunnies, Gucci.

Magical Mystery Tour indeed. Sometimes the Universe aligns itself to create serendipitous events, and for once I got to experience that kind of magic. My boyfriend and I had planned a roadtrip up to the Bruce Peninsula (Lake Huron/Ontario) for earlier this week, and it was going to be a laid back get-lost-in-the-middle-of-nowhere kinda trip (hence the mystery tour). Now here's where the magic comes in...Merely a few days before our trip two wonderful things happened: I found out I'd be taking over Bloglovin's Snapchat for one of the days of our trip, and this beautiful tunic for a collaboration with one of my absolute favourite brands, Free People arrived. Never thought I would have it in time for our trip, but when it showed up two days before we left I was ecstatic to know we'd be able to shoot it up in the beautiful wilderness of the Bruce Peninsula. 

By now you must know that I am a total summer girl at heart, but for the first time in a long while I am actually excited for Fall. Bell sleeves are huge for this Fall season, and if the sleeves off this tunic are any indication of what to expect, then I am looking forward to every minute of it! This tunic also comes in a blue print, but I decided to go with a warmer mauve so that I could easily transition this piece from a mini summer dress into a tunic that I can layer over Fall bottoms. 

I absolutely adore the boho print and versatility of this tunic and am looking forward to styling it differently once the weather cools down. Free People has many beautiful bohemian styled pieces in their line up right now, with great colour palettes that will transition effortlessly from now well into the Fall season. See for yourself at FreePeople.com. Oh and I suppose I should also add that the Beatles had lots of airplay during this trip - also unplanned. 

xo



August 18, 2016

Between the Sun and Moon




Dress, Free People. Skirt, Asos. Sandals, Aldo. Clutch, Lulus. Bracelet c/o La Maison du Carat. Ring, Samantha Wills. Sunnies, Gucci.

Every now and then we make plans that just don't work out. Didn't get to shoot any blog photos last week, then we made a completely spontaneous and last minute decision to head up to the cottage for the weekend, which I thought might give us potential to make up for the lack of blog content. But it rained up there all weekend. Which in a way was kinda nice in itself...but a bit disappointing as I now fell even futher behind schedule for posts. We still had an amazing time hanging out and watching the rain from the inside, drinking vintage wine and watching countless Trailer Park Boys episodes...but most important of all just disconnecting from it all and taking some time to undwind. We attempted shooting on Saturday, but our timing just would not coincide with the on and off again rain. Then on the very last day (wearing this outfit) and having accepted defeat from a blog photography perspective, somehow on our way home we as we captured this magic. The timing of everything was uncanny, even down to seconds of time which aligned perfectly to make this happen. It's amazing how sometimes things can turn around so quickly even after we have accepted what appears to be the  way, reminding me that sometimes you just gotta go with the flow of things, and trust that things will work out, even if you yourself don't see how.

xo

August 10, 2016

Frida

Gentle Fawn chambray shorts

Gentle Fawn chambray shorts

Gentle Fawn chambray shorts


Gentle Fawn chambray shorts

Pink Martini City Girl Shoe
Gentle Fawn chambray shortsTop, Boathouse. Shorts, Gentle Fawn. Shoes, Pink Martini. Purse, Lulus.

An endless source of inspiration Frida Kahlo has been to me. To date the only tangible item I had to represent her is a book and I once saw someone wearing a shirt with one of her self portraits on it. Since then I've wanted one, but didn't even know where to look for one. So fast forward a few months later, me and my boyfriend are randomly walking through Upper Canada Mall when I spotted one out the corner of my eye. And I got lucky too 'cause it was the last size small. Meant to be I suppose.

xo


August 6, 2016

Pink Nautical






Top, Winners. Shorts, Bedo. Bag, bracelet c/o Pinkstix. Shoes, Zara. Sunnies, Gucci. Ring, Samantha Wills.

I really like pink and blue together. It's a colour combination that I revive every summer, if not even all year round depending on my mood. There's just something fun about the contrasting mix that I really love. But stripes are kinda new to me. I've always owned stripes, but never really wore them. This top is actually on loan from my mom who wanted to donate to the blog cause. At first I wasn't sure I was going to use it, but to be honest my love for the side slit far outweighed my disdain for stripes, and in the end I enjoyed the look so much that I went out and purchased a few striped accessories (tote bag and hat). So I've become one with the stripe now. How about you, are there any trends you weren't that into at first that ended up growing on you?