Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bloggers Night Out!

I missed June and July for the Van city blogger meet-ups due to my travel plans but as promised, I joined the group back upon my return in August. 
And so last Tuesday, I headed over to Gastown for a little shoot with Alex and Cee and were soon joined by Louise and Cara. At Alex's brilliant suggestion, we did the Beatles walk which turned to be a genius idea if only I would have worn a more delicate pair of shoes.

 A Latin flavored dinner at Cobre was followed with too many pitchers of sangria along Melissa, Jen and Lynn who I finally had the pleasure of meeting that night.
I, of course missed my partner in crime Jen of Her Waise Choice who wasn't able to make it!

My blog has allowed me to meet many wonderful people all across the world and I am happy to say that finally I have met a group of girls at home that I enjoy hanging out so much with.

From left to right: Cara, Melissa, Alex, Cee, Jen, Myself, Louise
All pictures courtesy of Cee and Louise

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A day in London


...or a few hours in between flights, sightseeing!
Have a wonderful sunny weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We can't all be model skinny

With  sad regret, I must announce that these shorts have since Monday parted ways with my wardrobe. Not for any other reason except they do not fit me anymore and I finally realized the day I took these photos that even a scoop of ice cream would keep me from breathing properly. 
Not too mention they already make my very generous hips look hmm a lot more generous.

Now they have a new owner, one with a model skinny body that made them look so chic that I almost wanted to rip them off her and take them back!
But I knew that on me, they would never look this way!

Which got me thinking about trends and clothes and body types. 
One of my biggest problems has always been that I sometimes get caught up in some trend that doesn't suit my body but buy the items anyways only to realize later how ill fitting they are on me. 
Or I try to fit into a size much smaller than what I should wear only because the bigger size doesn't look as good. 
Wouldn't it be nice if fashion companies would actually take our different body types in consideration when they make clothes? So in my search, I found Kandco which actually has the same range for plus sized clothing as for their regular clothing. Now, I know I'm not actually plus size but to me that is a treat to see that there are fashion brands out there that celebrate our curves!

Shirt: Converse, Shorts: H&M, Shoes & Bag: Japan, Headscarf: self-made, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Monday, August 22, 2011

Beach Princess

Too much travelling this summer took me away from spending time at the beach, one of my favorite places for chilling during warm summer evenings. Even the most unromantic will have their ice heart melted once they observe the beautiful Vancouver scenery and a glowy sunset. And when I was presented at the blogger swap with Cee's beautiful Grecian style dress, I knew that I just had to have it and take it for a sunset beach stroll.

Dress: H&M borrowed from Cee
Headband: Alice&Sara 

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Macarons and Champagne at Ishara

I didn't lie when I said that my Vancouver social calendar has been keeping me busy.
Tonight I attended a fabulous party the way every party should be thrown... with pink champagne and yummy macaroons by Kitchening
The hosts:
a great local boutique located in Gastown that carries the best selection of labels such as Vince, Smythe and 12th Street by Cynthia Vincent.  The lovely Alex from To vogue Or Bust, organized the event to perfection and made sure to invite a fabulous crowd of people.  It was great hanging out with so many of the girls I already know but also got to meet so many other wonderful bloggers that were wearing some drool worthy items.

New and Old Faces: Olivia, Monika, Alicia and Jen
Angela and Alex
Angela's drool worthy Opening Ceremony Boots
With Jen and Alex
Wearing: Corina Vladescu dress from S/S 09, vintage earrings and shoes, bag from Japan

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Banana Republic's " Mad Men" Party

Exactly 2 years ago I fell in love with the famous show " Mad Men" not just for its juicy plot but also for its amazing use of 60's fashion. So you can imagine when I had the opportunity on Thursday to view Banana's Republic Mad Men's inspired collection, I was ecstatic.  
 The hybrid child between the affordable luxury emporium and the show's costume designer Janie Bryant, the collection oozes femininity in classic cuts with a touch of retro. With an abundance of leopard and lace one can channel either side of the Mad Men female character. You can go for the leopard trench and get in touch with your inner Joan or try a more demure ivory lace dress and make Betty Draper proud. I opted to go for in between with this black lace shell which will soon debut in an outfit!
 The collection is here for a limited time only so hurry up and get your dose of Mad Men!

Vancouver's stylish: Jen, Alicia, Melissa, Lisa
With Banana's own Don and Betty Draper
  As to what I actually wore.... 
Well, after trying several outfits, from Stepford housewife a la Betty Draper to a more demure Peggie outfit, I settled for a modern hybrid of my own.
Wearing: Forever 21 top, H&M Skirt, Pixie Shoes, Bag from Japan, Aldo Earrings

All photos courtesy of Her Waise Choice