I realised last week that I own way too many coats. Current count is 3 x heavy duty parkas, 2 x furry coats, 1 x trench coat and 2 x pea/biker coats. Considering I don't live in Siberia, I really don't need so many hence I decided to stop by my favourite consignment store Mine & Yours, to offload a few. It was there that I came across this insane D.Efect Mohair coat (short version here) that I actually saw full price in NY a few weeks back. The coat was practically free after I traded in a few of my pre-loved clothes. Now that's how you #shopwiththebuyer ;) x Sharday
Warmer months ahead or vacay getaway planned? Let me let you in on a little secret.. Kini!
I only found out about this amazing Australian brand a few months ago, but was super keen to try out their swimmers. You get to design the bikini yourself, from fabric to prints as well as trims and fit. I chose this cutesy polka-dot bikini print with soft cream contrast. Sadly the Summer months are over here but I know fo' show that I'll be wearing mine next year ;) x Sharday
Underwire bikini c/o Kini Swimwear
As you can see our styles are completely intermixable. A love of black with a pop of white, leather or silver.
I'm wearing James Kohn's Billy tee - a local Vancouver brand that's your new go-to source for down-town cool tees.
Paired with WISH leather shorts / Alexander Wang handbag / Celine sunglasse & heels
Fiiiinally I get to share with you an amazing project I worked on with my gals Randa & Leonie. Featuring dresses by Melissa Araujo and lensed by the talented Alexander Ting, both local artists that you NEED to check out.
We wanted to show you 3 different ways to wear a simple dress:
Now which one are you?
I'm heading to NY this Friday night for a work trip. 'Excited' does not even cut it. But first.. it's packing time. This week's Shop with the Buyer has a segue into Pack with the Buyer. I used to hate packing but now I've pretty much nailed the process. Here are the 5 shoes you need to pack on any fashion conscious trip greater than 3 days.
1. The Ankle boot - perfect shoe from day to evening. I'll wear this one out to dinner in Tribeca.
2. The Birkenstock - let's keep things comfy with my fav shoe of Summer. These will retire to the back of the closet soon, so I might as well wear these through Central Park while I can.
3. The Loafer - again a perfect shoe that will take you from meetings to drinks instantly. Dinner/drinks in China Town anyone?
4. The Fancy Pump - for when you need to impress. Let's go Soho.
5. The Slip On Sneaker - for the plane right back home :(
Fall is almost here in North America meaning it's time to don those extra layers as the temperature drops. I can't wait to wear my collection of coats & plethora of knitwear options but baby steps first until the weather officially chills. My transition pieces are this super Saint Laurent-esque hat I've been wearing constantly & this reversible knit tee that I picked up in Seattle from T by Alexander Wang. I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot more of these pieces on me ;) x Sharday
T by Alexander Wang top / Wilfred Free jacket / Citizens of Humanity jeans / Aldo jeans / Alexander Wang / H&M hat
For the last few weeks I've been dreaming of purchasing a Celine Trio cross body bag. I have this vision of buying it in NY (leaving in 12 days) & walking through Central Park with my baby blue Trio in hand. This past weekend my Mum & I drove down to Seattle and I got to give the little guy a test run at Nordstroms. Sadly I don't think I can do the gold hardware. 1. I've transitioned all my jewellery to silver since I got engaged. 2. Silver is the best, no explanation needed. Sooooo.. long story short - it's time to look for another NY bag purchase option. Maybe the mini PS11? Uber cute & the perfect cross body pal. Ooo things just got dangerous. x Sharday
It's pretty amazing that you can live in a city for over a year and still find new hidden gems, visit new places and meet new people. The above collaboration sums up just that. It was so great to meet Sabrina and Jeremy from Streetscout.me, not only are they the cutest blogger couple but they are also the easier & quickest photographers I've worked with. Snap snap snap done! These photos were taken behind my work building (again a new blog shoot location) overlooking the Vancouver industrial port. I love how the background peeps through the chain fence. Here's to new and fresh experiences ;)
Zara dress / J.Brand jacket / Birkenstocks / Celine shades
This week's shade: PEACH. As Summer is rolling to an end, I thought it wise to do one last tribute to those peachy pink sunsets. This is a colour I haven't really tried before as I always go down the baby pink trail. So it was time for something new.. but not too foreign.
At first I was a little unsure about this colour. Was it too Grandma-y? Which isn't necessarily a bad thing considering my Grandma had the most amazing nails even in her eighties. But after a numerous compliments at work, I began to change my mind. Best new nail colour that will definitely go into my nail colour routine! x Sharday
New segment yo! Shop with me.. your trusty Buyer and online shopping addict.
This week: The Daniel Wellington Sheffield watch. I think it's high time I bought a new watch (see what I did there). I've been looking for a more masculine/simple/modern watch for a while now and this is it! Which bit is harder? Deciding what colour to buy or keeping the purchase from my man ;) x Sharday
How exciting that I get to share with you my first piece from Kit & Ace. I feel like Kit & Ace is as much my baby, as it is the people around me who have worked so hard to get it on it's feet. It's pretty crazy to think that the brand launched less than a year ago yet we are taking the world by storm.. one cashmere blend tee at a time. So what's our shtick? Saving our customers time. Mixing luxury elements with a functional basis. Technical Cashmere Baby.. woot! As you may read, I'm a tad proud and can't wait to see what we will accomplish over the next few years.
What's my part in it all? I'm a Product Manager for Mens & Accessories. This basically makes me half Buyer / half Merchant developing the line from inception to execution. Yeah it's a pretty sweet gig.. oh yeah and did I mention I love my job? x Sharday
To be honest, at first I had some hesitations about my first year attending the Deighton Cup. I mean, how could it compete with my hometown's Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival? I've been to quite a few race meets in Melbourne and enjoyed every moment along the way from planning my outfit/hat combo to the drunken walk home sans heels :O. My hesitation and the fact that I was super busy at work made my outfit planning bottom of priority list. It literally all came together at 5pm the day before the Cup.
The Deighton Cup went above and beyond my expectations. It was so refreshing to see a different side of Vancouver and it's inhabitants that are usually known for being the worst dressed in North America.. lies! The people watching from the Sky Box while sipping fresh Bourbon cocktails was one of the best moments. And as you've probably seen from this vid.. things got a little rowdy towards the end of the afternoon. Thanks Deighton.. I'll be back next year for sure! x Sharday
Photos by Will Smith