busy bee

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Wow things have been busy lately. New job, new home, wedding planning & absorbing Summer. Ain't nobody got time to sit indoors and blog! Just a little note to say I'm still here.. just busy enjoying life BUT DO NOT FEAR, I'll be back soon ;) x Sharday

P.s. If you're based in Vancouver, come on down to our Kit + Ace pop-up store at 151 Water St. Cashmere baby! 

sale sale sale

It's that time of year.. SALE SEASON! Unfortunately I can't participate this year due to saving up for a wedding and the fact that my partner would seriously disapprove of any non-wedding purchases (white jeans are wedding appropriate non?). But that doesn't mean you can't participate! If I was shopping, I'd be buying all of the above items.. which come under $100. Go on get shopping, take one for the team ;) x Sharday

my new summer sandals

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If you reminisce to a few weeks back, you might recall me going crazy for Avarcas sandals. Well my sandals arrived in the post so it was high time I took them out for a spin. I'm loving the baby blue colour as a lighter option for Spring/Summer, and the leather on these babies is soooo soft. Highly recomended ladies!! x Sharday

Zara dress (similar)  /  J.Crew shirt (similar)  /  Riudavet Avarcas sandals in 'Light Blue'  /  Celine sunglasses (similar)

#ldbeauty

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending the London Drugs #ldbeauty event. It was hands down one of the most amazing events I have ever been to. Firstly.. we rocked up in helicopters (BALLER) to a giant hangar at the airport filled with London Drug's best beauty vendors. We then got to sip cosmo's while talking shop and sampling some amazing new products. No joke, by the end of the night we all had giant green bags brimming with beauty goods. It was like Christmas morning.. on crack! I had my makeup done by the talented David from Lise Watier and also got a portrait done with my gal pal Leonie at the ROC stand. Oh what a night.. thanks #LD xx Sharday

P.S. Last flat-lay pic by Randa

black and white

Chanel Quad eyeshadow  /  Ray-Ban Wayfarer's  /  H&M Home candle  /  iPhone (DUH!)

Like ying & yang, black & white go hand in hand. Black compliments white's starkness while white adds contrast against black's darkness (didn't mean for that to rhymn, but oh well it sounds good). Long live black & white! x Sharday

latest obsession: avarcas

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Move over Birkenstock, there's a new minimal yet uber comfy norm-core sandal on the block.. the Avarcas! Originally from Spain, these sandals have been around for hundreds of years. Interesting tidbit.. the soles are made from 100% recycled car tire rubber. Eco-friendly ✔ Stylish ✔ Minimal design ✔. I've already placed my order.. hello new Summer sandals ;) x Sharday

Buy them at Riudavets USA

layering 101

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TRF dress  /  Zara sweater  /  Community shirt  /  Kurt Geiger 'Londres' loafers  /  Alexander Wang 'Prisma' lunchbag  /  MK watch  /  Oak + Fort rings

After seeing a plethora of cute sweater/dress layering combo's, I just had to give it a go myself. Now to work on some simple fash-matics (see what I did there).

^ Click on the pics above to shop ^

1. Take a simple jersey dress (shorter is better)

2. Throw on a slouchy sweater, or go for a tighter option like I did

3. Wrap a cotton or linen shirt around your waist to bring it all in

+ Bonus points for slip on loafers and a chic black shoulder bag

x Sharday

Photos: Randa

nail colour diary #6

INSPIRATION

This weeks shade: WHITE. There's something pure, stark and calming about white. It's a colour that visually doesn't scream for attention, but in reverse it actually says a lot. Whenever I see a woman with perfect white nails I think 'damn she's got her shit together'. A woman wearing white knows what she wants & doesn't make mistakes (or spill coffee on herself). Now who wouldn't want to emulate a bit of that?

RESULTS

Shade: Alpine Snow by OPI (Shellac). Loving this dusty, egg shell white shade. Bring on Summer!

Nails by Steven @ Yaletown Nail Spa

expensive obsession

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I'm starting to form a bit of an expensive obsession: Chanel makeup. Nothing beats the quality all wrapped up in that iconic black & white packaging. My tip: stock up at duty-free when possible to avoid extra taxes/duty. New additions to my collection include Sublime de Chanel mascara (hands down best mascara ever) and Rouge Allure lipstick in Pirate (perfect red wine-stained colour). Love! x Sharday

how to wear it three ways: the trench coat

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One of my favourite recent purchases is this amazing trans-seasonal black trench coat from Front Row Shop. It's a super easy, versatile piece to wear and would you believe it converts into a shorter, cropped jacket. It's a super trench!
Okay.. now for something new. I'm going to show you how to wear the aforementioned trench 3 ways.

LOOK ONE

Pair your trench with a body con midi dress and boots. Perfect for date night but enough to keep you warm on those chilly late evenings.

Wilfred Free dress  /  Madewell boots  /  Celine sunglasses  /   MK watch (worn throughout)  /  Amber Sceats bracelet (worn throughout)

LOOK TWO

Pair your trench with a blue Oxford shirt, skinny jeans and kicks. Here's your casual Friday work look sorted. Ba-da-boom.

J.Crew shirt  /  J Brand jeans  /  New Balance 574's  /  Ray-Ban sunglasses

LOOK THREE

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Pair your trench with a simple tee, denim cut-off's and sandals. This is handsdown my favourite trench coat look.. mixing the high and low hemlines = perfection.

Front Row Shop tee  /  Stylenanda shorts  /  Triangl pouch  /  Birkenstock Arizonas  /  Celine sunglasses

x Sharday

Photos: Randa

homage to the lacy bra

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There's nothing more feminine that a black lacy bra paired with a simple cotton or sheer tee. Now that the weather has warmed up.. this is my new go-to look for Summer x Sharday

Top row:   Hanky Panky  /  Hanky Panky  /  Yasmine Eslami

Middle row: Agent Provocateur  /  Kiki de Montparnasse  /  L'Agent by Agent Provocateur 

Bottom row: Stella McCartney  /  Agent Provocateur  /  Hanky Panky

IYA

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Have you heard of my new favourite swimwear brand IYA Australia? They create some stunning minimal pieces and all in my favourite shade.. black! Bring on Summer!

"Born in sunny Australia, Iya is crystal clear waters, palm trees, sunkissed skin  and sandy buns. The Iya girl lives life to its fullest, she falls in love easily, she jumps deep into the ocean, she takes chances and makes mistakes, she goes with her gut, she's a dreamer and an explorer but most of all,  she lives for the moment, lives for the now."

Check out their online store here.

the little black bag

I have an unhealthy obsession with the little black bag. Whether it be the Chanel Boy bag *droool*, the classic Hermes cross body or new silhouettes from Saint Laurent.. I'm obsessed. Unfortunately I don't have a spare $3k laying around to buy the 'Boy', so I'm going to have a put a savings plan into effect. A little bit of every pay day.. put towards a good cause. Orrr I could just lash out on one of the under $1k options. Either way I believe I'm in a win-win situation, but that could be my obsession speaking ;).

Images: credited on my Pinterest page

PURSES FOR UNDER $1k 

 

PURSES FOR $1k + over