You could say I've been a bit of a shady lady lately. A shady married lady that is! Yes I got married! We just returned from a few blissful weeks in Australia & it was just perfect. I'm not going to lie, I miss the warm weather so you could say these shades definitely came in handy.. to suit my shady lady persona that is ;) x Sharday
After stalking Edwards & Co for a solid year or two on Instagram, I was so glad that I could finally get a chance to visit their Melbourne salon and get my blonde locks wedding ready! I mean hello, who wouldn't want to get their hair done in the salon that does Lara Bingle & all my fav Melbourne bloggers hair? So I stepped off the plane after the 23+ hour journey from Canada, gave the fam a quick kiss & hug, and it was off to the salon. From here I spent the next few hours getting my blonde refreshed & locks trimmed!
Can I just say Edwards & Co get blondes & know how to perfect balayage like no other. And the level of attention to their clientele is next to none. Special thanks to Jaye for having me at your salon.. now can you please open up one in North America? x Sharday
It's seems like Winter is well and truly here (it was 2 degrees yesterday), so it was time to pile on the parka & scarf combo. Black on black on black with a hint of grey always seems to do the trick! x Sharday
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