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Stripes: The New Neutral

How about I just rename this blog “Stripes”—seriously I just realized how often I wear them. Some people can’t live without good wine, chocolate or amazing meals,  but me? I prefer stripes and shoes. Whatever we all have our vices.

Jacket: Zara (bought in Panama), Shirt: Anthropologie, Cardigan: Gap, Cropped Pants: Gap, Shoes: J.Crew, Necklace: Antique Chinese Turquoise at Rubaiyat, Lucite Ring: Alexis Bittar at Rubaiyat

Psssst Happy Spring!

Lazy Weekend Wear

So, if you happen to follow me on Instagram you’ve probably already met this little character. She’s a terrier mix, who’s super cute, way too smart and goes by the name Lulo (which means “little orange”—a fave fruit discovered while we were in Colombia).

Pants: JCrew, Shirt: Anthropologie, Jacket: Gap circa 2000, Hoodie: Joe Fresh, Flats: JCrew, Necklace: Paper plane by Broken English from Walrus,  Clutch: Plum, Nails: Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos

I wish I’d bought these pants in every colour. I bought them on sale at JCrew last summer and they are the perfect pant for oh say, walking the dog on a lazy Saturday.

Saturday Stripes

Jeans: Gap, Sweater: J.Crew, Jacket: Aritzia, Bag: Gap, Shoes: Nordstrom, Necklace: Jeanine Payer from The Rubaiyat, Wedding Bands: custom by John Blair except for eternity band by Experimetal, Rings: From Brazil and Chile

I always have high hopes of just throwing on some heels and going, but then the reality of hoofing it around Vancouver sets in (I walk a lot in the city) and I end up in flats. Which is totally ok, I mean it was a rainy Saturday in Vancouver so it’s pretty impressive that I wasn’t wearing rainboots and a slicker.

* Notice the sweet welt on my finger, that is what happens when you leave your straightening iron on for ages and then proceed to lean on it. Word to the wise: don’t let your hair tools get to 400F and then forget to unplug them.

Shake your Bootie

Dress: Banana Republic, Tights: Loft, Booties: Steve Madden, Necklace: Pyrrha Clutch: Gap (circa 2001) Ring: Paola Hernandez

I have turned a corner on booties (not the one behind you) the short boot that has become the “it” shoe. Ankle booties have come and gone and for years I hated them, but lo and behold on their latest return trip I’ve changed my anti-ankle boot ways and become a fan (and learned a very good lesson about saying “I’ll never wear those!”).

I should have taken a better picture of my ring but this is one of my all-time favourite pieces of jewellery. I bought it Mexico City, one of my favourite stops on our driving trip to Argentina, from a wonderful friend of ours who was working for the designer at the time. I used to wear different rings all the time but these days I usually only wear my wedding bands plus my engagement ring, which sits on my right hand, long story but basically it means I don’t switch rings very often but when I do it is always to wear this one.

Side note: Check out that hair. Real beachy waves. I have been testing a new curling iron that comes with a protective glove to protect your hand! The risk of burning might be worth curls like this. (I’ll be covering the curling iron for Vitamin Daily so stay tuned!)

Perfect Plaid

Boots: Frye, Jeans: Gap,  Cardigan: Gap (Fall 2011), Shirt: Gap, Bracelets: India, Thailand, and Haida (gifted)

Whoa. I just realized I dressed pretty much head to toe in Gap.  With the exception of my early Christmas gift from the mister—a new pair of Frye boots!

Not sure if living on the west coast is affecting my style but I felt the need to add some plaid to the mix. This shirt is proving to be a staple and I managed to re-mix it with a skirt, belt and flats for a party. Who knew plaid could be so versatile?

Yep, that’s a smattering of Vancouver snow in the background.  The West Coast crowd calls it cold, we Albertans would consider it a heat wave.