Dawn to Dusk

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Same outfit, two ways. The concept takes you from office to evening and is as easy as a simple change in outerwear (or for more formal occasions, a change in footwear – metallic Manolo BB pumps or a sleek evening sandal).

Statement coats were all over the Autumn 2018 runway shows back in February/early March (in all four cities) and this trench by Massimo Dutti hits all of the right points: Prince of Wales checks, pops of colour, 70s-style lapels and understated details. Until we get out of this winter weather, coats are still a must for daywear, and pairing the pastels with darker shades creates a colour-popping contrast.

I’m going through a blazer moment right now, and I fell in love with this peak-lapelled velvet number because of its Tom Ford s/s 2018 runway feel to it (minus the hot pink hue!). Blazers are foolproof for evenings and pairing a strong masculine piece with a feminine slip dress is one of my favourite combinations. The mix in textures elevates the look (velvet, evident from the runways, is here to stay) and can work just as well with a pair of dark skinnies and a slinky camisole.

P.S. Yes, navy and black do go together.

trench: Massimo Dutti/ blazer: Massimo Dutti (and on sale!)/ slipdress: Aritzia

photos: @comfycarn

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It’s officially Spring, and unfortunately Vancouver has yet to get out of its Winter rut. Despite that, we managed to catch a rare ray of sunlight one weekend and it was absolutely glorious (before it down-poured for a week afterwards!).

This Spring, I’ve fallen in love with the blush-tones that dominated the catwalks in September. My wardrobe (since autumn, really) has consisted of neutrals, blacks, whites and pastels. They all work together, making it extremely easy to get dressed in the morning — hello, everything matches!

I had my eyes on this silk robe from Aritzia the moment I saw it online. The length is perfect, the fabric luxurious, and it doubles as a chic (and daring!) wrap dress. I’m also hooked on monochrome black and white at the moment, as it is easy to take from day to night, and goes perfect with a classic red lip or hot pink heels – yes I’ve tried both!

For those averse to sinking into the crop top craze, wearing one with high-waisted trousers might give you some comfort. The high-waist limits the amount of skin shown, and highlights the most flattering part of your torso – win win!

Photos by StreetScoutMe

Robe, trousers & crop: Aritzia| Mules: Zara| Glasses: Ray-Ban

Summer of Culottes

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By far one of my favourite retro pieces, seen on an array of runways this season, is the come-back of the culottes. They are so unbelievably easy to wear, super comfy and can simply transition from a day at the office (paired with a simple sweater or crisp white shirt) to a night on the town (with sequins, heels and a party bag). I love how they embody the airy feel of wearing a skirt but perfectly capture the every day practicality of shorts. Definitely a staple for summer, and perfect for transitioning from the sun-kissed 30 degree weather into the crisp fall breeze.

culottes: Babaton at Aritzia / top + bag + necklace: Club Monaco / heels: J Crew / sunglasses: Ray Ban

 photos: curran sandher

Raincouver Florals – VFW Day II

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On a rainy Vancouver afternoon, what better way is there to brighten up the grey skies than with a pop of floral? Layering was also key, as the temperatures dropped dramatically: Ryan keeping warm by adding in a denim jacket, me in light layered jackets over my crisp collared shirt. Luckily by the time we arrived, the rain had settled down and we managed to snap a few photos before heading inside for the shows.

It was lovely meeting up with Andrea (check out her fabulous blog here) and it was great having Claire bring that french chic along with her. There’s a glimpse of my dapper-suited brother as well, who makes the odd appearance here and there but is usually seen behind the camera snapping those great details and outfits.

The day’s shows brought a bit of Indian culture to the runway – something I always get excited to see. Sunny’s Bridal presented exquisitely embroidered Indian outfits, for both men and women, and a surprise model – Chef Vikram Vij – strutting down the catwalk for the finale, which was a crowd pleaser for sure!


TopShop trousers / Kurt Geiger London shoes / J Crew shirt / Bag by Auxiliary at Aritzia / Alexander McQueen silk scarf