Spring forward

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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

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Summer whites & Summer nights

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Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, I often forget how good it feels to occasionally get away for a weekend. That’s why I decided to drive myself up from Vancouver to the Okanagan: to the valley of vineyards, nature, farmers’ markets and that easy-going lifestyle feel. It couldn’t have been a more perfect way to say goodbye to summer and to welcome in that fresh autumn breeze.

Personally, as much as I love summer – the beach life, late nights & patios – I always get excited for autumn as my ‘new year’. With the changing seasons comes a new outlook, new goals, and most importantly, a refreshed wardrobe; filled with layers, textures, jackets and a plethora of accessories to shield the in-coming winter breeze.

So this impromptu shoot, which took its setting in the most beautiful lavender farm in Peachland, B.C., is an ode to summer – to loose layers; summer whites; cool cottons; and (sadly!) fresh summer wine.

I can feel the change of seasons in the cooling air, shorter nights & falling leaves. Disheartened to say goodbye to the summer sun, I look forward to ‘New Year‘ and what it will bring.

sunglasses: Ray Ban / top: Aritzia / jeans: Zara / boots: Isabel Marant

Special thanks to Megan Shallow of Breathe.Nourish.Love for being the best hostess, friend & photographer ♡