Summer Time is Finally Here..

Hey Everyone!!

Summer is in full swing, especially here in Vancouver with this absolutely amazing weather we have been having! I hope you are all on your way to having that sun kissed glow. I got a head start by going to Vegas in May! I love summer, from the sundresses to the late night beers at the beach. Here are a few things I look forward to in the summer!

 

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I love fruit, so one of my favourite things about summer is the fruit that is in season. Watermelon is my favourite summer fruit. It’s full of Vitamin A and has a high water content so it keeps you hydrated in the summer heat. I can’t wait to head up to the Oakanagan to pick up lots of local fruit!

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Summer and this hot weather is a very good excuse to walk to the beach and get some ice cream. I mean how else are you suppose to keep cool?! My favourite flavour is bubble gum… I know I know, I’m still a child at heart.

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I don’t know why but I enjoy painting my own nails rather than going out and getting a stranger to paint them. Best thing about summer is all the vibrant summer colours that come out. And these Essie colour are right up my alley.

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Spending days at the beach mean you come home with that beachy salt water wavy hair. My favourite hair style to rock all summer long. Since I can’t be at the beach all day long I curl my hair into a similar texture and it lasts a few days until my next hair wash. I don’t even remember the last time my hair was straight!

 

Before you know it summer is going to be over!! (this happens every year!) I hope you are all enjoying your time in the sun so far! 🙂

-Nicole

 

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Pantone Radiant Orchid – Part 1

Every year Pantone comes out with the colour of the year. Emerald is out and Radiant Orchid is in!! I am not the biggest fan of purple but this colour is starting to grow on me. For interiors I think this colour would be perfect as an accent colour with whites and greys. If you are feeling bold though you could paint a room this colour.

Here are some great interior spaces that I think have successfully used Radiant Orchid.

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Peter Pilotto x Target

It was only a matter of months ago that the designer collaboration Phillip Lim x Target hit stores, and here we are again with another one just a few weeks away – Peter Pilotto.

The London based design house consists of the duo Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. Their collection for Target is full of colourful prints and includes dresses as well as separates. It’s fun, bright, energetic and the pieces are great for mixing and matching. It launches online (for the US) and in stores for both Canada and the US on Sunday February 9th. One of my favourite things about having Target in Canada now is that we get access to these designer collabs without having to go across the border.

Back in September I went to my nearest Target to line up for the Phillip Lim collaboration. I got there 10 minutes before the store opened thinking that nobody, if anyone, would already be lined up. I ended up being the 7th girl in line – a few of them even had shopping carts. When the doors opened, the girls at the front of the line were taking their sweet time heading into the store and I was adamant on getting at least one purse, so I RAN past a few girls straight to the bag display and snatched two immediately. And then went straight for the BOOM! sweatshirt for my sister-in-law. After trying on a few of the pieces for fun, I decided to buy for myself the navy blue sleeveless top with the ruffled front. I had also decided that I only needed one of the two purses I grabbed (the large satchel was too similar to a purse I already owned so I couldn’t justify buying it) but I couldn’t bear to put it back so I bought it and gave it to my sister-in-law as a birthday gift.

I’m hoping that there won’t be a big lineup, if any, when I go again this time. I have my heart set on one of the dresses and I will definitely run again to grab if it I need to. Here are a few of the look book images for the collection!

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Fall Trends: Jewel Tones

There are many trends for this upcoming Fall season but this is the last one of my Fall Trends posts! I say “upcoming” because it hasn’t quite started, even though the first official day of Fall is 2 days away. The weather has definitely started to change. When I’m getting dressed for work in the morning (which is at like 6am) it’s cold & cloudy but by mid afternoon it becomes warm & sunny. What the heck?! Oh right, this is Vancouver.

A trend that I love for Fall are pretty jewel tones like Teal & Berry/Oxblood! I actually just purchased a teal blouse & a berry long sleeve midi dress from H&M (on a side note, I’m become slightly obsessed with dresses & skirts in a midi length). It also happens that teal is one of my favourite colours – my #1 fav is purple. These colours are the perfect way to add that pop of colour to your Fall wardrobe which usually consists of neutrals like black, cognac & creme. They can also be worn all year round which is a great reason to pick up something in one of these fabulous colours!

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– Stephanie