Monday, September 26, 2011

Wedding Fun

I spent a good portion of the summer fulfilling my Maid-of-honour duties. Not complaining though, because it was a lot of fun! Starting with a Parisian themed bridal shower held in my apartment, we spent the afternoon celebrating with mimosas, cupcakes, and macarons. I made a white & lavender two-tiered fondant cake for the special occasion and stuffed the couple's favourite candies and hand lotion from Crabtree & Evelyn in each of the party favours. Our Whistler weekend getaway was perfect for the Bachelorette party. We had a fun night out with drinks and dancing followed by a girly night in with chick flicks and face masks. The big day came before we knew it and there we were... three bridesmaids in yellow dresses standing at the alter! The couple tied the knot on a sunny and beautiful summer day. As the Best Man and Maid of honour, the boy and I couldn't be happier for them. It was wedding day to be remembered and like we said in the speech at the reception... "May the joys of today, be those of tomorrow, and forever."

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rose Gold

Express shirt and shorts, Miu Miu flats, MBMJ watch, Balenciaga City bag

What time is it? It's time to buy a watch! Like many of you, being attached to a cellphone means I rarely feel the need to wear a watch. Now that I've picked up this gorgeous Marc by Marc Jacobs 'Henry' Rose gold-plated watch, I'll have to get used to looking at my wrist more often. I love that it can be sophisticated for the office and chic for a casual outing and the true beauty of rose gold is that it looks good on everyone. If you've been to a watch store recently, you've probably noticed Rolex, Michael Kors, Burberry, Fossil...they're all over it! I predict this will be a trend to stay.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Seeing Stars

Zara blouse and skirt, Marc Jacobs bag, Ninewest shoes

September is here but I'm not quite ready to give up my summer brights yet.  We had an incredibly short summer in Vancouver this year and I'm hoping the warmth will linger just a bit longer. Albeit short, I've had an amazing summer filled with family, friends, and laughter. Being in our friends' wedding as the maid-of-honour was incredible. It has been an exciting journey from day 1 but the fun really kicked in at the bridal shower and the bachelorette party. The beautiful and emotional wedding day was definitely the highlight of the summer and I can't wait to share the photos with you all!

I picked up this metallic blue Marc Jacobs Single bag on sale at Holt Renfrew a few days ago.  It was just the bag I've been looking for.  It's petite but roomy with a zipper compartment and a ton of card slots!  I love the function of a small crossbody bag, the quilted lambskin and gold hardware were just bonuses. It's comparible to the Chanel WOC (Wallet on chain) without the hefty price tag.  This way I don't have to feel bad every time I find a tiny scratch!