Dress Up

Happy Monday, and happy Spring! There were moments when I wasn’t sure we’d make it, but here we are, and though it’s not really warm yet the sun is shining, and that’s enough for me!

I’ve been swooning over Daisy Natives’ super cute tees for a long time now, and I finally got around to adding a few to my wardrobe this past month. It was a big toss up, but in the end I went with “Girls Support Girls”, and “Donuts and Rosé”– I mean really, has there ever been a pairing more perfect than pink wine and deep fried treats?








Dress Up

I’m always up for any excuse to get dressed up, especially when a theme is involved, so when we found ourselves staying in The Standard Hotel just around the corner from one of the most famous hot pinks walls in the world, I knew a Valentine’s outfit post was necessary.

Very. Valentines.

I put together my “look of love” with vintage pink sunnies, a two piece coordinate set from Hottiewood, gold pumps from H+M, and some lovely props from my gal pals at Ban.do. With the help of the amazing pink wall and a dash of California sunshine, I ended up with the perfect Vday date night ensemble (even though in reality I’ll likely be at home eating cake with my roommate in sweatpants tomorrow.)











Dear Diary

It’s that time of year when everything turns pink, hearts take over every shop window, and love is in the air. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is upon us, and though it’s one of my favourite holidays I can’t say I’m really feeling the love this year like I usually am.

That’s why I’ve decided to make Valentine’s 2016 the year of me and my girls (as Selena Gomez would say). This February 14th, I’ll be all about Galentine’s Day.

I’m all about my girl gang, and over the past year I’ve built the most amazing network of women up around me. From the girls at Sophomore to my Instagram pals from all around the world, The Shine Theory is really ruling my 2016, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. When Giftagram approached me to curate their new #BFF section I instantly jumped at the opportunity. Pick out gifts for girls, from girls? Um yes please! I quickly got to work choosing my favourite items, and I even got to take some pretty pictures for the app! Here are some of my favourites:










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Dress Up

I often get the question “so when did this whole pastel thing start anyway?”, and without fail it always makes me smile.

Through there were times when a desire to fit in overtook my quirky, colourful sense of style and I turned monochrome, I’ve pretty much always had fun with my style. In high school I garnered a lot of attention for my all-pink outfits (there was one chord Betsey Johnson number in particular…) and I distinctly remember a time when I looked into my closet and noted I owned something in every single colour category.

As a result of a personality/style crisis in my early 20s that involved a lot of black and white, I’m still working on building my colour inventory back up. That said, there’s no denying that I love me some head to toe pink! This outfit from Pale Violet is one of my favourite things to wear right now, and I couldn’t resist slipping it on for a little impromptu fashion shoot (note: there are lots of these coming down the pipe. I took a break from fashion for awhile but lately I’m feeling really inspired again and I’m loving it!)







Two piece pearl outfit via Pale Violet, Shoes from Aldo, Sunnies by Karen Walker, Necklace via North, Strong and Chic.

Photos by Johanna Martin

Dress Up

Happy Pride weekend everyone!

I know I’m a little bit late to the game with this one but trust me, it’s been a tough week in RAOP land ok? That said, it’s also been a really BIG week in the world! Gay marriage is now legal all across America, and it’s been truly incredible to watch my social feeds fill up with endless rainbows and messages of support.

To celebrate this magical time, I’ve teamed up with Charziie to host a giveaway! You can win yourself a hand-painted, one of a kind rainbow glitter tee (cropped or full length), and all you have to do is tag two friends in my Instagram post, and follow both Char and I! Bonus points will be awarded if you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, and you have until tomorrow evening to enter. Sorry, Canadian and U.S. shipping addresses only please!







Starfish created by Victoire, T-shirt by Charziie, Skirt by Party Skirts, backpack and sandals by Golden Ponies.

Photos by Paige of Bicyclette

*Note: Some or all of the items featured in this post were given to me as a gift from the maker, but I only write about products I genuinely adore, I promise!*