Knits and Suede

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sweater: 360 Cashmere (similar here) / skirt: Sabo Skirt / shoes: Steve Madden (from Lulus here) / sunnies: from Lulus here) / bag: Verge Girl (similar here) / necklace: NA-KD (here)

Whirlwind time up in Whistler this week, full of skiing and fun with friends (#SNOWCHELLA).  Back in the city now and the sun is shinning.  Time to get on the running program!  Studying and working out: my main jams for the next while haha.  And the blog, duh.  Here’s an outfit for a sunny spring day like today.  A mix of knits, suede, and straw.  Texturized and ready to roll.  I’ve worn this skirt before as part of a cheeky set (here), but I love combining looser tops with short/tight bottoms.  Makes for a more chill and daytime look.  Paired it with some mellow platform sandals, a straw bag, and some tortoiseshell sunnies.  Warm tones and lots of textures all around.  Hope everyone has an awesome Sunday, I’ll be unpacking from Snowchella and digging into some studying.  Peace babeskillets, Tita xx

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Girly Cherry Blossom Days

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playsuit: MACCS The Label  (here) / bag: Verge Girl (similar here) / shoes: Dolce Vita / necklace: NA-KD (here) / bracelet: Céline

Happy Wednesday!  Coming at you from another rainy day in Vancouver.  A stark contrast to yesterday’s sun haha.  Heading up to Whistler this evening though, so some snow is in my forecast!  Essex is picking me up soon, but in the meantime here’s a girly spring look for you all.  It’s cherry blossom season in Vancouver, so pink trees are all over the place…and how pretty does this playsuit look among an explosion of pink?  It’s by MACCS The Label, a local Vancouver brand created by a Vancouver babe!  All of her pieces on point, with just the right amount of girly and cool.  Check it all out here, or head over to their headquarters to shop the sample sale going on all month (more info on their Instagram – @maccsthelabel).  Back to the look!  With a playsuit this cute, you don’t need to add much.  The fringe detail has a boho vibe, so I styled it with some wooden heels and a straw bag.  Kept the bling golden with a longer pendant necklace to dress up my bare shoulders, and my fave Céline bracelet was the final touch.  Also, here’s a fun fact for the day.  Port Moody was the original western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway (before it was extended to Vancouver).  The first station was built in 1882, and it’s now a museum…hence why there’s a dope old school train behind me haha.  Brb, off to Hogwarts.  Peace babeskillets, Tita xx

Black and White

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top: NA-KD (here) / skirt: GRLFRND Denim (from Revolve here) / boots: Jeffrey Campbell (here) / hat: Lulus (here) / bag: Gucci

Hola!  After a long day of studying, I’m finally in bed.  Before I fall asleep, here’s an outfit perfect for Vancouver’s indecisive spring weather.  Woke up this morning to pouring rain, and by noon it was blue skies and sunshine haha.  With all the weather changes in a day, it can be tricky to dress for spring, especially if you’ll be out of the house all day.  In the AM, do you wear Hunter rain boots and a raincoat or do you opt for just an umbrella to keep you dry until it (hopefully) clears up and gets nice out?  In addition, a cold morning can turn into a warm afternoon…do you freeze in the AM or sweat in the PM?  Decision decisions haha.  My approach to the early spring weather sitch is to combine winter pieces with summer pieces.  They mix well, trust me.  Here I’m wearing a denim miniskirt (summer staple) with a balloon-sleeved knit sweater (winter basic).  The white keeps the sweater more springy, too.  Since it’s still a little cool out, over-the-knee boots are dope to wear: they make your legs look great AND keep them warm.  Finally, if it’s on the cloudier side, throw on a hat (baker boy cap, cute toque) for a cozy touch.  Donzo!  There’s only so many days in a year where you can wear skirts with bulky knits and bare legs: embrace it haha.  And with that, it’s time or me to sleep.  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx

 

 

Beach Strolls in Lovers + Friends

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top: Lovers + Friends (from Revolve here) / shorts: GRLFRND Denim (from Revolve here) / shoes: Steve Madden (from Lulus here)

Another day of studying in the bag.  Went for a run this afternoon to break up the study time, and about to treat myself to a bath with a book and glass of wine.  An at home spa haha (the closest I can get to a spa day at the moment).  Anyway, in light of the surprisingly dry day today, here’s a sunny day look perfect for patio season.  You can’t go wrong with denim shorts and a blouse.  Lovers + Friends always has the cutest tops, and this take on a classic white blouse nailed it.  A little unique with the one-shoulder tie and flowy cut out sleeves.  Such a fun way to summerize a blouse.  Not to mention, polka dots: so hot right now.  Throw a manly black blazer over top for cooler evenings and your set.  Check out Revolve for all your Lovers + Friends needs (and about a zillion other brands that are equally cute).  Time for this nerd to do zen out in da tub.  S’later babeskillets, Tita xx

Evenings in LA

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LA evenings ❤

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone is having an awesome start to the week, I’m spending my day studying but I think today’s study break is going to be a run later this afternoon.  No rain at the moment, hope it holds off haha.  A good workout can clear your head and refresh you brain SO well.  The best medicine for stress, in my opinion.  Another great way to spend an evening off is being fab in LA…but that only happens on the rarest occasions haha.  Last time I was in LA, I had the best night hopping around downtown and discovered some sick spots along the way, so I’d thought I’d share them with you!

The night started off in the Fairfax area.  I had a pre-conference happy hour event in this part of town, so before the fun I got a blowout at the nearby Salon Three.  I was lucky enough to try using a new app called Prête.  It’s kind of like Uber for hair salons: you pick your area on the map and the time you want, and will get an appointment at the nearest salon.  I got one at Salon Three and was so happy with the result (I hardly ever do stuff like this, but I had the opportunity so it was awesome to get a little pampering!).  The salon was super cute, as well.  If you’re getting a blowout there, ask for Jeremiah; he was awesome.  The app is just in the states at the moment, but Canada need something like this!

After sipping some coffee while getting the hair did, I headed over to Rolling Greens for the Create & Cultivate happy hour event.  This location is so cool!  It’s a garden and interior decor store, half outside, that doubles as an event spot.  So many sick plants and Pinterest worthy set ups.  We got to take home a succulent (hand selected and self-potted, so fun) as a goodie.  Kind of felt like I was sipping my champagne in the jungle haha.

After mingling with some conference babes, it was tine to Uber to Santa Monica to continue the night with Essex!  We love Santa Monica, so many good restaurants and the vibes are just right, ya know?  Our fave restaurant there is Blue Plate Oysterette, a little sea food spot with the coolest decor and delicious food.  The drinks there also hit the spot…try their sangria for a refreshing summer drink.  Honestly everything I ever order there is so good, but the truffle lobster mac n’ cheese is a must!  Drooling just thinking about it.  Also, check out their bathrooms: the wall paper is next level, just a big collage of ocean themed magazine clippings…so many sea creatures (my jam).

After dinner we continued the night with drinks at The Bungalow, also in Santa Monica.  A classic spot drinks, where famous faces are often spotted.  Really awesome decor, too…true to the name, it indeed feels like you’re in a beach bungalow.  A little pricey for drinks, but I think that’s standard in LA.  The atmosphere is super rad, and worth the splurge I think (especially if you’re on vacation).

The lovely thing about LA is Uber…we were home so quick and without a crazy high taxi fee.  When is Vancouver going to take the hint?

There you have it, a night out in LA…so fun.  What if that was my everyday life?  Nah, it wouldn’t be as special then.  The study life chose me haha.  I’m not complaining, super fortunate to be in my position, and it makes me truly appreciate the time off adventures.  Here’s to working hard and then playing hard babeskillets, Tita xx

Island Vibes on the Mainland

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always happy when sipping Maui coffee ❤

If you know me, you know I love Maui coffee.  Needless to say, I was stoked to come across Islands Café while in White Rock recently.   This spot is full of surf themed decor and kind of makes you feel like you’re back on island time.  Apart from serving delicious coffee (my latte was bomb), they also have açaí bowls…and I’m always down for a bowl.  Tasty and a super big serving: win.  If you’re ever in White Rock, stop here for a little coffee and tastiness.  Curling up in their coziest corner flipping through surf magazines is a pretty swell (huge swell haha) way to live your best life.  It was a perfect spot for a mid-afternoon study break on a rainy day.  Hope everyone had an awesome Sunday!  Mine was super low key, I studied the day away and now I’m ready to sleeeeep.  Here’s to an awesome week babeskillets, Tita xx

Canadian Tuxedo

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top: iamkoko.la / denim jacket: Forever 21 / jeans: Rag & Bone / shoes: Dolce Vita (from Revolve here) / sunnies: Lulus (here) / necklace: NA-KD (here) / bag: Verge Girl (similar here)

Hello from a cloudy and wet Sunday in Vancouver.  April showers, am I right?  I’m posted up studying for the day, latte in hand.  Thought I’d share one of my fave looks I wore recently: my take on the Canadian tuxedo.  Felt pretty bad ass in it.  Love ripped up vintage t-shirts, and this Harley Davidson (from iamkoko.la) number hit the spot.  Wore it with some tight medium wash jeans and a super light wash denim jacket (off the shoulders to keep it extra cool haha).  My fave wedges came through again, adding girly height to the outfit, and white cat eye sunglasses (that your boyfriend hates and your girlfriends love) added some major clout.  Couldn’t help up serve up looks haha.  These shots were taken at such a OG coffee shop (Whitby’s Coffee House) in White Rock, old school styrofoam cups and all.  The opposite of a cute ‘gram friendly cafe, but I kind of like the vibe of the photos even more for that reason.  Time to get back to work!  This weekend flew by (yesterday I had a little city day, girly with a side of coffee and shopping…fun), so it’s time to seize the rest of Sunday and nerd. it. up.  Ciao babeskillets, Tita xx