Good Vibrations.

Kimono: Pins and Needles // Shorts: BB Dakota // Blouse: gifted/thrifted // Flats: Aldo // Earrings: handmade // Ring: Black Market Boutique. Photos: Christian Hapgood.

The weather lately has been absolutely gorgeous. This weekend is supposed to stay around 20’C and remain sunny the whole time – so exciting. So, in celebration of the brilliant weather I popped on some shorts and light layers today andĀ  enjoyed the lovely weather. Lucky too since we’re planning on moving the seedling vegetables we’ve started into our window box veggie garden. We’ve got carrots, radishes, green onions, and leeks for the veggie garden and some cilantro for our herb garden. I also have some marigolds I’m planning on putting in a big pot for the front porch.

In other news, I love this kimono (which I picked up from Urban Outfitters in the winter). It is so great to throw on for a light layer and wears in all seasons. Also, it drapes so beautifully that it seems equally elegant and casual. Finally I broke in these flats and can wear them around town with without whimpering in pain 20 minutes in.

I have to apologize for the lack of updates lately. As I believe I’ve mentioned before, Christian’s been sailing so I’ve been put in charge of taking my own photos and I didn’t think a week of Instagram would be very interesting. Fortunately I’m getting a crash course on how to take pictures with Christian’s camera because he’s heading out on another sail soon and I don’t want to be left in a lurch again. Also, Diablo 3 did come out this week…

Sorry again for the tardiness!

Cheers,
Alison

ps: Happy Victoria day weekend to all the other commonwealthers!

Turquoise Bracelet: Take Two.

Blouse: American Apparel; Tank: gifted; Jeans: Harlow Premium; Shoes: gifted; Earrings: vintage/gifted; Bracelet: model’s own design; Ring: Olivier Soaps; Nails: Joe Fresh – Pumpkin. Photos: Christian Hapgood.

So, this is the outfit I paired with the bracelet today! I actually really love the colour tones and contrasts in the outfit. From the silver jewelry, the pumpkin nails, wine and fuchsia coloured tops to the turquoise stone the colours really popped. The simplicity of the outfit itself also really helped highlight my new creation.

The outfit fit the bill for me in that it was really simple and comfortable but, had lots of little details to fill out the look. Especially loved are the little screw-on silver earrings my nanny gifted me a few years back. They’re one of my most treasured pieces of jewelry – and really, possessions. I believe she received them when she was in her late teens, early twenties which puts them around late thirties – early forties. I’m no vintage jewelry expert though so I could be mistaken.

Also, another love is my moonstone and sterling silver ring I purchased from Olivier Soaps, at the former stall in the Saint John City Market. I’m a bit foggy on the details but the store owner mentioned to me that the sterling silver creation was made by a designer in British Colombia. This ring as has a special place in my heart because I thought I’d lost it a couple of months back. I tore around my house looking for it multiple times and also bugged a number of people to check their houses only to find it behind my dresser when I was moving – oops!

Once again this outfit demonstrates my love of chiffon and lace – and that’s probably the last time I should go on about that obsessionĀ  in a post for awhile!

Cheers,
Alison