Every season I consistently like what BLK DNM puts out and their looks for Spring 2016 are no exception. Nothing in their design is groundbreaking but their denim is always on point with the perfect cut whether it’s a high waisted flare or a cropped straight leg. BLK DNM highlights the basics and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Jeans, the perfect tank and sky high mules; I say, “Spring come hither!”
But not too soon. I’m loving the Fall!
*All images via. Vogue.com
A memory from my childhood has thrust it’s way to the surface and filled me with a little glimmer of hope as I think about the adversity that so many children around the world face (I’m being intentionally general because as soon as I think of one sad situation another one comes to mind). It is such a small memory, a few seconds in time and although I was facing nothing as difficult as what many children have to deal with, I see the event now as a witness of what a child is capable of. Kids are physically weak and vulnerable but also so strong, perhaps the best intercessors we have; intelligent and able to process emotions and read situations in a way we don’t always give them credit for. Children are so tenacious in the face of adversity.
Do you ever have those days where in every interaction you’ve got exactly zilch to contribute? Or at least it seems that way. So much of my energy and brain power goes into the kids that I tend to stutter my way through adult conversations (and emails). My sister asked me how I was doing and I was so caught off guard I couldn’t even give a proper answer.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and getting together with family is on the forefront of my mind. Over the years the meals have changed (i.e. half of Ben’s family went vegetarian and my siblings and I started doing the turkey) but thankfulness for my family has remained a constant. Of course there are always those tried and true recipes that you count on being on the Thanksgiving table like my mom’s broccoli cheese casserole and pumpkin pie.
Loblaw’s has created this beautiful thanksgiving video which brought tears to my eyes. It highlights the beauty of family tradition and how that is maintained even after loss.
Spring 2016 runway shows are well underway with Paris being the next stop for jet set fashion editors. I scan through the shows on my phone through the new Vogue Runway App (formerly Style.com) and live vicariously through my fellow Vancouver fashion bloggers who made it to New York Fashion Week. I would love to attend fashion week at least once but for now I’m happy to peruse from afar.
On Wednesday I went on a Food and Feast Tour with The New Westminster Quay and I’m busy compiling all the info I gleaned into one blog post. In the mean time I thought I’d share this mixed green salad with you.
On Saturday we went to a farmer’s market in Maple Ridge to watch Ben’s sister play a few songs on stage. The weather was abysmal but you know what? Kids don’t care and they sure make the rain fun! The best clothing I ever bought for my Vancouver born and bred boys is the yellow Muddy Buddy suit and the green Kushies rain coat and pants in these photos.
There are many days when I fall into the comparison rut, mostly in regards to my pre-baby body vs. my post-baby (3) body. It’s a dangerous liaison because 32-year-old self wants to be 25-year-old self and forgets that 32 while different, is beautiful in it’s own right.
If you don’t have plans yet for the weekend Modern Home Tours has returned to Vancouver! It’s your chance to be a socially acceptable gawker and meander through some of Vancouver’s finest, innovative home designs.
The tour is self-driving and self-paced which means you could spend the whole day in your favourite house (but probably shouldn’t). The Vancouver Home Tour takes place Saturday and then on Sunday a White Rock Home Tour.