As I mentioned in the last post Ben gave me a remote for my camera as a Christmas present. I’ve spent six years pressing the self-timing button and then making a run for it. The photos have turned out quite interesting to say the least.
Today was my first attempt with a remote and I had a lot of fun creating this little fashion story. I picked up this vintage dress and purse while in Arizona with my mother. I’ve been so inspired by the Gucci collections put out by Alessandro Michele.
I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! We had so much fun watching the kids open their gifts. I love that I know these little people well enough to choose gifts they truly delight in. Ben and I don’t usually exchange gifts but he surprised me with a remote for my camera. It’s taking selfies to a whole new level!
Today I want to introduce you to amazing kids’ denim by Indigo Paper Jeans. Honestly, I had no idea their wee bums and legs could look any cuter until Jethro and Ezra started sporting their Indigo Paper Jeans.
I don’t know about you guys but my skin gets so dry at this time of year. It’s the combination of the cold weather and heated indoors. This Winter I’ve been fighting the dryness with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Anti-Itch Skin Care Package. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Soothing Oil for Dry, Itchy Skin, Moisturizing Body Oil and Cocoa Butter Lotion are the perfect combination to keep skin smooth and silky.
The last few weeks have been a whirlwind and it’s hard for me to believe that this time last week, I was hanging with my mommy in Mesa, Arizona – without kids. It all came together at the last minute and started with an amazing couple offering their place to my parents. When my dad couldn’t go I had the crazy idea that I might be able to swing it. This was literally a crazy idea.
If you’ve ever wondered what a blogger event is like they are usually crazy busy, with a lot of wonderful people cramped into a small space. It’s a fun time to socialize but often hard to hear and talk to everyone. That’s why I was wonderfully surprised to turn up at a dinner at Lombardo’s on Commercial Drive and find myself at a small table with strangers who I actually got to know as we feasted. And I mean feasted!
I love Christmas. As a kid my parents made Christmas morning and the days leading up to it extra special. I’ll never forget the thrill of seeing our overstuffed stockings and presents under the tree. I had no idea the work that went into making Christmas awesome. However, my favourite Christmas was when my parents took us down to an orphanage in Mexico to serve. We left Christmas day and I spent New Year’s Eve tilling dirt in an orchard.
A couple weeks back our family collaborated with Gnubees, a nutritious, healthy squeeze pack snack for kids, on a little photoshoot to promote their product. Gnubees is a Vancouver company and Elasticpantcity is always happy to support local brands! We went to the Pirate Ship Playground at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. This is a favourite location for us and we managed to hit it up on one of the sunniest days of Fall thus far. It was so fun to not be behind the camera for a change!
I sometimes get asked about fashion trends and what women should be looking for as they shop to avoid looking dated. I believe it is easy to get stuck in a fashion rut which can be frustrating if you’re trying to have fun and experiment with your clothing or if perhaps you want to avoid looking like every one else. I know most women want to look nice and blend into the crowd. This post is really for those women who want to use fashion as a form of self-expression and are not afraid to take risks. This means sometimes making mistakes.
Full disclosure: I’ve been eating humility pie. I’m embarrassed to admit I get caught in the comparison rut all the time. I ponder how to grow my blog, make it successful and be somebody. And then I think back to the beginnings of Elasticpantcity when I had no idea blogs could grow, what a PR company was, or that stats mattered. I started this blog because it was super fun to write while Levi napped and play around with words and my wardrobe.
I’ve been thinking about why I’m still blogging and it’s for the same reasons. My kids are still napping and I still like to play with clothes. I have to remember to be content with who I am which is not a model or a 20 year old. I’m an almost 33 year old mom of 3 boys.
Years ago I wrote a post for Vancouver Mom on how to make the most out of a thrifting adventure. I thought it was time for a part two as I’ve never written in detail about how to find well-crafted, designer pieces.Before I jump into the step by step I want to share some thoughts on wearing a brand. The reason I adore high end designer pieces is not for their branding but for their make.