Covered and Classy in NYC

Covered and Classy in NYC

Posted by: on Aug 26, 2016 | No Comments

I will be spending this New Year’s Eve, which also happens to be my birthday, in New York City with my soul sista’ Della. It’s rather a long story how this trip fell into place but suddenly I have a ticket booked and a place to stay.

Life At A Glance | Picasso Made Me Do It

Life At A Glance | Picasso Made Me Do It

Posted by: on Jun 15, 2016 | No Comments

Hi friends! I was just out at a dinner in connection with the current Picasso: The Artist and His Muses Exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It was a lovely event and a wonderful opportunity to chat it up with Vancouver media friends.

Good Bones

Good Bones

Posted by: on Jun 6, 2016 | No Comments

I’ve often heard people describing old houses as having good bones. They just need a bit of a facelift and then voila! You have something unique and beautiful.

I feel the same way about a lot of vintage clothing. It may have good bones but it needs some tweaking. This vintage, button-up dress was shoulder padded out and pinned in weird places. A few snips later and it became a vamped up topper of distressed jeans with sexy BCBG Max Azria heels.

Tropical Fever

Tropical Fever

Posted by: on May 29, 2016 | No Comments

After seeing the gorgeous tropical prints in the Rochas Resort 2017 collection I was reminded of this made in Hawaii frock in my closet. It was an impulse buy but it feels so summery and makes me dream of Hawaii nights. Which by the way I’ve never experienced but I’ve heard they’re magical.

Whistler

Whistler

Posted by: on May 19, 2016 | No Comments

We’ve had such beautiful weather in Vancouver lately that when I packed for Whistler I had Summer in mind. I forgot about higher altitudes and snow…I was looking forward to wearing this pretty, Clover Canyon silk tank out for a walk through the village with Ben. It didn’t make it out of the hotel room and neither did the shorts.

Outfit of the Day

Outfit of the Day

Posted by: on May 12, 2016 | 2 Comments

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been having fun checking out my daily outfit posts. I’m putting my wardrobe to the test and challenging myself to dress beyond running shorts day-to-day. It’s so fun to experiment with fashion after 30 and three children. There’s an element of confidence and fearlessness in trying new things and making mistakes.

The Sailor Pant

The Sailor Pant

Posted by: on May 8, 2016 | No Comments

Whenever I get dressed I hear Meryl Streep’s voice, oozing with sarcasm,”Florals for Spring; groundbreaking.” I feel that way about my day-to-day style choices. Nothing I wear is super fashion-forward, if anything it’s fashion-backward? Most of what I wear is vintage although I try to aim for a timeless look. Don’t get me wrong I love new clothing too, but it’s all about quality. Many vintage pieces are better made and have endured the test of time.

Gucci Inspired Fashion Fun

Gucci Inspired Fashion Fun

Posted by: on Dec 29, 2015 | One Comment

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.

8 Trends to Avoid in 2016 if You’re in a Fashion Rut

8 Trends to Avoid in 2016 if You’re in a Fashion Rut

Posted by: on Nov 28, 2015 | One Comment

Fresh proportions to play with in 2016. Photo Credit: Getty Images

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.

Humility Pie

Humility Pie

Posted by: on Nov 26, 2015 | No Comments

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.