Albeit shapeless and boxy, it still exudes elegance. A big trend this spring, I paired this shirt dress with another trend still with us from last year – the blanket cape. Perfect for layering and super comfortable to sit and watch a series of runway shows in ;p
For those that know me, from the moment I moved to Vancouver 4 years ago, my aim has been to highlight local designers and boutiques and showcase their talent either on my blog, in editorials or at local events. This season I’m more than honored to show off a gorgeous piece by emerging designer Alex S. Yu’s from his s/s 2015 collection at Vancouver Fashion Week.
I love the exaggerated shape and structure of this top and the metallic patch work – bang on trend for Spring and Summer this year. I wanted to draw out the pink and red tones in the plastic foil fabric, so I paired it with a lustrous red skirt and red lips and nails.
Naturally, this celebration calls for my first style diary of the year after the arrival of my little dude ;p
The last 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of minimal sleep, lots of dirty diapers and constant feeding, which doesn’t sound appealing in the slightest but let me tell you, it’s all completely outweighed and forgotten in an instant the moment Liam gurgles or gives a little smile, the way he snuggles up to me and all the other special moments in between.
So back to style talk – the sunny Vancouver weather inspired me to freshen up my look and this blouse packed the perfect punch of colour which is made even brighter against the dark tan vintage leather coat.
It’s been a few weeks since the last style diary so don’t freak out when you see how my bump has grown ;p I’ve spent the last little while nesting like crazy and trying to meet deadlines on various projects before my little man arrives – eeeeek!
This outfit was built around my new Nine West heels from Mine & Yours – I love the colours and the on trend print! And my grey Kate Spade coat – the perfect winter neutral (a must have tone for every wardrobe this season) and it also works perfectly for my baby bump.
Probably the best investment so far this season has been my cape coat from H&M. Apart from being on trend for fall/winter, it’s the perfect shape to accommodate my growing sidekick and it’s so easy to throw over just about anything, although I prefer to keep a streamlined silhouette underneath to not add any extra bulk and keep it looking chic. And these tights – I can’t rave about them enough. They have built in over the knee socks so there’s no chance of mid-thigh muffin top ;p