Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cheap Thrills!

Of course I am talking about clothes, what on else would it be? Just a quick post to show my outfit of the day. Lovely sunny day today, but was too hard to take pictures outside, the sun would wash everything out.

This is my bit of jumping on the lace shirt bandwagon. I am a bit too modest to do a full lace shirt, so this is just a bit on the top. I found it for $5 from Winners summer clearance event. The teal skirt was also $5, and it really reminds me of the very popular "great escape" skirt from Anthropologie, complete with the pleating on the bottom hem. The shoes I found while visiting my mom in LA at the Santa Monica Promenade Anthropologie, and have a small cuban heel which is great for the pedestrian in me.

Fall Time (part 1)

Fall is right around the corner here, which means it is soon time for boots, leather, wool, and ruffles. Anyone who knows what I like, knows that I am a huge fan of the fall and winter. I love having the ability to dress in many layers, but not be over-heated. The winter also enables me to wear many different textures, but not look out of place. Some of my favourite winter pieces have some sort of embellishment on them in some way, so I thought I would show a few of my picks for the upcoming season, along with what I currently own as a substitution.

Anthropologie's "Boucle De Souffle Jacket". Priced at $148.00 CAD, it is out of my price range, but really nice looking in the Ivory. Fortunately, I have last years version of the "Wrapped-in-Ruffles" cardigan in teal, which is very similar in shape.

Knee-high boots:

The first pair is by Frye, and is the Paige pull-on boot. Frye's are fabulous quality, but with a price that is a bit hard for me to swallow. Priced at around $300 USD through Amazon, they are worth the price if you have the spare change. I have seen these in person, and they are just really beautiful boots. My take? The Zelda boot in Brandy by Hayden Harnett. Picked up for an amazing deal last year, they are a great option if you can find them on Ebay or Bonanzle.

That is about it for now, up next will be for a skirt, dress, and shirt.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Strolling in Steveston

Went for a lovely walk today with Tim today in Steveston. Steveston is the local boardwalk and tourist area with plenty of quaint little shops, tasty restaurants, and service shops. It is a great place to go and spend some time. Be sure to check out the antique and thrift stores too, you can usually find something for a great price there.

Our thrifting today resulted in a brand new, still in the package, Final Fantasy Anthology collectors edition game for the playstation one for $2.50. Bit of a geeky moment, but both Tim and I were thrilled with this discovery, as the collection contains my favourite game ever!

Here are a few pictures from our walk. The statues are a new edition to the heritage site, and represent three different workers having a break. They are interactive sculptures and the public are encouraged to play around with them and have fun.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

What I like: Iona Beach

Now this little local bit of parkland is not really well known by everyone. It took me a good twenty years to actually go out and visit it, how sad is that? Yesterday, I spent the afternoon and evening with an old friend from highschool, and we started off by taking a nice walking along Iona Beach. Although it does have a little bit of a beach (mostly rocks), the main attraction is a nice land pier that extends a mere four kms out and back. To put that into perspective, it pretty much lines up with the UBC endowment lands. It is really peaceful to walk out along, and the farther you go, the less people there seems to be! Go figure eh? The best part of course is the view, which cannot be beat. To the left you have the international airport, so you get to see many planes coming and going up close, and to the right, lots of trees and shoreline.

I really recommend this place as somewhere to go and relax, but do not go out too late or the mosquitoes might start to bite.

On a side note, jack fruit milkshake? Yummy!