Jumpin' jumpsuit

Forever 21 jumpsuit, Zara oversized denim jacket and a Proenza Schouler clutch are combined in the latest outfit post by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

Well, I'm back in black again. 

But this time,  I feel like I have a valid excuse: I've been waking up at 4 a.m. every day this week for work and ... well, I'm completely exhausted. Not to mention feeling totally uninspired fashion-wise.

I'm confident my mission to embrace more colour in my day-to-day wardrobe will resume once I can actually think straight again. I'ma give it about a week — and until then, it's back to black for me. 

Happy Thursday and thank you for reading! 

Jumpsuit: Forever 21 | Jacket: Zara | Bag: Proenza Schouler | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Sunglasses: Ray Ban 
Forever 21 jumpsuit, Zara oversized denim jacket and a Proenza Schouler clutch are combined in the latest outfit post by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
Forever 21 jumpsuit, Zara oversized denim jacket and a Proenza Schouler clutch are combined in the latest outfit post by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

Forever 21 jumpsuit, Zara oversized denim jacket and a Proenza Schouler clutch are combined in the latest outfit post by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


Forever 21 jumpsuit, Zara oversized denim jacket and a Proenza Schouler clutch are combined in the latest outfit post by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
Forever 21 jumpsuit, Zara oversized denim jacket and a Proenza Schouler clutch are combined in the latest outfit post by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

Forever 21 jumpsuit, Zara oversized denim jacket and a Proenza Schouler clutch are combined in the latest outfit post by Vancouver fashion blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.
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Mèreadesso Skincare: A quick review

Mèreadesso Skincare: A QUICK REVIEW Lip Treats Vancouver beauty blog


What it is: A line of Canadian-made skincare products that includes an all-star Face + Neck Cleanser and (my personal favourite!) All-In-One Moisturizer.  

Beauty bonus: Many of this Canadian company's products serve more than one beautifying purpose, which (thankfully!) serves to streamline our everyday beauty routines.  



Beauty bummer: Those with sensitive sniffers might find the fragranced creams/lotions a tad too smelly.  
Mèreadesso Skincare: A QUICK REVIEW Skin Moisturizer Vancouver beauty blog

Overall:  I tested a few of the Mèreadesso products including the Face + Neck Cleanser, Lip Treats and the All-In-One Moisturizer. And while I enjoyed all the products, it was the All-In-One Moisturizer (pictured above!) that had me ready to toss out all of my other lotions and creams.
This lightweight gel lotion is a must-try thanks to its almost-instant absorption on the skinand long-wearing, grease-free staying power. 
After two weeks of use, my skin looked and felt totally transformed! It was softer, smoother — and all-around happier!


Would I recommend: Definitely! 

Price: $28-$120 

Where to buy: www.mereadesso.com

Deighton Cup dressing: What I wore

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
If you haven't yet been to (or even heard of!) the Deighton Cup and you live in Vancouver ... it's high-time you attend.

The annual event, which is a fun, fashionable afternoon spent at the horse races, took place yesterday at Hastings Racecourse — and let me tell you — it was a great time.

From the entertainment of watching the parade of high-fashion frocks, to the action-packed horse races themselves, it was a wonderful way to spend a sunny, summer weekend. 

Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you enjoy my pictures from my first race day! 

Dress: Forever 21 | Fascinator: Claire's | Bag: Chanel | Heels: Ivanka Trump | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co., Dear You,Pretty Things and KV Bijou c/o | Sunglasses: Prada 

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger


Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger
Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger


Deighton Cup dressing Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris Vancouver blogger

Deighton Cup: Race day

I'm off to the races today for the 6th Annual Deighton Cup at Hastings Racecourse in Vancouver.

I'll be sharing the day on Instagram and Twitter — but you can also get in on the race-day action here!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume 60 Second Gel Treatment: A quick review


Goldwell Dualsenses Ultra Volume 60 Second Gel Treatment: A quick review
What it is: A treatment mask for hair with a unique gel-like consistency that claims to deliver intensive repair and restructuring.  

Beauty bonus: A gel consistency makes this mask feel very lightweight when applied to hair.  

Beauty bummer: This is a one-trick-pony-type of product. Look elsewhere if restructuring is not your only (or main!) goal.  

Overall: We were intrigued by the gel format of this mask — but the lightweight feel wasn't enough to keep us reaching for more. 

Don't expect a huge dose of moisture with this treatment, as we've found with some of their other 60-second masks. 

Hair felt dry and a bit crisp (so not ideal!) after the first use. Maybe with the use of an added conditioner post-mask tresses would feel hydrated and soft. 

On the plus side, hair did feel slightly fuller. 

Would I recommend: Probably not. Try this one instead. 

Price: Approximately $17 

Where to buy: Salons 



—Tested by Covet and Acquire beauty co-editor Kirsten Harris

Also, on a happier note ... congratulations to Maria who won the giveaway for a $200 gift card to Le Chateau! Be sure to check back soon for a new contest.

Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver

Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
I hosted a Meet the Blogger event at Le Château in Pacific Centre shopping mall in downtown Vancouver this past Saturday — and I had a blast!

During the afternoon affair, I helped the amazing Le Château staff work with clients selecting and styling shoes, clothes and jewelry ... while also snapping a few in-store photos along the way. (Of course!) 

While assisting shoppers, I kept hearing stories of their personal pasts with the brand told again and again. It seems almost everyone has a similar experience with this longtime Canadian retailer — one they fondly remember and use as a catalyst to return to the store these days for their latest fashion fix. 

Hearing and sharing these personal memories of Le Château was by-far my favourite part of the Meet the Blogger event. But playing dress-up with the clothes was pretty fun, too.

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the event and shared their stories with me — and if you missed it, I hope to see you next time!

Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $200 gift card to Le Château! Click here to enter. Contest closes this Wednesday! 


Skirt and heels: Le Château c/o | Jacket and tank: Zara | Bag: Prada | Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. and Dear You, Pretty Things
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Oops ... I got caught tweeting away! 

Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Helping a customer pick trousers ... I loved these ones with a geometric print.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
I couldn't resist these flash-lens frames!


Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Closeup of some beautiful bling!
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Searching the racks for a few perfect pieces.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
These simple camis were divine.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Having way too much fun in the sunglasses department ... again.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Caught again ... this time sharing the event on Instagram! 
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
How cool are these pointed-toe flats from the Anne B. collab! And they're made in Italy! 
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
The brand's Made in Canada line is worth a second ... OK, and maybe third, look.
Le Château Meet the Blogger event in Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire
One last look at the store — thanks again for having me, Le Château team! 

Aritzia overalls

Aritzia Wilfred Free overalls, Aldo birkenstocks, bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.
I often participate in the weekly #StyleChat on Twitter hosted by +StyleCaster  (if you don't already take part, I strongly suggest you do because it's a fun way to break up Hump Day with some fashion gossip!) and a question that came up this week got me thinking. 

The team at Rachel Zoe asked about summertime staples, tweeting:

And me, eager to respond to anything related to Rachel Zoe ... OK, and maybe hoping for a response from her crew, went to tweet back at them ... but came up short on a response. 

I honestly could not decide which item in my closet has been on heaviest rotation this season. I mean, to be honest, this "summer" in Vancouver has only been about two weeks long so far — so I haven't really had the chance to wear and re-wear items yet. 

So I racked my brain. 

Which summer item in my closet gets me most excited to slip into? My final answer? These Tencel-fabric Wilfred Free overalls from Aritzia

They're lightweight enough for the warm weather and are oh-so on trend. These bad boys are surely going to be getting the "most mileage this summer." 

And I'm digging the Celine-meets-fashionable-Farmer-Ted look with a mock turtleneck pairing, in particular. 

I'd love to know what's your favourite summer outfit staple. Share in the comments below! 

And don't forget to enter my gift card giveaway for the chance to win a $200 gift card to Le Chateau. 

And REALLY don't forget to come visit me THIS Saturday, July 19 at the Le Chateau store in Pacific Centre in Vancouver from 1-4 p.m. for a fun style chat! I hope to see you there! 
  
Aritzia Wilfred Free overalls, Aldo birkenstocks, bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.

Aritzia Wilfred Free overalls, Aldo birkenstocks, bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.

Aritzia Wilfred Free overalls, Aldo birkenstocks, bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.

Aritzia Wilfred Free overalls, Aldo birkenstocks, bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.

Bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.

Aritzia Wilfred Free overalls, Aldo birkenstocks, bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.

Aritzia Wilfred Free overalls, Aldo birkenstocks, bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.

Bronze Proenza Schouler PS11 handbag outfit idea from Vancouver style blogger Covet and Acquire.
Overalls: Wilfred Free | Top: Sears Canada (old) | Bag: Proenza Schouler | Shoes: Aldo | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things, Tiffany & Co., OhKuol 

Channeling Rihanna + a GIVEAWAY!

Rihanna outfit see-through mesh body suit, Gap jeans, 424 Fifth leather hat, mini Prada bag by Vancouver style blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.




When I opened my mailbox the other day and saw this amazing leather hat from 424 Fifth inside I was super stoked. 

Not much of a hat person myself, I first fell hard for this sleek style during a trip to Mexico in early 2013, when I (stupidly!) passed up a version at the local tourist souvenir trap. 

I regretted not buying it pretty much as soon as I left the store. 

So imagine my surprise when, a year and a half later, my dream hat showed up in my mailbox!? (Side note: this version is unfortunately not for sale anywhere!)  

It's one of those pieces that makes me feel instantly more cool when I put it on. 
Cool enough to don boyfriend jeans and neon heels. 
Cool enough to rock a side ponytail and a (visible!) sports bra outside of my own home. 
And cool enough to channel my inner Rihanna and wear a see-through bodysuit ... well, almost. 

Maybe I will just have to stick to the jeans, hat and heels for now. :P

On another exciting note, today is the first day of my Le Chateau giveaway for a $200 giftcard! 

It's free to enter ... and there are a few ways to get more than one shot at the big prize!

And (pretty please!) don't forget to come visit me at the Le Chateau in Pacific Centre this Saturday from 1-4 p.m. 

Get the full details here

I would love to meet you all at the event!

Good luck and thank you for reading! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Le Château Canadian Blogger Event in Vancouver

Le Château Canadian Blogger Event in Vancouver hosted by Covet and Acquire blogger Aleesha Harris

I'm so, SO excited to be hosting a styling event next Saturday, July 19 at the Le Château in Pacific Centre shopping centre.

Honestly, I am unbelievably honoured to have this opportunity! I love supporting Canadian brands, and —as I'm sure you're all well aware, I love shopping, so this event really is a perfect fit.

From 1-4 p.m., I will be chatting about styling tips and trends at the free event in Vancouver. Similar events will also be held at stores across Canada as part of a national blogger event, so be sure to check with your local store to see if they're hosting one of their own.

I hope to see you all there!  

Here are the details again:

What: Le Château Canadian Blogger Event in Vancouver hosted by Covet and Acquire
When: Sat., July 19 from 1-4 p.m.
Where: Le Château in Pacific Centre 
What to expect: A chat about styling and trends!

All black

This is the last and final outfit post from my trip to London (I promise!).

While walking to a sunny weekend brunch in Chelsea last month, I spotted this crazy zig-zag wall and knew I had to stop for a quick blog photo sesh.

Set against my favourite new Helmut Lang midi dress, which I already felt pretty cool in (I know, I'm a nerd!), the whole experience — shooting photos in London, wearing this look and being on vacation, in general — made for one chic morning experience. 

Happy Friday and thank you for reading! 

Dress: Helmut Lang | Jacket: H&M | Sandals: Aldo | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

An outfit post featuring a Helmut Lang midi dress, H&M Icons jacket and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag by Vancouver blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


An outfit post featuring a Helmut Lang midi dress, H&M Icons jacket and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag by Vancouver blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.


An outfit post featuring a Helmut Lang midi dress, H&M Icons jacket and a Mansur Gavriel bucket bag by Vancouver blogger Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire.

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