The perfect LWD

Forever 21 Little White Dress

The end of summer might be fast approaching, but that hasn't stopped me from continuing to don my favourite little white dress. 

If anything, it has me reaching for it more and more frequently as I try to squeeze every last sartorial drop out of the season before the temperature plummets. 

This frock has all the elements of a perfect LWD — mainly a form-skimming silhouette and dainty details such as Sicilian-inspired embroidery. 
Wearing it always reminds me of the most memorable time I wore it — on my trip to Silenunte, Sicily last October

It's the perfect LWD for almost any adventure ... including anything I might get up to during the long weekend ahead. 

Happy Friday and have a happy Labour Day Long Weekend, lovelies!

 Dress: Forever 21 (similar here, here and here) | Sunglasses: Le Chateau c/o | Bag: Prada | Heels: Prabal Gurung for Target 

Gold bi-colour Saffiano Prada handbag
Forever 21 Little White Dress


Forever 21 Little White Dress


Forever 21 Little White Dress


Forever 21 Little White Dress


Forever 21 Little White Dress
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The Body Shop Smoky 2 In 1 Gel Liner: A quick review

The Body Shop Smoky 2 In 1 Gel Liner: A quick review


What it is: A gel liner that doubles as a brow intensifier. The Body Shop Smoky 2 In 1 Gel Liner is enriched with Community Fair trade Marula oil.  


Beauty bonus: A built-in brush makes this product a toss-in-your-bag-and-go item.

Beauty bummer: The teeny, tiny brush can be a little bit difficult to wield with precision. 


Overall: I haven't used many potted gel liners, so dipping into this tub was a bit daunting. But I was pleasantly surprised by the relatively easy application using the built-in brush. 

I didn't try the gel as a brow intensifier, but after seeing the application as an eyeliner, it would take a very light hand to create a natural look. 


Would I recommend: This wouldn't be my first choice simply because of the format, but if gel is your fave, it's a good one!  

Price: Approximately $15 
Where to buy: The Body Shop and thebodyshop.ca

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger recap

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I had so much fun yesterday hosting the #MeettheBlogger event in Vancouver.

As a retailer, Le Château continues to surprise me with their on-trend — and often made-in-Canada —creations. So it was such an honour to be asked to host the styling and trend event for a second time. 

A big thank you to everyone who came out on the oh-so-sunny Saturday we had yesterday! (Long live summer!) And congratulations to Linda Peat, the winner of my $200 gift card giveaway. Thank you for stopping by, Linda! 

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the day.


Wearing: All Le Château

Platform loafers
I'm head over heels for these oxfords!

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger Vancouver event Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris

With my amazing in-store LC team — thank you for having me!

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger Vancouver event Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris
I couldn't resist these plaid pants ... I ended up buying them at the event. 

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger Vancouver event Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris
Helping a customer find the perfect white dress.


Le Château #MeetTheBlogger Vancouver event Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris
These shades were way too cute to pass up!

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger Vancouver event Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris
How Gatsby is this crystal belt worn as a head wrap!? #glamourous 

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger Vancouver event Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris
Drawing for the gift card — Congrats again, Linda!

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger Vancouver event Covet and Acquire Aleesha Harris
Nicki and Nickie — two of my favourite shoppers of the day. Nicki (left) loved the head-to-toe outfit I styled for her so much that she wore it out of the store! #success


Le Château's #MeetTheBlogger event is today in Vancouver



Le Château's #MeetTheBlogger event is today in Vancouver! 

I will be at the Burrard Street location from 1-4 p.m. TODAY to offer style advice — and give away a $200 gift card to one lucky shopper!

Here are the quick and dirty details below:

What: Meet The Blogger styling event with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire

Where: Le Château at 813 Burrard St. in Vancouver
When: Saturday, Aug. 23 from 1-4 p.m.


Hope to see you there! 

Le Château #MeetTheBlogger info and GIVEWAY!

Le Château Meet The Blogger Vancouver with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire

I was so, so excited to host my first Le Château styling event in downtown Vancouver last month — and now I'm ecstatic that the LC team has asked me to do it again!

This Saturday, join me for an afternoon of trend talk and shopping at the Le Château store on Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver. Get the quick and dirty details below:


What: Meet The Blogger styling event with Aleesha Harris of Covet and Acquire

Where: Le Château at 813 Burrard St. in Vancouver
When: Saturday, Aug. 23 from 1-4 p.m.

Be sure to stop by — not only because I'd love to chat! — but also because I will be giving away a $200 gift card to Le Château to one lucky reader who attends the event!


Hope to see you there!



Street style meets street art

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I had scouted this location at the beginning of the summer and was excited to finally get the chance to shoot here last week.

Located down a back alley in downtown Vancouver, it's almost completely covered by mind-boggling amounts of graffiti. And not just any graffiti — it's good graffiti. 

And I'm so, so pleased with how these photos turned out. 

When I bribed my sister with a Starbucks coffee in exchange for snapping a few photos, I never dreamed they would turn out like this. 

I always knew she had a great eye for art ... she is a part-time jewelry designer, after all (if you haven't checked out her creations at Dear You, Pretty Things, I suggest you do it now!) ... but the way she composed these shots sort of blew my mind. 

It's usually my friends and family members who shoot my blog photos — and seeing these shots reminded me that I'm so unbelievably lucky to have such a supportive group who are willing to do my blog photos, offer opinions on outfits, test beauty products and, of course, wait around while I edit "just one more photo. I promise."

So, thank you to "my crew" :P ... and thank you for reading.

On another note, I would be eternally thankful too if you'd show up to my event at Le Chateau in downtown Vancouver at 813 Burrard St. this Saturday, Aug. 23 from 1-4 p.m. 

In addition to talking new trends that you can shop now and wear ... now and later — I will be giving away a $200 gift card to Le Chateau at the event

I hope to see you there! 
Le Chateau Meet the Blogger event Vancouver Aleesha Harris




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90s fashion flannel shirt Gap boyfriend jeans Mansur Gavriel tote Vancouver blogger


90s fashion flannel shirt Gap boyfriend jeans Mansur Gavriel tote Vancouver blogger


90s fashion flannel shirt Gap boyfriend jeans Mansur Gavriel tote Vancouver blogger


90s fashion flannel shirt Gap boyfriend jeans Mansur Gavriel tote Vancouver blogger


90s fashion flannel shirt Gap boyfriend jeans Mansur Gavriel tote Vancouver blogger


90s fashion flannel shirt Gap boyfriend jeans Mansur Gavriel tote Vancouver blogger


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Weekend shops: Culotte craze

Best culottes shopping Raoul Acne studios
5. Celine sunglasses 

New York Fashion Week may not be for another few weeks, but I can't stop thinking about what I'm going to wear , which makes me start to think about what I want to buy ... in order to wear, of course.

And these thoughts all lead me back to culottes. These loose, lovely and oh-so flattering trousers have been my go-to this summer — and I don't see that changing as we head into fall. 

Now I just need to choose which ones I want. Unless of course I get both. No, I can't ... or can I? :P

Happy Saturday shopping and thank you for reading! 

Matrix Biolage ScalpSync collection: A quick review

Matrix Biolage ScalpSync collection: A quick review

What is it: A new collection of hair products including a Cooling Mint shampoo, Anti-Dandruff shampoo, Scalp conditioner and Soothing Serum specifically formulated with naturally fungus-fight mint to remove excess scalp debris.

Beauty bonus: The scent of this line is ah-mazing! I especially loved the tingly shampoo, which left my hair feeling clean — but not stripped bare.

Beauty bummer: For those of us battling heftier scalp issues than just a few flakes, this collection might not be strong enough.

Overall: The long, sun-soaked days of summer sometimes call for more frequent hair washing what with extra sweat, sand, ocean water and ... well, you get the picture. 

While I found this collection left my hair feeling clean and fresh, it didn't work wonders on my pesky dandruff problem. Sadly, I think my troubled tresses need a stronger dose of anti-fungal protection. 


I loved the Soothing Serum, which is supposed to enrich the scalp with vitamin B5 and says it's suitable for all hair types. I found it was super easy to apply — you only need a few pumps in damp hair — and left my hair feeling sleek, happy and sans a heavy, slick feeling often found with serums.  
Would I recommend: Yes — if you're dealing with mild to moderate scalp woes.
Available: $17.95-$19.95
Price: $26

Flying high

Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog
There's just something about air shows that get my engine running.

I've always loved these outdoor, eyes-to-the-sky events. Maybe it's the fair food, the budget-friendly admission prices, or the fact that I would never — ever(!) be able to do what those pilots can do because I'm such a scared-y cat about flying ... but I always leave feeling entertained — and awe struck!    

While I was baking in the 80+-degree heat (what was I thinking wearing all black!?) at the Abbotsford International Airshow last weekend, I couldn't help but stop for a few blog photos. 

I mean, it's not every day you get the chance to strike a pose on a runway. 

Happy Tuesday and thanks for reading! 

Dress: Forever 21 | Hat: H&M | Bag: Mansur Gavriel | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Sandals: Aldo | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things 

Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog
Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog Abbotsford International Air Show
Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog Abbotsford International Air Show


Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog Abbotsford International Air Show
Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog Abbotsford International Air Show


Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog Abbotsford International Air Show


Forever 21 maxi dress, H&M wool hat, Mansur Gavriel tote bag Vancouver fashion blog Abbotsford International Air Show



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Sunday funday at Krause Berry Farm

Krause Berry Farm Langley Covet and Acquire.
One of my all-time favourite summer activities is visiting Krause Berry Farm in Langley.

Not only are the berries and sweet treats ridiculously delicious (get a look at those drool-worthy donuts and fudge!), but I love the atmosphere, as well. 

It totally reminds me of the place Josh Lucas (a.k.a Jake) had in the movie Sweet Home Alabama starring Reese Witherspoon— which is one of my guilty pleasure films. 

If you're ever out in the area, be sure to stop by — because, though it gets a tad crowded (people literally arrive by the tour bus load!), a visit always proves to be a fun-in-the-sun adventure filled with shopping — and eating — local. It doesn't get much better than that. 

Happy Sunday and thank you for reading! 

Vest and dress: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Bag: Celine | Sandals: Bass | Jewelry: Dear You, Pretty Things, KV Bijou c/o, Tiffany & Co.

Krause Berry Farm Langley Covet and Acquire.

Krause Berry Farm Langley Covet and Acquire.


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Krause Berry Farm Langley Covet and Acquire.


Krause Berry Farm Langley Covet and Acquire.


Krause Berry Farm Langley Covet and Acquire.


Krause Berry Farm Langley Covet and Acquire.


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