getting personal

wearing: zara dress, new balance sneakers, topshop ear cuffs

i have completely devoted myself to learning more about blogging and bloggers in general as of late. i've immersed myself in reading materials, started reaching out to fellow bloggers and instagrammers, and learned a lot about the industry as a whole. i can't tell you how much i love the process of blogging itself, but still discover new things about it on a daily basis. constantly evolving. i've been at it for four years now and i never feel like i have had enough. thanks to our new partnership with nordstrom i have re-discovered my love for street style photography and am beyond anxious for spring to finally land (yes! it's snowing here today). i have, still, many unanswered questions, there is always something new to explore, our first fashion week is coming up in september, brushing up on my street photographers is making me really excited for the experience. our recent meetings with kait of yuppielove help me stay inspired and motivated, keeping my head and heart in it. i feel like i could write a novel right now and spill my guts to you... but that's not what this blog is about. would love to chat if you are ever interested. message or e-mail me if you ever feel like you find yourself in a similar place. in the meantime, keep obsessing over clothes, obviously, the one thing, undoubtedly, always on my mind. xoxo

  

jnby: what i wore

wearing: jnby top & pants, zara bag & sandals

one of my responsibilities, when hosting an event, includes picking out the right outfit, i know! i love my job. when all is said and done though, it's harder than it looks. the outfit has to be season appropriate, it has to fit with brand image, and most importantly it has to work well for me when i move, when i converse with people, when i take photos. the perfect outfit will draw attention but will make my life, as a host, easy. fortunately, jnby does most of the work for me. for the calgary store opening i nearly went all white, their basics work so well and are versatile across many styles. this until, the resort button up caught my attention. a play on the always popular floral pattern, yet staying true to the jnby aesthetic, working with light weight cotton fabrics and drawing on their signature, almost androgynous cuts, made this an obvious choice. the white cotton pant was my favourite find, however. a 34" inseam, even though not uncommon in people, is almost impossible to find in stores. this trouser, sized up, makes for the perfect, loose fitting summer pant. and as per my hosting responsibilities, check out my facebook page for more coverage of last week's event. shop my favourite accessory picks for this clean spring look below. xoxo

  

jnby: calgary store opening

it's official! the first calgary jnby store has opened it's doors. you may have seen it in passing as you shopped through calgary's core, but last weeks grand opening media party was the official introduction to the cities shoppers. a huge welcome is in order! the spring/summer 2014 collection is available for your sartorial needs on the second level of the calgary core shopping centre. their minimalist silhouettes and modern cuts will have you drooling the moment you step foot in the silver lined, futuristic store interior. make sure to try their amazing selection of coats, personally my favourite during any season. huge thanks to all those who attended, including some of my fellow calgary bloggers, paul schneider, velvet & vino, anneke forbes & binzento vincente. see more photos from the opening on my facebook page and stay tuned for my outfit post of what i wore to the event. xoxo

  

trending

to celebrate spring even the best of us turn to color, my favourite option this season is, hands down, powder blue (in the deborah lippmann repertoire - the blue orchid). loving the selection of spring pieces trickling in from alexander wang on harrods.com, i have been obsessing over his fumo wallet for years now, it comes with me everywhere i go, love the wristlet, the volume and feel of the design, i'm already on my third one and i sure hope they keep making them because i am not planning on switching brands anytime soon. always a touch of black for a classic wang feel, no better place than with footwear. shop my selections from the s/s 2014 collection below. xoxo

  



overall

wearing: topshop jersey & overalls, asos coat, zara shoes (similar)

we have been kicking around victoria for the past week, and coincidentally i've also had very limited access to the computer. leaving me with the trusty iphone for e-mailing and social media. hence the lack of posts. i took this time off to visit with some of my industry friends in vancouver, read up on the ever evolving business of blogging and overall got inspired to take the blog to new levels. there is so much unexplored territory it will take some time to check off everything on my list but i will get there. for some west coast inspiration visit the unprecedented. randa showed me a whole new side of blogging i might have not known existed. spending even a short day in the much more involved blogging world of vancouver really opened my eyes to the possibilities i don't want to be missing out on by being landlocked on the praries. time to step up the game. in the meantime, during my laptop dependancy, make sure to follow on all social media outlets for constant updates, thoughts and daily inspiration. xoxo