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8.25.2017

YELLOW GINGHAM SHORTS

olymus m5 mirrorless camera

Yellow shorts - Shein.com (love these, these and these as well)
Top - H&M
Sandals - Aldo
Purse - very old - Similar HERE, love THIS ONE as well
Sunglasses - Rayban ClubMaster
Camera - Olympus



Somewhat of a spontaneous post today. Ken and I stepped out of the house for a few minutes to take a few test shots with a new camera I picked up last week, but I love these little yellow shorts to much, that I wanted to share them right away! I love them! I got them a little late in the summer but with a price tag at $12, even if I only get a few wears out of them before we are back to our usual grey and rainy days, it's still worth it. Ken thought I looked like a retro girl from the 50's in this outfit. Especially once I got onto my 1 speed vintage beauty of a bike. The vintage style camera really helps too, haha.

The camera I picked up was this Olympus M5 in Silver. Although I do love it, I am already considering returning it for Fuji's mirrorless camera for the better sensor. Once I decide on something, I'll be sure to do a post on it :)

gingham shorts
yellow outfit
rayban club master sunglasses
cute inexpensive shorts
olympus m5

Xo, Andrea
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8.23.2017

MINI MOONERS


Jumping back to our little "mini moon" we took just after our wedding today!

As I mentioned in our last post about this trip, both Ken and I took a very casual approach to this trip. Both of us packed very light, wore the same clothes day after day, I only wore makeup 1 of 5 days and hardly even busted out the camera! So unlike me! But I have to say, I loved it. And I KNOW Ken loved the 'no camera' part!


However, by the 4th day, we were ready to put on some real clothes and get a little dressed up for a nice dinner out. Ken wore a nice light blue button up shirt (I always love him in blue because it matches his super blue eyes) and I got into another dress favourite - this lady-like plaid/gingham print dress. I bought it ages ago from a vintage shop, but it's originally from Zara. I always seem to reach for this little number whatever the occasion because it's just so simple. Neutral in colour, a little sexy because of the open back, lady-like length and has lots of room to grow a food baby in the tummy area :)


Oh, and I can't forget it's twirl factor :)


I have to give these sandals a mention. I've been wearing them ALL summer - and even before summer as seen in Hawaii and Vegas here, here and here! They are from Aldo, and although they haven't exactly held up that well, I still love them. They go with everything and are super comfy.


Neither Ken or I had ever visited Naramata before this trip. We booked it on a recommendation from a friend and we are so glad we took it! We really can't wait to get back there.

One thing we really loved is that the area is so small. During the day, we were on bike to all the wineries (see much more of that here) but in the evening, everything was a 2 minutes drive from our hotel. It made everything a no brainer. Plus the view along the roads (above) was breathtaking in every direction.


Ken reluctantly let me take a few pictures of him. I used the whole "this is our honeymoon! We have to make memories and photos to remember it!" and he gave in :)


We spotted this little restaurant on our way in to our hotel on the first day. Both of us thought it looked so much like the little swiss homes we saw in Interlaken! We had to see what it was all about, so we made the reservation for our last night in Naramata.


I hate to say it, but neither of us were all that impressed with our meals. In fact, dessert was the best part. But we both agreed we would probably visit again just because of this view! We sat their sipping our wine while the sun set and although the meal wasn't our favourite, we were in heaven.


Ken hates it when I take photos of him unknowingly but seriously, what a hunk!

Xo, Andrea

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8.21.2017

SUMMER HOLIDAY OUTFITS VIDEO


Ken and I filmed a few outfits I wore while we were in Barcelona last Summer and I thought it would be a fun source of inspiration as to what to wear on a summer holiday. Even when we are travelling, I like to put outfits together :) I hope you enjoy it!

Xo, Andrea

PS. Make sure to subscribe to my youtube channel HERE - most videos are live there for a few days before they are seen here :)
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8.17.2017

WEEKEND IN TYAX, BRITISH COLUMBIA


It's wedding season indeed! Just a few weeks before Ken and I walked down the aisle ourselves, we had the pleasure of attending one of Ken's best friends wilderness wedding in Tyax, B.C. It was quite the trek to get there (we took a wrong turn and ended up arriving about 2 hours later than planned!), but it was a so worth it. This place is beautiful! But I will say, if you plan on visiting, you need an SUV or 4x4 car to get there, the roads are pretty rough!


We ended up arriving pretty late on the Friday night, mainly due to our poor direction planning, so we basically joined the group for a few drinks and hit the hay pretty early to make sure we were fresh for the big day. On Saturday, we woke up to the most beautiful view from our bedroom window. It looked straight out onto the lake and mountains. Tyax is so far from town that you wake up to the sounds of birds chirping and the sound of the lake swishing around. 


If you've never heard of Tyax resort, it's a quaint hotel/resort that is known for having many avid skiers visit in the winters for its quick access to heli-skiing. Obviously we weren't there for that, but it is also a beautiful place that has the most relaxing wilderness vibe to it. It's perfect for skiers or non skiers - it's just a pretty place to relax for a few days - or to host a wedding! The hotel is made up of a what I would describe as a HUGE log cabin, which has about 20 hotel rooms for rent (most with balconies that overlook the lake), a restaurant, a bar, a spa and hot tub and plenty of activities like canoeing, swimming, float plane rides and down hill mountain biking. 


On Saturday morning, we got up early and headed to the restaurant for a hardy eggs benny breakfast before heading down to the lake. The resort has quite a few of these canoes for their guests to use for free! I think most of them were out all day, the wedding guests loved them! Most people brought a few beers into their canoes and we had a bit of a lake party when one guest had the smarts to bring a wireless speaker out on the lake. It was so peaceful out there on the lake that the music travelled so easily!

And just like that, the party was started by mid-afternoon, out on the lake. But considering the group of people we were with, I was actually surprised the party didn't start at breakfast, haha!


The bride totally loved the lake party - she even went for a dip in the lake before heading back to the house to get ready for the day.


Ken did most of the paddling, I did most of the drinking of the beer and picture taking :)


Since we were only in Tyax for a few short days, I packed very light. I really only brought this one outfit and my wedding outfit. Now that I think about it, this plaid outfit it mostly Ken's clothing. The denim shorts were a pair of jeans Ken passed down to me and I chopped into shorts, and the plaid shirt was also Ken's wayyyyy back in the day. I call it my camping shirt. It's so comfy, oversized and keeps me plenty warm! It was a perfect comfy outfit to wear in the car on the way up, as well as the next day on the water.


There are about 20 photos of us doing this, and only 1 decent one of us (below). And this was before the margaritas!


I love this dress! I think I've worn it to 3 events this year - two of which were weddings. Ken loves it too. I often go to him with my top 2 or 3 outfit choices before an event and all summer - this one has been winning. It's from a website called Eshakti.  I love that website because you basically design your own dress. I chose the fabric, the cut, the length of sleeve, the length of the skirt, the neckline! Everything! It turned out perfectly and I've got to much use out of it.


The beautiful bride and groom :)


The boys couldn't help themselves to a little pre dinner football in the field. The bride even got in there! You've got to be one cool bride to be chasing a dirty football in your all white wedding dress!


Later in the night, we took the party inside for a huge dance party. They had one of their closest friends DJ for the party and I have to say, it was amazing. Everyone was dripping with sweat! Dancing all night has got to be one of the best workouts, haha. We certainly burned off dinner and a few margaritas! Tell tale of a awesome wedding.

Xo, Andrea

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