Saturday, July 12, 2014

Hawaii Highlights

Oh Hawaii, how we love you! How sweet it was to bask in your glorious sunshine! 

On our way back from Australia, my incredibly thoughtful husby managed to make the bitter, sweet, (bitter = leaving family, friends and the sunshine again ...) by surprising me with 3 days in Hawaii! 
I had no idea and surprises & gifts are my favourite. I was in heaven! He knows me well ... 

We spent 3 days laying on the beach, reading books, sailing on boats and enjoying the daily happy hours! We soaked up every ounce of vitamin d we could because, yes, it was still snowing back in Calgary... Its a hard life but someone has to do it ... Best way to end any trip! 

We had always hoped to get to Hawaii for our 10 year wedding anniversary to renew our vows on the beach. (Our wedding was planned for the beach but torrential rain made it impossible!)
10 years will be this October, i didn't mind being there a few months early! 

These pictures are literally just a snapshot of our time. So many glorious palm trees and picture perfect waters. It is a beautiful part of our wonderful world! X 

Photography by Samuel and Sarah Tolhurst // @instasam_iam @sassianne

Simple Summer Series #2 // Stripes

Shorts, crop, heels - go! These three items are my summer obsession!

I just love this outfit - summery, elegant and easy to wear. A mix of colour and pattern (another obsession!) Easy jewels and my favourite sun hat that i love being able to wear again!

I have said this before but i honestly didn't think i would be wearing crops into my thirties, however, i love the elegance of high waisted meets crop. Just a peek of skin! 
(Lets face it, almost all our skin is hidden for too many months of the year here in Calgary!) 

Ah stripes! Stripes are always a good idea! And every outfit needs a pop of colour.
Orange has never been a colour i tend to give a second glance, but this year i am giving it a work out. I am loving seeing it pop up in my wardrobe more and more. I guess what they say is true ... "orange is the new black!" 

This was a fun outfit, and i love fun! It took me to church, to a wedding shower and out for evening wine and tapas with friends! Sunday best, no need to change! X

Outfit details // Crop by H&M, thrifted shorts, heels by Topshop, bag by Colette by Colette Hayman, hat by Call it Spring, sunnies by Aldo, necklace & rings by Colette by Colette Hayman, bangles by le chateau.

Location // Cougar Ridge, Calgary, Canada

Photography by Samuel Tolhurst // @instasam_iam

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Simple Summer Series // #1

Sweet Summer has landed! Shorts and sandals are finally bearable for this Aussie kid!

Thought i would do a fun little Summer Series here on the blog. Fun, comfortable and simple! Outfits that can take you through the entire day and into the balmy Summer nights.

I love these cute little polka dot shorts. Easy to wear and easy to pair. Remember, shorts aren't just for flat shoes and play dates. This outfit took me on a day of exploring the streets of Honolulu through to happy hour and onto a dinner date with my man. Converse by day and heels by night, my travel mantra!

Simple jewels and statement pattern clashings finished off this easy breezy look.  And i love when a pop of colour comes in the form of a bold red lip! Wanting to try a new on trend colour of lipstick, i dare you to try a summery shade of orange?!

Keep your eyes peeled for more Simply Summer looks on the blog! X

Outfit details // Top by Sportsgirl, shorts by Glassons, shoes by Dolce Vita, clutch by Colette by Colette Hayman, sunnies by Aldo, earring by Sportsgirl, zebra bangle by Target Canada, ring by Colette by Colette Hayman, sunshine and palm trees by Honolulu, Hawaii!  

Photos by Samuel Tolhurst // @instasam_iam