the strand


Joie Jemima boot (on major sale) / Gap trench coat / The Row t shirt / Rag & Bone jeans / Aritzia scarf / Maison Scotch hat

The weather has finally cooled down here enough to wear a light jacket during the day and a heavier one at night, which is very exciting. Don’t get me wrong, I love nice weather and living by the beach but sometimes you just need a change, you know? I actually think I almost like the beach more when it’s not super hot – I love bundling up and sitting on the sand with a cozy blanket at sunset, or taking Penny for a nice long walk without worrying about her overheating or me getting a sunburn. I have a feeling I’ll change my tune if it stays grey and rainy for very long, but for now that’s how I feel 🙂

I’ve had this Gap trench coat for years, and I have to say it’s probably one of my favorite purchases since it gets quite a bit of wear and is such a classic. I think if I lived somewhere where it really did rain a ton like Vancouver or London I would consider ‘investing’ in a timeless Burberry trench, but I have to say that this one looks pretty good after all these years and is (just about) as chic. I’m off to take Penny for a little walk along the strand where these pictures were taken before heading to work – we’re just about finished with a big project and it’s exciting to see everything finally coming together.

Have a good day!

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the white denim skirt

558b0a99289c49fc470931b3506d44d6My prediction for the biggest trend this Spring is the white denim skirt. The blue denim skirt has been popular for the last few seasons (I rambled on about them here last summer) and I think that the white version’s time has come. There are so many chic options out there right now, from slightly distressed (like this J Brand one) to work appropriate pencil skirts (this one) to Frame’s version which is a bit of an in-between of the previous two; not too long, not to short, not to tight and not too loose. Just right. I actually ordered it the other day so hopefully it’s as cute on as it looks in the photos! If not, my backup plan is this button front one from J.Crew.

I like the white denim skirt because you can wear it with just about anything; you can tuck a silky blouse into it and put on a pair of pointy toed pumps for a dinner out (so long as the skirt isn’t too short or distressed or it could be tacky/Abercrombie circa 2003 looking) or pair it with a loose cotton t shirt and leather sandals for a casual Spring or Summer day. The denim skirt is just as wearable as denim shorts, but looks and feels more put together for days when you want to look a bit more polished.

Thoughts? I’ll let you know how the Frame one fits in case you’re interested in it too. Happy Thursday!

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Finally Fall

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I wore this outfit last week for a fun/busy day in Santa Monica. We had a photo shoot for Local, a restaurant that I helped Leslie with – it was so cool to see the finished product, and I can’t wait to eat there soon! I’ll share photos of the space soon, it’s really neat.

It was nice to finally be able to wear boots (I’m really obsessed with these ones, they’re the perfect fall boot) and a light jacket, though I’ll admit it did start to get a little warm since it is still the craziest warmest weather in LA…I just checked forecast and it’s supposed to be 88 on Halloween. Isn’t that nuts? Growing up in Canada we used to sometimes have to wear snowsuits over our costumes which is pretty funny, and very different. At least I’ve been able to get in lots of bundling and boot wearing for the past few days, as I was in Vancouver for the weekend and am heading home from Kelowna today. I should actually go get organized…have a good day!

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photos by Amy Bartlam

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