Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ARITZIA SALE HAUL

Another Spring/Summer is coming to an end...in stores that is. While it's hard to accept that long hot days and ice cream at the beach are going to be nothing but a memory in a month's time, sales everywhere help, a little bit. I have two hot vacation destinations to look forward to this fall so the sales couldn't have come at a better time for me. 

Of course being from BC, Aritzia was a great place for me to start. I was on a break from work and was not expecting to get anything but my carrot/beet juice and coffee from the mall. Then, being at the mall already, I decided to check out the sale at Aritzia. I mean why not? The deals were really good and the selection was not bad either. Tonight, I'll probably go online to get a better look and maybe check back next week for a little more. There were a few shirts I intended to grab before going to the checkout, mostly basics that are just good to have, but after trying things on for an hour I just didn't care. 

For anyone not familiar with Aritzia, it is a woman's fashion boutique that originated in Canada 30 years ago with its first store in Vancouver. It's very popular in larger Canadian cities and gaining popularity in the US market since recently expanding into it. The quality for the price is very reasonable and the style and fit of their in-house labels are always perfect. They offer a mix of their own brands and notable brands such as Mackage, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rag&Bone, Citizens of Humanity, and J Brand

I find it is the easiest place to shop locally. For anyone living in North America without an Aritzia near by, you can visit Aritzia.com, fill your basket and have it shipped to you. Unfourtunatly, they do not yet offer international shipping. When they do, I'll have an update for you guys. Until then, on your next vacation to Canada or the US, check out an Aritzia if you can! I'm sure any one of my readers would love it, seeing as probably 95% of my wardrobe is from there...

From their semi-annual sale, these are the items I picked up. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

OOTN JULY 18•14













Top - Aritzia, Wilfred / Blazer - Club Monaco / Jeans - Paige Denim / Shoes -
Calvin Klein / Bag - Vintage Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 

As you can tell, it's a windy night in Victoria. I had the day off and went zip-lining which was a lot of fun. Then had a late lunch and went to see Sex Tape. Now we are out for drinks with friends, obviously I had to get my husband to take pictures of my outfit on our way in! He absolutely hates doing that by the way - but he it does for me, what a sweetie! 
BY: SARAH MELNYK

Thursday, July 17, 2014

SEATTLE HAUL

Last weekend my husband and I went on a mini vacation to Seattle for some relaxation and fun. I did a lot of shopping in a short time. We stayed at the Hyatt which is right by Nordstom and we thought we would quickly go in on our way to lunch just after checking-in. Needless to say I got more than I needed as soon as we got there which was nice because we spent the rest of our vacation outside of stores actually enjoying Seattle!

I used my phone for pictures so I'm sorry the quality is so bad. I normally use pictures from online stores but since I got so many jeans that are different brands and fits I thought I'd take pictures so you get a better idea of what they are like. 

MAC lipsticks in Fleshpot and Please Me


Paige Denim in a size larger than I normally wear







And here are a few of our vacation pictures

What to wear on a 2.5 hour ferry ride

Hotel view. We stayed at the Hyatt Olive 8 Seattle which was the perfect location

Obviously the first thing I did was unpack and organize my clothes 

Newlyweds :) on our way to the pool 

OOTD 

Some shopping. The t-shirt, shorts, and shoes are all new from the trip

The perks of being newlyweds :) 

We left our hotel at 1am for some Mexican food

Fresh cherries from Pike Place Market 

Very sad our ice creams were so small

Cold beer on a hot day! 

I am so obsessed with Fritos Honey BBQ Twists (We don't have them in Canada) 

Mariners game!!

UW gave me a t-shirt, glasses case, and shoelaces. I was drunk enough to change out of my new All Saints Tank for the free t-shirt lol 



BY: SARAH MELNYK

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

OOTD JULY 16•14




















Tank - Aritzia, Wilfred Free / Jeans - Paige Denim / Shoes - Dolce Vita / Bag -Vintage Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 / Earings - Rachel Roy 

Today I had the morning off. My husband and I went to lunch at Catalano, the resturant at the Magnolia Hotel in Victoria. The day was really nice so it wasn't too cold to sit on the patio! Then I went to the beach and read more of the book I'm currently reading, Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan. It's a really good book, it scares a me a bit but I love it. 

BY: SARAH MELNYK 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

OOTD JULY 9•14













Shirt - Aritzia, Wilfred / Jeans - J Brand / Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs / Sandals - Birkenstocks / Sunnies - Aldo / Necklace - Wildfox

BY: SARAH MELNYK