Thursday, April 27, 2017

Topsy turvy: styling vegan suede leggings, an oversized denim jacket, open-toe wedge booties, and a fedora

Can you see what I did with today's outfit, dear readers??  I took my most favourite go-to combo of jeans and a jersey knit and turned it upside down!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling vegan suede leggings with an oversized denim jacket, open-toe wedge booties, and a felt fedora

Well okay - these Aritzia leggings aren't technically a knit; but that super-stretchy vegan suede has them feeling just as welcoming as the comfiest sweater.  And my oversized denim jacket (there's the "jeans" reference!) is a brand-new find from Forever 21!!  Of course I'd rather be shopping for summer dresses...

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling vegan suede leggings with an oversized denim jacket, open-toe wedge booties, and a felt fedora

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - Forever 21 oversized denim jacket, matt & nat bag

...but since we just can't seem to get away from chilly temperatures here in Vancouver - and since I'm getting awfully tired of wearing my winter layers on repeat! - I felt it was a worthwhile investment!! Plus, that is a tee under the jacket...and I chose some open-toe shoes as well; so even if the weather is refusing to act like spring, I think my outfit still does the season justice.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - vegan suede leggings, oversized denim jacket, open-toe wedge booties, matt & nat bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - oversized denim jacket, slouchy t-shirt, glass bead pendant

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - oversized denim jacket, white t-shirt, felt fedora

Oh - and that gorgeous glass bead pendant you can see peeking out from my collar??  It was a birthday gift last year from my sister!!  I've actually worn it numerous times (it works really well as a choker, don't you think?) but today marks its "official" debut...'cause if I didn't wear it on the blog it didn't really happen, am I right?! 😉

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling vegan suede leggings with an oversized denim jacket, open-toe wedge booties, and a felt fedora



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Monday, April 24, 2017

Road tripping: styling vegan suede leggings with ankle booties, a hoodie sweater, and a baker boy cap

Robin and I had our fingers crossed yesterday for a replay of the Easter weekend's pretty weather - so we could hit the road again, of course! - but unfortunately it was not to be. 😞

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling vegan suede leggings with ankle boots, a hoodie sweater, and a baker boy hat

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling vegan suede leggings with ankle boots, a hoodie sweater, and a baker boy hat

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - hoodie sweater, baker boy hat, sunglasses, pink hair

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - hoodie sweater, baker boy hat, pink hair

Hopefully you'll indulge me, then, in a few more pics than usual for this little #throwback trip of the photographic variety.  We had a ton of fun taking the Solstice for a day-long spin to Hope (which is the town where the Rambo movie "First Blood" was filmed, for all you trivia enthusiasts!) to enjoy the sun in our faces, the wind in our hair...and those stunning mountain views!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - hoodie sweater, baker boy hat, sunglasses, pink hair

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling vegan suede leggings with ankle boots, a hoodie sweater, and a baker boy hat

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - hoodie sweater, baker boy hat, sunglasses, pink hair

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - hoodie sweater, baker boy hat, sunglasses, pink hair

P.S. I'm very happy to report that my baker boy cap doesn't just look cute...it passed the road trip test with flying colours!! 👍

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - hoodie sweater, baker boy hat, sunglasses, pink hair



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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Seize the day: styling cropped jeans with a graphic tee, bomber jacket, and ankle boots

Sunshine and - finally! - a warm breeze??  Hubby and I would have been crazy not to "seize the day" today, dear readers!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling re-worked cropped jeans, a graphic tee, bomber jacket, and ivory booties

With such a lovely (and unexpected) turn in our weather, we decided to spend this past Saturday afternoon in Steveston...a heritage fishing community that's technically a part of Richmond, but feels miles away from all the big city hustle and bustle!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling re-worked cropped jeans, a graphic tee, bomber jacket, and ivory booties

Steveston, British Columbia

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - graphic tee, olive bomber jacket, Nanette sunglasses, pink hair

In other words, the perfect place to spend a relaxing few hours window-shopping, enjoying the seaside view, and cruising "the strip" in our Solstice - with the top down, of course!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - re-worked cropped jeans, graphic tee, bomber jacket, ivory booties, matt & nat bag

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - graphic tee, olive bomber jacket, pink hair

But Steveston has a sentimental vibe for the two of us, too; it happens to be where Robin and I met fifteen years ago this coming May!!  We'll be back again for our anniversary weekend - it's become a tradition for us to visit every year - but I'm so happy we grabbed a little "sneak preview" today!!  😊
  
Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling re-worked cropped jeans, a graphic tee, bomber jacket, and ivory booties



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