Monday, August 07, 2017

Smoke screen: striped skinny jeans, sequinned tee, straw fedora and a damask-patterned kimono

There should be pretty mountain views in all these pics, dear readers...but unfortunately, Vancouver has been smothering under a blanket of wildfire smoke for an entire week now.

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - striped skinny jeans, sequinned tee, ankle boots, damask-patterned kimono, straw fedora

It's really weird to see the sky such an unchanging shade of grey day after day; and the sun - when it manages to break through the screen of smoke for a while - isn't the friendly yellow that we're accustomed to, but as red as it would normally be only at sunset.

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - damask-patterned kimono, straw fedora

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - striped skinny jeans, sequinned tee, ankle boots, damask-patterned kimono, straw fedora

And yet, we really have no right to complain - a huge part of British Columbia's interior is still struggling to control the wildfires, and tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes.  It might be hazy here in the Lower Mainland, but Robin and I were still able to enjoy a Sunday afternoon drive to Iona Beach...even if we're "missing" the mountains.

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - striped skinny jeans, Nine West ankle boots, damask-patterned kimono

Iona Beach, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - striped skinny jeans, sequinned tee, ankle boots, damask-patterned kimono, straw fedora

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - striped skinny jeans, ankle boots, damask-patterned kimono, straw fedora

And I finally debuted this breezy, damask-patterned kimono that I brought home from Winners way back in spring.  It would have been a natural match with flare jeans for a full-on boho look...but today I went against the grain and opted for an edgy striped skinnies and sequinned t-shirt combo.  We fashionistas know how to create our own view, am I right?!  😉       

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - sequinned tee, straw fedora, JLO sunglasses

Monika Faulkner personal style inspiration - striped skinny jeans, olive ankle boots, straw fedora



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  1. How sad that BC is suffering with wild fires. I can completely empathise - we've been having horrid wild fires here in Portugal too. It's horrendous. But horrid that you can't even see the beautiful BC mountains! I just adored British Columbia - I visited back in 2009 and totally fell in love with the place. I'm really quite envious of you, Monika! I LOVE your outfit - those trousers are gorgeous (such fun!) and are such a lovely twist with the kimono. Hope you have a fabulous week and that the fires are ut out soon.
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner
    Yogadocious

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    1. It's awful that so many parts of the world are dealing with wildfires, dear Suzy!! It certainly makes me feel a little guilty that here in Vancouver - despite the smoke - we're having what I would consider to be an amazing summer; we haven't had to put the top up on our convertible for six weeks now!! We do really need some rain...but I'm selfishly hoping it only happens overnight!! XOXO

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  2. Yikes! Sorry you are dealing with that now and I hope it all ends quickly.

    I do love those jeans. They would put me in a better mood even in the smoke.

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  3. Sorry for not catching up on this post for so long! Love that kimono and the striped trousers. I was in Oregon from August 1-6 and it was very smoky all the way down there from the BC fires. Bummer!!!! I am glad that overall you've had such a lovely summer!

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