It’s coming around to that time of year that gives us an excuse to doll up and spend time with loved ones. Whether you’re going to dinner with a significant other or spending the night out with friends, Valentines day is an opportunity to spend the day roaming the streets and feeling your best.
Right Move Blouse
For the bolder and more experimental fashion connoisseurs, this outfit takes a loud and busy print, then tones it down to create casual yet sophisticated ensemble. The rambunctious vintage print is accentuated with ruffles and Victorian-inspired sleeves to create a statement item that can be styled to suit a variety of looks! I cinched the waist with a little grey asymmetric pencil skirt to add definition.
Smell The Roses Jacket
Simply Put Top
For those who shy from the traditional ideas of wearing a dress on Valentines day, or simply want to add a little warmth during the mid-winter, you can still look romantic and Valentines day-appropriate by playing with flirtatious colours, like red and pink. I styled this outfit around my absolute favourite light pink blazer coat whose long and structured shape creates movement in the overall basic outfit. Since I don’t want to draw attention away from the coat, I kept the rest of the outfit clean and neutral to compliment the pink, rather than distract from it. This button up respects the structure of the jacket while it’s shades of pink draw attention to the colour palette.
True Romance Blouse
The gingham print has left it’s mark the last few years as a staple spring/summer trend, however, that doesn’t mean we can’t break it out a few months in advance. The classic black and white check pattern connotes romanticism with it’s nostalgic summer vibe. The ruffles and baby-doll fit emphasizes femininity without seeming overly youthful. This can be worn as a top for taller wearers, or you can size up to style it as a dress!
Pro tip: A baby-doll dress is ideal for concealing the pound of pasta you’ll be ordering later.
Alexandra The Great Dress
As someone who just barely surpasses the five-foot mark, any opportunity to add height is beneficial. Vertical stripes are not only slimming but create length by concealing the beginning and end of the torso. This pink striped off-the-should dress is flirtatious with its open shoulder, but conservative with its sophisticated stripe pattern and long sleeves. I thought I’d accentuate the class of the dress by throwing a classic white duster to shield against the chill of winter!
Happy Valentines Day!
Gabby, Sales Associate, Hunnis Coquitlam
Images by Miranda Anderson
Lets be real… Valentines day can be a struggle. Whether you are in a relationship, single or “its complicated” you are bound to feel the pressure. Now we might not always be Valentines days biggest fans either, but we do love a good excuse to have a girls night in. As mentioned in our “What to do this month” post for February, we think Valentines day is an amazing excuse to get all your girlfriends together (including the ones in relationships) and have an amazing, insta-worthy girls night in. We put pinterest to the test and put together our own DIY girls night and wanted to share all of these amazing ideas with you.
Between Valentines and Family day there are lots of opportunities in February to get out and have fun. Now whether you are in a relationship or not we think you should get out and take advantage of everything the month of love has to offer. To help inspire you, or maybe even give you some romantic date ideas, we’ve listed our top five favourite things to do this month with family, friends or a special someone.
One of the perks of working for a locally owned shop is that you get to actually know your bosses. Danielle and Christi, the Hunni twins and mastermind behind the shop, are the sweetest bosses a girl could ask for. It’s not unusual for them to pop into the store and ask for our Starbucks orders, or for them to comment on our Instagram posts. Danielle even knows that I have an obsession with her Boston Terriers, and she’ll bring them by just so I can cuddle them. Job perk? I think so.
Today is Danielle and Christi’s birthday! We think they deserve to be celebrated, so we’ve dedicated this entire blog post to them. They met me for coffee and answered all of the classic “twin” questions, and more.
Although we may not have attended any runway shows this season that doesn’t mean we can’t stay up on the trends. We love admiring runway fashion but it can be so hard to tackle high fashion trends in everyday life. Through lots of trial and error we have found a few ways to keep on trend without breaking the bank and without compromising personal style. To make it easier to navigate the world of fashion trends this season we’ve put together some of our favourite runway looks for Winter 2018 paired with examples of how to make them wearable. Let us know what you think and tell us your favourite 2018 trend so far in the comments below!
Echoic clacking of heels dispersing flurries around the pavement, the only accompanying noise is the breeze sending hollows through drainpipes. This colder season has proven to be more inviting this time around, with rain replacing the much-debated snowfall of last winter. With the darkest day of the year behind us, we can look forward to cozy knitwear without the bulk of a puffy jacket.
There are two groups of people around January 1: the people who make New Year’s Resolutions, and the people who don’t. Now is the time of year where people are wishing each other well for 2018, and where people are posting memes about everyone’s inability to maintain resolutions. I have heard the argument that a new year is plainly arbitrary. Why make changes on New Year’s instead of any other time?
Ever feel like you’re always venturing over the bridge to get to the cute coffee shops? There are definitely a few local ones that will always have our hearts, but the new & instagrammable tend to be downtown – not to mention there are just more options on the other side of the Fraser. So when an adorable, well lit, well caffeinated cafe opened up in Clayton you bet we were stoked!
Last week, the only way to enjoy some snow was to head up to the hills (unbeknownst to us, the snow was coming to the valley) so we packed up our things and headed to Grouse Mountain for a snowy, winter shoot! There’s not much us BC girls love more than some pretty white lights amongst the backdrop of snow…
Visiting the Langley Animal Protection Society is always such a treat for us – of course it’s fun to play and cuddle with the animals and get to know a little of their personalities. With that being said, it’s always slightly heartbreaking to hear the stories of how & why each animal ended up at LAPS, from being found as strays to being given up by families, every animal has their own story. What each pet has in common is their desire to be loved and to find their forever homes. If you’re interested in any of the animals below please give LAPS a call at 604.857.5055 and maybe you can bring home a new furry friend this holiday season!