Pink Shirt Day!

"On Wednesdays, we wear pink..."

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 29th  is "Pink shirt day!"
Bullying occurs everyday in our schools, homes, at the workplace, and even over the internet, and it's time to take a stand!

We've all been victims of bullying in some shape or form & therefore we can all relate to this tough and personal subject. Over the years, teen suicides have been on the rise and every life lost is a life wasted to a preventable cause.

So let's do our part and raise awareness! Let's all stand up to bullying; together.

Wear pink for the lives lost, for the lives we can save.

For more information and about how it all started: http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/about/
Besides, if you don't wear pink..."YOU JUST CAN'T SIT WITH US!"

Head to "TAKE 5 CAFE" and enjoy a pink cream cheese frosted cupcake!
Proceeds are donated to CKNW Orphans' Fund and the Boys and
Girls Clubs of Vancouver in support of Pink Shirt Day  
Tom Ford Collection


        "It's only half past
                                      the point of no return"                                          

Jer xo


Men's Monday

 "Aye, aye, Captain!"
Spent the good part of my weekend doing homework shopping and couldn't help but notice all the

Some form of nautical was present in every store's collection (some more than others such as Urban Outfitters and Armani Exchange) and it induced mental images of all the ways I'm going to rock out this fun and youthful print in the Spring & Summer! I can already feel the toasty sun engulfing me in it's rays.
Only a couple more months....till then, keep daydreaming dreamers.

L to R: Shipley & Halmos, Paul Smith, and Salvatore Ferregam

Gabriel W. of Lookbook.nu
Scott & Soda 2012 Collection

Photo cred: Tommy Ton @ GQ.com

Boys, you're welcome.
Girls, you're welcome.

                                       is just outside my window."
                    -The Fray

Jer, xo


Weekend Love

If you've got a couple minutes to spare, check out this TEDtalk focusing on the "happiness advantage"

Have a great weekend!

Kat, xo.


Wednesday I'm Wearing.

Gastown Strut: Kat and I took full advantage of this gorgeous day we had today, and hung out around Gastown our favourite part of the city. After school was over for me at the SFU Woodwards campus, Kat met me for a fabulous lunch at Meat and Bread {highly highly recommend}, and then we stopped for a "coffee recharge" at Bambo Cafe.  I never get tired of the Gastown area, it's full of super cool shops, boutiques, architecture and best of all... people. There's a mix of contemporary arts students from SFU, with business people, and edgy hipsters. Makes me love Vancouver even more.

I love this alley.. all the graffiti and murals make it so colourful and inspiring.

Huge photo cred to Kat {she's amazing}!! 

//anita//booties from nine west//jeans from urban outfitters//tank  from club monaco//shrug from united colours of benetton//faux fur vest from twelfth street cynthia vincent//earrings from aldo//sunglasses from tom ford//watch from michael kors//necklaces vintage//

//kat//flats from zara//pants from forever 21//top and necklace from club monaco//blazer from moveable feast//watch from michael kors//bracelet from joe fresh//

//taken with Nikon 3100//

Stay classy rockstars!

Anita, xo


Tuesday with a View

My aunt recently moved into a brand-new apartment on Hastings (Burnaby area), on the top floor with a breathtaking view of the North Shore Mountains, and Barnet Inlet. I'm super excited for the warmer, sunny weather to enjoy the roof top terrace... I'm getting pretty tired of this typical wet Vancouver weather. 

//jacket from zara//scarf from a london boutique//jeans from heritage//bag from a hawaii boutique//sneakers from converse//sweater from guess//ring own design//earrings from aldo//

Have a fabulous Tuesday!

Anita, xo


Men's Monday

I would just like to start off by saying thank you to Kat for taking over Men's Monday for the past 2 weeks while I was off gallivanting about.

I want to take a break from fashion this week
and do an inspiration post which is something
I haven't done before. These past 2 years,
I've dealt with a lot of obstacles and adversity
to get to where I am now, which is only the
beginning of where I want to be in 2 years. So
to kick start this next chapter in my life, a chapter
that I'm sure will be filled with highs and lows,
endless days of hard work and determination,
sore muscles, perseverance, sacrifices and hardships...here are some quotes from a journal that I've been keeping which inspire me:

"Fear may be the toughest obstacle to overcome, for it will eat your heart out if you let it. Fear -- of whatever your opponent may be -- will cost you more dearly and cause you more pain than any other person ever could.

It is through this realization, this intimacy and closeness with ourselves, that we see past the obvious battles with gravity, speed and the elements.

It is here that we discover one simple truth about competition: In sport, as in life, the real opponent, the only real enemy, is within.

Your primary opponent, your biggest rival, is your own fear. The battle can be won. It happens every day to people all around you. No need to  be afraid. Go out and play."

"The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do."

"L'espoire me reste dans l'orage. / My hope remains even in the storm."
As tweeted by @JGuthrie46 
"There are thousands of people with exceptional talent 
stuck at 'end of the bench' like Jeremy Lin was 
2 weeks ago, never give up! #Inspiration #MakeItCount"

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
      -Marilyn Monroe

No matter what happens to me in the next 2 years while chasing my dreams, one thing I know for certain, is that I will be happy as long as I can look in a mirror and know that I put 100% -if not more- into everything to achieve them; to look in the mirror and say to myself "it was worth it."

"To will is a great thing...for Action and Work usually follow Will, and almost always Work is accompanied by Success. These three things, Work, Will, Success, fill human existence. Will opens the door to success both brilliant and happy; Work passes these doors, and at the end of the journey Success comes to crown one's efforts. "
      -Louis Pasteur


 "I promise you that,
We're marching on." 
                              - OneRepublic



Weekend Love

My reading break officially started today and I could not be more thrilled. Not only do I need this break to catch up on, well reading {duh...} but it'll be the perfect opportunity for me to slow down and relax!

Life is made of small pleasures

Have a great weekend.

Kat, xo.


Artful Perfume

Nina Ricci's recent perfume campaign collaborated with Spanish visual artist and designer Ana Montiel. Her images are feminine, colourful and absolutely beautiful.  

A London-based artist, Ana finds inspiration in most interesting places. Whether it be Quantum physics, yoga, or Astrology she can see the potential to create beautiful art. 

I know what my next art purchase will be....

//images via Ana Montiel//


Anita, xo



Wednesday I'm Wearing.

This past weekend the girls and I attended an art opening at Interurban Gallery (on the corner of E. Hastings and Carrall St,) for Vancouver artist Karen Ward. Her work is very touching, and moving, you can feel the emotion in each piece. 

If you've never been to the Interurban Gallery it's a beautiful space. White walls with exposed brick and super high ceilings; I especially love the big heavy (once bank?) vault door that has been left behind. Check it out! 

We took a stroll up Burnaby Mountain the other day, it was so beautiful. There was a little misty fog, and some of the buds were starting to open up. This cool, yet warm(ish) weather is fantastic too, it's feeling more and more like SPRING! YAY! 

//boots from zara//skirt from club monaco//shirt from propaganda//watch & bag from michael kors//necklaces from london//rings from aldo//bangles from h&m//

images taken with Nikon D3100

Wishing you a perfect Wednesday!

Anita, xo