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Elegant blush-tone wedding
Adventures in Fashion wedding, held at Victoria's iconic Empress Hotel
Elegant blush-tone wedding
A few months ago, I talked briefly about my wedding florist (my bestie, Alex!) and showed you a peak into her charming boutique flower shop, nestled in Victoria's beautiful Oak Bay Avenue. She and her partner Nicole of THORN & thistle did such an amazing job on all the flowers, and I'm so excited to finally be sharing their handiwork with you here today. Pale blush tones were pretty much the only instruction I gave them when we started planning, and they nailed it — how anyone can do so much with such little direction, I'll never know. Basically they were the best florists I could have ever asked for, and I can't recommend them enough for any Victoria/Vancouver brides out there!
Adventures in Fashion's elegant Victoria, B.C. wedding
{ Garden and spray roses, brunia, dahlias and dusty miller were used throughout the arrangements, for an elegant and classic feel that fit right in with the Empress Hotel's aesthetic }
Groom in tuxedo with boutonniere
{ The boys loved their simple boutonnieres, which were elegant yet understated }
Simple boutonniere idea
Blush tone bridal bouquet via THORN & thistle Flowers
It's so surreal looking back at these photos now, because our wedding honestly feels like it happened a lifetime ago. The very thought of what went into planning everything in just two short months still gives me PTSD, which is why I'm so thankful I had Alex and Nicole to take the reigns on the flowers (and give me one less thing to agonize over while scouring Pinterest and crying into the phone to my mom — #SadButTrue). Trying to select a floral concept for a wedding (or anything for a wedding, really) can be extremely overwhelming, so my advice would be to find people and/or vendors that you love and that have similar tastes to yours, and just let it go — you can't control every detail, so don't try to! (easy for me to say now, huh?)
Elegant wedding cake, with Anthropologie 'Hooray' topper
{ A few simple blooms were all we needed to take our pearl-adorned wedding cake to the next level }
Bridesmaid bouquet
Elegant wedding flowers in blush tones
The head table was adorned with a few simple buds in varying heights and an eclectic mix of vases, which perfectly accented the mercury candle holders and embellished lace tablecloths we chose. Alex suggested that we repurpose the bridal and bridesmaid bouquets for the head table as well (see above), which was a genius idea and a great way to save some extra cash... especially since the bouquets perfectly complimented the centerpieces the girls made for the guest tables, which incorporated white hydrangeas (my fave!). Gotta love friends who have your back.
Blush tone bridal bouquet
Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more wedding photos coming your way next week! xx
Photos by Kim Kalyn Photography

Our Wedding Flowers

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Shopbop's big sale
Well, it's that time again — Shopbop is having their big sale, and as always, the more you spend, the more you save! So grab your besties and place a joint order, because you're not going to want to miss this one, friends. If everything goes according to plan, there's going to be a new coat and wallet in my very near future, but as with every big sale Shopbop hosts, my wishlist tends to sell out faster than I can say 'add to cart,' so fingers crossed that today is the day for your old pal Vickie.
What to buy from Shopbop's big sale
Want to get in on the action but aren't sure where to start? Check out Won Hundred for some awesome, already-marked-down pieces, Acne Studios for some killer shoes and layering options, and A.P.C. for all things dreamy. The sale applies to already marked down items as well, so you can sail through your holiday shopping list and still have money left over for a little something for yourself (aka- the only way to holiday shop). Some restrictions apply, so be sure to check out what to avoid here before so you don't get your hopes dashed come checkout time... other than that, happy shopping! 

Shopbop's big sale

Images borrowed from Harperz Bazaare, Shopbop and Local Milk

On Now: Shopbop's Big Sale

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Minimalist fall fashion, Adventures in Fashion
Coat- Zara (current) | turtleneck c/o Express | jeans- American Eagle | sunnies- Celine | bag- Chloe | boots- Aldo (on sale) | copper bangle and beads c/o Trollbeads | necklace c/o Maria Black | rings c/o Express
Chloe Faye bag
Minimalist fall fashion
The first snowfall of the season can be a magical thing, until reality sets in and you can no longer feel your finger tips. Still, there's a certain calm, serene beauty that comes with a fresh dusting of the stuff — especially when you're nestled indoors, warm drink in hand and impervious to the elements. That's when you can dream of all things merry and bright, rather than worry about hypothermia claiming your extremities... because let's face it, that would be enough to kill anyone's holiday buzz. 
Trollbeads copper bangle
Feeling frozen in Zara and Aldo shoes
Minimalist fall fashion, Adventures in Fashion
So being that I'm indoors and all nice and toasty, my mind is able to grasp such complexities as the holiday shopping list, which will be kept nice and short this year. It's not that I'm having a Scrooge moment or anything, I'm just more interested in buying a few quality pieces for my loved ones rather than a bunch of frivolous bits that they likely will have forgotten about come Easter (not the best use of those hard earned dollars of ours!). Jewelry is always a go-to for me when it comes to shopping for the lovely ladies in my life, and I know there are a few people on my list that would flip for a piece or two from Trollbeads this year. They just offer so many affordable, yet beautifully made pieces (like my copper bangle that I'm obsessed with), and if your name is Vickie's mom, you should probably stop reading this post right now... no reason. xx 
Instagram shoe selfie
{ Busted taking a shoe selfie! }
Minimalist fall fashion, Adventures in Fashion
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 Photos by Anton Atienza


Monday, November 23, 2015
Denim & Supply fair isle sweater
Sweater, blouse and jeans c/o Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply 
Denim & Supply fair isle sweater details
Denim & Supply fall fashion, Adventures in Fashion
Chloe Faye bag
Denim & Supply fair isle sweater
Belle by Sigerson Morrison Cynna Embellished Booties
Denim & Supply fall fashion
It's no secret that I'm obsessed with fall, but aside from all the amazing aspects of the season that I've gone on (and on) about, I think sweaters might just make me the most excited come autumn. It can be so hard to find the perfect knit to get you through the season, be it in terms of fit, style or material, but when you come across one that fits all the criteria on your proverbial wish list, it can be enough to make a girl want to yell it from the roof top. That's how I felt when I spotted this amazing knit from Ralph Lauren's Denim & Supply fall collection. The Fair Isle print instantly caught my attention, while the fit and warmth factor were exactly what I was looking for in a sweater. Paired with a simple chambray button up (an eternal staple) and some playfully distressed jeans that would make my dad's head spin (sorry, baba), I'm feeling ready to gallivant the weekend away in style. Staying warm and ready for whatever Mother Nature throws our way doesn't have to be a challenge, especially where style is concerned — just make layering your friend, and find a sweater that you love; the rest, as they say, will 'fall' into place (pun intended). xx

Every season has a story — create your Denim & Supply look here.
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This post was brought to you by Hudson’s Bay via Mode Media Canada. All opinions shared here are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Hudson’s Bay // Photos by Ashley Antonio

Denim & Supply

Friday, November 20, 2015
5 signs you should start blogging fulltime
One of the things I get asked about most often is blogging full-time — how it happened for me, how I make it work financially, how I stay motivated, you name it. Blogging for a living seems to be a hot topic these days, and although the logistics of it varies from blogger to blogger, a few key factors need to be addressed before attempting it for yourself. So before I get into how I've made it work for me, or any other questions you may have (seriously, leave them in the comments below!), here are five signs that you might be ready to take the plunge into full-time blogging:


The thing about blogging is that it can be very unpredictable from month to month. Generally speaking, back-to-school and the holidays are amazing times to be a fashion blogger, but you need to be prepared for the leaner months. If affiliate links are your thing, make sure you're hitting a specific target each month before you quit your day job to ensure you'll be covered financially. If sponsored content is your jam, develop long-term contracts with the brands you work with to achieve the same goal. Consider the opportunities that you'll be able to secure for yourself after you've gone full-time the icing on the cake, but strive to ensure you meet your minimums first — you won't be able to do your best work if you're worried about money each month.


One of the biggest indicators for me that it was time to quit my job was when I had to turn down campaigns because there was too much on my plate and I knew I wouldn't be able to do my best work. If blogging is what you love to do, having to pass up on opportunities can be really hard to stomach — if you've built your site to a point where #1 is no longer an issue, this might be the push you need to make the leap into full-time blogging.


As with any endeavour, passion is key, so make sure you're blogging because you love it — any other motive will cause you to burn out (and your readers will probably pick up on it, too).


This mirrors my last point, but if you have the drive and the passion, full-time blogging is probably right for you. Even if #1 and #2 haven't happened for you yet, don't give up. It took me about three years to start making any money whatsoever from my site, and it wasn't until probably the fifth year that I started earning money consistently. But AiF was the only thing I truly enjoyed doing, so I stuck with it. I know it sounds cliche (or even impossible), but believe me — dedication pays off eventually. Fun fact? Today marks the sixth anniversary of Adventures in Fashion (OMFG!), and I'm happy to say my love for her is still going strong.


It might not look like it from the outside, but blogging can be hard (and even lonely), and there's so much competition out there that you can't help but get down on yourself from time to time. Make sure to surround yourself with people who inspire and support you, because you're going to need them! Make friends with other bloggers, offer your help whenever you can, and be a positive presence in other people's lives — all that will mirror back at you and help propel you forward.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any thoughts or experiences you want to share about going full time, I would love to hear them! And if you're in the mood for some more blogging tips, you can check out past articles here. xx

Photo by Adventures in Fashion

5 Signs You Should Go Fulltime

Thursday, November 19, 2015