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Spring 2018 Runway to Reality

Inclusive. Not always a word associated with fashion…but this years New York Fashion Week was all about being inclusive. We saw this in the modeling world–all shapes, sizes, colors and ages were represented…even a pregnant woman strutted her beautiful self. We saw it in the venues the designers chose to show–no longer just in the tents or Lincoln Center, but all over New York City. And now, watching the shows are as easy as signing in on Facebook Live.

What this means for us regular schmucks is that fashion is even more available than ever before. Regardless of your age, shape, where you live, or even your budget–access to great fashion is accessible and inclusive for all.

A few trends from the runways this September (which means you will start wearing these trends come spring ;)) were; candy stripes, glam leisure, cowboy chic, fringe, sheer and jackets paired with shorts. The colors that seemed to dominate the runway were WHITE, Lavender and allllll the neons!

Continue reading for inspiration we found on the runways and our version of how to make it work with our lifestyle. And as always…we love your comments-so leave us a message with your favorite trend!

Sheer. Oh….I love a good sheer! So elegant and also so easy to wear! Victoria Beckham is a genius at using sheer to show some skin yet stay modest-so look to her collections for more inspiration in that area. Happy to say that you can get an early start on shopping for sheer as it has been slowly trending the last year and is already in stores.

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Jackets and Shorts. This is a great combo for those spring days when you realllllly can’t wait to wear your shorts…but it’s still just a bit cold! Also…you will get extra points if you find a sweet blazer with extra shoulder padding or a deconstructed blazer…they were all over the runway this season.

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Fringe. Fringe makes you want to dance. So go buy yourself some fringe and make the world a better place. That is all.

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Glam Leisure. A marriage of comfy + glam? Am I dreaming? But sure enough…runways of Valentino, Prada + Gucci had the Athleisure women of 2017 salivating. I found this dress that had Sporty Spice written all over it…check out my instagram to get a peek of the back.

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Candy Striping. Stripes are always in but this year it was specific to the candy stripes…yes, the red + white kind that hospital volunteers were known for in the 1950’s. Those that went clinical on the runways were Son Jung Won, Jason Wu + Monse.

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Lavender + Fanny Pack. 
In stores filled with neons + primary colors, lavender or lilac proved to be a difficult find. All three of us searched high and low for the shade from Victoria Beckham + Michael Kors. This oxford works for me because the fabric was just right and with what looked like a splash of bleach it had just enough personality. And as far as the fanny pack goes…I have always wanted to bring fanny back. Whether they were ‘in’ or not, I have owned many versions over the years, and well now, they are just easier to find!

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Orange. 
For the last couple of years we have seen orange trying to break out on the scene + this year was no different. I am not a huge fan of orange so I have steered clear. Soooo not the easiest color for to pull off. But hey, if you can, I suggest going head to toe with it. Calvin Klein, Fenty Puma + Tom Ford did. I opted to keep the orange on the bottom with these sack waisted shorts from H +M.

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White on white. If you’re like me, 75% of your wardrobe is either black, grey or black so come spring it’s time to ditch those dark comfort colours and put on something vibrant and crisp.  A good accessory to go with this look would be a tide to-go pen.

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Microfloral. Is spring/summer fashion week even spring/summer fashion week without floral? Instead of the usual big and bold floral prints that trend, this year’s floral seemed to be on the small and subtle side.

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Cowboy chic. Western wear isn’t just for John Wayne anymore thanks to designers Cinq a Sept, Calvin Klein and Rag&Bone. Personally I’m not a huge fan of western anything but fashion is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something new. I found the best way to pull off this trend was all in the accessories.

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Straw bags. Not to brag or anything but I totally saw this trend coming. While travelling in Europe I noticed that everybody that was anybody had a straw bag and I knew it was only a matter of time before this trend made it over to the western world. 

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A Breath of Fresh Air

   A few weeks ago Curt and I planned a trip out to Lake Louise in Banff, Alberta to get our snowboarding fix in for the year. When I wasn’t plotting revenge on that FJ cruiser that cut us off to get to the ski hill one second faster, I was snapping photos faster than a hipster at Starbucks. So please, put on your 3D goggles and enjoy the show!

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   Also if you get the chance to sit it out or dance… just kidding I was gunna say if you get the chance to be in Calgary, stop in at The Uncommons in Inglewood. Seriously the coolest store ever!

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   And I feel like this post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include an obligatory selfie stick photo with dumpsters and mountains in the background. What a view 😉

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‘Tis the Season

In Canada when the thermometers go above 15 degrees Celsius and our igloos begin to melt we pull out our summer wardrobe, our sunscreen and our sunglasses; we don’t want to blind anyone with that pasty white skin we acquired during the winter months. So call us crazy for picnicking when it’s only a few degrees above freezing but we know there’s nothing a Vancouver Canucks fleece blanket can’t handle.

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Tuesday @ 2, April 29, 2014

It’s time for our Tuesday @ 2 project! This is a fun bi annual post that has turned into an interactive project with our readers. A glimpse into people’s lives on a random Tuesday at 2. Yesterday we had images sent to us from Australia, Japan, Canada and of course, ‘Merica.

If you are interested in participating with our next Tuesday @ 2 project,  please shoot us an email and we would love to see what you come up with.

 

As the afternoon hit here today, I was strummin the “cold winter day” away :). Caitlyn Stymest. Australia

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Female rider/archer in Katsuyama Horseback Archery Festival, Fujikawaguchiko, Japan (the festival celebrates a 900 year tradition of archery on horseback perfected in this area of Japan). Brenda Petays. Japan

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Studying for psychology class. Wendy Doizer. Quantico, VA

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Out for an afternoon walk with my little guy the day after our spring snow storm. Carla Shultz. Osage, Saskatchewan.

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The life of a 1 month old….crying through a diaper change. Juanita Malcolm. Saskatoon, Saskachewan.

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Although this is the 5th floor of the Pasqua Hospital, I pretend its my penthouse. Look at that view. Ballah status. Vanessa Petays. Regina, Saskatchewan.

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Working on the shower at home. Philip Petays. Rocanville, Saskatchewan.

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New flooring for the spare room. Raymonde Petays. Rocanville, Saskatchewan.

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What I always do on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday……Cat. Rocanville, Saskatchewan.

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From where I stand. Jenelle Quigley. Tribune, Saskatchewan.

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Picking greens for our salad tonight from our container pots in our backyard. Jennifer Tschetter. Eugene, Oregon.

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Taking the day off work to go biking with a friend. A day spent grinding uphill, flying downhill and jumping logs is a good day. Wayne Tschetter. Willamette National Forest, OR.

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Just arrived at Point Loma and about to embark on a tide pool adventure with the fam jam. Melissa Petays-Cooke. Point Loma, San Diego, CA

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Some gave all. Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, a Federal military cemetery. David Cooke. Point Loma, San Diego, California.

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A view out the airplane window. Heading home after a great sisters trip to San Francisco. Sara Tschetter. Somewhere over California.

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Oh Canada!

Always so much memory making when back home in Saskatchewan.  Boat races in the stream, swimming and story telling over the fire.  Snake/frog/moose hunting, valley exploration and food (pizza pops), food (Old Dutch chips), and food (fish head soup)!  And it wouldn’t be a trip to the Petays house without a boom and something flying through the air.    instagram2

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AND this happened!!  Our large family is hard to get together all at one time much less convince everyone to pose for a family picture!  When planning our trip home it didn’t look as though we’d all overlap at any point.  So this actually wasn’t suppose to happen but here we all are…together for a couple of hours AND making time for a family photograph!

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