Veeezy update!

Hi, how are you today? Great, I hope! Did you have a good week? What were some of the highlights? some of the low lights? I like to ask myself that once in awhile (mid day, end of day, any time really), just to bring my head back together and regroup for the next moment. Its a great way to wash away any bad moments of your day and rejuvenate yourself with the good ones.

It’s been a busy week, but a great one at that. They say don’t mix business and pleasure, but BUSINESS IS MY PLEASURE. You really gotta do what you love, and love what you do – and if you’re able to do that, then consider yourself lucky. I’m still trying to find that myself but I feel like I’m taking the necessary steps to get there. Are you?

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Some stuff going on as of late - If you read my Vancitybuzz article, then you already know Forever21 and Sanrio released their Hello Kitty Forever collab today!! !?@#$%& ERMAHGAWD.

My picks -

Print leggings / Scarf / Cardigan / Onch Movement splatter necklace

Onch Movement charm bracelet / Travel bag / Make up bag / Print pillow - For the full online shop, peep here. I WANT IT ALL.

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For those wondering how my fashion seminar w/ Splendid for Pacific Centre’s I AM DOWNTOWN Event went, it was fun!

It was a  bit surreal to see my name on permanent ink but it was kind of nice (I’m lying, iI totally geeked out hehe). The girls at Splendid were amazing and I’m so glad I did it. Full details of the event can be found here. _____________________________________________________________________

And last but def not least, the ladies and I at Honeydrip are working on hard on our latest drops! We showed everyone a preview the other day, in case you missed it – here it is:

Ankle bangle/cuff – It’s kind of really hot.

It’s actually a multi-purpose bangle as you can see, but style it any way and it’d still be dope! We’ve already gotten folks asking for theirs to be put on hold – limited quantity so make you don’t sleep on these. They drop next week so stay tuned!

I just read today’s Honeydrip post by Doobs, and burst out laughing. You can’t knock a pretty girl with a killer humor. Love my team! But def peep the post if you’re into vampires, or into cool shit, period.

Dum dum do day! Can’t believe the weekend is here already, that shit cray, bro… forserious. I’m just eggcited to chill and do some work. Gon’ make biscuits, country gravy with fried chicken, bacon and egg tonight, wish me luck! Have a great weekend, boo faces. xo. 

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Veeezy x I AM DOWNTOWN Shopping Event tonight @ Pacific Center

One of my favorite go to motivational quotes is “If you don’t try, the answer is always no.” Meaning, the outcome is always a fail if I haven’t put forth any real effort in succeeding.

The same goes for doing something new and leaving my comfort zone, if the thought of the situation scares me – odds are I should be doing it.

When Pacific Center reached out to have me be part of their I AM DOWNTOWN event tonight (full event deets here), I was really eggcited… I thought I’d parade around the mall in my non wrinkliest outfit, pretend mingle (I hate small talk and repetitive pleasantries. I know, I’m in the wrong industry huh), maybe eat some food, shop a bit. Turns out they wanted me to do a presentation with one of their retailers. As soon as I read their request, I was like UH FML, and replied immediately with “Yes, I’m in!”

Truth be told, I’m so scurred! I have no idea what I’m doing but I’m really eggcited to be teaming up with Splendid for a presentation for shoppers on their latest must have pieces. Come say hi and bring me presents at 7:45 at the Splendid Punch Card station, or not. I think I’d much rather make a fool of myself to strangers. Or whatever I don’t care. I’m just eggcited to be doing something different and getting the crap scared out of myself. Whats the worse that could happen, I could suck? But the upside is, I could not suck yay!

Anyways here are some lookbook samples they sent me -

I’m so in love with those Geo Dot pants! ($148). Everything looks so comfy and snuggle friendly, totally my type of shiz. Anyways, I hope you do something great for yourself today – the mind and spirit are always in need of nourishment and growth. Have a wonderful fantastic over the top can’t help but smile world series type of day. xo.

Just one of those weeks..

Where nothing seems to fit right, food is spilling at an alarming rate on my clothes and my hair has that kink that won’t quit. As superficial as it may sound, sometimes all you need is the perfect outlook (pun intended) to get your insides giddy again. I noticed that every once in awhile i come up with a current “fav” outfit that i wear to death, whether it were my leopard harem pants or that black oversized dress i wore almost every day of summer – there’s always that go to outfit.

Sadly enough, i haven’t felt that way about any piece of clothing in awhile – that is until i stepped into Zara and nearly peed myself. It’s as though the old(er) I get, the more I’m drawn to stores like Zara, I can never get enough. I find myself constantly checking in and admiring their collection like a puppy waiting for the water hose on a hot summer day.

It wasn’t easy, but I’ve narrowed down my new “go to” outfit(s) for this winter. Seriously, this is my only happy place right now.

Studded sleeve coat - that was me weeks ago meeting my future jacket love.

Quilted leather sleeve coat - quilted makes me think of luxury.

Assymetic silk top / Faux leather top w/ fabric sleeves - I feel like I’d wear these all season and just dress them up/down with accessories.

Herringbone Harem pants / Camo trousers – I don’t know what it is about these camo trousers but i’ve been thinking of them all month. What a perfect pair of pantalones to go with silk blouses, thick knit sweaters, trench coats and biker jackets right?

And then there were the shoes..the shoes!

Studded ankle boot / Vamp shoe (love ankle straps) / Studded cowboy boots / Metal toe boot 

The actual instore merchandise isn’t even fully listed on the website so there’s waaaay more damage I could do. They’ve done such a stellar job at making me want to rip my heart out each time I leave the store, bravo Zara, bravo! On a lighter note, do you think its too early to write to Santa? My 2012 year is shot so maybe i can promise to be good for 2013.. ha, who am i kidding!

 This is my happy shopping place right now, where is yours?

Flyday Friday!

Good morning, sweetums!! Happy Flyday, time to get naked! Just kidding, well kind of. I always associate freedom with ripping my clothes off and just getting on my day with my birthday suit. Does anyone else do that? Come home from a day of work/dinner/meetings and just tear off their clothes like it’s got mice in it? Anyways, it’s getting harder to do with this cold weather but nonetheless the bf still insists (and has enforced) mandatory Topless Thursdays and Pantless Sundays lol. Is that TMI? I  don’t know, I think that’s okay to share.

In case you missed it via twitter last night, this was us spending our rainy evening together:

Connect 4 champ what!!! Serously, don’t step to me if you ain’t got the skills. See how fast I won that game? Mind blown.

Okay back to our regular scheduled programming, how are we today? Fabulous I hope! Did you have a good week? Love lots? Accomplish what you set out to do? Have you been reading my Vancitybuzz articles? I find it definitely more fashion focused (makes sense considering I’m their fashion writer d’uh), so at times vickyloves feels like my personal journal – more of me me me. Have you noticed that?

Here are some recent articles:

Herschel Supply is one of my fav new companies, founded in 2009 and owned by brothers from Vancouver! They’re blowing up fast and are deserving of it too. From GQ to Hypebeast, everyone wants a piece!

For those hiding under a massive rock, Topshop and Topman opened yesterday at  the Hudson’s Bay in downtown Vancouver. Many braved the rain and attended the opening, I went for froyo instead. I don’t like crowds, like I don’t like people touching me period lol.

Zara Home launched their home collection last week. From bedding to table wear, shit is bananas! Currently they’re available everywhere eggcept Canada but still def worth a look.

For the rest of my oh so wonderful articles, head on over to Vancitybuzz and read them all (and like them, and tweet them, and leave me sweet messages).

HONEYDRIP update:

Today we dropped the Sarah, and I know I say it all the time.. but I think this is def one of my favs (is it my fault we keep getting better and better!?). I’ve worn it with big loose teased curls but it looks just as good with a big messy bun, as shown below:

It’s really such an easy and great way to dress up a boring old bun. Live out loud, homies.. live out loud!

Another HD announcement we’re eggcited to share is that we’re finally introducing a men’s item – The WOODY.

You might’ve seen it via my IG awhile back when I gifted B with a prototype for his birthday but now it’s finally for sale! Thanks to everyone for the interest, visit the site to pre-order yours now or hit me at vicky@honeydrip.ca. A portion of the proceeds will go to a men’s charity in honor of Movember!

Some additional Seattle photos from last weekend (taken with a real camera! woweee):

Seriously lovin’ those shoulder spikes! With my favorite @Cat and I.

Baby x brunch!

So thats about it really. I’ve been tryng to stay fashionable in this rain but its a little difficult. Well I guess it works out since Fall fashion events have died down and people don’t care if I look like this..

I kid I kid! Okay I better get going, too much sugar in the AM :)

Have a great weekend, I love you xo.