5.29.2015

WEEKEND WEAR: Printed Pants

I  love printed, loose fitting pants. I call them my legalized pajamas when I wear them into public. It's hard to get any comfier without looking like you've given up on life. For the Summer I am choosing pants with really bright colors or seasonal prints like palms and pineapples. Put a solid color on top to avoid the look being overwhelming and add a heeled sandal for an easy outfit that can take you lots of places! Have a great weekend everyone!

| hat - Urban Outfitters | blouse - Talula by Aritzia | sandals - Aldo | bag - Rebecca Minkoff | pants, necklace, tassel bracelet - Joe Fresh |









5.24.2015

WEEKEND WEAR: Stay-cation

A beautiful weekend to you all! We had our long weekend in Canada this one past and now it's your turn down in the US so I hope everyone had fun! It was also my wonderful momma's birthday last weekend so we spent a good part of the time meandering and cooking and celebrating. I like to make plans but I also believe it's great to just turn your feet or transportation mode to whatever catches your eye. No matter where you are this makes for an organic experience and interesting days/nights. We have been in the Okanagan for close to three years now and we haven't even made a dent in all that there is to see and do. I am loving dressing like you are going on vacation somewhere exotic; it puts you in a great frame of mind even if you only have two days before you work again. Explore your home when you can't leave it!

| hat - Joe Fresh | shorts - Joe Fresh | blouse - Talula by Aritzia | scarf - American Eagle | shoes - Micheal Kors | necklace - Stella and Dot | 








5.10.2015

Steffi's Test Kitchen: Simple Mother's Day Brunch

Happy Mother's Day to all the super mommas out there and to all the people in their families and communities that are helping them raise super children; thank you! As a mom, I want to use this day to remind the people who help me so much that I love and appreciate them. We're going to have a simple picnic with some flowers and backyard games.
Line baskets or bowls with parchment paper and fill them with berries and fresh baguette, and fill bottles with sparkling lemonade or spritzers. We made bundles of local asparagus wrapped in a piece of prosciutto sprinkled with pepper and asiago cheese (10 minutes in the oven at 375) and made a hard boiled egg for each bundle. Spend less time cooking, and more time outside with the people you love. Enjoy the day!

| napkin rings - Chapters, tongs and tassel napkins - Home Sense, paper napkins and berry basket - Superstore |


| striped outdoor rug and chopping block - Superstore, placemats - IKEA, soda bottles - antique from Germany | 


5.09.2015

WEEKEND WEAR: See You In Paris

Just a little rainy day ensemble for tromping about on a Saturday. Even though we have been fortunate with our weather here in Kelowna, it's still often very damp in the morning and transient Spring downpours blow in and out over the mountains. I like to keep my rain boots in the car so that if I need them over the day while we are out I can throw them on, or switch them up with runners as the day warms and dries up. When you are doing errands with a three year old, you are bound to find a puddle or two. Happy Saturday!

| jacket, scarf - Joe Fresh | jeans - J Brand | boots - Hunter | bag - Rebecca Minkoff | tshirt - Zoe Karssen | hat - Urban Outfitters | 






5.05.2015

Spring Stroll

Definitely guilty of having this outfit not only on rotation but just straight up the only thing I wear lately. These brushed cotton J Brand pants have a bit of stretch to them and can worn rolled up or down (thanks Winners for the sweet find), and I have been switched heeled sandals and Birks in and out for foot wear depending on where I am walking to. My mom got me this cute canvas tote for the market to carry things like flowers and bread, and I still have my tutti frutti cooler bag from Oh, Joy! for Target from last Summer. Still lamenting their departure by the way. Can't wait to go to the first farmer's market of the year this weekend for Mother's Day brunch items. Stay tuned for a simple Mother's Day brunch idea this Friday on the blog!


| hat - Joe Fresh | denim jacket - Eluxe.ca | tshirt - Zoe Karssen | pants - J Brand | purse - Rebecca Minkoff via Eluxe.ca | sandals, watch - Micheal Kors | watermelon canvas tote - Winners |