May 26, 2011

Who Won??

Ok, how much fun is a giveaway?? 
So much. Especially when I get to give lovely people like Veronika of Girl and Closet $100 gift card to Shopbop! This girl is awesome, so sweet, stylish and genuine, plus she's a fellow Vancouver girl who I get to meet for real on Sunday! You better believe that there will be talk about what she's going to buy!

Thanks to Shopbop for hosting this giveaway, and mucho hugs and kisses to you guys! 

May 25, 2011

Five Things

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Currently in a technological haze. Between switching to a new (and so awesome that I want to hug it forever) phone and spending 5 hrs at the Apple store on the holiday Monday, hoping and praying that my poor computer would wake up from it's coma, I just can't face wrestling with a tripod. 

Hence the non-outfit photos. 

Instead, these are 5 photos from the past week (except for one. Betcha can't guess which it is though!) summing up my week and mini adventures. 
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1. Sunny tulips at the Waterfront
2. Harbour people watching
3. SEE! Not enjoying having my photo taken, even at a young age... can't be said about my adorable friend W though- look at that model pose! And the killer '90's styles we're rocking here (yes, those are cats on my crop top)
4. Go-to books for when I'm feeling a teensy bit overwhelmed
5. Camping at Squamish last weekend, a little rainy but so gorgeous! 

p.s Aaaaaand there's only one day left to enter the Shopbop giveaway! $100 gift card to spend on anything they sell (which is pretty much anything you'd want to wear!). Head on over and enter

May 20, 2011

The High Road

The High Road- Broken Bells
Anyone who follows me on Twitter knows that I've been on a bit of a mad hunt for a felt panama hat (like this beauty, in brown naturally) this season... and I'm not really having much luck finding one in my price range. But, as a silver lining, the hunt led me to a very quirky little consignment shop in downtown Vancouver where I happened upon this very proper mid-length skirt. The olive colour is so demure but then it just has this fierce cobalt colour block at the bottom. Ah! 
So, my hunt for the hat will continue, but at least I will have a pretty skirt to wear while doing it! 
Olive and Cobalt Silk Skirt- Thrifted, Blue Blouse- Zara, Grey Tee- American Apparel, Brown Wedges- Franco Sarto, Leather Wrap Bracelet- H&M, Watch- Vintage, Charm Necklace- Gift, Cat Eye Sunglasses- Aldo
And now I'm off to enjoy this looong (!) weekend in my pretty city! 
Maybe this will be the lucky hat weekend. Cross your fingers.

p.s Want to cross off some items from your summer wishlist, for free!? Uhm. Heck yes! Shopbop is giving away a $100 gift card to one of my lovely readers. I am 90% happy for you guys and 10% completely jealous... maybe that's 80/20...

May 18, 2011

Rope and Summit

Rope and Summit- Junip
Are you guys sick of inside outfit shots? 'Cause I definitely am! But Vancouver has decided that it prefers rain to sunshine right about now, and I prefer a working camera to a broken one; so I hope we'll both stay put until the weekend when there will be both sun and time. Yay! 
But I'm glad I finally get to post this outfit as it's what I have been truly living in for the past few days. Well, besides when I'm at work and have to look somewhat corporate. But we all know how much I love stripes, braids and wood platforms (see multiple previous posts)... so this is pretty much a no-brainer Louise look. 
Stripe Shirt- H&M, White Shorts- American Eagle, Beige Circle Scarf- Gap (fram Paris though... does that make it classier??), Wood Platforms- Pierre Hardy for Gap, Heart Locket- Le Chateau, Wrap Bracelet- Club Monaco
I feel like I need to hop on a sail boat or something in this outfit, which quite frankly, I've been dying to do! It's rough being so close to the ocean without my dad to take me out sailing. And I know I should learn myself (it is on the hundred list!) but for some reason I always end up chilling out in the sun and not learning the port side from the starboard...
Maybe this will be the summer. Maybe. Are you planning on learning anything new this summer?

p.s Have you entered the contest for the $100 Shopbop giveaway? Scouts honour that it's dead easy, and hey... who doesn't like free (and stylish!) clothes??

May 16, 2011

Win $100 From Shopbop!

Oh my, It's giveaway time!
Guys, I have a huge crush on Shopbop, the awesome fashion site that sells basically all of my dream wardrobe items. I could easily cross off all of my summer "must haves" from my list here (see below for a few). Plus they have a pretty impressive handbag collection that includes the haute-hippie Foley & Corinna bags, pretty Lauren Merkin clutches and the completely gorgeous Bryna Nicoles bags... just to name a few! Aaaand they're super cool too because they would love to give one of my lovely readers a $100 gift card to use on anything in their store!

What you need to do:
- Be a follower of Fifth Sparrow (Google, Bloglovin')
- Leave a comment saying what you're most excited to wear this Summer
- Cross your fingers! 

The small print:
- No affiliate codes
- Sorry, no Pennsylvania bloggers. (But the contest is open internationally!) 
- The contest will close Thursday, May 26th at 8pm. I will email the (randomly drawn) winner- so if you don't have a blog, make sure to include your email so that I can still get ahold of you. 

So that's it! Good luck guys, I can't wait to see who wins, and what they buy! 

p.s you can also follow Shopbop on Twitter to stay up to date with the latest fashion trends! 
p.p.s you can also follow me on Twitter, to stay up to date with what I'm eating...

May 13, 2011

Sweet Disposition

Due to a Blogger glitch, this is my previously released post from Thursday.
The second times better anyway!
Sweet Disposition- The Temper Trap
Wow. Do you guys see how dark my hair actually is?? 
I was going to talk all about colour blocking, carrot pants, spring trends... you know, stuff that would make sense on a fashion blog. But as I'm looking at these photos, all I can think is Damn. My natural colour is daaaark! 
I haven't dyed my hair in about 9 months (hence the lighter ends) as I'm really trying to embrace my God given colour. I'm also trying on a bunch of different hairstyles, so today I was bored and decided to try my part on the other side, you know, really mix things up and get crazy! Because I have some mad cow-licks it's a bit harder than it should be... and required many (many!) bobby pins! And looking at these dark brown roots I really don't think this hair has ever seen the sun. Darn cow-licks! 
Coral Cardigan- J.Crew (sale!), Red Silk Tank- Urban Outfitters, Beige Carrot Pants- Wilfred via Aritzia, Loafer Heels- Mellow Yellow, Gold Bead Necklace- Target, Belt- Vintage
But I think that's probably enough talk about my hair! 
Especially since I'm quite excited about all the new spring trends that I can finally wear and enjoy, including this one of colour blocking with bright analogous colours! Which, of course, is a favourite as I love saying analogous. :) ( makes me sound smart)
There's no way a person can be unhappy while wearing such a bright mash-up... and after last week's less than stellar events I'm pretty determined to turn my luck around!

May 10, 2011

Pumped Up Kicks

Pumped Up Kicks- Foster the People
Oh, how much I love being able to go hose-less! As much as I love tights, and I really do, it's always so liberating to be able to slip into a skirt and hop out the door... without wrestling on the ground with a pair of tight tights!  
Black Sweater- Le Chateau, Floral Peplum Skirt- Urban Outfitters, Chartreuse Scarf- Plum, Tan Shoes- Franco Sarto, Camel Blazer- Wilfred via Aritzia
And how much am I in love with this comfy, soft, neon scarf? The answer is: somewhere between Jaffa Cakes and my cat... so, a lot. It's the perfect thing to throw on when the temperature's don't cooperate with my wardrobe, and the brightness just makes me smile.

May 7, 2011

Windows Rolled Down

Windows Rolled Down- Amos Lee
Last weekend my awesome sister was in town, which meant that she cooked for me, bought me wine and patiently listened to my long-winded stories... yeah, she kinda rocks! (She's also just written the last exam of her life and will be a fully fledged and licensed Dr. Sister next month. Holla!) 
Beige Cardigan- Zara, White Lace Vest- Tristan, White Cami and Sunglasses- Joe Fresh, Blue Skinny Jeans- Winners, Wood Platform Shoes- Pierre Hardy for Gap, Cross Body Bag- Value Village, Turquoise Ring- Aldo, Wrap Bracelet- Club Monaco, Wood Bangle- Le Chateau, Key Necklace- A. Co. 
On Caroline: Stripe Shirt (wooo!!! Stripes!)- Jacob, Jeans- Guess, Belt- Stolen from me!, Shoes- Grey Toms

So I don't have her permission to post these (Hi Carrie!!) but she's the outgoing one in the family and she looks awesome in stripes, so I'm sure she won't mind. She also stole my belt... so this is a form of blackmail. :) 
A visit from her was exactly what this (slightly) home-sick girl needed and I can't wait to go out and visit her next month. Now I just need to get the youngest sister out here for a visit too! 
I hope you guys got to have just as much fun on your weekend as well! 

May 2, 2011

Rumor Has It

Rumor Has It- Adele
Does anyone else feel that this week has been kinda crazy historical?? Elections, a  fairy tale wedding, Osama Bin Laden and a (very important!) letter of decision that I've been waiting on. Crazy stuff for one 4 day stretch!
And I really wanted to write a post for the Royal Wedding; after avoiding the hype for so long, my mum and some friends finally cracked me and I became quite obsessed. Quickly. We're talking a 2:50am wake up call to watch it. Shhh! But instead I had a really relaxing weekend with my lovely sister and now it's kinda late (and very redundant!) to recap all the details. Just know that the little Brit in me LOVED it and had big warm fuzzy feelings all Friday, especially when thinking of the Grace Kelly-esque dress. Le sigh! 

Black Dress- Le Chateau, White Silk Blouse- Thrifted, Paisley Scarf- Vintage, Wood Platform Heels- Pierre Hardy for Gap, Bauble Necklace- Loft (won!! At Miss Influenced
So this is my version of the Audrey Hepburn bun that I've been dying to try; it was surprisingly easy and made everything look so posh (even my housecoat. Bam!). And it makes me feel that I at least look like a lady, just don't focus on those darn fly-aways...
I'm also unveiling the pretty pretty necklace I won from Molly at Miss Influenced, did I mention that it's pretty? Because it is. And it also makes simple outfits look like I actually tried- and I LOVE that. 
See people, historical events. :) 


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