Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Come on and take a free ride

So after an amazing Saturday at Lighthouse Park, I decided on having a lazy sunday that consisted of our Hot Tub, Pool, and more Hot Tub trips throughout the day.  We didn't even go to church!  Well we did take a break from being lazy to go play some tennis.  I'm so fortunate to have an outdoor pool and hottub that never seems to be packed.  Even on the hottest days there are probably only 15 people at the pool.  What's best is that from 6-10pm it's adults only!

I realized how much it's starting to feel like fall when we got to our tennis court and it's filled with fallen leaves.  Didn't stop us from playing a few sets, but I know our tennis days for this season are getting limited.  For day 16 of 45 Days, 45 Shoes I actually made use of 2 pairs.  During our Pool & Hot Tub time I was wearing a pair of yellow/blue plaid Tommy Hilfiger flip-flops, and for our Tennis time I wore a pair of green giraffe Keds.  I love how Nanette Lepore made so many fun and unique prints with her Keds designs!  I also wore a Mexx blazer and an Eye Shadow skirt/dress for our tennis fun. 

Edgar Winter Group - Free Ride

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gonna find you and make you want me

It's Saturday, it's saturday, it's saturday, it's saturday.  Maybe 2 years back I went to a De La Soul concert on a summer friday night.  Everyone was feeling nice and even Flava Flav came out to chill.  The concert was going and then some random dude got asked what day is was by De La and dude says it's Friday.  By then midnight had past and band was bumpin the joint Saturday, but fool had no idea.  It's times like that you realize people in the front row don't even know the band.  De La was shocked and must have felt like beating a mofo, as Saturday started playing.  The crowd started shouting saturday, it's saturday, it's saturday.. and De La let the insulted fan go.  Since then everyone needs to know when it's saturday.

Today I decided on a new adventure.  Checking out Lighthouse Park in West Van.  This was a pretty awesome park, almost like one of those hidden gems in Vancouver.  It's a good hike, like your typical 15 random beach walking minutes through a rough trail - but totally worth it.  Since it was a beach day I decided to test out for day 15 of 45 Days, 45 Shoes my blue and yellow Saucony runners.  I had never worn these runners before so I was hoping they would work out.  I also wore a Zoo York hoodie to defend the beach wind, and a Lady Enyce tee.

We checked out a whole bunch of trails along the way to several different beaches around Lighthouse Park.  This is one of those amazing free daytime activies to do in Vancouver :)
A random tree that was bigger than me

Me along the way to Lighthouse Park East

View towards Lions Gate Bridge

Vancouver from Lighthouse Park East

My Shoes for Day 15 took a photo op - 1/3 of the way there!

We also watched the seagull eating rock.

Our lunch picnic - Bananas, Nuggets & homemade Spicy BBQ & Hot Sauce

Boats went by as we had our lunch

Time to head over to Lighthouse Park West

Lighthouse central

Lighthouse West Park

Lauryn Hill - Ready or Not ft Wyclef

Friday, August 27, 2010

Let's just keep on dancing

Woot Woot Friday's here!  Well since I'm not working almost everyday is friday, but I still feel the urge to celebrate fridays.  My blog has been named, the weather is nice and Joan Jett is in town.  Not a bad friday!  I also decided that all of my posts from now on will be named after lyrics.  I changed all of the posts I have previously done in my 45 Days 45 Shoes tag also. 

It was raining this morning so I figured for day 14 of 45 Days, 45 Shoes I'd select something appropriate for a slightly wet ground.  I opted for my hightop sequined Keds shoes.  This is the first time I have ever worn these shoes.  They have such great versatility with the fact that they have sequins!  I can't wait to get more use of these shoes after the challenge.  I also wore a pair of Sarah Johnson leggings, Foxy Jeans caisole, Eye Candy tee, Buffalo belt and RocaWear glasses.

These pants I harsh tore up last december.  I had a horrible skid on a blackice spot on the pavement and my knees tore through.  It was so sad and painful!  I took it like a trooper though and got myself together to still go out shopping.  After I bought 2 winter jackets I felt better.  The knees on the pants are a bit roughed up with my stiching, but I still love them :).

Endless Horizon, Rocks of Times Long Gone

My blog has a name!!  I've been meaning to give it a name for sometime now but just never thought of doing so.  Welcome to Street Style of Stephanie!

So after trying out some fall layers yesterday, I figured I should get back on the summer train while it lasts.  As I'm doing this post from yesterday, I'm actually watching the rain fall.  I know rain technically is a part of summer in Vancouver, but we went without rain for the majority of the season.  What is everyone going to miss the most about summer?

Flip Flops, Dresses & Skirts, Open Toe Heels, Patios, Beaches, Late Sunsets, Early Sunrises, Fresh Fruit & Corn on the Cob are just some of the many things I will miss going into fall.  For day 13 of 45 Shoes, 45 Days I wore a pair of sequined shell Keds.  Yesterday I mentioned how my suede keds were meant for my feet, where these ones could have been a bit slimmer.  They are still really comfy, but just a bit wide.  I also wore a denim skirt from Garage, shirt from Le Chateau & button up from Fred David.

Alicia Keys - Streets of NY ft Rakim & Nas

Thursday, August 26, 2010

What About Daddy Cool

I don't know about you, but one of the first things I do as I'm rolling out of bed at 530am is turn on the weather network.  Now I'm starting to see September dates in the 7 day forecast so that means one thing.  Fall is almost here!  As much as I'm sad to see summer go, I still love fall.  I know I may be rushing into fall a bit early as it's still August, but I decided I should start my layering.  Today I decided to layer my Puli dress shirt with a La Classe Couture blazer.  I also added on my blinging Baby Phat belt. 

For day 12 of 45 Shoes, 45 Days I wore a pair of suede Keds Wedges.  These shoes are so comfy!  They are also meant for people with narrow feet which is great for me.  I have size 10 feet, but my feet are really narrow.  I find the majority of size 10 shoes are meant for people with normal/wide feet.  It's always great to find shoes with the perfect fit!

I started my day with some Finleys tea.  Normally we make it from scratch in the French Press, but we have quite a few teabags so I figured it's about time I started using them.  These teabags cannot be found anywhere in BC.  I know they cannot be found in Dallas either as Mike just brought a suitcase of tea back for his parents.

So because finding a job is so difficult, and it's coming up to a year and a half I haven't worked I'm thinking of going back to school.  Only problem is I can't decided if I should take marketing and compete with a huge majority to go in the field I desire - or if I should take the easy way out and take payroll.  Ahh the difficult choices.

Boney M - Daddy Cool

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday's Gone With The Wind

Does anyone else notice that the sun is setting earlier and earlier these days.  How I miss those days when the sun would go down at 10.  I am still glad that we have the heat atleast.  That way I can still rock some dresses and sandals before the fall comes. Before I headed out today I decided I needed to jump back on the shoe challenge.  For day 11 of 45 Shoes, 45 Days I wore a pair of Fioni sandals.  I also wore a MyMichelle dress and a Zinc blazer.  As I've mentioned before I have a fascination for buttons on blazers.  I think I have about 30 or so, and today I added 2 Jimi Hendrix and a Bob Marley one.

My Fioni sandals are super easy to walk in, almost as if they didn't even have the 1.5 inch heel.  My favorite part is the straps.  I'm glad the slim straps come in the colors I'm most prone to wear!  I'm thinking I need to get a pair of sun sunglasses with a bright green rim.  If any of you know of any amazing ones let me know!  I also just found out that one of my favorite vintage shops in Vancouver has just released some Easy Rider & Harley shirts to celebrate the legacy of Dennis Hopper.  Easy Rider is one of my all time favorite movies, so I can't wait to grab one :).

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone

Monday, August 23, 2010

This Is How We Roll On The Weekend

So my cousin Mike was visiting Vancouver for the first time this past weekend.  I didn't take too many pictures on my camera as I was his official tour guide.  Here are some of the pictures I did manage to take!  Once I go through the hundreds of pictures he took I will probably do another post with my favorites.

I realized that I didnt take too many outfit/shoe pictures this weekend as my mind was elsewhere.. but I promise to resume the shoe pictures soon.  In the meantime.. this was my weekend.

Friday started off with me taking Mike and my inlaws up to the SFU lookout.  I go up there to watch the sunset and go for picnics when the weather is nice. 

After we walked around the lookout, we took a quick drive through the residency so Mike could compare them to the Northern Texas University.  When we were done at SFU we headed over to Tim Hortons so Mike could try his first canadian coffee.  He ordered a small mocha.  Mike was so shocked with the size!  He said even a large is not even a small in Dallas.  He loved the taste of his first canadian coffee, but said he would need a lot more to wake him up!

After that we said good bye to the parents for the day and headed downtown for some shopping, sightseeing and lunch.  We took the skytrain downtown and got off at Granville.  Our first stop was at the Bay so Mike could pick up some authentic souvenirs.  After that we headed over to Winners for some gear.  When we were done at Winners we strolled down Granville admiring the local street performers.  We stopped at one of my favorites, the Rock Shop for some more shopping, and took some pictures along Granville, including the BC Hall Of Fame Star of my favorite canadian musician - Bryan Adams.

After our stroll we were getting a bit hungry so I figured Mike should try his first poutine.  When his sisters visited last summer, their first and only poutine was from BK.  When I found out that, I knew I had to make sure Mike actually got to taste an authentic one, and not a crappy fast food one!  We went to Fritz to get our poutines, and Mike ordered a small as he wasn't sure if he would like it.  The lady behind the counter was telling him there is no way he wouldn't like it.  Sure enough he loved it and wanted to go back before he left Vancouver!

After eating our poutines we started to walk off some of the calories so we headed over the Granville bridge.  It was a beautiful day and Mike got to see False Creek and Granville Island.  He was also excited to see that we have Prius cabbies.  Once we walked the bridge we headed over to Relish and then head back to the area to get ready for our evening.

After a fun friday day, we were ready for an amazing friday night!  After ordering some chinese food for dinner, we decided on heading down to commercial drive to check out what was going on.  We ended up going to Timbre as they had a prime patio spot and the music was bumping.

Saturday started with a stroll around Burnaby Mountain golfcourse & Squint Lake.  Mike & I decided to take the Seabus over to Lonsdale and have lunch over at the Quay.  First we stopped at Commercial so he could try another canadian coffee, Ethos.  Mike was happy to see that his small (12oz) iced latte was larger than Timmy's!  We grabbed our coffee and headed over to the Quay where they had live salsa music and an XBox festival going on.  We decided we would sit outside on a patio and have some sushi.  I forget the name of the sushi place we went to, but it was right outside the Quay facing the water fountain.  It was the first time I had been to this restaurant also.  We weren't too hungry, so we shared the Spicy Tuna ($7) & Smoked Salmon ($6) rolls and a side of Edamame ($4.5).  The rolls and edamame were really good, but a little more pricey then what I usually pay for sushi for the size of the portion we recieved..

After our sushi we headed over to Waterfront to go check out the Olympic Cauldron.  We then walked over to gastown to check out some of the older buildings.  After visiting gastown we headed over to Main Street to check out the Olympic Village area.  After a day of being tourists, we headed over to the paros for a family packed evening filled with awesome kenyan food :).

David Hollister - The Weekend