Spring Inspiration

Just when I thought Spring was almost here, Vancouver got blasted with snow for 3 days. My winter blahs set in again, (made worse by unemployment), I was in need of a pick-me-up. So I did some online window shopping. Here’s a few colours, textures and objects that caught my eye. Enjoy!

spring inspiration 2014

Anthropologie, Native Shoes, AldoHershel SupplyThe Beautiful Project, Urban Outfitters, visualheart on Society6, ArdeneBarefoot Contessa, Old Faithful Shop, Frends HeadphonesWest Elm, CB2

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Tangerine and Green

Is anyone else super excited for Spring? I’m counting down the weeks until we spring forward and it’s actually still light out when I leave work in the evening. I’m mostly excited to stop wearing my black coat and switch things up for a bit of colour and a light cardigan.

You probably already know that orange/tangerine is the colour of the year, but i’ve decided that this pantone colour of the year thing is just one giant marketing scheme. I used to be really into it, but ever since pantone created their own retail (mugs, bags etc..) I lost interest, because it quickly became all about money. But don’t get me wrong, I do love a good pantone mug, even if they are way over priced.

Anyway, i’ve collected a few items that get me inspired for Spring, and yes there’s a bit of orange in there, because it’s bright, cheery and puts a smile on my face.

I took a stroll through Gastown this weekend and went to check out what was new at  old faithful shop. Their collection of handmade glass terrariums are beautiful.

1 – pencils from anthropology, 2 – terrarium from old faithful shop, 3 – green glass from anthropology, 4 – terrarium from old faithful shop, 5 – handmade vancouver soap from old faithful shop, 6 – pillow from anthropology, 7 – tangerine sofa from anthropology

Fine Finds on a Budget

Spring is (almost) in the air, which means i’m hoping to put my winter coat away very soon and hopefully start wearing skirts without tights! (wishful thinking…i know). Anyway, it’s about time I posted again, on cute items that won’t break your bank account.

So … here’s a little Spring inspiration for you. Yeah, I know, they said that Turquoise is the “it” colour for 2010, but I felt like being different, a little more of a natural vibe.

Denim Skirt: Old Navy, Floral Top: The Gap, Sweater: Old Navy, Converse Shoes: Sterling Shoes, Vintage Heart Necklace: from Etsy by vintagealcove, Decorative Bracelet: Ardenes