This past weekend was very needed. Dave and I have had some busy past weeks but I guess that's what summer is all about. Last weekend we dropped our friends from Toronto in Vancouver so they could spend the rest of their trip there. It was so hard to say goodbye. Dave has become really close to Dani's husband Michael, which we are so happy about. Sometimes it's hard introducing your partners to each other in hopes that they will like each other as much as you like your best friend. It is always hard saying goodbye to Dani, especially since she lives all the way in Toronto. I wish it was somewhere I could visit often but flying within Canada is so expensive! We are hoping to see them next summer there, so fingers crossed! If not next time they come back to the west coast, hopefully to live for good.
Dave and I were in Vancouver for a whirlwind visit. I was the bridesmaid for my friend Emily's wedding on the Saturday so I went straight to the rehearsal dinner and caught up with everyone. I wasn't only the bridesmaid but also the cake baker so I had a lot on my mind that night. I can't wait to share the photos of the wedding cake with you when I get them. Baking is such a big part of my life and being able to share that with friends on the most important day of their lives is so special to me. It's always stressful making them but worth it 100 times over when the newlyweds enjoy it so much! The wedding was beautiful and Emily looked amazing. We didn't stay too late because I was tired from all the champagne we drank all day and the festivities. Being a bridesmaid isn't easy but it is so wonderful to stand next to your friend on her special day! We also had back to back weddings that weekend so we had to catch an early ferry back to the island on Sunday.
If you have ever lived on the island you know how we all feel about the ferries. I mean they are necessary to get to the mainland if you don't have the money to fly but they are also so frustrating! It's always nice to take a ferry with a friend who enjoys the experience so you realize it is a beautiful ride, despite how much they charge and how long you sometimes have to wait for them. So my friend and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful afternoon and do a photo shoot on the ferry. I never thought I would see the day I would do this but I really liked what came out from it. Dani is such a talented photographer and she manages to capture such beauty in her shots. She is really able to emphasize the clothing I wear and I'm so grateful for her enthusiasm towards my blog.
Although the wind was clearly blustery, my hair is evident of that in some of the photographs we took. We wanted to show off my new purchase with a simple yet chic summer look. The bag in the shots is my favourite purchase from when I was in London. When I walked into Topshop I couldn't help myself, I knew I had to have it. The basket bag trend is everywhere right now and I love it's fun style. However, this bag, similar to the trend is slightly more elevated and instantly takes any outfit up another fashion level. I wore it with a kimono I also bought in London at River Island. I love kimonos because whatever you are wearing if you top it off with a kimono the outfit looks so pulled together. I don't usually wear bright colours but this print was so beautiful I love wearing it. Paired with simple denim and a black tee this outfit is one you could easily wear during the day or at night with heels and I love looks that can do that. The final touch was a necklace Dani made for me for Christmas that I can't stop wearing. It reminds me of Rebecca from This Is Us, one of my favourite TV shows and every time I look down when I wear it I think of my talented best friend.