Nothing Short of Chic: August 2015


Synchronicity Arts Festival 2015: The Style & Hair In Photos

Synchronicity Arts Festival 2015 on #NothingShortOfChic
Festival going the Sunshine Coast way.

Last weekend, August 21-23, was the weekend of the annual Synchronicity Arts Festival. A community-created mural, an incredible musical lineup, an Eco Fashion Show (I'll be posting a recap on that soon, so check back), and the always breathtaking Rainforest Circus are only a few of the amazing attractions at this wonderful event. On day 3, I brought along my camera and captured the best and brightest of festival fashion, hair & beauty - look through the slideshows to see it all!


Personal Style: Ready Or Not

Bright Red Flares Are Fit For the Office or a Party! #NothingShortOfChic
Fall has begun whether you like it or not.

I have some amazing content coming this week - festival style, fashion show coverage, and a few other undeniably wonderful things - but first up is some outfit inspiration for the tumble into fall (it's the perfect sort of look to kick your work look up a notch). Because of the major drought we've had here in British Columbia since around April, the grass is dry and the leaves are already falling, and the weather is decidedly cooler. After all, September is less than a week away (!!) and thus begins a new season, semester, or chapter of our lives. All credit for the genius perspectives and angles goes to Amy Lu - you can find her on Instagram at @amyy_lu or, or see more of her photos on VSCO.


Personal Style: Golden Haze

A Chic Printed Shirtdress (With A Surprise Cutout!) Is A Great Summer Staple. #NothingShortOfChic
Stay chic (and ventilated) during those long summer nights.

I absolutely love this time of year. The days are bright and full, and the evenings are long and warm. Especially living right on the Pacific ocean, the beaches (both sandy and rocky) are my favorite places to go - something about the water, the mountains, and the sky, all in various iterations of blue, converging on the horizon makes me so peaceful and glad to be alive. Pair that with the sunset, and the city that lights up as it sinks - first catching and reflecting the golden light with its sky-scraping glass, then illuminating on its own, signaling the start of the night.


Transitional Chic: 3 Swimsuits, 3 Cover-Ups, 9 Outfits

An Oversize White Button Down Is A Perfect Swimsuit Coverup #NothingShortOfChic 
A definitive guide for the most common swimsuits.

Whether you're on vacation in Bora-Bora or just hanging out on the beach with your friends, chic beach attire probably makes you feel really confident and comfortable. That said, I'm sure you don't want to lug several outfits with you for lunch afterwards, and for evening, if you're planning on being out all day. That's why I'm showing you how to transition three chic beach cover-ups from the seaside/poolside to a walk-in-the-park outfit to an evening look! I've even included some two-minute hairstyle ideas - keep scrolling to get inspired.


Personal Style: Something Borrowed, Something Navy

An A-Line Midi Skirt & Chambray Button-Down Are A Classic, Comfy, And Chic Pairing! #NothingShortOfChic
Carry your off-duty comfort into the work week.

Happy long weekend! I trust you've been enjoying it - now be honest. Who spent the time lounging in a tee and denim cutoffs? Or just a swimsuit? That's okay - no judgement here, because those who are happy and comfortable are often the most chic. But if you need some inspiration for maintaining that comfort and upping the elegance, you've come to the right place!