Long lashes & lacey crops

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Pink Pencil Skirt sporting a denim pencil skirt and praying for more crop top weather. Also raving about purse backpacks – they are so great for being well-prepared and still looking non-committal. Fits a book, sun block, and large water bottle, all without looking too sporty.

Ripped Denim Skirt via Pink Pencil SkirtHush Lash Studio Edmonton via Pink Pencil Skirt

Have you ever had someone ask you “when was the last time you had time to be with your own thoughts?”. Well the question has been posed to me a few times, and I usually would answer that, as most people, I get to really think about life right before bed. But, I would get a real kick out of answering “at my eyelash appointment last Monday, and you?” I never thought that I would be able to fall asleep while someone is gluing eyelashes to my natural eyelashes, but since it’s a 2-hour procedure, somewhere in the middle I found myself dozed off. And the whole thing was kind of nice, just to have some time to chill and be with my thoughts. And so asides from eyelash extensions looking fantastic (if I do say so myself), I think the eyelash appointment is an effective mechanism for meditation and self-reflection.

Now, I’m not used to wearing a lot of make-up, so I was a bit nervous about getting my lashes done because I thought my face would look unbalanced if I had really intense lashes and light make up on. But at Hush they have two different types of lashes, either the volume or the natural set, so you can get whatever look you desire — I chose the natural set because I wanted the new lashes to look as subtle as possible. The lashes also come in different lengths, and the stylist consults you on what the best length is for you. My natural length is 8 mm, so the lashes they attached to my natural ones alternated between 10 and 11 mm. The end result looks like you did a really, really good job on your mascara and it’s like that as soon as you wake up. It’s been great while being on vacation because I can go swimming and still look like I’m wearing mascara coming out of the water.

If you like having the look of really defined mascara without all the effort in the morning, or want to cease the opportunity to be one with your thoughts, I would definitely recommend giving eyelash extensions a try. They’ve certainly given me a boost of confidence and have made me feel like I can bat my eyelashes more effectively. The girls at Hush Lash Studio were great and answered all my first-timer questions. Also, I’d like to share that I am super excited to announce that Hush Lash Studio was Pink Pencil Skirt’s first ever partnership, huzzah! To learn more about Hush Lash Studios or to book an appointment, check here.

Ripped Denim Skirt via Pink Pencil SkirtTHE HAUL

Lace crop top – Aerie ; Denim Skirt – Zara ; Shoes – Converse ; Lashes – Hush Lash Studio Edmonton

 

Wednesday @ WCFW

Western Canada Fashion Week Western Canada Fashion WeekTop: New Classics. Bottom: Suka. Back of one of my favourite hair/outfit combos of the show.

Western Canada Fashion Week – Wednesday September 23rd featuring New Classics, Suka and LUXX Ready to Wear.

What I saw @ …

New Classics – sweater crop tops, minimal crop tops, matron dress, wide legs, slick hair tucked into collars

Suka – kissed-by-the-ocean hair, leather, fabric-blocks, sheerness

LUXX – twins, yellow, draping, colour-blocks, Aboriginal themes, music: A Tribe Called Red

 

loose dress via Pink Pencil Skirt loose dress via Pink Pencil SkirtFolks, it’s Pink Pencil Skirt’s first fashion show ever, and here’s to many more! Casual look for a Wednesday night show.

THE HAUL

Dress: Zara. Shoes: Tom’s. Bag: Foreign.

this week in photos

LeMarchand Mansion by Pink Pencil SkirtMorning scene via Pink Pencil Skirt bun and halter top via Pink Pencil Skirt bun and halter top via Pink Pencil Skir

Thanks to the team at Every Wear Edmonton for the feature in the Edmonton Journal. It was a great day to be published as it was the launch day of the Edmonton Journal redesign/rebrand. The new website is lookin’ slick and is easy to navigate.

Later this week I put my hair up in a bun. Good ol’ Slowklap was claiming that people who don’t have enough hair or the skill to make a bun themselves don’t deserve to have buns. But I use bun shapers all the time, I said. We settled that it was OK if the bun shaper is small and not obnoxious. I can live with that.

Also wanted to send some archi-love to LeMarchand Mansion, in my opinion one of the most under appreciated buildings in the city. It’s a great place to begin a walk as it upwardly borders the river valley and Victoria Golf Course. There are a few old gems interspersed around the city, and this one is worth a bit of a detour.

 

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St Albert Enjoy Centreflower arrangement @ St Albert Enjoy CentreSt Albert Enjoy Centre, Glasshouse BistroGlasshouse Bistro, Enjoy Centrefossil sunglasses, enjoy centre

Who knew there were so many cool places to go just outside Edmonton? The Enjoy Centre is my latest find, located right in St. Albert. After hitting the St. Albert Farmers Market, we stopped by to see this massive structure- it’s part event venue, garden centre, grocery store, greenhouse, spa, and cafe. Don’t miss the Glasshouse Bistro & Cafe, which features expansive views, tons of natural lighting, and a wide variety of seating: anywhere from funky leather couches to crisp tables to upholstered booths. Definitely going to come back to Enjoy later this year for some sunshine therapy and to stroll around through all the beautiful plants.

 

Why Edmonton Will Be The Coolest City in Canada By 2020

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A recent article in Avenue magazine was just the optimism I needed to feel excited about living in Edmonton and see all the potential our great city has. There’s been a lot of fear-mongering and negativity because of falling oil prices, and after a summer job search from hell, this article was just what we all needed. Well timed, really. Top that off with National Geographic naming Edmonton one of the top 10 places to visit this summer, and the world is Edmonton’s oyster. (But seriously, HOW did that happen? Oh…Fifa.) Deadmonton is not so dead this summer, and I have a feeling we won’t be called that much longer. Edmonton is getting a facelift, and I couldn’t be more excited.

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