I had never actually heard of Wooden Ships before they reached out to me. I am committed to being 100% authentic with my blog so I read up on the company a bit before I accepted the collaboration. I absolutely love the story behind this company! Wooden Ships is a small family owned and run company that has been around since 1992. It was founded by Paola Buendía and her husband, Mark Donovan. They created the company “with the merging of many of her life-long loves – literature, travel, fashion, and the environment.” You can read more about the story behind their company here.
Their sweaters are absolutely gorgeous and have a laid back, slouchy, comfortable feel to them. I could tell as soon as I received my order that it was such good quality. It hung so nicely and was so soft. This sweater is the prefect weight for these upcoming Summer evenings! I also read that each sweater is made to order to reduce unwanted merchandise. I loved this commitment to reducing wasted materials. They also use simple packaging and eco-friendly oxo-degradable plastic bags. These bags are produced with an additive that makes the plastic decompose far more rapidly than normal plastic.
I finally had the opportunity to check out the Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival a couple weeks ago. It did not disappoint, the flowers were absolutely gorgeous! I decided to wear this beautiful floral skirt that one of my favourite online boutiques Chicwish had gifted me!
I have been shopping on the Chicwish site for years so I was thrilled when they reached out to see if I would be interested in styling some of their clothing. Their pieces are vintage inspired, super feminine and fun, which I absolutely love! The clothing is great quality, set still affordable. I fell in love with this skirt as soon as I saw it. This beautiful backdrop seemed like the perfect occasion to finally showcase it!
If you are going to be a guest at a wedding this Summer or looking for a unique sundress that you aren’t going to see walking around on everybody else, I highly encourage you to check out the Chicwish site. Their clothing is really beautiful and I cannot wait to show you what other pieces I will be wearing 🙂
I was so thrilled when Blowfish Malibu reached out to see if I would like to style a pair of their cute shoes! This is a company I have ordered footwear from before and I genuinely love the laid back vibe behind them and that they are actually cute and affordable!
I chose these LEEDS wedges as they seemed the most my style. Besides the obvious fact that I am obsessed with leopard, I loved that the wedge wasn’t sky high, more of a flatform. Not only are they cute, but they are probably one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes that I own! I walked around in them all afternoon and my feet were not sore in the least.
I will be wearing these adorable wedges on repeat all Spring and Summer! If you have never heard of Blowfish Malibu, I highly suggest you check out their website. I have always thought that I was meant to be a California girl, so their shoes are right up my alley! If you have any questions about sizing etc. I would love to chat in the comments 🙂
Thank you to Blowfish Malibu for collaborating on today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own and I am so appreciative of the brands that support Suburban Style Files!
I have said it before, I am a sucker for a great floral print! I think this is probably why Spring is my favourite season. Not that I am floral exclusive in the Spring, but it is definitely a print that I am drawn to. I have even made my floral hating bff (I’m talking to you Amber… LOL) introduce a few subtle blooms into her wardrobe! I also adore lace, eyelet, polka dots, stripes, pastels… I guess I love it all! I have selected a bunch of gorgeous dresses if you are searching for a wardrobe update this Spring. As always, I have limited my selections to some of the more affordable ones 🙂
I apologize because I am way behind on sharing my Instagram outfits! I always link them though the LIKEtoKNOWit app, but for those of you without the app, her you go! You can click directly on the link below the photo for product details 🙂 Happy shopping friends!
I love a good statement accessory as much as the next person! Something that I can wear in my day-to-day life that is practical, yet still eye-catching and attractive. This is why I was so excited when Jord watches (pronounced Yode) reached out to me to see if I would be interested in styling on of their gorgeous wooden watches.
Jord was kind enough to gift me a watch of my choosing. After much deliberation, I decided on a watch from the Frankie series Purpleheart & Plum. The Purpleheart wood has a naturally rich purple colour with a fine grain pattern. It is really soft on my wrist and so easy to wear. This watch is absolutely stunning and easily my favourite accessory right now. The craftsmanship and quality are very impressive and I love that their watches are a combination of natural, and mostly re-claimed materials. It is honestly unlike any timepiece I have seen before, so unique!
Most of Jord’s watches have additional options for customization. You can mix and match the faces and woods, and the backplates and Cedar humidor presentation boxes can be engraved as well! Every watch comes with a one year warranty and free worldwide shipping. The company was an absolute pleasure to partner with. Part of the reason I started my blog in the first place was because I wanted to be able to easily share clothing, accessories, places and experiences that I enjoy. I can honestly say that I love my new wooden watch and would definitely recommend Jord to anyone that is looking for a high quality wooden watch! There are so many beautiful watches on the website to choose from, it was definitely a tough choice.
Lucky for you I have teamed up with Jord to giveaway $100.00 towards the purchase of any one of their stunning watches! Everyone who enters will receive a small discount code just for trying! You can enter this giveaway by following the link below:
Spring is in the air 🙂 Our temperature here in Vancouver has drastically improved this past week and I am SO excited for this season! I always love big and bold florals for Spring but there are a few other trends I am excited to try this year. I feel like animal print is still going to be everywhere, which I obviously LOVE and lace is always a seasonal favourite of mine as well. There are also a few other trends I noticed on the runways though that I think we are going to be seeing a lot of in the upcoming months.
Hair Accessories: I am SO on board with this trend. I am loving all of the cute barrettes, silk scarves, scrunchies and headbands that I am seeing everywhere!
2. Crochet: I cannot believe how much cute crochet there is available right now. From delicate details on a dress to entire bathing suits! Fun and festival inspired, I think we will be seeing a lot of it this Spring.
3. Neons: I grew up in the 90s so this is a style I can totally get on board with… LOL! These super vibrant shades were one of the biggest things I noticed during the Spring Fashion Week shows. 2019 is definitely going to be colourful!
4. Spring Suiting: This trend I absolutely adore! I have been seeing so many cute sorbet inspired boss babe suits popping up! It looks super chic and I will definitely be sporting this look to my office. Love love love!
5. Tie Dye: If I’m being honest, this was probably the hardest trend for me to get behind, but it is definitely persistent! You are never going to see me in an obnoxious multicoloured hooded sweatshirt, but I am starting to like some of the more subtle pieces I have seen out there.
One of my favourite Kate Spade quotes is “You can’t have a bad day in polka dots!” I have made it one of my fashion mantras.. LOL! I am a sucker for anything with a cute polka dot print. I feel like my closet might be getting a little full of black and white polka spots though… which is why I was so excited when I found this pretty blue and back polka dot skirt!
I feel like it is going to be one of those great Spring transitional pieces! It was actually snowing when we shot these photos so I wore it with my cozy turtleneck, but it will also be adorable with sandals and Spring tops as well! I adore its retro vibe 🙂
I feel like this has been the longest winter EVER! So naturally I started dreaming about tropical vacations and warmer weather. Which then lead me to looking at Spring clothing. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite finds, all of them under $50! There are so many cute items starting to appear in stores… bring on all the floral print!! 🙂