Sunday, 3 July 2011

summer stories: guest post from Lion Heart Vintage!

After my intensely pessimistic Canada Day message on Friday, it's perfect timing to show some love to my wonderful country. I'm kicking off a series of summer-themed guest posts, and first up is the lovely, stylish and intelligent Zoë of Lion Heart Vintage. Who also happens to be from my hometown, Vancouver, which I always think has some of the best summers going (except for this year, apparently).

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Hullo everyone!

This is Zoë reporting from Lion Heart Vintage . When Emily asked me to do guest post emphasizing our mutual love of our hometown Vancouver, I was thrilled although somewhat daunted! Vancouver is not the biggest city in the world but it has a lot going on - beaches, mountains, farmland, citylife and urban sprawl. We get a lot of rain but it makes us appreciate the beautiful summers all the more. Like the landscape, Vancouver fashion is also diverse. Walking down a street like Commercial Drive (the most eclectic neighbourhood in East Van) you'll see every style under the sun: hippy, punk, goth, vintage, chic, business, slacker, hipster... and styles that can't be categorized. It's diverse and exciting enough to be constantly inspiring, yet quaint enough to feel like home. I think Emily and I both know how lucky we are to be from such a great place! If anyone is thinking of taking Emily's lead and traveling somewhere you've never been - why not start with Vancouver?

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Outfit Details:
- Vintage Pear Print Dress from Deluxe Junk in Gastown
- Beige cardigan from Suzy Shier
- Vintage woven shoes from Value Village
- Thrifted vintage purse

This outfit was worn to my best friend's wedding rehearsal and I just love the fun, fruity print of the vintage dress. It's a fun alternative to the more traditional summer floral prints. And who doesn't love pears?

I hope you all have a lovely, sun-filled weekend and feel free to drop by Lion Heart Vintage anytime you please!

xoxo.

Zoë

Thanks again, Zoë (and everyone, absolutely check her out). And, erm, thanks for giving me some acute pear print dress envy too!

32 comments:

Rebecca said...

gosh! I neeeed to go to Vancouver! like asap, my mom was just there and said it was amazing. I've seen so little of Canada, basically never been outside of Ontario.

Also love Zoe's pear dress!

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islabell said...

i love this!!! beautiful dress to. what a great kick of to this summer stories.
x

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

I love this dress! So juicy ;) And the sandals go so well with it!

Just a lazy morning said...

so lovely!
xoxo

Emily Rose said...

wow, those mountains are amazing! I love zoe, and her dress here is too cute! i need to get a passport so i can travel up there some time.

Raquel said...

It is so nice you asked Zoë and other future guest bloggers to do this! I was actually thinking of doing the same thing or also a feature with bloggers from my hometown :)

I love her pear dress too!

match.box.muse said...

awww what an adorable dress :) love the sunny feel of these pics! hope you're having a great weekend!

love, M
match.box.muse

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

Interesting post, I've never been to Vancouver! Love the pear print dress, just adorable x

April said...

Aw, yay! Fun series!

Rebecca said...

I love the pear print. I like sun dresses that are something other than floral, so this is a big hit for me. Vancouver sounds awesome.

whitemaskgirl said...

I adore your mountains. So amazing. And this post was so cute, Vancouver sounds like an interesting place to visit. :)

a paper hero said...

You have a pear dress? I just wrote a post about my pear SKIRT, and now read this. Maybe i was pre-inspired?(does that even make sense?)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rebecca: I hear you. I'm pretty much floralled out, but fruit is a whole other ball game!

Terri said...

Pears would be a favorite of mine...cute dress. As for Vancouver, the one time I visited, I found it to be fabulously cosmopolitan...and on the edge of the wilderness. A fantastic combination to my midwestern way of thinking.

dahhlayne said...

Wow, Vancouver sounds so delightful! I love how you describe that there is about any type of fashion style in there. I come from a hometown where almost everyone my age dresses the same, so it would nice to see some variety. And rain in the summer here is rare and probably seen as a curse, but I think is a great refresher especially in the warm months. :)

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HazelandMare said...

Vancouver looks so beautiful! I want to go right now!

Natalie Suarez said...

LOVE the dress! :)

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yiqin; said...

your shoes are so pretty :)

Rebeccak said...

Love the pear print!! I have always wanted to see Canada... may just have to put it on my list for next year :)

The Headless Mannequin said...

Vancouver will be top of my to-see list when I visit Canada. Great blog - loving the style and the laid-back feel.

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Imogen said...

It looks like a beautiful city, I'd love to go there one day. I love Zoe's dress so much the print is so adorable and it is styled perfectly.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I've always wanted to visit Vancouver!

Shybiker said...

Love the info: now I *really* want to visit Vancouver. I'm writing the hockey-riot off to being an aberration. Oh, and pretty sandals!

Ashley said...

I totally have been wanting to visit Vancouver!! :D

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

That dress has such a fun print! I would love to visit Vancouver sometime :)

Corinne Monique said...

I LOVE that pear dress!!! yummy :)

Corinne xo
http://corinnemonique.blogspot.com

Angel Garcia said...

I have always wanted to visit Vancouver.. I have been to other parts of Canada, but not there. So obsessed with the striped sandals/wedges or whatever they are hahah..

All the best, Angel

Lorelai● said...

love the Pear-print dress and the photo with your sandals in the grass. so cute!

Nina and Jenni said...

Oh, love the dress :)

Ashley said...

No one but a rockin' style blogger could pull off a pear dress. ;) She looks lovely....and ahhhh, Vancouver. I SO want to go there. I've made it to Seattle, but not to Vancouver. It's on my travel wish-list.

Monique said...

I love this summer guest post series so far. Some how I forgot you were from Vancouver...duh no wonder your so well spoken, well read and intelligent. Not to say that all Vancouver natives are but just tells me a lot about you. Although I've never been seems like a place I could live in. This dress is so much fun and looking forward to more summer posts.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Thanks for this little peek at Vancouver. I've always imagined that when I venture out west to visit Oregon and Washington that I'd swing on up into BC, as well.