I can distinctly remember the last time I bought comfy runners and that was 5 years ago right before we went on our honey moon to Hawaii. I think its the cutest thing when couples match, Andrew thinks otherwise.
I remember when we bought our first pair of matching runners which was around the time we first started dating. I love matching Andrew and when I get the chance I jump on it!
Now fast forward to the present time, with the chaos of running a business and trying to balance everything else in my life I haven't found the time to get exercising. Especially recently coming back from my latest trip to Hawaii, I found myself panting and sweating buckets all from climbing a trail at Moana Falls.
My health as NOT been the greatest and I have gained more than a few pounds. But seriously though its not even the weight its my feeling of my health I know is declining.
So I decided to re-join the gym! Hurrah and also started walking more with Bear ( the fur baby) and Andrew.
I had bought a few pairs of cheap shoes, I know I know, you get what you pay for. So of course they ended up breaking down after wearing them like 4 times!
I saw this add on Instagram from a local company called SKYE FOOTWEAR and the reviews were pretty amazing. The hashtag #feetintheskye was the one that made me more curious about this local brand.
The runners were designed so beautifully, there were no laces, THANK THE SHOE GODS!
I'm already clumsy so laces just needed to not be on my next pair of runners.
Low and behold I decided to try this company out and of course I got a matching pair for Andrew.
These shoes are engineered for serious comfort and designed to look amazing. Whats even better about this Vancouver company is that they are also environmentally conscious by making most of their shoes biodegradable! The sizes are also pretty cool as these shoes are unisex with different sizes for men and women!
They have a selection right now of 3 different styles all named after places in Vancouver! Very cool! I went for the classic Rbutus and Andrew picked out the The Powll.
I totally recommend picking up a pair of these shoes and I am giving all my readers 15% off on your order valid until October 30th!
Use code allyfotografymediacoSKYE
Transition in to Fall with Bench
Alas, summer has come to an end. I feel like this summer has been abruptly cut short! Anyone else feel this way too?
I was lucky enough to travel to Vegas and Hawaii this summer and too my surprise I'm headed back there again! So I guess I'll try to extend my summer a bit longer!
With the summer ending and fall just around the corner, I'm already feeling the fashion withdrawals! Don't get me wrong I LOVE FALL. However, my love of dresses and and tanks and shorts and the transition to fall clothes can sometimes be a pain.
Since going full time ( Its only been 4 weeks!!!) I've noticed a shift in my a-tire. being a full time boss babe has its perks like waking up later in the afternoon and working from home in my PJs! But when its time to leave the house or start my day I'm not in the mood to spend 5 hours getting ready when I can use that time to work on the biz! So having clothing that not only looks fab but is comfy is a must!
Lucky for me I discovered the beauty that is BENCH CANADA.
Clothing that is durable, affordable, comfy and chic! Why not? Oh and I think I mentioned a while ago POCKETS! Pockets are a must they come in handy when you need to put your phone somewhere, or you get nervous and you need to hold to something.. I'm sure they are good for more things than just that... I just love pockets.
I digress, So for your transition to fall Ive put together my favourite BENCH CANADA finds that I think you will all love!
Firstly this outfit is called The Sweatpants style: The tank is a work out tank from Bench and I live in this thing. The sweatpants are high wasted and I about lost my marbles when I put them on! I feel super comfy in this get up and I don't look homeless so win win! Throw on this awesome light weight Bench jacket and BOOM - You are ready for Fall!
Next outfit is one of my faves and its the sweatpants dress with back zipper! This beauty can be worn with or without pants or stockings so in the coming winter months I'll be adding some pants to the mix. The sweater dress also has POCKETS and the back zipper is super chic! Once again I feel like I am wearing my PJS but I still look pretty boss if I say so myself!
This outfit was also a bit hit! I loved the maxi skirt because it was breathable and comfy and of course POCKETS! Its super easy to walk in with its high slit and the band is stretchy so you can indulge in all the fall foods like pumpkin pie!!! I am also wearing the same black work out tank and brought with me a light over sweater also from Bench in case it got breezy!
Lastly, I really love this dress! I was so excited to wear it out I forgot to take photos so I'm glad I remembered to add this one to the mix! This dress makes me feel like a super classy bossy lady. The long sleeves that are blouse material and the fact that I can wear my fave black tank inside also makes it amazing. They you can tie the middle so that it frames the body! I love that it Is a bit thicker for the fall weather and AND WAIT FOR IT.. POCKETS!!!!!
Thats it folks!!!
I hope you enjoyed my transition to fall wardrobe provided by the lovely and amazing BENCH CANADA!!!!
Bring on the pumpkin pie, the changing leaves and cool breezes! Summer you were a blast but lets do this fall!
Sweet Body Treats Review Ft: Haywire Wines
Happy Wine Wednesday!!!
Since its Wine Wednesday we thought it was appropriate to being you a local Winery that we love called from the Okanagan Crush Pad! We want to thank this awesome winery for sponsoring our second video review!
The facility, producer of Haywire and Narrative, has quickly built a reputation as a premium winery receiving unprecedented awards and accolades with chief winemaker Matt Dumayne at the helm. Dumayne crafts natural wines using organically farmed grapes in state-of-the-art concrete tanks, native yeast and minimal additives. The wines reflect the region’s unique high mountain/northern desert setting noted for its intensely hot, short growing season with hallmark cool evenings. In their constant pursuit of innovation, the team added a line of wine-based spirits under the Narrative label in 2015. Visitors discover a guest center, built into the heart of the winery, offering a rare glance into the art of winemaking and a place where they can sample and purchase.
For more information be sure to check out www.okanagencrushpad.com
Sweet Body Treats Review & Giveaway!
We would like to introduce you to the local company in Abbotsford, Sweet Body Treats! This delicious smelling line also has a sister company called Clear Bath and Body. You are going to get quality, clean products out of both of these lines. The only difference is Sweet Body treats uses body safe fragrance for their scents and Clear Bath and body uses only essential oils. What we love about this brand is that they have something for everyone. If you want something super beneficial for your skin or body they, have it! If you want something cute or yummy smelling, they also have that! I would highly recommend checking out some of the unique gifts you can get from these brands. There are some pretty cute donuts, macaroons and popsicle soaps!
We were sent some products that we hadn’t tried yet and have nothing but great things to share with you. To start off I am going to introduce the Charcoal Face and Body Soap from the Clear Bath and Body line.
The first thing we noticed of course was the lovely scent. This scent we think is great for girls or boys. It’s not to strong but still just leaves a lovely smell. We weren't sure how this soap would lather up because of the charcoal but it still did and feels very nice when using. My (Gem) husband also used this soap and he really likes it too. If you have oily or acne prone skin this would be an excellent product for you! The activated charcoal in it is known to help absorb oils and clear out pores. We would definitely recommend this product!
We were pleasantly surprised with this product. When reading the ingredients and instructions it says there is no need to moisturize after.
I (Gem) have very dry skin so my instant thought was I would definitely be moisturizing after my shower still. It also says it does not leave you feeling greasy. I can’t really explain how I felt after but all I can say is my skin was so smooth and I really did not need to moisturize after, and I did not feel greasy. Not only did this feel so nice to exfoliate with and leave my body feeling amazing, it smelt amazing! I was given the cotton candy scent, and that is exactly what it smelt like. We always forget that our body also needs to be exfoliated, not just our face. So if you are like me and need that reminder this product I think will make sure you do because you will want to use it. Overall, I LOVE this product!