Double Helix

Thursday, July 2, 2015

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OUTFIT
sunglasses - Ray Ban // rings & necklace - vintage // jumpsuit, bag, shoes, belt c/o Le Chateau  


After spending the weekend in Calgary I have come to the conclusion that it's a gorgeous city with a plethora of amazing pedestrian bridges. Walking around in the high heat along the Bow River was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon after Sled Island. Before I left, Patricia from the Weekly gave me some beachy waves that lasted the duration of the weekend, on day four they were softly fading thanks to the wind.


Photographs - Michael Borchert

Sled Island

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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OUTFIT
Hat - c/o Aldo // tank - Target // denim top - c/o Le Chateau // jeans - c/o Gap // El Toro booties - c/o Matisse // backpack - c/o Sole Society


I spent this past weekend enjoying Sled Island, a multi-venue music festival in downtown Calgary. I simultaneously fell in love with the city while watching a few bands on my wish list. Television, Yo La Tengo, and King Tuff were the big draws for me but Faith Healer, Uptights, and Renny Wilson Punk Explosion were amongst my favourites. By the end of the weekend, we had put on quite a few miles and eaten quite a few slices of pizza. All in all, an excellent trip.

Photographs - Michael Borchert // Sandy Joe

Summer Layering - Hillberg & Berk

Friday, June 26, 2015

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Summertime is all about having fun layering multiple pieces of jewelry; as the outfits become more minimal, the accessories can take on a life of their own. I've been playing my favourites lately by pairing different Hillberg & Berk pieces together.

I love starting with the turquoise Sirocco necklace as base piece and adding in some complimentary silver such as the extra long Elodie necklace or the textured Nashira chain. As for bracelets, I'm quite partial to the the semi-precious stone clustered Salma paired with the rose gold Mira chain. When I'm really looking to make an outfit pop though, the Sparkle Balls are the icing on any look. Choose between any colour in the rainbow or stick to the natural gems like pyrite or hematite (my personal faves).

Hillberg & Berk is a Canadian jewelry line started by #girlboss Rachel Mielke in 2007. The Saskatchewan based company not only makes gorgeous baubles but also gives back to the community by supporting charities that empower women - how amazing is that? Read more about them here and shop their Spring/Summer '15 collection here. As a special offer to my readers, enjoy 10% off your purchase by entering promo code PRETTYSECRETSsparkle when checking out! Happy layering dolls!


Photographs - Michael Borchert
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