wrought iron wonderland

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Vancouver Island is a hippie dippie wonderland. If you didn't already know the vibe, it's bohemian, goats on the roof, antique dreams there and it fits me like a glove. When visiting Gabriola, I always love to catch the ferry over to Vancouver Island for one part sightseeing and two parts thrifting; this trip was no exception. After arriving in Coombs we overindulged in the generous portions of delicious fare at the Old Country Market, a building that features goats grazing on the rooftop.  The madness didn't end there, we trekked down a busy highway amid the last of the tourist traffic to a bird sanctuary thrift store. There I found a lambswool coat with fur trimmed collar amongst the teetering, haphazardly piled treasures. Sometimes a little digging pays off. 



Fortunately for my Mum and I, my Dad came to pick us up off the side of the highway concluding the pedestrian portion of this adventure. He then drove us to the most magical place on the island where wrought iron meet antler chandeliers in perfect harmony. This mythical store is known as Demxx.

wearing: jean jacket - vintage levi's // lace top - thrifted // denim - element c/o west 49 // peach leather purse - island thrift // array of rock bracelets - island thrift // necklace - goodwill // italian leather wedge sandals - goodwill // sunglasses - the row from gravitypope

I suppose the locals weren't used to impromptu fashion blog photo shoots within their dreamy wrought iron playground. I slowly became aware of the gaze as I emoted for the camera operated by my mom. (Fun fact: my Mother is the eye behind the camera lens for nearly 95% of my photographs) As always, I carried on as if it were totally normal to boss your mother around in regards to camera angles and away we went.

x Miss Sandy


Jessica said...

I love your sunnies :)


Punctuation Mark said...

Love the setting you chose for the pics!

Courtney Erin said...

I love that your mom does most of the photos -- my mom has almost no clue how to even work a camera!

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Melanie Liliana said...

thats awesome that your mom takes your pictures! I always boss my boyfriend around with mine haha. I love the background too!


p.s thanks for following me :)

A Possible Fantasy said...

super pretty top! love the necklace too!

Elanor said...

i love your casual but kickass style. you look awesome. :) & i think it's awesome that your mom takes your photos!

JennaStevie said...

Thats so awesome that your mom takes your photos for you. This looks like such a cool place for photos. I love the lace top and your bracelets are beautiful

Angela said...

wow)) like your top)
Angela Donava

Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

Girl I just spent 20 minutes on your blog, and I have to say you are amazing, keep it up! Your posts are really inspiring and you got a nice taste, similar to mine. check out my new post I think you'll like it!

CC said...

Love your accessories! You are too cool for school!

CC said...

Love your accessories! You are too cool for school!

Alexandra said...

I am veeeery familiar with the Island's vibe since I went to school at UVic for 5 years - it's so not my kind of thing at all but I miss it nonetheless! Omg I love Coombs. One of my favourite places! Loving this look love!

Alexandra xo


Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Let's have a big hurrah for photog moms that are great sports! (I have one, too!) Bravo to yours...amazing photos!!!! Love the one of you in the line of wrought iron. PERFECT! And, can I just say...you rock round sunnies better than ANYONE!!

Izumi Bogen said...

what a cool place!! you look beautiful.

Margaret Cruzemark said...

Amazing post. Your blog is great. I totally love it!!!
It would be great if we could follow each other.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark

Classic Wrought Iron Railings said...
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Classic Wrought Iron Railings said...

And by the way the rest of your blog is great as well.
Very fashion forward.
Love the wrought iron playground!

Classic Wrought Iron Railings said...

Those are great photos. I know that place well.
It's on Vancouver Island.

It’s fitting that you call it a playground.
I’ve sifted through that same
selection of antique wrought iron railings at DEMXX.