We’ve had such a strange summer in Vancouver this year. While there’s still more than two months to go, experts are saying it may never get as hot as it did this time last year. Nevermind being as hot; I can’t remember the last time I wore a sweater in July! Vancouverites are familiar with “Juneuary,” but we start ditching the warm clothes in favour of tank tops, daisy dukes and maxi dresses by July. So this past week has been brutal - what with the rain and grey all around. It’s enough to make me start looking at flights to warmer lands.

Last weekend, I lucked out with the one day of the week that we were blessed with the sun. I headed out to Crescent Beach, an absolutely gorgeous location in South Surrey, near White Rock - about a 45 minutes drive southeast of Vancouver - where the locals go. It’s a stunning environment and reminds me of Nantucket and Cape Cod. A little patch of heaven - the tall grasses, the open fields - just adjacent to the beach and park area. 

I thought it was fitting for this shoot to nab Canadian designer Eliza Faulkner’s denim Winnie skirt for the occasion. I’m in love with Faulkner’s quality of fabrics and attention to detail. It’s a flattering A-line that goes well with anything and hits a casual note while still making me feel (somewhat) elegant while squatting in an open field. Heh. And of course, nothing goes better with denim than classic white. Here, I’ve opted for LINE Knitwear’s Lowe Chalk sleeveless sweater top - perfect for this weird weather we’re having that can somehow turn on a dime. Last but not least, I wouldn’t be me without a hint of glamour and drama - these silver Zara loafers are the bomb; they make me happy even on the greyest of days.


Shot on location at Crescent Beach.

Top and skirt available at LYNNSteven. Shoes available at ZARA.