Monday, June 15, 2009

Bonfire of the vanities and prize winner #3!



To me, there is nothing that signifies the arrival of summer (and youth) than a beach bonfire. In high school, every summer night we would mosey on down to the beach, light a big one and crack open a beer (or 24). Living downtown now, we are right on the beach but naturally you can't have bonfires without the bike (or horse) cops on your back within 2 seconds.

So when my friends suggested a chill fire on the long stretch of beaches on the otherside of English Bay, known as Spanish Banks, I wondered why I hadn't thought of that sooner.


Even though the night was low-key (and we needed a Dura-Log to get the fire going) and we feasted on homeamade salsa and cucumber/watermelon salad, it definitely made me feel like summer had arrived....even though it's been feeling like summer for the whole month of June thus far!





















Dress + belt: Forever 21; Gladiator bracelet: House of Harlow; Coin bracelet:Indiska; Bag: mango MNG; Sandals; Dolce Vita;

But next time, I will not choose a day of beach-walking and night scrambling up clay banks as a time to break in my new shoes. I will also not choose a tipsy and overly enthusiastic game of badminton to break in new shoes (studded sandals, no less) either, but that's the lesson for tomorrow's post!

AHHH, and here is the final winner, the lucky one who wins the Forever 21 chiffon dress...ISSA! Of We Wear Things! Issa, email me (my email is at the side) your address and details and I will send this glorious dress out to you! It's gorgeous and the reject out of the three but think how wonderful it will be on hot, sultry nights! CONGRATS!!!!!!!

28 comments:

♥ fashion chalet said...

Great sandals!
Linked you in my 500th blog post by the way :)



x

Odette said...

Ahhh I miss Spanish Banks. So jealous! :)

I love the sandals as well btw. Hope you're having a great day!

Miss Red said...

i love the sandals. the scenery is beautiful too.

issa said...

awww yay!! these photos are gorgeous!

Alice said...

haha, i have done some very inadvisable shoe breaking-ins myself in my day.. :-)

that picture of you against the sunset is incredible. lovely!!

noirohio vintage said...

love these photos!! It looks like so much fun :)
AND the sandals are fab.
xo

josie(bean) said...

such a beautiful beach & pics! im so jealous, summer needs to start and stay consistent here in new england (its just been rainy, boo!)

glad youre living it up :D

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous photos!
Love your MNG bag!
And congrats to Issa :)

xoxox,
CC

The Budget Babe said...

eek you got your sandals wet?! (sorry to sound like a stick in the mud...)

the scenery is gorgeous, though, reminds me of the coast of Maine! idyllic.

Sher said...

Nothing better than spending time with your BFFs. Cute sandals, are they ok even after getting soaked?

Wanderlusting said...

Sandals are fine...I'm not that protective of inexpensive shoes, they aren't even leather :S

OmnisLucis said...

very nice dress, and you just gave me something to add to my summer plans vol 2!

AsianCajuns said...

Looks like so much fun! Love those shoes- I've broken in many a pair the same way ;) haha- I also wouldn't recommend it!

Eyeliah SS said...

GREAT IDEA, DEF NOT EASY TO PULL OF IN ENGLISH BAY!

opps caps sorry, lol.

MizzJ said...

What a great way to spend an evening! I must get around to doing that sometime this season.

Vegas Princess said...

Those sunset pictures are to die for!

AsianCajuns said...

ps- our post about your awesome asos belt will be up tomorrow ;)
We love it- thanks so much!

Vain and Vapid said...

Looks absolutely lovely, great photos! (and great sandals)....

...love Maegan said...

awe, you ladies are seriously adorable!

Ashleigh said...

cute ;)

Quixsa said...

Each of these pics make me feel like it is truly summer :0)

♥ Marta ♥ said...

absolutely stunning images and your outfit is ideal for such an occasion :)

Annie said...

So summertime! It reminds me of Dale Hollow Lake near here. :) You look very cute--I love the dress!

Oh So Hip It Hurts said...

hey thanks for stopping by my blog, i'm so glad you liked it! fantastic photographs in your post here-love those sandals in one of the last photos.
i shall be stopping by often :)

xx
http://ohsohipithurts.blogspot.com/

Quixsa said...

also- thanks so much for checking out and commenting on my blog! It's nice to know that I am not the only one who had to slowly warm up to Jean instead of experience the instant love affair so many people have with her. Do you like old movies in general? What are some of your favorites?

DaisyChain said...

Wow, seriously your life looks so fun

elena-lu said...

oh gosh looks like such a great time!!

Yazmin said...

It seems that you had a great fun.!! I love those sandals.. I too got the similar ones from BlueFly