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The Family Jewels

Velvet Lace-Up Top

Velvet Londa Top 4

Velvet Londa Top 7

Velvet Londa Top 9

I’m not one to usually wear feminine pieces. I love flowy silhouettes (and according to my husband I have plenty of that in my closet), but I own very few tops that include soft details such as this Velvet Londa Lace Up Top from Bella & Wren.  I was drawn to the dusty mauve colour, soft, simple fabric and romantic lace up detail. I could see pairing this in the fall with slim denim and neutral boots, making it more than just a summer item. It does feel good to err on the pretty, girlier side every once in a while! I chose to pair it with distressed denim shorts and a big hat, to find a balance in the middle 😉

On a completely separate note, I was able to escape for a girls weekend in Whistler with my best friend last week. It was the perfect blend of socializing, dining, wine-ing, relaxing and spending time outdoors. As we are both moms, and are lives are VERY different than when we first met, we both wanted a low key weekend to catch up, and not be on a schedule. One of the best experiences from the weekend was visiting the baths at The Scandinave Spa. I have heard countless times in the past just how incredible it is there, and what really had me intrigued was that you cannot talk. No phones, no talking – just complete silence. Soaking up each moment in their outdoor Oasis, moving from saunas to hot tubs to cold pools and lounge chairs. It was BLISS. I highly recommend this to anyone who is going to Whistler. It is in my opinion every Mom’s dream day. The best part is that you can stay for as long as you want!