July Favourites: Joffre Lakes, Kasabian & GoT

Hey guys! I don’t have an outfit for you today because I’m on an anniversary roadtrip with Kirill & Lady (more on that later). Instead, I’ve decided to do a monthly favourites post. I’ve noticed a lot of other bloggers doing them and I quite like them. They’re a good way to get more personal. I enjoy writing my regular posts but they can limiting because I have to stick to one topic. Hopefully you can get something out of it, like a new show to watch or song to listen to. Let me know what you think and I’ll start doing these every month if there’s a good response.


It’s a tie between my last New York outfit (everything paired together so well) and this denim look because I’m obsessed with that velvet bodysuit.


Anywhere in nature! It’s not called Raincouver for no reason so I’m taking advantage of the good weather while I can. My favourite place of the month was hands down Joffre Lakes, the views were simply amazing. I couldn’t believe how blue the water in the lakes were.

Whytecliff Park is another favourite because seals love hanging out there!

And we’ve been having gorgeous sunsets in the city – or we were before the air got all hazy from the forest fires in the North 🙁


Game of Thrones, of course. I also discovered a couple of amazing Netflix original movies: Okja & Take Me. Okja had me crying like a baby tbh, but it was beautifully filmed and had a good amount of comedy in it too. Take Me had me confused for about 80% of the movie but it was worth it in the end. It made me see Taylor Schilling in a new light.


Kasabian – Are You Looking For Action?

I’m loving their new album but this song is my favourite, it’s chill but makes me want to dance at the same time. Also the sequin suit in the video is amazing.

The Orwells – Ancient Egypt

Ok so this song isn’t new, but The Orwells are new to me. I discovered them at the Governor’s Ball and when I came home I added all their songs to my Spotify.

Lana Del Rey – Cherry

This is my favourite song from Lana Del Rey’s latest album. It’s a bit dark but still soothing somehow. Though I always find Lana’s voice soothing. The lyrics are a bit strange and kind of cheeky (are the fruits/spices metaphors? Is she just being random?) but my inner romantic loves the “I fall to pieces when I’m with you” line.


Eye masks!! I’ve been sleeping with one for a few months now and it makes SUCH a difference. I start and end my days early for my day job, so I got an eye mask to be able to fall asleep when it’s not quite dark out. I used to have trouble falling asleep but the eye mask has definitely reduced my time tossing and turning. Now I even use it on weekends when I go to bed late.

Look cute while getting better sleep for less than $1! I have this panda eye mask (get one here).

Also.. I dyed my hair back to my natural colour. I loved having colourful unicorn hair, the pink and purple were so fun, but I felt that my hair needed a break. Unfortunately the pink faded really quickly, and I kind of took that as a sign. I was thinking of going purple again because that actually lasted for months but I knew that I’d eventually have to re-dye it again. For now I just want to leave my hair alone and let it get healthy again. It’s feeling better now that I’m dyeing it less but it’s still quite frizzy.

Thanks for reading! What have you been up to this summer?


  • amely rose

    Wow all of your Looks always remind me of Fashion Editorials,
    your style is s o cool and unique.
    Such a nice monthly Review.

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  • Batsheva

    First I need to ask– did one of you take that building skyline picture? Because its so gorgeous it looks fake. Second, I need to give these artists a listen — hopefully later tonight. 3rd, that first outfit is excellent and fits right in with the whole NY vibe– and 4th, I’ve been smearing sunscreen on little children and learning Korean. 🙂 Almost done tho.
    Happy anniversary Maria!


    • Maria

      My photographer took that one, iPhone cameras are really good. Thanks Batsheva! Good to see you back 🙂

      • Batsheva

        Oh trust me– glad to be back!

  • Lindsey of The Nomis Niche

    What a great roundup! Love The Strokes tee 🙂

    Love, Lindsey

    • Maria

      Thanks Lindsey x

  • Kimberly

    Oh wow. What a lovely outfits! And those The Stroke tee looks so cool.

  • Christina Gliati

    Oh I definitely like to see your favorites. You should do this!!! Have a great time at your trip. Kisses!!!

    • Maria

      Thanks Christina! I think I will keep on doing them 🙂

  • Danny

    You girl have some truly stunning legs!!
    The landscape picture look like truly amazing place! I defenitely shouldn’t complain about my life right now, living on an island, but I come from the hills, so senarios like that would always feel more like home to me!

    Have a wonderful day and hope you find many more things to enjoy!



    • Maria

      Aw thanks! I guess we always want what we can’t have, right? I’m always dreaming about tropical beaches but I do appreciate the mountains that surround me.

  • Paola Lauretano

    Cool recap Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Maria

      Thanks Paola x

  • Rina

    Looks like you had an amazing July babe! I’ve always wanted to visit Joffre Lakes. The water looks so pretty and blue. I’m totally loving your street style looks too. You’ve made Vancouver that much more beautiful!

    Rina Samantha

    • Maria

      You should visit! It was my first time and I was really regretting not going earlier, it’s so gorgeous up there.

  • Jessi Malay

    Who doesn’t love Lana?? <3 Awesome favorites girl, I love a lot of these too! I definitely have to visit Joffre Lakes sometime!

    XO, Jessi

    • Maria

      Thanks Jessi! You should definitely go if you’re ever in Vancouver 🙂

  • il bello di essere donna

    bellissimo il primo look

  • La chica de la maleta

    Hey! Thanx for sharing your monthly favs! Love the music and the places. Xoxo from https://lachicadelamaleta.com/

    • Maria

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  • sonia // daring coco

    Yes to these types of posts! Perfect way to catch up on bloggers when life gets in the way of the blog world hahaha. Just came back from Europe myself so only started to catch up on GOT. One more ep and I’m up to date.


    • Maria

      Right? Ok I’ll continue doing them! Isn’t it so epic? Enjoy catching up 🙂

  • Paola Lauretano

    Have a lovely WE Maria!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Maria

      Thanks Paola, you too 🙂

  • Eleine

    Great post dear!


  • Isabella

    Hello my dear,
    I am soooo in love with the first look- these boots is to die for;)
    Hugs from Germany

  • Jessica

    Joffre Lakes is breathtaking! Those blue waters look unreal. That skyline photo of the city also look amazing. Also, love your boots!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Maria

      They are! It’s so beautiful up there. Thanks Jessica x

  • Anya Dryagina

    Great post and photos! I love your looks so much!

  • Nina

    Such a nice post! 🙂 Love your July favourites ! <3 xoxo Nina Alina

    • Maria

      Thank you 🙂

  • Dora Toubanaki

    i love your rock vibes! Great shorts!
    Dora http://www.bangsbang.com

    • Maria

      Thanks Dora 🙂

  • Vanessa

    Thanks for sharing, love! Your black hi-rise jeans are so trendy!


  • HsinWei

    I will put Joffre Lakes on my list. a bit far for me but It is so beautiful. and know what! I have never seen Game of Thrones 😛 i hope it is not a deal breaker. not #noguccinosittingnexttome kinda thing haha 😀

    • Maria

      Make a whole trip of it and come to Vancouver! There’s lots of beautiful nature here 🙂 haha that’s fine, I’m sure I haven’t seen shows/movies that you like.

  • Cris

    Great outfits and Vancouver looks amazing. It is totally in my bucket list. And Lady is adorable. Have a lovely day. xoxo Cris

    Last post: http://photosbycris.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/beach-wedding-part-ii.html#comment-form

    • Maria

      Thank you! You should visit some time, and I need to visit Gold Coast again.