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?


  1. amely rose 08/08/2017 at 12:42

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

    take a look at my BLOG and also INSTAGRAM

  2. Batsheva 08/08/2017 at 15:44

    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!


    1. Maria 08/08/2017 at 16:09

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

      1. Batsheva 09/08/2017 at 19:16

        Oh trust me– glad to be back!

    1. Maria 09/08/2017 at 19:16

      Thanks Lindsey x

  3. Kimberly 08/08/2017 at 20:20

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

  4. Christina Gliati 09/08/2017 at 02:20

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

    1. Maria 09/08/2017 at 19:17

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

  5. Danny 09/08/2017 at 10:18

    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!



    1. Maria 09/08/2017 at 19:17

      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.

    1. Maria 09/08/2017 at 19:18

      Thanks Paola x

  6. Rina 09/08/2017 at 15:39

    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

    1. Maria 09/08/2017 at 19:18

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

    1. Maria 09/08/2017 at 19:19

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

    1. Maria 10/08/2017 at 17:21

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  7. sonia // daring coco 10/08/2017 at 23:33

    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.


    1. Maria 11/08/2017 at 15:59

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

    1. Maria 11/08/2017 at 16:00

      Thanks Paola, you too 🙂

    1. Maria 11/08/2017 at 16:01

      Thank you! xx

  8. Jessica 12/08/2017 at 05:53

    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

    1. Maria 12/08/2017 at 17:44

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

    1. Maria 12/08/2017 at 17:45

      Thanks Anya!

    1. Maria 13/08/2017 at 12:16

      Thank you 🙂

    1. Maria 15/08/2017 at 15:50

      Thanks Dora 🙂

    1. Maria 15/08/2017 at 15:51

      Thank you! x

  9. HsinWei 21/08/2017 at 05:49

    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 😀

    1. Maria 21/08/2017 at 19:48

      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.

    1. Maria 30/08/2017 at 16:29

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


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