Poppy Barley Fall Launch

When Jane from Poppy Barley emailed me about attending their Fall Launch event, I thought for sure she had made a mistake.  I’m a full-time mom/photographer who lives in the middle of nowhere, I don’t get invited to fashion launches!  Soooo naturally, I quickly wrote back so that she couldn’t change her mind lol!!  But in all seriousness, I cannot tell you how happy I was to celebrate Poppy Barley’s new store and their 2018 fall line-up.  You see, Poppy Barley was my VERY FIRST responsible shoe purchase and it was scary because, as we all know by now, responsible fashion costs more.  And spending money stresses me out friends.  I usually have to mull over purchases for weeks to months, and in this case YEARS.  Ya, that’s right, it took me 2 whole years to finally purchase my ankle boots, and I have zero regrets.  In fact, I went back the next year for a pair of mules!!  To put it simply, I wear them All. The. Time.  They are comfortable and seriously level-up my outfits!

I really want to to say a huge thank to the Poppy Barley ladies for having me, and for putting on such a intimate event.  I had so much fun hanging out with some of Edmonton’s best humans!  And you guys I brought home a pair of the leopard print flats (which was a prettty bold move for me)!!  Eeee, I love them so much and cannot believe how many garments I can pair them with.  I had to turn down the most comfortable pair of oxfords I’ve ever had my foot in, but I just love how this pair of D’orsay flats completely changes the look of my outfits.  I swear, it’s the shoe I didn’t know I needed!

If you haven’t already, I can’t encourage you enough to check out this women-run Edmonton-based company, they are a dream.  If you have any questions about my experiences with them and their shoes ask away below!  I genuinely love chatting slow-fashion with y’all!




PS.  If you could have any pair of shoes from the Poppy Barley fall line, what would you get?!?


Photography by Des Iles Photography



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And We’re Back! | #WCW with Lane Tamalty, Anna Morgan-Wold, Jaycee Bourke

HELLO!! Oh my word it has been so long.  If you follow me on Instagram you probably have already heard that the hard-drive on my computer crashed while were gone to be BC, quite the welcome home gift, UGH.  That combined with a lot of my out-of-town family being home for my sisters wedding has meant an unintended break from blogging/social media and from #WomenCrushWednesday.  But I’m back baby (so lame lol).

But seriously, so excited to have my computer running and to start sharing again!  So today I’m playing a little catch-up and sharing THREE awesome ladies.


First up, I’d like you to meet Lane Tamalty, born and raised in Red Deer.  She is the owner of Copper Lane Hair Studio, which she opened in 2010 in Red Deer and has been innovating the industry ever since.  Since then, she has opened a second salon in Lacombe in 2015.  Hungry for experience and education at a young age, Lane began travelling independently and has since been to over thirty countries.  As a nominee in the 2017 Matrix hair colour competition, she was voted the winner by her peers across the country demonstrating her talent and the respect she has earned in the industry.  With a passion for her employees, her clients, and her community, Lane has set a new standard for what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Meet Anna Morgan-Wold. Anna was born and raised in Alberta by a family of passionate educators. A graduate of Trinity Western University with a BA in Humanities, she held various positions related to her love of cultural anthropology and teaching before finding her place at Central Alberta Refugee Effort where she shared her talents for over 10 years. Anna taught english as a second language to adult immigrants before lending her gifts to the role of ESL manager. Anna fosters a positive work environment by being an exemplary role model and champion for staff and students alike. She is instrumental in the expansion of existing programs and the creation of programs such as Women of the World and Community Based Care for Newcomer Children
And last but no least for today, one the youngest #womenofexcellence nominess, Jaycee Bourke. Jaycee is a highly motivated young lady who loves assisting people when she has the opportunity, she is currently 17 years old and an honour student in Grade 12 at LTCHS. Jaycee is actively involved as VP of the leadership program at her school, and is in charge of Student Community Involvement. During the summer break, Jaycee is a volunteer camp counselor at Camp Alexo where she makes a positive impact on the youth attending the camp. Jaycee is looking forward to a career in nursing and has applied at Red Deer College nursing program. Jaycee has volunteered with many organizations including the Kinsmen club and the Kinette clubs at many community events, the Red Deer Boys & Girls Club, youth HQ and Festival of Trees.


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Shadow Play | Style Session with Volerra, Finders Keephers Boutique and Boheme Goods

Ain’t nothing like photographing other creative souls.

I could give you a thousand reason to book a creative portrait session, but I’m just going to let the photos do the talking today.

If you have any questions let me know!!


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