Hello, friends! With the weather so amazing in Vancouver lately, hubby and I have been going out of our way to spend time at the ocean, which is thankfully very close by. I’ve been doing my jogs down by the water, and we’ve been choosing to do hikes that offer incredible views of the ocean once at the top (The Chief and Quarry Rock at Deep Cove to name a couple). So, of course, I had to head to the always gorgeous Ambleside Park in North Vancouver to show off this beautiful handmade peacock print maxi wrap skirt, which was generously sent to me from Darn Good Yarn.
Most of my clothing tends to be black, white, grey, navy, and the occasional oxblood. I tend to go for a very minimalistic vibe, but I decided to go out on a bit of a limb this time, because I just love the patterns and bright pink of this skirt. Even though DGY offered me a black and white version, I figured I gotta get out of my comfort zone sometimes eh? That’s kind of what this whole blog is about, after all. Testing out new things and breaking the mold!
I have to say, I am so happy I chose the pink! While walking and taking photos at Ambleside, we certainly did get some awkward looks of people wondering why I was trying to perch myself on every beachy rock I saw. However, I mostly noticed people seemed to be admiring the bright, summery boho vibe of this flowy skirt. When hubby and I go on our roadtrip this summer (leaving on Saturday – YES!), I’m definitely bringing this item along. It pairs easily with any solid white or black tshirt or tank, and I happen to have a lot of solid white and black tops!
The specific clothing brands I paired with this skirt have mostly stopped producing these specific items because I bought them so long ago (yay minimalism!). So below I’ve listed the link to the skirt, and dupes for the other items so you can get the look, if you so choose.
Get the look:
Peacock Maxi Skirt | Darn Good Yarn | $48.05
Casual White Cotton Stretchy Top | Meaneor | $24.99
Wool Wide Brim Felt Hat | Tenworld | $8.31
Beige Ballet Flat | Call It Spring | $38.99
Vintage Design Black Sunglasses | Feisedy | $13.57
Circle and Bar Long Gold Necklace | Sea-maiden | $6.88
So who is Darn Good Yarn? A retailer of yarn (duh lol) as well as fashion and housewares (stay tuned for the next post for a little sampler!)
Darn Good Yarn makes their products with the planet and people in mind, which is what I love most about this company. This 100% cotton skirt helps to provide over 600 jobs to the women at Darn Good Yarn Co-Op partners in India and Nepal – which is pretty amazing, in my opinion!
Plus, DGY handmakes their yarn in small batches by 300 women in Nepal and India who are chosen for their skill, and offers them meaningful, appropriately compensated employment where they might not otherwise have had the chance.
Some other items you might find from DGY besides yarn? Bags and purses, hanging tapestries, yoga tops and scarves, to name just a few.
Also how cute is this friend I made? Actually, as you can clearly see, I tried to force my friendship on this seagull but it quickly ghosted me… which was very rude IMHO.
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