20150705-20150705-032A1932-Edit20150705-20150705-032A1904-Edit20150705-20150705-032A2649-Edit20150703-20150703-032A9606-Edit 20150703-20150703-032A0031-Edit20150705-20150705-032A2419-Edit20150705-20150705-032A2051-Edit20150703-20150703-032A9389-Edit20150703-20150703-032A0054-Editi talk about this a lot here on the blog but dressing up is all about attitude. you can dress anything up or down as long as you own it. same goes for western wear. we are in the thick of the calgary stampede already and the fun of it all is the challenge of finding ways to wear items from your closet and making them wild west appropriate. often you will see someone throw on a pair of boots or a cowboy hat and call it a day, but i think it’s all in the accessories. the little details will really help you stand out from the crowd. having said this, the outfit, as always is integral, and finding long lasting and stylish pieces can sometimes be a challenge. in the sea of fast fashion i love to find brands like sanctuary which aim to please both visually and functionally. i love wearing pieces that i know i will be wearing over and over again, without having to worry about them going out of style or even falling apart. how often can we say that these days? let’s be realistic. not only does sanctuary fall outside of that fast fashion mold but it’s also available right here at home. if you are in calgary during stampede make sure to check out espy for a personalized shopping experience. the store has a cult following for a reason and the selection to match. follow along on instagram with the hashtag #mysummerwithsanctuary to see all the looks that we, along with other bloggers have created to celebrate the season. xoxo

wearing: village shirt dress, traveller vest, summer fling dress, all from sanctuary

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