February 5, 2014
#WCW Suki Waterhouse

So…we’re obsessed. This blonde bombshell not only has that Brit-Don’t-Care-Swag, but she’s also dating Bradley Cooper, has great locks, model and actress, amazing street style, and she’s into photography!! Can you ask for more?

#WCW worthy? Yup. Think so.

February 4, 2014
#TBT Icon

Who remembers Twin Peaks?!?! WE DO!!

We all know the 80s/early 90s was an era that lasted a tad long (in regards to trends), but holy hell is it ever cyclical, right? That hair even feels back in style sometimes. Anyway, this week’s throwback is dedicated to the one and only, Lara Flynn Boyle, aka Donna Hayward, aka the lady in the pink ballet outfit at the Golden Globes that had a thing with Jack Nicholson. Anyway, hope you enjoy the pics we dug up and don’t forget to revel in that leather skirt and bandana!

February 3, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

Monday has crept up on us once again, bringing yet another assemblage of tunes to hopefully brighten up the Monday blues. Not being immune to obsessive repeat syndrome, in fact, it’s a regularity, the re-vamp of ‘Once Upon a Dream’ from Disney’s 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty for the upcoming film Maleficent is just haunting and has been on perpetual replay. Tall order considering everyone knows that Sleeping Beauty is THE best Disney film ;) By Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Lana Del Rey – Once Upon a Dream

Augustines – Cruel City

Real Estate – Talking Backwards

The Drowners – Luv, Hold Me Down

The Growl – Douse the Lamps

January 28, 2014

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January 28, 2014
Quote of the Week

“Freedom does not come from a checklist, and a ‘zero inbox’ is not a life aspiration.

If liberation is a chore, it’s not really liberation.

You can’t contract your way to freedom.

You can’t punish your way to joy.

You can’t fight your way to inner peace.

The journey has to feel the way you want the destination to feel.

Let me offer this again, in reverence to your life force:

The journey has to feel the way you want the destination to feel.

And again, with respect to your potential:

The journey has to feel the way you want the destination to feel.”

~Danielle La Porte

January 27, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

Taking a cheeky chance at including a few more super acts from last year into another Music Monday post. Can’t help it, there were just too many to not let them slip into an early post before 2014 really gets motoring. Okay, enough of my blathering, hope you enjoy!

By Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Lucius – Tempest

The Districts – Long Distance

Mazes – Notes Between F & E

Dan Croll – Home

Hudson Taylor – Beautiful Mistake

January 23, 2014

"The Collections," featuring Julia Frauche, photographed by Tom Allen for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. (February 2014).


"The Collections," featuring Julia Frauche, photographed by Tom Allen for Harper’s Bazaar U.K. (February 2014).

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January 20, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

Really excited to share this week’s Music Monday, as there are some superb new tunes here to add to your playlist repertoire. Special mention to Circa Waves, the Liverpool band that dares you not to succumb to the repeat button with the awesome ‘Good For Me.’ A particular spotlight also shines on Flyte and their sublime track ‘Words Come Easily’ which is pretty much the only song that’s been pouring out my earphones over the last week.

by Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Circa Waves – Good For Me

Flyte – Words Come Easily

China Rats - N.O.M.O.N.E.Y

Toy – Join the Dots

Lonely the Brave – Trick of the Light

January 16, 2014
It’s All Black and White

We shot this look with the beautiful Vancouver blogger, Jill from the August Diaries just a few weeks back. There’s something about the black and white that really does it for us! She’s wearing the #Bazzul bodycon dress a few ways here and killing it. The simplicity in the lines and silhouette overlaying the Vancouver city center backdrop really makes this a clean slate.

January 16, 2014


Carven has collaborated once more with artist Vivian Sassen for its SS14 campaign. Sassen continues to litter Carven’s imagery with her romantic yet surreal florals, matching the delicate beauty of model Marte Mei Van Haaster.

January 16, 2014

(Source: california-luxe, via wildbambi)

January 13, 2014
Shoppalu Recommends - Music Mondays

Howdy folks! This week’s Music Monday consists of a few bands/artists that made a bit of a mark in 2013 and who we’re hoping to see get more attention in 2014. Keep an eye out for these guys and hopefully you dig them as much as we do.

by Colleen McDowell @poppiesandpence

Rey Pila – Alexander

Eagulls – Tough Luck

Splashh – Feels Like You

The Orwells – Who Needs You

Vaults – Cry No More

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