As we are gearing up for a change of scenery this month (hello Palm Springs!), I wanted to take a moment to really get in the mood and switch things up! Tubby Dog was the perfect location for embracing the California cool (even if realistically we’re still in Calgary)…

Tubby Dog - Life, Set Sail
Tubby Dog - Life, Set Sail

As some of you are already aware, Justine and I are heading out to LA and Palm Springs in a couple weeks for a photo trip. We’ll be working with some really great brands and taking a ridiculous amount of photos – which, just the thought of, makes me the happiest girl in the world.

This hawaiian print sweater from LA based Chaser Brand was a big inspiration for todays photo location. I love the vintage vibe of it and that is has the fade and feel of a well-loved item even though it’s brand new. The colours worked so well with the interior of Tubby Dog and I just really enjoyed how different it was from the locations we typically shoot…side note, is it ever awkward to pose with a hotdog! If you’re in the need for a good laugh I highly suggest trying it out.

Tubby Dog - Life, Set Sail

Of course I had to top off the casual outfit with my favourite staple, white sneakers. It’s funny because although a lot of LSS is pretty, I actually dress like a twelve year old boy ninety percent of the time. Classic Vans have always been something my entire family wears and the amount I’ve worn through would probably shock and appal you. I replaced my last pair through the mobile shopping app Octer, which is a really great place to shop for everything in one place if, like me, you can’t be bothered to scout out the best deals yourself!

Tubby Dog - Life, Set Sail
Tubby Dog - Life, Set Sail

Anyway, sometimes it’s nice to shake things up and try something new. I really wish I did it more often and I’m going to make a bigger effort to do so in the future. I think this trip will be a great starting point! We’ve already got a sweet classic car rental lined up for the first couple of days and a very cool, retro-style boutique hotel to stay at…and the food, oh the food! Can you tell I’m excited?

Is anyone else out there planning a trip soon? I’d love to hear about it!

xx -b.

top: chaser brand // shorts: free people // watch: christian paul // shoes: vans // sunglasses: finlay & co
photos by justine milton