This evening, after receiving some sad news, I was lucky enough to see a double rainbow shining over Burrard Inlet. My spirit was lifted as I remembered that rainbows, traditionally symbols of hope, were originally a promise from God that there will be sunshine after the rain. A reminder that, in this world, there is no beauty without pain, no joy without sorrow. And that He will be there to hold us up when we feel that we have no strength to carry on.
In British Columbia, we are blessed with much natural beauty, such as those double rainbows. Just yesterday I stood in awe of a glacier at Garibaldi Lake in Squamish. While it took us a good five hours to make our way up and down the 18 km trail, seeing that silent and ancient place made us pause for a few minutes to appreciate the enormity of nature (and realize how small our own human concerns are).
Hiking that trail before the unofficial close of summer was probably one of the favourite things I did since returning to Vancouver from Asia. I can't wait to discover my next favourite trail and take advantage of the stunning landscapes that are so readily available to us Vancouverites.
Long cardigan // Pink Martini (via Front and Company)
Shoes // Arturo Chiang (via The Hudson Bay)
Skirt // Forever 21
Top // Zara (Singapore)
Necklace // Mong Kok Boutique (Hong Kong)
These photos, which were taken before Labour Day, showcase my latest attempt to create an all-neutral outfit rather than my usual print and colour crazy ensembles. Firstly, I wore my new favourite piece: this mohair long cardigan that I obtained with a gift card won from Front and Company. As well, I wore these Arturo Chiang python print sandal flats that I recently acquired from The Hudson Bay at a lovely 75% discount-- the end result was an affordable $30 instead of $110.
I hope that you all enjoyed your Labour Day long weekend and your last few days of summer freedom. While I've certainly enjoyed my summer vacationing, I feel like I've also grown through all of the experiences that I've encountered within the last few months. Do any of you feel the same way?