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Back in November, as you all may recall, I hopped over to Vancouver.

As part of their annual Canadian designer fashion showcase, the team at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, invited me to join them for a few days to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest (always my favorite!) and, of course, discover a few new-to-me designers.

Cue Victoria Hayes.

The second I met Victoria, I knew we were going to be kindred spirits, long before I saw her full collection. She was wearing this red sweetheart blazer, with the matching red skirt and over the knee, western inspired black boots, topped off with a turtleneck. The whole look was equal parts daring, professional, with the right amount of whimsy -- basically everything I strive for in an outfit -- and all her own design. Of course, Victoria is just as nice as you would expect a Canadian to be: that is to say, she's incredibly sweet and down to earth, but she has the right amount of New York edge to her, where she and her business currently reside.

I wanted to share some of my favorite pieces from her current and previous collections with you all because I think you'll be seeing a lot more of her in the coming months. Most certainly on me, but elsewhere, as well! All of the pieces below are available for sale directly from her website, but I'll be sure to let you know if she's stocked at any national retailers soon. And if you're thinking some of her stuff looks familiar, it's because I've worn a few favorites here in Miami and the Bahamas!

Hope you enjoy her stuff as much as I do! (I mean, if loving a completely patent leather skirt is wrong then I don't want to be right!)

OUTFIT DETAILS: Victoria Hayes skirt (from the new season, not yet released!) // Express bodysuit // Dior heels // Olympia Le-Tan clutch // Urban Outfitters headband (tempted to snag this one)

Photos by Lydia Hudgens