Kind of. Lawn bowling is more about socializing, costuming and leisuring than it is about athleticizing. At least when you play it like we do.


The second annual Vancouver Leisure Society lawn bowling extravaganza kicked off this week at the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club (the world’s most beautiful venue). 


In honour of Eva Markvoort, the month-long tournament benefits the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.


Last year, they raised $11,000. This year, we’re hoping to beat that.


My powerhouse team? The Bowlden Girls. (With Kim Bowie, Dana Rudelier, and Larissa Dundon.)


Headless wonders that we are.


Wore an asymmetrical jungle print dress.


‘Tis vintage and ’tis as close to a white dress as I have (unless you count my non-wedding wedding dress).


The night was packed with more prep than you can shake a polo mallet at. My favourite dude outfit? Cuffed pink pants and Toms. So stylin. So good for the world.


As the Leisure Society says, why club when you can country club?

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  • Reply Larissa July 9, 2010 at 11:01 am

    look at that concentration on my face!
    headless = hilarious!

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  • Reply Bionica July 9, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I love it!!!
    your dress is so pretty =)


  • Reply Couture Carrie July 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    How chic!
    Loooove your dress, darling!


  • Reply Rachael July 9, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Love any outfit with TOMS
    They’re comfy, you feel good about buying them, and you could be buying someone their first pair of shoes!

  • Reply kaye i July 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    My kind of sports… no need to break (that much) a sweat :) and it’s for a good cause. Everyone looked chic, happy and not annoyed with the heat.

    You looked so cute. And your dress is very breezy.

  • Reply Nicole July 9, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I love those shiny brown loafers. And the event sounds like a great way to raise money for a good cause while having fun. I do like the lawn bowling club at Stanley Park; I admire it every time I pass by. I think your group of headless wonders have to be the prettiest ones I’ve ever seen. You know you’re fabulous when you can look good headless! haha loved your dress, I have an affinity for all things asymmetrical, I can’t help it. I have to agree on your fav dude outfit, the pink pants+navy TOMS combo is metro chic but manly haha. Great photos Kelsey! glad you had a good time :)

  • Reply camille July 10, 2010 at 4:43 am

    This is way chic-er than the old folks in white at the lawn bowling across from my parents’ house. Someone ought to show them these photos and say “Look – you’re just not living up to the full potential of lawn bowling!”

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista July 10, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Honestly Kelsey, I think I would be content living in your closet – you seriously have the most amazing clothes! And all this talk of country clubbing makes me think of the Hamptons and Gossip Girl!! :)

  • Reply maximilian July 10, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    awesome jungle print! What a unique find. Fine fresh fierce you got it going on! I also adoooore your Bard on the Beach outfit, so lovely.

  • Reply anna July 11, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    I like the pictures, nice!



  • Reply slk July 12, 2010 at 12:46 am

    I think you’ve grown an inch!

  • Reply Meg July 12, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    That looks like so much fun! It kind of reminds me of Bocce Ball.

  • Reply hauteworld July 13, 2010 at 5:05 am

    What a wonderful event! How very French ;-) Can’t say I know how to play boules but I wouldn’t mind dressing up for it! Love that dress you’re wearing!

  • Reply carla coulson July 13, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Too cool. Glamorous bowlers, love it. Our Australian versions were a different outfit all together! Carla

  • Reply nadia July 13, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    ive never heard of it .. sounds pretty posh .. i lvoe what al lthe guys are wearing .

  • Reply liv July 13, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    wow that’s so posh and upper crust. they’d kick me out for sure with all my cursing.

    great shot of Larissa on the bowling lawn – loved her outfit!! maybe you should try to steal that one too.

    i could totally tell that was you in the pic before you said you had the jungle dress. it’s the dancer legs, extending out of your heels. love it.

  • Reply aliciafashionista July 14, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Looks like you all had so much fun and got such gorgeous weather! The headless wonders photo makes me’s so cute that you’re standing on your toes :) Your dress was gorgeous and breezy, I love the photo with the sunlight shining through. Glad to see you all carried on the fundraising for Eva…go Bowlden Girls!!!

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