Wear the Wild

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Looks more like Autumn rather than Spring in this shoot, haha, that’s Vancouver for ya. The weather actually hasn’t been that bad this Spring, despite the snow flurries you can see in the photos. I feel like there’s not as much rain as there normally is, definitely not complaining, I love a sunny Spring! Or at least one that’s not so wet.

Not a lot going on lately, just motoring through school and my internship. I did finally purchase some new headphones though! May not be that exciting to read, but I am super stoked about them. I’ve wanted the Bose ear buds for quite some time now and I finally invested in them, they were about $120 after taxes but wow, so worth it. I’m in love with them!!

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It still isn’t the warmest here, but thankfully I had this awesome faux fur vest I scored at the thrift shop by Révue. I kept the outfit very neutral, as usual (really need to invest in more colour haha), with a light brown cardigan I got from an asian market. I’m also wearing my go-to maxi skirt from Qed London as well as a black cropped top I got from Seduction, and my platform wedges, rings and clutch from H&M.

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Ok, so I do have some colour in today’s outfit. Check out the gorgeous turquoise dream catcher-style necklace I picked up from Forever21.

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Happy Friday!

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What’s Up Wool

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Sorry I didn’t get a chance to get a blog post up last week, I had a lot going on and it had to be put on the back burner unfortunately. We actually came back from Spring break last week and jumped right into our internships, which is the very last segment of my two year program. I’m in the homestretch to graduating now and will be a certified marketer in the next two months! I’ve loved my time in post secondary and I’m so excited to really get out into the world and see what I can make of it.

Oh! In other news, I finally got my Facebook page up and running! Check it out in the side bar and be sure to like it. I also have Instagram, Twitter, Lookbook, Bloglovin, Tumblr and Google+ (advertise, advertise, advertise.. haha). See my face pop up in every feed!! :P

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It may be Spring now, but it definitely doesn’t feel like it outside! It’s been a little cold and dreary, especially today. Rain, rain and more rain… Thankfully I had my wool coat from Costa Blanca! Definitely a necessity in this weather. I really love the shape of this coat and how it drapes just so down the body. It’s so comfortable too! I paired it with my favourite printed jumpsuit from TOPSHOP, which is silky so it completely absorbed the cold haha. I topped the look off with a DAVIDandYOUNG floppy hat.

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I kept the look fairly neutral with a cool beige side bag from Forever21 and these awesome midi rings from H&M, which has so far been the best place to find midi rings for me. The necklace I’m wearing, I’ve had quite a while, but I THINK its from Charlotte Russe… don’t quote me on that though, ha. Finished the look off with my favourite Jeffrey Campbell inspired platforms.

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Have a great week!!

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Start a RIOT

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It’s Spring break!!! For my school anyway… Wow, it feels so amazing (and weird) to not have to worry about anything having to get done.. school wise anyway. The school I go to is pretty intense so it’s really nice to have a break. Not only that, but we just finished a term so when we return next week, it’ll be a fresh start. A much needed one for me. I’m using this week as time to sort myself out, get organized, and go back a fresh new person.

I returned to one of my favourite places to shoot, the old asylum near where I live (read more about it here –> A Beautiful Darkness), and came across this neat retro gas pump I hadn’t seen before. Couldn’t resist not shooting with it (literally).

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I am absolutely IN LOVE with my new To Be Announced ankle booties. How neat are they? They’re metallic! I love the chunky heel on these and they are so sooo comfortable. Some may wonder what you would wear with a pair of crazy galactic booties, but honestly, these shoes can go with almost anything. I decided to keep my outfit pretty simple and went with a basic leather circle skirt from Forever21 with my Sub Urban Riot tee and an old plaid shirt I scored at the thrift shop tied around my waist. I kept my accessories fairly minimal to some silver bangles from Charlotte Russe and some trendy rings from H&M.

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blog1-7Don’t mind the henna fading from my hand, haha.

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Happy Monday!

Winter Favourites

I don’t know about you, but where I am it’s cold. We’re pretty much in the middle of Winter here in Vancouver. I’m not the biggest fan of the cool weather, however it does give one the chance show off some of those beautiful jackets you have hiding in the closet. It’s also a great time to put your layering abilities to the test. Below I’ve put together two of my favourite Winter looks.

Look One: Simple and Sophisticated

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Like I said, Winter is a great time to show off some of those beautiful coats you own. Sporting a sleek and sophisticated look will definitely stand out more during this time of year while everyone else is all bundled up. I like sticking with neutral and soft colours to stay in tune with the season. Gold accents give a warm touch to the look and because the coat is quite overwhelming, it’s good to keep the jewellery light and dainty. Having a closed toe shoe will keep those toes warmer than having an open toe.

Look 2: Layer Up

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Winter is all about layering, layering, layering. By mixing the right colours, patterns and textures you can put almost any piece in your closet together. The possibilities are endless. With this look, again I went for neutral colours but this time I put in some dark tones. Plaid is always a great pattern to layer with, especially if the rest of the pieces are quite simple. Keep the accessories to a minimum since you’re already rocking so many other things. A pair of chunky earrings are perfect with a small side bag. I like to keep the bottoms of a thick outfit very simplistic, so leggings and some nice casual shoes work great. Lastly, a scarf is a perfect topper for a layered look.

Dressing for the Winter is so much fun since you can wear so many pieces at the same time. It’s also fun to play with different pattern and textures, it really makes an outfit interesting. Now bundle up and stay warm! 

A Beautiful Darkness

There’s an old abandoned asylum near my house that I’ve always wanted to snap a few photos at. Finally, my friend and I got together last weekend and did just that. It was definitely creepy scouring the grounds but absolutely stunning in an eerie kind of way. Part of it is still used as a mental health facility and a daycare.. oddly enough.. and they also do lots of filming around the area. But the really old buildings are abandoned and boarded up, I can’t even express how beautiful they are! These are my favourite photos we got. And yes…. the asylum is haunted..

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The staple piece in this outfit is my elegant cropped Zara jacket. One of my favourite pieces in my closet! It’s so versatile and can instantly add elegance to any outfit. I paired it with a burgundy velvet bandeau from Forever21 and a thrifted princess skirt. The wedges are MIA.

We honestly didn’t get that many photos. We got too distracted with the beauty of the asylum and ended up taking more photos of the buildings than fashion, haha. The weather also wasn’t quite on our side and it got dark so quickly.

Cheers!