Monday, 17 August 2015

New York City and reflections on travelling

I have always thought travelling would be come a huge part of my life vocabulary. Jet setting from location to location have been romanticized by movies and TV shows. When I entered the bloggosphere is ever more so prolific.

I have often dreamt about having a career that required me to fly from location to location and living out of my Carry Bradshaw-esque suitcases.

However, as the years went by and I have matured, I have grown ever more attached to a home base. Being able to belong to a certain location is more important to me, plus I am also very bad at travelling by plane. The food makes me nauseated and I can never sleep. Lack of sleep is detrimental to pulling off an effortless yet "onfleek" photo.

Recently, I have also found myself lusting after locations more for the sake of an amazing photo rather than visiting for the sake of visiting. This New York trip I made myself focus on soaking in the city.

To be honest, I was not blown away. I had thought New York would be the pinnacle of everything that I find amazing, but the reality was a let down. I took a bite out of the Big Apple and I did not get enchanted. Perhaps I didn't go to the right locations? Or perhaps my love for Vancouver is much stronger. Either way, it was still a valuable self discovery experience.

My favourite location would have to be the Public Library at Bryant Park. I have such the soft spot for grand classic architecture!

Looking at these grand buildings is like look back in time. Breathing in a piece of history, soaking in the culture.

I would love to live in a building with such amazing details as the library. But with rental prices in the tens of thousands, will have to save that dream for a later time.

Now off to experiencing more things.

Outft: Forever21 shirt dress and skirt
Flower belt
Vintage Ferragamo loafers
Longchamp bag

Monday, 29 June 2015

Posing in Vintage Hand-me-downs

When you keep things long enough, it's bound to come back into fashion.

Too bad when my family moved to Canada in 1996 my mom left most of her wardrobe back there.

Luckily I have wonderful friends and their mother's closets for me to pick through.

I am all about recycled fashion and ecostyle.

Recently, I am also all about neutrals. Perhaps my taste really is maturing with age.

This outfit is absolutely perfect for a lazy summer's day.

Even more perfect accented by my vintage Chanel pin collected over the last couple of years.

A tiny pop of colour with this vintage faberge egg necklace.

It's also the perfect canvass for this Lana Del Rey style sunglasses.

This entire outfit including most of the accessories is either thrifted, bought second hand or hand-me-down. It's much more fun creating, mixing and matching.

Outfit: Crop top and nude slacks - Friend's mom's closet
Vintage Chanel pins, various places
Vintage Bottega purse from Ann's Fabulous Finds
Vintage sunglasses from consignment store on Main Street

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Summer's Coming

With the heat wave Vancouver's been having lately, it seems that summer has already graced us with her presence.

With day light stretching long after I am off from work, there is much more time left for frolic.

Ever since I was little I have always loved swings. The perpetual ups and downs is ever so representative to life. The thrill that's felt at the top and a reminder that everything is cyclical.

Magical even, especially on a day like this, with light that makes everything seem almost translucent.

Even better, with loved ones.

Outfit: One Teaspoon mustard kimono

Thrifted shirt
Aritzia pleated skirt from Mine and Yours
Vintage loafers
Second hand Balenciaga purse

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