29.9.14

Delicious

Ottawa weather seems to be floating back and forth between summer and fall. It's totally awesome. The more summer-ish days make me so happy. I found this matching crochet pink two piece at Value Village last month, it was love at first sight. I found this retro cardigan the same day and the purse and shoes are also from Value Village. I just love how 90s the shoes are. I've wanted clear heels for a while but couldn't find the right pair. The brand is called 'Delicious' which I find SO hilarious. 

Shirt and skirt: Value Village, $13. Cardigan: Value Village, $9. Heels: Value Village, $10. Purse: Value Village, $6. Necklace: H&M, $10. 




Photos by Rosie.

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22.9.14

Thrifting Outfit

I wore this for a night of thrifting with friends. I got a Value Village gift card for my bday and you KNOW I was itching to spend it. Among a bedazzled sweater, gold floral blazer and clear 90's slip on heels, my friend found me a Bristol beat up leather moto jacket. It fit me perfect and was definitely something I was missing from my closet. It was only $12.99 but the catch was it reaked of moth balls and well, vintage. I'm currently trying to nurse it back to smelling not so horrendous and I'm hoping my effort will pay off! 

Jacket: Sally B, Value Village, $20. Shirt: Value Village, $4. Jeans: Forever 21+, $18. Purse: Gifted. Boots: New Look, 22 pounds. Cardigan: Camden Market: 15 pounds.





Photos by Aurelia. 



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16.9.14

England Part 6: Afternoon Tea & a Wedding

My last days in England were bitter sweet but full of excitement. They were spent shopping, eating carbs, having afternoon tea, and ended with one of the major reasons we traveled there in the first place: to see Jonathan's cousin Ben get married. I absolutely loved my outfit for the wedding. It was carefully crafted before I left and was pulled together with the help of friends. Rosie found me the skirt at The Bay and Aurelia let me borrow her sequin top. The two were a match made in heaven and I loved how everything looked together. The wedding itself was beautiful. The food was delicious and the live band rocked. I also got to meet a lot of Jonathan's relatives, who were super kind and welcoming. It's fun having conversations about the differences/similarities in our countries. The day after the wedding we all met up for lunch and then returned home to pack everything up. Getting all my purchases into my suitcase was challenging but I was pleasantly surprised when everything fit and was in the allotted weight. I already miss being there so much but am already planning (in my head) to go back. 

How is September almost already done? The chilly air has arrived in Canada but only in the morning it seems. I keep reminding myself that this weather now is 100x better than Winter so I'm trying to be very grateful and soak up the sun before it's gonzo. How's your pre-fall? 

CARBS. 

CARBS FILLED WITH MORE CARBS. That meringue came home with me. 

Proper afternoon tea. AH-MAZING. 


Real scones, jam, and clotted cream. First time ever trying clotted cream, it was delish. 
Because you needed a close up. You can blame me if you eat scones tonight. 

Live band at tea. SO lovely.
Shirt: Borrowed from Aurelia (she got it at Urban Outfitters Renewal). Skirt: Lord & Taylor, The Bay, $29. Shoes: Spring: $22. Clutch: Primark, 8 pds. Headband/scrunchie: Ardene, $4. 


Lovey.
This room was transformed two more times after the ceremony- so impressive! I love the look of it. 


Pimms.

One happy lady. Pictures by Jonathan Lindsay and me. 

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10.9.14

England - Part 5: An Outfit Post

While in England, I tried to dress up as much as possible while still being comfortable enough to walk the hills and cobblestone streets which I'm soooo not used to. At first I thought, I could NEVER wear heels in this city, I'd fall! I had to try it though (not the falling part). I did pretty good! I wore this to run a few errands and do a bit of shopping. Everything I'm wearing I bought in England because I realized when I got there that I didn't really bring much to wear. This was probably a good thing since fitting everything in my suitcase in the end was a puzzle. I think I have one more post on England to wrap up my trip and then I'll do a video to show you everything I bought! 

How's your September so far? It's toats my fave month ever. 


I faintly remember how much everything was but it was also in pounds so I'm going to save myself the headache and leave the prices out. Plz forgive me! Shirt and Shoes: New Look. Jeggings and Necklace: H&M. Rings: Camden Market. 



Photos by Jonathan Lindsay. 

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4.9.14

England - Part 4: Last Day in London

I'm now back home in Canada. This is the first time I've had the opportunity to make a new post! Here's a recap of our last day in London:

Plans for our last day in London included visiting my favourite designer's original shop, World's End (Vivienne Westwood), and then meeting up with Jonathan's family to go on the London Eye and sight see a little bit. We got up, had breakfast, and hopped in a cab to World's End. I have dreamed of this store for years and never imagined I would actually get to go. As the cab pulled up, it was like walking into a dream. It was so unreal, I can't describe it. We walked in and were greeted by the three sales people. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. All the mannequins were dressed in complete Vivienne style and everything I had watched on T.V., online, and in magazines was in front of my eyes. It's one thing to watch a fashion show and another to actually see and touch the clothes. I knew I couldn't leave without buying something so I sifted through each item. I was close to buying a gold necklace with her logo on it when I succumbed to the shirt that caught my attention from the second I walked in. I quickly tried it on and without a doubt purchased it. I'll show you in a blog post in the near future. It's quirky and fun and SO Vivienne. I'll treasure it forever. 

We hopped in another cab, got our stuff from the hotel, and rode to Paddington station to meet up with his family. We then took the underground to the London Eye which is basically a huge ferris wheel near Big Ben that has little domes that hold up to 25 people. The wheel slowly goes up and gives you the best view of London. I thought it would be scary since I'm scared of heights but since it moves so slowly, I felt ok! I got to see the entire city from the top and it was beautiful. We also got lucky with a sunny day. 

After the Eye we got some food and walked past Big Ben. We then ventured over to the beautiful Tower Bridge and off to a pub for dinner before heading back to Bath. All in all, I ADORED London but definitely didn't spend enough time there. I know I'll be going back there one day. There is just so much to see and do! 

the dream.






The Eye.


What a view!


The Eye from afar.

Big Ben. 
Tower Bridge.





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