Top: Top Shop | Skirt: Urban Outfitters | Slip-ons: Vince | Shades: Persol | Necklace: Turkey (vendor) | Bag: Alexander Wang (IT WAS 80% off I couldn’t say no — ok?)
Photos: Morgan Filliol
Last weekend I took a little trip to Vancouver Island. I haven’t seen my best friend since February, and it’s sad that even in Canada, we’re so far apart. On our to-do list? China town, B.C. Parliament buildings, Market Square Flea Market, Green Cuisine ( AMAZING VEGAN BUFFET with food that will convert you) , Baggins Shoes (too many Vans & Converse — in the best way) and an awkward encounter with a flower truck driver. Turns out, he didn’t want to join our photos. Thankfully, I managed to snap a beautiful pic before he sped off.
The next day, we also attended Victoria Pride. For the event, sidewalks around town were permanently painted rainbow. Awesome.
When these photos were taken, it was also 33 Celsius. Essentially, this makes putting together blog looks far more difficult than usual (I say that a lot — but I prefer cold-ish weather). Since I only brought a backpack to Victoria, I also had to bring lightweight pieces that could translate from day – to – night. Pre layered skirts and dresses are my go-to.
Of course, the Vince slip ons made another appearance. No surprise there.
See you next week! Let me know if you’ve ever been to Vancouver Island — if you haven’t, you’re missing out <3. Also: Whipped Cream is bomb and she’s from Vancouver Island. Reason enough to go :).
After a busy week of your standard 9-5, a trip to the beach was long overdue. Contrary to stereotypes, there are actually beaches in Canada. They get hot. We go swimming. It’s a thing. For these sorts of occasions (it was 30 celsius), lightweight shorts, my Adidas and my dog Buddha = the only things I need for some fun downtime — which usually involves music, reading, and immersing myself in all that is not degree-related.
While I was at the beach, I brought some of the “impulse buy” books I bought last semester (books I bought fully knowing I had no time to read them). First up? The Bell Jar. Not the most uplifting beach read, but I can’t put it down.
After spending a few hours at the beach with the family, we had a campfire and listened to the new Kendrick Lamar album (ITS PURE GOLD GUYS). Not to brag, but I can roast a mean marshmallow — golden always.
I always try to appreciate these calm moments in my life…. sometimes I wish I could just become a yogi and move to Vermont. Anyone wanna join?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s post! Be sure to tell me below what you’re reading / listening to? I’d love to know <3.
Fringe Jumper (overtop): Marlene Berger | Hoodie underneath: American Apparel | Pleather Trousers: H&M | Trainers: Acne
I’m finally home! Since I’m back in Canada, I decided to detach myself from my computer and *gasp* go outside. I unearthed my Diamond board and cruised down manicured paths near a friend’s place. While skating around, I took some shots.
It’s really nice to be back on the west coast. Everyone is so laid back, and I feel a lot more free and casual. However, my penchant for layering was challenged by the Canadian heat. Turns out pleather pants aren’t breathable. At all.
As for the rest of my outfit, I’m particularly in love with the flowered shoe bag that I used as a purse. I tied a cube necklace to it, and I love how it turned out. Purses are a pain to skate around with.
Although I won’t have time to skate too much next week, lots of exciting stuff will be happening! I’ll be starting my summer job, and getting back to boxing and riding.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s post! Be sure to let me know where you’re from in the comments <3.
As I finally write this post, I’ve been enjoying a wonderful weekend in Glasgow. My purpose for this trip was not only to see Glasgow, but also to see Dillon Francis. Live. I fangirled. Yes, I’m in love with moombahton. I particularly adored the brief DJ Hanzel interlude (Dillon’s deep house alter ego), before Dillon went back to playing his classic tracks. Check them out here.
Now that I’m heading back to school tomorrow, its back to “work” mode! When I’m in work mode, the way I dress becomes more …. streamlined ( err lazy & redundant). And when I’m lazy, high tops are a pain. Who has time for laces anyways? Thankfully, these Kenzo trainers exist. Although they’d get destroyed at a Dillon Francis gig, the functional velcro straps doubly compensate, and are great for everyday. Besides, nothing makes me happier than a childhood favourite becoming cool again. Plastic chokers, velcro sneakers — I was way more hip as a kid ( despite wearing braces and spending most of watching reruns of The Amanda Show).
I hope you’ve enjoyed this Friday post! See you Tuesday <3.
Side note: Have any of your childhood items experienced a coolness revival? Comment below!