Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

I ended up having a bit of a web hiatus last week...didn't open my laptop for five days. Oops! I had no intent of doing so, but my offline life has been bursting at the seams. It's been both wonderful and stressful, which seems to be an overarching theme of the holidays. I hope that you've all had a lovely December!

Yesterday marked a very special day for me: I was featured on AutoStraddle as a part of the "Straddler In The Street" column. I'm proud to share my queer identity with all of you. A big thanks to Vanessa and Autostraddle, the website was a perfect place to "come out" on the web.

At the close of 2013, I would say that this was a year of immense personal growth for me. I'm so happy to be surrounded by a community of family and friends (online and offline) who shower me with love and encourage me. I hope that I can reflect the joy you bring me and give at least a little of it back to you.

I've got nothing but high hopes for 2014, let's do this!

Thrifted jacket | F21 top, vintage boots from Front & Company | F21 tights
Joe Fresh sparkle socks | Gap pleated skirt | H&M sunglasses

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

All I'm Really Asking For Is You.

My weekend consisted mostly of Beyoncé...and not much else. I won't get into it but all I can say is Beyoncé (the album) is beautiful: feminist, confident, vulnerable, critical, emotional, fun, sex positive and artistic. Bow down, indeed.

The sequined collar I am wearing in these photos was given to me by a friend of mine, who is the sweetest! Laura recently went home to Scotland and found these sequins in her collection of vintage that was in storage; she kindly gave it to me for my birthday. I'm felling pretty great about owning something so special, next time I wear it detail photos will be in order!

Thrifted coat | Gifted vintage collar
Vintage sweater, Mise en Scene by Ruffian skirt, Dolce Vita boots from Front & Company

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Do What You Want.

I have been wearing this jacket to death; at least once a week. How did I live without a motorcycle jacket for so long?

Vintage Levi's jacket, Alexa Chung for Madewell tee, vintage ankle boots from Front & Company
Thrifted H&M skirt | Deena & Ozzy cat ear felt hat | gifted Sock Dreams strawberry socks

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Shine On.

An editorial from Arise Magazine. Perhaps one of the most perfect executions of a modern pin-up...neither stale nor retro, the innate sensuality is beyond palpable.

Shine On from Arise Magazine, found here.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Taken By Surprise.

In the spirit of getting out of my comfort zone, I've been scoping outfits that are a) more form fitting and b) more modern! I've been intimidated by sensual dressing in the past but I've been feeling pretty damn good in this body of mine lately. Surely, this outfit will seem very tame by modern standards, but I was definitely reaching outside of my comfort zone to wear this ensemble. See this as an attempt to push those fears aside... here's to more body conscious outfits!

If you are looking for a starting point as far as sassy outfits, check out Nadia & Karla's blogs. They always help me work up the confidence to wear something a little sexier than usual...

A sidenote: Style is Style was linked on a Buzzfeed article, so crazy. Hello to you if Buzzfeed is what brought you here!

Calvin Klein dress, Dolce Vita boots, fur collar from Front & Company
Thrifted wool blazer | Joe Fresh polka dot tights
LimeCrime Lipstick in Retrofuturist C/O Modcloth

Friday, December 6, 2013

Old Cat, New Tricks.

I didn't think it would happen...but I've been wearing pants lately! Granted, this pair is more of a thick legging/jegging hybrid, almost like a grandma leisure pant. They are as comfy as can be.

One of my recent goals has been to be unafraid to challenge myself... and wearing pants is super challenging for me. I look to pants pros Lady Morairty and Bianca for outfit inspiration; it surprised me how hard it is for me to figure out what to wear with them. A blazer and a collared shirt with some loafers seemed like a dapper place to start!

Thrifted wool blazer, cat pin, leather loafers
Daiso socks | Deena & Ozzy felt cat hat
AA button down via Front & Company | Urban Renewal trench

Monday, December 2, 2013

At A Glance.

Orla Kiely is a standby for wardrobe inspiration that I can recreate with items already in my wardrobe...
the muted palette and styling is a perfect marriage of sweet schoolgirl with a touch of rebellious Margot Tenenbaum. Who wouldn't want to be that girl?

Fall/Winter 13 images found here.

When I Wasn't Even Looking.

This jacket is a once in a lifetime find. I have been looking for a motorcycle style jacket for years. This one just happened to be consigned at work by one of my friend's. It has become indispensable to my wardrobe, the easiest way to add just the right amount of attitude to an outfit.

Vintage Levi's jean jacket, H&M sweater, AA sleeveless peter pan shirt, boots
(found at Front & Company)
Thrifted cat pins | F21 skirt | Joe tights | H&M sunnies

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Those Beams of Light, I Wish I Knew Them Still.

With dropping temperatures fast approaching the West Coast, I've been looking to my summer photos for a little escapism. Kate and I were lucky enough to score tickets to a Harbour Cruise on Canada Day; a friend who won them and couldn't attend herself graciously gifted them to us. It was spellbinding to watch sunset fall over Vancouver... To see the city from the water was a view that is incomparable, especially the fireworks. I didn't even know there were fireworks downtown on Canada Day (shows how much I get out...) Paired with drag queens and all the dancing we could handle, it was truly an evening to remember.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Meet Me In The Schoolyard, 'Bout Quarter Past Three.

Important life events: finally found a pair of heeled ankle boots (aka faux ACNE Pistols) that are comfortable. Thank you consignment gods. Also, my hair is long enough to do in a myriad of styles!

I've been feigning to do a garconne since...I'm not even sure when. Probably the first time I saw a photo of a girl with her hair done in that style, which may have been high school? This was one of my first attempts, and I love how it turned out. I feel super tough with my hair slicked back; pair that with a letterman jacket and I'm about ready for a schoolyard brawl... If I look tough it means I am tough, right?

Vintage letterman jacket, Dolce Vita Joust boots, MinkPink sweater (all found at Front & Company)
Joe Fresh tights | H&M sunglasses | C/O ModCloth Style is Style dress (as skirt)


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