Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Style is Style loves ASOS!

If you follow me on Pinterest, it's no secret that I love perusing online retailers to see what's new and now. ASOS is one the shops I visit the most, so I was over the moon when they got in touch to try a piece from the Curve collection. For someone who size-wise is an "in-betweeny" (somewhere between straight and plus sizing), ASOS is a must. With an expansive selection of fashion forward ensembles for both ends of the size spectrum, it's easy to find exactly what your looking for and then some!

Because the temperatures are slowly rising around these parts, I chose a sweet tropical swing dress and delicously obnoxious sunglasses to try out. I ended up wearing the dress on a day that was mostly food hopping, and it was nice to have the loose fit without compromising my cool. You can bet I'll be wearing these gems all summer long...  Be sure to check out my ASOS pinboard for more inspiration!

this post is sponsored by ASOS, all opinions are my own.

ASOS Floral Swing Dress, sunglasses (C/O) | Vintage Levi's moto jacket
Sock Dreams socks (gift) | Report cut out ankle boots

Thursday, May 8, 2014

#TBT: Six Years And Counting.

Six years ago today, I wrote the innaugural post of Style is Style in my parents basement. What started as a slightly obsessive hobby has turned into a source of community, inspiration and an online "home" of sorts. I'm grateful to have this space to fangirl over street style photos and bloggers, fawn over collections, rant about the more bothersome aspects of my life and just to talk to like-minded folks. This blog has lasted much longer than I expected it to; somehow it's become one of my longest relationships. I have you to thank for that.

As far as my style, the evolution has been gradual. Some elements never change; I was wearing patterned collared shirts back in 2008 and the collection has only exponentially expanded since. Other things change drastically; after swearing to never wear pants again, I've recently found myself in a sea of jeans. I've learned to never say never...since I (almost) always eat my words. Oops.

Surprisingly, this blog has been the catalyst for many of the major changes over the past six years of my life. Moving to Vancouver, going to fashion school and subsequently pursuing a career in fashion; I wouldn't have done any of it if it hadn't been for a realization that perhaps my little dreams were not quite as impossible as I thought. Having a safe space encouraged me to open up about my body image issues, self-esteembeauty and even to come out. It's not to say that the work is done; I'll always be working on my relationship with my body/mental health/self-esteem.  But I don't think I would have grown this much without this space, a space in which I knew I was safe to speak honestly and truthfully. Essentially, I want you to know that I frickin' love you guys. I'm a corny sap, and I love you. Thanks for sticking around and putting up with me; hopefully I can offer half as much as you've given me.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Oh, Hello!

It's been pretty quiet around these parts, but I'm still kickin' it! If you feel like catching up, you can always find me on instagram, pinterest, and tumblr. Be sure to check out my articles for Autostraddle as well, I've been wearing jeans! Shocking, I know. I think I've been converted back to a pants-wearer... these are the jeans that did it!

Topshop felt cap | Urban Renewal trench
Vintage striped sweater, ankle boots | Old Navy jeans

Saturday, May 3, 2014


This spring I can feel a relaxed sense of ease seeping into my style. The spring lookbook from Madewell perfectly executes the kind of style I am leaning towards when shopping my closet/stores. Pared down, effortless, perfectly cut foundation pieces that can be worn in and beat up. I never thought I'd be yearning for it, but all I seem to want these days are solid basics. Is this what adulthood feels like?

source: fashion gone rogue

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Fashion Narcissist + Style is Style

Two weeks ago I attended a lovely shopping event at the downtown Joe Fresh store with my pal, Grace. As a fellow blogger (and a lovely one at that), it was fun to spend a sunny evening on the town complete with obligatory outfit photos. We were too busy shopping at Joe Fresh to snap photos (I got this polish), but it was a super fun night. Here's to more sunny evenings spent in good company!

photos of me by Grace.

Joe Fresh dress | H&M lace collared shirt | Urban Renewal trench
LowLuv ring | NCLA nail wraps in Freshly Squeezed, C/O Nail Polish Canada
Wilfred fedora (gift) | Target tights (gift) | Vintage Levi's jean jacket, ankle boots, belt


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