Spring has arrived, and I couldn't be happier. We're expecting over 20 degree weather this weekend; it'll be perfect for a date in the park. I seemed to have (mostly) abandoned my dresses and skirts for jeans and cutoffs. Sometimes I don't recognize myself. I'd like to think that it's a slow transformation into the new and improved Lydia, but only time will tell if that rings true...
If you ever miss me, I am always up to something right here.
Vintage silk duster | Levi's jean jacket | Gap tee
Zara necklace, boots | Old Navy jeans | Wilfred hat | Clearly Contacts glasses
It's true: I've got a decent Drake obsession. I had to come to terms with my fandom when I almost cried after recieving a Drake tee for my b-day, ha ha. I was more than ecstatic that Hannah and I found this wall's graffiti when we went for chicken and waffles in late winter. Felt like Aubrey left it there for me, you know?
It's positively spring-like here in Vancouver, and I've found myself a new textile obsession. I cannot get enough of jeans!!! Durable, easy to care for and better with age, there is just something about the sweet blues. Indigo hues get me singin’ like nothing else! Broken down and worn in or crisp and deeply dyed, I'm fascinated with both the versatility and accessibility of denim. Given
this current love of all things jean, I was ecstatic when ASOS
approached me about their brand new "Denim Hub". ASOS has an extensive
selection of products, and the denim hub features petite, tall and Curve denim, as well as straight sizing. From super slim ankle grazers to wider boyfriend styles, the
styles are wearable and super of-the-moment. My favourite part of the
hub is that each ASOS Stylist picked their favourite pairs! It's great
to get inspiration for how to wear a new item, and the enviable style of
each person makes the denim even more desirable. I've included some of
my favorite styles and looks from the hub...Now which pair to choose?!?
this post is sponsored by ASOS, all opinions are my own.
I'd been spying on Adidas shell toes since last winter when they were popping up on alllll the street style blogs, so I was over the moon when a pair showed up at my work in my size. Although this spring I'm more enamoured with the Vans Sk8 Hi, the nostalgia of Superstars hasn't lost it's charm. I like to think of this look as Canadian tuxedo meets Missy Elliott.
Although these photos were shot by Brittany back in November, co-ords and "suits" have been high on my sartorial desires all season long. After stalking Kirsten Stewart's style (and writing about it), all I want to wear is a dapper blazer with a slick pair of shoes and pants to match. It makes rolling out of bed and throwing something on seem so much more... stylish. I'm all for fashion hacks that are equal parts easygoing and aesthetically pleasing.
Thrifted blazer | Gifted tie | H&M lace shirt Old Navy jeans | Topshop ankle boots | Joe glitter socks
I am currently very into neckerchiefs... I suppose it's a natural transition from a former bow-tie obsessed human. Since I'm not one for jewellery, this necktie/neckerchief thing creates interest without having to navigate that whole...necklace thing.
Also, pink walls. I really love them. If I could, I'd probably build a city which was only painted pink, where everyone was mandated to wear kerchiefs at least once a week. I can dream, right?
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone had a good one. I managed to leave the house (after much internal convincing) and had a splendid night which ended in a smorgasbord of chicken wings :D
I don't really regard January 1st as the start of the year. For me, I typically set resolutions/evaluate my life and reflect on the past year around my birthday, which is September 8th. It doesn't hurt to assess where you are at when December 31st rolls around, though. Lately, I've been feeling like I'm due for an update, slowly making changes in various arenas of my life... Sometimes you have to recalibrate, you know? Bigger and better in 2015.
These photos are technically from 2014, but I couldn't help but share them! Grace was behind the lens for these ones. One of the things I admire the most about Grace is her innate ability to create an image. These were taken in a matter of minutes, but the visual impact resonates. I'm lucky to have such a inspiring pal!
As for what I am wearing... this silk "duster" coat was picked up in the "bath" section of a local thrift store. $5 later and I've been rockin' this housecoat ever since. Sidenote: the lip motif on the Monki socks gives me all kinds of Dali feelings.