what you make of it

It seems strange to be sitting at my desk again, blogging for the first time in months. You'd think I would have so much to say, but really, it just feels so nice to be writing and documenting my style again. Big changes have happened in my life, some good, some not-so-good, but it's all part of the process - if anything, this is a year of growth. Living in a new city (albeit, just outside of where I lived before, it's still a big transition to live on my own) has given me incredible perspective, and I've been trying to self-reflect as much as I can. It's way too easy to get caught up in the intricacies of friends, family, my job, what to do on the weekend, self-image, etc. 

Being faced with a lot of change has forced me to look within, and with new perspective comes new style. I love that fashion can reflect who you are, who you want to be, or just who you feel like that day. I've been experimenting with different trends, and sometimes just throwing together whatever I feel good in. Like this outfit: Creams, destroyed jeans, long layers. And a graffitied wall with a happy cat. How can you go wrong? Happy Friday everyone. It feels good to be back.

Photography by Studio X (Vic, you are a photography rockstar).

clearly contacts giveaway

Bring on the hipster glasses. After moving to Gastown in Vancouver, I am now allowed to rock these daily, guilt-free. Perfect for dressing up or down, the subtle cat-eye on these frames from ClearlyContacts.ca is perfect for us with smaller, rounder faces  and hello tortoise + pink! Lately I've been wearing them while lounging at home in a cozy sweater and the softest b.up pajamas from Pjzzzz

I love fashion with a cause, and I especially love the way ClearlyContacts.ca gives back with their one-for-one business model. For every Evergreen frame sold, a seed is sent to a tree nursery in a developing country where agroforestry workshops provide local farmers with the education they need to cultivate their own land. Designed with a vintage-chic vibe (and how great are the brightly coloured frames?) I love that the Evergreen collection is both fashion-forward and eco-friendly.

I'm so excited that ClearlyContacts.ca is offering one of my readers a free pair of their own frames from the Evergreen line! Enter below for your chance to win. Good luck and happy Monday! xo

a Rafflecopter giveaway

blush blouse

During my move to Vancouver this month, I went through my entire closet and purged. It felt really great to only keep what I loved and donate the rest. At the same time, I was also able to 'shop my own closet' and find pieces that I'd completely forgotten about (or thought looked terrible on me, but actually suit my style now). So when I discovered this blouse tucked away from a few years ago, I knew I had to style it again for Spring. This light blush colour is one of my favourites, and I love the simple collar embellishment. So much so, that I opted out of wearing any jewellery at all (a first)! So don't be afraid, take a look at some of your closet items from past seasons and re-style them for Spring. I dare you. Happy Tuesday! xo

Blouse // Jacob (old)
Heels // Guess
Harper Satchel // BCBGMaxazria
Sunnies // H&M
Photography by the always beautiful Laura from Bundled Blog