New thinking over new resolutions

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit

Positive mindset for 2017 - Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter outfit
Aritzia jacket / Zara scarf, bag and sneakers / H&M top / Topshop pants / Urban Outfitters hat / Forever 21 fishnets

At the beginning of every new year there is always the resolutions from everybody floating around, like the ever so popular ones like eat healthy, exercise more, etc. This year is no different but for me I have decided that I am not giving myself resolutions, rather changing my mindset.

Lately I have been feeling much more content and happy with my life and I want to continue this new found way of thinking positive and willing to try new things. So instead of giving myself a goal I know I won't make which then will make me upset I am just going to continue with how I am feeling these days and let it shine through and see where it takes me.

Like so far it has taken me to be a much more positive person, I still have my down moments and I still want to work on that but I am conscience now of these way of thinking and I am making efforts to be better always.

As well as some new develops in my life that I never thought would happen but I realized a little while ago that I pretty much never eat beef, maybe the only time is when we go out to eat which is basically never. So now my mindset is too just stop eating beef, which is one of the small things I can do to help save the environment and there is nothing wrong with that.

Then there is a more typical one but not a forced resolution but rather a mindset and conscience of what food we bring into the house, instead of that junk food snack, rather have healthy snacks around to eat. Like chips, that is my weakness but I said I was going to try to give them up this month and I have not even craved them. I have been making sure I am still eating so I don't go hungry but rather it has been smoothies or fruit instead because we have it in the house.

I will end it there, but over all, what I am trying to say is that maybe we should not set our selves up for disappointment. If you are like me and make resolutions that you know you won't keep, then don't bother. Rather maybe try to find the area in your life that you could work on so that ultimately you will be happier because the happier and more satisfied with your life I think the easier it will be to become a even better person and make positive changing in your life.

Trends I'm digging

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans

Fashion Trends - Canadian Style Blog - Winter outfit - fishnets, loafers, mom jeans
Noul shearling coat / Forever 21 cropped sweatshirt, fishnets and slip on loafers / AGOLDE jeans /  American Apparel belt

Each year new trends seem to appear and just like that they are everywhere. Some trends last and other don't. So I thought I would share you with the trends that I am digging.

1. Fishnets - I am totally into fishnets right now, as you can see I recently got myself this full fishnets and how cool do they look under jeans. I will definitely continue with this trend into Spring. I actually just found some sock fishnets as well, so I will probably end up wearing those today.

2. Chokers - Chokers just add that hint of an edge and sexiness to any outfit. I was totally okay with the 90's grunge come back of these chokers as well as some other trends which leads me too my next one.

3. Slip dresses and camis - Another great 90's vibe that can back that I love. It is such a flawless and fun look to wear a cool top under like a band tee underneath a sexy slip dress or with a cami and jeans.

4. Vintage style denim - I like this is probably the MOST hyped and worn trend and favourite amongst us all. I love all the straight leg, mom jeans, re-worked vintage styles that are out right now and for someone who is 100% a denim girl, it is hard to not want to buy every single pair out there. Levi's is a personal favourite on mine.

5. Loafers / Mules - Another big trend that we will probably see continue for quite some time is the loafers / mules. Like these fun look-a-like gucci slip ons, these are just so fun and an effortless way to  add cool to your outfit. I love the trend not only with these styles but also the fact that flat shoes in general have been a HUGE on going trend, like adidas, vans, pumas and tons more. This is great for me since I am not so much a heels kind of girl.

6. Luxe sweats - Thanks to designers like Vetements and women like Kylie Jenner, the luxe style of sweatshirts and sweatpants have made a huge appearance. And now everyone is making amazing pieces like Tommy Hilfiger, Champion with lots of designers and brands, Filas....the list is on going. But I like the contrast of this look with cropped sweatshirts and jeans or a full on look with heels. Super cool girl look!! This also going with the trend of logos...logos everywhere!!!

7. Off the shoulder - Lastly we will talk about off the shoulder. This trend are me is a love hate relationship. I LOVE the look and think it is super fun and sexy but as the same time it is not something I wear often as it is quite annoying to move around in. But even with that said, I will continue to love the look and try my best to style it this coming Spring and Summer.

I think I gave you enough, that you get the idea. I am not one who buys heavily into trends or styles my wardrobe another them but if there is something that I like (love) enough then of course I will get it. Luckily this year a lot of the trends were very affordable excluding some like the Gucci loafers, so I was able to get my hands on a few pieces.

Now I just want to quickly mention some other  trends that I love but didn't write about above.

Velvet, ALL sneakers, soft pink, bomber jackets, puffer jackets (worn on the arms...of course), statement bags and earrings, band tees (and other graphics and logos)


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What I will be wearing in January

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter style outfit - Noul coat - Frame jeans

Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter style outfit - Noul coat - Frame jeans

Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter style outfit - Noul coat - Frame jeans

Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter style outfit - Noul coat - Frame jeans

Vancouver Fashion Blogger - Winter style outfit - Noul coat - Frame jeans
Noul coat / Forever 21 top and new choker / Frame jeans / H&M boots

Already this year there have been pieces that I've been gravitating towards. This winter has probably been the coldest that we have experienced since moving here almost 6 years ago, which means we have also had the most snow that we have ever gotten in Vancouver. So a lot of the pieces I have been grabbing are ones to keep me warm first and foremost. But I have also made some new purchases that I really want to wear as well. So I made a list of 10 items that I think will get a lot of use during this month.

1. My new super long navy coat from Forever 21
2. Seen worn above, my black H&M ankle boots
3. Also in this outfit, my Frame le high skinny distressed jeans
4. Zara distressed skinny jeans
5. This new choker, I love it!!!
6. Oversized stripped long sleeve from H&M
7. Both my fisherman's hats that I am obsessed with from Aritzia and Urban Outfitters
8. My favourite new grey scarf from Zara. It is a new to go for winter.
9. This one is mostly just worn at home but my super cozy Justin Bieber hoodie.
10. Lastly, a new pair of jeans I just bought and haven't even worn yet but I am already obsessed with them. I will show you them very soon.


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New year, New coat

Saturday, 7 January 2017

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit

new Forever 21 coat / Louis Vuitton bag / Frame jeans - Winter style outfit
Forever 21 coat and knit top / Frame jeans / Aritzia hat / H&M ankle boots / Aldo earrings / Monica Vinader ring / Louis Vuitton bag

Wow. This is my first post for 2017 (that's crazy to say) and what a whirl wind of a year it had been. From having knee surgery and being off work for 2 months, moving back to Vancouver, working at a job I hated to a job I really like, to trying to make sense of this life and finally being happy with everything at the moment. I can honestly say that now I have started 2017 with being happy and feeling content. That doesn't mean that everything is perfect (because nothing is) and that there aren't things that I would love to have and don't but that's all relative.

So 2017 is starting off with good vibes and a happy mind set which I think is all that matters, I have good feeling about this year and I am just glad to be where I am. I am also happy to have this coat in my life. I guess you could say this was a little present to myself. I have been wanting a really long coat for a while and I originally wanted a black one and found an amazing one at H&M but unfortunately not in my size so when I saw this one, I knew I had to have it. It is slightly oversized which means it is a bit long in the arms, but that is okay. I wanted the coat to be comfortable to wear thick sweater underneath.

So this year is not only starting off to a great start mentally but also fashionably!!

SIDE NOTE: Everyone should go check out this post by Fashionmenow called Lessons in Imperfection (Lucy Williams), I won't say more, just go read it.

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2016

Saturday, 31 December 2016

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I just want to reflect a bit on 2016 not just because it is fun to look back but also to really see what I did this year and see if I accomplished things I wanted to or whatever. So here is a little journey back to this year.

January
- January started off with a bang, as I had surgery on my knee on the 4th and then moved away from home again and back to Vancouver. So it was a big month, though not a lot of moving seeing as my walking was not that great. I had to do exercises and try to get my knee healed, so obviously I was not working which meant spending lots of time at home with my boyfriend and going to physio.

February
- This month was basically the same boring routine of January.

March
- I started working again, it was a bit of a challenge getting use to standing for a long time I remember. Also I hated my job, I was feeling really happy in the beginning of the tar but that job started to bring me down a bit.

April
- Too get away from the job and also because I told myself I wanted to make travel more of a priority in my life, my friend and I went to California to soak some sun. We stayed in a Airbnb in Long Beach, we went to Disneyland and we had a GREATTT time. I got to meet Winnie the Pooh which was a dream of mine since I was little (#dreamcometrue).Though my friend caught the stomach flu while we were there unfortunately and then I got it when we got back, then gave it to my boyfriend. Not a fun way to end the trip.

May
- I don't remember much about May other then going to an Etsy event and most likely taking lots of sunset photos!!!

June
- June is my boyfriends birthday month so we celebrated his birthday by getting out of the city and exploring the Sea to Sky and going up the gondola which has the most breathtaking views. I also ate lots of ice cream.

July
- Again, don't remember too much (must have been uneventful) but the fireworks always start at the end of the month which I also love. But I am pretty sure I ate even more ice cream.

August
- More fireworks for the Celebration of lights. My boyfriend and I got to see the Prime Minister right outside our balcony during the gay pride parade and we thought that was pretty cool. His security was tight!!! Also I had finally quit my awful job.

September
- This month started off amazing because my parents did a road trip down to see us and it was SOOO good having them here and showing them around. We did lots of exploring like going to Whistler, taking the ferry to Vancouver Island and just showing them around the city. I also started my new job which was also my old old job and started to feel much happier this month.

October
- I love October. It is my favourite month, it is just so beautiful outside with all the colourful leaves and the air is a perfect temperature. At the end of the month I went home for a visit because my sister and her 2 kids who live in Sweden were coming out for a visit as well. I spent 2 weeks there which leads me into November.

November
- Obviously started this month in Manitoba, back home in Carman. I celebrated Halloween with my ever so adorable nieces and nephews and went trick or treating with them wearing matching Unicorn Onesies with my sisters and Mom. Then a few days later, celebrated my birthday with a cozy dinner at home and also the best night out. We went to Real Escape which is where you get put in a room with clues and have to try and figure your way out before you run out of time. SOOO much fun, I highly recommend and then another dinner out. Then rest of my time home was spent with family and friends just enjoying the company of them until my return home to a busy work load.

December
- Obviously busy work month with Christmas coming, which I also prepared for (well kind of...not so much with gifts) I also love the anticipation to christmas with everything super cozy with music, warm drinks and such things. We had snow in Vancouver, the most we have had since we moved here for sure. And well now we are at the up of the month and today is the last day so today is all about being happy and grateful for the great year I had and celebrating the start of a new year which will hopefully top 2016 and be the best year yet!!!

Let's do this 2017!!!!