Style

Updating A Classic Combo

October 3, 2017

Taking a striped tee, denim, and a trench coat into Fall 2017!

Getting a lot of wear out of clothing is more important to me than ever.  I am STILL in the midst of streamlining and cutting down my wardrobe, and let me tell you, this process is incredibly eye opening. I have far too many pieces that shouldn’t have been purchased in the first place.  At this point in my life, I’m finally getting a grasp of what I actually get the most wear out of and coming to terms with the fact that comfort plays a major role in that.

I wanted to create a look with some older timeless pieces and update them with a couple trends.  The starting point was a striped long sleeve t-shirt, skinny jeans, and my classic trench coat.  I always like to rock a trench as much as possible in the spring and autumn, because there’s such a small window of time for it!  Added a matching black cross body bag and my Daniel Wellington watch, but wanted to add a little pop of colour as well.

I’d picked up these orangey-red mules in Bellevue a few weekends ago and am so happy I did!  They’re a great shoe for this seasonal transition and who doesn’t love a good slider?  The ultimate footwear choice for running out the door!  It happened to be raining on and off on this particular day, so I also opted for a hat.  This Baker Boy cap is absolutely my new favourite!  It goes with so much and is a welcome change from my fedoras.  I still love my large brim hats, but it’s great to mix it up!

How do you like to remix your fall staples?  Would love to know in the comments below!  Or not, that’s cool too 😉

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First Day Of Fall

September 22, 2017

Ohmygod, fall is, like, my favourite season.

I love this time of year and I legit don’t care how basic that makes me.  At this point in my life, I’m at peace with my basic tendencies.  Not only is this the official kickoff of my favourite season, but it was on this day, 4 years ago, that Adam proposed!  And though Adam planned a simple and lovely proposal, I am a hundred percent sure the fact that it was also the first day of fall was a coincidence.  I mean bless, but there’s no way he planned that out, the universe was just gifting him with that one!

In my autumn spending spree, I found this gorgeous golden brown chunky knit sweater at Aritzia.  It’s really comfortable and I love how the cut of it makes tucking it into jeans an option, which I never really thought I’d have the ability to do.  Miracles can happen, people, you just need the right sweater and mom jeans!  I thought I had dressing for the weather figured out with a warm sweater and cool sandals, but jokes on me because the weather is all over the place and I ended up majorly overheating in this.  I think this outfit would have been a perfect ‘fall transition’ combo if I’d layered a t-shirt underneath.  That way, when the sun came out, I could have ditched the sweater and been a LOT more comfortable!  As Alanis said, you live, you learn.

Happy Friday, you crazy kids!

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Done Is Better Than Perfect

September 20, 2017

What’s Up, Where Ya Been?

Shoot guys, I have been suffering from the craziest case of writer’s block.  Exhibit A, I have deleted and re-written that basic opening sentence a handful of times.  This..is..so..frustrating.  It’s that much more difficult to go through the ebb and flow of creative inspiration when you need to be writing every day!  As these pauses usually go, I have thankfully been planning for the next few months and shooting a ton of content.  Though I can’t seem to produce a final product, I’ve been full of ideas and everything has turned into a rapidly growing list of partially completed draft posts.  Which, hopefully will equal a consistent delivery of content like I’ve always wanted to do.

I’ve done a lot of research about perfection/analysis paralysis lately and it’s honestly something I’ve suffered from it for as long as I can remember.  Fuelled by overthinking and anxiety, I start convincing myself that if it’s not unattainably “perfect” then I can’t even start or publish what I have actually done. Can sure be crippling when you’re a one woman show!  What do you do to spark creativity and/or work past a perfectionist standard?

I keep repeating the mantra, “Done is better than perfect!”

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Life

A Year With Reggie

September 5, 2017

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Happy Adoptiversary, Reggie Boo!

We’ve just returned from a long weekend camping adventure, our first as a family of three.  Reggie earned the nickname BBQ Bill after jumping onto a picnic table to consume an entire plate of unoccupied meatballs.  He’s spent today, his makeshift birthday, in various positions trying to find comfort in his meat sweats.  Nothing like breaking his strict raw food diet with spicy meatballs.  He’s paying for it though, and perhaps even feels a hint of remorse.  Just a hint.

It was on this day, one year ago, that we raced home from our last weekend of freedom to get the apartment puppy ready.  We spent the afternoon picking up a crate and tidying the place up, as the foster was going to drop him off later in the afternoon.  She left us some provisions and this little scruff ball of cuteness.  It was such an ordinary day, made extraordinary by the arrival of the third member of our little family.

All photos by Jenna Hill Photography

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