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3.25.2012

ALL BLACK







Maxi - Sirens
Jacket - Suzy Shier 
Boots - Gojane.com

The boyfriend and I went to see the Hunger Games last night and snapped these pictures before heading to dinner.  I actually really liked the movie.  I wasn't sure if  I was going to like it because there was just so much hype around it.  Often I find when things are so hyped up that my expectations are so high going into it that I come out disappointed.  But that wasn't the case this time, I'm quite excited to see what the next few movies bring!

Xo, Andrea
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3.23.2012

She means Business


Jeans - Joe Fresh
Button up - Suzy Shier
Bag - Vintage
Flats - Joe Fresh

I bought this tie ages ago when I saw Rachael from Friends wearing a tie in one of the final seasons.  She did it best but this is how I like to wear mine.  I kept the outfit clean lined and pulled my hair back to keep the attention on the tie.

Taking these pictures was SO awkward! The courtyard I took them in is between two buildings with apartment balconies on either side of the courtyard.  Every so often I could see people poking their heads over the ledge to see what was going on down below.  What makes it even more awkward is the fact that I was my own photographer today so I was running back and forth between my focus point and the camera....yah, I think the neighbors think I'm crazy.

Xo, Andrea
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3.22.2012

Here comes the Sun






Blazer - Solo
Shorts - Dynamite
T-shirt - American Eagle
Oxfords - Spring
 
Silly me, I actually thought I was going to be able to bare my legs today!  Clear blue skies, birds chirping, the sound of lawn mowers in the distance.....Buutttt reality set in when I stepped outside and could still see my breath! Ah yes, good ol' Vancouver!  At least we are seeing the first signs of spring! 

   I'll take it.  

Xo, Andrea
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3.21.2012

Grandpa Sweater

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Jeans - Levis
Sweater - Vintage
Flats - Joe Fresh

I actually hadn't planned on doing a post today because I came off night shift this morning so I was tired and didn't really feel like putting anything interesting together.  But I was playing around with my camera trying to figure out my new lens and decided that a few of you might like to see what I wear when I don't really care what I'm wearing! So, here it is - the cozy grandma sweater that is appropriate for a few random chilly outdoor shots.

Xo, Andrea

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3.18.2012

Arm Candy





[1. Ardene 2. Ardene 3. Vintage 4. Vintage 5. Walmart!]

A few snaps of my recent everyday arm candy of choice.  Hopefully I will be able to upgrade to a Michael Kors watch one day!

Xo, Andrea
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3.15.2012

MY MESSY BEACH WAVES

Ever since I started my blog, I have been amazed at how many people comment on my hair! So given that people seem to like it, I thought I would show you how I achieve the look and what products I use to get there.  The video is more of a general overview of what I do because I didn't want it to be too long by blabbing the whole time.  I can always do another video that goes into more detail of my tips and ticks, if anyone is interested.  I wasn't sure if anyone would actually want to watch a 10 minute video of my talking about my messy hair, haha!



I hope this helps you to recreate messy waves, and let me know if you try it!

Tata for now,

Xo, Andrea
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3.12.2012

DIY Detached Collar


The detached collar seems to be all the rage recently.  I’ve seen it all over pinterest and on many blogs but I wasn’t about to pay top dollar of a designer collar.  

I picked up this blouse from a thrift shop and kept a few things in mind when selecting it for the job.  First, that I would be able to button up to the top (some blouses have a very small neck!).  Second, that it had a stiff collar so it would easily hold its shape.  And third, that it had a collar that had character.  The one I chose has an elongated collar that I think gives it a little extra edge (it might just look like a regular collar but if you were to have it side by side with another collar, you would see the difference).   A lace or printed collar would also work well, I just happened to keep my clean lined and crisp.

 
 

Xo, Andrea
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3.11.2012

BLUE BY BLUE

 
 
 

Who's excited for the bachelor finale?! I really hope he doesn't choose Courtney but I have a feeling he will.  I have to wait until Tuesday to watch it - seems like forever away, haha.  That show is  SO addicting!  

Who are you rooting for? - you all know who has my vote!

Xo, Andrea
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3.07.2012

New on the Job


Well I handed my new camera over to my sister to take my pictures today.  It was the first time shes ever shot a SLR and I think she did a great job! She got really into it! She was crouching on the ground and leaning into bushes to get the shot she wanted. And I must say, it was quite the luxury to have a photographer!  If only I could get her to take pictures with me more often.

And just to warn you -- We kind of went picture crazy so please excuse the fact that there are multiple locations and a TON of pictures.  Hopefully you enjoy them!

 
 
 
Thanks Sis!

Xo, Andrea
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3.06.2012

Vancouver on Foot

Today I went for a long walk along the seawall.  It's amazing how a nice camera can totally change your perspective of ordinary things around you.

 
 
 
 

Xo, Andrea
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