A fashion and lifestyle blog created by a Canadian living in the United Kingdom

8.26.2014

HAIRSIRATION: BOHO DOUBLE BUN UP-DO


easy boho hairstyle perfect for unwashed hair
easy boho hairstyle perfect for unwashed hair


I don't know about you, but I tend to get in hair ruts.  Like most girls, I much prefer my hair down and styled.  The problem is I only like to wash my hair a few days a week, so I have to come up with styles that work for 2nd or 3rd day hair.  

Last week, I randomly threw my hair up in these messy buns and loved how it turned out.  I think the fact that my hair was "dirty" added enough texture to allow it to hold and create that "piecey" boho look. I pulled a few pieces out in the front and around my face to give it more of a laid back feel.  What is you go to "dirty" hair routine?

Xo, Andrea

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8.21.2014

RED KIMONO

simple boho kimono for date night
simple boho kimono for date night
Kimono - Vintage (Similar options HERE and HERE for under $40)
Tank - Vintage 
Skirt - really old!
Shoes - Gojane.com
Purse - Aldo - No longer available - (Similar option for $49.99 HERE)
Sunglasses - Raybans
Watch - Nixon 

This kimono is one of those pieces that I grab when I don't know what to wear but still want to wear something interesting. It does all the talking.  I can throw it over almost anything and have a instant outfit.  This outfit I wore last week when Ken and I met up for weekday drinks.  It was perfect for a warm summers evening on the patio.


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8.19.2014

FEMININE TIE DYE


tie dye, girly, converse, tiger necklace, nixon watch,
funky girly tie dye outfit
how to wear tie dye
nixon watch
peace and love
converse shoes
aviators for girls
Top - Vintage
Skirt - Forever 21
Watch - Nixon
Sunglasses - Raybans

I don't know what provoked me put these pieces of clothing together.  I had been trying on a few random things from my closet (trying to shop my own closet recently), and happened to put this together. There was something about it I really liked.   It's feminine because of the mini skirt, causal because of the converse and the tie dye is a little boho. There is a lot going on, but I think it somehow works. What do you think? yay or nay? The boyfriend was a definite NAY! Haha…

Xo, Andrea



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8.18.2014

THE BEST OF NEUTRAL CROSSBODY BAGS

Neutral crossbody bags

Chanel Dupe from Forever21 - $24.50! / Deadly Peonies Basic / Marc Jacobs Plaid / Tory Burch Pony PrintChristian Louboutin Studded Mini / 3.1 Philip Lim / Rebecca Minkoff Black Crossbody

Lately, all I've been wearing/buying are cross body bags.  They are SO comfortable and leave you hands free when shopping, which is always a good thing.  If I could convince myself of a few more overtime shifts, these are a few of the bags I'd be looking at splurging on.  I'm dying for the Forever 21 bag in the top left corner but it has been out of stock in Canada for ages.  Im determined to make it mine so I'll just have to keep stalking the site

Xo, Andrea

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8.17.2014

VLOG : Jet Skiing with the GoPro Hero 3+ and other adventures

Dress - Brandy Melville 
Red cardigan - Vintage (Similar one HERE)
Purse - Aldo (sold out) - Similar HERE - $49.99!
Watch - Nixon 
Sunglasses - Raybans

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Back with another vlog! (Watch my other YouTube Videos HERE!)

The boyfriend took the plunge and bought the GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition to take with him on is upcoming move to London. We thought we'd test it out before he took off with it to his new home. 

In the morning we biked to Granville Island and rented Jet Skis (what better way to test out the new camera!), then had a bite to eat on the water, nibbled on some Rodgers chocolate, then headed to The Craft for some healthy dinner and beer ;)

One of our last weekends here in Vancouver, so it's kind of a memory vlog for me too :)

Hope you enjoy!

Xo, Andrea
INSTAGRAM : AANDREACLARE


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8.12.2014

DOWN BY THE RIVER


rolling stones tee
beauty shot
what to wear to the beach
how to wear a wide brim hat
laughing girls
how to wear a crop top
how to look cute at the beach

Bikini Top - Walmart ($4!)
Tank - Forever21 - Sold Out - Love THIS one too
Skirt -Old
Hat - Vintage
Sunglasses - Raybans
Watch - Nixon

As you saw in my last post/vlog, a few friends and I were camping over the recent long weekend.  On one of the nights we wandered down to the river near where we were camping to take a few pictures and skip a few rocks.  

This forever 21 top is kind of the perfect beach top.  I love that its SO boxy and oversized.  It works well over just a bikini top.  I'm also really drawn to the red, white and blue colour scheme. Since I'm a proud Canadian, it can be hard to find that colour combo without looking like a trader, haha.

The bikini top I originally bought just to wear under open back or really loose fitting tops but ended up wearing it as an actually bikini.  For $4, I might just pick up a few of them!

Xo, Andrea

Photos by Elena Babor

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8.11.2014

VLOG : Beer Pong, Tandem Bike Rides and Puppies


August Long weekend a few friends and I headed back down to the United States for some Glamping. I put a few clips of the weekend together.  Hope you enjoy!

You can see my other vlogs HERE and HERE
Be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel if you enjoy the videos :)

Xo, Andrea
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8.06.2014

BASEBALL JERSEY AND FLOWER CROWN

how to style one teaspoon shorts
how to style a baseball jersey
how to style a flower crown
how to style a nixon watch
raybans for girls
natural makeup
adventure date
how to style one teaspoon shorts

Top - H&M (old)
Shorts - Forever21
Shoes - Gojane.com (old)
Sunnies - Raybans
Watch - Nixon 

Two weekends ago, Ken and I had a jam packed Saturday afternoon.  In the morning we rode our bikes along the seawall to Stanley Park.  I've lived in the lower mainland my whole life and somehow have never explored Stanley Park.  The weather was stunning that day, so it seemed like the perfect day to check it off my to-do list.

On the way back, we stopped at a restaurant on the beach for a bite and drinks, and then biked the rest of the way home to freshen up for the fireworks at night.  In the evening, we hopped back on our bikes to kits beach for a good view for the Celebration of Lights show over English Bay.  We pigged out on candy, fries and beer.  Pure bliss.

Check out my Instagram for a few more shots of the day
Username : aandreaclare

Xo, Andrea

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8.01.2014

BLACK AND WHITE

preppy date night outfit
how to make a black and white outfit interesting
loose curls
lace up shoes
black and white outfit
messy hairstyle
simple outfit
Top - from my high school days 
Oversized blazer - Vintage - (similar here)
Shoes - no longer available - (similar options here and here)
Watch - Nixon (ON SALE!)
Sunglasses - Raybans

I honestly didn't think we were going to get pictures the day these were taken.  We almost didn't bother trying.  It had been raining on and off all day and it was just one of those dark, dreary days here in Vancouver. Luckily, we have a small undercover area near our building that I was able to hide under while we took these pictures as it poured rain around us. My photographer (the boyfriend!) was stuck in the rain with an umbrella, haha.  I bought him a bag of candy as payment for doing me the favour :) Its a win - win situation for someone who loves candy as much as he does.

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