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10.29.2014

INSTA-LATLY #5

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inspiring quotes

halloween inspiration


styling black

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Just a mash up of a few posts as of late.

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10.26.2014

CLASSIC STRIPES

stripe blouse
quilted purse
retro sunglasses
how to style stripes
mac lipstick
quilted purse

Stripe Top - Forever21 - no longer on site - Similar HERE and HERE
Purse - Forever21 - Sold out - Similar HERE and HERE
Shoes - Aldo
Sunglasses - Old - Similar HERE and HERE



When all else fails, wear stripes. Better yet, go monotone. You can never go wrong with a classic stripe and a completely colourless outfit, in my opinion.

I snagged this striped top at forever21 not too long ago but unfortunately, I couldn't find it on the site.  Sorry :(  But I did try to find a few options that are similar to this one (links above and below this write up).

I really loved the flowy fabric it's made of and the variation in stripes.  It works perfecty worn thrown over my shoulders (much like I would do with a coat) and tied around my waist. I'd highly recommend adding some stripes to your life!

Xo, Andrea
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10.21.2014

OUT WITH THE CROP TOP

style a leather skirt
styling retro sunglasses
quilted purse
black and white outfit
casual cute outfit

Top - Old - (Similar HERE)
Skirt - Suzy Shier ( old - Similar HERE and HERE)
Watch - My Daniel Wellington dupe
Necklace - Vintage (Similar option HERE)
Sunglasses - Forever21 (Similar picks down below!)
Purse - Forever 21 (Love this, this, this)
Shoes - Converse

For ages I was really drawn to any top that was cropped, but lately it's been the exact opposite.  I've been reaching for more over sized, long pieces (especially anything that is black or white).  It seems like all over a sudden all my favourite shirts have been pushed to the back of my closet.  Not sure what has caused the drastic change in opinion but for now I'll embrace the new obsession. 




Xo, Andrea
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10.20.2014

FALL LOOKBOOK - ALL BLACK EDITION


Something a little different today. 

I had some fun styling a few black infused outfits with some of my favourite dark pieces for fall. A lot of the items are vintage finds so hopefully this will inspire you to go dig through your local thrift store for hidden gems!

Let me know if you enjoyed it!

Xo, Andrea
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10.16.2014

WALK IN THE FOREST


one teaspoon dupe
long blonde hair
forest walk
how to style a bandana
how to wear one teaspoon shorts
how to style a bandana
converse shoes
Bandana - DollarStore!
Shorts - Forever 21 (My One Teaspoon dupe!)
Shirt - Forever 21
Shoes - Converse
Sunglasses - Raybans

Funny story that goes along with these pictures.  Originally we had planned to take these pictures near the river (just beyond the trail you see in the first picture).  But not far into our walk, we noticed rather large paw prints through the trail.  Very large paw prints. Not likely dog paws.  Since we were camping near the mountain and close to a river, we concluded they were bear prints!  SO scary! They were fresh, too! I couldn't get out of the forest fast enough! Getting a nice shot near the river wasn't going to be worth losing a limb!

Long story short, we ended up taking the pictures along the road.  A good distance from where the hungry bears might be, haha.  

Xo, Andrea

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10.14.2014

WHITE KIMONO


how to wear lace
reto sunglasses
how to wear fringe
natural makeup
loose curls
how to wear lace
how to style lace
Kimono - Forever 21 (Similar HERE and love THIS)
Lace tank - Vintage
Purse - H&M (Similar HERE)
Shoes - Aldo (no longer available - Similar HERE and HERE)
Sunglasses - Forever 21 (similar)

When I spotted this kimono at forever 21 over the summer, I knew I had to have it.  I wasn't quite sure how I was going to wear it, but I knew it would be something that would come in handy whenever I needed to spice up an outfit in a hurry.  Because it is so neutral (both in colour and pattern) it works so easily with anything I already have on.  

Now I'm on the hunt for a similar piece that is a little more fall friendly.  The weather here in Vancouver is going to get chilly very quickly so I'll need something a little more substantial than this little kimono. Suggestions? Leave me links below if you have something in mind!


Xo, Andrea
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10.12.2014

FAREWELL TO SUMMER

how to style ray bans
lens flare to photos
loose curls
graphic t-shirt dress
how to style vintage clothes
how to style a short dress
how to style a short dress

Dress - Vintage
Sandals - Gojane.com
Sunglasses - Raybans

Well summer has officially come and gone.  It's currently pouring outside and I'm cuddled up on the couch with a warm drink and a blanket.  Quite the contrast to when we took these pictures.  

As much as I love summer and joke about wanting to move to a year round warm climate,  I really do love the change in seasons.  I'm getting excited to add layers to outfits and enjoy pumpkin spice lattes in front of the fireplace.

Xo, Andrea

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10.08.2014

HIS ADIDAS SHIRT


how to style converse
how to style a fringe purse
how to style a leather skirt
how to style vintage shirts
how to style mens shirts
vintage Adidas shirt

Shirt - My boyfriends
Skirt - Old
Shoes - Converse 
Purse - H&M (Similar)
Watch - Nixon

He wanted to throw this shirt out.  I have a soft spot for anything Adidas so, I had to keep it.  It's such a great shirt! I wear it out to pick up groceries and run errands but I also wear it to bed sometimes! I swear, pre-loved, broken in clothes are just the best.

Xo, Andrea

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10.05.2014

DENIM JACKET


cute date night outfit
how to style a bralette
date night outfit
how to style retro sunglasses
DIY tank top
how to style a denim jacket
how to layer

Tank - Vintage and DIY
Shoes - Aldo (old - Similar HERE and HERE)
Denim Jacket - Zara (old - Similar HERE)
Sunglasses - Forever21
Watch - Daniel Wellington dupe

With the arrival of fall weather, I'm having to add that extra layer when it gets chilly in the evening.  A denim jacket is so easy to take along by throwing it over your shoulders, wrapping it around your waist or draping over your purse. 

While I am excited to change up my wardrobe and layer like crazy,  I always miss the summer. AND it means we are that much closer to Christmas! YAY!

Xo, Andrea




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