3.27.2015

BLACK BOHO

bobo outfit
bobo outfit
bobo outfit

all black outfit
loose waves
boho outfit
how to style a wide brim hat
Shirt - Vintage (Similar idea HERE and HERE)
Faux Fur Coat - Old (Similar HERE, HERE)
Skirt -  Forever21
Shoes - old (Love THIS $40 option, love THESE too )
Hat - Vintage (Love THIS ONE and THIS ONE)
Lipstick - MAC Cremecup
Sunglasses - Rayban Aviators - On sale now!


I'm trying to spice up my all black outfits by adding some texture while keeping true to my love for an all black outfit.  The trim on the shirt and the faux fur keep the outfit interesting but still clean and simple. I loved the trim on this shirt because it gives a bit of a boho vibe. I randomly found it at a vintage shop for $2 - it actually looks like it was hand stitched! One of my favourite things about vintage shopping is finding handmade, one of a kind pieces that no one else has.  Doesn't hurt that it cost me less than a cup of coffee either. 

Xo, Andrea
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3.25.2015

VLOG : VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK


Yup, I've attempted it again.  Still figuring out this vlogging thing, but hopefully it provides some sort of entertainment for you :) 

In this vlog I attend fashion week day II, then Ken and I go to dinner after the shows. The next day I spent doing blog work, and we go to dinner with Ken's family in the evening.

Xo, Andrea
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3.23.2015

VINTAGE SAREE

fur collar
fashion week inspiration
fashion week inspiration
all black outfit
natural makeup
fashion week inspiration
fashion week inspiration
fashion week inspiration

(All photos via Streetscout)

Saree - Vintage
Leather jacket - Forever21 - love THIS one too
Jeans (DIY distressing) - H&M  - Love THESE ones aswell
Purse - Prada
Shoes - Prada


Throwing it back to a fashion-week inspired photoshoot I did with streetscout.me a few weekends ago.  I must say, after years of being photographed by only my family, I was SO nervous to be photographed by professionals! I thought I totally froze and all the pictures would turn out horribly but they actually turned out so well (thanks for making me look good Jeremy!).

I answered a few fashion-week related questions on their blog, check out their site HERE to read those answers!

Xo, Andrea

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3.20.2015

VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK - DAY II

Vancouver fashion week
Vancouver fashion week
(Photo via Streetscout)
Vancouver fashion week
wide leg trousers
prada
Vancouver fashion week
high waist pant
all black outfit

Trousers - H&M (old) 
Vest - Vintage
Belt - Vintage
Purse - Prada
Shoes - Prada




Luckily, weather network was wrong and it didn't pour for Vancouver fashion week Day II! It was actually very nice out! Warm enough to go without a jacket (kind of) and the sun even made a brief appearance.

On day II I went for more of a sleek look rather than the usual funky look.  This kind of look is much more true to my everyday style and Ken was a big fan too.  Although the photographers aren't really big fans of a plain jane, all black look but that's ok.  

After the show, Ken and I went to the parlour for some pizza and red wine (mmmm the wine was delish) and spent the night chatting away. So nice to have date night back, even if it is for just a short time until he returns to London.

Also, I am doing a week long vlog, so keep an eye out for that! But until then, you can watch my other vlogs HERE!

Xo, Andrea
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3.18.2015

VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK - DAY I


Vancouver fashion week
(Photo via Streetscout)
graphic tee
Vancouver fashion week
(Fell in love with the pant suit in the middle - Design by Nasty Habit)

tartan midi skirt
Vancouver fashion week
Vancouver fashion week
(Photo via Streetscout)
fashion blogger
Vancouver fashion week
(Awesome textures on the runway)

Skirt- Vintage
T-shirt - Forever 21
Suspenders - Vintage
Purse - Prada (Love it in Blush as well)
Shoes - Prada




Day one of fashion week has come and gone.  The first night is always so exciting because a ton of people show up and everyone is dressed to the nines.  It's so exciting to see all the funky fashion and trends that people sport.  I have to admit, a lot of it isn't my style but I can certainly appreciate it and be inspired by it. 

On day one I went for the backward suspenders look.  As I was getting ready to walk out the door Ken said "you know you have those on backwards, right?!", haha.  Good on him for being so honest! But yes Ken, I am aware they are backwards...

Stay tuned to see what I wore to fashion week day two...

Xo, Andrea
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3.09.2015

FUR COLLAR


Vancouver fashion blogger
fur collar
Vancouver fashion blogger
slouchy pants
Vancouver fashion blogger
leather jacket
Vancouver fashion blogger

Leather jacket - Forever 21
Pants - Old - Similar HERE and HERE
T-shirt- old - Similar HERE and HERE
Sunglasses - Raybans
Shoes - Prada
Necklace - H&M (Love THIS one)
Watch - Similar HERE



I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted this faux leather jacket at Forever21.  The massive fur collar caught my eye in particular. It adds so much interest to SO many of my outfits. It has remained front and centre in my closet for weeks on end.  I find it so versatile and easy to wear in almost any situation.  Without the jacket, I'm just wearing some slouchy pants and a t-shirt, it's the collar that does all the talking in this one. 

Xo, Andrea
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3.06.2015

HAIRSPIRATION : 2ND DAY HAIRSTYLE IDEAS

second day hair tips

I remember back in my high school days, people thought it was nasty to go days without washing your hair everyday.  HELLO frizzy hair high school pictures.  Fast forward 10 years (yikes!), I can't remember the last time I washed my hair two days (or even three) days in a row. I literally plan my workouts and hair appointments around my hair washing schedule to help maintain my hairs moisture and combat frizz (and lets me honest, save time).

In order to avoid the dirty hobo look, I've put together a few of my go-to second or third day hair styles.  Disclaimer : they are all in addition to a healthy helping of dry shampoo.

low bun
low bun

The loose, messy, low bun.  This is one I've seen all over pinterest lately.  I literally just roll my hair into a ball and pull a few pieces out in the front.  That's all there is to it.

second day hair hairstyles

The distraction braid. People will notice your braid and not your dirty hair! I'll either leave the rest down or pull it half up.

second day hair hairstyles

The high half bun. I like to keep my ears covered to keep it from looking too harsh.

chunky braid hair style
chunky braid hair style

The chunky braid. The key is to keep it super loose, almost falling apart. 
Hat optional (thats a fifth day hair tip, haha!)

Hope you found some inspiration! Happy dirty hair styling!

(As a side note, don't forget Shopbop is having their Big Event sale right now!!! Time to get those shopping carts shipped!)

Xo, Andrea
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