Long Time, No Blogging… a little explanation.

Shorts – Vintage

Shirt – Men’s Vintage

Bag – Spring Shoes

Shoes – Chuck Taylor Light

Sunnies – Raybans

Hello again! So, I think I’ve got some explaining to do…In regards to my absence over the last few weeks. A part of it has been due to me enjoying life and summer time in Vancouver without worrying about who is going to take pictures for me or if my outfit is “blog worthy” or not.  

In addition to that, I’ve been settling into my new job the last few weeks, and getting aquatinted with a new full-time life in Vancouver with my boyfriend.  Up until April I had been working in the suburbs of Vancouver (and staying at my moms house in between shifts to avoid hours of commuting) and living with my boyfriend in the city on my 4-5 days off.  It has been so nice not to have to pack and unpack a suitcase every 5 days and just have an official home with all my clothes and “stuff” I need each day in one place.  As silly as it sounds, not having access to my whole wardrobe each day was a real stressor for me. It seemed every time I went to put an outfit together I was saying “if only I had that one top here” or “I can’t wear that top without that bra I left at home…” which left me frustrated and unmotivated a lot of the time.  Finally my “moms house” wardrobe and my “boyfriend house” wardrobe have been reunited, and it feels so good.

Now, the boyfriend and I have been living together full time for a few months and it has been so fun! (except when I can’t get him to clean the toilet or scrub his own dishes {Yes, we have no dishwasher! Ah, the joys of paying top dollar to live in a tiny apartment in the city with limited appliances}).

In addition to adjusting to my new life here in city, I have also been sick on the couch the last few days.  I was in complete denial for 4 days with a minor sore throat, but by Friday night I was ready to admit I was full blown sick.  So sick that I’ve had to call in sick to work the last few days.  I almost never get sick, so I hated the thought of having to call in sick to a new job within the first few weeks of starting, but then again, when your sick, your sick.  Especially as a nurse, I have to take others into consideration and be careful not to spread things on to already sick people. 

So, day two of sickness on the couch, I’ve gained the motivation to finally post these pictures the boyfriend took for me a few weeks ago before a trip to Chipotle (YUM!!).  I hope you still enjoy them despite my long absence….

A big thank you to the boyfriend who took care of me the last few days 🙂 and kept my supply of kleenex, halls and DayQuil plentiful.

Xo, Andrea



  1. pretty little things
    July 15, 2013 / 4:17 pm

    i take blogging breaks all the time — enjoy it! xohttp://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

    • Andrea Clare
      July 17, 2013 / 7:24 am

      That makes me feel better! Thank you 🙂

  2. Merritt
    July 15, 2013 / 6:22 pm

    your hair looks gorgeous!! The Style Scribe

    • Andrea Clare
      July 17, 2013 / 7:25 am

      Aw thanks 🙂

  3. lesley: the dream tree
    July 17, 2013 / 2:38 am

    i'll always love your blog after any absence. you're gorgeous and i wish we were friends in real life (: i'm a nurse on a tele floor. what floor do you work on?

    • Andrea Clare
      July 17, 2013 / 7:27 am

      Aw thank you for being patient with me! I work as a medical float so I work all over the hospital. Not my favourite position, I'd like to work in the OR or in wound care one day! We will see… How do you like tele?!

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