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Scuba Skirt

February 26, 2014
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to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, club monaco neoprene skirt, walter baker leather jacket, oak and fort coat, joe fresh silk tank, zara booties, roots bag
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, club monaco neoprene skirt, walter baker leather jacket, oak and fort coat, joe fresh silk tank, zara booties, roots bag
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, club monaco neoprene skirt, walter baker leather jacket, oak and fort coat, joe fresh silk tank, zara booties, roots bag
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, club monaco neoprene skirt, walter baker leather jacket, oak and fort coat, joe fresh silk tank, zara booties, roots bag

Club Monaco skirt, Zara booties, bag c/o Roots, Joe Fresh tank,
Walter Baker jacket, Oak and Fort coat

Did you hear the news? Mercury retrograde is ending!!! Whether I really believe in this messy cosmic transition or not, I could not be happier with the fact that I finally feel like I’m emerging from a general phase of feeling “off.” All in all, this past month has seen me just feeling a bit more tired than usual lately, my patterns aren’t sticking the way they normally do, I’ve felt scatterbrained and more than anything, I’ve just been having a really hard time with missing my dog. I know that might seem a bit weird to some of you…he did pass away months ago after all, and by everyone else’s account (and mine, for that matter) I was getting through the whole grieving process well and doing much better.
Whatever the reason though, February weighed really heavily on my heart in that regard. I’d start crying uncontrollably whenever I saw a lab that looked like Bailey. I’ve been compulsively researching labrador retriever breeders around me but then shutting the browsers down seconds later because I know I’m not ready for another dog yet. I’ve been going over old pictures of my furry baby and feeling miserable. It’s been really sad/weird, really, and of course, I didn’t really want to disclose any of this as it was happening because I was really rather concerned by this random crop up of sadness and didn’t want anyone else concerned as well. But at the same time, this has been my first real experience of losing someone I love so much (which just goes to show how lucky I’ve been so far, really). I guess it just takes time (more time than I thought) and that the severity of it lessens and worsens, right? Have any of you who’ve lost a pet experienced the same thing?
Fortunately, I have been feeling a lot better this past week, and a lot of that is to do with the fact that it finally feels like spring is on the horizon. Though it snowed over the weekend, the sun was back in full force yesterday, the buds have breaking through the dirt and the days are getting longer and brighter. It’s always a time of the year that gets me excited – not only am I more in my element (I always say I was born in the wrong country because I am not a winter girl), but I finally get to work some new spring pieces into my wardrobe.
This neoprene Club Monaco skirt was the first warm-weather piece I’ve brought into my wardrobe this season and I can’t wait to style it all spring and summer. Not to wholly claim a piece that was definitely not made for me, but I really feel like this piece could not be more “me.” It’s got everything I love: a nod to the ocean, a summery vibe, unique proportions and my favourite colour palette.
Though it’s not at all warm enough to really wear it in a spring-apropos way, worn with thick knit tights, layered outerwear and booties, it’s the perfect transition piece during this unpredictable in-between season. Any spring pieces you’re dying to break out?

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8 Comments

  • Reply Natali February 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Perfectly layered outfit! Great bag and skirt!

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  • Reply Beauty Follower February 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Great skirt!

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  • Reply Melanie Liliana February 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I don't think it's weird at all to still feel pain after loosing your Bailey! Dogs become like a family member and I could tell that bond you had! Take as much time as ylu need girl! sending positive thoughts your way! Glad you're feeling better this week! xox

  • Reply shesseasonallyinspired February 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I 100% get what your going through with the loss off your furry baby. I didn't fully get over mine even after 2 years. I was knew I wanted another dog and my boyfriend had also lost his puppy during those two year so we decided to take the plunge and get one. We couldn't have been happier with our choice! we adopted instead of going through a breeder (which I highly recommend) and our little guy is more than we could have ever asked for. Never go into getting a new puppy thinking your replacing the one you lost because they are never a replacement. Just go into it wanting to love them as much as you can and you'll get that same love right back.

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} February 26, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I never knew what mercury in retrograde meant, but know I do and I'm glad it's ending! I felt a little off this past month as well. I love the cut of your skirt and how you styled it!
    ~Sara

  • Reply OceanWind February 26, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I have to say I also felt a little off this past month but I thought maybe it's my laziness combined with the coldest month of winter, but to be honest I like much more the Mercury retrograde explanation although I'm not a big fan of astrology!
    So sorry to hear you miss your dog. I have never experienced a loss of beloved pet, I but I can imagine how hard it must be since he probably was like a family and loosing family members is something I'm unfortunately familiar with. But it's getting better with time, and in moments of sadness I try to focus on great moments we had together and feel grateful and lucky for having them!
    And about your outfit, I really loved the layering, also I think this skirt looks great on you!

    OceanWind Blog

  • Reply Ana Parfenova February 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. It's completely normal to feel this sense of loss and grief even after some time has passed. It's a normal process paying respects to a pet that you loved so deeply. When the cat I had since my childhood passed away last summer I was completely devastated and it took several months before I felt like I could move on with my life again. Sending you all my love.

    PS: Pretty skirt! I love the unique cut and the colour scheme.

    xo Ana
    The Broken Stiletto

  • Reply Carmen February 27, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Gorgeous look and super cool background 😉
    xx

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