Archived

Specs and Stripes

September 24, 2013
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, nautical stripes, billabong sweater, j.crew skirt, h&m heels, phillip lim for target bag, clearly contacts glasses, brooklyn designs ring

to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, nautical stripes, billabong sweater, j.crew skirt, h&m heels, phillip lim for target bag, clearly contacts glasses, brooklyn designs ring
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, nautical stripes, billabong sweater, j.crew skirt, h&m heels, phillip lim for target bag, clearly contacts glasses, brooklyn designs ring
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, nautical stripes, billabong sweater, j.crew skirt, h&m heels, phillip lim for target bag, clearly contacts glasses, brooklyn designs ring
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, nautical stripes, billabong sweater, j.crew skirt, h&m heels, phillip lim for target bag, clearly contacts glasses, brooklyn designs ring
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, nautical stripes, billabong sweater, j.crew skirt, h&m heels, phillip lim for target bag, clearly contacts glasses, brooklyn designs ring

Sweater c/o Billabong, J.Crew skirt, H&M heels, ring c/o Brooklyn Designs,
glasses c/o Clearly Contacts, Phillip Lim for Target bag c/o Target Canada

As much as I’m a big believer in talking things out and unleashing issues that otherwise weigh you down, I think there’s something to be said for also keeping some things “in running order” when you’re going through something. For me, blogging is something that really helps in this respect. While I’m never shy to open up and have always been met with support and kindness here when I do, it’s kind of relieving to also be able to just show you guys what I’ve been wearing lately and talk fashion.
No need to get into details (and certainly no need to worry!) but the past week has just been a bit more emotionally taxing than usual with an amalgamation of different personal matters. That’s why it’s so lovely and so refreshing to be able to hop on the laptop today and just talk stripes and specs, i.e. my special melding of nerdy-meets-nautical! The sweater-and-glasses combo has become a heavily relied upon one during the work week lately, especially since apparently I’ve aged 20 years in the past month and all of a sudden, my eyes can’t take contact lenses week-in-week-out anymore. As for the cozy sweater obsession, well…I can’t speak for everyone, but when it comes to me, comfort trumps style when life gets a little messy. That and as I mentioned before, something about this month has significantly aged me. I’m thisclose to setting up my own quilt knitting club, wish I was joking.
On another note, it’s funny how I used to avoid being seen in public with glasses on at all costs…I don’t know if it’s just the fact that I’m evidently old all of a sudden or that I’ve just found a couple frames that work, but I actually look forward to the days when I have an exercise rest day so that I can wear my glasses (foggy glasses + running = accident-prone disaster). Like sunglasses or any other really great accessory, they just totally change an outfit. I’ve had a lot of great luck with Clearly Contacts (who I got the pleasure of curating a collection with this past summer!) in finding frames: from the Derek Cardigan frames I wore the other day to these Oliver and Mac frames I’m wearing today, I have a solid set that now gets put into heavy rotation. If you aren’t 20/20 like me and have trouble finding frames that suit, keep at it…now that I have a few to love it’s really helped me see (pun intended, obvs) how I can style my wardrobe in a whole multitude of different ways.
Thanks for being my unwitting style outlets/therapists for the day, guys! Hope you’re all having lovely (and slightly more straightforward!) weeks.

You May Also Like

7 Comments

  • Reply Emma Finlayson September 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Great look and I love the glasses!
    xo Emma
    http://strollingthecityinheels.com

  • Reply Kate September 24, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Hope this week gets better for you, darling! Blogging during tough times can either be incredibly frustrating/frivolous or can be the perfect release, so I am glad it's the latter for you! I am loving the color & cut of this skirt! So pretty. And I am a daily contact wearer, also… anytime I wear glasses I feel like I am fully announcing to the world "I am too tired to cope with today!" – bahahaha. I think it's that I only put them on when I can't handle putting contacts in, sorta like you put on yoga pants when you can't handle real clothes, so I always feel a little frumpy in them. Which is funny, because on everyone else they look adorable and stylish, LIKE YOU! xo!

  • Reply Olivia Law September 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I love the simplicity of the whole outfit, your shoes are AMAZING xo

  • Reply Heidi September 24, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    The specs look great on you! xo Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  • Reply JennaStevie September 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    This sweater looks incredibly cozy!! I am all about the comfort when life gets stressful and messy, being bundled up in something cozy is such a great feeling. Love the bright skirt paired with it, and you look gorgeous in your specs 😉

  • Reply Valerie September 25, 2013 at 3:47 am

    you have no reason to avoid being seen in glasses- before i even read the text part of this post, i thought to myself how well you can pull them off! gorgeous look.

    xo, Lily on Fillmore | Camo jacket giveaway!

  • Reply Mounette September 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    nice skirt, I like this mix of colors!
    Kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

    Please, can you vote for me please?
    http://www.golden-blog-awards.fr/blogs/les-petites-bulles-de-ma-vie.html

  • Leave a Comment

    Explore More

    The Definitive Santorini Itinerary

    The Most Instagrammable Spots in Vancouver

    1 Week in Portugal

    powered by chloédigital