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Departures

October 1, 2013
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, classic stripes, wilfred trouser, twenty8twelve leather jacket, j.crew everly heels, target phillip lim bag, brooklyn designs necklace, vancouver seawall

to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, classic stripes, wilfred trouser, twenty8twelve leather jacket, j.crew everly heels, target phillip lim bag, brooklyn designs necklace, vancouver seawall
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, classic stripes, wilfred trouser, twenty8twelve leather jacket, j.crew everly heels, target phillip lim bag, brooklyn designs necklace, vancouver seawall
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, classic stripes, wilfred trouser, twenty8twelve leather jacket, j.crew everly heels, target phillip lim bag, brooklyn designs necklace, vancouver seawall
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, classic stripes, wilfred trouser, twenty8twelve leather jacket, j.crew everly heels, target phillip lim bag, brooklyn designs necklace, vancouver seawall
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, fall style, fall fashion, classic stripes, wilfred trouser, twenty8twelve leather jacket, j.crew everly heels, target phillip lim bag, brooklyn designs necklace, vancouver seawall

Wilfred pants, Twenty8twelve jacket, H&M top, J.Crew heels,
Phillip Lim for Target bag c/o Target Canada, necklace c/o Brooklyn Designs

I know I’ve told this story before but when my family moved from Québec to Vancouver, I went totally mute, not speaking to anyone for a year…anyone except my older sister Natasha, that is. She was the only one who I trusted and being only 16 months apart, she was pretty much my twin at that point. Anything I had to say would go through her – she would translate my French to English day in and day out, until finally I decided one day to overdose on Flinstone vitamins (soooo good, those little things are like crack amiright) and started screaming broken English naked while teetering on a stool (which is really indicative of my relationship with spoken English since then).
Anyway, the point of this story is…she’s just very important to me. With her leaving for Europe today for an undetermined amount of time (she bought a one-way ticket, I mean really, what a freak!) I’m quickly realizing how dependent I’ve become on her in a multitude of ways. Our trail runs, long chats, cabin trips, wine nights and just all in all always being there for each other are things I guess I just took for granted – now that I’m getting even just a premonition of what that absence is going to feel like, I’m reeling a little bit. Having said that, while I’m going to miss her so much, I’m also so excited for her to go off to Europe and explore the continent (which she’s guessing will take two years, but I have my fingers crossed for less). She’s going to be starting a travel blog soon so stay tuned – it will undoubtedly be amazing!
Anyway, it seemed only fitting that this outfit post was snapped on the Seawall since one thing her and I have always had in common is our love of runs, which always gave us an opportunity to catch up. On a slightly less get-out-and-be-healthy note, I’ve been suffering from this really annoying nagging cough-and-sore-throat situation for days and am finding I have to consciously try not to wear these Wilfred trousers otherwise I would default to them every day, they’re so comfortable and easy to wear. My other go-to basics (leather jacket, striped T, black pumps and roomy bag) have also been heavily leaned on since this cold picked up!
Before I wrap up, just wanted to say one last goodbye to my sister as she heads off on her big adventure – love you so much Tash! And seriously, stay tuned for her blog – judging by the little bits and pieces I’ve seen of her work so far, it’s going to be amazing once she lands!

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19 Comments

  • Reply Emma Finlayson October 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Love this look!
    xo Emma
    http://strollingthecityinheels.com

  • Reply Shalu October 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Love the pants! You pull them off so well!

    Shalini
    worklifestyle.tumblr.com

  • Reply Heidi October 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Such a sweet post. When I moved my sister and were both devastated, but it does get easier and you can always visit 🙂 xo Heidi

  • Reply RoselyC October 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    You relationship with your sister sounds amazing. I had always dreamed of having a sister.

  • Reply Melanie Liliana October 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    A relationship between a sibling is so special. It's so hard being away from mine! You can always have an excuse to visit Europe now 😉

  • Reply Small Town Gal October 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Best of luck to your sister in her new adventure in Europe!

    Love your outfit and the pairing with the bag. I still can't get my hands on the bigger tote from the line. Trying my luck on ebay.

  • Reply Petra October 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    That sounds amazing with your sister. All the best.
    Amazing outfit my dear. Gorgeous bag.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  • Reply Olivia Law October 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    This was such a sweet post. I've just moved from the UK to Vancouver, and am still adjusting. Am loving the city so much though, and everybody here is so lovely. I love the outfit too, your t shirt is simple and perf xo

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} October 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Love the last picture! So awesome! Siblings are the best! I feel bad for only children; they are totally missing out on the fun! Love your heels by the way!
    ~Sara

  • Reply Faith October 1, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    There is no greater bond than the sister bond 🙂

    Love your outfit!

  • Reply Lisa October 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    There's always Skype and Facetime! Not the same as having her here, perhaps, but you two will find a way to stay connected.

  • Reply JennaStevie October 1, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Aww I hope she has an amazing time, that is incredibly brave of her!! And I think it's so sweet she used to translate for you, what a great sister.
    This is such a great, classic look, love the sweater. These photos are making me miss Vancouver oh so much. I have no idea if I'm going to be getting there this year and that's the first time that's happened in about 6 years 🙁

  • Reply pretty little things October 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    it sounds like you have an amazing relationship with your sister! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

  • Reply Claude October 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    that's really such a sweet post!:)

  • Reply tbissett October 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    what a thoughtful post!!

    http://tbissett.blogspot.com/

    • Reply tbissett October 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      so excited you posted on my blog 🙂 you are one of my favorite I look at everyday!!

  • Reply Adventures in Fashion October 2, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Love this look — so chic and classic! xx

  • Reply Amanda October 2, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Come to Europe and see us both 🙂 MISS YOU X

  • Reply Jackie October 3, 2013 at 2:26 am

    That's such a sweet story about your sister.

    Though it's not quite the same, my brother just left last week to go work on a cruise ship for 6 months. It's definitely an adjustment when someone you're so used to seeing all of the time leaves and you're still at home.

    I hope you share her blog link here when she starts it. I'm sure she is going to have some amazing experiences!

    xoxo Jackie
    http://somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

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