Wilfred pants, Twenty8twelve jacket, H&M top, J.Crew heels,
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!