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me: Vintage dress, Vintage purse, Asos Heels (colour not available anymore) | Vanessa: Her Mom’s Store: Meuse 

Vanessa and I graduated April 12th. I know it was a while ago, but here are the pictures! We presented our final project Victoria’s Wardrobe which it a clothing store directory for Victoria. We made an awesome power point (the slides moved themselves, c’mon how awesome it that?), we got to wear spectacular dresses and we got to see what our classmates did for final projects. The projects varied for music videos to photography books and even some did commentary on video games. I didn’t even know that was a thing! All that being said the night was marvellous and I got to look like Rainbow Fish to boot. Speaking of rainbows, I saw a double rainbow the other day when I was playing Ultimate Frisbee, I was tempted to react like this guy. But I digress.

The dress I’m wearing is from one of my favourite Vintage/Consignment shops in Victoria, Regalia Boutique. Unfortunately they closed their doors a couple of months ago, but hopefully they’ll be back soon! My hair was done by Tiffany at Carreiro the Studio, and I think it was 2.5 hours well spent (even if it made me miss my class picture!).

With Vanessa moving to Vancouver on Tuesday, I will mostly be updating this blog and Victoria’s Wardrobe myself. However, I’m sure I’ll visit Vanessa lots so I’m sure you will still see her on here.

All the posts below this one are from my old blog Kate Leola. I’ve decided to create this blog under the subdomain of, because I’m paying for the web hosting anyways. And who knows, maybe I’ll customize it in the future.

Lots of love,



All systems go

Aren’t these oxfords amazing? I love the weaved gold leather and guess what? I got them at Vaule Village! They’re in near perfect condition and they’re exactly my size 9.5 AA (narrow). Crazy right? But it seems Vaule Village has invested more time into looking at shoes and clothes – noticing when things are probably worth a bit more then $10, because these bad boys were $26. I never thought I would spend $26 on shoes at the Village, but hey, sometimes quality calls.

Have a beautiful day,

Outfit Details
Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: Sears
Oxfords: Vaule Village
Jewerly: Various

The Breakwater

My mom and I ventured to the breakwater yesterday and these pictures are the result. It turned into a beautiful day, so we were able to get some excellent shots. I just love the wall in the first picture.
The Chelsea boots I’m wearing are Cole Haan and I got them at Ingledew’s in Hillside mall. Basically the store was crawling with little old ladies because who else can afford $250 shoes? I guess I can too because I bought them, but I was sick and tired of buying $80 boots that would wear out in 6 months.
So I guess what I’m saying is spend the extra money to get some decent boots, because you’ll probably wind up wearing them a lot.

Have a beautiful day,

Outfit Details
Scarf: Forever 21
Coat: Value Village
Shirt: Forever 21
Necklace: Decade
Pants: Plenty
Boots: Ingledew’s

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night

Okay. Okay. I know I’ve gone a little over board with the Chrismas themed ensembles, but I love a theme. Once for a pajama themed party I managed to find a onesie with skating cats on it at a thrift store in Sidney. Go big or go home. To be honest I thought I posted the last Christmas themed outfit yesterday, but I was browsing on my computer and found this little gem that I haven’t used yet. I think out of all my copious Christmas looks this is probably my favourite. What’s yours?

PS. ‘Twas the night before Christmas is definitely my favourite Christmas book/poem/song for sure.

Have a beautiful Christmas!

Outfit Details
Berry Crown: Michael’s
Cardigan: A consignment store in Sidney
Shirt: Beacon Community thrift store
Skirt: American Apparel
Skirt & Socks: Sears
Boots: Regalia (Consignment)

‘Twas the night before Christmas

Christmas is tomorrow! I’m really excited to see my extended family; there will be 15 people at Christmas dinner… I can’t remember the last time we were all together.
I got this sweater at a Sidney thrift store last year and have been in love with it the whole time.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Outfit Details
Berry Crown: Michael’s
Cardigan: A Sidney thrift store
Blouse: Beacon Community thrift store
Shorts: Value Village (with a little DIY ripping)
Tights and Socks: Sears
Boots: Regalia (consignment)