wearing: Bailey’s fedora from Roberta’s Hats, thrifted coat, Forever 21 sweater + shirt, pants from True Boutique, ASOS shoes
photos by Carly Dame
I went for a job interview a couple of weeks ago and the interviewers asked what I was interested and how I liked spending my free time. I haven’t thought of that question in awhile so I responded pathetically with, “I like playing soccer? and hanging out with my friends…?” They had to prompt me, because they had read a few post on my blog and saw that I liked the Blue Jays. Needless to say I didn’t get hired. However, it has prompted me to start getting back into things I liked to do and expand on the interests I currently have.
Things I like doing:
Reading: I love reading. Harry Potter is my favourite. I actually read the entire series to the 9 year old boy I was looking after as an au pair. Recently I joined a sci-fi/fantasy book club at work and the first book we’re reading is Brave New World. Oh and I’m also on the Game of Thrones bandwagon – you should probably hop on as well.
Golfing: Even though I’m not great at it I always enjoy going out for a round of golf with my Dad.
Photography: I love taking pictures of people and whenever my friends and I go for adventures I’m alway the one with a camera.
Soccer: I’ve been playing soccer since I was 4, so its always been a big part of my life.
That’s all I can think of right now, but I’m sure I’ll post a part II soon enough.
Big thanks to Carly for taking all these lovely pictures! Be sure to check out her blog Style Snapshot.
Lots of love,
wearing: Lizzy Hat from Capital Iron, thrifted shirt, Forever 21 Skirt, necklace from Decade, assorted bangles, Born Boots from the Cobbler, Roots Backpack
I got this skirt in December and everything about it screams winter, so to challenge myself I decided to make a summer ensemble starring it and its majestic pleats. Enjoy.
These pictures were taken on my Nana’s farm, or simply “the farm” as my family calls it. The place is magical – some of my best childhood memories took place there. There were always epic soccer matches that only ended when it was twilight and croquet games that somehow managed to be interesting, but ping pong was by far the fiercest sport played. All sports aside, the best part was always seeing my aunts, uncles and cousins. Catching up with their lives over a box of chocolates, acting out funny stories, playing Skip-Bo, feeding the horses – everything seemed to happen over at “the farm.”
Most of the time I’m just as interested in the background of personal style blogs as much as the clothes. The location of the shoot tells the story of the clothes. I’m always somewhat disappointed when I pick up a fashion magazine and their editorial was just done in a studio. Where’s the sense of adventure? I would rather see that same model on the streets of New York or in front of a majestic waterfall in Brazil or on the cobblestone streets of a European village. I think this is why I love blogs, because every day I get to visit a different place in pictures and the background is always interesting.
Lots of love,