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What do I like?

_MG_0480_MG_0252 _MG_0276 _MG_0326 _MG_0339 _MG_0389 _MG_0407 _MG_0495wearing: 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,

Kate

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BLUE JAYS

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wearing: zara heels, forever 21 top and shorts, suzy shier necklace, blue jays baseball hat

photos by Carly Dame

Motivation has always been something I’ve struggled with and that’s why I always seem to take prolonged absenses from blogging. However, I met up with Carly this past Friday and we just had to take some outfit pictures! In July we drove by this motel along Dallas Rd. and both had the exact same thought – “this would be amazing for photos!” So two months later here we are.

This is my take on the sporty trend that keeps popping up on blogs and lookbooks of late. I bought my Blue Jays hat when I was in Toronto in August just before I watched them lose epically to the Oakland A’s 14-6. I still love them. But not everyone has love for the Jays. I had a guy come into my work while I was wearing my hat and offer me $30 to burn it. A little extreme, but sports fans are their own type of crazy. All I could do was laugh.

Lots of love,

Kate

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HAPPY CANADA DAY!

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9wearing: top from plen+y, forever 21 necklace, dad’s belt, diy shorts, born boots, thrifted purse

Happy Canada Day everyone! Canada is 146 today – time to party with this old man/woman. I know that 146 is hardly anything compared to some European countries, but hey. So these are my DIY shorts in all their glory and I think they turned out really well. I love how they look messy because of the spray paint. And of course glitter makes everything better, right?

Lots of love,

Kate

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THE FARM

_MG_9803 _MG_9901_MG_9840 _MG_9850 _MG_9893wearing: 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,

Kate