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What do I like?

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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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POCKET WATCH

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My friend Marion is in town from Germany, so my last few days have been spent being a tour guide. We’ve meandered around downtown taking in the sites and sounds. I even went inside the Parliament buildings for the first time! I’ve only lived in Victoria my whole life… Parliament was in session, so we got to witness the MLAs wildly banging their tables in support of their party’s speakers. It was quite entertaining.

Marion and I will be leaving for Montreal and Toronto on Tuesday! I’m so excited. We’re going to Osheaga, a Blue Jays game and of course much more.

Lots of love,

Kate

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NOTHING IS NEW

_MG_0576_MG_0479_MG_0518_MG_0870_MG_0771_MG_0868_MG_0873_MG_0663wearing: everything is thrifted or from the Victoria Vintage Fair

photos by Carly Dame

I can’t remember the last time I wore a completely thrifted/secondhand look. I think this outfit works because all of the pieces are in excellent condition and fit well. For example my blazer is Ralph Lauren and my shoes are leather and made in Italy. The other pictures in this post are of street performers in downtown Victoria and a Friday night market (no, I do not know that man…).

I woke up to jackhammering this morning, was about to curse the neighbours, then realized it was coming from my house. My parents are renovating the basement, so I’m sure I’ll have many more months of being awoken by jakhammers, chainsaws, table saws and other loud obnoxious power tools. Yes.

I went to the Victoria Vintage Fair this past weekend and found a gorgeous beaded, sequin top and pretty white slip that I’ll probably need another slip for because it’s so transparent. There was a summer market next to the vintage fair so I had to sample some ice cream and other goodies.

Lots of love,

kate

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SALMON KING

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photos by Carly Dame and me

I got this dress from a local shop here in Victoria and it was 50% off. My Mom and I had just been to the grocery store to buy salmon, popsicles and other perishable foods when she decided she wanted a bottle of wine. As we were walking to the liquour store I decided to pop into True Boutique. It was lucky I did because I found this wonderful dress and a couple other tops. Needless to say the popsicles were a bit melted when we got home, but the salmon was fine.

I decided to fancy up my dress by wearing heels, a blazer and red lipstick. I’m not used to wearing lipstick, so it got everywhere. Occasionally I would look at my fingers, see it smeared there, and panic. I don’t think I got any on my clothes, but I managed to get it all over my teeth.

Carly and I ventured to Fisherman’s Wharf to take these photos in the wind and sun. She had a constant battle with the wind, her hair, and lip gloss, so I was glad I wore my hair up. I imagine I would have little lines of lipstick all over my face!

Lots of love,

Kate

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