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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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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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FADED PAINT

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photos by Carly Dame

Sometimes it just happens that a whole outfit consists of thrift store purchases. On these days I feel ethically good and bargain happy. So I hope you enjoy these edgy, street chic, badass with an attitude pictures as much as I do.

So my mom was trying to assemble an Ikea dresser today and my dog Callahan saw fit to “help” her. Hilarity ensued with him climbing on top of the box, sniffing the scissors suspiciously, taunting us with a piece of Ikea box he was prancing around with and generally just lying perfectly in the way. I don’t know if any work will get done…

Lots of love,

Kate

 

NICHE INSPIRATION BALL

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wearing: thrifted top, assorted jewelry, La Fee Verte skirt from Still Life for Her, thrifted purse, Zara Sandals

photos by me and Carly Dame

On Saturday I attended the Niche Inspiration Ball with Carly and it was quite the experience. Think red carpet, fancy hotel, gowns galore, sapphire blue cocktails, white table cloths, too many forks and spoons to count, an exuberant live auction and memories to last a lifetime. I felt slightly underdressed, but seeing as I only bought my ticket on Thursday, I didn’t feel too bad. My skirt is La Fee Verte from Still Life for Her which I bought last year as an absolute splurge, my heels are from Zara and my purse and top are thrifted.

Once Carly and I walked the red carpet we snuck off to take some pictures in Empress Hotel’s lovely garden. I think we will definitely be back to take some more photos, even though tourists are always milling around. Once we were back inside it was time for dinner which consisted of a pear salad, herb crusted salmon and creme brulee for dessert. Nom! The live auction followed dinner and after that ended there was more mingling and Carly and I had the opportunity to meet Niche editor-in-chief Tracey Drake.

All the proceeds from the Inspiration Ball will go towards the the Cridge Transition House for Women and the Women for Women International Education Program.

Lots of love,

Kate

ST. ANN’S

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wearing: DIY Floral Crown, Mom’s Shirt (worn backwards), Suzy Shier Necklace, Keepsake Hi-Lo Skirt from Suasion, Zara Sandals

photos by Carly Dame

It has been said before, but the world works in mysterious ways. I’ve been interested in fashion blogs and blogging for a while, I even started my old blog Kate Leola back in October of last year. Once I graduated from college I thought I was going to be posting more, but I lacked the motivation, so I didn’t post.

However, last Sunday I arranged to meet up with fellow local blogger Carly Dame of Style Snapshot and we instantly clicked. We both were au pairs, we both love thrifting, ect. Carly’s dedication to her blog has really ignited my motivation to post more. It has also made me want to meet more fashion minded people whether it be through the internet or in person.

Speaking of meeting more fashion minded people, Carly and I are attending Niche Magazine’s Inspiration Ball tonight at the Fairmont Empress Hotel. It was a last minute decision for me, but Carly won a ticket from Niche and gave me a discount to get mine so I hardly could say no. I’m so excited!!

Carly and I took these pictures at St. Ann’s Academy and the light was perfect (I love it when that happens!). I’m wearing my treasured hi-lo skirt from Suasion, my Mom’s old shirt and to top it all off my self-made floral crown. The flowers are quite large, so it is definitely a special event piece.

Lots of love,

Kate