fashion

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Bright & Comfy

I haven’t bought new shoes in a very long time… mostly because I’m cheap and picky. HA! But my family and friends will tell you how much I really do love shoes. A nice pair of does a whole lot to complete the look of an outfit.

One of my favourite pairs is a set of Vans Surf SF. It’s a great pair for spring/summer to slip on and go. They are also so unbelievably comfortable too! I ended up buying two pairs in different colours a couple of summers ago.

Now that I’ve been shopping to amp up my wardrobe, I find myself thinking about replacing these Vans. Although I’ve seen the model in stores, I can’t seem to find the right colour. I decided to check out the Vans website to see what’s available and found these gems!

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I am madly in love with the bold and bright colours. I also love the striping and prints. The only issue is that I can’t find them in Canada in my size… *insert crying emoji here*. I even checked the Vans store here in downtown Toronto but they did not have this print in this style. And naturally, the Vans website was sold out when I checked.

Maybe it’s not meant to be but a guy can dream, right?

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More Layers Than Cake…

I’ve lived in Canada all my life and I still don’t know how to dress for the weather. I think spring in Toronto is the hardest season out of all of them as well. You wake up, it’s a crisp and windy morning, so you bundle up. By the time lunch rolls around, it’s a balmy and humid sun-filled day. And then the next day… it snows.

Bring on the layers! Since I work early in the morning, it’s necessary to wear a sweater or light jacket. I’ve also made it a habit of wearing a tank or t-shirt under a long sleeve button-down. This way when it warms up in the afternoon, I can tie the long sleeve around my waist and be oh so trendy (HA!).

This is the outfit I wore today… I was totally feeling myself too. I recently bought a pair of Nike Free Hypervenom 2. They’re the most expensive sneakers I’ve purchased in a very long time but they’re super comfortable.

 

 

 

May 18, 2016 at 1003AM

Denim in Distress

I have this chronic problem with jeans. It feels weird saying it publicly but here I go… I always get holes in the crotch of my jeans. Seriously, without fail, I will wear a pair of jeans for a year or two and then notice that a the seams and fabric are being eroded away. It also doesn’t matter what style/fabric blend/brand the jeans are, I’ve tried them all. I’m not exactly sure of the reason but my guess is that I’m rough on my clothing and my thighs rub together (awkward to say out loud). It is what it is though….

Over the past few months, I’ve developed a new plan to deal with this problem. I got tired of trying to patch the holes and being self-conscious. Therefore, I decided to embrace it and make even more holes in my jeans. The distressed denim look is very trendy right now. Also, restyling my jeans means I don’t have to spend money for a new pair. I have been getting quite a few compliments on my jeans and people wondering where I bought them. It’s definitely a ego boost when I say I did it myself.

 

Simply Badass

I think James Dean is an iconic and textbook definition badass. Part of his signature look is for sure the leather biker jacket. I’ve found myself wanting a similar jacket over the past few years but being a vegan means I won’t buy a leather one and faux leather biker jackets are not always as nice (to be honest).

Since I’m not quite a rebel without a cause, I thought of ways I could modify the look to suit my personality. I came was browsing Zara’s online store and came across this look I really like.

The shirt, shoes, and jeans are all simple. It’s all about the jacket and its embellishments. The detailing on the neoprene sleeves are a fresh take on an old favourite. I even like the zippers on the jacket and think they’re well placed (I prefer buttons).

Maybe this might be a look in my spring/summer wardrobe? We’ll see…

 

 SKINNY JEANS from Zara

biker look from Zara