Wednesday, July 30, 2014

know shizzle ~

yesterday the garmentory team & i hit up to the Know Show downtown.
we sat in on a couple seminars & then took a walk around the show.
the booths looked great- especially the one that was handing out free candy ;P
in between we ate at Giovane's and shared a goat cheese, arugula and duck pizza.
uhm, yum.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

a small consolation .

A Small Consolation 

Everything that we once were
is now a sad and lonely verse;

When once I had so much to say
I am now bereft of words;

Sometimes it's just the order of things;
that make them seem much worse.

It's not as if you would have stayed
if I hadn't left you first.

- Lang Leav


pick up lines (how to deal) ~

thrifted black button-down blouse, Oak + Fort grey tank dress, Riudavet sandals and Karen Walker Number One sunnies.

yesterday i got to see my darling skylar.
it'd only been shy of two weeks since i'd seen her last, only it felt like a month.
she went to edmonton to be with her fam and so we had much to catch-up on over iced coffees.
oh right, and it was 6pm and still blazing hot out.
before we left i offered the remains of my long john, (that is clearly meant to be shared between two people), to the man who was sitting at the table next to us. 
i was slightly surprised when he accepted it without hesitation.
but it wasn't until he pitched me with "well the least i can do is buy you a coffee sometime", that really caught me off guard.
before i could even think how to properly reply i quickly said "oh no, don't worry about it!"
his answer was a taken aback "oh, ok."

sooo let's say i could relive that moment...
instead i would have liked to say something along the lines of:

That's a clever pick-up line and i really appreciate your offer but I'm going to have to pass. 
Thanks anyhow. 
Enjoy that donut!



Saturday, July 26, 2014

sleepy face | a full heart

American Apparel crop tank & crop mesh top, Aritzia Wilfred crepe skirt, Wolf Circus shark tooth necklace, vintage purse, Adidas Superstars & Karen Walker Number One sunnies.

scuse the tired eyes. 
but they actually compliment my poor sleeping habits quite fittingly. 
however, find no negativity in my writing.
i've been so overwhelmed in God's word the past week- my spirit is so uplifted
i've been praying about going to Terrace with my dear friend della, to hang with her family
and be surrounded by "true BC", ya get me?
it's not my regular jam, but it'll be a nice change from big, busy vancouver.
in short, the Lord has provided and i've booked my ticket!... mid august.

ps. the sun is back & so i sat out on a patio today near my work, during my break.


Thursday, July 24, 2014


1. Adidas Superstars
2. Nike Roshe Run Woven 2.0
3. Adidas EQT Racing 


Sunday, July 20, 2014

~Cool off~

 Publish hat from Nouvelle Nouvelle, vintage denim jacket, Oak + Fort tee, Isaac Penn pants, Steven Madden slip-ons & Topshop bag

 Brixton hat from 8th & Main, Adidas tee, Zara shorts & bag, and Polo Ralph Lauren chucks

 Wilfred tee & T.B pants from Aritzia, Oak + Fort cardigan (worn around waist), Adidas Superstar's and Michael Kors purse

Adidas EQT Racing OG


two weeks later.

 in the last two weeks: 

i was introduced to "beer island" by my manager and co-worker.
experienced "khatsahlano".
my uncle passed away from cancer.
went on plentiful coffee dates & hangs w/ skylar.
attended my cousin's wedding reception.
watched the sunset in steveston.
had good eats with & showed the seattle Garmentory team around town.
my uncle's funeral.
hung/shopped/ate/ with & showed della's bro around van.
and worked. a butt load.

there'd been a ton of rough patches through the past three weeks.
but in the last few days i've experienced so much spiritual healing from Jesus through friends and family- fellowshipping & praying with one another .
hanging with della and bro has been such a treat and i feel incredibly blessed.
their words of encouragement have been so uplifting and my heart is just overflowing with joy.

i am finally at peace.


Monday, July 7, 2014

fine, okay.

 my weekend consisted of thrifting, comp work in coffee shops, countless hours of walking around downtown, being caught in the rain, hang & sleepover w/ skylar, church, brunching and organizing my life.

some days my mornings are tough and i experience a strange emptiness
sometimes just in the evenings.

people ask how i am and i normally reply with "i'm fine" or "i'm okay". 
that's the truth.
right now, i'm not great.

and it's okay to be o.k. 
for now.


Saturday, July 5, 2014

fully known & truly loved~

“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” 


Thursday, July 3, 2014

but the good news is~

the past couple weeks have been busy, stressful & emotional BUT above all else i'm extremely thankful!
new & exciting work opportunities that i look forward to...

just a little reminder to myself (& perhaps yourselves):
it's important to stay thankful & grateful 
in both the good & bad circumstances throughout life.
when life is falling a part, 
there is always another door opening to introduce you to other opportunities/perspectives. 
so keep your head up...
stay positive & passionate!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


 Some Time Out

The time may not
be prime for us,
though you are
a special person. 

We may be just
two different clocks
that do not tock
in unison. 

- Lang Leav


17 again.

tartan blouse & sandals from Topshop, silk shorts from Aritzia

not only do i look like a little girl in these photos, 
but i was also acting like one.
i made eyes with a cute guy biking by,
and as soon as he passed i let out a very girly giggle.
last two photos provide proof