Monday, March 10, 2014

Home Away From Home

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Everytime I go to Vancouver, I can't resist heading down to Kits beach to enjoy the sun, the ocean and the gorgeous view of downtown. My brother used to live close to here so we would always walk down, it's such a great place to spend the day reading a book or soaking up the sun. I haven't been to Vancouver in the summer in way too long, I think I am going to plan a roadtrip so I can enjoy the ocean properly.
This plaid dress was a fantastic purchase made at the beginning of January. It's super comfortable and is such a fantastic pattern; I can never get enough plaid. The nice weather had me more than happy to bust out my denim jacket. I think for the summer I'm going to get another one in a lighter shade, because they go with everything.
xJennaD
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Outfit: Dress/Jacket-Zara, Belt-Gap, Boots-Nine West, Rings-Decadence & Vintage, Scarf-Gift, handmade, Necklace-weekend society

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fitness Friday: Team Effort

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Good morning! I know for a lot of people have an aversion to going to the gym or working out alone, I know it can be incredibly intimidating. But there are other options!
Joining a co-ed sports team or a beer league is a great way to round up a group of friends and get some physical activity once or twice a week and have a good time. It's a great way to break up your activity if you are a regular gym goer as well, I look forward to my soccer Sundays every single week because I have a great team of girls!
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Another fun way to get involved in fitness with friends would be taking a class together, drop in on a boot camp, a flow yoga class or something like that. You could end up finding something you really love to do.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Been Down So Very Damn Long

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It wouldn't be a trip to Vancouver without exploring Gastown and meandering all over downtown. It doesn't matter how many times I've been there it's always fun and always offers up something new. And there is always a few grunge worthy back alleys to serve as a back drop for outfit photos.
  I find myself not wanting to look as girly as I used to, I don't know whether that will change once to sun comes out and the flowers blossom. Or maybe I've just changed, either way I'm totally embracing more simple outfits, and am okay with wearing edgier less feminine pieces. I find I feel more myself these days, I think that may have something to do with finding my passion in life, I don't feel like I'm looking to other inspirations other than my daily life. Funny how that works isn't it?
Also coming home from Vancouver always leaves me feeling inspired :)
xJennaD
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Outfit: Tee-H&M, Skirt-H&M (old), Belt-Gap, Necklace-Jcrew, Watch-Fossil

Monday, March 3, 2014

Big Red

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I would run away to Vancouver again in a heart beat if I could at this moment. Tests, projects and commitments be damned! Even though they're getting snow right now it's still about 20 degrees warmer. Spring could not come fast enough here.
Bright red, grey and black are an easy go-to for me, it's simple but I love it. This outfit was so perfectly comfortable for traipsing around Vancouver on an overcast day. We headed to North Van in the morning for the most amazing pancakes of my whole life at Ethical Kitchen. Then we headed back downtown to check out the Olympic Village; I was surprised I had not been down there on all my travels. It was a lot of fun and such a beautiful part of the city to check out.
xJennaD
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Outfit: Scarf-H&M, Shirt-Aritzia, Jacket-F21, Pants-Zara, Boots-Mjus, Rings-Vintage/Moon Raven Design