Monday, August 27, 2012

celery

Wearing a Zara dress, Zara clutch, Sperrys, Michael Kors watch, Amber bracelet from Lithuania, Aldo necklace.




















When I saw this dress it was the shape and the material that drew me towards it. It was never the colour, but after putting it on, I knew that I had to take it home with me. I've always been a lover of neon coloured clothing...since before they became a trend in the past few years. I'm talking since birth, I have pictures to prove it, and I can say that I've never stopped wearing neon. This dress reminds me of a neon green skirt that I "borrowed" from my mom and wore way too much a few years ago.
I wore this dress out on Saturday to have drinks with my friends and celebrate me being back from Europe. It was really great to see a bunch of familiar faces after spending 5.5 weeks away from home. It was strange because for some reason I expected everyone to be changed, but in reality, I think I was the one who was changed. I think it's quite interesting how humans always expect those around them to change when they leave a place, when in reality, they themselves are the ones to have experienced the effects of time and place more severely.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

a long and winding road

I am finally back in Toronto! Although I really enjoyed my summer in Europe, it feels good to be home. Throughout the school year I always experience a yearning to fly off somewhere and explore new places, meet new people, and create memories that will turn into long winded stories shared over drinks at a pub with my friends or over wine with family. But now that I've actually had that chance, there is a wonderful feeling knowing that I am finally home in my own house, surrounded my own things. Travelling is fun, but nothing can change the feeling on knowing you're home. Home sweet home after all!
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These photos are from a day I spent wandering around Vilnius. I got lost quite a few times and wandered down streets that led me to see beautiful sights I probably wouldn't have seen if I didn't get lost. The photos of myself were taken with a tripod. I was that random girl who would stop in the middle of the street, pull out her tripod and start posing in front of the self-timer. I got loads of weird stares, but after a while I kind of learned to tune them out.














































Wearing a UO rain coat, Guess dress, Sperrys, Coach bag, Cynthia Rowley scarf.

Monday, August 13, 2012

over exposed

So I finally have a semi-outfit post. I refer to this as a semi-outfit post because I'm not actually wearing anything that incredible. For those that have lived out of a suitcase for an extended period of time, you will know that travelling makes it difficult to always create outfits that are super "you".  I really have started missing my ability to accessorize intensely, or borrow my mom's clothes, or pull out crazy vintage pieces from my basement. Nonetheless, I feel that this outfit resembled the room quite a bit. This room has a very retro feel, and the neon pink top with the dark green pants seemed to set off a nice contrast. Also, these green pants have become literally one of the only things I can wear in Lithuania because it has become SO cold, and as I packed my suitcase for summer, I'm in quite a pickle now.

As always, included as some travel photos. Once again, I have no idea how to organize all the photos I currently have. There's just too much!











Wearing H&M top, Gap pants, gifted bracelet and necklace and rings, Sperrys, Ray Ban wayfarers, DIY braid bracelets.











Friday, August 10, 2012

red bricks and green fields

Hey everyone! Sorry for my utter lack of posts for the past 2 weeks. Traveling definitely makes it harder to update, especially when your internet isn't that great. Anyways, I have only about a week and a half left in Europe, which I'm really sad about because it's been so much fun. I have thousands of photos to go through and put up on the blog. I'll try and post as much as I can, and then separate some Europe posts throughout regular outfit posts when I return to Canada.

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On this particular day we were driving from Vilnius to Kretinga and we stopped at two castles nestled in the hills of some small towns. It was pretty amazing, although I wish it hadn't been raining. It would have made seeing the castles a lot more comfortable.





























Wearing an H&M dress, vintage belt, Sperrys, Michael Kors Watch, Coach Bag (+ Coach umbrella), gifted necklaces.