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As I prepare to become a mother in a few short months, I’m both excited and anxious about how my identity is going to inevitably shift. Will I be able to continue pursuing my career? And what about hobbies, self-care, my husband, my friends? Don’t get me wrong: I’m planning on diving fully into this new role and committing to giving my child everything I have. That being said, I also don’t want motherhood to consume me and become my entire life. While I hope that, one day, my grown child(ren) will say I was a good mother to them, I also want them to know that their mom had other things that she was fully passionate about, as well. If you’re reading this as a mother and taking offense, please don’t: I’m mostly saying all of this to hold myself accountable because I know the above won’t come naturally for me.

Prior to getting pregnant, I’d been longing to become a mom for some time, and to be honest found myself feeling a little behind. I’m turning 30 this year, and while I know that’s still relatively young in this day and age to have a child, I was often subconsciously comparing my life to those who were already there. A big, unhealthy part of this definitely came from the plethora of messages around me that painted motherhood as one of the ultimate accomplishments of a woman, with everything from well-meaning relatives asking when it would be “my turn” to the perfectly curated, beautiful lives of families on Instagram. I know better, at least in my head, than to let that bother me – but I think I inherently felt like I’d really have something worthy to hang on to when I became a mom.

I’m so grateful that we have a baby on the way in just 20 more weeks. That being said, I now feel both a responsibility and desire to do everything I can to fight the above sentiment. As we rightly celebrate the sacrifice, love, and care of the mothers and mother figures in our lives this Sunday, I also acknowledge those for whom this day brings a complicated mix of emotions: those who long to be moms, those who aren’t sure, those who have broken relationships with their mothers, those who have have lost a child. The role of a mother is beautiful and so much more complex than what I could say in a short blog post, but I want to remind both myself and all women that our place in this journey doesn’t ultimately define us or make us any more or any less.







PS. If you’re in Vancouver looking for something to gift to that mother, mother figure, loved one, or inspirational friend in your life – might I suggest a bouquet of flowers from locally-based Bloom Assembly? These very  talented women created the beautiful arrangement I’m carrying, and they’ll be hosting a pop-up shop at West Elm Granville this Sunday from 12-4pm. Today’s also the last day to pre-order an arrangement for pick up that day (and you can get 10% off with my code ‘herwaisechoice’)!

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Jacket | Club Monaco
Dress | Everlane
Shoes | Rachel Comey

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When I initially thought about the prospect of having a child, one thing that crossed my mind is that it’d likely mean a need to adapt my wardrobe into something a little more practical. That being said, I certainly didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. As mentioned in my previous post, I grew out of my pre-pregnancy pants pretty much immediately after I found out we were expecting, so it’s been an interesting sartorial journey lately to say the least. And, since I’m aware that my body will continue changing rapidly for some time, I’ve tried to be slow and intentional with purchasing new clothes. In light of that, my wardrobe currently has two pairs of pants that fit: bamboo maternity leggings, and this soft pair of stretchy, jersey joggers. I’ll probably eventually add a couple more pant options to my closet as the pregnancy progresses (and will definitely be pulling out the dresses when it gets warmer), but for now I’ve been styling my outfits around sweats, or at least pants that look and feel like sweats every. single. day.

In an attempt to add some polish to these super casual looks, I’ve been relying heavily on things that do still fit, like jackets, bags, and of course: shoes. A pair of chic flats can do wonders to pull even the most basic of looks together, and so I can’t stress the wonders of a comfortable, good-looking pair enough. Of course, a truly walkable, stylish shoe is hard to come by, so when Everlane recently sent a pair of their new Day Gloves to try (they officially launched today!), I curiously put them to the test to see if they’d make the grade.

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It’s been getting harder and harder to hide, so I thought it was high time to give you guys a bit of a life update: Brian and I are expecting our first baby!

I’m now about 16 weeks along, and to tell you the truth it still feels surreal most of the time. Although I’ve always wanted to be a mom, being pregnant is so different from what I expected. At the heart of it, I’ve never felt more out of control of my body or more in awe of it at the same time, and I’m starting to experience just what a miracle this whole process really is.

The first trimester was honestly pretty rough. Just a few months ago, I was probably the healthiest I’d ever been: I was finally in the habit of exercising about 5 times a week, and for the first time ever my diet had cleaned up enough that I actually enjoyed vegetables. Almost as soon as I got pregnant, the thought of anything other than grilled cheese, burgers, and french fries made me sick. I was also so tired that I was sneaking down to the empty warehouse for naps during my breaks at work, so exercise was undoubtedly the last thing on my mind. To add to that I’ve sort of been an emotional rollercoaster, and let’s just say I’m grateful to have a husband who’s as patient and kind as mine is.

Symptoms have settled down a lot in the last few weeks, save for an odd day here or there where I feel all the full blown first trimester symptoms all over again. It’s also starting to feel real as the bump becomes more evident (though to be honest, I still can’t fathom the thought of birthing a human being). We’ll be renovating and moving this summer as well so things are going to be overwhelming, but we’re so grateful and excited to get to move into this new life stage.


So what’s happening with the blog in the next little while? Well, prior to getting pregnant I always thought I’d be able to make do with most of my wardrobe for the majority of the nine months. I was quickly and swiftly proven wrong: my jeans started feeling uncomfortable, oh… maybe 4 weeks in, if I’m being generous?! Thanks to my first trimester lifestyle I’ve probably gained about 15 pounds already, and although I may have created the illusion of being a stylish pregnant person here, most days I’ve just been living in my maternity leggings, oversized Hatch tops (which by the way, are currently on sale at Shopbop with code EVENT18 and a great investment if you are/are planning to getting pregnant), and comfy sneakers. it’s honestly been a little hard to feel good about myself, especially since I know I have quite a while to go, but I’m reminding myself of the privilege of growing a life and that as long as baby and I are healthy, everything is A-OK.

I’m hoping that, especially as it gets warmer, I’ll find more joy in learning to dress my changing body. I aim to continue utilizing what I can in my wardrobe, and to invest in new pieces with intent, looking for clothes that make me feel good and will be practical both now and beyond. I know that “fewer, better things” might be harder with a big life change, but I want to take on that challenge especially in a world where a new baby often means acquiring so many new things. We’ll see how this goes!

And of course, since this is entirely new for me, if you have any suggestions on what you’d like to see (or not), please let me know as well!




Jacket | ALLSAINTS (3 years old, similar currently 25% off with code EVENT18!)
Sweater | TOPSHOP (4 years old)
Skirt | Aritzia
Shoes | LOQ (from last season but I love this brand + highly recommend this leather pair or the mule version for spring – they’re currently on sale with code EVENT18!)

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Ever since Brian and I went to Bali for our honeymoon a few Novembers ago, we made it a goal to travel somewhere warmer each year during the gloomiest months of the winter. With the non-stop Vancouver rain and both of us having some form of seasonal affective disorder, we thought it’d be a great annual excuse to get out of the city and get refreshed while spending quality time together.

This past winter we spent five nights in LA, a city that’s close enough to not have to take too much time off for, but also far away enough to escape and get some much needed sun. This post has been a long time coming, but I’ve finally come around to gathering some of my favourite highlights from the trip. And, since I’m always curious about what people pack to wear on vacation, I’m also sharing a few essentials I packed into my carry-on at the end of the post. Enjoy!

SHOP

One of my favourite things to do while traveling is to simply spend slow afternoons wandering around neighbourhoods and popping into stores or boutiques that catch my eye. Though it’s very rare for me to buy anything, I find a lot of happiness in taking in well-curated shops and discovering the small businesses in a city. Here were a few standouts for me:

Abbot Kinney Blvd | This quintessential LA street is the kind of place I’d probably frequent on a day off if I lived in the city. It’s a mix of high end, contemporary designers with a good amount of independent local shops, and while the neighbourhood is buzzing it somehow has a small, intimate feel to it. It’s also got some great coffee shops and restaurants, and I was super excited to find Cuyana, one of my long time favourite brands here!

Arts District | We only had a few quick hours in the Arts District before we had to fly home, but I could’ve easily spent an entire day here getting lost among the galleries and shops. If I make it back to LA this will be on the priority list! In a short amount of time, we had coffee at Blacktop, a hotdog at Wurstküche, and browsed cool shops like Alchemy Works and Apolis, who happened to be having a sample sale on the day.

The Boutiques (in general) | There are so many great boutiques in LA, and my travel companions graciously drove with me to a few stores that I’d scoped out on Instagram beforehand. We didn’t even scratch the surface, but some of my favourites included County Ltd., Tortoise General Store, and I also liked visiting all of the Crossroads Trading stores, since we don’t have resale shops that are nearly as good here in Vancouver.

EAT

Along with neighbourhood wandering, I also love to eat! I’m very fortunate that my parents took me to a lot of new countries while I grew up, but they tended to see meals as something to get out of the way instead of a means to experience culture. Food is without a doubt one of the best parts of a new place for me, and there are never enough meals in a day to try everything on our list. Because of that, I’m grateful to have married someone willing to indulge with me in this regard. Here’s the food we had that’ll stick with me for some time:

honey hi | Breakfast is my favourite meal to dine out for, but it’s not an extravagance we take part in a lot here at home. One of my favourite parts of being on vacation is getting to try out new breakfast place each day. We stumbled upon honey hi because we stayed in Echo Park, and I loved the breakfast bowl so much here I came back for it twice. Imagine my happiness when I found the recipe online here after coming home!

Uovo | This is amazingly simple, good, traditional pasta that I still think about often. It’s uncomplicated and fresh, and because the kitchen prepares just one dish at a time you have to be patient for your food. It’s more than worth the wait, and since our visit it’s essentially become our standard for Italian food – we haven’t been able to find anything quite like it in Vancouver.

Tacos Tumbras a Tomas | I knew I had to eat some good tacos while in LA, and this was a lucky find in Grand Central Market after a morning at the Broad museum. One $3 order of the tender, juicy carnitas was enough to feed two people – definitely delicious food at an incredible value.

Rossoblu | We actually went to LA with friends, but on the last night Brian and I wanted to go out on a date and we found ourselves here. I believe it opened last year, so it’s a newer restaurant and it was memorable to me because the space was energetic yet romantic, the service was excellent, and food was unpretentious and delicious.


SEE

I tend not to prefer spending a lot of time doing explicitly “touristy” things, but many of these sights do get the popularity they do for good reason! Here’s what was worth most seeing for us:

The Broad | Though we’d initially lined up here to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, I personally enjoyed the exhibits upstairs just as much, if not more. The building itself is stunning, and is the perfect place to house the contemporary art. I’d still recommend seeing the Infinity Mirrors, but keep in mind that you’ll have to get there early, line up for quite a few hours and that each room has a 30 second limit (which, although understandable,  isn’t quite the ideal set up for pondering eternity in my opinion).

Griffith Observatory | This classic tourist spot is typically where people go to see stars or a great view of the city, but I honestly just really liked the beautiful building itself. Its clean shape and thoughtful details really drew me in, and I’ve posted quite a few photos of it on my Instagram lately.

The Homes (in general) | Another highlight for me was simply walking around and seeing all of the homes. I’m not talking about the big Beverly Hills mansions here, either: my favourite abodes were the uncomplicated, small bungalows and modest one-story homes I saw all around me – I couldn’t help but wonder what life would be like living in them.


CARRY ON ESSENTIALS

I grew up overpacking for vacations, but in the last few years I’ve been much more inclined to bring just the essentials and re-wear fewer things as often as I can. I didn’t want to check anything in for this trip, so I decided to just pack a carry on for our five night trip. The weather was pretty tricky: it was shorts weather during the day and you really needed a substantial warmer layer at night, so I layered my heaviest, warmest clothes on the plane and packed the lighter layers away. Here are a few pieces that were essential during our travels…

AYR Denim Jacket | I’ve gotten quite a few comments about how “cool” I look in this jacket, which I’ll freely admit that I love to hear, because I rarely feel like a cool person. It’s perfectly oversized without being sloppy, and the cut and style somehow adds polish and edge all at the same time.

Everlane Backpack | This backpack goes with me pretty much everywhere these days, and it was perfect on our trip. It goes with absolutely everything, is lightweight, and multiple compartments mean it’s easy to keep everything organized.

Frye Sneakers | I’ve worn these sneakers so much that I got a back up pair for when my first ones are worn out. I never do that, but these are just that good. I love that they’re clean, sleek, minimal, and ultra comfortable. My feet are wide and flat, and I can walk around in these all day with no issues whatsoever.

Acne Jensen Booties | Since they’re heavy, I wore these booties on the plane and they were my go-to whenever I wanted to dress up a little bit while still being comfortable. The pointed toe is flattering and the pebbled leather feels luxe and durable.

Karen Walker Sunglasses | Good accessories are essential while traveling, and these now-classics provided sun protection while adding a pop to the simplest of outfits.

Have you been to LA? I’d love to hear what you enjoyed and what I may have missed out on! If you have any suggestions for our winter trip this year, please also share them below!

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As a 5’3 (and a half, on a good day), pear-shaped petite, I’ve always tended to go by certain rules and guidelines when getting dressed. My goal has often been to wear something that looks flattering and makes me taller and slimmer than I am: always nip in the waist, balance a flowy top with fitted bottoms, and vice versa. In the last year or so, though, I’ve found myself craving more risks with silhouettes and wanting to try different combinations… especially as my closet itself has leaned out. Maybe it’s something that’s come with age, but I’ve also been wanting to wear outfits that primarily make me feel good as opposed to wanting to appear a certain way. I’ve been wearing a lot of looks like this one lately: oversized silhouettes with easy and comfortable pieces, using funky accessories like a circle bag and block heel pumps to modernize an otherwise classic look.








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P.S. I don’t usually post a lot of shopping/
deal-related things, but a lot of the pieces
I’m wearing here are currently up to 25% off
during Shopbop’s sale over the next three days.
It’s a great opportunity to save a bit of money
if you’re looking to purchase a considered, special
piece or two for spring (my much loved
A.P.C Half Moon Bag is included in the sale!)

The sale ends this Saturday at 11:59pm EST.

Coat | Vince (also really into this similar Vince coat)
Sweater | Sezane
Trousers | Aritzia
Bag | The Stowe (love this Montreal-based brand – more of their bags here)
Shoes | LOQ (more great low, block heeled options here, here, and here)
Sunglasses | Karen Walker (also available in special fit if you have a low nose bridge like me!)

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Her Waise Choice by Jen - 3M ago

Living in the city, and with just one car between Brian and I, I spend a lot of time commuting to and from work either by foot or by public transit. Over the years I’ve learned that it’s while it’s important to be practical, especially during winter, I also want to try to look somewhat presentable when I get to work. In light of that, here are a few tips on what I like to wear to help make sure my commute is as effortless and comfortable as it can be, while still maintaining a level of personal style.

A sleek, warm, packable layer | In previous years, I’ve always found myself getting super cold during the winter but this year I realized I simply wasn’t layering wisely enough. I invested in a thin, packable down jacket this winter, and I now don’t know what I would do without one in my wardrobe. I wear mine on its own during milder days or as a layer underneath my favourite wool coat for warmth that isn’t bulky. I like that this one looks great on its own and is stylish in its own right, but is also super useful.

Non-slip footwear | I slipped and fell three times in the ice last winter, and needless to say that wasn’t fun. At the beginning of fall this past year I smartened up and got grippy rubber soles added to these Everlane boots, and they’re now my go-to commuting shoes. It wasn’t cheap – it cost around $80 – but I love that these stylish booties are now practical too because of the updated sole. I’m a big believer in repairing, mending, and upgrading your garments and shoes especially when they’re high quality and will last for years.

Cozy accessories | Warm, cozy accessories for your extremities are definitely musts when the wind picks up – I’m convinced they’ve been key in staying healthy and not catching a cold while commuting. Acne Studios makes my favourite winter accessories, since they’re really high quality, classic, and inject a subtle element of style into a look. The price point is definitely on the higher end, but I’ve worn my two Canada scarves almost every single day for the past two winters and they’ve held up so beautifully – no pilling or wearing, and the look just as good as they did on day one. I’m also considering adding a pair of texting gloves to the mix for full mobility on the coldest winter days.

Streamlined storage | As much as I love my half moon bag, it’s obviously less than ideal for commuting when I’m lugging around a laptop, my lunch, and maybe an extra change of clothes for a post 9 to 5 event or workout. I’ll still occasionally use a black leather tote when I need to dress up a bit and carry a lot, but for the most part I’ve been the most drawn to my simple black backpack. Having even weight distribution on your shoulders is pretty darn underrated, and this one from Everlane makes me feel put together instead of like a kid going to school because of its minimal, sleek design.





If you’re a commuter, do you have any tips on how to do it effortlessly and stylishly?

Jacket | Muji (found the shorter version here, but the longer one may still be in stores)
Sweater | Vince
Denim | L’AGENCE (my favourite skinnies – they come in lots of colours!)
Boots | Everlane
Backpack | Everlane (also comes in a lovely dipped leather version)
Toque | Club Monaco
Scarf | Acne Studios

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Her Waise Choice by Jen - 5M ago

“Your outfits all look the same”, observes my husband as he sees me editing the photos for this post. I’ll be the first to admit that just a few years ago, hearing a comment like that would’ve irked me. I probably would’ve thought something like, “what does he mean they look the same? Doesn’t he see how interesting and unique my style is?!”. Fast forward half a decade, and I’ve almost come to see it as a compliment.

What exactly do I mean by that? I guess what I’m saying is that as I’ve gotten older, my idea of what it means to feel good in my clothes has shifted quite substantially. It definitely wasn’t always the case, but I’ve come to be happy to have a closet of fewer things that mostly go together seamlessly – clothes that I can move in, that I can feel put together but not uncomfortable in. Clothes that will last, both in style and in quality. Clothes that will keep me warm when needed and clothes that will keep me cool when needed.

As we start the new year, I can’t help but think about how much things have changed since I started this blog in the beginning of 2010. The intentions behind writing then and now couldn’t be more different, but I’m so grateful this little corner of the internet is still here and that you’re still reading. Lately, I’ve been feeling a renewed excitement to share, and I’m looking forward to being here more in 2018.

Happy New Year!






Jacket | ALLSAINTS (a few years old, here’s a great petite version)
Sweater | Equipment
Trousers | Aritzia
Boots | Acne Studios (also love these – beautiful quality for less than half of the price)
Bag | A.P.C

Photos by Paul Milaire

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As someone who grew up with a mother whose beauty regimen consisted solely of moisturizer, cold cream, and a little bit of blush, I wouldn’t exactly say that I was exposed to skincare and make up at an early age. When I got into my teenage years and early twenties, I began experimenting – mostly with make up – but not really caring about the consequences of what I was putting on and in my body.

Nowadays, I prefer to focus on skincare as opposed to make up, and I’ve come to see it as a small but important part of self care — my skincare routine in the evenings has become one of my favourite ways to unwind. I’ve also been increasingly more conscious of using products with more ingredients that I can pronounce, especially as I get older and think more about long-term health. That being said, here are some favourite, (mostly) natural products that I’ve been using and loving lately…

Pink House Organics Pit Potion | Aside from the fact that the run-of-the-mill deodorant found in drugstores is terrible for you in so many ways, I’ve always hated the way it makes my underarms feel clogged and unbreathable. I’ve tried a few other natural deodorant alternatives in the past, but the performance on them sadly didn’t live up to what I was used to.This Pink House Organics Pit Potion is the best of both worlds, and I’m so happy to have found it: it’s natural, but it applies like a normal deodorant and it works. I also really love the way the Organic Mandarin scent smells — it’s not sugary sweet (it’s a little bit tangy, actually) and just feels really fresh both in the bottle and on the skin. As an added bonus, the brand is local to Vancouver and has a pretty great story – read up on it here.

The Laundress Wool and Cashmere Spray | I’m a sucker for warm, natural, and luxurious fabrics like wool and cashmere, and have had a few of you ask how I maintain these delicate garments in my wardrobe. One thing I’ve tried to do is to not wash these kinds of pieces unless I absolutely have to, and this spray has helped considerably with this. I’ve been wearing my Acne Canada scarves and the same 4-5 sweaters on rotation all winter and have kept things fresh with this musky cedar spray. The eco-friendly brand also has a Fabric Fresh spray and a Delicates wash, neither of which which I’ve personally tried yet but will probably pick up – it has great reviews and is versatile for all kinds of materials. Note: it does have fragrance in it, so those who are sensitive to that might want to approach with caution.

Peet Rivko | As a lover of good, simple branding, I have to admit that sometimes I let that be a motivating factor in choosing one brand over another. I always feel like I’ve hit the jackpot when I find something that’s both beautiful and effective, and that’s exactly the case with plant-based skincare brand Peet Rivko. I’ve been using the gentle cleanser every single day and it refreshes, cleanses, and softens my skin without irritating or stripping it.  As the final step in my PM skincare routine, I add a few drops of the balancing face oil into the moisturizer, and my typically dry winter skin has been much better than usual this year. You can buy each piece individually, get the Essentials Kit, or try all three without as large of an investment with The Travel Kit.

Herbivore Rose Spray | I gifted this spray to all of my bridesmaids when I got married in the summer of 2016, and have been keeping a bottle by my bedside ever since. There’s something about the smell of rose that feels so luxurious, and I like spritzing it on to refresh my skin both before moisturizer and after make up. I also love bringing it on the plane – it feels wonderful on parched airplane skin. This Seattle-based company is another aesthetically beautiful brand that uses non-toxic ingredients and recyclable, reusable packaging.

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment | I can’t speak to how natural the ingredients that Fresh uses actually are, as I admittedly haven’t done a ton of research on the brand. Regardless, these little tinted lip treatments have been a lifesaver this winter: they make my lips super soft, provide SPF, and give my lips a sheer wash of colour. There are quite a few shades available, and they work both as a subtle, everyday lip colour and as a richer hue for a night out since the colour builds up so well. This box set has six minis in various shades for gifting and finding the right shade that works for you. My current favourite is Poppy.

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Eyelash Serum | The start of my work day changed from 9AM to 8AM recently, and that one less hour of sleep has made me a lot more tired than I’d like to admit. Naturally, I’ve been sleeping in until the last possible moment in the mornings, which means my make up routine has gone on the back burner. One of my favourite tricks for looking more awake has been the combination of a nightly eyelash serum and a lash lift from Bare Wax every 2-3 months: the serum makes my lashes long and thick, and the lift gives me the look of freshly curled lashes all day. I’ve used a few different lash serums in the past, but this all-natural option by Luna Nectar is my favourite, not only because it’s locally based and completely natural, but also because it actually works the best!

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I’m always on the lookout for more great natural beauty products, so if you have a favourite please share below!

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Her Waise Choice by Jen - 6M ago

Well, hello there – It’s definitely been much longer than I intended since my last update. I miss shooting, writing, and content creating a lot, but between working full time, exercising, a bit of socializing and general adult responsibilities, I’ve honestly found it all too easy to put this little corner of the internet on the back burner. I definitely miss being more active here and interacting with you… so if you have good time management tips please share them with me; I’d love to hear them.

Sartorially, I’ve been keeping things simpler than ever lately – partially to save time, but also because that’s what I’ve found makes me feel my best. I’ve been reaching for lots of denim (thesethese, and these looser classic jeans are on rotation), booties, and wool and cashmere sweaters. More often than not I’ve also been throwing this lovely robe coat from Shopbop on top of whatever I’m wearing. I’m a big fan of how minimal it is, and it’s one of those pieces that makes even the plainest sweater and jean combo feel special. Definitely a wardrobe MVP and highlight this year.






Speaking of highlights, I recently had the opportunity to go to the Cirque Du Soleil Kurios show, and it was amazing! I’ve gotten to go to a few Cirque shows over the years, and they never fail to make my heart race and palms sweat as I watch the artists perform their ridiculous acrobatic acts.

This one is quite unlike from the others, and just might be my favourite. The set they created for Cabinet of Curiosities allows you to step into another world that’s remarkably different than the colourful, otherworldly shows I’ve become used to. After the show we got to go backstage, and seeing the stage and costumes up close was incredible. It’s quite a remarkable production that’s filled with special touches––: they built the props by asking the staff and crew to look for long-forgotten mechanical objects in their garages and attics!

The show is here in Vancouver until December 31, so it’s definitely worth checking out (pro-tip: it’s a great, non-‘thing’, gift for the holidays!).


We’re heading to LA for a few days next week, so feel free to follow along on Instagram here. I’ll be posting in my stories!

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Coat | Vince (similar, shorter version here)
Sweater | Vince (similar, and if you’re looking for knitwear Sézane has so many beautiful, ethically made options!)
Denim | L’AGENCE
Boots | Everlane
Bag | A.P.C

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When I began narrowing down my wardrobe a few years ago, I started to be on the lookout for clothing companies that were worth following. In a world filled with messages about always getting what’s shiny and new, Vetta immediately caught my eye as a refreshing brand to watch. I’ve had my eye on the company for about a year now, enamoured with how much they really walk the walk and fully embrace the idea of capsule dressing: they release just five pieces each season, wrapped up in a collection that can be styled into 30 outfits. Each item is extremely well thought out and executed, and often convertible — meaning you can wear it in different ways. They also manufacture ethically with environmentally friendly fabrics, all at a very fair price point!

Obviously, when they offered to send a piece from their minimal capsule this fall, I was quick to say yes! I received The Oversized Sweater, which is made from 100% organic cotton and is surprisingly warm and heavy considering its material. A really good sweater is hard to find, and with this one you’re basically getting three in one. I’m looking forward to not only wearing this in my every day life but also bringing it on trips in the future. Here’s how I styled it!

Look One | As a Crewneck

I really like the neckline on the sweater when it’s worn this way: it’s not too high of a crewneck, but it’s not as wide as a boatneck, making it very flattering and versatile. The cut and length of it are really effortless as well: it’s the kind of piece you can throw on with black skinnies and flats and instantly look put together. The dolman sleeves make it a bit tricky to layer on top of, but I’ve been enlisting my oversized coats and jackets for the job and also adding in my trusty Acne Studios Canada scarf for added warmth.



Look Two | As a Cardigan

Turn the sweater around and unbutton the buttons, and you’ve got yourself a cardigan! In all honesty, this is my least favourite way to wear it, only because I’m quite picky with the fit of my cardigans. I typically prefer slimmer-fitting arms with a looser body, and this one is quite relaxed all over. Regardless, it’s certainly nice to have this as an option, especially since it creates an entirely different look. I flipped the edges inward so the buttons on the front are hidden, but you can of course also wear it with the buttons showing.



Look Three | As a Turtleneck

I’ve always found myself staying away from turtlenecks, because I find that most have a tendency to make my already round face appear rounder. That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find that this one didn’t do that! I think it has something to do with the fact that the turtleneck is wider, especially at the bottom, and the sweater is perfectly slouchy. Whatever it is, I like it. The collar attaches to the sweater at the neck with five buttons, and provides an extra element of coziness. I’ll certainly be wearing it like this a lot.



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Sweater | Vetta Capsule (c/o)
It’s been an ultra popular piece and is currently sold out,
but they’re expecting a restock at the end of the month!

Look One
Scarf | Acne Studios
Bag | Mansur Gavriel
Denim | L’AGENCE
Mules | Oak+Fort (old, but these are very similar)

Look Two
Blouse | Club Monaco (old)
Trousers | Aritzia
Tote | Sezane (c/o)
Slides | Everlane

Look Three
Jacket | AYR
Denim | Everlane
Backpack | VereVerto
Mules | Oak+Fort (similar)

*My sweater was gifted by Vetta, but this is not a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.

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