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I’ve gone through quite a transition with my personal style, which you wouldn’t even know since  I haven’t really been sharing my outfits here. My style has become a lot less vintage-cutesy-feminine-whatever and I’ve been wearing pants pretty much non stop which is quite different for me. In a sense my style has become a lot more minimalist (ie, trendy) while maintaining some of that vintage feel ya’ll know me for, mostly in the way of the 70s. That’s how I would describe it if I had to. In reality, I’ve just been wearing whatever the hell I want. Some days that’s modern minimalist, other days that’s vintage 70s. Whatever it is, it has been freeing to just not care that my style is kind of indefinable at this point. So all this to say, Lykke Wullf is like a visual reference for me of what my style is or would like to be. It’s 70s inspired while feeling very now. It’s easy, flattering and the perfect union between femme and masculine.

How about you? You feeling these pieces and styling? What are you loving at the moment?
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Photo Diary: Marmora Mine

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Im still surprised to learn of stunning places scattered around Ontario. I shouldn’t really be at this point, there are many parts of Ontario that have surprised me time and again, that honestly, I should just come to expect hidden treasures all over this province. Marmora Mine was no exception. It was vast and overwhelming in the best possible way. It felt like a visual reminder of how small we really are on this planet. Looking down upon a mine turned quarry with the most beautiful crystal blue water it brought this song lyric to mind “Oceans never listened to us anyway.” – a little reminder that we belong to nature and it’s elements.

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The pit stretches more than 656 Ft deep and covers 85 acres of surface. Despite the fence surrounding the pit and the many signs indicating no trespassing, we went ahead and hopped the fence anyway (I in now way am recommending this. You may get caught and get in shit.) We hiked our way down the often very rocky terrain to water level and found an area that had a bit of surface to touch so we (I) could ease our (my) way into the water. Not far off from where we stood the ground drops off and you are left with hundreds upon hundreds of feet between you and ground level. The thought of that terrified me to the point that I refused to swim out passed the shore we stood on. Zach persuaded me to swim out with him for a moment, but once I actually did it I pretty much threw a fit as if I had no idea how to swim and he was holding me like an infant trying to ease my momentary insanity with his calmness….ya, drama queen is right. But aside from my clearly irrational fear of water depths, it was the most perfect way to spend my 28th birthday. We had a massive quarry all to ourselves, blue skies, a beautifully warm day, and I got to spend it with one of the best people I know and my favourite walking cloud dog guy. I am lucky in this life, I forget that all too often, but I really am.
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Mine’s Eye

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The short of it is I turned 28 yesterday and I have been kind of MIA from this space. Not from
the internet, goodness knows I’m all over snapchat (pushyspence) and frequently update my insta, but I haven’t shared much on here. It’s not due to my lack of interest in taking pictures (maybe writing though) or of the clothes I put on my body, I just think what I have been doing, I am growing tired of. I honestly applaud bloggers who have been creating quality content, consistently for years and years – that is hard work and dedication. The thing is, this is not my full time job. Yes, I do make money off of brand partnerships every so often, and I am currently working with a wine brand that has been taking up a lot of the time I would spend creating content for this space, but I also work a full time job as a clothing buyer, 8 hrs a day, usually 5 days a week. I often find myself too tired before or after work to want to shoot stuff for this space, or I would rather spend time hanging with friends and going on adventures. But, it’s Summer, maybe once the cold season hits things will feel different in that respect. Although I haven’t been posting much, I have been taking a lot of pictures…just not really of me. Zach has been taking pictures of me, however, but they are generally one offs and get shared to my insta only. That’s the short of it, I guess.

I definitely do not want to abandon this space, I guess I’m just looking to change it a bit since I clearly have not been feeling inspired to share anything here. I still remain passionate about blogging and taking pictures, and sharing my outfits and makeup and adventures, but I look at all of that a little differently now and I want this space to reflect that. I know it sounds rather vague, and to be honest, I’m not sure what I’m looking to change, really. I just hope you remain patient with me. I will always come out with quality content, that is something I will always give you, even if it is few and far between for the time being.

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These images were shot by Zach yesterday at Marmora Mine. Zach had been before with a friend and I was v jealous, so I told him thats all I wanted to do for my birthday. The Mine is so vast and filled with the bluest water I have laid my eyes on in a long while. It is very much trespassing to go beyond the fence that encases the mine, but clearly that did not deter us. Bad! We didn’t get caught, but I cannot promise you that will always be the case. I have a ton more images that I shot from our day spent there, so I’ll be sure to share those and talk more about this amazing place.

-WHAT I WORE –
H&M shirt, Levi’s shorts & Birkenstocks: Common Sort | necklace: ALDO
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photos by Zach Rose

Mr. Summer

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It’s hard to believe the first day of Summer was just yesterday. I always feel like this season has come and gone, seemingly, in the blink of an eye. I’ve already gotten up to many outdoor adventures, which is kind of how I measure whether Summer was a good one or not, so it was surprising to realize I still have a few months left and already I have done so much. But comparatively, this Summer doesn’t have much to compete with when it comes to last Summer. Last Summer did feel like it went by in the blink of an eye. Gus’ back surgery pretty much kept me from doing anything or going anywhere, and I remember feeling pretty bummed, not only because my poor little Gus was having a rough go, but also because I really look forward to being able to get outside and go places, and I did very little of that. But that was then, and this is now. Times change. Things get worse before they can get better, and damn did they get better. Summer has just begun!

What are you looking forward to this Summer (that’s if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere)? Let me know in the comments below!

-WHAT I WORE-
Blouse: Common Sort | Shorts: Levi’s via Common Sort | Shoes: H&M | Sunglasses c/o Le Chateau | Choker: handmade
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May in June

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It had been quite awhile since I set off just myself to take outfit photos. It’s far more convenient to have others help me out, but I certainly missed the process of shooting myself. I will admit though, I think I needed the break. I was feeling a bit apathetic about the images and content I was creating for this space, which I’ve come to gather is why there has been far less posting around these parts. However, I was welcomed home from Mexico with a new lens, care of Zach (sweet one, he is), and I’m feeling pretty excited and rejuvenated by it. I guess it’s fitting that a new lens can literally change your perspective.

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As for the May dress, it’s my latest one from ACT THREE.‘s most recent collection, and I think my favourite from the label yet. I am usually not very drawn to 50s – early 60s silhouettes, but this dress still felt well suited to me, and once I tried it on it quickly became a favourite for the summer. The thing about this dress, the first time I wore it, I really felt great in it. It’s not too short, it’s not too tight, the fabric feels sturdy but lightweight enough for summer and it has sweet details like wooden buttons up the front and tied shoulder straps. It’s a gem this one, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from ACT THREE.

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Dress c/o ACT THREE. | Jacket: H&M (old) | Sandals: F21 (old, also not great quality) | Hat: thrifted vintage
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