OOTD: what would Cher wear?

If I could be any movie character for a day I would choose Cher Horwitz from Clueless in a heart beat.

Not only would I obtain her vast closet full of every teenage girl from the 90’s plaid dreams, I’d be able to use all her hilariously blunt one liners (which is the real reason I want to be her, lets be honest).

What would Cher Horowitz wear in 2017? I’m thinking a little something like this:

 

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dress- the rag machine // bag- miniso // boots- steve madden // beret- amazon 

 

Now all I need is a speedy Jeep Wrangler and a hopelessly romantic love interest.

Currently accepting applications for the latter.

-Cydney

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OOTD: your fall secret weapon ft. Aurate 

How often do you pull out your summer pieces during the Fall and Winter?

I used to be a firm believer in separating the two wardrobes, but I’ve changed my ways (and you should too)!

Your ultimate secret weapon this Fall season? Those Summer dresses you’ve been hiding from yourself since August.

Here’s how I take my Summer dresses from day trips to the park to lattes in the city:

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dress- the rag machine // sweater- GAP men’s      // shoes- Gap // bag- miniso

Rule number one? Opt for darker colouring into the cooler weather. I snagged this dress from my local thrift for a great price since people tend to neglect the lightweight dresses this time of year. The orange, cream and black colouring bring on all the fall feels.

Layers are your best friend when trying to bring a more autumnal feel to your look. Pair a knit sweater with a flowy dress to not only add structure, but also up that cozy factor majorly.

Finally, it’s all in the accessories. A faux leather cross body bag and a pair of “borrowed from the boys” loafers make this look perfect for a fall walk into town.  The tiniest addition of some sparkly gold details on my fingers give this dress a new lease on life.

My go-to for gold details has been Aurate, as of late. I’ve been paroozing the pages of their site and I’ve got a major girl crush on their soft, feminine aesthetic. Shop some of my favourites like this sweet little ring or this classically chic collar.

 

Aurate’s Black Stone Necklace and Diamond Bezel Ring .

Not only are Aurate’s pieces perfect for transitioning your warm weather pieces, they come fair and sustainable. All of Aurate’s pieces are made in New York and sourced ethically, allowing you to feel good about looking good. Read more about their revolutionary business approach (and the mega chic girl bosses who started it all) here.

What are you waiting for? Go haul those sun dresses out of storage and let the Fall fun begin.

-Cydney

*this post was made in collabortion with Aurate New York.

OOTD: something old, something new.

I was recently walking through my work place only to stumble upon a group of coworkers and discover that I was the topic of conversation.

Or should I say, my clothes were.

It was decided that the best word to describe my aesthetic would be “eclectic”

At first I was in complete and utter denial.

But the more I think about it, the more I’m falling in love with this “eclectic” persona.

Pair a fast fashion skirt with a thrifted jacket, or a re-purposed dress from Grandma with this season’s latest Steve Madden boots.

High end meets refurbished.

Old meets new.

A well worn pair of gingham trousers from the Rag Machine meets a new intergalactic hair style fit for my spunky, space princess alter ego.

pants- the rag machine // top- brandy melville // shoes- topshop // bag-winners // hair- Natalie Ouellet @ BRUSH salon

Yes, perhaps eclectic is exactly what I wear.

A passionately curated collection of well loved classics fused with bold new ideas.

Eclectic.

-Cydney

OOTD: the island life

Humour me for a moment and let’s pretend I live in one of these quaint little villas, right by the beach.

I would only wear vintage skirts and straw hats and every morning would consist of breakfast on the patio.

Afternoons would be spent at the farmer’s market with wicker baskets full of pineapple and tropical lillies.

Finally, the day would end with an evening spent in my hammock in the yard (complete with white picket fence).

top- banana republic factory // skirt- second hand( thanks Grandma!) // flats- george // hat- aritzia 

Nothing says summer quite like the beach side life, but tomorrow I’m off to somewhere new (and a little less tropical)!

See you soon,

-Cydney

OOTD: a jean that can do both

I tend to go through phases with fashion.

Perhaps, trends is a more fitting word.

The truth is, I like to try a little bit of everything, and because of that I tend to get bored and need something fresh in my look.

Denim is a tried and true wardrobe staple, but this year the trends never seem to stop, with washes, detailing and distressing coming in all shapes and sizes.

Enter, these jeans from Gap.

A little bit of light wash, a little bit of medium wash, these jeans can satisfy even the most antsy of fashionistas by combining the best of both worlds.

jeans- gap // coat- old navy (and a steal of a deal!) // top- hollister // boots- topshop

Plus a distressed hem?

These babies had me at hello.

-Cydney

OOTD: a girl’s best friend

This just in: faux sheerling coats are a girl’s best friend.

Sure diamonds are nice, but you havn’t experienced joy until you’ve felt the warm hug of a sheep-esque coat on a chilly winter’s day.

Great for cuddling, easy going and constantly making you feel fabulous; what more could a girl want in a best friend?

top- winners // coat- Glamorous // jeans- gap // boots- boohoo 

Currently accepting name suggestions for my new found partner in crime.

-Cydney

OOTD: perks

I’ve only lived with my dear Juliet for six and a half months, but I can honestly say they have been some of the most exciting, adventurous, eye opening months of my life.

Sharing an apartment with a roommate who also doubles as your best friend has a lot of perks.

Take some of these, for example:

-Although our closets are physically separated, we literally share all our clothes (I’m talking everything from coats to socks. “What’s mine is yours” strongly applies here).

-Being two fashion minded individuals, there’s always an expert second opinion on hand when it comes to selecting outfits. Having known each other for nearly three years now it’s also safe to say we don’t sugar coat the truth ( the phrase “You look like a sheep” has actually been tossed around when getting dressed for an outing. To this day I do not know if this was a positive or a negative remark).

-Having completed  a fashion design program together sewing is a skill we’ve refined to an art. Repairs and DIY projects are a piece of cake for two people that are used to producing a runway collection in two months. Not to mention, there’s a lot of those projects lying around the house…

Cue these pants from Juliet’s grad runway collection that just happen to fit me perfectly.

jacket- ZARA // pants- designed by Juliet // shirt- phantom souvenirs NYC // bag- alie express // sneakers- old navy 

Coincidence? Fate?

I think we were destined to live together, if only to make the world a more fashionable place (the world might be presumptuous…our street perhaps? We’ve at least improved the  overall style of our apartment building. This I can guarantee).

Needless to say, today’s outfit is brought to you by my fashionable roommate and her latest work.

Here’s to half a year of cramming our vast closets and 500 pairs of shoes into one tiny apartment together.

We’ve got a good thing going on.

-Cydney

OOTD: kitten heels (VFW day 6)

It seems Vancouver Fashion Week comes and goes faster and faster each season, leaving us with visions of elaborate runway creations and already counting down the days until next season.

This year was no exception with the festivities coming to a close faster than I could strap into my fluffy little heels.

 

dress- designed by Cydney  // Shoes- G21 (with a little added pizazz from yours truly) // bag- forever 21

Fashionistas from far and wide came to celebrate another season of new fashion, and Vancouver was kind enough to hold off on the rain long enough for us to look chic while doing so.

My fluffy little kitten heels are ever so grateful there weren’t any puddles to tread through.

Let’s just say they’re not quite water resistant.

Here’s to a fabulous show VFW. See you next season!

-Cydney

OOTD: something beautiful

I typically avoid alley ways when walking home.

Sure they may be a convenient short cut, but I’ve watched one too many scary movies and happen to know that allies are always where bad guys lurk waiting to abduct day dreaming girls such as myself.

However, I willingly broke my golden rule a few weekends ago in the pursuit of art.

The Vancouver Mural Festival is new to the city this year and has transformed the Main Street area into a street art lover’s paradise.

The city’s back allies have been converted into canvases that run the length of city blocks with murals that reach several stories into the sky.

Everything from 20 ft tall peacocks to alien abductions grace the back walls of thrift stores, coffee shops and restaurants.

dress- forever 21 // tee- gap // shoes- vans // necklace- stella and dot // bag- forever 21 // sunglasses- quay australia 

I’m starting to think back allies get a bad rep.

I’m not endorsing wandering through your city’s back streets, but you may want to to take a second look at places you usually write off.

You never know, you might find something beautiful.

-Cydney

 

OOTD: 87 at heart

It’s been said that you can tell a lot about a person based on how they dress on their days off.

Anyone can put in the extra effort for a special occasion or event, but what do you reach for when there’s no dress code or expectations?

Apparently, I channel the wardrobe of an 87 year old man.

An 87 year old man out for a power walk to be exact.

tee- phantom souvenirs NYC // sweater- gap // pants- h&m // sneakers- champion // bag- g21 

I do have a slight obsession with cats (and by slight I mean I have been known to choose them over some people).

I have also been known to knit scarves for my loved ones and heckle teens for being on their phones all the time (can someone PLEASE tell me when this Pokemon Go thing will end!?)

Maybe I really am 87 at heart.

Promise me someone will intervene if I start going to bed before 8 PM and stashing Splenda packets in my purse.

-Cydney