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

OOTD: in tribute

I’m a firm believer in birthdays.

A special day designed to celebrate how happy you are to have someone with you in this world isn’t something to be neglected in my books.

As readers you may not be aware, but I have a lot of quirks (to put it mildly).

As my roommate, Juliet has to put up with 100% of them all. the. time.

Did you know I sing in the shower (hella loud)?

Juliet does.

Did you know I can go through a week’s worth of groceries in a day?

Juliet does.

Did you know I wear 1000 different pairs of shoes in a week and leave them all right beside the front door so every single person that comes over trips over them when they walk in?

Juliet does.

Needless to say, Juliet deserves to be celebrated a lot more than just one day.

top- GAP // pants- H&M // jacket- forever 21 // shoes- g21 // bag- forever 21

If you asked me what Juliet’s signature look is I’d have to say black.

Because she’s the baddest Mama around, she can rock it 365 days a year.

So today’s look is in tribute to Juliet.

Thanks for not hating me/kicking me out of the apartment.

Love you (;

-Cydney

 

 

OOTD: the real MVP

If you were to run into me unexpectedly on a day off you’d probably find me doing one of three things:

  1. drinking copious amounts of coffee
  2. eating copious amounts of food
  3. raiding the nearest thrift store for some new additions to my closet

Last weekend was a mix of all three, the perfect day in my opinion.

shirt- h&m // jeans- topshop // shoes- gap // scarf- winners // pom-pom charm- brandy melville // sunnies- community thrift 

Recently I’ve been on a bit of a thrift store roll, uncovering some pretty neat finds at my local shops.

It seems as if Vancouver has had a particularly stylish individual do some spring cleaning in their closet this year, because the second-hand scene is prime.

My latest thrifty obsession? These “Dior-esque” sunnies from Community Thrift in Vancouver’s Gastown district.

They make me feel like a million bucks, but they only cost me 12.

So shout out to whoever dropped these beauties off.

You’re the real MVP.

-Cydney

OOTD: flower power

Good friends + good food + cherry blossoms = a very happy Cydney.

This past week my lovely ladies and I took advantage of the sunshine in Vancouver and ventured out to the local Cherry Blossom festival.

If you’re ever in the area this time of year I 10/10 would recommend you take some time to parooz the trees at Devonian Harbour Park.

It could turn anyone into a Cherry Blossom enthusiast.

 

jacket- old navy // t-shirt- brandy melville // jeans- garage clothing // shoes- converse 

All I can say is, who knew staring at trees could be so fun!?

It just might have been the company I was with (even if they agreed that I look like I’m wearing a sheep when I put on this jacket).

-Cydney