Let Me Tell Ya ‘Bout My Best Friend

It seems insane to me that until this shoot I had never taken pictures with Kristen for this blog. I mean, it sort of makes sense since I started this blog after she left Toronto for Montreal, but she’s such an important part of my life, it’s crazy it took me so long to get my act (and tripod) together for a bff shoot (plus Didi!) while in the same city.

These photos are so telling of our friendship – it’s just constant laughter and absurdity. It also worked out perfectly (maybe some would argue not) that the wind was so insane this day. I think it really added to the sillyness of this shoot and our priceless facial expressions while our hair was being blown in every direction.

As for our styles, they are pretty different (unlike our personalities). I think at one point we dressed fairly similar (Kristen’s boyfriend definitely used to mix us up from behind), but my style took a more definite vintage girly turn, while Kristen’s went more 90s grunge queen. Pretty polar opposite styles which I think look really fun when put together, kind of like night and day.
Me
Blouse: thrifted vintage
Skirt: vintage via Public Butter
Socks: Target
Shoes: Sylvie and Shimmy
Kristen
Top: Topshop
Pants: Forever21
Jacket & belt: vintage via Public Butter
Hat: UO
Shoes: Globo

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Photo Diary: Montreal Part 2

Processed with VSCOcam with n3 presetHere is part 2 of my Montreal photo diary! The photo above has reminded me that I want to eat fresh baked treats more often. Sitting with Kristen at Rustique, relaxing, sipping coffees and eating those delicious sweets was a real pleasure, and something I never think to do here in Toronto. So, noted! Cafe chill times is a must for me.

It seems as though I pulled out my iPhone far more than my DSLR on this trip, mostly out of convenience, but also because I didn’t want to be the gal constantly pulling out my big camera and taking time to get a perfect photo everywhere we went. Most of my Toronto friends know I try to document as much as possible with my DSLR when I’m out and about, but when you only get to see your best friend a few times a year, focusing so much energy on what would be good content for the blog seems insignificant, so my iPhone felt like the more reasonable option. I guess it really doesn’t matter, but I feel like I have read something similar on other’s blogs, that iPhones feel way more convenient when you are running about town, but still want to document the day.

What do you guys think? Do iPhones (or any other smart phone) seem like a legitimate photographic tool. Or are we just succumbing to the fast paced nature of our society?

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Clueless

I apologize for the disappearing act last week (although, I kind of dislike when bloggers apologize for being busy, we are only human after all, and shouldn’t have to apologize for that), I am now back from Montreal, but things got a little hectic while I was there and I had very little time to write any posts. But I most definitely have lots of photos to share with you from my time there, so fret not.

I bought both this top and skort while in Montreal, which, when paired together feels very Cher Horwitz – not a style that is very common for me, but I’m kind of loving it. I also think it has been years since I have owned a skort, something I honestly thought I would never buy again, and now I’m wondering why I took me so long to accept it as a totally awesome article of clothing. For someone who loves being able to sit cross legged in the park in the warm months, it’s most definitely a practical piece to have in my wardrobe.

How was your weekend guys? Im going to spend time getting back to all your comments from last week, so don’t think I have forgotten about you
Top: vintage via Citizen Vintage
Skort: vintage via Local 23
Socks: H&M
Shoes: Sylvie and Shimmy

Bonjour, From Montreal!

Last Friday I made my way to Montreal, and I’ll be here until this coming Friday, spending time with my best friend Kristen and other MTL pals. The reason for my trip wasn’t totally for leisure, however. I have a couple dance shows this week in this lovely city, so I decided to make it an extended trip, ensuring I’d be able to have some fun with my best pal who I hadn’t seen in months, before I get busy this week with rehearsals and performances.

I decided to snap some photos of my new dress I purchased this past weekend in Kristen and Sergio’s flippin’ amazing kitchen. The outfit goes so perfectly with their kitchen and decor, it is like a match made in heaven.

How was your weekend? Let me know, I’d love to hear. Dress: vintage via Empire Exchange
Beret: thrifted
Boots: Samantha Pleet x Wolverine

The Little Shop

DSC_0965 Last weekend I surprised my best friend Kristen by showing up in Montreal for her birthday. Besides me getting extremely and disgustingly sick on the final days visiting that glorious city, it was such a fun time (as always, Mtlers are the best people). Mtl has alot of genuinely interesting stores and neighbourhoods, if you’re willing to really dig and wander. It’s hard for me to say, but as far as I can tell from the many visits I have done in that city, the vintage stores are some of the best. Better than Toronto, in my opinion. And there is one particular shop I speak of, a strange shop – strange because it is only known through word of mouth – The Little Shop.

I have many friends who reside, or can call Montreal their home city, so I had heard about this shop from several of them. But alas, every time I visited Montreal, the shop was either closed, or we were staying far enough away that the trek to it would have been ridiculous without a car. It is only open 4 days a week for only 3hrs on those days. It is owned by a wonderfully eccentric woman, in her home. Yes, a house! We’re talking vintage and antiques EVERYWHERE, 3 floors filled to the brim, washrooms, kitchen, no place is untouched by the glorious dust of decades past. We spent a good hour digging through old objects and clothes, and were given tea to sip on and cookies to munch on. It’s the sort of vibe I would like to have if and when I own my own store.

If you ever find yourself in Montreal, I highly recommend checking this place out.

1002 Ogilvy
Park Ex
Wed, Thurs, Sat 2-5pm
Sun 12-3pm
514-992-3364
twitter: The_Little_Shop
instagram: @thelittleshopmtl

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