Happy Sunday everyone! I finally found a day to dress up nice and post another lookbook as my family is having our Thanksgiving dinner tonight. I always plan to photograph more looks but during school I find that all I want to wear is jeans and a comfy sweater.
Lately the weather has been very warm for an October, so I decided to wear a dress and then keep the outfit autumnal with black tights. I find that I see so few people wearing dresses during fall and the winter months, which makes me sad. So this year, I am going to try to change that myself and wear more dresses this season. The worst part of winter is having to wait to wear your summer clothes again!
I have been wanting to shoot a lookbook here for quite some time as the ivy leaves look absolutely marvelous this time of year! I feel almost sad that they’re going to start falling soon, but thats just life. We have to keep moving forward. :)
- Dress – Forever 21
- Military Boots – Payless Shoes
- Tights – An Online Korean Shop that I can’t remember the name of
You can hype this outfit on lookbook!
Some days don’t need cameras.
Like the day I was feeling low so Sean and I decided to go for a late night bike ride. Then Sean came up with the brilliant idea to ride to the movie theatre to see Guardians of the Galaxy. The bike ride was tough, forty minutes mostly up hill, but we got there eventually. It was just the thing to cure anyones low spirits. The best part of the night however was sitting in Tim Hortons nursing our drinks as we discussed the film. Then riding to Thrifty Foods, buying a bunch of snacks and sitting outside of a closed Dairy Queen eating till we filled our stomachs. We didn’t get home till 3am, but it was all worth it. Theres nothing like riding a bike in the cool night air. It is so freeing.
Those are the nights worth remembering and I didn’t need a camera to do it.
Or when Sean and I decided to go rafting in the river across from his house. The water was freezing and our rafts unstable but the sun was shining and our hearts full of adventure. We had a few scrape ups along the way. The most memorable being the log that just so happened to go across the whole river. Thinking that I could simply grab on to the log and guide myself to the part where I could go under was a foolish mistake. The raft went under the log whilst I tumbled into the water. Unbeknownst to us then, it was a happy coincidence. We sat on that log in the middle of the river for a long time. We talked of how beautiful the river was with the trees lining its shores offering shade as vines grew up there trunks. We made it to our final destination only to go one more round just for the hell of it. We even found a nice swimming hole with lots of minnows!
That was one of the best days of the summer and I didn’t need a camera to remember it.
Sean once told me that (he thought) the reason I always took pictures of everything was to make me feel as though I am constantly doing something. Constantly creating memories and keeping busy. When I heard this I immediately waved it away as anything but the truth. But, the more I thought about it, the more I came to realize there was some truth to it. I get anxious when I am not doing something. I constantly worry about when I am old and look back at my life, I will regret not doing enough. I try to create memories with photographs when I should be creating memories by being in the moment. Photographs can come later.
So here I am, learning how to be without a camera.
Today we photographed another outfit for Kimberly’s lookbook. Everyone always tells Kimberly that she needs to buy some brighter clothes. Most if not all of her clothes are black and grey! Its kind of depressing, especially in summer, but at least its still edgy and stylish. Since summer is wrapping up we can finally start wearing boots again (yay!). But we didn’t want to overdo it so a light muscle tee brings the whole outfit together for the end of summer.
Top – Forever 21 | Tights – American Eagle | Military Boots – Spring
You can hype this look on lookbook here!
1. Celebrated Canada Day by seeing the local fireworks on Okanagan Lake.
2. My dad bought a lot of chicks that he forced me to take photos of. Always need to capture them before they get ugly!
3. Kimberly and I went out for drinks with Stacy to catch up. I love a good bellini!
4. Went out with Iman after not seeing her for months. And of course we went to the best sushi place in town, Momos.
5. Had a lovely family picnic at the beach. Sometimes simple meals with the family are the best. :)
Currently I am residing in Maple Ridge, trying to relax before the end of summer. Sean and I are obsessed with Kitchen Nightmares now and all of our time is taken up by it. It has sort of inspired us to start cooking. The hard part is actually starting though….
Hope everyone had a wonderful July as well!
- Feeling confident
- Planning trips abroad
- When the last sentence to a book is perfect
- The smell of summer evenings
- Deep conversations that come out of no where
- Long walks
- Watching the sun rise after staying up all night
- Cuddling with Sean
- Discovering new beaches on the coast
- Thunder storms
Recently, my emotions have been rising and falling like the wind. One moment I’m content and happy while the next I’m feeling down and stressed. I don’t have a reason for these moody episodes, other than it is probably due to my negative way of thinking. I assume too much without confirming anything and let these accusations stew. I’m working on it. Or pretending to at least. I thought that another edition of the Happy List would be a perfect (temporary) solution to my problems. At the moment I am spending some time at my boyfriends house in Maple Ridge. Our days are filled with swimming pools, tea, and netflix. Other than my negative thoughts, it is pure bliss.
I hope everyone is having a fun filled July!