Resolutions and a New Semester

Hello again internet! After a long hiatus from updating my personal style blog, I have decided (once again) to try to post regularly. Here’s the quick rundown: I am currently in year three of the Communication Design program at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. This has been one of the main reasons that I have been so MIA from the internet. I work nearly full time as well but I am determined to keep this blog alive!

My reasons for wanting to blog more are 1. my dream to work at a fashion magazine, or have a career that is linked to clothing and style 2. to improve my writing skills. So here we are.

Let’s talk about the things that you will find here. Personal style! My life as a Design student! Other fun things that I like! Some of my lovely friends! If any of this sounds interesting then please come back and check it out. Cheers,

Kate

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copa banana

A sunny day in gloomy Vancouver ! What better reason to wear some of the brightest tights I own? I thrifted this dress in the States on a trip with my mom and her best friend. It is perfect to me, simply because it is what I imagine Ms. Frizzle would wear on a Florida vacation. This jacket was a great find at Value Village for a mere 15 bucks, and the shoes are from Urban Outfitters (sale!).

We had critiques for our projects in Design Core, mine was a movie poster for the documentary Helvetica by Gary Hustwit (which I highly recommend watching if you have not yet seen it). After presentations I got to walk around Downtown and enjoy the sunshine !

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fall through like change in the daylight

Nothing beats an afternoon on a beautiful day with two lovely friends. Well, perhaps nothing besides chocolate. Today I was lucky enough to squeeze all of these things into one delicious visit. Lydia and Adam accompanied me to a yummy local cafe where we chatted over hot, real chocolate, hot chocolates. Yum.

I was very excited to pull out my warm layers after last night’s snowfall; I think I might have been the only girl in the city hoping for snow this winter. Nearly my entire outfit was born second-hand, including my thrifted jacket, sweater, shirt, skirt and boots. This lovely scarf was hand-knit for me from my Mom last Christmas.

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Baby it’s cold outside

Merry Christmas! Currently content and situated at my parents house, on the couch, wine in hand. Perfection. I have decided to try my hand at using mobile WordPress, here are a few presents I made and wrapped for today!

The jars are filled with brandy and eggnog pudding. Very easy and very tasty. Happy holidays!

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when the daylight comes do you feel it ?

procrastination has been key to my schooling thus far. case in point: on a group project day i somehow had time to curl my hair AND take photos. oops!

we did end up getting a lot of work done that day though, and lucky for me I came out of this school project with two really great friends! I am wearing a thrifted dress (needles and pins, UO), a mint blouse from F21, knee socks from F21 layered over fishnet tights, and thrifted flats.

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blink and you miss it

oops .. its been a long time. I blame school ! Currently in final project lock-down mode, but in the meantime here is the final outcome of my Lamp for Design challenge #2.

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ladder to the stars

It is midway through October and I can’t believe it ! Where has this year gone ?? Goodness. Anyways, I am still alive. School and work have been ‘crazytown’ but after my 16.5 hour coma last night I feel as though I have recovered. At least, hopefully, until the end if this semester.

With my first Design Core project handed in, school has definitely gone into full swing. For my next project I have decided to make table lamp of sorts … wish me luck. Here are a few of my proposed sketches, I just hope that I can pull off the idea well enough ! I need to find a good glass cutter somewhere in Vancouver …

Aside from that I did another cover this afternoon in my free time. I really really love this song and am hoping for Lydia and I to do a version when we actually have some free time together ! Its amazing how little we see each other considering we work and live together. We have a coffee date tomorrow night though and I am looking forward to spending some time with my bff.

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