1.8.10

i wish i had a witty title. blame it on the jet lag.

I've secretly always wanted to be asked to be photographed for a street style blog. I'm pretty sure my ego would explode to a level of unhealthiness (potential side effects would be uncontrollable prancing around the house whilst singing "I'm a SURVIVOR" in an imaginary microphone). Unfortunately (or fortunately?) that has yet to occur. Consequently, I'm trying to pretend I'm cool with street style-esque photos. So DON'T BURST MY BUBBLE.

And in case you were thinking "Oh, hey. Your streets have gotten unlame?" (Not that I've posted many pictures of my streets. Yeah, they're lame.)... Then here's the catch, I'M NOT HOME. I'm in Vancouver! Boo yeah!

Plane outfit. Yeah. A dress. Never again. (Never say never! (Oh shut up! I blame you, Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus. YOUR STUPID CATCHPHRASE RESONATES IN MY HEAD TO THIS DAY.)
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(Blazer - Value Village/ Thrifted $7, Dress - Thrifted $1, Hat - Value Village/ Thrifted $3, Shoes - Value Village/ Thrifted $7, Necklace - Aldo, Jewlery - Assorted, Bag - Peru)

Vancouver's DEFINITELY one of my favourite - if not my favourite - cities in Canada. We're here to visit the extended famjam (I'm exhausted. One word: CHILDREN. If I had a second word, it would be: JETLAG (I know that that's two words, but saying "if I had a second word" sounds better than "if I had a second word and another word" so BAM)). But apparently we're not the only ones. By "we," I'm referring to the fact that "we" are a tourist. I'm trying to transition this topic onto the fact that there is approximately 01293801389 tourists here this weekend. Long Weekend, Fireworks, Gay Pride, TALK ABOUT GREAT TIMING. (In my opinion. My mother, on the other hand, loathes large crowds/ noise/ parties. Oh the joys of being an old person.)

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The fireworks were beautiful. Sadly, Pink Digital cameras lack the, um, *insert digital term to describe why these pictures suck.* According to the taxi driver, 400 000 people watch them fireworks along the bay. UM THAT IS FOUR TIMES THE SIZE OF MY TOWN. Also, I witnessed like THREE people get arrested. Hand cuffs and all! I felt like I was watching Police Women on TLC! Minus the fact that they weren't women! But still! A real arrest! With a police car! And everything! It was exciting! I'm obviously from a small town! Poop!

I have more muses and mumbles, mostly about how I wish I grew up in Vancouver or any big city. Because there's actually things to do. But the good thing about living in a small town where I'm cooped indoors is that I'm forced to find random jazz to do. Generally in a creative outlet. (Mostly because the other outlet that comes to mind - athletic - is pretty much out of the picture. I have too many athletic talents and I simply don't watch to embarrass other children who are passionate about fitness and sports. That's all.) Therefore, small town = boredom = creativity = drawing, sewing, creating, playing Hakuna Matata on the piano, singing Amazing Grace. I don't sing Amazing Grace.

How has your town type influenced you in any way?
And any Vancouver readers out there (THIS IS YOUR MOMENT TO SHINE), please tell me places/ shops I should check out!?* I'm only here for a few days.

*Here's what my uncle said to me. "Hey, there's some pretty good shops around here that you might like! We passed this vintage shop on the way here. And there's another one, I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but it's called, ummm, oh yes, Value Village! I think you might like it." I laughed. I only warship the damn store...

50 comments:

CDG said...

I secretly (guess it's not a secret now) want to be photographed for a streetstyle blog too. How I envy you!..oh I mean, congrats! My town is super lame as well and has forced me to create my own little world to live in with unicorns, fairy friends and mythological creatures. Oh and now the magical school bus again seeing as that show was amazing!
AND, I will now be making a trip to Vancouver to steal your necklace.

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

Oh my gosh, I was RIGHT THERE tonight too!
Dang, there were so many people, else we could've been FACE TO FACE.

And, I have a feeling you asked me about my favourite thrift stores in Vancouver on formspring...am I right or am I right? :D
Here, I'll repost my answer:
Thrift shops? Well, any Salvation Army or Value Village, DUH! (but honestly, ANY thrift store is worth looking at! STOP AT ALL that come your way!)

And you didn't ask, but best vintage stores? Here you go, your welcome ;):
F as in Frank
True Value Vintage
Temple of the Modern Girl

YEE YEE, HAPPY SHOPPING!

P.S. I also love Vancouver!
P.P.S. That necklace is amazing.

Melissa said...

Your necklace is some awesome stuff!! I live in quite a small town too near London, South Ruislip? heard it? no? ah well...

:)
xx

OH! and CUTE HAT CHICK! ;D

Ali said...

hahaha oh, Mrs. Frizzle!! I loved/hated that woman and her quotes for still being influential in my life. :D

I LOVE YOUR NECKLACE. It makes me happy because tassles are awesome. My dog would like to eat those because he has a thing with eating tassles, so be warned. Your blazer makes me happy, too, you sunshine girl you. :DD

&& hey, Mean Girl quotes are totally fine with me. ;D! SUCK ON THAT.

<3

April said...

I want your hair. Which is weird because being Asian, I probably have your hair, or something very similar, but your hair is LONG and I'm jealous! :D

Stacey Kay said...

I love this outfit a lot, but I love all of your outfits a lot. Keep up the great outfit posts!

xoxo
Stacey Kay
"Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration"
www.goodwillhuntingg.com

Abi said...

Sounds like such a busy weekend in Vancouver! I've heard great things about the city, and would love to visit soon!
Love your dress. Beautiful colour, and it looks so silky.

Naka said...

i like your hat and jewleryy ^ nice photo as always :3

Colleen said...

Such a cute outfit! I love how "big city" you look! I am also from a small Canadian town (Manitoba) and though I haven't experienced the wonder of seeing people arrested, I do enjoy outings in vibrant, colorful cities! Have a wonderful time in Vancover and be sure to check out...what was it called again...Value Village? ;)
Enjoy!!

Shelby said...

Value Village in Vancouver is so great. Especially if you go to the North Shore. All of the rich people get rid of there really awesome clothes like five days after they bought it. So, its like getting an amazing deal on brand new things. I love Vancouver. I want to live there again...

Shelby said...

and yes! it is my dream to be photographed by a street style blog. I packed all my best clothes when i went to Calgary last week for that exact reason. it didn't happen though, and I'm still not over it :(

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

Hannah D. Marks said...

I totally want to be photographed in a street style blog too! 2 things though: I probably don't look old enough and I can't imagine anyone having a street style blog in the capital of Iowa!
thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a good time in... Guatemala, was it?
Sixletter-daze.blogspot.com
(and btw, I totally wish that jacket I designed was real too!)

LyddieGal said...

I definitely share your dream of being asked for a street style photo.

It can be tough living in a small town, the mentality is different, and its easy to slip into bad staying in friday nights habits.

I love your plane outfit, the dress is so vibrant and looks very comfortable. I always choose to travel in dresses, though I like to throw on a pair of leggings.

Chic on the Cheap

mila said...

OMG. I have those sandals in black!! I looked at the picture and it was like WHOA. haha. Have fun in Vancouver!

xoxo,
meme-stylenewbie.blogspot.com

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I love living in Toronto because there is always something happening somewhere, although I tend to miss all the fun things.

I love your outfit. You look so chic. That blue dress is so pretty.

Ahhhh I want to be photographed for a street-style blog as well. :) One day hopefully.

lucy said...

I adore your outfit :) I want to go to Canada so so bad!!

¶ Michelle said...

I've always wanted to be photographed too ahha but I made the choice of being behind the camera instead of being in front of it lol

love your outfit :D and thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, your blog is LOVE-LY! so I'm now following you m'dear ♥

FashionJazz said...

Congrats hun! U look fabulous as always! xxx

Robin said...

LOVE that necklace! Thanks for checking out my blog!

carriebradshawmademedoit.blogspot.com

Chloe said...

Love your blog very much :) It's awesome! And it's a tad random but I love the title/header too!
Beautiful pictures

xx

17mosslane.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

great outfit! love your necklace!!! i want it! also great hat :) OH and great post! ive never been so i don't have any advice sorry :P

Victoria said...

great outfit! love your necklace!!! i want it! also great hat :) OH and great post! ive never been so i don't have any advice sorry :P

Victoria said...

great outfit! love your necklace!!! i want it! also great hat :) OH and great post! ive never been so i don't have any advice sorry :P

Victoria said...

great outfit! love your necklace!!! i want it! also great hat :) OH and great post! ive never been so i don't have any advice sorry :P

Melanie said...

You are so cute. I love that dress--the color is phenomenal on you!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Brie Du Soliel said...

SO COLORFUL! love the outfits. i was photographed once, but a few minutes later i looked down only to find an oil stain on my shirt. all i could think was "good job looser" haha.

♥ M i m i said...

heyhey welcomes!
well i'm sure you've already stepped into robson?
there should be nightmarkets somewhere
richmond i think

god i didn't even go to the fireworks!!!
if you'd told me you'd be here i'd totally go to meet up.

bahh

cute outfit. ;D

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeyer said...

Hey Lexy! Thanks for coming by my blog last week and sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you! It was one of those weeks...

You look awesome and your blog is very cute and I'm super excited that you are/were in Vancouver because that's where I'm from. I'm so sad to have missed the fireworks, but glad you enjoyed them!

Ciao!

http://rubyslipperjourneys.blogspot.com