My love/hate relationship with white jeans

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I have a love/hate relationship with white pants… I think every girl can relate. White jeans can be your best friend in the summer time. That is, if you don’t live in a city where you have super/hot and sticky summers… like NYC. Ahhhh I definitely miss summer days in New York City. What I don’t miss is that sticky, sweaty, clammy omg-I-just-stepped-outside-and-I-already-need-another-shower feeling you have 98% of the time. But I digress! You can frolic in your white jeans from daytime right into the night time by just popping on a pair of pumps! And unless you’re some kind of Bond girl that can run marathons in heels (if you are, You go girl!), at this point you should probably stop the frolicking because, well, you might just hurt yourself. Also, if you’re as clumsy as me… you can wear your white pants for about 2.2 hours before you spill some kind of ketchup, mustard, relish or guacamole on yourself. Can you tell I love hot dogs and Mexican food? So, ladies, be sure to equip yourself with a Tide to go pen or Shout wipes. You won’t regret it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dynamite top | Guess jeans | Michael Kors pumps | Express clutch | Nordstrom Rack necklace | Michael Kors watch

xo,

Juliana

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Just In Time for Summer

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Well hello there! It’s been a while since my last post on Inspire Me, Mon Ami. Since my last post, I celebrated my 27th birthday (the first one ever as a Canadian), moved into a new apartment, got our first puppy, and finally started working. Toby, our little Corgi, was my 27th birthday present… one I will never forget. As a first time dog owner, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. As soon as I found out we were getting Toby, like a soon-to-be mother, I started reading tons of books on Corgis and training/taking care of puppies.

 

 

Before I knew it, he was here and Matt and I gave him every ounce of our time. During puppy potty training, they say that before you do ANYTHING in the morning, you take your puppy out to go to the bathroom. Soโ€ฆ I did as I was told. Often times, I would be in my flannel PJs, nothing on my face other than my glasses and a giant messy morning hair bun, taking out little Tobes. And itโ€™s not like I live in a quiet cul-de-sac where no one would see me. I live in Downtown Vancouver where not only do I have many neighbors, but I have many friendly neighbors.

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So… as a new fur-mother, shame went out the window along with any worries of how cute my outfit looked that day. At one point, I even considered chopping off my locks and trading in my ‘do for a bob. I’m still only half kidding about that… haha but for these past few months, I put almost everything aside to focus on our little furry little family member and my new career. And now that I’m getting used to work life and doggy owner life, I’m back at it with Inspire Me, Mon Ami… and just in time for summer! Thank you so much for reading!

xo,

Juliana

 

Windsor Kimono | Windsor Crop Top | Zara Jeans | Forever 21 Sandals

And here is the little guy making his first appearance on the blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Spring In My Step

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When I found these boots, I knew they were the perfect segue from Winter fashion into Spring fashion. Girly flowery combat boots? A combination I had never seen before, but I definitely welcomed the juxtaposition. A couple weekends ago, we had some ugly weather. The rain would not go away and I was yearning for some sunshine. A few days later, the sun came out to play and even brought 50 deg F weather! Now, for my Southern California friends, I know 50 degrees is generally not skirt/dress weather, but after living in New York for 4 years and now Canada, 50 degrees with the sun shining is warm weather to me! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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On a side note, I have news. The 90’s are back! Being born in the late 80’s, I grew up a 90’s gal, and boy was it full of some innnnnteresting fashion. We have the grungy plaid look, the overalls, the shirt/sweater tied around the waist look, baggy jeans, and those weird butterfly hair clips you would use to put your hair in corn rows, oh wait… maybe that was just me. Well fashion has recycled itself again! As happy as I was to see some of those trends go after the 90’s were over, I have a soft spot in my heart for some of ย them. I know overalls are back, but I’m not really sure how I feel about them quite yet. This denim shirt tied around my waist, however, felt surprisingly natural! I’m into it!

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Which 90’s trend are you bringing back?

xo,

Juliana

Forever 21 Long Sleeve Dress | H&M Denim Shirt | Target Boots | Coach Crossbody | Forever 21 Fedora | On the lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

The Matinee: What I Wore

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At the end of February, we received some great news! My sis decided that it called for celebration! D did some research and found out The Matinee was going to be playing at the Imperial downtown! I took a quick listen to some of their music and immediately knew we had to go check them out. I hadn’t been to a show like this in a long time. It was SUPER cold out so I wanted to make sure I was covered from head to toe. I went for an all gray and black rocker-ish look and added my cozy turban headband to keep my ears warm. When I opt for little color in my outfit, I like to add some color on the lips. I grabbed my trusty Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge and we were ready for a night of fun.

xo,

Juliana

P.s. Young & Lazy by The Matinee was one of my favorite songs of the night. Listen here!

YesStyle Jacket | thrifted Top | Guess Jeans | Aldo Ankle Boots | Kate Spade Crossbody | Forever 21 Scarf | Aldo Midi Rings | Evernew Turban Headband

Vest Up

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To be warm while still fashionable in the winter months, it’s important to play with layers. Layering a great sweater over a collared shirt can make all the difference in keeping you warm and feeling cute on those chilly days. Another great way to play with layers is with vests! When I was perusing Target with my mom last month and stumbled upon this vest, I knew I had to have it. I love the moto style with zipper detailing and the faux leather touch this vest has. Vests are a great way to add another layer without feeling confined in a heavy coat.

xo,

Juliana

Forever 21 Sweater | Target Vest | Ann Taylor Loft Jeans | Etienne Aigner Boots | Aldo Beanie | Aritzia Scarf | Aldo Midi Rings

Remix on the Boyfriend Jean: Menswear

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I have a confession. These photos were taken a couple weeks ago when I was at my parent’s house in California. After making my DYI boyfriend jeans I was just obsessed with wearing them and couldn’t get enough. Since these bad boys have made a couple appearances on the blog as of late, I decided to sneak this post out a little later. ๐Ÿ™‚ I took my boyfriend jeans to the next level by adding another menswear element by throwing on a slightly oversized collared shirt. I snagged this white non-iron collared button up shirt from the thrift store when I picked up the jeans, black long sleeve v-neck, and belt that I’m wearing here. So, I was happy to feature this budget friendly outfit on the blog! I hope it can give you some budget friendly outfit inspiration! xo, Juliana

White Button Up Shirt (thrifted) | Black H&M long sleeve shirt (thrifted) |ย Citizens of Humanity Jeans turned DIY Distressed (thrifted) | Belt (thrifted) | H&M Bag | Calvin Klein Heels

Still Sweater Weather

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This is one of my favorite skirts in my closet. The combination of peach and gold with the cinched waist and subtle pleats from the top caught my eye immediately. Another thing that makes it a favorite of mine, is that I wore this skirt to our wedding rehearsal dinner this past September. So ย this will be one of those items that I’ll keep in my closet long after it still fits. I’ve been eyeing it recently, wondering how I can make it work when the weather is still a little on the chilly side. In comes a beloved trend I’ve seen popping up everywhere: tucking sweaters into skirts. What better way to be comfy, cute, and warm?

And with that, I give you a goofier side of myself. Well, because, we can’t always pretend to be vogue while perfecting the blue steel face and trying to avoid eye contact with the strangers walking by wondering, “Why is that poor man climbing on those rocks and rolling around in dirt to take pictures of that girl?” Sometimes, we just have to be our silly selves. ๐Ÿ™‚

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xo,

Juliana

H&M Trench Coat | H&M Sweater | Evernew Skirt | Nine West Heels | H&M Bag | Forever 21 Necklace | Charming Charlie Watch