June 10, 2012

Every Which Direction



While not a lot of exam-revision happened yesterday, a lot of lovely friend time did. I knew I would be trekking around the city all afternoon & evening so not surprisingly I tried on about 10 outfits before I struck on the right one. Pretty clothing aside, the item I spent most of my time wearing is an oversized men's tee of some sort, for lounging at home. Pretty much 99% of my blog posts have been brought to you while wearing one. So I thought why not style one to wear out? 


I ended up pairing a forest green soft wash men's t-shirt from Banana Republic with my well-worn (& eternally wrinkled) salmon-coloured high-waisted Zara trousers. Pop on a statement necklace, some classic sunnies, & a pair of platforms... good to go. Thankfully my Michael Kors Hamilton tote coordinated well because it's one of my few bags large enough to fit my camera & other city-trekking essentials. Really must add a new one to the (never-ending) wish list.



Lovely Kris in her pastel pink jeans from the Gap, dutifully holding Sabrina's birthday cupcakes for me.


In the afternoon I met up with Kris (of Back Alleys & Boulevards) for a little vegan lunch + shopping. It was my first time at Karmavore & I absolutely loved it! Later we roamed the beach & Seawall soaking up some sun. We were stopped by Ben of VanStreet who snapped us for his street style blog (I look totally awkward, but because I know hope you'll still like me, here's the link). After some misadventures resulting from my awful sense of direction, we finally made it to a party for Miss Sabrina's birthday. It was so nice to see everyone I haven't seen since February, I really didn't want to leave! 


With the lovely birthday girl herself (pardon the flash!)
Two of my favourites from BR. Alex appears to be my #1 blog fan so I thought he'd like to see this here ;) 
On one last note, I know I've been mentioning my upcoming German exam a lot lately. Thankfully this is probably the second last time you will have to hear about it, as the terrifying thing is happening on Tuesday. In a divine effort to study non-stop I won't be posting again until it's over & done with. This also means I won't be getting back to most of your emails until Tuesday evening. I just wanted to let you all know I haven't forgotten about your amazing blogs, I just need a couple days to focus! So with that said, thank you so much for reading & I'll be back in action soon! :)



I was wearing:
Men's soft wash t-shirt - Banana Republic (here)
High-waisted trousers - Zara (old)
Hamilton Tote - Michael Kors (here in USD)
Nude Suede Foxy Platform - Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace - Zara
Wayfarers - Ray Ban (here)

42 comments:

  1. friend time is obviously better than exam related things :] love your shoes!! xx

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  2. loved the mix of colors and how you can easily pull off a red pants!

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  3. omg love the outfit! amazing! perfect from the JC shoes to the adorable necklace!

    x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  4. I am in LOVE with your outfit! Those pants look fabulous on you, love the dark green & coral color combo, and that necklace is gorgeous!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  5. You're stunning! I love this combination so much! Great! <3

    xx
    http://www.f-scrapbook.blogspot.com

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  6. Your necklace is so cute and those shoes are just amazing.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. OMG! girl, give us your clothes, they are amazing! <3<3<3
    The outfit is gorgeous, like always :) we fell in love with your shoes and necklace :)

    Take care xoxo

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  8. looks like you had a fantastic day!!! great outfit Shawna!!

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  9. Super cute outfit. Love it!

    Octoberchic.com

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  10. Hattitude Style Blog

    good luck on your german exam! so cool to see this vanstreets. i love it! can't wait to check it out. i'll live vicariously through that blog until i get to come back! ha

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

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  11. Yeah, whenever scary tests come up, it's quite alright to go MIA from blogging ;) Good luck, I hope you do well!
    Anyway, looks like such a fun day out with friends. I love your outfit too (of course)! Haha, way to style a men's tee and make it so fashionable. That pastel necklace is gorgeous. I love it!
    Also, thanks for your kind comment :) It's comments like yours that are so encouraging! Thanks for answering my question too ;)

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  12. Hi,

    you look very pretty!!
    Great outfit

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    xoxo

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  13. Loving those trousers!


    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  14. Great outfit! Love your necklace!

    GTBB,
    Bad Joan
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com

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  15. I love your necklace it looks great against the muted colours of your outfit!

    www.iwastakenbysurprise.blogspot.com
    xx

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  16. That necklace is so beautiful! <3

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  17. I am highly impressed at the fact that you styled an article of clothing that you religiously lounge in. I would have never thought to do that...mainly because my lounge clothes are hideous! But you've certainly made your men's shirt look flashy and awesome! Bravo, miracle worker! ;)) hehe
    I love the way your JC's match your handbag. And those coral pants are a favorite of mine. They look uber comfortable. Aaaand your friend is wearing a pair of dusty pink skinnies that I am now coveting.
    Good luck with your exam!

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  18. Those trousers are so so so so cute. I want them!! I love the color and fit and everything. I'm inspired!

    Julia
    Cup of Tea

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  19. Shawna, you´re great as always! The party had to be great, obviously you have enjoyed it with your friends :)
    Simona
    www.simimaus.blogspot.com

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  20. i think adding the accessories really helps dress up the look, good luck girl im sure you will ace it!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  21. Hey Shawna! I <3 the necklace! I know u liked my page on FB ! Thank you! I'm gonna like yours now! Can't wait for more updates esp from FBL, the notifications never stops -.- Looking forward to hear from you pretty! x

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  22. I really like the pop of color that the necklace gave to the outfit! And the shoes were the perfect choice to make it more feminine and elegant! Pretty pretty pretty :)

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  23. That is such a great colour combo!
    And that necklace is so cute!

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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  24. Sounds like you really enjoyed yourself. The high-waisted pants look great on you. Best of luck on your exam!

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  25. Gorgeous outfit.
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  26. Oh can I say, WOW. I'm so glad I found your blog right now, I love your style, it has a fresh twist to it. J'adore <3 Following now!

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  27. Has the term "boyfriend's shirt" been invented yet? Really like the necklace you styled the outfit with. What an eye-catcher!

    Style Lounge

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  28. great photos u look fabulous love it. i hope ur German exam went well kisses from Dublin xx leonie.

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  29. cute necklace!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  30. I love the necklace! This look is styled to perfection

    Love from Canada,

    Northern Style Exposure

    www.northernstyle.blog.com

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  31. What a lovely outfit! Nice pictures.

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  32. Oh wow! You look great :) I like your outfit so much!
    Thank you so much for your lovely comment you left on my blog, dear :)
    xoxo from Munich

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  33. You always look so stylish Shawna, I love the way you've styled the men's t-shirt too, you look great. Sounds like you've had a lovely day and good luck in your German exam! I'm sure you'll be fine. xxx

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  34. Just love your blog! Youhave an amazing style!
    I'm totally following you now!
    Hope you can follow me back!:)

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    xoxo
    Veronica

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  35. Fantastic look! Love the necklace, you look gorgeous as always!!
    xx






    The Urban Umbrella

    xoxo






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  36. English Bay!

    one of my favourite places in the city...I miss Vancouver very much these days.

    xo from Tuscany.

    PS: I love your necklace :)

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