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Citizens of Humanity Jeans / Aritzia Top / Brandy Melville Chambray / Vans

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These jeans spoke to me on an emotional level, and despite their seeming lack of versatility, I had to have them. But, to my pleasant surprise, I have actually been able to style them a variety of ways! This has to be one of my favorites.

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As you know, I’ve been a fan of denim on denim for a while now. I even published a post on how to make it your own! I love this short sleeved chambray shirt because it gives me the ability to do my beloved Canadian tuxedo look in the heat of the summer without melting into a big puddle of blue.

I also have to admit, all the blue denim I’ve been wearing these days really goes well with the environment here in Vancouver. Everything is either blue or green here – a refreshing look from my usual greys and browns in Montreal or my golds in California!

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Made Well

So here it is, the last post from California (for a while, anyways) as promised!

This was actually the first shoot I did in these jeans a while back. My initial styling of them of course carried a weighty 70’s vibe, as shown here.

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Madewell Jeans, Vans Tee, Free People Boots

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Obviously a flare jean is a nod to the past, but I find that a super wide leg looks almost costume-y in this day and age. That’s why I love this subtle interpretation of the trend – the mini-boot on these jeans lets you experiment a little, but on a jean you can keep for a long time.

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6 States, 6 Days: Part V

Yellowstone National Park.

To be honest, I didn’t think much of it at first. Our first impression was what we saw as we came in through its southern entrance – meaning we had to drive for 2 hours through a vast forest of scraggly evergreen trees. I won’t blame this part of the forest for the wildfire it had to endure not too long ago, but I was not in awe as I had been while viewing the Grand Teton National Park.

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But, as things usually go, I was proved wrong but nature. Once the forest cleared for the first time, I could finally see the beauty and I finally understood what made this park so special.

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There’s something about Yellowstone that is still so natural. Virtually untouched by man – once you get off the two lane road that runs through the park – it emits a sort of calm that I’ve never experienced before.

It holds knowledge that we can’t comprehend, and contains stories that we’ll never hear. It exists in its own microcosm within our world, unaware of the troubles we humans face outside of its borders. The herds of bison have no regard for our troubles, and the many bears that live there were happier than we were to avoid an encounter. Yellowstone exists for the livelihood of its inhabitants, and that is what makes it such a beautiful escape for us mere humans.

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So yea, that was Yellowstone.

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And that’s it for the road trip!

You may be sitting here wondering – what the hell were the 6 states? By the time we reached our destination of Vancouver, we drove through: Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. Not even to mention we had to drive across California to begin the trip! Now I’m settled into Vancouver for the summer and you can expect a post from here soon. Before then, though, look forward to one of my favorite shoots from back home in California!

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6 States, 6 Days: Part IV

I’m realizing that maybe having ten parts to a blog series but be a little excessive – so here I’ve combined a photo diary and outfit post from our next destination: Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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Jackson Hole exceeded my expectations by almost 2000%. While I imagined it would be beautiful, I couldn’t have prepared for what I experienced while adventuring through the mountains.

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I was not expecting four moose sightings, wide open expanses of fields filled with grazing animals, or mountain peaks painted different shades of purple and blue.

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I completely underestimated Jackson Hole – which says a lot, because I did expect it to be a life changing destination.  Processed with VSCO with kk2 preset Processed with VSCO with kk2 preset