...i often get asked what it's like going to auditions... well, not gonna lie, they are scary! through the years, i've learned different strategies and techniques to help me cope with nerves. i've also learned that nerves are important, and the key is to use them to my advantage. i've been taught that nerves show a sense of caring...so, what to do? keep going, keep living, and keep learning through these experiences...more to come! top - baby rib crop T - american apparel - available now in store and online! trousers - h&m - summer 2015 season - sold out
...why is applauded when girls/women are "brave" enough to take photos sans makeup? shouldn't this just be the norm? let's make this the norm! top - sleeveless printed blouse - zara - spring 2015 season - no longer available shorts - fox black bandits - one teaspoon - available in store and online!
...i love august! growing up, i remember hating the month, as it inevitably signalled that "back to school" was the ever looming little black cloud. silly me, I was so focused on what was to come, that I stopped living in the moment... this is something i have struggled with, and continue to struggle with today. what is it that causes so much worry and anxiety?...oh right, it's worrying about what I cannot control... the future...so, what have I been doing about this problem? stopping to smell the effing flowers! geez! tomorrow will worry about itself. top - fine knit top - h&m - available now in store and online skirt - luna - the scoop vancouver - no longer available shoes - aldo - fall 2014 season - no longer available purse - Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Clutch with Strap- no longer available
...growing up, i remember my mum taking many fashion risks. it wasn't that she followed trends, she definitely made her own. she was all about the dropped crotch, collared tanks, and platforms long before they made their comebacks in the 2000's. she just wore what she wanted. anything that made her feel comfy, happy, and fabulous. i suppose i've adopted some of these qualities...minus the fabulous...lol. i'm all about t-shirt dresses right now. they are so easy, can be dressed up with stilettos, or down with chucks or birks. also, they don't need to be dry cleaned, and flatter every body type. t-shirt dress - glamorous - woo to see you boutique - spring season 2015 - no longer available chambray - tna - aritzia - no longer available earrings - vintage - my mom's jewelry box...yup!
being a grown up is hard! who made the rules? i do know one thing. having a kid really has changed my perspective on getting older. we dropped off the munchkin in kelowna on the weekend for summer camp, and i started missing him before he even left the car. kids can keep you feeling young if you let them. how stoked am i to go to the movies to see the latest disney/pixar flicks? or playing all my favourite board games on a weekly basis? or riding bikes and exploring our beautiful city? i could go on forever! kids rock! jaelen has brought new meanings to love and joy....feelin' super grateful! top - my own vintage value village special! trousers - animal print joggers - topshop - summer 2014 season - no longer available shoes - wedge sandals - aldo - no longer available
...to all my fellow movers 'n' shakers out there, happy(post)national dance day! although, i prefer to celebrate this day everyday... dance has been, and will always be a huge part of my life. not too sure where i would be without it...nope, not gonna think about that. despite retiring from competition three years ago, i continue to use this art form in almost every aspect of my life. from acting, to teaching, to staying physically fit, dance continues to give me emotional, and physical satisfaction. ever thought of taking a class?? my all time favorite drop-in studio in vancouver is harbour dance centre. they offer classes for all ages, all levels ( including brand new beginners!) check them out here!