Monday morning and I’m up at 8:15 getting a report into work (via email – which meant I got to do my work whilst wearing PJs). A quick breakfast run around the corner to Safeway and Starbucks, clad in sneakers (Coach), flared, faded jeans (Citizens – from twelfth grade), and an easy military jacket (Talula), and I’m back home whipping eggs and milk into a frenzy, pre-heating the stove and grabbing the syrup, cinnamon and butter. Mmmm french toast and caramel coffee.

Soon enough my morning escape was over and it was back to the computer to return emails, make appointments and do work-related research. Finally, in the late afternoon the sun decided to peak out of the clouds and I felt brave enough to don spring sandals – pre-loved, Christian Louboutin gold and cork sandals.

Something about this stealth panda said to me: designer sandals. I dig a mix of casual and fabulous.

Wearing: Zara leather bomber jacket, gifted Ebon Aves t-shirt, Odyn denim, H&M clutch, Fossil rose gold watch, rose gold bangle from Blue Ruby and Christian Louboutin sandals.

Stories: Clothes come to me by way of friends, family, blogging, splurging and searching. This leather jacket has been one of my staples for years now. I think it gives denim a James Dean feel and dainty floral skirts an edge. One night not too long ago I thought it was stolen at a party, I nearly lost it. What is a girl to do without a leather jacket?? And you know how hard it is to find just the right one! This t-shirt is a new addition to my closet courtesy of Ebon Aves, (pronounced eh-bon ay-veez), a local graphic apparel company that creates wittily printed t-shirts. This particular design said something to me, something along the lines of: I am a cheeky panda. What’s not to love? Odyn jeans are not easy to find, and I first found this pair at (212) in Gastown one afternoon just before a big trip to NYC in 2008. I used to rock them with cool sneakers, now in my old(er) age, I opt for heels. The Louboutins are a Christmas gift from my sister, another piece of her Holts collection that has found a new home in my closet. These shoes, which were not produced as part of a Christian Louboutin collection, were designed and made specifically for a Diane Von Furstenburg runway show a few years ago and then later sold through Holt Renfrew. I wonder which model wore them before I did… interesting past life for a pair of sandals! The clutch was a birthday gift from a good friend, a friend with great taste!

By late afternoon I was also ready for another caffeine fix in the form of a London Fog (above), though, Starbucks doesn’t make them like Delaney’s does. Not enough vanilla I suppose. That, and I’m partial to the local coffee shops – proximity won this time.

Note: I often do posts about my apartment and I am a little embarrassed to show you how lame my baseboards are, but those are one of the things you can’t change in a rental unfortunately. For now, do me the courtesy of ignoring their hideousness. Thank you.

If you’d like to check out more t-shirt designs by Ebon Aves Apparel, click HERE, or visit Lüt Boutique at 4219 Main St. in Vancouver.

Xo StyleStruck

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12 Responses to Pre-Loved & New Love

  1. [...] top & denim, Christian Louboutin for DVF runway – story of how they came to be mine here, House of Leather cap (found at Park Royal) [...]

  2. Kathy says:

    Love the way you style your clothes! Okay, I must hit H&M soon cuz that clutch is my missing fashion piece for going out!

  3. V says:

    Yay! The clutch!!! Success

  4. Amanda says:

    LOVE the panda tshirt!

  5. mp3 says:

    Hi, nice blog.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    next time you get a london fog from bucks ask for no water! i don’t understand why they insist on putting water in them, but trust me..it makes a difference without!

  8. i love love love your sandals! the outfit works so well :)

  9. Heather says:

    great jeans! they look great on you

  10. Lindsey W says:

    Thanks for the shout out for Lut Boutique! We love Ebon Aves!

  11. Nicki says:

    Great post, Olivia! They just keep getting better and better.

  12. Katja says:

    SOOO jealous of your sandals!

    Lovely Post :)

    xo KCN

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