Vancouver

West Coast Diary

So, you know the saying ‘when you make a plan, God laughs’ I feel like that’s been my life for the last year and a bit. Like most of you, I had v big plans for 2020 (like, life changing BIG) and then covid happened and everything fell apart.

I was emotional, lost and not sure how to process everything. It felt like my life was unraveling right in front of my eyes and there was nothing I could do about it. I’m a low key planner (I know, odd for a Gemini) and I’m not one to play the victim role. My entire life, I have always found a way but with all of the restrictions and health concerns that covid brought, I really couldn’t think of a way to pivot.

Long story short, I hit a very low point, to which I decided to stop trying to control things that were out of my control and to start listening attentively to the Universe.

Fast forward to 2021 and I’ve ended up magically on the west coast of Canada – Vancouver, BC to be exact. I won’t go into details yet, but just know that it’s beautiful here, very different from Toronto but beautiful none the less.

I’ve been taking some time to just take in everything that this city has to offer (nature included, who am I?!?!) and finding + rebuilding myself.

After being in Toronto, which is one of the most locked down places in North America, it feels good to be able to have some normalcy back in my life (Vancouver is still taking precautions with covid but the restrictions are a lot less strict).

I’m going to come back to this in another post but we’re going to pause this topic for now until I’m able to share the rest with you at a later date!

So, that being said. You guys know that I LOVE me a travel diary, so doing one (or more) for Vancouver is a must! My girl Jaime, happens to be here as well so we’ve been making the most of our time, exploring and getting to know the city.

As always, I’ve snapped some pics along the way for you. Some street style, scenery, eats + everything in between – I hope you like it!

Christian

The SeaWall
Blue Water Cafe – Yaletown
Exploring Kitsilano wearing LEE x H&M joggers.
View from the top of Grouse Grind
Wearing H&M Faux Shearling Jacket on a hike.
What’s In My Bag (LA CREME MAIN – CHANEL, BOY de CHANEL Lip Balm, L’homme A la rose – FRANCIS KURKDJIAN ) *gifted

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Long Weekend Vibes

Spring is here and I’m all over it! It feels SO good, to be outside in warm weather and taking in, the beautiful scenery that Vancouver has to offer.

Let’s not get it twisted, I’m still and will always be a city boy but I can definitely get used to these beautiful views.

Life is very interesting at the moment and there’s so many things unfolding and I’m just so grateful. I hope that you guys had a great long weekend and that your heart is full with love.

[ABOUT THE FIT] Sometimes you just have to keep your look simple. A pair of classic Levi’s, a fitted lavender muscle top with some white sneakers just do it for me – I hope they do it for you too!

Christian

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Aries Energy

Now don’t get confused with the title of this post. I’m a Gemini x 2 (sun + rising) with a Sagittarius moon but I’ve got to show love to Aries season cuz it always feels like the season that things finally start to pick up speed – and I’m here for it!

I told you guys last time that I’m in the process of making changes in my life (professional + personal) and I’m almost ready to share them with you guys… but not just yet. There’s a few things that just need to be ironed out but we’re almost there and I’m very excited about this new journey I’m about to venture on.

It’s been a while since Ive been this excited and nervous so I’m taking it as a good sign + the timing seems pretty divine – I’m definitely feeling my angels all around me.

That being said, I didn’t want to neglect the blog so I’m back with a cute style post for ya! This is such a simple yet chic look that I put together and wore on a warm early spring day last week.

It’s giving me early 2000’s pop star off duty vibes and I’m lovin’ it! I shot this by myself with my tripod and a remote on a little street in downtown Vancouver and I’m pretty impressed with the turnout. Take a look at the rest of the pics below and let me know what you think! xx

Christian

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cozy vibes cont’d

wow, can you believe it guys? I’m back on the blog within the span of a few days, I don’t know who I’ve become but I like him, lol.

On the real though, I hope that you guys are doing well. I’ve taken a lot of time to myself to reflect on life and make some changes that I hope will help bring some needed positivity + steps in the right direction in regards to my personal life, career and everything in between.

Mental health is no joke and this past year has really tested me in ways that I couldn’t have imagined. I’m happy to say that I do believe that I’ve turned a new leaf and I’m in a much better space mentally and spiritually but trust me, it wasn’t easy. I’ll share more details about my journey another day but I want you all to know that life is v precious and you should never feel ashamed to ask for help.

Also, never give up on your dreams, no matter how out of reach they might seem! If no one else believes in you, I believe in you and what’s meant to be will be, I promise you that!

Anyways, this is supposed to be a style blog and here I am talking about my feelings and no mention of my style, lol. I’ve beeeeen living in sweats for too long but I’m making a promise to myself that I’ll switch it up more often, at least for the blog.

I wore this on Valentine’s Day, super simple, super cozy vibes. It’s from H&M women’s collection, some say it’s grey but it’s giving me a dark grey/purple tint which I love – do you?

I only took a few pics that I liked before getting brunch and snacks so see them below.

Christian

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Good Days

Well guys, we made it to 2021! I’m going to hold off on my predictions for the year, as last year was…well you guys were there, lol.

Currently, in Toronto we’re in a lockdown so there’s not too much happening on my end but I’m hopeful that things will change for the better soon (prayer hands).

I woke up today in a good mood and decided to take some pics and showcase some of my favourite items at the moment – linked below!

I hope that you guys are all holding up and that this year brings you a little closer to your dreams and desires!

Christian

Boy De Chanel Lip Balm |L’Homme À La RoseFrancis Kurkdjian |Miami ChainPOW Piece of Work |Stoneware Vase H&M Home |Monument Ring Clocks and Colours |Art WorkPeytil |

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2020 Self-Portraits

Come all the way through skin, haha! Guys, this year has been a lot, like A LOT, so I’ve been celebrating even the smallest of wins, like having a great skin day. I woke up this morning and the sun was beaming through my apartment and I had just got this beautiful jacket from the H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection – which I absolutely LOVE and said you know what, lets do a little self portrait shoot.

I simply used a white wall, played with the direct sunlight and my iPhone – yes all of these were shot with my iPhone, vibes right?!

Anyways enjoy these pics and a few BTS lifestyle pics and I’ll make sure to be back soon!

Christian

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What’s It Giving?

Sigh… today was one of those ‘What Am I Doing With My Life’ days, and truthfully, just like Sway, I don’t have the answer, lol. On the plus side, the sun was shining and seeing that the decent weather days are numbered in Toronto, I decided to take advantage of it.

What’s this look giving? It’s giving me, pretty on the outside and super EMO on the inside lol! I use my site + social channels as a way to express how I feel so on days that I don’t feel like I have it all together and I decide to post, I’m going to be authentic.

That being said, just because the pandemic is getting the best of me, doesn’t mean I won’t still give you LEWKS (when I decide to post lol).

Super simple outfit but with a touch of edge. I recently got these leather boots from COS and I’m loving them. I think they pair so well with these cargo pants and the cropped knit sweater from H&M Studio.

Y’all know I love accessorizing and I feel like incorporating some of my chunky jewellery and the pop of colour from my toque really elevated this everyday look.

I’ll be back soon, and hopefully in a better mood :)>

Christian

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Gratitude

So, I’m definitely not an outdoors type of guy but I’ve been looking for different sources of inspiration other than the four walls in my condo. Let’s just categorize these pics as me trying- a -ting, lol.

In all honesty, I’m pretty happy with the way that they turned out. I found this little nook of nature on my way to the gym one day and thought it would make for a cool background for a look.

The look is simple and cozy but works very well with the scenery. I wouldn’t get used to seeing photography like this from me but it’s cool to try something different every now and then.

Also, I’m feeling very grateful for what I have in my life right now and just wanted to share that through these images – I hope you guys like em’.

Christian

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Like Riding A Bike

Damn Daddy, it’s been a minute since I’ve worn these boots and my feet aren’t used to them at all. Sigh, I thought it would be like riding a bike but definitely not, lol.

Anyways, this is a cute little look I put together + shot the other day. I’m really digging the whole wide-leg denim vibe these days and the way they add drama to every outfit.

I wore this to an outdoor brunch with my girlfriends but I would also wear this to a casual meeting or for a day of shopping. It’s also giving me a Parisian vibe, which you all know I l-o-v-e!

Christian