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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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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Don’t Keep Me Waiting

@christianconfidential Happy February, happy new year, happy 2020! I’m back on the blog today with an impromptu style post.  I’ve been fairly MIA for the month of January on all of my channels. I really needed a minute to get things in order and put in some behind-the-scenes work  on a few things that you’ll start seeing shortly!

Anyways, let’s get into this look, sigh…it’s such a vibe. I got this Houndstooth-patterned Coat from H&M two weeks ago and I’m in love with it! I’ve been dressing it down a lot  but today I decided to dress it up and really test its versatility.  I wore this look to a fashion related meeting followed by an early dinner and I felt comfortable in both settings.

I hope you guys like it!

Christian 

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You Know The Vibes

@christianconfidential Look who decided to come back on the blog before the end of 2019! Honestly, I am more than ready to kick off the new year. 2019 was a very tumultuous year for me. A lot of ups, a lot of downs, and A LOT of time spent figuring out what I would like to do next!

That being said, I’m happy to say that in the new year I’ll be working on a new series that’ll be incorporating  a lot more of my personality, other people and highlighting my style work!

I promise that  this will be something that you guys are going to love.  My team and I are in the process of ironing everything out and the more we flesh out the details the more excited I am for you guys to see it!

Enough about that though, let’s get into this look! When I say that I am in love with this coat, I really mean that I am in LOVE with this coat. It’s my latest item from COS and I’ve been wearing it non stop.

It’s the perfect coat to throw over a casual outfit that just elevates the entire look. This is a vibe that I’d wear to run errands, attend Sunday brunch or go on a solo movie date. I hope you like it!

Christian 
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A Track Suit Moment


@christianconfidentialIt’s been a while since I’ve last featured a track suit on here. Don’t get it twisted though, I wear them often but I actually haven’t bought a new one in a while.

It’s finally starting to feel like fall in the city and this shade of green definitely represents the season. This fit is from a brand called Wood Wood and they carry it at one of my favourite Canadian stores Hudson’s Bay. A good track suit for me, is comfortable, fits well, and has swag.

I could wear this look to the movies, to grab a bite or to run errands around my neighbourhood.

Christian 
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Business Man

@christianconfidential I’m a business man and I mean business in this look! I shot this outfit a few days ago and I felt like such a boss wearing it. This is one of those looks that you put on when you’re feeling good about yourself and you’re ready to take on the world! I love this oversized blazer that I picked up from ASOS and how it just completes the vibe. I could’ve opted for plain black denim but I felt that the leather pants component added a bit more luxe and edge.

See a few more pictures that I snapped below. I hope you guys like it!

Christian 

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Le Pliage LGP by Longchamp

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I’m back on the blog today to talk about a look that I shot the other day, that I love! I actually shot a look very similar to this while I was living in London but dressed it up this time around by adding a black turtleneck,  suede Saint Laurent boots and some new accessories.

I recently got the Le Pliage LGP belt bag from Longchamp and couldn’t wait to style it. I love how it pairs with this look, especially over my patent jacket – it’s such a vibe!

This is an outfit that I would confidently wear to a show for fashion week, an event or even to a chic restaurant. I’m one of those people that doesn’t shy away from standing out, especially with my outfit selections!

Christian 
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Call Me By Your Name

@christianconfidential So, recently I rewatched the movie Call Me by Your Name and fell in love with it once again. I know that I’m currently in Toronto and it’s pretty much fall BUT these images are low key giving me European vibes. Maybe I’m reaching a little, but  let’s just go with it haha!

I just love how simplistic, yet chic this look is. There’s really nothing too special about it realistically, I just think that all the pieces play well together. This is a look that I would wear running around the city, attend a lunch meeting  or  even a date that’s goes from day to night.

Christian 
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Guns Out

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‘Sun’s out, guns out’, just incase the title didn’t make sense to ya (lol). Even though we’re in the middle of September, I’m still not ready to retire the sleeveless vibes just yet!

This is a pretty simple, yet chic look that I put together.  The top and bottom are from COS and I paired them with some Balenciaga ‘Dad Sneakers’ to complete the outfit. I could’ve opted for plain white kicks but I thought why not do a bold red colourway to make it a bit more fun!

I hope you guys like it!

Christian 
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