Give a Sh!rt with Value Village

There aren’t many shopping experiences that are more exciting than thrift shopping. Although it takes a little bit of time, it is so satisfying when you find that special piece of clothing. Add in the sustainability factor of shopping second hand and you just might have your most positive fashion experience yet!

For me, shopping at Value Village is an escape from the fast paced industry that is modern fashion. The marketing of consumer clothing is very powerful and a trip to the shopping mall often results in the purchase of several items that I will most likely only wear twice. Although shopping thrift takes a little bit longer, I find that by sorting through items without the input of those big marketing powers allows me to really find things that I love, given that there is no external influence telling me what I should be wearing. For this reason, the clothes that I have from thrift shops are some of my longest worn and most cherished items.
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Jumpsuits

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Culotte style and wide leg jumpsuits are everywhere this summer and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I found this cute polka dot jumpsuit at H&M. I also think this one in particular would look great layered over a t-shirt or long sleeve top, so stay tuned for another look with this piece coming soon.
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The Green Kiss

I think quite a bit about what I’m putting into my body. I eat mostly organic and try to counterbalance my consumption of wine by eating lots of spinach each day (let’s not focus on the science), but it wasn’t until recently that I started thinking about what I was putting ON my body too. My skin is my largest organ, so why do I never really think about its health?
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Helliwell

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Helliwell on Hornby is a beautiful place. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Hornby Island, be sure to include a walk around Helliwell Park on the agenda. My family has been visiting Hornby every summer for around ten years and we always make sure to explore the beautiful bluffs at least a few times. Generally I’ve got my trainers on and I’m going for a run, but this time my mum and I decided to take the walk slow and shoot some outfit photos for you instead.
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Pajamas & Pearls

I love finding new ways to wear pajamas, but vintage fur and stilettos might be my most ridiculous pajama #ootd to date. We only made it to the hallway outside of our hotel room at The Empress for fear of judgement from the other guests, but we lucked out because the hallway was a pretty great place to shoot. We only had one encounter with a member of the Fairmont staff and she simply said, “you’d be surprised what goes on in these hallways”. Hmmm…
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Chambray Sunday

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I have really been loving chambray, clogs and cropped denim this summer, so why not put together a look wearing all three, right?! I have slowly acquired a few too many chambray shirts over the past few months. I also have TOMS to thank for the perfect summertime clogs.
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