I have been a long time fan of Coach; long before they became so mainstream, which I'm sure every Coach lover says. With every passing year, their lines becomes more comprehensive and more amazing. This year I am so taken aback by the shoes, specifically the ankle boots!
Legra Boot - Need I even say how fabulous these are?
I have been swamped with projects at work, so I'm looking forward to a free Saturday where I can be found at the Coach store followed by a browse in Chanel.
My first days in my new apartment have been, well, exciting. I was looking forward to this for many years and although I was a bit overwhelmed by the prospect of being on my own and all the responsibility I am taking on, it's rather enjoyable. Tonight I have been reading through a new book that I picked up call Style Statement. Love it! It came to me as a fabulous recommendation from a friend. It's a multi-faceted approach to defining (though that may be too strict a word) that real you through reflection.
As I have been reading through the book so far, I couldn't help by harken back to this past weekend that I was able to spend with my mom. Not only did she come all this way just to help me move, she helped me clean and decorate. I often feel that in stressful times like that I would lost without her elegance. In the process of physically moving me, she also helped to move me to a new place in the looser sense of the word.
Our weekend was filled with conversations about our passions and hopes for the coming years. As I spoke about my ever-changing future plans she said something so honest that I am continuously struck by it. "I think part of the reason why I have not gone back to work or to school even, is because I really don't know what it is I want. That has led me to be too afraid to make a choice. I think you're brave for living on your own and doing what you do."
In my lifetime, I've heard so few people over the age of 30 admit that they are lacking direction, let alone admire the way that I live my life. I think that for the most part those who do lack direction manage to hide it in the tedious day-to-day lives that they lead. Structure supersedes any semblance of life. But my family is very different. My parents have been stay-at-home parents since I was in grade five. My dad has gone back to school many times and has pursued whatever his interests have evolved to. This model has led me to embrace pursuing what it is that I want, and not what I think I want. This all perfectly coincides with Style Statement. Beautiful words and photos to inspire, but above all to lead you to you.
I have moved to my new flat! It's been a very exciting couple of days unpacking and organizing. I'm waiting on a few piece of furniture that I've ordered and I cannot wait until they arrive. My new home has turned out to be everything I ever wanted and more.
When I was out for a stroll over the weekend, I was lucky enough to stumble upon the opening of a luxurious new furniture store in Vancouver - Chateau Versailles Furniture Gallery. What a treat is was to meander through the beautiful pieces that filled their showroom. Many gorgeous velvet apolstered headboards and delicate sofas. These are a few of my favourite pieces.