Hello, again!

Nov 24, 2022

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Hello, friends. And a very happy Thanksgiving to my US peeps! Last week, I mentioned that I’m looking for new hosting for my blog, and itching to get back. Whelp, I did it! “Girl & Closet” is now “Hearted Life” and NOW hosted on Squarespace. You can read my latest post HERE to get the full 411, and learn about why this is such a fun & exciting change, and what’s to come!

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I’ll be back next week with two new posts: My Top Picks From Madewell and A Date At Our Fave Diner, and then pictures from our local tree farm. As always, a million thank you’s for reading along. It means the world to me! xo
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Neutrals, Forever And Always

Oct 18, 2016

Feels great to be back with an outfit post, but before I jump in, I wanted to say thank you for all your wonderful support regarding opening up G&C to new editorial content. So what's to come? Well firstly, I'll be cutting back on my outfit photos and posting a few times a month, so much more realistic! Then I'll be focusing on: beauty, travel, home decor, recipes and entertaining tips. I'm also looking to hire a photographer for collaborations, work with a design firm on a site rebrand in 2017 and make an honest effort to turn my hobby into a thriving business. Why the sudden zeal?! Honestly, my health has started to improve so much over the past 4 weeks and I feel like I can start to dream again!!
With that said, I'll absolutely keep you guys posted and be sure to share what I learn along the way! Okay, on to the fashion, am I right?! When it comes to style... I've been very low key and favouring simple looks. With the "simple" mantra in mind, one of my favourite additions is my Gap blouse, a true gem of a piece and works perfectly tucked into any skirt, or lovely with skinnies & cozy cardigan for a laid back weekend. I'm also on the lookout for a new cardigan and obsessed with this one. Cursing this sweater is sold out in my size. If you're a large? There's still a few left, you're welcome! And I'm crossing my fingers this bag somehow ends up on clearance or magically drops out of the sky. Haha!

Shop The Look

Gap Trench Coat (similar), Gap Blouse (on sale + comes in navy, black and olive), American Eagle Jeans (similar), Aldo Shoes (similar)

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Century 21 Wishlist

Sep 23, 2016

I love, love discovering new shops and am so excited to be teaming up with Century 21 today. Have you guys of heard of them?! In a word... total retail yumminess! Seriously, I had so much fun picking out items for today's post and can't wait to nab several of these pieces for my own closet, especially since the prices are fantastic + Century 21 has adorable items for the home, the man in your life and tech. One stop shopping at it's finest, so be sure to take a peek, friends! I promise you won't be disappointed and if you nab something fabulous? Let me know... I'm fun, and nosy like that! ;)

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Crunch, Crunch

Sep 20, 2016

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m sipping coffee and visiting my hubby on his movie set while I type this. Fun! Other than that, life is good. We’ve been visiting lots of pretty locations for the blog and enjoying the most beautiful weather! It’s warm, but cool and the light is deliciously golden. It's been pure magic + it's absolutely my favourite time to take photos and style outfits! With that in mind, I started an autumn pinterest board so I can stay inspired and do justice to my favourite time of year!

As  for the dress?! You might remember it from my past autumn favourites post. I loved restyling it again, but pairing it with my whiskey boots and new Old Navy camel cardigan this time around. If you’re looking for a new one? I highly recommend it, it’s super cozy and pretty much screams autumn to me + looks fab with my newest ModCloth blouse and skinnies too!

This week, I also have high hopes of getting back to the gym, and generally taking better care of my health. As much as I love pouring over this space & social media... I need to learn to take a little more time for workouts and cooking healthy dishes. Any recipes you guys are loving lately? I just made lentil burgers (loved em') and I'd love to try this yummy dish as well. A healthy version of Mac and Cheese! Anyway, I'll be sure to keep you guys posted on my work-outs/progress -- wish me luck!! xo

Outfit Details:

Old Navy Cardigan
Shop Ruche Dress (similar & gorg)
Aldo Boots (similar)

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Choose What You Love

Sep 15, 2016

It's my suspicion I'll have a hat firmly planted on my head until winter! This is the season, friends! It's also my goal to have more fun with fashion this autumn and beyond... this past year I feel like my style veered into much more classic territory (it's been a slice) but now I'm ready to do more thrifting, get inspired for vintage looks and quirky prints (like this dress I just ordered for Martin's graduation). Darling, isn't it?!

When I take a moment to pause, I realize some of my "classic" inspiration has come from the pressures of getting older. But, that's the funny thing about age... do we dress our age? Or wear what we love?! It's my hope to have both! One of my dearest girlfriends, who's older, and has amazing vintage/retro style said it best... "V as long as you wear what you love it will always feel right!" So that's the mantra I carry with me and I hope I'll keep choosing what I love as I get older.

I wore this outfit for a date with my hubby and I'm absolutely loving my new top + booties from Old Navy. Many of you asked about both items via Instagram stories, so, I'm taking it as a good sign my fashion instincts were on point! ;) The top has the most darling foliage and bunny print, plus the booties are super comfy and come in grey as well. Very tempted to nab them!! xo

Outfit Details:

Forever 21 Hat (similar)
Old Navy Top (get it here)
American Eagle Skinnies (similar)
Old Navy Booties (get em' here)

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Past Autumn Favourites

Sep 12, 2016

Clearly my love of crunching leaves and autumnal style has not waned since starting my blog in early 2011. And... holy moly! I can't believe I've been documenting my outfits & adventures for the past five years! I know lots of bloggers come, and go, but I have a feeling you guys will have a hard time getting rid of me! ;) When it comes to fashion? This is definitely my favourite time of year and I can't wait to rock all my fave colours like burnt orange, burgundy, olive and navy. I'm also quite certain I'll be living in floppy hats, floral tops, skinnies & booties... or cardigans, dresses & over the knee boots! On that note, let's take a look back, yeah?!

What about you friends? What are you most excited for fashion wise?! Any outfits you're just dying to wear?... xo

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Almost Autumn

Sep 8, 2016

In all truth, this post should have been called "Autumn Nerd" because it would be much more telling of my current state + level of enthusiasm! Most days you'll find me running out the door wearing a floppy hat, cozy cardigan, huge grin, and making my way to Starbucks for a PSL. There's no denying my love for this season, and this year, I'm determined to check everything off my bucket list!!

I'm also equally ecstatic about this space and making it the best it's ever been! When I re-branded from "By The Shore" back to "Girl & Closet" in May I was ready to go full force but sadly my health started to dwindle. Sigh! While it's currently far from perfect... I have managed to find a nice little groove for myself. For that, I'm so grateful, because this space means the world to me, and is such a huge piece of my heart. So thank you for continually popping in and supporting. Honestly, the blogging community and your friendship is what keeps me motivated, and loving what I do, always!

I'm also scratching my head, because, I can't believe it's Thursday! Thank you long weekend!! For this weekend, we're off to a few fun locations for blog photos. I'm styling a 90's inspired look and can't wait. I'm also trying to decide between bangs, or no bangs for the new season. But for now, I'm mostly humming & hawing, typical me, when it comes to hair. Ha! And then, Martin & I are grabbing dinner and off to enjoy some live music, plus hopefully a cocktail or two. I'll be sure to share on instagram stories! Have a great day everyone!! xo

Outfit Details:

Forever 21 Hat (similar)
Thrifted Top (similar)
American Eagle Skinnies (similar)
Aldo Boots (similar)

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Summer's Last Hurrah

Sep 6, 2016

While I have a very autumny post lined up for later this week, today, I'm celebrating summer's last hurrah! Are you guys still enjoying the summer heat, or are the cooler temps slowly making their way? Vancouver has definitely been in full on autumn mode since September 1st -- which is fine by me! I'm excited for pumpkin spice latte's, cozy layers and switching my closet to more seasonal colours... my faves are olive green, rust, burgundy and navy. Also, if you're curious to see what I'm wearing/adding to my closet?! Be sure to stop by my shop page. I've been adding to it almost daily! :)

Other than that, this week's been bitter sweet. My love's back to work after a summer off, sigh! But I'm looking forward to getting more focused time with my blog, reorganizing my office + re-opening my Etsy shop. Yay, yay!! I'm trying to decide between making handmade jewelry again, or designing blog templates. Any votes?! Either way, I'll definitely keep you guys posted!

For my "Summer's Last Hurrah" post I thought my ModCloth dress was the perfect choice! So far this summer, I've worn it with my denim vest & strappy flats, and with an oversized cardigan for cooler nights. I love the mix of navy and orange, plus the oversized blooms add such a fun and energetic vibe! I'd love to re-style it for the new season ahead, but am a little stumped, any ideas? I'm all ears! Happiest (sort of) Monday, friends!! xo

Outfit Details:

ModCloth Dress
Shoes (old) c/o Blowfish Shoes

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