Thursday, 23 April 2015

Prints Charming

If you could have anything in the world, what would it be? Would you pick something like, marry Nick Jonas or Ryan Gosling? This probably would have its advantages :) or would you pick world peace and harmony everywhere. That would definitely have its advantages as well! Personally I think I’d pick something along the lines of that- everyone around the world being loved, and for me to have a life plan. What’s great is that all this has come true. We are loved by the one true king- Jesus Christ, and God has our life already planned. We don’t even have to do anything crazy because he already loves us. We just have to except Jesus into our heart and our world changes. BAM instant love, and the best kind because it’s unconditional. Doesn’t everyone want that? Sometimes I get anxious about the future, finding a good stable job, keeping my family healthy, and maybe growing a family of my own. But then I realize it’s not my plan, its God’s! And nobody can handle big things like that, but God can! He can handle anything!
Whilst in the UK, I discovered this amazing church called Westminster Chapel. It’s a pretty famous/historic church. Greg Haslam is the Pastor and he explains each passage in the Bible in great detail, so you completely understand everything. If you ever visit this church in London, tell somebody “Julieanne says Hi”.

Jacket Thrifted
Loose peplum LOFT
Army pants Reitmans 
Trainers Vans from Office

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

It's still sweater weather

The weather in Vancouver is so unpredictable; I think I’ve mentioned that once or twice. We have had gorgeous 20+ degree weather and then all of a sudden BOOM rain, dampness and the chills. But we definitely have to appreciate what we’ve got, at least we get 20 degree weather, other part of Canada are still suffering. This look is perfect for those colder spring days, and the rain jacket definitely helps! Winters in London are very similar to winters in Vancouver. I’m not one to gravitate towards sweaters, but I was inspired by the English because everywhere I went someone usually had a sweater on. I especially love the preppy collar look underneath a sweater, so cute! Everyone should have a basic sweater that you can layer up, or layer down. Who else loves sweaters??


Sweater from Winners
Jeans Marc by Marc Jacobs
Shoes LC Lauren Conrad
Jacket Forever 21

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Traveling Diaries: Germany

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and sunglasses and together let’s be tacky tourists in GERMANY!!! We traveled from Amsterdam to Rhine Valley and seriously guys, Rhine Valley is STUN-ING!! As we were driving it felt like every five minutes there was a castle to take a picture of. The backdrop was beautiful with lush green trees, clear river water and of course the amazing architecture. Our bus had to go to the very top of a mountain in order to drive through a town to get to our hotel. It was quite the complicated process. A part of the freeway was closed I recall, so we had to go a different way. As we were coming through the town, our bus was so big that we were not sure if we could make it. But the driver did it, and we all cheered! We had an awesome drivers and tour guide! We didn’t spend a lot of time in the Valley, although I wish we could have. It’s a place you can’t miss when visiting Germany, it’s also definitely a city on my list of “Visit again”! The Rhine River is one of most important waterways in Europe. It stretches 1,320km from Switzerland all the way to the Netherlands and black sea. There are a bunch of day trips you can take to go hiking, biking, and river excursions. The top thing I would do if I went back there is visit as many castles and cathedrals as possible. I am a complete architecture and history nut, I love experiencing it firsthand. If you’re into cathedral’s check out the 11th-century Cathedral of St. Peter in Worms. It’s one of the oldest towns in Germany. Mannheim is famous for its medieval architecture, for example Old Town Hall and the Lower Parish Church.
To find day trips to Rhine Valley, check out:

  The next day was spent driving from Rhine Valley and visiting the lovely city of Munich. Munich is famous for the largest folk fair in the world called Oktoberfest. Germany is very proud of their language, In Munich we found that people knew English but not a whole lot. We spent our time walking around trying to find the Rathaus-Glockenspiel which is a belltower in the heart of Munich that re-enacts events from history. We kept asking where it was and everyone said “Marienplatz”, and being tourists we had no idea what that was. It took us a while to find! The shops are great; we visited H&M and Karl Lagerfeld. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit any museums but we did see the Museum district which consist of the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, and the Pinakothek der Moderne. You know I’m a foodie, and the food was excellent! Start with schnitzel or pork and dumplings called Knödel. Weißwurst is also very popular which is white sausage. I tried the red sausage; it’s the spicy version and was amazing. Finish off your Bavarian meal with a pretzel and sweet mustard. Yummy, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! Have you ever been to Rhine Valley or Munich? Or maybe you’re from Germany? Let me know below what your favourite things to do in Germany?!

Friday, 17 April 2015

The boyfriend

 We’re breaking out the boyfriend jean people! The warmer weather is here to stay. The boyfriend jean I believe is a must for spring, it’s the perfect pant for when its hot outside. Who wants to be sweating in skinny jeans on a hot day, um not me! It’s also the perfect jean for if you don’t have a boyfriend, “I’m wearing my boyfriends”. Is that joke overdone? I don’t know, but anyways boyfriend jeans are extreamly comfortable. I tend to dress my boyfriends up, because they lean on the casual side. So here I dressed them up with a blouse and a heeled boot, brings some femininity back into the outfit. Let me know if your loving the spring trends this year!

Hat The Bay
Blouse Forever 21
Boyfriend Jeans Old Navy

Thursday, 16 April 2015

serious for plaid

These days I feel like time is slipping away. I wake up, and then sooner or later its night and I’m back in bed again to sleep. Once I left high school time started slipping away, but it slipped away for the better because in college all I wanted was to get on to my next phase in life. Well here I am in that next phase, and I’m still unsure of the future. I keep hearing “Your only 21, you’ve got lots of time to figure it out”. I just want to know right. Now. But the beauty of it is that God has our future, he knows what’s going to happen.

The secret to styling daytime is balance. Taking something casual, but dressing it up. Or taking something fancy, and dressing it down. I love the combination of something unusual about an outfit. Plaid reminds me of those jack coats that farmers wear, but plaid can get dressed up as I’m showing here. It can be worn a thousand different ways! How do you wear your plaid??

Jacket Sfera
Plaid top Northern Reflections
Side leg leather pants H&M
Strappy wedged sandlas LC by Lauren Conrad