Although it’s never easy to say goodbye to summer, I love this time of year. Transitional dressing is the best! I love being warm enough to go out in a dress during the day but able to throw on an oversized denim jacket or sweater in the evening and be set. The cool, crisp air in the mornings can be cold but I secretly love it and I am getting more and more excited to start pulling out the winter coats (don’t get mad at me!) This time of year is not only my favourite for dressing, but also I feel like it is sort of like a new year in a way. It’s a good time of year to come back to yourself after a busy summer and maybe revisit some of your goals or start new ones. I know that I am definitely finding the time to workout more than I was in the summer but I’m also finding the time to relax in the evenings instead of always having plans made. The days are getting shorter, which does suck, but that means there is some good TV starting up again and I couldn’t be more excited for my shows to start again.
This year feels especially transitional for me. After moving back to Victoria at the end of July, I returned to my old job at the pharmacy. It was so great to have a job to fall back on, especially with how expensive life is. However, it felt really weird being back pretty much in my old life, like Ucluelet was all a dream. I’ve found it quite hard moving back to Victoria because I felt really at home in Ucluelet and Tofino at the end of our time there. Life moves on and change is inevitable, as I’ve been realizing more and more. When I got home I was pretty happy to just lay low and not apply for jobs for awhile, however, my friends were looking out for me like always and suggested I apply to some jobs. I applied to a few and heard back from some but not all, which can be very frustrating and exhausting at times. Anyways fast forward to now and this is my last week at my family owned and run business, Sidney Pharmacy. I will be starting a new job on Monday for the government as an Administrative Assistant. I’m pretty scared and nervous about starting a new job but I also am excited to see what opportunities will come from it. I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m trying very hard to embrace change, even if I don’t want to.
These photographs were taken from a sort of recent trip to Vancouver. Dave’s brother and sister in law and niece live in New Westminster and we found it hard to visit them while living in Ucluelet. However, now that we are back in Victoria we are trying to make it over more and more. We had a great weekend visit with them a few weeks back and even if the weather wasn’t as summery as we had hoped it would we still had a great time. We visited the aquarium with our two year old niece who loved it. Had a delicious brunch out in Gastown and was able to relax with family, which is what we really needed.
On Sunday we had brunch with nine of us at Chambar restaurant and it was a chilly morning so I wore a recently purchased Topshop crop sweater with my Topshop black jeans. It was such a perfectly comfy outfit that I felt like I should elevate it with some accessories. The perfect brunch accessory is a hat, because then you don’t have to fuss with your hair before leaving the house. I also wore my western style belt from Topshop that was shown off perfectly with the cropped sweater and my favourite everyday bag from Market Canvas Leather. A simple yet stylish outfit, I plan on repeating over and over throughout the fall and into winter with a wool coat to top it off.