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#ootd outtakes + a note

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Hey guys!

Man we aren’t doing the greatest job of keeping up with our blogging duties. It’s a tough gig, I tell ya! Alas, I have to keep reminding myself why we started Two Cities and the ultimate reason was for us. For our friendship, for us to connect the same way we always have. So on that note, I’d like to say that I am going to keep at this whole blogging thing but with a slightly more relaxed vibe. Think little tips and tricks, and just general tidbits to let you in on what’s been happening here in LA. Like these outtakes. Perfectly decent photos that just didn’t make the cut for one reason or another but I think they are still just good shots. Not because of their photographic quality but because of the thoughts and memories that go along with them.

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An outfit post that went all wrong. This was the only good shot since all I could think about was the weird dude sitting parked in his car across the street staring as I took photos of myself. Outfit photos really are a strange concept, no?

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In the midst of my new year organization rampage I found Cory’s old point and shoot. It’s a Canon so it takes decent photos which I have so dubiously demonstrated by taking photos of very interesting things in my apartment.

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This guy – crashing a photo shoot. It’s hard to get photos of him actually smiling and I was quite proud to have captured this one. He’s been real sick lately, poor thing.

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I’ve migrated my shoots to the parking lot of my apartment complex. No creepers here! Still a struggle to find good backdrops though…

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Stylust celebrates their 4th year this week and though we haven’t been huge into celebrating in the past I thought it was only right to acknowledge this one. While donning a tiara, of course.

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Backyard Blues

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Gap jean jacket, Style by Kim XO + STILLWATER muscle tank, Vintage skirt, H&M pumps, shopStylust necklace and bracelets, Vintage watch

Utilizing the weekend for shutting down and regenerating for the week ahead is something I value highly. It hasn’t always been this way but in the past year or so it has become of utmost importance. Taking time to curl up with a book, lay in the sun poolside, tackling your DVR – whatever your vice it’s always important to reset and let the happenings of the past week really sink in. Naturally our weekend was filled with a lot of down time. Aside from making our way to the movies for X-men (which was AWESOME – just btw) we stuck relatively close to home catching up on our favourite shows, cooking, and reading. ¬†Of course today is Memorial Day and we are heading to the ‘rents for a family barbecue (yum!).

Happy Memorial Day!

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Allison, Outfits, Two Cities Vancouver, Uncategorized, Wear

Work It

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Lauren Conrad Blouse, Mavi Jeans, Charlotte Russe wedges, Joe Fresh Sunglasses

I got a lot of great items in LA but definitely my favourite was this Lauren Conrad blouse for my birthday (compliments of Lindsey). As I am going to be starting a job in my field soon, Linds wanted to give me something I could wear in a professional environment. It will be awesome to dress up for work but I can also dress it down with jeans and some cute sandals or wedges. I follow the philosophy that it is very beneficial to have staple items in ones closet, the little black dress, the blazer, the trench coat, the dark pair of jeans etc. and I would definitely add a nice blouse to that list. Having staples to draw from can make it a lot easier to build outfits around. I cant wait to wear this blouse on my first day of work!

What are your favourite staple items?

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