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Spending time in Edmonton this past weekend has been amazing. I’m embarrassed to say that the last time I set foot in Edmonton was back in 1993. I still remember visiting the West Edmonton Mall and how cold it was in the winter time but I’m so grateful to have finally rediscovered this little gem in Alberta. Edmonton is a beautiful city located on the North Saskatchewan River. Though it may be the 5th largest city in Canada, the city is surrounded by a lot of nature and beautiful running trails all along the waterfront. The food scene here is really coming into its own and the vibe is surprisingly really cool. I didn’t expect to have such a pleasant time here but I really did. Check back soon for a travel post on the city!

I found this big chess game in Churchill Square, just beside the Art Gallery of Alberta (a stunning building in the downtown core). Churchill Square is a cute little spot where you can sit and people watch, play basketball, checkers, ping pong, etc. Couldn’t help play a little game of chess while I was there!

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Photos by @Offner

Anine Bing Biance Boots in silver (get them here)

Zara faux leather biker trousers (get them here)

Sincerely Jules Muse tee

Zara France TRF plaid boyfriend shirt

Camper Van

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Roadtrip anyone? I’ve been dying to get back into a van like this and head out for a long roadtrip. Last time I did such a thing, it was 2006. I left Montreal for three months on tour across North America. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Waking up in a different city every day, meeting new people, never knowing where you’d end up or what would happen, it was such an incredible journey. It allowed me to grow immensely and get to know myself and the people I was with a whole lot better. To me, it’s the ultimate freedom. I dream of crossing North America again, or going to Europe or even doing the Australian Gold Coast, while stopping at some of the best surf spots. Dreamy! Where would you go if you could get into a camper van today?

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Photos by @Offner

Anine Bing Studded Boots With Buckles (get them here)

Sincerely Jules Muse tee

Anine Bing olive plaid shirt (get it here)

Zara Green Wool Coat

Neon Museum

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I learned so much this past weekend from visiting the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. It was so beautiful and interesting to walk around all of these vintage symbolic neons. I’ll be talking about my experience in Vegas on an upcoming travel blog, so stay tuned! One thing’s for sure, some of my favorite discoveries were the story behind this beautiful Stardust sign and also the Moulin Rouge sign. Did you know that the Moulin Rouge (pictured above) came to Vegas? Though it only was around for a couple of months, it was the first casino in Vegas that was against segregation and allowed everyone to play and go to the casino. How amazing is that? Frank Sinatra was also a regular at the casino.

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Photos by @Offner

Anine Bing boyfriend jeans (get them here)

Converse – Chuck Taylor Dainty (get them here)

Sincerely Jules Muse tee

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I remember being a child and making a Christmas present list every year for Santa Claus and then as I got older for my parents. Though I don’t make lists anymore (because let’s be honest, I have more than I could ever need – I’m healthy, I’m surrounded by amazing friends and family, I have a roof over my head, I get to eat 3 meals a day and I get to do things I love!), I thought it’d be fun to make a fake fashion holiday wish list this year. There are just so many beautiful garments that exist in the world, a girl can dream can’t she? Here are a few of my favorite things…

Pamela Love x VEDA jacket

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MLLE Mademoiselle Rumi Leopard Biker Jacket

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Springsioux Bison Cross Pendant

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Rag & Bone Hudson Skirt

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Styligion White Skater Dress

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Urban Outfitters BDG Crushed Velvet Leggings

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Pamela Love High Tide Pendant Necklace

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Modern Vice The Dove Booties

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Mackage Jori Medium Tan Cross Body Bag

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The 2 Bandits Franklin’s Tower Cuff / Antique Brass 

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Hudson Jeans Stark Moto Super Skinny in Crimson Wax

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Vanessa Mooney’s The Celeste Ring

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Modern Vice Holiday Handler (the perfect black boot if you ask me!)

handlercroco Vanessa Mooney The Sky Above Necklace

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Vanessa Mooney Wherever You Wander Bracelet

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Anine Bing Burgundy Double Zipper Leather Pants

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Styligion Shades of Red Lace Dress

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Pamela Love Aeternum Pendant

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Anine Bing Bohemian Black Hat

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Pamela Love Occulus Arrow Ring

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Anine Bing Leather Skinny Pant

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Pamela Love High Tide Cuff

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Springsioux Leather Gloves

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Sincerely Jules Watercolor Donut Tee

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What would be on your fashion holiday wish list? Let me know!

Mel xo