Ahh! My first blog entry EVER! This is so surreal! It was not too long ago that all ‘this’ was just a bunch of ideas and pictures haphazardly strung together in my head. You see, I made a promise to myself on NYE 2009 (yes I make cheeseball resolutions) to start pursuing my dreams and passions.

Like a lot of people in their 20’s, I had my first mini life crisis when I was sitting in my cube and realized that so many of the things I love: fashion, art, music and creating were missing from my 9-5 hum-drum corporate existence. It’s funny. No matter how far you stray from your passions, they will always find you. Always.  So here I am pursuing my passions, my dreams—come join me for the ride!

Love these reworked Levis cut offs. They remind me of Julia Salinger a la Party of Five—does anyone else love that show?? Underneath I’m wearing one of my fave basics: Wilfred by Aritzia oversized tank that I literally wear under/over everything.

Never stop dream’n.

Wearing vintage mini moto leather jacket, Levis cut offs, Aritzia Wilfred Tank + Grandpa sweater



  1. Vanessa says:

    Hi Ifa,
    Thank you for the kind comments! I love your current obsession: I have a pair and I have been wearing them everywhere–not bad for $40 dollars…

  2. Ifa says:

    wow,u bought them in f21? <333. i’m still waiting for them to arrive 🙂

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  4. K8 says:

    wow…hot outfit!

  5. B* a la Moda says:

    You looked very pretty back then!! Follow your dreams. You will never regret and they will come true. 😉

    B* a la Moda

  6. Chess says:

    Great style!
    Love your hair color too.
    Where do you get your hair done in Vancity?


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  8. septemberbleu says:

    yeah!! congrats on living your dream! love the outfit…keep the creative inspiration alive, your blog name is great!! ❤

  9. Eileen says:

    omg i read through every single one of your posts from the latest to this first post! just wanna say that your blog is amazing – and so are you! i haven’t been so inspired/courageous to dress the way i’ve always wanted to until i found your blog recently =)

    just wanted to ask though (i’ve asked on twitter but you didn’t respond, so i’m asking again): you mentioned in one of your posts that you’re “flat-chested”. well, i’m flat-chested too and it’s really difficult for me to find bras that fit so i was wondering if having a small bust ever bothers you?

  10. Amelia says:

    this is truly inspiring! i just started up my own fashion blog a few days ago and stumbled across this post of yours! im an avid fan and always check your blog! keep up the great work.
    now for a bit of shameless self promotion… if you could check my blog out it would mean the world to me!

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