August 15, 2014

Change of Things

{Wearing Aritzia blouse, Club Monaco belt, Birkenstock sandals, Alex & Ani bracelets}

I've been wearing my Birkenstock with everything this summer. They are just so comfortable!

The layout of the site has changed, as you can see. Two years ago when I was getting out of an emotional mess with a guy not even worth his name being mentioned, it was a wake up call that there are more important things in life other than whatever money can buy.

I made a conscious decision of cutting out all the bad influences as well turning this site into more of my voice. I want my blog to not only reflect on my physical appearance but also my mood. Having a voice means losing some folks that might not agree with what I write, and that's fine because everyone is entitled to their own opinion. And hey, if someone doesn't like you no matter what you do they still won't like you anyway.

This site has always been about appreciating the little things in life. I have always believe that it's the little things that make up the big things, from someone opening the door for you, to trying something new and unexpectedly loving it, to getting that 7th nugget in your McDonalds meal by an accident. It's those random little things that make us from having an okay day to a good day.

Looking back 5 years ago, it is hard to imagine that I moved to Ottawa not knowing anyone with nothing but a bachelor's degree and two suit cases and now I own multiple properties and have multiple revenues. I still remember being so happy when I received my first "career" pay cheque in which I celebrated by buying a stainless steel garbage can that costed way too much for a garbage can. With the ups and downs I am grateful for everything that has happened to me. And one last thing... Thanks for reading my blog, I really, really appreciate it!!

28 comments:

  1. This was a very inspiring post this morning. I feel as if I'm going through a transition phase between college grad - career woman. Along with this relationships with friends, loved ones, and peers also change. It's nice to see such a strong and successful woman.

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  2. Awww Julie ♥ I'm loving your new blog layout. I find it really does reflect you :) Also, you're making me consider indulging in my German heritage and getting Birks. Do you find them hard to style?

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  3. Awww, what a lovely post! First of all, I think I need a pair of those damn sandals, my boyfriend thinks they look awful but the colorful strappy pairs I think should cut it! I'm glad this blog is going to turn into something else than just a fashion blog! It's nice to hear what's going on in your life! I'm so glad to hear about how far you've come!

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  4. Love the new layout! Hooray for fresh beginnings.

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  5. Your new layout is so stylish! It really suits your blog's style and what is to come in my opinion!
    I really like your outfit, except for the Birkenstock but that's totally just me! You rock them, I just can't seem to get the hang of them. x
    Elina | Miss Blue Eyes

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  6. A Burger King onion ring accidentally mixed in with your fries! Or those locally grown white peaches I bought last weekend at a roadside stand. Little reasons to smile. And big reasons too, like meeting a wonderful person. Thank for giving us a chance to get to know you. Adding more of your voice to the blog has been a really nice change. I'm really happy about how well things are going for you. This might be weird, but I've gotten to be quite fond of you over the years. :)

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  7. I love Birkenstocks too... I bought a pair eight years ago and they are still in really good condition. I even got white ones which I just wipe clean and they are good to go. I love your blog and photos - keep 'em coming! :)

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  8. Girl I love reading your blog... because you say it like it is. You have come a long way... you have done really well for yourself ♡

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  9. I'm happy that you're happy and that you voice your thoughts without apology. That's how it should be. :)
    Also, I haven't been able to separate from my Birkenstocks since 2009. I even place them next to my boots in the winter time. They're great.

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  10. Awwwhh, I'm so happy for the change, best blog post ever :)

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  11. You've definitely been an inspiration to me through your posts - not only for style (which you certainly have) but for the strong voice you demonstrate in your writing. You have such a strong personality that is demonstrated through the messages you share here. Keep doing it and ignore the haters.
    What's the quote?
    Haters gonna hate ;)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  12. You are amazing Julie! And don't you ever forget it! :)

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  13. It's amazing how the little things like a 7th McNugget can really change your day! Glad you've been experiencing positive change in your life!

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  14. Cute outfit! I love the birds. I didn't see your old layout but I love the simplicity of this one. And definitely let your blog be your voice! It is, after all, -your- blog. :)

    Vessi :: arts & petite style blog

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  15. Really like the new look of the blog! I think it's amazing how far you've come, from the two suitcases to Ottawa landlord extraordinaire. :)

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  16. The layout is really nice - I need to do a re-design on mine as well when I find the time. And the pictures are stunning, I love the outfit a lot! ♥

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  17. Lovely outfit xx

    www.aimeroseblog.com

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  18. That blouse is so cool! I love the print :)

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  19. how good are birkis? they are the best! i have the madrids and love them so much. love your hair color btw.

    reckless abandon

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  20. It's good to let go and steam off through your blog which is totally fine!
    Just be happy and always look forward c:
    Anyway you look nice and Birkenstocks are super comfyyyy Xx

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  21. Well said lady... I say this all the time "its the simple things in life we forget".... We're glad you're doing great, and everything is working fine.... That said, you look effortlessly cool and chic.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  22. Sorry I haven't been around in a while, but it's very nice to see you and the new look of the site. I am loving it. It's wonderful when you have these moments and realize that you finally did it...and that you did it on your own. I must visit Ottawa some day.

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  23. I just love your blog's new layout! Congratulations on your success! And I hope you will be fine and you will move on from a heartache soon! I really miss reading your blog!

    Love,
    Ericka from the Philippines of http://myfashionfelicity.blogspot.com

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  24. I love these shorts. They feel so alive! And your outfit is quite lovely as well. That top is just beautiful!

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