casual work-day vibes plus a vibrant new look

A few weeks ago I spoke on behalf of The Vibrant Lives Foundation on what it means to be a scholarship donor. Let me tell you, I was so nervous about this talk. Normally I am a confident and fairly calm public speaker, but this was so personal and happening back in my hometown. It took things to a whole new level. 

So to help ease my nerves I went shopping. In particular, I looked for a jacket that would help boost my confidence and emulate a sense of professionalism. Yes, I am a professional who knows and uses the word emulate. Moving on. 

In my head, I was thinking a fresh, tailored, new blazer in a fun colour. But I walked in to Addition Elle and spotted this unique straight cut jacket like no other in my closet. It's the type of jacket that barely anyone has but is classic enough to have staying power. 

I adore the pleather details on the sleeves and with the mandarin collar. It's sleek and hassle free, plus it has pockets which always help! However I seem to have trouble not spilling coffee on myself when I wear it. A dangerous problem I'm going to have to avoid from here on out.

Not long before this shoot I also took to the much-needed task of freshening up my hair! Thanks to the amazing Roberto Sousa, I got a shorter cut that I adore! If you're in the Vancouver area, be sure to book your next appointment with him at Nadia Albano Salon. You might also notice the colour is a little different? That's because I partnered with Garnier Nutrisse to give me an ultra new look. Let me know what you think of the new do in the comments below! 


Jacket: Addition Elle Michel Studio Straight Cut Jacket
Tank: H&M
Jeans: Macy's
Shoes: Aldo
Mala: Mala Collective
Location: New Westminster Parkade
Photographer: Kiana Heighton
Hair Colour Sponsored by Garnier Nutrisse