Girl and Closet - Has Moved

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Just wanted to post something a little more official as I've received several emails asking if I'm returning to blogging. And the answer is yes. You can find my style, adventure, and recipe posts on my new space & url "by the shore" - similar content but with a much different feel. I'm also (yay) getting ready to launch a small Etsy business and I'll be blogging about that lots too. See you over there! xo veronika

Kicking Up My Feet & Taking A Break

Friday, April 12, 2013

This post feels like it's been a long time coming... but I'm ready to hang up my hat and take a break from Girl & Closet. I've loved documenting my style over the past 2½ years but a lot has changed in the last year, especially my health... I've gone into detail here & there, but I still have a long road of healing ahead of me until I'm fully back on my feet. Plus, I'm ready for a new adventure. At this point, I'm not sure how long my break will last. However, I won't be gone completely, I love blogging way too much for that - I'll be stretching my creative wings over at my new blog "By The Shore."

As much as I tried to change up the Girl & Closet blog with a new look, more lifestyle posts, posting a little less + letting go of sponsors, it still didn't feel like enough. It became more & more obvious that what I needed was a fresh start to get my creativity blooming again... I'm excited. I love change! I read a wonderful quote the other day which sums it up beautifully: "We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are." - Oprah 

With that said, a BIG thank you to everyone that has supported and followed the blog. I've adored every minute of it and I'm so incredibly thankful for all the friendships I've made. You guys are truly an amazing bunch. I don't think I'd love blogging this much if it wasn't for you. So, thank you! Be sure to pop on over to my new home "By The Shore" and say hi (you can follow the new blog here). I look forward to sharing this new journey with you! xo

Outfit Inspriation + Friday Favourites

Friday, April 5, 2013

I'm ready to make this my new spring uniform. So cute! I can't wait to nab those yellow Madewell sandals. Does anyone know how their shoes fit? Fingers crossed, they run true to size. As for this weekend, it looks the rain gods have spoken because our sun has disappeared. I'm okay with that though... I'm really looking forward to taking it easy and soaking in some fabulous downtime! Really, what could be better?!... Happy weekend, everyone!
Things I'm loving:

This fabulous post on yoga from my blogging pal Gaby of This Little Port.

Love the boho vibe of these gorgeous earrings... so lovely for spring!

Oooh, scarf perfection. Would love to wear mine with skinnies & a loose cami.

Hoping to add this classic beauty to my jewelry collection. I am a diamond addict! Admitting it is the first step, right?!...

Excited to start hiking again this spring & summer. I'm hoping to check out Teapot Hill in Chilliwack!

Lovely to see that Stella & Dot will be donating 20% of the retail price of these pieces for Autism Awareness month!

I've been listening to my springtime playlist all week. Yup, I'm notorious for overplaying my favourite songs.

This floral blazer from Shop Ruche is crazy perfect for spring.... just add a striped tee & light wash skinnies!

Piers & Sushi Dates...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

When the weather is this good, all I want to do is be outside. I've been dreaming up adventures for Martin & I: afternoons spent wandering our city, patio lunches, outdoor concerts, long country drives, photography trips, stay-cations, weekend visits to nearby islands... and soon, days spent laying by our outdoor pool. Yup, I'm in full daydreamer mode! Blame it on our shorts & sandal weather last week - it's been incredibly warm! I'm also feeling creatively charged these days... I'm excited to plan for more days spent doing what I love. Photography! I've even been toying with putting together a very teeny tiny jewelry collection. I still have my online store "Fox & Clover," but haven't done anything with it in ages. I'll keep you posted!

Other than that, this week has had its challenges. I've been hit with another health flare-up. Unfortunately, they happen from time to time, and it's the pits because it leaves me feeling sooo fatigued. But when life gets tough, I definitley like to step up to the challenge and fight back. I've been doing lots of research and learning about what kind of foods to eat during flare-ups. So, I've been drinking protein packed smoothies, juicing, and making healthy soups. I usually just throw a bunch of stuff into our blender with vegetable broth and do a quick puree. My favourite combo's are carrots, apples and parsnips with mild curry. And I'm hoping to try an asparagus, potato soup with thyme next. Mmmm! And then, it's time to sit down and create a workout schedule for myself. I'm in desperate need of one. What's new with you guys?!...
Outfit Details: 
Trench - Gap
Cardigan - Gap
Top - Forever 21
Jeans - American Eagle
Boots - Old Navy

Springtime Playlist

Monday, April 1, 2013


I am loving our gorgeously sunny days and warm temperatures right now, which might explain why it's been a little quiet over here. I've been spending most of my time outside and enjoying a little computer break. It's been lovely! Mornings are spent enjoying long walks with our dog, and running errands with our windows rolled down. Yes! These days I seem to have an extra bounce to my step and I'm busy dreaming up new projects + ideas for the blog. Kind of amazing what a little sunshine can do. I'm so in love with this new season and for all the adventures it will bring...

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