Currently Loving: Dresses Over Pants

Hi friends! Before I go on about what I am currently loving at the moment, I want to share something I’ve been thinking about lately. I’ve realized that not everyone can relate to all this Fashion/Style stuff that I blog about. I know occasionally I do a Book Review, but I think I want to write about some more relatable stuff as well. I’ve been thinking a lot about expanding the type of content that I want to share on my blog, and I think that I want to do travel aspirations, restaurants/places I’ve visited in Toronto, apartment décor, etc. Maybe some days I’ll just blog about my thoughts or feelings? I want to be able to post more frequently, like almost on a daily basis. So yeah, I’m not going to constrict all my content around Fashion and Style. I mean, I still LOVE Fashion and Style to death but I know a lot of you probably don’t feel the same. I wanna connect with ALL of you! SO yeah, that’s what I’m going to do for the next little bit. We’ll see how it goes!

Now on to today’s post. Currently Loving: Dresses Over Pants. If you don’t already know, I live in Canada. Winters are terrible, and apparently don’t seem to want to end! Seriously though, we had days where it was sunny and like 14 degrees Fahrenheit and now it’s back to -7 degrees. Global warming sucks. Anyway, what I’m trying to get at is that I’ve been itching to wear my dresses but it’s been too danggg cold. The weather has been all over the place and therefore the only solution has been to wear dresses over pants. The bonus to all of this is that it’s actually trending right now! Look at all these pictures below!

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*Photos taken from Tumblr*

I actually really like the look of skinny jeans with a dress on top. I’m definitely going to use this trend to my advantage until Spring actually arrives. What do you guys think of the look? Hot or not? I would love to hear your opinions in the comment section below :))

Happy Monday! Cheers to a new week/new beginning! Hope you’re starting your week off right Xx

  • Tiny ❤

 

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Latest Obsession: STRIPES

Hey friends! Hope you’re all doing well! Today’s post is all about another SS17 trend that I didn’t bother to mention in my “SS17 Trend Guide”. Why? Good question. Maybe because I thought stripes weren’t that big a deal? Well, I was wrong. STRIPES ARE SO UNDERRATED. I love them! I don’t know what it is about them. Perhaps it ties with my obsession with Paris? Breton stripes are a Parisian thing, right? My current (cause it changes all the freaking time!) dream travel destination is Paris, France. Or anywhere in France! I know it’s probably sounding really cliché but it just looks so amaziinngg! I love all of it. I’m a HUGE Wannabe Parisian, and therefore I need to go.

Anyways, back to the real reason why I’m here. What is that again? .. Just kidding. Stripes. They actually go with absolutely EVERYTHING. Stripes are the ultimate/most awesome pattern because they can be considered a neutral. You can wear them with denim, black, any freaking colour, and with any other pattern too! Now when I say stripes, I’m generally talking about blue and white or black and white stripes. Horizontally or vertically. Here are some pictures:

Do you see?! There are so many ways to wear stripes! These outfits are bomb!! I can’t wait to experiment with stripes this upcoming season. If you couldn’t tell, most of the pictures are from the Fendi SS17 Fashion Show. And let me tell you, Fendi knows how to do stripes. I had to resist sharing photos of every single look that was on Fendi’s runway lol. I also tied in some more wearable looks, but I think Fendi is great inspiration for this trend. I hope this inspires you guys as much as it inspires me! Comment below if you’d like to see a look based on this trend in an upcoming blog post! I may just do it anyway ;p

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! (&Happy Valentines Day!!)

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

My SS17 Trend Guide!

If you’re a fashion junkie like myself, you pay attention to the trends. I try my best to stay away from things that are “too trendy” but I have to admit that I do like to play around with a few of them. Before I thought about writing a blog post, I tried to think some current trends.. and I couldn’t really think of anything! I feel like we’re kind of stuck in that transition period at the moment, so the trends aren’t really that noticeable.

That being said, I think this means that this is the perfect time to introduce the trends for SS17 (if you don’t already know them!) To be honest, this is a blog post but more so a “note-to-self” ha-ha. I want to come back to this during the Spring/Summer and see how much of these trends I’ve actually noticed in stores/ have incorporated into my wardrobe. Wouldn’t that be kind of neat? This is also great for you guys because I’m sharing the trends that I think you’ll see a lot of, but I also think these trends will be the most wearable during the season. There were definitely more trends than what I’m about to share, but I think these 5 are the ones you really need to know. This is just my opinion!

So I did some research and looked at what was seen during the SS17 Fashion Week(s) and I have to say that I loved it all (well most of it). I think the trends that I picked create the perfect guide to what you’ll need to know for the upcoming Spring/Summer season. Some of it was introduced a bit last year and is coming back in full force, and some of it is new too! Now let’s just get right into it! Here are 5 trends that you should know for next season:

L-R: Prada, Celine, Prada, Miu Miu

1. BRALETTES – Were you over them? I hope not! “The bralette” is making a comeback, guys! Instead of by itself and with something high-waisted. Bralettes next season are to be worn over button-up shirts or t-shirts/graphic Ts. Just think to layer with them! I’m excited because I definitely did this a few times last year and people thought I was crazy. Now I can wear this trend with a bit more confidence lol. If you’d like some inspiration for this trend, Miu Miu, Celine, and Prada demonstrated this trend beautifully in their SS17 runway shows.

L-R: Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Valentino, Bottega Veneta

2. PINK/FUCHSIA – Think PINK during the next season because you’re going to see A LOT of it! Fuchsia was probably the form of pink that was most seen on the runway for next season and I’m NOT complaining. I have fuchsia trousers that I love and will not be mad about wearing all Spring/Summer long. Some designers you can see for inspiration are: Bottega Veneta, Valentino, and Balenciaga. (I’m like, drooling over the Valentino cape-dress thing! Maybe a fuchsia coat/jacket is something I should look for..)

L-R: Alexander Wang, Jacquemus, Marques Almeida, Marques Almeida

3. DECONSTRUCTED SHIRTING/STATEMENT SLEEVES – Yeah, this is kind of an ambiguous category. This trend basically involves chopped sleeves, LONG sleeves, sleeves with slits, or shirts that have extra sleeves, collars, or cuffs. It’s an interesting trend, but definitely DIY-friendly! You literally could hack a thrifted button-up shirt and call it a day. OR you could take any button-up shirt and just button it up wrong and slide it off your shoulder! At least that’s how I’m interpreting it. Another way you could look at it is take any shirt that is oversized or off the shoulder and you’ll be good to go. If what I’m saying is not making any sense to you, look at Alexander Wang, Marques Almeida, and Jacquemus’ collections for SS17.

L-R: Gucci, Balenciaga, Celine, Saint Laurent

4. EIGHTIES/OVERSIZED SILHOUETTE – Think “power shoulders” and puffball sleeves. There isn’t really much else to say. The eighties kind of speaks for itself. All I can picture are suits with massive shoulders *shivers*. Not sure how well I’ll get along with this trend. I think “power shoulders” might not look as great on my teeny frame but I’ll give it a shot! Puffball sleeves will maybe work more for me? I guess we’ll have to see! Some designers that portrayed the eighties at its finest are: Saint Laurent, Gucci, Celine, and Balenciaga!

L-R: Dior, Rochas, Molly Goddard, Dries Van Noten

5. TULLE – Probably one of the trends I’m most excited for. I took ballet classes as a child and didn’t make it past the first class. My mom says I cried my eyes out because it was too hard. Sounds like me lol. When I learned about this trend, I thought this was PERFECT for “wannabe ballerinas” like myself. Tulle will be mostly seen in skirt form and from what I’ve read, it will be EVERYWHERE. I already see the trend making it’s way through some pieces we have at Topshop right now. (I’m guilty of already buying a skirt.. oops.) Check out Dior, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, and Molly Goddard for some inspo!

So there you have it! My Spring/Summer 2017 Trend Guide. I hope it is useful in some way to you! If you like this post, make sure to let me know in a comment below. I really enjoyed writing this one. It definitely took a bit more work, considering I had do a bit of research and look at a lot of photos, but I loved it! What I would love even more is if I could actually attend these fashion shows and report from there. Ah, the dream.. I think I might make a similar post for FW17, what do you think?

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re all having a great Tuesday so far!

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

January Inspiration ’17

Hello, friends. I’m here with the first inspiration post of 2017!!! AHH!! Where did the time go?! I can’t believe that January is coming to an end already. I’m not going to lie, but I feel like I’ve had a great start to 2017. I just recently was promoted to a management position at work! I feel very motivated and determined, not just about work, but just in terms of life. I feel like I have everything in order right now. I know it sounds corny. I just feel really positive and happy, and I hope these feelings will continue in the months to come :))

Since I’ve been in a real positive mindset, I’ve been very comfortable going out of my comfort zone in terms of style. I’ve become more confident! I’ve been trying new things and experimenting with patterns and colours even more than before! I’ve been really into creating full looks and have gone as far as styling my hair!! If you know me, I have never been big on styling my hair. Normally, I’ll blow dry it a bit then let the rest air dry. That’s it! But lately I’ve been putting my curling wand to good use, and I actually kind of like it lol.

Now for my inspiration this month, the majority of it is more colourful. I love prints/patterns, I love mixing patterns, and I love BRIGHT colours. I really want to make a statement and maybe create a real brand for myself. I want to focus on really figuring out what my style really is, and how to best compliment my petite figure. For 2017, I want to find a way to benefit and really help other women who are tiny in terms of style and how to dress. Take a look at this month’s inspiration photos!!! –>

I don’t know about you but I’m so excited to see what 2017 brings me! I really want to accomplish a lot and make this year really count – but only time will tell!

I hope you guys are having a great week so far! :))

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

Currently Loving (&HAPPY NEW YEAR!)

Hey friends! I’m currently a victim of a terrible stomach bug, and have isolated myself in my room with nothing to do. I can’t sit around and do nothing, so I thought I’d be productive and share a blog post! I kind of lost track of my “December Inspiration” and therefore I’ve decided to just share inspiration photos/photos of things I’m “currently loving”. I’ll probably continue to do monthly inspiration posts for 2017 because I like to see how my taste evolves throughout the year. I am going to put a stop to “Wardrobe Additions” though. As much as I liked the idea, I feel like it has encouraged me to shop more. I’ll go shopping and think: “I love this! And I could add it to my Wardrobe Additions for the month, so that’s even better!” So basically I was buying (or thinking of buying) even more clothes just for blog content. Definitely not the kind of mentality I should have if I want to save my money, pay off student loans, and travel. I have plenty of clothes that I can remix and re-style. I think that’s the great part about fashion and personal style. It works for any budget, and it’s more about how you express yourself than if you have the latest trendy piece. So here are some photos that inspire my current taste in fashion/style, and also some photos that I just loove right now:

There you have it! A quick post on what’s currently inspiring me style-wise. I know it’s not much, but it’s something! A new year’s resolution of mine if to be more consistent with blogging and to really (like actually) start my YouTube channel. I will keep you guys updated!

And until then, I hope you all had happy holidays and I can’t wait to see what 2017 has in store!

Have a great weekend (hope your Friday is going better than mine!),

  • Tiny ❤

November Inspiration ’16

Hey friends! We’re fast approaching the end of the month, so I’m back with nothing other than another Inspiration post. I’m sorry I haven’t mixed things up in a while. I’ve wanted to focus on my blog and create some new content but with working in retail and it being the holiday season, I’ve been exhausted. This past Black Friday weekend really wore me down – and it wasn’t even that busy! I did work all three days of Black Friday weekend, and in between I took a road trip to my hometown, so I really just needed some rest. If you work in retail and understand how busy and tiring it is, comment below! How did your Black Friday go?

Anyways, I’ll stay on track here. So today’s post is my inspiration for the month of November. You guys know how these work. If you haven’t visited my blog before (welcome!!), I post a series of pictures that have inspired/influenced my style for every month. For November, I’ve been loving sweaters, teddy bear coats, mom jeans, more fishnets, lots of colour, slip dresses layered over t-shirts, and “nibbled” tees (I’ll explain in a bit). Oh, and of course the Olsen twins. I’m definitely still loving them. Just to update you all, I still haven’t found the perfect croc textured bag for me. If you’ve seen one that you think I might like, bless your soul. Please share it in the comment section below!!! xx

To get into more detail, I’ve just been loving being cozy and looking stylish while I’m at it. I bought this teddy bear-esque coat from THE GAP and I’m absolutely in love with it (check it out on Instagram!). I could fall asleep on the bus wearing it. It’s THAT cozy. I’ve also been loving bright colours, or just anything that’s not black or grey. Winter is a “blah” time for most people. I think black is definitely a go to colour for this season, but I like colour! Colour makes me happy. For example, on days that need brightening, I’ve been gravitating towards my hot pink trousers. “Nibbled” tees are these lightly distressed t-shirts that we sell at Topshop. I’ve bought one in almost every colour. They go with everything and I love the fit & shape of them! At one point I thought they were called “moth-bitten” tees. You can probably Google them with either name! I might actually do a blog post on them and how I’ve been styling them.

As always, to better understand what I’ve been rambling about. Take a look at the inspiration photos below!

There you have it! November’s Inspiration. I can’t believe it’s almost December! Where has the year gone? AHH. Christmas is in like 3 weeks and I’ve bought one Christmas present. I hope you’re all ahead of the game and not like me!

Until next time,

  • A ❤

Current Obsession: UO Home

For all of you who didn’t know, I recently moved in with one of my best friends in our very own apartment. Since moving in June, I’ve been so so sooo obsessed with decorating and really making this apartment more like a home. Before this apartment, I was crammed in a house with four other girls/students and it didn’t feel like home at all. I know that I’ll be moving again sometime in the future, but for now, I really want this apartment to look nice and to be a reflection of myself and my roommate. So far, I’m STILL working on my bedroom. It definitely looks more like MY room than it did at the beginning, but there’s still so much more I want to do! This is where my current obsession comes in: Urban Outfitters. The “home/apartment” section on their website is something I find myself browsing almost every single day. I love love love everything on that site. I tweet about it ALL the time. I love the style, I love the home-y vibes. Everything is so cute and so nice – and also sooo pricey. Pillows, rugs, blankets, frames, jewellery holders, lights, and snow globes- they have it all! Heck! I WANT IT ALL. I bit the bullet and ordered an area rug from them about two months ago, and I’m still in love with it. I’m dying for a cute floor pillow to go with it!

I  don’t really know how to describe the vibe I get from Urban Outfitters’ home stuff. A lot may say it’s hipster, but I just think HOME. To better explain the things I like about UO Home, I’ve added a few photos that are “apartment goals” for me.

(Mom, if you’re reading this, can I get plants and pillows for Christmas?)

That’s all for today’s post! Are any of you nuts about home décor? Anybody else obsessed with Urban Outfitters Home? I can’t wait to finish my room, maybe I’ll do a blog post on it once it’s done!! Or a “Room Tour” video!! I’m super excited.

Hope you’re all having a good week so far!

Until next time,

A ❤