Baggy jeans = Best jeans

Yes, I said what I said. I know a lot of people don’t like the look of baggy jeans because it’s too much fabric and not exactly flattering, but I think they’re comfy as heck. There are restrictions when wearing them. I feel like I do have to keep in mind that their needs to be balance when wearing these baggy jeans because if I don’t, I could look like I’m drowning in waves of material. Thankfully, the loose and baggy trend from the early 2000s is kind of making a comeback? I’m not excusing jeans worn around your ankles and your bum hanging out though. Remember when men used to dress like that? Remember when women thought it was attractive? Good Lord. This is as baggy as things will get for me, I promise.

The pair of baggy jeans that I’m wearing in today’s post is from Free People (All Star Pull On Jeans). I don’t think that’s a surprise. Like I said, I love how comfortable they are. Honestly, I don’t think you’re ever going to catch me wearing skinny jeans again. That was torture. I don’t know or understand how I wore them willingly. These jeans don’t make me feel like I’m being strangled/restricted AT ALL. I think they’re really cool with sneakers and a fitted top. Again, it’s most definitely an early 2000s look and I get it if that’s not your cup of tea. I’m going to be rocking these jeans a lot though!

For the details of this outfit, I’ll start with the top that I’m wearing. It’s a sweater vest from Free People last year. It’s like a cream cable knit that I think sits well on top of these jeans. It’s a great layering piece. You can’t tell in these photos but I was wearing a long sleeve shirt underneath it because despite how it may seem, it was *FREEZING* outside. I don’t think you’ve truly experienced cold weather until you’ve visited Canada during this time of year. It’s scary cold. The other day, I watched my eyelashes grow icicles – I’m not even joking! I envy those that work from home. I would not leave my apartment if I didn’t have to work.

The jacket that I’m wearing is very special. My boyfriend got me this jacket for Christmas! I’m pretty sure he thrifted it. I think it’s the coolest piece, ever. It’s corduroy and kind of a bomber style. It also happens to fit me perfectly. I told y’all he’s my personal thrift shopper. I just wish that the weather wasn’t so cold so I could actually feel safe wearing it outside. These days you need a parka. And a hat, mitts, scarf, and two pairs of socks! You think I’m being dramatic but it’s true. I think when it starts to transition into spring, I’ll be wearing this jacket way more often.

For shoes, I wore my New Balance sneakers that my boyfriend got me a couple of Christmases ago. Should this post be sponsored by my boyfriend ha-ha? This is my first pair of New Balances and I am so impressed by their sneakers. I don’t think I own sneakers that are more comfortable than these ones. After a busy work day, my feet feel the same way they did when I first put these sneakers on. It’s amazing, and kind of life-changing lol. I’m definitely open to having more New Balance sneakers but I don’t think I’m ready to replace these ones.

Now I’m not joking about the boyfriend sponsorship because the bag I’m wearing is also from my boyfriend. I think he picked it up at that boutique that I love downtown Toronto, on Queen Street West. It’s called “Durumi”. It’s a Korean boutique. I’ve talked about this place a lot on my blog but I haven’t shopped there in a long time. I miss it. With the pandemic, I don’t really feel comfortable going shopping on my days off. I’m also trying to save money to furnish my apartment, so a visit to Durumi is never on the agenda. I do think about them a lot though. My boyfriend knows this and I guess that’s why he got me this bag. It’s this white sherpa bag? What is this texture? Teddy bear? It’s white and fluffy, and couldn’t be more me. He done good.

I think that pretty much completes this outfit that I have to share today. I do wanna sneak in these earrings though. They’re these dangly butterfly earrings that remind me of Dua Lipa. She’s crazy about butterflies and I just think she’s the coolest. I was supposed to be going to her concert here in Toronto at the end of February, but it got moved to July because of Covid-19. I guess I kind of saw it coming but it still sucks nonetheless. All I know is that I’ll definitely be wearing these earrings to the concert. If you’d like a pair, they’re from Brandy Melville! My momma got them for me!

I hope you enjoyed reading! I’ve been working on a book review for y’all so stay tuned for that.

Hope you’re having a great Wednesday!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Tiny’s First Earmuffs

It’s not that I think earmuffs are a rite of passage or anything. I’ve just always wanted earmuffs! When I partnered with Free People, they sent me this adorable pair of fuzzy pink earmuffs just a little too late. If you’re curious about the process of working with a brand, Free People gave me guidelines on what they wanted me to include in my photos. They told me all the information that I needed to understand the campaign. I picked a recommended number of pieces from their website, and then they quickly sent them to my apartment! Everything, except for the earmuffs, came in a big box. I’m thinking that the earmuffs must have been back ordered. It was a shame that I couldn’t include them in any of the campaign photos, but I took some personal photos in them instead!

Just covered in Free People.

After wearing these earmuffs a few times, I’ve come to realize that pink is sort of a neutral colour for me. I wear a lot more pink than I thought. It also helps that these earmuffs are in a more muted shade of pink. And not only are they pink and fluffy, but they actually work! When wearing them, all the cold air is blocked and my ears are so cozy and warm. I definitely recommend getting a pair. They’re practical and cute.

Ngl… it was way too cold for this outfit.

I can’t remember the last time I shared an outfit on here. I think we’ve been due for a new outfit post, don’t you? In the outfit above, I kept things pretty neutral (well, neutral for me lol). These beige corduroy trousers are a pair that I picked up when I worked at Topshop *sad face*. If you’re new here, I had an OBSESSION with Topshop’s Petite section. Everything was practically made for me. Nothing needed hemmed. Sleeves didn’t need to be rolled. It was an absolute dream. I wish there was something similar to Topshop’s Petite section out there. I’ve been kind of lost/depressed since they closed/went bankrupt. Where’s a tiny woman supposed to shop now?!

The sweater I’m wearing was a cute little gift that my boyfriend picked up when he went thrifting a week or so ago. He’s honestly like, my own personal thrifter. He knows exactly what I love. He thrifted me a few pieces for Christmas that I absolutely love as well. He just goes and sends me photos. Sometimes he doesn’t even send photos, and still kills it! I’m one lucky lady. Or maybe we’ve just been together for a really long time ha-ha. This cute little pullover sweater is vintage though. It’s in fab condition and I think these colours will work well with the rest off my wardrobe.

For the rest of my outfit, I wore some matching socks from Free People. I think they kind of match the colours in the pattern of my sweater. I added a puffy vest that I picked up from Free People last year (it’s my favourite, and so warm!) It’s kind of like wearing a sleeping bag. The bag I wore is my first Poshmark purchase. I don’t know if I shared or talked about it on here, but it’s this old Coach bag that I picked up for $70 CAD. It’s also probably the best first Poshmark purchase, ever. I wear it so much. It’s in great condition. The leather is such good quality. I love it and as long as I take good care of it, I think it’s going to last a long time.

Last but not least, I wore these Dr. Marten loafers. I can’t remember if these have already made an appearance here on the blog. Like I said, it’s been way too long since I’ve written an outfit post, but these loafers/oxfords were one of my best shoe purchases. Surprisingly, they have never given my feet blisters. They’re so comfortable for Dr. Martens. I’ve heard some horror stories about breaking in any new pair of Docs, but I’m happy to report that I don’t have one of my own to share! I also wasn’t very confident that they’d go with my wardrobe when I bought them. Boy, was I ever wrong. They’re like your favourite pair of white sneakers! So easy! There like that pair of shoes that I can put on without even thinking and I know my outfit will look great.

So how was that for the first outfit post of the new year? I’m so excited to see this year’s fashion trends. Should I share some of the trends that I’m most looking forward to? I think that would make a great blog post! I’m gonna stash that idea away. Comment if you’d like to see it!

*A quick apartment update*: I mentioned in my last post that I was going shopping for the apartment with my mom and sister this past weekend. We had so much fun and I think my bedroom is really coming together! We’ve made a lot of progress but I don’t think it’s enough to share just yet. I really want to start painting in the next month or so. There’s also still a lot of scrubbing to be done. Just know that I’m working away at it, and I’m dying to share more with you!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far, and staying safe! Toronto got SO MUCH snow on Monday that everyone I know couldn’t go to work. I hope most of you were home safe during all of that.

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Books I Read In 2021

I don’t know where I want to begin with this one because I’ll be honest, I’m a little disappointed with myself. In 2020, I read over 30 books (33 to be exact!) and in 2021, I only read 21?! There are a lot of reasons why I didn’t read as much last year but I thought I’d at least read the same amount, y’know? I could have at least stayed consistent! Unfortunately, I read 12 less books. Ugh, it hurts even more putting a number to it. I mean, it is what it is. I had a lot going on with Never Skip a Bead that didn’t allow me time to stop and read for as long as I would have liked. Julia and I also had the podcast going. I had a book club. We had to stop the podcast because we both got a little too busy so that prevented a higher book count as well. Part of me feels like these are excuses because if I really wanted to read, I would have made it happen. I sound like a broken record but life really does get in the way sometimes. And I’ve got to accept that sometimes it doesn’t work out the way you want it.

But that’s what a new year is all about, right? A fresh start! I know what I want to prioritize this year, and reading is one of those things. I’ve been reading as much as I can on my commutes to and from work. I had some tough side effects after getting my booster this week that I had to call in sick to work for a couple days. I had a fever, chills, and body aches. I couldn’t really do much so I read my book. I’m currently reading the second book to “These Violent Delights” by Chloe Gong. I love this book (expect a book review on this duet soon!) so I don’t see a problem with momentum at the moment, but we’ll see!

Anyways, this post isn’t about current or future reads, but about past reads! It’s tough to pick out my “top ten” because that’s literally half the books I read. I don’t know about you but I don’t think that justifies a top ten, so I’m sharing with y’all this year a “Top 5 Books I Read In 2021”. They’re the titles highlighted in yellow and the pink are honourable mentions. Basically, I really want you to read the yellow and if you have extra time, read the pink ones!

These are the books I enjoyed reading the most in 2021. Not pictured: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (because my littlest sister is borrowing it lol).

TOP 5 BOOKS I READ IN 2021

1. Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah – This was a book Julia and I read for the podcast. I would have never bothered with it if it hadn’t been picked up by Netflix and turned into a series. Honestly, I’m super happy I read it. It made me cry. If you haven’t heard our podcast, The Books Office Podcast, I mentioned that I think the book is way better than the Netflix series. You don’t get enough information from the show. The book had so much more depth and Kristin Hannah does a real good job at connecting you with her characters.

2. Crying In H Mart by Michelle Zauner – I saw this book all over social media. The cover is cute. There was a lot of hype and I was looking for something good, like really good. I needed something to get me reading again. This was the last book I read in 2021, and I loved it. It’s non-fiction/a memoir, so that made it even more interesting. Losing a parent to cancer is something I can relate to, and it made her story that much more special to me.

3. Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz – This was another memoir that we ended up reading in our book club last year. I think joining this book club really made me open up to books outside of teen fiction. This story opens your eyes and it makes you appreciate all that you have. I think it also helps you to better understand the minds of young women and young women of colour. Jaquira shares a lot that demonstrates what it takes to survive and make a better life for yourself. She definitely has courage to have written such a vulnerable and honest book like this. I absolutely recommend it.

4. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett – Definitely deserving of this spot. It might be one of the best books I’ve read in years. I think this story had fantastic characters and it covers so much ground: race, identity, gender, belonging, as well as the relationship of twins and their daughters. It’s a very powerful read that I don’t think I am capable of explaining. I definitely can’t do as good of a job as it deserves. You’re just going to have to read it!

5. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig – I’m pretty sure you’ve probably heard of this book. It’s really deserving of all the praise. I think it might be popular on TikTok? Matt Haig is an amazing writer. This is the first book that I’ve read that he’s written, but I’m definitely going to look into reading one of his other novels this year. How he came up with “The Midnight Library” is fascinating to me. It’s such a unique story and I think it has a great message. This is 100% a book that everyone should read.

I know I didn’t describe the books as well as I could have. If you’ve read my book reviews before, you know I struggle along the line of over sharing and not sharing enough. I just don’t want to ruin it for anyone that is dying to read one of these 5 books I’ve mentioned. They all deserve to be read and discovered for yourselves. I think you’ll love any one of them. Now that I’m looking back at this, although I only read 21 books last year, I think I read some pretty darn good ones! If you end up reading one of these, I want to know what you think! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

I also hope you’re all having a great week! I’m so glad that I’m no longer feeling poorly. That booster really took me out this week, but I’m feeling as good as new now! I’m super excited because my mom and sister are coming to visit me for the weekend. They’re going to help me with the apartment and come with me to IKEA! If anything exciting happens, I’ll be sure to share.

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

2022 New Year’s Resolutions

I feel like New Year’s resolutions are a bit controversial. Like, why set up these goals when you’re just going to be upset if you don’t achieve any of them? Why set yourself up for failure? I totally get that because part of me doubts that I’ll drink as much water as I should or even exercise once a week, but I’ve always been a goal-oriented person. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but I consider myself pretty organized. I like to make lists any chance I get and I think this is one of those chances! To those of you that find this a little silly, I’m sorry. I’m just trying to have a good mindset to start off the new year (even if we might already be 1 week in)! If you like to give yourselves goals or resolutions every year, share them with me in the comments! I would love to read them. Here are mine!

Thought I’d also share with you my “vision board”. It’s basically dreams/goals I want to achieve/manifest for myself this year. You may think it’s silly but I swear it worked for me last year! (I wanna say it’s how I got my own place ha-ha)

1. Daily exercise – This one is super hard for me because I’m not a big fan of exercising. I think I just haven’t found my version of exercise? Does that make sense? I enjoyed yoga last year. I felt good after a good stretch so maybe I’ll try my best to do a bit of that every day? My main focus is to make sure that I move and get my heart pumping daily. It could even be a 10 minute stretch or whatever. I think that’s doable, right? I don’t know why I struggle to do this but I do commute to work 5 times a week. My job requires me to be on my feet and walking up and down stairs (we have 3 floors) for 8-9 hours. So I do get some exercise but I just want to be more mindful of whether or not my body is getting the exercise it needs.

2. Save, save, save! – If you read my last post, you know that I just recently took over the lease of my apartment. I no longer have a roommate, which means that all the expenses are solely my responsibility. It’s scary! On top of it all, it needs some furniture! (I don’t have a dining room table right now and it’s starting to bug me a little lol) What I’m trying to say is that this is all going to cost me. I need to save as much money as possible. I need to be savvy in order for me to achieve my dream home! I’m promising myself that I will stop buying things that I don’t really need, and save instead.

3. Read 50 books – You’ll find this out real soon in an upcoming post, but I disappointed myself with how many books I read last year. I got so caught up in running my small business that I completely neglected what I love most: reading! I am not going to fall off track this year. Reading is so good for you and it’s my favourite way of escaping reality. I love fiction and getting caught up in a good book. There’s really nothing like it. I’m determined to actually read 50 books this year!

4. Eat healthier – You are going to get sick of me mentioning how I’m living on my own now. I promise that I’ll shut up after a month or so ha-ha. Now that I’m solo, I think I want to experiment with cooking more. It’s just hard to experiment when you have to be mindful of someone else that might need the kitchen as well. With that no longer being an issue, I think I want to look into recipes that I’ve always wanted to try. Maybe purchase a cookbook? I’m not crazy/picky when it comes to what I eat, but I do have a terrible habit of eating a lot of take-out/fast food. I just can’t be bothered to take the time to cook. I was also really self-conscious when it came to cooking around someone else. I think it was my anxiety but I was worried about my meal being judged or if I was doing something completely wrong. It sounds ridiculous but I don’t have to worry about it anymore! I made my first roast in the slow cooker that I got for Christmas YEARS ago. It was delicious. My boyfriend actually enjoyed it, and no one died! I’m honestly quite proud of myself even though the crock pot did all of the work lol. Cooking at home is definitely much better than take-out food (and also better for my wallet), and I wanna do more of it.

5. Drink more water – This one is probably going to be on here for all the years to come. I don’t think you can ever have enough water. There also isn’t very much to say. I want to drink as much as I can and I’d like to create the habit of always carrying a reusable water bottle with me!

6. Grow my Instagram (reach 5K followers?) – This sounds pretty ridiculous because I’m not the type of person to care about how many followers I have. I’ve had so many wonderful opportunities in the last year that I’ve really started to consider making Instagram more of a focus. I love working with brands I love. I don’t want to stress too much about it but I want to post more often and be more interactive and engaging on there. However, I will have to break out of my comfort zone. I like my privacy. I’ve been nervous to let people see more of me. The internet can be so mean sometimes but it can also be an amazing thing. I have so many friends on Instagram with such supportive little communities. I think that’s wonderful when it’s a positive space. Whether or not I actually reach 5K followers doesn’t matter but I would like to create a little community of my own. We could talk about crocheting, interior decorating, books, fashion trends, etc.! I don’t know, it sounds fun and I talk about most of this stuff already anyway. Are you into it? Let me know!

7. 2 blog posts a week – I love blogging and I know I started this blog when I was in college, but I’ve just come to realize it now. Blogging makes me happy! I don’t really stress about who’s reading it or how many. I’m writing for myself. I think having two blog posts ready to upload every week is an achievable and reasonable goal. Some weeks there may only be one (like this week, for example lol) but I will do my best to remain consistent. I do find that most of the time the reason I don’t end up posting is because I haven’t had enough time to go over/proofread. I don’t want to post something without reading it a couple of times! But maybe I need to trust myself a bit more as well. I guess I’ll just try not to stress too much about my writing and just have fun with it.

8. Take a *much-needed* vacation – I know that omicron is very much a thing right now and therefore a vacation isn’t really in the cards at the moment. The last time I went on vacation or on an airplane was right before the pandemic. In February 2020, I went to the Dominican Republic with my best friend and I’d do anything to go back. If Covid-19 ever calms down and if we get to live a bit more like we used to, I definitely want to consider seeing the ocean again. I’ll go anywhere! But even if things do calm down, I’m not even sure if I’ll feel safe and comfortable. I tend to be someone that worries too much/overthinks so I don’t think I’ll book any vacation until it’s 10000% safe. I’m hoping that happens this year! *fingers crossed*

9. Find a salary job – I’m approaching 30 years-old (2 years to go!). I think it’s about time that I leave my hourly paid retail job and switch for something more corporate? I really want a salary position. Also: working from home has never sounded more appealing. While everyone is safe at home during this 4th(? – I’ve lost count) lockdown, I still have to take the bus and the subway to work 9:30AM-6:30PM at my retail job, interacting with strangers/customers 5 times a week. Is this essential? Definitely not. But I guess this keeps the economy alive or whatever. I think overall, I’ve outgrown retail.

10. Make my dream home/apartment – I’ve saved the best resolution for last! I’ve already expressed my excitement in my last post, so you already know I am dying to make this old apartment into something new and 100% me. The problem is that I have these small periods where I’m so impatient and I want to settle for sub-par pieces just so I can say that I’m done/the apartment is complete/I’m ready to host a housewarming! I don’t want that though! I know that stumbling across perfect pieces is going to take time so I’m giving myself until my birthday to have a place that’s maybe 85% finished. That’s like, 6 months? I think that’s achievable, don’t you? My boyfriend pointed out last night that my face and whole mood brightens up when I talk about my plans for the apartment. I’m so excited to get things going and to share them with you!

Those are my New Year’s resolutions. I think most of them are manageable. I wanted to add that I’d like to create a proper skincare routine for myself (morning and night), but I find that rather daunting. It seems like a lot of experimentation and research. I mean, I might give it a shot. Should I take you on my skincare journey? Maybe I’ll stick to the 10 resolutions that I’ve already mentioned and go from there lol. My skin’s not terrible, I just feel like I should start taking better care of it. This might have to be a separate blog post, but let me know if this interests you!

I hope you are all having a great weekend!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Life Update: I GOT MY OWN PLACE!

The long awaited life update/super freaking exciting news is finally here! I’m ready to share! I think the title of this post kind of says it all, but I’m not moving. My roommate is moving in with her boyfriend and I’m fully taking over our lease. I HAVE A TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT TO MYSELF, Y’ALL! I wish you could understand how excited I am for this new chapter in my life. I think I’ve been ready for this for a while so I’m welcoming it with extremely open arms. I can now decorate an entire apartment to my own taste and have my own “cloffice” (closet/office)! I’m calling it this for now but I might also use it as a craft room and content-creating room. I mean, the possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to start.

So as of January 1st, I’m going to be here alone and putting most of my energy into making this place look like new. I want to clean the apartment from top to bottom. I want to give all the walls a fresh coat of paint. I need new furniture because everything has been accumulated from previous roommates and give off that college vibe that I’ve completely outgrown. I’m a big girl now! I don’t want a futon, I want a COUCH lol. I’ve spent most of the past few days scrolling through Facebook Marketplace trying to find affordable replacements that fit my new aesthetic. I want to tell you the “vibe” that I have in mind but I can’t really pinpoint what I’m going for. I’m attracted to mid-century modern. I also love colourful and funky pieces. It’s going to be a mix of things that I love (and I hope they all go together). The amount of photos I have pinned on Pinterest and saved on Instagram is too embarrassing to even mention. Do you wanna see them lol? I guess showing inspiration photos might be a lot easier than me trying to describe it all to you. Let me know in the comment section if you’d like a more in-depth view of my “vision” ha-ha. It sounds ridiculous but I’ve had a bit of a passion for interior decor for a while. My mom is obsessed and I grew up with her looking at Style At Home and House&Home magazines, and I can’t forget the IKEA catalogue. She also loved watching HGTV. I think my creative side just loves any form of blank canvas. I love any opportunity to express myself, and I’ve never decorated an entire apartment before!

There have been a few ideas stewing in my brain in terms of turning this new adventure into content, but I really want to hear from you. Would you like to see how I transform my apartment? I’m also considering the type of challenge this could be in itself. What if I can’t make my vision come true? What if it takes a million years to get things the way I want them to be? Will I be too focused to even remember to take photos/content? Would you even be interested in all that? Should I do before and after photos? Home hauls? Do you want to see the process/how I do it? Is this more of a YouTube thing? Would you like to know where I find my furniture or decor pieces? There are so many questions! On top of it all, am I even going to have the time? I also have to continue working my full-time job in order to afford anything lol. There’s so much to consider but I’m excited nonetheless. I know that next year I will definitely try to share some of my interior decor content, and give you updates on the apartment (like how it’s looking so far, etc). I’m not going to put any pressure on myself but when there’s something I absolutely have to share, I’ll be sure to share it with you first.

I think that aside from officially telling you that I have my own place and talking a bit about my decor plans, there’s not really a whole lot more to share at the moment. I snapped a quick picture of some pieces that I’ve recently bought for my *new* place. I did a bit of shopping at Urban Outfitters (I’m obsessed with their UO Home section). I honestly don’t think I can say it enough so I’m saying it again: I’m really looking forward to this new journey! This is really important to me because I’ve always been kind of a homebody. I love my alone time. I’m kind of a neat freak. I think my surroundings tend to really affect my mood as well. I can’t function when things are messy or out of place. I have this weird routine on my days off where I can’t do any sort of relaxing until I’ve given the apartment a proper clean. Basically what I’m trying to say is that I really want my home to be my happy place, and I think this is my opportunity to really create that. It’s going to take a lot of work but I know it’s going to be worth it.

I hope you’re all as excited as I am to see this 2-bedroom apartment become all mine! I’m starting the beginning of 2022 doing that deep clean and then I guess I’ll go from there. Wish me luck! And Happy New Year! I’ll have the “Books I Read In 2021” and “2022 New Year’s Resolutions” posts coming very soon! I also want to get back into sharing monthly favourites. I may sound a bit ambitious but I think I’m going to focus more on blogging next year. I’m taking a break from New Skip A Bead. Blogging, crocheting, reading, instagramming, and apartment decorating are main focuses. We’re focusing on doing what makes me happy in 2022. I think that’s a great start, no?

I hope you’re all safe and well!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

#GiftGood with Free People

I feel like I begin every blog post lately with: “Hey, I’m back! I said I was going to be back sooner, but things got in the the way, I’m sorry, etc.” Am I not wrong? I’m sad to say that today is no different. I am sorry that I haven’t been able to post sooner. I even posted on Instagram that I was going to have a new blog post up and I never did it. Life has been CRAZY. Before the end of the year, I will have a huge update to share with you, I promise. However, I’m happy and very excited to share one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me today – and that’s something different! I don’t think y’all are going to believe me because I still haven’t quite wrapped my head around it but: FREE PEOPLE emailed me wanting a PAID partnership!!! If you’ve read my previous posts, you know that I work at a Free People store here in Toronto but this is entirely separate. A lovely woman emailed me from their head office in Philadelphia wanting me to create content with a few of their products because she simply enjoyed my Instagram feed. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!

So for today’s post I’m going to share with you some of the content I took with my boyfriend for Free People’s “#GiftGood” campaign. It was such a pleasure working with them. This is my first paid partnership, ever. I feel like a legit influencer or rather “nano influencer” (I found this out recently). It truly was a pinch me moment. I remember getting the email while I was at work and I literally fell to the floor with my hands on my head in disbelief. I thought it was spam, or a scam. The good news is that it wasn’t lol. And believe it or not, they spoke about partnering with me again in the future!

Free People has this really cute campaign happening right now. It’s all about giving the best and most memorable gifts to our loved ones this year. They so kindly reached out and sent me so many cute pieces that I want to share with my blog family! I hope that maybe these will give you some ideas if you haven’t done your Christmas shopping yet! I know Christmas is only a week away but I, myself, am guilty of being a last-minute shopper and maybe you are, too. Here’s the first look:

I should begin by mentioning that every look is head-to-toe Free People. If you’d like links to items that I don’t really mention, please ask me in the comments! This first outfit makes me feel too cool. Yes, “too cool” as in too cool for my own good. Y’all know me! I’m a dork! I’m like a nerdy grandma but this outfit, it makes me feel cool. I think any piece to this outfit would be perfect for that loved one that loves trends and street style. This puffer jacket in this colour is hands down the coolest jacket I own right now. It’s called the “Duvet Bomber Jacket” and comes in many colours online! We only received two colours (orange and black) at our store so when I saw it in this colour, I was shocked. I’m really into this colour right now. If you can pinpoint the proper name for it, please tell me in the comment section? The website calls is “Golden Palm”.

These vegan leather pants are probably going to sell out. I don’t know about you but I feel like leather pants are becoming a staple. I almost want to say that I’ve been gravitating towards my leather pants more than jeans this season. Basically, I think leather or vegan leather pants have become a “must-have” and these are a fab option! They’re called “The It Factor Vegan Pants” and they come in three colours. I originally wanted the chocolate brown or “Mocha”, but they didn’t have my size available. I’ll leave a link to the pants here (because I really think you or your loved ones will LOVE them): It Factor Vegan Pants – Free People

The second look is something I’d wear to a holiday party. You could gift this outfit to someone but I think it’d be perfect to wear on NYE, to a Christmas work party, or even on Christmas Day. What is it about velvet and the holidays? Velvet or crushed velvet just seems so perfect for this time of year, what do you think? The “Gum Drop Mini Dress” is such a stunning dress. I can picture myself dressing it a bit more casually with cowboy boots (like I have in these photos), or even more formally/dressy with some heels and sparkly accessories! It’s such a good piece to have in your wardrobe and I think I’m going to have this little number as an emergency piece for holiday seasons to come.

Now I can’t move on to the next look without talking about the boots. If you’re a true Tiny In Toronto follower, you know I love my cowboy boots. I have two pairs that I’ve thrifted and I had been on a hunt this summer for a third pair that are white. Free People has these “We The Free Montage Tall Boots” and they come in so many other colours (literally like, 9 different colours). I have wanted these boots forever but I just haven’t been able to justify the price (even with my employee discount). I think it’s because I found such good pairs for $15 each that I can’t imagine paying over $400 for cowboy boots! HOWEVER, I think these boots are so unbelievably dreamy. I would have bought them already if I had $400 to throw around (but I don’t lol). If you have the money to treat yourself and you wear cowboy boots as much as I do, go for it. They’ve been super comfy so far and you can’t beat the quality.

The last few photos aren’t necessarily “looks” but more so of pieces that might make great gifts or additions to your own wardrobe. I’ll start off with these cute winter accessories that I can’t get enough of. First, I have had strangers stop me to compliment my cow print mittens. These mittens are SO ADORABLE. I think love does not begin to describe the feeling I have towards these mittens. I get so paranoid when commuting to work that I might lose one and cry. These would make such a great gift! I mean, it’s winter and we all need mittens anyway. Why not gift your friends some cute ones?

Wait- I actually have TWO pairs of mittens to share with you! If cow print is not your style, get the “Lazy Daisy Plush Set”. I’m OBSESSED. A fuzzy bucket hat and matching mittens? SIGN. ME. UP. I think this plush set is so fun and such a cute statement. It comes in three colour ways. I’m telling you, you just neeeeed it.

Hit The Slopes Printed Pullover

Another winter piece that I think you and your friends need is a fleece jacket. They’re EVERYWHERE now that they’ve been seen on some celebrities. The Free People “Hit The Slopes Jacket” is worth the hype. I bought one in lilac earlier this year but I had to get this navy colour (seen with the cow mittens above) for the winter. It’s just such a CUTE and COZY jacket. It’s super trendy but it’s also 100% practical. We’re not that deep into winter yet so I’ve been getting away with wearing it outside, but I don’t think it’s going to be enough when we’re deeper/in negative temperatures. I also think you could wear it in the early spring! It’s nice for those transition periods between seasons. If you’re not into the solid colours, Free People also carries printed versions of this jacket! You also have the option to pick a button-up version or a pullover version. Basically, there’s a fleece jacket suited for everyone at Free People ha-ha.

Last but not least, I have these slippers that I think would make a great gift for those who spend so much time at home – like your work-from-home friends! Give them the luxury of having fancy slippers to wear at their desk. I’m sure they’d love these “Emu Jolie Lava Slippers”. Emu Australia have them exclusively sold at Free People and they are SO SOFT. Honestly, they’re like clouds on your feet. Your friends will be so grateful. I do have to advise that you get a size up because I found that they’re so fluffy that they feel a little small. Either than that, you’re golden. I think slippers are a great gift. I’d be over the moon is someone got me slippers. I wear slippers around the apartment on a daily, so it’s not like I wouldn’t use them. And also, why not treat yourself?! You deserve it.

This concludes my little gift guide! I hope you guys enjoyed my picks/suggestions. Like I said before, you don’t have to necessarily buy these for your loved ones. GIFT YOURSELF. It’s been a tough few years for all of us and I think we need to start taking better care of ourselves. I mean, I know at least I do. Thank you to Free People for reaching out and giving me this opportunity. If I had to pick a dream collaboration/partnership, I think it would definitely be with them. So yeah, thanks for making a tiny woman’s dream come true!

I hope you’re all safe and well!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Thankful for Long Weekends

Canadian Thanksgiving was exactly two weeks ago and I had planned to share this post last weekend, but things got a little hectic with work and what not. Life really gets in the way sometimes, you know? Better late than never is what I always say! (I really think that if you skimmed through some of my past posts you’d notice that I actually do say this quite a lot lol) Anyways, I’m here to share my long weekend with you. Even though it’s two weeks in the past, I still think it’s worth sharing. Did any of you celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving? Did you have a nice long weekend? Share with me what you loved most in the comments!

Okay, where do I begin? I don’t know about you but when I go home for the weekend, it feels like 5 days. We try to pack so much into a day and a half that I feel like I need a week to recover. It’s exhausting but always worth it. So it began on Saturday when I took my boyfriend home with me that evening after work. We caught the train and met up with my little brother, who then drove us to my sister’s. My sister’s house is kind of our family hub/where we host all of our gatherings. Speaking of gatherings, instead of having multiple gatherings, my family had decided to combine two celebrations into one. Thanksgiving is October 11th and my littlest sister’s birthday is the 10th. So not only was this a weekend to give thanks, but it was also a weekend to celebrate my baby sister turning 14 years-old! In case you’re new here, I am the oldest of four children. I don’t know about you but saying that alone makes me feel pretty old. I can’t believe how big she is now! I am 14 years older than her and although it’s a huge age gap, I’d say we’re pretty close. I also feel like sometimes I’m her second mom but like, the cool one? (Sorry ma!) I’m so proud of her and she kind of reminds me of a mini me. That weekend, for her birthday, we helped her pick out her rugby “gear”? I don’t know what to call it. We got a mouth guard, cleats, shorts, and whatnot. I never played rugby. I was more of a soccer or volleyball kind of gal, but she’s apparently pretty good at it. I asked her what she wanted from me for her birthday and she asked for grey Nike sweatpants. I gotta say that she’s always been pretty easy to shop for, which I (and my wallet) appreciate a lot.

Me and the birthday girl 🙂
All four siblings – do we look alike?
Just a family photo with the DQ cake lol

So after Thanksgiving dinner, we had pie and ice cream cake. We LOVE Dairy Queen’s ice cream cakes and for the past couple of birthdays we’ve had a coupon – woohoo! Honestly, it’s really nice to come home and see my whole family. Not only do I get to see them but they get time to get to know my boyfriend. Most importantly, I get to see my nephew. What a handsome little man. He’s so close to walking that I think it’s going to happen any day now. Please cross your fingers and hope I get to see his first steps for me! This past weekend we celebrated his FIRST birthday and the entire time I was on edge. I was like, “Is he going to do it?!” I can’t believe the little man is already a year old. He’s got all of these face expressions now. He’s making lots of new noises/maybe words? He loves playing with coloured blocks. He loves cars. Where has the time gone?! For his birthday, we planned this whole party with a theme. It was called, “Wild One” lol. Basically, it was a safari/zoo animal theme. I’ll insert some pictures! My sister asked me to vlog it as well, so stay tuned for that. I can share it here when it’s up if you’d like, or you can find it on my YouTube channel.

I crocheted a lion for part of my nephew’s birthday gift!
The one year-old opening said lion *happy tear*
Couldn’t get over these cute little cupcakes!
Little man enjoying his first birthday cake!

With these past few weekends spent with my family, I just feel more and more grateful to have them in my life. Unconditional love, you know? Nothing better. And yes, all of us under one roof can be a little chaotic (especially with three dogs). My brother’s dog actually took a poo on my boyfriend’s shoes when we first arrived LOL. But I think what we have is a beautiful mess that I wouldn’t change for anything. I’m actually headed up to see my sister (yes, again) tomorrow! Even though I was there only two days ago, I will be making a special train ride to go up there for part of the day. My sister may kill me for mentioning it on here BUT she’s having baby #2! My sister has the appointment where she finds out the gender tomorrow and asked me to be there, so of course I’m going to be there. Not going to lie though, it’s been such a busy past few days that I’m already ready for my next day off (which is sadly a week from today). Life’s so busy right now. I’m picking up some extra shifts. Actually, now that I’ve said that, STAY TUNED FOR ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT. I’m saving money but I’m not yet ready to tell you why. Gosh, so many updates! It’s so exciting and I can’t wait to tell you!! All you need to know right now is that I will have a ton of content next year. Wanna guess in the comment section?

I will make sure to dedicate another blog post to just getting you (and mostly myself lol) up to speed. I just got very overwhelmed and I think it’s time to sign off.

Leaving you with a photo of my nephew trying on his first Halloween costume: Heihei from Moana! HE LOVES MOANA!

Can’t wait to share more exciting things with you!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

OOTD: Orange Creamsicle #TBT

Why, hello there! Did y’all think I disappeared? I feel like I basically did disappear for a bit there. And if we want to be exact, I have not uploaded a new blog post since June 26th. That’s like… A MONTH AGO?! I cannot believe how fast time has gone by. So much has happened and I’ll try my best to update y’all on most of it but honestly, the last month now seems like a blur.

Okay so, the last blog post was my birthday post and it was even a late birthday post. As of June 16th, I was back at work full-time. The adjustment (like I’ve said before) is hard. It’s still hard. I’ve mentioned a few times now that I just don’t have the stamina anymore. I mean, I’m sure it’ll come back but it’s been a month and the struggle is still real. I get SO TIRED when I work even 3 days in a row. It’s really quite sad. So yeah, work’s been hard. It’s been taking a lot out of me because with the commute I leave my place at 9AM and get home at 8PM. They’re long days that I haven’t done in over a year.

Now on top of everything, I have Never Skip a Bead. I do still plan on writing a proper introduction to our small business/brand but I want it to be some of my best writing, and my head just hasn’t been there. I don’t want to ramble like I probably am today. My head has just been drained for days on end. Never Skip a Bead is doing great though! I wish I could devote more time towards it but I need a more steady income, so I have to keep my retail job at Free People. I gotta make it work even though balancing two jobs is a lot. All I keep telling myself is that one day it will all be worth it.

I know you didn’t come here to read about my problems. Come to think of it, I’m probably making y’all stressed and I don’t mean to! I just want you to know that I’ve been very busy and in order to stay sane, I’ve had to cut back on a few things and that included blogging (unfortunately). But I’m back now! I can’t say that we’re going to be back to two posts a week but I want to try for maybe one day a week? We’ll see! I’m going to stop talking about this stuff now and get to my outfit/the reason you clicked on this blog post to begin with.

Orange creamsicles. I have not had one in ages! Did you ever have them growing up? As I’m writing this, I am making a promise to myself that I have to get a (small) box of them the next time I go grocery shopping! So nostalgic! This outfit made me think of them. The whites, peachy-pinks and oranges just scream, “An orange creamsicle in the summer!” The oversized top that I’m wearing is something I’ve worn before. I swear it’s been featured on the blog before but it could have been over a year ago. It’s a thrifted short-sleeved button up (or down?) from Talize. My boyfriend and I thrifted it. The great thing about thrifting with him is that if it doesn’t work out for him, I can wear it! Of course they’re usually pretty big on me, but I think it still works! Underneath my boyfriend’s thrifted top, I wore a simple white ribbed tank top from Free People. I don’t know if I’ve shared this with you but I have an obsession with white tank tops. You can’t go wrong with a white tank top in the summer, my friends. It’s honestly one of my wardrobe staples during this time of year. They go with everything and I’m never too hot. They’re just an all-around great layering piece for the spring/summer. They’re like winter’s black turtleneck. You know what I mean? Long story short, I have lots of these and you’ll probably see me wearing a lot of white tank tops in future outfit posts.

The shorts I’m wearing in these photos are boxers. But I think they’re boxers that are appropriate for the public? I mean, would you think they’re boxers if I hadn’t told you? They’re super breezy. Toronto has been so hot lately. I can’t have anything really touching me in this heat. These shorts are from Free People (you probably could have guessed it tbh). We didn’t carry them in-store so I ordered them from our online website. If you’d like a pair (I highly recommend them!), click here: https://www.freepeople.com/shop/sunday-morning-boxer-shorts?color=065

For accessories, I obviously wore lots of Never Skip a Bead jewelry. If you wanna see the styles that we offer (we make everything to order and can customize something for you!), check out our Instagram: @neverskipabead! Everything that I’m wearing that is made out of beads is probably something I made myself. The other bits of jewelry are some of the staples that those of you that read my blog often will recognize. I’ve got my BonBonWhims ring, my Neon Afternoon ring, my VibeSzn necklace, an Envieux Jewelry necklace, Mejuri ring, and Tiffany bracelet! If you’re new here (welcome!!!), you’ll be surprised at how much jewelry I can manage to stack all over my body ha-ha. Life’s too short! Wear it all!

On my feet are these really comfy Birkenstocks that I can’t stop wearing. I ordered them online from Urban Outfitters forever ago. I swear it was in February or March. I guess it’s kind of weird to be wearing fluffy sandals during the summer but I’m honestly not even phased by it. My feet appreciate it (especially when I’m at work!) Last but not least: my new purse. I love it so much. I ordered it for myself for my birthday from JW PEI. It’s such a gorgeous/good quality bag for $100. I think it looks pretty expensive for what it is. I’m really enjoying it. I think it fits perfectly with this orange creamsicle vibe. Honestly, just overall a perfect bag and I totally recommend!

TANK – Free People
OVERSIZED BUTTON-DOWN – Thrifted from Talize
SHORTS/BOXERS – Free People
SANDALS – Birkenstock
BAG – JW PEI
JEWELRY – Never Skip a Bead, BonBonWhims, Neon Afternoon, Envieux Jewelry, VibeSzn, Mejuri & Tiffany

That’s everything for today! I hope I’ve got you all up to speed. I know it’s been a long time since my last blog post but as you can tell, you haven’t really missed much. I’ve been super busy and tired, and doing my best to enjoy summer before it ends! I have a week of vacation coming up next month and I need ideas on how to make the best of my time off. What have you been up to? What should my boyfriend and I plan for our fourth anniversary? It’s also his birthday that week so I need to think of something special but also not too crazy/reasonably priced ha-ha. Would love to hear some ideas in the comment section below!

Thank y’all for sticking with me! Thank you for taking the time to read this!

I hope you’re having the best summer!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

So This Is 28

Okay, the title sounds a bit more dramatic than I intended. I’m not really feeling any different but I have my birthday outfit photos to share today and I couldn’t think of anything better. As I’ve said previously, these photos are not recent because I haven’t had much time to write any blog posts lately. My birthday was just over 10 days ago. Where did the time go? Honestly, everything seems to be going by so fast, and I’m not having enough time to enjoy it! Am I the only one feeling this way? Summer is flying by and I think it only officially started this past Sunday. I’m also still trying to adjust to my old life when I was working retail full-time and doing all of this. I mean, I now have a separate small business to take care of as well so that’s not really helping. But how in the world did I juggle all of this before? It seems impossible. I’m worried about burning out but I really am trying to keep up and continue to do the things that make me happy. Toronto went out of lockdown on June 11th. I officially started work full-time again on the 16th and I’m already desperate to use some vacation time. I hate to say it, but I sort of miss my lockdown life. But I have to make money because you need money to live, so I’m just going to have to figure it out. Is this what 28 feels like?

Some of you are going to find it funny that I’m wearing a beret because we haven’t had the weather for it, but my boyfriend got it for me for my birthday and I just had to wear it right away! It’s honestly the cutest beret I’ve ever seen. It’s more like a work of art if you ask me. It’s this navy beret with fish on it!!! I found this seller/small business on Instagram, and I don’t remember how I stumbled upon her but I’m quite happy that I did. She’s from Australia and her brand is called Chubby Bubble. She makes all of these special hats and earrings. They’re so unique and I wish I could buy everything! You have to check out her Etsy or her Instagram because her pieces are unbelievably cute. Anyways, I showed him a few pieces from Chubby Bubble and he must have taken note or something because he surprised me with it for my birthday. How sweet!

The romper that I’m wearing is from Free People. Are you even surprised? Should I even bother telling you where my clothes are from anymore lol? We received this romper in shipment over a month ago and I bought it right away KNOWING that it would probably be my birthday outfit. I didn’t go anywhere or do anything super exciting for my birthday, but it’s nice to wear something special, no? So I saved this romper to wear on my special day and I’m so happy that I did. It looks like it’s a dress but it actually has shorts at the bottom. I really love the style of it! I also love how spacious it is. It’s kind of whimsical and I don’t have to feel self-conscious of my stomach/the weight that I’ve gained. I feel really great in it and totally recommend. It’s called the “Cutie Pie Romper”!

Since the romper is an outfit all on its own, all that’s left to share are the accessories! You didn’t expect me to not “spice it up” on my birthday, did you? Let’s start with my choice of shoes. I wore my favourite cowboy boots that I thrifted from Talize years ago. I actually had these photos reposted by Talize on their Instagram! It was so cool! I was feeling pretty honoured ha-ha. These are my absolute favourite boots that I own. I want to wear them with everything but I’m afraid it’s too hot most days. I don’t really like them sticking to my legs, you know? Anyways, I had to wear them with this romper. I love the quirkiness they add to any outfit. If you’re open to the idea, I think you should get a pair of cowboy boots. This pair was only $15 (maybe cheaper)! The jewelry I’m wearing is much of the same. I wore a pearl necklace (not real pearls, they’re from Amazon lol) because I think it really complimented the ivory embroidery on the romper. I wore my favourite BonBonWhims “Pop Drop” earring with their “Heart Huggie” in the opposite ear. I love mixing my earrings right now. I appreciate the contrast. It’s just another quirky little touch. Another necklace that I’m wearing is something we’ve recently made for Never Skip a Bead. We aren’t selling them yet but it’s part of the second collection that we plan on dropping on July 5th. We’re super excited to share it! This blog post will actually go up on the weekend that my sister and I will be shooting the photos for launch day! It still doesn’t seem real that we’re doing this. I don’t have it all figured out yet, but we have a real business going and I can’t believe it!

Now I’ve saved the best for last (obviously). My darling boyfriend got me ANOTHER Nunoo bag (!!!) because he’s honestly the best. If you know me, nothing makes me happier than a new handbag. I blame my mom for rubbing this obsession off on me. He got me the “Honey” bag from Nunoo and it’s in this gorgeous lavender colour that I had been drooling over since last year. I think they teased it or something in December, or maybe even January? I took a screenshot and sent it to him because I was in so much awe. But I couldn’t justify the purchase for myself. I had it saved in my phone and was literally dreaming about it for months. And as you can probably tell, those dreams came true! I love this new bag and I’ve been wearing it constantly since the day I got it.

BERET – Chubby Bubble
ROMPER – Free People
COWBOY BOOTS – Talize
BAG – Nunoo

All in all, I think I’m okay with being 28 now. Maybe I’ll start to panic when I’m 29 years-old ha-ha. I mean, as long as I’m happy and healthy, that’s all that matters! I would love to travel a few more times before I’m 30. Maybe get my own place? Get a dog? Anything can happen in a year or two!

On Wednesday, Toronto is moving into the next stage of their reopening plan. I think this means that we can get haircuts, go to malls, and have gatherings indoors? The vaccine roll-out has apparently been a success so things are moving much quicker than expected! I still don’t know how I feel about that. I just hope this really is the end and that there won’t be a 4th wave.

That being said, I hope you’re all safe and doing well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Playin’ It Cool

Happy Monday! Trying my best to write a couple of blog posts today so I can be a little more consistent and have content to post while I’m at work this week. Speaking of work, I am TIRED. I can’t believe how much my body has changed since the pandemic started. I do not have the stamina that I once had. Seriously though, where did all of my energy go? I find myself heavily relying on coffee these days to make sure I accomplish the things I have on my list. I never really drank that much coffee before but now I get it. Coffee really is a drug.

I said this in my last blog post but my photos are a little backed up at the moment. I mean in regards to my outfit photos. Yes, they’re about 2-3 weeks old, but they’re still relevant! The weather just keeps getting nicer and nicer. I love that I don’t have to carry a jacket with me now. I’m barely even wearing socks these days! My arms and legs have gotten significantly darker. I think summer is here, folks. And what I’m basically trying to say is that I’m looking at this outfit right now, and I’m wondering how was I not uncomfortable/hot in those flares? Was I not sticky af? I guess that tells you how long ago it was ha-ha.

For this outfit, and since I already mentioned them, I started with this pair of pleated snakeskin flared trousers. Now that’s a lot of adjectives. I was so hesitant to purchase these because I really didn’t think I would gravitate towards them all that much, but I was wrong! I adore these pants more than anyone should probably adore pants. They are so comfortable (I feel like I’m wearing pyjamas) and the print seems a bit of a statement/dramatic but it’s actually quite neutral. At least I think it’s more of a neutral. I kind of treat them like jeans at this point. Maybe I’m just super open to wearing almost anything that it doesn’t bother me, but I could wear these trousers/pants with any top. The top that I chose for this specific outfit is a new one that I just LOVE. It’s a new arrival at Free People (at least here in Canada). It’s selling so fast because the cut of it is just so flattering. It’s the perfect summer top if you ask me. Bubble gum pink or pink in general is super popular this summer. You’re going to see a ton of it everywhere, and on me tbh lol. I’m obsessed with it. I want everything pink! This top is called the “Play It Cool Top” and I’ll link it here if you want to check it out: https://www.freepeople.com/shop/play-it-cool-top/?color=055&type=REGULAR&quantity=1 Customers have honestly raved about it and I’ve been raving about it, too.

The accessories that I chose in terms of jewelry are typically the same as usual (you can find out the specifics in my past blog posts), EXCEPT I made gummy bear earrings! How cute is that?! I found these gummy bear charms on Amazon and kind of fell in love with them to the point where I just clicked “place order” without even thinking. I’m thinking about selling them with our @neverskipabead jewelry. They kind of match the aesthetic and I mean c’mon, they’re adorable! For shoes, I chose one of those two pairs of Zara shoes that I ordered not long ago. I think this pair is my favourite if we’re talking comfort. They’re so easy and my feet don’t hate me after I’ve worn them for a couple of hours. I’m not quite sure if I’ve shared this bag on the blog yet. This little yellow straw bag with beaded handles is from Talize! The cutest little summer bag, ever. It’s super trendy and it holds everything I need it to. If you’re in the market for one, I highly recommend checking your local thrifts stores before going out and getting one anywhere else. They have so many great straw bags and you’re paying a fraction of the price! Why pay more when you’ll only be wearing it for a few months, right?

TOP – Free People
FLARED TROUSERS – Topshop Petite
SHOES – Zara
BAG – Thrifted (Talize)
BEADED NECKLACE – Sunday Oddities (Instagram seller)
GUMMY BEAR EARRINGS – Never Skip a Bead
SUNGLASSES – Free People

This concludes another outfit post. Let me know in the comments if you need me to spice things up a bit! I’ve gotten TikTok? That’s new for me and kind of spices things up, no lol? Follow me there (@tinyintoronto) if you’re interested! I’m super new and still trying to figure it out but I get the hype. It’s really addicting. But in all seriousness, I do love writing book reviews, makeup reviews, etc. I just haven’t crossed a book worth sharing in a long time. I also haven’t really been wearing makeup since I wear a mask all day. So I’m open to new suggestions!

I hope you all have a great start to your week!

Stay safe, and until next time,

– Tiny ❤