Coin Laundry

Good morning!! I’m back with another outfit post! Hurrah! Here’s a funny story: We had a HECK OF A LOT of laundry to do during this past week (and you really don’t want me to get further into it.. *bed bugs from the apartment upstairs* HA), so I decided to get my roommate to take some pictures while we were waiting for everything to finish at the laundromat. Where were these photos taken? Yeah, they’re from directly behind the laundromat. Very classy lol.

Guyyyyss. This is what my Summer has come to. Pictures at a laundromat because I work so much and my days off are here and there. Summer is almost over! We have A MONTH left, and I feel so sad that I haven’t really had any peak moments/highlights to Summer 2017. How about you guys? Have you also found that Summer this year hasn’t been the greatest, fun-wise and weather-wise? If you’re having the best Summer of your life, that’s awesome! Have some fun for me ha-ha! But seriously, I hope this next month is a whole lot better!

I do have Wayhome Music and Art Festival to look forward to! This weekend I’ll be going to Wayhome with Topshop Topman! I am so excited because I’ve never been before, and I’m basically going FOR FREE. This will definitely be a highlight. We’ll be camping the entire weekend and there’ll be so much going on. I’ll be working for a bit of it but I get to do whatever I want for the rest of it! One of my goals while I’m there, besides having the best experience, is to vlog EVERYTHING. Well not everything, everything. I just want to share a good experience with you guys! Does that sound like a good idea? If anything, there will definitely be pictures to share and of course, a blog post.

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Dress – Topshop | Bag – Kensington Market | Sandals – Birkenstock

I hope you’re all having a fabulous week so far! If you haven’t seen my first YouTube video/vlog, check it out in my previous post!

Until next time,

  • A ‚̧

OOTW: Mar.6- Mar.11

I did it. I documented my outfits for AN ENTIRE WEEK!! I’ll admit, instead of 7 outfits I only have 6… but that’s because I tend to wear nothing but pyjamas on at¬†least¬†one of my days off. Everyone needs a lazy day right? I’m sure you don’t care about my oversized high school gym t-shirt and Hello Kitty pyjama pants lol. Besides, every other day I managed to take a picture of my outfit and I’m quite proud that I found the time to do it! There were times where I thought I was going to be late for work because of it, but I was never late! Thank God! This was fun and if you guys would like me to do it again, I would love to! I think I’d prefer doing it again when I don’t have to layer up though. Most days I had to put on the shoes I wanted to wear with the outfit, take the picture, then take them off, pack them in my work bag, put on my winter accessories and boots, then run out the door! A lot of time wasted. In the Summer, I could snap the photo and go! Oh Summer. How I miss thee..

Here are the outfits I wore last week, with a description of what I’m wearing and where I got everything!

– SUNDAY, MARCH 5th, 2017¬†–

I wanted a cozy outfit to start my week. When I think cozy, I think of a sweater or a hoodie. I recently got this hoodie on sale for $10 and really wanted to wear it. Of course I didn’t just want to wear a hoodie and jeans (boring!!), so I put my own spin to it. I added a dress as an extra layer (you’ll know I love this look if you read my last blog post!), some modern dangly earrings, and some heeled sock boots to dress it up a bit more. I didn’t want to look too casual!! :p¬†Anyways, this is definitely one of my favourite outfits that I wore last week. It’s different and for some reason I felt comfortable and more myself in this outfit. I don’t know about you guys but if I’m feeling my outfit, I tend to be in a better mood. Am I the only one?

[ Everything I’m wearing is from Topshop, besides the earrings. The earrings are from Free People and are my latest obsession! ]

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MONDAY, MARCH 6th, 2017

Another thing you guys should know about me (because I did a blog post on this too!!) is that I LOVE STRIPES! This outfit was dedicated to my love for stripes. “Go big or go home”, right? I combined horizontal and vertical stripes. I think this pairing works because the stripes vary in thickness and the colours contrast well. The stripes were a big enough statement so I kept the shoes white and just threw on my leather jacket. I was a little hesitant leaving my house this way to be honest, but I got great feedback that day! I’m definitely going to experiment with stripes more.

[ Everything is from Topshop, besides my sneakers. I got my sneakers from Foot Locker, they’re Nike Air Force Ones. ]

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7th, 2017

I had this day off. If we’re being serious, I just threw this outfit together before going out to grab some donuts from my favourite bakery down the road. I didn’t shower or anything. I tossed it together, stuck glasses on my face, then took off! When I got back, it was back into my pyjamas for me lol. This look is probably one of my go-to’s. Mom jeans, a plain top, and a statement jacket = good to go!

[ All the clothes are from Topshop. Glasses are from BonLook. Sneakers are white (actually, not-so-white) Converse high-tops from SoftMoc. ]

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th, 2017

After a day off, I always come back to work feeling “fresh”. I feel like my mind has relaxed and all my creative juices are flowin’, hence the vibrant outfit. This is bold. This is¬†a lot of color. But like I said in my “SS17 Trend Guide”, fuchsia is getting all the love this season. I LOVE my fuchsia trousers. I don’t know why, but I feel like the red and purple compliment fuchsia pretty well. Don’t you think? Maybe because fuchsia is kind of a mixture of the two? Idk ha-ha. Also, do we like my white¬†frilly socks? I thought they were a cute touch!

[ Everything is from Topshop, but my loafers are Jeffrey Campbell from Duet. ]

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9th, 2017¬†–

A write off lol. (Pyjama Day)

FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2017

(Happy Birthday, Dad!) This was my ‘Fashion Friday’ outfit. We had to come to work dressed as one of the three trend departments that¬†we have at Topshop. They’re named after girls. There’s the “Pretty Girl”, “Urban Girl”, and the “Stylist Girl”. Each girl is different. I had to dress like the Pretty Girl. It’s basically a department with all our ruffles, embroidered denim, bell sleeves,¬†and floral dresses. Have to say I love how my hair turned out this day. Wavy and kind of¬†“natural-looking”? I achieved my hair goals and it probably won’t ever¬†happen again :(( Also! I love my boots.

[ Everything is from Topshop (go figure!), but the tights are a random brand from Shoppers Drug Mart. ]

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, 2017

Last day of the week, so I decided to wear a fancy piece/go out with a “bang!” This is a $125 dress¬†that I got for $20. I normally wouldn’t gravitate towards a piece like this because it’s long and I’m afraid of my making myself look any shorter, but I went for it because I loved this mix of patterns! I also¬†don’t have ANYTHING like this in my wardrobe. I think this dress will be great in the Summer. I could throw on a floppy hat or some sneakers. I could wear it with Birkenstocks. I could dress it up too! I could wear strappy heels or some wedges! It makes me want to buy more dresses like this!!¬†Either way, I will definitely get more than my $20 worth from this dress, so¬†I am verrry pleased with this purchase :))

[ EVERYTHING IS FROM TOPSHOP (I’m sorry lol!) ]

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OK! Those are my outfits that I wore last week. I hope you found them interesting? It feels a little weird sharing photos of what I wore everyday for the past week. YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF MY ROOM. *gasp* This type of post is a little bit more personal because you get to really see my style/taste. I really hope you guys like it!

I also hope that you’re having a great start to your week! Happy Monday, everybody¬†ūüôā

Until next time,

  • Tiny ‚̧

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 d√©cor, 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 ‚̧

 

OOTD: Layering Game

Hey everyone! I’m very, very, very happy that I finally have some of my own photos to share this time!! I have an outfit of the day, can you believe it?! I can’t even remember the last time I was able to get some decent outfit pictures. Actually.. it was probably the last time my friend Keni (Instagram: @kenifromtheblock)¬†took pictures of me ha-ha. This outfit was based on layering, and mixing casual pieces with¬†a piece¬†that would be considered more formal. This printed drape-y vest was something I got on sale at Topshop last year and I always considered it as kind of a more dressier piece. To layer and make this vest look more casual, I added jeans, a distressed t-shirt, sneakers, and a leather jacket! I like how it turned out, and I’m glad I opted for green as a pop of colour. Normally, I would have been safe and gone with a neutral-coloured¬†t-shirt BUT NOT THIS TIME ;D I know it’s not anything crazy. This is only a bit of an example of how I have been evolving in terms of style and taste. I can’t wait to show you guys more!

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All Clothes РTopshop | Converse Sneakers РSoftmoc | Earrings РAmerican Eagle (Old)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. You guys have no idea how much I like to share my outfits and I’m gonna try my best to do it more. I’m currently thinking about doing an “Outfits of The Week” post. What do you guys think of that idea? Let me know in the comment section below!!

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 ‚̧

DIY Frayed-Hem Jeans

I’m here with something new and exciting! Like I’ve said in my previous post, I’ve been really motivated and determined lately. That means that I’m also motivated and determined to blog more and come up with some different content! In today’s post, I’m going to share with you a little do-it-yourself project that I did the other day. I DIY’d my own pair of frayed-hem jeans!

I got this sick pair of gray straight-leg jeans from work for $10. That’s right TEN DOLLARS. When I bought them they were¬†waaay¬†too long for me, but they¬†fit perfectly around my waist! For $10, I racked my brain¬†for an idea¬†on how I could make them work. I mean, I could have got them hemmed for another $10 but who wants to do that?! Lol, not me!! I decided to hem them myself, and even better, I decided I wanted a FRAYED hem. We sell them at Topshop for almost $100. I love them and wanted them until I realized I could probably make them myself!! So I did and now here we are. Not only am I going to show you how they turned out, but I’m going to show you¬†how I made them in case you guys want to try doing this yourselves! Here we go!

Things you’ll need:

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  1. Jeans – you could use an old pair, or even thrift a pair!
  2. Scissors (preferably fabric scissors, but I lost mine..)
  3. Tweezers
  4. Pencil or Chalk
  5. Measuring Tape

 

Step One:

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Lay out your jeans and measure¬†them to your desired length. Then¬†draw a line for yourself¬†to¬†follow while you cut! Keep in mind that you’re going to need an inch or so for the frayed part. Side note: It looks like I cut off three inches from the bottom of my jeans.. I ended up cutting an extra inch. #shortgirlproblems Also, you don’t NEED to measure it out, draw a line, etc. If you’re comfortable eye-balling it, by all means go for it!! It’ll probably look more natural if you do it that way. I’m just a neat freak.

Step Two:

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If you’ve measured where you want to cut them, cut away! If you’re eye-balling it, cut away! *TIP: Try the jeans on after! See where they sit! If you want them shorter, measure it out and cut some more!

Step Three:

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Take your measuring tape again and measure¬†from the bottom of your jeans to where you’d like your fraying/fringe to start. I measured one and a quarter inch.¬†Draw another line across¬†then instead of cutting across, cut¬†up towards that line and make even little strips. BE CAREFUL NOT TO DESTROY A SIDE SEAM. That may cause you problems in the future!

Step Four:

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Take a good and close look at one of those little strips. You’ll notice that there are threads going vertically and horizontally. This is how we’re going to make it fray. Loosen up the threads a bit with your fingers. Then¬†take your tweezers and start to pull away all the horizontal/white¬†threads until you each the end of the strip. We don’t want those guys! Do this to every strip all the way around the leg.

This is what it should look like once you’ve done a few strips:

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And once you’ve finished all the strips on BOTH legs, this is what they’ll¬†look like!! ūüôā

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I’m so happy¬†with how these turned out. I¬†hope you guys enjoyed this post! I had a lot of fun¬†putting this together. If you’d like more DIYs, let me know in the comment section below!

Happy Tuesday!

  • 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 ‚̧