Channeling My High School Self

I don’t know about you, but I went to a Catholic high school. And whenever I put on a pleated miniskirt, I’m immediately transported to my high school years when I wore that god awful pleated plaid miniskirt with a polo and knee socks (don’t ask me how long ago this was lol). If I can find you a decent photo of me in high school, I’ll insert it here:

However, like most of us I’m sure, this pandemic has made me super nostalgic. I do *slightly* miss the uniform, so I decided to play dress-up! Here are some photos of me styling this black pleated miniskirt that I got from Aritzia a couple of years ago. I’m actually surprised it still fit.

With this skirt, I added knee socks (obviously). It wouldn’t be a high school throwback without the knee socks for me. I think they’re a very old pair from Topshop. I also wore a plain white t-shirt from Topshop and added a thrifted sweater vest overtop (I thought this was pretty collegiate/preppy). And then to add some “spice”, I wore this bucket hat that I’m clearly obsessed with because I think I’ve worn it a lot lately. It definitely would have been confiscated in high school though. We weren’t allowed to wear hats. This bucket hat is from Free People but by the brand Kangol. I’ve talked about this brand before but all you need to know is that I have a TON of their hats, and I love them.

For accessories, I added a few pieces that y’all haven’t seen in a while. I wore my precious Chopova Lowena necklace that I got for my birthday last year. She was a pretty penny (and one of the best birthday gifts ever) and I’m really excited to start wearing her again throughout this spring/summer season. I also wore these safety pin earrings that I got a few years ago (I think?). It was when En Route Jewelry (@enroutejewelry) first collaborated with @bestdressed. I forget when that was but I was one of those people that placed an order the same day the collection was released. I still wear them often and they still look like new. I highly recommend these earrings if they’re still available! The colourful rings that I’m wearing are my latest obsession. I mean, I obsess over things pretty easily so take that as you wish lol. But I’M SUPER OBSESSED with these rings from BonBonWhims (@thebonbonwhimsclub). I want to order more. I’m trying to be good but to be completely honest and transparent with y’all, I have earrings on the way (I think I may have already told you this lol). Claire’s stuff is SO FUN and 100% the vibe I want for spring/summer. I will probably order more rings eventually. If you haven’t had a chance to check out her stuff, here’s a link to the website: https://bonbonwhims.com

The shoes that I chose to wear are those loafers that I picked up from Zara. They’re definitely something similar to what I wore in high school, but these are way cooler. If you don’t know the story behind these shoes, they were practically meant to be. I rarely find shoes from Zara in a size 5 and this style of loafer was exactly what I was looking for. I kind of want a white pair now so I’m keeping my eyes peeled on the Zara website to see if I’ll get lucky again. What do you guys think of the loafer trend?!

HAT – Kangol at Free People

T-SHIRT – Topshop

SWEATER VEST – Thrifted

SKIRT – Aritzia

KNEE SOCKS – Topshop

SHOES – Zara

NECKLACE – Chopova Lowena

COLOURFUL RINGS – BonBonWhims

Would I ever wear this outfit outside of my bedroom? I don’t really know. I think my little sister (she’s in grade 8) might appreciate this look, but I don’t know if I feel comfortable walking around like this. Am I trying to look much younger than my actual age? Do you ever think about things like this? I THINKKKK I’d get rid of the knee socks. Some white frilly socks would completely change the look and feel of this outfit for me LOL. What do y’all think?

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Friday!

– Tiny ❤

Safari Sunday

Welcome to a new week, and a new outfit post! These little photoshoots with my boyfriend have been something I’ve really grown to love. We started this while in quarantine and I think it’s been such a cute and different way of bonding with each other. I know I’m getting some pretty awesome content out of it, but I love collaborating with him and I feel like I’ve grown in the sense that I no longer feel as self-conscious around him. Before, I felt so stiff and was pretty anxious about him looking directly at me through the camera’s lens. Now I feel more confident! He can look at me and all my angles, and I’m not worried in the slightest. I know he loves me for me.

I know I’m sounding pretty corny so I’ll move on to why we’re all here! This outfit that I have to share with you today gives me huge safari vibes. Or maybe the zoo? Honestly, what’s the difference? I just think this would be a great outfit to see some pandas in. I think what really screams “I’m going to a zoo” is the tiger blouse. It’s one of my favourite blouses from TOPSHOP that I got years ago. It’s in great condition and I think TOPSHOP’s quality of their blouses is definitely not like this anymore.

The other part of this outfit that screams “I’m going to a zoo” is this straw visor. I really just think of tourists in general when I see visors of any sort. The funny thing is that they’re becoming a trend lol. I had been specifically looking for a straw visor for a few months now and was hoping to maybe find one at a thrift store or something. I unfortunately couldn’t really go to a thrift store during this pandemic and when they started to open back up, I still couldn’t find one. This straw visor that I’m wearing was purchased online from Free People. I had never ordered from “us” (I work for Free People) online before but because we weren’t open, I had no other choice. I love the accessories at Free People. I think part of me didn’t want to order online because I knew that I’d get distracted and want all the pretty things! Anyways, I bought the visor for $30? That might be in USD. Whether it was $30 or more, I’m obsessed with it. I’ve been wearing it to the park because it’s so perfect for blocking out the sun when I’m reading!

For the rest of the outfit, I wore these sweatshorts? Are they even a thing? They’re basically these Bermuda/board shorts in a sweatpant material and I freaking love them. They’re so comfy (and so perfect for walking around at the zoo lol). These shorts and the tube top that I am wearing are both from the TOPSHOP Petite section. I mean, at this point, you guys could have guessed that, no lol? The bag I wore (for this nonexistent trip to the zoo) was this tortoiseshell bag made with this translucent plastic material and with the cutest chain strap. I needed a new pair of white Converse this summer because my last pair was far from white and had a tear/hole where the rubber meets the canvas. I don’t know what it is but I need these shoes to dim their “whiteness” a little lol. Do you ever find your new white sneakers a little too white? I just want a good common ground between them being new and being completely destroyed ha-ha. I just love that look of sneakers when they’ve been “well-loved”, you know?

That brings us to the end of today’s post. I hope you guys have a fabulous week. Enjoy that sunshine and make sure you’re still being safe out there! (WEAR A MASK!)

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

May 2020 Favourites

I know it seems a little too late to be posting this when we’re already close to the end of June, but I’ve been so good with posting a monthly favourites video and blog post this year that I just have to put this out there before sharing my favourites for the month of June (I don’t want to break my streak!!!). I did have this prepared to post earlier but there were/are way more important things going on that I didn’t want to upload it at that time. I hope you guys understand.

There are a lot of fun things that I loved throughout the month of May that I’m still excited to share with you all. If you want to here me talk a little more about each favourite, you can watch my YouTube video below!

Here are my “May Favourites“:

  1. Ice roller – I picked this up after seeing it used on someone’s IG story. My jade roller broke so I was looking for a new roller anyway, and when I saw that this one turned to actual ice, I was all on-board lol. It’s summer and it’s so hot here in Toronto that having an ice roller is not only good for the circulation in your face (or whatever it does lol), but it’s also so refreshing and cooling when you’re in an apartment that doesn’t have air conditioning. It was under $15 on Amazon and probably one of my favourite Amazon purchases of all time.
  2. Expressie nail polishes – My rooomate and I are obsessed with Essie’s new line of nail polishes that dry incredibly fast. The line is called “Expressie” and they’re polishes that make painting your nails at home so much easier. We’re so crazy about them that we have almost every colour now! I’m hoping more colours come to our local Shoppers Drug Mart because I can’t purchase any other brand of nail polish now, especially after being introduced to such luxury lol.
  3. Evio Beauty lip products – I’m not sure if I mentioned it on my blog already but Evio is a beauty brand based here in Toronto and they reached out to me and asked if they could send me a few products! They sent me their hydrating lip gloss and creamy lip-spo liner both in the colour “Val“. I actually really like their formula and the colour is perfect for every day. I wore it a lot throughout the month of May and I highly recommend checking out there Instagram @eviobeauty!
  4. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in “Abu Dhabi– With all this spare time, I’ve found myself watching a lot of beauty/makeup routines on YouTube. I’ve learned about a lot of different products but I’m a sucker for lip things. I saw this inexpensive/beautiful colour in one of those YouTube videos so I decided I’d pick it up the next time I’m at the drug store. It’s one of NYX’s soft matte lip creams in the colour “Abu Dhabi“. It’s a great neutral shade and I like how soft it is when applying. It really does feel like a cream. I’m considering another shade but there are honestly too many to chose from.
  5. TOPSHOP gingham purse – I fell in love with this bag a few months before on the TOPSHOP UK website. I wanted to buy it then but the duties they charge are too steep for my liking. I wanna say that I must have manifested it to come to Canada but who knows lol. All I know is that when I saw it online on thebay.com, I didn’t even question it. It’s such a cute little bag! It’s not very practical but I’ve loved it with so many of my outfits. And besides, we all know I’m a sucker for anything gingham.
  6. When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi – Where do I even begin? This book did a number on me, it had me sobbing for about 20 minutes after finishing it. I even called my boyfriend for emotional support. Golly, it was something. Long story short, it’s a book written by a very intelligent man and how he deals with his diagnosis with cancer, and everything that happens after that. The book is wonderful in the sense that it gives you a different perspective. I’ve always been terrified of dying, but Paul taught me that there is a way of accepting it and that death isn’t the scariest and worst thing there is. To better understand what I’m saying, I just really recommend reading this book. It’s beautiful and I promise you that even though I cried, I still recommend it and I would read it again.
  7. Gold rope chain necklace from Durumi – You guys know how obsessed I am with this local small business here in Toronto. They sell Korean fashion and I cannot get enough of them. When they closed for the pandemic I felt the need to support them in any way that I could so I made a little order and bought this necklace from them. I am in love with it! I think it really completes my combination off layered gold chain necklaces. I feel like the family is officially complete lol. It was $30 and I find that their jewelry’s quality lasts a lot longer than most of my other inexpensive jewelry. Check out their instagram @thedurumi!
  8. Rain On Me by Lady Gaga feat. Ariana Grande – I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SONG. I’ve been going on walks lately and it’s just such an uplifting and motivating song. It’s really hard not to dance to it. It’s been a month since I recorded this video and I’m still bopping to it! Give it a listen if you haven’t already because it’s a good one!
  9. Modern Family on Netflix – I had watched an episode of this show here and there but I never actually started and paid full attention to the show as a whole. It’s so good. It puts me in such a good mood! I started watching maybe a little over a month ago and I’m on Season 8. I am HOOKED. I love their family dynamic and I think they’re so relatable. I’m constantly laughing out loud by myself to this show and I love it.
  10. Coursera: Fashion As Design course – As a way to exercise my brain and make the most of my time in quarantine, I decided to download the app “Coursera” and join a free course! I decided on Fashion As Design because I love fashion and I could never say no to learning more about design and the history of fashion. The course is taught by the MOMA. It was 7 weeks long and I found it really informative and I actually loved being quizzed every week. I sort of miss college if I’m being honest. I love learning and this course gave me a taste of learning and really exercising my brain again. I actually might try another course since I’ve recently been told that I won’t be working for yet another month.

Alright, that’s it! That’s everything that I loved during the month of May. Again, I hope you guys understand why I’m posting this so late. I apologize that it took so long, but I’m going to have my “June Favourites” posted sooner than you know it! I’m going to try to have it up right away or at least in the next week or so.

Hope you’re all well, and until next time!

– Tiny ❤

Kitty, Kitty

You’re probably looking at the title of this post and wondering, “What in the world does this post have to do with a cat?” I know all that you see is a cool thrifted outfit (lol) but what I really want to point out is my birthday gift from Chopova Lowena (check out their IG @chopovalowena)! I really love their brand and their necklaces, and I had been eyeing one for a really long time. When I saw that they were selling limited edition necklaces for NHS (National Health Services) Charities Together during this pandemic, I didn’t even have to think about it. I DM’d them so fast after they posted only FIVE limited edition necklaces and I managed to get one of them! I never get this lucky! Some of you will probably find this necklace too chunky for your liking but I’m absolutely obsessed with it. I want to thank my family so much for giving me some money for my birthday so I could make this purchase and help a good cause!

Now it’s time for the rest of the outfit! I have some cute thrifted pieces that I haven’t shared on the blog yet so *drumroll* here they are! I got this oversized textured blazer with a floral print that I absolutely adore. It gives me a Free People vibe so I’m excited to one day be able to wear this at work. The other thrifted piece is this cute bag with these big silver rings for handles. It’s in this silky/shiny Barbie pink colour that I’m obsessed with, and it was only $3! To pair with these pieces, I wore something pretty simple so that the thrifted pieces could really stand out. I just wore a white t-shirt and some black bicycle shorts from TOPSHOP. The boots that I’m wearing are a new addition to my shoe family. If you guys have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that my feet are tiny and therefore I struggle to find nice shoes. TOPSHOP was having a sale on thebay.com and I actually managed to find a pair of shoes that I like in a size 4.5! There are normally only a handful of options that don’t appeal to me, but these boots SCREAMED my name ha-ha. A little western boot action? I’m all in! They went from $170 to $70 and to be honest, that kind of sealed the deal for me.

  • Outfit Details
  • Blazer – thrifted
  • Shirt & Shorts – TOPSHOP
  • Boots – TOPSHOP
  • Bag – thrifted
  • Necklace – Chopova Lowena
  • Earrings – Joe Fresh
  • Rings – Pandora
  • I really love this outfit and I am 100% going to repeat this outfit in the near future. I’m starting to think that some of my best outfit ideas are being worn during quarantine. Where were these ideas when I could actually wear them ha-ha?

    I hope you’re all having a great day!

    – Tiny ❤

    Gemini Season

    Hey everybody! I don’t know about you but once May 20th (the start of Gemini season) arrived, I’ve been in a way better mood! I know it’s probably all in my head but I think because I’m a Gemini, I’ve been in really high spirits! My birthday just passed and although I wasn’t able to celebrate it like I normally would, I’m still grateful to be one year older. Let me know if any of you guys are also Geminis!

    In today’s post I’ll be sharing with you another outfit. I’m going to be honest and say that if I had a personal uniform, overalls would be it. I don’t think I could feel any more “me” than in any form of overalls. These short overalls are no exception. I got these from… can you guess it?

    The Petite section at TOPSHOP lol!

    When wearing overalls, there really isn’t much to it. I think the overalls speak for themselves and therefore there isn’t really much you need to do when styling them. I styled this pair with a cute lilac cardigan that I thrifted. Underneath I just wore a white ribbed tank top because it’s more appropriate than wearing just your bra ha-ha. My favourite part of wearing overalls is all the accessories that you can wear with them! I think they go with anything. They’re just a good canvas to experiment with colourful necklaces, earrings, hats, shoes, neck scarves, etc. The accessories that I chose for this outfit were my colourful beaded necklace that I made myself, my gold rope chain necklace from Durumi (@thedurumi), my Free People sunnies, these sparkly heart earrings from Joe Fresh, and my cute little gingham bag from TOPSHOP. For shoes, I thought my colour-blocked New Balance sneakers that my boyfriend got me for Christmas last year were perfect. I also wore some white tube socks because I’m really into the look of them right now (even though I’m expecting to have a really outrageous sock tan afterwards lol).

    And that’s my outfit! I hope you guys like it! If you don’t own a pair of overalls or have a pair but you are too afraid that you can’t pull them off, you need to just wear them! I really think overalls are pretty fool proof. I think they’re spunky and cool, and so comfortable!

    *** I also want to quickly add that this post was meant to be published a few weeks ago but with everything going on in our world today, especially the Black Lives Matter movement, I felt like I’d be disrespecting way more important issues. That being said, this isn’t a race, it’s a marathon and we’ve only just begun. We need to keep listening, learning, and fighting for justice. I’ve been reading and educating myself a lot this month so if you’d like a post on books to read and ways to get involved, please let me know!

    – Tiny ❤

    Ways to Wear: A Bomber Jacket

    One of my favourite light jackets to wear during the Spring and Summer is the bomber jacket. I know it seems way too hot in Toronto (I think they’re calling it a heat wave?) to think about wearing any type of jacket right now, but think about those cooler Summer nights? Rainy days like today?

    This year I had to replace a bomber jacket that I regretted selling to Plato’s Closet. When the weather started requiring a light jacket again, I immediately wished I still had one! So I went online and ordered this navy cropped bomber jacket from the Petite section at TOPSHOP, and it fits perfectly. I know I say this all the time but their Petite section is such a blessing for me! I don’t have to alter any of their Petite pieces and it’s so satisfying.

    For today’s blog post, I’ve put together 6 outfits to show you how I plan on styling my new bomber jacket and how there are generally so many ways that you can style it! I think it’s a great piece to add to your wardrobe. I will actually go as far as to say that I think a bomber jacket should be a wardrobe staple!

    Here are some of the ways that I like styling bomber jackets:

    Outfit #1: I’ve just noticed that the first half of theses outfits all have a piece of athleisure and I didn’t even plan it. In this first outfit, I wore a pair of neon running shorts that I purchased from Free People’s Movement line (@fpmovement on Instagram). This is literally the only neon piece of clothing that I own and I love them. Not only are they a statement but they’re so comfy! To dress them up a bit, I added my favourite navy blouse that’s covered in tigers. For shoes, I wore these grey heeled sandals that I’ve had for such a long time. I’m surprised that they’ve held on for this long but I’m also pretty impressed since I got them from TOPSHOP about 4 years ago. I wore these antique earrings that I thrifted and layered some gold necklaces for accessories. And obviously, I completed the look with the reason we’re all here today: a cropped navy bomber jacket!

    Outfit #2: To balance the puffiness of the bomber jacket, I wore these cute light blue leggings that are also from Free People’s Movement line. I think that the fitted bottom balances out the bulkiness of the jacket in this outfit. I also like that they’re both shades of blue! For a top, I wore this white shortsleeved shirt that’s also from Free People. I wanted to add more colour so I added some contrasting colours to this look with my pink Nunoo bag and my green heels from TOPSHOP. This is probably one of my favourite looks. I like how the heels and the heart shaped pearl earrings dress up such a casual look!

    Outfit #3: The last sporty look includes my favourite white sneakers from SSense. They’re by Adidas and I love how they look with white tube socks. It’s very retro! This look was inspired by all those photos that have resurfaced of Princess Diana. She was a big fan of the oversized crewneck sweater. The one I’m wearing underneath my bomber was thrifted from Value Village and I just love the colour. The jeans I’m wearing are Petite “Mom” jeans from TOPSHOP. For accessories, I wore my gold rope chain necklace from Durumi (@thedurumi on Instagram), gold hoops from Joe Fresh (they were only $10!!!), and a hat I got for Christmas from my brother a few years ago!

    Outfit #4: If you guys know me, you know that I had to pair the bomber jacket with my cowboy boots in some way. I wore this pinafore dress that has a navy check print because I thought it matched the bomber jacket. I’m not sure if you guys will remember this but I got this dress from TOPSHOP a few months ago because I saw Emma Roberts wearing it lol. I’m a huge fan of hers. I layered some necklaces and wore the same gold hoop earrings from Joe Fresh and finally, threw on the cowboy boots I brought back from Montreal last Summer!

    Outfit #5: This is another one of my favourite looks! I can’t wait to wear this one out in the wild ha-ha. I love this black tennis skirt from Aritzia last Summer. I love the preppy look so I had to pair it with a plain white t-shirt and my favourite sweater vest from Durumi. For shoes, I wore the same sneakers as before with the white tube socks. I added a black velvet headband and my “A” pendant necklace (both from Amazon), wore the same gold hoop earrings from Joe Fresh (again), and all that was left was the bomber jacket! I think this jacket compliments the look so well.

    Outfit #6: I think I’d wear this outfit if I had errands during the day and a party/dinner/somewhere to be at night. It’s casual but has the potential of being kind of fancy/sexy? Are ripped jeans still a thing? This is my favourite pair from TOPSHOP. I paired them with these fake snakeskin boots that are also from TOPSHOP. The cute crop top that zips up the front is also from TOPSHOP, and you know what else? The silver hoops that I’m wearing are again, from TOPSHOP lol. I think the whole look is from TOPSHOP! Well everything but the bag. The bag is my latest Nunoo to my collection. I’m completely in love with her! If you know me, I am a Nunoo girl. By that I mean that I am obsessed with all of their designs. If you haven’t checked out their website, I highly suggest you check it out now!

    And that concludes my exciting new blog post! I really liked putting this post together and I thought it was going to be a lot more work than what it was. If you would like to see a similar post but with a different item from your wardrobe, please let me know in the comment section below! It’s fun to put together looks! It tests my creativity and gives me outfit ideas to wear to work once quarantine is over.

    I hope you’re all still safe and doing well!

    – Tiny ❤

    Pleather Weather?

    I don’t know what “pleather weather” means. I mean, it was sunny and kinda windy (and therefore I thought I could wear these PU leather trousers) so maybe that’s what it is?

    Anyways, I’m back with a new outfit post! I want to let you guys know that I’ve been really struggling with coming up with new and original content as of recently. I’ve been in a bit of a rut where I really can’t find the motivation to get creative and really come up with anything new. I’m trying though! I came up with a few ideas yesterday and I think I might have a few things in the works. My intention is to create a lot of content next week so cross your fingers for me, and let’s hope that everything works out!

    This outfit has to be one of my favourites. Like I said earlier, this outfit was based on me just really wanting to wear these new PU leather trousers. They’re from TOPSHOP’s Petite section and you guys know how much I appreciate that section. The length is perfect and the overall fit is just perfect. Even though I don’t work for TOPSHOP anymore, I make sure to check if there are any cute new Petite items online. I know that I’m not going to find bottoms that fit me as easily as theirs do.

    To pair with my new favourite trousers, I wore this cute yellow top that I thrifted. The label says it’s originally from Banana Republic. I think this is such a Summer top. It’s so bright and fun, and it fits my old lady aesthetic quite well lol. When I purchased these trousers I also picked up this adorable gingham purse. I wanted free shipping and I had actually wanted this gingham purse when it was only available in the UK. When I saw it on the Hudson’s Bay website, I felt like not getting it would just be wrong. I’ve worn this purse a lot since I got it. I think it’s so cute. I don’t know what it is but I am really attracted to the gingham print. For shoes, I wore these kitten-heeled Mary Janes that I’m obsessed with. They’re in this gorgeous green colour and have the cutest tassel accents. They’re also from TOPSHOP but I got them a couple of years ago. To finish the whole look off, I added some gold necklaces, my Mejuri earrings, and tied my hair with one of my Free People super scrunchies.

    • Top – Value Village
    • Trousers – TOPSHOP
    • Bag – TOPSHOP
    • Earrings – Mejuri
    • “A” Necklace – Amazon
    • Scrunchie – Free People

    I know I have nowhere to go, but I really love getting dressed. I hope you guys enjoy seeing these outfits despite all of us being stuck at home. I’ve got a lot of different outfit ideas in the works and I’m really excited to share them with you guys!

    I hope you’re all still safe and doing well,

    – Tiny ❤

    Schoolgirl Sunday

    This past Sunday was the first time since last year that we’ve had 20 degree weather here in Toronto and it was so nice! I really regret not being outside more that day but I think it was for the best. We shouldn’t be out that much anyway. The few minutes we took to take these photos were more than enough and I’m honestly grateful for even a few seconds of sun (you guys know how much I love the sun ;)).

    The warmer weather had me really wanting to dress more Summer-y. I felt pretty much obligated to pull out and dust off this black pleated miniskirt that I bought from Aritzia last year. It reminds me of the plaid pleated skirt I used to wear in high school and I’m not going to lie, I loved that skirt. Pleated skirts in general are so cute and so girly, and I also think they kind of remind me of Sailor Moon (if I’m being honest)? You know by now that I’m also obsessed with Sailor Moon, so me wearing this black pleated miniskirt just makes sense. To pair with it, I wore this graphic/band t-shirt that I scooped up on a thrift trip. I go to the same area whenever I go thrifting and across the street from the Value Village is this secondhand boutique called “Uncle Vintage”. It’s a lot of athletic wear but they do carry some really cool graphic t-shirts as well. For shoes, I wore my checkered Vans. I honestly think I want these shoes for life. I will forever have a pair of these Vans. They’re just so easy to wear and I love how good they look with almost everything. For accessories, I added this brown fuzzy bag (it kind of looks like a teddy bear) that my boyfriend got me years ago. It’s from TOPSHOP and I will never let it go. It’s just so cute and there’s a lot of sentimental value with it (it was one of my first gifts from my boyfriend).

    I think my most favourite part of this outfit is my jewelry. Why? Because I made most of it! I wore my everyday jewelry that I’ve shared on my IGTV (if you want to know more, follow me @tinyintoronto), and I also wore these beaded bracelets and matching earrings that I created myself!!! I’m so proud of them even though they’re so easy that you guys could probably make them yourselves. If you want me to teach you how to make them in a video, let me know in the comment section below! I had so much fun and they weren’t time consuming at all. I was shocked! Then again, I have the tiniest wrist so it doesn’t take that many beads to make a bracelet ha-ha.

    I’m really excited to sport all my beaded jewelry during the Summer. I’m even more excited to wear more Summer outfits! What do you love most about the Summer?

    Let me know in the comment section below!

    I hope you’re all having a fab week!

    Until next time,

    – Tiny ❤

    April Favourites 2020 *quarantine edition*

    As I’m writing this, I have officially been in self-isolation for 47 days. It seems like quite a long time to be stuck inside my apartment, but I feel like it’s gone by so fast! I’ve kept myself pretty busy this past month and I’ve discovered some fun new hobbies that I’m really excited to share. I’ve also found some new products that I feel like I can no longer live without. And with that being said, here are my favourite things for the month of April!

    Yoga/exercise – My roommate Molly invited me to try yoga with her one day and I’ve been doing it with her 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) ever since! It feels really good to give my body this kind of routine. Before yoga, I don’t think I participated in any form of exercise since high school! I see some differences in my body. I feel a bit more flexible, and I do feel healthier especially since I went from never doing any exercise to having at least an hour of it almost every day. I’m going to be a little sad when life goes back to the way it was before. I wish there was some way for me to continue doing yoga without having to commute to a yoga studio. Maybe they’ll continue doing zoom calls for some people?

    Crafts (earrings, bracelets, painting) – I have been a “craft queen” this past month! I have done so many arts and crafts and I have been loving it. I’ve made cards, bracelets, a painting, earrings, and more! I just feel like I have all this time now to test my creativity! I’ve been making beaded friendship bracelets that I’m really excited to wear this summer. I’ve made a few beaded necklaces as well. I’ve also started making my own earrings out of polymer clay! I make the shapes I want out of clay, bake them, and then I paint them once they’ve cooled down. It’s a bit of a process but I’ve been enjoying it a lot. I don’t think I would have been able to try making these with the time I had before so I’m kinda grateful. If you guys would like to see a blog post on how I make some of my earrings, let me know in the comment section! It’s a lot easier than you think!

    Hair tool (idk what to call it) + hair oils – This tool by John Frieda is a combination of a round brush and a hair dryer, and it’s absolutely genius! I don’t know about you guys but I seriously struggle drying my hair with a hairdryer and a round brush. I’m just not coordinated to do it! This tool has made the process so much easier because it’s all-in-one. I literally just comb it through my hair like a normal round brush and the air that comes out of it dries my hair for me as well! It’s honestly perfect. It makes my hair smoother and less frizzy. I think my hair is also much softer than it was before. It’s really great and I picked it up for only $40 off Amazon! In combination with this hair tool, I’ve also been tackling my frizziness with some hair oil. I have two but I don’t use both at the same time. I rotate between them depending on how well I’ve dried my hair. One is heavier than the other. I like these oils because it calms the frizz and also gets rid of all those broken strands that tend to fly away. Do you know what I mean? Anyways, this has been a great combination for me and I can’t wait for everyone see my hair once we’re allowed outside again! If you would like to know more about the oils I use, I talk about them in an IGTV video on my Instagram page, @tinyintoronto!

    Nintendo Switch/Animal Crossing & Child Of Light – I don’t even know where to begin! I was so scared that a Nintendo Switch was going to be a mistake and a huge waste of money, but it ended up being the most fun I’ve ever had in a while! I have no regrets about getting a Nintendo Switch because it’s definitely made staying a home for almost 50 days so much better. I’ve been playing two games this past month: “Animal Crossing” and “Child Of Light”. I’ve been playing Animal Crossing a lot more than Child Of Light because playing AC is like living another life! I have to make money (by selling fish, bugs, and chopping wood) to buy clothes and pay off my home loan. I have to make sure that I’m socializing with my fellow neighbours/island dwellers. I grow plants and fruit trees. I’m sure you guys have been hearing a lot about it online and trust me, it’s worth the hype. I just found out that Valentino created a virtual clothing line on Animal Crossing! Is that crazy or what?!! Child Of Light is a gam with more of a story line. The main focus of the game is to get a princess back to her father. She meets a lot of interesting characters along the way that join her and help her get there. There are bosses that you have to battle to get to different “chapters” of the game as well. It was super addicting before I bought Animal Crossing, and now it’s kind of been sitting on the back burner. I definitely plan on going back to it though!

    Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams – I wrote a blog post reviewing this book and basically just saying how great it is and how you have to read it! I say the exact same things in the video that I recorded for IGTV, but I can’t tell you guys enough about how much I enjoyed this book. I feel like I struggle when it comes to explaining it because I’m too worried about ruining it for you. But it’s great for women in their mid-late twenties because it’s super relatable. It’s also empowering. I just highly recommend it! You won’t regret it, I promise.

    Making The Cut” on Prime Video – Remember when I was hooked on “Next In Fashion” on Netflix? This show is so similar, just with a bigger budget! The winner gets one million dollars from Amazon!!! They also fly all the contestant around the world (New York, Japan, and Paris). Naomi Campbell and Nicole Richies are two of the judges. It’s amazing. It’s shot kind of like a movie. You can just tell that they had a lot of money to put towards this show. Amazon also made it possible for you to online purchase the piece(s) that the winning designer made that week! Basically, each week had a challenge (like “Next In Fashion“) and there was a winner for every challenge. If you won that challenge, you got to have your winning design featured on the “Making The Cut” store on Amazon. It’s such a great idea but every time Molly and I went to go purchase a piece, it was sold out!

    Dua Lipa’s Album: Future Nostalgia – OBSESSED is an understatement for how I feel about this album. I love it so much! I’ve listened to it over a million times this past month, and I’m still listening to it. I just can’t get enough! Dua Lipa made a killer album that I’m going to be dancing to all summer long! When we get out of quarantine, I have a few birthdays that need celebrating and they give me the perfect excuse to dance to this album publicly and get all my friends loving it too. I’m always looking for music recommendations. If you know any amazing albums like this one that I should listen to, please let me know!

    If you’d like to watch a video where I talk a little more about my “April Favourites”, follow me on Instagram! Check out my IGTV video @tinyintoronto!

    That wraps up another month of favourites. I hope you’ll try some of the things I mentioned! If you end up loving anything I talked about here, please share with me what you think. I’d love to talk more about them!

    I hope you’re all safe and doing well!

    Until next time,

    – Tiny ❤

    Feel Good Florals

    It’s been so long since the last time I’ve just shared an outfit! As a way to pass the time, I’ve been putting together some fun outfits to share with you because why not? I find that getting dressed and dolled up really helps me get in a better mood. I’m a firm believer that if you look good, you feel good and my boyfriend has become such a great IG boyfriend/photographer that I just had to share this look!

    I also want to quickly say that I am not going out and putting myself and others in danger during this pandemic! My boyfriend and I have gone to the same abandoned school across the road from my apartment and have made it work. We try to take photos against the different buildings, walls, doors, etc. We don’t see anyone and we keep hand sanitizer in my purse! We’re outside for 20 minutes max.!

    The outfit we shot is of this adorable daisy dress that I got from TOPSHOP. It’s from their “Petite” line and I absolutely love it. I’m going to wear it all throughout the Spring and Summer because it’s such a happy print and colour, and so easy to style! I actually could even wear it in the Fall. I could just layer it with a black turtleneck! Either way, this dress was a purchase I do not regret at all. I love a dress that makes you feel so good!!!

    To style this dress, I added a cable knit cardigan from Free People. I wore my $12 thrifted cowboy boots from Talize. I wore my sidekick/Nunoo bag. It’s the Helena bag in a lovely pinky-purple colour and I’m obsessed. I got her for my birthday last year and I still think she looks great with almost every outfit. I wore a lot of jewelry with this outfit because I feel like this dress really allows you to play with it. I wore some layered gold necklaces, some beaded bracelets that I made myself, and these earrings from Joe Fresh that I just can’t get enough of! They’re honestly the best gold hoops that I have ever owned. To finish the look I just added some sunglasses because the sun was out that day! We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately so I’ll take any excuse to soak up some rays. These sunglasses that I’m wearing were actually from TOPMAN last year. They’re kind of in this hexagonal shape? Is that what you call it? I just thought they were unique and the gold accents go so well with the rest of my gold accessories.

    Alright, so there you have it! It’s been so long since I’ve done one of these posts and I’m actually so happy that I thought to do this again. I have all these photos of the same look on Instagram, why didn’t I think to share them on my blog as well?! I’m so dumb! If you aren’t following me on Instagram already, please give me a follow @tinyintoronto if you’d like to see some more cute looks!

    Until next time!

    – Tiny ❤