January 2020 Favourites

Hey everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day! I have the first monthly favourites post of 2020 for you today! I’ve also decided to do something a little different this year. These posts won’t be as detailed because I’m going to have a YouTube video of me talking about my monthly favourites as well! Here’s the video and if that doesn’t interest you, feel free to keep reading!

  1. Dumpling bag from SHEIN – I’m sure I’ve talked about this bag enough because I’ve had it for a couple of months now. But I thought that it wouldn’t be a favourite if I didn’t officially make it one here. This is my cute little crossbody/clutch that I ordered from SHEIN. It was $30 and I love it so much. It’s kind of in the shape of a dumpling, which is why I’ve called it my “dumpling bag”. I also like, love eating dumplings so I feel like this is just an all-around perfect bag for me.
  2. Thrifted Mat & Nat – It was love at first sight when I stumbled upon this bag from across the counter at Value Village. I had to get a closer look at it and ultimately, I just had to have it. It was the only thing I purchased that day and I feel like it’s worth all the best thrift finds combined because I haven’t stopped wearing it since! It’s this beautiful shoulder bag that reminds me a bit of a Staud Moon bag (just in terms of shape)! It has this rustic feel to it with these gorgeous studs. I am just so obsessed and I can’t wait to pair it with my Summer looks this year!
  3. Innisfree face masks – Literally obsessed with these guys. I got my first batch of these face masks late November and I loved them so much, I asked for more for Christmas! I honestly need a few of these around the house at all times because they’re such a great pick-me-up! They make my skin feel so refreshed and renewed afterwards. I love them!
  4. Knitting – I started knitting almost three months ago and I am currently on my second ball of yarn! I’m trying to complete a scarf that I had hoped to wear this Winter, but I don’t know if I’m going to have it finished in time! I’d like to wear it at least once. That’s my goal.
  5. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn – I promise you that I will have a book review for this book really soon! I owe it to this amazing read to give it a proper review and a better summary than I normally give. That being said, I need to figure out how to explain this book without giving all the exciting bits away! I’ll figure it out, I promise. Hopefully I’ll get to post it within in the next week!
  6. New Balance sneakers – I’ve talked about these a lot in my “Outfits Of The Week” posts! If you are new here, these were a Christmas gift from my boyfriend and are officially my new favourite sneakers. These have also made me a huge New Balance fan. I want more colour ways and styles. They’re just so light and so comfortable, and so trendy right now! If you don’t follow trends, get them for the comfort because they’ve changed my work life.
  7. Laneige Lip Glowy Balm – I could eat this but I feel like that’s not the purpose of it. I borrowed this from a friend at work when my lips were out of control and I fell in loooove. It healed them right away! I had to buy my own at Sephora and I haven’t stopped using it ever since. I probably apply it way more than I need to but I swear you would do the same if you were to try this! I honestly recommend it if you want a yummy and reliable lip balm for the rest of Winter.
  8. Little Women – Although it was nominated for 6 Oscar awards and only won one, I still am absolutely in love with this movie. It’s 100% in my “Top 5 Favourite Movies Of All Time”! If you haven’t watched it, I want you to! It’s so heartwarming. Like I said in my video, it made me feel all of the emotions. It was a real adventure and at the end, it had me sobbing inside the movie theatre. It’s a beautiful remake! I really want to buy the DVD even though I don’t even use my DVD player. I just want to physically have it, you know? I just loved it that much!
  9. YOU Season 2 – I know, I know. The show isn’t good anymore. I’ve read a lot of backlash for the second season but I didn’t think it was that bad! I read the books and I don’t think they’re following them anymore, but I feel like I need to see how everything ends. Like the very end.
  10. @chewiethechi – THE CUTEST DOG ON INSTAGRAM RN. You need to go and look at his face! I am obsessed with this dog and can’t stop reposting him on my IG story. I know some of you will think he’s not the easiest on the eyes but that’s what I love about him!

Now that you’ve read a bit about my favourites for the last month, consider giving my video a watch (if you haven’t already)! I’m a bit of a dork/fool so you can at least take it as an opportunity to laugh and make fun of me aha-ha.

Hope you guys enjoy it!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

Fave Looks: NYFW Feb. 2020

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK. I think I’ve decided that I would like to be in New York next year for this. I would just love to just be in close proximity to all the excitement! If I could even catch a glimpse of all the influencers that inspire me in one place, I’d be the happiest girl in the world!!! NYFW finished yesterday and I have so many looks saved on my phone that I can’t wait to share them with you. Have a look!

Overall, I think I’m going to say that I still think Copenhagen has the best street style. I really like the sophistication that NYFW brings but that’s just not me! There were a lot of minimalistic, monochromatic, and tailored looks that were worn this year. I saw a lot of neutral tones, leather, and wide silhouettes. I like the idea of wide silhouettes because everything naturally fits me in an oversized way anyway lol. Collina Strada was probably my favourite show. It was colourful and fun and out-of-the-box! The collection was also sustainable! Here are a few photos from the show (That weren’t taken by me! None of these photos are my own!!!)!

If you want to know more of my thoughts, let me know! I’ll include them in the next post :))

Next stop: London Fashion Week!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

Fave Looks: Copenhagen Fashion Week Jan. 2020

I thought I’d slip in something fun! Last week (if you didn’t already know) was Copenhagen Fashion Week! I have loved paying attention to these shows and the street style in Copenhagen for about 3 years now. Copenhagen is 100% on my list of places I want to visit before I die. I think they have their own sense of style that I find so unique! It’s fun! It’s different! I find it very inspirational so I thought I would share with you some of my favourite looks. I’m definitely planning on using many of these looks as inspiration for my own outfits in the future. If you wanna see a post where I recreate some looks, let me know in the comment section below! Now have a look at what I’ve saved! (*Warning* there’s a lot lol)

Aren’t they just magical?! I love how they push the envelope a bit. Everything is so cool and there are a lot of pieces that I would like to add to my own wardrobe. Like maybe I need an all mint look? I’ve actually been obsessed with this colour and want to add a mint piece to my wardrobe but I don’t know what! A sweater? A dress? A jacket? I also love that clogs are having a little moment, as well as the strawberry print! I’m on a major hunt for a white lace collar with or without the blouse attached. Are they called dickies? Please let me know if you know where I can find one!

NYFW is starting today and I think I might do the same and pick out some of my favourite street style looks from New York. I can also share my favourite shows based on what I’ve seen online? What do you think? If time allows it, I would absolutely love to come up with some looks that I would wear if I were ever blessed with the opportunity to attend. How does that sound? Let me know if this interests you!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

Come Thrift With Us!

Hey everyone! I posted a new YouTube video today and wanted to share it with you! I went thrifting with my friends, Ayla and Victoria, and we recorded the whole thing. I hope you guys enjoy it :))) If you would like me to share my videos on my blog more often, please let me know!

Hope you’re having a great week so far!

– Tiny ❤

Outfits Of The Week

HAPPY SUNDAY! This is the Sunday before I go on my vacation! There’s about 3 days until I take off for the Dominican Republic and I am so excited if you can’t already tell lol. I won’t have an “Outfits Of The Week” post next week because of this, but I promise that I will return with a full post with looks that I wore while I’m away! Until then, here is what I wore last week!

Outfit #1: Sundays, for me, are not for working. They’re for sleeping in and relaxing!!! Unfortunately, working retail doesn’t quite allow me that. So for work I try to keep it as cozy as possible! I would like to feel like I’m in bed so I wore an oversized henley from Free People and some cargo pants that I got from TOPSHOP a few years ago. I wore some thick yellow comfy socks and my New Balance sneakers, and finally, added that thrifted bag you guys know I’m obsessed with right now. Holy cozy!

Outfit #2: I got a half day! I worked only half a shift which meant that I had time to run some errands and go shopping! It was a busy and productive day so I made sure to dress comfy. I wore one of my three black turtlenecks (lol they’re such a great staple!) and my black distressed Straight jeans from TOPSHOP. On top of everything, I wore this Ruby jacket that I absolutely cannot get enough of! I’m obsessed. It’s from Free People, and so warm and so comfortable that I find myself wearing it almost every day that I am off. It’s so easy, and I feel like I still look like I kind of tried? For the rest of the outfit, I just added my Adidas sneakers that I ordered from SSense, my black velvet headband from Amazon and of course, my thrift find of the year (so far)!

Outfit #3: I always feel refreshed the day after a day off! I haven’t worn my favourite TOPSHOP trousers in a while so I threw them on and added a graphic t-shirt that I picked up at Uncle Vintage (@unclevintagebloor). I never thought to wear my Bonfire cardigan with a pair of trousers so I threw it on just to see, and I loved it! I’ve been wearing this cardigan with mostly jeans so I like that I now know that I have the option to wear it with other bottoms! I can’t wait to wear it with a Summer dress! To complete this look, I (obviously) added cowboy boots, some gold jewelry, and you know it, the thrifted Mat & Nat bag. 

Outfit #4: This look was inspired by the queen herself, Leandra Medine (AKA @themanrepeller or @leandramcohen). I never know with denim shorts and tights. I feel like sometimes it looks like you’re trying too hard to dress like Summer in the Winter, but sometimes it’s freaking cool, like her look here: 

I didn’t have a cool/ruffly white blouse like hers. Nor did I have a lightweight black pullover sweater. I did have this gingham blouse though! It has fancy sleeves that you can’t really see underneath a blazer but for some reason to me, it gives the same idea as Leandra’s. I tucked this blouse into some denim shorts with a ruffle effect that mirrors the edges of Leandra’s blouse. I wore black tights underneath. I wore white pointy-toed booties and finally, added a blazer. I know that Leandra wore black on black but I thought to mix navy patterns! I feel like this was kind of daring but I’m quite happy with how it turned out!

Outfit #5: I don’t know what got into me, but I felt like it’s been a while since I sported a good ol’ Canadian tuxedo. I think this look will always be one of my favourites. It’s timeless! I know it can be a little controversial because it’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea but I love it! I am going to admit that matching shades of denim is quite difficult, so I guess I understand why it’s not done very often. However, I think it’s something that you have to let go of and just do. Who cares if they don’t match perfectly! It gives them something to talk about! It kind of gives the look some character as well? I don’t know where I’m going with this. I just know that a Canadian tuxedo is “bomb“. For this version of the Canadian tuxedo, I wore this cropped denim jacket from TOPSHOP with my favourite pair of Straight jeans (also from TOPSHOP). I wore a plain white t-shirt that is also from TOPSHOP. (I’m sorry! I worked there for a long time!) I wore my black cowboy boots that I picked up in Montréal and my birthday present that I gave myself last year: my Marc Jacobs Snapshot bag.

Okay, I’m all done! That’s what I wore last week! Can I go to the Dominican Republic now? The beach is callllinnngggg me! I am so excited and I need to know if there’s anything you want to see from me while I’m away! Want to know what I pack? Want to know what’s in my carry-on bag? My beach essentials? Let me know in the comment section below!

Until next time (again, there won’t be one of these posts next week jsyk!!),

– Tiny ❤

Outfits Of The Week

I know I usually post these on Sundays, but I worked all weekend and couldn’t find the time or energy to get this blog up before today. I hope you guys understand! We could maybe look at the positive side and say that maybe this can make your Monday a little better? I’m happy because I have the day off today! I have a ton of fun stuff to work on for you guys and I can’t wait to share it!!!

I’m hoping that all of you are having a great start to your work week. Now here are the outfits that I wore last week!

Outfit #1: I didn’t actually wear this outfit at the very beginning of the week but I thought I’d just get this look out of the way lol. Before you say it, NO I AM NOT NAKED. I AM WEARING TANNED/ORANGE FREE PEOPLE LEGGINGS. I posted this look on Instagram and got so many messages saying, “OMG! I honestly thought you were naked!” Never have I had so much talk about my legs, it was weird ha-ha. Anyways, I’m trying to fully clear the air here (I’ve also taken the photo down), this isn’t the colour of my legs. I didn’t go to work without any pants on. I was trying something different by incorporating our activewear into my everyday look. I really liked this colour! I’m probably going to wear them again. Maybe it’ll be after I get back from the Dominican Republic and then ya’ll can really say that I look naked!!! Anyways, I paired with these leggings a white t-shirt and my yellow TOPSHOP crewneck sweater with the word “soulmate” across the front because I liked the colours together. I added my New Balance sneakers that I got for Christmas, some white tube socks, and then threw on my favourite thrifted blazer. The tube socks make it very 80s. I kinda love it. I also kinda love how the blazer makes it all less ‘sporty’ (because we all know I’m allergic to exercise). This kind of inspires me to want to go to the gym though. I also feel like maybe I’ve put on some Winter weight and that might not look cute on vacay. Anyone wanna recommend a cheap gym membership?

Outfit #2: I’ve worn this outfit before but I never documented it! I really wanted to wear it again because I think it’s so different, and kinda cool. I really love these cream pleather shorts from Urban Outfitters. I paired them with black tights because “Winter”. I wore my NB sneakers again, and put on my BFF sweater from Free People. I have a serious attraction to this shade of blue lately. Maybe just the colour blue in general? I love the minty blue colours right now and I think it’s because I’m excited for Spring!!! It’s gotten a little milder outside but we probably haven’t seen the end of the snow. To finish my look, I added my favourite “The Heathers Scrunchie” from Twentyseven (@twentyseventoronto) and my En Route tiered pearl circle earrings (this isn’t what they’re called but I forgot the name of them). Check out their Instagram: @enroutejewelry_!

Outfit #3: So simple but easily the chic-est and my most favourite outfit of last week! I love how put-together I look! It’s a very “girl next door” kind of vibe. It’s also very 60s-70s with the Jamie Flare jeans from TOPSHOP. The polo shirt is from Forever21 forever ago (RIP F21!!!). The belt I’m wearing is this really unique and perfectly fitting piece that my friend Ayla picked up for me during one of her thrift trips! You guys are going to meet her in my upcoming vlog so keep an eye out for that! You can also follow her on Instagram: @saylad! I wore another thrift find that you guys are very familiar with and that’s my favourite pair of cowboy boots from Talize. I also wore a THIRD thrift find and probably a thrift find that I haven’t been this excited about since the cowboy boots TBH. It’s this Mat and Nat bag!! It’s honestly the greatest thing. I love the shape. I love the studs. I love the colour. I love how worn it looks. I haven’t stopped wearing it since I got it! Even if it doesn’t quite go with an outfit, I’ve been wearing it anyway. I just feel so good wearing it! We all need pieces like this in our wardrobe!

Outfit #4: I think I felt very western last week? I’ve probably had weeks wear I’ve worn my cowboy boots more but here they are again! My boyfriend also thinks my new thrifted bag seems very western-y. What do you think? Maybe I’m turning into a real cowgirl lol? For this outfit, I wore my Editor jeans from TOPSHOP. All my jeans are usually from TOPSHOP because they carry my length. I have a small 28inch inseam that I can find specifically in their Petite section. Check it out if you’re a shorty like me! For a top with these jeans, I wore this henley from Free People. I always mix up the name of it. It has the word “girls” in the name. It should be easy to find! I love this colour orange way more than I thought I would. It’s a really nice fitted shirt and I highly recommend it to everyone. It flatters every body type, I’m not even kidding! To complete this look, I added an extra layer with the Bonfire Cardi from Free People. I actually saved my money for this piece. Pieces at Free People are expensive even with my discount. I kept an eye on this last cardigan in a size extra-small for like two full weeks and it managed to stay there! I think it was meant to be :))

Outfit #5: I thought I needed to balance this batch with a more girly and feminine outfit. I think for this outfit I subconsciously channeled my inner Blair Waldorf lol. I wore this puffy velvet headband that I purchased for $5 on Amazon (quite the steal if I do say so myself!) We have similar headbands at Free People that are priced at $34!!! I wore this cropped sweater from Free People that I absolutely love and want to pair with everything. I wore it underneath my Emma Roberts dress! Do you guys remember this dress? I bought it online from TOPSHOP after seeing Emma Roberts pose with their monthly Belletrist (@belletrist on IG) book! For those of you that don’t know, Belletrist is Emma Roberts and her friend Karah Preiss’ book club that I follow! Their pick for the month of January is Creatures by Chrissy Van Meter! You should pick it up! I know that it’s very close to February but I’m picking up a copy that I have on hold at my local library tomorrow, so we can read it together! For the rest of this look, I added black tights and my black patent combat boots from TOPSHOP. I added a lot of gold accents with these beautiful pieces that I received from Mejuri (@mejuri). They asked me to collaborate and I’m working on a cute little Instagram post for them today! Follow @tinyintoronto on Instagram if you’d like to see it!!!

That’s everything from me for now! I have a lot of fun content for YouTube, Instagram, and here on my blog coming up so stay tuned! I wanted to have enough content set up and ready before I go on my vacation! Let me know if there’s anything you want to see while I’m away in the comment section below! I’m thinking maybe an “Outfits Of The Week” YouTube or IGTV video? Let me know your thoughts!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

2020 New Year’s Resolutions

We’re about three weeks into the year 2020. So, how does everyone feel?! Is your year going well so far? I would have to say that I’m quite happy with how things are going for me! I don’t want to jinx anything but I’ve felt super productive and in good spirits since January 1st. I know that nothing lasts forever but I’m enjoying it while it lasts. I’ve just recently booked a vacation to the Dominican Republic for next month! I’m excited to get some sun. Winter here in Toronto has started to get intolerable. I’m excited to have time to relax, sit on a beach, and read. Anyways, all in all, I think things are going well! I have quite the list of goals that I would like to achieve this year. I think fulfilling these new year resolutions will also be a great way to start this new DECADE. I can’t believe that by the end of these next 10 years, I’ll be almost 40! What?! It’s scary! This is going to be huge!!! I might be married by the end of this? I might have KIDS?! Holy moly… let’s move on to my resolutions, shall we?

1. Take better care of my skin/create a beauty routine – I think this is an easy but more expensive resolution. If I wanna take better care of my skin, I feel like I’m going to have to add a few more steps to my skincare routine. This means that I have to buy more skincare products and I think that might start to add up ($$$). Honestly, this is why I’ve kept it simple for so long! I really don’t want to take my skin for granted though. I need to treat it better. I would like a night cream and an eye cream. Maybe a serum? Where’s a good place to start? I might have to do more research on this stuff but if you guys have any tips, I’d love to read them in the comment section below!

2. Drink more water – This is one that is going to be on my list of new year resolutions forever. I think I could always drink more water. I probably managed to drink more water last year because water is cheap lol. But I really have no excuse to not drink more water than I do. I have been without a reusable water bottle for a couple of months now. It’s a long story but I think I’m going to start there. I need to get my hands on a new reusable water bottle. Once I have obtained said water bottle, I’d like to drink four of them a day! Am I ambitious when it comes to my water intake? Maybe? Probably? But I’ll keep ya’ll updated!

3. Travel somewhere on my bucket list – The list is huge so I won’t be sharing that just yet. However, I think if I were to pick two destinations that I would absolutely HAVE to visit before I die, it’d be Japan and France. They’re just places I’m always dreaming about! I can’t explain it. I just have a huge curiosity about life in those countries. I have this feeling that they’re amazing and an absolute dream come true. If I can control my spending habits, I think I’m going to set aside some money specifically for travelling so that I can make my dreams come true some day. I know that if I’m going to go to either of these places this year, it might have to be in September or some time after. Here’s to hoping this actually happens!!!

4. Work on my mental health – I don’t really share this with many people but I have pretty bad anxiety. I worry and overthink a lot. I worry about a lot of things that are beyond my control and I don’t know how to stop it. Sometimes when I’m worrying, I get really emotional and things start to snowball and typically get worse and worse. At times I don’t want to leave my bed. It gets a little out of control and I would really like to have better control of it. Like I don’t want to let it get the best of me, so I’m going to do what I can to tell myself that worrying isn’t going to change anything. It’s not worth it! I shouldn’t let it ruin my days. If you guys have tips on how to handle anxiety, please let me know. Telling yourself that there’s nothing to worry about and believing it are two separate things, and I’m going to do my best to work on that this year. If something’s going to happen, it’s going to happen whether I worry about it or not. So I might as well be happy and relax, right?

5. Get a new bed – As embarrassing as it is to admit, I am still sleeping on the same IKEA bed that I bought while I was in college. It’s been like, 6 years? I’ve been sleeping on a twin bed for over 6 years, guys. I think as a woman turning 27 this year, maybe I should buy myself a queen bed? Or at least a double? If you could see the condition that my current bed is in, you’d be shocked. The head board is no longer attached. Having my boyfriend (that’s really tall!) stay over is the worst because I feel terrible making him share such a small bed with me. I need a big girl bed! NEW BED 2020. I’m going to make it happen ASAP (after my trip to Dominican lol)!

6. Be smarter with my money; save more, spend less, and think ahead – I’m awful with my money. I’ll admit it. I have a terrible spending habit and I’m not great at prioritizing the necessities. I have a lot of stuff I don’t need so I’m going to make sure that I stick to buying less each month. I also want to make sure that I’m contributing to my savings account monthly. I’m realizing that most of the stuff I love is the stuff I spend less on. I also find myself going back to a lot of pieces that I’ve had for years. I don’t need anything else! I know I’m talking the talk and need to walk the walk or whatever, but I really do want to try to save my money for more important things. For example: travelling! Or any other experience that is worth as much as an expensive handbag! I also still have school debt that I need to pay off so I think this resolution would benefit me in a lot of ways.

7. Read 30 books – I feel like this isn’t a surprise to those of you that know me. I’ve been giving myself yearly goals in regards to how many books I’d like to read throughout the year, and last year I read 20. It’s the same amount of books that I read the year before so I really, really would like to read more than 20 this year. I’m specifically aiming for 30 books? I think an extra 10 books would be very satisfying for me lol. As a side note, I’d like to try my best not to give up on books that don’t interest me right away. I’d like to try harder to push through them because I think I can learn a lot from books I can’t relate to. I need to push myself when it comes to broadening my perspective and my interests.

8. More self-love – I’m really hard on myself. Growing up my mom was pretty strict with me. It was hard to get her approval/”be good enough”. I know she just wanted the best for me but it’s made me really critical of myself in almost every way. I’m always aiming for that 10/10 in everything I do. I get really down when I make a mistake. The mistake could be an actual mistake, like forgetting or losing something, or it could be something like the way I reacted to something. I’ll get mad or disappointed with myself for getting upset or being mean. I need to realize that it’s okay to have emotions. It’s okay to not be happy or positive all the time. Sometimes I won’t get it right and that’s okay. It’s an opportunity to learn and to grow, and for the most part, I think I’m proud of who I am. So this year I’m going to love every bit of myself.

9. YouTube Channel/editing skills/more content – I’m actually loving creating videos. It’s so rewarding and fun to put together these memories and have a place to share them! I’m trying to be consistent with either recording a video for YouTube or posting a little one on IGTV. I want to keep practicing because I know that once I’ve created enough videos, I’ll be more comfortable to experiment! I can maybe invest in a better editing software? I’d like to work on more blog posts as well. I’m a little annoyed with my Instagram and how it’s outfit picture after outfit picture in either my bedroom mirror or one at work. I mean, I guess it’s kind of my brand? I just would like to do something different and more creative. It’s not the end of the world but I’d like some better quality photos mixed in there as well, if possible. I think in general, I just want to have more fun with this stuff and create more of a variety of content.

10. Get a driver’s license – Yes, I don’t drive. Yes, I don’t even have my G1 license. I’m surprisingly not as embarrassed as I used to be. In the small town I’m from, it’s the way of life. It’s the only way you’re going to go anywhere! If you don’t have your license, you must be staying at home and rotting away. Mind you, I am partially doing that here in the city anyway lol. But all the methods of transportation here make it so unnecessary to have a license or a car. I’ve been putting off getting a license forever because I just haven’t had the need for it anymore. As I get older and start to look more towards my future, I do think a license would be very beneficial in the long run. It’s just good to have and I might as well just get it over with.

Alright, there you have it! Thank you for reading my 2020 New Year’s Resolutions. I’d love to read what you guys would like to accomplish this year! Again, if you have any tips or tricks for me, I’d love to read those as well! Leave a comment below!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤