Welcoming the NEW YEAR

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Hey guys! Today I have a different kind of post to share. As I’m sure you’re all aware, it’s not 2014 anymore! I know it’s been a week but HELLO 2015!! Around this time of year people are often creating their new year’s resolutions. What is it that they say? New year, new me? Who cares. Why does a new year make a new you? YOU make a new you. If you think about it, it’s really just another day. I clearly don’t support the idea of depending on the new year to change yourself, but I do support the idea of bettering yourself! This could be done any time of year! For instance, I have decided to learn how to cook (properly), to spend money a little more wisely, and to drink more water! I think these little things could be great changes for me and I’m going to work hard to stick to them! I get my cooking skills from my mother, and by skills, I mean the lack there of. My Bucket List has always consisted of me getting proper cooking lessons but I think for now I’m going to try the self-teaching method hah (wish me luck!). As a fashion blogger, I find it really hard not to purchase all the latest trendy pieces. Working at Topshop doesn’t really help me either. I’m going to try my best to be smart and only purchase items that I know I’ll get my money’s worth. Items that I can basically see myself getting a lot of use out of. If I end up saving money like I hope to, I am dying to plan a trip. Anywhere. Seriously, just get me on a plane!! (I’ve never been on one.. shhh!!) Finally: water. I definitely don’t drink as much water as I should, and to change that I bought a reusable water bottle that I plan on carrying with me everywhere! At restaurants I am only asking for water. No pop. Water is soo good for you! Not only is it healthy but it’s great for your skin! I highly recommend you all to try and do the same!!

So yeah, that’s my plan. How are you planning on bettering yourself this year? Let me know in the comments below!

– A

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Hello friends! Just wanted to quickly wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope you are all having a great holiday with your loved ones! I am so thankful for all of you that read my blog, thank you so so much!

Take care, and have an amazing day!

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xox

– A

#GirlBoss Material?

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What is a #GirlBoss? What does it take to become a #GirlBoss? Just recently I have finished reading Sophia Amouruso’s book “#GirlBoss” (I was up until 3am), and I absolutely loved it. LIKE LOOOVVVVVED IT (no exaggeration). Her writing style and words of wisdom are beyond inspiring, making this book a must-read for all aspiring fashion students/people. Heck! Even if you aren’t crazy about fashion but are interested on how to be successful in the business world, you HAVE to read this book! Sophia’s story behind her amazing success is far from glamorous, and it was definitely far from easy (she was a 17 year-old dumpster eater for Pete’s sake!)! However, after reading, I’ve learned a number of great ways to help me fulfill my dreams. Sophia made it clear to me that hard work and compromise is rewarded. Her story and the things she had to say were so relatable that I feel empowered after reading it. She gives me hope and the motivation to try to “be the best”. I really don’t want to give too much away because I’m really hoping you guys will read this book too. Sophia and other inspirational #Girlbosses (like Leandra Medine from Man Repeller) give advice on a few things like how to manage your money, stay positive, and achieve success. After reading this book all I want to do is work hard and keep busy!

You all have to read it, I highly recommend it 🙂

– A

Feelin’ Thrifty

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Hey! I’m back with a new post!! Today I’ll be sharing with you my first second-hand purchases. I went thrift shopping!!!! Is it weird that I found it so exciting? I went to a few thrift stores downtown Toronto, on Queen St. W, and found a few things I’m quite proud of haha. There’s only three items, but I wanted to show you them before any future outfit posts! I don’t know why, I just think these babies deserved it. For my first time thrift shopping, I’d say I did okay.. or am I a total noob? Don’t tell me, cause I’d be crushed! Anyways, here are my finds!

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My first find was this scarf. Lately I’ve been seeing this trend where people are wearing these tapestry-looking scarves and I became interested. I mean, its definitely not a trend I’d fully invest in. So I found this scarf for $3 at a Salvation Army Thrift Store! Am I good, or am I good?!

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My second find was this old band t-shirt. It’s a Nirvana t-shirt. Yes, I don’t really listen to them but I like the look. I know, it’s shameful. It’s in a size XL, so I’m probably going to wear as a dress! It was $10!

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My last find was this vintage skirt AND I LOVE IT!! I paid $20, which isn’t very cheap, but it’s like the perfect fit for me. I have always wanted a midi/maxi skirt but because I’m so vertically challenged, everything usually drags on the floor. So when I found this little treasure that fit my waist, didn’t drag on the ground, AND was vintage, I couldn’t say no!! I can’t wait to style this piece and show it to you all!

So there you have it, my very first thrift finds. I enjoyed the experience so much that I can promise you I will be sharing more finds in the future. Hope you guys are having a happy December so far!

– A

Meet Avery

In every outfit I’ve posted so far, I’ve pictured myself with the sickest, most fab, small, black crossbody bag. Perfect for everyday and just all-around gorgeous. I told myself I wasn’t going to settle for something simple and cheap. “I will literally use this every day and wear the crap out of it.” – What I told myself.

So that settled it (doesn’t take much haha). I was going to purchase a designer bag. I was going to fork out that hard earned Topshop cash and buy a sexy Rebecca Minkoff, and I did just that. Let me introduce you to Avery!! I’ve mentioned her before but she is my new found lover and ultimate companion.

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If you haven’t been paying any attention to a word I have said. I am clearly a bag lover. Purses or bags, whatever you want to call them… I’m obsessed. Buy me a gorgeous purse and I’m yours hunny! I’m that crazy bag lady!

Which leads me to asking, what are you crazy about? Bags, shoes, food, kittens… let me know in the comments below! ;D

– A