Tiny’s First Earmuffs

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

Just covered in Free People.

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

Ngl… it was way too cold for this outfit.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Playin’ It Cool

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stay safe, and until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Dungarees Vol. 4

Hey everyone! Remember a couple of blog posts ago when I told you my boyfriend and I shot two outfits in the same day during that gorgeous weekend a couple of weeks ago? Well, here’s one of them! I honestly can’t believe how fast the weather is changing. It just keeps getting warmer, and warmer. Yesterday was like 30 degrees with a high of 39 degrees! I mean, looking at these photos I feel a little overdressed. Overdressed in the sense that I’m wearing too many layers that if I were to wear that yesterday, I would have cooked. Anyways, let’s get right to the outfit, shall we?

I bought my FOURTH pair of overalls and I’m not mad about it. I am an overalls/dungarees lady. They’re so comfortable and so cool, I don’t care what anyone else has to say! This pair is a cream-coloured pair and I think that despite that they cover my legs, they’re perfect for summer. There’s nothing that makes me happier than a cream or a white on a fresh tan. Oh my goodness, I’m even smiling while typing this. It’s just the best! This beautiful new pair of overalls is my third pair of the “Ziggy Denim Overalls” from Free People. I’ve talked about these overalls time and time again. I can’t say enough good things. They’re like the PERFECT loose fit. If you’re interested in a pair (and you should be lol), here’s a link to them: https://www.freepeople.com/shop/ziggy-denim-overalls/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=002&searchparams=q%3Dziggy%2520denim%2520overalls&type=REGULAR&quantity=1

I styled these overalls or “dungarees” with a plain white cropped t-shirt. It’s also from Free People and I honestly wouldn’t mind a couple more! It’s been such a good staple for me. It’s called “The Perfect Tee” and that’s a fitting name because it sits at the perfect spot *chef’s kiss*. It’s great underneath overalls, pinafores or spaghetti strap dresses. I love it with a great pair of jeans. I’ve even worn it with a pair of printed trousers. I totally recommend this one if you don’t mind cropped tops. Actually, if you look closely you’ll notice that it’s not even that cropped on me. The edge/bottom of the t-shirt is kind of poking out at the edges of my dungarees. I’m going to link this perfect tee here and you can thank me later: https://www.freepeople.com/shop/we-the-free-the-perfect-tee/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=401&searchparams=q%3Dperfect%2520tee&type=REGULAR&quantity=1

Now you all know my favourite part is accessorizing. And I especially love accessorizing overalls (I’m sorry that I keep switching from overalls to dungarees, I can’t decide what I like more lol). I made a cheeky little Zara order not long ago and I’m wearing two of the pieces here. First is this straw hat that I had in my cart for (I kid you not) months. I just couldn’t justify ordering it by itself, I don’t know why. It didn’t seem worth the trouble, I guess? I told myself that I’ll order it if I find something else that I like – and low and behold, I found more than one thing that I LOVED ha-ha. ZARA HAD SHOES IN SIZE 5 Y’ALL. I really thought it was more of a rarity but the more I looked, the more options I saw! I almost went absolutely crazy and ordered them all but I behaved and stuck with two pairs this time around. I’m also noticing that size 5s are one of the first sizes to completely sell out, which is kind of stressful but I can’t say that I don’t understand why lol. All I can say is that I am fully aware that I can buy a variety of shoes from Zara now and I’m super happy about it. The pair that I’m wearing with this outfit are these heeled… flip flops? But they’re puffy? My boyfriend said that they look like I’m wearing donuts on my feet and he’s not wrong. I’m obsessed with them though. Cutie donut sandals? Sign me up! I can understand why they might not be something everyone is into, but that just makes me love them more tbh! If you’re curious about the other pair of shoes that I picked up, stay tuned! They’ll be in my next blog post!

The jewelry that I’m wearing is the same as usual. I’ll spare you all the details because I feel like I broken record at this point. If you’re new here, this is the perfect opportunity to check out my other blog posts *wink face*! I will take this as an opportunity to plug our new business! My sister and I started a beaded jewelry business together called “Never Skip a Bead”. As of today, we will be officially launching and accepting orders in 6 days! It’s unreal. I can’t believe it. If you don’t like the pieces that I’m wearing here or on our Instagram, we have TONS of ideas up our sleeves! I think we’ll eventually have a style for everyone. If you’re interested in cute jewelry and supporting a small business, go to @neverskipabead on Instagram! We’re also on Facebook!

T-SHIRT + OVERALLS/DUNGAREES – Free People
HAT + SHOES – Zara
BAG – See by Chloe at Nordstrom
Jewelry – Never Skip a Bead

Okie dokie! That’s it, that’s all! Congrats on making it until Wednesday! It was a long weekend here in Canada because of Victoria Day, so we have a 4-day work week. The weekend will be here again sooner than you know it! If you don’t hear from me until next week (because I typically try to post on the weekend), it’s because I’ll be doing a lot of focusing on Never Skip a Bead and preparing for our big launch. Perhaps in my next post I’ll introduce you to the brand? We shall see!

Thank you for reading! I appreciate the time you take to read my poor writing. Enjoy the rest of your week, and stay safe!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Once and Flor-al

HOLY NICE WEATHER! This past weekend here in Toronto, we received the most beautiful weather that I have been impatiently waiting for. It was so sunny and warm, and I’m 110% ready for summer now. The weather has been great ever since! *knocks on wood* I really think we got rid of those rainy/gloomy weeks once and for all.

Now I’m sure you know I didn’t let all of this nice weather go to waste. I obviously had to get some outfit photos. I can’t wait to show you the outfits that I captured this weekend. My boyfriend was such a good sport and agreed to shoot TWO outfits in ONE day. They turned out great! I mean, we got some fresh air, exercise, and some great shots so I think him and I both won. My boyfriend also picked up an antique lamp that was sitting on the side of the road for free. If we didn’t go out to take photos, he wouldn’t have found that either! The photos in today’s post are not from this weekend but I do hope you’ll come back to see when I do post those looks (it’ll probably be in the next week or so).

Today’s outfit photos were shot a couple weeks ago at my sister’s. We surprised my mom for her 55th birthday! She didn’t see it coming at all. My cute little Filipino mom cried. It was great lol. I wore this outfit and I think I want to wear denim shorts with dresses more often. It’s so unexpected but it’s actually kind of genius (especially since it was a little too breezy/chilly to have completely bare legs at the time). Both the dress and the shorts are from work A.K.A. Free People. The white t-shirt underneath is also from Free People. I guess I have a lot of layering going on but it was chilly! And I was trying to manifest the beautiful weather that we now have (you’re welcome lol)! What I love most about this look is how this dress has buttons all up the front. With the white tee and the shorts, the dress seems more of like a kimono/duster or a simple layering piece than a dress… but it also still looks like a dress? I’m honestly just really feeling this look and I’m struggling to explain why. It just goes, ok?!

I had a ton of fun accessorizing this look and you’ll soon find out why. I think my favourite part is the jewelry! I’m wearing this adorable necklace that I picked up from a Toronto seller on Instagram. Her username is @sundayoddities and her pieces are bloody ADORABLE. I love this pink and yellow combination. It’s also so beautifully made. I paired it with this necklace that’s easily becoming my constant go-to necklace, the Gemini pendant necklace from VibeSzn. The rings I’m wearing are many that you’ve seen before. I have the blue @neonafternoon ring and my initial ring from @bonbonwhims. And last but not least, the dainty beaded flower rings are ones that I made myself! This is part of mine and my sister’s brand, Never Skip a Bead (@neverskipabead on IG). We have officially announced as of yesterday that we will be taking orders and sharing all of our pieces on Tuesday, June 1st. We’re super excited to share them with everyone. I hope y’all like them. We worked really hard to get all this together and ready for the beginning June and I honestly can’t believe it’s happening! I never thought I’d start my own business. It seemed super daunting. But with these beaded pieces that I absolutely love to make and find so joyful, I think this is perfect! I don’t know how long our business will last. I’m not sure how long beaded jewelry will remain popular but it’s all a journey! We’ll figure it out.

The final few pieces to this outfit are probably familiar. I’m wearing my pink Crocs from the Junior’s section lol. I can’t even begin to describe how much I love these shoes. They’re so fun! Bubble gum pink is going to be huge this season and that makes me love them even more. And not only are they cute, but they’re insanely comfy. I go to work in my Crocs and it’s changed my life. My feet don’t get sore! Crocs are making a comeback and honestly, take advantage of this! These are the comfiest shoes, ever. Last but not least, and if you’ve read my blog posts before you know her name, I wore “Pearl”. My cute little Saki Nunoo bag that reminds me of a little clam. My boyfriend and I named her Pearl and I think it’s the cutest name we’ve ever come up with for one of my bags ha-ha. OH! I forgot to mention the sunglasses. They’re (again) from Free People. If you search for cat-eye sunglasses on their website, I’m sure you’ll find them or at least something similar!

WHITE T-SHIRT – Free People
FLORAL DRESS – Free People
DENIM SHORTS – Free People
SHOES – Crocs
BAG – Nunoo
JEWELRY – Sunday Oddities, Neon Afternoon, BonBonWhims, VibeSzn and Never Skip a Bead
SUNGLASSES – Free People

If you didn’t read my last post, it’ll be news to you that I’m partially vaccinated! I got my first shot this past Friday and get my second in September. It’s really kind of shocking that there’s such a large gap between doses, but it is what it is. I’m glad I’m a little more protected now. For those that might be curious, I got Pfizer. And the only side effect that I experienced was a sore arm. I can definitely admit that I worked myself up for nothing. I was really scared that I was going to get a fever or something that would have left me bedridden all weekend long. But that wasn’t the case! I got to enjoy the beautiful weather and I won’t lie, I feel a little safer now. Maybe it’s all in my head but it is a relief. However, even though I’m vaccinated, I’m still going to continue to do everything that I was doing pre-vaccination. You just can’t be too sure and there’s a second dose for a reason.

Anyways, I hope most of you have had the opportunity to get vaccinated. Or will hopefully get an appointment soon. Maybe it’s all the sun I’ve had these past few days, but I feel something in the air. I really feel like things are moving in the right direction! Things might feel more normal again soon? Here’s to hoping!

Stay safe and until next time,

– Tiny ❤

GRANNY SQUARES

I can’t get enough!! I’m seeing granny squares everywhere and I’m loving it. I have multiple photos of pieces made out of granny squares saved in my phone and I just have to share them with y’all. I apologize in advance if this is not the content you signed up for. But I’m obsessed and I need to put these out there. Some of them look a little hard, but I think it’ll be so fun to recreate them and wear them this summer!

The top in today’s photos is a piece I made myself! I actually saw this photo on my Instagram and my jaw dropped. I needed to try to make something like it. Making the different squares was fun. It kind of reminded me of when I made the Harry Styles cardigan. I liked trying to pick a different colour combination each time. I had some of my friends pick they’re favourite 3 colours and I made squares dedicated to them. There are so many different types of granny squares as well. The one I chose was a sunburst-like pattern. I forget the actually name of it but I’m pretty sure it was sunburst-something. The toughest part was probably trying to figure out how I was going to attach all the squares together. I didn’t want it to look messy or crooked. I had no idea what I was doing but THANK GOODNESS for YouTube. I watched a video over and over again, and my top turned out just how I wanted it to! Now here’s the inspo:

And here’s what I made:

I think it doesn’t look that bad! What do you think? They’re not identical but you get that one inspired the other (I think). My next project might be a bag made out of granny squares. I’ve also thought about making a miniskirt. The problem is that I haven’t found the perfect granny square (aside from this sunburst pattern) that I like yet. There’s a “classic” granny square, but I haven’t been able to find the pattern I want. Does that make sense? I tried one and I didn’t like following it. I feel like there’s a better way (I feel like you won’t get this unless you crochet lol). I might just have to check Etsy and buy one.

Now it’s time to share my outfit! I’m going to have so much fun styling this top. For this particular look, I wore a white long sleeve shirt from Topshop that I think I’ve shared on my blog before. It’s my favourite white long sleeve. It’s just the perfect layering piece for every situation (at least for me). It’s still kind of chilly here in Toronto (but it’s supposed to get much warmer this weekend – yay!!!), so I needed something underneath. The crochet top on it’s own has way too many holes where cold air can get in, and I’m not yet into that ha-ha. Once it starts to feel more like summer, I’ll be able to wear it on it’s own. On the bottom, I wore my go-to beige/cream trousers. I love these pants. They’re so flattering and so comfy. They’re from Topshop as well, and obviously from their Petite section. You guys know how much I love the bottoms from their Petite section. They fit PERFECTLY. R.I.P. TOPSHOP. I’m going to miss buying their stuff so much.

The shoes I wore are these pillow slides that you’ve probably seen all over the internet. I got mine off Amazon. I think I saw them on Instagram stories. I think they’re also all over TikTok. I wouldn’t know for sure because I haven’t joined TikTok. Is it worth the hype? Am I too old for it? I’ve tried making a Reel on Instagram and they’re a lot of work. I don’t know how people are finding the time to do these things. It took me like, ALL DAY to make one. Gosh, maybe I am old. Shockingly, I’m not wearing a bag in these photos. I am wearing some of my favourite jewelry though! I’m wearing these gorgeous earrings that were gifted to me by Mejuri. They’re part of their Marquise Gemstones edition. I’m wearing my favourite pendant necklace from VibeSzn. It has the Gemini sign/symbol on it. I’m also wearing one of my Never Skip a Bead necklaces! It’s the brand my sister and I launched! This is one of our necklaces that we plan on selling. It’s the rainbow one. We haven’t given it a proper name yet, but I’m super excited to share it with you. The final accessory that I’m wearing is my newest pair of sunglasses. I’ve been eyeing these sunglasses for months. They’re from Vehla Eyewear. I got them in the “Dixie Choc Tort/Cinnamon”. I love them. My only issue is that they’re a little big and slide off my face. Does anyone know a quick fix? I looked it up and it says that some places that sell glasses have a tool that can bend the arms and make them smaller. But my question is whether or not they’ll do it to glasses that weren’t purchased at their store? If you know anything about this, please let me know in the comment section below!

CROCHET TOP – made by yours truly
LONGSLEEVE TOP – Topshop
TROUSERS/PANTS – Topshop
SANDALS – Amazon
EARRINGS – Mejuri
NECKLACES – VibeSzn + Never Skip a Bead
SUNGLASSES – Vehla Eyewear

Alright, that’s it’s from me for today! I’m off to get my vaccine. Wish me luck! I’ve heard that it makes you really tired, so if you don’t hear from me for a couple of days it’s probably because I’m sleeping ha-ha. I also realize that this is the one and only post I’ve shared this week. I swear it’s unintentional. Life has been a bit chaotic in terms of trying to launch this small business in the best way possible. As the eldest sibling of my family, I’ve also had to deal with some family stuff. You know, life things! You ever know what’s going to happen. But I’ll try to get two posts ready for y’all next week!

I hope you’re all safe and well!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

My Summer Shorts

I feel like it’s way too early to be discussing my shorts for the summer since lately the weather has struggled to even feel like spring, but I bought these shorts in hopes to manifest some warmer weather. Hopefully this works! I tried them on at home, styled them, and just had to share them with y’all today. So here are some mirror pics of me in my new favourite shorts (even though I’m sitting and you can’t really see them lol)!

What I love most about these shorts is that they’re longer than your typical denim shorts. I’m sure you know the ones. The shorts that make your butt hang out? The ones that could also be considered underwear? Am I sounding real old right now? These are kind of a mid length pair of denim shorts. Bermuda-style is what I want to say but maybe that’s wrong. I appreciate how distressed they are. I think it gives them a tougher/edgy vibe (more “hip”). Honestly, it’s what I feel most comfortable in these days. I do not have the body for the “short-shorts” anymore, and I’m okay with that!

Despite them being longer and not your typical denim shorts, I really do believe we’ll be seeing a lot of similar shorts this year. Not just denim ones, but in all other fabrics! I’m really into this boxer shorts trend and I have a few in my Free People cart at the moment lol. I actually purchased the shorts I’m wearing from Free People. I got a size 24 (shocking because I can’t fit in any other 24s!) and they’re called the “Sequoia Shorts”. If you’re wondering about the fit, they run a little big (which actually now makes sense as to why I fit the size 24 lol). The colour I picked up is “Surf’s Up” but they have a darker wash and a green pair as well. I’ll link them here if you’re interested: https://www.freepeople.com/shop/sequoia-shorts/?category=SEARCHRESULTS&color=106&searchparams=q%3Dsequoia&type=REGULAR&quantity=1

For the rest of the look, I wore this thrifted polo that was originally for my boyfriend (I think). I’m wearing a lot of my boyfriend’s clothes because I’m just not comfortable in this new body of mine unless I’m in something baggy. Does anyone else feel this way? I do get the confidence to wear tighter clothing and you can see that in some of my other outfit posts, but it comes in waves. Most days I want to wear something big and flow-y.

I got a lot of compliments on my socks on Instagram! These white frilly guys are from TOPSHOP a long time ago and I’m shocked I’ve taken such good care of them! They look as good as new! They’re like my current favourite socks to wear with these loafers. The infamous Zara ones. OH! This reminds me! I placed an order yesterday with Zara because THEY HAVE MORE SHOES THAT ARE IN A SIZE 5!!! I was so thrilled. I never get fancy shoes that come in my size! It’s such a rare occasion when I’m provided multiple options. When it comes to shoes that aren’t sneakers, I feel like I really have to settle. For sneakers, I just order the children’s version (Chucks, Vans, Nike Air Forces, etc.) I even get my Crocs in the Junior’s section! Anyways, I’m super excited to share with y’all my two new big girl pairs (if they even fit). Sometimes a size 5 will really feel like a size 6, but my fingers are crossed!

Jewelry is still the same. I haven’t changed the pieces that I’m loving. I mean, I guess that’s a great sign, right?! If you’ve been interested in any of my Mejuri or BonBonWhims pieces, I think they’re definitely worth it. I NEVER take them off. Well, I take them off to sleep but you know what I mean lol. The blue ring is from Neon Afternoon/ @neonafternoon on Instagram. My friend Holli is selling these brass rings coated in coloured enamel and she’s really taking off! I’m so proud of her! She’s got a ton of fab designs so you should really check her out! The final piece to this outfit is this baby canvas tote bag. I love this baby pink colour. I’m OBSESSED with baby pink right now. I really think it’s going to be a colour of the season. I’m not as obsessed with baby pink as I am with green, but it’s close. This bag was picked up at Aritzia a couple of years ago so I’m not sure if they’ll still have it.

POLO SHIRT – Thrifted
SHORTS – Free People
SOCKS – Topshop
LOAFERS – Zara
BAG – Aritzia
JEWELRY – Mejuri, BonBonWhims, and Neon Afternoon

I’ve got a one more fun thing I want to say before I go: MY SISTER AND I HAVE SHARED OUR SMALL JEWELRY BUSINESS ON INSTAGRAM! We posted yesterday and I was so nervous that I thought I was going to throw up. Even if it’s a simple introductory post, I still get so in my head about it. I guess I’m just worried about failing. I mean, I’ve never really had my own business before. But I won’t know unless I try! Please give us a follow! We’re @neverskipabead! I think our name is so cute. What do you think?! We’re going to have a ton of beaded jewelry options. I really want to experiment with different types of beads. Nothing is for sale yet but we’ve got things officially in motion and I can’t be more excited. I’ve learned so much from this, too. It’s a lot of work but I think it’s been rewarding despite not having any sales ha-ha. It’s a learning experience! I’ll have a full blog post about the brand coming soon!

I hope you’re all safe and well! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Cowgirl In Toronto

Hello everyone! I took a much needed break from social media this weekend, and I feel great! I understand the need for a break for sure, but I never had the courage to take one (even if it’s just for a weekend). I don’t know exactly why. Maybe I’m worried that everyone will realize that I’m gone and unfollow me? But then again, if these people aren’t happy with me taking a break then do I want them to follow me? Anyways, I put me first for a change and it was really nice.

Before I get into today’s outfit, I want to take some time to complain about the weather here in Toronto. WHY DO WE HAVE SO MUCH RAIN?! When is it going to start warming up?! It’s been gloomy and chilly for over a week now and it’s really putting a damper on things. I feel super lazy on rainy days. I feel like I should be getting more accomplished but all I want to do is nap. Have I been the only one suffering this extreme fatigue? Does anyone know when we’ll start seeing sunnier days? I now completely understand what it’s like to live in the UK. If there’s any sign of sun, I’m bolting for the door and going outside lol.

Today’s outfit photos were taken on a cloudy day. It was warmer so I wasn’t worried about wearing a dress, but I most certainly needed a jacket of some sort. The dress I’m wearing is one that I picked up in the Urban Outfitters sale last year. I’ve talked about UO’s sales before. They have certain times of the year where they mark everything down really low, then offer like an addition 40% off- it’s insane! I think I got this dress for $15. It’s old so I don’t think you can pick it up anymore. However, if I do come across another sale like this at Urban Outfitters, I’ll definitely let y’all know!

With this dress, I wore my pleather blazer. Or is it a trench? I got it from TOPSHOP a couple of years ago so I’m not sure what its proper name is. I’ve been seeing them a lot though, and was kind of glad I already had something similar sitting in my wardrobe. Since I’m wearing a dress there really isn’t much to this outfit. I love how easy dresses are that I think I’m going to wear them all summer long! Like maybe I’ll wear a dress 4/7 days a week? Is that too much? I just love how comfortable they are and they make styling so easy. AND it makes me focus more on the accessories (my favourite part)! You can completely change a look with just accessories and I LOVE that.

The accessories that I chose for this outfit are my cowboy boots that I picked up while I was in Montreal. It’s been 3 years since I’ve been there now and I think that’s absolutely wild. So much time has gone by and I don’t really feel like much has changed! As soon as things are back to normal, I need to take some vacation time and go somewhere. I love picking up forever pieces like these cowboy boots at places I’ve visited. It just gives them more meaning/makes them feel more special. The bag I wore is my latest Nunoo bag. It’s one of their Helena bags made out of recycled canvas. It’s green because I’ve been absolutely OBSESSED with green. I’ve been wearing it like crazy and I’m now realizing that green can be a neutral in most cases lol (depending on how you look at it). You guys know me, I love a pop of colour.

For jewelry, I’ve been wearing the same pieces on rotation. The necklaces from VibeSzn have been fun to mix up and layer with other pieces in my collection. I especially love this circle pendant from the bunch. It has my star sign on it: Gemini! I’m wearing my BonBonWhims earrings that I talked about in my last post. I’ve been loving wearing the green pop tab on it’s own. It’s just so cute and unique.

DRESS – Urban Outfitters
JACKET – Topshop
BOOTS – Thrifted
BAG – Nunoo
JEWELRY – VibeSzn, BonBonWhims, and Mejuri

Okay, that’s it from me for now! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I’m so glad to have the free time to write as much as I have lately. It’s going to kind of suck going back to working full-time in two weeks. OH! I’m getting vaccinated in 10 days! I’m nervous but also relieved that I’ll be a bit more protected going forward. It was so scary to be working retail while this whole thing just kept getting worse. Hopefully Ontario is making steps towards the right direction this time! It seems like there’s a significant amount of people that are vaccinated now, so maybe we’re getting closer to getting back to normal!

I hope you’re all doing well and are staying safe!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

Feeling Mint

Happy weekend! Lately, and especially this week, I’ve felt so drained even though I’ve been in lockdown and doing absolutely nothing. I think it has to be the weather. The sun really affects my mood (most of y’all already know this) and I haven’t seen the sun in like, a week? Maybe even two? The sun has come out here and there but we haven’t had a nice day in what feels like FOREVER. “April showers” have been in full effect. Lots of clouds as well. We even got snow the other day. I’m honestly just ready for “May’s flowers” already.

Anyways, what I’m trying to say is that I hope you can forgive me because I don’t have fresh content for you. Nothing “minty fresh”, you know? (See what I did there?) These photos that I’m sharing with you today are from a month ago. But despite them being a month old, I still very much love this outfit. AND I’m still very much loving mint. Or is it pastel green? Either way, I can’t get enough of it and it won’t be the last time you see me wearing it.

I think I wanna begin with this shirt/jacket. I think people call it a “shacket”? Not sure how I feel about the term but I think it is what it is. It’s this corduroy button-up shirt in mint and can be worn as a jacket. It’s from Free People and I have a feeling most of you won’t be surprised by that ha-ha. It was a return at work and y’all usually know how this goes for me. Cute things just keep getting returned, I’m falling in love with them, and then you see them on my blog. It’s just how it goes! But I’m completely in love with this top. I have worn it so much and I keep gravitating towards it to the point where I don’t want to wash it. Is that TMI?

With my new favourite shirt, I wore my trousers from TOPSHOP. All of my trousers/bottoms are from TOPSHOP. I think I’ve made that pretty known but if you’re new here, TOPSHOP’s Petite section has made my life so much easier. They have pants that are the perfect length for me! I’ve been buying them for I want to say… 5 years now? Unfortunately, if you haven’t heard the news already, they’ve declared bankruptcy and have been bought by ASOS. From what I’m seeing online, I think they’re completely clearing out all of TOPSHOP’s product. This means I don’t know where I’m going to get my bottoms anymore!!! Where am I going to get perfect pants for my little legs?! I guess that’s another problem for another day. If you have any suggestions though, I’m all ears.

Underneath the “shacket”, I wore this cream cropped mock neck sweater. I love this as a layering piece. I usually wear it under pinafores or overalls but I really like how I wore it underneath my new shirt. I’m kind of impressed I thought of it lol. The shoes I’m wearing are my trusty white high-top Converse sneakers. I always have a pair of these in my wardrobe. Last year was the year I got a replacement pair and I’m pretty sure I won’t need another new pair for a couple of years. Converse Chuck Taylor’s are probably my favourite type of sneakers, ever.

The accessories are my favourite part and that’s why I always leave them for last. For this outfit, I added a new Etsy purchase. I got this beautiful headscarf in this minty plaid print. I’m in love with it! I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to participate in the comeback of this Y2K trend. But I wore it back then and loved it, and now I still love it. This won’t be the last time you see me wearing a headscarf! The bag I’m wearing is from OMW or @omwbags on Instagram. I’ve talked about this brand before. I’m super tempted to buy another one of Olivia’s bags in a larger size. This brand is based in Vancouver and I highly recommend it. The quality is great and they’re handmade using vintage, dead stock or upcycled fabrics!

I’ve been wearing a lot of fun jewelry lately. I’m so obsessed with all these pieces I’ve added to my collection. If you read my last post, I’ve also started making my own jewelry! The rings I’m wearing are my favourite and I talked about them in my last post. Head on over there to know more. All I’m going to say is that they’re from BonBonWhims and I’m obsessed. The powder blue donut ring is from @neonafternoon on Instagram. Holli’s so lovely and used to be one of my clients when I was a Personal Shopper at Topshop. Her rings are so cute. They’re brass rings covered in enamel! She’s sold out on a bunch at the moment but she’s restocking really soon. The gold necklaces are from VibeSzn. They have a variety of necklaces that are perfect for that layering look. The gold hoops are from Mejuri and they’re my favourite pair of hoops that I own. And finally, these sunglasses were $2 at Talize! They’re the best pair of thrifted sunglasses, ever.

HEADSCARF – Etsy

CROPPED SWEATER – Free People

“SHACKET” – Free People

TROUSERS – Topshop

SNEAKERS – Converse

BAG – OMW Bags

SUNGLASSES – Thrifted

JEWELRY – Mejuri, VibeSzn, BonBonWhims and Neon Afternoon

That’s about it from me! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far. It’s supposed to be a bit sunnier these next couple of days and I’m sure you can imagine how excited I am. I CAN’T WAIT.

Stay safe!

– Tiny ❤

A Li’l Matchy-Matchy

I’m super excited to share today’s outfit with y’all! Based on the feedback that I got on Instagram, I think a lot of my friends were big fans of this outfit as well. This was my Easter outfit. I think the pastel colours made it more than appropriate. I honestly was tempted to get some bunny ears. I think it would have been absolutely perfect.

The story of this matching argyle set starts with me going through a bin of returns at work one day, and then squealing quite loudly and unnecessarily. I was not expecting to see something so freaking cute! I ran straight to the fitting room and tried it on. It was love at first sight, lemme tell ya. And omg, THE FIT. It fit just how I’d hoped it would!!! Then and there, I knew it had to be mine.

(Ok but honestly, am I the only one that talks about clothes this way lol?)

What I love most about a matching set is that you’re really buying at least 3 outfits. Them together as a set. Jeans with the top portion. Or a t-shirt with the bottom half. You can’t go wrong and I think you really get your money’s worth. I would totally recommend adding a matching set to your wardrobe. I personally wouldn’t mind another! This particular set, like I said, was from work or A.K.A. Free People. Unfortunately, I was not able to find it on the website because it went to sale and it looks like it has sold out. These kinds of sets are everywhere now though. I’m sure there’s something similar out there. I actually wouldn’t mind one that’s more summer appropriate.

For the rest of the outfit, I wore the sweater/top part of the set as a cardigan, and added an old t-shirt from TOPSHOP underneath. This t-shirt has been in my wardrobe for a while now (at least two years). I loved how the colour matched the purple in the argyle print really well (matcha-matchy?). I also added these knee-high nylons/stockings from Amazon. They’re by Calvin Klein. I thought they looked really cool with my loafers. You know the ones. Those Zara ones that I just can’t get enough of. Also, part of me thinks I’m not supposed to be showing these stockings like knee-high socks. I think they’re just supposed to peak out underneath the hem of a dress or something. My grandmother used to wear them, I’m pretty sure? But they’re worn this way too, right? It’s a thing? I don’t know, but it looks fine to me!

The accessories I chose were pretty simple (as simple as I can get lol). I chose my black Lin bag from Nunoo. I wore Mejuri hoop earrings. I added thrifted sunglasses. Layered my pearl necklace from Amazon with a couple of gold necklaces that I ordered from VibeSzn. The gold and silver rings are also from Mejuri. And last but not least, I had to wear my rings from BonBonWhims. I LOVE THEM. Guys, literally OBSESSED. Clare, the talented woman behind the brand, is getting so much recognition for her beautiful work. I don’t even know her that well, just through engagement on Instagram, but I’m so proud! Some pretty well-known individuals have been seen wearing her stuff and it’s crazy because her pieces are so affordable! Like her stuff is just that cute. You have to have everything. I’ll leave you the website here: http://www.bonbonwhims.com

MATCHING SET – Free People

T-SHIRT – Topshop

KNEE-HIGH STOCKINGS – Calvin Klein on Amazon

LOAFERS – Zara

BAG – Nunoo

SUNGLASSES – Thrifted

JEWELRY – Mejuri, VibeSzn, Amazon, and BonBonWhims

I don’t want to say too much too soon, but my sister and I have been discussing maybe making our own beaded jewelry and selling the pieces on Etsy? Is that something you guys would purchase? The idea/concept is in the very early stages. I’m not sure what we’re doing yet. But with her on maternity leave and me being in lockdown/not working as much, why not? We have the time and have a ton of fun making them together, what is there to lose? If there are any beaded jewelry pieces that you’ve been loving recently, please share some inspo! We’re currently working on some pieces made out of seed beads so stay tuned for more!

I hope you’re all safe and well xx

– Tiny ❤

Bucket Hat #78139

Let’s be honest. Do I need another bucket hat? No. Am I going to buy and make more bucket hats? Probably! Where do y’all stand with hats? Do you like them? Are you as obsessed with them as I am? I made this bucket hat a couple of weeks ago and just had to wear it right away. I actually planned this whole look around it. #dork

I will one day count all the bucket hats that I have but for my own sake, I think it might be better if I just don’t know lol. If you’re interested in crocheted bucket hats, don’t you dare buy one! I mean, if the material is hard to find or not available at your local yarn store, then fine. I actually want this crocheted bucket hat that I saw online, and the yarn looks like straw. I haven’t been able to find it so I might just buy it. But you can seriously make these yourself! Trust me! It’s super easy. I followed a 15min YouTube video. If I can do it, you most definitely can do it.

For this look, I wore some basic pieces so that this hat would really pop/steal the show. The t-shirt that I’m wearing is this really easy and breathable t-shirt from Free People. I actually love it. I don’t have to iron it and that’s a huge bonus for me. I also like that it’s not white-white, and more off-white/beige. The leather jacket that I’m wearing is one from Danier Leather that was gifted to me by a friend. She also gave me this green one and I’m so in love with them. I’m so happy that it’s starting to get warmer so I can wear them more often. The jeans that I’m wearing are from TOPSHOP ages ago. I think they’re the “Straight” fit. They’re uniquely distressed. They kind of look like someone chewed the bottoms of them, and I love that. I was honestly surprised that these still fit! I think there’s a bit more elastic in these jeans than my others so I think that’s why they were so forgiving. Anyways, that makes THREE pairs of jeans that I can wear now lol.

The shoes that I’m wearing are those loafers that I got lucky with from Zara. I’ve been wearing them like crazy. I think I need some more white socks to wear with them. I have only two pairs of white frilly socks and based on the amount of times I’ve wanted to wear these loafers and have not had clean white frilly socks to wear with them, I think I need to buy more. I’m actually not wearing socks in these photos here at all (ew!). The bag I’m wearing is like the only black bag I own. It’s another Nunoo, I know you’re not surprised. It’s their “Lin” bag and I think it’s perfect for running errands or even for going out (whenever that’ll be)!

HAT – made by yours truly

JACKET – Danier (gifted)

T-SHIRT – Free People

JEANS – TOPSHOP

SHOES – Zara

RINGS – BonBonWhims

BAG – Nunoo

Side note: If my boyfriend is reading this, I don’t thank you enough for taking photos of me. Your patience and kindness means the world to me, and I appreciate you more than anything and everything.

It’s more work than what it looks like to take photos. If you’re a content creator, don’t forget to tell your photographer or partner you appreciate them!

Hope you’re all safe and well,

– Tiny ❤