Fries Before Guys

So I was looking at all my recent posts and I noticed that all of them are “What I Wore Last Week”. I am so sorry. That’s a little boring. That’s also pretty repetitive! I wish I had an excuse but I haven’t been in the mindset to focus on creating new content. Long story short, work hasn’t been the easiest and it’s been stressful and tiresome. When I get home I want a glass of wine and I want to go to sleep. Luckily for you, I am currently awake and alert this Sunday morning and I’m in the mood to write! I have the day off and I just want to do all the things that make me happy. So here’s a new outfit post!

These photos were taken in a burger joint close to where I live. I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t eat the burger but I did eat the fries. I have no review of the food for you but I fries were pretty good, I think! These photos were obviously taken with Jemilla (@jemillajems). This is the first time we’ve taken photos in a restaurant and it went better than expected! The lighting wasn’t the greatest and it was hard trying to stay out of the way so we may not do that again. I did like that I could change outfits in their washroom though. Ya’ll don’t wanna know where I’ve changed for some of these photo shoots lol.

For this outfit, everything is from TOPSHOP (shocked?). Well my shoes are from Vans and my earrings are from the “Taste of Asia Street Food Festival” that I went to a while ago. Why were there earrings sold at a food festival? I couldn’t tell ya! I appreciated it though. You guys know me and my earrings ;)) I wore this long denim skirt with slits along the sides and a mesh floral top that I feel you guys have seen before. Here are the photos from the shoot!

There is one more outfit post from this session that I cannot wait to share. Keep your eyes peeled! It’s my favourite one of the bunch! Are there any requests for our next photo shoot? What kind of outfits are you wanting to see? Let me know in the comment section below!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

August Favourites 2019

I’m pretty sad that I’m writing this post. Summer is coming to an end. It’s starting to get cooler outside and it’s time to go back to school. I’m not a student anymore but I can’t help but still feel sad. Am I the only one? Nothing really changes for me but I still feel like all the fun is ending! However, this post is not about getting mopey about the inevitable. I still have a few weeks left before Summer is officially over! And I mean, there’s still NYFW coming up and that’s something I’m really looking forward to. It’s on my bucket list to attend New York Fashion Week one day, or even just to be in close proximity of it all. Anyways, here’s everything I loved during the month of August! And happy September!

1. Making my own jewelry– I know I touched on this last month but I get compliments on them! Some people have even asked me to make them some so I thought I’d mention them again! Do you think this is just a Summer thing or can I wear them throughout the Fall and Winter as well? I’m still making a lot. I’m on the verge of buying a bunch more beads off Amazon in bulk, but I’m worried that I won’t touch them because I feel like they’re more of a Spring/Summer trend. How do I make them/what’s my inspiration? I honestly look at photos of jewelry on Instagram that I like and try to recreate them with a bit of my own personality. It’s been really fun! It’s kind of therapeutic in a way? I just like how it takes me out of my head. I feel like I’m a big over thinker. I get lost in my brain and sometimes you just need an escape, you know? It’s weird to say that mine is jewelry making but it is! You should try it!

2. Sally Hansen’s “Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear” nail polishes – A long freaking name. The bottles aren’t the cutest, let’s be honest. I was always a little apprehensive about this brand because it’s super cheap and the colour range isn’t all that great. Also, and don’t hate me, but the bottles just aren’t cute!!! Anyways, I must have not wanted to spend $15 on a new nail polish at the time but I really needed a new colour in my life. Do you ever get in nail polish ruts when all the colours you own just aren’t doing it for you? That’s where I was. The Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear line (Lord what a mouthful) was on sale for like $3 so I was like, “What the heck! Why not? If I don’t like it and it ends up sucking, then I only lost $3!” It turns out that these nail polishes are super underrated. Orange and yellow are the only primary colours that I can’t seem to find from Essie (my favourite brand). I wanted a true orange and a true yellow. Sally Hansen. She heard me. These colours were on full rotation for 4 weeks. If one wasn’t on my nails, it’d be on my toes and vice versa. The most recent addition is this fiery pink colour (the one in the middle) that I think looks great with my skin tone. Honestly, if you’re looking for something inexpensive and have a good topcoat, give these polishes a try!

3. Final Girls by Riley Sager – These next two favourites are books. I’ve talked about them already in individual blog posts so I won’t say too much about either of them. If you love books as much as I do, read my book reviews! I started reviewing books this month because I’ve finally got into a reading groove! I normally spend more time than I need to on a book but I think I finished each of these books in less than two weeks. I’m trying not to jinx my streak but I loved this book and the next book. I really hope to continue to find great reads to share! Final Girls by Riley Sager is a bit of a thriller. It’s full of suspense and crime. I said in my review that I can see this book being a movie in the near future. What do I know though. You should just know that you don’t ever want to be a Final Girl.

4. I Found You by Lisa Jewell – This is the last book I finished. I’ve recently moved onto “The Devil Wears Prada”. This is my FAVOURITE movie OF ALL TIME btw. How did I not know that there was a book?! I have to have forgotten. Anyways, I digress. I Found You was a great novel. It was also a thriller. There was also crime committed in this book. Maybe multiple crimes? It’s really similar to Final Girls! I’m starting to see a pattern here. I think I might be addicted to crime right now? Anyways, Lisa Jewell is a great storyteller. I really liked the way she wrote this book. I loved the suspense. If you want to know more, read my book review and let me know what you think!

5. BAGS – Okay, we know this is a forever favourite. My obsession with handbags is not a secret to anyone anymore. But this past month I’ve added more to my collection than I normally have. I first got my hands on this tote bag from Emily Oberg’s brand called “Sporty and Rich”. I love this big tote bag and I think I’m really getting my money’s worth already. I use it every day for work and it literally fits anything imaginable. I plan to use it as a carry-on or an overnight bag. I’ve used it to carry a blanket, books and snacks to the park. It’s just a great bag to have! It’s also in this green colour that I think is perfect. I like having coloured accessories because it brings more to an outfit. Yes, black does go with everything, but I don’t like it. It’s boring. I’m sorry if most of you disagree! This next bag is also far from boring. I think it looks like a bento box or a small lunch box. It’s so cute and I think it’s really different. At least I don’t have anything like it! It’s this turquoise/teal purse from work that I got when we launched our Summer Blowout sale! I had my eye on it since the moment we first received it in shipment. I couldn’t justify paying $50 for it because I was unsure about how much use I’d get out of it. It is pretty different after all. I got it for $20. The third bag that I loved during the month of August is this one that I thrifted and I think talked about briefly in a “What I Wore Last Week” post. I got it for $10 at a Value Village, and I think it was a huge steal. The quality of it is so good. It looks brand new and it looks like it could last a really long time. I love the 90s/Rachel Green vibes that it gives me, and I think this is going to go well with everything I plan on wearing during the Fall/Winter.

6. MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL – I uploaded 3 videos this month!!! That’s some kind of record for me. I had a video once a week for 3 weeks. If that’s not consistency, I don’t know what is ha-ha. I’m just super proud of how dedicated I was to making content last month and I want to continue to do it. I’ve hit a little road block though. All the videos that I have posted are vlogs (Cuba and my best friend’s birthday!) and I want different content. I don’t really have any exciting adventures to vlog right now so I need to mix it up! Do any of you have any video suggestions? I’m taking recommendations! Also, if you haven’t checked out my YouTube channel yet, please do! My editing skills are not the greatest but I’m learning and I’m excited to continue learning and create better content as I go along. Here’s a link to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEKFutaYGS85uLg2lGLME7w

That’s it for my “August Favourites”! Comment below and tell me what you’re going to miss most about the Summer! Or tell me what you’re most excited for in the Fall!!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

What I Wore Last Week

Another week of outfits that I looove! I don’t think I’m going to love any outfits as much as the ones I’ve worn this Summer, especially once Fall comes around. I am without a doubt going to have to figure out how to be creative with Fall pieces but I’m up for the challenge! I don’t know what it is that’s so different (either than the obvious change in weather). I just feel like I don’t have any restrictions during the Summer? Maybe it’s the fact that I know my whole outfit will be seen all day and not covered up by a huge and ugly winter coat? *shivers* I don’t want it!! Let me share these outfits before I start crying.

Outfit #1: A co-worker of mine inspired this outfit. I don’t why I never considered wearing flared jeans during this time of year. I guess I just always associated them with Fall/Winter, but she looked so so cute! I definitely want to throw in another look with flared jeans before it gets colder because she wore this really cute crop top with them and it looked so fab. I played it safe here. I don’t think I thought enough about this outfit. It had more potential, that’s for sure. I paired my Jamie Flares with my white linen button-down(up?) from Uniqlo and my dirty white high-top Converse sneakers. To complete the look, I added this really cute bag that I think looks like a lunchbox.

Outfit #2: I’ve been doing a lot of reading about upcoming trends for Fall/Winter 2019 for a blog post I’m working on and asymmetrical necklines are huuuge! I feel ridiculous talking like this but I really think you’re going to notice a lot of them. In other words, everyone’s going to get sick and they’re gonna get sick fast because necks and shoulders are gonna be OUTTT. I am so happy I bought this top a few months ago and I also feel a little ahead of the game now. I paired it with my yellow wide leg denim pants. I wore FLIP FLOPS. Yes, I wore flip flops to work – don’t judge! It’s a look! I also added my MJ bag and my pearl hoop earrings from Durumi.

Outfit #3: My favourite outfit of the week. I woke up early on this day (this never happens) and actually had the opportunity to lay clothes out on my bed and play around! Boy, how I missed doing that! I got so many compliments on this outfit and I think it’s because I had the time to play and be more creative with it. Most of the time I plan it out in my head and hope for the best. The only thing I really leave for the morning is accessorizing. For this outfit I picked out this skirt that I got from TOPSHOP’s Summer Blowout sale. It’s actually part of a matching set! Together they cost me less than $40. I love how girly this skirt is so I decided to pair it with something more masculine: a sweatshirt. This sweatshirt was picked up at a thrift store by my boyfriend. He deserves full credit for this. He told me to crop it lol, and I actually love it. I added the same dirty Converse sneakers and the lunchbox. I was really proud of my finished look. I even put my hair up!! I’m a little self conscious of my forehead so I don’t really pull my hair back in public but I thought it looked decent with my hair curled!

Outfit #4: Speaking of being proud! I tie dyed this shirt myself and I think it’s SO COOL. I LOVE how it turned out!!! Again, people were asking me where I got my shirt and I kinda felt bad telling them I made it. Obviously I was super proud to have made a shirt people want but can’t have, but I felt bad that I couldn’t tell them a place where they could pick up their own! Should I start a business lol? I tucked this shirt inside my favourite pair of black distressed Straight jeans and wore my western “Birkenstock’s” from TOPSHOP last year. For a bag, I chose Nunoo because doesn’t she just match my shirt perfectly?

Outfit #5: “Throw in a hint of saloon and I’m on board!” Isn’t that something Stanley Tucci’s character says in The Devil Wear Prada? Does this give saloon vibes or is it just me? I’m pretty sure he was referring to a skirt in the movie but this was just an immediate thought I had when I saw this dress. I love the frilly ruffles and the fullness of it! We first got it at work in our regular line and it just didn’t sit right because of the longer length. I was REALLY contemplating on just buying it and making it work because I loved it so much, but then we got it in PETITE! It was then a no-brainer. I bought it. I’m struggling not to wear it every day. I think it’s going to transition well into Fall with a pair of tights. Here I just added some grey heels, a beaded necklace, and Nunoo and was on my way!

That’s it for this week’s “What I Wore Last Week”! I try to get them up every Saturday so come back next week for a new one ;))

Until then!

– Tiny ❤

Book Review: I Found You by Lisa Jewell

Another book finished already?!! I think I’ve got a great momentum going in terms of reading. I’ve been lucky and have really enjoyed these last two books that I’ve read. For a period of time it was difficult to stay interested in some of the fiction I was reading, so this is super refreshing!

The book I just finished is called “I Found You” by Lisa Jewell and I really, really enjoyed it. I would definitely recommend this book/make a friend borrow it. What I loved most about it is that there was a lot going on (not too much) that made you want to keep reading. You followed 3 separate people and their lives, and then later on find out that their lives are all somehow connected!

There’s Alice, she is a single mom with 3 kids. She has this tiny home by the water in London and is just a sweet and caring woman that hasn’t had the greatest luck with men. She has a very soft heart and loves very easily, and “Frank” is no exception. She finds him on the beach near her home, sitting in the rain with no memory at all. He doesn’t even know his own name! So Alice’s youngest daughter calls him Frank. Alice takes Frank in and offers their spare room until he gets some of his memory back and during that time, so. much. happens.

**Side note: The last book I read had someone with memory loss as well, is this weird? Does this say anything about me or am I overthinking this?

In a city about an hour train ride away, there’s Lily. She’s at home completely freaking out because her husband Carl hasn’t come home from work. (I know, you probably think it’s Frank, right? – It’s not!!) He always comes home to her at the same time after work and if he isn’t, he either calls or he texts. Where the heck is he? Did something happen to him? They’ve only been married for 3 months and she’s new to America. She met her husband in the Ukraine and she is lost without him. She later finds out that she married a complete stranger.

Then there’s Gray or Graham. Gray’s story takes place in the past, during the year 1993. His family goes on a week vacation to London, pretty close to where Alice currently lives. Gray, his mom, his dad, and his sister Kirsty are a close an unapologetically boring little family. That’s until they meet Mark. Mark’s this 19 year-old boy that has grown up in this area. He visits every summer with his Aunt Kitty and becomes lovestruck by Gray’s 15 year-old sister the moment he lays eyes on her. He’s very open about his feelings towards her. He invites the entire family for tea at his aunt’s huge home. Everywhere Gray’s family would go, Mark would be close by. It starts to come off a little obsessive and Gray and his family start to get a little concerned. Kirsty loses interest fast. They tell Mark that Kirsty is “sick” and Mark realizes right away that he’s being rejected. Then one night they end up partying at Mark’s aunt’s house and things get a little out of hand. This night is probably the night that changes everyone’s lives and I’m now just going to leave everything at that!

I don’t know how good I am at summarizing. I apologize if this is a drag and doesn’t intrigue you whatsoever. I’m trying to get better at writing and I feel like this is the best opportunity for it! What if one day I write my own little story? Who knows!

ANYWAYS, overall this book was super suspenseful and I really like Lisa Jewell’s way of storytelling. It’s part of the 2 for $15 mass market paper books section at Indigo if you wanna pick it up! I give it a 9/10 and I highly recommend! Again, the only reason it’s not a 10/10 is because I wouldn’t wanna read it again and again and again. It’s not like Harry Potter or anything. If you do end up reading this book, please let me know what you think!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

What I Wore Last Week

Okay, maybe I’ve said this before, but this is probably one of my favourite weeks of outfits. I love the colours, I love the pieces, I just love. I’m really excited to share these with you so I’m just going to dive right in, oki?!

Outfit #1: I think it’s becoming a little too obvious that I’m a big fan of pink. What do you guys think? (#poet) This outfit makes it super obvious if I do say so myself lol. The star of the show is definitely my backstreet boys graphic t-shirt. I got this recently from work (TOPSHOP) and I think it’s one of my fave graphics yet! I love that it has a gradient of pinks. I love that it matches this pink denim skirt and my fluffy pom-pom earrings, and I love that I wore it all with sneakers. To calm the “pink-ness”, I added an overshirt/button down in a brown corduroy. I think it was a useful layer as well because the air conditioning at work can be a bit icy lol.

Outfit #2: This jacket is a dream. This was my first time wearing it and I had no clue what to pair it with. I thought that since it’s a pretty loud piece on its own, I should probably keep everything else plain and simple. I wore this blue denim pair of paper bag shorts and a fitted white t-shirt. For shoes I wore these old Birkenstock-inspired sandals with western buckles. To make the look *super* special, I added Nunoo (obviously).

Outfit #3: MY FAVE LOOK OF THE WEEK. Boyfriend said I look like a rapper. I disagree! I feel like you can never go wrong with an all-white outfit! I wore my white Mom jeans and a white tank. For some colour/to break it up a bit, I threw on (not literally) my cowboy boots and this cute purse I got for Christmas last year. It’s from Durumi (that cute little Korean shop located downtown that I am obsessed with). I also added my beaded necklace that I made myself and a couple of gold chain necklaces! Isn’t this look is so simple and so chic?!!

Outfit #4: I got this dress for $30!!!!! I’ve been wanting to try this long prairie-looking dress and sneaker look that I’ve seen on Instagram for a while now. I wasn’t sure how much I was going to love it so I couldn’t justify paying full price! I’m glad I waited because this dress from our Petite section got marked down for our Summer clearance sale and I had to pick it up right away! I actually love the look! Definitely not a look I wanna wear everyday, but it’s different! It’s also super comfortable. I think I wore this on the first day of my period and I felt so relaxed/didn’t feel self-conscious in it at all! It hides everything! I wore my sneakers from SSense, my Marc Jacobs bag that I bought myself for my birthday and more beaded necklaces.

Outfit #5: I got this long sleeve Zara shirt from Winners for $3. It’s a size small and I’m normally an extra-small but I thought I could make it work because like I said, $3. It’s a transparent/mesh-like top so I either need to wear something underneath or something on top. For this look, I chose to wear this denim dress/pinafore on top. I think these two pieces looked really cute with one of my beaded necklaces and Nunoo. And finally, for shoes I wore the same grey heels I’ve worn all summer. I’ve had these heels for a couple years and should probably throw them out once Fall’s officially here lol.

That’s it for this week’s “What I Wore Last Week”! If there’s anything you guys wanna see in upcoming blog posts, let me know! I love suggestions and I also love a challenge. I’m currently working on a post dedicated to Fall trends and everything you need to know going into next season! Hope you’re looking forward to it as much as I am!!

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤

Book Review: Final Girls by Riley Sager

Hello! I just finished this novel and before I get too caught up with other life things and forget the entire plot, I wanna write my own little review! Forgive me if you’ve read this book and don’t agree with anything I’m about to say. I don’t really have a worthy opinion. I’m doing this mostly to practice my writing.

The book I just finished reading is called Final Girls by Riley Sager. Honestly, for three quarters of the book I thought I knew what was going to happen. I really thought this book was super predictable. Everything seemed to line up but boy, was I wrong. This book really threw me for a loop!

Okay, so the book is basically about this woman named Quincy that goes on a trip to a cabin while in college with her friend’s for her best friend’s birthday. This guy runs into car trouble, comes knocking on their cabin and ends up staying with them for the night. He stays for dinner and drinks/parties with them afterwards. Everyone seemed to be having a good time and then before you know it they’ve all been stabbed to death, except for our heroine: The Final Girl (A.K.A. Quincy) There are three “Final Girls” in total. They’re basically women that have survived killing massacres like the one that happened at this “Pine Cottage”/cabin. There’s Lisa that survived one during college at her sorority house and there’s Samantha, she survived a killing “spree” at a hotel. The killer was a man that cut holes in a potato sack and tied it around his head. (Guys, this book is messed up!)

This one similarity (being a “Final Girl”) creates a connection between the three of them that only they understand. The twist is that Quincy has completely lost all of her memories of that night at Pine Cottage. She remembers everything up until the violence and how she was saved. Is she lying? Or has her brain completely blocked that night from her memory altogether? (I’m not telling!) Quincy and the police have assumed that it was the same random stranger that the group had invited to stay with them but something isn’t adding up. Quincy is questioned for years and years after the incident and still can’t remember a single thing. It isn’t until Lisa is found dead and Sam shows up at her doorstep that memories of that night start to come back to her. Up until this point Quincy has convinced herself that she has moved on and has let go of her past. But when these other Final Girls resurface, she’s forced to face the past all over again, bringing up pieces of that night at Pine Cottage that she never expected to remember.

It’s honestly the most thrilling book that I’ve read in a while. I think I can compare it to Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl”. I can most definitely picture it becoming a film. I kinda hope they do tbh! I don’t think I want to mention anymore about it because I want you all to go read it for yourselves! It was such a fun and easy read and overall, I think I would rate it a 9/10. I don’t think I loved it enough to read it a second time but I still enjoyed reading it more than other books that I have read this summer!

Let me know if you want more book reviews like this! I’m always looking for book recommendations so if you have any, please leave them in the comment section below!

Until next time,

– Tiny ❤

What I Wore Last Week

Is it just me or does it seem like I’ve had a lot of 4-day work weeks this summer? I’m not complaining or anything! I just have less outfits to share which makes me feel a little guilty lol. Last week’s outfits were pretty great though. Take a look!

Outfit #1: I think I big time have put these guys in the wrong order. This outfit is another “Fashion Friday” outfit. Last week’s theme was “Denim On Denim”. What do you think? Did I do okay lol? I wore this thrifted Eddie Bauer Denim shortsleeved shirt and my favourite “Crop” jeans that I got 4 inches too long. I think I’ve mentioned this before so I’m not going to bore you with the details again. I love these jeans paired with my checkered Vans. For a pop of colour, I added my pink beaded necklace that I made myself (courtesy of Michael’s the craft store) and my lobster earrings. I added this thrifted bag to complete the look and I can’t express how happy I am with this purchase. It was $10!! The quality and condition is pretty freaking great and I think it’s so cute and so 90s/early 2000s. Very trendy.

Outfit #2: I wore another recent thrift find! This scarf was purchased a couple of weekends ago when I went home to visit my best friend for her birthday! The pearl necklace I’m wearing is also thrifted and from that same trip. These trousers are a recent purchase from TOPSHOP. The Petite section is finally getting some fashion pieces that I support. I’m so happy but also so worried about my bank account lol. For the rest of this look I wore a black headband, the same thrifted purse and my grey heels from two years ago.

Outfit #3: Ever have days where you’ve planned your whole outfit but once you put it together and see it in real life, you think: uhhh, maybe not? That was this outfit. It grew on me throughout the day but I gotta say that it’s not my favourite. Maybe it was the belt? On top I have this fitted tie dye shirt (ya’ll know I’m obsessed with tie dye). I paired it with my denim maxi skirt with the slits down the sides and my checkered Vans again. I love the idea of this chain belt, it’s so cute and such an easy and fun accessory to have. I just don’t think I will pair it with denim like this again. I can picture it on a slip dress or something. The purse I’m wearing is this one I haven’t touched in a while. It’s covered in horses!

Outfit #4: My first outfit of the week and yet the last one I’m sharing. This was my favourite outfit. My boyfriend got this shirt from TOPMAN and changed his mind about it once he tried it on at home. He wasn’t sure what to do with it so I said I’d take it! I’m actually in love with how I styled it. It was so easy to throw on top of this white tube top and my Editor jeans. I’m also wearing the silver version of the chain belt I’m wearing in Outfit #3. Yes, I bought both lol. I just think I’m going to get so much wear out of them because they’re such an easy way to spice up any outfit (despite what I said about Outfit #3 lol)! I dug for these chainlink earrings that I’m wearing specifically for this look. These are oldies but goodies. I love the way they look. They’re like, edgy and different. I wore the same thrifted bag that I wore in the first two outfits and finished the look with my Adidas sneakers from SSense. BTW for my first pair of sneakers, I think I did a good job. I’ve received quite a few questions and compliments on them!

That concludes this week’s “What I Wore Last Week”! (How confusing is that sentence?) If you’re new here, everything I’m wearing is from TOPSHOP unless I’ve mentioned otherwise! Again, I should probably branch out. But until another brand wants to give me a discount, I think I’m sticking with TOPSHOP for now lol.

Until next time!

– Tiny ❤