Hi friends! Before I go on about what I am currently loving at the moment, I want to share something I’ve been thinking about lately. I’ve realized that not everyone can relate to all this Fashion/Style stuff that I blog about. I know occasionally I do a Book Review, but I think I want to write about some more relatable stuff as well. I’ve been thinking a lot about expanding the type of content that I want to share on my blog, and I think that I want to do travel aspirations, restaurants/places I’ve visited in Toronto, apartment décor, etc. Maybe some days I’ll just blog about my thoughts or feelings? I want to be able to post more frequently, like almost on a daily basis. So yeah, I’m not going to constrict all my content around Fashion and Style. I mean, I still LOVE Fashion and Style to death but I know a lot of you probably don’t feel the same. I wanna connect with ALL of you! SO yeah, that’s what I’m going to do for the next little bit. We’ll see how it goes!
Now on to today’s post. Currently Loving: Dresses Over Pants. If you don’t already know, I live in Canada. Winters are terrible, and apparently don’t seem to want to end! Seriously though, we had days where it was sunny and like 14 degrees Fahrenheit and now it’s back to -7 degrees. Global warming sucks. Anyway, what I’m trying to get at is that I’ve been itching to wear my dresses but it’s been too danggg cold. The weather has been all over the place and therefore the only solution has been to wear dresses over pants. The bonus to all of this is that it’s actually trending right now! Look at all these pictures below!
*Photos taken from Tumblr*
I actually really like the look of skinny jeans with a dress on top. I’m definitely going to use this trend to my advantage until Spring actually arrives. What do you guys think of the look? Hot or not? I would love to hear your opinions in the comment section below :))
Happy Monday! Cheers to a new week/new beginning! Hope you’re starting your week off right Xx
I don’t even know where to start! Within the last month or so, I’ve read ALL THREE books to this series by Erika Johansen. (I just finished the third book last night!) This is a pretty big deal if you consider the fact that it took me almost three months to finish the novel I read before this series. I think the reason I read three books in such a shorter period of time is that I honestly couldn’t put these down!! If you love fantasy novels and books that are based on a girl who kicks butt, then this is a book for you! I’m not trying to harp on the whole feminism thing, but it was really refreshing to read a novel where the girl is headstrong and a visionary leader.
The series is about a girl named Kelsea Raleigh, but she prefers the last name Glynn. She’s the future Queen of the Tearling (which is a separate realm or something). Before Kelsea became Queen, the Tearling was corrupt and unjust. Over the course of these three books, Kelsea has to face a number of enemies. Her ultimate enemy: the evil Red Queen. For years the Red Queen has had the Tearling under her thumb, due to an agreement Kelsea’s mother had made years ago. The Red Queen demands that the Tearling send her a shipment of Tears once a month, so that they can be sold as slaves to her people in Mortmesne. It’s pretty messed up. In exchange for the monthly shipments of people, the Red Queen has agreed to give them “peace” and to not invade their land. Of course Kelsea puts a stop to these shipments, and when the Red Queen doesn’t receive her shipment, she’s ready for war/invasion. Not only does Kelsea have to figure out a way to put a stop to the invasion and save her people, but there’s so much more going on inside her and her kingdom as well. There’s these two sapphire necklaces that are passed down to Kelsea. Only a true Tear can control them and use their power. Since putting them on her neck, all these weird things have been happening to Kelsea. It seems like they’re more so controlling her. She’s got strength she never knew she had, she can heal, the jewels have altered her appearance, and they can take her back in time as well! I’m pretty sure I’m butchering this story (I’m a reader, not a writer lol), but if that doesn’t get you even the slightest bit interested – you’re crazy! Just kidding, I know Fantasy novels are not everyone’s cup of tea. But they sure are mine!! I want to share everything that happens in order to convince you, but I also don’t want to ruin this series for anyone (if I haven’t already :p).
All I can say, is that I HIGHLY recommend you guys giving these books a shot. The end of the series was not what I expected, but I really think you can learn something from this series if you have an open mind. I’m rather sad they had to end.. But there were online rumours of Emma Watson staring in a future movie, so maybe it’s not over! Until then, you guys should get reading 😉
Hope you all have a great weekend!
Until next time,
For all of you who didn’t know, I recently moved in with one of my best friends in our very own apartment. Since moving in June, I’ve been so so sooo obsessed with decorating and really making this apartment more like a home. Before this apartment, I was crammed in a house with four other girls/students and it didn’t feel like home at all. I know that I’ll be moving again sometime in the future, but for now, I really want this apartment to look nice and to be a reflection of myself and my roommate. So far, I’m STILL working on my bedroom. It definitely looks more like MY room than it did at the beginning, but there’s still so much more I want to do! This is where my current obsession comes in: Urban Outfitters. The “home/apartment” section on their website is something I find myself browsing almost every single day. I love love love everything on that site. I tweet about it ALL the time. I love the style, I love the home-y vibes. Everything is so cute and so nice – and also sooo pricey. Pillows, rugs, blankets, frames, jewellery holders, lights, and snow globes- they have it all! Heck! I WANT IT ALL. I bit the bullet and ordered an area rug from them about two months ago, and I’m still in love with it. I’m dying for a cute floor pillow to go with it!
I don’t really know how to describe the vibe I get from Urban Outfitters’ home stuff. A lot may say it’s hipster, but I just think HOME. To better explain the things I like about UO Home, I’ve added a few photos that are “apartment goals” for me.
(Mom, if you’re reading this, can I get plants and pillows for Christmas?)
That’s all for today’s post! Are any of you nuts about home décor? Anybody else obsessed with Urban Outfitters Home? I can’t wait to finish my room, maybe I’ll do a blog post on it once it’s done!! Or a “Room Tour” video!! I’m super excited.
Hope you’re all having a good week so far!
Until next time,
So, I love me some Harry Potter. I am a SUPER fan. I pre-ordered the new Harry Potter book like three months in advance (ONE MORE WEEK!!!). Don’t judge me.
But I had tried other fantasy novels, like The Lord of the Rings, and I grew bored! The Lord of the Rings was just too much. Too many different species. Too many details. Too many languages. It was a lot to follow and I’m so sorry if I’ve offended anyone! Terry Brooks’ books (say that 10 times fast) made me hesitate at first because they looked very similar to The Lord of the Rings. “The Shannara Chronicles” literally looked like TLOTR’s cousin, but I did end up giving the first book a shot. I LOVED “The Elfstones of Shannara”. It wasn’t over the top, it wasn’t hard to follow, there was a bit of romance (which every woman needs) and it was awesome. An epic fantasy and an epic thumbs up from me. I requested the second book of the series for my birthday from my boyfriend, and I was super pleased that he followed through lol.
The book is generally about elves, faeries, humans, and a few other creatures who are trying to save their world from being taken over by demons. There’s a fancy tree called “Ellcrys” that has trapped the demons deep down in the ground somewhere for years and years, and now she’s getting too old and her power is weakening. Once Ellcrys dies, the demons will be set free and seek revenge on everyone/kill every other race. In order to stop this from happening, Wil Ohmsford and Amberle have to take a seed to a “Bloodfire” and then bring it back to the Ellcrys before its too late. Trust me, it’s a lot more than that. I kind of suck at explaining plot summaries. There’s a lot of other characters, and a lot of fighting, dying, and drama as well. I swear it’s an awesome book!
Anyways, I don’t want to give the book away by telling too much, but I’ll tell you that there is a TV series that follows these books. I haven’t started watching it yet (I’m actually trying to finish OITNB atm), BUT Vanessa Hudgens’ hunk of a boyfriend plays Wil Ohmsford and I am soooo looking forward to starting it now that I’ve completed the first book. Mmm mm.
I hope you guys give this book a chance. I probably wasn’t as convincing as I hoped I would be. If you do end up reading this book, let me know!! I would love to talk about it because so far no one else understands..
Haha! Until next time and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
– A ❤
Hey everyone! Today I decided to try something different. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you probably know that one of my new yearns resolutions for 2016 was to read more books. And I have been doing just that! I think I have started a new book every 1-2 weeks.
Last week I finished “The Clasp” by Sloane Crowley. It was a fun read. A GREAT read! Nothing was really taken away from reading it, I can’t say I really learned anything… but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless! This is Sloane’s first fiction novel and I have to say that it was one of the best written novels that I have read in a while. The way she wrote made it so easy to understand and relate. Her choice of language was perfect. She made the reader want to know every detail and on top that, she was hilarious!
In terms of the story (without giving too much away), it was about 3 college best friends who have grown up and have just entered adulthood. Friends are getting married, getting real jobs, etc. What’s interesting about these three is that they are different but somehow are caught in a little love triangle. Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are in love with one or the other. Kezia loves Nathaniel, Nathaniel loves Kezia, and Victor loves Kezia as well. Sloane takes the three of them on an unexpected adventure in Paris (my dream destination – I think it’s a sign!) that actually has nothing to do with their feelings towards each other. They’re on a hunt for this really old, expensive necklace that was hidden in the 1800s. It’s actually quite cool!
I want to say more but it’s really hard to go further into it without giving away the entire story. Just take my word for it, this book is a fun read. It’s super relatable, funny, and cute. Who doesn’t love a love triangle/romance in general? I’m a freaking sucker for this crap.
Anyways, I encourage you all to read this book! If you have any book recommendations for me, please let me know in the comment section below!! I’m actually thinking about sharing more books that I read in the future, does that sound like a good idea? I love to read almost as much as I love fashion. Why not combine the two?! Once again, lemme know your thoughts below!
Love you all! Happy Friday!
As you all know, it is May. Where the heck did April go?! I’m not to sure what the feedback was for my last post like this, but I enjoyed my “March Favourites” so much that I decided to do a similar post for April! Hope you guys don’t mind ha-ha.
A lot of my favourites for this month won’t come as a surprise to you. I’m pretty sure I’ve talked your guys’ ears off about most of them. For one, my Mackage bag. Still loving her, still treasuring her, still can’t believe she’s mine. I still tuck her into her dust bag at night. I’m also still loving my oversized denim jacket, and of course I’m still loving my sunglasses. I’m going to be honest you guys, I really think I am clinically obsessed with sunglasses. The amount of pairs that I have accumulated in the last month is embarrassing. Every time I go shopping, I gravitate towards the sunglasses and try a few on. I’m getting better at telling myself no though. Two favourites that I have not mentioned are Wentworth and Girl on the Train. Wentworth is a TV show that I found on Netflix. IT IS AWESOME. My honest opinion is that it is BETTER than Orange is the New Black. It’s definitely a little more intense. It’s Australian (cool accents are a bonus). There really isn’t much else that I can say besides that you should really watch it! If you’re into shows like Orange is the New Black but want something a little more “bloody” (for the lack of a better word), watch this show. Girl on the Train is the last but not the least of my favourites. It is one of the best books I’ve read in the last while. It was really hard to put down once I got into it. I don’t have a real picture of it because I borrowed the book from one of my managers at Topshop. I am SO GLAD that I did. I was tempted to keep it, but that would have been bad. It is such a good read in the sense that it kept me on my toes. It was a little bit of a mystery and kind of a thriller. It was just awesome. Please read it. I beg you all.
(Lol.) So that concludes April’s favourites! I really hope you guys enjoyed finding out what I loved during the past month. I’ll more than likely share my favourites for the month of May (unless you guys beg me to stop).
Hope you’re all having a good day! XX
I’m trying a different kind of post today. Let me know if you guys like it! I’ve decided to create a monthly post dedicated to everything that I’ve been loving that month. These are the things that I have been loving throughout the month of March! Let’s begin with the gray sleeveless vest/jacket. Not quite a vest, not quite a jacket. It’s bigger than your average vest but unlike your typical jacket, it has no sleeves! I’ve been throwing it on over a number of different outfits this month. It’s really versatile and I highly recommend getting one if it suits your style! My second favourite is Gossip Girl. I’ve owned every season for a while now but I’ve never watched all of them consecutively! This month I took on the challenge. Starting from the beginning, I watched every single episode (I actually just finished the final episode yesterday lol). Seriously, who does not love a little GG? Blair and Chuck? Don’t even get me started! There’s so much to love about the show and if you’ve never watched it before (and I really how you have!!), YOU’RE TOTALLY MISSING OUT. My next favourite is a book I borrowed from my boyfriend’s mom. It was such a good read! I was so addicted that I could not put it down. I just recently recommended it to my sister and she read the first chapter then bought it herself! I can’t really summarize books without getting so excited that I basically ruin it for you. I WILL say that it is a very eye-opening memoir. If you can only read one memoir this year, make it this one! My next favourite is this cute mug from Anthropologie with my initial on it. It’s adorable, what else is there to say? For a while, maybe since the beginning of Fall last year, I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of black ankle boots. Ones that go perfectly with any outfit and can be easily incorporated from season to season. I don’t want to jinx anything, but I think I’ve found the ones. This pair from Boohoo has been on my feet a lot throughout the month of March and I am so happy I purchased them! I can picture wearing them in the summer with denim shorts and a flowy tank ;D They’re perfect! My last two favourites are these bracelets from Aldo and two nail polishes that I have been gravitating the most towards. I began my Aldo bracelet addiction with the purchase/donation I made to support the fight against aids/HIV. They were so colorful that they reminded me of the bracelets I used to stack during the summer. This made me go back to Aldo and buy more colorful bracelets. I’m not sure if “arm candy” is still a thing, but I enjoy seeing the color on my wrist! I may not go overboard but I will most definitely sport these bracelets more often in the months to come! My final favourites are the two nail polishes that I have been loving for the month of March. I didn’t gravitate towards color, so I apologize for that. Nothing special really happened in the nail department for me. I wore a lot of black and a lot of nude. My favourite black nail polish is Revlon’s “Knock Out”. My favourite nude nail polish is Essie’s “Topless and Barefoot”.
So there you have it! My favourite goodies for the month of March! If you liked this sort of post, let me know so I can start working on my favourites for April! ;D
Until next time!! xx