Coin Laundry

Good morning!! I’m back with another outfit post! Hurrah! Here’s a funny story: We had a HECK OF A LOT of laundry to do during this past week (and you really don’t want me to get further into it.. *bed bugs from the apartment upstairs* HA), so I decided to get my roommate to take some pictures while we were waiting for everything to finish at the laundromat. Where were these photos taken? Yeah, they’re from directly behind the laundromat. Very classy lol.

Guyyyyss. This is what my Summer has come to. Pictures at a laundromat because I work so much and my days off are here and there. Summer is almost over! We have A MONTH left, and I feel so sad that I haven’t really had any peak moments/highlights to Summer 2017. How about you guys? Have you also found that Summer this year hasn’t been the greatest, fun-wise and weather-wise? If you’re having the best Summer of your life, that’s awesome! Have some fun for me ha-ha! But seriously, I hope this next month is a whole lot better!

I do have Wayhome Music and Art Festival to look forward to! This weekend I’ll be going to Wayhome with Topshop Topman! I am so excited because I’ve never been before, and I’m basically going FOR FREE. This will definitely be a highlight. We’ll be camping the entire weekend and there’ll be so much going on. I’ll be working for a bit of it but I get to do whatever I want for the rest of it! One of my goals while I’m there, besides having the best experience, is to vlog EVERYTHING. Well not everything, everything. I just want to share a good experience with you guys! Does that sound like a good idea? If anything, there will definitely be pictures to share and of course, a blog post.

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Dress – Topshop | Bag – Kensington Market | Sandals – Birkenstock

I hope you’re all having a fabulous week so far! If you haven’t seen my first YouTube video/vlog, check it out in my previous post!

Until next time,

  • A ❤

I’m not dead!

Hey, it’s me. Yeah, I’m not dead! I didn’t fall off the face of the earth or anything like that. Life happened, but I feel much better and I’m ready to go back to doing things that make me happy. Like writing this blog!! :))

To those of you who are wondering why I haven’t written a blog post since March, it’s mainly because I went through a tough time and had to figure out who I am and what I love about myself again. Do you guys ever fall into ruts and feel like you just have zero motivation to do anything? Or just feel like nothing is worth it? It happens, and that’s life. If bad things never happened, we wouldn’t be able to appreciate all the good things. That’s all I’m going to say but I am more than glad to be back. I hope you guys are glad too!

Today’s post is a good ol’ outfit post. Weird to see my face again, huh? Ha-ha.

There really isn’t much to say about this outfit. I’m wearing all Topshop (obviously). Guys, I’ve honestly tried my best to branch out… but there isn’t a brand that fits me the same! By fit, I mean literally. Topshop also fits my style more but their Petite section gives me LIFE. I want to give a little shout-out to my shoes too though. These cute western-esque slide-on loafer thingies are so cute and have been meshing well with the rest of my wardrobe. Again, they fit me like a glove! Yay!!

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Shoes – Nine West | Everything Else – TOPSHOP

Until next time (and there really will be a next time),

  • A ❤

OOTW: Mar.6- Mar.11

I did it. I documented my outfits for AN ENTIRE WEEK!! I’ll admit, instead of 7 outfits I only have 6… but that’s because I tend to wear nothing but pyjamas on at least one of my days off. Everyone needs a lazy day right? I’m sure you don’t care about my oversized high school gym t-shirt and Hello Kitty pyjama pants lol. Besides, every other day I managed to take a picture of my outfit and I’m quite proud that I found the time to do it! There were times where I thought I was going to be late for work because of it, but I was never late! Thank God! This was fun and if you guys would like me to do it again, I would love to! I think I’d prefer doing it again when I don’t have to layer up though. Most days I had to put on the shoes I wanted to wear with the outfit, take the picture, then take them off, pack them in my work bag, put on my winter accessories and boots, then run out the door! A lot of time wasted. In the Summer, I could snap the photo and go! Oh Summer. How I miss thee..

Here are the outfits I wore last week, with a description of what I’m wearing and where I got everything!

– SUNDAY, MARCH 5th, 2017 –

I wanted a cozy outfit to start my week. When I think cozy, I think of a sweater or a hoodie. I recently got this hoodie on sale for $10 and really wanted to wear it. Of course I didn’t just want to wear a hoodie and jeans (boring!!), so I put my own spin to it. I added a dress as an extra layer (you’ll know I love this look if you read my last blog post!), some modern dangly earrings, and some heeled sock boots to dress it up a bit more. I didn’t want to look too casual!! :p Anyways, this is definitely one of my favourite outfits that I wore last week. It’s different and for some reason I felt comfortable and more myself in this outfit. I don’t know about you guys but if I’m feeling my outfit, I tend to be in a better mood. Am I the only one?

[ Everything I’m wearing is from Topshop, besides the earrings. The earrings are from Free People and are my latest obsession! ]

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MONDAY, MARCH 6th, 2017

Another thing you guys should know about me (because I did a blog post on this too!!) is that I LOVE STRIPES! This outfit was dedicated to my love for stripes. “Go big or go home”, right? I combined horizontal and vertical stripes. I think this pairing works because the stripes vary in thickness and the colours contrast well. The stripes were a big enough statement so I kept the shoes white and just threw on my leather jacket. I was a little hesitant leaving my house this way to be honest, but I got great feedback that day! I’m definitely going to experiment with stripes more.

[ Everything is from Topshop, besides my sneakers. I got my sneakers from Foot Locker, they’re Nike Air Force Ones. ]

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7th, 2017

I had this day off. If we’re being serious, I just threw this outfit together before going out to grab some donuts from my favourite bakery down the road. I didn’t shower or anything. I tossed it together, stuck glasses on my face, then took off! When I got back, it was back into my pyjamas for me lol. This look is probably one of my go-to’s. Mom jeans, a plain top, and a statement jacket = good to go!

[ All the clothes are from Topshop. Glasses are from BonLook. Sneakers are white (actually, not-so-white) Converse high-tops from SoftMoc. ]

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th, 2017

After a day off, I always come back to work feeling “fresh”. I feel like my mind has relaxed and all my creative juices are flowin’, hence the vibrant outfit. This is bold. This is a lot of color. But like I said in my “SS17 Trend Guide”, fuchsia is getting all the love this season. I LOVE my fuchsia trousers. I don’t know why, but I feel like the red and purple compliment fuchsia pretty well. Don’t you think? Maybe because fuchsia is kind of a mixture of the two? Idk ha-ha. Also, do we like my white frilly socks? I thought they were a cute touch!

[ Everything is from Topshop, but my loafers are Jeffrey Campbell from Duet. ]

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9th, 2017 –

A write off lol. (Pyjama Day)

FRIDAY, MARCH 10th, 2017

(Happy Birthday, Dad!) This was my ‘Fashion Friday’ outfit. We had to come to work dressed as one of the three trend departments that we have at Topshop. They’re named after girls. There’s the “Pretty Girl”, “Urban Girl”, and the “Stylist Girl”. Each girl is different. I had to dress like the Pretty Girl. It’s basically a department with all our ruffles, embroidered denim, bell sleeves, and floral dresses. Have to say I love how my hair turned out this day. Wavy and kind of “natural-looking”? I achieved my hair goals and it probably won’t ever happen again :(( Also! I love my boots.

[ Everything is from Topshop (go figure!), but the tights are a random brand from Shoppers Drug Mart. ]

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SATURDAY, MARCH 11th, 2017

Last day of the week, so I decided to wear a fancy piece/go out with a “bang!” This is a $125 dress that I got for $20. I normally wouldn’t gravitate towards a piece like this because it’s long and I’m afraid of my making myself look any shorter, but I went for it because I loved this mix of patterns! I also don’t have ANYTHING like this in my wardrobe. I think this dress will be great in the Summer. I could throw on a floppy hat or some sneakers. I could wear it with Birkenstocks. I could dress it up too! I could wear strappy heels or some wedges! It makes me want to buy more dresses like this!! Either way, I will definitely get more than my $20 worth from this dress, so I am verrry pleased with this purchase :))

[ EVERYTHING IS FROM TOPSHOP (I’m sorry lol!) ]

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OK! Those are my outfits that I wore last week. I hope you found them interesting? It feels a little weird sharing photos of what I wore everyday for the past week. YOU CAN SEE A BIT OF MY ROOM. *gasp* This type of post is a little bit more personal because you get to really see my style/taste. I really hope you guys like it!

I also hope that you’re having a great start to your week! Happy Monday, everybody 🙂

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

January Inspiration ’17

Hello, friends. I’m here with the first inspiration post of 2017!!! AHH!! Where did the time go?! I can’t believe that January is coming to an end already. I’m not going to lie, but I feel like I’ve had a great start to 2017. I just recently was promoted to a management position at work! I feel very motivated and determined, not just about work, but just in terms of life. I feel like I have everything in order right now. I know it sounds corny. I just feel really positive and happy, and I hope these feelings will continue in the months to come :))

Since I’ve been in a real positive mindset, I’ve been very comfortable going out of my comfort zone in terms of style. I’ve become more confident! I’ve been trying new things and experimenting with patterns and colours even more than before! I’ve been really into creating full looks and have gone as far as styling my hair!! If you know me, I have never been big on styling my hair. Normally, I’ll blow dry it a bit then let the rest air dry. That’s it! But lately I’ve been putting my curling wand to good use, and I actually kind of like it lol.

Now for my inspiration this month, the majority of it is more colourful. I love prints/patterns, I love mixing patterns, and I love BRIGHT colours. I really want to make a statement and maybe create a real brand for myself. I want to focus on really figuring out what my style really is, and how to best compliment my petite figure. For 2017, I want to find a way to benefit and really help other women who are tiny in terms of style and how to dress. Take a look at this month’s inspiration photos!!! –>

I don’t know about you but I’m so excited to see what 2017 brings me! I really want to accomplish a lot and make this year really count – but only time will tell!

I hope you guys are having a great week so far! :))

Until next time,

  • Tiny ❤

Wardrobe Additions: October

I am super excited to share with you guys a new type of blog post! I was trying to come up with more ideas for blog posts and when I thought of this one, I was shocked I had never thought of it before! Honestly though, am I dumb? I’m a fashion nut and shop-aholic, why would I NOT share the new pieces I add to my wardrobe? I mean, I add more than enough clothes to my wardrobe in a month that I might as well share them. So here are this month’s finds!

For the month of October I really focused on adding some new Fall pieces to my wardrobe. I think I may have purchased more than what I am about to show you, but I can’t quite remember. I don’t know if this means that I have a more serious problem than I thought, but I think this could be the majority of it all. I went shopping the other day and over the weekend, so I feel like I have enough to share anyway ha-ha. Mind you, all of it is thrifted!! *proud smile* I didn’t drop huge amounts of $$$ on this stuff. I’m a college graduate with debt up to her ears after all.

Just take a look at my new additions below! Also, if you wanna see some of them on me, check out my Instagram! (www.instagram.com/tinyintoronto)

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Overall I think I bought 7 thrifted pieces. Six tops and one dress. I usually only buy tops because it’s such a difficult task trying to find me bottoms in a thrift store. Thank goodness the oversized look is in or I wouldn’t have found as much – seriously. I did get lucky and found some XS pieces and the dress I found FIT ME LIKE A GLOVE. It was a moment to remember.

Let me talk a bit about each piece. In the first photo, I have a camel long sleeve polo/button-up thing, a velour mock neck thing, and a lace-y/tie-up blouse thing. Wow, what great descriptions. The camel colored piece looks awesome underneath my denim pinafores/dresses and also paired with skirts! It’s an XS and I think it fits me quite nicely! The velour mock neck top is definitely what I was looking for/talking about in my velvet post. This is the piece that I’m going to use to experiment with textures and “velvet”. I can picture this brown velour top with black skinnies or my pleather skirt. It’s gonna be fun. Thirdly, there’s this tie-up/lace-y thing that gives me solid Free People vibes. I think it really emulates that boho-chic look. It’s also an XS and fits me quite nicely :)) I’ll probably get most of my wear out of it during the summer though.

The next four pieces are pretty interesting as well. There’s a Manny Pacquiao graphic tee that I love (*filipino pride*), a floral/Fall printed/velvet textured t-shirt, a vintage button-up with a sick print and sick sleeves to match (check Instagram!), and last but not least, the traditional oriental dress (THAT FITS ME LIKE A GLOVE). The Manny Pacquiao graphic tee I’ve already worn. I think it’s going to be that t-shirt that I gravitate towards the most on my days off. It’s just cool and chill, and I like it lol. The floral printed t-shirt covered in Fall colours is another one of those texture-testing pieces. Probably will look great paired with mom jeans or something. The vintage button-up with the sick print is one of my new favourite blouses. I think I can tuck it in into literally anything I want: trousers, skirts, jeans, dresses/pinafores – anything. The sleeves are an ultimate bonus! They’re kind of bell-shaped? Think “pirate”. Last but not least, THE DRESS. Check Instagram because I still can’t believe how well it fit me. I was walking towards the cashier and this dress caught my eye. It only took seconds after seeing it for me to snatch it up and run back to the change room. The lady working in the change room probably thought I was a freak (I was grinning and kind of bouncing with the dress in my hands lol). I LOVE IT. I had been subconsciously looking for a dress like this, and low and behold, I found one.

So there you have it! My first installment of my “Wardrobe Additions” series. I’m not going to lie, this is my second time writing this post and I am little unimpressed/annoyed. I blame my internet. Or maybe WordPress didn’t want to save it for me. IDK. However, I am still quite excited to share these posts within the upcoming months. I have no clue whether or not it’s going to remain a monthly thing though. What if I have such an amazing shopping trip that I don’t want to wait until the end of the month to share it? I might just go crazy and share it then and there! :O

I do have another project up my sleeve. Keep those peepers open for my first vlog in a very, very, verrrry long time. It’s SUPER amateur, but it was fun and I wanna share it! Stay tuned!

I hope you’re all having a good day!

Until next time,

  • A ❤

 

October Inspiration 2016

I’m here with my fashion inspiration photos of the month! You guys know how this goes. So for the month of October, according to all the photos I reblogged on Tumblr, I was inspired by chunky knits, velvet, tailored clothing/menswear, graphic tees, fishnets, sparkly things, and denim (as per usual lol). My love for turtlenecks has also been rekindled – yay! I’m patiently waiting for the perfect time to whip out my beret! Oh myyy, there’s so much I am looking forward to wearing this Fall/Winter!! Take a look below! I have TWENTY photos to share!! AH!

What fashion pieces/clothing items are your favourite during the Fall/Winter season? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Also, I have some exciting things coming your way! I VLOGGED a few days ago and I am so excited to edit it and share it with you guys. It was recorded on my iPhone, so it’s not my best camera skills but I enjoyed recording nonetheless – and I hope you guys will like it too! Another project I’m working on is a new series called “Wardrobe Additions”! I’m not sure if it’s going to be a monthly thing or a “play by ear” kind of thing, but I’m going to make blog posts on all the my pieces (whether thrifted or bought from Topshop lol), and share them with you all here! Exciting, no?!

I don’t want to give away too much, but I’m hoping I’ll get to share both these projects with you guys within the next week or so.

Until then, I hope you all have a great weekend! Happy Friday!

  • A ❤

Love or Hate: Velvet

I’ve been nuts about velvet lately. I haven’t really gone crazy by adding a lot to my wardrobe yet (with the exception of a black velvet/embroidered bomber LOL), but I’ve definitely been appreciating velvet pieces while shopping this season. Velvet is 100% a trend right now. I love it, but I’m still a little cautious when it comes to pairing with it. As I write this post, I’m starting to think that maybe I should thrift a few velvet-y pieces and try styling them before I splurge on a cute pair of velvet pants or whatever at the mall. Sounds sensible, right? What are your guys’ feelings towards velvet?

Me? I love the look of textures. I love the idea of playing with textures. However, finding the confidence to actually go out in a multi-textured outfit is still a bit of a struggle. Then again, sometimes I’m wearing multiple textures without even realizing it! I just think that when done the wrong way, velvet could look tacky. I sometimes relate velvet to velour, and then I think of those Juicy Couture tracksuits and go “yuck”. But according to some articles those tracksuits are coming back, so I don’t even know anymore!! Below are some of the ways I’d want to style velvet. Let me know in the comments below if you like them :))

HAPPY MONDAAY!!

  • A<3

 

P.S. Having a laptop instead of a tablet is so much more motivating! Writing blog posts has never been easier!! It feels like a luxury LOL. Anyways, what I’m trying to say is that as long as I can come up with new ideas, I’m going to blog as often as I can!! So get ready. #blogpostsonblogposts