March is fast-approaching! To me, that means it’s time for a new “Inspiration” post! If you’re a new reader, every month I try to share pictures I’ve stumbled upon on the internet that have inspired my style throughout the month. For the month of February I’ve definitely been loving a mixture of things you guys already know I love. I’ve just been more adventurous lately. I know my style is a bit different than most people, but I think I’ve been comfortable taking more risks. This month I’ve been embracing colours and fun pieces. I love things that are out of the ordinary. Combining pieces that don’t necessarily match but still manage to work well together, that’s what I’ve been loving. It’s definitely not easy because I’m also worried about having pieces that I won’t be able to wear in years to come. You’ve got be wise/savvy. That’s the marvelous thing about Fashion! Self-expression, being creative, and the ability to still do it on a budget!
Specific pieces that I wore a lot this month were patterned blouses, Converse sneakers, basic t-shirts, striped anything, and straight jeans. I mixed patterns, I played with colours, and I wore some statement accessories (especially earrings) as well. I definitely want to continue to grow and become more comfortable expressing myself. I have to admit that I do still think of the kind of looks I’ll get on the bus or what people will think of me while at work. I want to overcome that! I just want to do me.
Also, I really just want to share all my looks. Just to have a place to document and see my growth in terms of my taste and style with what I wear. I need a steady photographer. If you guys know of anyone in the Toronto area who would like to take pictures once or twice a week (for free/for practice), send them my way!
Alright, I think I’ve rambled enough for today. I hope you guys are satisfied with how your Februarys turned out. If you did anything exciting within the last month, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Until next time,
Hello! It’s that time again! Time for me to share the photos that inspired me this month. It’s definitely felt a lot more like Winter this month (unfortunately). However, this cold month had me embracing the art of layering and combining pieces I never thought I’d wear together. Who would have thought layering jackets would be so chic? (i.e. lady with a denim jacket underneath her overcoat) I wore my leather jacket underneath my coat most of the time! Being warm has definitely been key. I gravitated most towards anything chunky or fuzzy/furry (not real fur, of course). Scarves were also a big thing for me. Whether it was a scarf, a neckerchief or a turtleneck, I made sure my neck was warm.
Here’s a shocker: I’ve been mixing prints! I’ve even been wearing more colour! I know these photos aren’t the best examples. Hopefully soon I can show you an example myself… but I’ve honestly been loving it. I feel adventurous. I feel more stylish than I ever have before. Let me be one to say that a little print in your outfit isn’t going to hurt anybody! Embrace it, my friends!
I feel like I just preached to you guys about prints and colour lol. If you guys want to stick to black and your jeans and tees, fine by me. However, if you wanna branch out from being a little basic (and I encourage you to do so), try some print or wear pink! Or red! Or BOTH! You don’t even have to spend any money! Raid someone else’s closet. Maybe your mom’s? You can go to the thrift store and pay like $5 on a sick printed or coloured piece that no one else will have! If you’re like me, you’ll be surprised at how much you love it. *ends rant*
As always, I appreciate all of you who take the time to read my blog. It really means a lot to me. I hope this post was enjoyable and until next time, take care and be safe!
(Oh, and all these pictures were taken from Tumblr.)
Hey everyone! It’s that time again! June is officially here and that means that I can share what I loved during the month of May. Firstly, I wanna say that June is the best month of all months. Not only does it mark the official beginning of summer, BUT IT’S MY BIRTHDAY MONTH (WOOT WOOT)!! “I don’t know about you.. but I’m turning twenty-twooo..” Actually though. I’m turning TWENTY-TWO. Am I old now? I really don’t know how I feel about it, so I’m just going to leave it at that haha.
On to my favourites!! There weren’t very many fashion items that I loved during the month of May. I got many new pieces in preparation for summer, so there will definitely be tons of fashion favourites in the months to come. Some fashion items that I DID love during the month of May are my denim button-up skirt (which you all must know about by now haha.. I’ve talked about it enough :p), my children’s Adidas sneakers, and my new $4 canvas tote. The denim button-up skirt is self-explanatory. It’s amazing. I love it. Definitely going to wear the crap out of it. I don’t think I’ve quite introduced my Adidas babies though. They’re a children’s size 2. They have velcro. Need I say more baha? I thought it was a different take on the Adidas sneakers that are trending at the moment. They also fit me a heck of a lot better because they’re made for my baby feet. I know that velcro may seem ugly to some people, but I feel like we might see more velcro in the future? So far, it’s just me and Jared Leto. I love them. The last fashion favourite is the canvas tote that I purchased from Kensington market. It may be a little hipster, but I find it very handy when carrying lunches or an extra pair of shoes to work. There is no doubt in my mind that I used this bag for 20 out of the 31 days in May.
My other three favourites are a movie, a TV show, and a book. Avengers: Age of Ultron came out last month. I know it’s not typical for a girly girl like me to enjoy movies like Avengers, but without hesitation I can say that this movie is my favourite. I love Marvel movies. I also love all the Transformer movies. Those who know me well would say I’m sort of a geek. Speaking of geeks, a TV show that I discovered on Netflix during the month of May was Freaks and Geeks. Unfortunately there was only the one season, so I finished it pretty quick.. but I loved it nonetheless! I recognized so many faces!! They were all so young and talented. James Franco, Jason Segal, Seth Rogan, Shia LaBeouf, Lizzy Caplan (from Mean Girls), Leslie Mann (The Other Women and This is 40), and Linda Cardellini (she was in Avengers: Age of Ultron!!). These are only a FEW of the familiar faces!! Honestly, you just have to watch it. It’s so funny and original. It’s the best! You’ll enjoy it, I GUARANTEE IT. My final favourite for the month of May is a book. I read a lot of good books during the month of May. Three to be exact. I am so happy I got to read more than one. I’ve been dying to read for months and now I have some time to fully dedicate to reading. A book that stood out to me was Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. If you aren’t familiar with her, she is also the author of Gone Girl (the movie is on Netflix now!) which is another book I really enjoyed. It was a very thrilling novel. That’s all I can really say without giving it away! If you liked Gone Girl, you’ll love this one.
That concludes my May Favourites! I hope you enjoyed them! PLEASE consider watching Freaks and Geeks, Avengers: Age of Ultron, or even start reading Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn! They were all so so good!
Hope you’re having a happy Friday!
Until next time!
– A xo
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