Current Obsession: Eyeglasses

Hi everybody! Today’s post is all about my current obsession: eyeglasses. Not just any eyeglasses though. I am OBSESSED with¬†these glasses that I got from Durumi http://www.instagram.com/thedurumi¬†(a store downtown on Queen St). I just love these frames and every time I wear them to work I get so many compliments. They were only $25! They really add a bit of quirkiness to my outfits-¬†and I love it.

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The funny part is that I actually have proper prescription eyeglasses but I choose to wear these non-prescription ones instead. Makes sense, right? If anyone knows, can you get prescription lenses put into cheap frames like these? I may just go to Lenscrafters and find out myself. Or maybe there’s even similar frames there that I can turn into prescription glasses!?! I’ll keep you all updated.¬†Don’t worry.

— But that’s it for today, my friends! Sorry that¬†it’s a bit short and sweet this time. *GOOD* NEWS though! For the first week of January, beginning on New Years Eve, I will be using my vacation time! That’s an entire week of me, myself, and blogging ;)) I can’t wait, CAN YOU?

Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend so far! Get that Christmas shopping done! (I’m saying this more for me than for you LOL)

Until next time,

  • A ‚̧

Current Obsession: UO Home

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 d√©cor? 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,

A ‚̧

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 ‚̧

 

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

Blue Suede Shoes

Hi everyone! I’m back with a post that is all about one pair of shoes. If that doesn’t tell you how much I love them, I don’t know what else will ha-ha. These are my favourite shoes of Summer 2016. Why? Well, let me tell you.

Let me start off by saying that my feet are tiny. I have baby feet. I am lucky if a woman’s size 5 shoe fits me, and if that doesn’t fit, I usually buy the kid’s version. These gorgeous blue suede mules are from Topshop.¬†If you guys don’t already know, I work there Full Time now. I’ve been an employee for almost two years and not once did I ever find a pair of shoes that fit me perfectly. Of course, I’ve bought shoes from Topshop before but I had to buy insoles to make them fit properly. The smallest shoe size that Topshop carries in Canada¬†is typically a 5.5. When I saw these mules, they came in size 4.5! So obviously, I felt like I had to buy them because never again will this happen. Like I’m telling you, the fact that we had a pair in a size 4.5 is a HUGE rarity. So yeah, I bought them. Duh. And I love them. Double Duh.

I wear them with almost anything. You would assume that because they’re blue, which is not necessarily a neutral colour, they wouldn’t go with much. Like I’ve said, they actually go well with a lot. I love pairing them with denim. I love how they can make a boring outfit more fun. They’re a great little pop of colour and definitely different from the rest of the shoes in my closet. ALSO, they’re comfortable! I can do a full shift with these guys on and it will be bearable.

It’s sad that Summer has come to an end and I probably won’t wear them again for a while. But I hope you guys love these shoes as much as I do! If not, maybe you’ve enjoyed my passion for them? I am very passionate about these shoes and I can’t wait to wear them again next year.

Hope you guys are having a fabulous Monday!

Until next time,

– A ‚̧

Current Obsession: Platform Sandals

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Hello everybody! If you can’t already tell from the photo and title above, I have a current obsession with platform sandals. Being tiny (also known as: short or 4’11”), I need all the height I can get!! Not only for my sake, but for my boyfriend’s sake! He’s like¬†a foot¬†taller than me.

I¬†am so glad platform sandals are “a thing” now because they’re easy to walk in, they’re comfortable and they give me the height I need. Here are some sandals that I was attracted to while browsing Polyvore. A lot of them cost an arm and a leg, but a girl can dream. I am particularly attracted to the lace-up sandals, although they could potentially become a pain in the butt to take on and off.. What do you guys think of the platform sandal? Too chunky for your liking? Sticking with the Birkenstocks this summer? Are you a flip-flop kind of gal?

Let me know in the comments below xo

– A

city girl

Recently, since school has just finished, I’ve had a lot of free time. When I have free time, I like to go downtown, see everything that I can see, and shop. I’ve done this twice in the past week and I can’t tell you how much I enjoy it! I hope I never get tired of living in Toronto. Here are pictures of an outfit that I wore during one of those days. It probably comes as no shock but the majority of my outfit is from Topshop, literally everything but¬†my shoes, sunglasses¬†and bag (smh).

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Happy Friday to all of you! I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Thanks for reading this post! Xxx

– A