Too Preppy for Uni

I know what you all are probably thinking. “Taylor! You’re in university now, shouldn’t you be wearing sweats and hoodies?!” I just can’t do that. However, I think this outfit is perfect for the vibe of university! You look put together but it’s still comfy and casual! My favorite piece in this outfit is this Sleeveless Acid Wash Denim Shirt, which can be purchased from Goddiva. This is such a staple item! It is great for pairing under cardigans, like this girly lace one, but can also be tucked into skirts or layered over light long sleeved shirts like a vest. It is such an easy piece to style, I love it! Plus, the gold buttons add an extra girly touch. To minimize the amount of blue denim in this look. I added pink jeans on the bottom and then for shoes, I wore these super cute Studded Mid Heel Boots from Goddiva. You probably think I’m absolutely insane for wearing shoes with a heel to university where you do more walking than learning. But in my defence, these boots are so comfy! They have a thick rubber-like heel that makes these boots so easy to walk in! I wore these for an entire day and my feet felt totally fine afterwards! And I can never go anywhere without accessorizing so I added a colorful bib necklace from Statement Boutique and these new earrings that I am so so so obsessed with from Loft 82! Check out Goddiva to get your own staple fall pieces!

Sleeveless Acid Wash Denim Shirt: http://www.goddiva.co.uk/

Studded Mid Heel Boots: http://www.goddiva.co.uk/Home/Studded-Mid-Heel-Boots?col=brown

check out Goddiva: http://www.goddiva.co.uk/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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Leather and Spikes

 

It’s finally the first day of fall! For me, leather and combat boots always scream fall so I made sure to incorporate those into my outfit today! This gorgeous vegan leather jacket and spiked combat boots are from a trendy online website called Priceless. I’ve always been interested in finding a leather jacket to add to my closet but I needed one that wasn’t too edgy and would fit with my girly style. I love this one because it’s fitted and is quite simple, without any added punkiness. This jacket is great for more casual outfits like mine today or for a more evening look. I also love these spiked combat boots that are also from Priceless. They add the perfect amount of edginess to this outfit with the spikes but the plain black leather doesn’t distract from the rest of the ensemble. Priceless has many other items that are perfect for fall at a very affordable price so go check them out!

Jacket– Priceless, Tank– 7 For All Mankind, Leggings– Vero Moda, Scarf– Loft 82, Boots– Priceless, Rings– Loft 82 and Forever 21

Moto Faux Leather Jacket- http://www.shoppriceless.com/collections/apparel/products/moto-faux-leather-jacket

Spiked Toe Combat Boots- http://www.shoppriceless.com/collections/boots/products/spiked-toe-combat-boots

Check out Priceless- http://www.shoppriceless.com/

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Tay’s Thoughts- Benefit Rockateur

I have been wanting to try Benefit’s Box O’ Powders for a quite a while now so I was super excited to try their new shade, the Rockateur boxed blush. When I first saw the promo for this blush, I wasn’t crazy about it. I typically like my blushes to be completely matte with no shimmer. This blush is marketed as a shimmery rose gold color so I thought I would not like it but boy, was I wrong! I love this shade! I love to layer it over my Marc Jacobs blush in Tantalizing. It gives such a nice, warm glow to my face. This would also work as a highlight on your cheekbones if you’re a bit darker than me.

As for packaging, Benefit did a fantastic job as always. This blush comes in a pretty lace printed box with studs and all. The actual powder is gorgeous as well with ‘Rock’ imprinted on it! Plus, the Benefit Box O’ Powders always have such a nice scent to them! This one smells fresh and floral. A handy mini brush is also included which makes this great for travelling!

Overall, I am obsessed with blush and this is becoming my staple beauty item for fall!

Rockateur: http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/rockateur

Check out Benefit: http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/

Commencement. I commenced.

So I’m not really sure why I waited so long to upload my graduation post but here it is! Commencement took place on Monday, May 27th 2013 and it was one of the most emotional days of my life. It was such a weird feeling knowing that I graduated high school and I would have to move on to university in a few months. It was a very busy day for me as well. My dance class and I performed a dance during the ceremony so we had our dress rehearsal early in the morning, meaning I had to do my makeup and hair at the Winspear Centre. It was a slightly stressful morning but I think everything turned out all right! My dress that I wore underneath my graduation gown is from Growze. I was having extreme second thoughts about this dress the week before Commencement. But I’m so glad this is the dress I wore! I think it’s so classic and timeless and it was very comfy throughout the long ceremony. I wore the same gold heels that I wore with my banquet dress. I then added a cream necklace as my only accessory. For big events, I always like to downplay the jewelry. I wore my hair straight down with a middle part which I think complimented the tradition graduation cap! So that’s what I graduated in!

Rain jackets are the greatest things about rain

Usually I’m not the biggest fan of rain but ever since I got this super cute rain jacket from Mia Melon, I have been wanting it to rain everyday! This jacket is one of cutest I have ever seen! It is completely waterproof so it’ll keep you dry even on the rainiest of days. It’s a pretty navy color with a cute blue lining. I cuffed the sleeves to show the lining and pick up the blue color in my jeans. I also love that this jacket has a drawstring waist which keeps it from looking too boxy and gives it a bit of shape! I paired this jacket with some bright patterned jeans and rubber boots to compliment the whole ‘rainy day’ look. And I almost forgot to mention the best part about this jacket! Currently it is on sale for only $85, down from $170! Go get it while you still can!

Otis Jacket ll: http://www.shopmiamelon.com/clothing/Mia-Melon/Otis-Jacket-II.html

Check out Mia Melon: http://miamelon.com/wp/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Tay’s Thoughts- Benefit Ultra Plush Glosses

So to be honest, I think lip glosses are the most annoying things ever. Either they’re super sticky and messy to apply or not pigmented at all. However, I have always been a huge fan of Benefit lip glosses. The ‘plush’ glosses glide on so smoothly and they smell so yummy! There are six shades in total to match each of the Benefit boxed powders. First is Dandelion, my personal favorite. This one is a soft pearly pink, perfect for everyday! Next is Coralista, a sheer coral, which I love to wear in the summer over a bright orange lipstick and Hoola, a shimmering golden nude.

Dandelion Ultra Plush

Coralista Ultra Plush

Hoola Ultra Plush

Benefit Cosmetics: http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/

Lace Bomber

This jacket from Mad Monkey Clothing is the perfect piece for the end of summer. Right now in Edmonton, the weather is pretty hot but can get a bit chilly in the morning and evenings. Mad Monkey Clothing is a cute boutique located in Ontario (but they also have an online store too) which features clothing from many coveted brands, including Free People, Roxy, Gentle Fawn, and Billabong. All of the clothing they carry has a more boho feel to it which I love! This jacket is very girly but also has an edgy vibe with the bomber jacket shape. It features a delicate white lace front and back with a satin lining. I paired this jacket with a simple daisy tank, pink jeans to add some color, ankle booties and the cutest Roxy purse which I also received from Mad Monkey Clothing. I adore this bag! It has a tribal printed strap and fun charms and studs to add some more edginess! I love all the clothing from Mad Monkey. Also, they have an awesome promotion going on right now! On your birthday, you can shop in store and get a discount based off your age, plus a cute lip balm. For example, I’m going to be turning nineteen so I would get 19% off!

Plus, check out my blog later on, where I’ll be featuring another outfit from Mad Monkey Clothing!

Roxy In It to Win It Jacket: https://shopcaster.com/em/madmonkeyclothing/41318

Check out Mad Monkey Clothing: http://www.madmonkeyclothing.ca/#

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Too Sassy For You

Sure, traditional denim shorts are great and everything but sometimes they’re just a little too boring and casual. That’s why I love these shorts from Mia Melon. These are called the Perry Shorts and they have a become a staple in my closet. They are made of a black flows material and are very loose and comfy. But don’t let the comfyness fool you. These shorts are so easy to dress up as well. From far away, these shorts look like a black skirt so pair these with a girly lace blouse and you’re ready for a night out! I opted to go for a more casual look with these shorts. Since they are high waisted, I was able to pair these with my favourite crop top that appropriately reads, “too sassy for you”. I then added a pair of simple grey sneakers and an oversized neon clutch for a pop of color. I love the details of these shorts as well. They have a cute front tie that makes these shorts extra cute and they have pockets as well which is always handy! Go check out Mia Melon!

Perry Shorts: http://www.shopmiamelon.com/clothing/Mia-Melon/Perry-Shorts.html

Check out Mia Melon: http://miamelon.com/wp/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

I love dogs

Hoodies are always gonna be a staple in your closet so why not find the cutest one ever! This one is from Apliiq which is the coolest website ever! On Apliiq, you can design your own hoodie or any other piece of clothing! I decided to customize a hoodie. First, I was able to pick the color. I went with Truffle, a deep maroon color that screams autumn. I then added some patterned fabric to my pockets and lining of the hood. You can pick exactly where you want the fabric and can pick from 600 different patterns and prints! I went with the dog pattern because surprise! I love dogs! Finally, I opted for some cool gold chain drawstrings instead of the traditional string ones. I love the finished product! It is an American Apparel hoodie so it’s super comfy but it’s also super unique because I designed it myself! I can feel pretty confident wearing this to school, knowing that nobody will have anything like it! I paired this hoodie with my favorite fall essentials including combat boots (similar here), cream knit socks and a slouchy black bag. Go check out Apliiq and design your own clothing!

Customize your own: http://www.apliiq.com/designyourown/womens

Check out Apliiq: http://www.apliiq.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Peacocks

I recently received some jewelry from Peacock Plume that I absolutely love! Both pieces are so beautiful and are great at incorporating color into your outfit. First is the Pretty as a Peacock Necklace. This necklace is a gold chain with three peacock feathers dangling from it with turquoise beads. It’s such a delicate piece, yet it makes a gorgeous statement as well! The other jewelry item are these stunning earrings called the Get to the Point Earrings. I’ve been looking for a nice pair of dangly earrings for a while and I really love these. I tend to like studs a bit more but because these earrings aren’t too large, I think they are really pretty! They have a turquoise post with gold triangle details and a large mint stone. I paired these jewelry pieces with a pretty neutral outfit to let the colors of the jewelry pop. I wore my favorite black peplum top with black accessories and taupe corduroys. I love how the necklace and earrings added a nice special touch to the outfit! Go check out Peacock Plume!

Pretty as a Peacock Necklace: http://www.peacockplume.com/new-arrivals/pretty-peacock-necklace

Get to the Point Earrings: http://www.peacockplume.com/new-arrivals/get-point-earrings

Check out Peacock Plume: http://www.peacockplume.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.