Thanks For Following Me

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As another year comes to a close and this blog continues to hold a very prominent place in both my life and my heart, I like to reflect on the real reason for my success and happiness: you guys.

When I first saw this t-shirt in Zara, I knew I had to get it. I finally ordered it on Black Friday a month later. I think this shirt has a way cuter meaning behind it for regular people, but for me, I knew it belonged to my blog. So, this post today is dedicated to all my lovely readers. Thanks for following me. I sometimes forget that I’m writing for my followers. I often treat this blog as my personal diary, not fully realizing that there are real people reading these posts.  I find it so crazy that there are actual people who read this blog, who send me emails, who like my posts, who come to me for advice. It means the world! So, thanks for following me. I love you all.

My outfit is very simple today. There are days when all I wear is a t-shirt and jeans and I’m totally fine with that. We all need a casual day. I paired this tee with my favorite jeans from Miss Sixty. They fit so nice and they might just be the comfiest pair of denim I own. My cardigan is this long duster from Vero Moda. It’s also extremely comfy. When I was studying for finals, this was all I wore with some sweats. I may have looked homeless but at least I was comfy.

I am loving the shoes I am wearing today! I have been looking for the perfect slip-on Vans for forever. Then one day when I should have been studying, I was doing some stress-relief by shopping online and I came across these Vans for J.Crew. They are a burgundy and navy houndstooth. Are they perfect? Yes, I do believe they are.

Shirt– Zara // SweaterVero Moda // JeansMiss Sixty // ShoesVans x J.Crew // WatchDaniel Wellington // BraceletPandora // Rings– Urban Outfitters, H&M, Noul // NailsUrban Outfitters

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Rainy days mean rain boots

I used to be sad when it rained, but now when I roll out of bed and see a gloomy day, I squeal with delight. A day of rain means a day of Hunter rubber boots. I couldn’t be happier.

On this fabulous rainy day, I wore one of my favorite sweatshirts. By now, you probably have an idea that I am in love with Marc Jacobs so fittingly, I have his name written all over my shirt. I just love Marc okay? Over top, I layered an army green vest from Vero Moda that has cute leather accents. I feel so tough and intimidating in this y’know? For jeans, I’m wearing a pair of dark snakeskin printed skinnies tucked in my beloved Hunters. My beautiful beloved Hunters.

I didn’t go overboard on my accessories. What a surprise eh? I wore my regular jewelry that consists of my Marc Jacobs watch (to match perfectly with my sweatshirt duh) and my Pandora bracelet. I then wore a baseball cap. How great are hats by the way? I was never really a hat wearer until I had a sudden epiphany that I needed a leather baseball cap. When my search for that failed and I ended up getting this plain black one, I discovered the fabulosity that are hats. I literally just brushed up my hair this morning and threw this hat on and bam! I was ready to go.

Sweatshirt– Marc by Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Jeans– Boathouse (similar here) // Boots– Hunter (buy here) // Vest– Vero Moda (similar here) // Hat– Simons (similar here) // Watch– Marc by Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet– Pandora (buy here)

The Search for The Denim Dress

 

I have been on the search for the perfect chambray dress for as long as I can remember. Six year old me was probably looking for one. Let’s be honest, I was one stylish toddler. Originally I wanted a denim shirt dress with a collar and buttons and everything (which I’m still on the hunt for), but I came across this one at H&M and it was love at first sight. It’s part of the Eco Conscious collection so it’s made out of a really cool material called lyocell; it’s like denim but better. It’s a pretty simple silhouette with cute added details like pockets and an exposed gold zipper on the back. Best part? I got this dress on sale for a decent 20 bucks, far from it’s regular price of $50. Good on ya H&M!

I paired this dress with a lace cardigan. I wear this so much in the summer because it’s so lightweight and instantly dresses up any outfit. For shoes, I chose these snakeskin sandals that I’ve been dying to pull out after this long horrible winter. I always pair this Celine-lookalike purse with the sandals because I think they compliment each other perfectly. For jewelry, I wore all gold pieces, which I dot usually do. I just like silver jewelry better. However the gold fits in much better with the warmer shades. I love the look of a gold chain choker with a higher neckline. For bracelets, I’m wearing a cool fish cuff with my J.Crew bracelets that even though I love, I never seem to wear.

On a finishing note, let’s applaud my mama’s flowers. Her lilacs are in bloom and I wish you all could smell them through the screen. Their scent is filling up my room right now. I just love summer.

Dress– H&M (similar here) // Cardigan– ℅ Sincerely Sweet Boutique (similar here) // Shoes– ℅ Just Fab (similar here) // Purse– ℅ Just Fab (similar here) // Necklace– ℅ Shop Midnight Girls (similar here) // Bracelets (l-r)- ℅ Verameat, J.Crew (similar here), J.Crew (similar here)

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Pyjama Pants?

These pants resemble and feel like pyjama pants. And I’m totally okay with that.

I have this personal opposition towards wearing jeans in the summer so this leads me to find other options in the warmer months. Sure, there are plenty of shorts and skirts to wear but I wanted a cool pair of pants. And boy, did I find them.

My pants are from Urban. Not to be mistaken with Urban Outfitters. Urban is a local store, situated in Edmonton and Calgary. The Edmonton location is in City Centre. It is such a great store. Over the years, I have been falling in love with it more and more. They always have the most unique pieces from some of my favorite brands, including Gentle Fawn and Vero Moda. Anyways, back to the outfit.

These pants are so freaking comfy! They are very lightweight and breezy and I love them. A lot. I paired them pants with a loose white tee that I knotted, since the pants are a bit more high waisted. I added in pops of color through my turquoise sandals and my matching turquoise skull bracelet. The rest of my jewelry, including my Marc Jacobs watch and Coach purse was kept silver.

Shirt– Aerie (similar here) // PantsUrban City Centre (similar here) // Sandals– Aeropostale (similar here) // Watch– Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelets– Pandora (buy here), Urban Outfitters, ℅ Harmony L // Purse– Coach (buy here) // Necklace– Grandma (similar here)

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Farmers Market Adventures

I always used to think that Edmonton was one of the most boring cities, but when I go to the farmers market downtown, my opinion totally changes. I went to the 104 st. market on Saturday and it was so fun. The weather was perfect and everything was lovely. Absolutely lovely.

The first thing we did when we got to the market was find a place to eat breakfast. We stopped by The Fork and Spoon Brigade food truck and got the Breakfast in a Bowl. It was so delicious and was filled with scrambled egg, meat, mushrooms, potatoes, veggies, and cheese. Basically everything you could ever want all in one bowl. Yum.

One of my favorite things about markets is all the handmade jewelry for sale. You can find such beautiful and unique pieces. One of my favorites was Yeonhee’s Jewelry. Their necklaces were so stunning! I wanted all of them. In addition to all of the lovely stalls, we also stopped by the stores on 104 St. I was so excited to stop by Workhall Boutique. If you live in Edmonton, you have to check this store out! It’s really similar to Oak and Fort and Noul and equally as gorgeous!

Downward Dog

When you’re in Downward Dog, you don’t want things to go downhill. That’s why you need Playtex tampons.

I’m not going to lie, I am not the most athletic person in the world. However, I have danced my entire life and I do like to stay active. One of my favorite ways to stay active is yoga. It doesn’t make my body feel like it’s going to fall apart, yet I still break a sweat and feel like I’m actually do something worthwhile for my health.

With me being the lil’ fashionista that y’all know I am, I like to do yoga in ultimate style. That includes a coordinating outfit, yoga mat, and water bottle. I really like the color purple, can’t you tell? But I also need to feel my best when stretching out into uncomfortable positions, even when it’s that time of the month ahem. To help me out with that, I find the Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons are my best friend in controlling everything down there. It’s important to stay active even when you have your period. Plus, exercising can help to reduce those lovely cramps that really aren’t so lovely.

Now since we are already on the awkward topic of periods, let’s not stop yet! These Playtex Sport Fresh Balance tampons feature a patented OdorShield technology that helps neutralize odours as well as a light fragrance to give off a fresh, clean scent. Playtex fits your life and body so you can “Play On”.

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I Was Praying That You and Me Might End Up Together

I went to the Farmer’s Market downtown today and it was so cute! I love doing more local things in Edmonton and the market was tons of fun. (And really yummy too oh my)

I am obsessed with this dress. I have been searching for a really simple t shirt dress and I love the look of dropped hems so when I saw this dress at my Forever 21, I was so excited! I hate shopping at Forever 21. It’s just so unorganized and overwhelming so I was really surprised that I actually found something! Believe it or not, my sheer kimono is also from Forever 21. I haven’t bought anything from Forever 21 in so long, so that fact that I’m wearing it head to toe is quite surprising.

My sneakers added the perfect casual vibe to this outfit. Sneakers are an absolute must for me in the summer, but you definitely won’t see me sporing athletic-looking ones. These ones are so cute with the leather shell! For jewelry, I’m wearing a chunky layered necklace from Urban Outfitters. On my wrist, I have my regular Marc Jacobs watch and Pandora bracelet plus a new addition! I got this simple string bracelet at the Fault in Our Stars preshow! How cute is it?! And how cute was that movie?! Oh my Augustus.

Dress- Forever 21 (similar here) // Kimono- Forever 21(similar here) // Shoes- Forever 21 (buy here) // Necklace- Urban Outfitters (similar here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet- Pandora (buy here) and TFIOS

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Maxi Skirts are a new staple

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maxi skirt

I can’t believe that just a couple of years ago, I was too scared to wear maxi skirts out of the house. They weren’t nearly as popular and little sixteen year old me was not daring enough to start the trend. Now, fast forward almost three years later and they have become my summer staple. This one, from Forever 21, is so light and breezy and matches everything in my closet. It’s such a basic.

I paired it with this silky top from American Eagle. I love the crochet detailing on the sleeves. It gives it such a pretty boho look. My shoes doubled as a pop of color in this outfit with their fun turquoise hue.

For jewelry, I wore a Jewelmint necklace that features a silver tassel pendant. I have been so obsessed with this necklace lately. It seems to call to me every time I’ve been deciding what necklace to wear. I apologize to my other necklaces for playing favorites. For my arm de la jour (that’s french for of the day btw), I wore my Marc Jacobs Amy watch, and a couple of cool bracelets from Urban Outfitters including this funky beaded one that I recently got on sale for only three dollars. Everyone knows I love a good deal.

Top- American Eagle (similar here) // Skirt- Forever 21 (buy here) // Sandals- Aeropostale (similar here) // Necklace- c/o Jewelmint (similar here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelets- Both Urban Outfitters (buy here)

Mosquitoes and Dandelions

I can’t even begin to tell you how viciously I was attacked by mosquitoes while trying to photograph this outfit. But I guess mosquitoes are the sign that summer is here to stay so that’s good I guess. If anyone knows of a good bug spray, shoot me a message. I’m not even kidding.

Today, I tried to mixed patterns in my outfit. Adventurous I know. My shirt is from my favorite store ever, Noul. They finally have an online store so you should all check it out. It’s fab. Back to the shirt. It’s cream with cool snakeskin sleeves. I then tucked it into a really comfy striped cotton skirt. For shoes, I went with my metallic T-strap sandals. I swear I overwear these sandals way too much but they go with absolutely everything.

Because there was so much cream and taupe in this outfit, I added a colorful statement necklace to balance everything out. I also carried this adorable clutch with leather accents. Clutches are so nice in the summer because they’re so tiny and lightweight. All I need is my wallet and lip balm y’know? And Afterbite too of course. Can’t forget that.

My mama commented that my outfit was rather fancy today. But I would have to disagree. I think the t-shirt dresses it down quite a bit and skirts are essential for summer okay? Skirts are not just reserved for dressier occasions. Got it?

Shirt- Noul (formerly Loft 82) // Skirt- c/o A-Thread (similar here) // Belt- Forever 21 (buy here) // Sandals- Sam Edelman (buy here) // Clutch- c/o Brighter Day (buy here) // Necklace- c/o Nobia (similar here)

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Playing Dress-Up

Being a teenager living in the boring city of Edmonton, I rarely get the chance to dress up so sometimes it’s fun just to put on a fancy skirt and enjoy the sunny weather.

This skirt is from Bel and Beau, which is also a lovely blog run by the gorgeous Isobel. I chose the “Miss” Mini Skirt in the emerald color. It is made out of taffeta, resulting in a very gorgeous, voluminous silhouette. It is such a beautiful skirt and is available in both differing lengths and colors. On top, I wore one of my favorite blouses from Elizabeth and Clarke. It is a sleeveless style, making it comfortable for summer and also making it very easy to dress up or down.

As for accessories, I kept it similar with a mint necklace that contrasted nicely with the emerald and black, a couple of bracelets, and of course my monogrammed clutch, I feel very southern with the preppy skirt and the monograms! For shoes, I wore my beloved Bloch flats.

I feel like my sunglasses complete this dressed-up look perfectly! They are inspired by the iconic Prada sunglasses that are to die for! They have huge tortoiseshell round lenses with the focus being on the sides which have a gorgeous swirled design.

I feel like a little kid playing dress-up. It’s a good day.

Top- c/o Elizabeth and Clarke // Skirt- c/o Bel and Beau // Shoes- Bloch (buy here) // Clutch- c/o Marley Lilly // Necklace- c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique // Bracelets- Grandmother’s // Sunglasses- c/o Sunglass Warehouse

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