Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Black is black #ootd

 


 


 



Cardigan, XXI; Top, Nordstorm Rack; Leggings, Aritzia; Shoes XXI
 
 
How cray have things gotten lately? Very much so.
Few things before I leave you again..
  • I think I'm thinking about going back to NYC next summer
  • I want to go shopping
  • 1989 is great
 
 

Polish addict



I picked these bad boys up a while when I was shopping for back to school clothing. These were all 50% off and I couldn't believe that such gorgeous colors were on sale. I'm currently wearing the shade Lipstick and its the perfect red color (not pinky or orangey at all). Makes me feel like a lady when I wear red nail polish. I have yet to wear Mount Royal but I've got to be in a really funky mood to wear a blue!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MAC Fall/Winter Lipstick Pick's


Left to Right
Diva-Matte, Chili-Matte, Rebel-Satin, Verve-Matte

Colors in opposite order from picture above
Hello first day of Fall!
To begin this wonderful season and season ahead I decided to do a little MAC fave lipsticks like I did this summer. I do tend to wear darker colors all year around but especially in the colder months. Diva has to be my favorite though. It's a deep rich red that seems like it would be a stand out on any skin tone. Verve is a great everyday brown color and Chili also falls into that everyday wear category. As you probably have noticed I love my matte finish lipsticks and I believe that Rebel was the first satin finished lipstick I owned. I love this lipstick but on it's own it is slightly too pink for my preference so I usually wear it with a plum lipliner to make the color 1. more matte and 2. look darker.

What's your favorite finish of lipsticks? Do you own any of these lovely shades?


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The naked truth

Annabelle Lipliner in Spice, Cinnabar & Demure
Remmel Lasting Finish in Driving me Nude
Remmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 08
Bite Lipstick in Lychee and Musk
MAC Satin Lipstick in Verve 


When I first began to wear lipstick I was never a Nude lover. I thought, whats the point of wearing a plain jane lipstick? A couple years later and I have converted (not completely).. I do prefer to wear a brighter red or pink but throwing a brown or nude in every once in a while is perfectly fine. In the photos above are the only nude lip products I own.
My favorites are the Bite lipstick, though it's not matte I love how it looks over my Annabelle lipliners. I also Love the color Verve by MAC. It's basically the perfect brown shade for me. I could do without the Remmel products but they were a cheap addition to the collection for me to experiment with what formulas I found best.

What is your favorite Nude lip product?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Gray fuzz an #ootd



Sweater, H&M; Leggings, Aritzia; Shoes, XXI


Happy Thanksgiving weekend! This weekend has been filled with homework (sad), food and family. Simple comfy outfit because the weather is getting grayer day by day. Hope you've all had a good weekend and are ready for the leftovers and the work week ahead.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Kimoh-no an #ootd

Top, Macy's; Kimono, XXI; Jeans, Zara; Shoes, Nike

Ever since I bought these Nike's in NYC I've been trying to incorporate them into my wardrobe more. Not only do they give me a break from my Forever 21 booties that I wear in almost every other OOTD I do but they are comfy and still give me maybe an inch more of height.

Really quickly this outfit was put together. I have jeans for days so I brought out my Zara Basic ones and paired it with a lacy black tank and my XXI kimono.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fall-en an #ootd

Sweater and Dress from H&M



I've been searching a long time to find a sweater like this! Its all knit, only seam is the side seam and the neckline is perfect! the shape is baggy and comfy, basically can be worn on top of anything or paired with a nice pair of blue jeans. H&M is doing it right this season, that's for sure. The heathered white/grey is my ideal sweater color this fall.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Stone cold an #ootd

Took a stroll down to the park with Ang, we took ootd's obvs. I try.

Top, Zara; Jeans, XXI; Shoes, H&M


Phone case, Aritzia

Pro selfie taker

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Orientation an #ootd


Top, ZARA; Watch, Marc By Marc Jacobs; Leggings, Aritzia

Boots, XXI Forever
Earlier this month I helped out with the 1st yr Fashion Design Orientation at my Uni. I wanted to keep it simple and comfy because I was going to be moving around all day doing different activities. I also went with a very simple face, just clean and fresh!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Summer view


As i'm getting older I've realized that it's hard not to expect things (out of life, family, friends, strangers etc..) Summer is something that I've stopped holding an expectation for because I never really know how its going to play out, how last minute plans will go, or if i'll end up working/ being in class all summer.
This summer I stuck to a little vacation, then a bit of me time, and working throughout. It was pretty good. I don't think it was the best summer ever, but I do think it was a nice 4 months of a good balance of work and play.

Post's are clearly not going to be 5 days a week but I will try to get one every week. Wish me luck in my new semester!


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fading flowers an #ootd




Jacket, Macy's; Top, H&M; Pants, LOFT; Shoes, XXI Forever; Bag, Bloomingdale's
School has just stared but I can already feel the pressure. I'm staying calm and thinking rationally and realistically. I've been managing my time better and working like a mad woman. 

I had to take time out on this day to take an OOTD. I loved my outfit. I was feeling dramatic and wore a little black eye shadow to uni, oh la la. 

This past week and a half-ish has been interesting. Lesson learned so far?....

 "YOU CAN BE THE RIPEST JUICIEST PEACH IN THE WORLD 
 BUT THERE IS STILL GOING TO BE SOMEONE WHO HATES PEACHES" 


amen.
For the record, I love peaches. You're peachy...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Summer Peach


AA polishes are fantastic, they take only 1-2 coats and they usually last a good 3-4 days before they chip (with base and topcoat when you apply) This is just a color that i'm adoring right now, it's bright and fun and different for the summer months. I've been wearing really simple jewelry with a couple of my favorite rings to make getting ready for work quick and easy in the morning.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Family Jewels

Bought this little birdy tier thing from Target.



Cocktail rings are close in my heart. I used to actually wear them in highschool (grade 12). I recently did a clear out of rings that had just gotten too rusty and battered so I thought it would be a good idea to blog about the rings that I kept. I mentioned in my Ring post (read here) that I want to start investing into good quality items of jewelry. I feel though, that statement accessories can be quite expensive to invest in. For pieces like these I plan to stick to good ol' Forever 21. Cheap rings that are tendy and cute and that don't put a dent in that cute little wallet you own.

Here are the ones I've held on to. A good selection of colors and shapes.

Left to Right
XXI, Aldo, H&M, Pier One, India?

Left to Right
H&M, H&M, XXI, XXI
Do you guys prefer cocktail rings or more casual ones?

Friday, August 15, 2014

What's in my bag

*I'm completely aware that I carry a lot of stuff..

Is this a tag? I don't actually know. But I do know that I've wanted to post this post for quite sometime. I basically use this bag in every OOTD I do. It's simple, black, from Coach (not on website anymore) and I think it was 70% off when I bought it. Exciting times.

Scroll down to see all the unnecessary stuff I keep in my bag.



My phone, keys, sunglasses, lipstick, wallet, a Chewy bar and 2 pouches.

One pouch has things like hand cream, Advil, band-aids and tide to go, things that I need in case of emergency basically. The New York pouch is from Macy's. In the other pouch I have some random things such as, a pen, notepad, headphones, blotting papers, things that I don't want floating in my bag go into here. I actually did a blog post on this pouch (click here to read it!).

Here are some fancy close-ups!



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Booky #1

Never have I ever, been one to read. It's not that I don't like to read, I just can't, for the life of me, sit an concentrate on a book for more then 20 minutes. I am a slow reader when It comes to novels, but books about business and fashion I can finish much quicker. Since it is my area of study I can relate to them better and I can usually find ways to get motivated or inspired.

I thought I would take a chance and do a book post because I know people like the books, so i'll give you want you want, alright?

True Whit, by Whitney Port
Okay so The City was one of my favorite reality TV shows to watch. It was more based on Whitney breaking her way into the fashion industry and it was inspiring for me to see how that was happening in a place like New York. I loved her on the show and I like her fashion line (her instagram is on point too!) But this book felt a little immature for me. It clearly says that this book is for girls in their twenty's who are basically figuring out life and how to be more involved in fashion but I just felt like I already knew a lot of what was written. Not to mention the Blackberry style photo collages were a bit of a throw off, I expected more from someone who had a pretty decent reality show. 
I don't want to rate this book because I don't think I'm qualified enough to do so, but if you're like me, into all things fashion and you were a fan of Whitney on The City, I would skip on this one. You could probably find most of the things she talks about on the internet. 

If you have to cry GO OUTSIDE, and other things your mother never told you, by Kelly Cutrone 
YES. I've had this book for several years and yes, thanks to The Hills, I discovered Kelly "mama wolf" Cutrone. Shortly after I got this book I became slightly obsessed with KC. Shes done several interviews and some TED talks and her life is so damn interesting. This book literally took me though a ride asking myself over and over, who am I and what do I want from life. Also things like, what does fashion really mean to me, and how am I going to give back to fashion. Just some of my thoughts while I was reading this. I've read this book twice now and somehow it never fails to teach me something new. It's the best book I've read about the industry, growing as a person, and learning from other peoples experiences.
Thank you Kelly.


I always like books better with out the paper back.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

cloudy currently an #ootd

How can it still be so humid and rainy at the same time. I'm happy the sun is giving me a break from most of the heat, I really look forward to fall and winter weather. I miss wearing my Zara coat. Here is a little outfit I wore on a cloudy, cloudy day.

Jacket, Guess; Top, H&M; Leggings, Talula


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