Sunday, March 29, 2015

Confidence and stuff: When things get tough


Many of my page views come from a video I made years ago about confidence and how to have it. Its been awhile since I've really felt as confident as I did in the video and I wanted to revisit the topic. Its been really difficult to make this video and after numerous attempts, I think I've finally managed to put something semi-decent together.  I do get emotional in this video so please be warned! With all that being said, I really hope you enjoy what I have to say (even if my thoughts are all over the place!) 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Valentines


I'm entering a weird phase in my life where I don't really care too much about getting dressed up anymore. I really like doing my makeup but often times I'll just throw on leggings and a basic V-neck from Old Navy. As a result, I don't have very many outfits worth posting or even mentioning. I'm getting pretty antsy about warmer weather, though and I'm hopeful that it'll restore my love of dressing up.


The last time I really dressed up was Valentine's Day and I'll admit, this was kind of a repeat outfit. I wore this dress for Christmas dinner but I wasn't as into my hair, makeup or accessories. This time around, I spent more time getting everything just right and I think it paid off. Velvet is still very much a favourite of mine and I hope the fad stays around for awhile. Its such a pretty fabric! 


Dress - ASOS
Tights - Wal Mart
Necklace - Etsy
Boots - Modcloth

Question: How many of you are interested in my makeup routine? I'm thinking of expanding and posting about the new makeup I try out, makeup tutorials etc.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Summer Love


I miss summer, I miss the heat and I miss the sunshine. I'm a summer baby and even though I complain a LOT about how hot and uncomfortable that time of year is, I truly cannot get enough of the season. I find myself feeling so down in the dumps during the winter (hence the lack of blog posts) and this year its destroying my desire to even get dressed up. What gives! I wanna wear cute dresses with flats again and I'm so sick of boots. 


One of my last Summer hoorahs was my birthday/birthday party and I find myself thinking about that day a lot. It was probably too hot to call it the perfect summer day but it could have been a lot worse. I felt like a princess all day and it was really heart warming to see how many people wished me birthday love. Whenever I find myself feeling down, I try to remind myself of all the love that I have around me and thinking of how perfect that day was for me puts things in perspective. My boyfriend took me to the Children's Museum (even though he wasn't too keen on going!) and we hung out afterwards by the Charles River. Although the gifts were obviously a major plus for me, those little moments are what matters most. Quality time with the people I love is what makes this life worth living, yanno? It doesn't matter how many dresses I own or dollars are in my bank account. What matters is cherishing the moments that will soon be gone. So, I look back on that day and smile but feel sad that its over. I look back and feel happy that I had the absolute privilege to wear such a beautiful dress, snuggle up with the boy that I'm crazy about and feel all of the love that I have in my life. Thats the best birthday gift this girl could ask for!


Dress - Modcloth
Shoes - Walmart 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Festive Halloween


I know this is very, very late but I just couldn't let the year end without posting my Halloween costume. I don't normally get a chance to dress up but when I found out I would actually be doing something this year, I went a bit overboard.


If you remember the original Alvin and the Chipmunks, you'll also remember the Chipettes. I was pretty obsessed with them as a kid and I wanted to be a variation of all 3. However, I always had a soft spot for Eleanor. She was cute, chubby and silly, just like me! I was also pretty keen on Theodore and since they were sort of a thing, I wanted to be her even more. I decided very last minute to be Eleanor Chipette for Halloween but I knew I had a lot of pieces already laying around to put this together. The wig was kind of a splurge item but it was really fun to be blonde for the night! I'm kinda digging the colour on myself too! What did everyone else go as for Halloween? 


Shirt - Thrifted
Vest - jnh5855 via Etsy
Tie - Borrowed from my boyfriend
Skirt - Chubby Cartwheels
Socks - Sockdreams
Shoes - Walmart
Wig - Arda Wigs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Birthday Shenanigans


On August 18th, I celebrated my 27th birthday party (can I stop growing up now?) and I made it a point to do what I could to forget that I was getting older. In general, I prefer doing childish actives (laser quest anyone?) over drinking at bars or going to clubs. I've heard of Dave & Busters for years and figured it would be the best way to celebrate (or rather distract) the big day. 


Style is so strange, isn't it? I was feeling very pleased with where my style is heading but now I suddenly feel the urge to change it up again. Now that I'm 27, back in school for the semester and buckling down again, I want to get back into tight skirts, leather jackets and cleavage tops (well, those never really went away). I try to remind myself that I don't have to commit to one style and that its ok to move between moods and feelings. You can often tell how I'm feeling about myself or my life by the clothing I wear and I guess that is whats most interesting to me about personal style. 


Aside from feeling a little scared about being in my late 20s, I really did enjoy celebrating my birthday this year. Instead of spending it doing the usual dinner and pretending it just isn't happening, I wanted to give myself a reason to look forward to it this year. I'm a bit of a classic worrier and I tend to spend the weeks leading up to my birthday just thinking about all the ways I haven't accomplished what "normal" people my age are supposed to accomplish. It really sucks the joy out of it for me! Thank goodness for good people who really want to help put a smile on your face! 


Dress - Modcloth
Socks - Target
Shoes - Walmart
Earrings - Aldo

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blueberry Fields Forever


My friend Holle visited us for 5 days and during that time she snapped so many beautiful photos of us. Aren't these the most precious photos you ever did see? She really is such an incredibly talented photographer and it was really, really nice getting to be her model for a little bit. If you're interested in her work, please do check out her blog here!


Most of my previous summers were spent on the beach or in swimming pools but since I started dating my boyfriend, the new tradition has become fruit picking. Its kind of a big deal for me and I spend weeks planning the perfect pieces to bring together the most fitting outfit. I take this kinda stuff very seriously. Since I don't have as many big events to attend anymore nor do I have school (at least for the new few weeks) to keep me busy, I take the chances I have to really do my outfits right. Even though it was absolutely sweltering outside (my bangs paid the price) and I ended up dropping strawberry shortcake all over my white top, I still had a really lovely time. 


Top - Forever21
Skirt - Modcloth
Shoes - Wal Mart
Socks - Sockdreams
Pin - Deer Heart
Earrings - Thrifted 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Evening in Salem


Is this really happening? Am I actually updating my blog? I always seem to start my posts apologizing for my lack of posts and promising that things will be updated a lot more around here but that just about never happens. So this time, no false promises! I'm the worst with time management and keeping myself on a schedule that allows room for photos is just damn near impossible for me. 


As many of you know, I spend an awful lot of time hanging out in Massachusetts since my beau lives there. I've been promising myself for the past year that I would make a visit to Salem, MA happen. Visiting has been a dream of mine since I was a very young girl. I've alway loved history and on top of that, always found myself fascinated with the Salem Witch Trials. Never did I ever think I'd find myself so close to the town on such a regular basis. But, after a really last minute decision we decided to head out for the evening and check out the famous town. I wanted to go as witchy as possible but since I was to meet the boyfriend's boss, I had to keep it ultra cute.


What I wore wasn't totally fitting for a trip to the town most known for witchcraft trials and spooky stories. While I still love squeezing myself into tight dresses and skirts, I've grown quite found of my cute aesthetic. Maybe its because I'm having a crisis about turning 27 in a few days and maybe I'm just not fond of being that much closer to 30. I want to remain as childlike as possible and thats starting to manifest through my clothing choices. Still, I try to keep a little bit of my sensuality in there. Luckily, I was able to re-do a Salem worthy outfit which I promise, will make it into this website! Until then, xo


Cardigan - Old Navy
Top - Modcloth
Skirt - ASOS
Shoes - Walmart