Friday, August 11, 2017

One Year Older: Here's What I've Learnt

blogger, style, reflection, lifestyle, Montreal, fashion, west mount, forever 21, Zara, Kate spade

I don’t know about you, but I'm feeling…twenty three? What a weird age to reach. I'm slowly approaching the dreaded quarter life crisis, yet I still look younger than most eighteen year olds. I used to equate age with various goals or life events. When I was a child, all of us girls would discuss our futures and how we would all be engaged by twenty five or twenty six and life would be magical because we would have our careers and future all planned out. For a lack of better expression… LOL. If anything this past year has taught me the complete opposite. My whole year of being twenty two has been anything but planned. There were some highlights like graduating from university, travelling, getting my new dog, etc. but if I really think about it there wasn’t anything substantial that changed in my life. What twenty two did bring were life lessons and a whole bunch of growth. Learning from my previous mistakes and choices pushed me to make major life decisions that I never imagined for myself. This post isn’t a scream for help or an existential crisis. If anything what I wanted to share with you were the lessons I have learned over the past 12 months of being twenty two. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Beauty Products I've Been Enjoying Lately

beauty, makeup, summer, blogger, beauty blogger, Montreal,

My day to day beauty regimen is extremely minimal. No makeup, hair up in a messy bun, and my nails are most likely chipped. My daily schedule involves early mornings where I edit and work on blog posts followed by afternoon and evening training sessions for dance. Most days there isn't much time throughout the day to apply makeup to then only take it off after a hour or so (as I don’t like wearing makeup when I train or practice). When I do decide to get my glam on, my current beauty routine is extremely simple and basic. Since I spend most of my weekends dancing at competitions, I try not to wear heavy amounts of makeup in my everyday life. Currently the weather has been a mixture of sticky humidity or rain which leaves my makeup and hair looking like a mess after a few hours. Overall, I really haven’t played around with much makeup in the past few months, BUT I have found some of my favourite products that are on their way to becoming holy grail finds.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Clothing I Never Expected to Like

Zara, Vero Moda, Steve Madden, Aldo, Blogger, Style, White Denim, Summer, Trends, Fashion

I like to think that I am more open minded when it comes to my personal style. Experimenting with colour, print, and trends is what has allowed me to figure out what I really like and what I don’t like. Learning from my past fashion "mistakes" has taught me to try things outside of the box. From every mistake, I have learnt and grown through all of the phases in my style which has helped me develop my current wardrobe. We all have a comfort zone when it comes to clothing, but the last thing I want is to be stuck in a style rut. That being said, I do have my opinions and judgements of certain looks and trends. I can definitely say that I have a list of items that I would never be caught dead in. 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Vacation Styling: Tips on Surviving the Heat in Style

New Orleans, Fashion, Zara, Style, Blogger, Lifestyle, Vacation

If I had to choose my favourite season for dressing it would definitely have to be the fall. I love layering knits, swapping sandals for boots, and wearing leather jackets. Dressing for the summer has always had its challenges since many stores opt for the short short and crop top combination. Lately, I find myself in this trasition stage where I don’t quite fit in with the style of stores I used to shop in that are directed towards young adults (because of the crop tops and short shorts). Instead, I have shopped around to a number of stores to find a mix of feminine and youthful clothing that I can feel comfortable in. Leaving for New Orleans, I obviously had to pack the necessities for my dance competition, but also for another four days. Packing for a warmer climate affected my decision making on a lot of the items that I recently purchased. How was I going to dress to stay cool yet still be fashionable?
Friday, July 14, 2017

Exploring the Big Easy: Part Two

travel, tourist, US, new orleans, Louisiana, blogger, summer

With the temperature only getting hotter and the sun shining brighter each day, there was a checklist of things to do and see in New Orleans. This would be the last day and a half before we were back to the competition for another event and then off to the airport to head back home. Even though we had walked all over the French Quarter and up to Bourbon street, there are many small side streets with interesting stores that have yet to be explored. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Exploring the Big Easy: Part One

trave, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, blogger, food, sight seeing, blog

As I walked out of the airport I was instantly hit with the humidity and sun that I have never felt before. I love warm weather, but you could walk outside with wet hair and it will be dry within a few minutes. Getting into a cab as we made our way to the hotel, I was able to see the makeup of a city that has had it troubles and triumphs. At first it looked like any other city filled with large buildings and busy streets, but it was not until I reached the French Quarter that the true identity and spirit of New Orleans could be found. Since I was spending a little under a week in New Orleans I really wanted to see as much as I possibly could. Mixing well known tourist destinations with simply walking around and discovering the various characters who makeup the city.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Maintaining a Positive Perspective When it Comes to Your Goals

New Orleans, travel, summer, hot, palm trees, vacation

This post is going to be slightly different from what I normally share, but I’ve been wanting to include more reflective and personal posts on my page. I think it is so important to remind myself that the reason why I blog in the first place is because I love to write. To not only write my thoughts and opinions on products, but discuss my own life experiences and what I am learning from them.