Saturday, August 31, 2013

Back to School: Reinvent Yourself + Tips!

Hi there! For me, back to school has always been a time to reinvent myself, or if I've already done that over the summer, show everyone that I'm not the same girl I was last year.

But before I get into all of that, I wanted to just quickly mention that this is going to be the last post in my back to school series. I really hope that you guys have enjoyed reading these posts as much as I enjoyed writing them. I tried to make it all inspirational and motivational, but I don't know how that worked out... So let's get into the last one! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Pretty Little Liars Fashion Recap: Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Hi there! Tuesday was the PLL summer finale and let me tell you - it was intense. Quite a few questions got answered, which was surprising for PLL, but the answers left me (and a good chunk of the Twitterverse) in shock. Not because the twists were really that shocking (in my opinion), but they were some quite big cliffhangers that I have to wait until October 22nd to get some answers. Not that I'm expecting to because, let's face it, it's Pretty Little Liars.

You probably didn't come here to hear me ramble, so let's get into this week's fashion!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Back to School: Clothing Haul!

Hi there! Today, I'm doing my very first haul! I was debating for a long time whether or not to do this post because I was worried that they were too YouTube-y or whatever. But blogging is all about trial-and-error and figuring out what works and what doesn't, so here it is! 

Also, I'd just like to mention that I'm going to show you how I style some of the pieces because I find that just showing you want I got isn't worthy of a blog post. If you're interested in what I got for back to school, keep on reading!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

How to: Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall + Outfit Ideas!

Hi there! Fall is by far my favourite fashion season because I just love layering. Where I live, it gets pretty cold in the winter, like negative 25-40 degrees Celsius (so that's negative 13-40 degrees Fahrenheit). In the summer, it gets pretty hot, too, but my birthday is in summer, so I can tolerate the heat, especially because there's no school. In the spring, it's always wet and icky from all the snow melting, so that just leaves us with fall.

Because I'm a student, I don't exactly have a big budget (and I don't want to ask my parents for the money) to spend on a new wardrobe every season, or splash out the money to get whatever I want, so I've become quite resourceful with my clothes. There will obviously be some pieces that I can only wear for one season, but the majority of my closet is full of clothes that I can style differently and layer to transition them from season-to-season.

Today, I'm going to show you four outfit ideas if you're trying to reuse your summer wardrobe this fall. This is also great for those of you who are shopping the end-of-summer sales. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Back to School: 13 Things to Keep In Your Locker

Hi there! Whenever I go back to school shopping, among the many school supplies on my shopping list are a few items for my locker. If you're looking for some ideas of what to get to deck out your locker this upcoming school year, keep on reading!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Current Love: Flowy Pants (AKA my Ali Baba pants)

Hi there!  For today's "Current Love," I'm going to tell you all about something that I've been so obsessed with for the past few weeks - flowy pants!  Or as I like to call them, my Alibaba pants.  Interested to find out why I love them so much?  You know what to do... (click on the read more button below, haha)

First things first, I'd just like to point out that there are probably a ton of different names, more accurate names for these pants, so call them what you want.  But in this post and in future posts where I might mention these pants, I'm calling them my flowy pants  Just sayin'.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Funday: Fun Times and Summer Nights

Hi there! I think that a good chunk of you are already back in school (if you are going back to school this year), but for me, I'm going back on September 3rd. I've always associated September with back to school and the real end of summer and a jolt back to reality. It's making me pretty sad and a little nostalgic that my summer is coming to an end, but I'm also really excited (and a smitch nervous) about going into high school. I thought this photo represented those emotions perfectly which is why I picked it. Obviously. :)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Roadtrip

Hi there! When the long weekends roll around, my family and I usually take road trips. Since it’s nearly Labour Day, Think of it kind of as the last hoorah of the summer. If that’s not enough for you, here are ten reasons why you should tell your family (or friends if you’re old enough to drive) to get in the car, fill up the gas, and just go somewhere this weekend.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Pretty Little Liars Fashion Recap: Bring Down the Hoe

Hi there! This post was quite the stressful one to write, but here it is! The PLL fashion recaps are back! Well, next week's the last one because the show's going on hiatus for a few freaking long months, but hey, what can you do?

Joking complaints aside, this week's fashion had a bit of a country bumpkin vibe to it, but I'm going to show you some ways to make it a bit more wearable. Keep on reading if you're interested!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back to School: 5 Outfits Under $100

- Dαrk Pαrαdise. | via Facebook

Hi there! As a teenager, I know that the vast majority of us don't have the money to splurge on clothes all the time to spruce up our wardrobe. Whether it be jeans from American Eagle (like $50! Crazy, at least to me...) or a piece from BCBG, most of us just can't afford it. That's why today, I'm going to be sharing with you five outfits under $100 that you can wear to school. 

One more thing, wearing cheap clothes doesn't necessarily mean that you can't dress uniquely as well. Just because you're in head-to-toe Forever 21 doesn't exactly mean you have to compromise that unique quality that you might be looking for in an outfit.

Without any further ado, here are the outfits!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back to School: 14 Things to Keep in Your Backpack

Hi there! In the first post in my back to school series, I asked you guys if you wanted to see a backpack essentials post. And you guys said YES, so here it is. If you're interested to read about what I think are essentials to keep in your school bag, keep on reading! (P. S. That's actually my backpack for this upcoming school year! It's from Topshop and it was expensive, but isn't it lovely?)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

DIY: Canadian Flag Shorts

Hi there! I'm so excited about doing this tutorial today for all of you because a few weeks ago, a lovely reader requested it. It was my very first request that wasn't from one of my friends, so it was just a really crazy and awesome feeling getting that comment. I took inspiration from this photo (here) and put a bit of a twist on it. Just so you guys know, if you have any requests, especially DIY requests, please feel free to leave it in a comment on any of my posts. I'll definitely read it and try it out for you.

Anyway, now let's get into the tutorial!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School: Freshman Jitters

Hi there!  You may or may not know this, but I'm going to high school in just a few weeks.  Like any soon-to-be freshman (I'm assuming), I'm pretty terrified, but really excited at the same time about this huge change of environment.  Today's post will kind of just be a ramble about high school, and a little something for you to get to know me a little bit better.  At the end of this, if you'd like to maybe give me some tips in the comments if you've already been through high school, please do!  I wouldn't be one to stop you.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Funday: I'm Back!

Hi there!  If you read the rather self-explanatory title, this might be kind of repetitive, but I'm back from my ridiculously long and fantastic vacation!  I wanted to share with all of you what I've been up to while I was away, so here it is!  Just as a quick warning, this post is pretty long and has tons of photos, so if that isn't your thing, be sure to click out of this post because you're not going to like it.  But if you think you are, keep on reading!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Back to School: Organisation Tips and Tricks!

Hi there!  As you've probably noticed, it's back-to-school season!  It's my favourite time of the year and I'm so excited to go shopping for new supplies.  I love staying organised and doing organisational stuff, so today, I'm going to share with you my tips and tricks to stay organised this school year.  Keep on reading if you're interested in learning what they are!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Looks for Less: Taylor Swift Edition

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about Taylor Swift's amazing style.  Since fall is creeping up on us, today's post will feature a few of my favourite autumn-appropriate Taylor Swift street style looks.  If you haven't read any of these posts in the past, I basically recreate three (or so) of my favourite outfits from a certain celebrity or designer at a lower price.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ramble: 14th Birthday!

Who's Behind The Balloons | via Tumblr

Hi there!  So, you may or may not know this little bit about me, but it's my fourteenth birthday today, which is super duper exciting for me.  Every year on my birthday, I feel like I've gained so much knowledge and have learned so much and I enter the next year of my life feeling really confident and all that jazz.  This year is (or was?) no different.  

I've gone through quite a bit and learned a lot about people in general this year, but I'm always trying to get better and am always setting goals for myself.  Today, I decided to share some of these goals and scattered thoughts with all of you!  That was just a warning for those of you who aren't a fan of these posts.  If you're going to stick around, thank you and I hope that you'll enjoy this post!

Monday, August 12, 2013

What to Where: Summer Dinner

background, blur, bright, distance - inspiring picture on

Hi there!  My birthday is coming up soon (aka tomorrow) and my family and I are most likely going to be going out for a nice dinner.  The only thing is, it's really, really hot out.  A lot of the time, I find that it's so much easier to find inspiration for something to where during the day, not so much during the night.

Keep on reading to find out what I'm thinking about wearing for my birthday dinner!  I've narrowed it down to three outfit "combinations."  Maybe this will help someone out there who's also having a hard time figuring out what to wear.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ramble: Go Chase Your Dreams


Hi there!  This is going to be a little different from my regular posts, but I hope that you'll enjoy it anyway.

It was about this time last year when I sent my friend - who was vacationing across the pond at the time - a direct message on Twitter, saying that we needed to talk.  All that year, we spoke non-stop about our plans to apply to a high school that offered a certain program and how we'd both try to get in and spend our high school years together.  That school that wanted to get in so desperately was very academically rigorous, which was a challenge that I was really excited to tackle, but there was this other school that offered this amazing arts program, which is another thing that I really love.

I've always thought that I'd become a doctor or something when I got older, specifically a neurologist or a neurosurgeon because I found all that stuff really cool.  But after spending a summer alone (all of my friends were on vacation somewhere), I got to know myself a lot better.  That might've sounded a bit weird, but it's true -  I got a lot of self-discovery done.

Friday, August 9, 2013

What to Where: A Bonfire

Night on Fire

Hi there!  First off, I'd like to wish my friend Brenda a very happy birthday!  I hope that this upcoming year will be absolutely magical for you.

Anyway, back to the post.

During the summer, you never really know how you're going to be spending your day.  Maybe, one day, you'll spontaneously decide to go to a bonfire.  (You never know...) Here are a few outfit ideas if the occasion presents itself.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Back to School: 13 Backpacks Under $50

i want that backpack | via Tumblr

Hi there!  Before I get into today's post, if you think you've seen this post before, it's because I accidentally scheduled it to go up in the wrong month.  Oopsie daisies...

Also, it's one of my best friends's birthday tomorrow, so Kailey, if you're reading this, happy early birthday!  I'm going to miss you so much next year, but I hope that we'll still keep in touch.  

Anyway, that aside, today's post will be all about backpacks.  Whenever I think of "back to school," I think of backpacks and school supply shopping.  Last year, I carried a tote-like bag for school and I really didn't like it, so this year, I decided to go for a backpack.  Keep reading for a list of my favourites!

Monday, August 5, 2013

DIY Wire Ring: Hope

Today's post is yet another one in my "DIY Wire Ring" series.  My friend requested a tutorial on how to make a DIY wire ring with the word "hope" instead of "love."  So that's what you're getting today!  If you're interested in finding out how to DIY these rings, stick around and keep on reading!

P. S. The url of the blog will change to on Monday, September 9thIf you want to learn more about the change, check out my blog post here.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Current Love: Lomography

Lomography | via Facebook

Hi there!  Today's post won't be about fashion, but it was something I really wanted to talk about at least once in depth on my blog.  I really hope you guys don't mind, so here it is!

I first heard the word "lomography" back in the fall of 2011 when I watched one of EllesGlitterGossip's Vintage Glitz videos.  Unfortunately, she stopped that series, but she was the one who introduced me to lomography.

Friday, August 2, 2013

I Want Her Closet: Taylor Swift

Hi there!  You may or may not know this about me, but I'm such a huge, die-hard Swiftie (Taylor Swift fan).  Though she does play it quite safe sometimes on the red carpet and whatnot, but I love her feminine and classic, vintage-inspired style.  Like my previous "I Want Her Closet" posts, I'm going to be sharing with you a few of my favourite red carpet looks that Taylor has worn and in a follow-up post, I will be recreating three of her street style looks for a lower price.  Enjoy!