top: H&M skirt: Zara
photos: Glensius Cal
top: H&M skirt: Zara
photos: Glensius Cal
As some of you might already know via my incessant social media rants, I moved into Dani & Bianca of Kastor & Pollux‘s home in Toronto’s Queen West area a few weeks ago. Living downtown is amazing for many, many reasons – like being immersed in all the cool independent stores and boutiques Toronto has to offer. And while I’d known about about Untitled&Co (one of said cool independent stores) for a considerable amount of time, I never got the chance to personally check it out until I went to their new store launch in Yorkville a couple of weeks back. The sassy sweatshirts are defs my favourite things there, but this insane boxy croc-embossed crop top (which is, unfortunately, one of a kind and was made for a previous runway collection) is what originally caught my eye. Beyond major, no?
top: Untitled&Co skirt: Forever 21 bracelet: Zara
You know what time it is….that dreaded nearly-middle-of-August time warp where it starts to click that summer is almost over, and its *almost* time to get back to reality. Lucky for me, I never have to go back to school again!!!! (Mehehehe). Which sounds totally amazing, but actually is just as (if not exponentially more) distressing as all my older friends have described to me. I’m VERY anxious/nervous for the future…This is, after all, the first chapter in my life where I REALLY don’t know what’s coming next. But for now, I’m making a conscious effort to enjoy my time living free as a bird. And hey, even if I’m not going back to school in September I can still fulfill that subconscious desire with a cute pretend “back-to-school outfit” complete with a super dope backpack and cool faux frames.
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I’ve been Coveteure’d! Not lols but kind of. After the great response the home tour post I recently did with Forever 21 had (it was my most-viewed post ever, y’all are creepers) this time I’m giving you an all-access pass to my closet! Which isn’t nearly as exciting as I just made it sound…but keep reading if you are mildly interested. I promise there are pretty pictures
If you read my blog and are familar with my Lust Lists, you’ll know that I was pretty obsessed with this Zara jacket until I bought it soon after posting about it. I was all “NEED IT MUST HAVE IT CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT”, so obviously I didn’t wear it until now (about 5 months later). *Le sigh* It’s just one of those pieces that needs to be worn with the right things, ya know what I’m sayin? Anywho, I eventually pulled together this all-ice blue ensemble and felt pretty content with it – I feel like monochromatic done this way looks really fresh and cool. It makes an impact without being loud or brash.
I finished the look with…nude pumps. Crickets. I know what you’re thinking. Nude pumps? Nude pumps are not normally my thing, but these are a different breed…the pointy toe and block heel makes ‘em edgy and chic nude pump rather than Beverly Hills housewife nude pump.
Sometimes (SOMETIMES) I like to take a break from black, especially in summer. If you saw the home tour post I did not too long ago, you know I have a thing for a black/white/jade green colour palette for the home. And while jade green is not a colour I own much of in the clothing department, I guess that’s what drew me to this palm print tank…it’s somehow bold, yet minimal (if that’s not an oxymoron?), and super wearable and clean. Let’s call this the second instalment of my ~foray into prints~ LOL.
I am by no means a makeup expert. But I am someone who’s been wearing makeup for about 10 years AND have a best friend that is a super talented makeup artist…so I think that counts for something, right? I may not be able to do a crazy peacock eye (nor would I want do) but I can manage a pretty decent “kicked up” natural face…a.k.a winged liner and nude lips. Keep reading to see how to I do it – in gif form, for your viewing ~pleasure~.
Don’t get me wrong – I deeply enjoy a good cray busy, Givenchy FW 2011-esque print…but when it comes to stuff I actually reach for in my closet, minimal prints reign supreme. I know the term minimal print may seem like somewhat of an idiom, but this American Apparel “The Grid Print Lolita Crop” proves otherwise. It’s on heavy rotation along with these culottes (in all of their man-repelling glory), which render what is probably my favourite bottom silhouette as of now.