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What to Wear to a Wedding Reception

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It has been requested to do a what to wear to a wedding reception post, so that’s exactly what we’re doing today! I styled up 4 different looks that you could wear to a summer wedding and look totally chic. I absolutely love weddings and getting dressed up, I just find it so fun. I wanted to give a little bit of variety with these looks so 2 are a little more dressy and then 2 are perfect for cocktail style attire.

Outfit 1: Bright Summer Style

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Dress: Lulus 

Shoes: The Bay 

Clutch: Lulus 

For this outfit I wanted to style something really summery and fun. I thought the blood orange colour of the dress was absolutely gorgeous and perfect for the season. Pairing the orange with the yellow shoes and clutch goes really well because the colours are next to each other on the colour wheel so they always complement each other nicely. I did a full post on colour that you can read here if you missed it!

The dress has a little tie around the waist so you can add some shape back to your body, and I love how its super loose fitting and comfortable. Perfect for lots of eating and drinking! I think this look would be perfect for an outdoor summer wedding.

Outfit 2: Killer Jumpsuit

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Shoes: The Bay 

Bag: H&M ( old ) similar here 

Earrings: The Bay 

Lipstick: Rimmel ‘Bordeaux’

If you’re not into wearing a dress then a jumpsuit is another great option to wear to a wedding! I thought this jumpsuit was extremely chic with the higher neckline, open back, and wide leg pant. I chose the wine red colour because sometimes I just love more of a muted tone. I think a look like this is really simple to throw together yet it’s such a standout style. I paired off the jumpsuit with some black kitten heel sling backs and a black bag to keep everything flowing together. I thought this look would go best with my hair up so that you can really see the open back and get the full feel for the jumpsuit. And lastly I added some statement earrings which always go perfect with a slick hairstyle.

Outfit 3: Flirty Florals

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Shoes: Lulus 

Bag: Quinn ( old ) similar here 

Necklace: Ana Luisa 

Lipstick: Stila ‘Pearla’

When I see this look it just makes me think of a cute little outdoor summer wedding. The dress here is the statement of the outfit with the floral pattern and the bow tied at the back, and then I styled it up with some nude strappy sandals and a nude handbag. The dress is actually a very pale green colour with some pink flowers and I just love how those colours pair up together. Lastly I added a pearl necklace to dress this look up a touch and bring everything together.

Outfit 4: Chic Ruffles

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Dress: Lulus 

Shoes: Lulus 

Earrings: The Bay 

Bag: Quinn ( old ) similar here 

Lipstick: Mac ‘Lady Danger’

I am obsessed with this dress. The ruffles in this look totally steal the show and make this dress pop. I wanted to keep my accessories toned down and really have the dress be the star so I opted for my nude sandals and bag again. I really do like how the nude is a nice contrast against the darker green colour of the dress. This is another look that I thought would look great with my hair tied back so that I could really show off the dress. Once again I went for some statement earrings to add a finishing touch.

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How to Stop Shopping for Clothes and How I Kicked My Shopping Habit

I’ve had a few questions recently asking how I managed to cut down on my shopping habit, so I thought that would make a great post. Basically, in my late teens and early twenties I used to shop so much, and I would buy new things all the time. If I knew I was going out on the weekend or something then I’d often just buy a whole new outfit just for that. My closet was full of things I’d only worn once and then I wouldn’t want to wear them again and repeat an outfit. I also never cleaned out my closet during this time so I had a massive closet that just kept growing and growing that was full of things I’d only worn a couple of times. Any spare time I had I was at the mall shopping and looking around. My life was basically work, shop, go out repeat.

As time went on and I started getting a little older I started to become very overwhelmed by my wardrobe. Picking out outfits often took a lot longer than it should have just because I had so much to go through and I never really knew where to start. I knew in the back of my mind that something had to change because no one should feel overwhelmed by their clothes lol. There were a few things that contributed to me deciding to cut back on my shopping habits and that’s what I wanted to share with you today.

Learn From Minimalists

The first thing that really started changing my mindset and made me want to get my but in gear and take control of my closet was watching some minimalists on YouTube. One day about 2 years back I was just browsing around on YouTube and one of the videos in my recommended section was a “Things I Stopped Buying as a Minimalist” one. I had heard of minimalism before but I never really new what it was all about. Anyways, I don’t know what made me click on the video but I did and then I fell into a rabbit hole of minimalist videos after that ( we all know how easy it is to get sucked into video after video on YouTube lol ).

That first video I watched was one by Sarah Nourse and I’ve been following her ever since. I was so fascinated by living a more minimalist lifestyle and only having things you enjoy and need around. I think minimalism can mean something different to everyone and it’s important to make it work with your own lifestyle and not compare. Watching a bunch of minimalist videos made me realize that I had way too much going on in my closet and that’s what sparked me to do a major closet cleanout. I wanted to get back to the basics and have a wardrobe I loved.

If you’re struggling to cut back on your shopping then I would highly suggest finding people online to follow who are maybe more minimalist or have a lifestyle you admire. If you’re currently following along with people who make you want to shop all the time then maybe it’s best to put them on pause for a bit until you can get your habits under control.

Sustainability

Another reason I wanted to cut back on my shopping habits was sustainability. When I was feeling really overwhelmed by my closet and constantly trying to keep up and have the cutest newest outfits I just felt completely burnt out. Constant consumption is not sustainable for both you and the planet. I realized that I needed to start being more mindful of what I was consuming and bringing into my wardrobe because I never wanted to have an overwhelming closet again. For me, I feel like I’ve had to find a good balance of adding new items and working with older items because a big portion of my job as a content creator / blogger is styling outfits and giving inspiration. That’s sort of where I’ve found things a bit difficult because I get asked to link items a lot and I obviously can’t do that with older pieces. So striking a good balance is what works best for me personally and for my job.

Now obviously if your job doesn’t require for you to have or talk about the latest pieces then it’s a little bit easier to work with older items. Start getting creative with the pieces that you have in your wardrobe and start mixing and matching different things. If you just take a little bit of time ( that you would’ve spent shopping ) playing around in your wardrobe you’ll find that you have a lot more outfits than you thought. Thrift shopping is a great way to be more sustainable if you do go shopping. It’s much less expensive than buying new and it’s a great way to spice up your wardrobe and keep you from getting bored.

Money

This should be a big motivating factor for everyone to cut down on their shopping habits. The money that you can save from shopping less is amazing. When you start to see your bank account go up it’ll encourage you to keep going. I really wanted to start saving more money for other things in life and I realized that my shopping habits were a pretty big drain on my account. I think that they really should’ve taught finances and money management in schools because it’s really important topic.

Time

Shopping can take up a big portion of your time and it’s important to fill that time with something else so you’re not tempted to hit the mall. When I cut down my shopping a lot of my time freed up and I was able to do other things with it like cook more, read more, spend more time with my family etc. It’s nice being able to do other little things that you may not have had enough time for before. Maybe you join a class or get outside to play a sport, but start filling your time with things that fill your soul.

Advice

When I first decided to cut back on my shopping it was really hard. I’d often browse around online and fill up my cart and then just stare at it. If you find yourself filling up your cart online then I think a good thing to do is to just walk away. It can honestly be so satisfying to just to fill up the cart itself but then close out of the window and don’t purchase anything, usually by the next day you’ll have forgotten about it all anyways.

I’ve found that by cutting down on my shopping I’ve become a lot more creative with my wardrobe. Having less in my closet has actually made things easier for me and I don’t hum and haw in front of my wardrobe each day. I love to mix and match a lot of my pieces and try to come up with different looks and different outfit combinations. You’ll realize that you can do a lot with what you already have.

My last piece of advice is to try not to be influenced by others. Focus on what’s important to you and what you want in your own life and focus heavily on that.

E xx

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Self-Care At Home: Little Things that Make a Big Difference

Over the past couple of years I’ve really gotten into self-care, and taking time for myself when and where I can. As someone who deals with anxiety if find it really beneficial taking time for myself and being more present. There are a few little things that I like to do daily, or a few times every week as little self-care at home rituals that always make me feel really good.

Yoga

Yoga has become one of my favourite forms of exercise because I just feel way more in tune with my body. I typically do yoga around 3 times every week and I love choosing a class depending on the mood I’m in and whether I want to do something a little more upbeat and like a workout or something really chill and focus on my breathing. I’ve mentioned before that I really love Boho Beautiful and Yoga with Adriene on YouTube, and those are the 2 that I keep going back to for my yoga classes.

Another thing I love to do while practicing yoga is lighting some candles. I find this just really helps to set the mood, keep me more calm, and it adds to the atmosphere that I want to create while doing yoga. A friend of mine from high school creates these amazing candles called Smodo with a wood wick so you can hear a little crackle while you’re practicing and the scent and sound is so soothing. You can check out the candles here.

Morning Smoothie

One thing I try to do every single day is have a green smoothie. This is honestly one of my favourite parts of the day because I thoroughly love having it and it always makes me feel really good after. Usually this is the first thing I have to drink ( eat? ) each day and I’ll count it as a breakfast. I think it’s important to fuel your body with something really nutritious as the first thing you put into your body for the day. I always load mine up with tons of spinach, frozen fruit, hemp seeds, chia seeds, peanut butter, and nut milk! Yum!

I asked you guys a little while back what your favourite smoothie recipe was and you all gave such delicious recipes which you can find here if you’re looking for some new smoothie inspiration.

Cup of Tea

I usually have at least one cup of herbal tea every single day. There’s something about a fresh cup of tea that is just so comforting to me, and it always makes me feel so happy and at peace lol. A lot of times I have a tea break during the afternoon, and I also really love having a cup of tea in the evening to relax and wind down a little bit. It’s such a simple thing but it always makes me feel so content.

Daily Walks with Max

Walking my little fur baby Max has become one of my favourite parts of the day. He honestly makes me smile so much and I love taking him out. Getting a dog has really forced me to get outside every single day and I love it. Before having a dog, and working from home sometimes I would realize that I hadn’t been outside for like 3 days in a row lol! That definitely doesn’t happen anymore and I’ve really been enjoying trying out different parks in the city to bring him to and I find it just lifts my mood overall.

Comfy Clothes

The best kind of clothes are comfy clothes. As soon as I get home for the day I’m 100% changing into my sweats or something really comfy. I always find that makes me feel super cozy and helps me to relax a little bit. I always think that your home space should be a place for you to feel relaxed and comfortable, so being in comfy clothes is essential.

These are just little things that I do in my daily life as part of a self-care ritual, and I always feel really good about. Self-care doesn’t have to be anything huge or extravagant, there are lots of little things you can do right at home to feel good.

E xx

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Capsule Wardrobe Summer Accessories and Other Essentials

Today’s post is a follow up to last week’s post which was the Summer Capsule Wardrobe ( you can read it here ), and we’re going to be covering summer accessories! These are key things I think pretty well all of us would like to have in our summer wardrobes in some way shape or form.

I thought about adding jewelry to this list but then I ended up leaving it out because I thought it would be too trend driven. I’m personally a fan of more minimalistic simple jewelry and that’s what I love to wear all year round, so for me my jewelry doesn’t really switch up in the summer. I know a lot of people do more colourful pieces or toss in some funky jewelry of the moment, and I think that’s a great way to spice up your looks but like I said I feel that’s a little more trendy. I wanted to keep this as more of a timeless list. So here’s what I’ve rounded up as capsule wardrobe summer accessories and other essentials:

Summer Bag

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Summer is the perfect time to play around with bags that are lighter in colour, or even bags with some texture like a good straw bag. I think white bags, light brown, pinks, and straw bags make the perfect summer accessory. I personally have a white straw bag that I absolutely love and get a ton of wear out of during the summer months.

I also think it’s a good idea to have a bigger beach bag or tote bag ( if it suits your lifestyle of course ) for the summer. I also have a bigger straw bag that I like to take with me to the lake or beach days and it fits my towel, hat, sunscreen, book, and any other goodies I need to pack.

Sandals

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Yay for no socks, I love sandal season. Everyone definitely needs a good pair of sandals in their wardrobe that are comfortable and work best with your lifestyle. I have a pair of tan sandals that I absolutely love and they’re perfect for every day wear. I also have some strappy block heel sandals that I like to wear to dress up an outfit a touch. So find what works for you and get a comfortable pair of sandals that merge seamlessly with your wardrobe.

Sneakers

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Another shoe I think is the perfect addition to the summer wardrobe is the sneaker. I think a basic white sneaker is such a classic that goes with literally everything. It’s nice to have a pair to style with a more casual look, an athleisure look, or they also work extremely well for travelling! Any summer road trips you might be taking or flights, having a good comfortable shoe is a must!

Swimsuit

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I think I was meant to live somewhere warm because I have a swimsuit obsession. This is one thing that I have definitely more than I need in my wardrobe considering the climate I live in lol – but there’s just so many cute ones out there! The key is to find a swimsuit that you’re comfortable in and that you’re going to want to wear. There are so many cute styles to choose from also!

Sunglasses

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A cute pair of sunglasses can really enhance any outfit that you’re wearing, and keep you from squinting all day in the sun. I personally love aviator style glasses as well as cat eye style sunglasses. I honestly don’t think that you could go wrong with a classic pair of aviators or more round style sunglasses because they’re both extremely timeless!

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Last but not least, a hat. Another cute accessory that also helps block the sun from hitting your face. Depending on your style you can really play around with what type of hat you’d want to have in your wardrobe. I love a straw hat and think that’s such a classic summer staple, but I also love a good baseball hat. I think a straw hat pairs really well with a sundress or even some jeans and a cami for a cute summer casual look. A baseball hat is definitely for more of a casual styled outfit, or a great piece to have to style with an athleisure look.

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Light Summer Meals Vegetarian and Vegan Friendly

I wanted to round up some meals that I’ve been making quite frequently lately and share them with you guys. It just so happened that it turned out to be 3 meals and a snack, so it works out perfectly for each meal of the day if you’re wanting to try out something new for a day. These are also great light summer meals, vegetarian and vegan friendly too!

Breakfast: Loaded Oatmeal

Breakfast is a fully loaded oatmeal. I love having oatmeal for breakfast because I find it to be nice and filling without being too heavy. Here’s how I’ve been making my oatmeal lately:

Ingredients
  • 1/3 Cup of Oatmeal
  • ½ Ripe Banana Mashed
  • ¼ Cup of Frozen Blueberries
  • 1 TBSP Hempseeds
  • 1 TBSP Chia Seeds
  • 1 TBSP Natural Peanut Butter
Directions:
  1. Mash up the banana then add oats, blueberries, and seeds to the bowl.
  2. Add boiling water and stir everything up
  3. Let set for a minute
  4. Add peanut butter on top and enjoy!
Lunch: Fresh Kale Salad

Typically for lunch I love to have a big salad ( of course this makes a good dinner recipe too ). I usually grab a bit bowl and load it up with greens and then top it off with the following:

Ingredients
  • Lots of Kale
  • ½ an Apple Sliced and Cubed
  • ½ Cup of Lentils
  • ¼ Cup of Onion
  • ½ Cup of Shredded Carrot
  • ¼ Cup Sunflower Seeds

I usually use balsamic vinegar and olive oil as a dressing for this salad.

Dinner: Green Stir Fry

Stir fry is the perfect summer meal because you can just make it on the stove top and it’s a really easy cleanup! I also love stir fry because you can use up whatever you have going on in your fridge. For my stir fry I’m using:

Ingredients:
  • ¼ of a Brick of Tofu
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Broccoli
  • 1 Green Pepper Chopped
  • 3 Asparagus Spears
  • 1/3 Cup of Onion
  • 1 Cup of Mushrooms
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
Sauce:
  • ½ Cup of Veggie Broth
  • 1 TBSP of Soy Sauce
Topping:
  • Sprinkle of Fresh Green Onion
  • Sprinkle of Shredded Carrot
Snack: Sweet Rice Cakes

Rice cakes are something that I love to snack on because they’re a nice light snack and you can play around with them and add some fun toppings. I typically get the plain rice cakes that are just 100% brown rice on the ingredient list. Here’s one way I like to eat them:

Ingredients:
  • 2 Rice Cakes
  • Nut Butter of choice
  • Sliced Strawberries

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Summer Capsule Wardrobe

I personally consider the start of June the start of summer, so I’ve been thinking a lot about summer staples and key things to have in your wardrobe for the best season of the year ( my biased opinion ). So I thought putting together a summer capsule wardrobe post would be a good idea, and hopefully help you guys nail down your summer wardrobe. As always I like to keep things simple so you can adapt the list to what works for you and your personal style. The list I’ve compiled below is what I personally think makes up the perfect summer capsule wardrobe.

  • Sun Dress
  • Skirt
  • Shorts
  • Summer Pants
  • Camisole
  • Shirt or Blouse
  • T-shirt
Sun Dress

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I personally love sun dresses because they’re so easy to throw on and they always make a really cute outfit. It’s just the one piece so you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching yah know? You can really tailor this to your personal style and find the perfect summer dress to match your lifestyle as well, whether it be longer, shorter, colourful, neutral etc.

Skirt

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I know not everyone is a fan of skirts, but I love them and I think they’re the perfect summer piece so I threw them in this list. Just like dresses you can play around with lengths and styles of skirts so that you can find something that you’re comfortable in. I really love flowing midi length skirts because they’re super comfortable, breezy, and they always look really chic.

Shorts

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Next up, shorts. It wouldn’t be summer time without some shorts. If you’re big on shorts then I would personally recommend a more casual pair of shorts, as well as a dressier pair of shorts. I get a ton of wear out of my black dressy shorts and they pair really nicely with a blouse for a summer night out. I also couldn’t live without some basic jean shorts for everyday casual wear and something easy to toss on with a basic t-shirt.

Summer Pants

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By summer pants I mean something a little more lightweight, perhaps something flowy, breezy, or even something with a cute summer print or pattern if you’re into that sort of thing. I picked up a pair of linen pants for the summer in a really nice beige colour. They’re extremely lightweight and I think they’ll pair perfect with a white camisole or even a t-shirt for a casual look.

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Camisoles are one of my favourite items of clothing for the whole year but they’re perfect for the summer as a stand-alone piece. If you find yourself a really cute cami that you love then you can pair it along with a casual bottom like jean shorts or dress it up with a really cute skirt and spice it up with some jewelry for a night out.

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A cute summer blouse or a shirt is another great staple for your summer wardrobe. I think the white button up blouse with the sleeves rolled up is the perfect piece for a summer look. There’s also tons of really cute short sleeve blouses – those were always my go-to when I worked an office job in the summer!

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Now obviously a good t-shirt is the perfect basic for a summer wardrobe. I personally love a white, grey, and black t-shirt ( those are the 3 I have floating in my closet ), but whatever colour you like works!

Stay tuned for next Sunday because I’ll be going over summer accessories to have in your wardrobe!

E xx

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Hair Decisions and Summer Staples: May Recap 2019

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Happy gemini season everyone :). No joke, May has felt like the longest month ever to me lol. We had an extremely grey month here with a lot of rain and it was still quite cold. It finally seems to be warming up a bit now and the sun is peeking through, and I think everyone in the city is itching for summer like weather after one of the worst winters I can remember in a long time.

Family Time

During the month we had a couple get togethers with my whole family which was nice. We did a mother’s day dinner at my brother’s house with a big veggie lasagna and salad. It was decent enough outside that we could sit on their patio for a bit and have a beer before dinner. One of my favourite things about summer is hanging out in people’s backyards and having some casual drinks. We also celebrated my dad’s birthday towards the end of the month, so we had a family dinner at my parents place. The older I get the more just love doing simple low key family things.

Hair Decisions

I’ve been debating dying my hair a bit darker for the past little while. All of the blonde is basically out of my hair now since I haven’t had any highlights or balayage since August 2017 – wowzaaa. I have always been a brunette and I actually used to dye my hair super dark ( like almost black-brown ) for a long time. Anyways, I’ve bought some dye by the brand Tints of Nature because they’re more of a natural hair dye and I didn’t want to use anything crazy harsh on my hair since it’s super fine. So I’m interested in trying it out and I think I might give it a go in early June!

Check out these old pictures of me with my super dark hair!

First Lake Visit and Farmers Market

This month was the first one up at the lake for the season too. There are tons of lakes around the Ottawa area within a short drive so it’s always something I really like to do during the warmer months to get away for a bit and relax, even for just a day. Max came along and literally had the time of his life. I wasn’t sure how he would react around the water since he’s never seen a lake or anything like that before but he LOVED it, it was so cute. He went straight up the water and lay right down in it haha, I’ll have to get him swimming next!

Kyle and I also had a day at the Ottawa Farmers Market one Sunday which is always a good time. I absolutely love markets and seeing all the goodies that they have there, so that’s another thing I always really enjoy doing during the summer months.

Health, Wellness and Summer Staples

I started adding a few new supplements to my diet the past month or two also. The first one being Ashwagandha powder; this is supposed to be calming and help with anxiety and stress. I read online that you can add a teaspoon to your tea and drink it which I did and wouldn’t recommend lol. It didn’t really dissolve in the tea so my last sip was just a chunk of the powder lol – gross. Anyways after that I decided to just start adding it to my breakfast each morning. Some mornings I’ll have oatmeal so I’ll put a little bit in there and stir it up and you can’t even notice it’s in there. I also have smoothies really often and when you blend it up in your smoothie it goes completely seamlessly too. I’ve been having the ashwagandha powder pretty consistently for over a month now, and I haven’t noticed any major effects but I’m going to keep going with it.

I also started introducing omega 3 back into my diet. I just have some capsules from Costco, and I really like those, they’re super easy to take. Omega 3 is really good for brain function, it can help anxiety, and it’s also good for heart health.

With summer right around the corner I’ve turned into a full out sun freak lol, like, avoiding the sun kind of freak. The sun can be extremely damaging to the skin so I’m always sure to wear lots of sunscreen and cover up my face too. Usually I use the SkinCeuticals SPF for my face, and I also really like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost sunscreen for my body ( or face even ). I always make sure to get my neck, chest, shoulders and hands! The Hydro Boost sunscreen is really great and not sticky at all so good for everyday wear sunscreen.

I also picked up a big visor off amazon to wear to cover my face, this one here. Kyle was jokingly making fun of me for it but IDGAF because I’ll be plenty shady this summer ;). It still has some creases in it from the packaging lol, anyone know how to flatten that out!?

Well that pretty much wraps up the month! I’m super excited for June because it’s my birthday month and I have lots of fun stuff going on!

E xx

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Current Fashion & Beauty Favourites

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Welcome to a little beauty and fashion roundup with some of my favourite things at the moment. I wanted to share some of the products and clothing that I’ve been getting the most use out of and just really loving right now.

Fashion

So, we’ll start off with some of my fashion favourites at the moment:

Midi or Ankle Length Skirts

I’m obsessing with longer skirts right now and I’ve honestly been wearing the crap out of my leopard print ankle length skirt. I also have a midi length orangey/brown coloured skirt that I thrifted a little while back which I’ve been wearing a lot also. I love these styles of skirts because they’re so comfortable, breezy, and best of all they look really great.

You can pair off a longer length skirt with a t-shirt knotted up, a white button up blouse, or a cute cami for the perfect summer look. You can find the leopard print skirt I’m wearing here.

Thrifted Blazer

I thrifted this blazer from thredUP pretty recently and I’ve been wearing it a bunch ever since. It’s Giorgio Armani and I paid $120 for it which I think is a pretty good deal for something that would retail for almost 10x that. I don’t mind paying for something of quality, and blazers are honestly my favourite thing to thrift! Any time I go thrifting that’s the first section I go to because there’s often gems there for great prices.

I have been styling this with wide leg cropped denim and a t-shirt, as well as ripped boyfriend denim, a black mock neck top and the blazer layerd over top.

Thrifted Stuart Weitzman Block Heels

These are another little gem I found thrifting on thredUP recently and I was super excited about this find. I have been hunting for plain black block heel closed toe and heel shoes and these were literally perfect, and in my size! I think these are such a classic shoe and something I can get a ton of wear of for a long time so I’m very happy.

Beauty

Now moving on to some of my beauty favourites:

Indian Aztec Healing Clay

I have been using this stuff once a week for about a month now and I’m really enjoying it. If you guys have been following along for a while then you probably know that I have been dealing with hormonal acne for about a year now, so I’ve been trying out a lot of different things to try to take better care of my skin. This mask gets a lot of hype online so I thought I’d give it a go. I have been really enjoying it and it so far and I shared more of my thoughts in my current favourite face masks post here if you’re interested! Check it out here.

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub

This stuff is awesome. I keep my jar in the shower and I do a quick exfoliate once or twice each week with it. Honestly I would buy this stuff for the smell alone lol, it smells AMAZING. What I love the most about this is that it exfoliates but it doesn’t dry out your skin at all because of the coconut oil, so it’s like an exfoliate and a moisturize in one – best of both worlds! Check it out here.

Clean Perfume in Solar Bloom

This has been my go-to perfume for the past couple of months. I absolutely love how fresh and clean this scent is and extremely light. I love something lighter and fresh for the summer so this hits the mark perfectly. It’s a really fresh warm floral scent and has notes of orange blossom and coconut water so you really can’t go wrong with that for the summer. Check it out here.

E xx

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How to Organize Your Wardrobe and Build Up One You Love

Organizing your wardrobe always feels so great. It’s nice knowing everything that you own and having everything laid out so you can see it properly. I used to be so overwhelmed with my wardrobe in having way too much stuff and it was overflowing and always just seemed extremely cluttered. I hated the fact that I didn’t know every piece I had in my wardrobe and I’d often stumble on things I even forgot that I owned.

One day I just got so fed up with my wardrobe the way that it was and I decided to do a massive declutter. I took every single piece out of my closet and piled it up on my bed. Then I went through each piece one by one and decided what to keep and what to move on from. I was pretty ruthless with my decision making because something had to be done lol.

Today we’re talking all about how to organize your wardrobe and how to start building one that you love.

Step 1: Clear Out

If you want to start getting organized then the first thing to do is declutter. The best way to go about this is to take everything from your closet, put it on your bed and then go through everything. It’s extremely beneficial to take everything out because once you decide what you’re keeping you have a clean slate to put things away and organize how you like.

Step 2: Focus on Each Piece

When you’re going through each piece in your closet as yourself if the article of clothing represents who you are now, or who you want to be. If the answer is no to either of those questions then maybe it’s time to move on. We’re trying to build up a closet of pieces that reflect who we are and the style that we want to embody.

Step 3: Get Organizing

Once you’ve figured out what you’re keeping and what you’re parting ways with then it’s time to get organizing. There are a few different ways that you can go about organizing your closet, and I’m going to list out some of them so find something that works for you.

Organize by Style

The first way is to organize your clothing by style. This basically means that you’ll put all of your dresses together, your camisoles, blouses, blazers, sweaters, etc. This is what I personally do with my own wardrobe and I find it works best for me. I like knowing that all my dresses are in one place together so if I’m looking to wear a dress I know exactly where they all are and so on.

Organize by Colour

You can also organize your clothing by colour. This looks super neat and tidy if you organize your wardrobe like this and I personally think it looks super fresh if you organize from light to dark. I semi-organize my wardrobe by colour because I organize each style section ( dresses, blazers etc. ) by colour from light to dark.

Organize by Length

You can also organize your clothing by length. I think that this looks really good if you have an open wardrobe and your clothing is out on display. It gives a really nice visual effect from long to short on your clothing rack.

Step 4: Edit Regularly

To keep your closet organized you’ll need to edit it regularly. You don’t want all of the hard work you’ve just done to go away and have things end up cluttered and overflowing again, so make sure you go through your clothing regularly so you stay on top of it. I personally do a big edit of my wardrobe twice ever year, once in the spring/summer and once in the fall/winter. I also do mini edits throughout the year if there’s a piece here and there that isn’t serving me anymore then I’ll part ways with it at the time. I find this really helps to keep organized and stay on top of your wardrobe.

E xx

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