Thursday, November 28, 2013

Style Diary: Dad's Birthday Dinner - November 20th 2013


So a few weeks ago, my family went out to dinner to celebrate my dad's birthday.  Since I did dress decently (and not in all black for once) I decided to take pictures (that were not mirror selfies amazingly) of my outfit of the night.  I actually really liked this outfit so I will probably recreate it switching up some pieces.  It was inspired by a picture I saw of Lily Collins which, if I can find I will attach at the end.

Kimono - Zara / Tank Top - Garage / Leather Leggings - Wifred Free Aritzia

Shoes - Madden Girl

The picture of Lily Collins I got inspiration from:

So that is it for my quick outfit of the night.  I hope you all enjoyed this post and I am thinking of doing more celebrity inspired outfits since I am always on Tumblr.  Amazingly enough, I have never recreated a look from my all time favourite style icon Alexa Chung.  Unfortunately, I dress too much like Wednesday Adams rather than take daring risks like Chung.  Thank you for reading and comments on anything are appreciated.  Looooveeeee ya xx

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Style Diary: Extremely Delayed Halloween Outfit

Hiiii everyone,

So even though Halloween was nearly a month ago, I did still want to share my homemade costume with you guys mainly because I really wanted to remember the tedious hours I spent making this costume.  Plus, this ties into the more personal aspect of my blog that has been missing recently mainly because I don't take my blogging camera out with me but I usually use my iPhone which unfortunately has lower picture quality.  I guess I have to suck it up and post my iPhone pictures or start remembering to charge my camera.

I don't know if you can tell from my picture but for Halloween me and a few friends decided to be fairies.  I did have a wand at school but somehow I managed to lose it throughout the day.  I would have worn wings but for those of you who do not know going through crowded high school hallways with wings is the definition of a nightmare.

So that was my school Halloween costume.  I hope you all enjoyed this post and I do have an actual style diary with a genuinely nice outfit (HINT: it's not all black???).  So even though this is extremely late, what were you for Halloween if you dressed up?  Thanks for reading, looove ya xx

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sweater Weather Tag!

Hiii everyone!

So today I have a quick tag post since it is my favourite season Autumn, and it is getting colder I figured I should do this tag before it snows where I live.  Now everyone is obsessed with sweater weather (which I alternatively call Leather weather because let's be real... I have a deep love for leather jackets) so I thought this tag would be appropriate and fun to do.  It also gives me a break to better plan my outfits since I have been getting lazy on the weekends recently (I do have my Halloween costume coming up next week even though its really delayed!!).  I'm just going to shut up and get into the questions.

1. Favorite candle scent?
There's a brand called Fringe and their candle in Rose Cassis is my favourite all year round however I do love Bombay's Jasmine Vanilla and the White Company's Wild Mint.

2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?

Definitely tea, but now that it's red cup season I can't avoid my love for Peppermint Hot Chocolates at Starbucks.

3. What's the best fall memory you have?

I honestly cannot choose one, Autumnal season is always the funniest for me because it's not too cold or too hot so I usually go out every weekend and to choose one memory would just not be right.

4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? 

DARK LIPS!! I was actually going to make a post about this but I adore dark red lipstick I think it looks amazing on and I recently purchased Dark Side by MAC and I am so in love with it.  I am also quite bias because I cannot evenly wing my eyeliner for the life of me.

5. Best fragrance for fall?

Once again, I do not really change my fragrance according to season mainly because I do not like muskier scents or cinnamon so right now I have been using Daisy Eau So Fraiche by Marc Jacobs.

6. Favourite Thanksgiving food?

Since I'm Canadian Thanksgiving was already in October for me.  My mum hates turkey so for Thanksgiving we usually just have prime rib but honestly I would take prime rib over turkey any day.

7. What is autumn weather like where you live?

It would be fair to say the weather this year is very undecided.  We're getting into the negative degrees lately so it is quite cold but there are weeks where it hits mid 10's.  

8. Most worn sweater?

I have way too many sweaters to choose one but I would say my Wildfox jumper or my black jumper from TopShop which I surprisingly do not think I have ever featured in a blog post.

9. Must-have nail polish this fall?

I love black nail polish for Autumn, the one I use now is by Barry M but this year, since I wear a lot of black clothing I've been loving dark red or burgundies, the one I usually wear is OPI's We'll Always Have Paris.

10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles?

Jumping in leaf piles no doubt about it.

11. Skinny jeans or leggings?

If I'm going out black skinny jeans!

12. Combat boots or Uggs?

Honestly, I am guilty of wearing Uggs but I hate them but no my animosity towards how ugly they are will not compromise the comfort I get while wearing them.  However, I live in my Doc Martens so can I be difficult and go with my Docs?  Also I'm currently obsessed with Chelsea boots!

13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?

I personally don't like pumpkin flavoured items...

14. Favourite fall TV show?

Awkward, hands down.  I am madly in love with Matty McKibben you have no idea.

15. What song really gets you into the fall spirit?

There's not one song that reminds me of Autumn that I listen to every year but I've been Luv, Don't Hold Me Down by the Drowners for this whole season!

So that's it for my post today!  I tag everyone who reads it to do this in the comments or even on your own blog even though you don't need to be tagged to actually do tags - down with social constructs.  I hope you all enjoyed and until next time with my very delayed Halloween costume a month after Halloween is over.  I'm so sorry that I have been so consumed in my social and academic life lately!  Love yoooou! xx