This is all so 2009

September 16, 2014

Rawk Tank and French Terry Sweatpant c/o MeUndies & Zara Boots

The most depressing place on the Internet is Facebook. Its like attending your 10-year high school reunion every day. And instead of interacting (because, no thanks), you just end up comparing yourself to people you haven't talked to in years. Asking yourself why aren't you engaged? married? with kids? a career? signing a mortgage? Over and over like an idiot.

But it's bullshit. After stepping away and getting some perspective, I remembered that I don't want any of those things. At least not right now. The last six months were about getting grounded and regaining confidence. Have I figured everything out? Do I have a plan for the next six months? No, but I'm also not picking a hole in the mattress and crawling inside to wait it out.

My point is that everyone goes at a different pace and there is nothing wrong with that. But anyway, I'm not even sure why I'm writing any of this. I suppose I'm kinder to myself when writing than I am in my head. So this is just a reminder to take a few breathes and get the fuck off of Facebook. Do you and stop feeling bad about it. Basic bitch advice, but whatever.

It also wouldn't be an outfit post without describing how I threw on the coziest sweatpants from MeUndies to go eat a burger for breakfast. I TOLD YOU I WAS OVER FEELING BAD ABOUT MY LIFE CHOICES. But seriously, the boots at least told the employees I sort of had my shit together. Anyway, enough of that. Lets talk a how pumped we all are for Scandal to return and Viola Davis teaching us How to Get Away With Murder this fall.

Shonda Rhimes.


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September 4, 2014

I'm having a hard time accepting summer is coming to an end. IT'S NEVER OVER. And since I refuse to put my dresses and shorts away, I wanted to share the incredible Pastel Pool Party I was apart of at the end of July. Organized and decorated by Alyssa (Random Acts of Pastel) and Paige (Bicyclette Boutique), there was enough sugar and glitter to put everyone in a coma for several days. Below are just a few snapshots from the late afternoon backyard bash. And if you want to see even more then be sure to visit Random Acts of Pastel. Thanks again for the invite, ladies!

Creative Direction & Styling: Random Acts of Pastel & Bicyclette Boutique
Photographer: Scarlet O’Neill
Flowers: Blush & Bloom
Cake, Donuts, Cookies & Cupcakes: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Candy: The Candy Bar
Custom Confetti: The Confetti Bar
Invite & Printable: Alex Perlin
Spirits: Dillon’s Distillery
Syrups & Mixes: BYOB
Clothing & Accessories: Bicyclette Boutique
Pink Hair: Amanda Quarshie at Blyss Salon
Balloons: Northstar Balloons
Tassel Garland: Studio Mucci

goodbye summer, hello fall

September 2, 2014

not ready to accept that this may all be a mistake...

Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Urban Outfitters dress, Daniel leather jacket, Camden Market bag


August 25, 2014

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You know the feeling of not being able to fall asleep? When your heart starts to beat fast and you worry about wasted hours and how you can't bear to be trapped inside any longer? And the air feels sticky as your breath becomes heavy and your thoughts get louder. But you're unsure how to change it and you're scared about the future and all the spaces in between now and then. So you make a cup of coffee. And then another. And you pace the only hallway in your apartment until the sun rises and you tell yourself tomorrow will be better. So hi. Hello. How are you? It's been quite awhile since we last spoke.

I'm currently holding out for tomorrow, how about you?

1. Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything 2. Jungle - The Heat 3. ∆ - Every Other Freckle 4. Sylvan Esso - Hey Mami 5. Chance The Rapper - Smoke Again

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Getting a Bumkini to Recreating Solange

June 5, 2014


If you follow me on Instagram then you probably already know I've started contributing at xoVain. If you live in Toronto and have naturally curly hair then you want to take a visit to The Curl Ambassadors. And if you've never tried a wax before then consider taking the plunge with a Bumkini. To read these articles and more be sure to visit my profile. And if there's anything specific you would like to see covered don't hesitate to leave a comment or email me! I'm always up for a chat, obviously.



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