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My Life, the UK, and "Home"

Living in England for half a year was such an amazing experience, returning home to Toronto was one of the hardest things I had to do this summer. I felt like I was being ripped from my second life and was thrown back into my past. Everyone and everything seemed so stagnant, like nothing had changed aside from the towering buildings of glass plastered everywhere downtown. Yet, I was different and my whole life was filled with new thoughts and experiences. I had become a new person, to me, an even better version of who I used to be. I heard about the term "reverse culture shock" but I didn't understand it till this summer.

Being immersed in a completely new culture and society gave me the opportunity to explore, stand alone on my own two feet (I mean completely alone in an alien environment), and it taught me how to be open to new experiences and people. I did things most people would never feel comfortable doing. For example, I had no idea what real trance was but I sti…

Security Cameras and Crimes of Love

On Monday, while prepping for an important meeting I was about to have, I found this video online. Am I ever glad I clicked it. Not only did this video make my heart smile, it actually brought out some giggles while watching it. I can't tell you how great it was to have that pick me up just when I needed it. I shared this on my Facebook page but I want it to be something anyone can view freely and feel the same sense of happiness I did.



Delilah - Go

I was near speechless when I heard this today while I was fumbling around YouTube for something interesting for my ears to hear.This is Delilah's first EP which was produced by East London's Balistiq. Honestly, the beat and the covers Delilah does within that song are so beautiful and eerie at the same time. Yes, some of those lyrics are from Chaka Khan's song "Ain't Nobody". Insane right? I really don't know what else to say, I just want you to listen to it because I think its amazing.


Hot Pants and Sheer Tops

YAY! My Topshop order came in today. I got three pairs of hot pants and a sheer sleeveless blouse with uneven hems. I'm absolutely in love with my order, albeit those shorts are something other than shorts on my Anyway, I've got so many ideas for how to wear them and they're also a reminder to just up my game when it comes to fitness. I'm so excited about this summer and the chance to wear this once I get back home to Toronto from UK.

Lots of love,

Layering - Tips, Ideas, and Photos

Here are some more photos of layering at its best. This time I've got some women in the mix. I love layering but I am careful with my choices simply because of my body shape. If I go overboard I can get a bit swallowed up in it all or I could just end up looking like a chubby ball. The best tip I can give people, especially women, is to start with thinner pieces of various textures and then build on top of that. The heaviest piece should always be on the top. Try working with items on the inside that drape well and have some flow to it as it helps with comfort and makes it easier to layer. Hope that helps!


Shots of Style

Below is a collection of shots that I love of various accessories and pieces of clothing. I don't have much to elaborate on in terms of the photos except to say that I find them visually appealing. Enjoy!

Love, hugs, and kisses

Baby Got Style

Ummm, how cute is this?

Don't Go

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Glamazonian Jewellery

R.I.P. to my ring below. I somehow lost it just a few weeks after I bought it and right before I came to England. I still think about it every few days lol. I know its weird but I love that one piece of jewellery and here is the kicker, I hate rings. I never wear them so for me this ring meant a lot. Let's all have a moment of silence for this lost treasure.


Men in Layers

As I've said before, the key to dressing for cold weather is layering and these men display this beautifully. Layering gives such an array of textures, fabrics, patterns, and shapes that lend so much life to an outfit. As easy as it may seem, it takes a keen eye to know what pieces work well together. Obviously the men below use layering in a more dressed up manner but it can be just as attractive in casual wear.



Street Style

Random shots I love with a few of my personal style icons, Miroslava and Nickelson, thrown in for good measure.

Love, hugs, and kisses,

My Life in the UK and Retro Style

Ok, I know I've been gone for a long, long, long time...but that's life right? We move on, we grow, we change, we learn, and I dedicated my time to other things in order to develop myself. Life has been beautiful and so wondrous for me. Just an update, I've moved to England and will be here for a few months. Albeit, I was pretty homesick initially, but I now am enjoying every moment here. I'm such an analytical person by nature and being here has tripled that aspect in me. I could only wonder what my next steps are and what life will be like but I do know I've grown tremendously over the past few months. 
Living away from what I know has been an experience I'll never forget. I use to think our cultures were so similar, Canada and England, but in reality we differ on so many aspects. It's given me a greater love for Toronto but an even bigger thirst to travel. 
On a fashion tip, the UK definitely offers a plethora of options and people are much more stylish he…