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Gardening: Pin-Up Style

Earlier this year Jackie came by while I was at home house cleaning in heels. No, I'm not some diva. I sometimes do housework while wearing new heels so that I can get used to the incline. After she saw me she had the idea of doing a pin-up style shoot. So off to my room I went to figure out what pieces I had to make an outfit. Ten minutes later I came down in this! I've got a secret though.....I don't know much about gardening!



Shoes: Ninewest | Belt: ASOS |Skirt: Ricki's | Top: Sirens 

xoxo,

Living with Mars: Tango's Palace

When I blogged about my return home last year, I spoke about how it was such a hard experience to return to Toronto. I used to be this city's biggest fan. I couldn't stop gushing about how amazing Toronto is and I'd never settle anywhere else (except Melbourne, Australia). That all changed when I moved away and lived in a new country. I fell in love with England.

Living in Europe and seeing places like London made me see how young Toronto is. It also made me recognize that the size of our population can't rival places like London and Paris. Essentially, part of that means that our city doesn't seem to have as much to see, do, and experience in comparison to some of the more historical and densely populated cities in the world. Regardless, when I returned home two years ago I was determined to experience Toronto as a tourist so that I could keep that feeling of nomadic excitement going. Unfortunately, that never panned out and I went back to just living in the subu…

Monochrome Outfit: Frills with an Edge

Jacket: Zara TRF | Shirt: Primark | Skirt: River Island | Shoes: Top Shop | Necklace: New Look | Clutch: Select

Who would wear this outfit to work? I did! Obviously these shots weren't taken at my office but I did go in wearing this. To be honest, a lot of people were a bit thrown off by the mix of patterns but to me it seems kinda normal. It's a monochrome look so it is a bit easier to digest visually compared to if I wore the same clothes with pops of colour. I know some people think mixing patterns doesn't make sense but if you've got a bit of confidence you can make it work.
Thanks again to my darling Jackie Suner for these shots!
xoxo,

Florence + The Machine - Spectrum (Say My Name) - Calvin Harris Remix

Apparently this song is two years old but I only found out the name of it two weeks ago. I was driving out to visit my parents and was talking to my friend Agile who happens to be a DJ and I heard the tune playing in the background. Everytime I've heard this song I loved it, but I just never knew it was Florence + The Machine and I had no idea what the title was. Thanks to him, I now know. It's still audiocrack to my ears and worthy enough of a blog post.
xoxo,

The Canadian Tuxedo: A Classic

Thank you to my doll face, Jackie Suner, for these shots.
So if you didn't know, the denim on denim look is called the Canadian Tuxedo. Pretty fitting for a Canadian girl, right? Even though it's taken a few years for some people to become comfortable with the reemergence of wearing denim with denim, I think it's such a classic look. Something about this reminds me so much of my mother when she was younger. 
My favourite aspect of what I'm wearing is that nearly everything I have on I bought when I was younger. (Actually, a lot of what I'll be posting are clothes I've had for years because I've been holding back on the shopping to save up money for things like property.) The other cool aspect? I've got pieces on from different parts of the world! My earrings I bought in 2005 when visiting Australia, the bracelet was a souvenir I got while in Dominican Republic in 2007, and the jeans I bought from Primark earlier this year in England. 
The rest of my out…

The Answer to Curvy Bodies? Wrap Dresses!

Special thanks to Naomi Dumaran for being the beautiful lady behind the camera.
So I've had a fever these past two days but I've got a lot of content I wanted to put up now that I've relaunched my blog. Perhaps me sitting up late doing this isn't the smartest idea but it makes me happy!
This is one of my favourite dresses that I bought from Bedo several years ago. I barely own anything predominantly brown in colour since I feel it washes me out but I couldn't pass up on this dress. It's so reminiscent of the 70s (if you need a visual of that era in fashion go watch American Hustle). Ok, it also reminds me of Joseph and the Technicolour Coat but let's not go there...lol. 
Wrap dresses in general are something I'm drawn to. The shape of a wrap dress makes me feel so feminine but at the same time it's sophisticated and not overtly sexy. Dresses like this are the perfect fit for women like me who have a curvier shape and are especially heavier on their …

Growing Up: Sometimes Negativity and Hate is a Blessing in Disguise

You know how most people say they miss their childhood? Well, I’d never go back but those experiences as a child are what shaped me into who I am today. I grew up as a misfit. I was the “weird” kid as many children would call me. Surprisingly, it’s not only just kids who treated me different, sometimes my own teachers would single me out or treat me as second rate. I was chubby, had messy hair, was a ball of excited energy, excelled in academics and at one point I even had the cliché braces and glasses all rolled into one. I was a huge target for people to make fun of and some individuals made it their mission to terrorize me.
I could have become introverted or turned into someone who moulded herself into what others would deem acceptable. Instead I conveyed confidence even in my most insecure moments. When snide remarks were made about me, I behaved as if those words didn’t even make me flinch. Even when I was scared while being bullied by others I stood as tall as I could (I was alw…

Onna Bugeisha: Gingham Denim, Bright Colours, and a Silk Blouse

Photos courtesy of Jackie Suner
I love these gingham denim pants and you'll probably see it come up on my blog several times. I was instantly attracted to it the moment I saw it at Topshop on my last trip to England. I called this one Onna Bugeisha when I posted one of these photos on Instagram. Look up the term cause you might learn something new. 
xoxo,

Let's Play Ball!

Kudos to my beautiful photographer, Jackie Suner.
After an extremely long hiatus I'm finally back! I've been blessed to have so many people, strangers and friends alike, encourage me to return to my blog. I had never realised the full impact my work and passion had on people. Even when my blog had reached over 50 countries worldwide, I didn't feel like it was enough. Life swept me away and with that, my blog fell to the wayside.I could probably expand on why that happened but it's 3:25am so I think I'll save that for another day.
Nonetheless, if you've followed this blog and still managed to come back after all this time you'll know that putting myself in front of the camera was a struggle for me. Some of my past posts discussed that more than once. It took many years, but I've worked up the courage to be photographed for the purpose of displaying what I wear and my Instagram account has been the main area for those posts.
These photos were taken shortl…