What an incredible week! From discovering new eateries (the Pie Comission), to going to concerts (Catfish and The Bottlemen), attending house parties and catching up with friends, this was an eventful week. We are in the month of May but it seems like Toronto missed the memo. It has not been the best weather with cold and rainy temperatures. And sometimes it creates a mood of laziness that is physically draining.
But with friends coming back from vacation and finishing school, I have been out of the house for most of the week. Saturday was reserved for a long awaited date night catching up with a friend over sushi (yum!). I love this flowy red-lace top from Dynamite that I paired with simple black leggings from Garage, and my black booties by Clarks.
On our date night, we got talking about our summer memories and how much we’re READY for beach days again. And you know for most girls who like shopping for shoes or beauty, I LOVE shopping for swimwear (I own like 7 swimsuits). And especially now when there are so many styles to choose from!
Adore Me is a great place to begin as they have extensive collections that have an array of sizes for every body type. I personally love the Dallys two piece swimsuit- its so flattering and sexy! Another favourite is this fiery red bikini!
If you are a swimwear addict like me- check out Adore Me! You can get $10 off by using the code SWIMSET10 on any Swimwear (VIP/PAYG orders).
When I was younger I had several ideas of what I wanted to become. The ideas started from wanting to become an author, to fashion designer, chef, to entrepreneur. My reality today is that I work as a social media strategist and radio tracker.
I read something the other day that made me think of my childhood aspirations.
“How do you want to be remembered ?”
This is a powerful statement, and I use it to develop strategies in my work as well as my personal life. Defining how you want to be remembered is the first step to moving forward, obtain goals and happiness. It can be applied to many situations; How do you want to be remembered when you die? How do you want your peers to remember you? Your friends? Yourself ?
After some thought I came to this conclusion, I want to be remember for my honesty, my independence, my strength, my work and my loyal relationships with others. Step two would be to reflect on this. For all the things I want to be remembered for, they should reflect what I am currently doing. Are you doing things in your life that reflect how you want to be remembered?
This is definitely a process but reflection helps us get back on track!
Dress (that was too short, so I wore it as a top) from Urban Planet
Toronto has been in the blazing heat these last couple of days! I truly love really hot and humid weather so I have been loving going to the beach. On Wednesday night, me and a friend decided to check out sugar beach in Toronto. This place is the perfect spot for snacking, grabbing a few drinks and watching the sunset. It’s a park that is beach themed. It has a small pier and chairs all along the beach. I definitely recommend it for a picnic or for date night.
What is underneath all the clothes and makeup? Just you and your style. We define style as so many things but, what could be more stylish than being you. I have been a fan of stylelikeu‘s What’s Underneath project ever since it began. The project documents people who care about fashion and asks them personal questions. They always end each video with this question:
Why in your body is it a good place to be?
If I were asked this question I would say something along the lines of this. My body is a good place to be because it encapsulates who I am, without it I would never get the opportunities I have been given. To work on my health, to love, to become a better me.
In this social-world we often forget to appreciate the people around us but we may forget to appreciate ourselves and who we have become. My mind, soul and body have changed numerously, with that being said, I have grown immensely.
How do you feel in your body, and what does it mean to you?
This dress was actually gifted to me from my bestie, and I hadn’t had a place to wear it! I was glad I was able to dress up while on vacation in the Caribbean seas. This is a pretty sexy little black dress that hugs every curve of your body! I love the high neckline of the dress and there is an open back. I still have so many photos from my trip that I am excited to share, so I will be keeping ya’ll posted 🙂
Spring break was so fun! I visited the Bahamas and Turks &Caicos over the break. I purchased this sporty two-piece swimsuit from La Vie En Rose Aqua. I was pleased with it since it was a perfect suit for watersports! Diving, kayaking and jumping into the ocean, everything keeps together with this swimsuit. A few women had asked me where I purchased the suit, so I thought I would review. I purchase so much swimwear from la vie en rose. I find it is good quality for a fair price and they have styles for everyone!
Being 19, clubbing is a frequent thing. While half the fun of going out is getting ready and having some drinks with your girls, it gives you the opportunity to put together some outfits! Getting ready should be something every 20 something woman should do. It makes you feel good and having your friends around makes it so much more fun. Agreed?Saturday night, my friends and I went to a country bar. Jeans were a must for this outfit! I wore my light wash jeans and button down shirt for H&M. Paired this with some cool strappy heels from Aldo!