Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again, when we evaluate everything around us. But this year, I am going to take a vow not to do that. Instead of evaluating my whole life and what it has become since 2017, I’m going to create more time to explore new things.
I learned a very important life lesson, that has only truly impacted my life the last couple of months – the value of time. If you are the master of your own life, you have probably learned to manipulate and save your valuable time in a way that makes the most sense to you. We have little time to spend and even less time to give these days. But this does not make sense to me. Shouldn’t it be the opposite? Shouldn’t we have more time to give? and in return, we would be more fulfilled with the time that we spent because it was well spent on things and people that we care about?
I’m on my way to give my time to what matters. And who you give your time to is equally important. So if you are going to reflect on something in January 2018, reflect on how well your time is spent. In the end, money and toxic people are not worth the time – and there is no overtime on time. You get what you get.
There are many things I would like to achieve and do this new year. And I am going to dedicate the time to do it, because if not now then when?
What would you like to do this 2018? How will you schedule your time? And what or who will you schedule your time for?
Sheer embroidery dress from Forever 21
Bralette from La Senza
Until next time,
The struggle of winter is here. I call it the winter-wardrobe syndrome. It is that tine of year when I want to rewind and have summer back. Winters in Toronto fluctuate. Some winters are horribly cold and slushy, others mild and cozy. This becomes a problem for fashion forward people.
What do you wear to look fashionable but that allows you to keep warm ? I find it difficult. A couple of weeks back, some friends and I went to a warehouse sale in Mississauga. I came back with such amazing items but they were not necessarily “Winter ready”.
This week Dua Lipa was having a concert and I wanted to style these high waisted sport pants, that is when I got stumped. I wanted to style an outfit in a certain way but I needed to be conscious of the weather. In this outfit, I styled these pants with a lacey black tank top and my signature booties from Clarks (I wore a winter coat on top of this). Dua Lipa was AMAZING! Let me know how you dress for the colder season.
Tank top – vintage/thrift.
Pants – Guess?
Backpack – H&M
Until next time,
in a state of peaceful happiness.
“She seemed more content, less bitter”
Today I thought that I would chat about happiness. At this moment if someone were to ask me if there is something I want or need, I would say no. In complete honesty, I am very happy. But as human beings our minds are constantly trying to find problems. And the people around us do it too.
So even though I am very happy in my life, my dearest friends, family and peers have asked me questions similar to these; Have you thought of a career change? How are you still single? Should you move house? Should you be making more money? Should you be doing more? The list goes on…
Everyone is looking for the next step. Everyone has this habit of creating a void when there isn’t one. Everyone needs to STOP. Let’s start being advocates of contentment. Embrace the present and be in the moment. If you are happy, learn to enjoy it. And if you are unhappy, have the courage to change it.
Dress by Leith
Shoes from the Fergalicious Collection
Watch by Michael Kors
Until next time,
Today I’m visiting the subject of wearing glasses and how to style them. For all those who did not know, I wear glasses. Although I’m stubborn and do not wear my glasses on a daily basis, they do become a part of my outfit. I have worn my glasses for about 4 years now and I continue to love them. But sometimes I think it would nice to have a few pairs to select from. My glasses are rectangular shape with a tortoise patterned frame from Versace eyewear.
I find it fun choosing sunglasses as I can have many different styles at a variety of prices. Even then, I have maybe four pairs of sunglasses. Recently, I thought that I should open the door and start shopping online. I have never taken interest to it before, but it seems that you can find really cool items that are available exclusively online. A co-worker of mine wears glasses daily and he probably has a dozen different styles to choose from and I’m always so envious! They look really awesome tbh!
On my search, I came across Warby Parker, an online retailer who offers high-quality eyewear at a fraction of the price. Here are some of my top picks.
Firstly, these women are stunning. I love the photography of these images and the frames are very fashion forward. I love the ADDIE in Magnolia because they are similar to the ones that I wear already but have a more modern frame. As for sunglasses, I love the RAGLAN because of the cool rose gold lenses!
My co-worker and online shopping has inspired me to add different pairs of eyewear to my future lookbooks. So stay tuned for more posts that include eyewear and how to style them!
until next time,
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Spring weather is finally here but to be honest I am ready to sprint into summer. I want to wear dresses and ditch my winter jacket asap.
This month is a full schedule between birthdays, holidays, and work. So today is a quick outfit post.
Coat from Value Village
Jeans from Old Navy
Shirt from The Bay
Cardigan from Guess?
Boots from from Winners
until next time,
Do you remember what you wanted to be as a kid?
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
Jeans from H&M
Boots from Clarks Shoes
Until next time,
Is there such a thing as being too independent?
This is not anything new to me. Friends and acquaintances have told me numerous times that I am a very independent person. But now I’m questioning if being independent is a good or bad thing. Can you become too independent?
We can assume that being overly dependent or co-dependent can be unhealthy. But I think that there is also flaws in becoming too independent.
And yes- I do pride myself in being an independent woman. I pay rent, buy groceries, go shopping and volunteer by myself. But being independent doesn’t just mean paying your own way. It is about taking care of yourself and because of that, when everything you do is for yourself the flaw is that it can be a lot of pressure. If you are always “taking care of business” you miss out on experiences with other people and you can become rigid.
For example, when you let others help you with something that you’re having trouble with, you are demonstrating that you trust in them. Letting your guard down to let someone else help control a situation can make the other person feel good. Many people enjoy doing kind gestures for others. Maybe sparing your pride and being flexible for a moment can be beneficial. When you do everything on your own you build a routine and sometimes forget to step out of that routine to cultivate new experiences with others.
So what do you think? Is being too independent a thing? Should we try to learn a balance of the two?
Skirt from Winners
Crop top from Urban Planet
Jacket from Laura
Until next time,