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Hello everyone,

con·tent1
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adjective
  1. 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.

 

Outfit:

Dress by Leith

Shoes from the Fergalicious Collection

Watch by Michael Kors

 

Until next time,

xoxoxxoxo Jess

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It’s Vintage

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have you ever heard the term “manifest” ? Recently, I have been diving into what it really means to manifest the things you want out of life.

First off, I would say that I am a very positive person but I don’t necessarily exude positive energy in my daily routine. Most mornings I feel too tired and not in the mood to force a smile 24/7. But if manifesting means to put out the energy you want to receive, wouldn’t that mean I would have to think about what I want to feel before I feel it?

If I want to be more energized, I would need to set my state of mind in such a way that I feel awake in the morning. And if I want to be more approachable, I would need to smile more, not just with my mouth but with my eyes and teeth (the proper way to smile).

For the month of August, I am going to challenge myself- and you, to exude more of what you want to become so you are one step closer of being THAT person.

There is some truth to manifesting because it is the quality of thinking positively throughout your day, to make yourself feel more of that energy/emotion. It might be a lesson of mind over matter.

Outfit:

Vintage patterned top by Esprit

black skirt from Value Village

 

Until next time,

xoxox Jess

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Love is Love

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Hello Everyone,

I would argue that Toronto’s Pride  is one of the most exciting events of the year. The energy of the people, the European carefree atmosphere, the dancing and drinking in the streets, all of it seems like another world when you are there.

This year, I sadly missed the parade but attended in the evening when all the late night live shows and party music. I wanted to wear something colourful and fun, and that is when I re-discovered this short kimono from Forever 21 I bought 3-4 years ago. I revamped it by tying it in the middle to make a sort of crop top and it looked so cool! I paired this with high waisted leggings from Old Navy and a mini backpack from H&M.  My accessories were from vintage stores, India, and additional.

And just a friendly reminder that you should remember to always be yourself no matter what, and never apologise to anyone for just being who you are. Love is universal, love is real, and maybe you will be lucky enough to find it more than once.

until next time,

xoxxo Jess

 

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Specs

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Hello Everyone,

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,

xoxox Jess

 

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Another thing

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Hello everyone,

I have never been a country music fan. It just so happens that I spending most of my time listening to pop hits, slow r&b songs and alternative rock, so there has never been an interest for country music- until now. My opinion has been changing, as country music has been changing too.

Country music fans, to me, seem to categorically place the genre into this tiny box. The music is either  clearly COUNTRY  or because it may have developed more of a pop/rock tone to the song, some fans dismiss it. But now  big country music stars are creating a new mould of country music with a modern flare, I have been hooked.

And I have a somewhat the country girl complex. I would say that I am very down-to-earth, I love to be outdoors, and I own 5 pairs of boots. Those are characteristics of a country girl. This event was centred around country music so I took inspiration from what I would define as a classic country girl. You can`t go wrong with a white lace dress! This dress is by BCBG MaxAzria one of my favourite ready to wear designers who unfortunately are calling bankruptcy. But this dress fit the bill for the evening. paired with these platform heels from Winners and a vintage bag taken from my mother`s closet.

until next time,

xoxox Jess 

 

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Only

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Hello everyone,

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.

Outfit:

Coat from Value Village

Jeans from Old Navy

Shirt from The Bay

Cardigan from Guess?

Boots from from Winners

 

until next time,

oxox Jess

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Independent Woman

 

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Hello everyone,

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?

Outfit:

Skirt from Winners

Crop top from Urban Planet

Jacket from Laura

 

Until next time,

xox Jess