Monday, September 22, 2014

Transition to Fall

Happy Autumnal Equinox!!

Once again my favourite season is upon us. Booyahhh. Time to break out the sweaters and scarves! Well maybe not quite yet...

It is still September, which means the temperature has cooled down; however not enough to layer and wear full-on fall clothes, BUT I can certainly add the autumn colours back into my wardrobe! Bring on the burgundy, navy, army green, and mustard yellow. *becomes all giddy* I just love fall colours! They are deep rich tones that just so happen to go well with my oh so pale skin. There's also a sort of elegance and class to darker tones. I guess they seem more mature than vivid and intense colours (like neons) if that makes sense.

Earlier today was crummy and rainy. The sky was overcast and grey, which made for bright greenery in contrast, but everything else was soooo dull. Around the time the rain stopped it became pretty humid, but soon went back to a comfortable level. Now there's a consistent breeze, which is quite nice actually. The sun is high in the sky. It really feels like fall. In this aspect of today, it went from bleurgh to agreeable. Unfortunately I have a splitting headache that I shall blame on the weather, or more specifically the barometric pressure. Mother Nature, please don't go through every possible weather scenario in one day! Stick with one; preferably the sunshine and breeze combination! Thankfully that's how it is now, so maybe my headache will go away soon.

I received the nicest compliment this morning, though, so that made the gross part of my day so much better! This stranger walks up to me and says I'm "stunningly beautiful" and that she can see the happiness in my eyes. I tend to not be referred to as "stunningly beautiful," and to hear that is utterly flattering. What I appreciate most about this comment, though, is the part about happiness. I'd like to think I'm a generally happy person and to have someone recognize that is kind of cool! They say happiness and positivity are contagious, so hopefully others will have manifested those feelings based on my vibes! Spread the positivity!!

Another good part of today is of course my outfit. Today is the day I begin transitioning into my autumn clothes! Since it's a comfortable temperature for a tank top, I opted to wear one. To seem more fall-like, I chose a navy top. Conveniently that top matches my favourite navy wool hat. I'm also wearing my favourite boyfriend jeans and some strappy sandals! This outfit is perfect for this in-between weather and has allowed me to flaunt fall fashion!

Top- Chloe K
Bottoms- Express
Hat- Forever 21
Bag- Target
Sandals- Target
Necklace- Kohl's

For the helluvit, I decided to experiment with my makeup today. I created a smokey burgundy eye with a pale pink lip. My goal was to really make the eyes be the focus and seem entrancing. Ooo ahhh. Luckily, red hues pop against my blue eyes!

♥CoverGirl Professional All-in-One Mascara in very black
♥five colours from the e.l.f. Studio Endless Eyes Pro Mini Eyeshadow Palette
♥L'Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in carbon black

♥Sonia Kashuk Brow Definer
♥Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel

♥Almay Clear Complexion Foundation in ivory
♥CoverGirl Trublend Minerals Loose Powder in translucent fair

♥Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in pink pearl

Have a lovely day and stay fabulous!!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DIY | Nose Ring

It's no surprise that nose rings were popular in the 90's. Adopted from the punk culture of the 80's, the 90's made it mainstream. Edgy was in. Luckily photos and films forever eternalize this trend making for handy references. In a popular film from the 90's, one of the supporting actresses herself sported a nose ring. Can you guess the movie? Or are you feeling a bit "clueless"...

The sassy and fierce Miss Dionne from "Clueless" did in fact have a nose piercing. I wouldn't be surprised if many young women drew inspiration from her to get one. Who wouldn't want to be like Dionne? She's hella rad.

No matter her hand with this statement, the fad faded once the second millennium hit. It wasn't until the past couple of years that the number of people to have nose piercings have increased.

For a few months, I pondered getting a nose ring. Back and forth I'd go saying, "I'll definitely get one!" to "well, I'm not so sure..." Well I've found a solution to this- make a fake one! If you're anything like me and you're hesitant to commit to something permanent because of constantly changing your mind, but have contemplated getting a nose piercing, then this DIY is perfect for you. By having a fake nose ring, you won't have to deal with possible infections or an allergic reaction to the metal (not fun) and the tiny hole in your nose that would be there forever (unless you let it close up soon enough). Plus, this option is pain and hassle free, as well. Right there you should be saying, "Sold!" This would also provide you with the opportunity to see what a nose ring would look like on before wasting money to then decide that you don't like it. You could also then play around with which side you'd like it on, if you're serious about getting a real one. Consider this option to be a trial run. 

This DIY is quick and super simple to do. Not much is required at all. So hop to it if you're interested!

1 Head or Eye Pin (or thin metal wire)
(optional but recommended) File

1. Wrap the pin or wire around the pencil.

2. Cut the wire before it overlaps the other end with side cutters pliers.

3. With the round nose pliers, bend the wire back 1/4 of an inch in. This round section of the ring is what will be in your nose. It will prevent cuts on the interior of your nose.

4. (optional) File down the end of the wire that isn't bent. This will also prevent cutting, but to the exterior of your nose.


Posing on stairs because I'm that cool. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Would you try this DIY? 


Disclaimer: This DIY (from personal experience) may cause a superficial scrape on the outside of your nose. Clean the ring well and often. Avoid having it too tight on the nose, and know when to give you nose a break (supposing you encounter a similar scenario as myself). I am not a professional; simply a lover of DIYs and crafts. Complete at your own risk. I am not responsible for any harm or injuries that may occur. Be smart and safe!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Rustic Princess

At the beginning of the summer, I had a discussion with a friend of mine over Starbucks regarding personal style. Her style is urban and indie; very much the "style" of tumblr. So basically the epitome of rad.

No matter how much I'd love to have this style, it just isn't me. I have a tendency to drift towards the vintage and classic style, so whenever I attempt to add this hipster vibe to my life, it feels forced. Despite my love for plants, like succulents, I much rather have a bouquet of carnations or peonies. Despite my love for alternative/indie music, my playlist always reverts back to soul and classical. Despite my desire to build a secluded cabin in the woods, I'd prefer to live in a historic British mansion with an expansive garden surrounded by forest. Despite my love for the city, I can envision myself living in the quaint countryside long-term.

I'm the girl who likes clean lines with delicate accents.
I'm the girl who'd love to sit in her garden in the morning enjoying a mocha frappuccino whilst being entranced in a book.
I'm the girl who wants everything to be bright "happy" colours, like yellows and pinks.
I'm the girl who wants everything to be adorned with lace.
I'm the girl who idolizes the poised and graceful Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, and Kate Middleton.
I'm the girl who prefers BBC period pieces and romance stories by Jane Austen over modern-day sitcoms.
I'm the girl who chooses to wear heels instead of sneakers.
I'm the girl who romanticizes everything, who writes down her thoughts in a journal, who swoons over dapper men, who invests in everything with all of her heart.
I am the girliest of girls, but I still manage to have the heart of a hippie.

That being said, we've concluded my personal style is a rustic princess look. Around the time of our conversation, I was getting quite tired of how my bedroom looked. It was very generic and not a place I wanted to been in by choice. My bedroom ended up becoming a project of mine this summer. I went through all of my possessions scattered about and got rid of anything that was irrelevant or that I had no use for. On top of that, I've slowly begun the process of filling my room with furniture and bits and bobs that I'd actually like to have in there. So here are a few additions!!


Bamboo, Cactus, & Succulent

Vintage Alarm Clock

Vintage Magazine Covers 

Ring Plate

I'm still not sure where I want this mirror, so for now it shall collect dust on the floor. Go me!

Necklace Holder
This necklace holder is a super simple DIY. I took a wooden rod and painted it white, put it through my shelf brackets, and hung the necklaces from it. I like the look of it and it's quite convenient, too!

Antique Dresser

Wish List

Vintage Vanity

Bed Frame

How would you describe your personal style?