OOTD - Button Down Dress

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dresses are my jam and this dress is perfect for date night or a night out. I love the buttons and the tie top because they feels fresh and different from most dresses I own. The cut out makes me look smaller than I am which is always a plus. I paired the dress with my favorite slides (I have worn those so much this summer) and a denim jacket for a night out dancing. 

jacket: Levis
shoes: Nordstrom
dress: Marshalls 
purse: Kate Spade

TV Shows You Need to Watch This Fall

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

I love Fall for the new shows that come out, I don't like commercials but I do enjoy the ones that show what shows are coming out this Fall. While at the gym ,I saw a couple commercials and then saw a few others here and there and came up with my must watch list for Fall. Check it out and let me know what you think should have made my list. 

Emergence- I saw this preview while I was torturing myself on the treadmill at the gym and it looked really interesting. A sheriff investigates a case involving a young child found near the site of a mysterious accident. that's what IMDB says but also in the preview the little girl flips a car and then says "i'm sorry". Looks weird but interesting. 
Almost Family- This preview was also viewed at the gym while being tortured. A woman who grew up as an only child discovers that her dad fathered many other children as a sperm donor. My question are they actually still considered family?
Nancy DrewYoung Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery. I watched the preview this show looks really good. More of a teen drama but it seems to have an edge to it, like a lot of CW series. 
SunnysideGarrett Shah (Kal Penn) is a former New York city councilman who finds his calling when faced with immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream. This show looks really funny and considering the state that our neighbours to the south are in I think a comedy about immigrants is necessary. Check it out on NBC.

A Little Late With Lilly Singh- Lilly Singh is a Canadian YouTuber who grew so big she is now the first female late night host. Okay that may be wrong she might not be the first but she is currently the only woman in late night, I think I read that somewhere. Not only is she Canadian but she is also East Indian so i'm super excited, I hope she does well. 

What will you be watching?

OOTD - For the Frill of It

Monday, August 19, 2019

I love the idea of body suits but most don't fit me right, that doesn't stop me from trying them on everywhere I shop. I picked this body suit up because Stephanie was trying the black version if it and it looked cute on her. To my surprise it fit and was super comfortable.  I love the ruffle because it adds a girly  touch. I paired it with a pair of black pants but I think this body suit would work with a skirt or even denim

body suit: Nordsrom Rack
pants: H&M
shoes: Nordstrom
purse: Kate Spade

Five Ways You Can Practice Self-Care Every Single Day + a #giveaway

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Lately there has been so much talk about self-care, and I for one am all about it. It’s so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick. Taking time for yourself is something all of us should do.  
Here are few ways I practice self care every day:

Learn to say no, and be okay with it.
Learning to say no is really hard, like super hard for most of us, many of us feel obligated to say yes when someone asks and we feel guilty saying no. An important part of self-care is saying no to others, and says yes to your self-care. Most of us are very busy and stressed or overworked, so saying yes to all the things or offering a helping hand when you know your sleep will be jeopardized will lead to burnout, anxiety, and irritability. 

Take  me time.
Weather you have to schedule it (I'm not kidding) or you make a mental note to set time aside for yourself you have to take some me time. Most of us generally don't miss appointments we make at doctors/lawyers/banks, so schedule that "me time" and stick to it.  Weather that  is spending time outside, going for a walk, going to yoga, doing a face mask or taking a long bath and reading – you will feel better and more relaxed. 

Focus on the positive.
Not every day is a great day, some are gonna suck but every single day before bed write down 3 things that went well today. They can be as simple as my hair looks great today or I rocked that meeting. Shifting your focus to be more positive made a world of difference for me, especially how I see things now. I write in my day timer, but a journal or even your iPhone notes will work. I set a reminder on my phone that every day at 10:45PM it dings reminding me to write down my good things for the day.

Get moving.
30 minutes a day of moving makes a world of difference (according to some study somewhere, but also from experience). So go to the gym, go for a walk, go to yoga,  whatever you do try to do something active every day. This will help you sleep better, and this is perfect time to distress and clear your mind.

Drink water.
I drink way too much coffee which only makes my anxiety worse, which leads to less sleep and so on in a never ending circle. I started to keep track of how much water I drink and to be more mindful of drinking water (another phone reminder), I found that not only am I drinking way less coffee, I'm more alert (and my skin looks great!)

Enter to win a self care goodie bag - filled with a ton of items to get you started on your self care journey. Giveaway open to individuals with Canadian and United States addresses only. 

How do you practice self care? 

OOTD - The Amerri Rattan Bag

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

I love brands that have great stories of how they started, especially brands that give back. I love learning about amazing hand made products, especially the care and quality that goes into a hand made products. Recently I got an opportunity to work with amerii.com . Amerii was founded by two best friends that also happened to have a passion for handbags. Inspired by the traditional Balinese rattan-style bag, they created their first-ever bag collection that was handcrafted in the heart of Bali where the designs first originated from. Today, Amerii sells thousands of quality handcrafted bags to fashion-forward women all over the world while giving back to local communities.

bag c/o amerii.com
I love the Ata(star struck) bag. I got in medium and it’s the perfect size to hold everything I need when I am on the go. The bag is made well, and the interior fabric is so pretty. Styling the bag is easy, as it goes with so many look; it finishes any outfit to give you that summer effortless look.

Do you have a rattan bag? Which Amerii bag is your favorite?

#Review: Deogra Cordless Mini Hair Straightener USB Rechargeable Flat Iron

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I was bored late one night and on Amazon for whatever reason when I came across this cordless rechargeable hair straightener. It was small and portable and looked really interesting, I figured I could take it to the lake with me and not have to worry because it should be able to charge in the car at the USB port. I ordered it and it came a couple days later I was super excited I charged it with the usb cord it came with and hooked it up to my computer. After awhile I need my computer so I grabbed a wall plug and charged it that way. I only used it once and then packed it to take to the lake. Well we get to the lake and we are going down to the states for a day trip so I want to touch up my hair and low and behold it didn't work. It wouldn't turn on and I tried plugging it in during the drive down and it wouldn't hold a charge and I couldn't use it. I would say don't waste your money on it. I was so excited and it was such a let down. I am going to give it one more shot and if it doesn't work I will be returning it. Stay tuned for an update.

Have you found a cordless straightener you would recommend?

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Buying A Vintage Denim Jacket

Denim jackets have been a classic part of wardrobes for many years, but they have only recently come back into fashion. With many celebrities starting to wear them, people are looking to get one for themselves. By finding the perfect vintage denim jacket, you will be able to differentiate yourself from the masses. If you don’t have prior experience with buying and wearing them, it can be intimidating when trying to find the one that is suitable for you. In the following paragraphs, you will discover how best to integrate one into your current wardrobe. 

What Choices Are There When It Comes To Vintage Denim Jackets?
The first thing you must decide when looking at vintage denim jackets is the colour. While the classic look is blue jean, there are many colour choices available to you, each with their own benefits. The most commonly seen colour is blue jean, and it is the colour that can be used with the widest range of clothes. It is a neutral colour, and therefore will be a staple in your wardrobe if you only wish to own a single denim jacket. 

The next most common colour for this type of clothing is white jean. Most coloured jeans are commonly worn by women. The next most important thing to choose is the wash. The most versatile and conservative of washes is medium to dark. Dark washes look much better in most circumstances. They portray a clean cut and put together appearance. This allows you to pair the jacket with many different options of casual yet chic clothes. Light washes are more casual. 

Finally, medium washes are the in between. They are used by people who like neither the dark nor the light colour washes. Identify what type of look you want the jacket to be. Most vintage denim jackets for men end down by the hip. Some men do wear longer cuts, but this can often make the jacket look oversized while the shorter jackets make it look shrunken. There are a number of add-ons that vintage denim jackets have, such as metal studs and distressed denim. It all comes down to personal choice.

What about the Big Brand Names?
Many of the big brands that were around 60+ years ago are still behemoths of the denim jacket industry today. Companies such as
Wrangler, Levi and Lee are very popular amongst vintage clothes hunters. Wrangler denim jackets were first made in the 1940s and came in lined versions and youth sizes. Their first and second versions are very sought after today. The first version was preferred by cowboys due to their ultra-modern design at the time. A Levi vintage denim jacket is the most commonly sought after. There’s any easy system that you can use to determine which time period your Levi vintage jacket is from. If it has hand warmer pockets then it was made between the mid-1980s and present times.  If there are no hand warmer pockets but it has a small, red e tab on it, then it dates from 1971 up to the mid-1980s. To define the exact period, there are subtle differences in the stitching down by the bottom most buttonholes. If the jacket has double row stitching beside the buttonhole, and also possesses just two chest pockets it is still from the previous period. Single row stitching with no e tab and no hand warmer pockets means that the jacket is most likely from mid 1960s to 1971. If you find a jacket with a large red e tab then you have one from the 1950s up until 1971 and are called the third edition. Also with a big e, the second edition jackets have vertical pleats down by the buttons and have two exterior chest pockets. Finally, the first edition jackets which were made before the 1940s has a lot number 506XX, possesses a single breast pocket on the left side with no pocket flap.

Have you purchased a vintage denim jackets?