Sunday, 28 July 2013

California Adventures!

Hello everyone! Long time, no see!

For the past week, I've been in California with my family. We went to Disneyland for three days, then spent a day driving down the California coast, which was gorgeous. I had an amazing time soaking in the sun, going on rides, and generally eating badly for a week. Here's some pictures of our adventure.

California Adventure!
Mickey Mouse himself in Frontierland
Grad 2013!
We watched the Jedi training, which was adorable and awesome.
Paradise Pier at night.
We were all really excited about the massive Californian beaches... we truly are small-town folk
It was a lovely week! Now we're back to the real world, blah. At least the weather is nice!

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Thursday, 18 July 2013

The Long and Short of it

This post is going to be all about... SHORTS!

I've been looking for new shorts that are a decent length - short enough that I don't get too awful of a tan line, but long enough that I don't feel as if I'm wearing underwear - and it's been a surprisingly difficult thing! I did find a pair at Winners the other day, a pair of plain grey cut-offs, but I'd like to find more. I decided to stop browsing storefronts and start browsing the internet.

Here are some of my favourite picks so far:

Those are some of my favourite shorts of the summer! What styles of shorts do you like?

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Monday, 15 July 2013

Nail of the Day: Essie's Turquoise and Caicos

Hello everyone!

I know I haven't made a post in a while, things have been quite busy! But I had a relaxed moment today and decided to write a post for you guys. So here's my take on Essie's Turquoise and Caicos nail polish (one of my favourites!)

Turquoise and Caicos is a really lovely, summery colour. And, as always, the Essie nail polish is a perfect texture and consistency - with two coats, I had a nice opaque colour. It does take at least two coats, though, if you want a seamless, solid, bold colour. 

Hope you all had a lovely Monday!

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013


Over the last couple of weeks I've bought a couple skirts and dresses at the Garage, and I thought I would share.

Close-up of the buttons on the front
 I bought this skirt at the Garage for $30. It comes in a lot of cute patterns - I was torn between this one and a dark burgundy one - and is very comfortable and fun to wear! It has an elastic waist and button detailing on the front.

 I also bought this summer dress for I believe $30 as well. It has pockets! It's length is about mid-thigh, and it's super comfortable, so I'll be wearing it lots. The pattern is little blue, white, and pink flowers, if you're having difficulty telling from the picture. Honestly, though, the pockets were the main selling point for me!

I also finally found a good pair of black flats, though that isn't nearly as exciting as buying dresses and skirts. I found a good pair at Payless shoes for around $25.

I've been working a lot more since the start of summer, and while that's been tiring, it's also been pretty great getting my paychecks. Hopefully more shopping soon!

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

University Wishlist

It's JULY. Crazy, isn't it? Only two months of summer, then I'm off to the great unknown. University. 

I'm beginning to feel really excited for starting university. Choosing courses, paying residence deposits, researching meal plans... it's all becoming so real. I am so ready to leap into that new and exciting pool that is university life.

But before I do any leaping, there are a couple of necessities I need to get my hands on. Good thing I have two months to do that!

1. A good pair of boots. I've been tossing around a couple ideas and I'm thinking just some good-quality leather ones will do the trick - ones that will go with anything and last forever.

2. A new bag. I need something that will hold all my massive uni textbooks and laptop, but still looks cute, of course. Cute yet sizable bags are surprisingly difficult to find!

3. Some new dresses. This one's more of a want than a need, really. But I feel like I really would like to refresh and expand my dress and skirt collection before I head off and become a broke student. I am working for the summer, so hopefully I'll have some extra cash to splurge with!

So those are some things that I feel like I need to purchase before university. I'm sure this list'll grow as I get closer and closer to moving out! What are some things you recommend for first-year university life?

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