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November 2015

    A Family Affair

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    Don’t worry, I’m not going to make posting cell phone OoTDs a regular thing but since I didn’t have anything else to post today I thought I’d share my outfit from the summer. I’m already deep in the mourning stages of one of my favourite seasons and I found myself looking through all of my fond memories this past summer. I had so many exciting things to do and one of them was attending my cousin’s wedding. I have an extremely large family so it never seems like its too long until someone is getting hitched again. I have a bit of a complicated relationship with my family. Whether it  be comparison being the killer, too many of us to feel like I can be that close with anyone or just straight up family frustrations coming to a boil. However, even if I go a few years being angry at the people I call family, I’m immediately reminded of why I love where I come from whenever we’re all together. I’m immediately reminded of the reasons I’m so proudly Portuguese and so eager to talk about my crazy and eclectic family. Seeing any of them get married makes me choke up a little. I’m proud of them for finding love and happiness in their life.
    Although I don’t feel entirely comfortable sharing my *ahem* “unusual” style with my family, I cannot pass up the opportunity to dress in my best. Too much cleavage is a really big no, no for a lot of my family members but I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum. As a young girl, I was very timid and shy. I kept to myself and certainly never dressed up. Ever. Sometimes I wonder what my family thinks of my caterpillar to butterfly transformation. I wonder if they’re proud of me for overcoming years of self doubt and low self esteem. Maybe I’ll never know. Anywho, enjoy these adorable photos of me and my cousin’s daughter, Olivia. She’s absolutely precious and always so sweet and kind!
    Dress: eShakti
    Shoes: Wal Mart
    Earrings: Aldo
    November 24, 2015

    1) Rebdolls “Hit the Runway” Dress
    I’m fucking swooning so hard over this. Its black, its form fitting and look at those sleeves!!! I’ve also been dying to make a rebdolls purchase for ages now. Should I? Oh god, I should!!!

    2) Too Faced Le Grand Châteu
    Can you NOT Too Faced? I really, really don’t want to go broke this Christmas but you’re making it really hard for me. This holiday addition set has my name written all over it.

    3) Poutine
    Who am I kidding? I want these every day of the week but damn could I ever go for a big bowl of poutine right now..

    4) Too Faced Love Flush 
    Too faced just knows what they’re doing when it comes to packaging, don’t they? Every damn thing they make gets me right in the aesthetic. I’ve heard these little blushes are pretty good too but I’m fairly certain I might want this purely for the looks

    5) Instyler Rotating Iron
    How the hell did I just hear about this magic??? I spent probably a full hour watching numerous people test out this curling iron on youtube and I’m floored. Do yourself a favour and google the hell outta this thing!

    If you’d like to see more “things I want thursday” posts please do let me know in the comment below!
    November 20, 2015

    Monday, Monday

    This weekend was a bit of a whirlwind for me, to say the least. I did a lot of soul searching, asked my some pretty serious questions and came up with a pretty serious response. I’m not happy about where my life is right now. I’ve neglected a lot of the things I love and care about and put a lot of my hobbies on the back burner. This blog used to be everything to me  Comparison and insecurities came into the mix and before I knew it, I had abandoned something I loved almost entirely. So, today was all about getting out of my comfort zone and into a routine again.

    I’m not convinced I can pull of the half pony but kudos to me for trying, right? Its still kind of strange to just have my face out there, without hair to cover it. I’ve always been a tad bit insecure about the roundness of my face and my nose in general. I caved and took my hair down (hence the two different looks in these photos) but now that I look back, I’m kind of digging my hair half up. Which one do you prefer? Half up and completely down?


    Top – Modcloth
    Cardigan – Wal Mart
    Skirt – Old Navy
    Pantyhose – Wal Mart
    Earrings – Shop Miss A
    Shoes – Clothing Swap
    November 17, 2015

    October Blues

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     I’m not entirely sure whats happening with me but suddenly (or slowly) I’ve drifted from my usual go-to style. Fashion and personal style is a bit weird like that. I’ve often said you can tell my mood from the way that I dress and this year certainly brings a different side out of me. I’m absolutely in love with this time of year but its so bittersweet to me. Once all the trees are officially bare and the sun starts setting around 5pm, my mood plummets. I’m certain I’m not the only one who gets this way. Its a constant battle every year to find new, healthy ways to deal with my fall/summer depression.
    This year I’ve been doing a fairly good job of pushing myself to stay productive. Getting up early and putting myself together with enough time to catch some sunshine has been extremely helpful. October brings me so much joy and sadness all at the same time. I struggle and I push forward and find my way through it. Fashion and blogging has been a God send in ways. I started this little blog about this time of year 5 years ago. I can hardly believe how quickly time has gone by and I often become nostalgic whenever the shorter days begin. It was this time 5 years ago that I started the most exciting, challenging and rewarding projects of my life.  Do you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder? What are ways you cope with the shorter, gloomier days?
    Dress: Old Navy
    Cardigan: Wal Mart
    Pantyhose: Wal Mart
    Belt: Asos
    Boots: Mod Cloth
    November 9, 2015
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