If I had an unlimited budget: Target

Wow yes, I’m here. I’m actually posting! It’s is my Spring/Summer goal to get this blog up and running again. With all that being said, I wanted to start doing lists like these here. An “unlimited dream budget” to buy all the clothing, accessories and maybe even shoes from whatever store I’m really obsessed with that week. To start, I’m walking down the virtual isles of Target and plucking up whatever catches my eye.

Short Sleeve Dress – Wild Fable ($25.00)

Thanks for shopping with me!

Very Last Minute Gift Ideas from Amazon Prime

Are you like me? Do you leave everything to the last minute, despite thinking you’re a completely different person? Well, this shopping list is for you then! I have compiled a list of gift ideas that are (almost) guaranteed to get there on Christmas day. Whether you need a few more gifts to put under the tree, or you want that perfect gift to arrive right at their door, I’ve got you covered for ideas (hopefully).

Lately, I’ve been very into the idea of having an Alexa-style speaker around to make my life easier. These little guys are under $50 and availabe in a couple of different colours to match different personality types. Make that tech lover happy when they open this baby up on Xmas day! (See also; firestick; perfect for you older parents or someone just moving out on their own for the first time.)

Finding that perfect, inexpensive gift can be hard but when I ran across this cozy throw, I knew it was bound to make someone happy on Christmas day. Under $20 and perfect for anyone who has an eye for interior design. The great thing about this specific one is that it comes in a bunch of different colour options!

Insta Pot

Everyone and their mom seem to be talking about the Insta Pot and Air Fryer (also another great gift idea) these days. Just over $100 and great for those extra special folks in your life. I can think of a certain mother of mine who would just love one of these..

Puzzles for Adults

We all know that one person who loves doing puzzles in their spare time (looking at you big sis) so why not add to their collection? Amazon has a huge selection of adult puzzles, but I have my eye on this Van Gogh Starry Night puzzle.

I’ll admit, I secretly want this for myself in a perfect world where I have the wall space to use it. Under $100, but great for that friend or loved one who loves movies a little extra hard, yanno?

Gold Cutlery Set

Maybe I’m just making a passive list of things I want for Christmas, but boy do I ever think this beautiful gold cutlery set would make someone a very happy person. I recently experienced them for myself at my friend’s place and my goodness, were they ever perfect. If you like a heavier spoon, fork, etc these are perfect for your personal collection too!

A personal suggestion — I love drinking my coffee slowly throughout the day but it gets cold faster than I’d like. Get this practical, but thoughtful gift for the slow coffee drinker in your life. I promise you, it’ll change their world. It has definitely changed mine!

Another great, inexpensive gift under $30. I think this could also be a great gift idea for your younger sister, or teenage cousin. Everyone seems to have the Urban Outfitters version (myself included) but this wall hanging is a fraction of the price and just as cute!

Last but not least, is the Kindle. Give the gift of entertainment, since apparently you can do a lot more than just read books on these things.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and that you’re able to spend the day doing something you love!

5 Head to Toe Fall Target Outfits

The pandemic sucks for a lot of reasons, but currently I’m missing shopping at Target the most. Target plus size clothing happens to be one of my favourite plus size clothing options. Its affordable, its trendy and the options are seemingly endless. If not for the Coronavirus, I’d likely be in Boston right now, walking through the aisles and shifting through the racks to update my fall wardrobe. In an attempt to brighten my spirits, I decided to compile 5 outfits I’d likely put together if I could get to a Target right now. If you’re near one, I’m so envious and please, please let me live vicariously through you. Without further ado, here are 5 head to toe Target fall outfits I’d totally wear.

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Animal Print Pants / Mauve Cardigan / Hoop Earrings / Brown Flat / Sage Backpack / White Tank / Animal Print Barrette Pack

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Button Up White Tank / Chain Captain Hat / Brown Satchel Handbag / Plaid Skirt / Teardrop Hoops / Olive Cardigan / Brown Booties

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Chunky Cardigan / Black Belt / Stripped Top / Black Jeans / Brown Backpack / Brown Mules

Virtually Redecorate with me

Like many of you, I’m stuck at home for the foreseeable future. Instead of going into it again, or dwelling on what I can’t do with this time, I want to focus on the things I can do.

With Spring and warmer weather coming, I’ve been inspired to give my apartment a much needed face lift. It hit me the other day that I’ve been living here for 8 months and I’ve barely begun to decorate the way I’ve wanted it. Namely, my living room. Blank canvases are fun but also extremely overwhelming when you think of all the possibilities. I’ve had a lot of different ideas but I think, I think, I’ve finally settled on how I want to decorate my kitchen/living room nook. If you didn’t know, I live in your standard condo with a kitchenette and living room in one big room. Lately, its getting to me that there’s just no separation between the two. Seems like a silly problem to have with the times but I’m choosing to focus on what I have control over vs what I don’t. With all that being said, I wanted to virtually redecorate my space during this time.

The first thing I’m going to do is ask you not to look at all the dust on my floors. I promise you, I sweep and vacuum every single day but such is the hardwood floors life. Focusing on the decor, you can see I have a vision in mind. I’m inspired by pinks, greenery and accents of mustard and orange. Using I currently have, I think I’ve got a good thing going. The layout currently gives me that separation I’ve been desiring since I moved in. However, there’s a lot that I still want to change about the space. Hence, this blog post. Scroll down for my vision!

Pink Tiles (can’t find the actual link online, only photos. HELP!)
Ikea Shelves
Wall Inspiration
Credenza
Circle Table

Alright, lets start here. I’ve been really unsure what I want to do with this big, blank white wall. Painting it, or even putting up wallpaper seemed a) too daunting and b) adding to the “one big room” issue. While scrolling through instagram, I came across Carla Natalia and her stunning home. I was immediately inspired by the way she painted her dining room, which seemed like a perfect idea and fit for my space. Someone once pointed out that using too many harsh corners (squares, rectangles) can harden up a space and since then I’ve been obsessed with the idea of bringing in softer edges. I’m still unsure what colour I’d use to paint but I think I’m leaning towards a muted mustard as well. Additionally, It would tie in perfectly with this absolutely stunning credenza I found on Society6. I couldn’t possibly justify $600+ USD for a piece of furniture right now but a girl can dream. However, I wouldn’t mind the extra storage space, since my apartment is quite lacking in that department, As you can see, I’d opt to trade out my table for round, smaller table which would allow me to bring in more furniture. Ideally, I’d love something bar height so I could use the table as an additional surface for prepping and cook meals. Another major pet peeve about my kitchen is the unfinished backdrop. I’d love to add in some tiles, which would be much easier to clean and obviously a lot more appealing to the eye. To tie it all together, I’d add some greenery, prints and decorative pieces throughout. Things I’m still undecided on; chairs, placement of mirror, paint colour and carpet.

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I have big plans for this portion of my apartment. Recently, I’ve been very into reading and I’ve always dreamed of having that corner, yanno. That corner where I can just lay out and get cozy with my current read. If I had more space, I’d splurge on a larger, pink recliner but for now, I’ll just have to dream until I move to a larger place. Additionally, I’ve wanted to add a large rug, which evidently, should make my space look larger and more cohesive. I have so many little rugs space throughout and it kinda drives me bonkers at times. Again, very insignificant problems but we are what we are right now. In theory, I would absolutely love to add this beautiful white, textured rug but in practice, I really worry about the upkeep. Regardless, I love how simplistic yet textured it is. In more of an attempt to build up and utilize all the empty wall space I have, I’d add also add bookcase. I went with this mid-century modern bookcase from The Brick, which I fell in love with months ago but couldn’t think of where to put it. A bookcase is already such a big, clunky bit of furniture but having legs vs just a bulky base gives it more of an airy feel. It’ll also be much easier to clean when all that pesky dust collects. I think of all the spaces in my apartment, this happens to be the one I’m most excited about transforming.

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I hope you all enjoyed this little virtual apartment facelift with me. If you liked it, please do let me know. I’d love to do it with more areas of my apartment and transform them with the power of photoshop and endless hours to scroll the internet.

Just Do It

I work from home, spend most of my time indoors and don’t have a very active lifestyle naturally. I’m still not where I want to be, but as of late working out and moving my body has become increasingly more important to me. What’s even more important to me is finding plus size activewear that fits my body well, moves with my comfortably and supports me during whatever work out I’m committed to. After seeing that Nike released plus size activewear, I decided to try some of the pieces out for myself.

Obviously, being the fashion blogger than I am, style is of the utmost importance to me. I had plans to go work out with a friend downtown and we wanted to take advantage of the beautiful, sunny weather while we were out. I hate packing heavy, so I decided to just wear out my work out gear afterwards. Paired with my pink coat, mustard scarf and a light hoody, I still felt like me walking around busy downtown Toronto. What’s even better was having that extra movement that I wouldn’t typically have with my usual choice of attire. If you’re less of a colour gal, and more into neutrals, Nike has a large selection of those options too.

Now I’m sure you’re all wondering about the most important part; the fit and quality. I’m usually a little weary of trying out new plus size clothing, but knowing that Nike is already a really well developed and trusted brand, I had high hopes. I’m pleased to say those were met and then some. The tights, to start, were really comfortable but form fitting. I didn’t get that dreaded see through bum from stretched material, I felt pretty comfortable in the size 3x I picked for myself. For reference, I typically wear a size 20-22 bottoms these days and I really felt the sized reflected that. Additionally, the tights had a lot of torso room, which is often something I have an issue with since I’m a big belly gal. I paired a pink sports bra with my blue bottoms and again, felt very comfortable and supported. I knew I would be doing a lot of stretching, moving and bouncing in the bra so I had to be supported. Not always the easiest thing when you have DD breasts and a small selection of sports bras on the market that fit you. Thankfully, I did my work out without even so much as a second thought when it came to support in the bust.

Whether you’re just working out to move your body like me, or you really do want to kick up your workout regime, I highly suggest trying out the Nike plus size activewear line. I know I’ll be buying my future activewear from Nike from now on!