OOTD: Faux Fur & Sequins

Being a full-time Student, working a part-time job, and committed to two internships – I don’t have the time to dress up and go out a lot these days. Mind you, even before I went back to school I never really went out much anyway. I’ve always been the most comfortable at home, probably wearing sequins, spilling pizza all over myself, on my couch watching Netflix. Perrrrfect night, if you ask me. However, I am so in my element when I get to dress up (hence the blog)! This look was a lot of fun for me to get ready for as it gave me an excuse to dress up, and put on eyeliner for the first time in months.  I have to say the best part about not being in the cosmetic industry anymore is not having to wear loads of makeup, especially on my eyes because I hate the feeling. How do you guys feel about eyeliner? I know too many beauty lovers who would disagree with me.

Fur is not a staple in my closet, but if I am wearing it please know that it is fake. I do not support fur. I do however support sequins, and I actually don’t think I’m wearing enough haha. Guys, I have SO many  sparkly and sequin outfits that I can’t wait to show you. But I’ll let you in on my obsession slowly 😉 I would wear this outfit to one of my work holiday parties or an opening at an art gallery. It’s elegant and fun, which are two elements I really resonate with in playing with my style. I find any heels from Le Chateau to be really comfortable for me, so I can easily strut in these to get errands done (went grocery shopping in this outfit. Yes, I’m THAT person).

There’s been a lot of talk about the weather – but in Toronto, it changes so rapidly that you really need to discuss it when your outfit choices rely on weather’s mood swings! Luckily it was warmer today, so I didn’t need to look like a psycho again taking photos in the cold. Can I also bring up again how much I hate taking photos in front of people?! Like, it’s the most awkward situation for me. And of course, my locations are always completely vacant and then when I start to shoot someone pops up to watch. I’m laughing about this as I’m thinking back, but I’m thinking I will get over this in time. If you have any tips for me as to how I should coordinate myself, comment and lemme know! I need all the help I can get…..

I hope you guys have a productive week! xx

Shop the Look:

Faux Fur Vest: Forever 21 // Black Basic Shirt: M Boutique // Sequin Skirt: Forever 21 // Ankle Boots: Le Chateau // Accessories: Aldo

Not sponsored. All opinions are my own.

OOTD: Velvet Looks & Black Friday

So of course the moment I decide to return to focus on blog content, Toronto gets hit with negative degree weather. It’s late November, so I’m surprised at all about it but – couldn’t I have had this realization in August? As I’ve said before, I’m still learning as I go. I’ve never wanted to model or anything, so please always excuse the awkward posing. As a general rule, my face/hands/feet probably will never work together in a photo! To all you other bloggers reading this: do you also feel awkward AF taking photos? To make matters more uncomfortable, I had another duo watching me perform waiting for their turn to use the pink wall hahaha. If I didn’t LOVE this jacket I probably would’ve been at home writing essays (which I definitely should be doing), so at least fashion has allowed me to step out of my comfort zones in more ways than I can count!

 

Firstly, this jacket is WARM. Like, you could overheat in this jacket warm. Maybe it’s just me, though? I tend to always be warm (early menopause or good circulation? who knows…). Velvet is EVERYWHERE this season, so this is a great alternative to rock the trend without the purchase of a fancy velvet dress. Also, if you are one of those people who wear all black all the time, this black jacket works well because of the fabric, it won’t look like the same old black textures you normally would wear.

I purchased my jacket at M Boutique in Toronto. I love their stores (especially the Beaches location) and their brand image! If you’re in Toronto for Black Friday, they are going to have crazy amazing deals so make sure to check them out. Of course, the earlier you go the better!!

Mood Board:

velvet lookbook