June 22, 2017

Secret Garden

Gingham has been all over the place this season!  from dresses to shorts and even shoes! Even tho its everywhere I find it hard to find gingham pieces that aren't black and white or blue and white. When I saw this pair of white and yellow shorts I was thrilled and I had to own them ! They are from Make me chic  and they are the Self belt wide leg gingham shorts (link here) I am obsessed with the vintage feel of them, they look straight out of the 50's because of the high waist and A-Line shape. The belt that ties up into a bow at the front gives it such a feminine feel to the outfit, which you all know I'm obsessed with ! These shorts are also incredibly comfortable and perfect for a summer day. To further the 50's theme I paired it with this white scalloped edge blouse from Kate Spade that I've had in my closet for at least 2 years, its one of my go-to's. Since its summer its time to pull out all of my summer hats and of course I had to add a straw hat to this look because it matched perfectly!  As for shoes, since the rest of the outfit was pretty casual I grabbed these little white flats that have flower cutouts at the top (me in flats is a rare sighting.) I hope you guys like this look, let me know your thoughts in the comments as well as i hope you guys have a wonderful weekend ! :)  
June 21, 2017

Sheer Bow

 It's the official first day of Summer!! its crazy how fast the year is going by, we are already passed the half way point meaning we are closer to Christmas 2017 than we are last years. I'm actually not too upset by it seeing as Christmas time is my favourite time of the year, I was watching my Vlogmas videos from last year (link to playlist)  and It got me really excited for sparkly lights and plaid! But I wont get too ahead of myself its only the first day of summer (LOL Carolina relax)  I still have a bunch of things planned this summer such as Canada Day, The Queens Plate and a trip to Spain at the end of August, and I'm sure there will be many more things in between. As for this outfit, can we discuss how amazing this shirt is! I'm honestly in LOVE! its from Shein and it is the Tie Neck Applique mesh top (link here). I actually haven't seen many shirts this like in stores so I'm so happy to have a more unique piece in my wardrobe. The floral Applique detailing mixed with the polk dot mesh creates such an interesting combination especially when mixed with the oversized bow tied at the front. I really wanted to shirt to be the main focus of the outfit so I paired it with my favourite denim skirt from H&M. I also grabbed these black and golf polka dot shoes from the shoe company, and my gucci tote bag.  This look was also part of my outfits of the week video so if you haven't seen that make sure to check it out ! (link here)  

June 18, 2017

Aqua Green

Hello, Happy Monday !  I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and had tons of time to relax, I know I did a bit of shopping as well as spent the day with my dad on fathers day.  It's been so hot here over the past few days, summer is definitely here! I've been trying to keep cool by wearing some pretty dresses all weekend (if I'm happy with my outfit I'm happy... you feel me?)  This particular dress is from Metisu  and it's the Light Green Embroidered Floral Lace Midi Dress (link here). I am OBSESSED with this light pastel green colour its the perfect colour for summer. The dress also has this beautiful embroidered detailing on the front part of the dress which makes it even more perfect for summer because of the bright colours. The whole dress is made up of green lace but it does have a nude coloured liner underneath.  To keep the rest of the outfit minimal I decided that I wanted to add a silk champagne coloured ribbon around my waist and tied it into a bow (you know thats my favourite thing to do to basically any dress) and some nude coloured heels. Good luck getting me out of this dress, i'll be living in it forever. 

June 16, 2017

Red Rose

This dress is nothing but perfection !  I'm completely obsessed with it and I could honestly wear it every single day for the rest of my life. I recently got this dress from Metisu and it is the Red off the shoulder lace evening dress (Link here). ah... where do I  start.... first of all the dress is red my all time favourite colour to wear, I think it works really well with my skin tone/hair colour, and idk I always feel so comfortable and confident while wearing red.  I love the beading that drapes over the shoulders I think it adds such a beautiful detail to the already amazing lace. It also has a beautiful faux belt that cinches in the waist which makes the dress incredibly flattering when paired with the off the shoulder silhouette. While wearing this dress I was getting major vintage vibes, I felt like I had just stepped off a time machine, which if you've been following me for a while you would know I'm all about! They don't really make beautiful fitted dresses like this anymore (well they do clearly ^) but they are harder to find, especially in store. I want more feminine dresses that have that fit and flare shape to them, I think they're incredibly flattering and they create such a beautiful delicate look. What are your favourite types of dresses?
Photos by: Adrienne Naval 
June 14, 2017

Movies I've been loving

If you didn't know I am a huge movie fan, I mainly love classical films (I get a thrill out of understanding movie references) I also get a lot of inspiration from the fashion used in the film (Duh) as well as the romance and seeing how different peoples lives were back them compared to now. As much as I love classical films Horror is probably my next favourite movie genre, I'm very intrigued by the supernatural as well as there is always great fashion in horror movies, its such an unexpected element that I love! below I've listed some of my favourite movies of the moment, movies I've been watching over and over during the past few weeks. These aren't my top favourite movies but they are great and I highly recommend them !

Move over Darling (1963) :  It's a movie I recently discovered and I wish I had watched this movie sooner !  its a comedy starting Doris Day, James Garner and Polly Bergen. In the film a man looses his wife at sea and is presumed dead, After 5 years he remarries only find out his wife was rescued has returned home... while he's on his honeymoon ! Its witty and cheeky and filled with amazing fashion from start to finish. I want all the clothes Doris Day wore in this film ! Great light hearted movie that I would recommend to anyone, even if they don't like older films. (And its on Netflix!) 

The Secret Garden (1993) : Based off the novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Also the writer of a Little princess, also a great movie!) Its the story of a girl who loses her parents in an earthquake while living in india. She returns to England to live on her uncles estate. He is rarely home so she is mainly cared for by the housekeepers and maids of the estate.  Due to boredom she begins to explore the property and discovers a secret garden... along with some other secrets. I've always loved this movie I remember watching it a lot growing up. I really like the way its filmed as well as costumes that convey the time period.... I mean come on the braids with the giant red bows at the end with the red slouchy beret... I die.  [Warning... the trailer is extremely cheesy lol don't let that turn you off from watching the film]

The Others (2001): The only Horror movie in this list is The Others, if you haven't seen this movie... stop what you're doing and go watch it right now! I discovered this movie a few years ago and its always one I go back to because its such a great film. It stars Nicole Kidman, who plays a mother  living with her two photosensitive children in a big dark house. As the movie progresses she becomes convinced the house they live in is haunted. An amazing film which always leaves me questioning everything when I finish watching it. (also on Netflix)

Changeling (2008) : This is the most recent movie I have on this list!  Its an amazing movie based on the true story of Christine Collins (Thats what makes this movie so compelling) The movie stars Angelina Jolie (which I'll be honest....I'm not a fan.. but I love her in this role, she did a fantastic job) Its the story of a mom who returns home from work after leaving her son home alone, Only to realize he's gone missing. A few months later her son Walter is found, to her shock the kid that stepped off the train is not her son, despite authorities telling her she's wrong and that it is indeed her son. Its a little bit slow to start (mainly for character development) but I promise stick with it till the end and you wont be disappointed. (Don't look up the real story online before watching the movie or it will ruin it, wait till after you finish watching it)

Somewhere in time (1980) : I was recently introduced to this movie by my dad, He has always loved this movie and I can see why. The beautiful costumes as well as a plot line involving "realistic" time travel makes this movie a great choice for your next movie night. The movie stars Christopher Reeve (Yes superman) which tells the story of a playwright from Chicago who travels back in time to meet an actress who's vintage portrait hangs in the hotel where he's staying. As mentioned before I appreciate the realism of the time travel which makes it seem like its totally possible (you'll find me in my room..with my eyes closed)  

I hope you liked this post, it's a little bit different than what I normally write about but I like sharing my movie interests with you, if you have any movie recommendations for me please let me know in the comments ! As well if you watch any of these movies let me know your thoughts ! 
June 12, 2017

Sunday in Niagara-on-The-Lake

Yesterday I spent the day in Niagara on the Lake with my family, It was the first day were it actually felt like summer !  Even tho it was really hot that didn't stop me from wearing one of my favourite berets... I know I have a problem but they are so cute and they compliment basically every outfit ! For this look W went for something a bit more casual, I grabbed this red and cream striped skirt from Forever 21 that has a lovely scalloped edge.  I paired it with one of my favourite ruffled shirts from H&M, and topped the look off with my cream coloured beret. I love the slight vintage sailor vibes I get from this look ..... probably because I watched move over darling yesterday and in the scene were Doris Day comes off the sailers ship she is wearing a white hat that has a similar look... ok now I'm rambling... My family and I spent the day shopping and ate in one of the restaurants on the main street. I love going to niagara on the lake, my family tends to go a few times a year just to spend the day. Another thing I love about it is that you can always find some unique pieces there... My find this time were these gorgeous vintage looking cat eye sunglasses which if you didn't see my instagram story yesterday you would've missed them, but they will definitely be in my June haul. Make sure to follow me on instagram and youtube so you don't miss out !  

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