Saturday, 9 September 2017

Back To School // Navy and Sailor's Knots

Blazer, Jeans  GAP     Anchor bracelet KIEL JAMES PATRICK     Clutch COACH
Sunglasses OLD NAVY     Booties GAP (similar style here)

It was my first week back at school and not going to lie to you, waking up so early was a real struggle this week. Got dressed slower, ate my breakfast slower, packed my stuff slower, you get it.
It's taken me the whole week to get back into being a 'morning person' (if things were my way, the day wouldn't start till noon, my mom says I must have a little vampire in me)
It helped that my new homeroom teacher is super cool and fun to be around. I look forward to seeing her every morning which makes it a little easier to get over my disappointment about not going to NYFW this year! I was invited to attend some shows during New York Fashion Week (can you believe it!!!)  and my whole family was going to come along for the trip with me.
But my little bro wasn't feeling well the last few weeks of August (we ended up spending the whole of last Saturday in the emergency room for him) so my mom didn't want to leave in case it was something serious. Total bummer right?? Hopefully I get invited next year because I wanted to go so bad, it was all I could think about!
How has the first week of school been for you? Like your teacher? Happy to see all your friends again?









Sunday, 27 August 2017

DO: Have a Picnic



August is National Picnic Month and if you haven't gone on a picnic yet to celebrate, time is running out! (well not really, you can picnic anytime but I take every chance I get to 'celebrate' stuff so let's just say since it's a sort of holiday it's a good reminder! LOL!)
I LOVE picnics even with all the bugs and critters that are flying around, usually driving me insane. The rules are more relaxed than when I have to sit at the table, you can enjoy the sunshine and fresh air AND for some reason, the food always seems to taste so much better than it usually does (weird right?). I think one of my fav things about having a picnic is that I get to spend fun time with my family. We've kind of made it into a tradition to picnic on the first Saturday of each month in the summertime and I know that my little bro and I always look forward to it!
We take a lot of easy foods with us when we picnic. Not too fussy or it won't make it into our basket. Sandwiches mostly (like my fav BLT with avocado, I've listed the recipe below) and stuff we can eat with our hands, sometimes fried chicken, container salads that we put together at home and of course lots of fruit! Grab a large blanket (even better when it's your comfiest) and so it's easy that you almost can't make up an excuse not to do it!
When was the last time you went on a picnic?



BLT with avocado
(makes 4 sandwiches)

8 slices of bacon
1 medium ripe avocado
8 slices bread
1 medium ripe tomato, cut into 8 slices
4 romaine lettuce leaves
mayonnaise (optional)
½ teaspoon minced garlic
¼ teaspoon salt
balsamic vinegar
olive oil

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes (this part should be done by an adult because the bacon is real splattery). Remove it from the pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate so most of the greasiness can soak into the paper towel.
Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, scoop out the insides and mash it up in a medium bowl. Mix in a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar to your taste and add garlic, salt and pepper. Stir all together.
Toast bread and spread about 2 tablespoons of the avocado mixture on 4 slices of toast. Top each with 4 pieces of bacon, 2 tomato slices, 1 lettuce leaf, mayonnaise if you like and the remaining toast.



Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Easy Peasy Breezy: ZARA

Romper: Zara (similar here and here)    Hat: Gap     Espadrilles: Zara (similar here)     Sunglasses: Ray-Ban     Watch: Daniel Wellington

One of my favourite things about summer is how much easier it is to get dressed and start your day. I don't like putting too much thought into creating a 'look' but when it's cold outside you really have no choice. If you don't think a little bit about what is going to get you through the day, you will be out in the cold like literally! 
I've always been a little obsessed with rompers because you just jump in and you're done. Fancy it up with a pair of wedges and a mad good hat (or any accessories that you love) and it can take you through your whole day. Total bonus for me because if there is anything I dread, it's having to change like a million times in one day. I want to be able to hang at home, go to the park, meet my friends at the mall and go out to eat when my parents are too lazy to cook all in the same outfit.
This loose romper from Zara is one of my current favs! First off, it looks like a dress which is mad cool because it makes it a little fancier right from the start. Hidden pockets hold all of my 'stuff' (I'm a bit of a hoarder so I never want to throw anything away. Pockets to keep all my junk with me is priority!)
I've worn it with flip flops and even my Adidas but pairing it with these wedge espadrilles and this adorbs Daniel Wellington watch (it's really helped me not be late anymore!) hits 100 for me!
What do you love the most about getting dressed in the summer time?









Wednesday, 24 May 2017

What I Ate: Leggo My Eggo


Do you know that me and Superman are very similar? There is only one thing that can bring him down and that's kryptonite.
Eggos are my kryptonite.
Eggo waffles are something I can not resist ever and I could probably eat them every day of the week if my parents let me. And just like the perfect pair of Chuck Taylors, they go with everything! I can't really cook too many things right now (I just learned how to turn on the oven 😃) but I can for sure work a toaster so even though the little Eggo is not anything fancy, it's real easy for anyone, no matter how old or young you are, to make it your own.
From Nutella and bananas to warmed-up raspberry jam and maple syrup (my fav combination) or you can go totally crazy and pair them with something that tastes less sweet dessert-like and more foodish ('savory' is the word, thanks Google!), everyone can have a signature waffle.
(Oohh, 'signature waffle' does sound fancy, doesn't it?!)
Blueberries and maple syrup were on the menu this morning but I've found some other mad yummy combos that are totally doable with frozen waffles and might just make you scream 'Leggo my Eggo!'






Monday, 8 May 2017

All Cropped Up

Top: Aeropostale (no longer available)     Culottes: Gap     Shoes: Nine West
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban     Cuff: Emerald Duv

I'm a tried and true 'skinny jeans' girl. They are the most comfortable thing I wear, even more than leggings and I think they make me look taller than I actually am which is a major bonus.
But lately, I've been spying flares everywhere and I can't resist them. Cropped, frayed, way long and distressed, I will take them all!
These cropped flares were on my wish list for awhile and since it's finally gotten warm enough to wear them without boots, they have been on total repeat lately!
Are you a forever 'skinnies' girl or are you getting into all the flares and crops that are everywhere  this year?