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?








Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Who Do You Think You Are?


Have you ever wondered about who you really are?
Like I mean where your family has come from, who you could be related to and why you look like you do? Not questions most kids my age think about but me, I've always wondered.
(more on why I'm so curious down below!)
I'm sure it must be a question on other people's minds too since there is a whole entire show that features celebrities that are just as curious about where they come from. The program is called 'Who Do You Think You Are' and it follows a different celebrity tracing their ancestors and family trees each episode. I totally LOVE watching it, I think the episode with Jessica Biel has been my favourite so far this year. Check it out on Sunday nights on TLC.
Now onto why I am so curious? You see, I don't really look too much like either of my parents and no, I'm not adopted. Most people say that I look like my mom but I think that's because we both have kind of the same colouring. I mean we both have brown hair and eyes but if you look really closely, that's where it ends. None of our other features are similar. And my dad is light haired and blue eyed and again, we don't really have any of the same features.
I always have people telling me that I look like I'm Asian mixed with something else, I think because my eyes are very almond-shaped but as far as I know, my grandparents came from Italy and Greece and there is no Asian connection at all.
Anyways my parents probably grew tired of hearing me ask the same questions over and over again so last week when we were watching WDYTYA, they asked me if I would like to have my DNA tested with a kit from AncestryDNA and of course I said YES!!


A few days after we ordered it, the kit showed up and I couldn't wait to open it. The kit comes with an easy to follow pamphlet that explains the simple steps to collecting your DNA (it involves your spit so I won't get into it here). You secure the tube holding your sample and shake it up so it mixes with this blue liquid that sits in the tube. And that's pretty much it!
We placed the secure sample into a clear pouch and sealed it, dropped it into the addressed shipping container and then threw that into the mailbox. It takes about 6-8 weeks to get your results back which seems like awhile but I'm so excited that I'm hoping it will fly by.
I will be posting my results as soon as they come in so check back in with me here!


 The pamphlet is so easy even a kid could do it!



Off you go DNA! I will wait for you to come back and tell me my story!

(*This is not a sponsored post*)



Monday, 24 April 2017

Spring Layers

dress: Joe Fresh   sunglasses: Victoria Beckham   bag: Gap
sneakers: Converse   tights: HUE   jacket: Joe Fresh

It feels like winter has officially gone 'buh-bye' (which I love) but when the sun is shining right outside my classroom window and I'm stuck inside, it makes my whole week drag on like mad (which I hate). By Thursday afternoon, I can't wait to ditch my uniform and put on something, anything that doesn't say 'my life revolves around math'. 
Dresses have always been a favourite of mine, probably because they are so easy to just throw on and go. Add a mad good jacket (just in case it gets chilly) and a pair of high-tops and you're ready for anything, am I right? This drop-waist denim dress even has pockets which is always a bonus since I carry a lot of junk at all times. I paired it with this hella cute safari jacket and my signature shoe move, my trusty Chucks because everything, even a perfect LDD, needs a little edge!











Friday, 31 March 2017

What I'm Loving Lately 03/31

book: A Beautiful Mess // rollerballs: Flora Remedia // liquid lipstick/liner: Huda Beauty
candle: D. & L. Co. // bracelets: LOOPS Bracelets

It FINALLY feels like winter is saying 'bye bye' and I don't think anyone is happier than I am! I might not be in flip flops and shorts just yet (it's Canada, it could snow tomorrow and it did last night, no joke!) but I am getting all my warm weather vibes ready! The sun has come out a few times to brighten things up but when the skies are grey (like almost always), I've come up with my own ways to kick things up a bit! These bracelets from Loops Bracelets punch up all of my outfits but they are just the thing to add a smidge of 'Pidge' to my uniform without getting me into trouble with my school's dress code!


I have a hard enough time getting up in the morning when the sun is shining but when it's gloomy outside, forget about it! I bet not even a jug of coffee could get me going, that's if I could actually drink coffee but since I'm still not allowed, I rely on this smellalicious rollerball from Flora Remedia to perk me up when all I want to do is run back to my bed. And I swear that this is the only thing that chases away that sleepyhead feeling I get every day around 2:30 when I still have an hour left of school and all I can think about is laying my head on my desk and taking a snooze.
I have been in mad love with this particular pair of wedges that I see EVERYWHERE but my very own closet. They were a little bit more $$$ than a girl my 'age should be spending on a pair of shoes' (not my words) so I tried to find something kind of the same but that cost a little less cha-ching and I got super lucky with these ones by Kenneth Cole!
I have been a fan of Huda Kattan since I first started on Instagram and when I found out she was coming out with her own line of liquid matte lipsticks, I couldn't wait until I could get one. I'm not allowed to wear lipstick all the time but when I get lucky, this is the only lippie I reach for!
The one I ended up getting is called 'bombshell' and it's the perfect rosy nude shade. Get this, it DOESN'T COME OFF, even after I had BBQ ribs for dinner. It was well worth the wait and begging!


I get a lot of compliments on how shiny and healthy my hair looks but the struggle is real! It takes a little bit of hard work taking good care of my hair (more details on my hair routine next week!) but I've also been trying out this hair 'food' that's like a liquid vitamin. I mix a spoonful into my morning juice and it's totally drinkable. I really think my hair has been looking mad good lately so something must be working.
So tell me, how are you getting ready to say hello to summer?




Monday, 20 March 2017

Sweater Weather

Hat Gap  //  Sweater Talbots  //  Jeans Gap  //
Bracelets LOOPS  //  Sneakers Converse

I spent most of this past weekend trying to get used to the idea of having to go back to school today. March Break 2017 is officially over and it seems like it almost never happened. I mean it was REALLY COLD here in Toronto and a major drag to even be bothered to leave the house which of course made the whole week into a total snooze (the only exciting thing that happened was when the mailman knocked at my door with a package from LOOPS Bracelets for me! OMG aren't they the crazy cutest AND these bracelets are totally 'Pidge' approved. Not only are they like indestructible and very comfortable but they are waterproof too, which is a good thing because honestly, I never want to take them off!)
 Luckily the sun finally did come out and make it warm-ish on one day and that's when we all piled into the car and took off!
Living where I do, it's not very often that you can forget your jacket in the winter time. And the truth is, I only got away with it because I got out of the car before my mom could spot me without all my gear. My no-coat freedom lasted only a few minutes but while it did, it was mad good!