When Trying to Pack Light | Closet Basics

SPRING IS IN THE AIR. You can feel it in the atmosphere when you walk out. It’s just creeping it’s way around. But how do you pack for this weather? For the past two weeks I’ve been staying at a friend’s place and trying to plan ahead and packing light is so hard! I mean- basic make up, bath essentials, and school things take up half my duffel bag… So where do my clothes go?! I really had to pack light for each week, but still be able to accommodate this awkward weather. I must say, it was a real challenge. The first week, I packed way too little. In fact, I didn’t pack any pants at all (because we all know how I feel about them). So in short, I was freezing cold the whole week. I swear the weather said it’d be warm! So for the second week, this week, I packed more layers… Which I found myself overheating many of the days. However, I had more combinations for outfits. 

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How I Got Teal Balayage Hair | Halo Hair Studio Review

I already had balayage and ombre in my hair from last year. The first picture depicts the dark and soft ombre. That I had. My hair also grew out quite a few inches since then. Because I already had balayage and ombre in my hair, my stylist Amanda simply touched up the top layer of my hair with a lighter balayage and gave me a 2 inch trim. You can see the results in the middle photo. Excuse the way my ends look, they’re always frizzy when freshly blow dried/ air drying. It was fairly brassy toned because she needed it that shade to react well with the blue pigments later. I found that there weren’t enough highlights. I just looked like an ombre to me. I didn’t want an ombre at all because I was totally over it and I really liked the natural highlights look of balayage. I asked Amanda to put some more in that were a little higher and she was happy to do so. I never got to see how it looked with the highlights added in. Amanda just put in the blue and green dye on my balayage right after.

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Rain, Rain, Go Away | Layering with Different Textures

Told you I’d wear the hell out of my houndstooth skirt. Instead of wearing it for a light outfit, I’m styling it to keep me warm. It’s been raining a lot since Spring came around. When I think of rain, I think: ick. Go away please. For whatever reason, I never want to wear colours when it’s raining. Maybe because it’s so gloomy and dark that it just puts me off. The only time I really want to wear a bright outfit is when the sun is radiating in the sky. Oh, I miss that weather. Well, I guess I’ll suck it up continue layering on clothes. :(

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Squaring Up for the Bipolar Weather | Geometric Shapes

I love geometric pieces. They show off a sense of sophistication and edge. The hard lines make me think of a professional business woman while the colours and different dimensions of the shapes convey a creative image. They’ve been in season since winter but I haven’t been able to get my hands on the perfect piece until now. 

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Welcoming the Green | Parka & Houndstooth

The weather in Toronto has been wavering between fall and spring. It’s chilly in the morning, but warmer during the afternoon. Being a commuter student, I need to dress according to both climates because if I leave the house in the morning, it’s already afternoon by the time I get to school. Having versatile jackets is a pretty high priority in my books.

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Bipolar Canadian Blues | Crop Top & Sweatpants

Spring weather has been coming and going recently. It’s literally like a tease. One day it’s 2’C, another day it’s -7’C. Sometimes it even starts at -7’C and becomes 5’C in the afternoon. So obviously, picking out what to wear is the biggest confusion for me. When the weather is bipolar, all I want to do is be laid back and stay in bed. The stress of having to choose attire that I won’t regret is too much. Luckily, crop tops are so versatile. You can literally style it for all 4 seasons and still look weather sensible.

Crop tops should be an essential in any girl’s closet. It’s just necessary to have one in black, white, and grey. They match with everything. You can wear it with or without baring your midriff. They also come in many styles for any occasion. If you have a more formal occasion, look for a bedazzled or lace style. For everyday use like mine, I’m going with a plain cotton- blend crop style.

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Light Spring Teases | Houndstooth Skirt, Leather Jacket

Today was a warm day. In fact, this whole week has been warm, averaging about 2’C. Thinking about it, that’s actually pretty sad that we Canadians are calling it ‘nice’ weather when in comparison to summer or real spring weather, it’s quite ‘cold’. Well, I’m not complaining. I’m happy that the snow is melting and I can chuck my big winter jacket to the back of my closet. No more bulkiness, yay! This weather is actually perfect for layering a variety of textures without feeling too cold or too hot. 

Light Spring Teases | Houndstooth Skirt, Leather Jacket
Light Spring Teases | Houndstooth Skirt, Leather Jacket

When my houndstooth skirt first came in the mail, I thought I was going to struggle to create outfits with it. The way I see this print is: business casual, chic, and bold. How was I going to incorporate this into casual wear for all seasons? However, with the sun staying out longer, and the sunlight resting on my skin, there’s just so much more inspiration! I have so many outfits in mind with this houndstooth skirt, that I’m going to try my best to hold back on it so my whole blog and Instagram feed isn’t totally all about the pattern. 

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Fur-reals It’s Cold | Faux Fur Vest Fashion

As I am writing this, the weather outside is treacherous. You think you can walk outside for 10 minutes and suck it up, but no, that’s not the case. The first few breaths you breathe in instantly form icicles inside your nose. I guess that’s what I get for living in the GTA with -30’C weather. The funny thing is, Toronto is a lot closer to lakes, but also a lot warmer in climate than my city. I guess having a lot of buildings pays off in the winter. Well, regardless of the weather, I’m still going to run outside and take pictures.

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Jumpstart the Night | The Trendy Jumper Fashion

Jumpstart the Night | The Trendy Jumper Fashion

This is actually the first jumper I’ve ever owned and worn out. I always admired fashion bloggers who strutted down roads in their long jumpers. I always associated the piece with tall, slim people. I always stayed away because I felt intimidated being 5’0. I thought I would look even shorter, frumpy, and just plain awkward. Just imagine a little woman with her crotch hanging low, sleeves falling off, and pants dragging 6 inches behind her. That was what I though I would look like. But, I finally collected some courage to purchase my first jumper. And it definitely does not look like what I imaged it would be on me.

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Just Mesh It Out | All Black Fashion Ensemble

My closet has been taken over completely by black and white attire. It’s like I have no colour in my closet at all. I actually try to order things with color, even if it’s a soft pastel that isn’t too bold, but my finger just don’t click “add to shopping cart”. In fact, I find my mouse hovering over the thumbnail for a few seconds before I click away. Something about colours in fall & winter just doesn’t strike with me. I think I’ll have to wait until spring and summer to begin collecting colored items.

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Cuddle Up With Me | Turtleneck Sweater Fashion

Cuddle Up With Me | Turtleneck Sweater Fashion

I just have to say, that the lengths that we Canadian Youtubers go through to take nice videos or pictures, is quite extensive. In this season, the main problem is trying not to freeze our limbs outside in the cold. The weather was probably -22’C this day, and I don’t even want to think about it. But for nice lighting and dynamic backgrounds, I guess I can suck it up. I do love how frosty these photos look though. Did I pretend that I wasn’t freezing well?

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Don’t Sweat The Business | Sweatpants in the Office

Business, blazer, dress pants, stiffness, no. When it comes to business attire, I stray away from all those uncomfortable, generic, and plain outfits. I believe that office outfits shouldn’t be restricted to it. Of course for certain fields it’s necessary, but I stay away. So how do you achieve the ultimate comfort? Well- with sweatpants of course!

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Slip into Winter | Bringing Fashion Intimates Out

Wearing intimates in public has been seen as a taboo for a while. They’re supposedly meant for at- home purposes, or covered up. However, recently intimates have been trending in public. Bras, corsets, bustiers, slips, all of them are now acceptable to show in public (if styled the right way, of course). Be dazzled bras can be worn to music festivals, sexy bras can be worn under sheet tops, bustiers are now tops, and slips are awesome layering pieces. 

Honestly, I never though I’d ever be able to get my hands on the perfect slip dress, but I finally found one. I’m 5’0, so it’s hard to find one the perfect length that won’t swallow me up. This one is from Sheinside. It has two layers, so it’s completely opaque from top to bottom. I wanted more sheer-ness at the ends, so I just pinned the under layer up a bit. Some may argue that it is, and isn’t an intimated, but only because it’s so basic. Most intimates have lace on it, and I’d love to get my hands on one as a challenge to style, but I have yet to find it. 

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Sweater Weather Love | Sweater Dress Fashion

When winter is coming around, styling outfits becomes difficult. It’s too cold to wear a light top, but too warm to bundle up. For me, winter is the worst season. It makes dressing up dreadful because of how cold I know it’s going to be. I live in Canada, so our winters are extra cold. I don’t blame people for thinking we live in igloos all day because that’s exactly how it feels. Even in the mornings, it’s a struggle to drag myself out of my cold bed to get ready, where it’s much colder. Luckily, that season didn’t hit yet, so I still have time to brace myself.

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