When I'm older...


i'll wear whatever i want. ................................................. “I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list.” ................................................ Jeremiah 29:11



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No Scrubs (cover)- Bastille                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rzPmH0cdDo
Animal- Miike Snow                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVWeqAPQUXc
Fidelity- Regina Spektor                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRwgmgEeT8c
Wild- Royal Teeth                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhK3HaviHMw
Love Sweet Love- Taylor Grey                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgyu4JHwrHo
Smells Like Teen Spirit (cover)- Daniela Andrade        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkxSU__Bi3w
Meant For You- The Wild After                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlUNwqoYByM
Sleep Like A Baby Tonight- U2                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA9Yz2YLH3U
Today- Willamette Stone                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6CeHi0ccJ8
Graceless- The National                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz_gUyImhw
January Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/73102337807
February Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/75266102772
March Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/78333123144
April Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81396273564
May Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84430256535
June Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87500771228
July Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90463399579
August Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/95197459063
September Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/96545301160
What songs are on your playlist for this month?
  1. No Scrubs (cover)- Bastille                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rzPmH0cdDo
  2. Animal- Miike Snow                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVWeqAPQUXc
  3. Fidelity- Regina Spektor                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRwgmgEeT8c
  4. Wild- Royal Teeth                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhK3HaviHMw
  5. Love Sweet Love- Taylor Grey                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgyu4JHwrHo
  6. Smells Like Teen Spirit (cover)- Daniela Andrade        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkxSU__Bi3w
  7. Meant For You- The Wild After                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlUNwqoYByM
  8. Sleep Like A Baby Tonight- U2                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA9Yz2YLH3U
  9. Today- Willamette Stone                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6CeHi0ccJ8
  10. Graceless- The National                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpz_gUyImhw

January Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/73102337807

February Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/75266102772

March Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/78333123144

April Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81396273564

May Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84430256535

June Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87500771228

July Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90463399579

August Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/95197459063

September Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/96545301160

What songs are on your playlist for this month?

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When my mom took a look at my outfit today, she commented that I’ve been changing up my style lately. And it’s true. My style has evolved quite a bit over the years. I used to wear so much lace and pink and ruffles and super girly pieces. While I’m still girly, I’ve definitely been trying to add a bit more sophistication and edge into my outfits. One of these days, I’ll show you guys the outfits I used to wear in junior high… let’s just say I’m very thankful this blog wasn’t around back then.

Zara has the perfect fall clothing lately. I’m obsessed. I recently got this navy striped button down. It’s such a perfect, classic shirt. I also got a pair of black denim from Zara. I have been looking for the perfect black jeans for quite a while and I just wasn’t having any luck. I really like this pair though, they are cuffed at the bottom to show the teal underside. Plus, they fit me super nicely. I find that Zara jeans just understand my body. Overtop, I’m wearing the Liam vest from Noul, I know, I wear this way too often but it’s my favorite. 

I’ve also been noticing that there has been an absence of color lately in my outfits. One day I’ll be a walking rainbow and the next day, I’ll be dressed all in black. I’m nineteen, I’m not going to stick to a style just yet. To add some color, I’m wearing this satchel from Stella Rittwagen. I like the navy with the hot pink. For shoes, I’m wearing these booties from Spring. I’m still so glad I found the perfect pair of black boots. They really are perfect. And they’re surprisingly comfy! I did a good job finding these ones. Cue the applause.

Shirt- Zara // Vest- Noul // Jeans- Zara // Boots- Call It Spring // Bag- Stella Rittwagen // Watch- Marc Jacobs // Bracelet- Pandora // Lips- Maybelline Super Stay #120

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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As the last bits of summer are fading, I’m trying to prolong the sweaters and fall colors as much as possible. It was 27 degrees (Celcius) so I was still able to wear my regular summer attire. I have a feeling this may be one of the last days this year that I will able to dress this summery. Am I sad? That is to be decided. 

I just got this new tank top from Langford Market. It’s so pretty and although I’m able to wear it now without any sort of jacket overtop, I’m super excited to bring it into the fall time too and layer cardigans and blazers over it. I paired it with the most summery pair of pants I own. For shoes, I wore my nude sandals with a chunky silver heel. I totally forgot I owned these shoes and I’m a bit embarrassed to say, I’ve only worn these a couple times this whole summer. Oops. 

Accessories are once again very simple. I really haven’t been changing them at all. My Kate Spade purse and my Marc Jacobs watch are all I need! I also wore my new wooden cross necklace from 9th and Elm that has my favorite verse engraved on it. I also finally changed my nail polish on my toes. I had a bright pink gel polish on them all summer but I figured that I needed something a tad bit darker so I painted this bright cobalt blue on them (and my fingernails too!).

Top- ℅Langford Market // Jeans- Vero Moda // Sandals- The Bay // Purse- Kate Spade // Watch- Marc Jacobs // Necklace- ℅9th and Elm // Nails- ℅Lancome #557 Nuit D’Azur

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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A large part of my fascination with fashion and beauty stems from my obsession with youtube. Most of the time that I’m on my laptop is spent watching my favorite youtuber bloggers so I thought I would share them with you!
Meghanrosette- Meghan has been my favorite ‘beauty guru’ for as long as I can remember. I just feel like we’d be best friends. 
HelloKaty- Katy makes beauty and style videos, as well as really genuine advice and lifestyle videos. Her editing is always on point. 
CaseyNeistat- Casey is a filmmaker who makes amazing videos. All of them are so creative and interesting to watch. He’s a really cool dude. 
Pinksofoxy- Christine lives in Hawaii so that’s one of the main reasons why her videos are so fascinating. She also did a series of her clearing out her makeup collection which was surprisingly addicting to watch!
Tarababyz- Tara is one of the few youtubers that only posts makeup videos that I actually watch. She always shares her opinions on the latest products which is handy. 
To the 9s- Cassie and Ricci are from Vancouver, I love that they are Canadian, plus their hauls and ootds are so stylish!
The Lineup- Maya and Julia are from Stockholm and seriously have the best style ever. Their lookbooks are so freaking good!
Evelina- I’ve loved watching Evelina’s channel grow over the years. Her style is so nice and her editing in her lookbooks and seasonal transition videos is amazing!
BeyondBeautyStar- I really love Claudia’s style. Her videos have gotten so good! 
LaurenElizabeth- Lauren is so hilarious and Lauren and Meghan’s Guide to the Dating is the best thing ever.
So there we have it folks, my favorite youtubers. I will probably make another list in a couple of months because it was super hard to narrow down my ten favorites. But go check them all out. 
Who are your favorite youtubers?

A large part of my fascination with fashion and beauty stems from my obsession with youtube. Most of the time that I’m on my laptop is spent watching my favorite youtuber bloggers so I thought I would share them with you!

  1. Meghanrosette- Meghan has been my favorite ‘beauty guru’ for as long as I can remember. I just feel like we’d be best friends. 
  2. HelloKaty- Katy makes beauty and style videos, as well as really genuine advice and lifestyle videos. Her editing is always on point. 
  3. CaseyNeistat- Casey is a filmmaker who makes amazing videos. All of them are so creative and interesting to watch. He’s a really cool dude. 
  4. Pinksofoxy- Christine lives in Hawaii so that’s one of the main reasons why her videos are so fascinating. She also did a series of her clearing out her makeup collection which was surprisingly addicting to watch!
  5. Tarababyz- Tara is one of the few youtubers that only posts makeup videos that I actually watch. She always shares her opinions on the latest products which is handy. 
  6. To the 9s- Cassie and Ricci are from Vancouver, I love that they are Canadian, plus their hauls and ootds are so stylish!
  7. The Lineup- Maya and Julia are from Stockholm and seriously have the best style ever. Their lookbooks are so freaking good!
  8. Evelina- I’ve loved watching Evelina’s channel grow over the years. Her style is so nice and her editing in her lookbooks and seasonal transition videos is amazing!
  9. BeyondBeautyStar- I really love Claudia’s style. Her videos have gotten so good! 
  10. LaurenElizabeth- Lauren is so hilarious and Lauren and Meghan’s Guide to the Dating is the best thing ever.

So there we have it folks, my favorite youtubers. I will probably make another list in a couple of months because it was super hard to narrow down my ten favorites. But go check them all out. 

Who are your favorite youtubers?

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This outfit will forever be known as the outfit I was wearing when I learnt that my best friend is a bitch. Notice the present tense, she really isn’t a nice person and I have absolutely no problem saying that. Throughout my life, I was always scared to lose friends. I didn’t let fights bother me. I moved on, forgetting our fight, thinking our friendship was more important. But, sometimes friendships are toxic. When they are harming you and causing you more pain, then it’s time to move on. It’s not easy but some friends just don’t have your best interest at heart and that’s okay. You don’t need them in your life. I have some of the most wonderful friends in my life so why would I need one really horrible friend? I don’t.

Sometimes, there are miscommunications in life. At the end of the day, life is too short to hold grudges or be upset over things that aren’t going to affect you long term. 

Anyways, on to the outfit. My sweater is from Zara and I absolutely love it. It’s lightweight and comfy and I feel like it turns this plaid skirt into a little less school-girl and a lot more chic. I paired it with black tights, my newest black booties which I’m so glad to have finally found the perfect pair! They’re as simple as they come, with no decorations, no heel, no nothing. Just black boots. Accessories are simple as well. My Kate Spade purse and regular jewelry was all I needed for this look. 

So kids, instead of taking my style advice, take my life advice. If a friend doesn’t feel right in your life anymore, then it’s time to move on. It will be hard but if it’s the right thing to do, then the future will be a happier place for you. I promise. However, sometimes friendships are more important. When a friend hurts you, it can be hard to see the happier times you’ve had with them. But if you’ve been friends with them for five years, it’s not worth it to end a friendship over something less significant. Friends over boys. That’s all I have to say. 

Sweater- Zara // Skirt- ℅Aeropostale // Tights- Bloch // Boots- Call It Spring // Purse- Kate Spade // Ring- Noul // Watch- Marc Jacobs // Bracelet- Pandora

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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Every time Benefit releases a new product, I get so excited. They’ve always been one of my favorite cosmetics brands. I find everything so innovative and cool and I truly love the majority of their products. I’m a big fan.

Most recently, they launched the Majorette Blush. Benefit usually just sticks to their boxed powders ands stains for cheek products so I was surprised that they launch a blush that didn’t fit into these categories. It is a peachy coral cream to powder blush. Usually I don’t like cream blushes because I find that they don’t blend well onto my skin on top of my foundation. However, because this one is a cream to powder formula, i found it very easy to apply and rub into my skin. It didn’t have a sticky feel to it, it felt like a very smooth, matte cream. Another thing that’s especially cool about this blush is that it is designed to be worn alone or under another blush for an added pop of color. The way I see it is that it act like a primer to intensify a blush, just like an eyeshadow primer helps make an eyeshadow appear more opaque and vibrant. 

Check out the Benefit Majorette Blush here

*ftc disclaimer: I was gifted this but all opinions are my own.

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School has commenced and I am not happy about it. So I wore all black to tell the world just how depressed I am about having to wake up at 6am. It’s not a fun time, I promise.

You might be wondering why I’m wearing a dress to university. My mom sure was. I received a very long lecture on how I should be putting more effort into learning and studying than my outfits. Here is my rebuttle. It takes the same amount of time to put on a dress or put on jeans. And I’m just a very girly person so I will keep wearing dresses and skirts and curling my hair thank you very much.

I really love this dress. I picked it up from Zara and it’s the perfect little black dress. It has a high neckline that balances out the short skirt, with cute sleeves. I paired it with the Liam vest from Noul. It’s been a struggle not to wear this vest with every single outfit. It’s the awkward transition between summer and fall so I wore some very sheer tights and some dark green suede booties to add in a tiny bit of color.

My jewelry was very basic today. I wore my favorite necklace from H&M and my regular watch and bracelet. I haven’t been switching up my bracelets lately. I’m boring, I know. BUT, I am wearing a new purse today! To celebrate surviving my second week of my second year of university, I allowed myself to buy this gorgeous Kate Spade purse. I needed a new grey small purse and this one was on sale and it’s so darn cute. I love it! 

AND PS. did you know that you get a student discount at Kate Spade?! 15% off! They told me they don’t advertise this discount, hence me never knowing this existed until now. So yeah, don’t say I didn’t tell you.

Dress- Zara // Vest- Noul // Tights- Shoppers Drug Mart  // Boots- Target // Necklace- H&M // Purse- Kate Spade // Watch- Marc Jacobs // Bracelet- Pandora

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In my makeup bag, I keep very little makeup. I don’t feel the need to touch up my makeup when I’m at school except for a little powder and whichever lip product I’m feeling that day. I mostly just keep the necessities that I may or may not need on a daily basis. I like to be extra prepared when I’m on campus.

In addition to the few pieces of makeup I do carry, I also take blotting sheets, a nail file, hand cream, and hand sanitizer. And of course excess hair elastics and bobby pins because how often do I lose those? Very often indeed. 

As a new addition, I popped these adorable Cupcake Panties by Affinitas into my bag. So, if you’re like me, you might be wondering why these would be a necessity to carry in your makeup bag. However, they do come in handy. What if you surprisingly get your period? What if your friend says something funny and you pee your pants? What if you get to school and you discover you have underwear lines? Or how about for those non-surprise moments like after a workout or swimming? These are the perfect solution for all of these moments! Plus, the panties are discreetly hidden inside the cutest cupcake packaging ever. You won’t have to worry about one of these falling out of your bag. Your secret is safe with me. The Cupcake Panty is available in hipster and thong style, with sweet, fun prints and colors. They’re pretty darn cute. Cute underwear is one of my absolute favorite things.

Want some of these cute panties for yourself? Plus a $1000 scholarship. Underwear AND money? What more could you want? Affinitas is holding their Scholarship sweepstakes through 9/30/14.

So to enter:

Go to WWW.WEARACUPCAKE.COM to complete the registration form and then follow Affinitas on your favorite social media: Facebook, Twitter (@AffinitasIntima), or Instagram (@Affinitas). Lastly post a pic of your acceptance letter next to your congratulatory cupcake, tagging Affinitas and hashtagging #wearacupcake

ftc disclaimer: This post was sponsored Affinitas and Her Campus but all opinions are my own. 

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It seems like everybody is obsessed with primers these days, but not just the regular primers that are gonna smooth out your skin and help your makeup last all day. Oh no, there are primers that do so much more.

I am not an active primer user. I used to wear a primer in junior high. That was six years ago (that’s a long time ago oh my). I started out with the Smashbox Color Corrector primer that was tinted green to eliminate redness and then I switched to the Makeup Forever primer, but to be honest, I never noticed a huge amount of difference. They were just another step to my lengthy makeup routine so I dropped them. I kicked them to the curb.

Primers have come a long way since them, like the newest of the Smashbox primers, this Pore Minimizing primer. Smashbox is the self-titled king of primers. With over ten different kinds of primers under their belt, it would be safe to say that Smashbox knows what they’re talking about when they’re launching their newest primer.

This pore minimizing primer strives to decrease the appearance of pores, while also soaking up excess oil for a matte look. It seems to have a fairly similar goal as the famous Benefit Pore-fessional. However there are some differences between the two. The Smashbox Pore-Minimizing primer is not tinted, it’s a clear base and it’s a lot thinner than it’s Benefit competitor. Although do not worry, it still has the silicone feel to it, which will give you the smooth baby-soft skin I know you all are looking for.

So what are my thought on this? I don’t like primers. I don’t wear primers. But I know that 90% of makeup-users are obsessed with primers and this one definitely has it’s advantages. It’s one of the better ones.

Check it out here

*ftc disclaimer: I was gifted this from Smashbox but all opinions are my own.

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Five minutes before these pictures were taken, I was almost kicked out of the building. This was my last day staying in Canmore, and the weather decided to be evil and rain all day. So, I was forced to relocate and take pictures inside. I found this cool rec centre in town and for those who find yourselves in Canmore, definitely go visit it, it’s called Elevation Place. Anyways, dogs aren’t usually allowed in buildings as I was told by the manager. But as soon as he stopped to pet Oakley, he said we could stay. I swear I could get away with robbing a bank as long as I had Oakley by my side. (Attn police: don’t worry I won’t actually rob a bank.)

I really love this tank top that I am wearing. It is from the cutest online store called Caralase. Everything at this store screams my name. I need everything. My shirt is a loose black tank with crochet detailing on the hem and the neckline. It is so pretty! It also comes in grey and ivory but I definitely love how the lace stands out on the black version. Because it was a bit of a chillier day in Canmore, I was forced to pair it with a sweater. This sweater is from Bethany Mota’s collection at Aeropostale and I am way too obsessed with it. It just feels like you’re wearing a blanket and who doesn’t want to wear a blanket all day? 

The necklace that I am wearing holds a very special place in my heart. It is from an online marketplace called 9th and Elm. It is a wooden sideways cross on a silver chain where I engraved Jeremiah 29:11. Ever since I started my blog a couple years ago, I’ve had this passage stated on my homepage. I have always found comfort in this verse. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Whenever I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing in life, it reminds me that God is watching over me and He already has a plan for me.

Top- ℅Caralase // Sweaters- ℅Aeropostale // Jeans- ℅Miss Sixty // Sandals- Sam Edelman // Necklace9th and Elm // Watch- Fossil // Bracelet- Urban Outfitters // Purse- Marc Jacobs

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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a-trace-of-lace is wondering: Hey, I just found your blog. I like your style! And I must say, wherever you live looks so beautiful! All of your fashion post have amazing settings!

thank you! Alberta surprisingly does have some pretty places :)

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I have been focusing a whole bunch on university advice but in all reality, I’m the one who needs advice for university. I am definitely no expert after only completing one year of uni. However, I am an expert on high school or at least I like to think that I am an expert.
High school is not the best years of your life. Don’t get me wrong, I really did love high school. While everyone around me was itching to get out of that place, I was dreading graduation day. But as soon as I stepped foot into the real world, aka university, I realized there was so much more to life than high school. 
High school drama is stupid drama. It’s true. Looking back at those three years, I can’t even remember what I used to fight about with my friends. That shows exactly how irrelevant it was. Ignore the drama, stop gossiping, it’s really not worth your time.
Not everyone can be your friend. I wanted everyone to like me. To be completely honest, I cared a lot about what others thought. I wanted to be the coolest and have the most friends and really capture the whole high school experience. But at the end of the day, you only need your close group of friends. Stop caring what everyone thinks and start caring about your future. A lot of the people you meet in high school are only temporary.  
Get involved. I know this one is a classic tip. Everyone says to volunteer lots and blah blah blah. But in all honesty, getting involved at your school really does make a difference. It helps you care more about your school, meet new people, and get you ready for life after high school. Plus, it always looks good on resumes. So start padding dat resume. 
Don’t be intimidated by the older grades. I used to be terrified by anybody older than me. It wasn’t until I was friends with all the younger grades that I realized I missed out on having older friends that could have shown me the ropes. Now that I’m in university, I’ve realized age really is just a number. My goodness, I am cliche. 
Be friends with your teachers. And yes, there is a difference between teacher’s pet and friendship. I loved my high school teachers. I think that’s one of the reasons why I want to go into education. They helped me out so many times in all aspects of my life and I am eternally grateful. They understand what you’re going through and they give excellent advice. They are also especially gifted at pulling some strings and finding the best solutions. (Oh hey past teachers if you’re reading this! <3)
Enjoy high school. These are the last few years before you start to become an adult. Scary, I know. This may be the last time you can royally screw things up and still manage to survive. Don’t be stupid, but have a little fun, party a lot, and enjoy being a teenager. I know I did. 
Don’t procrastinate. I know everyone says this. Teachers, parents, fellow students, everyone preaches this. But it took me until university to figure out that you have a lot more free time if you just complete your assignments and studying right away instead of waiting until the last possible moment. So save that stress and panicking and just be productive. Trust me.
Graduation is the best. Here in Canada, we don’t have prom but we do have a grad banquet and commencement and all that fun stuff. And boy, was it fun. It’s a solid weekend of celebrating your newfound freedom from 13 years of school. But don’t put too much stress on it. So what if your dress isn’t perfect, or your makeup and hair isn’t exactly how you’d like it or if it’s raining that day, (It was raining on my graduation, I wasn’t as upset as I thought I would be.) once graduation comes, you’ll forget all about that and just have the best night of your life. 
Don’t follow any of these tips. (or you can, they are good tips) High school is the time to make mistakes. So don’t stress if not everything goes your way. Learn from your mistakes, you get the drift. Just take a deep breath and be a sassy, rebellious teenager. Or don’t be. Be who you want to be. (Sing to the tune of the Barbie theme song #holla).
Check out my University version and my University Advice post!

I have been focusing a whole bunch on university advice but in all reality, I’m the one who needs advice for university. I am definitely no expert after only completing one year of uni. However, I am an expert on high school or at least I like to think that I am an expert.

  1. High school is not the best years of your life. Don’t get me wrong, I really did love high school. While everyone around me was itching to get out of that place, I was dreading graduation day. But as soon as I stepped foot into the real world, aka university, I realized there was so much more to life than high school. 
  2. High school drama is stupid drama. It’s true. Looking back at those three years, I can’t even remember what I used to fight about with my friends. That shows exactly how irrelevant it was. Ignore the drama, stop gossiping, it’s really not worth your time.
  3. Not everyone can be your friend. I wanted everyone to like me. To be completely honest, I cared a lot about what others thought. I wanted to be the coolest and have the most friends and really capture the whole high school experience. But at the end of the day, you only need your close group of friends. Stop caring what everyone thinks and start caring about your future. A lot of the people you meet in high school are only temporary.  
  4. Get involved. I know this one is a classic tip. Everyone says to volunteer lots and blah blah blah. But in all honesty, getting involved at your school really does make a difference. It helps you care more about your school, meet new people, and get you ready for life after high school. Plus, it always looks good on resumes. So start padding dat resume. 
  5. Don’t be intimidated by the older grades. I used to be terrified by anybody older than me. It wasn’t until I was friends with all the younger grades that I realized I missed out on having older friends that could have shown me the ropes. Now that I’m in university, I’ve realized age really is just a number. My goodness, I am cliche. 
  6. Be friends with your teachers. And yes, there is a difference between teacher’s pet and friendship. I loved my high school teachers. I think that’s one of the reasons why I want to go into education. They helped me out so many times in all aspects of my life and I am eternally grateful. They understand what you’re going through and they give excellent advice. They are also especially gifted at pulling some strings and finding the best solutions. (Oh hey past teachers if you’re reading this! <3)
  7. Enjoy high school. These are the last few years before you start to become an adult. Scary, I know. This may be the last time you can royally screw things up and still manage to survive. Don’t be stupid, but have a little fun, party a lot, and enjoy being a teenager. I know I did. 
  8. Don’t procrastinate. I know everyone says this. Teachers, parents, fellow students, everyone preaches this. But it took me until university to figure out that you have a lot more free time if you just complete your assignments and studying right away instead of waiting until the last possible moment. So save that stress and panicking and just be productive. Trust me.
  9. Graduation is the best. Here in Canada, we don’t have prom but we do have a grad banquet and commencement and all that fun stuff. And boy, was it fun. It’s a solid weekend of celebrating your newfound freedom from 13 years of school. But don’t put too much stress on it. So what if your dress isn’t perfect, or your makeup and hair isn’t exactly how you’d like it or if it’s raining that day, (It was raining on my graduation, I wasn’t as upset as I thought I would be.) once graduation comes, you’ll forget all about that and just have the best night of your life. 
  10. Don’t follow any of these tips. (or you can, they are good tips) High school is the time to make mistakes. So don’t stress if not everything goes your way. Learn from your mistakes, you get the drift. Just take a deep breath and be a sassy, rebellious teenager. Or don’t be. Be who you want to be. (Sing to the tune of the Barbie theme song #holla).

Check out my University version and my University Advice post!

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If there was one place that I had to live for the rest of my life, I would choose New York. However, if New York wasn’t an option, I would definitely choose Canmore. For all you non-Canadians, Canmore is the cutest town you will ever see. It’s buried in the mountains, about 20 minutes outside of Banff. It’s so peaceful here and recently, we took Oakley (my dog) to the town and he loved it just as much as me. 

How can you focus on my outfit when there are mountains right behind me? The mountains are distracting me with their beauty. For those who have never seen mountains in person, you need to get your butt over here.

Anyways, my shirt is from a cute boutique called Simple Addiction. It’s a lace high low shirt with three quarter length sleeves and a low, open back. I’m usually not the biggest fan of open back shirts but I thought this one was very tasteful and pretty. I paired it with these orange shorts from Gentle Fawn and added strappy, snakeskin sandals. For jewelry, I wore my Fossil watch (duh!), a new bracelet from Simple Addiction with pretty blue stones, and my favorite grey and gold bangle from J.Crew. 

So folks, I hope to see you all in Canmore when I’m there next. It really is the best place on earth. 

Top- ℅Simple Addiction // Shorts- ℅Gentle Fawn (similar here) // Shoes- ℅Just Fab (similar here) // Bag- Marc Jacobs // Watch- Fossil // Bracelets- ℅Simple Addiction and J.Crew

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

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Little Do You Know- Alex &amp; Sierra         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J623YW80DkE
Hello L.A- Clay Borrell                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yqg92Nb53Q
Budapest- George Ezra                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHrLPs3_1Fs
Girls Chase Boys- Ingrid Michaelson         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsvKT8vsgF4
Shake It Off- Taylor Swift                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM
Hurricane- MS MR                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sj684zcmzw
Bottled Up Tight- Luke Sital- Singh       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GDFbVssI4c
Harbour Lights- A Silent Film                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL1ns-_Uw5M
Do I Wanna Know- Arctic Monkeys         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOSxM0rNPM
Take It Or Leave It- Cage the Elephant       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lltC19f7xr4
January Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/73102337807
February Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/75266102772
March Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/78333123144
April Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81396273564
May Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84430256535
June Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87500771228
July Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90463399579
August Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/95197459063
What songs are on your playlist for this month?
  1. Little Do You Know- Alex & Sierra         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J623YW80DkE
  2. Hello L.A- Clay Borrell                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yqg92Nb53Q
  3. Budapest- George Ezra                                   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHrLPs3_1Fs
  4. Girls Chase Boys- Ingrid Michaelson         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsvKT8vsgF4
  5. Shake It Off- Taylor Swift                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM
  6. Hurricane- MS MR                                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sj684zcmzw
  7. Bottled Up Tight- Luke Sital- Singh       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GDFbVssI4c
  8. Harbour Lights- A Silent Film                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL1ns-_Uw5M
  9. Do I Wanna Know- Arctic Monkeys         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpOSxM0rNPM
  10. Take It Or Leave It- Cage the Elephant       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lltC19f7xr4

January Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/73102337807

February Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/75266102772

March Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/78333123144

April Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81396273564

May Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84430256535

June Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87500771228

July Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90463399579

August Playlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/95197459063

What songs are on your playlist for this month?

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am not your typical camping type of girl. I hate bugs. I hate nature. I hate bad weather. I hate dirt. I hate a lot of things okay. But for some strange reason, I don’t hate camping. I really don’t. You would think that camping involves the majority of the things that I can’t stand, but somehow, I am able to get past them and still have an enjoyable time. So for my fellow camping amateurs, here is what I learned while camping. Take these tips and run with them and you too can survive a camping adventure (maybe). I wish you luck. 

  • Don’t forget the marshmallows. How did we manage to forget the marshmallows when camping? We have no idea who was responsible for that misfortune (ahem Kevin), but all we do know is that we had a lovely fire, roasting sticks, graham crackers, chocolate and yet no marshmallows to make s’mores. What is camping without s’mores? Nothing.
  • Bring socks. Lots of socks. You might actually be enjoying camping until you wake up the next morning and it’s pouring rain and your shoes are soaked and your poor littles toes are freezing and threatening to fall off. Nothing feels better than putting on a dry pair of socks. I promise. 
  • Makeup wipes are your best friend. I am the biggest preacher of making sure you wash your face every night. But lugging your Clarisonic and six-step skin care routine into the wild may not be the best choice. You don’t want to be high maintenance after all. So grab a pack of makeup wipes, the Simple Brand ones are my favourite, they are super gentle for sensitive skin and were able to remove all my face and eye makeup.
  • Fashion does not exist in the wild.  As a wannabe fashion blogger, I know you would probably expect me to dress in the perfect camping ensemble. I’m talking a Free People flannel, distressed denim, sneaker wedges (HA), and a leather baseball camping. But no, there was none of that for me. Comfort is all that matters. I wore a t-shirt, jeggings, and old Converse. Yes, that’s right. I think that’s the plainest outfit I’ve ever worn. Aren’t you proud? I didn’t even accessorize.
  • Get over your fear of outhouses. As much as I wish there is plumbing and running water on campsites, there isn’t. So, suck it up and do your business in that hole. The first time is the hardest I promise. 
  • Pitching a tent isn’t as hard as it looks. Team work is absolutely key. I think we probably set the world record for pitching a tent in the shortest amount of time. Where is the Guinness Book of World Records when you need it?
  • Bathe in Bug Spray. Mosquitoes love me. It’s quite unfortunate. And it’s even more unfortunate when I am allergic to them and swell up when I’m bitten. I know what you are thinking, “Tay, how did you survive camping by a lake where there are swarms of mosquitos?” My answer for you is to be prepared. I took every precaution there is. First, don’t eat bananas, eat oranges. Apparently mosquitoes love banana and not oranges, who knew! Secondly, stuff your pockets with dryer sheets and stuff them in your pockets. I’m thinking of making a onesie out of dryer sheets. I have no idea how these fend of mosquitos. Thirdly, don’t let any bare skin show. I don’t care how hot it is. Wear tight knitted fabrics that won’t let those pesky suckers in. Lastly, reapply bug spray every five minutes. If you can’t smell your bug spray aroma from 5 miles away, you’re doing it wrong. 
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