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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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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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It seems like every brand lately is stepping up their game in terms of lip products, which is totally fine by me. Most recently Smashbox launched their newest lip gloss, the Be Legendary Lip Lacquer

These lip lacquers seem to be the most popular type of lip products lately. They are a non-sticky, highly pigmented, long-wearing gloss. They’re similar to the Dior fluid stick, which I’m absolutely crazy about, except they are almost a stain. They don’t quite stain your lips, but they definitely last as long as one. The shine wears away after an hour or so but the color remains on your lips for a lot longer. Usually when a company launches a new product, they won’t release a large amount of shades right away. Smashbox went against the status quo and came out with a whole bunch of colours right away. There are so many gorgeous shades! Most of the colours are glossy, with no shimmer, but a few of the colours do have some glitter in them. There is a perfect mix of shades, some bold purples, neutral nudes, and my favourites, bright pinks. I received mine in the color Coral and it’s so pretty! It’s not your traditional orangy-pink. It’s a bit of a darker coral so it’s the perfect shade for the transition between summer and fall and i think it’s so flattering on a range of skin tones. Smashbox was very focused on ensuring that there was a wide variety of shades for every skin tones. They have special shades for both warm and cool tones so you can ensure that the one you pick out will compliment your skin, they make it so easy!

It might seem that I’m a bit overexcited about the Smashbox Lip Lacquers but they really are amazing! For someone who didn’t used to like lip gloss, I haven’t been leaving the house without one lately!

*ftc disclaimer- I was gifted this product by Smashbox but all opinions are my own. 

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Ever since we got Oakley two years ago, we have never been on a road trip. He’s a bit of a handful so we didn’t think he would do so well travelling in a car. But like any dog, Oakley absolutely loves people and walks and nature and car rides so we decided to take one final trip before school started up again. 

First stop was Lake Louise. It was crawling with tourists who were all way too excited to see Oakley. Eighteen people (yes we counted) asked to take a picture with him. Zero people asked to take a picture with me. It’s alright. Oakley was so excited to see canoes in the water. He wanted to join them.

Now, on to the outfit. I am wearing one of my favorite new t-shirts. I recently picked it up on sale from Zara. I didn’t even try it on, I just saw it and bought it. I love graphic tees, you can never have too many! And ‘AGGGGHHHH’ just seems to sum up my life lately. I also really love the pants I’m wearing today. I have such a special place in my heart for printed jeans.

The name necklace I’m wearing today is from 9th and Elm. 9th and Elm is a marketplace featuring products from independent and handmade designers. I am obsessed with this necklace. Is it narcissistic to wear a necklace with your own name on it? Maybe. But it’s super cute so we’ll just ignore that.

Shirt- Zara // Cardigan- Zara (similar here) // Pants- ℅Aeropostale // Sneakers- H&M (similar here) // Monogram Necklace- ℅9th and Elm // Chain Necklace- Shoppers Drug Mart (similar here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet- Pandora (buy here)

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

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This summer, I’ve been shying away from color. But sometimes, I just want to go back to my roots and step out in an outfit that is reminiscent of a rainbow. Because who doesn’t want to be a rainbow?

This dress is from a cute boutique called the Happy Wardrobe and it is a summer staple. It is such a light material so it’s absolutely perfect for the hottest of summer days. It has cute three quarter length sleeves with a accompanying navy belt. I love the coral color and print of this dress. Coral is the mandatory summer color. 

For jewelry, I went along with the colorful theme. The cuff is also from The Happy Wardrobe. It goes great with the dress with the blue underlay and the gold metal. My necklace from the Hawthorne Collection also compliments the colors in the dress perfectly. As for shoes and purse, I think these two are pretty self-explanatory. I feel like I have been wearing this combination every single day this summer. But don’t change something that isn’t broken right? I think that rule applies to fashion.

Dress- ℅The Happy Wardrobe // Sandals- Sam Edelman (buy here) // Necklace- ℅Hawthorne Collection (buy here) // Cuff- ℅The Happy Wardrobe // Purse- Marc Jacobs (buy here)

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

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Black Distressed Jeans (buy here)- Black jeans are such a staple that everyone needs so the question is why don’t I have the perfect pair yet? I really want a pair with rips on the knees. So grunge.
Checkered Chiffon Blouse (buy here)- Checkered silk shirts are the fancy version of plaid shirts so I need one. Plaid all day, everyday.
Striped T Shirt Dress (buy here)- I think a striped t shirt dress would be perfect to pair with my leather vest and some sneakers. Comfy and chill.
Black Simple Sandals (buy here)- I think I’ve been searching for the perfect black sandals all summer and yet, I still haven’t found the perfect ones. Summer’s almost over, time is running out. 
March Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/78222176334
April Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81494045562
May Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84727241783
June Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87703213663
July Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90856403719
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  1. Black Distressed Jeans (buy here)- Black jeans are such a staple that everyone needs so the question is why don’t I have the perfect pair yet? I really want a pair with rips on the knees. So grunge.
  2. Checkered Chiffon Blouse (buy here)- Checkered silk shirts are the fancy version of plaid shirts so I need one. Plaid all day, everyday.
  3. Striped T Shirt Dress (buy here)- I think a striped t shirt dress would be perfect to pair with my leather vest and some sneakers. Comfy and chill.
  4. Black Simple Sandals (buy here)- I think I’ve been searching for the perfect black sandals all summer and yet, I still haven’t found the perfect ones. Summer’s almost over, time is running out. 
April Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81494045562
May Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84727241783
June Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87703213663
July Style Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90856403719
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I have heard such great things about these eyeshadows from Colour Pop but I was never quite convinced. How good could an eyeshadow really be after all? Aren’t they all the same?

NO. The answer is definitely no. These eyeshadows from Colour Pop are like no other shadows. Everything about them is perfect. Let’s talk about the formula first. These are creme-like powders that have an elastic-like texture. This means there isn’t any fallout and they apply beautifully. Plus, they last super long and don’t even crease throughout the day. Next, let’s talk about the pigmentation. Oh my goodness, are these ever pigmented. Take a look at those swatches, are those not the most beautiful colors you’ve ever seen? From left to right is ‘I Heart This’ which is a gorgeous light taupe. It is perfect for all over the lid. Next is ‘Desert’ which is a warm medium brown. ‘On The Rocks’ is a deep bronze with purple and gold glitter. I love this one for deepening up the crease. Next is ‘Amaze’, which is the perfect rose gold. I think golds with pink undertones are the most flattering colors! To the right of that one is ‘Meow’, which is such a cool color! It is a tie-dye shadow with pink, purple, and gunmetal colors that all combine to produce one gorgeous shade! Lastly, ‘Envy’ is a deep black with tons of purple glitter! It is the perfect color to line my eyes with!

Colour Pop has so many beautiful shades of eyeshadows and I think I need every single one. I’m not even exaggerating. And did I mention the price? Each eyeshadow is only $5. For quality like this, that’s practically, no definitely, a steal.

Check out Colour Pop: http://colourpop.com/

I Heart This: http://colourpop.com/product/taupe-eyeshadow-i-heart-this/

Desert: http://colourpop.com/product/brown-eyeshadow-desert/

On The Rocks: http://colourpop.com/product/bronze-eyeshadow-on-the-rocks/

Amaze: http://colourpop.com/product/rose-gold-eyeshadow-amaze/

Meow: http://colourpop.com/product/gunmetal-eyeshadow-meow/

Envy: http://colourpop.com/product/purple-eyeshadow-envy/

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

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Back-to-school time always has a tendency to bring out my preppier side and while this outfit isn’t exactly termed preppy, I definitely feel more put together than when I am wearing my summer uniform consisting of shorts and tees.

I can’t even begin to tell you how much I have been loving this vest. I’m so glad i bought it because I have been wearing it nonstop lately. Today, I paired it with this seersucker blouse from The Fraternity Collection. The Fraternity Collection is a company dedicated to southern, preppy style and I love combining that style with my more Canadian style. I love how the edginess of my vest compliments the classiness of my shirt.

For bottoms, I’m wearing my boyfriend jeans from American Eagle. Currently, my legs are covered in mosquito bites so goodbye shorts and hello jeans. I’m not even complaining though, I love these jeans! As for shoes, I recently got these Steve Madden heels for a super good price at Town Shoes. They are surprisingly comfy and not so surprisingly adorable. 

For accessories, I kept it pretty simple with one of my new favorite bracelets from the Willamy Collection. It is a beaded leather wrap bracelet and I think it goes great with this outfit! I love the layered look of it! I then just slipped on a cool pair of sunglasses because even though summer is slipping away, the sun hasn’t quite yet.

Shirt- ℅The Fraternity Collection (buy here) // Vest- Noul (buy here) // Jeans- American Eagle (buy here) // Shoes- Steve Madden (similar here) // Bracelet- ℅Willamy Collection (buy here) // Sunglasses- ℅Giant Vintage (buy here) // Lipstick- ℅Lancome //

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

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I’m lazy, I’ll admit it. I don’t like hassle. I like things to be easy. Hence, I have stayed away from pencil eyeliners my entire life because I am not a fan of sharpening, I need a nice sharp tip without having to put in the work every time. 

However, Smashbox granted all my wishes and invented the Always Sharp Liners. These liners are super cool. They are a pencil liner, however they have a really cool cap that sharpens the liner every time you twist it on. Is that the coolest thing ever or what?

Smashbox now has three different types of their Always Sharp Liners. They have the regular eyeliners, 3D eyeliners and most recently, lip liners

I have the original eyeliner in the shade Bare and it is the perfect nude liner. I love to line my waterline with this color. It really brightens up my eyes and because it’s waterproof, it stays on all day. The 3D liners are similar to the regular eyeliners except they are sparkly and therefore, can’t be used on the waterline. Mine is in the color Gemstone and is a mauvish light brown. Recently, Smashbox also launched the Always Sharp Lipliners which is super exciting. They come in 12 different colors and are so creamy. Mine is in the color Nude Medium. 

So I guess what I’m trying to say, is that this is the first time in a long time that I have been this excited about eye and lip liners so you better all go check them out immediately.

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

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I know you all are going to hate me for saying this, but school is right around the corner. So, it’s about time to start thinking about back-to-school fashion. Let’s start putting away the crop tops and shorts and pull out the fall sweaters. Summer is over y’all.

As I have recently mentioned on my blog before, Aeropostale relaunched it’s new look with AeroNow. It’s more focused on trendy, stylish clothing and I recently had the opportunity to pick out some pieces. 

I have always been obsessed with printed jeans so when I saw this colorful pair, I knew it belonged in my closet. These are the perfect transition piece for the end of summer. The colors are the perfect mix of summer and fall! Plus, they’re high waisted so I was able to pair them with my olive crop top! I fell in love with this oversized cardi that is from Bethany Mota’s new collection at Aeropostale. It is so warm and cozy and I have been wearing it with almost every outfit. It’s a great layering piece.

I dressed up the look a bit with some heeled booties, my favorite layered necklaces and of course, my favorite purse of the moment. I know you guys aren’t the happiest about going back to school but at least fall fashion trends are super cute this year, am I right? Or am I right?

Top- American Eagle (buy here) // CardiganAeropostale (buy here) // JeggingsAeropostale (buy here) // Shoessimilar here // Necklaces- Topshop (buy here) // Watch- Fossil (buy here) // Purse- Marc Jacobs (buy here)

ftc disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Aeropostale and Her Campus Blogger Network but all opinions are my own.

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I’ve had the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector for almost a year now and I’ve just now realized I have never really mentioned it on my blog. That is just unacceptable.

The Clarins Lip Perfector is a pretty cool product. Its the cross between a lip balm, lip color, and lip gloss all in one. Its surprisingly adequate at moisturizing, gives off a bit of color and it leaves your lips with a nice creamy shine. I really love the applicator of this product. It has a spongy tip which the product squeezes through. It’s mess free and easy to apply. The smell of this is also one of my favorite parts! It has a sweet vanilla smell. I love anything sweet-smelling so this scent is definitely a plus for me.

The only problem with this Lip Perfector is the pigmentation. With this light pink, you really don’t see much color on your lips. But if you aren’t looking for something to replace your daily lipstick, then this will be just fine for you!

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As summer is nearing it’s end, I will be focusing more and more on Back-to-School posts on my blog! And if there’s one thing that actually makes me excited about entering my second year of university, it’s school supplies. Yes, I’m one of those girls who has to have the cutest school supplies. 

Although I haven’t picked out my school supplies yet, I did pick up a planner. Agendas are one of my must-haves for school. I use my agenda for everything- my work schedule, my blogging ideas, and of course, homework. 

The agenda I picked out this year is the cutest thing ever. It’s Kate Spade and for those of you who don’t know, Kate Spade is my idol. My Marc Jacobs obsession may or may not be converting to a Kate Spade obsession. This planner is super handy at helping me stay organized. It has a pocket in the front for slipping in loose papers, monthly calenders, as well as the weekly pages. These pages have tons of space to write down everything, so I don’t have to worry about cramming everything in. Basically, what I am trying to say is that it’s the most perfect planner ever and everyone needs one. We can all match.

Buy here and check out the other available super cute prints down below (click the box):

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish (buy here)- Ever since I got gel polish on my toes a few weeks back, I’ve really been favouring it over regular polish. These ones from Sally Hansen don’t require a light so it’s as simple as regular nail polish except it’s a bit thicker and lasts longer!
Smashbox Cherry Smoke Palette (buy here)- This is one of the prettiest palettes ever. It’s from the newest Smashbox collection and all of the colors are perfect.
Viva La Juicy Gold Couture Fragrance (buy here)- I haven’t been this obsessed with a fragrance for a very long time. It’s incredibly sweet and smells like marshmallows and caramel and cotton candy and everything that is good in this world. 
Lancome Grandiose Mascara (buy here)- I actually received this mascara a few days ago so there will be a review posted on my blog shortly. It’s a really cool mascara so I’m excited to share my thoughts on it with you!
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush (buy here)- I am a blush fanatic, so when Clinique launched these new blushes, I was more than excited. The colors are so pretty and perfect for summer. Plus, how cute are they?
Dior Fluid Stick (buy here) & Estee Lauder Color Envy (buy here)- I have been loving pairing these two lip products together lately. The cool pink gloss looks great layered over the peachy lipstick. It’s the perfect light pink lip!
March Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/78450855133
April Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81297078841
May Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84624490198
June Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87603045830
July Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90665672386
  1. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish (buy here)- Ever since I got gel polish on my toes a few weeks back, I’ve really been favouring it over regular polish. These ones from Sally Hansen don’t require a light so it’s as simple as regular nail polish except it’s a bit thicker and lasts longer!
  2. Smashbox Cherry Smoke Palette (buy here)- This is one of the prettiest palettes ever. It’s from the newest Smashbox collection and all of the colors are perfect.
  3. Viva La Juicy Gold Couture Fragrance (buy here)- I haven’t been this obsessed with a fragrance for a very long time. It’s incredibly sweet and smells like marshmallows and caramel and cotton candy and everything that is good in this world. 
  4. Lancome Grandiose Mascara (buy here)- I actually received this mascara a few days ago so there will be a review posted on my blog shortly. It’s a really cool mascara so I’m excited to share my thoughts on it with you!
  5. Clinique Cheek Pop Blush (buy here)- I am a blush fanatic, so when Clinique launched these new blushes, I was more than excited. The colors are so pretty and perfect for summer. Plus, how cute are they?
  6. Dior Fluid Stick (buy here) & Estee Lauder Color Envy (buy here)- I have been loving pairing these two lip products together lately. The cool pink gloss looks great layered over the peachy lipstick. It’s the perfect light pink lip!

March Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/78450855133

April Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/81297078841

May Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/84624490198

June Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/87603045830

July Beauty Wishlist: http://when-im-older.com/post/90665672386

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I haven’t been this in love with a lip product in.. well, forever. These are the new Dior Fluid Sticks and they might possibly be my most favourite lip product ever. I know what y’all are thinking; I have a new favourite lip colour every month so how possibly could I be saying that this is my ultimate favourite? Well people, listen on.

The Dior Fluid Sticks combine everything that I love. Pigmented colour, non-sticky formula, lasting finish, and they don’t highlight my dry lips. Doesn’t that sound like a winning lip product? These Dior Fluid Sticks are not your traditional lip glosses. They are marketed as a liquid lipstick which seem to be gaining more and more popularity lately. They have all the pigmentation of a lipstick with the shine of a lip gloss and the hydrating feel of a lip balm. Three in one. I like it.

The colour range of these Fluid Sticks are gorgeous. There are so many colours. I own #754 Pandore, a bright reddish hot pink and #239 Frisson, a light peachy nude. Both colours are absolutely gorgeous. Another thing worth mentioning is the texture. These are so lightweight, you don’t even feel them on the lips! They are just silky smooth and perfect.

And we can’t finish off this review without mentioning the packaging. How gorgeous are these? They look quite similar to the Dior Addict glosses with the only difference being the bottom of the tube where a lipstick silhouette is encased in the clear plastic, allowing the colour to be clearly seen. So beautiful.

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Are You Who You Were A Year Ago?

A year ago, I was entering my first summer before university. I had just graduated high school and I was so unaware of the real world. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Now that I have begun my journey through university, I’d like to think I’m a bit more experienced. I’m a bit more knowledgable, a bit more mature, and a bit more fashionable.

Aeropostale has captured this journey perfectly within their new relaunch. I have been wearing Aeropostale ever since grade 7. As my friends and I look back onto junior high, we clearly remember our t-shirts with the Aeropostale logo bolded across the front. I’m sure you all remember yours too. But as we got older, our style changed. Throughout the years, I have gone from casual to preppy to girly to edgy to a mix of all four. Throughout this transformation, Aeropostale has followed alongside, changing their style, evolving alongside us. 

Aeropostale has launched two new lines within their store. First, AERO NOW, more trendy, cute clothing that is absolutely perfect for collegiates like you and me! Next, there is LIVE LOVE DREAM, fun, colorful loungewear that is perfect for any part of the college life; lying around in your dorm, heading to class when you can barely get out of bed, or working out.

I think the new Aeropostale image perfectly coincides with any collegiate and I am so excited to shop the new collections. Go check them out at your nearest Aeropostale or online and tell me what you think!

You’ve Changed, So We’ve Changed.

http://bit.ly/HCAeroNow

ftc disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Aeropostale and Her Campus Blogger Network but all opinions are my own.

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It has been so hot here in Edmonton lately. Not that I’m complaining! But the weather plays a very large factor in what I choose to wear in the morning! On days where the weather tends to reach 30 degrees (Celsius of course), I would rather step out of the house naked. But I guess that isn’t socially acceptable so this is usually what I wear instead.

These shorts are probably the greatest things ever for those hot days. They’re so loose and lightweight, you don’t even realize you’re wearing them. And how cute are they? I love the floral print and the ruffled hem. I usually pair them with a black t-shirt but I could not find one in the mess of clothes in my closet so I opted for this green t-shirt instead. Fun fact about this top: I bought it when I was in grade 6. That was a cool 8 years ago. Whoa. Eight years is a long time ago. But it’s a super good shirt so I’ll keep on wearing it for years to come.

There’s really not much else to say about this outfit. My jewelry is pretty simple. I’m wearing my Fossil watch that I have really been liking lately and my new Topshop choker. I know that chokers are really trendy lately, but I haven’t been liking the majority of them. This one is pretty darn cute though. So that’s my outfit. Simple and short.

Shirt- Jacob (similar here) // Shorts- Plndr (similar here) // Sandals- Sam Edelman (buy here) // Choker- Topshop (buy here) // Purse- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Watch- Fossil (buy here) // Bracelet- Chibi Jewels (buy here)

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