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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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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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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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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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 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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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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So, I’ve come to the conclusion that I am destined to be a cowboy. And what better way to prove that than wear my cowboy hat everywhere I go?

I finally found a pair of overalls yesterday that I don’t totally hate. These ones are from American Eagle and are made out of a softer denim, more of a chambray material so they’re not stiff and blocky. They even have a drawstring waist so you can cinch them in. I feel like they are a much more flattering version of traditional overalls. For my top, I tucked in this shirt from Club Monaco. I’ve been drawn to stripes lately and I love the classic navy and white color nautical-theme of this shirt. 

For shoes, I chose these ones from Call It Spring. I definitely don’t need any more booties, but these were on sale for only $12… so how could I pass them up? I feel like these are the perfect summer booties with the cutouts and buckles on the side. They’re awesome for pairing with shorts and dresses. 

And you might be very surprised to discover that I am wearing a new watch today. You might have gotten used to my Marc Jacobs watch but I recently added a new watch to my collection. This one is from Fossil and I was immediately drawn to the grey leather strap. I love the look of gold and grey together. Isn’t it so pretty? For the rest of my jewelry, I wore a navy rope bracelet and some layered necklaces.

Oh, and my cowboy hat is from Lammle’s. I picked it up from the Stampede when I was in Calgary. How cute is it? The cowboy life is the life for me. Can cowboy hats become trendy here in Edmonton so I can wear mine without getting weird looks? Perf.

Top- Club Monaco (buy here) // Overalls- American Eagle (buy here) // Booties- Call It Spring (similar here) // Necklaces- Noul (similar here) and Foxy (buy here) via Shoppers Drug Mart // Watch- Fossil (buy here) // BraceletAshley Bridget // Cowboy Hat- Lammle’s

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Let’s talk about jeans today. When was the last time I wore jeans? Not for a very long time. For the large majority of my life, I have opted for skinny jeans or jeggings. Those are the only two styles I would wear. Sure, they’re great for wearing with boots but they get boring after a while. So now that boyfriend jeans are in style, I couldn’t be more excited. I have been looking for a good pair of boyfriend jeans for a while now. Being relatively short and tiny, I couldn’t wear just any pair of baggy jeans. I needed some tighter ones but still ones that resembled boyfriend jeans. I came across these ones at the beginning of the summer but I decided to keep my options open and pass them up in case I found better ones. Four months later I had not come across a pair I liked better so I picked these ones up from American Eagle. If you don’t have a boyfriend, you can still wear their jeans, ya feel me?

The tee that I paired with these jeans has quickly become one of my favorites. It this loose striped shirt that is made out of the softest material I have ever felt (think Wildfox crossed with Brandy Melville). Its has a high-low silhouette with a large slit on the sides so it’s great for wearing with high waisted bottoms. 

If you have been following my monthly fashion wishlists, you would know that I have been on the search for a pair of open-toed booties for the longest time. Even thought the Steve Madden Non-Stop Booties are perfect and gorgeous, I just didn’t want to spend money on a trend that might only last a few more months. I’m so glad I didn’t buy those and bought this more inexpensive option instead because they are not the most comfortable thing at all. But they’re hella cute. Fashion is pain and all.

Speaking of my monthly fashion wishlists, I have also been looking for a silver statement necklace. There’s a story that goes along with this necklace as well. I first saw Kylie Jenner wearing a bunch of layered silver necklaces so that sparked my hunt. Then, I spotted this necklace at H&M but there was only one and it didn’t even have a price tag on it so I didn’t end up buying it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it out of my head and went to look for it again. It was sold out of every H&M in Edmonton. I decided to forget about this necklace… until I went on my roadtrip to Calgary. I stopped in at the H&M in Calgary and low and behold, there was my necklace. So I bought it and now it hangs on my neck, looking wonderful.

Shirt- Plndr (similar here) // Jeans- American Eagle (buy here) // Booties- similar here // ClutchStella Rittwagen // Necklace- H&M (similar here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelets- Pandora (buy here) and Kate Spade (buy here) // Rings- Noul and Oak & Fort

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I have been on the hunt for a leather vest for quite some time now. After seeing this one at Noul, I knew I needed one in my closet right away, but I was not prepared for the $130 price tag so it became my mission to find one for cheaper. I am sad to admit that my mission was not successful. Every leather vest I found was nowhere near as nice as this Noul one so my heart told me to just splurge and buy it. Yolo right? Uh huh. So now, here it sits in my closet. I’m so glad I decided to buy it. It’s such a staple piece and I believe I’ll be wearing it for many seasons to come. Today, I paired it with one of my favourite dresses: this dropped waist dress from Forever 21. I love the girly and edgy silhouettes paired together. I feel like that is where my style is evolving to. 

As always, I spiced my outfit up with my accessories. I am absolutely obsessed with this necklace. I picked it up from Topshop when I was in Calgary on my road trip. Who knew Chinook Centre had a Topshop? It was so beautiful. If you know me, you know I don’t like to buy jewelry anymore because of the abundance of it sitting in my room. But lately, I’ve been noticing my ratio of gold to silver necklace is way off, so I decided I needed this necklace in my life. It’s mainly silver with gold accents so it allows me to effortlessly mixed metals in my outfit. For bracelets today, I kept it simple with this Urban Outfitters bracelet that I seem to be wearing everyday. My brother even noticed as he took these pictures, telling me he’s already taken shots of this bracelet countless times; that sass. I wore my Marc Jacobs watch like always but watch out! (no pun intended) I’ve recently added a new watch to my collection so I’m sure you’ll be seeing that one lots instead now!

When I was putting together this outfit, I came to a roadblock when it was time to pick out shoes. Originally, I though the Steve Madden Nonstop Booties would have looked perfect with this look, but alas, I don’t own those shoes. I’ve heard they are super unpractical and uncomfortable anyways so I don’t know if they’ll ever have a place in my closet. But then I remembered these shoes. I picked these up from The Bay a month ago and I’ve only worn them once. I completely forgot I owned them. However, I really like how they look with this outfit! And can we just talk about my toes for a second? I went for my first pedicure yesterday and it was magical. I got gel polish so hopefully my toes will look this beautiful for the rest of the summer. Speaking of summer, I only have a month and a half of it left. UGH.

Vest- Noul (buy here) // Dress- Forever 21 (similar here) // Shoes- The Bay (similar here) // Necklace- Topshop (buy here) // Purse- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet- Urban Outfitters (buy here)

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It was such a beautiful day today. The sun was shining. The birds were chirping. Nature was all around me. I had to commemorate this wonderful day by wearing shorts. I haven’t reached for shorts much this summer but I just got this new pair from Plndr. They are a black silky material with cream lace. The only problem with these shorts is that the two flaps aren’t sewn together so if the wind blows, the entire flap lifts up… and you can see everything. So I better get out my sewing needles and fix this problem.

I tucked a white tee from Vero Moda into these shorts. I really love this shirt. It’s the perfect fit and everything but it wrinkles so quickly! I sit down and immediately it’s a mess. For jewelry, I wore my silver locket that was my grandma’s. I’m sure you’re noticing I’ve been wearing it a ton but It’s my favorite necklace right now. As you probably know, I’ve been wanting a really chunky statement necklace, but I have yet to find the perfect one so this one has been substituting for the moment. My arm candy hasn’t been changing lately. I’m wearing my Kate Spade bangle that I still adore, my Marc Jacobs Amy watch, and of course, my Pandora bracelet.

The rest of my outfit just includes these two-tone Bloch flats that compliment the black and cream in the outfit perfectly, and my new Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy purse. 

Top- Vero Moda (similar here) // Shorts- Plndr (similar here) // Shoes- Bloch (buy here) // Purse- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Necklace- Grandma’s (similar here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelets- Kate Spade (buy here) and Pandora (buy here

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Lately, I’ve been feeling like a very good shopper. I’m only buying pieces that I really need. Over the years, I have acquired so much clothing so do I really need more? Obviously I’m not going to stop shopping so instead, I’ve just been buying more unique and versatile pieces. Like this skirt. I ordered this skirt online at Simons and had it shipped to the store in West Edmonton Mall. Simons is wonderful. Their customer service is amazing. 

This skirt is an acid wash denim skirt. I used to be obsessed with those denim miniskirts in grade seven but I decided I needed a more grown up version. I love it. I went for a very casual look today. I paired it with a slightly cropped top from American Eagle and then tied a chambray shirt around my waist. Originally, I was wearing the chambray shirt over my tee for a ‘denim on denim’ kind of look but it got too hot for that. I think the two different denims look great together!

For jewelry, I am wearing my brand new Kate Spade bangle. I have been looking for the perfect bangle to compliment my Marc Jacobs watch and Pandora bracelet but usually, bangles are way too big for my wrist. My wrists are twigs. However, this bangle has a hinge so it’s quite smaller. It’s beautiful. I got it from the new Kate Spade store in West Edmonton Mall, which was so beautiful, oh my. 

I then wore beige sneakers on my feet. It seems like sneakers are my go-to footwear choice in summer. They are just so simple and comfy and go with my casual summer vibe. As for my purse, I am wearing my new Marc Jacobs Classic Q Percy Crossbody in Cement. I am falling more and more in love with it everyday. 

Top- American Eagle (buy here) // Skirt- Simons (similar here) // Chambray Shirt℅ A-Thread (similar here// Shoes- Ardenes (similar here) // Necklace- Shoppers Drug Mart (similar here) // Purse- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelets- Kate Spade (buy here) and Pandora (buy here) // Sunglasses℅ Bleu Dame (similar here) //

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What do I have to say about my leather shorts? They’re pretty freakin’ cool. I have searched high and low for the perfect pair. It seems like every store has a pair but the problem? I wanted them for less than 20 bucks. I knew I wouldn’t wear leather shorts on a daily basis so they weren’t worth me splurging on. Enter this pair of shorts! I found these on Romwe one day. I am not the biggest fan of Romwe. They are an asian online company with incredibly low prices. However, those low prices usually mean low quality. But these shorts are surprisingly decent and ready for the best part? Drumroll please. They were $10. I know, I’m cheap. 

Leather shorts are so versatile! I went for the very casual look today by tucking this distressed cropped tee into them and layering with this plaid jacket that I always seem to forget I own even though it’s almost four years old. For accessories, I went for the mixed metals look. I wore a wooden key necklace, layered with one of my favorite fossil pendant necklace from Presh. On my arm I wore my Marc Jacobs watch with a beaded mixed metal cuff. 

Now, let’s talk about my purse. I may or may not have splurged a bit yesterday. No, I definitely did. But in my defence, I have been wanting a Marc Jacobs purse for as long as I can remember. And when I walked into Aritzia on that bright, sunny day and saw this lovely purse swinging in the wind, I just knew I needed it. So I bought it. And it’s beautiful. And perfect. It’s name is Marc.  

Top- American Eagle (buy here) // Plaid Jacket- Forever 21 // Shorts- Romwe (similar here) // Sandals- Forever 21 (similar here) // Necklaces- Vinca (similar here) and Presh // Purse- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Watch- Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet- Urban Outfitters (buy here) // Nails- Fingers: Dior- Lime, Toes: Sally Hansen- Firey Island (buy here)

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I used to be sad when it rained, but now when I roll out of bed and see a gloomy day, I squeal with delight. A day of rain means a day of Hunter rubber boots. I couldn’t be happier. 

On this fabulous rainy day, I wore one of my favorite sweatshirts. By now, you probably have an idea that I am in love with Marc Jacobs so fittingly, I have his name written all over my shirt. I just love Marc okay? Over top, I layered an army green vest from Vero Moda that has cute leather accents. I feel so tough and intimidating in this y’know? For jeans, I’m wearing a pair of dark snakeskin printed skinnies tucked in my beloved Hunters. My beautiful beloved Hunters. 

I didn’t go overboard on my accessories. What a surprise eh? I wore my regular jewelry that consists of my Marc Jacobs watch (to match perfectly with my sweatshirt duh) and my Pandora bracelet. I then wore a baseball cap. How great are hats by the way? I was never really a hat wearer until I had a sudden epiphany that I needed a leather baseball cap. When my search for that failed and I ended up getting this plain black one, I discovered the fabulosity that are hats. I literally just brushed up my hair this morning and threw this hat on and bam! I was ready to go. 

Sweatshirt- Marc by Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Jeans- Boathouse (similar here) // Boots- Hunter (buy here) // Vest- Vero Moda (similar here) // Hat- Simons (similar here) // Watch- Marc by Marc Jacobs (buy here) // Bracelet- Pandora (buy here)

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