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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Thank goodness for the yellow leaves bringing some color into my outfit… I’m not quite sure why there has been such an absence of color in my clothes lately but I like it.

The top that I’m wearing today is from Brandy Melville. I hate Brandy Melville. There. I said it. I hate their style and their cheap clothing and most of all, their stupid return policy. When Brandy Melville first opened in my mall, I tried to be a basic white girl and buy their clothes. However, I hated everything and only bought one top. I arrived home and realized I really didn’t need this shirt. I had really only bought it because of the excitement of the store finally being in Canada. So, I went to return it and alas, they only give store credit on refunds. I was stuck with this store credit for four months. There was never anything I wanted to buy from there. I finally broke down and figured this dress was the best thing in the store. So, here I am wearing my one piece of Brandy Melville clothing. I have to admit I actually like this dress…. when I’m wearing it my way and not Brandy Melville’s hipster wannabe Californian way. 

I wore it more as a tunic with my Zara jeggings. For shoes, I wore my new boots from Call It Spring. They’re a dark oxblood color and I loooooove them! Jewelry was once again kept simple. I really haven’t been that into jewelry lately. I’m not sure why. My watch is from Daniel Wellington. I used to wear this watch all the time, but when I got my Marc Jacobs watch, this one got converted into my work watch, hence all the scratches. 

Dress- Brandy Melville // Jeans- Zara // Boots- Call It Spring // Necklace- Shoppers Drug Mart // WatchDaniel Wellington // EarringsFoxy 

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

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I’m ashamed to say that I’ve been going crazy about shopping lately. It seems like everyday after a long day of classes, all I want to do is go shopping. So that’s exactly what I do. The result? An empty wallet but a ton of cute clothes for Fall. 

I feel like this is such a great outfit for school. It’s comfy but still a little bit chic. These grey acid wash jeggings from Zara are the comfiest pair of pants you will ever touch. I paired them with this oversized checkered (does this pattern qualify as checkered?) shirt from H&M. It’s been getting chillier now so I wore my new jacket with this outfit. I have been looking for a jacket with leather sleeves for quite some time now. I have this weird obsession for anything with leather detailing. I found this coat on sale at a local boutique in Edmonton called Bamboo Ballroom and I haven’t stopped wearing it since.

My boots are from Target, believe it or not. I think I got them on clearance last year for $10. I thought I wouldn’t wear them much but they’re turning out to be the perfect pair of booties. I also included my backpack in this post. Most of the outfits I feature on my blog are the ones I wear to school but I usually don’t show you my backpack. It’s from Matt and Nat and I love it to death. The only bad thing is that after a year of me lugging it around campus is it’s starting to break down and I’m crying. I’m now on the hunt for an even cuter backpack. Will I find one?

Shirt- H&M // Jeans- Zara // Jacket- Jack by BB Dakota (all black version) via The Bamboo Ballroom // Backpack- Matt and Nat // Boots- Target // Watch- Marc Jacobs // Bracelet- Pandora

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Fall always hits so suddenly. One day the leaves are on the tree, I’m wearing shorts and skirts and then bam! The leaves fall and out comes the sweaters and the scarves. 

I feel like this might just be the most autumn-y outfit I’ve ever worn and I couldn’t be happier. My favorite part about my outfit today is my scarf. I have been looking for this scarf for so long. I’ve seen it everywhere except it was always sold out at my Zara. However, as I was in the store today, I spotted it in the corner and cried. I’m so excited to have found it. I then went directly to H&M to buy this camel colored sweater to match the scarf. For a bit of warmth, I layered this navy vest. I’ve been really into vests lately. They are such great layering pieces and I love how they look with sweaters. 

For my purse, I’m wearing this large black top-handle bag from Just Fab. I’m not sure if it’s just me but once the colder weather hits, I like to carry larger purses. I’m also loving the boots I’m wearing today. I saw these at Aeropostale and I thought they were the cutest things ever! However, it pains me that they have a heel. At university, we have this really slippery slanted floor leading down to the trains so I would die if I wore these shoes. But they’re so cute so I couldn’t pass them up. I’ll just have to find other places to wear them other than school.

So that’s my outfit. I’m basically a walking pumpkin… or a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I’m just the epitome of Fall. And I love it. 

Sweater- H&M // Leggings- Zara // Vest- ℅Aeropostale // Scarf- Zara // Boots- ℅Aeropostale // Purse- ℅Just Fab // Watch- Fossil

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

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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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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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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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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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