A Whole Lot of Holga Fun

A few weeks ago I took my little bumbles fishing, and it was so nice I dug out my hola lens. I love this lens, the photo are never perfect but so awesome with the graininess and blur, and slight over exposure. 


Be Your Own Stylist

Sometimes even the most fashionable of people need help. Many times I have looked at a garment in a shop or in a magazine and wondered can I pull that off? Or what do I have that will go with that. I work hard to try and buy pieces that I can mix and match with what I really own. Buying a whole new outfit everytime I shop would just be to expensive! After coming to this ephinany that I really needed some help I thought I can't be alone in this.

I am starting this series to hopefully help a few others that go to a jam packed closet and have no idea how to put outfits together. If your closet is anything like mine, start process of this can seem daunting and intimidating. The reward this really worth the hard work at first!

Your first step into being your own stylist is taking stock/inventory of what you already own. When I did this I pulled everything out of my closet and put it all on my bed, and then as I hung it all back up I was able to see clearly what I wanted to keep and really needed to part with. It also made things easier for me to color group what was in my closet. You don't have to do that if you don't want to, but it does make things look pretty.

By the end of my taking stock afternoon. I had three groups of clothes:

Refashion/could be used for DIY projects

Once I knew what I had, I could easily decide if I needed anything to create a couple more complete outfits. Which leads to the next step...

Make a list and budget, and stick to it! When you head out into the shopping world keep your list with you at all times and try hard not to be tempted by anything else.

The last step is the most fun of all! Mix and match, combine your new pieces with the old, play around with the colors. Everyone loves color blocking! Have fun with fashion, try and remember what it was like when you were seven and you didn't care what anyone thought about your outfit.

Of course I am not saying to dress like a seven year old, but try and find that same confidence. Confidence is the most important key to your style. If you don't feel good in what you are wearing, it will show in your body language. Living in a suburb area of the lower mainland, I get lots of strange looks over my fashion choices, but it really doesn't bother me. I love having fun with my clothes. Fashion is my escapism for a hard day, and a great reward for the good days.  

I hope you enjoyed this post, over the next couple weeks I have asked a couple of my favorite bloggers to help me out with this series! So be sure to check back to see their posts!



Survival of the Fashionable: Using Your Jewelry in an Emerency

I love accessories, weak in the knees love them! One afternoon I came home with a few new pieces from Stella and Dot and my friend looked down at my bracelet and told me how if I was ever in a bind I could unravel my bracelet and use it as some fishing line and the little serpent would work great as some bait. After this I got to thinking what other pieces of jewelry did I have that could serve a double purpose? So pretending that all has gone awry and with some help with my friends camping and survival skills here's what we came up with. I am also not really a big fan of camping, but the thought that I could potentially test my accessories has made me rethink the wild outdoors. 

Please note, that this is meant to be for fun, I am not suggesting that my accessories could replace actual tools.

What's in my kit:

Leather fringe necklace, Neon necklace: H&M
Sidewinder bracelet, Valor earrings, Cuff,Adrienne chain mix: Stella and Dot
Headband: Icing
Belt: Thrifted
Boots: Town Shoes


Use your fringe necklace to make rope or find a furry friend, use to make a leash. 

If you happen to be wearing some neon beads those can also be used as fish bait along with the little sidewinder. 

Flatten your cuff to make a cutting edge.

Use your mix lariat as a trail marker. 

We chose this head band because it could potentially be used as a turnicate.

And these earrings could be used as teeny little arrow heads.



Little Blue Dress

I have been searching for the perfect little blue dress for what seems like an eternity. I first became obsessed with finding a little blue dress to call my own after watching Date Night with Tina Fey. I mean really who wouldn't want a dress in that colour after seeing how great she looks. So my own quest started and finding a dress similar; but either I was being to picky or I really just could not find a style or shade of blue I loved I was having a hard time taking one home. It got to the point where I still wanted one but was not actively seeking a blue dress. It wasn't until that I was shopping for some summer work dresses when I found this perfect for me dress. I love this dress. I have worn it on a date and also just running errands with my bumbles. 

I am so glad I found it, and glad it was quite a hunt for this dress. It's not a name brand designer dress but its special to me because it took me so long to find it. I have really been working hard at not settling for mediocre love and holding out for those that's 10/10 what I was looking for in my wardrobe. 

Dress: H&M 
Shoes: Doll house



Belt it Out!

I love belts, I wear them with almost all my outfits. It can add colour, make a loose top or dress fitted, and draw attention to your waist.With my new job I am asked to wear black, but I am given some creative freedom with my accessories and belts have become my favorite way to show off my personal style. Even wearing a different belt can get a little repetitive so here are a few different ways you can change it up a little. 

1. Single Knot: Tie the knot to the buckle or further away
2. Double Knot: I love doing this with my man's old belts that he doesn't wear anymore.
3. Loop It: Don't buckle up the belt, just tie in a knot then, loop the end through the buckle.
4. Double Belt: Look for two belts that are a simular style and size, attach them together, then wrap them around the smallest part of your waist. Or if you are wearing a looser blouse style dress, wrap around just below the hips.

High and the Low

Summer is here!! It's very warm and I love it. I found this high low dress about two months ago and have been waiting for the heat to arrive to wear it. I kept my look pretty neutral; with camel shoes, a blush toned necklace and a sweet wicker hat. I went big on my makeup with a bold pink lip and pretty purple shadow to make my green eyes pop. 

Dress: Thrifted
Necklace and Sunnies: H&M 
Hat: Ardene
Shoes: Calvin Klein 


 On a side note I wanted to mention that I have been editing most of my photos with the #abeautifulmess app and using #bloggo mobile blogging. I was curious what apps do you use to make your blogging on the go easier?

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada day! Hope everyone is having a fun day, I am working, but I am sure it will still be a good day and evening! Here's a super quick post about my Canada day outfit. 

Top and shorts - H&M
Necklace - Stella and Dot
Belt - Party of Four
Shoes - Roberto Vianni