The Preppy Scientist

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is in less than two weeks, which is plenty of time to find the perfect gift. I think Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to treat your mom with something that she would otherwise not purchase for herself. The sky is the limit when it comes to Mother's Day and today I'm rounding up the best gifts for your mom! I didn't have a clue what to get my mom, and she didn't know what she wanted either. I was browsing a mall - with no intention of shopping - when I saw something that I knew she would love. Sometimes the best gifts jump out at you and sometimes you need a little bit of help. This gift guide is a great place to start if you fall into the second category. From luxury to low end, I made sure to include a variety of items at different price points to satisfy any budget. 

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Spring Stripes with Joe Fresh

Spring weather has finally started to show up - which means I can start putting my warm weather clothes to use. I think I switched my closet over way too early, considering just a couple weeks ago there was a huge ice storm that shut down the city. This week, the temperature is supposed to cross twenty degrees, which is a perfect opportunity to wear this combo!

When it's warm - I love wearing white. It feels very crisp and fresh for the weather and the colour also reflects heat which prevents overheating on super hot days. I love that this isn't a basic white top - the back has a super fun stripe detail that I love! It definitely lives up to the saying 'business in the front, a party in the back'. Overall, it's a super lightweight shirt that would also work well with shorts.

For this outfit, I paired the top with jeans because it's still a bit chilly out. It's so hard to find well fitting jeans for short legs like mine. This pair has a short inseam and it makes a huge difference in the fit!

Top (Straight and Plus) // Jeans // Shoes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ringing in Spring with Target

It seems that Spring has finally arrived and I am sooooo excited! A couple of weekends ago, I was going through my closet to get it ready for warmer weather and I realized that a lot of my clothes no longer fit. I guess it's a good indicator that my hard work at the gym is paying off - but I also have nothing to wear. 

I was searching through various different websites for some new clothing, but nothing really stood out, you know? My next step was to search my favourite bloggers' Instagram accounts for inspiration, which led me to the Target website. Now, Canada and Target have had a very rocky relationship. Target replaced the Canadian favourite Zellers, then ceased operations just two years later. When Target was in Canada - I was obsessed. The Holiday Shop, the Dollar Spot, and the cute affordable clothing had me hooked. When the stores closed - I was so upset. 

Imagine my excitement, then, when I saw that Target is now shipping to Canada! That's right, you can have certain items from the Target website shipped to you in Canada. Not everything is eligible, but most of the clothes are and I'm so happy. The shipping costs are moderate and you can choose to prepay the import fees or have them assessed at the border and pay upon delivery

Target has really cute clothing at great prices (even after the dollar conversion) and the size range is really impressive. If you are petite, tall, or plus sized - you will still be able to find a size to fit you and that is amazing. I definitely got a little carried away on the website - and I'm expecting a fairly large order at my door in about a weeks time. 

I put together a widget of all the items I placed in my cart - and I'll reveal what I ended up purchasing when everything arrives and I've tried the clothes on. In the meantime, head on over to Target's website if you need some fresh threads!

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