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Friday, July 21, 2017

My One and Only #NSALE Post

I love a good sale as much as the next person, so I will talk about the Nordstrom sale once and only once. We recently got brick and mortar Nordstrom stores in Canada, so I can actually shop the sale without paying a ridiculous amount for currency conversion, shipping, and duties.

After scanning through the sale, I must say that I have mixed feelings! There are some pretty awesome finds in there, but overall I didn't feel like I couldn't live without anything. I'm not sure if the selection in Canada is different, but I didn't really see a lot of the cute items that have been making their way around the internet online. Maybe I'll have a different experience in store. For now, here is a widget with my top #NSale picks!



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pom Pom Trim Blouse

Blue and white together is not a novel concept, but it's a huge wardrobe favourite of mine right now. I found this top while searching the racks at Winners, and I initially did not buy it (crazy, I know). Later, I went back to Winners, tried it on again and kicked myself for not buying it the first time! It's super lightweight - which is perfect for the heatwave we are currently experiencing in Toronto. Also the pom-pom trim?! How could I say no to pom-pom trim?

I love this top paired with white jeans, but it would look great with shorts too!










Top (similar) // Jeans (on sale right now) // Flats

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Monday, July 17, 2017

5 Small Life Improvements

I have been off the grid for the past few days, much to my own annoyance. Somehow I picked up an unknown illness and I've been out of commission. I've barely left my bed much less done anything 'productive'. Though they slowed my down quite a bit, my symptoms didn't seem severe enough to justify a round of antibiotics and I decided to just rest.



1. Sleep
I can't believe I'm writing this because I am proudly on #teamnosleep and can generally function on between 4-5 hours of sleep. As I've gotten older, however, I've noticed that I can't quite get away with this anymore. While I've been sick I have been sleeping for over 11 hours per day, and while this is not something I will keep up with now that I'm better - I will be making a better effort to get at least 7 (err..6?) or 8 hours per night. I have a FitBit and it allows you to setup sleep goals, so I'll be able to monitor this.

2. Drink less caffeine
This is sad but true. I personally love coffee - specifically espresso based drinks. I know that I need to make some adjustments here for the sole reason that my cravings have gotten out of control and I'm compensating for Coke Zero whenever I can't get my hands on a latte. Not normal, healthy or sustainable.

3. Reduce screen time
Who else is guilty of aimlessly scrolling through Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook on a rotating basis? What about before bed? I know I am! I do think staring at a bright white screen just before bed does impact your ability to fall asleep and your quality of sleep. I've been putting my phone on do not disturb mode an hour before I anticipate going to bed and it really helps. I don't feel any FOMO and I find that I usually have other, more productive things I can do before I sleep!

4. Make an effort to stay organized
This is a #majorkey 🔑 for me. I do not like chaos and while it is not 100% avoidable everywhere, you can make a conscious effort to ensure your personal living space is not chaotic. On days where it seems like there is so much to do and no clear place to start, I start feeling physically ill and overwhelmed. Chipping away at little things like putting laundry away, tossing out old food, making a plan for upcoming days really helps. Sometimes I really have to talk myself up, but I do find tackling the worst task first helps reduce some stress and anxiety, making the rest of the tasks seem way easier!

5. Talk it out
Sometimes you just need to talk to someone. Whether it be a friend or a therapist, it's never a bad idea to voice some of the thoughts that just linger in your mind. A second opinion and a fresh perspective can really, really help you work through serious issues or even small ideas and I highly recommend this!


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Paper Planners

Though we are in the thick of summer, I've seen academic planners for the upcoming year popping up here and there. Though technology rules just about everything, I still love using a paper planner. I love writing things down and physically crossing them off. Paper planners have also regained a lot of traction recently. Brands like Erin Condren have definitely changed the game and there are so many planner accessories and ideas on Etsy.

I know it may seem ridiculous to carry around an entire book around when I have a cell phone and iPad - I don't think anything compares to a paper planner! Check out some of my favourite planners for the upcoming year!
You can shop the planners using the widget below.

How do you plan? Paper or phone?


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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Summertime Tunics + White Jeans





Clutch



Earrings (similar)







Tunics are staples in my Summer wardrobe. They are so versatile and easy to wear. From the beach to a night out - the right tunic can carry you throughout the day. I absolutely love these two tunics. The pink is perfect for summer and the embroidery adds an extra element of fun. The white tunic is super lightweight and the blue trim is the perfect pop of colour for an otherwise monochrome outfit. I love how seemingly put together I look, despite the minimal effort put into each of these looks!


While both of my favourite tunics are sold out online - I put together a widget with some of my favourite tunics that are currently available!


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