Love you forever,
This one's for you, Grampa, a classic wartime song.
Love you forever,
Another one of those warm winter days, they seem to be few and far between now.
But every now and then we get a warm day and I can put my parka away and pull out my lighter coat. I'm still so in love with this huge scarf, it's so cozy and pretty much goes with everything.
I'm wearing my Topshop coat, American Apparel pants, Gap shirt and Aritzia scarf!
Hope Monday treats you well!
Here's my last look I pulled from American Apparel in honour of their 20% off sale happening IN STORES TODAY (yuusssssss). I think a lot of the time people write off their clothes as basics, but I find that even basics can be worn in a million different ways! Take their mid-length Tent Dress which I paired with one of their brown leather belts, it's instantly an effortlessly cool minimal look.
I love black dresses and brown boots, but mostly I love discounts. So go find some cool stuff and let me know what your American Apparel favourites are in the comments!
Charcoal and dry brushing: I'm sure you've heard buzz around the internet about these two, I know I have! I read some websites, saw some reviews of these two beauty products and pretty much decided to try them myself to see if they really practice what they preach.
This is kinda weird, essentially you take a brush with natural bristles and in long sweeping or circular motions towards your heart, brush your skin while it's dry usually before showering. Sounds weird, I know, but it's supposed to help remove dry skin and help increase blood flow. So I tried it, here are my thoughts on it:
Okay, so ow, this is a little rough the first few times (you're supposed to do it daily, twice a day some sites said to see best results, I'm sensitive so I tried once a day), but I really started to notice that my skin felt softer and I was getting less annoying arm bumps (you all get them don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about). Dry brushing is so great in the winter when your skin is so dry, it helps get blood flowing to new cells and also helps remove old cells to avoid build up and clogging.
Other than being kind of rough on sensitive skin, dry brushing is really cool and I definitely recommend to anyone!
This is the newest thing for face wash, which makes me think of the movie Mary Poppins when you see all those dirty chimney sweeps. I guess they had really great skin under all that soot! Pretty much, charcoal in cleanser form helps remove oil while gently exfoliating your skin. It will also balance out your skin tone and make your skin glow. I tried LUSH's Coalface and I love it! My skin has been clearer than it's ever been, I don't find the soap overly drying or irritating (trust me, I have the world's most sensitive skin). My skin definitely seems more even and glowy in my opinion, no one has said anything about it... (This is such a hint to friends and mom, tell me I'm beautiful!).
Overall, I love this product by LUSH and think any other charcoal wash would have the same results!
Give them a try, see if you like them, I certainly did! And remember, not all fades are bad, try them before you write them off as just a short lived trend!
Let me know in the comments if you've tried either of these, or heard of other beauty trends going around right now!
George Ezra amiright?!?! SWOON
How cute is this video?
Happy Wednesday, friends <3
Hey Canada! What's cooler than being cool? DISCOUNTS! Wait what? You heard me, January 23 (aka this Friday), all Canadian American Apparel stores will be having an extra 20% off sale just because they love you! Because of this super awesome event, they asked me to come in and pick out a few of my favourites! Check them out!
My favourites are their Riding Pants and I tried their Disco Pants for the first time ever (They're SO COMFY). I also have the cropped fisherman's sweater (insert hearteyed emoji) and they're lovely black tunic tee shirt.
Go into a store near you this Friday and get sweet discounted swag!!!!!
I don't know what it is about this shirt, but it seriously makes me want to go to a disco and drop it like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. I think it's because there's so much 70s love going around right now! Denim on denim, slight flair high rise jeans, flowy blouses with tight pants. I feel like I've seen a photo my dad took when he was a kid with someone dressed just like this. (I'm totally going to check an let you know!)
My top is from Forever21, the jeans are American Apparel, the boots I was given and I can't really read who they are (lack of creds sorry boot makers).
I hope you're all having a pleasant and SLIP FREE Monday out of those yucky roads! (If you're in a winter world, if not like go get a tan)
So much love!
The internet is such an amazing place, don't you think? It's full of cats and gifs and videos of Taylor Swift giving fans money for various things. It is also an excellent way to get informed about what's going on in the world! So, here's what's been rocking my internet world this week:
1. Oscar nominations are up! And people are kinda not super thrilled with it's nominations. They aren't thrilled because of it's lack of diversity this year: it will be the first time since 1998 that only white actors and actresses are up for best leading role. Also, there's a full on lack of women up for other categories. Uh oh! Read more here!
2. You could have sent your enemies glitter BUT THEY'RE TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT! The website, which lets you send your enemies glitter, is apparently hella popular! So keep your eyes open and get ready to send your least enjoyed peeps glitter.
3. Target is leaving Canada after claiming it's been a failed launch. I'm pretty bummed about it, but I guess whatever, I'm over it. Read more here!
4. How cool is Caitlin Stasey's website Herself?! Magical! The Reign star's website is a beautiful feminist tribute.
And that's pretty much all that's happening in my internet world right now!
My boyfriend always shows me cool music he likes, and a while ago he showed me this song by Wildcat! Wildcat! called Mr. Quiche. It's a really cool music video that talks about vagrancy and maybe the treatment of animals be that a stray dog or a person who lost their way. It's profound, check it out!
If you have any music suggestions please let me know!
On Christmas Eve I was at Starbucks doing some super last minute gift shopping (I'm one of those people) and while I was hanging out in line a stranger struck up a conversation with me. It was your basic "hey" "hi" "Christmas is so soon" "yeah totally" UNTIL he started asking about my Christmas plans and I mentioned how my parents still do stockings for my sister and I because we still live at home. To this he had a quizzical expression. With a furrowed brow he asked "So... you don't have kids?" Kids. Plural.
Not that there is anything wrong with being a mom, but common, DO I LOOK OLD ENOUGH FOR KIDS?!!
I blame it on my maternal nature. Or maybe my love of turtlenecks. I will never know what that random stranger thought of me, but I guess if loving turtlenecks makes me a mom then so be it! I will never turn my back on them.
(Pants H&M, gap turtleneck, Boots: unknown! They were a gift! They didn't have a tag)
idk, do you agree am I momish?