Lookbook

Peachy browns

 

August is finally here, but where did the summer go?? I still clearly remember walking out of school reminiscing on my first year experience, and in less than three weeks I’ll be going back. A lot of changes have been happening, including dyeing my hair, and it turning orange-was supposed to be red( I cried many tears) But it washed out to this blood orange colour that I actually don’t mind. However, with this colour, I have to be wary of the kind of bright colours I wear, because no one wants to look like a crayon. For today’s outfit, I went with a peachy coloured shirt and paired it with brown shorts, which complemented it very well. I added a few extra pieces like the cardigan and hat in basic colours as not to take away from the colour scheme.

Shorts: Garage   Shoes: CallItSpring   Bag: Forever21

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Inspirations, Lookbook

Style Series: Part 3

Hello lovelies! If you’re not familiar with my Style series, it’s when different people, each with their individual style are featured on this blog every month. It gives a really unique perspective on how each person views and showcases their style. For this month’s style series we have one a good friend of mine whom I met this year and whose style I’ve always been lowkey jealous of (I know she’ll probably read this but whatever). Her style can be described as loose, light and minimalistic. Don’t let the smile fool you, the sun was literally melting our faces when we took these.

Name: Tamara Alissa

Program and year of study: Kinesiology (First Year)

Hometown: Toronto

Where do you get your inspiration from? No one specific, but I like to feel fluid in the places I hang around the most like Kensington market. There’s this communal dress code around there that I unknowingly fall into which I’m totally cool with because it compliments my daily life and it’s comfortable and cheap

Favourite Clothing Store? Black market or H&M. I generally like the rustic feel so I love second hand clothes.

Any Fashion pet peeves? Overly tight clothing!! It’s hard to rock an outfit that’s got a tight top and a tight bottom, in my opinion it’s nice to contrast tops or bottoms with something free and loose. But if you can rock leather leggings and a tight tank top then that’s awesome too!

Any advice for the readers? Take the time to wear things that tell a story, that reflect what you would wear during your hobbies. For example when I’m painting I always wear loose jeans. When I’m wearing them outside, I feel like I’m myself/at home and it’s mentally comforting if that makes sense.

Check out Tamara’s instagram here

Shirt: Zara  Pants: H&M  Bag: Black market

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Indulge, Lifestyle

Easy Breakfast Crepes

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Hello everyone! So I woke up on this wonderful Tuesday afternoon(Yes I said afternoon), and had a sudden urge to make crepes. Making food from scratch obviously takes time ANDD effort, so I was glad to have this recipe on hand. It’s about a five minute prep time and only 20 minutes max to cook all the crepes. This recipe made 8  medium crepes but it can vary depending on the size. The other awesome thing about this recipe is that you can swap ingredients without messing it up. For example, honey/ agave nectar for sugar or almond/coconut milk for normal milk.

Ingredients:

1Tbsp butter
2 Eggs
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
11/2 Cups milk

Instructions:

  1. Melt the butter by putting in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Use a whisk or a spoon to mix up the butter in a separate bowl.
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients.
  3. TAKE OUT A PAN AND COOK THEM CREPES

And that’s all you have to do! Easy right? The crepes can be eaten plain, or you can add any fillings you want. Some suggestions are maple syrup, greek yogurt, fruit, peanut butter, or just plain old butter. IMG_8570 IMG_8572 IMG_8577 IMG_8579

Until next time!
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Lookbook

August vibes

 
IMG_8348Every summer, when August rolls around, there’s this feeling of time running out. Maybe it’s when some of realize that our time for going out and adventuring is coming to an end. Or for others who haven’t gone out as much, to possibly cram in as many summer activities in a month as they can. Either way, summer is at it’s prime. For today’s outfit, I was inspired by this pastel green coloured shirt, and I wanted to find a colourful way of styling it without looking like a crayon. I paired it with this skirt which was a darker shade of blue in order to balance the colours. I kept the outfit’s colour range to a minimum, and opted for black and brown accessories and shoes.IMG_8347

Shirt: Aritzia Skirt: Forever21 Shoes: Forever21 Bag: Etsy

Shirt: Aritzia
Skirt: Forever21
Shoes: Forever21
Bag: Etsy

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Indulge, Lifestyle

Pineapple Boat Smoothie

IMG_8110 Hello loves! Hope you’re all having a wonderful Friday afternoon. One of my favourite things about summer is making smoothies and enjoying them while basking out in the sun. Not only are smoothies healthy, they are also pretty fun to make. I’m always looking for new and different recipes and I happened to see this fun pineapple smoothie one. Not going to lie, it took a bit of effort, but it was all worth it in the end. To get started, gather whatever fruit and/or vegetables you prefer in your smoothies. You also need a pineapple and a blender. IMG_8091Personally, I added in greek yoghurt because it improves the consistency of the smoothie. It’s definitely optional, if you’re aiming for a dairy free approach. The first step is the hardest and it will take some time, because you need to cut the top of the pineapple and remove all the insides.(That sounds horrible I’m sorry) IMG_8092 IMG_8093 IMG_8101 IMG_8102This next step is pretty easy, blend the rest of the ingredients. You can also add in some ice, if you prefer.IMG_8098 IMG_8099 IMG_8103 Finally, all you have to do is pour in the smoothie into the empty pineapple shell thing?IMG_8104 IMG_8105 Viola, you got yourself a pineapple boat smoothie! Any questions, suggestions or concerns, leave them in the comment section below. Until next time!IMG_8107

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