Monday, July 11, 2011

Techno Brick

SWEATER --- Urban Outfitters
NECKLACE -- Forever 21
SKIRT -- American Apparel

Hello all :) Today is just a grand day, I'm honestly busting! But first off, I wore this outfit yesterday when me and Saieesha went to a mall in Edmonton. I just wanted to wear something comfortable. I didn't buy anything, we just had nothing to do so we went and ate haha, it was great.

But today!! We went to West Edmonton mall for some shopping. When I was in Calgary a few days ago, I saw these high waist leopard print jeans at Urban Outfitters that I loooved. They were pretty pricey, and kinda out there so I gave myself a few days to think about it. Well today we went back to Urban and found them! I decided to just buy them, because I couldn't stop thinking about them and I think it's good that I'm buying something more outgoing. How would you guys wear them? I want some ideas :)

aaaaand also, my older cousin Natasha recently spent all her Shoppers Optimum points and got $190 worth of makeup for $26 (woo0o0ow jealous). I was looking through it all and she showed me this lip gloss she bought from lancome called Techno Brick. I loved it, and then she told me that it was the colour that Emma Watson wore on this month's Vogue cover! She had brought the cover into shoppers and told them thats the colour she wanted, sooo I decided to go and buy the same one! hehe now I can say I wear the same colour as Emma's kinda sad that that's the main reason why I bought the gloss..

Anyways I'm still in Edmonton and off to Vancouver on Wednesday to visit my grandpa, so I'm not sure when my next post will be! Hope everyone is doing well :)

- Shay

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Self-Portrait Sunday - Week 12

1: This is my cousin, Saieesha :) she is soo much fun, and yeah I love her. We just got back from Calgary yesterday, we were with my uncle and my other cousin, Natasha. We went shopping at Chinook Centre and found crazy deals at Urban Outfitters.

2: I might have an outfit post up soon, Saieesha has an amazing camera and a blank black wall so we'll seeee...

3: Everyone needs to check out Lily Melrose's jewelry shop, she got in cute new necklaces and new rings (:

short post, sorry ! Hope everyone's weekend was good (:

- Shay

Thursday, July 7, 2011

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited

SKIRT -- Forever 21

Hello all (: I'm sorry for the lack of posts, I got back from Vancouver yesterday, and I'm off to Edmonton tomorrow ! I'm visiting my cousins who are basically my sisters. We're going to go to Calgary and stay at the Delta for a night and go shopping! I'll be in Edmonton until next Thursday, so there probably wont be anymore outfit posts until then. But I'll try to post in my free time :) I just wont have my picture room or my camera (I'm scared I'll break it there, so I"m just bringing my cheap digital one). 

I really have to apologize for the crummy photos, I was in a rush and just ugghghhh. I couldn't get the settings right and the lighting was all bad, the top of the shirt is all mesh but you can't see it:( Oh well, i'll make sure the next outfit post is better !

How is everyones summer so far? Anyone travelling anywhere exciting?

- Shay

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Self -Portrait Sunday - Week 11/Transatlanticism

BAG -- H&M
WRAP -- Aritzia
ROMPER -- Urban Outfitters

1:Hello (: So my Vancouver trip has been rescheduled ! I'm leaving tomorrow and I get back on Wednesday. I'm going to Playland and then shopping the next day! We'll be going shopping downtown on the streets and at Pacific Center, and then we'll be bussing to Metrotown. I'm so excited!

2:I did my hair after watching Katie (of Cherry Humbug) in her "Bardot Bombshell" hair tutorial. I've just recently started reading her blog and I'm in love with it! I suggest you all follow her on bloglovin. THe video was great! and the hairstyle only took about seven minutes, it was very helpful :)

3:I wore this outfit out to dinner with my parents. We went to Ric's Grill, it's definitely a favourite in my family:) I love buying new items, but I hate it when I buy something so versatile and then wear it all the time! This wrap has been worn like, 4 days a week since I bought it! It honestly goes with everything

4:Quick post because I have to pack for my trip now! I hope everyone's enjoying their long weekend !

- Shay

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Skin

HEADWRAP, TANK TOP -- American Apparel
HAT -- Joe, Superstore

Happy Summer to everyone (: I actually wore this outfit with the sunhat, but when I set up my camera to take pictures I realized that they would turn out very bad (my test shot is above) because the hat blends in with the background ! So I quickly ran to my room and put the headwrap on, because the outfit wouldn't be complete without something else. I like the ensemble with the hat sooo much better, it's so much more beachy and cute, but the headwrap had to do. Something about it's colour is throwing me off though, it doesn't really go with the other colours :s

Short post today as I am getting ready to go see a dance show :) Happy Canada day to those of you who celebrate it ! Tomorrow's the big day, what are your plans?

Enjoy the long weekend !

- Shay

Monday, June 27, 2011

It's been a while...

WRAP -- Aritzia
NECKLACE -- Forever 21

Finally an outfit post (: hoorah hoooraaaah. I love this outfit, I wore it to my friend's place yesterday just to hangout, but I can't wait to wear it out. If I look at it a different way, sometimes the hair and the wrap combine to a sort of pimp-esue look, which is definitely not a good thing haha. But yeah, it's a little more out there than what I normally wear, what do you guys think?

I'm almost in grade 12 ! What a bummer though, my summer hasn't started exactly how I wanted. There were two class of 2011/2012 grad stags in June, and I planned to attend both, them being my first grad stags. Seriously, the last week of school, all i talked about were the parties. What a shame that the first one was shut down, and the second I was out of town for. I was bummed, but then I thought, hey I have my Vancouver trip with my friends coming up ! Aaaaand then that got cancelled too. What gives?!

Usually my family and I take a holiday every summer. We've gone to Europe, the US etc etc, but this year we can't because of my grandpa being ill (and i definitely do not mind staying in town for him). I'm not used to being home all summer, so I think I'm going to get a job as a hostess..I'm ashamed to say I've never had a job before..harhar.

Soo, I have a giftcard for aldo, enough to buy a pair of shoes, but I don't know what to get ! I have such a problem when it comes to gift cards because I'm scared to spend them and see something better that I could've bought later. I can't decide if I should get a cute pair of summer sandals, or a pair of loafers that I can wear in the fall too. Heeelllppppp !

Hope everyone's enjoying their summer, it's only the beginning ! :)

- Shay

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Self-Portrait Sunday - Week 10

Off to bed after a loooong day with my boyfriend, and my Vancouver trip was postponed :( but I have an outfit post ready for tomorrow :)

- Shay

ps - thanks for everyone wishing my grandpa well (: sorry for such short meaningless posts, its a busy time !

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Clothing Haul: H&M and Aritzia

Bad lighting and such a small screen :( First video i've uploaded on blogger, anyone know if its possible to make it bigger? And sorry for the bad quality, just stuck with the good old photo booth video for this one

Ah first clothing haul video (: hope you all enjoy it !

- Shay

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Timeeee

Bikini top and bottom -- H&M

Is this not one of the cutest bathing suits you've seen this summer season? I've been looking for the perfect bathing suit (I've been using my old all-black $10 walmart bikini my past two beach trips..) and I think that H&M has the cutest ones for awesome prices ! they range from around $5 to $30 dollars, which, compared to other places, is actually really really cheap. I don't know why I never invest in bathing suits, I guess I just find it useless cause in my town we only hae one crummy beach and lately it's been barely hot enough to go. Buuuuuut this year I want a new, nice bikini. I'm currently in Vancouver visiting my sick grandfather (which is why I haven't posted at all this week, sorry <3) and I'm leaving tomorrow. Monday morning I leave for Vancouver again with my friends to go shopping though, and that is when I hope to find this dream bikini :)

hope everyone's summer vacation is going great :)

- Shay

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Self-Portrait Sunday - Week 9 (I'm baaaack)

1: hello all ! I'm back to blogging, I just quickly took this picture right now, my hair is wet and i've decided to experiment and see how my natural curls turn out, I have nowhere to be tonight so why not:) School is finally done ! While I was complaining about so much school work the past few months, lots of people left encouraging comments and told me that my hard work would pay off, and they were all right ! I made principal's list at my school and made the honours list, so I'm incredibly happy ! I'm glad it's summer now and I have no more exams to write, finally 2.5 months to myself !

2: After this post i'm going to go back and read all the blogs I haven't read in forever, if I"m following you expect a few comments coming your waaay:) 

3: I'm off to Vancouver to stay with two of my friends in her mom's apartment in a week and a bit, her mom is letting us stay there alone so I'm pretty excited. Also shopping ! Cannot wait to pick up some summer items, and I can't wait to start my fall shopping ! All the stores will be stocked with leggings and sweaters soon :) What should I focus on for fall this year? I haven't really decided on what items I should invest in, any ideas?

4: I promise I'll have an outfit post up soon, I can't wait to get back to blogging ! 

5: So, what are everyone's plans for the summer? Feel free to comment, I'm genuinely interested:)

I've missed it :)

- Shay

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Self-Portrait Sunday - Week 8

Hello lovlies :) my apologies for my lack of posts, it's been like this for a while ! School and everything is just overwhelming, so I'm going on a 'blogger break'. I'm sorry I wont be posting very often until June 17 ! That's when school ends, I'll try and still look at and comment on the other blogs that I love, but everything is just too much right now ! Hope you all understand:)

thankyou to all who read and follow my blog :) bear with me ! 

**just realized I've been wearing my cross ring the past three self-portrait sunday posts ! hehe I must be in loveeeee.

- Shay <3

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hard to love

CARDIGAN, HEADBAND -- American Apparel
RING -- Jwlry
NECKLACE -- Forever 21

Ah an outfit post finally :) I do realize that this skirt was in my last outfit post..and I don't really like doing that. I mean, I don't like wearing the same piece in to consecutive outfit posts, I'm not sure why haha. Anyways nothing is really new here, I've been out shopping lots but I feel almost "shopped out." I'm not finding anything in the stores I usually shop at (H&M, American Apparel, Foever 21). Seriously, my whole wardrobe is built upon those three stores. I need to shop at different places ! But it's hard living in a small town in Canada. I wore this out to brunch today at Cora, I just ate my heart out. Two eggs poached, potatoes, toast and fruit. I seriously recommend this place. Now that we've discussed my breakfast...

I've really been into sleeveless blouses lately, I think they're an easy way to "fashion" up any lazy outfit. Worn with skinny jeans or over leggings would be an easy way to quickly look cute.

How was everyone's may long weekend? :) I'm extremely sad its over, but it was fun while it lasted !

- Shay

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Self-Portrait Sunday - Week 7

On my mind

1: Took this photo earlier today, didn't have a chance to upload it ! Sorry for the late post, It's been quite the day today. Have any of you had to read Macbeth in school? I'm kinda bittersweet about it, I love reading Shakespeare but at the same time I get frustrated if I can't figure out the meaning of a part right away, ah well. I have to do a theme/motif chart for every scene of every act in the play, and I've totally left it to the last minute. Finished it today though ! weeoooo.

2: I'm such a huge Topshop fan, but I live in Canada soooo I can't shop online, and the only store in North America is in New York ! I've been to New York twice, but that was three years ago and at that time  I was suuuper interested in Abercrombie and didn't even know Topshop existed ! How things have changed... Anyways i've just signed up for a Paris/Barcelona/Madrid spring break trip with my friends next year ! It's our grad year so we wanted to do something fun. Aaaand it just so happens that there is a Topshop in Madrid in one of the areas we're going to ! I know it's like a year away, but I'm beyond stoked.

3: I am in great need of a new swimsuit. I don't know why, but I've never paid more than like 10 bucks a piece for a bathing suit, even though I basically live at the beach in the summer. I want to invest this year !! I've been wanting a high waist polka dot bikini, i love the vintage look to it. I'm quite the newb when it comes to buying nice bathing suits, where do you guys buy yours? An all black bikini from Wall Mart has been my swimsuit staple for as long as I can remember, so feel free to give me advice and if any of you lovely readers know any cool stores that you love to shop for swimsuits at, just comment :)

Hope everyone's enjoying their last bit of maaaaaay loooonggg... :)

- Shay

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Off to a "surprise" birthday dinner with my boyfriend and friends, I found out about it so its not longer a surprise...ah well it should still be good fun :)

i'll post a photo of what I'm wearing when I'm home :)

Hope everyone's *safely* enjoying their may long !

- Shay

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bright Idea

I've been all about neutrals lately, but finally the weather is warming up in my town and all I've been wanting to wear is brights ! i'm really getting into colour blocking, so hopefully I'll get to go shopping soon and pick up some essentials for the trend. Any suggestions in what bright items I should invest in first?

outfit post soon, promise :)

- Shay

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Self-Portrait Sunday - Week 6

On my mind

1: Finally got my ring from llymlrs' jewelry shop ! The quality is excellent, except the silver is wearing off pretty quick. I put a coat of clear nail polish on top and that seemed to have stopped it, but other than that, i'm in love !

2: Life is busy, I love blogging but I apologize for my lack of posts, hope you can all bare with me ! THe end of the year is always a busy time,

I hope everyone had a great weekend :)

- Shay

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The lazy one

SHIRT -- MTV New York
SCARF -- Joe, Superstore

Hello all ! Another outfit post weeooo. I'm not sure how much I like this outfit, it was very quickly thrown together in the morning. I usually like lots of different textures in my outfits, but this just screams COTTON to me :s ah well, I was comfortable :)

Hope everyone's having a good start to their weeks, sorry for the short post !

- Shay

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Self-Portrait Sunday - Week 5

On my mind

1: This was the slowest week ever ! I always find the last month or so of school goes by soooo slow and I really dislike it.

2: I bought my dress for my boyfriends grad a while ago, and it looks very similar to this one, except shorter with a different neckline and a smaller floral print. I didn't want to look too fancy because it's not my grad, I'm just a date, but I'm getting scared now that it's not fancy enough :s Any ideas on how to dress it up a bit more? or how to do my hair to make it look more dressy? feel free to comment :)

3: I was looking through Maria's blog (I highly recommend you all check it out) and she posted a picture of the american apparel carry-alls, so I started looking at them on the site and I"m absolutely in love with them. So cute and they'd go with everything !

4: A happy mother's day to you all :) I spent the day with my mom, we cooked brunch and tried to go watch my boyfriend's soccer game, but there was no parking so we just drove back and forth past to field to catch some of it haha,

Hope everyone had a good weekend :)

- Shay

Saturday, May 7, 2011

My summer palette

A little polyvore for you all... :) These are all the colours that I'm loving right now for summer, neutrals with a splash of teal.

Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend, 

- Shay

Friday, May 6, 2011

While our blood's still young

BLOUSE -- Forever 21

Hello all :) Not too much to say today, except school's been extra busy this week because of math ughh. But my birthday's comin up ! weeoo, I think I'm going to have a sixties themed party at my house. I never really had big theme birthday parties (last year was my first, it was a masquerade) but they've grown on me, and its just another excuse to have a party so why not right ? 

All I really want for my birthday is a Canon Rebel XT or XTi, I just need a beginners camera for now, but I'm not sure which I should consider? If any of you know about cameras and have any advice at all just let me know please and feel free to comment :)

Hope everyone's having a lovely week !

- Shay

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Self -Portrait Sunday - Week 4

On my mind

1: My sister is now home from university, so it feels like summer ! ..but sadly it's not and I have school tomorrow uggh.

2: Just watched Obama's speech on the death of Osama Bin Laden, such a weird time right now. But Obama is seriously a great speaker, he's definitely fit for president.

3: I've been loving crop tanks and high-waist vintagey-y looking shorts soo much, they look so summery together. I actually got the inspiration from Naomi of of real world las vegas 2011 (please no judgment for my love of stupid reality TV) She often wears bright cropped tanks and short denim shorts and rocks them !

4: I reaaaally wanted this Clinique chubby stick to wear in summer, but I couldn't find a nice pink colour that didn't look awkward with my skin tone :( Luckily I was called for a free makeover at Shoppers for a new Lise Watier line, and I ended up trying on this lip stick/gloss and I love it ! i highly recommend it, it feels so soft like chapstick on my lips and its small and easy to carry around.

Hope everyone has a good monday tomorrow.. :)

- Shay

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Rolling in the deep

NECKLACE -- Forever 21

Hello all, I'm very proud of myself right now. I've been blogging a lot more often ! Usually I don't have the time, and I still don't, but I'm making this blog one of my priorities, because I love it and I want to see where it goes. A big thank you again to all who read and follow my blog :) And thanks to whoever comments ! I read and appreciate every single comment I get, and I"m still trying to find an html code to let me have a reply option. If I get a comment from someone I'll always go onto their blog (if they have one) and give them a comment back, so that's my way of replying and saying thanks :)

I'm really loving Adele right now, her new album 21 is incredible; I still love 19 though. I can't get Rolling in the Deep out of my head, soo catchy. I"m slightly annoyed with the radio stations in town though because they've really been overplaying it, and I honestly hate that because then I get so sick of it so quick !

My friend Bailey is just getting started with her blog, she has great style so I'm expecting good things, everyone should check it out and keep an eye on it :)

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend, 

- Shay