Forever 21

Vintage Warmth

DSCF8137Hulapopper Jacket, Roots scarf, Forever 21 orange turtleneck, H&M black turtleneck, Joe Fresh jeans, thrifted boots, Philistine sunnies

This winter I finally got to wear this vintage gem I got from Hulapopper last year for only $60! I die. This is one of the dopest spots for vintage shopping in Toronto. Hulapopper is a spot where you have to be in the frame of mind to get down and dirty and DIG! Piles and piles and racks on racks of garments and shoes and more, you are sure to leave with something at a great price. Make sure you follow them on Instagram though (linked above) because they don’t have regular shopping hours. Happy digging!

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Seventies Summer

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Forever 21 Romper, H&M Sandals, Ray-Ban Sunnies

I bought this romper for my friend’s 30th birthday bash on a boat a couple weeks back. It’s been warmageddon out here in Toronto but our evenings can get chilly so I figured being out on the water it could get a tad cold and the longer sleeve may come in handy. I’ve always been attracted to pieces that have long sleeves and a shorter bottom half. I think it gives garments an edgier vibe while still being slightly modest. Thankfully this piece is a short-short romper because it WAS super short. I was initially into this piece because of the colour and it’s 70s vibe, but also because I wanted something fun and easy to wear while on a boat; so a romper with that hint of sexy lace-up in the front was perfect.  I’m not much of a person for prints unless it’s snake skin or something along those animalistic lines, but this retro print wasn’t too aggressive and didn’t take over my petite frame so it worked.

*The shoes were a mega score in an over-run sale section. No longer available.

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Fringe Binge

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My Man’s Shirt, Forever 21 Skirt, H&M Necklace, Pedro Miralles Shoes

This outfit I would say is truly an expression of my style. I love texture,detail, vintage and prints. And when they blend so well together it feels real good. Anything with fringe, fur, fuzz and I am making the purchase, as long as it fits; there’s nothing like purchasing something with so much detail it wears you.

This is probably something I would wear to a festival, out to a show or casual dinner/drinks. I think expressing yourself through your clothing is really important. Not to be afraid and to explore and experiment will help you find who you are. Decorate yourself. It’s your life and your body!

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What I Wore X My Birthday

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Forever 21 Top, Skirt and Body Chain, Zara Shoes (similar)

Last week I turned 25, and you know I went through the checklist of life, society’s expectations of where I should be in life, the type of job I should have etc etc; BUT I’ve realized I’m in a pretty good position mental health wise. When I graduated I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to do and what career I wanted. Once I worked in the industry I realized it wasn’t for me and I’ve been working on myself and my mental health ever since. Your 20s are really hard, but why make it harder if you’re miserable? That’s what keeps me going.

My birthday also made me realize how lucky I am to have the people I have in my life. I’ve been super lucky to cross paths with you and have you in my corner (you know who you are). I have an amazing group of girlfriends of which we’ve been friends for almost a decade now, I have a strong/loving/generous man who made my birthday unbelievably memorable and perfect; and family that is always there -it’s been a hard year for us. I’ve also met some really amazing people through my man this year that I can’t be more grateful for knowing and getting to call them my close friends. You gals/guys rule.

This year I went for something a little more pocket friendly and went on a hunt to Forever 21. After endless fitting room selfies sent to my girlfriends I took this brick red top with cute cut-outs and obviously NEEDED this skirt for the summer. We went to The Boat in Kensington Market and it was ridiculously fun, but it’s also ridiculously hot in there so I kept that in mind when purchasing practically a bathing suit top.

Bring it on year 25!

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