WANDER | Montreal Guide #1

Mont Royal Lookout Point

Having moved to Montreal recently for a footwear design internship, its been quite the change from comfortable and homey Ottawa. I secured a place downtown, right off of St. Catherine-Ouest and the ever bustling city is filled with chatter and car noises.

Over the past few weeks the sound of french has become comforting and is bringing back the many hours spent in french immersion during high school, which I still firmly believe I did not learn anything in regards to being bilingual (though I have a certificate that says otherwise). Everything is so new, not knowing anyone in the city but thankfully I have some amazing friends who visit me from Ottawa and over the long weekend we got up to a lot of shenanigans exploring the city together. Never have I walked so much, biked until the pain of the potholes still linger and eat such delicious food.

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WANDER | Tremblant 2015!

Second season boarding and not to brag but I think I’ve improved a lot since last season! Finally got my first board a gorgeous GNU B-Nice, paired with Ride bindings and Burton Mint boots; I’ve essentially been out on the hills every weekend. School or no school, snowboarding definitely took priority. With that, I managed two trips to Tremblant, which was some of the best boarding ever! I think I can confidently say that Tremblant is one of the best hills on the east coast. Hopefully next year it will be Whistler but here’s a look back at some of the moments captured with my new toy of the new year, the GoPro Hero 4 Silver!

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NAILS | RED PLAID

Wearing: Joe Fresh sweater, DIY Neckwarmer, Garage Socks (here)

Holiday nails in a festive plaid as part of the countdown to Christmas! Can’t believe Christmas is only 3 days away and I still haven’t completed all my holiday shopping (eeek!). Anyone else scrambling to get those last minute holiday things done as well?

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DIY | Tie me up in chains

Wearing: Garage boyfriend shirt, Club Monaco V-neck tee, Shark tooth necklace (here), Layla headphones in rose gold (here

Whew! First semester of my final year is officially over! More time for portfolio and fun things like this highly neglected blog for one. Super sorry for the lack of DIY posts guys, it’s just been super hectic! I’ll try to shoot as many as possible over the Christmas break to have things lined up in the new year.

I’ve been searching high and low for my body chain supplies and finally found all of it this morning so what better way to celebrate my first day off in ages than to make a little something special for myself? (I did a post on body chains wayyyyyyy back when here) Delicately chic, it can be worn over or under clothing. I wish I had this over the summer but am looking forward to wearing this for the winter months over sweaters and layered pieces. This body chain DIY took me all of ten minutes to make, most of the time just measuring the desired length of the chain.

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Nails | Reverse French Manicure

Whew! Already November and the first semester of my final year is flying by! It has been quite the chaotic semester and it’s been hard keeping on top of blogging but I shall try my best!

These nails, inspired by my good friend Alex are so chic! Simple and super easy, this reverse french mani will have them compliments hitting you left, right and center! I used Essie polishes, Penny Talk and Stylenomics; both perfect for the fall weather. I love the deep green jewel tone of Stylenomics, has been ready and excited for the holiday season to start! What colours will you be doing this manicure in?

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Trending | Lend Me an Ear

It seems like a typical thing to have ones ears pierced but until recently I was that one odd girl who had virgin earlobes. Granted I did recall having arguments with my mother in the past to get my ear pierced; as I got older, I just kind of forgot about earrings in general, it just wasn’t part of my everyday routine.

Now I know what I’ve been missing out on! Small little accents to draw attention to your face; a little extra sparkle; a whole new accessory to covet and collect! I’m intrigued by the new styles of earrings that are popping up around in the fashion world. No longer is just the earlobe highlighted but the back of the ear with the emergence of ear jackets and the crescent of the ear with ear cuffs. So many pretty ear accessories, no longer can you just classify them all as earrings. Here are some ear trends I can’t get enough of:

Ear Jackets: Whoever started this trend….I love you. its a super easy way to spice up plain old studs with a special back piece. Some favourites here, here and here

Ear cuffs: Edgy. Hot. Unique. I remember when this trend first emerged and was instantly trying to DIY versions with my friends. (potential tutorial if anyone wants it?). I currently own this one, loving this, and this.

Asymmetric Earrings: Mixing it up. Matching pairs are too typical, make a statement with different earrings. Plus symmetry is soooooooo last season. Can’t wait to get my hands on these, this and this.

Ear Crawlers: Newest accessory for this season, kind of a hybrid of an ear cuff and an ear jacket. Super cute ones to inspire your inner shopaholic here, here and here.

Images by Tommy Ton 

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NAILS | CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Inspired by my trip to Japan, where all fashion is embellished and detailed; I couldn’t resist doing up my nails just like them Japanese girls. Sparkly and girly to the max, Japanese nail art is an art form of its own. Usually an overall cohesive look with no two nails looking the same. For these nails I used acrylic paint to paint the flowers and layered on different glitter jelly finishes.

One thing to note: Patience. Not a nail design for the faint of heart 🙂

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Travel | Japan 2014 – VLOGs

Pikachu at Tokyo Tower

Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long. Very sorry about that!

A lot has changed in the past little while and I’ve sadly neglected this blog but here’s a bit of an update. I completed my 15-month internship and moved back home at the end of last month and then jetted off to Japan with my Dad for two weeks immersing ourselves in the Japanese culture. I have yet to finish going through all my photos but while on the trip I managed to take some video footage on my phone. I’ve upload Part 1 & Part 2 onto my YouTube Channel; Part 3 is on its way!
We started off in Tokyo, took a day trip to Mt. Fuji; spent some time at Nachi Falls in Kii-Katsuura and got stuck there for two days thanks to a typhoon. Made our way to Osaka and Kyoto before returning home 🙂
I had a lot of fun on the trip and would definitely recommend anyone who is an adventurous eater to give it a go! I will be posting a mini travel guide of Japan along with photos soon so keep your eyes peeled for that 🙂
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DIY | Pineapple Embellished Top

Whew! Summer is passing by wayyy too quickly! I can’t believe its already mid July! It makes me sad that there’s only a month and half left of sun and warmth. But then again its been quite chilly here in Toronto and thanks to certain people I’ve been stuck with a cold the last week. I’m feeling a bit better and realized how much I’ve neglected my blog and nothing better than to come back with a DIY tutorial for you guys. Here is a SUPER simple way to spice up any old tank or shirt in your closet with summer sunshine in the form of pineapples. Enjoy!

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