birthday baby

Okay so I am not really a baby. I am now 25. Which is crazy.
But with the amount of crying I've done up to and after my birthday would make you think I am a baby. Birthdays are hard for me.


I went to my favourite place, beautiful Buntzen lake to celebrate my old age. 

I also broke out my new floral doc martens I got while in Portland recently. I've been dreaming of them forever and i'm so glad I finally have them! Happy birthday to me.

dress: old navy
tights: we love colors


she rules her life like a bird in flight

I blame my recent obsession with AHS: Coven for my tandem recent obession with hats.
Those witches can rock a hat. 

But my head is pretty big.
Bigger than a woman's head should be, according to every store that sells hats. Every hat I would try on never fit my big ol' head properly. 
Until one blessed day. When I was at Target, picking up socks before work because I didn't have any clean ones (don't judge), I came across this hat.
I put it upon my head.
And it fit.

It's a miracle. 
I love my new hat.
It just brings me closer to my delusion.

I went to my favourite place one day during my reading break to take some photos. 
This lake is the most magical and peaceful place to me.
So I thought it was appropriate to channel some witchy vibes.

Outfit details:
hat: Target
dress & jacket: Old Navy
tights: Forever 21+ (online)
boots: The Bay


make me over

One of the (many) things I love about clothes is playing around with different looks. Like how wearing jeans tucked in can make you feel like a totally different person.
This outfit is a bit different from my every day uniform of leggings and a dress (or sometimes, a skirt with a top!). Sometimes it's fun to play sometimes. 

I also tried a new thing for me- cuffed jeans with my brand new ankle boots! I'm almost always wearing tights or leggings, which show off these boots nicely. Since jeans don't totally do the trick I just cuffed 'em. #yolo.

jeans, shoes: Old Navy
satchel: Vintage
blazer: Addition Elle


Once I start something, it's hard to stop. Like dying my hair. Or watching tv.
Or buying/wearing jumpsuits. 
When I saw this one at Forever 21+ I HAD to have it. I've been in love with meshy tops and jumpsuits, so this is the perfect marriage of the two.

And it even has pockets! 
Pockets are the greatest thing in the world.

Oh, and speaking of addictions, I dyed my hair again! I loved the blue, but it was time for another change! 
And now I love the purple even more!


Sometimes simple outfits are the best. 
Classic. Understated. 
And I don't leave my room looking like a tornado ripped through it!
Win, win, win.

Even better than a winning outfit is being home just as the perfect golden sunlight is pouring through my window. 


Who wants to join my coven?

Is anyone else watching the latest season of American Horror Story? I've started over the past few months, and i'm obsessed. It's quite odd, as I'm terrified at the smallest things so very easily, and yet, as the title depicts, it's a horror story. But I guess my love of witches and Gabby Sidibe can overwhelm any fears. 

Anyways, the fashion has been inspiring me a lot. It's fantastic.
I recently got a few thigns from forever 21+ that really fit the AHS: Coven asthetic. 
It's a lot of black. It's giving me major flash-backs to my youth. Or should I say flash-blacks.

This is the perfect babydoll jumper style dress. I wore it plain this day but it can be worn over shirts, under shirts, under cardigans...so many options.

Oh, and it's wonderful to spin in.
Which I may have done a lot of.

I wore it with a denim jacket. Simple and stylish!

It was such a foggy day by the sea. Perfect backdrop for witchy-coven vibes.


Channeling the Inner Child

After I got over that silly romper insecurity, I was on the hunt for overalls. 
I'm a product of the nineties, so, when a trend cycles back that reminds me of my childhood, i'll take a few years, but i'll eventually get on board with it. 
My dreams came true when I saw these adorable polka doted overall shorts online at Forever 21. 
Because, as people tell me all the time, I kind of have a thing for polka dots.

The fit is great, (now that i'm over that romper fear) and it even has POCKETS.
The one downside to it was that it buttoned up in the back. Like, every time you go to the bathroom you have to reach around like a circus freak and somehow guess where the button holes on the straps are and somehow align them to the button and keep them straight and not tangled without getting tired.
No thank you. 
So I sewed the straps to the back and just moved the buttons to the front! 
(And when I say "I sewed" I of course mean my mother did.)

Speaking of my childhood, the other cool thing about these overalls is that they remind me of my former glory. I had a pair of black overalls (full leg length though, and no polka dots) that I loved and would wear all the time. I was mercilessly teased as a kid (not for the overalls, but a plethora of other things) but my student teacher I had that year would always compliment me on those overalls, and my general 'style'. 
I also wore a lot of hair mascara at that time. My favourite colours were teal and purple. Funny how my hair is now all teal and purple. ;) (except for all the hideous fading). It was so nice knowing there was one stranger out there who saw something worthwhile in me.

Speaking of my childhood, I found this gem of a journal (or should I say, jurnol) entry from when I was eight. It made me smile for my obliviously phonetic way of spelling I had, and my matter of fact declarations of love for writing. I even said "I want to be a person who writes books" (spelling changed to reflect my current education), which gave me the push I needed to really follow my dream and continue in creative writing. 

It's funny how some things don't change. 
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