Costa Rica Adventure Day 3

The third day of my vacation, me and my family continued to take it easy and enjoy the hot weather.

Looking back now I am having some with drawl because it is SO cold in Toronto, and a snow storm is about to hit the city. Not as bad as the one from New York, but still I could use some vitamin D!

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Outfit 1: Aliexpress bathing suit

Outfit 2: House of Harlow wedges, Aliexpress romper

Like I said I had a serious addiction to Aliexpress in the summer, which was great because I could re-wear it all on the trip! The one bad thing about ordering from their site is that it takes a while to arrive- shipping is free and comes from China. I would suggest ordering way in advance from when you want the clothing!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Kisses!

Fit Fridays

So, I am starting a new segment on the blog called, Fit Fridays! A little background about me, I have never loved working out. To be truthful I totally hated it. As a young girl and teen I was involved in many after school activities that kept me active: dance, soccer etc. But once I left high school and went to university (freshman 15 please and thanks) I stopped taking care of my body.

Working out is so important physically and mentally (check out my last article!) This past summer I took on Kayla Itsines BBG #1, and it was great but just did not challenge me in the ways I needed. I find, for me, that classes are my best workout. With other people and the instructor I push myself harder.

SO I joined class pass at the beginning of January, and my life has completely changed. I feel amazing and healthy. I am active 5 days a week, from yoga to pilates I am always doing something.

Check out the link: https://classpass.com/home, it has honestly changed my life for the better. I am working out 5 days a week, around my own personal schedule! IF you already have class pass, follow me and we can get fit and healthy together! https://classpass.com/member/lexi39517

Now with working out comes the (most) important aspect, the adorably cute workout clothes!! (HELL YA)

I ordered a super adorable outfit from Fabletics, channelling my inner Kate Hudson. They have a great deal on right now, so I would suggest checking it out.

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How cute! The top comes with a built in bra, and the fun colours are just so me. The outfit is called Ten Thousand Islands: The Norwalk tank, and Sydney capri.

Tell me what you think about fit fridays in the comments below.

Kisses!

Bell Let’s Talk

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Today in Canada, it is Bell Let’s Talk day. This day is very important to me, and I know many other people around Canada and the world that suffer from mental illness.

Bell’s goal is to end the stigma surrounded by mental health, and by using various social media platforms they are able to raise awareness and money for this cause.

Not many people know my own story with mental illness, although especially with today it is important to share your own voice. I went through an extremely hard time in university when I was horribly bullied by a group of girls who did not care about their own actions and how they affect other people. I began to feel depressed and anxious, I was tormented on campus and scared to leave my house. My grades dropped, as I was being publicly humiliated on social media. It was through this time that I suffered, and thanks to my family and my close friends that stood by me no matter what I was able to come out on top.

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Mental illness effects everyone, whether it is a personal battle or a family or friend it is something that needs to be talked about. Words hurt, and bullying should not be accepted. Please, think about what someone is going through before you say something about their behaviour.

Today, I am happy and healthy and not ashamed to have to take medication to make sure I can live with my anxiety and depression. Without my medication, I would not be able to get up and live my life. There are still days when I just want to stay in bed and not face what is out there, a pain that hurts no matter what. It is something that I live with, no matter how hard it may be at times. I am thankful everyday for the friends that never left my side, my family who loved me through the tears and dark days.

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Let’s end the stigma!

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Check out Bell’s page for more details: http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/

Or http://www.thedialogueprojects.com/ which is a Toronto based company that is raising awareness by sharing stories to end the stigma. They sell shirts and bags with an elephant on them- the ever present ‘elephant in the room’ when one talks about mental illness.

I am not ashamed, this is who I am. Those who don’t understand do not belong in your life.

Thank you, please feel free to comment your own stories in the comments below.

Kisses!

 

 

What’s Up Doc?

So there is nothing I adore more than a fun graphic, because I am a child. From Hello Kitty, to Loony Tunes my closet is filled with clothing that would normally belong in a ten year olds closet- but hey! who really cares?

The best place to buy these fun graphics is Forever 21 they have a bunch of deals with Disney and Pixar so they are constantly making fun t-shirts, jersey’s and sweats that are based around cartoon characters.

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This outfit is so much fun, it is also so 90s of me. With the leather leggings and the Bugs Bunny t-shirt it’s a fun outfit for any time!

My love of Space Jam is not news to anyone, so I obviously had to buy this swanky t-shirt.

On me: American Apparel hat, Forever 21 t-shirt, Aldo booties, Aritzia Leggings

What do you think about wearing fun graphics? Let me know in the comments below.

Kisses!

 

 

 

Braids

So, this past weekend I tried a new hairstyle that I am so obsessed with! Cornrow pigtails.

I had been looking for some fun inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest to change up my look because I always do the same thing with my hair. Anyway, I got the braids done at a hair salon because there was NO WAY I could do them myself. I adored them so much, I am doing them again this weekend.

Below is some inspo that I used!

Tell me what you think of this new hairstyle!? And if you would try it in the comments below.

Kisses!

Schitts Creek

So, today, January 12th is the BEST day ever because Schitts Creek is premiering it’s second season!! Ahh!

If you don’t know what that is, you’re welcome in advance. It is the most hysterical show on TV and created by Toronto’s very own Eugene and Dan Levy .

You can find it on Netflix if you want to binge the first season before the second (bless your soul Netflix).

Now, in honour of the show returning tonight I have put together my favourite quotes from the first season, to shine some brightness on this Tuesday!

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Seriously, if you are not smiling then you clearly have no sense of humour. Check the show out, and it’s insanely talented and CANADIAN cast tonight. Annie Murphy, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara give you some serious laughs.

My favourite character is the diva Alexis Rose, who is my spirit animal (watch the show you’ll understand). Her fashion sense and humour are to die for, and it really allows me to be inspired by her care-free style and easy going wit.

Let me know if you have seen the show before in the comments below.

Kisses!

 

Team Cozy

Hello world! Happy Monday-hopefully wherever you are in the world, you are having an excellent start to your week!

For some Monday motivation I have a super cute turtleneck that is being featured on the blog, especially since the weather in Toronto is: -5!!!!! I am super layered up today because I am not allowing myself to get sick.

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On me: Forever 21 Ombre Turtleneck, Forever 21 socks, Topshop Jeans, Handmade hat

Bundle up friends, it’s going to be a cold long week, but hopefully your fashion choices will warm you up!

Tell me what you wear to keep warm in the comments below.

Kisses!

 

Costa Rica Adventure Day 2

The second day of our vacation I took it pretty easy, and was enjoying the seriously super hot weather. I also, unfortunately got a little burnt-I did not keep re-applying the sun lotion which is SO important.

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On Me Outfit 1: Vintage bathing suit, Ray Ban sunglasses

On Me Outfit 2: Wilfred dress, Aliexpress shoes

Kisses!

 

Roaming In Rome

In honour of #FlashbackFriday I have decided to do a series on all my travel escapades!

I adore travelling, seeing the world and learning new cultures. I have a wanderlust spirit, and travelling the world is something I truly love to do.

*Hopefully* I will journey to South East Asia this summer, so if you have been there I would love to hear your stories and tips!

This first series will document my travels in Italy: Rome, Florence and the Amalfi Coast.

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In the majority of my outfits I am wearing Brandy Melville, the clothes were light and easy to pack (I was living out of a large bag). Me and my travel partner hit up all the ‘tourist’ sights and had an incredible time!

Let me know where you have travelled in the comments below.

Kisses!

Winter Boots

So it officially snowed in Toronto last week, and the weather has been in the negatives meaning it is truly officially WINTER.

With that, I have retired all runners/flats/and any other shoes that are ruined in the snow. So the question becomes what am I putting on my feet?

Well…don’t fear I have an answer for all you fashionista’s dealing with snow/wet/cold weather.

UGG Adirondack Boot II-Leather

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This is now my second pair of the UGG winter boot (my first lasted me 4 years). They are so warm and comfy, my toes never get cold and they keep the water out. I wear them running errands, with casual outfits (maybe to school if it is seriously freezing). They are also not bulky, and it doesn’t feel like you are lugging bricks on your feet. I don’t know how I would survive the winter without them.

Rudsak Beaufort

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These boots are honestly a god send. They have shearling fur around the ankle, which you can wear up or down. They also have a thermal insole to insure your feet stay warm. For dressing up in the winter these are the perfect boot-especially with two different ways to wear them!

Timberland Waterproof Boots

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Timbs have always been my go-to during university-when I did not want to wear heels, and could trek to a bar in boots. Now they are the perfect boots to wear when there is not too much snow on the ground and I am running out for brunch.

Hopefully this helped you out if you are in need of a pair of winter boots!

Let me know what you wear in the comments below.

Kisses!