Is it a dress? No! Is it a romper? Noo! Can only Taylor Swift or Aussi fashionistas rock it?? Not anymore! Is is appropriate to wear it outside the bedroom or events other than music festivals? YESS! One of the biggest trends of the summer is dressing in matchy matchy sets, and when I say set I don’t just mean black crop tops and skirts, I’m talking about a serious print, texture and color game that not everyone can pull of. I, for instance, am not cut out for the task. I can’t even wear same color head to toe, that’s pretty much why I dislike wearing dresses, so this matchy matchy thing is off limits for me but I’d like to see the rest of the world try. And maybe someday I’ll join you guys. With a black top and skirt.
All my life I’ve worn bikinis, even when I was a chubby little kid I found a bikini that I liked and only wore that. Only it’s this year that I discovered the charm of one piece, elongating the body all the while hiding my non-toned stomach and muffin tops. Kinda making me wonder why it took me this long to consider it but I’m not focusing on that, maybe I waited to grow up a little, who knows. So this year, I’m planning to pre-tan somewhere with a tiny bikini and then wear swimsuits ALL-SUMMER-LONG. I already have a swimsuit that has all the surprise at the back and now I want something to bring the party to the front. When it comes to sexy one pieces, it’s better to take the plunge – literally and figuratively – a deep, deep plunge.
As we dramatically and suddenly changed our plans to go (back) to Turkey for summer vacation, I am left with only two weeks to load up on all my swimwear needs (it doesn’t matter how many bikinis I already have, one always needs new beachwear every year) and I started to regret not checking out swimsuits before and saving for later, that was until I discovered this online boutique, a website dedicated to – well literally – swimwear. Bikinis, one pieces and cover ups of different brands all gathered together with a price match guarantee; this god sent website is getting me ready for summer. After getting this striped swimsuit from Saha I may not need anything else actually, but there are still couple (lots) more favorites that I’d have bought had I not been a bankrupted shopaholic.
It may come as a surprise that I bought my first ever “I’m going to wear this hat” hat and not a “this would look good on the wall till I get myself to put it on” hat last year when I went out shopping and it unexpectedly started raining, leaving my frizzy hair in an unspeakable shape, forcing me to finally consider a fedora. The first one was of course black, an all black simple fedora from Urban Outfitters. I loved it so much that the family started to grow rapidly, an heather grey felt hat from Lack of Color (see irl here) and a camel fedora from Asos (on me). Next in line? This Janessa Leone straw hat. Now I’m not calling it a trend because I have three but because I’ve been seeing hats everywhere, so if three’s a trend what exactly is a million?
My life has several milestones, like everybody else, such as moving to Montreal, starting to work in fashion, getting married and – unlike everybody else – using Instagram. Before, I was living life more free, not thinking about photographic excellence any day everyday up to a point of regret even after a beautiful day because I couldn’t take any good photos or being grumpy because I didn’t get enough likes that day. It really is crazy but at the end – believe it or not – it’s worth it. I’ve always been into photography and taking beautiful snaps of life’s little details makes me happy, if not insane or broke. Because aside from the time going into it and the endurance to judging stares of other people as I’m trying to jump over a table in a café, it takes some shopping to make your house Instagram ready. My go to place for reasonably priced décor like utensils or blankets is Simons since they have a nicely curated home section like it’s created for Instagram …