April 13, 2014

#ootd


now that it's springtime (finaaaally!) i've felt like taking more ootd photos even though i'm entirely bored with most of my wardrobe & want new everything...that's not going to happen so i'm working with what i've got.

tee - F21 (sold as pj's, oops!) similar
jeans - old navy - 'the rockstar' jean...worst name, best jeans
boots - frye - carson chelsea boot
necklace - black&bronze - currently for sale on my instagram


tank - thrifted
pants - skirt (that's the name of the store)
ps: give me ALL of the harem pants. loose pants are my jam this spring!
jean jacket - thrifted
scarf - urban outfitters 
smoking slippers - sam edelman 'alvin'
i recently made this custom necklace for my friend tracy's 30th birthday. i haven't created anything for black&bronze in so long so it felt really good & also inspired me to make a few other pieces. hoping to get back into the swing of things!

tomorrow i embark on round 2 of the whole 30. it's been a year since i last did it & i really need to re-boot my system & get back on track with clean eating. i've also been running again lately seeing as the snow has melted (thank god!) & that's been keeping me sane. i really love running. never thought i would say that but i truly do.

oh & here's a song i've been obsessed with lately:


March 23, 2014

1/ white on white for spring. 
y'know, still keeping it neutral but a fresh look for spring...the spring that does not seem to want to come out here in canada. the birds are chirping but they must be cold because it's still -10. i cannot wait to wear lighter layers!!

2/ these nails.
i just did this while enjoying my sunday morning coffee, but put a nude in the background for a bit more polished look rather than no polish. i'm really diggin' it...might be my go-to for spring! clean&simple but still interesting.

3/ changing up decor.
spring is totally that time of year for me where i crave change...hard. i've already chopped my hair (4x in the past 6 months haha) i want a wardrobe overhaul (slowly but surely) & i want to re-decorate & gut our place. i have my own closet/office room & i really want to switch it up from what it's doing right now. black&white seems to be where my heart is lately when it comes to fashion & decor so black&white it is! 

are you guys getting bored of my black&white collages yet? i can't help it!! maybe spring will inject some colour into my life, but so far, no dice! 

March 5, 2014

quitting.

last week i cancelled my gym membership & it felt GREAT. 
probably the only time that i've quit something & felt better than not quitting. 

no longer do i feel the extreme guilt when i don't get to go & then see the money coming out of my bank account. no longer do i feel like i should just go after work even though i have zero desire to, simply because i am paying for it. 

they made it super easy to go too. they had emptied my locker (for no reason at all) a week prior to me cancelling, so handed me my things in a garbage bag, including my lock that was cut (when i had been paying for a locker rental all along). they also asked me what my personal fitness goals were going forward, to which i replied "none of your fucking business" ...just kidding. i told them, but the whole time i was wondering why i was telling them, when i was cancelling my membership, not starting one. anyways, they made me feel like i was truly making the right decision, i've always felt the people at good life to be a bit pushy for my liking.

on that note, one of my NY resolutions was to go to the gym, or rather to exercise more often than i had been in the months leading up to 2014. i have a few of jillian michaels DVDs that i have been using & enjoying & can i just say that working out at home rules. you don't have to worry about a) what you look like, b) what you're wearing, c) what time it is & the list goes on. there are so many great workouts you can do at home & even online now. i've been blown away at the exercises i've seen on pinterest that are great & require little to no equipment. i'm also eating cleaner than i was a few months ago & that feels good too. 

i'm not sure why i'm sharing this little tid bit of my life, but there it is folks. maybe because i feel like it's going to be a turning point. gyms are shitty. working out at home feels good. the end.

March 2, 2014

shop feature //aakasha

so i came across this amazing bulgarian etsy shop aakasha while perusing the internets with a massive hangover, & i'm in love. her designs are unique but still on point with trends & i would love to one day own a piece. i'd probably start with those drop crotch lounge pants & work my way up the collage i made + there's about 100 other pieces i'd like to own, like this hooded cardigan. there was honestly nothing that i wouldn't want to have in my wardrobe.

i highly recommend you checking out her shop!