Sunday, 27 October 2013

Opening of the First H&M in Ottawa!

It's been a while since I've posted about fashion or beauty, so here it is!

After hundreds of five hour drives to Toronto for some shopping sprees, I am delighted to say that Ottawa's shopping malls and  stores may finally be enough to satisfy our local shopaholics. I, myself, was ecstatic  when I found out that we would be opening a Forever XXI and H&M all in a short time period.

Because of my mountain of homework, assignments and upcoming tests, I did not plan to visit H&M anytime soon. Instead, some act of fate (haha, not really) gave me the perfect opening to go browse through the new store on our way back from Toronto, ironically enough.

It definitely met my expectations. The clothes were amazing because, let's be honest, lot's of stores *coughforeverxxicough* sometimes like to give their Ottawa stores the products that don't sell as well. I found so many nice things, but because I was a few days late, most of them didn't come in my size anymore.

Here are the two things I actually ended up buying:

Over-Sized Sweater
I FINALLY FOUND AN AMAZING SWEATER. I've been looking for a cozy sweater since the end of August. They all ended up being too cropped, too scratchy or too thin. I've already worn this three times since I bought it haha. (Oh, shoutout to Renee, who I know is reading this post, for being the first to compliment the sweater. ;) ) I love how this sweater is super baggy with a cozy and wintery design. The back even drapes down a little so you can wear leggings without showing off your... bottom... :P

Sorry about the unoriginal picture! I just packed away all my summer clothes without planning for this post and I have no idea where my mom put all the bags, haha. Back to the dress.
Neon Pink Dress
I never really bought such a bright dress before... I tried on the same dress in royal blue as well, but somehow this pink one just stood out to me. This dress fits super nicely and ends right above the knees. The contrast between the bright pink and the black is perfect and, overall, it just gives off this great energetic vibe.

So there we have it. My first of many adventures to Ottawa's very first H&M! I hope you all enjoyed this fashion post, it has been a while hasn't it?

What are your favourite stores?

See you next Sunday! xx

Sunday, 20 October 2013

♚ Autumn In Canada ♚

My family has a tradition where we take a day during each Thanksgiving weekend to go visit the forest. In Canada, we are famous for the maple leaves, which gives us the advantage of having a breathtakingly beautiful fall time when the leaves turn crimson, golden and amber.

During each of these annual visits, I love taking photos. I'm not really a professional photographer or anything, but I thought I'd share a few photos with you anyway!

What's unique about your country or city?

See you next Sunday! xx

Thursday, 17 October 2013

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I know I promised that my September Favourites would be out this week, but I was super busy with hosting guests and exploring our city during Thanksgiving weekend. I personally think that it's way too late to post my Favourites, but I'll have one for October! As a way of begging for your forgiveness, I have a bonus post for the week!

Now on with the post...

So my sister, who's a year older than me, came home one day from school telling me that a girl in her science group had introduced her to something completely and utterly amazing. Naturally, I was super curious as to what my sister was so in love with. So we sat down and she took out her laptop and typed in "". And let me just tell you, I was not disappointed.

If you're a Tumblr user, a Pinterest user, or an Internet user in general, I'm sure you've all come to a few pictures of things that you really really REALLY wanted to buy, but just didn't know where to get it. This website allows you to post pictures of anything that you see on the Internet and don't know where to buy. As soon as the picture is posted, other users begin to help you look for the product and the price.

Here's a snapshot of what the site layout looks like!

I find it really fun to browse on this site occasionally. It's such a great way to relax and destress. Unfortunately, I don't have much time to relax and destress lately, which is great. Sarcasm. I'll definitely write a post on destressing sometime soon, haha.

Do you have any sites that you're obsessed with?

See you on Sunday with some... PHOTOGRAPHY! :)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

♪ My Autumn Playlist 2013 ♪

If you know me at all in person, you would know that music is a big deal in my life. I decided to give try making my own list of recommended songs every once in a while and hope to find readers and bloggers who have a similar taste! This first playlist is going to be quite simple and you'll probably all recognise the artists on this list, but in the future I promise to include some new artists that I, personally, have discovered.

So what is my definition of an autumn playlist? For me, the whole atmosphere of autumn is super warm, rich and welcoming. I chose to make a playlist of calm and rich (if you can describe music like that) songs that I personally would love to listen to while cuddling in a knit blanket, reading a book and burning some amazingly scented candle in the background. So without further ado, I present to you my autumn playlist!

1. Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran

2. Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood 
(I especially love the acoustic version)

3. Tiptoe by Imagine Dragons

4. Rainy Zurich by The Fray

5. 1901 by Birdy

6. Little Things by One Direction

7. Only Love by Ben Howard

8. Endlessly by The Cab

9. Video Games by Lana Del Rey

10. Counting Stars by One Republic

11. Let Her Go by Passenger

12. Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's

13. Stubborn Love by The Lumineers

14. Monster by Imagine Dragons

15. Stormy by Hedley

I created my first playlist on 8tracks which you can listen to here, but don't judge because it's my first playlist and I was supposed to be doing homework so it came out super rushed...

I am so sorry for all of you who were looking forward to a September Favourites post! I have 4 labs, a math test, and philosophy assignment, a chem quiz and a French presentation all next week before our long weekend! I promise that it will be out next week though!

See you next Sunday!

What songs are on your autumn playlist?