Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Funday: March 29/15

Image Credit: Matthew Wiebe
Hi there! Honestly, I can't quite believe that the week is already over. The past seven days are all kind of smushed up and blurry in my mind, and I can't quite reminder what happened, but I do remember the feeling of not being able to wait for the weekend. But now that the weekend's nearly over (again, how?), I just realised how much work I actually have to do. Barely any of it is schoolwork, but I'm actually kind of worried about it, aha.

Spotify Love

Music was a really big part of my week. I think I mentioned getting Spotify before, but it's just been life-changing. I guess for some that might seem a little overdramatic, but I've been able to make some playlists and all the music just makes me so much happier. Like I've noticed that listening to all this music has considerably lifted my mood.

If you were ever curious as to what I listen to, my username's stylegeneris like it is everywhere, and I have a playlist called "acoustic/indie chill" as well as one titled "sixteen" that I've been putting together for my 16th birthday party (I know, I'm crazy) You have to make an account to be able to see it (which you should definitely do, I'm just saying), unfortunately...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

You're Only Human

Photo By Jessica Polar
Image Credit: Jessica Polar
Hi there! Something that I feel like we forget a little too often is how we're only human. We'll pile a crap load of stuff on our plate and somehow expect ourselves to accomplish it all. Or we'll do something stupid and expect to be able to bounce back immediately and when we don't, we get mad at ourselves. They say that you're your own worst critic and that proves to be so true - we tend to expect a hell of a lot out of ourselves, that's for sure.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

VIDEO: Get Ready With Me: School Morning

Hi there! I just posted a video on Sunday that walks through a typical school morning for me in terms of hair, makeup, and clothes go. It was definitely an interesting filming experience, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. You can check the video out below! If you want to like and subscribe if you haven't already, that would be great too!

What is your school morning routine like? How long does it usually take you? What don't you do that you wish you had the time for? Leave it in a comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading!
- J

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Cleaning Goals & Inspiration

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Hi there! Something that I've always wanted to do but have never done (trust me, there's a massive list despite the significant dent I've made in that list this year) is spring clean. There's always this bright enthusiasm and excitement when spring comes around and the second word that I think of when I think of spring (the first is "flowers") is "cleaning."

This year, I decided that it'd be a good idea to actually, you know, clean in the springtime. But like any other project, you need some inspiration to get motivated to start. Keep reading for a few of my goals and some projects to go along with them. All with pretty pictures, of course.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sunday Funday: March 22/15

Image Credit: Michael Hirsch
Hi there! There are a few things I can't quite wrap my head around at the moment. For example, how is it already the 22nd of March? That means March is nearly over. That means the third month of the year is nearly over. I don't know about you but that feels kind of significant. 

I also can't believe that my March Break is over after today. That just doesn't seem fair somehow. The only comfort I have is knowing that I only have to go to school for nine days, and then after that, I'll have a four-day weekend. 

There's also the fact that summer is basically three months away and I can't seem to decide on whether that's in a really long time, or a really short one. I think my indecisiveness and my mood are big inconsistent factors that play a role in my stance on the matter.

Speaking of March Break, my week off was a pretty nice one. While I'm laughing at myself since I thought I was going to get loads of sleep (I didn't), I managed to enjoy myself. I wasn't productive in the ways that I thought I'd be, but I was pretty productive nonetheless. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Farfetch: My City Style Quiz

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Hi there! The other day, a lovely lady reached out to me about this new style quiz from Farfetch. In short, it's simply a fun little style quiz to inform you on which city's style suits you best. Of course, you shouldn't let this quiz dictate what you wear from now until you die, but it's nice to discover something new about yourself and maybe it'll inspire you to play up that particular city's influence the next time you style an outfit.

Plus, I'm a huge fan of quizzes and they're always fun to take, so why not try it out, right?

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Me!

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Image Credit: Ilya
Hi there! I know that I've been kind of flaky in terms of consistent blogging, but regardless, it's my two-year anniversary today! It's kind of crazy that it's already been two years and since we're going into our third year, I'm going to make a much, much bigger effort to be more consistent and simply provide the best content. Thank you guys so much for sticking with me through it all and your support means so much to me. 

So thank you thank you thank you! I hope that the next 365 days will be as great as the past two years have been!

Thank you so much for reading!
- J

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring Break To-Do List

Photo By Doug Robichaud
Image Credit: Doug Robichaud
Hi there! Spring Break is coming up (and thank goodness for that), so I'll be able to have a nice and relaxing seven days to wind down and not worry about anything. But of course, there are still a few things that I have to get done, so I've compiled a list of what I'd like to accomplish. Maybe you'll get some inspiration for your Spring Break plans, too. :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What to Where: School Presentations

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Hi there! I always try to dress more nicely whenever I have a school presentation. I don't really get nervous at all for these things, but if I wear something that makes me feel particularly good, it'll make me feel more confident, which leads to me doing better on my presentation.

However, wearing button-downs to achieve that proper school girl look for every presentation can get a bit boring, so here are a few more suggestions!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

February Favourites!

Hi there! February was a pretty good month for me, albeit a tiring one. I put together this video of what I'd been loving last month and if you want to check it out, you know what to do. :)

I just thought I'd mention it here in a post whenever I post a video, but don't worry, they will certainly never count as one of my four posts here because that would just be incredibly cheap of me and something that I have no interest in doing.

What did you love in February? Let me know in a comment below!

Thank you so much for reading!
- J

Monday, March 2, 2015

March's Big Five

Photo By Joschko Hammermann
Image Credit: Joschko Hammermann
Hi there! It's pretty crazy to me how we're already heading into the end of our first quarter of the year. I swear I was just counting down to 2015 like yesterday. As insane it is to think that time is flying by so freaking quickly, a new month comes new motivation to accomplish some important things.

I'm pretty fond of March because that marks the point where the weather here typically gets a bit warmer (which is always a plus in my book), but here are five more reasons to be fond of the upcoming few weeks.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Funday: March 1/15

Photo By Oliver Berghold
Image Credit: Oliver Berghold
Hi there! It's been a while since I've done one of these posts and I apologise. I just didn't feel comfortable writing one of these after not posting for a few days because it was just a ramble about what has been going on in my life, a ramble that felt very self-centered to write when I hadn't written anything else the rest of the week.

It's the start of a new month, which makes me really, really excited. Despite my resolutions, January and February are typically the two months of the year that I'm the lowest in terms of productivity and enthusiasm. In January, the thought of exams and summatives just weigh me down, even if I don't have that much homework, and in February, while there are a handful of events that get me pumped, it doesn't last long. To add to the list, the cold really doesn't help the situation.

So it's usually in March that things actually start to pick up because I realise, "WHOA. Two months of the year have already gone by. We are now going into the end of the first quarter. !!!" And then I'll proceed to freak out for about 20 seconds before making goals and planning out all the stuff I have to accomplish that month.

But overall, I'm pretty stoked about the new month. 

I seem to do this thing where I forget most of what I did over the course of the week before when I go to sit down and write my Sunday Funday. This week was no different, but here are a few of the things that stood out in my memory...