Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Funday: July 26/15

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Hi there! I feel like it’s been a long week because of how tired I am, but at the same time, I feel like it’s gone by so, so quickly. I’m not going to lie, I’m really disappointed in myself that I wasn’t able to post properly this week and only managed to get one full week right, but a friend told me to forgive and do better, so I’m going to try. I’m going to try really, really hard to do it right this time.

Over the years (not that there have been that many, but you catch my drift), I feel like this blog has become the place for me to share my thoughts, feelings, and what I’m going through whether they’re positive or negative. I’m sure I share much more of the positive than the negative and I’d like to keep it that way, but at the same time, I think it’s important to share the not-so-fun things as well. That’s a part of my life, too, after all. I’m not some Sally Sunshine 24/7 and I would feel like a total fake if I pretended that that was the case.

Obviously, there are things that everyone should and want to keep to themselves and to keep private, but in order to keep my blog as real as possible (which is my goal), I’ll be sharing my struggles from time to time in a Sunday Funday or something.

Anyway, that got really deep really quickly, haha.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What Really Is This Whole Fast vs. Slow Fashion Thing?

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Hi there! I'm sure that you've heard the term "fast fashion" a decent recently. For those who don't know what it means, basically, fast fashion is clothing that is made to keep up the most recent trends presented at Fashion Week. It's basically retailers like Forever 21 and H&M that fall under the fast fashion category.

Fast fashion retailers have also been put under the microscope for not only ripping off much more pricey designer labels, but also for making clothes cheaply and dangerously that lead to tragedies like the Savar building collapse in Bangladesh. That's why some bloggers have coined the term "slow fashion" and are in favour of buying fewer higher-priced items that will last much longer.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Funday: July 19/15

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Hi there! This week felt like my very first week of summer. It's technically like the third week of summer vacation or something crazy like that, but I just took some time to "indulge" (aka treat my body properly) and actually slept. Loads. It's probably not that much for people who might get a normal amount of sleep per night, but I was sleeping 9-10 hours per night this week and it felt amazing. I could definitely see an increase in the amount of energy I had (no more afternoon slumps!) and my skin is slowly but surely starting to clear up, which is nice.

As you could tell by the updates on this blog and the videos I've been posting, I got my act together and am being a good blogger (in terms of consistency) again. I don't think I've posted properly for a full week in a really long time, which is disappointing and shameful, but I'm super happy that I'm getting back into the swing of things even if it did take months and months.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Style Diary: Wandering Around in New York City

Hi there! If you've read any of my posts since I started you know, actually posting on here again, you probably know that I was in New York recently where I did a little photoshoot for a workshop I took. Only a few of the photos that were taken of me made it into the mock magazine that we made for class, so I figured I'd share with you the full outfit properly. 

I got that black top from Urban Outfitters ages ago (we're talking two Spring Breaks ago) and I'm so happy that I've finally put it to use. It's quite a sequin-y piece, and in turn, a bit more on the dressy side, something that I hadn't considered when I purchased it on a whim at a sale, so I wasn't able to wear it for quite a while. Hopefully, I'll be wearing more of this bad boy in the future because I'm kind of obsessed with it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Passion for Styling: My FIT Workshop Experience

Hi there! In one of my latest posts where I gave you guys an update on where I'd been for the past two months or so, and in that post, I mentioned that I was in New York to take a workshop at FIT. I didn't elaborate in that post because I wanted to dedicate a whole, lengthy post to the topic. Something so extraordinary and life-changing deserves its own spotlight.

I'd begged my parents to let me take a workshop at FIT for about two, three years now, but the timing was never right. The first year, we had a month-long trip to Vietnam planned ahead already, the second year, I had to do summer school, and then this year, it finally worked out.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer To-Do List 2015

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Hi there! Here's the post all about my summer plans, as promised. Hopefully, it'll inspire you to make your very own to-do list to complete the next two months because the summer holds endless possibilities and it'll be over before you know it. OK, that was a bit dismal, but you know what I mean. Don't waste precious time, guys, don't waste it.

So... Where the Heck Have I Been? | Discussing New York, Taylor Swift, and More (It's a Long One...)

Cool mural in LAUT, aka the cheapest Michelin Star restaurant you'll find in NYC (it's so good guys, but don't forget to reserve beforehand)
Hi there! Gosh, it feels so foreign to open up this post and start writing because it has apparently almost been two months since I last posted on my little nook of the Internet??? I can't quite wrap my head around that mind-boggling fact and I feel really bad about it. The first month, I was away because of exams and all that school stuff. I really needed to focus and study for those because I didn't want my grades to slip and after all, school comes first. The month after that was because of my trip to New York. I was supposed to be back and blogging and making videos as soon as exams were over, but some old friends of my dad's came to stay (they're still here actually, they're downstairs in the family room talking as I type) and we had to show them around Canada. OK, well not from coast to coast, but around Ontario (Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal...).

I think I posted on my Facebook page that I was going to be away from blogging and YouTube for a little while until school was over, but I forgot to extend that message to Twitter and, well, here so I apologise about my lack of communication. I was just a bit overwhelmed by all the school stuff. To be honest, I think the break was good for me because I got some time away to recharge and to come up with content that I'm more proud of.