Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v13

BLOGGER (2)I want to first start by saying Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian readers! Today will bring family, pumpkins, turkey (yum!) and lots of pie! I am pretty excited to be home for an entire week so I can catch up on readings, studying and most importantly…blog planning! Thirteen weeks straight, I have been setting goals. That blows my mind! I have gotten so much accomplished because of this weekly series, and I cannot believe how far I have come.

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Last time, I set one goal for myself (in addition to one other goal I had on the list):

1. Learn Bloglovin’. So time has been dedicated…and I still don’t see anything. My posts are not posting, so I am going to take another week (my week off) to get this up and running just the way I wanted to.

Look into a linkup party and begin to plan mine. Point for me! Let’s just say…”coming soon”.

This week, I have three goals to add to my list:

Incentive Planning. I really want to build my mailing list over the next couple of months. This is something that I have kind of neglected since I built it, and I want to find some way to provide an incentive. I just have to figure out what that is…let the planning begin!

Release a DIY Tutorial. I released my very first DIY tutorial this past summer and loved it. Monogram stickers were great, and I have used them for everything…but there are some other things that I would love to share with you guys! I just have to put my thinking cap on and see what exactly I can write about!

Learn how to use my DLSR camera. My sister and I decided to purchase a really nice camera a couple of weeks ago, and since she is the one who usually takes my photos and did this whole summer, we had a great use for it! So we got it…and I realized that I have no idea how to use a DLSR camera…so that is one goal I definitely want to add.

With a week off, I am stepping the goals up this week. Obviously, some of these will not be accomplished by this week, but these are things that I need to work on, so I am adding them all to the list! I love having things to look forward to, work for and eventually accomplish, which is exactly what this series does for me!

I leave you with a few photos of my beautiful trip to the Farmer’s Market yesterday in preparation for Thanksgiving day!

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Instagram Round Up: Photos from the Week v4

INSTAGRAM ROUNDUPFreedom at last…except for studying…but I am technically now away from school for a week so I can relax. Things have changed so much at my parents’ house since I came left for school, but as soon as I walked in the door, I got a whiff of the turkey in the oven (best. smell. ever.) I cannot wait to see the rest of my family!! Two days!! I have some great plans over the next week that involve me learning how to use my new DSLR camera that my sister and I just got! You think it’s easy? It is not at all…so I’ll have to get on that!

Just in case you haven’t been on my insta-feed lately, here are the last six posts that appeared on @mystyyle this week! Now that we are fully into Fall, I am pulling out the vests, sweaters and ponchos!! I also finally found the perfect day to debut my new plaid skirt…that was a great day. Boots are also right in season now, which I am super happy about!!

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It’s boots all day, everyday…which is totally fine. You will be seeing a lot of my favourite Guess boots…you have been warned. I did so much planning for Pearls and Polkadots this week, getting new ideas together and gathering new outfits to detail for you, so make sure you subscribe to my newsletter so that you can stay up to date! In order to subscribe to my mailing list, use the submit form on the bar to your right (please!)!

If you aren’t following me already, head over to Instagram now, @mystyyle and check it out for yourself!

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Pinterest Finds of the Week: The Last Seven

PINTEREST FINDS OF THE WEEKWell, I loved doing it so much the first time, I am doing it again. I am going to my favourite board on Pinterest (“Dream Closet”) and showing you some of the recent pins. This time, I am going to show you seven. Such a random number, right?

I pin so much I can’t even remember what I am bringing to you today. However, I can assure you that they will be super cute, relevant to the Fall weather, and somewhat easy to replicate. There also may be a common denominator in the pictures. I tend to do a very narrowed search for pins (“pink midi skirt outfit”) and then a cluster of pins will all have that one wardrobe item in them…so beware. I love doing this because then I get to see my wide range in things that I like! Let the pin looking begin!!

For this post, I am going to use my oh-so-populated board, “Dream Closet”.

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There we go…You can see that I am kind of digging the Fall looks (but who isn’t?). So let’s get to reviewing, shall we?

I have no idea where I found this or why I found it…but I looove it. I love how the print is of a city! In case you were wondering, no this is not a black and white picture…that’s the shade scheme of the dress! So cute, right? I can just imagine twirling around in it with a pair of pink heels or bright blue heels…any pop of colour would work! I may have to find this dress and get it for myself (Thanksgiving present???)

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I really love grey dresses (as you can see already). This midi dress is adorable for Fall, and how she has styled it below is just perfect. I can’t really tell if this is a dress or a skirt, but either way, I love how it cuts right below the knees! Personally, I would brighten it up a little bit with a pop of colour somewhere, however the way she has styled it is really chic and totally appropriate for any business casual event you have coming up!!

Love it...grey! always put soft with leather! might try with my black leather jacket:

Okay, so now do you see how I pin in categories? Or trends? If you scroll through my “Dream Closet”, the pins all fall around the same item of clothing. In this case, it looks to be a grey midi dress! This dress is such a great piece to have because you really don’t need anything. Even though it is a neutral shade, it takes the cake. A cute pair of black sliders and some great sunnies and you have yourself a look!

Love this dress for Fall:

I featured this on my post yesterday because I looove tan pants! This is one of my favourite pins right now. How she has put the pattern on top with the solid scarf and the tan pants is a perfect Fall look. Tan pants are so cute and a black and white striped shirt is a staple in any girl’s closet. This is definitely a look worth replicating!!

The perfect neutral outfit- camel skinnies, stripes and a black scarf!:

I love everything about this look – the plaid skirt, the sweater with elbow patches, the cognac pointed heels. It is such a cute outfit and it is certainly Fall worthy. Here, the focus is definitely in the skirt. The sweater is also a really nice piece and I adore the elbow patches. The thing with mini skirts in the Fall is that you can also wear them with tights and it takes it up a notch!!

autumn: wool sweater with elbow patches, plaid skirt, tights and cognac heels.:

The large stripe pattern in the top is beautiful. Usually, I don’t go for large block stripes, but this tank is particularly nice. The gold jewelry really accessorizes well with the black and white. Finally, the pop of red-orange in the pants completes the outfit. By having that pop of colour on the bottom and the pattern on the top, it balances out.

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This look is one I actually recreated this past week! I am obsessed with the colour wine, and this black skater skirt is adorable. Especially with the lace trim around the bottom of the skirt – that detail is extra great. In the Fall, tights are a must because of the colder weather. I love the brown ankle booties as well…it is a nice contrast against the black!

Black lace & knits:

Those are my pins for the week!! Seven was a lot to review…but with the amount of pinning I have been doing lately, it’s kind of fun to look at each look. When you are pinning so fast, you don’t necessarily stop and look at it for a long period of time, right?

Do you have some picks that you would like to share? Leave a link to your favourite board below and I will go have a look…I am always looking for a little pinspiration!

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My Tan Picks!

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There are so many shades of tan and they have different names that it can sometimes get confusing. A while back, I picked eight of my most favourite camel coloured pieces. Some may say that tan and camel are the same – camel is a shade of tan…so yes, those people would be right. What about cognac? The colour that I am always bringing up? Well, I guess you could say that cognac and tan are pretty much the same colour.

Either way…tan is a great colour and is part of a great colour family!!

Tan is a really great neutral and worn the right way, with the right complimentary colours, is such a prime look (especially in the Fall). One of the reasons I love it so much is because it is warm. You don’t feel cold when you look at the colour tan (does that make sense??). This is the main reason it is such a Fall colour! I am going to show you two things today:

1) My choice tan looks. 

2) Where you can find some great tan items. 

Tan pants are pretty much a staple in your closet, whether you or male or female actually. I love tan pants in general. They are so preppy and such a great alternative to jeans or dress pants! I find the colour, while acting as a neutral, also completely spruces up the look!! If you are looking for a great pair of tan pants (as an added bonus, because it is not in my picks…hehe), try Old Navy. They usually have a great selection of coloured pants – I picked a tan pair last year and I looove them!! Anyway (getting back to business), I love how she has paired it with the pattern on top, with the solid scarf. This makes for a very nice, casual look!

The perfect neutral outfit- camel skinnies, stripes and a black scarf!:

Another great way to wear tan is on top. Whether you are going for a solid tan top, or just a cardi…you really can’t go wrong either way. How she has styled the colour in this look is an excellent example of making the colour a neutral. By pairing it with a muted green, and having a plain white tee under the cardigan, nothing is really popping out…except the scarf. The scarf is definitely the focal point here, being it is full leopard (so cute…)! Neutral tones, earth tones, whatever you wish to call it…she is wearing them well.

Keep it casual in cargo skinnies, an oversized cardigan and leopard scarf.:

So this is borderline tan, but I would still say it is in the tan family. Wearing tan in a skirt is really unique and steps up your fashion game in my opinion. I love getting the chance to wear skirts, and it’s skirts in the neutral Fall colours that are in season. This would be a perfect Fall look. Not to mention, you could also throw a jacket on there and step the look up even more, or even just upgrade the look for a colder day! This is totally my style!

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The items that I showed in the three outfit reviews, are unfortunately not linked below. However, I have linked the items I picked out for my banner (which are all available in-store right now – just use the links below!!). My top three items of my tan picks are:

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These three were not hard to pick as the top three, let me just say that! I currently don’t own a watch that I absolutely love since my last one’s band wore out (it was leopard print too…), which is why I have my eye on a Kate Spade watch. This is my favourite of hers…but if we are talking tan watches…this is the one. L.L.Bean boots are amazing. I have mine on order right now so hopefully they make it here before the first snow fall (crossing my fingers!). These tan ones are my favourite though because of how they go with everything…literally everything. Joe Fresh has really stepped up their fashion game lately, and that is where these pants are from. I may just have to grab them when they go on sale!

That’s a wrap – my tan picks! Go and take a look at these cute, cute pieces that I love or go find your own because this colour is everywhere! Tan is mainly a neutral, but the best neutral there is, in my opinion. It is one colour that I keep around all year! Let me know what you like to wear with tan in the comments below…or how you wear tan itself!!

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#WishlistWednesday: Lace those Boots Up!

-POP (2)It’s getting crazy…there are too many things that I like and want. My closet can’t hold it all, but I love online window shopping. Now that we’re fully into the Fall season, boots are all I am searching for. I keep seeing these lace up booties everywhere, so I searched them up and found a few that I am dying to own. Now, personally…I may not get over the fact that I actually need to lace all of those laces, but they still are really cute.

Lace up booties, while some of them have insulation so you can wear them in the Winter, are mainly for Fall. Most of these boots could not hold up in the snow, and are purely for fashion (in my opinion), so I would not recommend wearing any of my choices in the depths of Winter. However, that should not prevent you from checking these picks out because they are certainly on my radar!!

Rampage Jeliana Lace Up Combat Booties, Rampage at Macy’s, $49.99

It’s boots like these that make me wish Macy’s was in Canada. They are so pretty and such a great price. There three things about these booties that caught my eye. First, the knit cuff at the top of the boot. That is beautiful and adds great detail to the boot. Second, the brown colour of the boot. I am such a fan of brown boots, and this is the perfect shade – not too dark, not too light. Third, the heel is the perfect height. Combat boots typically do not have heels, but this little one is great.

Troopa Boots, Steve Madden, $69.99

You can never go wrong with Steve Madden! I love these trooper boots, mainly because of how high the boot reaches on the calf. These boots are a little less “combat” looking (do you know what I mean?) and they are a little bit softer. The colour is rich and beautiful…and most importantly, they look really comfortable!!

Okeya Lace up Booties, Nine West, $149.00

These are interesting. The lace holes are offset which creates a cool look and I honestly haven’t seen anything like it! These are different from the traditional combat looking lace up boot, and that is because this is a wedge. Wedges are so comfortable, so I imagine these wouldn’t be too uncomfortable! I also want to point out the tab at the back of the neck of the boot. This will allow you to easy slip off the boot (provided that the laces are done up loose enough…)

Well there you go. Lace up booties seem to be everywhere, and these are some of my favourites! Of course, there are some black ones that are out there that are really nice, but they looked a little too combat for me (someday I might have to define what that means…) so I went for the brown. Plus, I feel that brown goes with a lot more of my Fall wardrobe!!

How do you like your boots? Do you go for laces? Let me know in the comments below!

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