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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Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v12

BLOGGER (2)As the first true week of Fall comes to an end, I am hyped to kick October into gear! Apple picking, carving pumpkins and baking pies is all coming up soon as Thanksgiving approaches and with Thanksgiving comes Thanksgiving fashion! One week ago, I was wearing summer dresses, and now I am transitioning those summer dresses with tights, cardigans and booties! This week brought a lot of assignments, but I knocked them out of the park and this weekend has been the perfect time to kick back and relax!

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

1. Learn Bloglovin’. Believe it or not, I am still working on this one. I have made a lot of progress. I claimed my blog, I poked around the site a bit, but I can’t really figure it out because I haven’t really dedicated the time yet. So in the next couple of weeks, I am going to try and make it what I want it to be.

2. Look into a linkup party and begin to plan mine. This one just did not go. Too many things going on, but we’ll keep this one up here because it’s something that I definitely want for Pearls and Polkadots.

This week, I have no goals goal to add to my list. This will be the last week before I go home for the Thanksgiving break, and I am going to be a tad busy! So I want to focus on these two goals so I can get things rolling!!

I hope to add more goals to my list in the coming weeks, but we have to see what I can handle! There are some exciting things planned for the future that you will see in the next couple of months including new partnerships, great series and plenty more outfit details!! I am super excited to share it with you!!

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September: Looking Back

IMG_6047First month of my graduate year down, seven more to go! September seems to have gone by incredibly slowly. Maybe it’s the papers on papers and upcoming midterms that are coming up (sigh). This month was great for my casual side of style (with a side of dressy). I haven’t gone full on hoodie and jeans yet, but I have tried to keep super comfy for sitting in two hours lectures and studying my mind away.

Let’s take a look… 

This was my homecoming look (top left hand corner) and is probably my favourite look of the month. It isn’t fashion forward, it isn’t super dressed up, but it represents one of the best days of this month! What is better than spending the entire day cheering your team on to a victory with your best friends and relishing in your last homecoming of university? Nothing. Nothing is better than that!

This is my typical campus look (top right hand corner) because it can be thrown together so easily. Jeans, casual tee and flats. The perfect combination! What I love about this top is the leather details on the sleeve. Unfortunately, you cannot see the sleeve details in the picture above, but it is a nice compliment to the grey, thin material of the top. Side note: this coffee thermos is the cutest I have gotten yet and perfectly describes a typical Monday morning…but first, coffee.

I get a lot of inspiration for my looks from Pinterest. I see something, I try and replicate it and there we go. This third look is a great example of that (bottom left hand corner). This was the very first time I wore my Modcloth skirt and how cute does it look with the chambray? I love how well the chambray plays off the stripes in the skirt. Patterned skirts are my favourite!

The last look (bottom right hand corner) is a look I literally threw together in five minutes. This pink top is so airy and fun and perfect for summer. I am surely going to miss it while I stash it away for the winter months. Light jeans are really coming back into style it seems, and I am right on board. I love dark jeans, but I am really feeling the light jean trend right now! The wedges kicks it up a notch and really made the look complete!

September was a great month! Looking back is always fun to do, and the best part is I get to see which were my favourites and remember the days that go along with each outfit I posted! October is going to be packed full of midterms, but with the October, also comes Thanksgiving!! So there’s the positive…

What is your favourite look? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to see your outfit roundups, so leave a link and I will go and take a look!!

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Outfit Details: Homecoming Fashion

This past weekend was my last university homecoming weekend/celebration and it was a blast! Free stuff, football games, hot dogs, Starbucks, amazing breakfasts, cheers…I could go on forever. It was a spectacular weekend full of fun, friends and smiles…but most of all, the fashion was on point. A few weeks ago, I gave you three prime hoco looks for her, so that you could dress your best for those winning moments of fun…so it’s only right if I share how I dressed for the weekend of the Fall!

Spoiler Alert: This is not the most glamorous look you have seen…trust me. I mean, the important thing is that I had school spirit, right?? However, it held up in the beautiful weather, and looked cute too.

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For this look, it was all about trying to incorporate school spirit and the school colours: maroon and grey. Now, out of the two, I picked maroon because it is my favourite over grey (obviously). Being the spirited individual I am, I have a lot of university clothing. Since it was a football game, I picked my #1 jersey (to be festive for the football game)!

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Along with the jersey, it was high waisted jeans and striped knee socks! I wear these knee socks to pretty much every football game. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t feel like a true football game without the knee socks. They are so fun and cute, plus when it gets into the cool Fall weather, they keep you nice and warm!

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I have highlighted these shoes before. I picked these up this past summer at Payless Shoesource for literally nothing and I have worn them out, but they are by far, the most comfortable pair of sneakers that I own. They look cute with almost everything…so thank you City Sneaks.

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This is probably my favourite way to wear my hair now – bows,  bows and more bows! I only own one (made by Auntie Marisa’s Homemade Bows) and it absolutely adorable! I was going to wear a baseball cap, but when I found this bow, I just had to do my hair up in it (to be festive, of course!). I have to say, however, wearing my hair down on a windy day was not the best decision…but for the pictures beforehand, it made for some cute looks!!

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At the end of the day, the focus is on the players, the school and winning (because we are the best) and I am happy to report that we celebrated our university right into the win that we deserve! Number one we are, and number one we will stay!!

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Inside My Mind: Personal Goals v11

BLOGGER (2)It’s the 11th volume of this series…but I am not stopping! I considered letting this series fall by the way side, but then I realized that this series is exactly what keeps me on track with my posts! I get to set goals for myself and then see how I measure up a week later. Sometimes, of course, I have to reconsider how long I need for a particular goal, and not pile too, too much on my plate (because, I am a full time student, you know!!). I just love to look back each week and see what I need to work on versus what I accomplished! Such fun!

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

1. Learn Bloglovin’. Still working on this one. To be honest, it’s not difficult…I’m sure it is super easy to learn. What is difficult, is actually doing it and making the time. I will get this done, because it can lead to more followers and overall can be very beneficial for Pearls and Polkadots. Goal, set, match.

Write my next seven postsAccomplished! Need I say more? I literally planned ahead and got them all schedule before their release dates (posts that is) so that I could have time to be social, dance and go to homecoming!! I am going to (cross my fingers) try to continue this practice.

This week, I have one goal to add to my list:

Look into a linkup party and begin to plan mine. I am really excited to get in to link up parties. I have attended a few, but never actually hosted one. I don’t know what it takes and I’m sure there is a lot of planning involved, so I am going to begin this process to see if I want to do it or not. Hopefully I will know by November!

Well, there are my goals for the day. I have been keeping the list really small these days, only because I don’t want to set goals that I won’t meet each week! I have some exciting things planned for the future that will roll out over the next couple of months. So that is something I am excited for!

Hopefully everyone is having a marvelous weekend!

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