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Green Slacks Ft. Pleather

Hi everyone!

This is another post from ages ago back in the fall. It’s about time I got around to it. I have soooo much stuff to post but hopefully I get caught up soon enough! I’ll try to mix up some new stuff and old stuff. Once again I’d like to thank my dear friend Talieson Jones (Instagram: @Instantclassik) for putting up with me during these shoots!  Information on the brands of the clothing can be found below. Enjoy! Muaaaah!

(Top: RW & Co, Pants: H&M, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Spring, Sunglasses: I have no idea... Talieson where'd you get these?)

(Top: RW & Co, Pants: H&M, Bag: Aldo, Shoes: Spring, Sunglasses: I have no idea… Talieson where’d you get these?)

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I have no idea what’s going on here I think I was losing my balance hahaha

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Thanks for reading,

Charmaine xx

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Blues, Blacks, and Golds

Hi there!

I realize it’s been eons since I’ve posted everything. Unfortunately life’s been getting in the way, but since this semester is soooo close to being over I thought I’d start posting again. Over the past couple of months I’ve found it very hard to balance everything (there’s still many things I have to catch up on) and I’m a little mad at myself for not posting anything at all. I think that so often as people we’re so focused on pleasing others, working on deadlines, and focusing on the ‘important things’ that we forget to focus on ourselves and doing what makes us happy. One of the reasons I made this blog was to just step back from this complicated world and focus on myself and what I like to do. Above all I’m sorry to others who read this blog (or just look at the pictures), but I’m also sorry to myself for cutting out something important to me. Anyway, I would like to thank my dear friend Talieson Jones (you can check him out on instagram @instantclassik) for always putting up with my picky-ness when it comes to taking my photos! He’s the most creative, artsy guy I know, and he is extremely talented. Here are a couple of images of an outfit I wore a couple weeks ago (the weather was unbelievably beautiful). Enjoy!

(Shirt: It was a gift from my bff Angela, it's from Forever 21, Shorts: City Streets, Wedges: Spring, Shades: Talieson where did you get these?)

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Thank you for reading! Promise I’ll post again soon!

Charmaine xx

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From the Streets of Toronto

Hello everyone!

Below are several scattered pictures which I just recently found buried in my photo album from my trip to Toronto with Alyssa this past August. So, rather than making several posts on the different days we were there I thought it wise to just throw them all together in one big post. We were only in Toronto for a couple of days but I still occasionally  find myself reminiscing about the beautiful city. There was so many wonderful people and the environment everywhere we went was lovely. I learned that in Toronto, there is always something to do and I can’t wait to go back there again.

Note #1: Exploring a city in which you have no idea where anything is, is probably the most fun in the world. – Even though you’re lost 98% of the time.

Note #2: It’s totally okay to take pictures like a crazy tourist (It’s fun and it’s a must to capture the memories).

Note #3: Trips with your best friend = expensive (especially when you’re both shopaholics). But oh so worth it. Cheers!

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Shirt: Forever 21 - Bag: Etsy - Shorts: American Eagle - Sandals: American Eagle

Shirt: Forever 21 – Bag: Etsy – Shorts: American Eagle – Sandals: American Eagle

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Shirt: Garage – Necklace: Aldo – Shorts: City Streets – Sandals: Wal-Mart

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Shirt: Forever 21 - Shorts: Garage - Sandals: American Eagle - Bag: Etsy - Sunnies: The Sunglass  Hut

Shirt: Forever 21 – Shorts: Garage – Sandals: American Eagle – Bag: Etsy – Sunnies: The Sunglass Hut

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Unimpressed with Alyssa for some reason hahaha

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Thank you for reading!

Charmaine x

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Zebras and Trench Coats

Hello! These pictures were a bit last minute, my brother decided he wanted to work on his photography skills… so he’s to thank for these ones. It was a cloudy day but it was warm, so I wore the shorts due to the heat and the jacket in case of the rain. I am in love with these zebra patterned high-waisted shorts… they’re so fun and can literally be worn with anything. On this day I just chose to pair them with an average grey crop top, just to keep it simple. I thought the jacket was a nice ad-on because it really changed the outfit.

Enjoy!

Shirt & Shorts: Garage - Jacket: Vera Moda - Shoes: American Eagle - Sunglasses: Sunglasses Hut

Shirt & Shorts: Garage – Jacket: Vera Moda – Shoes: American Eagle – Sunglasses: Sunglasses Hut

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My dog wanted to play tug-a-war really bad...

My dog wanted to play tug-a-war really bad…

Thanks for reading!

Charmaine x

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Mixing and Matching

This post was actually made a couple weeks ago.. and I forgot to publish it.. oops! This was just a casual day doing casual things. Thought it would be fun to mix up some patterns and put them together somehow. I think that plaid can pretty much go with anything, and although I found it pretty risky pairing it with these stripy pants… I think it worked out alright!

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Thanks for reading,

Charmaine x

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be weᴉrd

Okay, so I really love this sweater dress.. besides the fact that it is extremely comfortable, the reason I bought it was solely because of the two words it displayed: Be Weird.

There are truly no words to describe how important I think it is to embrace our differences and to, yes… be weird. For a long period of time in our lives, we are so concerned with what others are doing and we are constantly trying to fit in with everyone else, but then almost overnight we strive to be different and start embracing who we really are.  Of course, on the journey to find ourselves, people will tell us (yes even the people we love) what we’re doing wrong, or that they think we’re wasting our time, or that we’re not good enough or that we’re weird, strange, or that we try too hard,  but the truth is none of that should matter. None of that should ever matter.

I mean, realistically it’s hard ignoring other peoples comments, it really is, especially if you’re someone like me and those comments stick with you days on end. But over the years I’ve learned something, something very important… It’s not worth it to react. Don’t start a fight, don’t say some rude comment, don’t go off crying… don’t do anything. Because holding our end is what will make us stronger, wiser, happier and most importantly will make us the better person. So be an artist, a singer, a doctor, a nurse, a dentist, a nerd, a cheerleader, an actor, a model, a designer, a writer, a dancer, a director, a student, a teacher, an entrepreneur, a soldier, or whoever, but be the best version of you…  be weᴉrd.

Dress: Ardene - Shoes: Spring - Necklace: ASOS

Dress: Ardene – Shoes: Spring – Necklace: ASOS

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swatting away some bugs

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Thanks for reading,

Charmaine xx

 

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VENI VIDI VICI

Today was so beautiful and sunny outside (which is very rare for Nova Scotia in the Spring) that Alyssa and I decided we couldn’t stay in. So being the crazed shopaholics we are, we decided  to go to Dartmouth Crossing to check out the outlet shops. We did some walking around and popped into some stores. Here’s what I wore today:

 

Shirt: Jawbreaking - Necklace: Ardene - Leggings: Winners - Bag: Etsy - Shoes: Spring - Sunglasses: Ardene

Shirt: Jawbreaking – Necklace: Ardene – Leggings: Winners – Bag: Etsy – Shoes: Spring – Sunglasses: Ardene

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The sun and the camera make my hair look really red…. but it’s really not it’s like this faded brownish weird color (I’ll fix that soon)

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The shirt I am wearing is one of my favorite shirts I own. It’s from Jawbreaking which is an online boutique founded by a girl named Aly (who designs all the clothes and it’s awesome) which is becoming extremely popular. Anyways, the reason I bought this shirt was because Louis Tomlinson (from One Direction, duh) owned the exact same one and a voice in my head told me “you have to own that”… so I bought it and it is soooo soft, the nicest material. Also I dig the slogan “I came, I saw, I conquered”. Epic.

For those who are wondering about the bag, the one I own is a fake replica of the Celine Micro Luggage Tote. I am 100% obsessed with the real version but unfortunately the real one ranges from $2000-4000… and that’s just not happening. Although my replica is pretty convincing, the real tote has the Celine logo on it and is smooth leather. Here’s what the real bag looks like:

Celine Micro Luggage Tote

Celine Micro Luggage Tote

 

Thanks for reading,

Charmaine xx

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