2017 Favourites – February

It’s that time of the month! Favourites time! I don’t have a ton of favourites for this month, it seemed to really fly by and I ended up just using a lot of the same favourites from last month. I do have a few things, however, that I wanted to talk about. 

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01. Addition Elle Bra. I think that every woman should have a bra and underwear set that makes them feel sexy. Doesn’t matter if there is someone who is seeing it or not. You walk through the world differently when you feel sexy. As a plus size woman who has always struggled with my weight, being able to feel good is HUGE. Since teaming up with Ashley Graham, Addition Elle has come up with some incredibly beautiful pieces that fit and feel sexy.

02. Love Crunch Granola in Aloha Blend (Pineapple, Coconut, and White Chocolate). I spoke about my favourite breakfast in my last post and this granola is to blame for that. I’ve really been loving the flavours and it’s a good quality granola. I can’t wait to buy more!

03. Lokai Bracelet. I’m sure that you know about this bracelet. It contains mud from the Dead Sea and water from Mount Everest, reminding us to stay humble in times of success and have hope in times of struggle. It’s a bracelet that I have wanted for a very long time and I finally decided to get it this month. I have been loving it. They recently put out a bracelet that is an orange colour with a portion of the proceeds going to support a mental health charity and boy, do I want that bracelet!

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04. Welcome to Paradise, Now go to Hell by Chas Smith. This is a book that I have read before. I adored it. I truly loved this book. I needed a book to read one day and I just grabbed this one and I have fallen back into it. It’s a memoir by Chas Smith about his time on the North Shore of Oahu and the surf culture there. It’s about the locals and their fierce protection of their waves and the way that these local manipulate the surf brands that hold their competitions at Pipeline. If you’re into surfing, I recommend this book, it’s a fascinating read.

05. Dr. Jart+ Pore Minimalist Sheet Mask. Skin care is one of my favourite things in the world and I love sheet masks. I decided to try out this one. It’s the first product I’ve ever had from Dr. Jart+ but I love it and I plan on buying more of the sheet masks to try them all out!

06. Sally Hansen Therapy Nail Polish in Re-Nude. It’s been a while since I’ve gotten a nail polish from the drug store but the colours in this line had been calling my name. I will say that it’s hard to get this to look opaque on the nails. I have to do quite a few thin coats of the stuff to get it to how I want it to be. That being said, this colour is worth it. It’s the perfect nude for me and I am in love. I love a good nude.

07. Tombow Dual Brush Pens Portrait Set. I have mentioned these pens in a previous favourites and will likely talk about them more in a future post about my bullet journal. I recently got myself this set that I’ve wanted for a very long time that has all of these dusty pinks and muted nudes and I adore it.

08. Hard Candy Tea. This is another rediscovery this month. I adore this tea from the David’s Tea summer collection and lately, I’ve been craving fruity teas. I picked this one back up and I am loving it. It’s a refreshing blend of apple, sour cherries, cranberry, coconut, kiwi, and more. It’s so bright and fruity and it’s really been picking up my spirits.

09. Tapestry. I got this piece above my bed as a gift and it’s my new favourite piece in my room. My mom and I put twinkle lights up behind it and it’s given my room such a cozy vibe. I love it. It makes me happy every single time that I see it.

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10. Riverdale. This is a show that I never thought I would like. I wasn’t sure about it when I saw the promo and then I really wasn’t sure when I first started watching it. However, I am totally sucked in. I am obsessed. It’s an awesome, awesome show. It reminds me of all the things I liked from the first seasons of Pretty Little Liars and Vampire Diaries. It’s smart and funny and thrilling and sexy and I can’t wait to see what they do next.

11. Sirius. I love having pets. I truly believe that a pet will bring so much love into your life. I, unfortunately, can’t have cats or dogs in my apartment. I would love nothing more than getting a cat but we’re not allowed. So I decided that I wanted a fish. It was still a living thing that I could love and look after and care for but I wasn’t breaking any rules. So when my best friend was going to the next town over (where the nearest pet store is) and she asked me if I wanted her to pick me up a fish, I said YES! I’ve named him Sirius and he’s the highlight of my day. I’m getting him a new tank to live in soon and I can’t wait to spoil him. He’s my baby 🙂

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12. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I have loved John Oliver for a while and I’ve always liked this show but I recently really got into it instead of casual viewing and I’ve been obsessed. I feel like I’ve learnt something after watching one of his clips.

Wardrobe Essentials

I can’t begin to explain how badly I want a new wardrobe. I don’t have many pieces in my closet that I’m comfortable in and I’ve avoided certain styles for a long time because I didn’t think I had to body to pull them off.

I’m tired of not wearing clothes I’m comfortable in because I don’t feel comfortable in my skin. I’m tired of hiding in clothes that fit just because trying to find stuff is exhausting. I want to embrace my body for how it is, right now. I need to learn to love myself exactly as I am and I need to not get clothes because I don’t think they’ll look good. I need to get clothes that make me feel like a million bucks.

So here is a list of pieces that I think are an essential in any wardrobe and I guess it’s a bit of a wish list, too.

01. Leather Jacket. Who doesn’t love a leather jacket? I have wanted one for so long now. It’s so classic and simple and looks good with everything but it also makes you feel like a badass and I am into that. All I want in my life is this jacket. I am so, so in love.

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New Look Plus Leather Look Biker Jacket

02. Jeans. A solid pair of jeans is something I’m learning to love. I used to love skinny jeans like the good emo kid I was but I stopped wearing them for a while. Basically, I felt really self conscious in jeans and went into just wearing leggings and sweats but I’m starting to love a good pair of jeans again.

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Junarose Busted Knee Skinny Jeans

03. Basic Tees. These match with everything and everyone needs basic tees in their closet. They are comfortable and casual but with the right accessories, they can be glammed up. Personally, I like more neutral colours and I LOVE black but you could really get whatever you’re comfortable with. I can never have too many white, black, and striped tees hanging around.

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New Look Plus Boyfriend T-Shirt

04. Leggings. I am very particular when it comes to my leggings. I have been wearing the Wunder Under Leggings by Lululemon for years and I never plan on wearing anything else. They are so comfortable and they feel like a second skin. I can’t say enough good things about these.

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Wunder Under Pant

05. Cozy Sweaters. I live in Canada. I live in a mountain town in Canada. There is nothing better than wearing a super cozy sweater and curling up with a cup of tea. Nothing.

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Asos Curve Cable Sweater in Slouchy Shape

06. Little Black Dress. A little black dress is iconic for a reason. Paired with boots, a scarf, and a cardigan, it’s a simple and casual outfit. With a sparkly necklace and heels, it becomes the perfect night out dress. Everyone needs to have an amazing LBD.

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Asos Curve Long Sleeve Swing Dress

07. Converse All Star Sneaker. These shoes have been my favourite for a very, very long time. As my emo teen self, I wore black and green and red high tops that I decorated with song lyrics and doodles and duct tape and of course, a large anarchy A. As a twenty-something who is trying to be taken seriously as an adult, all I want in my closet is a pair of black low tops, easy to wear every single day.

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Converse All Star

08. Denim Shirt. I love denim shirts so much. One of my favourite ways to wear them is with a pair of black leggings, a white tee and a simple pair of sneakers with the denim shirt left open. I’ll pair it with a scarf and I am good to go. Casual and comfortable but still stylish.

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New Look Plus Denim Shirt

09. Lingerie. I believe that every woman needs a piece of lingerie that makes them feel like a goddess. Even if there is no one looking at it, even if there is no one who you could be wearing it for, having on pretty underwear makes you feel like a bad ass and it makes you feel sexy and powerful. Treat yo self.

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Asos Curve Fan Lace Underwear Set

10. Scarf. I’m a fan of scarves. They’re so cozy and can bring colour into an outfit and they’re functional. I especially love scarves that are big enough to use as a blanket when you’re travelling. I adore the vinyasa scarf from Lululemon as much as I love the leggings. It has these buttons on the side so you can adjust it and change it to fit however you would like or you can unbutton it and use it like a blanket. It’s perfect.

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Vinyasa Rulu Scarf

Daily Looks: Casual Black

If there is one thing you should know about me it’s that I love nothing more than black. I was a little emo kid and while  I have grown up and my fashion taste has become a little more sophisticated, I still haven’t lost my emo kid heart.

I dress in all black. I love skulls and slightly strange things. That’s just how this is. So I’ve dreamed of having the perfect black lipstick for a long time. I wanted something matte, something that I would never have to worry about getting everywhere, something that was black enough. I had finally found it in Kat Von D’ Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and I wanted it so, so badly. However, it was constantly sold out.

This year, I had been spoiled by my manager at work and was given the lipstick! So I’ve created this casual, comfortable look mainly based around this heavenly lipstick. Black lipstick is something that can seem a little hard to pull off but I think that you can really dress it up or down depending on what you wear it with.

For the clothes, I went with a pair of leggings from Forever21 that have a leather look to them, as well as a grey cardigan from Forever21 (because it’s cold and nothing makes me happier than a cozy cardigan). To top it all off, I wore my favourite shirt that says The Future is Female (it makes me feel like a badass and it’s true).

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On my face, you can clearly tell that I have an obsession with Kat Von D. I will be making a post on my favourite pieces from her collection later.

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1.Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation in 42 Light Neutral
2.Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Cream in L5 Neutral 
3.Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder
4.Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
5.Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Witches
6.Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
7.MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul
8.Urban Decay Naked2 Palette (I used the shade Tease in the crease)
9.Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

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As a quick note about my hair, I used a few products that I am obsessed with. The Ouai products are all I’ve ever wanted and the Wave Spray plus the Texturizing Spray is hair heaven!

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It’s simple, it’s casual, it’s cool, and it makes me feel like a badass. All I want from a day ot day look.

XO, Megan