Autumn Blues

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My does time pass! I feel so bad for not blogging again after another long hiatus. I hope my readers will understand and keep supporting me as I go through this stressful period of finding my true colour. I think as I face the eminent phase to find my first job after graduation I keep pushing off everything and just watch dramas all day. However, I’ve rediscovered my joy and purpose in blogging, so I hope you will all stick by my side as I grow into the motivating, inspiring blogger I dreamed of becoming.

I have a full list of posts coming up, so be prepared to be updated by a weekly dose of StyleStickynotes!

 

Today’s OOTD was photographed by my good friend Jonathan Tang and shows the dark grunge of cold autumn whilst incorporating royal blues – a great jewel-toned hue that is a trendy fall colour. We also wanted to show you a taste of the downtown core of the small town of Waterloo where we go to school, so we went on a random adventure right after exams (excuse the horrible skin and panda eyes from the late-night cramming!)

A few things I’m going to miss about the summer – besides the fact that I didn’t even get a summer – are these reflective aviators I have on and being able to wear shorts and skirts everyday! Now that I’m stuck in an office everyday, I miss seeing the sun and feeling the warm summer breeze, but I’m thankful for the weekends where I can bask in some Vitamin D and wear whatever I want. HELLO leather, sneaker wedges and sheer tops!

I also love the bag here not just because it’s such a strong but neutral colour that fits with every outfit, but because it’s so light and big enough to carry all my needs around town. I can even fit my camera and laptop in there! Even though it’s so worn out from all the torture in NYC, it’s still my go-to everyday bag.

Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom for product details and links to where you could buy these fab pieces!

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~PRODUCT DETAILS~

Black Jersey Jacket with White Leather Sleeves  – H&M (Alternatives: here & here)

White “Mummy” Sheer Striped Sweater – Urban Outfitters

Black Pleated Faux Leather Skater Skirt – Aritzia (Similar: here)

Blue Crossbody Purse – Zara (A great alternative)

Blue Sneaker Wedges – Shoedazzle (Charge: $48.95)

Reflective Aviators – Dynamite (Similar here)

Bora Bora Necklace – Jewelmint ($19.99: here)

Now it’s time to prance around in this warm sunshine before the cold front returns!

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Fall in School

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This may not have dawned on me yet, but this will be the last fall term I will be in school. If you are from Waterloo and/or doing co-op you will understand what I mean. For those of you who don’t, my University program includes a co-op portion where you work for 4 months during odd school schedules. My unique program has five years – this being my fourth – although I have 4 terms of school left, this will be my last fall term in school. EVER! I think I will only start regretting it by December, but for the time being, let me reminiscent with a keepsake OOTD of falling leaves, Waterloo sunset and my scholarly backpack.

For my avid readers, I just realized I haven’t officially posted anything for a while now. I am so sorry for my delinquency. I have a few sets of posts on the backburner, so you will be fashion updated soontimes!

This OOTD will be very simple, but also very ME. It’s comfortable enough for school, has leather (my fave), and heels suitable for my short stature. These DULL days full of no shopping and constant studying has left me researching for new fall outfit inspirations. From observation, it seems that a tights combo is very trendy, paired with any summer shorts or cute flowy dress. However, it is super cold in Canada, so wearing just that would freeze you to death and make you look downright crazy. You can opt to add a thick, chunky sweater, a bomber jacket, or a leather jacket (as I have done here). Define that waist with a braided belt, classy watch, backpack and heels and you are READY FOR SCHOOL!

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Black Leather Jacket: Dynamite old (similar here)
Green Circle Scarf: Dynamite $20 (similar here)

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Floral print dress: Topshop old (similar here and here)

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Two words: Oh gosh..

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Gotta say this pic is really nice

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TIP: 1) If those heels are hurting your feet while walking to shoes, either they are too tight or the insole is too hard. I would advise wearing socks until the insides of your shoes weather down. Another tip if your heels are too tight are to wear thick soles and blow dry the.

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TIP: 2) Braided belts are my fave because you can easily adjust them during the day, after you eat too much or drank too much coffee. You just need to unbelt to the next braid instead of all the way to the next whole. I think these belts are most versatile because they work for any waist size.

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Braided Skinny Belt: Forever 21 old (similar here)

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Bonjour!

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Red Herschel Backpack: Little Burgundy $70 (black ver. here)

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I just had to do a jumping picture 

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Pstt. Did you notice that I added some black shorts underneath the dress? It would be a good idea to include if you were to try this look yourself, don’t wanna be exposin’!

What’s your thoughts on this new blogging/photography style? How do you dress up for school?

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