the bling ring

I feel like I may be a little late, but have you all seen Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring

It's the best film I've seen in a while. If you're still debating whether or not it's worth it, I totally recommend finding a movie theatre playing The Bling Ring. Not only is it visually appealing, but I was kept at the edge of my seat and Coppola's directing is exquisite.



black and white

hey hey

She's baaaaaack.

So.. it's been a while. I've been enjoying my first non-high school summer as a lazy ass. Here's how it went: Eat/Sleep/Work/Eat/Go out/Sleep/Work/Complain. And repeat. For several months. I've also spent ridiculous amounts of time listening to Frank Ocean and reading books, including White Girl Problems and Slaughterhouse Five. (I know, absolutely nothing to do with each other. But both were great.)

I start school again in about two weeks, and I'm dying to go back.

I was about ready to give up on the world of blogging (and I did, for a while) until I remembered how much I enjoyed it. So after my usual breakfast of 15 grapes and a glass of ice water, I resolved to keep this thing alive.

For about five minutes of my life, I thought I was destined to be a photographer. That ended quickly.

During my first year of college, I realized and admitted to myself that I'm horrible at managing my time, and spent most of the two semesters feeling like I was drowning in assignments. Which explains why the word "blog" was completely gone from my mind. Also, the writing that I have been doing isn't ready to be shown to the world yet.

There are tons of things I want to post about. I'll be back soon.



deena & ozzy

Seeing that college starts in literally three weeks, thoughts of school supplies are starting to creep back into the back of my mind. I've bought tons of clothes (no more uniforms!), a few pairs of shoes and my schoolbag. 
I bought it about two weeks ago at Urban Outfitters. (I really need to tell you about that day.) This lovely Deena & Ozzy creation ($49) will serve as my first real schoolbag in five years. After going through high school with humongous purses and tortured shoulders, I needed two straps. Just the walk from the metro to the school is going to kill me.




Now that all the craziness that inevitably comes with the end of high school is finally out of the way, I can tell you about Mallzee.

In a world where we have multiple social networks literally at our fingertips, it's a wonder how there aren't dozens centered around online shopping. Think about it. While you sit at your laptop, credit card in hand, ready to make a purchase you might feel guilty about later, you're usually alone. There isn't anything social about online shopping. Friends don't get together to go online shopping.

With Mallzee, you can choose.The software determines which products you'll like based on 180 brands. You build your own mall and then people can buy from it. Every time someone buys from the mall you created, you earn a percentage. If that does not sound welcoming, I don't know what does.

Be sure to sign up!



flowery red purse

One of my younger cousins graduated from elementary school today. Being the nice person that I am and not having exams to study for, I went to watch him get the diploma. Here's what I wore:

Sandals: H&M
Jeans: I'm actually not sure - gift

Tank top: Garage
Vest: Forever 21
Bag: Gift from a relative, from Italy (LEATHER!)

Isn't it so pretty? I can't stop looking at it. I needed a purse like this, good thing I didn't buy it!


far & wide

For most, Canada does not come to mind when thinking of travel destinations. I mean really, who says, "Let's take a trip to Canada!"? Canada has tons of travel experiences; we just don't necessarily know about them. The solution?

Frommer's Far & Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada's Best Travel Experiences

Written by nine authors (including Patricia Gajo, who I would like to thank for sending me a copy), this guide provides all the information you need and more about events and activities Canada has to offer.
Everything is conveniently split up into weeks. For example, want to make plans for the first week of July? Turn to page 158.

The obvious purpose of this book is to provide travel experiences, however it is also deeply educational. I live in Canada and I was not aware of the majority of them. Reading it without the immediate intention of actually making plans is very interesting.
This isn't just any travel guide; it's organized and anyone can learn a thing or three while still on the first page. I strongly recommend picking up a copy.



i'm back

Hello, internet. 
I'm officially done high school! Yesterday was my last exam. Countdown to prom: 8 days. It's crazy how fast time has been passing! I start college in exactly two months.
I just realized I missed the second anniversary of this blog. It was on May 30. 

Secondary five was so many things: wonderful, stressful, lovely, insane. I could seriously write a book about it. Speaking of writing, it's what I haven't been doing much of this past year. (I didn't know it was possible to have so many tests and projects simultaneously.) So to celebrate my first real day of summer, I'm writing to you.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know I haven't abandoned a sinking ship. I have some shtuff planned for the summer (outfit posts, anyone?) and I intend to sit at my laptop in sweet, sweet AC for as long as possible before school starts.



None of the photos are mine unless they are taken by me and if not, there is always credit given to whoever the photo belongs to.