I had such a good day today. Riley and I spent the day in Brampton, a city about 45 minutes away from Toronto. Some of you might not know that my mom died last year- her and I moved to Brampton when I was in high school and we lived there until I moved to Toronto at 20. She stayed there with her little dog Cookie, and I visited her every weekend- we were super close and I have so, so many good memories in this city. It’s also where me and Riley met almost three years ago.
So we rented a car and spent the day driving around the suburbs, eating at our favourite sushi restaurant, and enjoying the sounds of birds and the wind in the trees. It’s so easy to forget how noisy and crowded Toronto is until you get out of the city. Brampton has 600,000 people, but it has such a sweet little small-town feel. It’s always hard for me emotionally when I go back, but it’s worth it. And, I got to visit Cookie, who I gave to my mom’s friend after my mom died.
We drove to Riley’s old elementary school, because it has a pretty sweet playground. Thankfully there were no children present- Adults on swings with children on the jungle gym has a bit of a pedophile-y feel. The jungle gym there was actually where we had our first kiss, which is gross and cheesy blah blah. I was dressed kind of 90’s-y today so I thought the schoolyard backdrop was kind of a cool place to take photos.
Shirt- H&M Men’s
Pants- Addition Elle
This Fendi Karlito bag accessory is my greatest achievement. I wanted one, really badly, but couldn’t bring myself to spend thousands of dollars on a glorified keychain when I can barely afford lunch sometimes (not that you could ever tell hahahahahahahaha fat joke). SO I MADE ONE out of bits of leather, faux fur, doll hair and other doll-making bits (all bought from Michael’s). Pretty proud of myself.
I’m posting this like an hour after these photos were taken, and it’s disgusting out. It’s so so hot. If you look closely you can see sweat literally dripping into my mouth. Enjoy that.
Skirt, Flats: AdditionElle
Clutch: New Look
Top, Sunglasses: Asos
Vest: Vintage, DIY
Going to Coachella! (just kidding. I just feel like this outfit belongs there. What is Coachella? isn’t it in.. May? dunno. I’m not hip like the Kylie Jenner.)
Last time I wore this romper it was in Mexico, so now that the weather is warm I wanted to bring it back. Now that I work at Addition Elle, I spend half my paycheck there, aka on this fringe kimono and these heels. Also, I dyed my hair to a more blue-grey. I wanted something different since when it was dyed a more brown-grey, someone on my tumblr commented, “Oh! you’re going back to your natural hair colour!” and I was like ….No 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 🙁 So I needed something more bold.
Kimono, Vince Camuto shoes- Addition Elle
Bag- a very old Marc Jacobs
Guess who got a new tattoo (angel face emoji)? I’ve been wanting a tattoo of my cat Lola’s face for a while now (she’s 18, I’ve had her for WELL over half my life and she’s my angel baby.) It’s my second (and probably last) tattoo and I love it loads.
Anyway, I felt like dressing like a fat American Apparel model today for lunch with my friend, so me, Sarah, and my wrinkly denim skirt had a nice little afternoon. Also, how good is this necklace? Four bucks at Forever 21, friends.
Happy Canada Day!
Skirt, Necklace, Top: Forever 21
Shoes: New Look