Tuesday, 19 April 2016

On How I Learned to Patio Like a Pro

patio life outfit inspiration

There's not usually much excitement in my little town in the North, but once the temperature passes 10 degrees, surfing the local patios becomes serious business. My tired overworked behind was only able to take me to as far as three magical watering holes this past weekend, yet three seemed more than enough. *Use your imagination to insert visual of me asleep on a table after one beer here.*

patio life outfit inspiration

kingston ontario view

patio life outfit inspiration

patio life outfit inspiration

In order to keep up with Kingston, I sported my best comfy pants  and I paired them with my never before worn Keds, which killed my feet, but looked like a million bucks.

How was your weekend? Is it patio weather where you are?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Monday, 28 March 2016

Spotted

spring street fashion trends

I was blessed with four whole days off, which were spent practicing my cool walk, pondering whether I need cats in my life (and if so, how many?) and drinking an undisclosed amount of prosecco. We also took these photos to always remember how cool my outfit looked Sunday (leopard print shoes where have you been all my life). It's always the unplanned ones which I turn out the best, don't you think? How was your Easter weekend?

spring street fashion trends

spring street fashion trends

spring street fashion trends

spring street fashion trends

spring street fashion trends

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Saturday, 12 March 2016

White is the Colour of the Day

how to wear white this spring

I am having way too much fun with gifs for my own good! Soon I'll be giving up classic OOTD pictures in favour of smirking in front of the camera and absolutely loving it. Winter has been ruthless on my "curves", so I wanted to take these awesome white jeans for a spin while I still fit in them. Also, I've bought another pair of Keds...because...(do I even need a reason?) they were on sale and they'll be perfect for my upcoming eurotrip. All in all, white is the colour of the day.

how to wear white this spring

how to wear white this spring

how to wear white this spring


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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

Me and mornings are not the best of friends. Despite all the green teas, motivational quotes and cats of Instagram that it offers, I remain a creature of the nigh at heart. My bed is my favourite place in the house and while some people daydream about riches and adventures, I daydream about cuddling up in my crisp new sheets and watching Netflix. #thestruggleisreal

A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

I spend most of my "blogger days" in sweats because I never know when I'll want to crawl back in the aforementioned bed, and because I am yet to discover how to take a perfect flat lay in skinny jeans. I know there are bloggers out there who always look camera ready, but I am not one of them. I shamelessly reside at the other side of the spectrum, where the athleisure trend is the best thing that ever happened to fashion.

A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

We usually shoot OOTDs in the weekends, or whenever we have some time to spare and good ideas. I like to take pictures of whatever I happen to wear on that day...que hats and sneakers...lots and lots of sneakers. Oh, did I mention sweats?

A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

I work on my posts for about 2 hours including editing and writing. It mostly takes so long because of the multiple snack breaks required... I mean because I'm meticulous and stuff...No, it's because of the snacks. Nutella will be the end of me.

A Day in the Life of a Fashion Blogger

By the time I'm done with blogging, answering comments, emails and scheduling all the social media posts, my Netflix cravings get the best of me. It's time to slap on a vitamin C face masks and call it a day.

How does one of you "blogger days" look like?

Dora

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Biore Baking Soda Cleanser Review

biore baking soda cleanser review

Baking soda has always been my go-to miracle remedy for a lot of things. I use a solution of the magic powder to cure my throat aches, I put it in my facemasks when my skin flares up and I even put it in my hair to get relief when my scalp hates me.

When Influester asked me to review the new Bioré baking soda cleansers, I, of course, jumped at the opportunity to liberate my pores. I got to test their baking soda cleansing scrub and their baking soda pore cleanser, and after a few days, I think I am ready to cast a verdict.

biore baking soda cleanser review

The scrub was my favourite on the two. I would not recommend to use this more than twice a week or even once if you have sensitive skin, because it can be quite a harsh cleanser. However, this is perfect to use once in a while to get rid of all of the build up we accumulate. It will leave your skin smooth, shiny, camera ready and very thirsty for moisturizer. I can see this becoming the ultimate summer staple and it's definitely going with me on my upcoming travels.

The pore cleanser did an extremely good job at what it is supposed to do, maybe a little too good of a job in my case. I found it a little too harsh for my skin in particular, leaving me with a little bit of too much tightness after usage. I can see this as a great product for greasier complexions and it can probably manage teen related skin issues very well. One major plus for this product is the fresh scent, which is an absolute joy.

Have you used the Bioré baking soda line yet? What are your thoughts on the products?

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

P.S. I have received free Bioré products for testing via Influenster. All opinions stated here are my own.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Socks and Sneaks

winter athleisure street fashion

Anyone else got hit by nostalgia like a big brick in the face lately? No? Just me? Must be the big 3-0 playing tricks on me again, but I just got too excited over hearing the Fun Lovin' Criminals on the radio just now. The same way I got excited about throwing on a pair of leggings with socks and Reeboks last weekend...Yes...From time to time I get these sartorial revelations and then I wear them constantly because, just like my obsession with Andy Warhol's white wig, they get stuck on me like gum. It's kind of like his Campbel soup period, but with Reeboks...and scrunchy socks...and parkas...and Fun Lovin' Criminals playing in the background.

winter athleisure street fashion

winter athleisure street fashion

winter athleisure street fashion

winter athleisure street fashion

winter athleisure street fashion

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora

Saturday, 13 February 2016

The Story of the Girl with the Frizzy Dull Hair

color radiance l'Oreal Paris review

There once was a girl with frizzy dull hair who lived in The Great White North. She often had to brave temperatures of -30 degrees and freezing wind, which meant that her once luscious mane now became almost untamable.

color radiance l'Oreal Paris review

But one day a fairy named Influenster sent her a magical package with an enchanted potion from the far away land of L'Oreal Paris. "Put this on your hair, the fairy said, and your highlighted destroyed locks will shine once more!"

color radiance l'Oreal Paris review

The girl was quite skeptical at first, since she encountered fairies promising miracles before, but somehow they never delivered. However, she had nothing to lose so one day she decided to put the hair elixir to the test.

color radiance l'Oreal Paris review

To her surprise, the frizz was gone after just one wash and her due was back to its former luscious shiny glory. She rushed to her laptop....ahem I mean typewriter...ahem...letter writing station?...secretary!(that's the word!) to spread the word throughout the kingdom, so other girls with savagely frizzy highlighted hair will know about the miraculous enchanted potion from L'Oreal Paris.

THE END

Have a brilliant day!
Dora

P.S. I received the Color Radiance hair care line from L'Oreal Paris via Influenster to in exchange for a review. I was given no other compensation to write this post. All opinions stated (narated haha) here are my own.

Monday, 8 February 2016

All is Fair in Love and OOTDs

winter fashion, winter street style

I've been shopping my OOTD looks in Tudor's closet so often that he might have to start charging me for it. It really can't be helped that his jumpers are so much comfier than mine. To be fair, I offered one of my tops in exchange, but he politely passed.

winter fashion, winter street style

winter fashion, winter street style

winter fashion, winter street style

winter fashion, winter street style

winter fashion, winter street style

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Have a brilliant day!
Dora