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It’s already a month into summer! How have you been spending it? Don’t regret a single minute of it and let it go to waste!

LIVE IT! You’ll never get it back~

This morning, I saw a tweet about Taurus’ (I’m not a ridiculous believer in horoscopes, but it’s fun from time to time!)

It said, “You cannot tell a #Taurus to stay at home” (@XSTROLOGY)

I found this amusing. It’s a bit true to me personally, especially for this summer. I refuse to stay in my house and be bored and unproductive for even a single day because it’ll drive me nuts (even when I stay home, I clean or take photos). Don’t be that person who SAYS the things you want to do … but doesn’t end up doing it.

Seeing a friend of mine, SummerGal 101, write a post about her summer motivation (http://lola455567.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/summer-of-motivation/) and making a bucketlist was simply inspiring~

“What do you want to have accomplished by the end of your summer?”

Don’t think of it as a major pressure to do “extraordinary” things, but rather, have a highlight to your day, something that you enjoyed as small as it may be~

So far, I’m enjoying my summer already!

  • Working as much as possible (while looking for another job)
  • Late night days at coffee catching up with old friends for HOURS
  • Lots and lots of photoshoots
  • Going to Centre Island
  • Summer school (Photography 1, woohoo!)
  • Actually watched a hockey game
  • Set off fireworks for Victoria Day
  • Planning movie marathons
  • Planning a road trip to Alberta to visit a friend
  • Booking off vacation time for the first time in my life!
  • Explore the city
  • Create personal projects
  • Finding new places to go to
  • A bit of clubbing and partying here and there~
  • Going to high park to see the Cherry Blossoms
  • Photographing concerts with the old volunteer team
  • Working in a darkroom again for the first time in years
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Thrifting adventures

What will you do this summer?

Make a promise to yourself and keep it~

xoxo Dana

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  • Maxi Skirt- Sirens ($10)
  • White Tee- Old Navy ($3 -Clearance)
  • Crop Top- Gift

Back with an OOTD! (Okay, well this I wore a few days ago, but until I get some pretty photo’s up, I still wanted to keep updating the blog!)

*Sorry for the cruddy iPhone quality!

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xoxo Dana

I’m absolutely in LOVE with the kpop song “I Don’t Need A Man” by Miss A! The looks are as fabulous as the song itself!
Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSOOiMDGiY

I was really inspired by some of their outfits and wanted to share it with you guys!
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The music group, Miss A.

It’s the simplest things that can make any outfit work.

  • Oversized red & black plaid shirt with a black top and shorts (my personal fav)
  • The boyfriend blazer with chunky gold statement jewelry
  • Black suspenders with a crisp white top for that slight boyish-look

The video really gives the girls a great look for each singer that shows off their independence and attitude to look out for themselves, which I found quite cool and inspiring. Any look is better with a great hairstyle and an attitude to go with it!

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xoxo Dana

If your eyes are a camera, then you can truly find beauty in ANYTHING that you do … including CLEANING.

I was cleaning the glasses for the holidays and of course I got sidetracked by how pretty they were.
Before I knew it, I was grabbing my camera and taking pictures of the glasses instead!
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Copyrights to Brittany Arjune Photography.

xoxo Dana

What does “affordable clothes” mean to you?

I read this quote on my Instagram by someone and agreed WHOLE HEARTEDLY!

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Is this not true? Not everyone in the world can afford what they would like to have. We have budgets, some of us are students, some are just tight on finances and some of us need to learn to stop shopping all name brand all the time.

I just thought of this as today’s realization, putting-it-out-there-inspiration of the fashion world today! Afterall, we all start somewhere no?

To me, a good deal feels good when I’m not second-guessing my purchases at the counter and staring at my credit card thinking, “is this worth it?”

xoxo Dana

Mwuaha! It’s halloweeeeeen~

Bring on the ghouls, monsters, witches anddddd pumpkins!

Actually, I could do without the scary since I’m a HUGE scaredy cat! However, in the spirit of Halloween  me and some friends got together to do some pumpkin carving!

Meet the crew!

Don’t be deceived!

It was POURING rain when we were picking out our pumpkins, GAH!

I also put together a fun quick 3 minute video of our pumpkin carving if you would like to have a look!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrFPaoFG-jM&feature=g-all-lik

watch in 480p for better quality~ 

This tiny pumpkin is eating the bigger one! ONOMNOM

Meet Frankenchu; the zombie version of Pikachu!

I’m not a fan of Halloween, but I DO enjoy movies like Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and fun Halloween songs such as: Terror Time Again, The Hex Girls, (<– From Scooby Doo movies) and This is Halloween~

xoxo Dana

Afternoon fellow bloggers!

I’ve never been a hoodie kind of girl, but I recently fell in love with the comfy feeling of a simple black hoodie from Old Navy! Not only does it look nice, but it’s super comfy, which is essential for this fall weather!

Instagram: Briichan

 

I know this picture above may seem like a boring photo to be inspired by, but it still caught my eye. I’ve always loved how people wear hoodies and denim together. Having this photo reminded me to one day try it out myself!

I find it really funny now that you can buy jackets with the parts of a hoodie attached to it, but it’s not actually two separate pieces, but rather one whole piece. I like it, but it takes away the fun of putting the layers together yourself.

 

This simple black hoodie is from Old Navy for about $11.00. It’s actually very thin and light, so I can wear plenty of layers under it and it actually fits my figure nicely so it doesn’t make me look like I just rolled out of bed.

 

Pairing my new black hoodie with my denim-leather jacket from Forever 21 instantly became a combo that I am now thoroughly in love with!

xoxo Dana

  • Pink floral print shirt- Blue Notes Outlet ($5.00)
  • Mahogany colored jeans- Urban Planet ($25.00)
  • Robin print scarf- Ardene (Gift)
  • Light brown cropped jacket- Jacob ($20.00?)
  • Brown jacket- Urban Planet ($15.00)

Fall is all about layers! This is one of my new favourite fall outfits because of the colors and the layering! Have a look at each layer (one full outfit became wearable to look different by simply removing and adding a layer or two!):

 

The most basic outfit: a top and bottom. Working with some autumn colours, I decided to be bold and try a tone-on-tone outfit!

 

Sometime’s a scarf is really the best way to make an outfit stand out as an accent piece! Not only does it match, it’s extra warmth!

 

OR we can switch the scarf for a cropped lightweight jacket that literally feels like nothing! It adds a more neutral tone to the outfit.

And the final outfit because chill weather means we need to stay warm! Threw on my jacket and I’m out the door!
xoxo Dana

  • Coloured jeans- Urban Planet ($25)
  • Grey leopard print top- Old Navy ($18)
  • Dark grey cardigan- Costa Blance ($20)

Hooray for cool colour combinations!

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Gotta jazz it up with some sweet silver arm candy ;]

xoxo Dana

16. A customized item

Some people might recognize this jacket because I did a DIY post on it:

https://danaphotomemoir.wordpress.com/2012/05/06/diy-jacket-to-vest/

 

Customizing can be anything from something small to something big, as long as it fits you how you want it to~

 

Why have the jacket when you can have the grungy vest?

xoxo Dana

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