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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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I finally got to see the cherry blossoms at high park with my good friend Jordan (http://cestnaturel.wordpress.com/)! 🙂

Does this also count as an OOTD since I went there a few days ago? My dress is from Costa Blanca!

If you’d like to see more pics of the cherry blossom photo’s I took, click here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.377799839003272.1073741832.340278639422059&type=3

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xoxo Dana

We FINALLY have some sunshine coming back to us, and all I can think is, “MAXI SKIRTS AND MAXI DRESSES!”

All I’ve been thinking about is a few essential maxi skirts and dresses I can wear this summer! My reasons?

  1. Maxi = better than pants!
  2. It’s less of a hassle and worry if it’s already full length vs. a medium-length skirt
  3. Maxi is a total new level of comfort that still lets you look put together
  4. It has a very feminine look while still being comfy
  5. A maxi dress is a piece that can be utilized in a million ways to make it look like a skirt, top or one piece

What are your thoughts on maxi pieces? (Short or tall, it’s worth a try!)

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How gorgeous is black and sheer together?

There’s something both classic and timeless about the look of this combination because it can look dressed up or dressed down.

So far, I’ve got a brown maxi skirt (super comfy from sirens for ONLY $10!), a navy blue maxi dress (a more safe colour) with straps and a mint green (I figured colour would be good to try for the summer) from Forever 21.

xoxo Dana

Feb.18th was my last post?! I’M SO SORRY! That’s terrible of me!

However, schools out and I am BACK! A lot’s been happening! I’ve really been getting into my photography and trying to step up my game!

If you wanna see what my works looking like now, here’s a link!

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/BrittanyArjunePhotography

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brittanyarjune/

I have a lot of goals for this summer and I plan on executing them!

I promise I’ll be posting a lot more outfits too because guess who’s obsessed with maxi skirts and dresses!?

xoxo Dana

  • Shirt- From my mothers closet
  • Cardigan- Club Monaco ($15)
  • Pants- Old Navy ($12 online)
  • Belt- Le Chateau ($8)
  • Bracelets- Forever 21 ($5)

I made a facebook photography page! Maybe anyone wants to check it out? http://www.facebook.com/BrittanyArjunePhotography IMG_2756

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xoxo Dana

I don’t celebrate this holiday because I am singleeeeeeeeeeeeee 😉

But, I love you guys … AND CHOCOLATES! So, here you go: a sketch from me, chocolates my mom gave me & a blog pic for y’all!

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xoxo Dana

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This is a bit of a fangirl rant. You HAVE been warned! Lots of YouTube links, gif sets and Tumblr links included~

Dreamworks Animation makes the most amazing films I have ever seen in my life. How to Train Your Dragon and Rise of the Guardians are my two top favourites hands down.

I have been watching How to Train Your Dragon over and over again ever since my family bought the DVD. It’s a beautiful film.

One of fitting in, becoming who you are, forbidden friendships, and respect.

The amount of work that’s been put into this film is phenomenal. The smallest details were taken into consideration to truly make the film its own. If you look at each dragons fire, each is different and personalized to match the individual dragon. The expressions of the characters faces truly let the audience connect and fall in love with them.

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– Links –

The official website for How To Train Your Dragon: http://www.dreamworksdragons.com/

I love seeing the actors behind the scenes, they match their characters so well (especially Hiccup) its’ almost scary! Here’s a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpxBMdl07sY

Here’s a short clip showing off some of the main dragons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VJNetohMAM

Tumblr dedicated to How to Train Your Dragon: http://fyeahhowtotrainyourdragon.tumblr.com/

Dragons: Riders of Berk -the TV series for How To Train Your Dragon (Seeing the teens train their dragons and their friendship grow is amazing)

And I shall leave off with one of my favourite lines from the film from Hiccup:

“And now the spinning. Thanks for nothing, you useless reptile.”

xoxo Dana

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http://fictionalmachines.com/ thank you. It is because of you and your nomination for my very FIRST BLOG AWARD that you are making me make a post on the LAST DAY of 2012. There are no words to describe how happy I’m feeling!

THANK YOU!

I’ve found blogging to be considerably hard. Hard to keep up with. Hard to make the time for it. But it’s still always worth it.

And I cannot thank you enough.

May the new year of 2013 be nothing short of amazing to you!

If you haven’t been to fictional machine’s blog, PLEASE check it out! There’s a reason I follow that blog and I hope you can find a reason as well! =)

Onto the rules of the award~

The Rules:

1] Link back to the person who nominated you

2] Post the award image on your page

3] Tell seven random facts about yourself

4] Nominate fifteen other blogs

Random Facts

1. I’m currently on the hunt for my soul mate Polaroid or to actually buy the Instagram instant camera. It’s love I tell you.

2. I plan on taking roadtrips with whoever is down to do it. I love travelling. It’s a need in my life.

3. I’m not interested in a famous gloat-worthy job. I just want a steady job so that I can feel secure.

4. I’m always questioning myself as to why I take photos, and I find that the reason changes a bit more everytime I ask myself that.

5. I used to write a lot. I didn’t realize that everything I wrote about applied to myself in some ways and I hid it from the world because of that.

6. This year made me take chances and try new things. Now I plan to make 2013 ten times better. Who’s with me?

7. I can’t picture myself in a relationship with someone at all.

My 15 blogsIt’s not ranked in ANY SPECIFIC WAY, JUST 15 AMAZING BLOGS!

1. http://wispsofwriting.wordpress.com/

2. http://cestnaturel.wordpress.com/

3. http://lola455567.wordpress.com/

4. http://lazygal101.wordpress.com/

5. http://lezoemusings.wordpress.com/

6. http://closetstrategy.wordpress.com/ you might know her as: http://90daycloset.wordpress.com/

7. http://candycoatedturtles.wordpress.com/

8. http://intothestratosphere.wordpress.com/

9. http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/

10. http://waitingforthekarmatruck.com/

11. http://twentysomethingconfessions.wordpress.com/ 

12. http://fictionalmachines.com/

13. http://playingwithfashion.wordpress.com/

14. http://thebedazzledlife.wordpress.com/

15. http://chrystalovevintage.wordpress.com/

xoxo Dana

Old Navy launched a special section a while back where some of the clothing was marked with tags that said “Studio Spotlight”. This meant that those pieces were from the line of clothes that the designers created! Below is what the tag looks like:
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This piece that I purchased was the Old Navy Women’s one-button blazer. Here’s a link to what the whole blazer looks like:

http://www.polyvore.com/old_navy_womens_one_button/thing?id=66336744

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The creator for this line including the blazer is Shanti Markstrom.

I love buying something that has more meaning than just being some article of clothing! The Studio Spotlight tag could be opened and had a paper in it with information about the creation of the blazer! It was the most adorable thing I had ever seen!

Also, I thought I would include the video about Shanti’s line that she created for you guys, it’s really cool:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sjx7fB6hLw&list=LLaEaViJt_-j09nLYEBYFiUQ

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I’m definitely hoping to stumble across some more Studio Spotlight pieces more often!~

xoxo Dana

In honor of Gossip Girl having aired it’s season finale, why not a post with their help as my muse?

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The Cast of GG on the cover of the New York Magazine, April 2008, named as “The Best Show Ever!”

Now I haven’t watched every season, but all the buzz that goes on about it is enough to learn what the deal of it is, from the drama to the fashion. I still had enough common sense to set aside some time to sit down and watch the last episode for the hell of it.

Sometime’s it takes a show of a lifetime to see changes take place in a character, in terms of their personality, fashion and relationships with friends and family.

From the snobby uniforms in their high school years to scandalous dressy ways of the Upper East side style, it’s easy to see who’s changed in what ways. It made me think about my own transitions with my group of friends and in terms of myself.

Sometime’s appearance really is more important than we think it is. Sometime’s its not. What do you think?

I could be over-analyzing and using a really weird example for something like this, however, sometime’s it’s the hype of the media that makes us just stop and have a moment of self-realization~

Ps. I always did love seeing the way people like The Queen B dressed! It wasn’t something I could have happen in real life, but damn it was always worth watching~

So, as Gossip Girl said in the episode of “Return of the Ring“, “Good morning, Upper East Siders. How do you look today? You know image is everything. But under those perfect clothes and perfect smiles, everyone has their not-so-perfect secrets.”

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xoxo Dana

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