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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

20. Shoes you love  but hardly wear

I KNOW, I KNOW! WHY AM I DOING THIS AFTER NOT FINISHING IT SO LONG AGO?! I FELT BAD! Therefore, I have declared that I’M GOING TO FINISH THIS EVEN IF IT KILLS ME! … hopefully it doesn’t come down to that.

Stop judging me and just look at the shoes below!

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These are my shoes from prom, but I’ve only worn them maybe 2 or 3 times. I really wish my family had more fancy events or weddings so that I could bust these super comfy babies out!

-Aldo ($25.50)

I hate having something in my closet that I can’t wear very often, it just drives me crazy! (I was going to write about my black heels, but then I realized that I’ve worn them a lot compared to these heels.)

xoxo Dana

We all have those moments. Those things that we say to someone, but we never do it ourselves. Just like the saying “try taking your own advice”.

I went all M.I.A on my poor little blog because school started, even though I had SO many blog post ideas running through my head! I now hang my head in shame.

I’ve always been one for time management, but I feel like I have no time to even BREATHE anymore! WHAAAAT!? I now live on the bus, which is QUITE sad. 

Inbetween classes, eating, no sleeping, schoolwork, readings (which don’t get done), assignments, buying books (every student does this and pretty much signs their death personally, grr!), I feel like I don’t even see my family much anymore, I don’t get to take some time to look nice for school nor keep up with people as much as I’d like to!

I STILL am not done my 30 day fashion challenge! Am I bad at this or what? -__-

HOWEVER!

I AM going to finish that challenge AND I AM going to blog, hopefully weekly, but it’ll be at odd hours.

What do you preach but never do yourself?

xoxo Dana

17. Something you wear when it’s sunny

Bug eye shades. It’s my “must-have-on-me” accessory for all seasons.

I guess you can say I’m a bit of a vampire because I despise walking around outside in the sun without these shades on. It just drives me CRAZY. I feel like I’m squinting and glaring at everyone and will soon walk into a pole.

 

I’m not picky about designs, as long as the shades are big and are tinted enough that when you look at my eyes, you can’t see them. It’s kinda funny, I can pretend I’m listening while being asleep, or watching other things around me when no one knows.

 

I’m no expert about which sunglasses frame faces and whatnot, but of all the styles I’ve tried, bug eyes suit me the best. I love how it looks and frames my face and covers my eyes COMPLETELY.

 

The bigger and darker they are, the better for me than for you~

xoxo Dana

12. The outfit you’ve had the best times in

The comfiest. The easiest to wear. The favourite colours.

Why WOULDN’T this outfit be the best? Wearing something comfy puts you in a good mood and just that alone helps you have an even better time and mindset.

SOME of the many good times I’ve had:

  • Late night spontaneous firework night watching
  • A full day of activities in a new place
  • Wonderland trips
  • Walks on the docks down at the lake
  • Quick ice cream runs to McDonalds
  • Rolling down the hill like a cool kid
  • Korean youth delegation events
  • The perfect “I’m-ready-steady” outfit for those 3am road trips and awkward ‘morning’ breakfast hunts
  • Visiting family at family picnics and still being able to run around with the kids while looking decent

xoxo Dana

All photos are taken by me. Copyrights. Bri.Photography.

To the photobugs and everyone who owns a camera and/or loves to take/look at photos!

Have you ever found that one spot, that perfect place that you KNOW would be a place for a FANTASTIC shoot? You are visualizing the shots, the placements, the lighting, the models and EVERYTHING. But then, you either have to leave because you’re at a family outing or to come back is out of your reach distance-wise …

Don’t you think this is such a perfect, romantic spot for a couple shoot?

Oh, the gears in my brains cranked into overtime when I saw this~

I was SO happy taking this shot! Has a bit of a Disney feel to it. I’m no crazy love-struck girl, but this made me fall in love all over again~

I love gardens, they are just the epitome of beauty!

xoxo Dana

  • Tank Top- Old Navy ($4.00)
  • Cardigan- Gift
  • Denim Shorts- Stitches ($15.00)
  • Belt- Urban Planet ($2.00)

This was my new attempt to show an OOTD, which was actually for yesterday, but I was too tired to upload it all. I’ve always loved seeing how people show off their outfits. This was my travelling style outfit to fare against odd things that you can come across. That and I was okay if these clothes get damaged in any way!

I had an unexpected road trip with my girl Michelle aka Michy. Originally, we were just gunna visit the badlands to see it so I could take photos (she knows I love nature and scenery, so she figured I’d want to see this. She’s pretty awesome for driving me there!). But we actually took time to drive off into several different scenic routes that she knew of.

Too bad the weather kinda sucked as it followed us CONTINUOUSLY.

But minus getting REALLY hungry (we were ready to stop at the farms we passed and eat the animals -_-), finding weird paths (and weird things), becoming semi-lost (oh the joy of having an iPhone that couldn’t find any service for hours), we had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun. This is something that I would do again, heck we always knew we WOULD have a road trip together!

The badlands. It made us think of The Lion King elephant graveyard, a dragon, and the setting of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

This little guy was quite a jumpy one. Good thing we didn’t run into bigger ones.

Darn fenced off areas! We saw a waterfall .. but it was out of our reach, no matter HOW far we walked.

Overall, it was a pretty eventful day~

xoxo Dana

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