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I need to make a sticky note and post it on my forehead of things I need to be on the lookout for!

  • Thick scarf– IT’S GETTING CHILLY!
  • Poncho– I get cold in lectures .. it’s sad
  • Fuzzy socks– Do we not see this trend about me being cold a LOT!?
  • Christmas themed pj’s– TIME TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT!
  • Gloves– Carrying art supplies in the cold is NOT cool without gloves!
  • iPhone 4s case– Gotta protect that expensive little thing yenno!
  • Winter jacket– I have one, but it’s more pretty than practical, YIKES!

-What’s on YOUR list? =)

xoxo Dana

Today is a windy, rainy sorta bad weather day that is the one thing all commuters like myself hate! However, today I am home for the day and I was thinking of all the things I can do today and thought I might share it with you fellow bloggers!


  1. SLEEP IN! (Let’s be real, we all need it!)
  2. Spend that morning till noon reading all those blogs you’ve been meaning to catch up on!
  3. Read a magazine and enjoy that simple quiet time with some music~
  4. Watch some YouTube videos to stay up-to-date with your favourite YouTuber’s!
  5. Read a couple of chapters from that book you’ve been meaning to catch up on
  6. Appreciate the fact that you are still super cozy and comfy in those pajama’s and snuggled up in bed
  7. Make yourself a hot cup of hot cocoa with whip cream or a refreshing vanilla ice cream smoothie because you deserve it
  8. Hide yourself away and dedicate some time to write in your journal or draw in your sketchbook
  9. Look through images for some inspiration and make collages if you are like me; always in need of inspiration!
  10. Waste away some hours in the middle of the day to give yourself a well-needed nap
  11. Watch some movies you’ve been telling yourself to see! (I finally saw Coraline last night!)
  12. Go through your closet and make some brand-new outfit combinations
  13. Then re-vamp your room in big or small ways!~
  14. Create that bucket list you’ve been meaning to tackle on!
  15. Keep away from the interacting with people today and take photo’s or do whatever let’s you have fun!
  16. Reflect on your life; are you doing everything you want to do?

How do you spend your lazy day? =)

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

9. The item at the top of your wish list

Ironically, I had a really hard time picking this because I’ve actually been acquiring the things that have been on my wish list for SO LONG.

I’m currently hunting for that perfect cuff for my cartilage. I find a cuff more attractive than just a typical diamond stud. Online at Etsy, you can find THE most amazing earrings, lobe, cartilage, chains and all!

My achieved wish list:

  • Brown jacket
  • Helloberry bracelets
  • High-low skirt
  • Maxi skirt
  • Infinity leopard scarf
  • Chain cuff earring
  • Denim-leather jacket

xoxo Dana

  • It feels like a lifetime since I last blogged! Whoaaaaaa nelly!
  • I haven’t been keeping up with my fashion challenge OR my YouTube challenge
  • Why am I so unmotivated lately?!
  • I have a million posts that I wanna write … why haven’t I gotten on that?! BAD DANA!

Besides’ all of those pointless things I just mentioned, I wanted to ask something!

When I get a notification for a new follower (which makes me literally squeal and bounce around in sheer happiness like a dork), am I the ONLY one who actually goes through THEIR blog, read all the posts, like and comment and follow back?

I can’t REALLY be the ONLY one who does this … right … ? I feel like it’s a good way to be a ‘loyal’ blogger (my failed logic)

xoxo Dana

I haven’t been doing many DIY’s, fashion or photography posts lately due to lack creativity and laziness. However, I came across this fashion challenge that I thought would help me out a bit! I plan on starting it soon & I’ll have all the posts in it’s own tab on my blog. It seems like a fun challenge! Have a look!

Flying Saucer’s Selina’s Fashion Blogger Challenge. Have a look at her original post here.

1st. Your wardrobe
2nd. You have the most…
3rd. Something you’re wearing for the first time
4th. Your favourite print
5th. Your best bargain
6th. Something out of your comfort zone but you love it
7th. A special occassion outfit
8th. Something you forget you have but love
9th. The item at the top of your wishlist
10th. Cute tights
11th. Your spring essential
12th. The outfit you’ve had the best times in
13th. Your lazy day at home with style (in front of your housemates/bf/visitor) outfit
14th. The item that was hardest to hunt down/buy
15th. Nail art/your favourite polish and your nail varnish collection
16th. A customised item
17th. Something you wear when it’s sunny
18th. Your brightest lipstick
19th. An article of clothing/jewellery that instantly makes you feel great
20th. Shoes you love but hardly wear
21st. Something that is your favourite brand
22nd. A piece of clothing or jewelry that was a gift
23rd. Something from your favourite store
24th. The item that brings all the boys to the yard
25th. A totally YOU outfit
26th. What’s in your bag
27th. Inspired by your style icon
28th. Something everyone has now
29th. Face of the day
30th. Pretty hair
31st. The thing you’re obsessed with at the moment!

Anyone else up to it? if you are, be sure to let me know! I’d love to see your posts on it!

xoxo Dana


There are lots of different things that people believe are “must-have’s” in a girls closet. Is it the same for guys? I think I might look that up =) Anyways, I always find the ‘wardrobe basics’ quite amusing and also quite true. This is a list of my compilation. You’ll notice comfort is used a lot for these items =)

  1. Fitted tee: A fitted top says “I’m happy with the way that I look” and it’s super easy to dress it up or dress it down. It’s a simple and timeless piece.
  2. Flats: Yes, flat, not high heels or pumps. Every girl can own a really cute pair of flats that she can totally rock and NOT have her feet hurt from. Sure heels are great and sexy, but they can be a bit pricey if not painful. Besides, who says really nice flats can’t go with a dress or a formal outfit?
  3. YOUR comfort piece: This can be that really awesome sweater you stole from your dad, that epic graphic tee from god-knows-how-long ago that you still have, or that seriously to-die-for comfy jogging pants. This piece is a go-to piece when you don’t feel like putting together a really cute outfit. BUT, this is something that can STILL look really good and even better, YOU always feel comfy when wearing it.
  4. Bag: A simple neutral coloured multi-functional bag is something that any girl can be seen walking around with. Whether it’s a one strap, double strapped, a small/big clutch, over the shoulder, it should have the space you need. If you’re like me, I use big bags because I carry lots of stuff with me instead of cute tiny sequined bags. Personalize your bag based on your lifestyle. Colour can also be really nice, but I personally think a neutral bag can go with many more outfits with less worry.
  5. Super comfy jeans: That one pair of feel-good jeans that slips on like a dream and gives you a flattering shape. Jeans should be comfy, not stiff, because you need to be able to breathe in them, not just look cute. And it doesn’t even matter if they’re slightly old or have that rugged feel, that’s been a style for a while!
  6. That one coloured item: A lot of people can look at their closet and notice there’s always neutral colours they always buy unconsciously. I’ve started trying to buy an occasional coloured piece to add to my wardrobe, sometimes a bold or pastel colour. It’s something fresh and new. Also think about texture and pattern too.
  7. Thick or thin scarf: A chunky infinity, a light flowy scarf, or a long patterned scarf, there are so many options. The variety from colour, pattern and texture makes it even better. Scarves are a great way to add a bit of flair to a basic outfit, especially with the numerous ways to wear it (shawl style, headband, a cute flyaway, ect.) and provide some coverage for your neck from any winds.
  8. Cardigan: I actually fell in love with cardigans this year! It’s a versatile piece and great for layering. The colours they come in are simply gorgeous and the material is great for springtime and summer.
  9. Tank tops: Nude tones, bright shades, pastel colours, you name it! If you aren’t a huge fan of colour, but like the idea of it, tank tops are for you. A nice colour under a shirt, cardigan or jacket is a tiny bit of colour without being too bold. A nude tank top is really ideal to have for any formal or really dressy top you may own, seeing that it can provide extra coverage for you.
  10. Black scrunchie and/or bobby pins: The dollar store’s best product at the cheapest price and our worst nightmare when we always lose them or break them no matter what. I think of this as a closet basic because sometimes the hair really helps with the outfit. A good loyal scrunchie can be your hero when you are faced with bad weather. Bobby pins help with keeping those loose strands out of your face too.
  11. Fitted jacket: Open flyaways, leather jackets, and sweaters included! These are good for the weather, to keep you warm and stylish at the same time. You can’t go wrong with one of these.


  • Accessories <–This is NOT what I consider a “MUST-HAVE” because this is more of a personal preference. Not all girls like the idea of wearing jewellery. But, I say at least once, try some. Whether it’s a big statement necklace, or a simple little silver ring. Maybe try some colour if all your clothes are more neutral coloured.

I guess the reason there even ARE closet basics is because these pieces alone can create numerous outfits with a bit of mix and matching. You never have a limit of what a few items can do. Try and experiment, I’m sure you’d surprise yourself. I know I have.

Building your wardrobe around essential everyday pieces can also help you financially. You won’t worry as much about the prices of these things because they can generally come at an inexpensive price (heck, you could buy multiple’s if the price is good!).

Just remember, name brand really doesn’t matter (says the girl whose glasses have the word Prada printed on the side. But I’m serious!). Most of the clothes I buy are from clearance and sales. I will wait a LONG time (months) for something I REALLY like to get marked down because I would feel guilty when I go over my budget (anyone else feel like that?) don’t feel pressured to buy expensive items because of what tv and society tells you. You can find the same things stars are wearing at local stores for decent prices! If you’re wearing it, you should like it! But do treat yourself once in a while because you can 😉

What are your closet basics? There’s many things people love to splurge on, but always being conscious is the best way to go! Happy spring shopping!

Xoxo Dana

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