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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

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!)

black

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

I love how simple and quick it can be to make one outfit work for several situations with super small tweaks! Sorry I couldn’t take better photos and degraded myself to cheesy bathroom photos! I always feel in a better mood when my hair is straightened. I was out with my volunteer team to meet our Korean delegation students, so I wore shorts, but I had to quickly run home and switch bottoms so it was work appropriate (curse my tall height!)

At least I got to embrace that full light, summer look~

  • White sequined tank top- Old Navy ($15.00)
  • Light brown cropped jacket- Jacob ($20.00?)
  • Shorts- Old Navy ($5.00)
  • Denim capris- Stitches ($12.00)

One quick change of pants to make sure I’m dressing appropriate for work:

xoxo Dana

I love finding  different ways to style one specific article of clothing or a certain trend.

I decided to make a YouTube video styling these three listed outfits below called “How I style: Coral

  • Sleeveless coral high-low top: Stitches ($14.99)

Outfit 1:

Outfit 2:

Outfit 3:

xoxo Dana

Its official! It’s my favourite thing to come out this summer! I am LOVING this trend!

Sheer tops are a girls best friend. Why do I say this? Because sheer (as well as chiffon) is the easiest thing to throw over on top of literally anything you’re wearing. Its so light, you almost don’t even realize you are wearing it.

It’s great when it’s a hot day and you feel like only wearing a tank top, but you still want to be covered up. Bam! Sheer to the rescue, while still looking super chic to boot.

CLOTHING TIP #1: Please ladies, let’s remember that sheer means that it IS see-through! be sure to cover up under (we don’t need to see that hot pink lace bra from Victoria Secret!) ! I recommend nude color tank tops because they work the best!

CLOTHING TIP #2: These type of tops are also GREAT transitional pieces for your fall/winter wardrobe for layering! Now THAT”S making an investment worth your while!

I have yet to really know the difference between chiffon and sheer completely, so if im wrong, please DO correct me! (Aren’t they pretty much the same besides the actual styling itself?)

How do you feel about the sheer clothing trend? =)

xoxo Dana

I never get tired of watching Selena Gomez’s music video “Hit the Lights“.

The vintage style, the way its filmed, the setting, the clothes, and the fact that it looks like a video where everyone is truly just having a good time.

The fashion & the vintage feel probably drew me in first when I saw this; its like a mix of the plaids from Blue Notes with the modern styles of American Eagle.

Ironically,  when I got too lazy to make more printscreens (watching a video trying to click pause at the right time is hard, or you end up with weird facial expressions), I tried googling the fashion and found I wasn’t the only blog post writing about this! How bout them apples!

http://thefunkyfashionista.blogspot.ca/2011/11/fashion-inspiration-selena-gomezs-hit.html

Whoever was the clothing designer for this video, did a FANTASTIC job! The splatted paint denim jacket with the sequined yellow top goes perfectly in this setting along with her bubble gum lipstick and loose waves.

Selena was wearing a white knee length lace skirt with this top in case you were wondering. The bangs and even the extensions just fit SO WELL its ridiculous. Hair styles can really pull an outfit together!

What I wouldn’t give to wear an outfit like that! The American style graphic shirt with the brown sleeveless jacket and the black tights works as a great combination! This is my personal favourite~

It was really hard to get a proper printscreen, but Selena is wearing a big silver statement necklace (check out the above blog link to see). The outfit is all about playing with textures; a chunky knitted sweater with either a sequined or feathered skirt really ties in with her necklace and has such cool tones as well.

The cast in the video also had such intricate and laid back styles, it was fun watching not just what they were wearing, but how it worked with their personality and what they were doing from breaking into dance to just having fun. You can see everything from the varsity styled jacket, printed button-up shirts, denim tops, hats to the many to none layers being worn.

xoxo Dana

If there’s one thing I’ve been doing this summer is BEING OCCUPIED.  Doing something, rather than nothing.

I’ve always been one to say, there should always be at LEAST one highlight in your day, every day. Even if it’s THE most simplest thing ever.

I try to do something every day, whether it’s cleaning, drawing, ect. Some of the things I have done so far ranged from:

  • making a blog! (finally something that uses my computer time effectively!)
  • making a nacho sauce (looked weird but tasted good!)
  • creating an OOTD video spontaneously
  • take photos all day
  • research a specific topic
  • read as much in one day
  • create outfits
  • create personal projects
  • started making up designs to revamp my room
  • clean/Organize my room/workspace

Sure I try to go out with my friends, see family or go out to dinners in between my work schedule, but it’s nice to dedicate some sort of “thing” per day. I feel more accomplished and it feels like I’m dedicating myself to something new every day.

I feel like I’m much better now at motivating myself to get up and do stuff compared to a few years back where I would clean my room at a snails pace because my mother made me.

Thinking back on a lot of my previous summers when I wasn’t working, I really wasted them! I would literally be on the computer ALL DAY.

I relied on my mom when she had her vacation time because she was always motivated to be doing something no matter what! She hated the idea of any of her vacation time being wasted by being in the house, and I love her for that! I can see that she’s really rubbed off on me!

HAPPY SUMMER!

xoxo Dana

It’s called Old Navy Solider because I just realized that everything but my belt is from Old Navy! How ironic is that? =)

  • Shirt- Old Navy ($5.00) <–Clearance!
  • Shorts- Old navy ($5.00) <–Clearance!
  • Cardigan- Old Navy ($15.00)
  • Belt- Urban Planet ($2.50)
  • Flower studs- Forever21 ($3.80) <–Set of 3 studs

Please mind my very weird expression! I’m actually not sure if this outfit is really all that great, if it’s a hit & miss I can totally accept that. I was really happy to wear some silver-gold accessories cause I only wear silver sadly. Finally achieved loose beach wave curls!

I bought this cardigan, and I’m not used to bright bold colours, but I am DETERMINED to match outfits up with it! It’s amazing how much an outfit can change with one bold colour added! This outfit went from beachy to bold in 2 seconds!

Never be afraid to try something new, something a bit outside of your comfort zone!

xoxo Dana

  • Hat- gift
  • Earrings- Ardene ($4.50)
  • Black tube top- Urban Planet ($5.00)
  • Sheer button-up- Old Navy ($30.00)
  • Black shorts- Urban Planet ($8.00)
Today was a pretty hot day, and boy was wearing a hat needed! It’s always fun to try new looks and that’s exactly what fashion presents .. as well as summer time and a lot of free time … Sheer tops are great when you don’t want to wear a top that you’ll just get hot in. On top of that, wearing a tube top provides enough coverage to still stay decent =)

xoxo Dana

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