Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Ooops...I went Shopping! Clothing Haul Spring 2014

Hey All, 

Just wanted to do a haul post of what I've purchased over the past few months. Some of these items are from a month or so ago (so don't worry I didn't just go nuts in one go!) and were all purchased slowly over the last little while! I had considered doing a look-book but just haven't had the time to do so...maybe I'll do it for a few of the items, we'll see! 

Also I'm going to do a second post on makeup/beauty in the next little while so keep you're eyes peeled! For now enjoy :). 

Crop tops galore! All from Charlotte Russe and all for under $10. This was a "trying something new" thing for me and anytime I try something out of my comfort zone I never spend too much on things so charlotte russe was the perfect store for these cute tops! The top 2 have a bow back and the bottom 2 have a twisted strap, super cute! Purchased on vacation in California! 

This cute striped 3/4 length sleeve shirt from J Crew Factory. A perfect light knit for spring for ~$30. This was also a purchase while on vacation.

A comfy sweatshirt material blazer by "Black" for Saks Fifth Avenue. Again purchased on vacation from the Saks off Fifth outlet. It was originally $110 but I got it for 50% off, yay sales! 

These high-waisted jeggings by "Bulldog" from Pacsun were by one get one free, again purchased on vacation for a grand total of $50. 

On the Left: Bird Trousers from Asos $20 
On the Right: Harem Pants from Garage clothing $35
Originally I hated garage as a teenager but recently they have had some really cute things, definitely a must check out if you were like me! 

To get an idea of the Harem pants here is a picture from my instagram! They are worn high-waisted I paired mine with a top from Aritzia and a very old, faithful, cardigan from Costa Blanca (Aka it's like 6+ years old!).

Shorts from on the left side J-Crew for $25 each (from my vacation) and the brown pair on the right are high-waisted from Plenty purchased for $60 (they're sooo comfy! I can't wait for warmer weather).

These socks are genius! They're sock liners purchased from Aldo, 3 pairs for $10! They are great for converse or low boots, you can't even see them. 

Shoes from left to right: Aldo ($60), Lower East side for Payless ($35) and Converse juniors, yay for small feet! ($25 from the outlet in California) 

Back view

Left: Matt and Nat wallet from Plenty ($30)
Right: Marc by Marc Jacobs Karlie Bag from Aritiza ($288)

Echo Design Scarf from Plenty (also available from Indigo Chapters) for $40. This was a mistake purchase, always look at the price tag people! 

That's all for my purchases guys! I've clearly spent wayyyy too much money since starting to work full time; going to need to fix that. Also good news, my graduation status was finally approved, YAY! I'll have my BSc in Cell biology and Genetics formally as of May 26th :). 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Simple Acts and a Review

Hello All!

Sorry for the delay in posts, I've been working full time with 2 jobs, volunteering on the side and we are moving; all of these things are resulting in my complete exhaustion.

But I thought I would share a little story about something that happened this monday, April 14th. While I was driving over to my boyfriends I was stopped by an elderly woman waving her hands as she crossed the road. I pulled over, a bit confused, and rolled down my window to talk to her. She explained to me that she was a bit lost and had missed a few busses and asked for my help. She also told me that she probably got lost because she can't see very well anymore. In the end I managed to help her get home safely to her retirement home and helping her out definitely made my day. :)

Okay on to the Review!

Waffles Gone Wild

So fun fact.... I am a bit obsessed with waffles. Reciently I have been heading out to restaurants just to see what they have to offer. I discovered Waffles Gone Wild via a friends instagram when she posted a picture of a delicious strawberry and ice cream covered waffle... can I say YUM!!! So that was it, I was on a mission to try this place. I mentioned it to my friend who works in the lab with me and we decided to give it a shot at lunch. 

The place is located just off of Bayswater on Broadway in Kits. It's a bit hard to see because its so teeny! When we arrived, because it was so sunny out, my friend and I decided to sit on the patio which consisted of 2 little tables. The inside, also small, had a few more tables. It is set up very much like a cute cafe that along with waffles also sells bubble tea, coffee, teas and smoothies. 

Here is a shot that I took at lunch.

I had the Ham and Cheese waffle on the bottom my friend had the apple and cheese at the top.

Never would I have thought a savoury waffle would be good! It was such a strange concept to me but boy was it delicious. The waffle had a caramelized sugar on it which created a contrast that enhanced the taste of the salty ham. Along with the waffle was a delicious salad with sweet cherry tomatoes and various lettuce drizzled with a balsamic dressing that was to die for!

Another bonus was the price! My god, the meal looks small but I was in fact full after eating. Total, since I didn't have any thing to drink, my meal came to just over 6 dollars! Insane...where can you eat out for that price these days in Vancouver other than like mcdonalds...which even then can be pricy! 

Love love! I will definitely be visiting this place again to try out the dessert waffles :). 

That's all for now :) thanks for reading <3