It’s the last long weekend of the summer! I hope you guys enjoy every moment of it. My plan is to relax and savour this last taste of summer. As the summer comes to an end, I’ve come to realize that I’ve worn a variation of this simple outfit most weekends of the summer. I love wearing skirts or dresses on my days off, because I exclusively wear pants to work, so it feels nice to change it up and make the most of time off!

The pieces

This outfit is fun and effortless – because that’s what I’m all about! This pairing is perfect for the final long weekend of summer. I find an a-line skirt is always so flattering, and this Corduroy Skirt from Tobi offers the classic shape with the perfect summer to fall texture! This skirt can be dressed up or down, and I decided to keep it very casual with a near-basic Pineapple print tee. I love the contrast between this warm-weather piece with the yellow pineapple print. I just can’t say goodbye to summer quite yet, so I’m going to continue to wear these kinds of pieces for as long as possible!

This outfit is about playing with texture and pattern. The final touch is the Original Grain 6040 watch that I still reach for all the time, even though this style is no longer available. It’s just the perfect weekend accessory!

Please check out my last fashion post for some more inspo, I have been loving sharing my personal style with you guys!

What style items do you reach for on the weekends?

I’m pretty vocal about my love for Colourpop products, and their Super Shock Shadows are no exception. This unique eyeshadow formula was one of my initial introductions to the brand, and I still continue to purchase them. I love the creamy, opaque texture and high-impact finishes. And the price point is pretty great too – at just $5USD a piece, you really can’t go wrong with these!

I have continued to collect and get so much use out of these eyeshadows since I began purchasing from the brand over a year and a half ago. My collection is well loved and diverse so today I thought I’d share it with you as it stands for the time being. It definitely will continue to grow in the future!

Please check out the video I posted yesterday to see the full collection with swatches! Thanks for watching!

I want to add more fun & bold shades to my collection! Please share your suggestions on what colours I should purchase next!

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I’ve always admired the look of oval brushes, they look so elegant and innovative. I had seen some high end variations of this style brush, but honestly, was never willing to fork out the cash for some expensive brands! As much as I love trying out new beauty I am also always looking for a good deal too!  When Simple Glam Girls reached out to me with an opportunity to try their Oval Brush Set*, I was excited to think I may have accidentally stumbled upon a great, affordable alternative.

I received the Lush Rose Gold Oval Set by Simple Glam Girls about a month ago. The set contains 10 gorgeous brushes of all shapes and sizes, perfect for creating looks with cream and powder products. I’ve been testing these brushes since they arrived and have been quite enjoying these little beauties!

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Yes, this blog is 4 years old! I’ve never celebrated a blogiversary before, but this is a pretty big milestone. It’s amazing and yet totally crazy to think that I’ve been posting snippets of my life and beauty obsessions on this platform for such a long time.

This is a long post, I apologize! But there’s a lot to say!

I think I’ve changed and learned a lot over the past 4 years. And yet, this blog is the one consistent thing that has remained. It’s my creative outlet, journal and fun. When I started this blog, I was in a totally different place in my life. I really was a different person. My voice, my aesthetic, my confidence have grown in these 4 years, and I think my blog has definitely benefited from my personal growth. When I started this journey, honestly, I was feeling pretty confused. I felt alone, I was lost. I was constantly letting myself down, I felt like I kept making mistakes and wanted to create somewhere where only happy things lived and somewhere I could meet people with similar interests.

When this all began, blogging wasn’t what it is now. I didn’t know people made careers out of blogging, I didn’t know I could get sent products for free to review or asked to attend events. I just knew I had to give myself somewhere to talk about anything at all. It really did start that way, as an outlet. And that’s exactly how it remains today. It’s never been about numbers, followers, stuff or money. It still isn’t. I’m sure a lot of you think that’s absurd, because blogging takes so much time and effort, but I do it because I genuinely love the process. From discovering products to talking to new people and product photography, I love every moment of blogging.

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Patrick & I moved into our apartment a year and a half ago. Back then, it was so fresh and new and exciting, so of course, I wrote a post showing it off! I loved the way it looked back then, but we knew there were some changes to make. We’ve slowly made it feel how we want, with more elements of our style and some DIY projects to get it here. If you want to see what the space looked like before, there’s a post here from September 2015. My oh my, how it’s changed since then!

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