Month: January 2015

The Sad Truth

I thought it would be funny to do a comical post about the sad truth of being a fashion blogger in the dead of Winter. If you live in a city or town where you actually endure the four seasons, then you can relate. Being January 31st, in Canada, it is near the middle of Winter and it is so cold outside that you need to wear like five layers and have no skin showing. It doesn’t matter if it’s sunny outside because the wind will make it 10x more cold. If it sounds like I’m complaining, I am.

If you’re a fashion blogger in a city or town that endures the four seasons then you definitely can relate. Trying to shoot pictures of your outfit is hard; you can try to bare the cold and take off your winter coat outside or go inside where the backgrounds, most likely, aren’t as cool. So here comes the sad truth, if I was going to do outfit posts they would look like this (for the most part) everyday… lol. #livingintorontofashionbloggerproblems

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Getting a coffee is a must, everyday, or multiple times a day. Cinnamon dolce lattes are my fav.

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Hat: H&M | Parka: Dynamite | Leggings: Express | Boots: Aldo | Backpack: Call it Spring | Gloves: Garage

Winter Basics

Lately, all I’ve been wanting to wear is basic tees, leather leggings, skinny jeans, long cardigan and layered outfits. It may have something to do with the fact that it is freezing outside and I have to admit, it’s hard to put outfits together in the winter. If it’s icy outside, you have to wear shoes that won’t slip or get ruined by the salt and you have to cover every inch of your skin so you don’t get frostbite. Needless to say, winter sucks sometimes!

 When getting dressed in the morning, I realized that I don’t really have the basics that I need. I’ve been looking online for what I want and I thought I would share with you guys some winter basics to have if you live in a cold climate, like me. Of course, make these basics your own style and choose colours you love, shapes that suit your body and layer how you like.

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Cardigan: Forever 21 | Waffle Shirt: Aritzia | Tee: Nasty Gal | Pants: Aritzia | Leather Pants: American Eagle |  Boots: Forever 21

*All pictures taken from provided store links*

Prep x Texture

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TBH, I am in love with this look. The texture of the sweater mixed with the pattern of the flannel is my favourite. I could probably wear layers like this almost everyday. When I am getting dressed in the morning I sometimes have to remind myself that I have already worn the button-down and sweater combination three times this week already. Maybe that was an exaggeration but I think you get the point. I think when you find a style you love, you want to wear it all the time. The good thing is, these obsessions are usually not long-lived because there are so many other styles to be obsessed with.

IMG_2577Enough rambling and on to the important stuff. If you saw my latest video, you saw I love these new shiny leggings, they are superrrrrrrr comfortable and you can dress them preppy (like I did here) or dress them up for a night out. I am wearing my leather ankle booties because of the gold zipper to add some more detail to my outfit. I had to eventually put my jacket on because it was so hard to pose for photos in the freezing cold weather. I wish I could have a jacket to wear for every outfit so that I could take pics with it on. For now, I’ll keep dreaming and suffer through the cold. Lastly, I recently bought the matte lipstick ‘Stunner’ by Mac x Nasty Gal and this colour is the red lipstick of everyone’s dreams.

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Sweater: Dynamite | Flannel: Express | Leggings: Garage | Boots: Aldo | Parka: Dynamite | Sunglasses: Aldo

Casual Friday

I think I am starting to become a believer in the ‘casual Friday’ phenomenon that has hit the world by storm for the past however many years. Especially since I start my day at 7am and don’t get home until late afternoon, making me want to dress comfy and casual. So I’m saying to myself “Wow Lilly, you are such a hypocrite for saying this” and “Are you sure you want to do this?”. I always wanted to think that there shouldn’t be one day out of the week where you ditch your style instincts and basically wear your PJ’s out. Right?

I have always believed that you shouldn’t sacrifice style for comfort. Lets be real, sweatpants and a hoodie is not ‘your style’ and they will never be ‘a style’. These days, you can find fashion that screams your name and is still comfy, wow, what a world we live in! I wanted to show you some basic pieces you can style to create that ‘casual Friday’ vibe but still look put together and that you didn’t wake up 5 minutes before you had to leave (even if you did). The amazing thing about the items I chose is that you can mix and match them together. I hope you like this post and that it inspires your next casual Friday outfit! As always let me know what you think and visit my social media page to follow me on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Here are a few ‘casual Friday’ outfit ideas:

  1. Vneck tee, black skinnys, sweater wrapped around waist, sneakers, watch
  2. Tank (bralette layered under), button-down (unbuttoned), cargo pants, timberlands, blanket scarf
  3. Sweater (button-down underneath), jogger pants, ankle boots, rings
  4. Vneck tee (tucked in), skirt, button-down wrapped around waist, converse

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What I am Loving | Video Blog

I’m back again with another video! I wanted to share some of the new-in items I have bought recently and just a few of my current favs. Let me know what you think in the comments and check out my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9XQc-iIAaOsx17lH4clXYg and definetely subscribe and comment what you think! Are there certain videos you guys would like to see me film, regarding fashion??? LET ME KNOW!!!

Update… Vacation Time!

Hey everyone!! I just wanted to write a post to give a heads up about what’s going on in my life. I am going on vacation to Cuba for a week and that being said, I’m not bringing my laptop with me 😦 This means no posts for a week, unless my sister will let me use her iPad,  hehe. I will try to post at least one picture a day on Instagram so be sure to follow me @hungry4style_ and you can see what I am up to and what I will be wearing. Once I am back home, there will DEFINITELY be a lot of posts to come! Posts about swimwear, beach fashion, travel fashion and much more! The day after I get back I will be at school for my fourth semester, and that also means back to being in Toronto! Woohoo!!

Thanks for supporting me and enjoy the rest of your holidays!!