Friday Favs

Today’s Friday Favs will be a little different because I will just be talking about one item in particular because I have been wearing them almost everyday. Drumroll please… this item is a lace bralette. I have quite a few different styles and colours in these and I LOVE wearing them. I wear them around the house, if I don’t feel like putting a real bra on (we’ve all been there) and I wear them when I’m going out. They are so comfy and add a super feminine touch to your outfit. It also looks really cute when it’s peaking through your top. All of mine are from Aerie because they seem to sell the largest product range. There are so many stores that sell lace bralettes so I suggest you grab some!

I’ll share a couple pictures of the ones I have but I’ll leave some links below on where to find some other really cute ones. The great thing about Aerie is that they sell these bralettes through every season and they come in so many colours, bright neons for summer and darker hues for fall/winter. They have some with padding for days where you are wearing it out or if you just want the support and ones without padding for lazy days or for smaller chested women.

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Some other stores that sell too cute to be real bralettes are Aritzia, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal and so many more. Let me know where you have bought you’re fav bralettes from in the comment box below! Happy Friday!

Holiday Gift Guide | Mom

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It’s the last Sunday before Christmas which means it is the last holiday gift guide!  This last post is all about gift ideas under $30 for the women who gives you everything, your mom. Sometimes it is hard to shop for the women who gives you everything but I know she will appreciate and love anything you give her. As with the Dads, every Mom is different and has a different style so there will be gifts for every Mom out there!

Stay tuned on the blog for another Holiday Party Outfit Idea before the 25th. Check out my Instagram @hungry4style_ for a sneak peek.

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Winter Favourites: David’s Tea $29.50 | Tumblr: Starbucks $13.95 | Her Favourite Coffee Blend | Sewing Kit: Ikea $19.99 | Stylus Pen: Best Buy $9.99 | 2015 Agenda: Kate Spade $30 | Wallet: Aldo $30 | Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics $19 | Candle: Chapters $9 | Robe: NewLook $25

Holiday Gift Guide | Dad

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If you haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit yet, well now is the perfect time to do so! I am back with another Holiday Gift Guide under $30; for your Dad. There are many different types of Dads; the handyman, the business man, the sports man. Below are gift ideas for every type of Dad and don’t forget to write ‘I love you’ on the card!

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Funky Socks: Express $10.90 | Grooming Kit: Walmart $24 | Slim Tie: Topman $24.26 | Touchscreen Leather Gloves: Jc Penny $20 | Led Zeppelin Vinyl: HMV $26.99 | Whisky Stones: Chapters $24.99

Holiday Gift Guide | Roommate

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It’s Sunday, so you better know what that means! It is time for another Holiday Gift Guide. Today is all about your roommate, whether you just met your roommate this year at school or you have been living together for a couple years, here are some awesome and cute ideas she is sure to love. Every single one of these gifts is customizable; meaning, you can get different styles to match her likes and personality. Be sure to take a look at my previous Gift Guide to get some more ideas if you and your roommate are close friends. BONUS ALERT!! Everything here is under $30.

Make sure to tell me in the comments what you think you will be getting your roommate this year for the Holidays!

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Frozen Tank: Forever 21 $17.90 | Fleece Blanket: Target $9.99 | Wall Decal: Trendy Wall Designs $12.95 | Bear Claw Slippers: Ardene $19.50 | Plush Onesie: Forever 21 $29.90 | Giftcard: Starbucks-any amount | DIY Mug: >$15 (clink link to watch how to make!)

Holiday Gift Guide | Best Friend

10822188_10203506574524534_725481912_nI am beyond excited to start my holiday gift guides! Every Sunday, there will be a gift guide for under $30 for any person in your life. Make sure to come back every Sunday until Christmas to check out what gifts to buy for your best friend, sister, mom, dad, co-worker, room mate and more. I hope this posts inspires you and helps you buy some amazing gifts for the people you love.

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Studded Tumbler:  Starbucks $21.95 | Plaid mug: Starbucks $11.95 | Cupcake Pillow: Shop Jeen $16 | Plaid Blanket Scarf: Garage $26.90 | Yarn Candle: Anthropologie $9.95 | Mini-Mason Jar Candles: Bath and Body Works $4.50 each | Notebook: Chapters $8.95 | Midi Rings: Forever 21 $7.90 | Knitted Hat: Aerie $28.03 | Miley Poster: HMV $6.99 | Sleep Shirt: PINK by Victorias Secret $26.95 | Snowman Bath Melt: Lush $5.95/60g | Talk is Chic Notebook: Kate Spade $18.00 | Knee High Socks: Aerie $11.18 | Cranberry Bath Jelly: The Body Shop $12 | Bucket Bag: Forever 21 $29.90 | Lace Bralette: Aerie $28.03

Inspiration Goes a Long Way

The title could probably sum up this post but instead I am going to do a lot of talking.. well, actually it’s writing. So don’t just think ‘ugh I just want pictures!’. No outfit post this week. Surprisingly I didn’t pack a lot of clothes with me to go camping. Unfortunately, I have been an offender of repeat outfits and I am not just going to put together something you have already seen for the sake of an outfit post. I want to wait until I get back to the city to give you guys something great. I did go shopping though and I bought the cutest lace bralettes from Aerie and an awesome jungle print tank and printed pants. There will definitely be posts about these because they are all amazing buys. I have always under rated Aerie until a couple days ago. Literally they have the cutest PJ shorts, bras and panties. The best thing is I get 50% off my birthday month (which is next month) so I am super excited about that. 

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I wrote the quote above myself because I truly believe it and that anyone and everyone should live by it. It’s true because clothes can make you feel a certain way and can even make you feel like someone other than yourself (not in a good way) so to truly be who you are, you need to wear what you want. On that note, I want to talk about style and give a couple quotes from the books I have been reading lately. So, the books I am talking about are The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia and The World According to Karl which is a collection of quotes by the amazing Karl Lagerfeld. I definitely recommend these two books to every one interested in Fashion, they can be bought at Chapters (in Canada) and probably online as well. 

 

The one topic I came across in Nina Garcia’s book is “What makes a woman stylish?” and almost every answer was along the lines of ‘confidence’, ‘elegance’ and  ‘passion’. Donatella Versace said, “Without a doubt, the most stylish asset that any woman can have is confidence.”. This is SO TRUE and all of us women need to embrace what we have and love ourselves first. Elle Macpherson said, “Find a personal style by not following fashion trends”. Yes, trends make us feel cool, hip and ‘in the know’ but do they really encompass your true style? The answer is no because you are just following what everyone else is doing and that is not style. 

Here are a couple quotes from Lagerfeld; “The clothes don’t have to suit you; you have to suit the clothes.”, “What is a ‘style’? It starts with breaking away from convention, smashing accepted reality.”. 

 

Inspiration… inspiration can literally be found anywhere you can see with your two eyes. It can be found riding your bike down the street, sitting in your office, scrolling through Tumblr, seeing your favourite colour. Everyone needs inspiration to get by, we all help each-other find out more about ourselves, what we like, what we dislike. It is amazing what inspiration can do. 

 

What I hope to do is inspire women all around the world some day and I can only start by writing this blog to showcase who I am and help others be who they are. I hope you all go out tomorrow and buy these books because they are amazing!

Never turn down shopping

 I thought I would do a surprise post showing you guys my favourite items I have bought recently! Even though my bank account says no, I have to say yes and NEVER TURN DOWN SHOPPING. Sometimes when I am out and about I think to myself “What is life if I am not even buying the things I like or want” so clearly at that point I start spending. I have been on the lookout for a bathing suit that is different from all the rest; meaning no bandeaus or string bikinis. I like to have something that not a lot of people would wear. I went into Dynamite and saw that all their bathing suits were on sale (JACKPOT!) so I headed on over to the table and started browsing. The bathing suit below caught my eye because of the bright colours and how well they blended together. Obviously the back of the top and the sides of the bottom are the best part, although at first I thought “No I can’t buy this, I will get really weird tan lines” but that didn’t matter as soon as I tried it on. I was sold. We all know that feeling when you first try something you like on and it looks and feels amazing. That was how I felt. Sexy, cool, beachy.

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This next new item that has entered my wardrobe is a pair of peep toe sling-backs. I cannot even begin to tell you how long I have searched and searched and searched for a pair of shoes like this. I have spend countless hours looking online at every shoe store possible, every apparel store possible and not one pair yelled to me saying “BUY ME, I BELONG ON YOUR FEET LILLY!” But then, I took a trip over to Winners to buy some hangers and an umbrella. Obviously, I can’t help but look through the entire store while on the hunt. So you know the saying where when you’re least expecting it, you find what you’re looking for (that may have been a slightly different interpretation of it). That is what happened at Winners; I had just browsed my way through the purse and luggage aisles and started to head into the shoes. Skipped right to the aisle of my size and started looking and then it was like my eyes went straight to these babies. My heart probably skipped a beat because I had found a pair that was finally THE PAIR. You know what the perfect part is, they only had one pair in the entire store and it was my size so I would basically call that a miracle. A few ways to wear these shoes would be with: a pair of boyfriend jeans and white Tee (add some statement jewelry or a bold lip), your favourite summer dress or LBD, high waist distressed shorts and an oversized button down.

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I’ll be going camping for the next couple weeks and will definitely keep up with the blog. All posts will be super beachy and nature inspired so hope you all will love them! Let me know what you think below and be sure to follow me on Instagram @hungry4sytle_

Shopping…The Ultimate High

Seriously though, going shopping may be the best feeling in the entire world, then of course wearing the clothes is the second best feeling. Most girls will know exactly what I am talking about… just got paid, Summer on the horizon, going on Tumblr and Pinterest day in day out searching for that perfect outfit. Ahhhh, shopping is the cure to everything. It makes you feel so good inside, so warm and fuzzy, basically like you run the world. That is until you realize how much you spent, but hey it was TOTALLY worth it, right?

“Ok. don’t panic. Don’t panic. It’s only a VISA bill. It’s a piece of paper; a few numbers. I mean, just how scary can a few numbers be?”

― Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

 

So, what better thing to do then tell all my fashion friends what I have bought recently! I mean what good is shopping if you can’t share your lovely finds to the rest of the world. Since Summer is basically on its way (30 degrees today), I have been buying some stuff for the warm weather. You’re probably thinking bright, patterned, flowy, summery clothes…but no, I love black and thats basically my wardrobe.

 

In order; bought knock of Keds from Ardene for $12.50… I love the bandana print, it’s really old school. Bought lace-trimmed jogger shorts from Express for $49.90, they are literally so comfortable and can add a feminine touch to any outfit, they can also be high-waisted which is great for tucking in shirts. Another pair of distressed, black denim shorts from Express for $59.90, they are high waisted with a 2 inch inseam which means they are pretty short but hey.. who wears short shorts! Broke my last pair of sunglasses so I just had to get these thick-rimmed cat eye sunglasses from Express for $29.90, with a dark leopard print design they will last all summer and add instant class (and sass) so all my Summer outfits.  Lastly, got some fake leather, loose shorts from Dynamite for about $6, since I am basically obsessed with leather leggings, I HAD to get these when I saw them. They can be dressed up or down for an awesome Summer style. I also bought a couple tops that I will show you guys when I style them in an outfit!

         

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