Summer Days Ahead

PHEW! It was hot this past long weekend, and I had Monday off work so I had to bust out the shorts and enjoy the sun. I am sooo looking forward to more sunny and hot days to wear my summer clothes. That reminds me, I also need to go shopping for some more.

 I hope you like this outfit! Stay tuned for more and more blog posts every week! I am getting back into it full force since I am off school for the Summer and should (should being the key word) have more time to take pics and (hopefully) inspire you all!

IMG_4370 My outfit is all from Express, minus the leather converse and sunglasses. I’ll link everything at the bottom incase you like anything and want to buy it yourself! This pajama style of shorts are so cute for Summer and um, hello, SO COMFY. They can be dressed casually or to go out for patio drinks at night.

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 . My jean jacket is the newest purchase and I wasn’t sure about it but I got it anyway, lol don’t we all do that sometimes. Now that I have worn it, it’s going to be my new Summer staple for layering. The rips in it is what attracted me at first and it’s whats keeping me in love.

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 Since it was a hot summer evening, I dressed casual and put on my leather converse and added my fringe bag. I went very minimal on the jewelry with just my ring and a couple beaded bracelets.

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Jacket | Top | Shorts | Bag (similar here) | Shoes | Sunglasses (similar here)

Playing Dress Up

This past weekend I went to my sister’s graduation, naturally that meant a dress and heels. I usually don’t have places to wear heels and I don’t gravitate towards them on a daily basis because lets be honest, heels hurt. If you say they don’t you are lying to yourself. For this event I went with my black trapeze dress and wedges. Would you believe me if I told you I’ve had these heels since grade 9 (aka age 15)??? But hey, my feet haven’t grown so who cares! Lol. I wanted to find a more Spring-like dress but didn’t find one so I went with classic black. I thought these shoes screamed Spring so they completed the outfit. I also love the way this necklace falls with the neckline of the dress. I wore my black trench over top because it was a little chilly. I hope you like and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for daily inspiration @hungry4style_ !!!

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Dress: Express | Trench: Forever 21 | Necklace: uknown (sorry!!) | Shoes: Call it Spring (similar here) | Bag: Express

Casual Friyay

Guys, it’s Friday, it’s payday, it’s 19 degrees outside (celsius) and it’s sunny. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS???? Life is great, that’s what it means. I am temporarily blocking the fact that I have five exams next week from my brain and enjoying today. I hope you are all doing the same, especially my fellow college student friends!

I wore a very casual outfit today; black skinnies, converse and a tee. I feel like I need to go shopping and buy a few more pairs of pants and some Spring layering shirts. Let me know if you have any suggestions. It feels so good to be able to get nice pictures taken outside in the GORGEOUS sunny weather. Hope you like and TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ps. read down below for the delish recipe for the frap I got from Starbucks.

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OMG, so during class I was lurking the ‘secret menu’ at Starbucks because I was really and I mean really craving a frappucino. So I got a java chip frap with 2 pumps toffee nut, maple syrup and mocha syrup drizzled on top. YUM. IMG_3879 IMG_3881 IMG_3883 IMG_3891 IMG_3907 IMG_3912Coat: Forever 21 | Tee: Express | Jeans: Express | Converse: Soft Moc | Backpack: Call it Spring | Sunglasses: Forever 21

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Let me start off by saying that wearing these jeans on a day where the weather was like -100 degrees, was a horrible idea. I do it for the fashion and I’m sure many of you can relate..lol (especially my fellow Toronto/NYC bloggers).

Lately, I’ve been liking the idea of wearing oversized layers, and it helps when the weather is extremely cold. It’s fun to mix up patterns, fabrics and textures to create a look with depth. I’ve worn this tank and sweater combo before, with leather leggings, but this time I wanted a more grunge/loose/casual style. And what bottoms came to mind? BOYFRIEND JEANS.. DUH!! The bagginess of the jeans and the size of the rips played into the style I was going for. I had to throw on a hat or else I think my head was going to freeze off so I hope you like my ‘salt and pepper’ matching.. ha..ha…

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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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Holiday Party Outfit | Idea 2

I’m back with another holiday party outfit idea! Just incase you didn’t read the title, lol. If you saw Idea 1, you read that comfy and cozy are two words that basically mean the holidays, Idea 2 is following the trend. Christmas is even closer now and if you still don’t know what to wear to Christmas dinner or to any holiday dinner/party, here is some inspiration! Once again, I LOVE feedback, so let me know what you think in the comments and what you love to wear for holiday parties.

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This sweater is SOOOOOO comfy, I literally have worn it like everyday since I have bought it (shhhhh, don’t tell). I love the idea of pairing a warm, oversized sweater with a skirt because it dresses up the look but you can still be super comfy. You can also pair your fav sweater with a skater or circle skirt. Add your own style to this look by adding your fav jewelry, a cool hairstyle, a statement lip colour and more.

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I have had this skirt for a couple of years now, the colour is so rich and perfect for the holidays. It has faux leather panels on the front and back which I love and adds some more texture to the look. If the weather is pretty cold you can definitely add tights to your outfit, sheer or opaque would look great.

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I opted for a comfier shoe option, because who likes standing around in four inch heels all night long? Not me! Plus, shades of grey are super trendy this winter season and the colour will go with almost anything. The menswear, oxford type shoe is one of my favourite styles, I find they make your outfit look more well put together.

PS… once again, mind the quality of the pictures and focus on the outfit!! I am taking photos with my iPhone because there always seems to be some mysterious spot on my camera lens and the pictures turn out even worse on there. But don’t worry, there will be a new camera in the mix after Christmas!!