FALL for this

Hey guys! MY BIGGEST apology for not doing a post in a while, been pretty busy with work and my creative juices haven’t been flowing at full force lately. But you know who can help that? MOMS! Yup, my mom helped get me back in gear and there will be a post this weekend (shoutout to you, mom). 

So instead of an outfit post, I felt it was my duty to at least write a lil’ somethin’ somethin’. 

Summer is coming to an end and another season is on it’s way. FALL. The feeling I have when I see a pair of shoes I desperately need is the same feeling I get when a new season is coming. Because, it means new colours, patters, materials, textures, trends…the list goes on. The three colours to sport this season are:

ROYAL BLUE

SANGRIA RED

SHADES OF GREY 

Once you venture out to your favourite stores, you will definitely notice these three statement colours. This doesn’t mean you need to wear all three colours together (please do not). Instead, add these pops of colours to your existing wardrobe to make your style fall ready. 

With the weather cooling down (blah), it means that you’ll need to start layering and wearing sweaters, sweaters and more sweaters. Don’t just go for the classic knit, experiment with graphics, patters, textures (sequins, leather), sleeve length and neck lines. Sweaters are a great basic to have in your fall wardrobe because they can be worn with anything; dress a skirt down with a graphic sweater, make it business casual under a blazer. There are endless possibilities. 

 

Hope this post gave you a few style ideas for fall! Let me know what your fav piece is for fall, in the comments. Don’t forget to follow my Instagram @hungry4style_ 

Graphics and Shoes

 

 Hey everyone! Havn’t had a lot of time to do an outfit post and go out and get photos taken so instead I’ll show you some of the things I have seen lately and what I have bought! So if you don’t follow my Insta (which you definitely should… @hungry4style_) all these pics I have posted up on there, I take almost all the photos myself or I get some inspiration from Tumblr and other bloggers.

Obviously I love going to the mall and I found so many amazing graphic shirts from Zara. Some are tanks, tees and crew neck sweaters. I also bought my first item from Lush and let’s just say I will be back to buy more. Usually, I’m not so into face washes and all those types of things but I figured I would give it a try (since while camping I bought my first bath bomb). I got the Angels on Bare Skin face wash and OMG, it makes my skin so soft and hydrated. It has hints of lavender and almond meat (inside of the almond not the shell) to reduce redness and keep the skin soft.

Since I have a never ending list of things I want to buy, I am always on the look out for things that I particularly want. And a lace bralette was one of them.  A lot of stores have nice ones but they aren’t padded and that is not going to work out for me, I am all about keeping the ladies pushed up. I finally found some at Aerie that act as a bra but show as a feminine and chic bralette. I chose a light pink one because it is the most feminine colour to wear and would look awesome with a lot of colours. I also got a grey one because most of my wardrobe is black and it would look great and give a minimalism style to my outfits.

AREN’T THOSE CHELSEA BOOTS SO AMAZING????!!! YES THEY ARE. Oh lord, those boots are so beautiful and they look even better on (will be buying them soon). Love at first sight really does exist. The great thing about these shoes is that they are a rubber heel so that makes for really comfortable wearing. I am planning to wear these boots with cuffed denim, joggers, skirts, shorts, leather leggings.

One trend to try this fall is the combo of sneakers and boyfriend jeans. Menswear for women can be casual too and this look says it all. Shows the slouchy yet sexy side of wearing a great pair of jeans and some thick-soled sneakers.

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram (link on my social media page!) and let me know what you think in the comments. You can also type your email on the right and be notified when I post; to always be in the know about hungry4style!

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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!

Beaches, Bikes and Bikinis

 

 

 As I said in my last post, I am camping for the next couple weeks so I will be sharing the outfits I wear and what I am up to whilst wearing them! After a 3 hour road trip on Sunday  morning with my sister we finally arrived at the campground, we got changed and headed straight on over the the Antique Flea Market that is on every Sunday. There are so many cool items from lawn ornaments, real leather goods, antique signs and so much more. You really never know what you will find. I wore my button down striped dress from Dynamite because I felt it was appropriate to wear a casual dress and because it was super hot. I got a cotton candy bath bomb (omg you would not believe how amazing it smelt) and an iron man phone case (I have a never-ending love for Iron Man). Needless to say it was a great day.

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On today’s agenda; the beach strip! On your way down to Grand Bend Beach you will find numerous clothing stores, jewellery stores and little knick knack shops. This strip is basically the Canadian version of the Jersey Shore. Didn’t pull out the debit card today but I will sure be back to find some beachy bracelets and a huge towel so I can tan all day.

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Next on the list of activities to do, my family and I went to the dog beach (Charlie our husky-lab mix and Winnie our collie-sheppard mix are the two cutest dogs in the world). Of course us humans can swim too so I HAD to wear my new bathing suit (check out my last post!) and my romper from Express which has the cutest lace tie-up back.

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To end the day on a relaxing note before dinner, my sister and I went for a bike ride. Spandex shorts are definitely necessary with a comfy shirt and a plaid flannel just in case it gets cold.

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Striped Dress- Dynamite

Grey washed-put Tee- Express

Lace-trimmed Shorts- Express

Leopard Sneakers- Aldo

Floral Romper- Express

Purse- Winners

Flannel- Bluenotes

Running Shoes- Nike

 

 

 

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_

BEST IN BLACK

I think “Best in Black” is my new favourite quote. Mostly because my entire wardrobe is black. So when I first laid eyes on this shirt I literally had to get it ASAP. Which I did as soon as I tried it on. Graphic Tee’s are a great style basic to have in your closet because it can literally go with anything. I know it has been a while since my last post but I have been busy working. I hope to get back on my weekly schedule of posting every Monday!

 

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Graphic Tee- Zara

Skort- Express

Cutout Boots- Boohoo.com

Sunglasses- Express

Dreaming Big

I AM SUPER HAPPY TO ANNOUCE I HAVE OFFICIALLY DONE MY FIRST OUTFIT POST WITH LEGIT PHOTOS (meaning not taken on my iPhone…lol)!!! But seriously, I am really excited about this post and I know I still need to work on my posing and perfecting the details but I am just getting started and there will be so much more to come! I have really big dreams for my blog and my career in the fashion industry and this is just the beginning. Let me know what you think in the comments and do not forget to follow me on Twitter and Instagram (links on social media page).
  
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Graphic Tee- My sister’s closet (Topshop), Shorts- Express, Shoes- Aldo, Hat- Express, Belt- Express, Sunglasses- Aldo

Tattoo done at New Tribe in Toronto