Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Winona Peach Festival!

What an exciting weekend it has been! It was the one and only Winona Peach Festival! One of my favourite times of the year. I unfortunately didn't spend as much time at the festival as I would have liked, but I was still able to get my favourite treats in!

For those of you who don't know.. Panzerolli's are a thing. They are the best. It is basically a panzerotti but bite sized. And if you are not sure what a panzerotti is, it is pizza inside out (the cheese and sauce is in the middle of a pizza ball)! 

In addition to these delicious treats, I got my absolute favourite... The famous peach sundae!!! It is a huge cup of homemade vanilla icecream with slices of local fresh peaches topped with whip cream. It is to die for!!!

As always, I look forward to next year and hope I'll be able to catch "The Practically Hip" since I missed their show this time around. Hahaha

Monday, August 25, 2014

Bang Bang

Today's look! I'm sure I have mentioned this many times before, but I am a huge socks with sandals kind of girl. So whenever I have the chance to wear socks with heels, I go for it!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A night out

This was from a recent shoot where we had to be dressed for an up-scale nightclub. The dress is from GUESS? and the shoes are from Sears. The very cute blue purse was purchased in Mijas, Spain during my trip there this summer. It also comes with a removable strap, but I usually opt to use it as a clutch!

I kept the accessories very minimal with this outfit, as I wanted to keep it simple. The dress itself is slightly dramatic with the one side being sleeveless and the other draping down the arm. The shoes added a bit of texture to the look, as they are snakeskin printed (fake obvi) and they wrap around the ankles. I'm loving this trend btw, because it spices up the heels but also keeps them looking classy, while providing a ton of ankle support (ding ding ding happy about this). Finally, I chose to pair this with a beautiful turquoise blue clutch purse, to give a pop of colour! It is still summer after all !! 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New nails

Trying to keep summer alive by painting my nails bright pink, but I'm not sure it's working so much haha 

I started with a clear coat (any will do). I then followed this with two coats of Revlon's "bubbly" #280 on all except my fourth finger.

I then did two coats of Confetti's "Not my mother's pink" #057 on my fourth finger. 

Once dry, I added a thick coat of glitter nailpolish from La Senza. 

When all my nails were dry I added a quick layer of top coat (again any will do) and that was it! Nothing too spectacular but it added an extra little pzazz to an otherwise relatively plain polish :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

When you move, I move

Today's look! Well not exactly today since it was way too chilly to be wearing shorts outside, but from not too long ago... although it feels like forever ago. Anyway, this is a very relaxed look, nothing crazy.
The seahorse crop top was $5 from H&M. The jean shorts are Levi's (I highly recommend any Levi's denim- these have lasted me for so long). The blouse was a gift from my wonderful nonna and is so beautiful. Oh and the sandals are from Primark! I have gotten a ton of compliments on these sandals, they are super cute. Please click the hype button above if you like this look :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Teenage Runaway

Here is a look I posted on Tuesday, before my day trip to Toronto! I love the layered shorts look, so I thought I would try it out :)
I need to find a better way to take photos, as lately my iPhone does not seem to be doing the trick... my photos turn out blurry from time to time, which is very unideal.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Latch- Disclosure

I've been loving the weather the last few days, it has been so beautiful out! This look is almost entirely from H&M. The top was $3 and the skirt was $10 (both from H&M). The shoes were $20 and were a recent purchase from Sears(I stole them from my mom haha). Click below to hype this look! :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

feeling peachy

Here is today's OOTD! I was feeling very girly today, so I dressed a bit more feminine. It's always fun to dress up! If you like this look, hype below!
The crop top was $5 from Garage. The high waisted skirt is from Primark and can be converted into a dress. (I love things that can be worn multiple ways) The red heels were $15 from Payless and I have had them for years!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lower Body Workout

This was my lower body workout from yesterday!

(on treadmill)
- Walk up-hill for 5 minutes
- Fast jog for 2 minutes (no incline)
- Walk up-hill for 5 minutes

3 sets of 10 reps of each of the following exercises:
- Single leg dead lift (left leg)
- Dumbbell Squat
- Single leg dead lift (right leg)
- Dumbbell Sumo Squat
*Rest for about 30-40 seconds between sets

2 sets of 20 reps of each of the following exercises:
- Bodyweight glute kickback (left leg)
- Bodyweight glute kickup (left leg)
- Bodyweight glute kickback (right leg)
- Bodyweight glute kickup (right leg)
*Rest for about 30 seconds between sets

5 minute fast jog/sprint on treadmill

Cool down & Stretch

I paired this workout with a 30 minute yoga routine focusing on legs and butt which I completed earlier in the morning. My lower body feels great today!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

One Direction Concert!

Yesterday was one of the days I have been waiting for all summer.... the OneDirection concert in Toronto!!! It was a great concert and a lot of fun, especially since I went with my three sisters. Alanna made our shirts and we got all decked out in 1D gear!

As with any concert at the Rogers Centre, downtown Toronto was crazy busy. This time, however, it was even crazier because its Caribana weekend! We made sure to give ourselves plenty of time to get to the concert. 

While waiting outside the arena, wewere  approached by Kiss 92.5 radio host Dammit Maurie, who asked us some questions about the boys and then asked us to sing a few lines from "Best Song Ever". We then resang the line saying "..and we're listing to the best station ever!" It was awesome to meet him and it got us super pumped right before the show! Unfortunately we were unable to hear our debut on the radio, but I'm sure it was good haha 

We all had floor seats so it was great to be close to the stage but I found it very difficult to see. 5 seconds of summer took the stage first and played for about 40 minutes, they were great as always! Then there was a 45 minute wait (which I was not too happy about) until One Direction took the stage!

Here's some pros and cons from the concert:

- Got to see the boys live 
- They sounded really great (as always)
- Sang my favourite songs (Diana, what makes you beautiful, one thing etc.)
- They were comedic and cracked a few jokes 
- The show was a bit more intimate this time around. The boys introduced a lot of the songs and seemed very relaxed. 

- Very hard to see due to a poor stage layout. I think creating a catwalk as a stage was a good idea and was intended to give everyone the best experience possible. However, the stage was very narrow, and our seats were facing forwards, so everyone had to keep turning around to see them! I don't think it was executed as well as it could have been.
- The boys lacked energy. They seemed really burned out. Not sure if this is because it was their second show in Toronto or just because they've been touring for a while, but at this time last year they had a significantly greater stage presence and charisma. I was slightly disappointed this year. Zayn in particular was literally just standing in one spot the whole time and didn't crack a smile once!!
- The show lacked show (pzazzz) If that makes sense. They needed Sharpay and Ryan Evans to come in and give them some sparkle.. Give them some umphh!!! 
- You couldn't see the band. Okay, I know, nobody is there to see the band, but let's give these guys some credit too! They did a fantastic job, and they were barely seen the whole show. 
- There was very little interaction with the audience. Previous shows have included twitter or Instagram sections where they answer questions from the fans. There were no videos, no dances, nothing. 
- no costume changes. Maybe I'm biased, but I enjoy when artists put on a real show, and that includes their outfits! You have to keep it interesting and change it up.. Especially when you are soaked in sweat, wouldn't you want to change quickly and freshen up? I know I would!

So I know it seems like there were way more cons than pros, and maybe there were, but it was still a great show. I had a much better time last year at the Montreal show, but that doesn't mean that the Where We Are Tour isn't worth going to, because it is. It just didn't live up the expectations that I had made based on their performance last year, which was disappointing.

I took more videos than I did photos, hence why these photos aren't the greatest haha.

I am still a huge One Direction fan and always will be. I hope they come back to visit Canada soon, and that they continue doing what they are doing! Much love to 1D!!!