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The Fall tag 2014

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Now that its November, there are even more of these tags going around, so here’s another! It’s a pretty short tag, and if you do it, make sure to let me know so I can read your answers!

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Favourite thing about Autumn?
My favorite thing about autumn is that it starts to get cold. The air is crisp, and if we’re lucky we get the first snow fall of the year sometime in November!

 

Go to makeup product during Autumn?
My favourite thing makeup wise in autumn is just getting back to wearing a full face of makeup, including blush and bronzer and a full foundation. I also absolutely adore wearing my deep red lips again!

 

Favourite food/drink during Autumn?
I’m a huge fan of peppermint mochas, and other fun seasonal drinks, but for food I loveeee scalloped potatoes and my moms roasts!

 

Favourite shop throughout Autumn?
I tend to change where I shop every year or so, but right now I’m so in love with Old Navy! Their summer collection was so cute, and I’m in love with their fall line even more! The plaids and the waffle tops?? Yes please!

 

Favourite Autumn scent?
I cant smell! But I’m sure I would love all of the seasonal bath and body works candles!

 

One word that sums up Autumn for you?
Crisp.

 

Favourite item of clothing during Autumn?
Big chunky knit scarves! They’re beyond cozy and are so comfortable to nuzzle up in when I’m on the bus in the morning!

 

Inside or outside during Autumn?
Though I do spend most of my time inside, I love the outdoors. When it’s not raining in Vancouver, the air is perfect and I love going on walks and experiencing the city.

Please pleaseeee let me know if you do the tag so I can read your answers!

Kayla
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October Instagrams

October has never been one of my favourite months of the year, but this October wasn’t too bad!  It was a little cold, but overall I had a great time being friends and school went well!

I was inspired to do a post on my instagrams throughout the month of October by Class to Closet!  These aren’t all of the Instagram’s I took, but the ones I want to share! Here is my instagram so make sure to go to follow me!

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Now that we’re so close to the end of the year, I took a look at my moleskine journal and realized I hadn’t been journaling nearly enough as I would like.  So I’ve been making an effort to journal more!

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This past month I also totally embraced my Starbucks addiction – a member since 2009 and I just embraced it?  Okay maybe I have a problem.

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I totally need to start showing off my outfits on instagram more, but I’m finding it hard to find good angles. I’ve ordered a tripod, so hopefully that changes!

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I’ve finally got my licence, so I can drive myself to class, and I’ve also already gotten addicted to taking tons of pictures and selfies in it!

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And of course I was beyond excited to open up a new month in my Kate Spade agenda!

Thanks for reading! Leave a comment 🙂

Kayla

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November and Halloween.

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I can’t believe it’s already November again!  It’s finally acceptable to be decorating for christmas, Red cups are back, and it’s the final stretch before the new year! November is my favourite month of the year, and it has been for a few years now.  Every year it brings something completely different to my life, and I’m looking forward to see how this year goes!

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Student Hack – Late Night Makeup Remover

As a student I find myself sitting at my desk until 3am finishing assignments or cramming for exams, and one thing that I really don’t want to deal with at 3am is taking off my makeup. I like taking off my makeup earlier on because I tend to scratch and rub and just touch my face a lot when I’m working, and makeup gets in the way. But of course whenever I think I should take my makeup off, I’m in a super deep flow of concentration, so I put it off, because I don’t like getting up and disrupting the flow.  And bioderma is my solution to this problem.

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Image from Cynthia Lions, found through pinterest

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The Fall Tag

I’m sitting here after my first class of the day (and my first exam of the day, hsci is going to kill me this semester), catching up on some blogs abd sitting and staring out at this terrible weather.  So of course, when I came across the Fall Tag, I felt like it was the perfect thing to do on this rainy, cold, and tired tuesday morning.

1. Ok we’re talking coffee’s – what’s your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero etc?
I am a total coffee person, but this past year I’ve found a new love for mochas.  Mochas? Kill me now they’re so delicious.  Dark chocolate mochas, specifically.  Dark chocolate peppermint mochas?  Even better!  At my cafe, we make a really really good one.  If only it wasn’t a million calories, I could probably live off of them!  From Starbucks I’ve also been loving the PSL, of course.  But McDonalds also did a really good, and reasonably priced, pumpkin spiced latte too, and I kind of almost think it’s better than the Starbucks ones!   In addition to the PSL from Starbucks, I tried the salted caramel mocha for the first time the other week and OH. MY GOD. I don’t know when I let my sweet tooth take over my life, but I love it!

 

2.  Accessories – what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves?
Scarves? Check. Boots? Check.  Gloves? Check.
I did a post yesterday about wearing scarves, so duh, I love them!  And not just thin ones either. I have a few of the really huge chunky knit ones, and I live in them in the winter.  As for boots, I have two and a half pairs of riding boots (my last pair is about to bite the dust), and I’m looking at investing in a pair of hunters.  (For those of you who remember when I considered the red ones, I’ve decided on the blacks.  And if I really love them, and wear them all the time, I may consider getting a shorter pair of the reds next year!)  And gloves? yes. I need them.  I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: I go to school on a mountain and it’s friggen cold. I bought a pair of tech gloves from Old Navy last year and they’re amazing.  Being able to text, or change my spotify playlist without my fingers freezing off is wonderful!
3.  Music – what’s your favourite music to listen to during Autumn?
The only time my music taste really changes according to season is in spring.  In spring I always listen to a lot of Noah and the Whale and The Mountain Goats.  As for right now, I’m listening to a lot of Death Cab for Cutie (Total throwback! I have no clue where this came from!), a lot of top 40, like Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran, and of course our girl Taylor!
4.  Perfume – what’s your favourite scent for this time of year?
Since I don’t have a sense of smell, I tend to avoid perfumes, and just stick with cheap body sprays, and I usually just spritz them on once I’m done at the gym.  I get the travel sizes at Bath and body works and throw them in my bag!
5.  Candles – what scents will you be burning this season?
Okay, even though I don’t have a sense of smell, I still love the ambiance of candles!  I actually just finished off two yesterday, a sweet cinnamon pumpkin and a coffee scented one.  Yup.  Coffee candles.  Can things get any  better?? (Well maybe they could, if I could smell.)
 
6.  What do you love most about Autumn?
I love that I can start layering more!  I can wear jeans and sweaters, and lounge around the house in slippers and flannels!  Also lighting candles and turning my fire place on is such a nice way to end the day!  And of course, don’t forget warm drinks.  Coffee and mochas and hot chocolate? Love it. Bring it on!
7.  Favourite makeup look?
I pretty much wear the same look all year long, but I just do more or less.  In the fall/winter, I wear a heavier foundation (just like the rest of the world!), right now I’m loving the Estee Lauder Double wear. I also contour, bronze and apply blush, which I don’t do in the summer months.  And Recently I’ve been putting more effort into my eye looks! I’ve started wearing eyeshadow again, and doing more than just my usual winged liner!  And of course I pair it with my signature dusty rose lip colour, or a bold dark colour!
8.  What are you looking forward to most in Autumn?
That’s actually a really good question!  Before today I think I would say the weather, but the rain has totally turned me off of wanting it to get any colder up here.  For now,  I’m really looking forward to my Whistler trip with my friends. Every summer we go away to the interior for our summer vacation, and this year we decided to go up to whistler for a winter vacation!  I love spending time with my friends, it’s probably the highlight of any season, no matter what.
If you read this, I totally tag you to do this tag!  Comment below when you’ve done it so I can check it out!
Kayla

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Small Steps.

I constantly tell myself that I’m going to get my 10,000 steps in every day, and somedays I do, and somedays I don’t.  Today, I didn’t.  I even made an effort and went out for a half an hour walk this morning!  Admittedly I spent most of the day inside studying for my health sciences exam, but still!  Disappointing, much?

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But this week is going to be a good one.  I can feel it.  I’m going to be able to get out of bed for my morning run, and walk across campus and make sure I get the steps in!  Especially since it’s going to be a stressful week, I’m going to need to make sure I stay active and healthy and regulate my eating.  I’ll make sure I walk to the subway station instead of catching the bus, I’ll get up and move around during breaks in between classes, and make sure I spend time at the gym, or running, even if I’m busy!  Because no one is too busy for their own health.

And to really motivate myself to reach this goal, I’m going to add $1 to my ‘Preston Small Flap’ savings fund for each day I hit my 10,000 step mark!

Kayla.

Keeping your head high

For some reason whenever I wear a big oversized hoodie to class, I always feel like I didn’t try and like a bit of a slob.  I never feel very confident and I just feel very ‘bleh’ all day.  But for some reason yesterday, i wore my oversized Georgetown hoodie from PINK, and for lack of a better way to say this, I was totally rockin’ it!  Even though I wasn’t in a super cute outfit or anything, I felt incredibly confident.  IMG_0004

I thought about what it could have been – because surely there was something!  I never feel that good when I’m wearing a hoodie. It definitely wasn’t that I was super energized (I only had 3 hours of sleep the night before).  I wasn’t overly impressed with my makeup.  I had a long day of class, and wasn’t really excited about anything.  Nothing was different than any other day.

The only thing that I could think of was my attitude.  Instead of walking down the halls with my shoulders slumped over, my head was up.  I was physically keeping my chin up, and it helped!  I felt confident about myself all day, and I think I’ve found the key to avoiding those bad days.

Try it one day!

xoxo
Kayla

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