Striped Chicwish Blouse

June 26, 2017

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You’ve for sure seen lots of Chicwish items on liketoknowit and other click to purchase apps.  They have the sweetest feminine blouses and dresses with thoughtful details and trendy prints/colours.  Through RewardStyle, this was my second ever order from Chicwish, after my first one was an average experience at best.  Last summer, I received the dress I’d ordered, but it didn’t come with the fabric belt as advertised and shipping took longer than expected.

This time around, I was back on Chicwich specifically for the one shoulder ruffle top that is so popular.  It is incredibly sweet and just had to be mine!  This was all during my spring online ordering frenzy, so I ended up also throwing in this peplum stripe blouse with wide eyelet trim detail and I am really glad I did!  How freaking adorable is this blouse?  I wore it for days in a row after receiving it.

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My Summer 2017 Bucket List

June 25, 2017

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We are currently in the middle of a heatwave and enjoying the perfect first weekend of summer!  Since I just returned from my 24 hours in Iceland and spent half of this weekend sleeping (or sleepy), I instead dedicated yesterday to planning out our summer to-do list.  I always find that it’s best to write down our July/August activity wishlist, as those summer days tend to fill up fast.  I am SO excited for summertime, there’s so much to do!  Be sure to read on below to find out what our musts are this season.

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4 Favourite Summer Hair Accessories

June 20, 2017

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I absolutely love leaving my hair mermaid long in the summertime, but that does mean compromise when it comes to styling.  It’s too hot and often windy to just leave it down.  Plus, I am rather lazy and just end up air drying it instead of heat styling in these warmer months.  But, it’s also silly to just keep throwing it up into a ponytail or messy bun every day.  What’s the point of keeping long hair then, right?  I’m really excited that my second post with Goody brought some really great hair accessories into my life.

See below for my top Goody summer hair accessories that are SO easy to use and won’t break the bank!  There’s also a video tutorial and info about an upcoming Goody giveaway.

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The One Bag I Can’t Live Without

June 12, 2017

backpack purse, casual summer outfit, alicia fashionista, curvy summer style, canadian fashion bloggerA few years ago, after many RMT/physio/chiro appointments, I realized that carrying around giant tote bags with half of my belongings wasn’t doing my back any favours.  My neck and right shoulder was chronically sore.  My entire alignment was leaning a bit to the side, which was throwing everything off.  Looking for extreme change, I kind of stopped carrying a purse.  I retired all bags and would just stuff my wallet, phone, and keys into my pockets.  Not the most flattering, but my ailments absolutely improved and it was freeing to not have so much clutter on me at all times.

This, of course, isn’t a great long term solution, as there are plenty of outings that require more than just 3 items on hand.  The answer finally came to me in the form of a backpack.  And I’m telling you, ever since the backpack purse came into my life, I am a changed woman.  Houses a reasonable amount of things (even my DSLR camera when needed) and wearing one kind of makes me feel like a kid again, which I don’t totally hate.  I can’t stop wearing it!

If you’re into this one, I got it in an adorable media kit from Garnier (thanks, guys).  It’s from Call It Spring and is currently on sale for $24!  Can’t go wrong, I’m telling ya!


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