How to look cool when you don't feel like trying

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Looking your best when you don't feel your best - Outfit Inspo - In My Dreams Fashion Blog
Forever 21 coat / Ganni sweater / Levi's via Aritzia jeans / Vans sneakers / Louis Vuitton bag

I thought I would share my tips on how I dress on those days when I really don't feel like getting dressed or trying, like if I am having a bad day or just plain lazy.

1. First thing would be to put on a logo tee or sweater. Wearing a cool logo top gives that instant cool vibe.

2. Wear your favourite pair of jeans, which mine ATM are these new ones from Levi's which you can get exclusively at Aritzia. I know I will feel good in a pair of jeans that I love.

3. Also wear your favourite bag, mine is my Louis one so I tend to wear that and I feel like it instantly makes me look like I have put in effort.

Honestly, yeah they are going to be different things for everyone that you feel good in and really that is the main point I am making here. If you wear items you love and feel good in them most likely you will look like you tried and you will feel better in it which will make you look better too!!

A holiday look for the minimalist

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21

Holiday party look - minimal Outfit - Canadian Fashion Blogger - Forever 21
Zara blazer / Forever 21 top, jeans and shoes / Elizabeth & James bag

This look is probably my favourite look of the whole year and it is a perfect look for a holiday party especially if you are like me and don't dress up to often or really have the type of events were I need to dress up more then this. I'm not one of the people going to fancy parties but more so the type to hang out with good friends at home or go for a nice meal, just how I like it!

So the good thing with this outfit is that it is perfect for those kinds of people and those types of holiday parties. Another reason why I love this look is because I love that I can feel confident showing some skin and feel good about myself. It's not like this outfit is very glam but it's the details that make it more of a holiday party look. The cropped top, the glittery shoes, which both are new and I am very happy with them both. There boots are officially my holiday shoes. Another reason that this outfit is fitting for an evening is because of the blazer, the blazer adds a bit of sophisticated to the look as well.

Now all I need is more Christmas hang outs with friends so I can keep wearing this look!!

Best places to shop online!!!

Monday, 27 November 2017

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams

Fall fashion - outfit - Online shopping favourites - cyber monday - In My Dreams
Forever 21 coat and beanie / H&M stripe top / Blank NYC pants via Shopbop / Vans sneakers / Elizabeth & James bag

I can't believe we have already hit the end of November, it feels like yesterday that I celebrated my birthday at the beginning of the month. Time has been flying these days and I can't keep up. Also we just had Black friday and today is CYBER MONDAY, so more shopping to be had!!! Who else spent more then they should have?!?! I had to work that day as I work in retail and of course I supported my store but also did a little online shopping as well.

I have really been getting into online shopping these days, I use to always prefer to shop in store but lately I have been finding it just so much more convenient to be able to just push some buttons and then receive something in the mail. The only problem that might arise is the sizing of things, something it can be hard but for the most part, it is usually okay and it's usually pretty easy to exchange or return items online or even back in store.

So anyways I thought I would share with you some online stores that I find to be great places to shop, ones that are great places to find deals or have great shipping policies, just whatever it is that makes it a great place to shop online, cause I know it can be hard, especially if you are shopping from one that is in another country (which they usually are if you are from Canada). So let's get right into it, I will say the shop name and why it's good. Then you can go shop them after with cyber monday deals!!

1. Sephora - Sephora is the #1 place that I shop with online. You can get so many free samples and if you are a beauty inside, VIB or VIB rouge, there are so many things and deals you can get. I always shop there online and rarely in store. Also they have free shipping on orders over $50, which is easy to do!!

2. Shopbop - They recently re-did there site and I find it so much more appealing to use. They have amazing designers with great price points as well as high end designers. They offer free shipping and returns to Canada (whoop whoop) and they always have sale items year round so you can find some awesome deals whenever!!!

3. Asos - Great price points though they also carry higher end brands like Ganni, Whistles, etc and free shipping to Canada when you spend $45.

4. Ssense - This high end designer online retail is based in Montreal, Canada so it is a great place for us Canadians to shop. Free standard shipping on all orders within Canada and the USA.

5. Aritzia - Another Canadian retailer which offers free shipping on orders over $150 when signed into your account. They have good sales throughout the year and have a great arrange of in-house brands as well as other brands like really good denim brands such as AGOLDE, Citizens of Humanity, Frame, etc.

6. Therealreal - This is a luxury consignment stores so if you are looking for high end pieces at a discount then this is a great site. You can also keep your favourites listed there and they will let you know when they are even further discounted. But you will have to pay shipping costs and most likely duties and taxes.

7. Moda Operandi -  You will have to pay for shipping but if you are looking for some high end designer pieces, ones that might even be for the next season, you can pre order. You can buy items straight up or they do trunk shows where you pay half of the price and then when it is ready to be shipped to you then you pay the rest so if one big price scares you then this might be a great option. Also you can normally find some pretty special pieces on the site.

8. Zara - Free shipping on orders over $50 and free returns.

9. Net-a-porter - Aesthetically this site is my favourite site. I love browsing the shop, they carry the most beautiful high end pieces. You do have to pay for shipping but you can find some great finds there.

10. Ebay - Even I over look this site but really you can find some great deals on lots of different pieces. I recently found a Vancouver based consignment store where I scored some Gucci shoes for $100 and because they were based where I live, I was able to pick them up without having to pay shipping. That is pretty sweet, so it is definitely a place to look for high end pieces at discounted prices.

Okay so that is my top 10, but I have probably forgot some so please tell me your favourite places to do online shopping, maybe there are some shops I have not yet discovered!!! Now go SHOP!!!


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Fall and Winter Make-up routine and favourites!!

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - Fenty pro filt'r soft matte long wear foundation

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - Nars creamy radiant concealer

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - Anastasia beverly hills contour kit

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - blush - Nars - tarte - M.A.C

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - Hourglass ambient strobe lighting powder

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - Anastasia beverly hills dip brow pomade

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - Urban Decay Naked basics

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - Lancôme monsieur big mascara

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - M.A.C. satin lipstick Myth

Fall Winter make-up routine - Favorite beauty products - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

When it comes to make-up I am definitely no expert even though I took a class on make-up, no matter, I'm no pro. During the Summer months I tend to barely wear anything on my face as I just feel gross with it being hot and sweaty and as well as with a glow from the sun I tend to feel a bit prettier without anything. So I will normally only wear tinted moisturizer, lipstick and I never leave the house without doing my brows!!

But when it comes to the colder months of the year, so like around September I will start to go into my full on make-up look. But I still tend to rotate between the same products everyday. Some of the products I am using are new and some are old favourites so I will let you know as we go.

I will also be doing a skincare routine post very soon, so you can see what I do before I do my make-up then.

1. So I don't actually have a full size primer which I really should get, any suggestions welcomed, but I have been using a sample I got of the Hourglass Veil minimal primer, so that is first before I apply my foundation.

2. For my foundation I have been using for the last coupe of months the Fenty pro filt'r soft matter long wear foundation which I have been loving and that is saying something since before that I only used my Estēe Lauder double wear foundation before that and has been a lone time favourite but this Fenty foundation is just as good or maybe even better so I highly recommend it!!

3. I then move on to concealer which again, I am testing out a new one, the Nars radiant creamy concealer which seems to be fine and do the job but nothing about it is screaming amazing to me!! But I have heard really good things about the matte one so I will try that one next. I use it under my eyes and to hide any spots or redness since I have fair skin and get red very easily.

4. Next I use my contour kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills. I have first been using the more yellow highlight just as a powder after the foundation and concealer, I find it is another great way to hide any redness then I move onto contour in the middle least dark tone, which I use right under my cheekbones, on the outside of my temples and forehead, my jawline and on my nose.

5. Then I move to blush which I have been loving blush these days and I have been rotating between 3 different ones, Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in party (which is my newest one), M.A.C powder blush in frost and Nars orgasm depending on my mood and what look I am going for. I also love using them as eye shadows too.

6. Hightlighter is next and is one of my favourites when it comes to make-up. For a long time I have been using the glow kit of Anastasia Beverly Hills, but it is very sparkly so if I am in the mode for something lighter then I will use my new Hourglass ambient strobe lighting powder in brilliant which I had been wanting to try forever and I like it, or I will use my Nars illuminator in hot sand which I actually really love but I am on empty basically. Sometimes I will even pair them all together or use them in different areas.

7. Now the #1 most important product for my face, my Anastasia beverly hills dip brow pomade. I have sparse brow hairs especially the end part so I need a brow product that really fills in everywhere. This pomade is great for that, I have been using it for years and years. I don't really know any other good brow products, I wouldn't actually mind trying a pencil to see if I could do hair strokes and see if it would work on me but for now I am happy with this and never go anywhere without my brows done. I feel naked without it!!

8. Now for the eyes, I love my Urban Decay Naked basics palette. I use W.O.S as a base and Venus as a highlight. Then depending on the day and what kind of eye make-up I want sometimes I will use Faint, brown tones look good on me. Same goes for eyeliner, it depends on the look what I use, but normally I use a brown gel liner which is just an old one, don't know the brand.

9. Then I use a eyelash curler before applying my mascara and I am not too picky about my mascara, as long as it gives me a thick, bold look then it is great. Right now I am trying out the Lancôme monsieur big which definitely achieves that.

10. Last but not at least is lipstick, which is actually just as important to me as my brows. If you know me then you will know I don't like my natural lip colour, though I have been getting better at having a more natural nude lip colour on that I have been loving at the moment. So I have been rotating between Urban Decay glide-on lip pencil in Walk of Shame and another very old one which I don't know the name and brand, but it is closer to my lip colour. Then I usually use my ALL time favourite which I have used FOREVER my M.A.C. satin lipstick in Myth, it's my signature. Then sometimes I will just use a pencil or put a gloss overtop, but 99% of the time it is Myth!!

All right, if you made it too the end then THANK YOU. It was fun to share this and please if you have any make-up recommendations, I would love to hear them!!

Another year older, another year better!!!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

Staying Positive in my late 20's - happiness - success - In My Dreams Fashion Blog

I celebrated my birthday on November 3rd (which thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday) it was a great day. For the last few years birthday's have had a bitter sweet feeling, I love the feeling on birthdays where you get lots of love from everywhere (and gifts of course) but also with becoming older it's a really scary feeling. I don't even want to believe how old I really am (I am going to pretend I am 26 forever) but the true is is that I just turned 29 (OUCH). It hurts to say it out loud and I think it has to do with this overwhelming pressure and desire to be SOMEBODY and to be successful. With 30 being right around the corner, I feel like I have not accomplished enough, that I am not successful enough. But what does that really mean anyways????

Where I am going with this is that maybe I need to take the pressure off myself a bit. Things are not the same as they use to be where life was all about getting married and having babies young and calling that success. Success can be whatever you want it to be and in fact I think I have had a lot of success recently.

As I talked about in this very personal and proud post here, I recently changed my eating habits and have tried to exercise more and I could not be happier and more proud of myself and how far I have come. I might be the oldest I have been been but I also think I feel and look the best I ever have...and that is something to be proud of. That is success right there, I never thought I would get here and I did and if I can do this, what else can I do!?!?!

So instead of worrying about 30 and how far I haven't come, I'm going to try and stay positive, enjoy and soak in this amazing feeling I have lately and how good I feel about myself right now and how far I have come. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that feeling and I want everyone to feel that way about themselves. We can't change yesterday, we don't know what tomorrow will bring but we can live in the moment and be happy and make others happy. Let's love each other and most importantly ourselves!!!