New in: Gucci double G belt

Monday, 15 January 2018

Birthday present - Gucci double G belt - In My Dreams Canadian Fashion Blogger

Birthday present - Gucci double G belt - In My Dreams Canadian Fashion Blogger

Birthday present - Gucci double G belt - In My Dreams Canadian Fashion Blogger

Birthday present - Gucci double G belt - In My Dreams Canadian Fashion Blogger

Birthday present - Gucci double G belt - In My Dreams Canadian Fashion Blogger

Birthday present - Gucci double G belt - In My Dreams Canadian Fashion Blogger

Birthday present - Gucci double G belt - In My Dreams Canadian Fashion Blogger

I celebrated my birthday at the beginning of November and if you follow me on Instagram you will know that I bought myself a birthday present. I was unable to have it that day because there is a wait list for it but it finally arrived last weekend, it is this beautiful Gucci double G belt.

I am super happy with it and I know I am going to get a lot of use out of this piece. I think belt's are great pieces to invest in as it's something you can literally wear with anything, all the time. So I am very glad to have my belated birthday present!!

Resolutions for 2018

Sunday, 14 January 2018

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger

2018 resolutions - winter denim outfit - Vancouver Fashion blogger
Forever 21 jacket, jeans and boots / Aritzia t-shirt / Acne Studios scarf

For the last part of 2017 I have done a lot of reflecting of what I want and ways to get there. So even though I am not one to make huge new years resolutions as they usually never stick, there are lots of things I have reflected on and things I want to do just for myself. So this 2018 I have decided is the year for ME!!

Yes, that's right. I want it to BE a selfish year of me looking out for me and what I want. I want to do the things that make me happy and re-discover myself. I want to dig deep and really put all my time, energy and money into doing things for me and my happiness.

I know it can sound a bit selfish but honestly I think more of us need to do this. I have put others first for such a long time that I don't even know what I want or who I truly am anymore. That's why I need to make this year about just doing what I want and not caring about what anyone else thinks.

I have already started on this, there is lots changing in my life already (well will get into that later) and I can tell it's going to be a tough but great year ahead so...Cheers to me!!!

Reflecting on 2017

Monday, 1 January 2018

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - January
January

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February

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March

April

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May

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - June orca's
June - Seeing Orca's for the first time

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - July

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - July
July

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - August

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - August family
August - going home for a visit, being with family and meeting my newest nephew and niece!

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - September

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - September
September

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - October

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - October
October

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Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - November

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - November birthday
November - celebrating my birthday with my amazing friends!

Reflecting on 2017 - In My Dreams - Canadian Fashion Blogger - December
December

During the year you don’t notice the changing you go through necessarily and it can be hard to keep track of everything that has happened. For me it is a bit of that but also with the end of this year I feel like a lot has changed for me. It’s been the last few months where I have really noticed a change in me!!

Now when I look back on pictures and think back to the times when I also notice how things have changed. The biggest change 100% for me has been my weight lose. I was never a big girl but looking back to photos of me in January compared to me now, I can’t believe how different I look. I don’t even recognize that person anymore and I am very happy about that.

I feel like I have accomplished a HUGE task and I am very proud of myself for having the discipline to do it!! I never thought I was the type of person to do what I have done but never say never!! haha

To be fair on myself, I had gained weight from my knee injury when I was off my feet for about 8 months so it’s no wonder why I had gained weight. But going vegan this year changed everything. Even just saying that I am vegan is super weird to me, I never pictured myself as a vegan but I am SOOOO happy that I am. I don’t miss any of the food I use to eat, I still eat amazing food that I love and that tastes delicious!!

I have been able to buy myself things that I never thought I would but have been on my wishlist for AGES and that might not sound like a big deal but for me I am over-joyed that I have been able to do that. I feel like this year has been a big one for self accomplishment. I have started to realize that I need to put myself first sometimes and I really have started to do that and it feels great!!

My view on myself has really started to change for the better, I have grown so much more then I could have imagined and I hope that I can continue on this path.

I feel like 2018 is going to be another big year of changes and self evaluation. I am scared, nervous but also super excited and happy to start 2018.

Favorite purchases of the year - Happy New Year!!

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - Acne Studios Cony boots

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - Ganni cherry bomb t-shirt

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - Elizabeth & James cynnie bag

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - AGOLDE riley jeans

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - Acne Studios canada scarf

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - Vintage Gucci heels - Clare V. betty bag

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - Vans old skool sneakers

Favorite beauty purchases of the year - RMS beauty oil

Favorite fashion purchases of the year - Ganni sweatshirt

Vintage Gucci heels
Ganni t-shirt
Ganni sweater
Gucci belt - which I still don't have :(
Clare V. netty bag
AGOLDE riley jeans (until they stopped fitting me)

Obviously I have bought more things that I also love but this items were definitely highlights and favourites from the whole year. I have been lucky enough to get myself some pretty cool pieces from some of my favourite designers which is pretty amazing.

So far I don't have a huge list of items for 2018 but there are a few that are for sure on my list for next year (meaning tonight...AHH crazy) but these lists never stop growing so I am sure I will have plenty on it very soon!!

Update: Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

Healthy choices, fitness and body confidence - In My Dreams Vancouver blogger

So back in October (see post here) I told you guys about how I had made changes to my eating habits back in July which meant going vegan. Already by then I had noticed SO many changes to myself through weight loss, happiness and everything and I was so happy with the results that going vegan meant.

When I had started, it wasn't about going vegan but about just making healthy food choices and doing my part for the environment. I never thought it would impact me the way it did. When I had talked to you in October, I had already lost 13 pounds and couldn't fit most of my jeans but was feeling great. I had not yet started working out as that has always been a struggle for me, feeling that drive to do it never was something natural for me.

But let's now fast forward to now. Since then I actually did start working out (this is the part where you hear people cheering in the background WHOOP WHOOP). For me this is a huge step and big accomplishment even if it is just small work outs at home. I have never felt comfortable going to a gym and working out with equipment I don't know how to use and around people I don't know and running isn't something that is comfortable for my knee...so the only way I was going to do any sort of fitness was going to be at home. But I have been doing it for quite some time now, like right after I wrote that post and it has been going good. I have been doing stretches and simple exercises I know. But I have noticed my flexibility and strength increases and I feel great. So I am very proud of myself for having the determination to keep this up, it is a big thing for me.

As for food, I am still going strong, I mean with holiday events and having lots of get togethers with people, I have had to cheat a bit more but still no meat or diary, I just mean, more eating out and processed foods which is not great but also not the end of the world. I am not hard on myself about these things and the way I have been doing things has been working for me so I am okay with that!!

As for weight loss I have gone to loose about 20 pounds now, which is insane. I still can't believe it and can't believe that I weighted that much to begin with to be able to loose this much weight. But as for weight lose, I am at a good weight now and I have noticed that I am staying around the same now so I think I am at a good weight now so I am now focused more on training and getting my body in shape and more toned.

Now for confidence, I definitely feel more comfortable in my skin and showing it off but it is still a work in progress. For someone like me who has always had confidence issues there are always going to be something that I am not happy with which sucks and is sad, I wish that wasn't the case but baby steps. You can't just change who you are like that, these things take time and even since October I am feeling more confident since then.

So I am excited that I get to start the new year almost like a brand new person with new opportunities and changes. I think that 2018 is going to be a very different year for me, which makes me nervous but excited as well!!