OOTD: Mini Fall Photoshoot

Hey guys! So yesterday my friend and I decided to go on a random little adventure in the woods with my camera, and I thought I’d show you my outfit! It wasn’t a legit photoshoot or anything, as we were just playing around, but I thought some of you might still like to see some of the pictures we took :)

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Sunglasses – Claire’s. Top – Ardenes. Sweatpants – Garage. Boots – H&M.

When I was getting ready to hang out with my friend, I really didn’t feel like changing out of my comfy sweatpants, so I decided to wear them, and kind of based the rest of my outfit around them. Since my sweatpants are so slouchy, the only tops that look good with them are either form-fitting or cropped. As you can tell, I went with cropped, since I didn’t feel like putting on a tight top. And then for my footwear, I originally put on my turquoise converse that I wear everyday, but I decided to bring along these boots for the photoshoot portion. These boots are probably my favourite pair of footwear, aside from maybe my converse, but since I’m already super tall, I never actually wear them out in public, which makes me really sad. So I figured that a photoshoot was a good enough reason to wear my babies, and it didn’t even matter that I was a giant, because we were in a forest, so the only person who saw me was my friend. Although wearing heels while walking along hiking trails maybe isn’t the best idea, I managed to not break an ankle, so it all worked out okay!

Here are some more of my favourite pictures from the shoot:

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XO Simytoe

 

5 Ways to Wear: High-Waisted Printed Leggings

Hey guys! Today I’m finally getting around to posting the third installment of my 5 Ways to Wear series. You can find my 5WTW: LBD here, and my 5WTW: Chiffon Shirt here. Today’s post is going to be about different ways that you can style high-waisted printed leggings. I picked up my high-waisted printed leggings last fall from H&M, and I have been absolutely in love with them ever since. I love the high-waisted fit, as I find it makes my legs look super long, and they hit my waist at the perfect spot. I also think that the fact that they’re patterned instead of just plain black makes them easier to dress up than regular leggings, and adds interest to an outfit without any effort. I know that not everyone will have leggings that are both high-waisted and printed, but I think that a lot of these looks will work with regular rise printed leggings or non-printed high-waisted leggings as well!

Also, I may have cheated a little bit on the ‘5WTW’ theme because I actually styled 11 different outfits for this post, but they’re under 5 basic styles, so I thought it would be okay ;)

1. 3/4 Length Top: Casual or Comfy/Edgy

The text on this top is neutral enough to not clash with the print of the leggings, and its slightly cropped fit helps showcase the high-waisted fit of the leggings.

I looove this top because it’s so loose and comfy, and in this outfit it really helps balance out the leggings and boots.

2. Crop Tops: Casual to Dressed Up 

Fun fact: most of my clothes are neutral colours, so bright shoes and accessories are a must for me!

I don’t like wearing dresses or skirts when I go out to parties or clubs, but these leggings work just as well when paired with killer boots and a neon crop top!

Who says crop tops can’t be work appropriate? Okay maybe I wouldn’t wear this outfit to a business meeting, but I think it would work if you’re in a more creative field.

For those times when you can’t wear sweatpants but don’t feel like struggling into your skinny jeans, these leggings are the perfect medium of comfy and appropriate for public situations.

3. Monochrome

To be honest, this outfit is a bit dramatic for my everyday style, but it definitely made me feel badass and confident while wearing it!

3. Tucked in Tank Top: Classy or Casual

A bright tank top and heels help dress up these leggings for a summer night out or a brunch with friends.

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These leggings are so comfy that they’re perfect for running errands, hanging around the house, or for crazy adventures with friends!

5. Loose Tops Tucked In: Fun & Casual

I’m not usually a huge fan of tucking in my shirts, but loose shirts + high-waisted bottoms = a match made in heaven

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This outfit has been one of my main go-to outfits of the summer – it’s just so comfy, cute, and easy to put together.

So there were my 5 Ways to Wear High-Waisted Printed Leggings, styled in 11 different outfits! I hope this post has helped inspire you to try out new outfits with your leggings! Tell me your favourite outfit below :)

Oh also, just incase any of you were wondering what lipsticks I’m wearing in the various outfits, I’ll put the 3 lipsticks I wore below:

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in 135 Provocateur

Revlon Colorburst Lacquer Balm in 135 Provocateur

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Natasha

Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Natasha

Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in 001 Honey

Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain in 001 Honey

XO Simytoe

My Attempts to Read NonFiction

Hey guys! Today I want to write about something that’s really important to me: books. I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember, and I especially love reading fantasy books. Magic, sword fighting, dragons, heroines, castles, quests, princes and princesses, evil kings – I’m in love with everything about fantasy worlds and stories. When I was younger I was obsessed with the Magic Treehouse series, but I think my true love of fantasy came about when, on a class trip to the library when I was 10, I discovered Tamora Pierce’s books. To this day, Tamora Pierce is still my favourite author, and I highly recommend her books to anyone who likes YA fantasy books with strong female characters.

However, earlier this summer I decided that I needed to branch out a bit from all of the YA Fiction and YA Fantasy books that I was reading, and try getting into Nonfiction. I thought that reading some good-old-fashioned adult-audience-aimed nonfiction books would do me some good. Looking back at my 2013 Booklist, only two nonfiction titles are on there (Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps by Kelly Williams Brown) which I both enjoyed, but I thought it was time to put some more effort into reading ‘grown up’ books.

The nonfiction books that I read in July are as follows: Bossypants – Tina Fey, Women & Money – Suze Orman, You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap): How One Woman Radically Simplified Her Life and How You Can Too – Tammy Strobel, Is everyone hanging out without me (and other concerns) – Mindy Kaling, Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell, and Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg. I tried putting a mix of more humorous books by celebrities (such as the ones by Tina Fey and Mindy Kaling) along with books about more serious issues (such as women and money, and women and the workplace). Overall, I enjoyed all of the books that I read, I did learn a lot of things, and the books did force me to contemplate things that I wouldn’t usually think about. I just didn’t read through them with the rigor and speed with which I read through my favourite fantasy books.

Allow me to illustrate with examples. Over the course of July and August, there were at least 5 nonfiction books that I downloaded from my ebook library onto my phone to read, and didn’t finish. In most of these cases, the books reached their 2 week limit before I had finished, or even started, reading them. Some I read parts of, but gave up on because they didn’t capture my attention enough, or there were other books on my phone that interested me more. Which was really, really weird for me. Taking a full two weeks to read a book is something that never happens to me – it takes me anywhere between one afternoon to maybe a week to finish a book, depending on how good it is and how busy I am. And it’s extremely rare for me to ever not finish a book, for any reason. Even if it’s not a very good book, or if I hate the characters or something, I’ll usually still finish it. So this whole thing where there are several books that I’ve read only parts of, is a new experience for me.

Contrast that to the fact that I just spent the last two days rereading the 3 Graceling Realm books by Kristen Cashore. It started on Saturday night when I was bored and decided to pick up Graceling to kill some time before dinner. And then I ended up spending the entirety of Sunday and Monday finishing Graceling… and then reading Fire… and then reading Bitterblue. I absolutely love these books, and had read them before, and reading multiple books in a row without stopping is something that I’ve done many times before, but this time it made me think about how I wouldn’t be able to read a nonfiction book like that. Never when I was reading any of my nonfiction books – whether they were ones I ended up finishing or not – did I ever have the urge to sit down and tear through the entire book in one sitting. 

Which is, what I think, I love so much about fantasy books, and fiction books in general: that I can escape into the story for hours upon hours. So maybe I’ll still read a few nonfiction books here and there, when I find one that I think would teach me something interesting, and open up my mind to new things – but when I feel like escaping, I’ll stick with my fantasy books.

If you were unaware, I’ve been keeping track of all of the books I’ve read so far this year in my 2014 Booklist which I update every time I finish a book! What kinds of books do you like to read, and have you ever tried branching into a different genre like I did? Tell me in the comments! Also if you have any suggestions for YA Fantasy books that you think I’d like to read, leave them in the comments too!

XO Simytoe

Cleansing Wipe Review/Comparison

Hey guys! The other week I filmed a little review/comparison of 3 different cleansing wipes that I’ve tried out recently, and I finally got around to editing and posting it! Check it out below:

If you have any recommendations of other cleansing wipes that you guys use, I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

XO Simytoe

The Reading Tag

Hey guys! Today I’m going to be doing the Reading Tag, which I was (kind of) tagged to do by Lauren. Well, more like she did the tag and didn’t nominate anyone in specific, but said that anyone could do it, so that counts right? You can check out her post here. So basically this tag is 12 questions about reading/books and since I’m an avid reader, I thought this would be a fun tag to do!

1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?

Yes! At my parents house (where I currently am) I like to read while sitting either on our comfy leather couch or on the matching chair. I don’t really like reading in bed or in my desk chair, so when I don’t have a sofa or comfy chair to read in (like in my res room) I find that I don’t read as much :(

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Usually either a bookmark or nothing at all. I have a few bookmarks that I’ve been using for years, and if I don’t have a bookmark on hand I’ll just try to remember what page I’m on. A lot of the time though I read ebooks on my ereader or phone, which saves my page for me!

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or number of pages?

I try to stop at the end of a chapter or at a page break or at the end of a paragraph, but if not it’s no big deal.

4. Do you eat or drink while reading?

Yes! I love reading while drinking tea, or while snacking on something yummy. Like ice cream. Yumm.

5. Do you watch tv or listen to music while reading?

A lot of people seem to have the ability to watch tv while doing other things, but I am not one of these people. When I’m watching tv I focus all of my attention on it, so there’s no way I could read at the same time. As for music, I often listen to a soundtrack playlist on 8tracks when I’m reading (the Hobbit and LOTR are my favs) because I find listening to music with lyrics is a bit distracting.

6. One book at a time or several at once?

I’ve always been the kind of person who only ever read one book at a time, and would always finish a book before starting a new one, but recently I’ve kind of been slacking on that front. Right now I have an ebook that I’m in the middle of, and there are about 3 hardcopy books that I’ve started but haven’t finished… It’s really weird and I don’t like it!

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

Everywhere! Back in highschool I used to read in class aaaaall of the time, so much so that my teachers would get annoyed! I don’t really like reading in the car, but when I was living in Toronto I would sometimes read on the bus or the subway when I was commuting somewhere. Also if I’m ever in a really long line for something, or waiting for a bus, or chilling at Starbucks by myself or something, I’ll pull out my phone/ereader to read so I have something to do.

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Silently in my head for sure! It’s so much faster and easier. Also I think reading out loud would be a bit awkward around other people.

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

Rarely. There have been a few times when I’ve read the last page of a book even when I’m still in the middle of it, and sometimes when I’m reading a really intense part I’ll read a few lines/pages ahead to see what happens, but I never skip entire pages or anything.

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I don’t really have a preference either way for this? I dunno, I don’t often buy hardcover books, and when I do I don’t usually pay attention to the spine…

11. Do you write in your books?

Nope! I like keeping my books clean, unbent, and new looking.

12. What are you currently reading?

As I explained before, I’m kind of in the middle of a bunch of books, none of which I’m really actively reading. The ebook on my phone is The Nine Rooms of Happiness by Lucy Danziger & Catherine Birndorf, but it expires in 2 days and I’m not sure if I like it enough to finish it. And then I’ve started 2-3 paperback books recently, but I haven’t really had time to sit down and read any of them. Hopefully that’ll change soon though, now that I’m done work and back home with not a lot to do!

So there’s my answers to the 12 questions! I’m not going to nominate anyone, but if you want to answer these questions then feel free and link your post below so I can check it out!

Also, I recently wrote a guest post for my friend Maisie which you can check out here. It’s a review of the Revlon Balm Stain lip crayons, so if you’re interested hop on over there and follow Maisie while you’re at it!

XO Simytoe

 

Makeup vs. No Makeup – An Experiment in Perception

Hey guys! I’m fortunate to be comfortable enough with myself that most of the time when I look into the mirror, I am happy with the way I look. Of course there are things about my appearance that I would like to change, but for the most part I am content with my body and my face. I’m fortunate to have clear, normal skin, and to be able to comfortably go in public with no makeup on. My daily makeup ‘routine’ consists of undereye concealer and mascara.

I used to hate my chubby cheeks and I still don’t like the ever-present dark circles under my eyes, but now when I look at my face in the mirror I’m not so quick to focus on my imperfections. I’m aware that this will sound a bit vain, but I’ve always liked looking at myself in the mirror. Whenever I pass by a mirror or reflective surface, I instinctively look at myself – not to make sure that my hair looks okay or anything – just to see what I look like. And whenever I’m brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed, I always find myself spending a few minutes posing and making faces at the mirror (while jamming out to music, of course).

While doing so yesterday, I was struck by the fact that I was liking the way that my face looked without any makeup on, and it stopped to make me think. It kind of felt nice to be able to look at myself and think ‘this is what my face looks like, and I like it.’ So this morning, I had this idea for a little experiment – I would sit down, and take a bunch of pictures of myself with no makeup on. And then I would do my makeup, and sit down and take some more pictures. And then I’d look at them, see which I liked better – my face with, or without makeup. And then I’d share it on the internet.

So now I’ve taken the pictures, and am going to look through them and report my findings here.

No Makeup

Stats: 58 pictures in 11 minutes

Thoughts while shooting: I definitely noticed the circles under my eyes and didn’t like how they looked, but I generally thought things were going alright, and I was having fun.

First thoughts: It’s pretty obvious that I’m not wearing any makeup, but overall I like the way my face looks. The circles under my eyes aren’t as noticeable as I thought they would be, and there are quite a few pictures that I really like.

Second run through: My eyes look a bit tired in some of the pictures (which would be fixed with some mascara). 25/58 that I think are decent.

Third run through: 15/58 that I would post on the internet

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Fourth Runthrough: 3/58 that I would set as my profile picture on facebook

Final Thoughts: Overall I think it’s a good set of pictures – there are good ones and there are not-so-good ones, and I actually really like the good ones. There are definitely instances where I think that some concealer or some mascara or some blush or some matte powder would help things out a bit, but not enough that I dislike like the natural version.

Makeup

Stats: 109 pictures in 17 minutes.

Thoughts while shooting: I liked my lip colour, and how my eyes stood out, and I noticed that my brows looked bolder. I found myself smiling a bit more, and trying out different poses.

First thoughts: It’s obvious that I’m wearing makeup, but it doesn’t look too heavily overdone. I don’t like my lip colour as much as I thought I did. I definitely smile more with my teeth, and seem more comfortable trying out different poses, facial expressions, and angles.

Second runthrough: 53/109 that I think are decent

Third runthrough: 22/109 that I would post on the internet

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Fourth runthrough: 3/109 that I would set as my facebook profile picture

Final thoughts: Again, it’s a good set of pictures, with both the good and the not-so-good. I like a lot of these shots and there weren’t any instances where I thought that the picture would look better without makeup. While the makeup definitely creates a different kind of look on my face, I don’t know if I’d go as far to say that I like it better than the natural look.

Conclusion

After reviewing both sets of pictures again, I’m still kind of on the fence about which I like better. While flicking through the natural ones, there are many instances where I think that my eyelashes look bleh, and my dark circles stand out, and my skin looks a bit shiny; and while flicking through the made up ones, I find myself often focusing on the blackness of my lashes or the colour of my lips or the shape of my brows, instead of at the overall picture. I think that the lesson here is that I like my face both with and without makeup, and that I’m going to stick with my concealer and mascara to get the best of both worlds.

So what do you guys think? Which set of pictures do you like better? Do you think that the natural ones look a bit too natural, or that the made up ones look a bit too made up? I’m giving you permission to judge my face and tell me your thoughts in the comments! And what about you – which way do you like your face: natural, made up, or somewhere in between?

XO Simytoe

Collective Haul

Hey guys! The other day I did a bit of shopping on my day off, and I filmed a little haul to show you guys what I got! Enjoy :)

Items mentioned:
Chapters: “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” notebook, $10.50
Sephora: Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Rosé, $26
Lush: Avobath Bomb, $6.35
Shoppers Drugmart: Balea Exfoliating Face Wipes, $6.99 on sale
Bic Minitronic lighters, $3.49
Revlon Colourburst Laquer Balm in 135 Provocateur, $12.49
Revlon Colourburst Balm Stain in 001 Honey, $12.49
Brandy Melville: Grey crop top, $19
*Prices are in Canadian dollars

XO Simytoe

Reflections: My First Job

Hey guys! So today I want to write about something that has been a huge part of my life for the past 3 months: my job. Back in the beginning of May I started my first ever job, working full-time in a greenhouse. Since then I’ve been working 5 days a week, 40-45 hour weeks, doing things like watering plants, cleaning plants, pricing plants, moving plants, and providing customer service to people who want to buy plants. I’m not actually interested in gardening or plants, but I thought that working in a greenhouse would be an interesting summer job. Also they hired me before I had the chance to apply anywhere else.

In retrospect, maybe I should’ve gone for something a little less demanding for my first ever paying job. Going from never having worked a day in my life, to suddenly working 45 hours a week doing a physically and mentally demanding job was really, really tough. Just the act of being on my feet for 8-10 hours a day was difficult – paired with having to adjust to a new setting and new people, learning how to work with plants, and learning about the different kinds of plants we carried, it was exhausting. In the first few weeks that I worked, I would run out of energy by 2pm, and then would spend the last 3-4 hours of my shift just trying to complete my tasks without falling asleep. I’d then commute home, eat dinner, take a quick shower, and crawl into bed, too exhausted to do anything else. It was rough.

I think that working in a physically demanding job in a completely new-to-me field would have been difficult at any time, but I think that it being my first job made things harder. I had never had coworkers or a supervisor before, I wasn’t used to being told what to do all of the time, I wasn’t used to workplace dynamics, I didn’t know how paychecks worked, and I was constantly terrified that I was going to get fired for every little thing that I did wrong. Eventually I came to realize that if I overwatered a certain plant, or staked a plant wrong, that the worst thing that was going to happen was that I’d get told off, but the feeling of inadequacy and not being good enough stayed with me until recently.

About a week after I had begun working, my boss called me up into her office, and told me that she wasn’t sure if I was suited for working in a greenhouse. She said that everyone in the greenhouse liked me, but she just didn’t think that it was the right kind of job for me. I told her that I understood that I was a bit slower at everything than everyone else, but that I thought that with a little bit more time to learn things, I would settle into the job and get faster and better. She suggested that I keep working through the May 24 weekend (when the greenhouse would start to get really busy) and then see how things were going after that. On the way home from work that day I thought that maybe my boss was right, and that I should take the opportunity to quit the tough, demanding job in a field that I wasn’t even interested in, and spend my summer doing something that I would enjoy better.

As you can probably guess, I ended up staying. I skyped with my parents that evening, who told me that quitting would be a terrible idea. Their reasons were that a) leaving a job after working there for less than two weeks would look terrible on my resume, b) I needed to suck it up and get used to the idea that I’m not going to love all of my jobs, and c) getting full-time work experience was really important. I didn’t really like the things that they told me, and although the idea of spending my summer doing something fun and exciting that didn’t involve waking up at 7am every morning to work in a greenhouse was tempting, I eventually came around. Also, I felt like quitting would mean that I had failed at my first ever job, and I hate failing. So I made the decision to not quit, and strangely enough, work became a lot better after that.

If you’ll remember from earlier in the post, I was offered the job at the greenhouse before I had the chance to apply at any other jobs. You see, last summer, I had been in Toronto for 2 months, and had applied at the greenhouse then, but they didn’t need anyone at the time, so they told me to reapply for the next summer. So this year, in March, I reached out to my current boss, asking if they were still interested in hiring me, and she said that they were. The whole process of getting the job was fairly easy then, so I didn’t have much need to contemplate whether I actually wanted to work at a greenhouse, or what working at a greenhouse would entail. My mental ‘this is what you should do’ checklist told me that I needed a summer job, so I got one, no questions asked. So almost getting fired was the first time I had really thought about whether or not I wanted to work at the greenhouse, and after I had decided that yes, I did want to work here, I started enjoying work a lot more. Funny how mindset can change everything.

Anyways, May 24 weekend passed, I got better at my job, and my boss never even asked if I wanted to stay or not. Over the weeks, I learned how to do all of the tasks that I was asked to do, I became more familiar with the plants that I worked with, I began to be able to actually help customers when they had questions, and I stopped being so darn exhausted all of the time. I was able to help the new girl who was hired, I started getting more responsibilities, and I began to feel more confident about my abilities to not fail at my job. I thought that I was finally settled into my job, and that things were as good as they were gonna get. But then I discovered the joy of coworkers.

I’ve always known that my coworkers and supervisors are really nice, non-yelling, pleasant people to be around, but only recently have I realized that my relationships with them don’t have to be strictly professional, and really started talking to them. I guess when I started working, I never talked to my coworkers about anything other than work because I didn’t want to seem unprofessional or like a slacker, and on breaks and lunches I was always reading a book. I’m also an introvert, so new people are always a bit scary to me, and I’m not very good at having conversations with strangers. I mean, I would make small talk with coworkers sometimes, but I didn’t think it was appropriate to joke around a lot, or to waste time talking instead of working, so I kept to myself most of the time. But as I settled in to my job and let myself relax a bit more, and as the greenhouse got a bit less busy, it became a bit easier for me to interact with my coworkers in a less formal manner.

There was also a company bbq in mid-July, which was a great opportunity to get to know some of the people who work in other parts of the garden centre a bit better. At the garden centre, the different departments are fairly segregated, so I don’t see much of the people who work in the tree nursery, or in the yard, or in deliveries, so it was nice to actually meet all of the people that I would randomly see sometimes around work. I’ve also bonded with a few of the cashiers over the cute contractors who come in, and have begun to hang out with them outside of work too. Overall, I think that work is so much more interesting, fun, and engaging when I can talk to and joke around with my coworkers. I think back to when I used to exclude myself from discussions that my coworkers would have, and cringe. Why couldn’t I have figured this out sooner? Oh well, at least I know now.

The past 3.5 months have been crazy intense, and I’ve learned so, so much, not only about working and plants, but also about myself and life in general. Although I still don’t see myself going into a plant-related field, I think that a lot of the things I’ve learned will be useful in the future – from what a peony is, to how to ask for days off, to how waking up at 5:30am to work a 10 hour shift is something that I’m capable of doing, and everything inbetween. I even feel a bit sad when I think about how I only have one week left of working there before I move onto a new chapter of my life. It’s funny how much can change in a few months.

Yikes this is a long post, but I hope you guys enjoyed reading about my first-job adventures and all of the things I’ve been through in the past few months. In the comments, I want you to tell me how my first-job experience compares to yours!

XO Simytoe

 

Nature Adventures

Hey guys! The other week, my friend came up to visit me and we went on a little walk through a local park with my new camera, so I thought I’d share some of my favourite pictures with you guys! Enjoy :)

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XO Simytoe

Tag: The Fashionista Award

Hey guys! The other day the lovely MissJessAmy nominated me for the Fashionista Award tag, so that’s what I’m doing today! You can check out her post here. This tag includes 10 questions, so let’s get started!

1. What motivated you to start blogging?

Last summer I discovered the world of youtube and blogging, and I thought that being a youtuber or blogger would be really cool and fun. I also was looking for a way to get back into writing, so I decided to start a blog and see how I liked it!

2. Favourite movies?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy are my favourite movies of all times, but I also really like Now You See Me, Schindler’s List, and Salt.

3. What is your dream career?

I think that right now, my dream career is author. I’ve always loved writing, but writing books for a career isn’t really a stable, dependable job, so I’ve never really actually considered it as an option.

4. Top wishlist items right now?

To be honest, I don’t know if I actually have anything that I really want right now… I just bought myself a new camera that I had wanted for a long time, and most of my energy is geared towards getting rid of stuff right now, not getting more! 

5. Favourite television shows?

Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Agents of Shield, and Pretty Little Liars.

6. What stores do you find yourself shopping at the most?

Right now, most of my shopping is for groceries, but when I’m shopping for clothes or beauty, I like H&M, Garage, Bath & Body Works, and Aerie.

7. Favourite fashion designers?

I actually don’t really follow fashion collections or designers very much… so I don’t really have a favourite!

8. Describe your dream vacation

I think that my dream vacation would be staying in a castle somewhere in Europe for a week with a few of my best friends. I love castles so much and it’s my dream to live in one (not a very realistic dream, I know) so it would be really cool to stay in one. And then during the days we would go on little day trips to local towns, eating yummy foods and learning about the local history. We would also go on nature hikes and take lots of pictures. 

9. What are your goals for your blog?

Right now, my goals are to write about things that I want to write about, as often as I can.

10. If you had the opportunity to interview a celebrity, who would it be? 

Hm. I think I would either choose Benedict Cumberbatch, Matt Smith, or Natalie Dormer, because they’re all phenomenal actors whom I respect a lot. Or One Direction, because let’s be real, meeting them would kind of be the best thing ever.

So there are my answers to the 10 questions! Now on to my nominees:

 Kate’s Beauty Book

Blissfully Brunette

Kiz Loves 

High Street Spy

A London Blonde

I hope you girls have fun with this tag! And if you want to do this tag but I haven’t nominated you, then feel free to do it and comment a link to your post so I can see it!

XO Simytoe