Friday, October 26, 2012

Begin Again

To my readers and followers, I'm so sorry for my inconsistency.  It's hard to keep up with everything when you have so much going on with your life.  Thanks for your support on my last post.. it's nice to know other people are dealing with (or dealt with) big changes in their lives and how it affected their relationships.  The support that I got inspired me to create a new feature on my blog... but I'll let you know the details next week!

Now an update, I'm adjusting to my new job well, I'm so happy there and it's so great to wake up and be excited to go to work everyday.  Granted, I'm still having a bit of trouble adjusting to waking up at 6 am.  The boyfriend and I are doing great, even though he's got a ton of midterms, we're still finding the time to be together.  And Wednesday is Halloween so I need to go on pintrest and find some Halloween goodies to bake!

Have a great weekend!!


top} $7 H&M
pants} $15 H&M
necklace} $3.00 Ardene
heels} $30 Nine West
purse} Michael Kors - gift from boyfriend

Friday, October 19, 2012


Accept change.

When you're with someone for a long time, they're bound to change and you're going to change.  To work through those changes, you have to be willing to adapt to the situation. 

My boyfriend and I have been through so many life changes and rites of passage together.  We've had to adapt to graduating high school, university life, going into different professional programs, and now we're adapting to me working and him still in school. 

The key is to evaluate your relationship at each point of change, see what you love about each other and what you're willing to give up in order to make this relationship work.  As I mentioned in previous posts, I don't get to see my boyfriend too often but I've made the decision to sacrifice the time together now, so he can focus on school.

It's unrealistic to expect people and your relationships to always stay the same.  If you want to make a relationship work, you have to be willing to work out a plan together and find a way to adapt to change that you both are happy with.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, October 15, 2012

All Dressed

For me, it's so tempting to wear the same thing everyday; jeans and a tee.  So here's my confession... For my job, I wear scrubs everyday, so really, it doesn't matter what I wear to get in to work because once I get there, I change.  The only time I put on "nice" clothes is when I'm expecting to meet up with someone or go somewhere.  Sometimes when my boyfriend spontaneously wants to go on a date after work, I say no, because I'm not dressed "nicely".  There, I said it.  Whew.  My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy, but he just doesn't understand. 


sweater} $10 American Eagle
boots} $20 Zara
shorts} $ 12 Ardene

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Sorry for my absence lately.  Like I said in an earlier post, I got a new job so that means I'm gonna be super tired and super busy.  Well I don't know if I'm actually that busy, I just feel like I have so many things on my mind that I feel like I'm busy.  My boyfriend just asked me if I'm getting tired of the blog.  It's not that I'm getting sick of blogging.. it's just hard to find the time.  So, I'm gonna try to keep blogging, I have so many ideas for TwentyySomething, it's just a matter of finding the time and resources to put these plans into action. 

Now onto the outfit, I know what you're thinking, how is she still wearing a dress?, it's October but I'm still so weather confused.  Sometimes it's freezing cold, sometimes the sun shines and it's warm, sometimes I think it's warm but it's actually not...


green dress} $10 purchased in Hong Kong
booties} $35 Zellers

Friday, September 28, 2012

In the Moment

Don't over think things.

This week's relationship 101?  Don't assume, jump to conclusions, infer, or obsess, just stay cool, keep a level head.  Simple as that.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012


So it's kind of too chilly now to dress like this but I'm not sure what kind of top I can wear with this hi-low skirt, so I just kind of suck it up and suffer a little.  Oh and let me tell you where I got this skirt! My American readers are probably not going to be shocked by this, but I got this skirt from Walmart!  Normally, our Canadian Walmarts have plain, borderline boring clothes but when I saw this skirt... I swooned.

Now in other great news, I've got a new job!  So, I'm gonna need to learn how to juggle two jobs and posting and until I can get the right balance, please bare with me. But at least now I can justify all of the purchases I've been making lately.  Everytime I have a day off, I've been going shopping and I never ever leave the mall empty handed. My friends said they're gonna hold an intervention for me if this continues, but I think the new job justifies all the splurging.

tank} $3.50 Forever21
hi-low skirt} $16 Walmart
wedges} $35 Nine West
bag} Michael Kors - gift

Friday, September 21, 2012

Time Traveller

Take a vacation together.

Ok, so maybe you can't time travel, but you can take a trip together, whether you're travelling across the world, going somewhere exotic, or taking a stay-ca-tion, vacation can do wonders for your relationship.

I think it's safe to say that most people take vacations so that they can relax, this is the perfect atmosphere for your relationship.  Just carefree and no stress; it lets you and your significant other just enjoy each other's company.

Explore a new location can bring the two of you closer together and give you new experiences to try together as a team.  Just remember to stay calm, that means no bickering over directions.

If you're like my boyfriend and me, a vacation is an opportunity to spend more time with each other and get to know each other better.  My boyfriend and I usually see each other once a week, which isn't much quality time.  So taking a vacay and actually setting aside the time to be with each other helps to bring us closer together.

What do you guys think?  Do you feel closer to your partner after a vacation?


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New Do

Hi there, remember me? Sorry for my inconsistency lately, but don't worry, I'm still here!  Just super busy, cutting my hair and all.  Whats that? You don't think there's much of a difference? Tell that to the pile of hair that was under the barber's chair. 

yellow top} $10 Dynamite
blue skirt} $2 Urban Behaviour
necklace} $3.33 Ardene
bag} borrowed from sister H&M
wedges} $35 Nine West

Stay tuned for relationships 101 on Friday. Until then, have a great week!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Give a Little

I finally give in, time to whip out the fall wardrobe.  I reorganized my closet, and packed away the summer staples.  This week I learned that I have way too much clothes and not enough space.  I also learned that I have a lot of clothes that I don't wear but I'm too afraid to give away in fear that I'll miss it once it's gone.

Do you have clothes that you haven't worn in years but can't bring yourself to donate it?  Am I the only one? Because I've got a dresser full of clothes that I barely wear and I already donated a huge bag of clothes this week. 

white tee} $2.50 Suzy Shier
maroon pants} $15 H&M
scarf} $2.50 Urban Behaviour
tote} $10 Walmart
wedges} $13 Aldo
sunglasses} $15 Betsey Johnson via Winners

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Take a Bite

Sorry for skipping relationships 101 yesterday, I was out all day so I didn't get a chance to blog.  *Side note: How do bloggers find the time to write everyday? I can barely find the time a few nights a week!*

Anyway, here's some pics of a yummy meal I made a few nights ago, chicken enchiladas.  I am in LOVE with my slow cooker.  Thanks to pintrest, I found a bunch of easy recipes for the slow cooker, I just throw everything in the pot before work and I have a yummy meal to come home to.  Genius!  Though I should have taken a pic of the stuff inside the slow cooker so you can actually see the chicken.  But trust me, it's so good!

Here's what you need:
  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jar (16 oz.) salsa
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 med. onion, diced
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • Flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
Throw it all in the crock pot for at least 6 hours, shred the chicken and serve however you like!  Here's where I got the recipe from:

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Timing is Everything

These pictures are old... but I haven't posted them yet, so here they are.  They're from my vacation earlier in the summer and I've neglected them until now.  Makes me want summer back.  I've been working so much these days, a vacation sounds like heaven.

Oh and another reason why I posted these pics today?  Because I can't take outfit photos today, my feet hurt. So. Much.  IT hurts to walk, to stand, to lie here on my bed while I write this post.  (I know, I whine a lot, my boyfriend tells me so.)


Monday, September 3, 2012

Feel it in my Bones

Transitional weather.. I hate how difficult it is to get dressed in the morning.  When you leave the house it's warm and sunny but if you get home late at night, it's chilly.  This is my compromise.  During the day, I sweat a little in the cardigan but at night my legs get a little cold.  You never win.  This is the price you pay for the sake of fashion.

green cardigan} $5 Bluenotes
skirt} $12 Club Monaco
shoes} $8 Jules & James from Zellers


Friday, August 31, 2012

Second Hand

Dating a friend's ex.

This is a really sticky situation.  For me, I would just never date a friend's ex, there are plenty of guys out there.. do you really have the share the same dating pool as your friend?  Granted, I know there are a lot of variables that factor into this decision so here are some questions you need to ask yourself.

  1. How would your friend feel?  Is she ok with you dating her ex, did they end on good terms, will you two still be friends if you started dating her ex?  Are you willing to jeopardize your friendship for this new relationship?
  2. How did he treat her?  If he didn't treat her right, then chances are he's not going to treat you well either.
  3. Why did they break up?  Did they break up because they just weren't a match or did they break up because he couldn't commit, partied too much, etc.? 
  4. How strong are your feelings?  If you just want to mess around then it's not worth ruining your friendship, if you have a really amazing connection, then it might be worth exploring.

What do you guys think? Would you ever date a friend's ex, have you ever dated a friend's ex?  Leave a comment!

Have a great long weekend!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shoe Upgrade

I got these shoes a while ago (a year to be exact) but I haven't worn them because I felt they were a little plain.  Then I got the idea to decorate them on the cheap, so here's what you'll need:
  • shoes $5 
  • a hot glue gun (I borrowed mine from my dad - see how heavy duty it is?)
  • glass beads $1.25 
  • stretchy jewellery cord or string

First, I took the beads and measured how many I would need per strap.

Then using the string, I strung them by fours and tied knots at the ends.  I like to string them together so if one decides to fall off, then at least it's attached to the other ones, I just like to extra security.

Hot glue each bead onto the shoe, crazy glue would also work.

Press down and you're all set! Now go model your shoes for all to see!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Strawberry Fields

Note to self.. don't go strawberry picking with open toe shoes.. the grass hurts. 

Please ignore my ugly feet and if you like the shoes.. stayed tuned and I'll have the super easy diy for these shoes later on in the week!


Friday, August 24, 2012


Don't manipulate.

I think lots of people would deny being manipulative because it's not a nice attribute but the truth is that a lot of us do it.  Obviously, we want things our way, so what we often do is manipulate the people around us to get what we want.  Most of the time, we don't even realize we're doing it. 

For example, have you ever played dumb so that your significant other will do something for you?  "Oh, I don't know how to mow the lawn, cook dinner, drive, etc, etc."  While these examples seem harmless, in the long run, it can take a toll on your relationship.  Instead of playing down your own ability to do certain things, it's just better to ask.  Honesty is always the best policy.

Lastly, the greatest manipulation of them all... fake tears.  Oh boy, it's so easy to get your way when you burst out the tears because he just can't stand seeing you crying and he can't say no to the tears.  Again, when you fake cry, it's dishonest and it's not fair, you don't even give him a fighting chance.  Instead, use your words, use your logic.  If reason can't win your arguement, then it's not one to be won.  Don't fake it. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Holding On

Though I'm tempted to whip out my fall wardrobe now that the weather is getting cooler, I'm still having trouble letting go of my summer wardrobe.  Lucky for me (and my floral sundresses), summer isn't over just yet.

Last week, I was working the entire week, over the weekend, I went to my cousin's wedding (I'll share some photos later) and yesterday I was at a movie prescreening so I've been super busy lately.  It feels nice to finally have some time to myself and just relax.  But of course I've got work again later on in the week and another wedding to attend this coming weekend.

I'm so excited for my friends' wedding, its a strange feeling when your friends start getting married... does that mean we're getting older?  Scary stuff.


floral dress} $5 Bluenotes
belt} $5 Garage
bag} gift
shoes} $5 Bluenotes
watch} Michael Kors - gift from boyfriend

Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Date Ideas

My favourite thing about summer is that I get to spend more time with my boyfriend.  During the school year, we're both so busy with school and part-time jobs that it's hard to meet up.  There have been stretches where I didn't see him for 2 or 3 weeks.  Now that I'm done school, I'm curious about how that dynamic is going to change... I'll keep you all posted!

Since we've only got a few weeks of summer left, make the most of it by spending as much time as you can with your significant other.  Here are a few of my favourite summer date ideas:
  1. Go to the beach and soak up the sun.
  2. Go for a picnic in the park.
  3. Go for a jog together.
  4. Go strawberry/cherry/apple picking (whichever is still in season)
  5. Go to a drive in movie.
  6. Attend a street festival.
  7. Go to the fair to play midway games and ride roller coasters.
  8. Go to a farmers market and pick up fresh ingredients to make dinner together.
Is there anything else you guys like to do with your significant other? Share your ideas, leave a comment below!

Have a great weekend!


Friday, August 10, 2012

New Arrivals

Sorry for my absence lately, but it's for a very good reason... the twins are here!  They came a little earlier than expected but we're all so excited and happy that babies and mom are healthy.  So, I've been quite busy last week but I'm back!  The babies came so early, I didn't even get to post all of the baby shower pics before they arrived!

For the shower, I made all of the yummy treats which included sugar cookies, individual cheesecakes and white chocolate covered rice krispie balls.  For the take-aways, we just stuffed miniture tin pails with jelly beans.  Just looking at these pics make me hungry!  Hope you all have a great weekend and next Friday we'll resume with relationship 101!