Hi there! My name is Alicia (nicknamed Lissy). Some things to know about me:
- I recently joined the 30s train
- I'm an island girl, originally born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago and currently living in Canada
- My hobbies include: fashion, travel, fitness, food, beauty, reading, DIY arts & crafts
- I'm a huge dog lover; I once had 5 dogs at my house all at once!
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Hello beauty! I hope your week is going well! The weekend is almost in sight, so keep on trudging though my friend!
I recently went hiking in Dundas Valley Conservation Area and I loved it! There’s such a beautiful trail which is perfect for beginners! It doesn’t seem as though many people are aware of this trail since Alexei and I were hiking mostly by ourselves (there were one or two people walking or jogging by) so we relished in the quiet escape into nature. I highly recommend this hike for anyone who’s a nature lover and just want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the natural surroundings. It was so heartwarming to see the squirrels in their true element!
For the hike, I wore my favourite pair of tights from Lululemon, which is no longer in stock but I’ve linked a similar item here. I also wore this super comfortable Nike Swoosh Women’s Sports Bra which I LOVE! Sometimes sports bras can fit too snug because of the material but this one fit like a gem! I love the bright colour as well- the peach really pops, don’t you think?!
For the tank top, this Nike Breathe Miler was chosen as the tank material is so unbelievably light and breathable- perfect for a morning run! Of course another reason for choosing this tank is that the peach colour matches the sports bra which is absolutely love!
I decided to rock my favourite hip pack (or fanny pack as we used to call it!) from Herschel and am linking a very similar item here. This pack got me through my South America trip where I hiked high above the Iguazu waterfalls in Argentina, through the sand dunes in Huacachina and in Machu Picchu, Peru. Needless to say I have somewhat of an attachment to this pack, since it reliably held my travel documents, cellphone and other essential items! I was also warned about people pick pocketing backpacks when hiking in South America, so I made the wise choice to keep all important items on my person and in front of me for safekeeping- best choice that I made as I was able to hike worry-free and have peace of mind.
The kicks that I wore are my favourite pair of Nike Free Run Flyknit Grey Sneakers which are so versatile for hiking and light running. The shoes fit like a glove and conform easily to my feet. They’re also super stylish yet practical, which is important to me even while enjoying an outdoor activity! Always step out stylish my friend- no matter where you’re headed! I’ve linked a similar pair here!
That’s all for today my dear, I really hope you enjoyed today’s post and that it helps you with choosing some fashionable yet comfortable wear for outdoor activities! Let me know in the comments below what’s your go-to hiking outfit! Would love some other ideas! Bye for now love! xoxo
How’s your Tuesday treating you? I find that Tuesday’s aren’t as dreadful as Monday’s, I guess because we’re already going through the motion (and by that I mean, the work week), but I still count down the days until the weekend!
Today’s post features the weekend outfit which I wore to the Ancaster Ribfest– mmm, love me some good pork and beef ribs! What about you? Have you ever been to ribfest? What’s your favourite food at the festival? I love the corn on the cob and blooming onions! 🥰
Alexei and I decided to try the Kentucky Smokehouse vendor and boy was the sauce darn good! (That’s about as country as I can speak! haha).
Let’s get into the outfit, shall we? I’m wearing this super comfortable high rise paperbag shorts with adjustable drawstrings (xs), and the style is so flattering for any body type! This item gives for a relaxed fit with a wide leg and is 90% Rayon material. The best feature about these shorts- they come with functional pockets on each side which add for such an easy casual look!
I’ve also linked a very similar item called the Riley Belted Short– it’s also a paperbag style and includes a removable belt and pockets (see, super similar!) so you can check out this item as well!
Both items can be styled with a crop top or even tucked into the shorts for a more fitted, yet relaxed feel. I find that usually with these wide leg or loose fitting pants, a fitted top pairs best otherwise it can look as though you’re drowning in your outfit! :p
I hope you enjoy this post and as always, feel free to leave a comment below! I’m curious to know what unique food festivals there are in your area and which is your favourite! 🙂
Happy Monday friends! It’s the beginning of a new week and I’m ready to tackle it full on! I hope you had a fun-filled weekend and are enjoying the summer season to the max!
Today, I’m sharing with you this beautiful palm print jumpsuit which I wore to Alexei’s sister’s wedding- it’s absolutely gorgeous and so darn comfortable! This piece caught my eye when I was browsing through the clothing rack at one of my favourite stores in Toronto called Honey Boutique and I just knew I had to buy it!
This blush floral suit is ideal for the Spring and Summer season, with its multi coloured palm print- it just screams ‘Vacation Mode!’. Both the exterior and lining are 100% polyester and is super lightweight! The wedding day was extremely hot and humid (seriously, Canada Weather issue a heat warning!) yet I felt so cool and breezy because of the wide leg, it’s one of my favourite elements of this jumpsuit! Culottes are really the best aren’t they?!
While I was unable to link the exact item in this post (the website didn’t feature this piece but it’s brand new so I’m confused as to why it’s not on the site), I did find similar styles in various colours which are just as beautiful!
– Shop here for more jumpsuits from Honey Boutique
Hello friend! I’m sure you must be aware by now of the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting today (although the sale starts next week Friday, July 19 for my Canadian friends!). Today’s post features a few Nordstrom wrap skirts which have caught my eye for summer! Some of the items below are even on sale right now- up to 60% off!
I hope you enjoyed this post and found some new beautiful skirts for the summer season! Which do you prefer: skirts or dresses? While I do love maxi dresses, there’s just something about a mini wrap skirt that’s so feminine and fun!
Wishing you the best weekend doll, and we’ll chat soon! xoxo
I hope your week is going well so far, don’t worry- we’re halfway there until the weekend!
I wanted to share a quick post on today’s look- black and white polka dots paired with a red accent just gives me a feeling of nostalgia replicating an 80’s retro style, don’t you think? Of course, you can pair with black or white shoes or accessories, but I love the bright red color against the black and white! Add a pop of bold red lipstick and you’re a modern day Marilyn Monroe!
While thisparticular item is no longer in stock, as I bought it a few years ago fromCharlotteRusse, I’ve linkedTONSof similar itemsbelow (many comes in different color variations, but I’ve directly linked black and white prints) all under $USD100for your viewing pleasure!😊
Happy Monday friend! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Alexei and I recently visited the cutest Creperie in Oakville called La Parisienne Crêperie (check out my blog post: ‘Travel: City Hop for Canada Day Weekend’ for the full details and photos!). Not only were the savouryandsweet crêpes so incredibly delicious, but the coffee’s aroma is sure to entice you into this quaint cafe!! The coffee tasted absolutely delicious and the server gave us our individual French Press for our coffees, and I was so impressed with the quality of the coffee, I just had to link the brand of the French Press and share with you! I’ve linked multiple options for your coffee needs.
Do you own a French Press? If you’re a coffee lover, then I highly recommend this item because there’s nothing better than a pot of freshly brewed coffee! ☕️
Let me know in the comments below if you purchase this product! Would love to know if you’re pleased with it 😊
Hope you have a great week ahead love and we’ll chat soon! xoxo
If you prefer to wear jeans and are simply looking for a festive top to celebrate the holiday- then thisSunset Island Red Orange Embroidered Pompom Crop Topis perfect for you! The crochet detail on the square neckline, and festive pom poms trim both add a unique element to this cotton top!
Hope you all enjoy the holiday and chat soon! xoxo
Disclosure: As a Lulus Affiliate, I receive a commission from purchases made through links in this post.