Hiking in style

Nike swoosh bra, Nike Free Run Sneakers, Lululemon tights, Hollister Hip Pack

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

~ Lissy

Fashion- High Rise Paperbag Shorts

Hi love!

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! 🙂

Enjoy your day and we’ll speak soon babe! xoxo

~ Lissy

Jump(suit) for joy!

Palm Print jumpsuit by Chelsea- Honey Boutique
Jumping for joy in this tropical jumpsuit!
Tropical palm print jumpsuit- Honey Boutique
I caught the bouquet! 💐

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

Nordstrom Lush Front Twist Green Jumpsuit

Boohoo Floral Print Off Shoulder Culottes Jumpsuit

Shoptiques Palm Print Jumpsuit

Shein High Split Knot Front Peekaboo Cami Jumpsuit

That’s it for now love, I’ll be rocking several jumpsuits throughout summer so you’ve been warned! Haha which do you prefer? Are you a fan of the Culottes style?

Wishing you an amazing day and a productive week and we’ll speak soon friend! xoxo

~ Lissy

Fashion- The Square Neck Dress in Glen Check

Hello blog friends! Happy Friday to you all!

Today, I’m sharing with you this little number that I wore to work for casual Friday. We all know that dressing smartly at work is so much fun, but having the option to be casual is even better, because you can dress down while keeping it work appropriate!

Although it’s casual Friday in the office, I still like to keep it classy, and today’s post features this beautiful casual yet trendy Square Neck Dress from one of my favorite designers- Ann Taylor. I’m wearing a size 0 Petite, and it does fit true to size. I absolutely love the fact that Ann Taylor’s clothes consider those who may be smaller in stature, so the Petite option is favorable to many people who struggle for the best fit of clothing. What’s your opinion on Ann Taylor designs? I’ve always been under the impression that it’s for a more mature audience, but then I found myself shopping in the store twice a week!

I paired this piece with my most worn pair of black flats from Call It Spring.While this particular item is no longer in stock, I’ve linked a similar pair here. The best news about this store is that they’re now vegan! 🙂

The best feature about this dress is that you can play with it in so many different ways- it can be dressed up with block heels or dressed down with a pair of ballerina flats or sandals.

I wish you all the best weekend, and for all you Canadians, I wish you a very special Canada Day long weekend!

Talk soon! xoxo

~ Lissy

Fashion- "On Wendesdays, we wear pink!" Outfit inspo from the ‘Mean Girls’ movie

Hello friend!

I hope your week is going well! I’m definitely ready for a much needed long weekend- July 1 is a public holiday here as it’s Canada Day! I can’t wait for the holiday festivities! But first, I want to share with you today’s outfit which I call ‘Pretty in Pink’.

I was roaming the city and with today being Wednesday, I decided to adopt the ‘Mean Girls’ rule of wearing pink clothing! This ultra-chic pair of high waist pink and black shorts is perfect for city adventures, as its light and fits the waist perfectly. The shorts are true to size and don’t have much stretch so I suggest sizing up- I’m wearing a small in the pair of shorts. The complete outfit, both shorts and top is from Charlotte Russe, but as the style is no longer in stock, I’ve linked a few similar items below.

        SHEINPolka Dot Belted Paperbag Shorts – CA$9.00 (18% off!)

        SHEINHigh Waist Button Side Dot Shorts – CA$18.00

        LulusSpa-t Treatment Black Polka Dot Shorts – US$32.00 (waitlist)

The sandals which I’m wearing are my most comfortable and stylish pair of Treanna Black Flats (I also own a pair in White) which are only CA$49.99 and are currently on a special deal where you can buy one, get one 70% off!

Finally, I completed the look with my trendy Nude Lace Tote from Aldo Shoes, but sadly, it is no longer in stock, so I’ve linked a similar item here:

I’ve also paired the complete outfit with this light and versatile medium wash denim jacket from Dynamite clothing, which is a summer staple for many of us!

As this outfit is inspiration from Mean Girls movie, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite quotes from the hit movie ‘That’s SO FETCH!’- what’s yours? Comment below!

I hope you try this outfit look and let me know what you think! I love pink for spring and summer season as the color is so bright and fun! Wishing you a wonderful day and rest of week- xoxo

~ Lissy

Fashion- Summer is here in this Tropical Chic wear!




Hello beautiful! Hope you’re having the best weekend! Today, I’m sharing a quick post of a dress which I wore to our friends’ wedding. The theme for this beach wedding was ‘Tropical Chic’ and I couldn’t think of a better dress to wear for the event!

The Canary Yellow Colored Gown is my absolute favorite dress for this summer season! I strutted around the venue with such confidence as this bold and fun color turned the heads of many guests. I’m wearing a size Small, and it fit like a glove, yet the chiffon material allowed my to glide elegantly and comfortably. In my opinion, the three best features of this dress include the vibrant color, the halter neck strap design and of course, the leg slit which added a special element to an already gorgeous dress! I can’t wait to wear this gown again because I received so many compliments at the wedding- I even won an unofficial contest (unbeknownst to me) as the BEST DRESSED GIRL! This gown is a show stopper and head turner, so if you’re thinking of impressing the party goers with a dress which has that ‘WOW’ factor- this is it! Shop now while it’s still in stock and currently on sale for 47% off- trust me, you won’t regret it!

For the heels, I kept it simple with this Tayvia Nude Block Heel- and it was so unbelievably comfortable, that I danced all night wearing them and had no blisters the next morning! Super happy with this purchase, and it’s so adorable at only CA$49.99.

When pairing the accessories, I decided to wear this Carrie Clutch Bag to match the nude heels, and it complemented the overall outfit quite nicely. This clutch fit all my essentials such as my cellphone, lipstick to touch up (of course) and keys, so again, another purchase with which I was satisfied!

Last but certainly not least, I completed the overall look with a color contrast to the yellow dress- this pair of Chic Beaded Turquoise Earrings! The earrings are very lightweight and I think that the turquoise color adds a fun accent and pop of color to this vibrant yellow gown creating the perfect combination for a tropical chic wedding- after all, I was awarded the title of ‘Best Dressed’ wasn’t I? 😉

I hope you enjoy this post and if you do buy any of these items, do let me know what you think (I don’t receive a commission from these products, I would really just love your feedback!) If you do buy any of the products mentioned above, do share your post and tag me on Instagram @livinglissy 🙂

Enjoy your weekend friend, finally summertime is here!! xoxo

~ Lissy

Fashion- We The Champs! Toronto Raptors inspired look 🏆🏀

We The Champs!!!

Happy Friday loves! I am beyond elated for the Toronto Raptors first NBA Championship win! 🏆

The city is buzzing and the people are jubilant! The atmosphere is electrifying and I truly couldn’t be more proud for our team- they deserve this win!

Today’s post is inspired by the Raptors colours and I had so much fun with this look! 




The Hollister low rise shorts have so much stretch and the fit is super comfortable! I’ve added a similar pair of Hollister shorts as my own are no longer in stock- it’s only CAD$23.00, so get it while it lasts!

This Garage red tank is the perfect basic tank- it’s casual with a comfort element yet stylish all at once! It’s only CAD$16.95 and definitely worth the buy! ♥️

I’ve decided to pair this kit with these trendy Treanna white flats which are only CAD$49.99! The white pair is no longer in stock but I’ve linked the item which is also available in both nude and black colours.

I decided to accessorize this look with this beautiful handwoven round bag! It’ complements these colours perfectly and is in for the 2019 season! It’s 42% off now so get this steal of a deal while you can!

Finally, I completed this overall look with my favourite Pandora Rose jewelry- this rose gold bracelet fits perfectly, but be mindful to buy a slightly larger size as the charms takes up space which tightens the band. I especially love the locket feature for this popular band- almost bears a symbol of love with the locket element. And lastly, if you’re representing Pandora Rose, it’s best to sport the collection- the Pandora Rose stud earrings are my most worn pair of earrings as it’s so versatile, it can be worn as a casual outfit with hair down, or really shines through with an updo hairstyle! And the final piece to compete the collection- the Pandora Rose ring is so timeless as it features the signature Pandora logo on the beautiful rose coloured metal!  

That’s it for now folks- I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did creating this Raptors inspired outfit! Take care and have a wonderful, enjoyable and safe weekend! xoxo

~ Lissy 

Fashion- When Life Gives You Lemons: Azure Swimwear





Hey girls!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

As you can tell, I’m clearly ready for summer with my recent posts featuring so much swimwear, but this season’s swimsuits are just too beautiful not to share! J

One day, I was browsing through IG, and stumbled upon this gorgeous lemon print bikini from Azure Swimwear. I had read reviews and even noticed that one of my favorite fashion bloggers, @mumuandmacaroons (check out her feed on both IG and LTK, she has such great style!) wearing it! I decided to purchase it, and my only regret is that I didn’t have it sooner, because I am in LOVE with this bikini! The Jassmine Top (I’m wearing size Medium) features an off the shoulder style and beaded jewelry detail which adds such a fun and unique element! The back also has such a sexy lace up style, that you have to show it off while wearing it!The Exuma Bottom (I’m wearing size Small) piece provides coverage but also allows for a cheeky fit, which I really look for in a bikini (not a fan of the diaper butt look :p).

If you get this swimsuit, do leave a comment below and let me know what you think- I promise you won’t be disappointed! J

Have a great day girls, and chat soon! xoxo

~ Lissy

Self-improvement- Goal setting techniques for a productive week!

Happy Monday friends!

One of my favorite sights to see are the Spring flowers blooming beautifully! 🌷🌺🌷🌼
 
 
 
Today I’m sharing some Monday motivation to help you achieve maximum productivity. Monday’s can be a drag for us all, but it helps to have a set goal for the week and aim to reach one step closer with passing each day. Goals give us a sense of purpose and satisfying these goals give us a sense of achievement and can increase our self actualization needs. I use each Sunday evening to reflect on the past week and determine what I can do better for the upcoming week. But the ‘What’ is not as much important as the ‘How’. How will I achieve this week’s goals, how will I measure the success of my goal and how will it add value to my life. Here are three important tips to set goals and stayed focused on goal attainment:
 
Tip #1: Define the ‘What’
 
Set aside some time on your Sunday evening to focus on what you’d like to accomplish this week and set attainable, realistic targets each day. Needless to say that a daily planner or agenda is essential for efficient and effective planning. You can purchase any agenda or planner from several stores (online or physical) such as Amazon, Indigo, Stationary stores, etc. These targets or objectives should be clearly defined with a purpose and method for execution within the specified time line (e.g. On Monday, I will schedule all appointments for the week with phone calls/emails and ensure follow up calls on Tuesday to confirm my appointments).
 
Tip #2: Define the ‘How’
 
Setting a goal is easy, but the follow through is what requires a significant amount of effort. The ‘How’ is where you execute the defined objective, while keeping your timeline in mind. It is the action undertaken to ensure that your goal is realized and adds the anticipated or expected outcome or impact as desired (e.g. On Tuesday, I will gather all necessary documents required for my appointment and review the checklist (if any) to ensure all criteria is met before my appointment on Wednesday) or (On Friday, I will review my agenda to ensure all appointments were met and if not, have been rescheduled or follow-up appointments made and confirmed).
 
Tip #3: Determine the impact of your goal and next steps
 
Here, you can determine whether the outcome of your goal has added value to your life, or whether it can be improved upon. This is the stage where you compare your desired target and realized outcome and analyze the impact of your goal- has it met your expected outcome? If not, then what could you have done differently to ensure maximum effectiveness of your goal. This is also called the ‘Lessons Learned’ stage and should always be conducted after each objective or goal is realized (e.g. On Saturday, I will do a review to determine which goals did not meet my expectation- did I need to physically attend this appointment, or could it have been done electronically or by phone? Was I prepared enough for the appointment or did I miss a crucial step before the appointment i.e. fasting before a medical appointment? Were all documents gathered beforehand? Is a follow up appointment required?). Once you assess the value added, benefit realized or impact of your objective, you can then implement any corrective actions, solutions or follow up actions required for the future.
 
Hope these tips help you in being your best productive self! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
 
 

 
 

As promised, I’m also linking below the army green bomber jacket featured in my photos:

 

Source: Garage clothing- while the item is no longer available from Garage clothing, I’ve linked a source where you can purchase the exact item available on Poshmark- click here.
I’ve also posted below some similar items which are on sale now:


Utility bomber jacket– on sale for $30 off!
Outerwear jackets on sale


Here’s to wishing you all a wonderful week ahead filled with purpose, determination and success ✨


~ Lissy

Fashion- Blushing in this Satin Wrap Jumpsuit!

Hi ladies!

Hope your weekend is going great! 🙂

Today, I’m sharing with you this beautiful Satin Wrap Jumpsuit that I recently wore to a friend’s wedding. Let me tell you, the luxurious pink color is gorgeous for a spring wedding, and the satin material gives for such a feminine look. There are so many elements that I love about this piece, including the slit leg which allows you to show off your strappy heels, along with the fit itself (which is true to size btw- I’m wearing a size US 02/ AU 8/S ). I especially love the pockets, as it adds a relaxed feel to an otherwise classy piece and the self tie belt is the perfect detail to complete this sophisticated look!

If you’re thinking of buying this jumpsuit, now is the perfect time to take advantage of their 25% discount! See below for outfit details 🙂

I had so much fun accessorizing this outfit, and would you believe that my entire outfit- from the jumpsuit to the heels are all from Ever New Melbourne!
The link that I’ve shared with you for the actual jumpsuit is from the parent company, called Forever New Group, which is based in Australia (love Australian clothing!).
The peony tear drop earrings that I paired with this outfit matches so beautifully with the pink satin of the suit, and the plunging neckline is perfect for this rose gold stone statement necklace with hanging tassle (currently 37% off!).

To complete the look, this Ring Clutch dusted in a rose shimmer complements the elegant outfit and adds an extra touch of flair as it’s paired with matching rose gold heels.


Please do leave a comment below if you enjoyed this post! I’m always eager to engage with you all. Wishing you a wonderful day! xoxo

~ Lissy


Maddison Satin Wrap Jumpsuit – AU$119.95

Peony Tear Drop Mini Hoop Earrings – CA$14.99

Serena Tassel Torque Necklace – CA$16.95 (37% OFF!)

Lottie D-Ring Clutch – CA$54.99

Rosanna Asymmetric Stiletto Heels (rose gold) – $AU79.99 (similar to item worn in photo)