Hello again! So, it has been a hot minute since I've last posted on my blog. I really didn't mean to neglect it, but somehow, life just got in the way. This past semester I had taken 7 classes (plus labs) to finish my degree in 3 years. It is finally over and I am officially a university graduate! Now time for a real job... Just kidding. I am actually continuing my studies next year, so I am not quite ready to fly-off into the "real world" just yet.
A lot has happened these last few weeks, but I am finally able to take a breather and get back to doing the things that I love, including blogging. Sometimes during the school year, I don't even feel like a normal person. I am a cross breed of a walking zombie and a cranky toddler. This only amplifies during exam weeks. It really is amazing what a little bit of rest and like any form of mild exercise can do. However, it is not summer vacation for me just yet. I am actually writing my MCAT this summer.
For those of you who don't know, studying for this exam is basically like having a full time job. Except for the fact that most jobs end when you leave the office (contrary to the endless studying).
All to say, that my everyday summer life is looking pretty "busy" (lol). I definitely hope to get out more, and be a little more relaxed than during "school year studying". Considering it is summer, I am trying to make more of a conscious effort to have "study hours" and "fun" hours. If any of you have fun suggestions of things to do in MTL for the summer, let me know!
My go-to summer outfits are basically different versions of the same thing. Dresses, dresses, followed by more dresses.
They are my one-stop-shop because they are so easy to just throw on and be out-the-door! There are tons of stores that have super cute, affordable summer dresses. My personal favorites are Old Navy, Zara, H&M, Forever 21 (Gasp... I know), Mango, and even Gap and Banana Republic.
Here is my Forever 21 disclaimer: the quality is "meh", at best. HOWEVER, they are always on trend and have hundreds of options to choose from. I buy a 20$ dress from there, will probably wear is 5-8 times, and then won't feel bad about getting rid of it.
This is actually the dress I wore to my 5-year High School reunion. I was definitely a little nervous to go. Although many of my absolute closest friends today are from High School, there is definitely something nerve-racking about seeing people for the first time in five years (especially the teachers). I find it strange to basically sum up the last five years of my life in a couple seconds over and over again. I don't want to sound like everything is "AH-MAZING" or perfect, but, on the other hand I also don't want to "undersell" what I've been doing. This is honestly sounding weirder and weirder as I type this, so I think I'm just going to quit while I'm ahead and move on... 🙈
The point is, High School was a huge part of my life, I had some amazing times, and some not-so amazing times (but I think everyone feels that way). The reunion was fun... let's talk fashion.
Summer dresses are extremely versatile because they can be played-up or played-down. I have worn this particular dress with heels, sandals, flats and even converse. Dresses like these are key pieces in my wardrobe because they can quickly adapt to my different plans for the day (with a few minor changes).
Summer dresses are also great because they can adapt to the ridiculous weather fluctuations we have here in Montreal. One second it's 25 degrees, the next second it's pouring rain and freezing. Throw on a cardigan and you are now cold-weather ready, or switch up those flats for a nice pair of gladiator sandals (for those rare HOT days).
I had spent a solid amount of time getting ready because I figured I would kill two birds with one stone. I would get some blog photos done and get ready for the reunion at the same time. Obviously the minute I walk outside, camera in-hand, ready to start shooting, it starts pouring rain #LifeOfABlogger.
So, there it is, my month-long update!
I hope this is going to be a great summer and I have some really fun ideas lined up for the blog that I am excited to get to!
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