Happy Halloween!

DSC_0863Happy Halloween to all my favourite ghouls and ghosts! I absolutely love Halloween (and any excuse to wear a costume). Growing up, my mom was incredibly dedicated to creating some beautiful costumes, some of which I’m just starting to appreciate.DSC_0827
I celebrated Halloween a day early this year because of a perhaps less festively enthused professor released a large assignment today with a Monday morning deadline. I refuse to let homework get in the way of my love of the season! However, due to a student budget  and time limitations, I had to come up with a costume that was practical, simple, and cheap this year.DSC_0873DSC_0849
I’m wearing: Dress- H&M, Scarf-Thrift find, Boots- Steve Madden, Necklace- Ginger Wasp. 

Last night was my celebratory costume party night- I went as a skeleton (check it out on Instagram). I know this costume isn’t exceptionally unique, but it was really easy (cutting up a white t-shirt) and cheap (just needed face paint), so it was perfect for my situation!DSC_0875DSC_0864
My mini-celebration tonight is going to be to go “trick or treating” for food for the local organization. Most communities have opportunities like this and you should really check out how you can get involved in a similar project! I’ll be recycling my Mary Poppins costume from last year for this small endeavour.DSC_0857
I hope you’re making the most out of this fun holiday!

All my love & candy corn,

Paige

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Alex’s Wishlist: October 2014

Alex's October Wishlist

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There is so much on this wishlist that I am head over heels for! First of all, how awesome is that Beastie Boys shirt? Jordan and I went through a huge Beastie Boys phase in high school which makes me love this shirt even more. I also really love that door mat. I’ve been looking for a door mat recently now that winter (and all the slush and salt that comes along with it) is quickly approaching. I’ve also had my eye on the suede vest shown above. It seems to be the perfect fall weather jacket!

What have you been loving this month?

Alex xo

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Fall Visits

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This is my last week before my next work contract starts up so I’ve been trying to soak up the last little bit of unemployment freedom that I can. One of the nice things about working contracts is the time off you get between contracts, the not so nice thing is when the break runs a little long and you start to feel like a unemployed bum. This time around I have been more productive with my time by starting my own Etsy shop so the time has kind of flown by. It’s also going to be a little bit busy with work, school, my shop and this blog all piled on top of each other but nevertheless, I’m excited to get back at it. DSC_0921DSC_0899
As a part of enjoying my last week off, my little sis has come by to visit! Both of my sisters mean the world to me and we all get along so great that it’s always nice to have them over. We’ve been doing a lot of shopping, walking and eating good food. DSC_0915DSC_0888DSC_0902DSC_0910DSC_0913DSC_0879
I’m wearing: Dress: Shop Ruche / Shoes: Shop Ruche / Purse: Asos (similar) / Necklace: Ginger WaspDSC_0907
Have a great weekend!

Alex xo

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Autumn Playlist

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After heading back to Ontario for Thanksgiving weekend, I realized that Fall is a little different in Halifax. Maybe the colours are yet to come, but I had forgotten how beautiful the leaves are as they change. Fall makes me want to brew some tea, curl up by the window, and read a good book. These are some songs that make me feel the same way!

imageMost of these songs are relaxing, chill, and sweet. I don’t know why I associate Fall with soft sounds, but I do. What songs make you think of Autumn?

Happy Autumnal grooving,

xo Paige

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Getting into the Swing of Things

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Honesty time! After a year of no real academic stress, this past month and a half has been a real shock to the system. I’ve been exhausted, overwhelmed, and probably relatively malnourished (who has time to cook?). Needless to say, the adjustment of getting back into school-mode has been difficult at times.
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I have really poor stress management skills and have the tendency to procrastinate. I also have a history of letting school take over my life. How have I been dealing with law school you may ask? I’ve actually started to balance things pretty well and I’m happy about that!
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Routine is really important for me to make sure I’m giving myself enough time to enjoy life and not just “exist” right now. I’ve gotten into a good breakfast routine (including this really simple recipe of 2 eggs and 1 banana to make a yummy “pancake”). I spend my full day on campus and do a lot of my readings before the day is over. I have a great support system and I love keeping in touch with everyone back home (I seriously couldn’t make it through this without them). I also have a fantastic housemate who is in my program. She’s great not only for getting clarification and support on classwork, but also as an amazing “teammate” that’s going through the same pains as me. Who doesn’t love a good ranting buddy?DSC_2248I’m wearing: Jean Jacket- H&M, Romper- Target (similar), Glasses-London Retro .DSC_2280Life stressors pop up all the time. It’s really about making yourself aware of them, and making sure you react to them in a way that is in your best self interest. I find looking at the “bigger picture” helps a lot. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff!

All the love and stress-free wishes,

Paige

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