fall/winter collective haul

Finally, here is my haul I promised a couple weeks ago! The skirt, tshirt and dress are from my Toronto trip.
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Mustard T – H&M $12

Ruffled Socks – Forever 21 $1.99 on sale

Burgundy Skirt – Brandy Melville $32
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Always wanted a pair of socks like these – glad I got them on a deal instead of originally $5.80!

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I was looking for a skirt in this colour and I like the sueded feel of this one.

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Got this dress for my winter formal dance! From Dynamite, for $39.90. Got a discount though because I’m a Virgin Mobile member – gotta love deals.

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Red Infinity Scarf – Giant Tiger $9

Definitely going to wear these two together.

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Burgundy cardigan – Dynamite $17 on sale

Possibly obsessed with burgundy for fall/winter. Got this a while back, but never put it  in a post.

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My new winter toque! Got it before seeing the game – thanks Dad.

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In my dress

Hope you enjoyed my long overdue haul!

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august (back to school) collective haul

I’ve already done quite a bit of shopping in Toronto and Ottawa, but I decided to pick up a few more things for back to school when I went away to Montreal. My mom also just came back from NYC a couple days ago and bought some clothing for me there as well! Thanks mom.

Here they are!

ImageCropped hooded denim vest from LiME (brand: Last Kiss) – $25

Osheaga tee – $35

Polka dot button up – $12.99

Stay Weird muscle tee – $18

I was especially happy when I found the Stay Weird top at Brandy Melville. I think it’s really cool and the store at Yorkdale Mall in Toronto didn’t have it. The Brandy store on St. Catherines had much more selection than Yorkdale – I was impressed. I debated on buying a skirt from there, but I couldn’t justify $30 for OK quality material. ImageImage

I love this shirt. I tend to have a preppy side to my style and I’ve been looking for some classic button ups (which I don’t have to spend a ton of money on, aka Abercrombie) I love wearing navy, which I have a habit of buying all my clothes in.

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And here is my beloved hooded denim vest I mentioned in a past post! I’ve been looking for one for the past couple months and finally found one I liked for the right price and quality.

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Probably my favourite shirt from this haul. :) It was $35 which was quite expensive, but it’s a festival. Things are going to be overpriced. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the tshirt was American Apparel. At least the quality is there!

Now on to the stuff my mother picked up in New York. I only asked her to pick up a I Heart NY shirt (no pic…but it looks like all the others) and Celia Birtwell Shorts from UniqloThey are patterned, high waisted flowy shorts that look like a skirt when they are on. I bought a pair back in NYC during March Break and loved them. I had originally wanted them in the black and white floral pattern, but there were none left. I was happy with the one she did get me though.

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NHL Goalie mask tee – ?

Aritzia TNA leggings – around $20

Uniqlo Celia Birtwell shorts in Gray floral – $19.90

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I was only expecting the shorts and NY shirt, but she surprised me with a cool NHL tshirt and TNA leggings. Now I can say I own something from Aritzia…haha. Some of their stuff is really cute, but the prices, not so much.

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I think this shirt is an exclusive to the New York City NHL Store since the tag inside read “Reebok New York City” The tshirt is awesome. I’ll definitely be wearing it during the season. Anyone who knows me knows I am a Leafs fan. No shame!

Hope you enjoyed seeing this haul of my new clothing. I will definitely be taking a break on the shopping for a while! Look out for lots of OOTDs (or even OOTWs) with these pieces once school starts!

*New post tomorrow*

Recap: osheaga day 2

We lucked out again on Saturday – no rain (except for a bit during Imagine Dragons) We weren’t really interested in seeing any of the earlier acts that day, so we decided to hit up St. Catherines again since we didn’t walk much of it the day before. We went into a few different shoe stores and I made sure we made it to Brandy Melville (where I was determined to buy something!) My friend had never been there before and was very impressed with the store, so naturally she walked out with quite a bit. I ended up getting the Stay Weird top which I had been looking for originally in Toronto. I was satisfied! I was contemplating on a floral skirt as well, but it was $30 and I felt like I didn’t want to spend that much on it. After a couple more stores, we went our separate ways to get lunch. I ended up getting a meal from Kojax (yum, Greek!) and while my mom and I walked back on St. Catherines to the hotel…guess who we spotted? Maxime! We were both surprised and said a quick hello. I couldn’t get over how I met the guy who had the same Chevrolet bracelet as me outside of Osheaga. What are the odds? It definitely made my day!

After finishing up lunch, my mom and I looked for the subway in the Underground City (interconnected complexes in downtown Montreal) We passed by a clothing store called Lime and when I looked in I saw a bunch of denim vests. I had been looking for one for a while, but I hadn’t found the right one for the right price (yet) I saw one with a grey hood attached which was cute and for $25. Not the best price, but the others I had seen had been more so I settled for that one. 

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Later we headed to Parc Jean-Drapeau in time to hear some of the last songs performed in Jimmy Eat World’s set. We all walked around to the other side of the island to explore and entered the Chevy contest again (my friend found a guy with the same bracelet, but he wasn’t bothered and gave it to me!) After my friend and I walked over to the Air Miles tent and showed them my mom’s card so we could get a free Polaroid taken! :) Our moms were back at the Chevy tent entering since they’d also found a match, so my friend and I headed back to the main stages to catch the last bits of Stars’ set. I loved when they played Hold on When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It at the end (Yes, long song name) We stood in the crowd of the opposite stage since Tegan and Sara were playing next! We also wanted to stay on that side because Imagine Dragons were playing an hour after T and S. 

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Tegan and Sara were awesome and I especially loved How Come You Don’t Want Me Now and Alligator. I was annoyed partly during the set since the guy in front of me smoked at least 4 cigarettes in that hour…and the smoke drafted into my direction of course. After they finished, my friend and I pushed as much as we could near the front (which was very difficult!) We don’t really like to be rude. Thankfully two taller guys in front of us let us stand in front of them. I was thankful until everyone around us (including the two guys) starting smoking pot. The smell was intoxicating and it was a big turn-off for my friend and I. I was also very squished as we waited and I could barely move in the hour waiting for K-os to end (I was very unimpressed with his set, I have to say). After what seemed like a long, long time, Imagine Dragons were finally on! I was so excited. 

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They were phenomenal. Throughout the whole performance their energy was amazing, especially Dan’s. He had a huge bass drum which he used quite frequently through the show and it was awesome. The number of crowd surfers during On Top of the World was crazy though – my friend and I were so paranoid that we’d get crushed or hit on the head (crowd surfers in my opinion were a big downside in the standing area) Besides that, their set was probably my favourite from the entire weekend. I was a bit bummed they didn’t get to play Bleeding Out, but Amsterdam and Tiptoe were my favourites. They were great performers and interacted with the crowd. At the end they threw their drumsticks into the crowd and a girl behind us caught the one that Dan threw (after it hit her friend on the head) If only we had been a bit farther back!

After Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were playing, but I wasn’t all that interested in going into the crowd, so my friend went with her mom. I’m not really a big fan of rap, but I don’t mind it. I admit, after seeing Macklemore, I like him a little bit better. He was an amazing performer and interacted with the crowd the most from what I had seen the whole weekend. My favourite performance was Same Love, where he invited Tegan and Sara onstage to sing with him. It’s a really catchy song too. 

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Overall, Macklemore surprised me and I was more impressed with his set that I had thought I would be! 

After he left, we also did. My feet were on fire from the pain of standing in the crowds for 3+ hours (and we weren’t all that interested in seeing Beck’s whole set), so we took the Metro back to the hotel and grabbed a late dinner.