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Poutine Feast

Hi guys! Did you miss me? I really missed blogging this week but I wasn’t feeling well emotionally and physically but I’m glad I’m feeling better and I’m able to start blogging again.

Today, I will be writing about my recent trip to Poutine Feast. This year, they held it in Mississauga and my best friend and I went together. I saw the event on Facebook and thought it would be a great event to attend. I texted my best friend Shantelle and asked her if she was free and she said YES! I was so happy.

Poutine feast is essentially, a festival where local vendors sell poutine of different varieties.

Poutine is something that I enjoy but I never really purchase. My brother is actually the first  one who made me try poutine and I’ve loved it ever since but I only purchase it occasionally. I’m trying to watch what I eat.

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On the way to the festival we stopped to get an ice cappuccino and then we decided to uber there. When the uber arrived at the destination given on the map, we realized that we were so lost. There was nothing in that area, just grass. LOL. So we got out of the car, walked and found the location of the feast.

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There were a lot of people in the park. At first, we couldn’t locate the poutine and we wondered if we were in the right location. But then we walked to the back of the venue and found the poutine. Yay!

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This is my best friend Shantelle who I went to the festival with.

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We couldn’t decide on which poutine truck to go to, so we just chose a random one. We decided to try one of the new poutine flavours.I chose beef  poutine and my friend chose bacon. They both cost 17$ each. The one on the left is my friends and the one on the right is mine

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Yeah, it was probably not the best idea to try a new poutine that day. Haha, I was really turned off after my first bite. It tasted really awful. Note to self : Stick to what you know Raceen.

After that, I went to get a hot dog because I was so hungry. Then my friend and I looked around to see what the other vendors were selling.

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My friend tried on rings and purchased one which was really nice

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I wanted to have my portrait drawn but they didn’t take debit cards so that made me sad. Maybe next time.

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We then got some  ice cream because it was really hot!

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We had a great time, despite the awful tasting poutine. I’ll probably be going to more festivals this summer.

It’s a way to get out of the house, explore and meet new people. I want to be outside more this summer. After all, summer only comes once every year and winter is so brutal here in Canada.

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T- Shirt Dresses

I’m not the type of girl who loves to wear tight clothes. Yeah, I’m weird. I think we can all agree to this. I used to though. I was the girl in the tightest high waisted skirts at church or the tightest dresses, where sometimes I couldn’t even  breathe properly. Now, I’ve changed.

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I still wear some tight clothes occasionally but they’re never my first choice. Tight dresses just make me feel uncomfortable. I feel like I just want to  tear my clothes off and run around naked. You know what I’m saying?

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I also don’t want guys to be staring at my boobs. I know lots of girls love that, but I don’t. I want to be liked for my personality, not my physical appearance.

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So my solution to my problem is to dress like a tom boy sometimes. I got into wearing T shirt dresses after seeing Rihanna wearing it. I thought, “That looks so badass!”. So I decided to purchase one about 2 years ago and I’ve never looked back since. Haha.

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T shirt dresses are very easy to wear. Throw one on and you’re good to leave the house. Ya’ll know how much of a lazy dresser I am, so this works perfectly. I don’t want to be zipping up anything or putting on jeans. Yikes!

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I also like the fact that T shirt dresses are so chill and laid back. When I wear this I don’t feel like I’m trying too hard. I feel very relaxed. You can dress it up with heels or dress it down with sneakers.

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I chose my caged Justfab heels to wear with the dress because they made me feel badass. I also wanted to show my edgy side. I felt like I was Rihanna for a day! Fam, do you know how great that feels?

I’m all about dressing comfortably. If I can’t be comfortable, then what’s the point?

I’m not bashing people who like to wear tight clothes. Do you! But this is me.

Be your authentic self, always.

This dress is from Zara. It’s really affordable and I love the slogan on the front of it. You can shop it Here

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Why I love Wearing Dresses

Dresses are my best friends! Yeah, I said it!. If you viewed my closet, you would see that 90 % of my clothes,  are dresses. There are red ones, black ones, blue ones, floral ones, every colour that you could imagine. I probably own 2 skirts. Haha, I’m a weirdo.ACS_0005

So, why do I love wearing dresses so much? Well, here’s why…..

1)It’s so easy – All you have to do is throw on a dress and go. YES, it’s that easy, no fuss, no stress. I’m lazy OK?.I like things that are easy, don’t you?

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2) Dresses make me look good – Have you ever passed  by a mirror and looked at yourself and said “Damn son, I LOOK GOOD’. Yeah, dresses make me feel like that. You should try it sometime.

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3) Skirts are the worst – Yo, I can’t deal with skirts. Like I can’t. When you buy a skirt you have to find the right top to go with it. You have to find the right type of skirt for your taste and style. Like hmm do I want to wear an ‘A’ line skirt or a pencil skirt. Or, hmm ‘A’ line skirts make me look fat so I’m not going to wear it. Lol, too much work.

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4) It lifts my mood – One day when I was feeling down I tried on a red dress in my closet and I instantly felt better. Instantly, I just started smiling and laughing.

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5) I like showing off my legs – Ok, so I have nice legs, I get compliments on them all the time. Wearing pants doesn’t allow me to do that, hence why I love wearing dresses.

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6) Dresses make me feel free – I don’t know why, but when I wear a dress, I feel free. I can feel the wind on my legs. I can feel the sun on my skin. Dresses just makes me feel happy and free.

Look, I’m not telling anyone to love or wear dresses. I love them because of the reasons above.Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable, whether that’s jeans, or skirts or if you feel like wearing an outfit straight off the runway. Or, if you feel like wearing sweatpants.

Be your authentic self always.

My dress is from Zara. I bought it last December but unfortunately it’s not in stock anymore. However, you can find similar ones Here

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How I find the Time to Blog

I have a full time job. I work 5 days per week from 9am – 5pm. I also have a household to take care of. So, how in the hell do I find the time to blog?

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Well, it’s not easy, I can tell you that. It looks easy though. Right?

I’ve always been interested in starting a blog. I read so many blogs and magazines on a daily basis, so I thought, why not? And I love fashion and I love taking pictures so it’s the perfect fit.

People think that blogging  just entails taking a bunch of pictures and that’s it. Well, it’s not sis.

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The pictures have to be edited and you have to find topics to talk about. You have to find the right editing apps because not every editing app makes you look good or makes your content look appealing.

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My Sundays are basically dedicated to creating content for the fashion part of my blog. Sometimes, I try to take multiple pictures of different fashion looks to post. I wake up, eat breakfast and from there I put on makeup and decide what to wear that day. Creating content on Sundays means that I don’t get much time to go out with friends and stuff like that.

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Creating content takes a lot of time. What I try to do these days is write down a list of topics as they come, so that I have inspiration to write. I’m also trying to plan my looks from in the week before Sunday comes so I don’t have to stress.

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The beauty part of my blog is probably the easiest part because I have a lot of beauty products.

I want to be a successful blogger and one day get paid to blog. In order to do that I have to put the time and effort into this.

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Yes, I’m tired on Sundays and sometimes in the week, I just want to go to bed. But my mama taught me that anything worth having takes time and effort and sacrifice.

You have 24 hours in a day, why not use that time to develop that talent that you have, or that passion that you’re sitting on? Beyonce does it. Why can’t you too?.

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Dressing Well, Why it’s Important

There’s this quote on the internet that says, “Dressing Well is A form of Good Manners”. I’m sure you’ve seen it on your friends Instagram or somewhere before. So what does it mean? Does it mean that, if you don’t dress well, you don’t have manners? Does it mean, that I should wear high heels and a long elegant dress to the supermarket? What does it all mean?.

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Well, I think it means that if you’ve put the effort into dressing up or dressing your best, it shows a sign of respect to whoever you’re meeting or whoever crosses your path. Different occasions call for different types of dressing. If I’m going on a date, OF COURSE I’m going to dress up and put on makeup, especially, on a first date. Even if  I’m just meeting up with my best friend, I still dress up. Does that make me a narcissist? I don’t think so, it just means that I respect my friends enough to look my best when I’m around them. It means that I  put thought and effort into what I’m going to wear to see them because I care. And it also means that I love dressing up, LOL, anyone who knows me really well, knows this.

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So why dress well then? What’s the purpose of it all?

 It Promotes Self Respect – Putting the effort into how you dress shows self respect and self worth. When you dress well people will look at you differently. If I respect myself others will respect me.When I go into the office in a suit people are so polite and respectful. If I choose to wear sweatpants one day in the office people look at me differently.

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First Impressions Count – Believe it or not they do. If you’re going to a job interview are you really going to wear that jeans shorts? Ok, maybe not jeans shorts, but are you really going to wear jeans and a T-shirt? What do you think your potential employer is going to think?

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It Builds Self Confidence – There’s no questioning it. When you dress up, you feel good and that in turn makes you feel more confident. When you feel good on the outside there’s no question that you’ll feel good on the inside. This red dress that I’m wearing in my photos makes feel sexy and confident. No wonder I wear it so often.

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It Draws the right Kind of Attention – When you dress well, you stand out from the crowd. Want the attention of that guy you’re crushing on? Girl, take off those sweatpants and put on some nice jeans girl.

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This post is not about me judging people who wear sweatpants or don’t dress up. I believe, people should be comfortable, in their own skin, whatever that might be. Dressing well, means something differently for everyone. I might think that dressing well ,means putting on a nice blouse and jeans and to you, it might mean putting on sneakers and a sweatshirt. Again, no judgement here.

Does dressing well mean I have to wear heels everywhere I go? ( I wish I could wear heels everywhere I go). No it doesn’t mean wearing heels or a suit everywhere you go. There’s after all a time and a place for everything. Are you going to wear heels to go camping?.

Does it mean that I’m a narcissist for wanting to look nice?. No again, I just LOVE dressing up and I feel confident when I dress well.

Does it mean I don’t respect my friends if I go to their house in my head tie and sweater? No, it just means ya girl just can’t be bothered today.

Dressing well also doesn’t mean breaking the bank and buying overly expensive clothing. There’s affordable clothing that looks great as well.

I dress well because I respect myself, it makes me feel confident and I love clothes.

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