Monday, May 28, 2012

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You can follow me on instagram: @rrcoolv

Left to right, top to bottom: ice cream on swingsets because we ain't got shit to do; galaxy nails; bored while working; bridge city; morning run; seagull below the bridge; cupcakes; red lipstick; stained coffee cup; iced coffee + almond milk with coffee ice cubes; leopard print; birthday present from my niece; Zambia chitenge; neon blue Santee nail polish; sunbathing on a hot day; my sister, my bff, and I; chopped tree; ootd; blowing out my birthday candles; vintage floral nails; edited photo of the university bridge - you may say that i'm a dreamer (but i'm not the only one!)

I'll be doing an instagram post whenever I get enough photos to do one - I don't instagram a ton so this will probably be every 2-3 weeks! Feel free to follow me :)

Thanks for all the replies on my last post! I'm having such a difficult time finding a dress for my brother's wedding, and I really do not want to purchase online because I need to be absolutely sure it will fit, and I will love it. I think I might have to go away one of these weekends to shop, because this is not working out very well for me!

Thanks for reading! xo

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Shopping: My Brother's Wedding

Background from (yes... I did steal Alyssa from The Ordinary People's idea for using the backgrounds...)

So my brother is getting married June 30/July 1 in Toronto. The first day is a hindu ceremony, where I will get to wear a saree!! I'm incredibly excited for that. The second day is the reception, and so I need to buy a dress for that... I'd like something elegant yet fun... I would like a bright colour, but it's not a requirement. I don't really want to buy one online, but I will if I absolutely need to. These are some styles that I kind of like. What do you think? Do you think any of these would suit me? If not, what kind of style do you think I should go for?

Where's your favourite place to shop for dresses - either online or in-store?

Thanks for reading, and I would appreciate your advice!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Revlon Lip Butter: Raspberry Pie

Lips: Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie

On my lips in this photo is the Revlon Lip Butter in Rasperry Pie. At first I wasn't sure what to think about the lip butter, but now I REALLY like it. I have incredibly dry lips, and with this on you can't see all the cracks in my lips. The thing I like most about it, is how pigmented it is. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is on the fence about purchasing any Lip Butters!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Shirt: Vero Moda
Shorts: DIY
Shoes: Steve Madden
Lips: Sephora + Pantone Universe in Tangerine Tango

The rain has been relentless this week - but Friday is supposed to be our first day without rain, and I am really looking forward to it. I will be spending the afternoon at work, but I'm hoping to get some walking and shopping in this morning.

My brother is getting married in a month, and I REALLY need to find a dress. Like really bad. I'm at a loss for what I want to wear though! Suggestions are welcome. ;)

Thanks for reading! xo

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Dress: Modcloth
Jacket: ONLY
Belt: Forever 21
Purse: Ardene
Shoes: Steve Madden
Lips: Rimmel

 I wore this last Wednesday to go out for pizza and beer with a few friends. There's this restaurant in Saskatoon that has $8 pizzas and $4 domestic draft beer on Wednesdays. They're big pizzas, and delicious flavours... They're the stone fire grilled ones or whatever you call them. It's going to become a tradition of ours!

I had a wonderful weekend, filled with family and friends. I turned 23 on Monday, and I had a great time spending the weekend celebrating.

Thanks for reading! xo

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Tunic: Tailor made in Zambia
Pants: ONLY
Rings: jwlry
Shoes: Steve Madden
Lips: MAC - Speed Dial

I have this massive love for Zebra print... so when I saw this fabric in the market in Zambia I just had to have it, and a tailor paired it beautifully with a classic Zambian print. It's perfect for summer because it is so airy and lightweight! I'm definitely going to get good use out of it.

Today it's supposed to hit 29 degrees here in Saskatoon... which means: I'm putting on my shorts and a tanktop and I'm going to go bask in the sunlight ALL DAY LONG! I can't wait. I'm going to go sit in a park with some friends, bring some fruit and a lot of water, and just enjoy the day. I can't wait.

Tomorrow I'm heading to Regina to party with my sister... then we are heading to our parents house on Friday for the weekend. My birthday is Monday (yay and it's a long weekend!) so we will celebrate just ourselves on Thursday night, and then spend the weekend with out parents celebrating... I will go back to Saskatoon on Monday in time to go out for supper and drinks with some of my friends to celebrate. It's going to be a lovely weekend! Let's just hope it doesn't rain too much...

How are you spending your long weekend? (is it just a long weekend here in Canada??)

Thanks for reading! xo

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Shirt: 5th and Culture
Shorts: DIY
Belt: Forever 21
Bag: Ardene
Shoes: Steve Madden
Rings: ebay and jwlry
Lips: MAC - Rebel

Look at me go! Two posts in two days. I'm on a roll. So I went to the Salvation Army the other day, and found these shorts, so I snatched them up for $2.99 and took them home to cut off and distress. I'm happy with them! Super high-rise, which is awesome. They're old Bluenotes shorts, and in the inside the tag size "relaxed low-rise". Really? Low-rise? They come up to my bellybutton! If these are low-rise I would like to see what the high-rise look like.

This is my new favourite shade of lipstick, and I'd like to think it's my good luck lipstick, too! The day I bought it, I was talking to the MAC girl, and we found out we were in one of the same classes, and the final exam was five days away. I happened to have really crappy notes, but she was able to get an awesome study guide from a friend for the test, so she emailed it to me! I aced the final!

Today I'm going to continue my job hunt! I hate job hunting.

Thanks for reading! xo

Monday, May 14, 2012


Dress: Tailor Made in Zambia
Jacket: Only
Shoes: Forever 21
Ring: jwlry
Nails: Revlon - Craving Coral
Lips: Rimmel - Rossetto

I'M BACK! My roommate recently moved out, and so I have an empty room in my condo where it's perfect for photos - especially in the sunshiney summer months. So expect many posts from me! I'm finally feeling inspired. This dress is one that I had tailor made in Zambia last summer. I'm loving orange this summer, so I feel that it's a perfect one for me! I absolutely adore it and the neckline... and the fact that it's basically one size fits all, as I was quite a bit heavier when I was in Africa.

My hair looks kinda crazy - but I was super lazy today so I decided not to do it. I rarely let my curls flow, but I like to in the summer. It gets damaged enough from the sun, that I don't need to add extra heat to it!

I can't wait to get back into regular posting!

xo Raquel.