I NEED SOME SUN: A Playlist

After what felt like an eternity of rain and cloudy skies, the sun is finally starting to make a comeback. I could not be any happier about this! To summon more of those sunshine vibes, I’ve curated a playlist of “sun” related songs. Consider this as an offering to the weather gods so that we may all be blessed with sunshine and clear skies. Enjoy xx

April Favourites: A Playlist

April was such an amazing month for new releases! There were so many albums that I was anticipating in April, and all of them were worth the wait. From the new Father John Misty to the new Kendrick Lamar, my ears have been over the moon with new tunes to listen to. I was even pleasantly surprised by the Harry Styles single that dropped (I’m really digging the song’s vibe. Very unexpected!). Also, can we talk about the new Alt-J singles?! I cannot wait till Relaxer comes out. It’s gonna be such a great album judging from 3WW and In Cold Blood (I can’t stop listening to both these songs). In addition to a handful of new tunes, I’ve had a bunch of older favourites on repeat as well. I’ve even got some Mozart in there from when I was cramming for exams. Enjoy the vibes xx

August Fashion Favourites

We are nearing the end of August, and unfortunately that means the end of summer as well. August has been a scorcher in Toronto, which made it difficult for me to get dressed. Is it acceptable for me to wear a bikini in public everyday? No, but I really wanted to. The weather has slightly cooled down now (finally!), which has motivated me to dress better.  I’ve really been loving the look of t-shirt dresses. It is so easy to dress them up or dress them down, and they are so light and airy. I’ve also been slowly re-introducing denim into my wardrobe in preparation for fall. I could not fathom wearing denim when it was so insanely hot, so I’ve opted for lighter denim pieces such as mini skirts and rompers. Here is a video lookbook of all my favourite styles for this August. Enjoy! xx


Outfit details:

The T-Shirt Dress
t-shirt dress: H&M
boots: Dr. Martens
citrine pendant: Crystal Cactus
crystal fringe necklace: Forever 21

The Band Groupie
skirt: Urban Outfitters
shirt: band merch
choker: Forever 21
purse: Indigo
shoes: Forever 21

The City Bohemian
overalls: Forever 21
top: Forever 21
shoes: Zara
scarf: vintage (anthropologie)
sunglasses: Swarovski

The City Bohemian pt. 2
bralette: Urban Outfitters
sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Curing the Monday blues + Playlist

I woke up this morning, and the Monday blues hit me hard. There’s just something about a Monday morning that instantly kills my good vibes. It must be a psychological thing. My brain must be programmed to believe that Mondays suck. The Monday blues won’t do, so I’ve decided to stop moping around and turn my Monday morning blues into Monday morning bliss. I grabbed all my favourite things (aka coffee, books, a face mask, and music), and plopped right back into bed pretending that it’s the weekend. Let me tell you, I feel a million times better after listening to the new Bon Iver tracks, and just relaxing in bed. So here’s a playlist that I curated this morning, which helped me get over the blues. Enjoy xx

 

Sunday Morning Playlist

Sunday mornings are for laying in bed with a cup of coffee while listening to some relaxing tunes. The only valid reason to get out of bed on a Sunday morning is to flip a record to its B-side. All real world worries and activities should be left untouched until Monday rolls along. Here’s a mix of songs that bring me maximum relaxation on Sunday mornings. Enjoy the good vibes!

track list

  • Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
  • Piledriver Waltz – Arctic Monkeys
  • Honey & I – HAIM
  • You Send Me – Sam Cooke
  • Violets – Matt Kivel
  • Lost in the Light – Bahamas
  • Little River – Tallest Man On Earth
  • Better Man – Leon Bridges
  • Little Bit – Lykke Li
  • Time Is Dancing – Ben Howard
  • Young Blood – Birdy
  • Sweet Life – Frank Ocean
  • The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt. – Father John Misty
  • Baby I’m Yours – Arctic Monkeys
  • Step – Vampire Weekend
  • Sunday Morning – The Velvet Underground
  • Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles

Weekly Favourites July 10-16

Last week was chock-full of exploration, and trying new things. From new lunch spots to new books, I’ve definitely discovered some fresh favourites. Here is my list of things that I have fallen in love with in the past week.

Book

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I am absolutely head over heals in love with Whiskey Words & a Shovel II by R.H. Sin. It is a stunning book of poetry about life, love, loss, and leaving. Sin’s writing is raw and honest. After reading every poem in the book, I feel like I’ve just read someone’s diary and I’ve become a better person because of it. There are poems in the book that resonated with me more than others, and “Good Vibes Only” really struck a chord with me.

Songs

Let’s Dance to Joy Division – The Wombats

I rediscovered this song while going through videos I had saved from Bestival last month. It is such a catchy song that I have had it stuck in my head the entire week. I’m definitely down to dance to The Wombats any day!

Mountain At My Gates (Alex Metric Remix) – Foals

This is a brand new remix to the song by Foals. It has such a great vibe to it. The song manages to be upbeat while having an ambient charm to it. This is something that I would love to listen to on a summer night. Pure bliss!

Food

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I’ve been craving pizza a lot lately, so naturally I indulged in my cravings. I decided to try out a place I’ve never been to and I really enjoyed it. If you are in Toronto and looking to get some bomb tasting pizza, definitely try out Sud Forno if you haven’t already. They even have a cute patio!

Clothing

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Rompers! It has been insanely hot in Toronto lately, so lightweight rompers have been my best friend. They just make getting dressed so easy because all you have to do is throw it on and voila! you’re dressed. The romper I am wearing in the photos is from H&M.

There you have it, folks, all my favourites from last week! xx

 

Full Moon Playlist

Full moons have always fascinated me. In modern folklore, it is seen as a period of insanity and lunacy. However, it is really more of a period of renewal and abundance of energy. It is known to be the perfect time to manifest dreams and harness positive thoughts. The extra lunar energy enhances emotions and growth, which means it is of the utmost importance to be surrounded by calm and positive vibes. With that being said, here is a playlist of songs that bring me good vibes.Listen to it as you bask in the beauty and energies of the full moon this weekend and for all the full moon phases to come.

track list:

  • Intro – Alt J
  • TRACK UNO – KAYTRANADA
  • Lovely Day – Alt J
  • Angels – The XX
  • Free – Flume
  • Night Swimmers – Foals
  • Sleep Sound – Jamie xx
  • Cosmic Love – Florence and the Machine
  • Girls – Slow Magic
  • Loud Places – Jamie xx
  • Warm Thoughts – Flume
  • Across the Universe – Fiona Apple
  • Cherry – Ratatat

Old Vibes x New Sounds Playlist

I’ve always been such a big fan of classic rock. I grew up listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin and The Who, which has significantly influenced my taste in music. Here is a playlist of songs that I’m currently obsessed with. It is a lovely blending of old and new songs, all with the same kind of psychadelic vibe. Enjoy! xx

track list

  • Sweet Sun – Milky Chance
  • Love Street – The Doors
  • The Less I Know The Better – Tame Impala
  • Welcome to Japan – The Strokes
  • Pinball Wizard – The Who
  • Dark Necessities – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • I Am The Walrus – The Beatles
  • R U Mine? – Arctic Monkeys
  • Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala
  • Going to California – Led Zeppelin
  • Dream Land – Wild Belle
  • Jackie and Wilson – Hozier
  • Just Like Heaven – The Cure