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A little bit ago I had written about looking for a new jacket, which you can see here incase you missed it, and I really thought I was going to go for a bomber kind of jacket because it would be perfect for my casual daily style. But then I came across the website Rut & Circle and received an email with a 15% off code so I thought hey, why not check it out and see if there's anything I'm interested in right now. Well, it just so happens that there was!

After searching the website high and low, because whenever I come across a new store I go through their entire selection, I came across their trench coats. A trench coat isn't something that I had ever considered before because I thought they were just too fancy for me but I kept coming back to the Price Rosie Trench and it had me convinced that I needed it.

I think what really made me fall in love was the look of the material. It's a polyester and nylon blend but looks and feels like suede and I thought that would be perfect for not looking to business like and more casual chic especially because the colour is black but the material gives it almost a brick looking rough texture? It's so hard to explain but really adds so much dimension to the jacket. I really wanted something I could throw on and instantly look put together. I usually wear wedges or heels with jeans and the model in the photo was wearing exactly that.

I had chosen it in size 36 even though I knew I needed a 34 but they were out of stock and I assumed they wouldn't be going back in stock since it is a sale item and decided to just take my chances. It does fit me a little large everywhere but I think I can alter it enough to fit me better. There are little flaps with buttons on the shoulders which sit exactly at the end of my shoulders and if I remove those it won't look so boxy on me and I'm pretty happy after that. I may also add another button close into the waist so I can close it tighter around me.

It's a pretty thin coat which will work nicely for me in the warmer months because I get so chilly easily but I can also add a warm sweater underneath and still look super cute in the colder months if I don't invest in another jacket by then since this one isn't the most casual at the weekend car meets. Overall I am so excited for this jacket and am happy that this is what I decided on!

It's been about a month or so with this jacket and I am still loving it! Rut&Circle is definitely somewhere I am going to be purchasing more from so you'll be seeing them around!

RUT&CIRCLE | My Search For The Perfect Jacket

Recently I felt my wardrobe getting a little stale and with the warmer weather coming I thought it was time to add a few key pieces. I had the opportunity to select a few items from AMI Clubwear so I went off and scoured the website for a few key items I knew I just had to have. There's quite a few photos for each item but I really wanted to show you all the details!

The first item was this sweater. I really don't have anything with long sleeves other than thicker hoodies which are nice when you just want to be super casual and chill but I wanted something I could dress up or down so I thought this would be the perfect sweater for that. The bottom half of the sweater cinches in which is complimentary to your waist and looks super cute with high waisted pants as you can pull the sweater up a little higher and and it makes the top part kind of puff out and fold over the bottom half a bit as you can see in the second photo below!

The second item I thought would be an awesome addition to my wardrobe is this romper. I've noticed that embroidered roses are in recently so this one was perfect for me since I tend to keep my wardrobe to mostly black and a pop of red tones here and there. It fits me a little bigger than I had hoped but I thought that would happen anyways. I really wanted something with longer sleeves as I get cold easily but it still looks fit for summer with the open shoulders. I love that this piece also has the cinched waist because it helps hold it in place and give it some security when wearing it since it's so flowy.

The last item I chose was these boots and I knew I wanted them to match with the other items I got and that ended up working out well. I knew I really wanted to pair of over the knee boots because I didn't own any yet and wanted to stay warm but stylish in summer and of course they had to be a heel because I am most comfortable in a 2.5-3" thick heel. I love the little ties at the back of the boot to help hold them up because my legs are a little thin for the circumference at the top so it helps to keep them comfortable on my legs. There are two versions of this boot where one has a pointy two which I chose or there is a version with a rounded toe. I actually didn't initially realize this until I was checking back but I am glad I went with the more pointed toe as I think it looks more classy and dressier.

I'm so happy I chose these items because they've become strong stables in my wardrobe and I'm also really impressed with the quality especially for the price. I can't wait to make my next order which is probably going to be sooner than later haha!

AMI CLUBWEAR | Amping Up My Wardrobe

After hearing all about the Nivea For Men After Shave Balm trend from awhile ago with mixed reviews I didn't end up ever trying it but I received the offer to try the new Nivea 2-in-1 Moisturizing Primer I figured I'd give it a go!

The primer is enriched with natural almond oil and Calendula Extract and it's also non greasy and leaves your face feeling silky smooth. I always love a more hydrating moisturizer during the summer months because I always feel like my skin really needs it and so far this seems to do the trick. It's also $10.95 CAD at Walmart which is a great price for a combined product.

You need very little product because it spreads easily which is super nice and I actually use probably around a quarter of both my moisturizer and primer together so that's definitely a plus for this product. It does say that it instantly absorbs but I find it takes a minute which is totally fine  and you don't want to rub it in too much because it can get a bit pilly but as soon as it does sink in it's totally fine. The jar itself has a nice sleek look and although it doesn't specify whether it is for dry to sensitive skin or normal to mixed it does have a pink rim around it that matches the colour on the outside of the packaging, so that's the only way to tell that I can see anyways.

Although the product is for dry to sensitive skin it seems the scent of it did irritate my skin a little bit but it does go away after a little while. The scent is a bit off putting for me because it reminds me of baby products or face cream meant for a older woman if that makes sense, like something my grandma used to use. It just doesn't make much sense to have a scent in a product meant for sensitive skin. I also do wish it was in a pump instead of a jar just because I don't like contaminating my products and it would help with not using too much of it since you'd only need a small pump or two for your entire face.

Overall I think it's a good product especially if you want to cut down on time in the morning or if you're someone who doesn't usually wear makeup but likes the appearance and feel of primer. It make my makeup last all day and felt wonderful. I'll definitely be using the entire jar and decide if I'll repurchase after that, I'll probably try the normal to mixed skin after just to see once I am done this jar.

If you did get in on the Nivea For Men After Shave trend then I definitely recommend you try this because so far my experience with this product has been great and is actually meant for under makeup.

SENSITIVE | Nivea 2-1 Moisturizing Primer

I've been almost all over Canada from British Columbia where I lived for many years straight across to Nova Scotia where my boyfriend and all his family come from but never higher than that all the way across Canada and beyond that I've never explored anywhere else outside of Canada other than Las Vegas where I went for my 21st birthday just before I turned 22 funny enough! But I'm talking farther than my own continent of North America. 

First on my list is Japan. I've wanted to visit there for quite a few years now, pretty much since I became obsessed with Hello Kitty I would say. Since getting older and my love for JDM cars has grown there's many reasons for wanting to go now. I'd have to visit Tokyo especially for shopping and food because I love sushi and their fashion, as well as hit up the Ebisu Circuit for a bit of drifting and then Aokigahara or otherwise known as the Sea of Trees or Suicide Forest. Grim but it's not something I'd want to pass up when so close to it! Of course we'd have to check out a ton of other landmarks in Japan like Tokyo Tower, City of 10,000 Shrines, and so many other places!

Second on my list is Paris which is a pretty obvious one because it seems like a beautiful place to visit but I want to go not for the obvious reasons. I'd like to see the catacombs because as spooky as that place is it would just be so cool. As someone who took History of Design classes I'd also have to visit the Louvre, of course the eiffel tower and last on my list would be the Pere Lachaise Cemetery among a ton of other places.

Third on my list would be the United Kingdom because a ton of my favourite Youtubers live there so I figure well I should probably go check it out haha! Everything I see is just so cute and quaint and has so much character as well as I love the fashion. I'd have to go check out Stonehenge because that would be pretty amazing to see, also Big Ben because I always remember it from one of my favourite movies 102 Dalmatians.

I guess that's a quick summary of my top 3 places I'd love to travel to, of course this isn't all of them because I'd love to travel everywhere and see everything but since I have yet to travel too far yet I thought I'd keep it small and go from there!

TOP 3 | Travel Bucket List

Since this is my first lookbook I thought I should introduce this series! I want to inspire myself to create fun new outfits while growing my photography skills so I'll be doing these lookbooks every once in awhile! I hope you all enjoy it and please let me know what you think of the outfits and even give it a "Hype" on the button below the photo and consider following me on Lookbook, it would mean the world to me!

Now, onto the look! This look consists of my ribbed high neck top from Forever 21 (here) a pair of dark wash high waisted shorts I've had for quite awhile now and my knee high boots from AMI Clubwear that I wrote about (here)  and you can find (here). 

This is what I would call the perfect summer outfit for me because I get cold super easily so the extra coverage on my legs and the slightly longer sleeves on my arms are perfect!

SKY HIGH | Lookbook #1

Although I'm not someone who seeks out masks I am always so excited to try them and today we have the new Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask from Mary Kay! At first I was excited because I thought it was going to be a charcoal peel off mask but it's not, it's one that you rinse off with warm water which when you think about it is much less painful and is still very effective for deep cleansing. This mask was sent to me by Mary Kay.

It comes in a squeeze tube and holds 4 OZ/114 g of product for $26 CAD which is definitely a good price point for how many masks you'll be able to get out of this product. As someone who doesn't like the smell of charcoal I was a little apprehensive but I still went ahead and ended up loving it, so if you don't like the smell of charcoal keep reading because I may be able to change your mind!

Even though it applied quite thick, creamy, and full coverage when it was finished drying after 15 minutes it was a little patchy and it turns into a soft almost chalky matte texture as you can see in the photo below. It wasn't uncomfortable when it was drying and you get used to the smell, either that or it dulls as it dries.

My first reaction after washing off the mask that it didn't do anything and I was a little disappointed but I only really thought that because it was SO gentle and I didn't feel anything. I'm used to masks leaving my skin tight after I've used it but this one doesn't. My skin wasn't left red or irritated and felt like a cloud, it's so hard to describe the light and refreshed feeling, but ultimately it is the nicest deep clean I've ever had and I've definitely found a new favourite.

I feel like this would be a great mask for someone with sensitive skin and I'll definitely be using it again and again!

REFRESH | Mary Kay Deep Cleansing Charcoal Mask

It's time for another Spooky Box Club unboxing, but sadly this will be my last for awhile as I chose to unsubscribe while I was moving and settling in. I am actually so sad to be missing out on all the boxes to come but fear not, I will resubscribe in the coming months!

This is the no.24 Spirits & Spells box and let me tell you, it was a great note to leave on. These boxes contain that months theme related items, I believe usually around 6-8 different ones, and costs $37.21 CAN plus shipping from the UK. It's on the pricer side for subscription boxes but worth every penny. (Can we even still say penny.. should we be saying dime? either way!)

First up we have this absolutely adorable Book Of Spells which is a pocket sized notebook with a tiny pencil to go with it. The pencil sits in the nook of the spine and I love that they've included it because it's so great to not have to search for a writing utensil when quickly jotting down a few thoughts. Here's a picture below of me holding it for size reference!

Next up is probably my most favourite item from this box and that's the Authentic Witches Brew Mug. I am a huge fan of cute and spooky mugs so this was perfect to add to my collection, I should really show you all someday! It holds 8+ oz. nicely and is a cute slightly rounded shape that fits nicely in your hands. And to make it even better it's dishwasher and microwavable!

This is the Witches Broom Pin which I have to say looks so perfectly simple and elegant. It's such a nice pop of silver and the details are really nice. This will definitely be going on a pocket flap on one of my jackets.

These are the Spell Incense Sticks in the scent Prosperity. I thought this was such a nice touch and they smell phenomenal. I'll just be using them as regular incense sticks as I'm not really too knowledgable on spell stuff.

When I saw this Little Luna Moon Necklace I was so excited. It's the perfect size and thickness of moon that it looks like great quality and the chain length makes it just right to be paired with a velvet choker.

Here we have the Believe In Magic Art Print and I am so excited to have yet another Spooky Box Club print to put up on my wall, they're always so bang on. I love the witchy vibes plus if you don't know, I'm obsessed with bats so that's a great bonus. I think I'm going to hang this one up in my office as a great addition to a gallery wall.

In each box they include a little list of all the items which is great, and I never look at them until after I've unboxed the entire thing because I'd hate to ruin the whole surprise of the box!

Let me know what your favourite item from the box was!

PS. I've started editing my photos differently, let me know if you like the labels on the photos or not!

SPIRITS AND SPELLS | Spooky Box Club Unboxing no.24

As you guys have maybe seen in my photos, I've been wearing the exact same pleather jacket + vest combo for YEARS now, at least since 2013 or before that. And all the time I think "It's time for a change!" but I have yet to purchase another jacket that I know I'll love as much as the one I have now.

Well, I am finally on the hunt for real this time and I took to the website Dolls Kill because I figured that I'd definitely find something that I will fall in love with, and I wasn't wrong! There are so many options on there so I figured I would show you all some and maybe it will help me narrow down my choices and decide on one.. or two..?

This one here is the Roses Motto Jacket by Sugarpills for $147.86 CAD and it's something that I am absolutely in love with but don't think that it would be good for a daily jacket because I mostly wear black and it doesn't have as much coverage as I'd like but damn! If I wore more pink and fun outfits I'd have bought this in a second!

This is the Katakana Coaches Jacket by Perspective Globals for $107.54 CAD and this is a definitely a main contender. I am all about the black and white graphics and Japanese lettering, it's probably one of my favourite styles. It says CHAOS in the Katakana lettering and it also has it smaller on the front, since I'm really into the Japanese car scene I think this would be perfect and could easily be styled with a lot of my wardrobe!

This is the Blush Bomber Jacket by Members Only for $131.73 CAD and this is also a main contender because I am obsessed with this colour but it would also clash with my Kate Spade bag that I always use because it's basically the same colour but maybe a little more tan but I don't think it would be a big issue! I could definitely rock this was a lot of things and it's casual enough to just throw on but you can also dress it up which is important to me.

This is Huntress Hooded Knit Jacket by Dolls Kill for $80.65 CAD I'd assume, it doesn't specify a brand where it usually does. I think this would be so perfect because it looks big and comfy and it's long enough that it would be warm. It's so casual and chic and the hood is to die for! This one isn't in my size, but I think I could settle for a medium.

There were also a few others I was fawning over but they were in the sale section and didn't have my size, pretty sad about that but that's okay! I really wanted the Valfre X Dolls Kill Anti Everything Jacket but all they had left was large which I think would be too big on me.

I think that since I need a new black jacket I'll go with the Katana Coaches one but I also really want the Blush Bomber jacket but also the Huntress jacket is so chic. Ugh! Such hard decisions! Eventually I'll make one but I wanted to share some of my choices with you all. Which jacket do you think I should choose?

TO DIE FOR | Dolls Kills X Searching For A New Jacket!