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Admit it, we all have that one pair of high heels that have never really seen the outside world, despite the fact that our legs can rival that of a model in them and our feet look oh so lady-like in photos. Want to know something that is most definitely not lady-like? Me attempting to walk in them.

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It’s that pair you save for photos on a night out, changing swiftly into a significantly comfier heel or flat right after getting the money shot. Or in my case, and I’m sure all you fellow bloggers understand, it’s the shoes you save specifically for your blog shoots. Don’t let these photos fool you, there’s a lot that goes into looking natural in uncomfortable situations.

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I purchased these simple black pumps in hopes of making them a staple in my work life, however that plan quickly changed. But on the plus side,  I am happy to inform you that I’ve since acquired a pair with a much lower heel, one that I can probably run marathons in. Well, probably not. But I can definitely walk in them.

jacket: Forever 21 | bodysuit: Ebay | blouse: Forever 21 | bottoms: Zara | shoes: Just Fab | sunnies: Amazon

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So I’ve been seeing these braids everywhere lately, and I’ve always wanted to try them but given the fact that my forehead is more of a fivehead no way did I think I would flatter the style. But then I thought whatever. I’ll do as I please. Turns out they’ve become my go-to style for whenever I don’t feel like using heat or washing my hair. It’s actually quite freeing, no need to worry about flyways, losing volume or any of that hair nonsense.

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I’ve come to refer to them as an accessory as well, taking a simple shirt and jeans combo up a notch, as it adds an instant casual cool vibe to any look you wear. For some odd reason, I feel like these braids look better when you have sunglasses on. Weird, I know.

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coat: Forever 21 | top: J Crew | bottoms: Zara | shoes: Le Chateau | sunnies: Ray Ban

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I’ve always loved a good bohemian inspired look for the warmer months. The pieces are breathable and forgiving, saving you time and energy stressing about sweat stains, muffin tops and all the fun stuff summer brings upon us. The weather here has been quite a tease these past couple of weeks, with little pockets of sunshine followed by larger pockets of ice and snow. It’s still so mind boggling how one day you can rock the bare legs and the following day you’re buried underneath layers and a parka. Oh Canada.

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I decided to start my quest for a white eyelet blouse in November. Am I just the smartest human being ever, or what? Stores filled with heavy cardigans, thick socks and thermal leggings… not a peasant blouse in sight. But I was determined. Come boxing week, I scored this (one size too big) blouse for a whopping $10 at H&M. I knew there was one out there in the midst of winter.

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Since it’s not quite shorts weather, I paired the blouse with slim boyfriend jeans and a floppy hat. Come summertime, you’ll be sure to see me rocking it with cut off jean shorts and brown gladiator sandals. The hat will stay, regardless of the season, because who wants to style their hair everyday anyways?

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top: H&M | bottoms: Blue Notes | hat: Winners | shoes: Ivanka Trump

Photos by Rita Roque