I love Sundays.

Maybe it is just me, but no matter what it looks like outside on a Sunday morning, it always just feels like it's sunny. Does that make sense? Sundays just feel sunny to me, haha! Gosh, I am so confusing and weird. I apologize.

On a Sunday, I feel like I can accomplish it all. Every chore, every errand, every rep at the gym - I am ready to rock it out on Sundays! But then there are some Sundays where I just want to stay in my sweats, lounge around with my pups, cat, and husband, and watch documentaries or docuseries the entire day with very little movement planned (we like real life without actually facing real life sometimes). 

Some people see Sunday's as the end of the week or end of the weekend, but I see them as them as a 'refresh button'. Sunday is when you can get your house tidy, plan your week and meals (something we are getting into), pick up that book you have been itching to dive into, or just take it as a day of rest before the busy week to come.

What is your favourite day of the week?


The Look:

Sweater: H&M | Pants: American Eagle (duh!) Black Slash | Booties: I can't recall.

the summer of love.

Here's a random story about me. 

Buckle up, folks.

The summer of 2010 to me was like the summer of '69 to Bryan Adams - it is the one that I will never forget and will most likely write a song about someday. Not only was I 19 - drinking age in (most of) Canada - but I was a 19 year old who had never really gone to parties or underage drank like the "cool kids". This meant that there was a little firecracker in me ready to explode. And boy, did it ever! My very best friend in the whole entire world, Annie ("Hi Mildred!!!"), and I became somewhat of "bar-stars" (I'm not bragging, but like, we were so cool *sarcasm*). We were hitting up Dooly's (an Atlantic - East Coast pool bar that is not actually a cool spot to go out to) every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday AND Saturday night. Yes, we were those girls. And I have to admit, I miss it some days - but sort of not really. I really like waking up without a headache or feeling sick!).

Anyway, the summer of 2010 was not only awesome because I spent almost every single day with my favourite girl on the planet, and not because I broke out of my timid shell. It was awesome because I met my husband! Yes, I met my husband, drunk (he was way more drunk than I was) at Dooly's. Honestly, what is more romantic than that, right? (at some point, I will stop letting you know when I am being sarcastic. For now, I will let you know. I am being sarcastic). 

It may not have been most girl's ideal way of meeting "the one", but I am freakin' over-the-moon grateful that drunk Mark came up to me and showed off his sweet dance moves (he is actually not a bad dancer and he knows it, haha)!

The summer of 2010 was the beginning of my love story. It was when I became more comfortable with who I am - a very strange, socially awkward woman who is actually super social on the inside but can only come out when she's a tiny bit tipsy. And it is the summer that Marjorie and Mildred came into being - a story for another time. :)

Do you guys like "storytimes"? Or no? I know that mine can be a little odd and probably difficult to read (I literally right what I think but I am thinking about things in a weird voice... I am the strangest person. I am sorry).


it all started...

I have always had a love for photos and taking them. Growing up, my Dad always has either the video camera out or the digital camera. Eventually, he saw that I was ready for my own digital camera and gifted me many over the years. My friends and I were obsessed with taking photos and would pretend we were cool (because who is actually cool, besides Beyonce, am I right?). Digital cameras were the shiz!

When Mark and I got married, I really wanted to capture all of our memories but I wanted them to be a little better quality than that of the basic digital camera. It was time to upgrade to the big guns: the Canon Rebel t3i. Woah. 

That is where my photography journey began. It was all for documenting Mark's and my life together. He is the reason I got into photography . He is the one who nudged me to try and make it a career. He is the reason for all of the opportunities that I have been given because of this path I walking along. He is amazing. And I love him more than my tiny 5 foot tall body can even contain. He is my biggest support and nothing makes me more happy than when he tells me (almost) every day that he is proud of me - and that is coming from someone in the Forces! 

Enjoy some of the random moments I caught of my extremely handsome husband. I have tons more but I do not want to embarrass him (too much)! :)

nothin' but blue skies.

Spring is coming, friends! I can feel it.

Starting to get into that "Spring cleaning mode" where all I want to do is get rid of things and replace those things with new things. Is that just me? I love Spring because it is like hitting the 'refresh' button on your life. The 'new year, new me' thing is great and all, but Spring is really when I feel like I can become the "new me". 

Spring is when you get to shed off all of those layers (literally) and leave the house without regretting it. Sure, things look a little gross, but that is how everything looks at first before we become who are meant to be. And what wouldn't look a little worn out after 4-5 months of Winter?!

This Spring, I am starting my spring-cleaning with my wardrobe. I want to feel fresh and ready to conquer what comes my way. And I don't know about you, but when I feel good in my clothes, I feel good all-around. 

Where are you starting your Spring cleaning and why? I'm curious! :)

little bluff with little fluffs.

I love my friends. 

I have always been somewhat of a hermit. Or someone who only likes to spend time with one friend. People can be a little overwhelming for me.

Moving to Ontario has been a huge change both geographically and socially for me. It is scary to break out of your shell and it's not always an easy task. I used to get extremely anxious doing anything with a group of people. But we have been so fortunate to meet some of the most generous, funny, and caring people ever! The old Charlotte would probably have passed on a "girl's day" because she liked to use her husband as a security blanket and would never want to do anything without him. But a girl's day is just what I needed! 

I have so much love and respect for the women. They are amazing beings with a great sense of humour and are always up for an adventure. 

And the fact that they all love dogs and (will very soon) all own dogs makes them even more amazing! :D


See what I did there? No? Okay.

These photos were taken in the BEAUTIFUL city of Kingston (now do you get the title? no? okay.)! 

Mark and I had a day off together on a weekday and thought that it would be the perfect time to hit up Kingston - and it was! The sun was shining, the streets were quiet (for a city) and I was feelin' fancy in my jumpsuit from American Eagle and my $25 coat from H&M. And to top off the outfit, we found the coolest phone booth ever! I have never seen one of these in real life before and never would I have thought there would be one in downtown Kingston. It is such a fun and unique thing to have. You would be surprised at how many people love this type of phone booth - we should really bring them back, even if there is no phone in them, haha! #allabouttheinsta

On a serious note, this outfit rocks! I have never felt more beautiful AND strong in an outfit before. It's just a simple jumpsuit but does it ever compliment the body. I felt like I could run the world - okay, maybe a little overdramatic, but you get it. I felt awesome! And the first thing that Mark said to me was "Wow! You look so tall!". Now, that may sound like something silly to get excited about, but for a 26 year old woman who is pushing 5'1, being told that you look tall is a huge compliment (sidenote: I was wearing booties with a slight heal, and obviously clothes don't make you grow, haha!). 

Jumpsuits are the greatest clothing invention ever! They look amazing on every body type and are an entire outfit in just one piece. They are the "easy peasy lemon squeezy" of the fashion world. And you need one (or 10) in your life! I personally plan on living in them this Spring and Summer and I know just where to get them! 

*Hint: American Eagle ;) 


Roses are Red.

Valentine's is over, but that doesn't mean we need to stop with the pink and floral outfits!

I personally love the "Valentine's style" hence why I got this shirt from H&M (and it was only $20 in-store! Apparently it is $35 online.. hmm..). I normally do not gravitate toward 'bold prints' (is this even that bold?) but something just would not let me leave the store without it - it's called my "oh that's cute" rating system. 

My "oh, that's cute" rating system is when I go around a store and touch pretty much every article of clothing - texture fits into this - and I either say (literally out loud) "oh, that's cute" - or "ouu, that's cuuuute" if I really like something (the "ouu" really changes everything *she said sarcastically but not really because it does*). If I don't like something, I call it "funky", a word that I used a lot growing up to describe my Mother's clothing sense (side note: she is much better at shopping now!). 

Now you know my super lame (and pointless in sharing) way of shopping. Haha! 

In all seriousness though, this shirt is the bomb! My husband actually complimented it which is a very rare thing for him to do, so it's a keeper for sure. I love the bold floral print, the soft pink colour, and the structure/ fit of the shirt. I think this shirt will look good on every body! 

I would love to know what you think of it! And how do you shop? Do you know what you want before you go in? Do you go in blind like me and "feel" around (haha, that sounds weird..)? Are you a try-er or just a buyer? 

Cozy Grey Days.

The coziest sweaters are the ones that have sleeves longer than your arms so that you can tuck your hands inside, am I right? I love this sweater from TopShop. It's the perfect sweater for the Spring weather that is slowly making it's way to us here in Canada (well, Ontario and East. Sorry Prairie provinces!). 

I love a cute sweater because it allows the "basic" me to look a little more put together while also staying warm. I still love a good ol' "jeans and t-shirt" look, but I have been preferring a "jeans and sweater" outfit. Everything looks good with jeans my friends, even more jeans (aka. jean jackets)! Almost all of my jeans, or I should say, jeggings, are from American Eagle. I may work there but I have been wearing AE jeans/jeggings since I was 16 (10 years!!) and I swear by them! Great quality, decent price, and the stretch-to-fit has only gotten better. I live in my jeans, so comfort is key. (Sorry, got a little off topic. I just really love AE pants and want to share my thoughts with whoever will read them).


Let the Adventures Begin.

The New Year is in full-swing - it's already January 20th! - and the adventures are beginning!

My fave, Elexis, is my go-to adventure, down-for-anything, gal-pal here in the Bay of Quinte. She has shown me so many of my now must-see spots in the immediate and surrounding area. I have slowly but surely sloth-ed my out of my way out of my claustrophobic shell because of her and her need for all-things adventure! If you know me, you may know that I can be a bit of a hermit, not like social gatherings (often), and I am prone to promote awkward silences. I am weird, but Elexis and a few others get it, deal with it, and, without knowing it, encourage it, and for that, I am so grateful! It is people like this chick that are going to help conquer my resolution!

So, shout out to this rad, adventure-seeker and her partner in crime, Reeses!

Where is one place you want to visit this year? I am really curious and I may want to add them to my list of spots I want to go! Also, do you have an adventure partner? Or do you prefer to go out on your own?

ALSO! If anyone in the Bay of Quinte/ Kingston/ Cobourg area wants a "lifestyle shoot" outside either with your bestie, your boo, or just you, let's chat!!


Feelin' Girly.

It's not too often that I a) wear a skirt, or b) find one that fits me properly. Well, I found my newest and greatest love (I feel like I will say that about every new piece I get..). I saw this skirt right before I checked out at the TopShop section in Hudson's Bay. Normally, I have a hard time finding pieces that are "me" and within my somewhat stubborn price range at TopShop. But I hit the jackpot this day! 

I saw the skirt, saw it was on sale, looked at the size and went for it (fun fact: I almost NEVER try on clothes before purchasing). And I was lucky enough to also find on this day a beautiful beige peacoat at H&M for only ... wait for it ... $25!! Uh, heck yes! 

This new "journey" into fashion is honestly - sort of embarrassed to say - such a thrill (I really have no life, haha!). I have begun this fascination with walking into clothing stores with no intention of buying anything, and just making outfit ideas for when I am ready to buy the item. Is that weird? I won't wait for your answer. It is weird. 

All in all, I love this skirt from TopShop, this jacket from H&M, just the whole outfit (the black one piece is from Ardene)! It makes me feel beautiful, confident, and very much a woman. I just can't get enough of it!

Sort of an out of my element type of question for you - would any of you be interested in posts on outfits under a certain dollar amount? I used to see other fashion bloggers do them and they are popular on YouTube, so I thought, if people are interested, I would do like one post like that a month?? Let me know! (I may just do it even if no one says, haha!)