Back to School Summer Sale T shirts transition to Fall Looks

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So I know we are still in mid-August, (it is September now -.-) and I don’t want to dampen the moods, but we all got to admit. We are all feeling the hot, sticky, air slowly turning into slightly cooler air at least where I live which is Vancouver, Canada which is located on the west coast of North America.  I swear, I can “smell” the fall air, the back-to-school air.

 

I still remember when it was back to school time, especially if you are transitioning into a new school year such as elementary student becoming a middle schooler or a middle schooler becoming a high schooler, and so on.

 

When it was back to school, we will always go shopping to purchase new school supplies, whether we had them from previous years, it didn’t matter. I was specifically excited about getting new clothes for back to school especially figuring out what to wear on the first day! That was when you wear your best-est clothing, to exude and to show off your worthiness (?) and coolness factor to others. The first impression always counts, especially if you are entering into a new school grade system.

 

From my recent haul from Forever21 Canada online [not sponsored], I realized all the items I got were T shirts that were on sale. I am trying to be mindful of what I purchase nowadays so I thought why not do a fashion haul post and back to school post altogether incorporating with what I already have in my closet?

I also visited the Vancouver Mural Festival to check out the art and it was amazing! I did not attend on an actual day which was June 24th, but about a week after. It was great because it wasn’t busy and I did not have to bump into crowds, and I had the time to take pictures leisurely without having to line up.

 

Here is how I transition my summer sale T shirts into Fall looks.

1. World Tour 1991 Graphic Tee $8 CAD (everything is in CAD)

20170901_113030_HDRF21 Description: A knit tee featuring short sleeves, round neckline, and a “World Tour 1991 USA Europe Asia Australia Canada” graphic on the front. 

 

First of all, this T shirt is wayyyy too short for me so I will wear a tank top underneath so my midriff is not bare. I will pair this t shirt with any pair of jeans and sneakers and I will be good to go!

For those of you who want to wear this shirt solo, it will look good with high rise jeans to offset the midriff t shirt. If not, go wiiiild!

Style Point: Handkerchief instead of a regular scarf for those of you who want to have extra oomph.

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  1. Camo Print Tee $12

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F21 Description: A knit tee featuring an allover camo print, short sleeves, and a crew neck. 

I always like a good camo print but I try to be mindful of not going overboard. For example, I don’t want to be mistaken to be in an actual army because I did not go through hard training that soldiers go through.
I want to have a casual with a bit of tough look to my style. This is a no brainer where I will wear any colored  jeans with this look but it will especially go well with anything black. Black jeans, black jacket, black moto jacket,  black anything.
Style Point: T shirt tucked in front of jeans

This is not anything new, but I’ve recently noticed people tucking their T shirts into their jeans for a more polished look.  It makes them look slimmer and look neater when tucked.

If you tuck them half side, it sort of looks fashiony (?) as well.

  1. Turn Up The Music Graphic Tee $8.45

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F21 Description: A knit tee with a crew neck, short sleeves, and a “Turn Up The Music Turn Down The Drama” graphic on the front.


I like T shirts that have catchphrases on them especially when I agree with what it says. I am still loving my music loud (at certain times) so this message does pertain to me.


Style point: I have been seeing sock heeled boots that are gaining popularity and apparently it will be one of the “it” boots! Especially the red color.


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I feel like 80’s punk style is coming in strong for upcoming seasons. I will personally not wear them because of my feet issues, and cannot really wear heels for a long period of time.
I will probably go with my all time favorite beat up clunky boots ❤

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  1. Peachy Face Graphic Tee $11.45

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F21 Description: A cotton tee featuring a “Peachy” and a happy face with heart eyes graphic on front, distressed design, short cuff sleeves, and a round neckline.


I like distressed t-shirts to a point. When they are distressed, I think to myself, what look am I trying to portray here? Is it because it’s trendy? Is this really hipster? Is this too shabby? Do I want mosquitos coming through the holes and suck my blood?

I think this t-shirt has just enough distressed look without going overboard.

Style Point: I hear men’s’ style inspired blazer is going to be huge for Fall season, especially the plaid design. 

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Photo by Mariya Georgieva on Unsplash

Okay, this picture clearly look trendy and modern but I just liked this picture 😉

The plaid style of blazer which you will probably see a lot of them in Fall fashion blogs or magazines and they might look like it would be worn by old men wearing their blazers that are from their hay days and smoking cigars and playing their favorite games which is kind of awesome in its own way 😉
I don’t have many places to wear those kinds of plaid blazers, so I will probably stick to my leather jackets or flannel shirts! Fall is the perfect weather to wear this outerwear because of the mild weather.  Well, at least it is like that in Vancouver, Canada.

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What are your summer transition pieces to fall fashion? Please comment down below!

 

Thanks for reading!

Minimalist Minnie

 

 

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My first experience using tampon as a 30 something years

I participated in this obstacle course called Tough Mudder. However, I will write more about it in my next post with what to bring and what to wear etc. (which I did so please check it out here) I did not want this post to be too long because I wanted to share a different type of #myfirsts.

 

Here is my first experience with using a tampon.

 

Now, I am almost in my mid 30’s and I have never used a TAMPON in my life!! I was always scared since I was young and I heard stories from everyone that it would get stuck down there, or it would make my vijayjay loose down there etc. By listening to various of reasons growing up, I was never gravitated or interested to use tampons! I was used to my granny pads (hey some pads can be cool!) and I was okay with that. 

 

There was one time I should have used a tampon because I was out on the beach, and I was wearing a pad, and I did not think I was going to go in the water but I did…and when I did, my pad got soaked and it made me feel like I just pooped and I felt I was walking with hanging poop in my underwear. Apparently, I also had light red streaks coming down my legs (sorrrrry TMI) but yeah…. I was not traumatized but I felt uncomfortable and a bit(?) mortified,  so because of that experience, I now know that I have to wear tampons if I think I might come close to going in or possibly falling into the water.

 

I know Tough Mudder will involve MUD (hence ‘Mudder’) so I thought it would be a good idea to wear a tampon and yes, I had to wear it, because I had my period at that time.

 

I am not going into full description, because by now, probably most of you have used tampons wayy before me.

When I first used it, I was afraid it was going to get stuck down there and my younger sister told me it should be tight as in, it should not be loose and fall out. Check.

I got the plastic applicator out graciously (?). Check.

And that’s it!  

And I learned there was a difference between plastic and paper application and apparently plastic applicator is bad for the environment but it is easier to take it off because it is nice and slippery and the other one is not? I can now nod knowingly if people talk about plastic and paper tampons because before then, I had no idea!

 

Anyways, I just wanted to add my two cents and say that if 30 something tampon virgin passed the wearing tampon test (?) and I did not get any disease or faint or get traumatized from it, I think most of you guys are good to go! If not, I am sorrrry to hear that :((((((

 

For the leakage, I was out for 8 hours or so including getting up to Whistler and during the course, and afterwards when I checked, it did leak onto my underwear (light so it didn’t soak through to my pants) but it wasn’t too bad. My body was mostly covered in mud so there were no red streaks going down my legs so that was a bonus! And I would have replaced it before 8 hours for next time. Taking it out is a different story, but I was glad and that I would definitely wear it again if I have my period and I have to go under waters.

I will still stick to my pad over tampons, thank you very much.

 

Overall: I recommend! I will not post the tampon brand as I was not paid to advertise.

 

Anyways, what was your first experience using a tampon? Please share 😉

 

Thanks for reading!

Minimalist Minnie

 

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Photo by Jan Phoenix on Unsplash

Girl Power is Fake?!

I wanted to write a post about myself when I was back in my early 20s.

I was recently watching my favorite Canadian talk show called The Social and I was listening and watching the four hosts, who were all women from multicultural backgrounds, I felt a sense of bond and warmth which permeated inside of my body.

I have always felt this bond as I have been watching this show consistently online for almost a couple of years now, but something in that moment propelled me to write a post and to share with others what I was thinking. I wanted to be and to feel honest with myself and I admit, writing has only been a recent affair; however, it is something I want to continue doing and to continue to honing my skills as doing so.

When I was watching the show and realizing my feelings of warmth and bond, I noticed they were feelings toward other women. Other strangers. Other women.

I remember when I was in my early 20’s and it probably continued until mid to late 20’s, I saw other women be someone whom I had to be in competitions with. These thoughts could have arisen from witnessing the whole mean girls scene back in elementary and highschool settings, but I noticed whenever, I would set foot into a new setting, I would scan and to look out for the potential mean girls. They might not have been necessarily mean, but if they were feigning beauty and the brain, they would be someone I would watch out and to envy on the sidelines.

During that time, I did not have much self- confidence so I did not think I could stand a chance against the strong and beautiful women (in my perspective), but they were someone I would stare from the side of my eyes and brood feelings of jealousness and negativism. Whenever I would change my style whether it be clothing to hair color, I would see how I compared to them. I just remember that on the outside, I would smile, and to seem cheerful, but inside, I felt horrid, confused, and alone.

And somehow, I had this weird sense of pride, that I also had to be the center of attention so when there was a new girl, prettier and younger, who might have needed my assistance, I would shut them down by ignoring or not paying them attention.

I knew somewhere inside, that was not the person I wanted to be. It was rarely the other women I was hating but only myself. I knew somewhere deep inside, I was a genuine, kind person but because I had self -confidence issues and did not have anyone who was there to help me navigate those awkward, indescribable feelings, my negativity spiraled until it dug a hole. Ill brooding feelings were trying to form into an ugly shape that I did not want to give it a meaning.

It is still a process but I can say I am in a space where I feel I can better support other women without fear, and scrutiny and to stand in solidarity with those that are constantly fighting for women’s’ rights. This was unintentional but I will be posting today to acknowledge International Women’s Day. Happy International Women’s Day.

Please comment down below if you felt any negative feelings toward other women in general and how you overcame those feelings.

 

Thank you for reading!

Until next time

 

Minimalist Minnie