Thursday, September 25, 2014

My autumn dress

Finding a dress that fits you perfectly and makes you feel confident and happy is a great feeling. Being someone who is tall and skinny with long legs, finding clothes that fit well can be difficult, especially because long legs mean that most skirts are very short on me. (Even this one is!) However I got lucky and found this amazing dress at Aritzia. It's normally around $90, but I got it on sale for forty dollars, which was a huge bonus, because I really fell in love with it when I tried it on.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

My week in (autumn-themed) Instagram photos

I recently got Instagram, and I've been using it quite a bit to post some of my photos for people to see. (obviously, hahaha.) I thought I'd share some of the photos here, on my blog as well, because they are mostly autumn-themed, and I feel like the photos really capture a few small joys of this beautiful season. I hope you enjoy the photos! 

*All photos were taken on my camera and some were edited a bit... none were taken on my phone*

You can find me on Instagram here if you like the photos:

The sky was just so beautiful and blue, I couldn't resist taking a photo of it.
I took this photo of the autumn sunset from the middle of the road, and I just thought that it was so pretty and seasonal, especially with the car in it.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Wine-coloured nails for fall

 When it gets to autumn, my colour palette changes to dark reds, khaki greens and beiges, purples, and oranges. I usually apply this palette to my nails as well, and lately, I've been really loving a wine colour by Sally Hansen. It's a beautiful, deep red colour that looks amazing paired with a khaki-green jacket and dark blue skinny jeans. It can be used nicely for autumn looks, but paired with white or silver, the colour could easily be transformed into a Christmas look as well.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My bedside table

People use bedside tables for different purposes, but personally, I use it as a convenient place to keep the things that I use the most. I also love to decorate and personalize it, because it's the first thing I look at every morning.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Autumn Scentbook 2014

Candles are a great way to make your home or bedroom cozier, and smelling great for autumn. Shopping for them can be very fun—walking into stores to smell all of the different scents can be exciting... and overwhelming. Finding great scents can be time consuming, because there are just so many options to try and choose from. Try smelling the candles on this list next time you're at the store, rather than smelling every single option available. Choose your favourites out of this selection... I've already done the sniffing around for you. This can save you so much time and hassle, and I promise, these candles all smell amazing!
Disclaimer: I haven't burned all of these candles before, I'm judging them by what I smelled in store, much like what any person would do when searching for a candle to buy.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Introducing: akinokiki's guide to autumn 2014

I've been working on this series for quite a while now, so I'm really excited to share it with everyone! Autumn is my favourite season, so I've had so many ideas that I've been putting together as a whole bunch of fall-themed posts for the next couple of months. Some of these posts are things like:
•Room decoration ideas
•Autumn products
The first post in this series is coming very soon, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

$20 Gift Idea for Coffee Lovers

We all have a coffee lover in our life, whether it's a friend or a family member. Next time one of these people has a birthday (or other celebration), treat them to a great gift... it will only cost you twenty dollars!