A Few of My Favourite Things: August

August has been amazing to me, and I'd like to share why. Here is my favourite buy, my favourite do, my favourite eat, my favourite read, and my favourite wear of August.

There is no doubt about it that my new camera is my favourite buy of the month. It's been two years since I bought my last camera, but mid-way through August, that camera decided to give up on me (RIP Olympus), and so it was a sign from the camera Gods that I shall make that impulse and buy myself a new long-lasting and reliable camera. And boy, is this gem a dream to work with!
This is a Sony a3500 E-mount 20mp Digital Camera.
You can find the camera right here.


Spicks and Speckles

Black & white stripe print crop tee by Ally Fashion; Black jeans by Glassons; Black mules by Forever 21; Speckled coat by Paper Scissors; Diamond heart earrings by Swarovski

The future holds some pretty exciting things. It's filled with so much opportunity and it just takes one moment of courage to make things happen for yourself. The idea of failing is always in the back of my mind, but if I didn't step out of my comfort zone - or have the motivation to prove the haters wrong - I wouldn't be who I am and where I am. I've had so many incredible opportunities this past year, and I'm so grateful for everything. I'm looking forward to how my future will unfold. Turning 21 this year has made me more confident in the choices I'm making.


Knee-high Lust

White long sleeve top by Forever New; Black high-waist flare skirt by Chicabooti; Beige knee-high socks by Rubi Shoes; Black ankle boots by Forever New; Gold, silver & rose gold heart outline charm necklace by Lovisa; Gold heart ring by Colette by Colette Hayman; Silver heart charm bracelet by Lovisa

Feeling good in your own skin is important. Feeling good about the way you carry yourself in your choice of clothes everyday is even better. But you either have to 'fess up or deny that you decided not to wear that top today because it showed too much skin, or maybe you took off that gorgeous pair of heels because it might look too much for the day. Truth is, I get incredibly insecure about my choice of fashion for the day. Is it too revealing? Is it too distracting? is it too much? When in reality, people tend to compliment you a lot more when you've stuck with the outfit that was in your head rather than your "second option."

The point I'm trying to get across is that you should never feel like you have to hold back in order to please someone else's feelings. If they judge you for what you're wearing, then screw them - I'd like to see them rock that amazing ensemble themselves! If they hate you for being a little outspoken or being remotely shy, then screw them - you should be able to state your feelings or hide them as you choose. If they pick on you for not being the same size or colour, then screw them - you're beautiful and the world deserves to know.

I feel like today's society spends too much time tearing each other down when we should be lifting each other up at every success. There's already a lot of negativity and hurtful people in the world, we don't need more added into the mix. Applauded each other's success takes up a lot less effort than it does to pick them apart.

How does this relate to today's outfit post?
Well, I was very reluctant on whether or not I should post this shoot as an outfit of the day. Merely for the fact that it would take me to have two-balls-and-a-half to be able to step out in this outfit. But you know what, I did it and I've never felt better in my own skin. That's what I'm preaching about today.
Feeling better in your own skin. Please please please do not be anybody but yourself. No one likes a fake, and no one likes a meanie. But everybody loves a confident girl who isn't in over her head about it.

My wish for everyone tonight is to love yourself, and treat others respectfully. The world needs more people like that.

Filled with love,
Danica xo