Sunday 25 November 2012

My Tattoos & The Story Behind Them!

Hey Loves!
I know I have been MIA from my blog again for awhile, but life is so busy for me, so please bear with me and dont forget about my blog! :)
Anyways, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@simplychicxox) you would have seen that about 2 weeks ago I went in to get some tattoos! When I turned 18 in September I started planning out when I would be getting my tattoos that I have wanted to get for so long!
I drew up some sketches of what I would want my tatts to look like and brought them into my tattoo atrist and booked a appointment. Originally I was suppose to get my tattoos on 2 different days, however there were some change in plans and I had to change my appointment to get both tatts on the same day.
On the day of getting them, I was freaking out, not knowing what to expect. I knew that they would hurt, especially since I was getting them on my foot and ribs - the 2 most painful spots.
When he started, oh man it hurt so much! I dont have a very high pain tolerance either so it was pretty hard for me, but I got through it and I was actually suprised that I did way better then I thought I would have, and I didnt cry! haha.

What alot of people have been wondering is what are the meanings behind my tattoos. I honestly believe that if you are going to get a tattoo it should have a meaning or story behind it, and mean alot to you.
The tattoo on my foot I wanted to get since I was 16. I got the idea of the rosary ankle bracelet actually from Nicole Richie, but as I got closer and closer to getting my tattoo and drawing it out I added my own story/meaning to it. For the rosary, I have grown up in a Catholic family, so getting a rosary on my body was pretty self explanitory. I added the word "strength" because with everything that I have been through in my life I have need to have strength to get through it. The dove symbolized love, peace and grace and touching the dove is a small heart.
Even though this is a big tattoo, I am so in love with it and am so happy with the way it turned out.
For my second tattoo, I got on my ribs. This one says "I am free" with some birds flying away. Again, I am soooo in love with how this turned out. "I am free" has a long-ish story behind it. Since I was young, specifically starting in grade 2, I have always been bullied - since the young age of being in grade 2 (about age 8) until I graduate last year (age 17) so almost 10 years of being bullied so I have been though alot in my life. But one thing that I never forgot was that one day I will be free from all this pain. I was originally going to get "I will be free" tattooed, but I thought that one day I will be free from all this pain and that is what I am looking forward to - being free. The birds in my tattoo just symbolize the freedom. I havent really told anyone about the meaning of this tattoo, since it is a pretty touchy subject with me. But all I know is that the more I talk about it, the more I will be able to see that I am getting closer and closer to being free from the pain of being bullied all my life.
I know some people may not like my tattoos, or think that they are not meaningful, but to me they are and I dont care what other people think about my tattoos, beacuse they are on my body and mean alot to me.
If you have a idea of something that is really meaningful to you, and you would want it tattooed on your body, then I would say yes go for it because I think tattoos are very beautiful and meaningful pieces of art that you can display for the world, but they would also be so close to you - being that they are on your body.
I hope you all liked this post, and I hope it wasnt too lengthy! Let me know what you think about my tattoos and what you think about getting tattoos in general! :)

Thursday 25 October 2012

My Fall Style Inspiration!

Hi Girlies!

For a while now I have been wanting to do a post on fall style for this season. I have really been into the edgy/ rocker chic look, constantly wearing leather and alot of edgy jewelry. Ive been loving this style for a long time, but have never had enough confidence to rock this style myself. So this fall I was determined to make this style become mine!

I thought I would post some photos of my fall clothing inspiration for you girls to see what styles I am loving this fall, and even inspire some of you!

Like I said earlier, I am really loving leather this fall. I love wearing a chunky scarf with it. Studs & spikes are also a go-to accessory not only as jewelery but also on my clothing! 
I think that leather is the perfect touch to add to any outfit for fall, because it is not the perfect transition piece into the cold winter weather.

I have been loving rocking this style so far this fall, and have loved how I have stepped out of my comfort zone to rock this style.

What is your favorite fall style?!

I hope I have inspired some of you girls for some fall inspirations!

Monday 22 October 2012

New hair!

Hey girlies!
So sorry I haven't posted in a while, life has just been super busy lately! I hope to have some more posts up soon and even some Halloween tutorials too!

Lately I've been debating whether I want to color my hair white blonde or go for a huge change and go brown.
I decided that I'll try colouring my hair white blonde and then go dark if I want to, rather than trying to lift my hair back to blonde if I didn't like it.
So this weekend I put a whole day aside to work on my hair.
I bought a highlighting cap, bleach, and developer from Sally's and decided to take on this job of going white blonde!
It took me 3.5 hours from start to finish, but it was all totally worth it!
I love my hair right now and think that I might want to stay white blonde for some time still.


Some of the products that I used were:

-Clairol Professional Blue Kaleidocolors Bleach Powder
-Salon Care 30 Volume Clear Developer
-Salon Care Highlighting Cap
-Colortrack Highlighting Brush

I thought I would include a before/ after pic of my hair. The before picture was in the summer, so that is why I look so tanned in it!

How do you think it turned out??

Thursday 4 October 2012

Better Together ❤ Birthday OOTN ❤

Hi ladies!
On Sunday night, my family and my boyfriend all went out for dinner to celebrate my birthday. It was a casual night so I decided to wear something that was not too fancy. I chose to wear this sheer leopard print top, which I am in LOVE with!, with some leggings and leopard flats.
I absolutely love this top, especially when I added the belt to it. I love the look that adding a belt around your waist gives to a outfit.

Here are some pictures of this outfit!


Also featured in this picture is my boyfriend, Colton :)

What I'm Wearing:
Top: Urban Planet
Belt: From a knitted dress from Sirens
Leggings: Lululemon Athletica
Flats: Ardene
Earrings: Forever 21
Purse: D-Fusion

Hope you liked this outfit!
What do you think of leopard print? Love it or hate it??

Wednesday 26 September 2012

Falling In Love...With Autumn, Featuring top from!

Hi Loves!
Today I have an exciting post! This weekend I got a package in the mail from the website I ordered a very unique top that I am to feature in one of my posts.
When I got the package I was really exicted to open it. Once I tried on the shirt, it was a bit different then what the model was wearing, however I still like it just as much.

I paired this shirt with a high waisted skirt from Urban Planet and some wedges by George!

 Check out the link here to see how the model for OASAP wore this top! 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! And I also just wanted to mention that today I finally turned 18! Thanks to all my followers and friends for the wonderful birthday wishes! :) <3