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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UNIF Dedi Boots

unif dedi boots, hell is people pin
unif dedi boots, hell is people pin
unif dedi boots, hell is people pin

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with UNIF, and if you've visited my blog recently you'll have seen me styling these in my last post. However I absolutely love these boots so I wanted to give them their own post. These are the Dedi Boots, which are basically combat boots with a bit more of a heel and some cool details in the front going over the laces. I thought they were more edgy and unique than your average boot and they were on sale from $188 to $93, so I thought it was a pretty good deal! They're still up on the site in pretty much every size here. I also attached this Hell Is People pin to them simply because I wanted to show you guys that as well. I have the matching shirt and I just think they suit me so well. Let me know if you have anything from UNIF & have a good week!

Danielle

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Being Emotionally Manipulative Isn't Very Punk Rock Of You

unif dedi boots
unif dedi boots

Hey y'all! So fashion is something that I've wanted to include in this blog for a long time and it's really what I'm most interested in, but I sort of struggle with outfit photos (both taking them and liking how I look in them). I decided to suck it up and dusted off my tripod that I never use and ventured outside to see what I could get. It was actually a lot easier to get decent photos than I thought it would be on my own and although I didn't take a ton of photos, I got a few that I don't hate. Hopefully as I practice a bit more I can get better and less awkward with posing.

Anyway, I actually saw this t-shirt on Tumblr and tracked it down because I thought it was the coolest thing ever. It's made by a girl called Christina Mancinas and she has a shop called SLEEPYBBYBUTT. She has some different colors and styles and they're very affordable if you want to check them out. I just thought it was something unique that no one else will really have and I'm a sucker for a good t-shirt. I'm also wearing my UNIF Dedi Boots which are my new favorite boots ever and they're currently on sale for $93 from $188.

Danielle

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lake Louise, Canada


After a few days in the town of Banff, we headed over to Lake Louise to stay at the Fairmont there. My dad's work actually arranged for us to take the Royal Canadian Pacific Railway which is apparently a pretty big deal because you aren't really allowed to ride it without connections. It was built in 1881 and I guess Winston Churchill used to ride it which is cool. It was a private ride for just the people in our group and we were able to wander around the whole train and had a nice buffet and it was just a really cool experience.

When we arrived at Lake Louise, I have to admit I was really surprised at how amazing it was. Everyone kept telling us beforehand how nice it was but I was kind of skeptical. However it was actually one of the beautiful places I've ever seen. The lake was so big and blue and the mountains behind it were like something out of a painting. We even got to take some canoes out on it, which I was a bit nervous about because we fit ten people in one when the maximum is supposed to be eight, and I was really paranoid about falling in and destroying my camera. We survived though and I got to sit in the front and got a really incredible view. The weather there can get a bit weird so it actually started pouring right before we reached the dock which was less than ideal but actually kind of cool. I can't really say canoeing is something I want to pursue again though, not the most outdoorsy person over here.

We also went up on some ski lifts which take you to the top of the mountains for another amazing view. There was a trail that you could climb afterward to take you even higher, but I walked up it a little ways and was immediately out of breath, so I opted out of that. I don't know if it had anything to do with the altitude or if I'm just super out of shape. Probably a bit of both. Supposedly there are bears up there as well but luckily I didn't encounter any. There was also a restaurant overlooking the mountains so we had a nice lunch there. Overall I had a really nice experience even though it isn't something I would normally do. I guess it's good to get out and do something different every once in a while!


Danielle

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Banff, Canada


You may remember last year I posted a ton of photos from my trip to Rome, which was the destination of my dad's annual work trip that year. This year the trip was to Banff, Canada, which in my opinion isn't quite as exciting, but it was really nice nonetheless. Sometimes it's nice to go somewhere that you wouldn't normally choose to go on your own. Even though it mostly consists of mountains and lakes, I thought it was beautiful despite not being much of an outdoorsy person.

For the first part of the trip, we stayed at the Fairmont Banff Springs, which is a huge castle looking hotel that sits right in the mountains. All of the interior design is super old and really makes you feel like you've been transported to another time. There are so many rooms that I often found it pretty difficult to navigate back to my own. The hotel is actually haunted as well, if you believe in all that. People have claimed to have seen ghosts wandering around and the eighth floor is especially creepy. There's a blank space in between two rooms where a room used to be until a family was murdered in it. People still stayed in it for a bit after that but would hear screaming in the middle of the night and see bloody handprints on the mirror, so they boarded it up. The hotel staff isn't really even allowed to talk about it. That sort of thing freaks me out quite a bit and it didn't help that I spent a lot of time in the hotel alone when my family was out playing golf and such.

The thing I did really like about this area was that if you walk for about 10-15 minutes across the lake, there's a cute little town with a bunch of shops and restaurants. I picked up a few souvenirs and was especially pleased to find that they had a Starbucks for tourists/addicts like myself. I do have to say though that being a vegetarian in the mountains is not the most ideal thing, especially when we were at a western themed party and they brought out a giant slab of dead animal. Anyway, we spent about three days there and it was definitely the more relaxed part of the trip. We headed to Lake Louise next, which was incredible and I'll talk about it in my next post. 


(By far the best thing I saw on the trip)


Hope everyone had a good 4th of July and a good week ahead!

Danielle

Monday, June 20, 2016

Instagram + Life Update


Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks! I'm having another one of my "uninspired by my blog" phases and to be honest my heart just hasn't been in it lately. I'm definitely not going to abandon my blog forever or anything, but posts are probably going to be a bit sparse until further notice. If inspiration happens to hit, I'll post, and if not, I won't. However I am off on my next adventure this weekend to Banff, Canada so I'll definitely be taking a lot of photos there. I much prefer to do travel related posts rather than beauty and such, so expect to a post or two about that by hopefully next weekend.

In the meantime, I'm studying up to get my insurance license which I think has the potential to turn into a nice job for me for the time being. I don't know if you remember, but a little while ago I posted about being torn about whether or not I should go to grad school in London, and I pretty much have decided that I want to. I can start applying in October and start the following October, which is quite a long way away but I think it'll go by fast enough. I actually have another trip to Paris and London planned in October as well, which I'm beyond excited about and I can't wait to share my experience.

One thing I have been inspired by lately is my Instagram. Taking photos is something that I'll always love doing and for me, planning + editing my photos is kind of like a creative process for me and I actually like how it's turning out for once. If you'd like to see more and follow along, you can do so over at @dannifred! I've been enjoying following a lot more bloggers recently so I'd love to check yours out in return. PS. The first two photos aren't up on my page yet but I thought I'd give you guys a little sneak peak. Oh and I almost forgot, I dyed my hair silver! This is the first time in a while I've actually liked my hair color and I think it looks a lot more put together but still edgy. I don't know if I'll feel like doing a post about it but if enough of you are interested I will! Bye for now!

Danielle