June & July Closet Favourites

I can’t believe how fast the summer flew by. We have just one month left until back to school, back to more layers and shorter days, but luckily a lot of the pieces I’ve been obsessed with this summer can be transitioned into the colder months as well. I get a lot of good feedback on how I dress, especially on the outfits I actually post in full on Instagram. Not surprisingly, those outfits consist of pieces and combinations that I end up wearing over and over again, and as a result I actually run low on opportunities to post #ootd shots. Being the opportunist that I am, I decided to showcase those favourite pieces here, on The Lifestyle Bistro, every now and then and talk about where to find them or similar pieces.  Continue reading

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How to Afford Designer Goods as a Student

Every time I wear or carry something really nice, my peers at university either greet me with a dirty look, or whine about how they wish they could afford that, or just blatantly ask me, “how could you afford that?” The worst reaction I’ve ever gotten was when a girl got mad at me because I said I couldn’t afford to attend her out-of-town bachelorette (wasn’t a bridesmaid anyway), but she saw me buying new designer things on my Instagram.

So I’m about to unveil my secrets, some of which my close friends know about, and some of which I usually keep to myself, but today is a reveal-all kind of day, so here we go: Continue reading