Jo  |  Toronto
Twenty-something creative type.  
Engaged to a Ryan, in love with peonies, a slave to lip balm, addict of wine and nachos, and faithful follower of the skinny jean.
I grew up in a small-ish city.  I've lived through my fair share of ignorant racial slurs, awkward pre-pubescent moments, and that 'ugly phase' that every girl goes through before they "blossom into a beautiful woman", so to speak.  I've never been dripping with wealth, nor have I been dirt poor.  As the youngest of three sisters, I grew up in out-dated hand-me-downs, which is where I accredit my ingenuity.  I've gathered a sensible mental list of morals and done my fair share of good deeds.  I graduated University with a Major in "Media" and a Minor in "Visual Arts Studio", and now I work as a Marketing something-or-other.  I started The Little Dandy when I was 24, broke, and living at home with my parents (sadness ensued).  And through this blog I've discovered my deeply buried love of writing my thoughts just as they come.  I hope you enjoy my rambles.

Errrrr...Why is your blog called "The Little Dandy"?

***"A dandy[1] (also known as a beau or gallant[2]) is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self.[3] Historically, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain, a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background."
***Definition taken from Wikipedia
‘The Little Dandy’ is the girl who was always a little bit boyish but wanted to be pretty.
Unlike the textbook Dandy, 'the little dandy' is a girl with impeccable taste.
She comes off as laid back and boyish, yet places a particular importance upon her physical appearance, refined lingo, and leisurely hobbies – all pursued with an air of nonchalance.  She is the epitome of effortless cool & beauty.  She is all these things, and completely self-made.  She looks effortlessly chic and put-together.  She is easy-going with a dainty demeanor and worries naught whilst enjoying life's luxuries, despite coming from a middle-class background.

In a nutshell, this blog is a lazy girl's bible on looking fantastic for cheap.  Follow me on bloglovin' to stay up-to-date with tips on what to wear, where to shop, and how to Do-It-Yourself!  Your wallet will thank me.  Your friends will be jealous.  Be Dandy.


Jo (The Little Dandy)

thelittledandy.com since Feb 23, 2012 <3