Sunday, April 20, 2008

Fitter, Happier, More Productive

Ok, so I mentioned in the last post that I'm still mildly aware of the trends for the upcoming season...and although it takes trends a few months (or even a full season) to filter down and sizzle and die, I'm kind of dreading what's coming up in fashion.

1) First off, shoulder pads? High-waisted shorts and pants?
Ok, I can understand a BIT of structure with blazers and such, but shoulder pads/poofy shoulders à la Snow White...NO! PLEASE NO.
High-waisted pants will make your ass look incredibly large and long and flat. However, with that said, I'm really liking the whole "pull your skirt up to your natural waist and tuck in your shirt" thing. Much more flattering.

Oh, and I've yet to find a pair of wide-legged jeans that don't make me look stumpy.

2) Death of the ballet flat?
Even Old Navy is doing platform sandals...although they look superglam and awesome, do you really want to be 7 feet tall and in risk of major ankle injury?

3) Gladiator-style sandals
These were around last year, and as long as the strappy thing doesn't get too out of hand, I am liking this trend. Must buy some sandals.
Too out of hand:

4) "head wraps"
These look silly on most of us regular folk.

5) Death of the big bag?
I guess I've had enough of the huge bag thing. I really want a vintagey leather purse that is the perfect shade of brown that is smallish/mediumish that I can wear cross shouldered. Reminds me of my mommy.

6) And ohyes, bright colours
I don't like bright colours. I guess just wear the ones that suit your skintone. I'll probably end up wearing mostly neutral colours anyways.

And I really need to find a different source other that UO.

In an interstellar burst....

Wow, it's been a while eh! A LOT has happened since I last posted; life has been quite crazy-enjoyable. Today was really the first day in a long time that I had a chance to relax and chill, which is probably why I developed this sudden urge to post again.

First things first, after August 19, 2008, I can safely say that I can die happy. After 2 entire days (read: 48 hours) of no sleep, I got my hands on RADIOHEAD TICKETS!!!!!!!! They didn't announce the exact hour of the sale so that their site wouldn't crash, so I stayed up all night to get the tickets. I waited, and waited, and waited, and attempted to study for my final exams while waiting (good timing, eh, Radiohead!!!)...I was about to give up at around 6am...but kept going...and at 7:13am the tickets came up! By that time I was so sleep deprived and nervous that I typed in my credit card number wrong 3 times...but I managed to get tickets nonetheless. I'm going all the way to Vancouver to see them...I can't wait to see the ocean again. :)

But of course, this wonderful event brings with it some nagging questions. Well, one nagging question: WHAT TO WEAR??!

I'll admit, the whole clothes thing has totally gone down the tube. I've been soooo busy since University started that I just don't have the energy to worry about what I'm wearing. I haven't touched a fashion magazine for months! It's hard to believe...but it's been okay, actually! Day-to-day life is pretty exciting...I met so many new people this year and had so much more fun, even though I probably donned the hoodie/jeans combination all year. Shame on me, I know. I bummed around at home, dug through all the stuff I had stashed in my closet, found all my old fashion magazines, and felt inspired. Although I haven't looked through a fashion magazine for months, I'm not TOTALLY out of the loop...I AM aware of what's "out" and what's "in" for summer.

So I went on the urban oufitters website and made a "wishlist". To basically sum it up...UO carries excellent jewellery. Seriously, if I could afford it, I would buy everything. Especially these earrings , which are only five bucks but would cost an additional five bucks to ship, and are for some reason 1.5 inches long, which might be too big for my liking. But if they were like, 0.5 inches, they'd be perfect...I have a pendant with the exact same leaf.

Other things that I have my eye on that I actually NEED:

This watch


Other things that I want but definitely don't need:


these perfect-shade-of-dark jeans

this racerback tank
this racerback tank

This is so cool
"Move Minutely"

These earrings to go with the tank

And this

Oh, have I mentioned that I haven't bought a single item of clothing for at least 3 months? I forsee myself going broke the next time I step into Urban Outfitters.

Oh me, oh my, what do I wear to a Radiohead concert?!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

In rainbows

Hey everyone, I'm back! Thanks for all the encouraging comments, by the way...I'm flattered that people actually read this thing!

The reason I haven't posted for so long is that I've been insanely busy with school. I started university (or "college", as you say in the States) in September and I've barely had time to breathe! A lot has happened in the past few weeks, and sadly, I haven't really been paying attention to the S/S 08 shows. I haven't gone shopping for months!

I've started reconsidering "fashion"...and I was thinking, does being stylish/trendy make one unapproachable? When I'm walking around campus, I notice that most girls are wearing jeans, comfy shoes, and hoodies. A few are very stylish...skinny jeans are still rampant, leggings and tunics, flowy scarves...but when I think about what kind of person I would approach at a social gathering, I must say that I'd feel more comfortable breaking the ice with "college girl" than "fashionista". Like I said, I haven't gone shopping for months so I hate all my clothes, naturally..I'm also finding myself wearing my sneakers more and more and my flats less and less. Flats are just not as comfy for walking around campus.

Should I even bother going shopping for trendy but slightly impractical clothes? Every time I walk by our University bookstore, I'm tempted by all the hoodies and sweatpants. I don't want to be that unapproachable girl at the party. That being said, I know that as soon as I step into Urban Outfitters, I'll drool over their mustard yellow ribbed tights and flat leather boots. I know I should dress for nobody but myself, but's so much easier to coordinate hoodies and jeans than leggings, tunics, bags, scarves, and berets.

I did take a peek at the shows, and I'm really nervous about this resurgence of bright colours. I've never liked bright colours. My closet is all gray, brown, tan, olive, and cream. Quoi faire?

Wanting: perfect boots, -40C jacket, jeans, socks, white 60gb ipod (is anyone selling theirs???)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stupid Fashionable Things...

Some things just puzzle me. I see people wearing/doing/saying them, and I wonder if they realize how much they are embarrassing themselves. I bet they only reason they're doing/wearing/saying it is to follow a trend. Blind trendfollowing is most, laugh! ha! ha! ha!

1) Souduku puzzles

WHAT? I don't get these. I see girls doing them on the bus, during this not one of the most boring puzzles? I mean, adding numbers? Since when was that fun?

2) Leggings

Whyyyy won'! Leggings v. 2.0! Now comes in "wetlook" and "lame"!

3) Lack of Eyebrows

whaaat? I guess this doesn't even count as "fashionable". I don't know who invented this look, but unless they actually lost their eyebrows due to some medical condition, SHAME ON THEM, I say!

4) Posting drunken pictures on facebook

You know you're thinking about facebook too much when even the drunk version of yourself insists on snapping some photos so you can put them in your profile! booo! Nobody wants to see your bloodshot eyes!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Snakes and Ladders


ohgod, Mischa Barton...why is this so perfect?

Kate Bosworth looked not-bad, too.

Especially the hair/makeup:
Cameron FINALLY went back to blonde...

Poor Lindsay...


My graduation banquet is coming up very very soon...I already have my dress (black halter with lacey bodice) and shoes (black peep-toes) but I have merely 2 weeks to decide on jewelry, hair, makeup, and bag.

What a dire task! :)

I originally wanted a deep purple dress, but I never really did find one, and it turns out that 31532 other girls are wearing purple. Makeup will be done by moi, for I cannot handle other people jabbing mascara wands in my face.

I don't want to wear too much makeup...I'm thinking a plum/navy smokey eye with gold accents in the corners of my eyes. Oh yeah, and shiny deep purple nail polish.

For jewelry, I really want to get gigantic dangly purple earrings and a matching giant cocktail ring:
(Urban Outfitters)

For hair, I'm thinking a simple bun/twist, à la Ms Moss:

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Skip Divided

I have a bit of a secret. Every Saturday, I go grocery shopping with my dad at Superstore. It's like our weekly ritual. He drives, I put the loonie in the cart, I push it to the entrance, then I give him the cart and head over to the clothing department. Yup, that's right. Clothes shopping. In a grocery store.

Superstore just got a new clothing line a year back, and it's amaaazzing. It's like a mini H&M...a line of casual clothing, yoga wear, pyjamas, shoes, and bags. It's called Joe fresh style and I own at least 10 pieces from it. This spring/summer they have put together some really nice looks:
I love the colours in this outfit..very springy

Cobalt blue...layering...bright coloured top...skinny jeans...very trendy.

I love the relaxed-ness of the first outfit..I tihnk I am going to purchase a few of those puff-sleeved polos

Trapeze dress

I love the cut of this dress...the waistline is perfect. Also love the bag , shoes, and headband

loooove this jacket. And the pedal pushers.

The nice thing about the Joe line is that the shirts are a bit longer, the waistline on the pants a bit higher, and everything fits a bit more relaxed than stuff you would find at other cheap-chic stores like Forever XXI.

Also, at the end of the season you can find crazy deals. Like shirts for $1.94. I have a few of those.

Kicking, screaming, Gucci little piggy

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that Kate Moss's line for Topshop is fantabulistic...

I especially love...

this dress.

This dress.

...and this jacket.


Sunday, February 25, 2007

A delicate balance

OH mother of god and gosh golly gally!

This has got to be the best dress of the evening...? The cut! The colour! The hair! The lips! The jewels! Perfectomundo!

Other notable mentions:

Emily Blunt and Reese Witherspoon in inky blues and purples.

Cate Blanchett in a gunmetal column

Helen age-appropriate

Kirsten Dunst lookin' snazzy and oh so 20s

Pictures from Catwalk Queen :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007


I really think I am developing a shopping addiction. It's not so much shopping for nice clothes, but shopping for CHEAP clothes. A few weeks back, Forever XXI was having this huge buy one get one free sale...this is what happened:

1) stripey cropped jacket

This is nice, I think. Summery, matches my bedsheets.
2) Weird top
drop-waisted halter top
3) Very unflattering dress
I fell in love with the print on this dress. The fit, notsomuch. I'm thinking of just wearing it as a top, maybe shortening it a bit. I don't really like the dress-with-jeans look, unless the dress is hip length or shorter, which would make it a top, not a dress.

So these three items, along with these plaid bermuda shorts, a cotton capelet/cardigan thing, and 2 cotton shirts, totaled up to being about $50, which really isn't bad for 7 items.

I really like navy, eh?

Next stop: Superstore

I am so excited about Superstore's clothes, shoes, and bags. It is like my own little dose of H&M right in the grocery store (EXCEPT H&M IS ACTUALLY COMING THIS SPRING!!! ERGLACK!!)

Their spring stuff is gorgeous, and as soon as their website is updated, I will post pics. I have my eye on a hip-length trench coat in blue/gray or gray/navy.

In the meantime, I got these pom-pom gloves:
...actually it was a set. They are nice, especially since I live practically live at the North Pole. Plus, they remind me of elementary school.

I also bought these shoes for $5 at Superstore. They were so irresistibly kooky and wonderful.

Finally....payless. So I couldn't buy the urban outfitters shoes. These ones are better, probably. They were in TeenVogue, so they must be better! right? Anyways, they were $30, which is more I've spent on shoes for 2 years. I really am very cheap. I am quite jealous of you American folk who only have to pay $14.99 for these shoes.

I have bought a LOT more stuff other than this in the past month, but I only had time to take a few pictures. shoppingshoppingshoppingshoppingshoppingshopping!