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?!