Monday, August 31, 2009

sitting and waiting and wishing and hoping

I put on tights today, and I felt this strange happiness flood through me. I've really missed tights; before summer started I wore them all the way from September until the very end of June. Although the break was good, I'm happy my old friends are back. I wore these simple black ones today since I want to save all my pretty tights for when school starts.
Even though the weather was quite cool today, apparently we are to expect some warm weather later this week, which I won't really mind because frosh week starts on Friday and it might be nice to not have to be outside in colder weather.

shirt, vintage. cardigan, vintage. shoes, Steve Madden. tights, unknown. headband, thrifted.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

the long and winding road

I went university book shopping today, although I only bought books for 3 of my 5 courses because I still don't know the books that I need for the other two courses. Before I ended up at the book store, I somehow got sidetracked into Kensington Market where I found myself infront of my favourite vintage clothing shop. Inside I discovered, buried behind racks of clothes, a deep yellow vintage Christian Dior skirt. It felt a bit like Christmas I must admit, especially because the price was simply amazing. After my little vintage shopping trip I got lost within Kensington Market due to the amount of people there. Yet, it turned out to be alright for I stumbled upon many wonderful things such as a life size scrabble board game in session, some music and dance shows, a $1 book sale (I didn't find anything I liked), and many other exciting things. The streets were crowded, I'd never seen Kensington Market so full before, but it was quite nice.
After finding my way out of the maze of streets I went to buy my books. Before going home I stopped to buy a green tea at Starbucks and take pictures outside one of the buildings in my university. I have to find out a good way to take my pictures without a tripod, so today was sort of a trial run.
Once home, I spent the day outside taking pictures and spending time with family, overall, a lovely Sunday.

Hope you all had amazing weekends! :)

cardigan, French Connection. skirt, vintage. tee, Forever 21. shoes, Aldo. headband, thrifted. jewelry, gifts.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

don't fear death, fear an un-lived life

Tuck Everlasting is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. The film deals with the idea of, if you could live forever, would you? The story is about a young girl named Winnie who stumbles upon a boy who falls in love with her, although she soon discovers that this boy cannot die and neither can his family. This is due to them drinking water from an enchanted spring. The movie follows Winnie after her encounter with the Tucks, and deals with her trying to decide whether she wants to become an immortal as well.
My explanation does not do the movie justice, but it's a wonderful story. It makes you think about life, and if you had the opportunity to live forever, would you take it.

Ps. If you want to watch the movie, it can be found on google. Here.

Whenever I watch this movie I feel as if I myself am Winnie, and her decision is the one that I must make. The cinematography is amazing, every scene is filled with magical brilliance.

This movie was originally a book. I'd recommend reading the book as well. It's really truly lovely.

Friday, August 28, 2009

the fountain of youth

Today was a wonderful day. Everything seemed to go my way. Work was bearable, my bestie came back from her trip and we went out for coffee, I finally bought the September issue of Vogue as well as finding 5 pairs of patterned tights all for $21. I also got some lovely gifts, one of them being a fashion book, another a pretty lilac coloured shirt, and some other little items. Even the weather seemed to cooperate with me. It's rather cool outside, but exactly perfect for me. It's not too cold yet, so I can still wear skirts with no tights, but at the same time I can wear tights and not be hot. It's become really noticeable how fast fall is coming but I'm anticipating the coming months with the falling leaves, and the autumn celebrations. I can't wait until I can go buy a pumpkin and walk along the street with the colourful leaves swirling around me, the sun shining bright, yet the air cool with the fresh autumn scent. Autumn is my most favourite time of year, yet it's also quite short, therefore, this year I'm glad I'll be able to document each day on my blog.

shirt, vintage. skirt, vintage. shoes, Aldo. necklace, gift.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

look ugly in a photograph

According to my dashboard, this is my 100th post, and therefore, I have a little video for you all. My first vlog, as promised ages ago.

I don't think I did that great of a job explaining why I named my blog what I did since I get really camera shy, even when it's just me. Anyways, to explain further, when I say fashion "restraints", I'm referring to the people around us. For example, in high school most kids dressed exactly the same. On non-uniform days students seemed to be more in uniform than on regular days. When I used to come to school dressed differently, people would look at me weird, therefore, being able to step out of this realm where people dress the same, is in a way breaking free of the fashion restraints that some put around us. Look Ugly in a Photograph initially represents all of the fashion bloggers who post their outfits to show the world their unique sense of style, and anyone who dares to dress in a way that may seem "different" to a majority of people. It's daring to not be afraid of looking "ugly" in the eyes of society.
Hope you all understood that!

Ps. Reaching my 100th post makes me feel as if I'm truly a blogger now. :)

Outfit details: dress, vintage. jewelry, gifts. shoes, Nicole. headband, thrifted.

I have decided to allow anonymous posting, so even if you don't have a blog you can comment :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

a white dove flies

Unfortunately I only have one photograph for you all today. My camera refused to cooperate with me. It goes all weird during night time. I think there's some setting I need to figure out.

Today I realised that I've become like a lot of the characters that exist in the books I have read. It's really made me think a lot about the books I'm reading, and whether or not some books influence me in a good way or bad. Have any of you noticed this about yourselves?
While at work, I got sick of the regular station I listen to on the radio. Every song sounded so repetitive, and it just got me annoyed, therefore, I turned to a classical station as it seemed the only station to house music that didn't make me want to stick ear plugs in my ears. My favourite piece played was from The Secret Garden. You can find that piece here. It's really worth a listen. Just close your eyes and listen to the music. It's truly amazing. It makes you feel like there is such magic and beauty in the world; it makes your heart feel as if it's floating on a gentle cloud, suspended within the heavens. I'm really keen to watch the movie now.

blazer, Bershka. top, Forever 21. skirt, Marciano. shoes, Aldo. headband, thrifted.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

cheer, cheer, cheer

I've been in a very back to school mood lately. This outfit reminds me of an 80's preppy cheerleader high school girl. I think it would have been really fun to go to high school in the 80's or 90's and be the preppy cheerleader who walked around the school acting as if she owned it. Actually, I really have no idea what high school was like in the 80's/90's in Canada, but I like to think that it was a lot like shows like Saved by the Bell.

shirt, vintage. skirt, Head. socks, Winners. shoes, Aldo. necklace, gift. headband, thrifted.

Monday, August 24, 2009

summer is slowly fading away

Today was just another work day. When I got home I went to the post office to mail a package, and I stopped at the book store to buy a book by Barack Obama and the newest issue of The New Yorker.
The weather is getting cooler which is indicative of the approaching fall months. I'm getting really excited though, because this means university is approaching. One week this Friday I will be attending my orientation week. I'm so excited to open this new chapter in my life.

dress, Forever 21. shoes, Aldo. tank top, AE. necklaces, gifts. bag, thrifted.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

park avenue princess

Today I had to run some errands at my university, so my mum came along with me. After I had run my errands we walked down to Queen Street West so we could browse some vintage and thrift stores. We ended up stopping for a little treat at Second Cup, and after a bit more walking we went home.
I loved this weekend because I love spending time with my mum. We've decided to hang out more often now. Next time we go downtown we want to go to this little crepe place for desert.

Hope you all had amazing weekends!

shirt, Forever 21. skirt, Escada. shoes, Nicole. bag, no idea.