Thursday, January 28, 2010

revelations

Up until my junior year in high school, I never read the newspaper, well, that may be stretching it a bit, but I hardly ever read the paper. I still found ways to be informed, but I didn't know all that I could know. Yet, when grade 12 rolled around I took economics and my teacher told us to collect articles that revolved around the economy. This meant that when I got the paper, I would skim through all the other sections before I reached the business section. My second semester of grade 12 I took a political science course, and this teacher really encouraged us to read newspapers. Every friday certain students were assigned to find an article about an issue, then they would proceed to summarize it to the class, and finally, students would take turns discussing the article. I admit that I got used to this, and now that I'm in university, reading the paper has become a natural part of my day. My favourite section is the World News, and I even have a favourite columnist. Lately I've been looking to expand beyond the regular paper that I read; The New York Times is one of my other favourites.
Do you read the paper?

vintage skirt. Capezio boots. unknown tights. United Colors of Benetton sweater vest. Gap shirt. random jewelry. vintage belt.













Tuesday, January 26, 2010

change for you; i'd never do it, i'm not a fool

The other day I went to my university's book store, and I ended up realising that there is so much memorabilia that I want. Unfortunately, I cannot possibly buy it all at the same time, so I'll have to decide what I want first. Oh, the life of a university student. Although I find myself out of money all the time, I think it's a great part of the experience of university. Complaining about being penniless is definitely one of the key topics in discussions. Yet, when I really want to buy something, I always have to remind myself to think about whether I truly need the item. This eventually makes me understand that right now I really don't need the sweatpants with my universities name on the butt or the leather monogramed tote bag or even the little teddy bear wearing a sweater with my school's name. It's rather sad.
On outfit news, I'm trying to break away from all the black I've been wearing. There's just too much of it in all my outfits, which is why today's look is a nice break. This cream coloured dress is definitely one of my favourite dresses, yet I've only worn it once. Today I discovered that it's also a great piece to remix, so you'll all be seeing a lot more of this dress soon.

Hope you all have a fantastic day!

Ps. Favourite song of the moment: Change For You by The Midway State

Urban Outfitters dress. Capezio shoes. AE shirt. Jacob cardigan. unknown tights.











Monday, January 25, 2010

the caffeine machine

This weekend I thought it would be interesting to research various careers. I've always liked the idea of becoming a journalist, but I've never had the opportunity to actually have articles published. Even though my high school had a paper, the editors were terrible, and in my last year, they only managed to publish 2 issues the whole year. Nevertheless, now that I'm in university, I realised I have opportunities given to me each day. Therefore, I'm going to take advantage of these opportunities and see how much I like journalism. This is one of the reasons I'm so grateful to be in university. Whatever I want to do, I have the chance to do it.
When I was younger, my aunt would come to visit, but then she would leave behind clothes that she didn't like much. My mom never wore them, but the other day I found this dress and thought I would see what I could make of it. I'm definitely going to search for more of my aunt's clothes.

Have a great day!
Capezio shoes. Naf Naf dress. unknown tights. Forever shirt. French Connection sweater. vintage belt.









Thursday, January 21, 2010

these winter blues

I want to apologize for the lack of updates. I was perfectly capable of updating, but I felt boring this week, and I didn't want to post boring updates. I've been feeling rather uninspired lately which I think is due to the copious amounts of work I have and the horrible dull weather. I'm quite convinced I've developed the winter blues. All I really want to wear is black. Nonetheless, here is today's outfit.
I have a lot of work to catch up on this weekend, as well as non school work such as organizing my iPod. I'm one of those people who keep songs they never listen to that just waste space. Plus one of my friends and I decided to exchange new songs with each other in order to broaden our musical knowledge.

Have a great day everyone!

La Vie en Rose shirt. jacket/blazer unknown. vintage skirt. Capezio shoes. unknown tights.







Sunday, January 17, 2010

i want your revenge

I've always wanted to make my photos black and white but with a tinge of colour, and I finally had my opportunity. This outfit is essentially all black with the sweater being a dark brown colour. This outfit makes me feel like a Lady Gaga song for some odd reason; looking at it, I don't see anything that would make me think Lady Gaga, but oddly I kept getting a strange Gaga vibe when I wore it.
Ever since I started university I've been trying to save my money, which means that when shopping for clothes I only buy items that can be worn many times and in different ways. This AA dress fits those requirements perfectly. I've been wearing it way too much lately, but I'm glad that I spent my money so wisely.

Hope you're all enjoying yourselves this weekend.

Ps. I was featured on the Fashion My Legs blog run by the lovely Oringina.







Aldo booties. Givenchy tights. AA dress. Holt Renfrew sweater. unknown necklace. Serengeti aviators.





Thursday, January 14, 2010

some say i'm paranormal

I've never really found Gap as a store that draws me towards its doors, but I do own a few items from there. Most are just basic tops like my white long sleeved shirt in this outfit, but I have found some rather intriguing pieces like this silver vest. It's so gorgeous and it seems to pull this whole outfit together. I think it balances out the red tights which sort of pop out against the black dress.

This week was very busy, and this weekend will be spent trying to get through the mountains of work. The good part is that I do enjoy school, and my reading is quite interesting.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

shirt and vest, Gap. tights and jewelry, gifts. shoes, Enzo Angiolini. dress, AA. socks, unknown.











Tuesday, January 12, 2010

i just haven't met you yet

I've currently fallen in love with Michael Buble's new album, Crazy Love. Every song is so sweet and wonderful, the perfect music to relax to. I've been listening to it over and over and over again.
On other news, the other day one of my friends told me how much he loves fashion, art and design and he gave me this little speech about everything that he knows that has to do with fashion especially. It was really wonderful, because although we've been friends for a couple years, I never really knew his passion for the fashion world, yet now that I do know, it's got me really excited. I've never had any friends who knew much about fashion, which is one of the reasons that I originally started blogging. I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that now I would have a person to talk to about fashion in real life (apart from my mum who knows lots about fashion as well).
Do any of you have people to talk to about fashion in real life or is blogging your only outlet for expressing your views on fashion?

vintage dress and belt. Capezio leather boots. unknown tights. J.Crew cardigan. jewelry are gifts.















Monday, January 11, 2010

who done it?

Yesterday I went to a 1940's themed film noir party. Unfortunately I don't have any good pictures of my costume, and the ones that I do have, have my friends in them, so I won't post those in order to protect their privacy. It was such an amazing party, and I had a great time playing a different person. When I woke up this morning, I was still in mystery solving mode, so my outfit was influenced a lot by thoughts of Sherlock Holmes (the old movies), and Nancy Drew. I'm an avid collector of Nancy Drew books, and when I was little I used to make up fake mysteries to solve.

shirt, cardigan, skirt: vintage. shoes: Capezio. jewelry: gifts. old watch: dad's. tights: unknown.