Tuesday, August 31, 2010

pre-fall preppy


As school approaches I can't help being excited. I'm a complete nerd, and my love for school and fashion is probably even, which is definitely saying something. Anyways, I find the start of school and the first wisps of autumn weather to be my favourite time of the year. This is a sort of pre-school outfit; the stripes, khaki shorts, the bow, the plait. It's a very preppy outfit, and I would be lying if I said that I don't want to wear more preppy outfits this fall. I'm really anxious to try out knee socks and over the knee socks in everyday outfits.


















Wearing brown shoes, men's shorts, vintage shirt and scarf used as belt, Capezio bag, Gucci glasses, Honey bracelet, gifted necklace.

Monday, August 30, 2010

badlands


On Sunday my parents and I went to the badlands located outside of Brampton near a little town called Terra Cotta. The badlands are composed of a clay substance called terracotta, hence the name for the town. It was just an incredible sight. The mounds and hills don't look like they belong there. Mother nature is astonishing sometimes because I honestly think that the badlands look like they have been photoshopped in the rest of the scenery.
My parents and I had a wonderful time climbing the hills and taking photos. Now whoever said that climbing in a dress and sandals isn't appropriate, was completely and utterly wrong. I found myself a much better climber than many of the people clad in shorts and running shoes.







My parents.














Wearing a handmade dress (not made by me), sandals from Style Sense, vintage belt, Ray Ban Wayfarers, gifted jewelry.
Mom is wearing Michael Kors flip flops, Dior sunglasses, Marciano dress.
Dad is wearing Aldo shoes, Parasuco tee, Guess jeans.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

flea markets, florals and books


Yesterday I went to the flea market. There's always a bunch of wonderful things to look at, but the book section is my favourite. I ended up finding a lot of books that I'll need to read in university this coming fall, as well as some books that I've been wanting to read just for fun. I definitely need to go back soon and peruse the shelves once more.
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I chose to wear pieces that I like compared to pieces that would deem my outfit extremely creative or something. I think that as a blogger I sometimes forget that it's fun to just "dress down".

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The Cantebury Tales, Cat's Eye, The Great Gatsby, A Tale of Two Cities, Persuasion, King Lear

Wearing a Marks and Spencer blouse, vintage skirt, Ray Ban Wayfarers, gifted jewelry.

Friday, August 27, 2010

vintage watermelon


This summer has been all about remixing things that I have in my closet instead of buying new things. Now, while I did buy a couple items, I think that in terms of clothes I've been really good balancing my spending. Shoes is another issue...but I really did need shoes or else I would have been walking around bare foot.
This vintage floral blouse that I'm wearing has made many appearances on my blog and in various ways. I actually first wore it last summer around the same time, and ever since, it's become one of those items that remixes really well. Whether I wear it over a slip, a dress, tucked into shorts or a skirt, it's just an incredible piece. I still haven't worn it with pants, which I suppose will be the next thing that I do.

Minty green and pink, I absolutely love the colours in this outfit.


Wearing a vintage blouse, Forever 21 dress, Aldo wedges, A&F tank, unknown gold necklace and headband, Juicy Couture heart charm.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

swan lake


I've worked near this lake for the past three summers and never once have I seen such a large accumulation of swans. It was honestly incredible. There must have been at least a hundred of them in the morning, yet after lunch there were none. It was a gorgeous sight though. I took a break from working to take pictures, and I wasn't the only one. Everyone who was passing this stretch of the lake stopped to look at the beautiful swans, those who were lucky to be carrying a camera on them were taking photos. I took so many, but I'm only going to post one today. I'll post more another day.
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Pretty basic outfit. Decided to wear my AA U-neck dress since it's been taking a rest in my closet lately. But look at my socks!! Silver shimmery socks. Oh it's love!





















Wearing AA dress, vintage blouse and belt, unknown socks, Browns shoes and gifted necklace.

Monday, August 23, 2010

the rain can fall, only when it's over our heads

Throughout my blogging experience I've found that when I'm in a bad mood, my photos reflect it. While I usually thrive for cloudy/rainy days, today was just not my day, especially with my headache. Enter photo taking session, leave with photos that I am not proud of and that don't capture the outfit correctly.
Nonetheless, I did smile once near the end. :)

Soft browns paired with black were my elementary school rainy day colours. I remember walking from the car to the school doors trying not to splash my khaki pants and get them dirty. Actually, I don't know why, but I've noticed lots of people opt for light bottoms on rainy days, rather weird since you'd think they would want to wear darker tones to prevent dirty water droplets from making a visit. Although I suppose dark days call for light tones to bring some light.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway in the post below!





















Wearing A&F capri pants, Club Monaco belt, unknown cardigan, vintage shirt, Aldo hat and wedges, mom's necklace, gifted earrings.