Thursday, February 24, 2011

metro

I wore this super casual outfit for random downtown frolicking with two of my friends on Sunday. I haven't worn this denim mini in ages...and for good reason, it's really short, and rather uncomfortable when I sit down because it rides up. Anyways, this was a very "back to grade 10" outfit.
Sporting my bright pink lipstick. Yay!









Newspaper print nails in action.



Gifted jewelry, vintage cardigan, Hollister denim mini, unknown tights, AE shirt, MAC lipstick, Enzo Angiolini shoes, Ray Ban Wayfarers.


These are some random pictures from my day. :)














Awww how cute are these cookies. I didn't buy one because I find these cookies are always way too sweet.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

newspaper print nails

I noticed newspaper print nails on Tumblr a couple days ago and I really liked the effect, so after googling a bit, I found many tutorials on how to get the look. After trying it out myself I decided to create a tutorial for all my readers.
Enjoy! And let me know if you try it out yourselves!

Happy weekend to all!
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These nails take around an hour to complete (if you want them to turn out properly, plus I've factored in the nail polish drying time, but it might vary depending on the polish you use).

1. You will need a top coat nail polish and then a coloured one. Make sure you use a light, bright colour because otherwise you won't be able to see the words. White, beige, cream work the best because it looks like paper. I'm using OPI nail polish in Alpine Snow and OPI Top Coat.

2. A little bit of either vodka or rubbing alcohol. Just enough to dip your nail into.

3. Cut 10 pieces of newspaper, small enough to handle easily, but big enough to be easy to work with.

4. Paint your nails in the colour you chose. I painted two layers. Let dry completely. It is vitally important that your nails are fully dry before proceeding to the next step.

5. The next couple steps have to be done one at a time for each nail. Take your nail and dip it into the vodka and hold it there for about 5 seconds or until fully wet.

6. Take a piece of newspaper and put it on the nail, press down and hold it for 20-30 seconds before taking it off. Try to not move the newspaper otherwise it'll smudge the words. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all the nails. Then wait about 5 minutes, and paint on a top coat. Make sure that you do put on a top coat because otherwise the newspaper print will come off, and your nails won't look that good anyways.

Finished product.






Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

it smells like spring

For the past couple of days the weather has been warming up to such an extent that today I ditched my heavy winter coat in favour of a wool jacket, and my boots for some lighter ankle booties. All in all, the warmer weather put me into a much better mood than I've been in for the past few weeks. I love this transitional weather (although most people hate it), it just provides so many opportunities for outfits. Here are some photos that are currently inspiring me for life in the warmer months (some are fashion related, others not).

Ps. I was recently introduced to the CSN Stores which is composed of over 200 online stores where you can basically find anything you want. You can get everything from shoes, handbags, home decor, cookware, even swingsets. After all, your home should look just as fashionable as you are.

Have a good weekend everyone, and outfit post coming up very soon!









































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(if you happen to know where the "source unknown" photos are from, please let me know)

Friday, February 11, 2011

opal of my eye

I must admit that I don't dress according to the weather. For a couple days I tried, but woollen jumpers and jeans isn't exactly my idea of a "me" outfit.
This outfit was not practical at all (though you can all be assured that I wore boots rather than flats when I went to school), which is why there is such a lack of photos. I kept throwing off my jacket quickly for the timer, and then rushing to put it back on. To put it simply, I'm officially ready for spring.
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I love this mini dress. It's such a simple shape and style that it makes it super easy to re-style it. I wore it with my favourite vintage blouse (which I wear way too often).
My parents got me the necklace I'm wearing as a gift. I also got another amazing necklace, but I'll reveal that a bit later as I'm wearing it to a ball I'm attending in March (more details on that soon).

Happy weekend to all!











Wearing a thrifted dress, vintage blouse, unknown tights, Geox flats, earrings from Holt Renfrew, gifted necklace, Michael Kors watch.