Monday, May 30, 2011

cajun shrimp

James Perse shirt. Promod skirt. Aldo shoes. Gifted jewellery.

I think one my favourite things about painting my nails is picking out the colours with fun names. The nail polish in these photos is by O.P.I. and is called cajun shrimp. Nail painting is way more fun when the polish has an exciting colour name.
I bought these shoes a few days ago. The wedges I wore all last summer are starting to tear apart, so I figure these clog like esque heels would be an interesting substitute. They are actually incredibly comfortable and even though I spent the entire day in them my feet barely hurt.
Life is getting busy. I really thought things would slow down during the summer but it's probing to be quite as hectic. So much to do, and so little time to do it all.

I hope you're all having a fantastic start to the week. My start was rather iffy, but I'm optimistic that things will look up!

Friday, May 27, 2011


Gap cardigan, vintage skirt, unknown tights, Geox flats, Forever 21 blouse, skirt gift from Spain, Burberry trench coat.

Dear Toronto,

I love you dearly. We're really great pals. We hang out, we explore exciting places, we go shopping, dine out, but lately I've been feeling empty. First you're hot, then you're cold, then hot, and then cold again. It's really tearing me apart. Why can't you just pick hot and stay with it. Make a decision, and stick with it. It's supposed to be sunny, but lately you're all rain and wind. I hope we can work this out. I don't want to feel angry, but how can I bring out my summer wardrobe if you refuse to heat up?

With love and hope of your making up your mind,

Ps. I wanted to use paler tones in my outfit today, so I chose a pale pink cardigan, teal shirt, and black skirt with pale pink/yellow flowers. This is probably my second favourite skirt ever. It's just perfect in every possible way.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Wearing vintage skirt and blouse, Aldo necklace, gifted necklace, Holt Renfrew earrings, Michael Kors watch, Nine West heels.

I absolutely love maxi skirts. I wore them a lot last summer and I intend to do so this summer as well. They always make me feel so elegant and feminine and I tend to feel like I'm in a different time period.
I got a lot of looks today with this outfit, but as always, I feel that as long as you love what you wear, it really doesn't matter what other people think.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

coming home baby

Wearing blouse by mom, Forever 21 shorts, Hue tights, Geox shoes, vintage blazer, unknown scarf, gifted jewelry, Ray Ban wayfarers.

This blouse is my new favourite addition to my wardrobe, but it took about 4 years for it to arrive in my closet. My grandmother told me about it 4 years ago, but look as she might, she couldn't find it, but then recently she rediscovered it and passed it to my mom to pass on to me. The best part about this blouse is that my mother made it. It's really something special to be able to wear something, and when asked where it's from to say, "my mom made it". I wish I had more clothes made by my mom...maybe I should just ask her to make more.

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend. It's a long weekend here in Canada, so I've been spending it with my family. Yesterday was the first hot day of the year, and silly me got burnt. :( Anyways, happy weekend to all!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

it's our world, the picture-book girls

Sorry for my lack of updates, but life has been busy/it has been raining non-stop for a week. This afternoon the sun finally came out, hooray, and I was able to take outfit photos (I really don't like taking my outfit photos inside).

Apart from this blouse being one of my favourite pieces to layer, it is also one of my favourite vintage pieces that I own, in general. There are just so many ways to wear it that I can never get bored of it. Plus, it's ideal for basically any weather and I've proven that by wearing it in the spring, summer, winter and fall. If only all my clothes were like that.

Alright, I bid you all a good night. I'm turning in early tonight, like I've been doing for the past week. I feel a bit like an old woman (haha).

Wearing Guess dress, Steve Madden heels, Nordstrom tights, vintage blouse, Michael Kors watch, gifted necklace and rings.

One of my grandmother's had this ring made for me. I only received it on Sunday. Isn't it gorgeous? It's a completely original design, and it's made to look like a ruta branch. Therefore, if any of you were ever wondering about my name, ruta is actually a flower.
Pronounced Rue-tah. Lots of people pronounce it Rue-dah, and it is my biggest pet peeve.

Friday, May 13, 2011

sepia blossoms

Due to blogger being crazy, I lost one of my posts, so I have to re-write it. :( Anyways, the other day I went to a High Park. If Toronto was New York, then High Park would be Central Park. The cherry blossoms are all out now, and it's such a gorgeous sight.

I absolutely love this skirt, and I was so glad that I got to wear my wedges with it. Hello summer! Although wedges are not the number one walking in a park shoe. The combo of wedges and socks and lots of walking created blisters on the soles of my feet. Ouch! But at least I made a good choice with the skirt because the intense wind did not cause any "wardrobe malfunctions".

Hopefully blogger does not crash again, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Wearing H&M skirt, Guess top, vintage bag, Hue socks, Aldo wedges, Michael Kors watch, J.Crew cardigan, Ray Ban Wayfarers, Juicy couture bracelet.