Tuesday, June 28, 2011

pins and needles


H&M skirt, UO top, Aldo heels and necklace, Michael Kors watch, gifted jewelry.

I've never fancied the summer months as much as the others, simply because my closet isn't prone to temperatures that sky rocket and make layering impossible. Nonetheless, this shirt is one of those little gems that makes me realize that hot weather isn't always necessarily terrible (although I could easily wear this shirt all year). Besides the pattern of safety pins, thread and needles that attracted me to the shirt, the collar and the back detailing is simply the icing on the cake.

The main perk of summer is that the flowers match my clothes. Look at my mothers beautiful roses!

Friday, June 24, 2011

$100 Shopbop Gift Card Giveaway ft. a Shopbop Sale

A great big hello to all my readers! I have a wonderful surprise for you all. I was recently contacted by Shopbop to host a $100 gift card giveaway. Definitely not an opportunity that I wanted to miss.

Whoever wins the gift card will have the opportunity to select from designers like Ella Moss. You can choose from a selection of tunics, Patterson Kincaid tops, and do not forget to check out the Shopbop Sale section AND more!

The rules of the giveaway are:

1. Go to Shopbop and select your favourite item and post it in a comment.
2. Include your email address in a comment so that I can contact you.
3. Only one entry per person.
4. Contest ends July 8th at 11:59pm.

These are some items that I really like:


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

treasure hunt

Vintage top and belt, Minnentonka flats, Lithuanian Folk Dancing skirt, Mom's necklace and brooch, Ray Ban Wayfarers, Michael Kors watch.

One of my favourite things is to search through the closets in my house and unearth new treasures (in the form of clothes of course). It's always incredibly satisfying to find something that I had completely forgotten about or that I never knew existed. This skirt is one of those forgotten treasures. This used to belong to my very first Lithuanian Folk Dancing costume, therefore, unlike the new one I wore when I got older, the material of this skirt is much lighter. I love the rather ethnic effect it adds to my outfit. It's such a wonderful feeling to wear something everyday, that I used to only wear once or twice a year.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

restless youth

Thrifted top, gifted necklace, Minnentonka shoes, DIY shorts, belt with pouch from Urban Outfitters, Blackberry Bold 9780 with random green pouch, Rayban Wayfarers.

Silly me thought that the summer months would bring a break from the hectic school months. Unfortunately, my level of busyness has stayed pretty much the same. It feels like every day in the week is jam packed full of things to do. The older I get, the more I start to realize that summer becomes no longer the time for silly playfulness and days spent lying in the sun (not that I have actually spent weekdays doing that since I started having summer jobs 4 summers ago). But even a year back everything seemed different. The word summer used to represent vacation time, now it just means a season when the weather gets too hot and clothing layers seem to slide away. Summer is now just a period of time before yet another school year of sleepless nights, too much caffeine, and new experiences.

I suppose I've been feeling restless as I spend most of my free time watching Dawson's Creek, listening to the same couple songs on repeat, starting books and pushing them to the side after only reading a few pages, and trying to decide where I want to be after two years and never liking my choices.

As time slides by quicker than sand between my fingers I only hope that my restlessness settles soon so that I can stay on track with all my tasks.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

hot air balloon

Vintage top. Gifted jewelry. Geox flats. Rodarte for Target skirt. Unknown belt. Gifted pin. Michael Kors watch.

Sometimes sticking to the primary colours is the best choice. Yellow and blue are two wonderful colour combinations. They make me think of the sun and the bright blue sky on summer's day. What could be more wonderful than that?
As per usual I find that mixing vintage items with current ones makes for a great outfit combination. Today at work I was talking to someone about how I prefer shopping at vintage/thrift stores because you get unique items that no one else has. Yet, I should note that I actually prefer mixing vintage and current. It gives more options for everyday outfits, and it helps add a little modernity to every day life even thought I'd rather be living in a different era.

Monday, June 13, 2011

coral corduroy

Vintage dress and belt. Levi's jacket from UO. Aldo heels. Gifted necklace and rings. Maybelline nails in Cherry Pop!. Michael Kors watch.

I've always believed in trying to get the most for your money. Now, while I am rather stingy on spending money on many things, when it comes to clothing, I tend to shed more than a few dollars. Yet, I've always thought that you should take advantage of good deals, especially if you can track them down. This Levi's corduroy jacket was originally $90. I then saw it on sale for $40. After deciding it wasn't worth the money, I put it out of my head. But like they say, if it's meant to be, it'll be, so when I came back two days later, and it was only $20 I snatched it off the rack. So, I really did end up getting the most for my money because this little jacket is the most wonderful contribution to my wardrobe. The pockets even fit my blackberry and keys perfectly.

I remember when I used to wear this vintage dress as a little girl. It used to reach my ankles and it was only a dress-up thing. Now, I'm glad that I can finally parade around town in it. Growing up isn't that bad sometimes :).