Saturday, December 31, 2011

cheers to three





















Aldo heels, vintage necklace and dress, Dior lipstick.

Today is my blog's third birthday. In human years that's not a lot, but in cyber-world years, my little blog has kicked itself off into its teen years. This past year had its little stops along the way as I tried to juggle school along with everything else, but I'm proud to say that I still managed to let out at least a few posts each month.
For 2012 I hope that I can blog more, meet more incredible bloggers, and continue to grow through fashion.

Thank you to everyone who had some part in the blog this year. Sponsors, other bloggers, friends and family. Cheers to three years, and to many more! Let's go year four!

Friday, December 30, 2011

the eighth natural wonder of the world

As promised, Part 2 of this post (check it out to see my outfit).
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Have you ever seen anything so beautiful that you felt that a photograph couldn't capture the beauty? I have. Yesterday. My parents and I went to Niagara Falls (on the American side) to see a landscape covered in ice. It was absolutely beautiful. Everything was frozen, from the grass, to the trees, to the little berries that poked out beneath sheaths of ice. The only sound to be heard was the rushing noise of the falls, as the mass amounts of water are too powerful to freeze. Imagine though, what it would look like to see the falls completely frozen.

Nonetheless, it's no wonder my parents call Niagara Falls the eighth wonder of the world.

I now would like to interrupt my usual outfit posts with some gorgeous photographs of a frozen landscape. The very last photo is of Niagara Falls at night as viewed from the Canadian side.

Photographs of me taken by my Dad, everything else by me.






































Thursday, December 29, 2011

pinecone

American Apparel dress. Nine West boots. Gloves and vest made by my mom. Unknown tights. Holt Renfrew beret. Gifted jewelry.


















This outfit post is part of another post that will come tomorrow, which will be "where I wore my outfit (even though I never took my coat off)". It's going to be an awesome post, so make sure you check back tomorrow!

Anyways, this vest is an incredibly beautiful article of clothing, especially because my mom made it herself (same with the gloves). I love the pinecone design, particularly since we have so many bushes around us that have these prickly brown wonders of nature on them.
I bought the dress 2 years ago at an American Apparel rummage sale where I waited 9 hours in line with my friend. I can't say the 9 hours was worth it, but it was definitely an experience. Besides, this dress isn't that bad either. Definitely a lovely layering piece that will last me well into the winter.

Hope everyone had a fantastic day! Stay tuned tomorrow for part 2 of this post!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

a game of cat and mouse



Burberry trench coat and scarf. Capezio boots. Hue tights. MAC lipstick.

Anthropologie blouse, H&M skirt, vintage pins.













A piece of cheese embroidered into the blouse.


I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and Boxing Day. I always enjoy the time between Christmas and New Year's Eve because my parents and I usually spend a lot of time together. Family time is always wonderful.
This blouse is the most adorable piece of clothing I currently own. I've wanted a printed blouse for a long time, but I always assumed it'd be horses. Yet, when I was faced with purchasing horses over mice, mice won heads down. It's such a pretty pink colour with orange mice all over. If you look closely, some mice are even in possession of pieces of cheese. How quirky! Plus, the collar isn't too close to my neck which I found is common with a lot of my blouses. I find it really hard to wear blouses buttoned up that lack much breathing room around the neck because I get a choking sensation, a reason I don't like necklaces that are too close to my neck.

Anyways, hope you're all enjoying your holiday breaks! I'm already beginning to think about going back to school and how I really should focus on trying to get ahead on some readings...but it can wait, aha.