Sunday, January 29, 2012

denim stained days

Vintage dress and belt, Silks tights, Capezio boots, Holt Renfrew beret, Michael Kors watch.












This is what Friday morning looked like. Friday afternoon looked like a fall day. I really don't know what is going on with the weather, but it makes dressing difficult. I've started dressing in lighter layers though. I'd rather be bit cold than too warm.
This denim dress is actually not a dress, but some sort of jacket thing, so when I wore it I had to wear shorts underneath and be careful when I sat down because the buttons stopped at an awkward length. BUT, the good news is that the buttons said "happy!" on them, so every time I looked down I'd be reminded to be happy.

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekends. As usual, I don't know where mine went, but I'm rather glad to be back to my regular week day routine tomorrow.

PS. I also think that I should carry my camera around with me more often. I miss so many photo moments.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

simplicity

Abercrombie & Fitch sweater. Tommy Hilfiger skirt. Unknown tights. Pegabo shoes. Gina Castro necklace. Michael Kors watch.










There are some days when getting dressed is rather tiresome and I cannot be bothered to dress up as I usually do. This is what I would deem a "lazy day" outfit. Sweater, skirt, tights, shoes, and I'm good to go. I had to add the red tights for a pop of colour for an otherwise darker outfit. I also just realized that the red tights also match my cherry necklace. This necklace was made custom for me by a friend of my mom's. She's an incredible jewelry maker, and my mom and I have had lots of our jewelry made by her. This piece really doesn't do justice to her designs as this was a simple little thing that I really wanted, and she happened to construct it for me. I'm definitely planning a post featuring her designs.

Anyways, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Mines filled with homework, LSAT studying, and some much needed sleep. I now return to watching an interview with Mark Zuckerberg because while I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook, he's a genius.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

rain rain go away











Wearing a vintage jacket, unknown blouse, H&M skirt, boots from StyleSense, Silks tights, Burberry umbrella.

I woke up on Monday miserable for two reasons: 1) it was Monday and 2)it was raining. Now, I love rain, but usually only during the summer when it provides a nice cool down in between hot days. But rain during the winter is horrible. I hate having to walk to class with my puffy coat, boots, bags AND umbrella. So you can all imagine that at first I didn't even contemplate taking photos, although eventually I succumbed to the idea, and discovered that outfit photos during rainy days turn out quite well.
I absolutely love the colour of this skirt (and the shape). I think orange is one of my favourite colours. One of my first cell phones was orange and when it broke it was incredibly sad to part with it, I'm pretty sure I shed a tear. Anyways, this outfit is my continuation of "if only I was Nancy Drew and solved mysteries".


Saturday, January 21, 2012

icicles on rooftops

Wearing vintage skirt and shirt, Moda International blouse, Enzo Angiolini shoes, Hue tights, mom's necklace.












When I first started blogging I remember writing a post discussing my inability to mix patterns. Well, 3 years later, I stand before you going crazy with pattern mixing. Pattern mixing definitely adds a quirky spark to an outfit. My favourite part about this outfit is the blouse and top mixed together. I was gifted this blouse a few years ago, and I hadn't worn it in ages, but I felt that wearing a completely sheer top to school wouldn't be the best idea, so I paired it with this vintage sleeveless shirt. The combination makes me think of fluffy snow and icicles hanging off of rooftops. Pretty imagery.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I'm slowly making my way through my piles of homework, but I can't complain because reading Dangerous Liaisons is time well spent.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

that's so rad

Wearing Aldo shoes, UO dress, vintage blouse, mom's necklace and pin, Ray Ban wayfarer's with a prescription, Michael Kors watch, gifted bracelet, DIY tights.



















I've spent the past week worrying about my future, even attending seminars to get ideas about what to do. I rather think that I've been trying to convince myself that what I want to do with my future is really the right decision for me. There's so much out there, and I've always felt that I can go terribly wrong, but today I feel like it's best to just go with my gut. Anyways, that wasn't fashion related, but I felt like I'd share. I'm sure that many of my readers are also students and can relate to my "what to do with my life?" problem.

In outfit news, I've recently been wearing a lot of my shirts buttoned up all the way. I don't really know why, but this sort of puts me back into my days of reading Nancy Drew and looking at illustrations of her with her blouse buttoned up all the way, wearing a skirt or a pair of slacks when she set out sleuthing. Plus there's a distinct preppy feel that I absolutely adore.

I hope everyone is enjoying their week. Where has the time gone?

Ps. Those are my reading glasses, but I wore them for my outfit photos.

Monday, January 16, 2012

the biggest and quietest party in town















Wearing a vintage cardigan and blouse, Marciano skirt, Doc Martens, mom's necklace, gifted earrings, unknown tights.

Not only is this my 400th post, but this is also the post picturing the first real snowfall we had in Toronto this winter. Now, I know I was lusting for snow all of December, but now that the holidays are over and I'm back to countless hours of studying each day, I really would prefer if my days weren't obstructed by piles of slush when I venture outside for a breath of fresh air or to go to class. Anyways, I can't really complain though because it is pretty, isn't it? I couldn't help staring out the window of my Student Council office on Friday and feeling peaceful. There is something beautiful about watching snowflakes fall and noiselessly hit the earth. The falling of snowflakes is probably the biggest and quietest party you will ever hear.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

bronzer













Wearing a vintage top, Capezio boots, UO skirt, unknown tights, mom's necklace, Michael Kors watch, vintage bangles.

There's nothing worse than being drawn into the listless days of winter. The days lack much sunshine, the breeze sends chills through ones bones, and the skies roll over with clouds, sometimes emitting stray flakes of snow. I'm no stranger to the winter blues, but I find that wearing bright colours somehow helps to beat the dullness that seeps upon me throughout these cold months. That's why I absolutely love the colour of this skirt, and can't help but think of the lovely summer months when I could romp around the city under the sun.

Ps. Do not be fooled by the lack of snow. It was freezing taking these photos.