Friday, June 27, 2008

Thrifting Wonders

In my previous post I mentioned I went thrift shopping with my best friend. Here are the photos of the pieces I picked up!
pink high waisted floral Eddie Bower skirt $5
high waisted purple skirt $5
vintage leather purse $10
yellow high waisted pencil skirt (I have been searching for one forever!) $5
houndstooth vest $4
blue, black, and silver sequin mini tank dress $13
silk floral dress (sans hideous shoulder pads) $7
cream crochet granny cardigan $8
embroidered cream tunic (new, still with tags) $15
turquoise vest $4
vintage turquoise and pearl broach $3

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Musical Tag

I've been tagged by Fashion-Obsessed!
Here are the rules: List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre or the words or even if they are not any good, but they must be songs that you are enjoying right now and that are shaping your summer. Post these instructions on your blog along with your seven songs and then tag 7 other people to see what they are listening to!
Since almost everyone has done this tag, I thought I would change it up a little, so as it is not stale:
I am in love with music, and I am a musician. Music shapes my life so much more than I even realize. One very strong aspect about music is that it relates to my style. Seeing as this is a fashion blog, I have decided to follow the tag rules (by posting my 7 favourite songs of the moment) but along with that, I will add a fashionable photo of the band and explain how their music and style has influenced me.

1. The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon and Garfunkel

** I love their carefree style and folkloric feel. My fashion is heavily influenced by the folk and hippie styles **

2. These Days - Nico

** She is a hot blonde with an amazingly unique voice. She is rock chic with a touch of folksy softness. I am influenced by the blending of opposite styles, which in turn create something unique in it's own right. Her eyeliner is also to die for. **

3. Why Do You Let Me Stay Here - She & Him

** Who doesn't love Zooey Deschanel? I saw an interview with her and she is the same as I am. She dressed in party dresses as a child, loves the influence of the 1960s mod era, and needs a whole other house to hold all her dresses.**

4. With Arms Outstretched - Rilo Kiley

** Jenny Lewis, the front woman for Rilo Kiley is a divine dresser and an Indie queen. She is cute in everything she wears! Her eclectic blend of folk, rock, and country sound is mirrored by her eclectic clothing. How inspiring! (second photo from a Rilo Kiley concert I went to!) **

5. Under My Bed - Meiko

** Another folksy gal is Meiko, who proves to be eclectic in her own right, but also down to earth and laid back. Her penchant for the 1960s and 1970s styles keep me under the influence. **

6. Swimming Pools - Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
** Thao Nguyen is another indie darling who isn't afraid to dress the way she likes. She pairs simple garments with loud statement pieces in a playful and fun way. Having that ability is the foundation of a fashionable person! **

7. A Day In The Life - The Beatles

** need I say anything about the Beatles? They are my favourite band. And from Please Please Me all the way to Abbey Road, they continue to be one of my biggest inspirations. **

Today I went on a thrifting binge and found many many nice items. Photos will come shortly!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


sunnies: Rayban Wayfarers * top: Urban Outfitters * cardigan: mom's hand-me-down * purse: vintage * skirt: Urban Outfitters clearance *
shoes: Converse

One of my favourite movies is Rushmore (next to Garden State). I went downtown to buy a copy, went into the local American Apparel while I was at it. It really is such a problem that there is an American Apparel in almost every neighbourhood, oh how it tempts me so....
In any case, Rushmore is what I was talking about. Isn't it just a fantastic movie? I really can't get enough of it. Wes Anderson is a genius and this movie takes the best slice of cake on the plate. there is something so intoxicating about Jason Schwartzman wearing a red beret, nerdy glasses, and braces, not to mention his character's extreme genius. He isn't like any normal kid, and that is what makes him such a special person. He befriends a 50 year old divorced man with a penchant for giving power to the underdog, and he falls in love with a lovely and caring school teacher. Even after trying to court her and failing out of Rushmore Academy, he still had the power to write an awe inspiring play and have the affection of a beautiful young girl.
If you've seen this movie, you know what I'm talking about. And if you haven't, what are you doing still sitting and reading this? Run out to your nearest video store and pick up a copy. Now here are some photos to wet your appetite...

not a picture from the movie, but a nice one nonetheless...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Oxford Days

A very rainy day lifted briefly to reveal sunshine. I was on the hunt for a new vintage store. A drive out to the west end of the city proved fruitful, and there I found a new haven of vintage treasures. Lacking in overall funds, I could only afford one item I really desired. I found and purchased a pair of woven leather oxfords.
dress: H&M * purse: H&M * bracelet: gift * tights: Legs Beautiful *
: vintage

Monday, June 23, 2008

Harlequin Romance

There is something so magical about multi-coloured triangles. The modern Harlequin brings new life to every type of person, and in turn, those people bring something new to it as well. Keeping this ancient pattern alive with a funky twist.
Vivienne Westwood A/W '89 collection
Alison Goldfrapp for her 2008 album Seventh Tree
Jan from Hel Looks snapped 11 April 2008 at Louis Vuitton opening at Esplanadi
editorial match to an ION article about the humble t-shirt
I just need to know where to find this t-shirt. It is a style I am definitely wanting.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Miniature Birds

Where I work is not a good place to wear nice clothes. It is hard to move and not get some sort of ice cream substance on yourself or your clothes. That is why today's outfit is nothing fancy, just some dolled up work-friendly clothes. As I was walking home from work, I was listening to Miniature Birds by Grand Archives and it inspired me to avert from my path and down onto a small ledge in the ravine.

sunnies: Rayban Wayfarers * denim jacket: mom's hand-me-down * scarf: vintage * top: Urban Outfitters * skirt: Free People * shoes: Converse

Friday, June 20, 2008

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Something old:
an engraved wooden box/purse thing I found in my basement. I'm actually not sure how old it is, but I can safely say that I do not know where it came from, whatsoever. But it sure is neat looking!Something new:
a pair of bright yellow high-waisted hot pants I found in the Urban Outfitters sale section yesterday for only $20. They are one of my new favourite items.
Something borrowed:
not necessarily "borrowed" but rather taken from my high school costume department when I was cleaning it out and preparing for my role as costume head for our grade 12 play. Unfortunately, when I graduated, I dumped all my locker contents into the basement, never to be heard from again. Fortunately, as I was rummaging, I managed to unearth them again. A lovely lightweight gray cardigan from Old Navy circa 1994....

... and a tan coloured Members Only jacket, a once thrifted item left over from when we performed West Side Story. A Jet's jacket of course. Jets are the best.
Something blue:
well, something with blue in it. Another great find from the Urban Outfitters sale section, a little cartoon David Bowie shirt for a mere $10. It was just too cute to pass up!

Also, I've been tagged by the lovely Miby.

5 things found in my purse:
1. my cellular telephone
2. my wallet that looks like a letter from the mail
3. my Rayban sunnies
4. Burt's Bees lip balm, for those dry days
5. a shammy to clean smudges off my glasses

5 things found in my wallet:
1. my debit card aka: the love of my life
2. my student ID card
3. bus fare (on occasion)
4. tips from work
5. a telephone number for my guitar teacher

5 favourite things in my room:
1. my bed (pretty sheets included)
2. all my Beatles paraphernalia (believe me, there are lots)
3. my pink walls
4. the chandelier hung in the corner
5. my clothes, of course

5 Things I've always wanted to do:
1. live in a ritsy loft in Manhattan
2. be in a Broadway musical
3. have a massive walk in closet
4. start my own fashion magazine
5. keep my best friends for ever and always

5. Things I'm currently into:
1. shopping
2. spending an enjoyable summer with everyone I love
3. my blog :)
4. saving up for a trip to Paris
5. practicing my musical instruments

5 impressions of my tagger Miby
1. she has a great banner on her blog
2. she has wicked style
3. she can speak another language!!
4. she likes Zara
5. she takes lovely photos of her outfits

I have decided to tag The Clothes Horse, Neon Stilettos, Dapper Kid, and Tanggg in the City.
And more outfit pictures coming sooooon.