Friday, April 29, 2011


Thanks for all the responses to yesterday's post. It's encouraging to know that I'm not the only one who struggles with comparing myself to other's. I know that as I get older, I will learn to appreciate what makes me unique and beautiful in my own right. So thanks again! You guys are super duper awesome ♥

I think this is the furthest I've wandered out of my zone, fashion wise, in a very long time. I'm still unsure if I like midi length hems on me, but I'll admit that it looked better than I thought it would! I was, however, weirded out by how much fabric was on my shins. Scary. Who knows, maybe I'll start wearing *gasp* PANTS?

Yes, I ate sushi that day. I like have excuses to put gratuitous yummy food pics on here :)

For those who are wondering, I made the gif from this post on picasion. Super easy!

Flower Crown: D.I.Y.
Jacket: Thrifted
Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Socks: Aldo Accessories
Shoes: Old Navy

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beauty + Glamour.

As a female in the Western world, the topic of beauty and what it does and doesn't mean, seems to come up on a daily basis in one form or another. A girl's snide remark about a celebrity's nose, chit chat between friends about all the things that are "wrong" with our faces and bodies, or a quiet thought to yourself as you pass someone you find beautiful. "I wonder what it's like to look like that, everyday?" I was inspired to do this post by *cue cheesy eyerolls* this week's episode of Glee. Yes, I know it's corny, but I've been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be beautiful. I've touched on a similar issue before on the blog, but I feel like bringing it up again.

I have always, since I can remember, felt as though I was outside the realm of "pretty girls". When I was growing up, my parents, when praising or complimenting me, would say things like 'You're smart' or 'talented' or 'did a good job', which in hindsight, was probably a very good thing. These remarks taught me that I should value my intelligence and talents and not rely on my looks. But on the flipside, those compliments reinforced an idea in my head that I was not beautiful. Although smart and articulate, I would not be considered pretty by the rest of the world. Now, I'm sure this sounds a little melodramatic, but for a long time, this is how I felt. Then came blogging. When I started out posting photos of me in my backyard almost 3 years ago, I was sort of just doing it as an experiment. I was finding many beautiful and real girls who wore the coolest outfits, and I was inspired to try and dress to please myself, just like they were. In the beginning, I wasn't nearly as confident as I am now. But as time passed, and I got compliments and encouragment from random strangers who really had no obligation to boost my self esteem, I started to think that maybe I did have something to offer.

The world of blogging can be kind of overwhelming at times, because you find blog after blog after blog of thin, modelesque (sometimes they are models) girls, who have amazing wardrobes, perfect faces and a seemingly endless wallet. Believe or not, there are many times when I feel doubtful of myself. It could be a rude look from a stranger, or a glance at an ad that makes me think 'I'll never look like that.' And I admit, there are times when I wonder: "Is there a point to me doing this? I mean, I don't look like I just came off a runway, and I'm certainly not wearing Christian Louboutins, Marc Jacobs, or the lastest Mui Mui heels. How can I be an inspiration, or even interesting with such meager means? Would anyone even want to read my blog?" But I think that you lovely readers have shown me that just because someone is of a different background or body type doesn't make their point of view any less valid or interesting. I appreciate every email and every comment, because it makes me believe that there is room for change in the fashion industry, and even in the mainstream. As much as I may wish that I had a doll like pout like Lindsey Wixson or gorgeous freckled skin and red hair like Cintia Dicker, I'm starting to believe that the skin I'm in isn't half bad. I might look different than most of the people around me, but different doesn't have to mean bad. I'm discovering day by day what makes me beautiful...

"Glamour is profound. Glamour is saying: I want to be as beautiful as I can be -to myself first and then to anyone else who has enough sense to see" -Maya Angelou

How about you? What makes you feel beautiful? What makes others beautiful to you?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Ray of Sunshine.

More warm weather inspiration! Clearly, I'm dreaming of a heatwave.
From Kansas Couture.

Friday, April 22, 2011


The sweeties at Jellypop sent over these wedges, and I must say, I'm in love! Super light, and super comfy. Summer sandals? I think so. I even made my first GIF to document their sweetness in motion!

Thanks to Marisa for the detail shot of the flowers in my hair! Marisa is in the super awesome band Thee Ahs, and also (as previously mentioned) a regular outfit photographer when we are at school. I appreciate you, Messe!

Headband: Gap Flower Pins on an H&M headband
Blouse: Thrifted
Dress: Thrifted
Striped Tights: Urban Outfitters
Wedges: Jellypop Daydream Wedges

Thursday, April 21, 2011


One of my favorite sources of inspiration has been The Vamoose tumblr. Not only does Kathryn Blackmore make equisite jewelery, her stream of conciousness is always densely simulating. I want to reblog ever post!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Striped Noir.

Just another school day...

Thanks to FMA. They mentioned Julian and I, from back at the Obakki party!

Headband: D.I.Y.
Dress: Thrifted
Belt: Joe
Tights: American Apparel
Boots: Etsy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Empire of the Sun.

Is there anything that the Mulleavy sisters can't do? Everything they touch is sartorial gold...
Take their collaboration with Opening Ceremony. I think I might have found my summer inspiration!

photos from OC Blog

Monday, April 18, 2011


So this is my outfit that I wore to my sister's grad fashion show (which she emcee-d!) and an Oscar party back in Abbotsford. Yes, this post is that old. Yes, it has taken eternity for me to post it... But here it is! Grace is modeling a "sporty casual" look in the runway photo, in case you are wondering!

Headband: Susan by Emma Cook
Sequin Jacket: Thrifted
Bow Blouse: Thrifted
Leather Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: Joe
Boots: Gift, from Adam's mom

Saturday, April 16, 2011

It's As Simple As That.

As the weather gets warmer, I am starting to feel a little bit of a season panic. This happens every fall and summer: It starts to feel like I have absolutely nothing suitable for the upcoming change in weather. I've settled into a routine of wearable peices for whichever season I'm in, and I feel completely lost, wardrobe wise! Of course, I know that it's untrue that I have no clothes, but it usually takes a good chunk of inspiring, weather appropriate outfits to make me feel a little less anxious. Speaking of which, I love the pared down simplicity of this editorial, found on Anja's blog. You can see more by clicking through....

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Une, Deux, Trois!

Hangzone times with Marissa and Kate. The sun has been poking out occasionally, I think warmer weather might actually be on it's way!

Thanks to Iris and Daniel for featuring me on their post about color blocking on Chictopia! These two are very stylish BFFs, and their editorial posts for EIU are always my favourite. If you haven't seen them, you can find them on here (chictopia) and here (blogger)!

Blouse: Thrifted
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Coat: Fletcher by Lyell
Tights: Urban Outfitters
Shoe: Catwalk Heels c/o Modcloth

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Future Is Nigh.

A short post today! Last night I went out, and tried a different hairstyle+makeup than my standard brushed over bangs+eyeliner formula. It's fun to randomly go over the top or out of your norm, even though doing "experimental" makeup kind of freaks me out. I'm definitely no expert, but I'm trying to learn new tricks through the internet! What do you guys think?

A shout out to Coco+Creme for featuring my tumblr. Thanks so much!

UPDATE: Sorry about the photo not being visible earlier, here it is!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

It's Daffodil Season.

One of the highlights of life in the city is visits from out of town friends! My hometown is only an hour away, so when they feel so inclined, our pals come out to see Kate and I. This was one such morning! Delicious breakfast at The Red Wagon, chocolates, and girl chats... Our friend Alison even brought us daffodils!
All Saturday mornings should be like this one.

A lovely sidenote: Beatrice of Dear Beatrice designed this coat! I didn't know that until yesterday, when she posted about it. I really like her style, so I'm not surprised I'd be drawn to her designs!

Jacket: c/o Modcloth Yellow So Cute Coat
Dress: Forever 21
Blouse: Thrifted
Tights: Ardene(?)
Boots: Payless

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

These Streets Have Too Many Names For Me.

A few fashion week street style favourites from Vanessa Jackman.

Still drowning in schoolwork over here! This past weekend involved not one but two all nighters. Argh! Are any of you buried mountains of end of semester homework...? There is no end in sight for me, currently. As previously mentioned, I will try and keep updating whenever I can. You've always got my tumblr for constant updates ;)


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